Ambient air - Standard method for the measurement of the concentration of nitrogen dioxide and nitrogen monoxide by chemiluminescence
This European Standard specifies a continuous measurement method for the determination of the concentrations of nitrogen dioxide and nitrogen monoxide present in ambient air based on the chemiluminescence measuring principle. This standard describes the performance characteristics and sets the relevant minimum criteria required to select an appropriate chemiluminescence analyser by means of type approval tests. It also includes the evaluation of the suitability of an analyser for use in a specific fixed site so as to meet the data quality requirements as specified in Annex I of Directive 2008/50/EC  and requirements during sampling, calibration and quality assurance for use.
The method is applicable to the determination of the concentration of nitrogen dioxide present in ambient air up to 500 µg/m3. This concentration range represents the certification range for NO2 for the type approval test.
The method is applicable to the determination of the concentration of nitrogen monoxide present in ambient air up to 1 200 µg/m3. This concentration range represents the certification range for NO for the type approval test.
NOTE 1 It is possible to use other ranges depending on the levels present in ambient air.
NOTE 2 When this European Standard is used for other purposes than for measurements required by Directive 2008/50/EC, the ranges and uncertainty requirements may not apply.
The method covers the determination of ambient air concentrations of nitrogen dioxide and nitrogen monoxide in zones classified as rural areas, urban-background areas and traffic-orientated locations and locations influenced by industrial sources.
The results are expressed in µg/m3 (at 20 °C and 101,3 kPa).
NOTE 3 500 µg/m3 of NO2 corresponds to 261 nmol/mol of NO2 at 20 °C and 101,3 kPa. 1 200 µg/m3 of NO corresponds to 962 nmol/mol of NO at 20 °C and 101,3 kPa.
This standard contains information for different groups of users.
Clauses 5 to 7 and Annexes B and C contain general information ...