Indoor air Part 6: Determination of volatile organic compounds in indoor and test chamber air by active sampling on Tenax TA sorbent, thermal desorption and gas chromatography using MS/FID
|Publication Date:||15 March 2004|
|ICS Code (Ambient atmospheres):||13.040.20|
This part of ISO 16000 specifies a method for determination of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in indoor air and in air sampled for the determination of the emission of VOCs from building materials using test chambers and cells. The method is based on use of Tenax TA®1) sorbent with subsequent thermal desorption and gas chromatographic analysis.
The method is applicable to the measurement of non-polar and slightly polar VOCs in a concentration range of sub-microgram per cubic metre to up to several milligrams per cubic metre. Using the principles described in this method, some very volatile compounds (VVOC) and semivolatile organic compounds (SVOC) can also be analysed.
1) Tenax TA® is the trade name of a product manufactured by Supelco, Inc. This information is given for the convenience of users of this International Standard and does not constitute an endorsement by ISO of the product named. Equivalent products may be used if they can be shown to lead to the same results.