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БДС EN 15196:2006

Water quality - Guidance on sampling and processing of the pupal exuviae of Chironomidae (Order Diptera) for ecological assessment

Dec 27, 2006

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90.93     Jul 12, 2022

90.00    Jul 12, 2027



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This guidance standard specifies equipment and procedures for collecting floating pupal exuviae of Chironomidae from aquatic habitats; rivers from source to estuary, canals, ponds, lakes and sea coasts. Guidance in preparing specimens for subsequent identification is provided. These samples provide representative data on relative species abundance, suitable for numerical analysis, classification and monitoring of environmental conditions.

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.


Urban waste-water treatment


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)


Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources

Life cycle


БДС EN 15196:2006
90.93 Standard confirmed
Jul 12, 2022

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Adopted from EN 15196:2006