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Issue 9, 2014
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Random samples

Abstract

Chemical analysis is undertaken to help us make decisions about particular masses of a test material. Does this shipment of peanuts fall within the permitted limit for the concentration of aflatoxins? What should I pay for this batch of tin ore? How much phosphate fertiliser should I apply to this field? Can we release today's effluent stream into the river? Is the iridium content of this geological layer higher than that of the adjacent beds? In instances like these we need information about a large amount of test material (the target), but we can only remove for analysis a much smaller amount, the sample.

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Submitted
26 Feb 2014
First published
24 Mar 2014

Anal. Methods, 2014,6, 2809-2811
Article type
AMC Technical Brief

Random samples

Analytical Methods Committee, AMCTB No 60, Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 2809
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY90023E

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