Radiocarbon analysis of CO2 emissions (ISO 13833)

We provide radiocarbon measurement according to ISO 13833:2013 standard Stationary source emissions — Determination of the ratio of biomass (biogenic) and fossil-derived carbon dioxide (CO2) describes testing of CO2 emissions.

Reliable data for biogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are needed for carbon emission trading and in order to provide more accurate inventories. When combusting mixtures of fuels from fossil and biogenic origin, it is often difficult to determine the exact ratio of biogenic and fossil CO2 in the total CO2 that is emitted through the stack gas, because the biogenic and fossil composition of the combusted fuels is not always known or cannot be determined with sufficient accuracy. This is the case when solid recovered fuels (SRF) are used. This International Standard ISO 13833:2013 gives sampling and analysis methods for the determination of the ratio of biomass and fossil fuel-derived CO2 in the total emitted CO2 from exhaust gases of stationary sources, based on the radiocarbon (14C isotope) method. The lower limit of application is a biogenic to total CO2 fraction of 0,02. The working range is a biogenic to total CO2 fraction of 0,02 to 1,0.


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Sample types for CO2 emissions radiocarbon measurement

In our laboratory accepted all type of CO2 samples containers, described and collected according to the standard ISO 13833:2013. Usually, it is being:

  • Gas: flexible gas bags, lecture gas bottles, evacuated canisters
  • Liquid: glass wash bottle filled with alkaline solution
  • Solid: glass tubes filled with Ascarite II® absorbent


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Saulėtekio av. 3, LT-10257
Vilnius, Lithuania

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