Environmental Analysis

A Review of Air Sampling Techniques and Monitoring of Ozone Precursor VOCs

Separation Science, in collaboration with PerkinElmer has developed an upcoming webinar that will compare the different techniques of air sampling and when they are utilized. Regulatory agencies globally are increasing requirements and rigor for the monitoring of air to protect human health and the environment. This presentation will compare the different techniques of air sampling and when they are utilized.


The methods for toxic compound monitoring in air for fenceline, soil gas, and manufactured gas plants (MGP) use both passive and active sampling; and monitoring of ozone precursors using online sampling with robust data management platforms will be discussed.

The focus on ozone precursor (compounds that form tropospheric ozone when exposed to UV) will be based upon the United Kingdom (UK) monitoring requirements.

The ozone precursor system is used to measure 29 VOCs on an hourly basis and can produce in excess of 250,000 peaks per year. This level of data processing requires an efficient and effective means to identify, quantify and assess measurements to ensure they’re representative of the monitoring location. The speakers will demonstrate the ideal solution to these problems using their bespoke data processing tools.

In addition to data handling management, you will learn about the following...

  • How and why the UK monitors ozone precursors
  • Where are the sites and why were they selected
  • How testing is performed, and what components are of interest measuring
  • The optimum analytical parameters
  • How the data is handled and used

Who Should Attend?

  • Laboratory technicians who perform ozone precursor VOCs monitoring for their clients
  • Air quality scientists or chemists who gather, manage and process data associated with air permit requirements or state or federal air quality monitoring programs
  • Laboratory managers and directors who are tasked with improving productivity associated with the management of air quality monitoring data


JamesDernieJames Dernie (Senior Air Quality Consultant, Ricardo Energy & Environment)

James has over 16 years' technical experience in environmental monitoring, specialising in instrument calibration, measurement of ambient pollutant concentrations, statistical data analysis and reporting.


LeeMarottaLee Marotta (Principal Field Application Scientist, PerkinElmer, Inc.)

Lee has over 25 years’ experience as a field application scientist with a focus on the petroleum and environmental industries, engaging with customers to understanding their challenges and requirements to ultimately help them realize success.


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