In this study, the application of the technique Gas Chromatography coupled to Ion Mobility Spectrometry (GC-IMS), for the detection of odorous volatile compounds in the indoor air of an urban waste treatment facilities, was evaluated.
For the identification of the detected compounds, data obtained from GC-IMS and Gas Chromatography - Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (GC-ToFMS) were used. Results obtained demonstrated that the technique GC-IMS allows the detection of different types or odorous compounds such as: alcohols, ketones, terpenes and esters, arising from treatment processes of urban waste.
Eloy Y. Companioni Damas*, Estel·la Pagans Miró, Carmen Villatoro González, Luciano Vera Carrasco.
*Odournet. SL. Parque Empresarial Trade Center. Avenida de las Cortes Catalanas, 5-6, 08173 Sant Cugat del Vallès · Spain