ISO 15713:2006 is applicable to the measurement of the gaseous fluorides that are entrained in gases carried in stacks or ducts. The gaseous fluoride content is expressed as a mass of hydrogen fluoride in the stack gas.
ISO 15713:2006 is applicable to all stacks emitting gases with fluoride concentrations of below 200 mg/m3. It can be used for higher concentrations, but then the absorption efficiency of the bubblers should be checked before the results can be regarded as valid. The detection limit of the method is estimated as 0,1 mg m-3, based on a sample volume of 0,1 m3. All compounds that are volatile at the filtration temperature and produce soluble fluoride compounds upon reaction with water are measured by this method. The method does not measure fluorocarbons. The concentration of fluoride in the adsorbent solution is then measured using an ion selective electrode. The amount of fluoride measured is then expressed as hydrogen fluoride by convention, though this may not reflect the chemical nature of the compounds, which are measured.