Automotive vehicles release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from various components and as by-products of combustion. These VOCs can be dangerous to human health and harmful to the environment. Some, such as benzene, are classified as human carcinogens. Others are contributors to smog and other environmental hazards. Detecting these emissions and identifying their sources can help reduce public and environmental exposure. There is therefore a need for accessible technology that can provide rapid and comprehensive analysis and produce understandable and useful results.
The NovaTest P300 can rapidly sample and analyze ambient air in any location, making it a useful device for emissions testing. The device samples from the ambient air without any additional equipment or sample preparation required. The compact design of the P300 allows it to conveniently test the air in smaller spaces inaccessible to a traditional benchtop GC. 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 easily be used in the production line, the parking lot, or in inspection shops to quickly evaluate the emissions of a vehicle.
The NovaTest A1000 provides the online monitoring solutions needed for continuous emissions monitoring. The A1000 can sample and analyze ambient air autonomously and alert users when target compounds exceed a certain threshold. This makes the A1000 a useful online solution capable of testing vehicle emissions during production. The A1000 can also operate remotely and so could be used to monitor the air in heavy traffic areas. Continuous monitoring can help ensure VOC concentrations do not exceed regulated limits, thus protecting the health and safety of humans and the environment.