AMBIENT AIR MONITORING

A COMPACT GC MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO MONITORING THE AIR QUALITY AT ANY SITE WITH RAPID, REAL-TIME DETECTION AT SUB-PPB LEVELS.

BE INFORMED ABOUT AIR QUALITY

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are numerous, varied, and ubiquitous, including both human-made and naturally occurring chemical compounds. Sources of VOCs include paints, cleaning products, solvents, refrigerants, gas and fuel, and so forth. Some VOCs are dangerous to human health and harmful to the environment, and some are regulated by law.
Monitoring the air on-site with immediate results makes it possible to detect the presence of small concentrations of VOCs before they become a larger problem.
The NovaTest P300 can rapidly sample and analyze ambient air in any location, making it a useful device for air quality testing. The P300 is capable of detecting a wide range of compounds with high sensitivity in a single test, and the system automatically generates an instant report with calculated results. These features can be used to efficiently identify air quality problems so that they can be fixed as quickly as possible.
The NovaTest A1000 provides the continuous online monitoring solutions needed for an air monitoring station. The A1000 can sample and analyze ambient air autonomously and alert users when target compounds exceed a certain threshold. Continuous, real-time analysis provides immediate feedback, making it possible to examine changing conditions over time and identify pollution sources or events.

BTEX

Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes are toxic and are classified as human carcinogens. These VOCs can be measured fairly easily as a group. Monitoring BTEX levels is a simple way to track the overall level of VOCs in an area, which is important for human and environmental health.

OZONE PRECURSORS

VOCs can contribute to the formation of tropospheric ozone. During recent years, the concentration levels of tropospheric ozone have been continually increasing and occasionally even exceeding legally regulated limits. Such increased levels of ground level ozone are harmful to human health and to the environment. Some VOCs, such as hydrocarbons, also contribute to the formation of haze and photochemical smog. Consequently, VOCs are considered very serious air pollutants. The EPA has published a PAMS target list with a total of 56 VOCs to be monitored.

SULFUR ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

The presence of odor-causing compounds, such as sulfur organic compounds, is often a major reason for complaints about air pollution. Odors can be emitted from a variety of sources including petrochemical refineries, paper factories, fertilizer production, landfills, sewage treatment plants, and so forth. Even low concentrations of these compounds are able to produce odors detectable by the human nose, so it is important to be able to monitor such compounds at very low concentrations.

CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS, FREONS, AND ORGANIC SOLVENTS

Chlorinated hydrocarbons, freons, and organic solvents are used in a variety of industries such as chemical plants, petrochemical refineries, paint and coatings manufacturing, plastics factories, and other industrial plants. These compounds release toxic VOCs that are harmful to human health and dangerous to the environment. Many such VOCs are classified as human carcinogens. It is very important that these emissions are monitored and controlled.

INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

  • Conventional air testing is conducted at intervals, making it difficult to distinguish changing conditions. Continuous testing with faster analysis is needed to provide the immediate feedback necessary for effective responses
  • Comprehensive analysis often requires multiple tests with multiple techniques, making testing complex
  • Ambient air monitoring requires rugged equipment that can function reliably in changing conditions

OUR SOLUTIONS

  • Automated sampling and rapid analysis of a wide range of VOCs with instantly calculated results provides immediate feedback that is easy to understand. Continuous testing can reveal dynamic changes and identify pollution events
  • Multiple VOCs can be detected and analyzed in a single test that requires no professional GC background to perform
  • Devices are designed to be used in the field and are very robust, with low maintenance and low consumable requirements
P300

FIELD TESTING SOLUTION

The NovaTest P300 – Compact gas chromatograph capable of detecting trace concentrations of VOCs

RAPID

The P300 needs only 2 minutes to analyze BTEX samples, saving considerable sampling and analysis time

RELIABLE

The system automatically identifies peaks and generates an instant report in just minutes while maintaining high resolution and accuracy. The FWHM (full width at half maximum) for each component does not exceed 5 seconds.

EFFICIENT

Testing requires only your P300. The P300 will pump in the surrounding air automatically without the need for additional sampling equipment. Analysis can be completed using built-in test methods without entering numerous parameters.

CONTINUOUS MONITORING SOLUTION

The NovaTest A1000 – Online gas chromatograph capable of detecting trace concentrations of VOCs

CONTINUOUS, UNATTENDED, REMOTE MONITORING

The A1000 provides rapid and comprehensive analysis of VOCs with high sensitivity and accuracy. It can be operated remotely, saving considerable time and money with autonomous sampling and testing.

ADVANCED SOTWARE

The NovaSoft software is designed to be a powerful tool for the user while also being easy to use. System parameters are preset to optimize performance, and resulting data is automatically analyzed to generate quantified results.

EFFICIENT

A1000 is designed to operate unattended for extended periods of time and therefore requires very little maintenance. Sampling, testing, and cleaning procedures are performed automatically.

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MORE APPLICATIONS

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INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Convenient field tests and online monitoring solutions to indoor air quality evaluation with NovaTest GC systems. Quick sampling and analyzing without the need for additional sampling equipment or sample preparation.

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VOCS IN WATER

Monitor the VOCs that are common constituents or by-products of many industrial processes which are existing in water, protect employees from negative health consequences.

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VOCS IN VEHICLES

VOC concentrations inside vehicles can reach levels significantly higher than what is recommended for safety. The NovaTest GC systems allow it to conveniently detect a wide range of compounds in smaller spaces.