Thermal Desorption Applications Guide: Automotive studies
A comprehensive guide to using thermal desorption in the vehicle-manufacturing industry
Concern over passenger health and safety because of poor vehicle interior air quality (VIAQ) has led to regulations on the materials used in vehicles, and the development of associated sampling and analytical methods. The aim of these methods is to aid understanding of the VOC and SVOC content of car trim, emission profiles, and the overall quality of in-vehicle air.
In this Applications Guide, we describe the role of thermal desorption (TD) within these methods, and show how it can be applied to a range of applications in the automotive industry. Examples covered include whole air testing of car cabins, direct desorption of small samples, and chamber/bag methods for certification and screening.