PD CEN/TR 16269:2011 - Ambient air. Guide for the measurement of anions and cations in PM2,5
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PD CEN/TR 16269:2011

Ambient air. Guide for the measurement of anions and cations in PM2,5

Status : Current   Published : September 2011



This CEN Technical Report specifies a method for the determination of the mass of water soluble NO3-, SO42-, Cl-, NH4+, Na+, K+, Mg2+, Ca2+ in PM2,5 samples which can be used to comply with Directive 2008/50/EC. This CEN Technical Report describes a measurement method which comprises sampling of anions and cations as part of the PM2,5 particulate phase, sample extraction and analysis of anions and cations by ion chromatography. Alternately, cations, excluding ammonium can be analysed by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES). This CEN Technical Report may be used at rural background monitoring sites that are in accordance with the requirements of Directive 2008/50/EC. However, since this CEN Technical Report has not been validated in the field for these, or any other, monitoring site types, it may be considered equally applicable to all site types. NOTE The detection limits described in this CEN technical report method will be limited by the noise level of the detector and the variability of the mass in laboratory blank filters rather than by the concentrations of anions and cations in ambient air.

Standard NumberPD CEN/TR 16269:2011
TitleAmbient air. Guide for the measurement of anions and cations in PM2,5
Publication Date30 September 2011
Cross ReferencesEN 14907, EN 1822-1, EN 13274-7, EN ISO 10304-1, EN ISO 11885, EN ISO 14911, JCGM 200:2008, EN ISO/IEC 17025, EN 12341, 2008/50/EC
International RelationshipsCEN/TR 16269:2011
DescriptorsSampling equipment, Determination of content, Air, Chemical analysis and testing, Dust, Particulate air pollutants, Air pollution, Emission spectrophotometry, Ion-exchange chromatography, Cations, Sampling methods, Anions, Quality
Title in FrenchAir ambiant. Guide pour le mesurage des anions et des cations dans la fraction PM2,5
Title in GermanAußenluft. Leitfaden zur Messung von Anionen und Kationen in PM2,5
ISBN978 0 580 74622 2
File Size523 KB

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