Case History Pyxis GC BTEX – Monitoring under extreme conditions
In line with the attention that the Italian Navy addresses to environmental issues, among the research and monitoring activities developed in collaboration with the University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, the scientific director Prof. Gianluigi De Gennaro coordinated the team of Biology Department students and researchers that equipped the Palinuro Training Ship with high– temporal resolution instruments, in order to produce extremely accurate data, necessary for the development of the project “Che aria che tira”.
The campaign is focused on different airborne pollutants monitoring present in the open sea and in different Mediterranean ports. The aim is to assess human activities’ impact and determine the possible emissive sources.
Pollution Analytical Equipment took part in the project providing a Pyxis GC BTEX to evaluate the different concentrations of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) monitored by the sensor installed onboard and activated during navigation and docking in port.
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