Sources of Volatile Organic Compounds in a University Building

Akal, Dilsad
Tuncel, Süleyman Gürdal
Ersan, Hulya Yavuz
A total of 34volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were measured in the indoor of laboratories, offices and classrooms of the Chemical Engineering Department of Hacettepe University in Ankara in 2week-day passive sampling campaigns. The average concentrations ranged from 0.77 to 265g m(-3) at the different indoor sites, with the most abundant VOC found to be toluene (119.6g m(-3)), followed by styrene (21.24g m(-3)), 2-ethyltoluene (17.11g m(-3)), n-hexane (10.21g m(-3)) and benzene (9.42g m(-3)). According to the factor analysis, the evaporation of solvents used in the laboratories was found to be the dominant source.
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D. Akal, S. YURDAKUL, M. CİVAN, S. G. Tuncel, and H. Y. Ersan, “Sources of Volatile Organic Compounds in a University Building,” pp. 173–185, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: