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ILNAS-EN 16695:2015 Edition 09/2015
Water quality - Guidance on the estimation of phytoplankton biovolume
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This European Standard specifies a procedure for the estimation of biovolume of marine and freshwater phytoplankton taxa using inverted microscopy (Utermöhl technique according to EN 15204), in consideration of some heterotrophic protists (< 100 µm) that are not considered in routine zooplankton analysis and benthic microalgae, which can be found in pelagic water samples. This European Standard describes the necessary methods for measuring cell dimensions and for the calculation of cell or counting unit volumes to estimate the biovolume in phytoplankton samples. This shall be done using harmonized assignments of geometrical shapes to avoid errors.


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Technical Committee :
CEN/TC 230 : Water analysis


start of the vote on the project    05/12/2013   date of ratification (dor)    10/07/2015
end of the vote on the project    05/05/2014   date of anouncement (doa)    31/12/2015
start of the vote on the final project    09/04/2015   date of publication (dop)    31/03/2016
end of the vote on the final project    09/06/2015   date of withdrawal (dow)    31/03/2016

Publication Official Journal
of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
Reference Mémorial A N° 264

International Classification for Standards (ICS codes) :

13.060.70 : Examination of biological properties of water


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