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VOC emission from materials

VOC EMISSION FROM MATERIALS


VOC detection and quantification techniques developed at LCMA are applicable to:

 

    • Quantification of VOC emission from construction materials (dwellings, vehicles, …)
    • Studies of reduction of VOC emitted from construction materials or adjustments in ventilation systems in order to enhance indoor air quality
    • Evaluation of the emission potential of new construction materials


CHARACTERIZATION OF BIOGENIC EMISSIONS

 

A sampling design for the retention, characterization and analysis of VOC and SVOC emission from vegetal species in their own habitat has been developed in our laboratory.

 

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Figure 1. Sampling design for biogenic emissions

 

 

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LCMA Chromatogram :  Himantoglossum robertianum orchid species emissions detected compounds

 

 

EVALUATION OF VOC REDUCTION EFFICIENCY IN AIR QUALITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEMS


Pollutants reduction efficiency in air quality enhancement or purification systems is a key aspect that has to be known. However, most equipment present in the market for air quality improvement in dwellings has not been evaluated in the field, and therefore their real contaminant removal efficiencies are unknown.

The different technologies developed in the LCMA allow the determination of the reduction efficiency of a wide range of COV and inorganic compounds in air purifying systems.

 

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DETERMINATION OF TRIHALOMETHANES IN OUTDOOR, INDOOR AND EXHALED AIR

The technique for the sampling and analysis of VOC in air developed in our laboratory allows the evaluation of trihalomethane levels in the atmospheric environment for the evaluation of air quality in facilities where water is treated with halogenated compounds (swimming pools, …)

 

AIR QUALITY EVALUATION IN AIRCRAFTS

Evaluation and design of ventilation systems. Characterization of pollutants in short-, medium-, and long-haul flights.


AIR QUALITY EVALUATION IN MUSEUMS. EVALUATION OF THE IMPACT OF VENTILATION OUTDOOR AIR AND EMISSIONS FROM PUBLIC IN ARTWORKS

Evaluation of the impact of outdoor and indoor air pollutants in artwork.

 

VOC IDENTIFICATION IN EXHALED AIR FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF ILLNESSES OR EMISSION IMPACTS IN PEOPLE

Characterization of VOC in exhaled air. Evaluation of the impacts of emissions in people. Development of methodologies for the prediction and diagnose of illnesses.