Microbiology of Sewage Sludge
|Part 1 - An overview of the treatment and use in agriculture of sewage sludge in relation to its impact on the environment and public health (2003)|
|Part 2 - Practices and procedures for sampling and sample preparation (2003)|
|Part 3 - Methods for the isolation and enumeration of Escherichia coli, including
verocytotoxigenic Escherichia coli (2003)
|Part 4 - Methods for the detection, isolation and enumeration of Salmonellae(2004)|
The Standing Committee of Analysts (SCA) exists to provide authoritative guidance on methods of sampling and analysis of waters and effluents, sewage sludges, sediments, soils (including contaminated land) and biota. Where appropriate, guidance on the sampling and analysis of air will also be produced. The primary duty of SCA will be to develop and publish recommended analytical methods. This will not include the provision of advice on, or interpretation of results. All methods published by the SCA should be capable of satisfying a regulatory demand, be fit for purpose and represent best practice within the United Kingdom (UK).
However, validation data published with methods represents performance under a particular set of circumstances and is provided for illustrative purposes only. It is incumbent on users of SCA methods to assess performance on their equipment, in their laboratories, with their personnel.