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БДС EN 16166:2022

Soil, treated biowaste and sludge - Determination of adsorbed organically bound halogens (AOX)

Feb 17, 2022

General information

60.60     Feb 17, 2022



European Standard

13.030.01     13.080.10  




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This document specifies an operationally defined method for the direct determination of organically bound halogens (chlorine, bromine and iodine) adsorbed and occluded to the sample matrix. AOX being a methodologically defined parameter, it is essential that the procedure is applied without any modification.
This document is intended for analysis of sludge, treated biowaste or soil in concentrations ranging from 5 mg/kg dry matter. The upper limit and exact concentration range covered depend on the instrumentation used for determination.
NOTE This method can also be applied to other environmental solid matrices, provided the user has verified the applicability.

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Protection of the environment, and in particular of the soil, when sewage sludge is used in agriculture

Life cycle


БДС EN 16166:2012


БДС EN 16166:2022
60.60 Standard published
Feb 17, 2022

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