Volatile Organic Compounds: Occurrence, Behavior and Ecological Implications


Julian Patrick Moore (Editor)

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: SCI026000

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are hazardous highly toxic pollutants that cause a number of environmental and human health problems. They are released during a wide range of industrial, transportation and commercial activities and their emissions have reached high levels. This book provides a review of the occurrence, behavior and ecological implications of VOCs. Chapter One evaluates the biogeneration of volatile organic compounds produced by microalgae. Chapter Two investigates VOC pollution from industrial complexes and wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Chapter Three illustrates the current knowledge of intra- and inter- organismal Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds (mVOCs)-based interactions, volatile perception, signal transduction and phenotypical responses in the receiver organisms. Chapter Four summarizes the current state of knowledge regarding the impact of emissions from gasoline powered vehicles on historical ambient VOC concentration trends, and on the current ambient urban atmosphere of the South Coast Air Basin. Chapter Five discusses the oxidation of VOCs over cyptomelane catalysts. Chapter Six studies VOCs from truffles and false truffles from Basilicata in Southern Italy. Chapter Seven discusses the removal of VOCs in the air by total catalytic oxidation promoted by catalysts. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Biogeneration of Volatile Organic Compounds by Microalgae: Occurrence, Behavior, Ecological Implications and Industrial Applications
Andriéli B. Santos, Karem R. Vieira, Gabriela P. Nogara, Roger Wagner, Eduardo Jacob-Lopes, and Leila Q. Zepka (Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Santa Maria, RS, Brazil)

Chapter 2. Volatile Organic Compounds from Industrial Complexes and Wastewater Treatment Plants: Occurrences, Behaviors and Health Risks
Wei-Hsiang Chen (Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

Chapter 3. Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds and Trans-Kingdom Interactions: Why Are They So Important?
Daniela Minerdi (Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, University of Torino, Torino, Italy)

Chapter 4. Gasoline Vehicles: The Primary Contributor to Ambient Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentrations in California’s South Coast Air Basin
Yanbo Pang, Paul Rieger and Mark Fuentes (California Air Resources Board, El Monte, CA, USA)

Chapter 5. Oxidation of VOC over Cryptomelane Catalysts: Doping with Au and Alkali
S.A.C. Carabineiro, V.P. Santos, O.S.G.P. Soares, M.F.R. Pereira, J.J.M. Orfao, and J.L. Figueiredo (Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering – Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials (LSRE-LCM), Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal)

Chapter 6. Volatile Organic Compounds from Truffles and False Truffles from Basilicata (Southern Italy)
Maurizio D’Auria, Gian Luigi Rana and Rocco Racioppi (Dipartimento di Scienze, Università della Basilicata, Potenza, Italy)

Chapter 7. Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds in Air by Total Catalytic Oxidation Promoted by Catalysts
Rosana Balzer (Department of Technology and Exact Sciences, Federal University of Parana, UFPR, Brazil)

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