During car manufacturing, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) associated with the paints are emitted to the atmosphere. These are carcinogen, toxic and lead to tropospheric ozone formation. Therefore, VOC emissions must be reduced.
With this aim, Chromatotec® airmoVOC C6-C12 (GC-FID analyser) has been used to monitor VOC emissions from a car painting line. Indeed, it can measure concentrations ranging from very low (ppt) to high (ppm) level, so it is suitable for emission measurements. When coupled to MS detection, the precise identification of the molecules allows selecting the appropriate treatment.
Take a look
at the results obtained during a field campaign in the Case Study below.