IAEA-475 coastal sediment was collected around Townsville, Australia during the sampling campaign organised by the Marine Environment Study Laboratory (MESL), James Cook University and ANSTO, Australia. The certified mass fraction values were established on the basis of results reported to the IAEA-MESL by 8 laboratories (14 data sets). Laboratories were requested to analyse Ag, Al, As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, MeHg, Li, Mn, Ni, Pb, Sr, and Zn using validated analytical method. This Certified Reference Material is intended to be used for quality assurance and quality control purposes. The IAEA-475 Certified Reference Material is also suitable for method development and validation of analytical procedures, including potential bias evaluation, and for training purposes.
Keywords: Environmental material ; Particulate matter ; Soil/Sediment ; Heavy metals, mercury speciation , speciation analysis , organometallics