Analyzing the GCMS amenable compounds in water matrices according to the European Water Framework directive ( 2013/39/EU)
Poster Jun 10, 2014
Inge de Dobbeleer, Joachim Gummersbach, Paul Silcock
The European Water Frame work directive is a directive which commits all member states to actively
control and monitor all the water bodies in the various member states on a large list of environmental contaminants. The compound levels are expressed as Environmental Quality Standard or EQS and the
annual average (AA) and the Maximum Allowable Concentration (MAC) is given.The actual required quantitation limits per compound will be expressed by dividing the EQS by a factor of three. This factor was obtained following a short discussion with various environmental institutes in Europe. The new directive 2013/39/EU will be discussed; this is amending the 2008/105/EC directive. This directive contains low limits for some of those contaminants.