BS EN 14046:2003 - Packaging. Evaluation of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability and disintegration of packaging materials under controlled composting conditions. Method by analysis of released carbon dioxide

BS EN 14046:2003

Packaging. Evaluation of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability and disintegration of packaging materials under controlled composting conditions. Method by analysis of released carbon dioxide

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : May 2003

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This European Standard specifies a method for the evaluation of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of packaging materials based on organic compounds under controlled composting conditions by measurement of released carbon dioxide at the end of the test. This method is designed to resemble typical aerobic composting conditions for the organic fraction of mixed municipal solid waste. The packaging material is exposed in a laboratory test to an inoculum which is derived from compost. The aerobic composting takes place in an environment where especially temperature, aeration and humidity are closely monitored and controlled. The test method is designed to yield a percentage and rate of conversion of carbon of the test material to released carbon dioxide. The conditions described in this European Standard do not necessarily always correspond to the optimal conditions allowing the maximum degree of biodegradation to occur.




Standard NumberBS EN 14046:2003
TitlePackaging. Evaluation of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability and disintegration of packaging materials under controlled composting conditions. Method by analysis of released carbon dioxide
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date22 May 2003
Confirm Date03 September 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
International RelationshipsEN 14046:2003
DescriptorsComposting (waste), Aeration, Packaging, Packaging materials, Performance testing, Waste recovery, Biodegradable materials, Toxic materials, Carbon dioxide, Waste disposal, Chemical composition, Biological analysis and testing, Conformity, Biodegradability
ICS13.030.99
55.040
Title in FrenchEmballage. Evaluation de la biodegradabilite aerobie ultime et de la desintegration des materiaux d'emballage dans des conditions controlees de compostage. Methode par analyse du dioxyde de carbone libere
Title in GermanVerpackung. Bestimmung der vollstaendigen aeroben biologischen Abbaubarkeit und Desintegration von Packstoffen unter kontrollierten Kompostierbedingungen. Verfahren mittels Analyse des freigesetzten Kohlenstoffdioxids
CommitteePKW/0
ISBN0 580 41854 5
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages26
File Size267 KB
Price£182.00


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