Vehicle Interior Air Quality – (S)VOC Emission from Materials: Regulation, Standard Methods and Analytical Implementation
4 Aug 2014

Vehicle interior air quality (VIAQ) is of growing importance to the automotive industry, and has culminated in the development of harmonized methods (e.g.ISO 12219 series) to quantitate the release of chemicals from materials used in car manufacture. Methods generally specify the use of environmental chambers, vapor sampling onto sorbent tubes and analysis by thermal desorption (TD) with conventional GC–MS. However, the broad range of sample types and the presence of target compounds at ultra-trace levels, often within complex matrices, provide a challenge to analytical chemists. This poster describes regulation, standard methods and analytical implementation.

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