Application Note

Analysis of 24 Polar and Non-Polar Volatile Organic Compound (VOCs) Emissions from Stationary Source

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have been recognized as a primary source of air pollution, and are known photochemical reaction precursors which facilitate the production of tropospheric, or ground-level, ozone. Ground-level ozone can have significant impacts on human health, and contributes to climate change throughout the world. VOC emissions from stationary sources, such as ducts, stacks and exhaust funnels in factories, refineries and mines, have been identified as significant contributors to air pollution and ground-level ozone formation. In this paper, a qualitative and quantitative method for the analysis of 24 polar and nonpolar VOCs was established using a PerkinElmer TurboMatrix ATD and a PerkinElmer Clarus® GC/MS with electron ionization (EI) source. The method is simple, sensitive and efficient to comply with regulatory requirements.