© 2003

Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Analysis

  • Paul De Bièvre
  • Helmut Günzler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Jean Pauwels, Adriaan van der Veen, Andrée Lamberty, Heinz Schimmel
    Pages 29-33
  3. Alicia Maroto, Ricard Boqué, Jordi Riu, F. Xavier Rius
    Pages 34-38
  4. Pavol Tarapčík, Ján Labuda, Blandine Fourest, Viliam Pätoprstý
    Pages 44-51
  5. Kaj Heydorn, Thomas Anglov
    Pages 64-69
  6. Riitta Maarit Niemi, Seppo I. Niemelä
    Pages 70-73
  7. Adriaan M. H. van der Veen, Thomas P. Linsinger, Jean Pauwels
    Pages 94-98
  8. Adriaan M. H. van der Veen, Thomas P. J. Linsinger, Andree Lamberty, Jean Pauwels
    Pages 99-105

About this book


It is now becoming recognized in the measurement community that it is as important to communicate the uncertainty related to a specific measurement as it is to report the measurement itself. Without knowing the uncertainty, it is impossible for the users of the result to know what confidence can be placed in it; it is also impossible to assess the comparability of different measurements of the same parameter. This volume collects 20 outstanding papers on the topic, mostly published from 1999-2002 in the journal "Accreditation and Quality Assurance." They provide the rationale for why it is important to evaluate and report the uncertainty of a result in a consistent manner. They also describe the concept of uncertainty, the methodology for evaluating uncertainty, and the advantages of using suitable reference materials. Finally, the benefits to both the analytical laboratory and the user of the results are considered.


Accreditation Accreditierung Analytical Chemistry Certification DIN EN IEC 17025 ISO 9000 Klassifizierung Quality Qualität distribution

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul De Bièvre
    • 1
  • Helmut Günzler
    • 2
  1. 1.KasterleeBelgium
  2. 2.WeinheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Analysis
  • Editors Paul De Bièvre
    Helmut Günzler
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-43990-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07884-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-05173-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 283
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Analytical Chemistry
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods


From the reviews:

"They present a broad coverage of analytical endeavour and scope and allows the reader the advantage of compilation. … overall this is a useful compilation and would serve as a good introduction to and an overview of the field for practicing analytical chemists and scientists particularly from certified laboratories … ." (C. Burgess, Chromatographia, Vol. 62 (3-4), 2005)