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Volatile Organic Compounds in the Atmosphere
by Ralf Koppmann

Volatile Organic Compounds in the Atmosphere describes the current state of knowledge of the chemistry of VOCs as well as the methods and techniques to analyse gaseous and particulate organic compounds in the atmosphere.

The aim is to provide an authoritative review to address the needs of both graduate students and active researchers in the field of atmospheric chemistry research.

Special Features:

  • Brings together all the information on the sources, chemistry and analysis of VOCs in one place, making it easily accessible to practitioners and students
  • Covers the most recent material, making it an essential first source for practitioners and students
  • Brings non-experts up-to-speed quickly, comprehensively and economically, providing the reader with a firm understanding of the sources, instrumental methods for detecting, and the atmospheric chemistry of VOCs


1. Volatile Organic Compounds in the Atmosphere: An Overview

  • Sinks
  • Atmospheric Distribution
  • Measurement Tools
  • Modelling Tools
  • How Organic Species Affect the Atmosphere

2. Anthropogenic VOCs

  • Sources of Anthropogenic VOCs
  • Atmospheric Distribution of VOCs
  • Chemical Behaviour of VOCs in the Atmosphere
  • Measurement Techniques

3. Biogenic VOCs

  • Sources of Biogenic VOCs
  • Emission Inventories of Biogenic VOCs
  • Global Distribution of Biogenic VOCs
  • Impact on Photooxidants and Atmospheric Chemistry

4. Oxygenated Volatile Organic Compounds

  • Tropospheric Mixing Ratios and Global Distribution
  • Sources of OVOCs
  • Sinks of OVOCs
  • Budgets and Emission Inventories
  • Sampling and Measurement Techniques

5. Halogenated Volatile Organic Compounds

  • Sources of Halogenated VOCs
  • Atmospheric Concentrations: Trends and Distribution
  • Sinks of Halogenated VOCs
  • Emission Inventories
  • Sampling Techniques
  • Sinks of Halogenated VOCs
  • Emission Inventories

6. PAN and Related Compounds

  • The Chemistry of PANs
  • Atmospheric Formation
  • Measurement and Calibration Techniques
  • Atmospheric Measurements
  • Modelling and Interpretation of Ambient Measurements

7. Organic Nitrates

  • Production Mechanism
  • Measurement Methods
  • Atmospheric Measurements
  • Fate

8. Higher-Molecular-Weight Carbonyls and Carboxylic Acids

  • Atmospheric Levels
  • Reactivity and Impact on the Atmosphere
  • Sampling and Analysis

9. Organic Aerosols

  • Carbonaceous Aerosols
  • Analysis of Organic Aerosols

10. Gas Chromatography-Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry

  • Fundamentals of Stable Isotope Ratios of VOCs
  • Experimental Methods
  • Kinetic Isotope Effects
  • Stable Isotope Ratios of Atmospheric VOC and Their Sources

11. Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography

  • Fundamentals of Comprehensive Gas Chromatography
  • Modulators
  • Detectors
  • Examples of GC x GC Use Atmospheric Samples


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Volatile Organic Compounds in the Atmosphere
by Ralf Koppmann
2007 500 pages $199.95 + shipping
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