Eugenio Indrigo

Pollution Analytical Equipment , Italy


His studies began at the University of Bologna, where he graduated in Industrial Chemistry. After a period abroad, for a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, he moved back to Italy and to a job in industry. Now, as Export area Manager at Pollution Analytical Equipment, works on the field of environmental monitoring and is specialised in analytical instruments for gas emission.

Short description about presentation:

VOCs: organic chemical compounds with a high vapour pressure and low boiling point at room temperature. They include both human-made and naturally occurring compounds. Typical examples are benzene, toluene, formaldheyde, glycol ethers, fossil fuels, terpenes, EtO, CS2, EtOH, 1,3-butadiene, CH2Cl2

Anthropogenic sources emit about 142 teragrams of carbon per year in the form of VOCs. Typical sources are:

Humans being exposed to VOCs may experience adverse health effects. The extent and nature will depend on many factors including type of chemical, concentration, level and duration of exposure.
In addition, when VOCs combine with NOx in the air, they form ozone pollution (smog)