EN ISO 14855-2:2018

Determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of plastic materials under controlled composting conditions - Method by analysis of evolved carbon dioxide - Part 2: Gravimetric measurement of carbon dioxide evolved in a laboratory-scale test (ISO 14855-2:2018)

Publication date:   Dec 17, 2018

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60.60 Standard published   Aug 22, 2018

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CEN/TC 249 Plastics

European Norm

83.080.01   Plastics in general

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This document specifies a method for determining the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of plastic materials under controlled composting conditions by gravimetric measurement of the amount of carbon dioxide evolved. The method is designed to yield an optimum rate of biodegradation by adjusting the humidity, aeration and temperature of the composting vessel.
The method applies to the following materials:
— natural and/or synthetic polymers and copolymers, and mixtures of these;
— plastic materials that contain additives such as plasticizers or colorants;
— water-soluble polymers;
— materials that, under the test conditions, do not inhibit the activity of microorganisms present in the inoculum.
If the test material inhibits microorganisms in the inoculum, another type of mature compost or pre-exposure compost can be used.

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EN ISO 14855-2:2009

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EN ISO 14855-2:2018
60.60 Standard published
Aug 22, 2018