TD-GC-MS for the analysis of (semi-)volatile organic compounds of biogenic and anthropogenic origin in ambient air and in the headspace of different matrices

01 January 2009 → 31 December 2010
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical separation and detection techniques
    • Organic green chemistry
    • Aquatic chemistry
    • Environmental chemistry
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Chemometric techniques
thermal desorption gas chromatography-mass spectometry ambient air (semi-)volatile organic compounds environmental organic analysis
Project description

This project focuses on the chemical analysis of (semi-)volatile organic compounds in ambient air. Particular attention is spent to biogenic emissions such as those of sesquiterpenes by forest vegetation on the one hand, and the presence of anthropogenic human health damaging (semi-)VOC in indoor air on the other hand. The budgetary funding requested in this proposal is intended for puchasing the essential innovative TD-GC-MS device.