NA 134

VDI/DIN-Commission on Air Pollution Prevention (KRdL) - Standards Committee


Ambient air - Application of EN 16909 for the determination of elemental carbon (EC) and organic carbon (OC) in PM10 and PMcoarse


The standard method EN 16909 provides guidance for the determination of organic carbon (OC) and elemental carbon (EC) deposited on filters. It has been developed following the requirement for the EU member states to measure OC and EC in PM2.5 at background sites (Council Directive 2008/50/EC on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe). This TR describes procedures to assess the applicability of the standard method EN 16909 (determination of OC and EC deposited on filters) to particle size fractions up to 10 µm in aerodynamic diameter (50 % cut off).





Planned document number

DIN EN 00264187

Project number


Responsible national committee

NA 134-04-02-09 UA - Measurement of particles in ambient air 

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 264/WG 35 - Ambient air - EC/OC 


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Rudolf Neuroth

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