EN 16377:2013

Characterization of waste - Determination of brominated flame retardants (BFR) in solid waste EN 16377:2013

Publication date:   Nov 20, 2013

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Dec 17, 2019


CEN/TC 444 Environmental characterization of solid matrices

European Norm

13.030.10   Solid wastes



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This European Standard specifies a method for the determination of selected polybrominated flame retardants (BFR), chemically known as polybrominated diphenylethers (BDE), in waste materials using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC-MS) in the electron impact (EI) ionisation mode (GC-EI-MS).
When applying GC-EI-MS, the method is applicable to samples containing 100 µg/kg to 5 000 µg/kg of tetra- to octabromodiphenylether congeners and 100 µg/kg to 10 000 µg/kg of decabromo diphenylether (see Table 1). It is also possible to analyse other brominated flame retardants applying the method described in this European Standard, provided the method's applicability has been proven.


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EN 16377:2013
90.93 Standard confirmed
Dec 17, 2019