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 or MS-FID (ISO 16000-6:2011, IDT)
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 products or materials and other products used in indoor environments using test chambers and test cells. The method uses Tenax TA?1) sorbent with subsequent thermal desorption (TD) and gas chromatographic (GC) analysis employing a capillary column or columns and a flame ionization detector (FID) and/or a mass spectrometric (MS) detector.
The method is applicable to the measurement of non-polar and slightly polar VOCs at concentrations ranging from sub-micrograms per cubic metre to several milligrams per cubic metre. Using the principles specified in this method, some very volatile compounds (VVOC) and semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC) can also be analysed (see Annex D).