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2018 Collaborative Study of CORESTA Monitor 8 (CM8) and 9 (CM9) for the Determination of Test Piece Weight, TPM, Water, Nicotine, NFDPM, Carbon Monoxide and Puff Count Obtained under Mainstream ‘ISO’ and ‘Intense’ Smoking Regimes

RAC Technical Report

February 2019 Ref. RAC-187-CTR

The CORESTA Routine Analytical Chemistry Sub-Group has been given the responsibility to organize the annual testing of the CORESTA Monitor test piece.

The 2018 study was designed:

  • to measure mainstream ISO and Intense smoke yields of nicotine-free dry particulate matter (NFDPM), nicotine (NIC) and carbon monoxide (CO) to verify the current monitor test piece CM8;
  • to determine intra- and inter-laboratory variability for the measured ISO and Intense smoke yields for the CM8 and for the CM9;
  • to verify the conditioned weight for the CM8 and for the CM9;
  • to release CM9 as a new monitor test piece on the basis of the results mentioned above.

In summary the analytical results for the CM8 and the CM9 test pieces lead to the conclusion that they can be used as monitor test pieces in smoke analysis.

 

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Report - 2017 Collaborative Study of CORESTA Monitor 8 (CM8) for the Determination of Test Piece Weight, TPM, Water, Nicotine, NFDPM, Carbon Monoxide and Puff Count Obtained under Mainstream ‘ISO’ and ‘Intense’ Smoking Regimes (November 2017)

Report - 2016 Collaborative Study of CORESTA Monitor 8 (CM8) for the Determination of Test Piece Weight, TPM, Water, Nicotine, NFDPM, Carbon Monoxide and Puff Count Obtained under Mainstream ‘ISO’ and ‘Intense’ Smoking Regimes (February 2017)

Report - 2014-2015 Collaborative Study of CORESTA Monitor Test Pieces CM7 and CM8 for the Determination of Test Piece Weight, TPM, Water, Nicotine, NFDPM, Carbon Monoxide and Puff Count Obtained under Mainstream ‘ISO’ Smoking Regime (August 2015)

Report - 2013 Collaborative Study of CORESTA Monitor #7 (CM7) for the Determination of Test Piece Weight, TPM, Water, Nicotine, NFDPM, Carbon Monoxide and Puff Count Obtained under Mainstream ‘ISO’ and ‘Intense’ Smoking Regimes (February 2015)

Report - 2012 Collaborative Study of CORESTA Monitor #7 (CM7) for the Determination of Test Piece Weight, TPM, Water, Nicotine, NFDPM, Carbon Monoxide and Puff Count Obtained Under Mainstream ‘ISO’ and ‘Intense’ Smoking Regimes (May 2013)

Report - 2011 Collaborative Study of CORESTA Monitors #6 (CM6) and #7 (CM7) for the Determination of Test Piece Weight, TPM, Water, Nicotine, NFDPM, Carbon Monoxide and Puff Count Obtained Under Mainstream ‘ISO’ and ‘Intense’ Smoking Regimes (February 2012)

Report - 2010 Collaborative Study of CORESTA Monitor #6 (CM6) for the Determination of Test Piece Weight, TPM, Water, Nicotine, NFDPM, Carbon Monoxide and Puff Count Obtained Under Mainstream “ISO” and “Intense” Smoking Regimes (August 2011)

Report - 2008 Collaborative Study of the CORESTA Monitor Test Piece CM6 for the Determination of Nicotine, NFDPM, Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide in Sidestream Smoke (August 2010)

Guide 8 - CORESTA Monitor Test Piece Production and Evaluation Requirements (April 2009)