During years 1977-1994 VERIFIN published 22 Blue Books, which covered a wide range of topics from analytical methods and reference data to training and databases related to chemical disarmament. These books were published at Geneva Conference of Disarment during the negotiations of the Chemical Weapons Convention. The last book published in 1994 was a collection of recommended operating procedures. The Blue Book published in 2011 is the 21st century version of this book.
ISBN 978-951-51-9958-4 (paperback)
ISBN 978-951-51-9959-1 (PDF)
Editor: Paula Vanninen
Publisher: University of Helsinki
Printed at: Oy Nord Print Ab,Helsinki, Finland
Publishing data: 14 November 2023
The PDF document contains the whole Blue Book in one file, which has 1293 pages.
The Blue Book has mainly been intended to be distributed as its electronic form (PDF). We have produced printed copies of the Blue Book (an A4-format paperback book printed in four (4) parts, and it weights 3.8 kg).
To download the PDF version of the Blue Book, 2023 Edition, please fill this form. After completing the form you will receive an e-mail with the download link, which contains also links for previous versions (2011 and 2017).
The document contains the whole Blue Book in one file, which has 1293 pages.
It is recommended that a reference to the Blue Book is made as follows (naturally following the details of the journal, etc.):
R. Read, R. Black, U. Hakala and P. Vanninen, "Liquid chromatography–atmospheric pressure ionisation/mass spectrometry" in P. Vanninen (ed.) "Recommended operating procedures for analysis in the verification of chemical disarmament, 2011 Edition", University of Helsinki, Finland, 2011, pp. 282–294.
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