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A wide range of organic compounds including aldehydes, VOC and VVOC have been shown or suspected to play a role as one of the multiple causes of the Sick Building Syndrome. Methods for their measurement consist of sampling, separation and identification. Sampling methods need to be designed according to the specific requirements of the indoor environment, whereas separation and identification methods are common to many fields of environmental analysis. This paper discusses sorbent sampling, gives some information on whole air sampling and describes methods for sample transfer to the separation and identification equipment.

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Authors: KNÖPPEL H, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Chemical, Microbiological, Health and Comfort Aspects of Indoor Air Quality - State of the Art in SBS, Ispra (IT), March 23-27, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36626 ORA
Record Number: 199210392 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en