BS ISO 15799:2019 Soil quality. Guidance on the ecotoxicological characterization of soils and soil materials

BS ISO 15799:2019

Soil quality. Guidance on the ecotoxicological characterization of soils and soil materials

Status : Current   Published : March 2019



What is this standard about?

This document is one of a family of International Standards providing guidance on soils and soil materials in relation to certain functions and uses including conservation of biodiversity. It applies in conjunction with these other standards. It provides guidance on the selection of experimental methods for the assessment of the ecotoxic potential of soils and soil materials (e.g. excavated and remediated soils, refills, embankments) with respect to their intended use and possible adverse effects on aquatic and soil dwelling organisms.

NOTE This is a reflection of the maintenance of the habitat and retention function of the soil. In fact, the methods listed in this document are suitable for usage in a TRIAD approach, i.e. for an ecological assessment of potentially contaminated soils (see ISO 19204).

This document does not cover tests for bioaccumulation.

The ecological assessment of uncontaminated soils with a view to natural, agricultural or horticultural use is not within the scope of this document. Such soils can be of interest if they can serve as a reference for the assessment of soils from contaminated sites.

The interpretation of results gained by applying the proposed methods is not in the scope of this document.

Standard NumberBS ISO 15799:2019
TitleSoil quality. Guidance on the ecotoxicological characterization of soils and soil materials
Publication Date13 March 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 15952, ISO 19204, AFNOR NF T90-325, ISO 18311, ISO 11269-1, ISO/TS 20281, ISO/TS 29843-1, ISO 7346, ISO 20666, ISO 15685, ISO 22030, ISO 11348, ISO/TS 22939, ISO 15088, ISO/TS 29843-2, ISO 18772, ISO 14238, ISO 10872, ISO 11268-2, ISO 6341, ISO 10253, ISO 18187, ISO 14240-1, ISO 23611-6, ISO 11074, ISO 23753-1, ISO 16387, ISO 10381-6:2009, ISO 13829, ISO 20665, ISO 14442, ISO 11063, ISO 11267, ISO 10706, ISO 23753-2, ISO 14240-2, ISO 16072, ISO 15176, ISO 17155, ISO 20079, ISO 11268-1, ISO 11350, ISO 17601, ISO 11269-2, EN 14735, ISO 14669, ISO 18763, ISO 29200, ISO 8692, ISO 18400-206
ReplacesBS ISO 15799:2003
International RelationshipsISO 15799:2019
Draft Superseded By17/30352199 DC
DescriptorsRe-usable, Excavating, Environmental testing, Soils, Quality, Toxicology, Soil testing
Title in FrenchQualité du sol. Lignes directrices relatives à la caractérisation écotoxicologique des sols et des matériaux du sol
ISBN978 0 580 96552 4
File Size2.823 MB

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