Environment Archive

Environment Files

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HANDBOOK - Environmental Assessment of Construction Products - An introduction to test methods and other procedures related to CE-marking (NT TR 618)

NT TR 618

  • This handbook presents an overview of the technical, regulatory and administrative framework within which CE marking of construction products takes place and offers guidance on the selection of test methods for assessment of release of regulated dangerous substances from construction products to soil, surface water and groundwater. The handbook includes information on how test results can be used, e.g. by regulators when comparing regulatory limit values with test results.

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Guideline for classification classification of ash from solid biofuels and peat utilised for recycling and fertilizing in forestry and agriculture (NT TR 613)

NT TR 613

  • This Guideline informs about national legislation in Europe on the utilisation of ash from solid biofuels and peat in forestry and agriculture as well as this ash in relation to EU legislation on hazardous waste. Legislation in Denmark, Finland and Sweden is described in detail including limit values for nutrients and minor elements.

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Nesigurnost uzorkovanja - Nordtest prurucnik za planiranje uzorkovanja vezano za obezbeenje kvaliteta uzorkovanja i procenu nesigurnosti (NT TR 604 - Serbian)

NT TR 604 - Serbian

  • The handbook provides practical guidance on sampling uncertainty estimation in the Nordtest TR handbook format. The handbook is an extract of and based upon the principles, methods and text of the international Eurachem Guide Estimation of measurement uncertainty arising from sampling. The Eurachem guide is more extensive and provides details on theory and additional examples. The basic reference for the text in this handbook is the above-mentioned Eurachem guide.

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Uncertainty from sampling - A NORDTEST handbook for sampling planners on sampling quality assurance and uncertainty estimation (NT TR 604)

NT TR 604

  • The handbook provides practical guidance on sampling uncertainty estimation in the Nordtest TR handbook format. The handbook is an extract of and based upon the principles, methods and text of the international Eurachem Guide Estimation of measurement uncertainty arising from sampling. The Eurachem guide is more extensive and provides details on theory and additional examples. The basic reference for the text in this handbook is the above-mentioned Eurachem guide.

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Models for impact evaluation on landfill - Aspects for appropriate modelling (NT TR 601)

NT TR 601

  • The aim of the project is to present information on tools and models suitable for the prediction of the leaching of compounds from waste and the transport of leached compounds to the environment. The focus of the report is mainly on the leaching of inorganic compounds from inorganic non-hazardous waste material.

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Harmonized methods for assessment of release of dangerous substances from construction products - Nordic status (NT TR 598)

NT TR 598

  • This project was developed in the context of the new standardisation work under CEN related to the third essential requirement (ER3) concerning Hygiene, Health and the Environment stipulated by the Construction Products Directive (CPD). The project aims particularly to evaluate the importance of harmonising test methods for regulated substances in the Nordic countries and also to address the Nordic interest for CE-labelling of construction products.

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Environmental benchmarking - A tool for continuous environmental improvements in the SME sector (NT TR 588)

NT TR 588

  • The aim of the project was to gather information on existing versions of environmental benchmarking tools for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Nordic countries.

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Ballast Water Risk Assessment Guidelines for the North Sea and Baltic Sea (NT TR 587)

NT TR 587

  • A wide variety of organisms is transported in ballast water in ocean trade vessels which may establish in new environments when discharged from the ship and alter or impact the receiving ecosystems.

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Developments of a framework of organic leaching tests for environmental impact assessments (NT TR 585)

NT TR 585

  • The main objective of this project was to develop a guidance document on selecting appropriate leaching methods for evaluating the leaching properties for non-volatile organic compounds from waste and contaminated soil and on interpreting leaching test results for impact assessment.

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Tests for doc-leaching from waste materials (NT TR 582)

NT TR 582

  • Decision 2003/33/EC establishes procedures and criteria for different parameters needed in the acceptance of waste at landfills in accordance with the EU Landfill Directive. One of these parameters is dissolved organic carbon (DOC). This parameter is a consequence of the need for gradually reducing the landfilling of biodegradable waste in order to reduce green house emissions.

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Quality control manual for field measurements (NT TR 581)

NT TR 581

  • The present manual provides an introduction to the concepts and calculations of analytical quality control, a set of quality requirements for field measurements for different purpose and intended use of the measurements, a selection of quality control methods selected to be of practical use and supply the quality information required in site investigations and a set of examples demonstrating the practical use of the manual.

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Leaching of organic contaminants from construction debris - Development of a diffusion test procedure (NT TR 577)

NT TR 577

  • A test procedure has been designed to determine diffusion of organic contaminants from monolithic materials. The method is based on the use of a scavenger with a high sorption capacity which allows a near zero aqueous concentration and there by achieves a maximum diffusion gradient from the test object.

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Leaching tests for non-volatile organic compounds - development and testing (NT TR 576)

NT TR 576

  • The main objective of this project was to develop a leaching test method suitable for organic non-volatile compounds. The project was performed in two parts.

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Internal Quality Control - Handbook for Chemical laboratories (Trollboken - Troll book) (NT TR 569 - Suomi/Finnish)

NT TR 569 Finnish/Soumi

  • Tässä ohjekirjassa annetaan hyvät ja käytännölliset ohjeet sisäiseen laadunohjaukseen. Se on kirjoitettu sinulle, joka teet rutiinimäärityksiä kemian laboratoriossa. Sisäinen laadunohjaus – Ohjekirja kemian laboratorioille (Internal Quality Control – Handbook for Chemical Analytical Laboratories) – ohjekirjan ensimmäinen painos valmistui pohjoismaisena yhteistyönä vuonna 1984 [1]. Tarkistettu painos, joka tunnetaan nimellä Trollboken [2], julkaistiin Norjassa vuonna 1986.

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Internal Quality Control - Handbook for Chemical laboratories (Trollboken - Troll book) (NT TR 569 - Spanish - Edition 4)

NT TR 569 Edition 4 Spanish

  • Esta es la primera versión en español del documento NORDTEST TR569. Ha sido realizada en el marco de la representación de España en EURACHEM, a través de EUROLAB ESPAÑA.

     

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Iç Kalite Kontrol - Kimya Laboratuvarlariçin El Kitabi (Trollboken - Troll book) (NT TR 569 - Turkish - Edition 4)

NT TR 569 Edition 4 - Turkish

  • According to ISO/IEC 17025 (3): The laboratory shall have quality control procedures for monitoring the validity of tests undertaken. The resulting data shall be recorded in such a way that trends are detectable and, where practicable, statistical techniques shall be applied to the reviewing of the results.

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ConTrollo della qualità interno: manuale per i laboratori di analisi chimiche. Quarta edizione (2011) del Nordtest Report TR 569

NT TR 569 Edition 4 - Italian

  • Lo scopo del Trollbook è di fornire una guida pratica per il controllo interno della qualità (CQI). È scritto per quanti sono impegnati di routine nell’esecuzione di analisi di laboratorio.

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Laborinterne Qualitäts Kontrolle (Trollboken - Troll book) (NT TR 569 - German - Edition 4)

NT TR 569 Edition 4 - German

  • According to ISO/IEC 17025 (3): The laboratory shall have quality control procedures for monitoring the validity of tests undertaken. The resulting data shall be recorded in such a way that trends are detectable and, where practicable, statistical techniques shall be applied to the reviewing of the results.

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Internal Quality Control - Handbook for Chemical laboratories (Trollboken - Troll book) (NT TR 569 - English - Edition 4)

NT TR 569 Edition 4 - English

  • According to ISO/IEC 17025 (3): The laboratory shall have quality control procedures for monitoring the validity of tests undertaken. The resulting data shall be recorded in such a way that trends are detectable and, where practicable, statistical techniques shall be applied to the reviewing of the results.

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Internal Quality Control - Handbook for Chemical laboratories (Trollboken - Troll book) (NT TR 569 - Russian - Edition 4)

NT TR 569 Edition 3 Russian

  • According to ISO/IEC 17025 (3): The laboratory shall have quality control procedures for monitoring the validity of tests undertaken. The resulting data shall be recorded in such a way that trends are detectable and, where practicable, statistical techniques shall be applied to the reviewing of the results.

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Intern kvalitets kontroll - Handbok för kemilaboratorier (Trollboken - Troll book) (NT TR 569 - Svensk/Swedish)

NT TR 569 - Svensk/Swedish

  • Målet med Trollboken är att ge bra och praktiska råd för intern kvalitetskontroll. Boken är skriven för dig som arbetar med rutinmätningar på analyslaboratoriet. Den första versionen av intern kvalitetskontroll (1) – Intern kvalitetskontroll - Handbok för vattenlaboratorier (Nordiskt samarbete) skrevs 1984 och en reviderad upplaga trycktes i Norge 1986 – mest känd under namnet Trollboken (2).

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Internal Quality Controll – Vodic za hemijske laboratorije (Trollboken - Troll book) (NT TR 569 - Serbian version)

NT TR 569 - Serbian

  • According to ISO/IEC 17025 (3): The laboratory shall have quality control procedures for monitoring the validity of tests undertaken. The resulting data shall be recorded in such a way that trends are detectable and, where practicable, statistical techniques shall be applied to the reviewing of the results.

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Contôle interne de la qualité - Manuel pour les laboratoires d'analyses chimiques (Trollboken - Troll book) (NT TR 569 - French/français))

NT TR 569 - French

  • L’objectif de ce manuel est de servir de guide pratique pour le contrôle interne de la qualité . Il est écrit pour vous – qui avez comme travail les mesures de routine dans le laboratoire d’analyses.

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Corporate environmental reporting - Suggestions for an incremental and standardised framework applicable to a variety of companies especially small and medium-sized enterprises (NT TR 568)

NT TR 568

  • Corporate environmental reporting is examined with the objective of contributing to the development of a commonly agreed framework and guidelines for environmental reporting. The framework is intended to be applicable to all kind of companies. However, the study considers the needs of reporting beginners and companies lacking resources for comprehensive reporting practices.

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Biodegradability testing of the municipal solid waste reject (NT TR 560)

NT TR 560

  • Sustainable development requires an environmentally sound, cost effective and socially acceptable management of municipal and industrial waste. Landfilling of untreated municipal solid waste (MSW) is known to lead to emissions of leachate and landfill gas, above all methane, which contributes to the greenhouse effect.

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Waste testing in Baltic countries - Transfer and exchange of information on leaching tests (NT TR 559)

NT TR 559

  • The aim of the project was to transfer and exchange information on waste leaching tests gained in Nordtest projects. Nordtest supports the development of common research methods in the Nordic countries and has also published several test methods.

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Road traffic - Vehicle noise emission (NT TR 557)

NT TR 557

  • A method for the determination of source parameters for estimation of road vehicle noise has been developed. The main parts of the method have been tested with measurements and this verifies that the method can be used in practice.

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Suitability of XRF-methods on on-site testing of waste materials (NT TR 545)

NT TR 545

  • In the EU landfill directive the assessment of waste suitability on disposal is divided into three levels according to intended use. The lowest level, called on-site verification usually takes place on the landfill site and is mainly for control purposes to confirm that the waste quality meets characteristics defined in the two upper acceptability assessment phases.

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Method for determining the composition of airborne particle pollution (NT TR 544)

NT TR 544

  • The objective of the project was to develop a method or measuring process to determine the composition of airborne particulate matter. For this purpose, both physical and chemical analysis were performed and multivariate calculations used to identify or simulate the mass fractions of each source material in real samples of particulate matter.

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