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Accession Number ADA562471
Title Airborne Human Odorants: Detection, Dispersion and Characterization.
Publication Date Mar 2012
Media Count 13p
Personal Author G. Preti K. Zhao
Abstract This project concentrates on characterizing how VOCs emitted by humans interact and propagate in the environment. In humans, the axillae are a unique source of human odor. In addition to a high density of eccrine glands, the axillae contain large numbers of sebaceous and apocrine glands. The interactions between the cutaneous microflora and skin secretions lead to a complex mix of odorants, several of which are unique to humans. We have begun our investigation of how human-derived odorants emanate into the vapor phase. Our instrumentation has been calibrated for several odorants and how their vapor phase concentration changes with time in a small sealed system. In addition, we have created, a computational model for how human axillary odorants may emanate from the axillae into a room (experimental chamber) under know experimental conditions.
Keywords Biodegradation
Chemical degradation
Chemical diffusion
Chemical reactions
Experimental design
Gas chromatography
Human body
Mass spectrometry
Mass transport
Organic compounds
Plume and inverse modeling
Quantitative analysis
Vapor pressure
Voc(Volatile organic compounds)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57B - Biochemistry
95C - Biomedical Instrumentation & Bioengineering
99D - Basic & Synthetic Chemistry
Corporate Author Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Interim rept. 1 Sep- 31 Dec 2011.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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