publication . Article . 2014

Very volatile organic compounds: an understudied class of indoor air pollutants

T. Salthammer;
Open Access English
  • Published: 24 Dec 2014
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
Very volatile organic compounds (VVOCs), as categorized by the WHO, are an important subgroup of indoor pollutants and cover a wide spectrum of chemical substances. Some VVOCs are components of products commonly used indoors, some result from chemical reactions and some are reactive precursors of secondary products. Nevertheless, there is still no clear and internationally accepted definition of VVOCs. Current approaches are based on the boiling point, and the saturation vapor pressure or refer to analytical procedures. A significant problem is that many airborne VVOCs cannot be routinely analyzed by the usually applied technique of sampling on Tenax TA® followe...
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free text keywords: very volatile organic compounds, volatile organic compounds, analytical methods, indoor air concentrations, building product emission, guideline, Pollutant, Thermal desorption, Environmental engineering, Tenax, Indoor air quality, Environmental chemistry, Boiling point, Indoor air pollutants, Waste management, Chemistry
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publication . Article . 2014

Very volatile organic compounds: an understudied class of indoor air pollutants

T. Salthammer;