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IAEA-159

Marine Sediment (Kilbrannan Sound)   Out of stock!
Inorganic   Sediment

100 kg of sediment, provided by the Quasimeme Project, were collected in Kilbrannan Sound, in the river Clyde’s estuary, Scotland. This sediment sample was dried, ground and sieved. This powder, about 26 kg, was homogenized by mixing in a stainless steel rotating drum for three weeks. Then, aliquots of about 45 grams were packaged into glass bottles with aluminium screw caps, labeled IAEA-159 and sealed with Teflon tape.

Recommended values

Pesticides and PCBs

AnalyteUnitsConcentration*Standard Deviation**N***
pp’ DDEng/g0.890.5036
pp’ DDDng/g0.820.5830
op DDDng/g0.390.225
Heptachlorng/g0.310.2111
Dieldrinng/g0.480.3718
Aroclor 1260ng/g5.543.3110
PCB No 18ng/g0.740.5310
PCB No 28ng/g0.570.2822
PCB No 44ng/g0.350.148
PCB No 52ng/g0.670.2525
PCB No 66ng/g0.410.075
PCB No 101ng/g0.520.1625
PCB No 118ng/g0.520.2127
PCB No 138ng/g0.600.3130
PCB No 149ng/g0.520.149
PCB No 153ng/g0.560.0921
PCB No 170ng/g0.150.0411
PCB No 180ng/g0.260.1025
PCB No 194ng/g0.090.048

Petroleum Hydrocarbons

AnalyteUnitsConcentration*Standard Deviation**N***
n-C17ng/g1055616
Pristaneng/g1205313
Phytaneng/g815316
Naphthaleneng/g231332
1 methyl naphthaleneng/g20108
2 methyl naphthaleneng/g30197
Phenanthreneng/g592945
1 methyl phenanthreneng/g209.610
Anthraceneng/g115.122
Chryseneng/g582644
Fluoreneng/g137.717
Fluorantheneng/g1103241
Pyreneng/g1003850
Benzo[b]fluorantheneng/g1004223
Benzo[k]fluorantheneng/g491418
Benz[a]anthraceneng/g542045
Peryleneng/g27119
Benzo[e]pyreneng/g828.211
Benzo[a]pyreneng/g582644
Benzo[g,h,i]peryleneng/g954542
Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyreneng/g1203425
Dibenz[a,h]anthraceneng/g251417
Acenaphthyleneng/g6.45.411
Acenaphtheneng/g6.04.016
Dibenzothiopheneng/g6.52.85

* Average values expressed on a dry-weight basis
** Standard deviation
*** Number of accepted laboratory means which were used for calculation of recommended or information values and standard deviations

Information values (based on dry mass)

Please note that information values are not to be used for any assessment of analytical performance or similar; they are included to provide information about the expected mass fractions/concentration levels

Chlorinated Pesticides and PCBs

AnalyteUnitsConcentration*Standard Deviation**N***
HEOMmg/g0.530.298
HCBng/g0.170.1520
α HCHng/g0.100.069
β HCHng/g0.240.175
ɣ HCH (Lindane)ng/g0.210.1824
δ HCHng/g0.570.604
pp' DDTng/g0.710.6930
op DDEng/g0.190.094
op DDTng/g2.324.334
Heptachlor epoxideng/g2.843.315
Aldrinng/g0.170.1511
Endrinng/g0.770.8110
α Endosulfanng/g1.111.027
β Endosulfanng/g1.491.937
Endosulfan sulfateng/g3.463.696
α Chlordaneng/g0.170.126
β Chlordaneng/g0.670.806
Aroclor 1254ng/g14.38.3812
PCB No 8ng/g0.370.213
PCB No 31ng/g0.280.057
PCB No 49ng/g0.320.094
PCB No 70ng/g0.620.303
PCB No 74ng/g0.200.033
PCB No 87ng/g0.440.254
PCB No 95ng/g1.261.173
PCB No 99ng/g0.400.204
PCB No 105ng/g0.410.3112
PCB No 110ng/g0.540.167
PCB No 128ng/g0.270.277
PCB No 156ng/g0.320.438
PCB No 177ng/g0.200.104
PCB No 183ng/g0.270.324
PCB No 187ng/g0.390.053
PCB No 195ng/g0.080.033
PCB No 201ng/g0.150.123
PCB No 206ng/g0.340.473
PCB No 209ng/g0.140.214

Petroleum Hydrocarbons

AnalyteUnitsConcentration*Standard Deviation**N***
EOMmg/g0.650.377
UVF equivalent Chryseneμg/g149.55
UVF equivalent ROPME oilμg/g180654
Total Aliphaticsμg/g555412
Resolved Aliphaticsμg/g6.94.810
Unresolved Aliphaticsμg/g62488
n-C18ng/g924015
Σ n-Alkanes (C14-C34)μg/g3.92.416
Total Aromaticsμg/g1.40.657
Resolved Aromaticsμg/g0.900.297
Unresolved Aromaticsμg/g8.49.85
Biphenylng/g113.64
2,6 dimethyl naphthaleneng/g214.24
2 methyl phenanthreneng/g266.59
Triphenyleneng/g110843
1 methyl pyreneng/g174.83
Benzo[a]fluorantheneng/g157.13

* Average values expressed on a dry-weight basis
** Standard deviation
*** Number of accepted laboratory means which were used for calculation of recommended or information values and standard deviations

The values listed above were established on the basis of statistically valid results submitted by laboratories which had participated in one or more international intercomparisons organized by the IAEA Marine Environment Laboratory, Monaco. The details concerning the criteria for qualification as a recommended or information value can be found in the respective report (attached). 


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