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ISO Develops C14 Dating-Based Standard for Carbon Dioxide Emissions

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is developing an air quality standard for the determination of the speciation of biogenic and fossil-derived carbon dioxide emissions from stationary sources. The standard, currently named ISO/NP 13833, includes radiocarbon or carbon 14 sampling and measurement.

Development of the ISO/NP 13833 started in July 2009. The committee responsible for its development is the Technical Committee 146/SC 1 chaired by Mr. Ente J. Sneek of the Netherlands. Mr. Sneek remains as chair of the committee until the end of 2010.

The ISO/NP 13833 is similar to ASTM D6866 in that both standards apply radiocarbon dating techniques. The former, however, is solely applicable to stationary combustion emissions sources. ASTM D6866, on the other hand, has a wide range of applicable samples – from CO2 gas and solid waste fuels to bioplastics and biofuels.

UPDATE: The standard was published in March 2013 as ISO 13833.

Source: ISO 13833 Standard

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 and is filed under Renewable Carbon .