Wolfson Atmospheric
Chemistry Laboratories

Innovation Way
University of York
Heslington
York, YO10 5DD

General Enquiries

Jenny Hudson-Bell
wacl@york.ac.uk
01904 322609

WACL offers analysis of air samples collected in either glass canisters, steel canisters or Tedlar bags.

We can provide quantification of gaseous VOCs (C2 up to C14, and including halogenated VOCs) using thermal desorption coupled with either Gas Chromatography-Flame Ionisation Detection (GC-FID) or Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), and for individual VOC abundances as low as 1 part per trillion in air.

We can provide species identification and quantification (from the parts per million down to parts per trillion ranges) with all data traceable to certified gas mixtures. Typical precision of measurments is around 5% for most compounds.

We can supply loan sampling apparatus including canisters, Tedlar bags, pumps and time averaging sample inlets.

 

Potential applications:

Indoor Air quality.

Natural gas leakage assessment.

High purity gas contamination evaluation.

Engine exhaust performance assessment.