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BS EN 16179:2012

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Sludge, treated biowaste and soil. Guidance for sample pretreatment
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Hardcopy , PDF

Language(s)

English

Published date

30-09-2012

Foreword
Introduction
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Safety remarks
5 Principle
6 Reagents
7 Apparatus
8 Sampling and pretreatment procedures in the
   field (from field sample to laboratory sample)
9 Storing and preservation
10 Pretreatment procedures in the laboratory
   (from laboratory sample to test sample)
11 Test report
Annex A (informative) - Subsampling methods
Annex B (informative) - Information concerning
        vapour pressure, boiling and melting points
        of volatile organic compounds
Bibliography

Defines the pretreatment required for sludge, treated biowaste and soil (including soil-like materials), that are subject to the analysis of organic as well as inorganic chemical and physico-chemical parameters.

This European Standard specifies the pretreatment required for sludge, treated biowaste and soil (including soil-like materials), that are subject to the analysis of organic as well as inorganic chemical and physico-chemical parameters.

The pretreatment of samples aims at preparing a (small) test sample which is representative for the original sample.

This European Standard describes the pretreatment which could be performed under field conditions if necessary (see Clause 8) and the sample pretreatment under laboratory conditions (Clause 10).

For determining inorganic chemical and physico-chemical parameters this European Standard describes procedures (see 10.2) to prepare:

  • test samples for tests under field moist conditions;

  • test samples for testing after drying, crushing, grinding, sieving etc.;

  • test samples of liquid sludge.

For determination of organic compounds three pretreatment methods are specified:

  • a pretreatment method if volatile organic compounds are to be measured (see 10.3.2);

  • a pretreatment method if moderately volatile to non-volatile organic compounds are to be measured and the result of the following analysis will be accurate and reproducible (see 10.3.3);

  • a pretreatment method if moderately volatile to non-volatile organic compounds are to be measured and the extraction procedure prescribes a field moist sample or if only indicative results are required (see 10.3.4).

The choice of the method depends above all on the volatility of the analyte. It also depends on the particle size distribution of the material (see Clause 5 and 8.3), the heterogeneity of the sample and the following analytical procedure.

Committee
EH/4
DevelopmentNote
Supersedes 10/30233698 DC. (09/2012)
DocumentType
Standard
Pages
50
PublisherName
British Standards Institution
Status
Current
Supersedes

Standards Relationship
EN 16179:2012 Identical

ISO 5667-13:2011 Water quality Sampling Part 13: Guidance on sampling of sludges
EN 15933:2012 Sludge, treated biowaste and soil - Determination of pH
ISO 11074:2015 Soil quality — Vocabulary
ISO 565:1990 Test sieves — Metal wire cloth, perforated metal plate and electroformed sheet — Nominal sizes of openings
ISO 11464:2006 Soil quality Pretreatment of samples for physico-chemical analysis
ISO 5667-15:2009 Water quality — Sampling — Part 15: Guidance on the preservation and handling of sludge and sediment samples
EN 13040:2007 Soil improvers and growing media - Sample preparation for chemical and physical tests, determination of dry matter content, moisture content and laboratory compacted bulk density
ISO 16720:2005 Soil quality Pretreatment of samples by freeze-drying for subsequent analysis
EN ISO 16720:2007 Soil quality - Pretreatment of samples by freeze-drying for subsequent analysis (ISO 16720:2005)
ISO 14507:2003 Soil quality Pretreatment of samples for determination of organic contaminants
EN ISO 5667-13:2011 Water quality - Sampling - Part 13: Guidance on sampling of sludges (ISO 5667-13:2011)
EN ISO 5667-15:2009 Water quality - Sampling - Part 15: Guidance on the preservation and handling of sludge and sediment samples (ISO 5667-15:2009)
EN 15934:2012 Sludge, treated biowaste, soil and waste - Calculation of dry matter fraction after determination of dry residue or water content
ISO 10381-4:2003 Soil quality Sampling Part 4: Guidance on the procedure for investigation of natural, near-natural and cultivated sites
ISO 10381-8:2006 Soil quality Sampling Part 8: Guidance on sampling of stockpiles
ISO 18512:2007 Soil quality Guidance on long and short term storage of soil samples

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