In a recent article in Global Cement Magazine, Beta Analytic marketing specialist Haley Gershon describes how carbon-14 testing can help cement plants reduce their greenhouse gas inventories by measuring their biogenic, carbon-neutral carbon dioxide emissions.
Carbon-14 analysis of natural products measures the percentage of biomass-derived natural versus fossil fuel-derived synthetic materials. It is a useful tool to detect adulteration with synthetic material in products such as flavors, fragrance, cosmetics, supplements and essential oils. Results are reported in 5-7 business days.
A standard used to measure the renewable/biogenic carbon content of any solid, liquid, or gas through radiocarbon dating
The EN 15440 is a standard in Europe that includes 3 carbon dating-based methods for measuring the biogenic fraction or biomass content of solid recovered fuels.
The CEN/TS 16137 is a European technical specification that provides test methods for measuring the biobased carbon content of plastics and other carbon-containing polymers.
About Beta Analytic
BETA is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited lab in Miami, Florida, that provides ASTM D6866, CEN 16137, and EN 15440 testing, among others. BETA has sample forwarding offices in North Sydney, Australia; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Beijing and Xiamen, China; Nagoya, Japan; Seoul, Korea; Taipei, Taiwan; and London, UK.