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Sunday, March 18, 2018 9am – 12noon
Professional Development Seminar 3 (not included in Conference registration) Registration $99
De-Mystifying VOCs in IAQ – How to Become a VOC Rockstar
Alice Delia, Prism Anayltical Technologies
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) have an extensive role in indoor air quality. In fact, it’s so extensive that it can be a real challenge to recognize the many areas VOCs have an impact.
Biological processes (mold, bacteria, plants and trees, animals, people)
Natural processes (decay, combustion, etc.)
Occupant activities (cooking, cleaning, etc.)
Material off gassing (building, furniture, etc.)
Fugitive emissions (stored products such as paint and gasoline)
Outside intrusion (outdoor pollutants, soil vapor intrusion)
The variety and number of VOCs represented by these sources and activities creates complex mixtures that can be difficult to assess. However, the pattern, or “fingerprint,” of VOCs can communicate a lot of information to the discerning eye. There are several key concepts that can be used to recognize traits and patterns in common indoor scenarios. These provide critical insights to the investigator and increase the ability of the investigator to more fully identify possible problems in the built environment. Attendees will understand the basics of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and their role in IAQ, explore the many sources and activities that produce or affect VOCs, learn how to use critical indicators to understand the “story” represented by the VOCs present, and identify effective strategies for removing or reducing VOCs in the built environment.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Formaldehyde: Are You Prepared for the Next 'News" Release
Formaldehyde, like “Black Mold”, is gaining more and more traction in the news headlines as of late. As a result, many companies, owners, employees, and homeowners are requesting analysis for this known carcinogen. How can you better prepare your business for quick response in the wake of increasing Formaldehyde awareness? We will discuss why individuals should be concerned, sources in the built environment, sampling plans based on available methods and location needs, and how to better align yourself to win the attention of the prospective client and concerned occupant when the next ‘News’ release airs.