Natural Environment Monitoring 2005, No 6, 71-74
INTERLABORATORY COMPARISONS OF ANALYTICAL METHODS AS A TOOL FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL IN PRECIPITATION CHEMISTRY RESEARCH AT INTEGRATED MONITORING STATION
Results obtained in the interlaboratory comparisons of analytical methods for precipitation chemistry at Integrated Monitoring Station Puszcza Borecka and Environment Monitoring Laboratory during the period 19982005 have been presented. The author has referred to the Polish Centre for Accreditation policy for proficiency testing/interlaboratory comparisons. These comparisons are an important tool for quality assurance/quality control in precipitation chemistry research. They assure that the results meet quality criteria. On the other hand they allow to detect analytical problems and force to correct them.