Zorica Sovrlić – Mining and Metallurgy Institute Bor, Zeleni bulevar 35, 19210 Bor, Serbia
Daniela Urošević – Mining and Metallurgy Institute Bor, Zeleni bulevar 35, 19210 Bor, Serbia
Ivan Svrkota – Mining and Metallurgy Institute Bor, Zeleni bulevar 35, 19210 Bor, Serbia
3rd International Scientific Conference on Recent Advances in Information Technology, Tourism, Economics, Management and Agriculture – ITEMA 2019 – Bratislava, Slovakia, October 24, 2019, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by the Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade; Printed by: SKRIPTA International, Belgrade, ISBN 978-86-80194-23-3, ISSN 2683-5991, DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/ITEMA.2019
Adequate soil sampling with the implementation of quality control guaranties high accuracy
outputs of chemical analysis of the sampled soil. Mining and Metallurgy Institute Bor, as accredited
scientific institution, sampling the soil from various locations according to the previously established
sampling plan and to the standards ISO 18400-101 and 180400-104. The standards define the sampling
scheme. Control of compulsory monitoring of sampling quality is done by ISO 18400-106 standard.
Monitoring the quality control of the sampled soil, means formation of Trip blanks and Field blanks.
Developed quality control plan monitors the status of the mentioned blanks, which considers the initial
chemical composition of the zero blank, its way of packing and transport to the place where sampling
occurs, preservation and storage as well as chemical analysis on specific elements. During 2019, Mining
and Metallurgy Institute conducted quality control after every sampling on 6 locations. Comparative
chemical analysis of the blanks after the sampling, started with zero blank, resulted in non-existence of
cross contamination of the sampled soil. Conclusion is that the sampling was implemented according to
the given procedures and standards.
Quality Control, Soil Sampling, Blank Samples.
Standard SRPS ISO / IEC 17025, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration
Standard ISO 18400 Soil quality — Sampling —Part 101: Framework for the preparation and
application of a sampling plan, (2017).
Standard ISO 18400 Soil quality — Sampling —Part 102: Selection and application of sampling
Standard ISO 18400 Soil quality — Sampling —Part 104: Strategies, (2018)
Law on Land Protection („SG RS”, No. 112 of December 30, 2015).
The Regulation on the Limit Values of Polluting, Harmful and Hazardous Substances in Land
(Official Gazette of RS, No. 30 of 20 April 2018)