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БДС EN 12461:2003

Biotechnology - Large scale process and production - Guidance for the handling, inactivating and testing of waste

Oct 23, 2003

General information

90.93     Apr 11, 2022

90.00    Apr 11, 2027



European Standard

07.080     13.030.01  




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This European Standard gives guidance on the assessment and the selection of procedures for treatment of waste process microorganisms from biotechnological plant to ensure the safety of people and environment. This European Standard applies to wastes and effluents (solid, liquid and gaseous) emitted from biotechnological processes which include traditional processes such as brewing or food processing, fermentation of pharmaceutical and chemical products as well as biotechnological processes for environmental and agricultural application.

Directives and Regulations

When the standard is harmonized under a directive or regulation, the word Harmonized appear. When such an inscription does not appear, it means that the standard is related to / supporting the relevant directive or regulation.


Deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms


Contained use of genetically modified micro-organisms


Protection of workers from risks related to exposure to biological agents at work

Life cycle


БДС EN 12461:2003
90.93 Standard confirmed
Apr 11, 2022

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Adopted from EN 12461:1998