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.
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: