Balancing lab sustainability and expanding VOC monitoring requirements for air analysis

As our understanding of the human impact on the environment deepens, so too does the conversation and action surrounding two linked topics: how companies can adopt more sustainable operations and which other compounds necessitate monitoring to address the latest safety and environmental concerns.

When trying to assess sustainability in a GC-based lab, organic solvents, liquid cryogen and helium are often at the top of lab managers’ lists to reduce. Hydrogen carrier gas, solvent-free, and cryogen-free sample introduction methods offer a solution to these problems. However, are they compatible with the expanding number of species and lower detection limits now required for many organic compound monitoring lists?

In this webinar, Hannah Calder, Environmental Air – Market Development Manager at Markes International, and Dr. Aaron Davies, Commercial Marketing Manager – Thermal Desorption at Markes International, will discuss case studies where air monitoring lists are growing in complexity, such as in ozone precursor monitoring, air toxics, and organic ozone-depleting substances. In each case study, as well as looking at how the methodology can meet the requirements of monitoring, they will also discuss how the method can be made more sustainable, ensuring longevity and accountability.

By attending this webinar, you will learn:

  • About proposed changes to monitoring of ozone precursors in Europe, air toxics in the USA and ozone depleting substances in China
  • How sustainability can be introduced into laboratories analysing organic compounds, with a focus on air monitoring
  • What the challenges are when adopting a more sustainable approach, and tools available to help facilitate the conversion process
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