Indoor and Outdoor Air Profiling with GC-IMS

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Abstract

Air Quality research is a trending topic that has received increasing attention from scientific community around the globe. Due to the high relevance of recent discoveries in areas like medicine or chemistry, analytical techniques with high sensitivity and selectivity play a crucial role in the characterization of the ambient air composition. This preliminary study intends to evaluate the air quality around a university campus by profiling VOCs from 14 locations with differentiated characteristics, intended for further industrial contextualization. Multiple air samples were collected from each defined location and further analysed with the GC-IMS technique. Totally, 33 compounds were detected, and their intensity peak values, and drift and retention times were used to identify 11 of them. The suitability of GC-IMS to quickly and easily assess air quality become evident. Further detailed studies should include a wider range of locations to identify new VOCs and their eventual consequences to human health.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnological Innovation for Life Improvement - 11th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2020, Proceedings
EditorsLuis M. Camarinha-Matos, Nastaran Farhadi, Fábio Lopes, Helena Pereira
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages437-444
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-45124-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-45123-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event11th Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2020 - Costa de Caparica, Portugal
Duration: 1 Jul 20203 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer
Volume577
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X

Conference

Conference11th Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2020
CountryPortugal
CityCosta de Caparica
Period1/07/203/07/20

Keywords

  • Air quality
  • Gas chromatography
  • Intensity profiling
  • Ion mobility spectrometry
  • Volatile Organic Compounds

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