Application Note: VOC & SVOC Emissions from Materials with Relevance to Vehicle Interior Air Quality: Regulation, Standard Methods and Analytical Implementation
22 February 2017

Emissions of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds from car interiors can have an adverse effect on vehicle interior air quality (VIAQ), raising concerns for passenger health and safety. This application note describes methods for assessing VIAQ using thermal desorption–gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (TD–GC–MS) for analysis and quantitation of volatile organic and semi-volatile compounds (VOCs and SVOCs).