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Sediment Toxicity Data

  • Wolfgang Ahlf
  • Susanne Heise
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

The overall goal of a well-designed and well-implemented sampling and analysis program is to measure accurately what is really the status of the area studied. Environmental decisions are made on the assumption that analytical results are, within known limits of accuracy and precision, representative of site conditions. Many sources of error exist that could affect the analytical results. These sources of error may include sample collection methods, sample handling, preservation, and transport; personnel training; analytical methods; data reporting; and record keeping. Therefore, a quality assurance program has to be designed for each sediment quality evaluation to minimize these sources of error and to control all phases of the monitoring process.

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Extracellular Polymeric Substance Suspend Particulate Matter Flood Event Sediment Quality Sediment Quality Guideline 
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  • Wolfgang Ahlf
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  • Susanne Heise
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  1. 1.Institut für Umwelttechnik und EnergiewirtschaftTechnische Universität Hamburg-HarburgHamburgGermany

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