BS EN 16339:2013 - Ambient air. Method for the determination of the concentration of nitrogen dioxide by diffusive sampling

BS EN 16339:2013

Ambient air. Method for the determination of the concentration of nitrogen dioxide by diffusive sampling

Status : Current, Under review   Published : August 2013



This European Standard specifies a method for the sampling and analysis of NO2 in ambient air using diffusive sampling followed by extraction and analysis by colorimetry or ion chromatography (IC). It can be used for the NO2 measurement in a concentration range of approximately 3 µg/m³ to 130 µg/m3. A sample is typically collected for a period of 1 to 4 weeks [13], with exposure periods depending on the design of the samplers and the concentration levels of NO2. Several sorbents can be used for trapping NO2 in ambient air using a diffusive sampler. This standard specifies the application of triethanolamine as the reagent. Nitrous acid and peroxyacetyl nitrate are the major chemical interferences of sorption by triethanolamine. However, in ambient air monitoring over long sampling times, both contaminants are generally present at low concentrations relative to NO2. Moreover, these species can also interfere with the measurement of NO2 when applying the EU reference method for NO2 monitoring based on chemiluminescence (see [2]). This standard describes the application of a tube-type sampler with either a cylindrical or a slightly conical tube. Its typical uptake rate is about 1 cm3/min. Only for this sampler type sufficient evidence of validation has been found in a literature survey [12]. The relative expanded uncertainty of NO2 measurements performed using these tube-type diffusive samplers can potentially be lower than 25 % for individual measurements. When aggregating results to form annual average values, the relative expanded uncertainty can be further reduced to levels below 15 % due to the reduction of random effects on uncertainty [6].

Standard NumberBS EN 16339:2013
TitleAmbient air. Method for the determination of the concentration of nitrogen dioxide by diffusive sampling
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 August 2013
Confirm Date14 March 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO/IEC 17025, EN ISO/IEC 17025
Informative References(Provided for Information)2008/50/EC, EN ISO 20988:2007, ISO 3534-1:2006, EN ISO 16000-15, ADEME Report 4307:2002, INFO-UK-0599, JGCM 200:2012, VDI 2453-1:1995, ISO 16000-15, JGCM 100:2008, AEAT/ENV/R/2504 - Issue 1a, 2008, ADEME Report 4414:2002, ISO 20988:2007, ISO 3585, EN 14211:2012, ISO 5725, EN 13528-2:2002, EN 13528-3:2003, EN 13528-1:2002, ISO Guide 35:2006
International RelationshipsEN 16339:2013
DescriptorsAir pollution, Air, Approval testing, Quality, Determination of content, Chemical analysis and testing, Gas analysis, Nitrogen dioxide, Acceptance (approval), Gas analyzers, Nitrogen oxides, Measurement characteristics, Luminescence, Pollutant gases, Monoxides
Title in FrenchAir ambiant. Méthode pour la détermination de la concentration du dioxyde d'azote au moyen d'échantillonneurs par diffusion
Title in GermanAußenluft. Bestimmung der Konzentration von Stickstoffdioxid mittels Passivsammler
ISBN978 0 580 76539 1
File Size2.367 MB

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