Analysis of Regulated Substances by the RoHS Directive, the WEEE Directive, and the ELV Directive (Pb, Cd, Hg, Cr6+, PBB, and PBDE)

Analysis of Regulated Substances by the RoHS Directive, the WEEE Directive, and the ELV Directive

ELV-WEEE & RoHS Directives

End-of-life vehicle (ELV)
The directive for addressing the end of life for automotive products
Waste Electric & Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
The directive for addressing waste of electric and electronic equipment
Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS)
The directive for restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment

Regulated substances

ELV
Pb, Cd, Hg, Cr6+ Enforced from July 1 2003.
WEEE & RoHS
Pb, Cd, Hg, Cr6+, PBB, PBDE

Enforced from July 1 2006.

PBD PBDE

Analysis of Hazardous Substances with Environmental Impact

Organic fluorinated compounds (PFOS and PFOA)

JEF-TEC can quantify perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) whose use is regulated by EU.

PFOS PFOA

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Level A materials and substances regulated in JIG

Substances Major regulations Example of analysis method
Lead (Pb) RoHS,ELV ICP mass spectrometry, flameless atomic absorption (AA) spectrometry
Cadmium (Cd) RoHS,ELV ICP mass spectrometry, flameless atomic absorption (AA) spectrometry
Mercury (Hg) RoHS,ELV Cold vapor AA spectrometry, ICP mass spectrometry
Six valent chromium (Cr6+) RoHS,ELV Extraction and Absorption photometry
Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) RoHS Gas chromatography mass spectrometry
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) RoHS Gas chromatography mass spectrometry
Asbestos EEC Directive, Occupational Health and Safety Law X-ray diffraction method, phase contrast microscopy
Azo dyes and pigments German regulation on its use in consumer goods Gas chromatography mass spectrometry
Ozone depleting substances Law concerning the Protection of the Ozone Layer through the Control of Specified Substances and Other Measures, Montreal Protocol Gas chromatography mass spectrometry
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs) Chemical Substance Control Law Gas chromatography mass spectrometry
Polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs) (number of chlorine atoms: more than 3) Chemical Substance Control Law Gas chromatography mass spectrometry
Radioactive materials U.S. Nuclear Regular Commission regulations on power reactor and radioactive materials G. M. counter
Short-chain chlorinated paraffins Norway regulations Gas chromatography mass spectrometry
Tibutyltin (TBT), triphenyltin (TPT) (organic tin compounds) Chemical Substance Control Law Gas chromatography mass spectrometry
Tributyltin oxide (TBTO) (organic tin compound) Chemical Substance Control Law Gas chromatography mass spectrometry

Level B materials and substances regulated in JIG

Substances Example of analysis method
Antimony (Sb) ICP mass spectrometry, flameless AA spectrometry
Arsine (As) Flameless AA spectrometry, hydride generation atomic absorption spectrometry
Beryllium (Be) ICP mass spectrometry, ICP atomic emission spectrometry
Bismuth (Bi) ICP mass spectrometry, flameless AA spectrometry
Brominated flame retardants (except PBB and PBDE) Gas chromatography mass spectrometry
Phthalate esters Extraction and gas chromatography mass spectrometry
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) High performance liquid chromatography
Selenium (Se) Flameless AA spectrometry, hydride generation atomic absorption spectrometry

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