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SRPS EN 16694:2016

Water quality - Determination of selected polybrominated diphenly ether (PBDE) in whole water samples - Method using solid phase extraction (SPE) with SPE-disks combined with gas chromatography - mass spectrometry (GC-MS)

Jun 21, 2016

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90.93     Feb 9, 2022

90.00    Feb 9, 2027



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This European Standard specifies a method for the determination of six selected polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) listed in Table 1, representative for technical BDEs in water samples in mass concentrations ≥ 0,025 ng/l (for each individual congener). (The limit of quantification (LOQ) should be determined according to ISO 13530, on the basis of replicate determinations of the procedural blank, carried out under reproducibility conditions.) The method uses solid-phase disk extraction (SPE-disk) in combination with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). It is applicable to the analysis of PBDEs in surface water containing suspended particulate matter (SPM) up to 500 mg/l (whole water samples), drinking water and groundwater.
This method may be used for the analysis of other BDE congeners not listed in Table 1 or other types of water. However, it is important to verify its applicability before use.

Related directives

Directives related to this standard.


Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy (substitutes Directive Reference 01/991 - Common Position on WFD)

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SRPS EN 16694:2016
90.93 Standard confirmed
Feb 9, 2022

Related project

Adopted from EN 16694:2015