Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are numerous, varied, and ubiquitous, including both human-made and naturally occurring chemical compounds. Some VOCs are dangerous to human health and harmful to the environment. VOCs come from various sources, such as indoor paints, cleaning products, refrigerants, gas and fuel, vehicle interior material decomposition, polluted groundwater, electronics manufacturing, medicine production, food and beverage production, manufacturing plants, and so forth. Anthropogenic VOCs are regulated by law, especially indoors, where concentrations are the highest. 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 P100 and P300 can rapidly sample and analyze ambient air in any location, making them useful devices for emissions testing. The device samples from the ambient air without any additional equipment or sample preparation required. The compact design allows them to conveniently test the air in smaller spaces inaccessible to a traditional benchtop devices, while they are yet 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.