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Biogenic volatile organic compound analysis from selected European deciduous and coniferous tree species: composition and emission rate

Olga Pokorska UGent (2012)
abstract
Plants re-emit a fraction of assimilated carbon into the atmosphere as biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs). BVOCs are a heterogeneous group of compounds that includes terpenes (isoprene, monoterpenes, sesquiterpnes) as well as alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, aldehydes, esters, ethers, acids. These compounds contribute to the formation of troposheric ozone (O3) and secondary organic aerosols (SOA) and thus can play an important role in the Earth global system. Recent studies have also emphasized that global warming will lead to important feedback between BVOC emissions and climate change. BVOC emissions are regulated by a range of biotic and abiotic factors and vary from species to species. The first aim of the thesis was to develop an innovative accelerated solid-phase dynamic extraction (ASPDE) technique for BVOC measurements. The second aim was to study the BVOC emissions of selected European common or/and poorly investigated tree species: Quercus robur (oak), Fraxinus excelsior (ash), Abies alba (silver fir), Pinus nigra supsp. laricio (black pine), Larix decidua (larch). Experiments were carried out at ambient conditions in Flanders (Belgium). This research provides information on BVOC measurement techniques as well as emission patterns and rates of BVOCs from aforementioned tree species. Moreover, seasonality and other factors influencing BVOC emissions are also explored. Overall, collected data contribute to BVOC emission databases and can be used for improving the estimation of regional and global BVOC budgets.
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author
promoter
UGent and UGent
organization
alternative title
Analyse van biogene vluchtige organische componenten van een selectie Europese loof– en naaldbomen : samenstelling en emissiesnelheid
year
type
dissertation (monograph)
subject
keyword
gas chromatography, emission rate, biogenic volatile organic compound, emission pattern, mass spectrometry
pages
151 pages
publisher
Ghent Univeristy. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
defense location
Gent : Het Pand (zaal rector Blancquaert)
defense date
2012-02-24 16:30
ISBN
9789059895010
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
D1
additional info
dissertation consists of copyrighted material
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2041969
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2041969
date created
2012-02-23 11:14:38
date last changed
2012-02-27 09:12:20
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  abstract     = {Plants re-emit a fraction of assimilated carbon into the atmosphere as biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs). BVOCs are a heterogeneous group of compounds that includes terpenes (isoprene, monoterpenes, sesquiterpnes) as well as alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, aldehydes, esters, ethers, acids. These compounds contribute to the formation of troposheric ozone (O3) and secondary organic aerosols (SOA) and thus can play an important role in the Earth global system. Recent studies have also emphasized that global warming will lead to important feedback between BVOC emissions and climate change. BVOC emissions are regulated by a range of biotic and abiotic factors and vary from species to species. 
The first aim of the thesis was to develop an innovative accelerated solid-phase dynamic extraction (ASPDE) technique for BVOC measurements. The second aim was to study the BVOC emissions of selected European common or/and poorly investigated tree species: Quercus robur (oak), Fraxinus excelsior (ash), Abies alba (silver fir), Pinus nigra supsp. laricio (black pine), Larix decidua (larch). Experiments were carried out at ambient conditions in Flanders (Belgium). This research provides information on BVOC measurement techniques as well as emission patterns and rates of BVOCs from aforementioned tree species. Moreover, seasonality and other factors influencing BVOC emissions are also explored. Overall, collected data contribute to BVOC emission databases and can be used for improving the estimation of regional and global BVOC budgets.},
  author       = {Pokorska, Olga},
  isbn         = {9789059895010},
  keyword      = {gas chromatography,emission rate,biogenic volatile organic compound,emission pattern,mass spectrometry},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {151},
  publisher    = {Ghent Univeristy. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Biogenic volatile organic compound analysis from selected European deciduous and coniferous tree species: composition and emission rate},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Pokorska, Olga. 2012. “Biogenic Volatile Organic Compound Analysis from Selected European Deciduous and Coniferous Tree Species: Composition and Emission Rate”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent Univeristy. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering.
APA
Pokorska, O. (2012). Biogenic volatile organic compound analysis from selected European deciduous and coniferous tree species: composition and emission rate. Ghent Univeristy. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent, Belgium.
Vancouver
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Pokorska O. Biogenic volatile organic compound analysis from selected European deciduous and coniferous tree species: composition and emission rate. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent Univeristy. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering; 2012.
MLA
Pokorska, Olga. “Biogenic Volatile Organic Compound Analysis from Selected European Deciduous and Coniferous Tree Species: Composition and Emission Rate.” 2012 : n. pag. Print.