VOC measurement Articles

  • Subminiature Photoionization VOC Sensor

    Untitled Document 1. Objective Monitoring of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) is required for a number of gas analysis applications, such as: ...


    By AMETEK MOCON - Baseline

  • Stack gas VOC monitoring

    POLLUTION S.r.l. manufactures POLARIS FID analyzer, a cutting-edge technology for the measurement of total hydrocarbons in ambient air and stack emission monitoring in accordance with EN 13526 and EN 12619. This analyser is based on Flame Ionization Detection (FID), a reference method technique to measure total hydrocarbons (THC, VOC, TOC). Polaris FID is a very handy instrument because it allows ...

  • An assessment of urban VOC emissions and concentrations by comparing model results and measurements

    From September 1994 to June 1996, the city of Antwerp carried out a volatile organic compound (VOC) measurement campaign in the urban agglomeration of Antwerp. The results were used to further validate a traffic emission model for the city of Antwerp and to evaluate the performance of three different "street canyon" models that were applied to calculate benzene concentrations at ten ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reducing Odor and VOC Emissions

    The Montgomery County Regional Composting Facility (MCRCF) in Silver Spring, Maryland is designed to process 400 wet tons/day of lime amended biosolids from the Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Washington, D.C. Recently, political pressures forced operations to cease at the MCRCF. Although the aerated static pile composting plant’s fate has not been completely decided, its owner, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • A Guide to BFB Tuning for VOC Analysis

    All US EPA methods for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) require that specific GCMS tuning criteria be met before running a calibration curve or analyzing actual samples. The GCMS is tuned using the traditional tuning compound, PFTBA (perfluorotributylamine), and the tune is evaluated every 12 hours by injecting BFB (4-bromofluorobenzene) and measuring the relative intensity of key mass ...

  • Solutions for Coating VOC & HAP Abatement

    Overview Our planet is getting warmer. At what rate it is occurring or how much human activity has to do with the increasing temperatures is a heated debate. One thing we do know for sure is that Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a contributing factor in global warming and humans are responsible for a large portion of these emissions. These days, many individuals and businesses alike are trying to ...

  • VOC control efficiency compliance test case study

    Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (Skyworks) selected CK to perform a compliance emissions testing program to determine the control efficiency of a new Roto-Concentrator followed by a thermal oxidizer (RC/TOx) used to control volatile organic compounds/hazardous air pollutants (VOC/HAP) from multiple manufacturing processes. A facility air permit condition required compliance testing of the subject RC/TOx ...


    By CK Environmental, Inc.

  • Measurements of air–surface exchange rates of volatile organic compounds

    Vertical gradients of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were measured over a maize field and a soybean field in 1995 and 1996, respectively, in the Lower Coastal Plains of North Carolina. The measurements over the maize field were conducted in its early growth period, during May 1995, and the measurements over the soybean field were conducted in its middle and later growth periods during July ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Short distance modification of vehicular exhaust VOC fingerprint

    This work aims to investigate how volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from vehicular exhausts behave in regard to their role in pollutant photochemical reactions at very short distances from their source. Results obtained with a receptor model of ambient VOC data measured at two sampling sites in the city of Rome, placed at different distances from the traffic line, have been compared with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CO2 vs. VOC Sensors for IAQ - What`s the Difference

    People sometimes ask about the differences between VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) sensors and CO2 sensors. While both can be used to measure indoor air quality (IAQ), these sensors are not interchangeable. They measure very different things. CO2 sensing technology by IR (infrared) is stable and is not subject to the short-term, random drift found in air quality sensors. Most IR carbon ...


    By CO2 Meter, Inc.

  • VOCs Reduces Below Federal MCLs using HRC

    Summary Subsurface investigations at a dry cleaning facility revealed elevated levels of PCE and other regulated daughter products. HRC injection was chosen to accelerate the degradation of the entire range of VOCs. HRC slowly releases hydrogen, enhancing reductive dechlorination in an anaerobic environment. Additionally, HRC Primer, a less viscous version of HRC, was also used to reduce ...


    By Regenesis

  • Impact of Sampling Media on Soil Gas Measurements

    Abstract To evaluate the vapor intrusion pathway for a building and to assess the associated human health risks, soil gas samples near the building site and under the building foundation may be collected. In order to meet risk assessment goals, the analytical laboratory is often required to report compounds of concern for these soil gas samples down to the part per billion ranges or lower. ...


    By Eurofins Air Toxics Inc

  • Factors affecting the choice of VOC sensor

    VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) perform many vital roles as fuels, solvents, cleaners, feedstock, sterilants etc. However, they can be harmful to health and the environment, so it is often necessary to monitor their concentration. By definition, organic compounds contain the element carbon, and exhibit similar chemical properties, which is advantageous from a monitoring perspective. However, ...


    By Alphasense

  • Infrared differential absorption Lidar (DIAL) measurements of hydrocarbon emissions

    We report the application of an infrared (IR) differential absorption Lidar (DIAL) system (also capable of ultra violet measurements) built at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), UK, to field measurements of total site emissions (controlled and fugitive) from petrochemical and landfill installations. The validation of the IR-DIAL was carried out via a series of controlled field experiments ...

  • Volatile Organic Compounds measurement in urban tropical environment: Concentration levels near cities

    Theme 8: Air Pollution in a Tropical Climate Rapid urbanization and economic development in South-East Asia in past decades has led to air pollution problems such as excess of nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Motor vehicle exhaust, industrial emissions, chemical solvents as well as biogenic emissions are the major anthropogenic sources ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Volatile Organic Compounds measurement in tropical and temperate climates: Concentration levels in urban and rural areas

    Rapid urbanization and economic development in past decades have led to air pollution problems such as excess of nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and Semivolatile Organic Compounds (SVOCs). Motor vehicle exhaust, industrial emissions, chemical solvents as well as biogenic emissions are the major anthropogenic sources of VOCs. Depending on the area ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Chemical loss of volatile organic compounds and its impact on the source analysis through a two-year continuous measurement

    Chemical loss of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is more important than the observed VOCs, which is the real actor of the chemical process in the atmosphere. The chemical loss of VOCs might impact on the identification of VOCs sources in ambient. For this reason, VOCs with 56 species were continuously measured in the urban area of Shanghai from 2009 to 2010, and based on the measurement the ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Gas Chromatography: MCERTS Certification for Ambient Air Analysis on Benzene and VOCs

    Due to environmental issues, the world of gas analysis is evolving very rapidly. Governments set the rules to limit and control the environmental pollution through legislation. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), often produced by human activities, are amongst the sources of pollution that need to be identified and quantified for safety reasons. Exposure to high concentrations of certain VOCs is ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Vertical distribution of VOCs and ozone observed in suburban North Carolina

    As a continuing effort by the State of North Carolina to develop a State Implementation Plan for ozone control in the Raleigh Metropolitan Statistical Area, vertical measurements of C2–C10 hydrocarbons and ozone are made on a 610 meter multi-communications tower. Results signify that both long-range transport from fossil fuel combustion, petroleum exploration, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Volatile Organic Compounds measurement in tropical and temperate climates: concentration levels in urban and rural areas

    Rapid urbanization and economic development in past decades have led to air pollution problems such as excess of nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and Semivolatile Organic Compounds (SVOCs). Motor vehicle exhaust, industrial emissions, chemical solvents as well as biogenic emissions are the major anthropogenic sources of VOCs. Depending on the area ...


    By Chromatotec Group

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