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dnaSRPS EN 16516:2017/FprA1:2020

Construction products: Assessment of release of dangerous substances - Determination of emissions of into indoor air

General information

50.60     Apr 23, 2020



European Norm

13.040.20     91.100.01  


This document specifies a horizontal reference method for the determination of emissions of regulated dangerous substances from construction products into indoor air. This method is applicable to volatile organic compounds, semi-volatile organic compounds, very volatile aldehydes and ammonia. It is based on the use of a test chamber and subsequent analysis of the organic compounds by GC-MS, HPLC, and for ammonia, subsequent analysis by spectrophotometric methods or any equivalent analytical methods (such as ion chromatography and ammonium specific electrode).
NOTE 1 Supplemental information is given on indirect test methods (see Annex B) and on measuring very volatile organic compounds (see Annex C).
NOTE 2 This European Standard describes the overall procedure and makes use of existing standards mainly by normative reference, complemented when necessary with additional or modified normative requirements.

Related directives

Directives related to this standard.


Regulation (eu) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 march 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing council directive 89/106/eec

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dnaSRPS EN 16516:2017/FprA1:2020
50.60 Close of voting. Proof returned by secretariat
Apr 23, 2020

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Adopted from EN 16516:2017/FprA1