Analysis of EPA Monitored Volatile Organic Compounds Using GC-LUMA



Webinar Date/Time: Thu, Dec 14, 2023 11:00 AM EST

Revolutionize industrial emissions monitoring! Discover a game-changing alternative for VOC analysis with GC-LUMA, offering selectivity, sensitivity, and simplicity. Join us to explore the future of this type of analysis.

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Event Overview:

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from refineries, chemical plants, and other industrial sources must be closely monitored and limited, as they have significant impact on both the environment and human health. Subsets of approximately 100 of these VOCs are measured via EPA methods such as TO-14A and TO-15. While mass spectrometry or a combination of other non-specific detectors can be used to perform these methods, they all suffer from various drawbacks including compound identification, sensitivity, and ease of use. A new approach to VOC analysis utilizing GC-LUMA brings a selective, sensitive, and simple alternative to currently used setups.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will gain insights into the environmental and health impacts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from industrial sources. This objective aims to establish the significance of closely monitoring and limiting VOC emissions.
  • Attendees will delve into the EPA methods TO-14A and TO-15, which measure subsets of approximately 100 VOCs. This objective focuses on familiarizing participants with the existing methods used for VOC measurement and their limitations.
  • Participants will be introduced to a new approach for VOC analysis using Gas Chromatography with Laser-Induced Fluorescence Detection (GC-LUMA). This objective aims to provide insights into the selective, sensitive, and user-friendly alternative that GC-LUMA brings to VOC analysis, addressing the drawbacks of existing setups.

Who Should Attend

  • Analytical chemists
  • Analytical managers
  • R&D scientists
  • Quality Control personnel
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Individuals who work or oversee instrumentation/laboratory testing,
  • Pyrolysis oil manufacturers


Alex Hodgson
Applications Manager
VUV Analytics

Alex Hodgson is the Applications Manager at VUV Analytics, Inc. In his 7+ years at VUV, he has been instrumental in research focused on fuels analysis, including ASTM D8267 (jet fuel), D8368 (diesel), and D8369 (VHA), as well as EN17734 (EU gasoline). He also leads the charge in the creation of the first ever ASTM method for recycled plastics feedstocks, D8519. Prior to coming to VUV Analytics, Alex was a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, where his research focused on tobacco exposure biomarkers. He earned a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. in biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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