EN 16087-1:2020

Soil improvers and growing media - Determination of the aerobic biological activity - Part 1: Oxygen uptake rate (OUR)

Publication date:   Mar 16, 2020

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60.60 Standard published   Jan 15, 2020

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CEN/TC 223 Soil improvers and growing media

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65.080   Fertilizers

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This document describes a method to determine the aerobic biological activity of growing media and soil improvers or constituents thereof by measuring the oxygen uptake rate (OUR). The oxygen uptake rate is an indicator of the extent to which biodegradable organic matter is being broken down within a specified time period. The method is not suitable for material with a content of particle sizes > 10 mm exceeding 20 %.

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EN 16087-1:2011

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EN 16087-1:2020
60.60 Standard published
Jan 15, 2020