Tim Robinson is the founding director of Waverton Analytics Ltd, a company specialising in instrumentation and services for environmental analytics.
With a background in Applied Chemistry, Tim has spent a major part of his career working on the development and use of analytical technologies, including mass spectrometry and Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy, for real-time monitoring of advanced manufacturing processes and environmental emissions.
Over the past 5 years, Waverton Analytics have been involved with the launch of a range of indoor air quality tests for VOCs (including VOCs from active mould growth), formaldehyde and tobacco smoke, using analytical technologies such as TDT-GC-MS and fluorescence spectroscopy.
Tim will discuss:
- Indoor air quality (IAQ) testing in homes, schools and offices
- A review of the sampling techniques and analytical methods used to determine the concentration of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and Formaldehyde in indoor air
- Building materials as sources of Formaldehyde and other harmful VOCs in indoor air, including a review of published exposure limits for Formaldehyde and how these correlate with real-world test results.