ISO Publishes Radiocarbon-Based Standard for Carbon Dioxide Emissions

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published an air-quality standard for measuring the ratio between biogenic and fossil-derived carbon dioxide emissions from stationary sources. The standard is called ISO 13833:2013, Stationary source emissions — Determination of the ratio of biomass (biogenic) and fossil-derived carbon dioxide — Radiocarbon sampling and determination.

Development of ISO 13833 started in July 2009. It was published in March 2013. The committee responsible for its development is the Technical Committee 146/SC 1 chaired by Mr. Ente J. Sneek of the Netherlands.

ISO 13833 is not the only radiocarbon-based standard that can be used to determine the biogenic vs fossil-derived fraction of carbon dioxide. ASTM D6866, developed by ASTM International, can also be used for this purpose. ASTM D6866 can also be used for different types of materials including biobased products, biofuels, and solid waste fuels like used tires and municipal solid waste. ISO 13833, however, is solely applicable to stationary source emissions.

ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited laboratory Beta Analytic provides fast and accurate ASTM D6866 and ISO 13833 testing.

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This entry was posted on Monday, March 25th, 2013 and is filed under Renewable Carbon, Waste-to-Energy .