Members of the Department of Environmental Sciences, Dr. Igor Živković and Teodor-Daniel Andron, have been participating in an intercalibration/intercomparison campaign for mercury measurements in atmospheric samples. The campaign is organized by CNR-IIA (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Istituto sull’Inquinamento Atmosferico) in Italy as part of the SI-Hg project (Metrology for traceable protocols for elemental and oxidized mercury concentrations).
The main objective of the campaign is to evaluate the performance of different mercury calibrators and certified reference materials used for calibrating common instruments used in atmospheric mercury analysis. This assessment will help determine the effectiveness of various calibration techniques in different measurement systems under real field conditions.
Originally planned to take place at the Monte Curcio Climatic-Environmental Observatory, the intercalibration and intercomparison exercise was relocated to the premises of CNR-IIA in Rende, Italy. The campaign will continue for several more weeks, focusing on automated instrumentations for atmospheric mercury measurements.