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Multi-component VOC Sensor System for Fugitive Emissions and Odor Identification

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The Rubbertown community in Louisville, KY has been experiencing toxic and odorous volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions that can be difficult for traditional air quality monitors to detect. Emerging technologies can help provide communities with cost-effective but powerful solutions to detect and identify key sources of these emissions to improve air quality. The odor VOC Emissions Tracker (oVET) is a novel sensor system that combines a fenceline VOC sensor, an automated gas chromatograph, and optimized canister sampling to detect and locate fugitive odor causing air toxic VOC emission sources. The goal is to aid air quality managers and inform mitigation strategies that address these sources to help improve quality of life for these communities.

Contacts: Jane Spann; Ingrid George; Tiereny Bell; Njeri Carlton-Carew; Sheryl Good; Rachelle Duvall; Eben Thoma; Rachael Hamilton; Jason Dewees;