International Standard
ISO 16703:2004
Soil quality — Determination of content of hydrocarbon in the range C10 to C40 by gas chromatography
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ISO 16703:2004
Edition 1
2004-11
International Standard
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ISO 16703:2004
39937
Published (Edition 1, 2004)
This standard was last reviewed and confirmed in 2020. Therefore this version remains current.

ISO 16703:2004

ISO 16703:2004
39937
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Abstract

ISO 16703:2004 specifies a method for the quantitative determination of the mineral oil (hydrocarbon) content in field-moist soil samples by gas chromatography.

The method is applicable to mineral oil contents (mass fraction) between 100 mg/kg and 10 000 mg/kg soil, expressed as dry matter, and can be adapted to lower detection limits.

ISO 16703:2004 is applicable to the determination of all hydrocarbons with a boiling range of 175 °C to 525 °C, n-alkanes from C10H22 to C40H82, isoalkanes, cycloalkanes, alkylbenzenes, alkylnaphthalenes and polycyclic aromatic compounds, provided that they are not absorbed on the specified column during the clean-up procedure.

ISO 16703:2004 is not applicable to the quantitative determination of hydrocarbons < C10 originating from gasolines.

On the basis of the peak pattern of the gas chromatogram obtained, and of the boiling points of the individual n-alkanes listed in Annex B, the approximate boiling range of the mineral oil and some qualitative information on the composition of the contamination can be achieved.

General information

  •  : Published
     : 2004-11
    : International Standard to be revised [90.92]
  •  : 1
     : 18
  • ISO/TC 190/SC 3
    13.080.10 
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