On the development of horizontal CEN standards supporting the implementation of EU directives on sludge, soil and biowaste - Project HORIZONTAL
Gawlik, B. M., van der Sloot, H. A., Ulberth, F., Nortcliff, S., Simonart, T., Cooper, B., Leschber, R., Andersen, K. and Wichman, K. (2004) On the development of horizontal CEN standards supporting the implementation of EU directives on sludge, soil and biowaste - Project HORIZONTAL. Trac-Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 23 (10-11). pp. 686-703. ISSN 0165-9936
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We give an overview on the development of "horizontal" European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) standards for characterising soils, sludges and biowaste in the context of environmental legislation in the European Union (EU). We discuss the various steps in the development of a horizontal standard (i.e. assessment of the possibility of such a standard, review of existing normative documents, pre-normative testing and validation) and related problems. We also provide a synopsis of European and international standards covered by the so-called Project HORIZONTAL. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.