Emissions experts from imat-uve as speakers at the "International Symposium on Vehicle Emissions and Interior Air Quality 2017"


International Symposium on Vehicle Emissions and Interior Air Quality 2017

On November 7, the "International Symposium on Vehicle Emissions and Interior Air Quality" started in Darmstadt. Over a period of two days, renowned experts from the international automotive and supplier industry will meet for professional exchange. In addition to the impact of China's VIAQ legislation and global standardization, as well as OEM strategies, various analysis methods, such as SIFT-MS or Micro Chamber tests, are presented and discussed.

The first day of the conference was opened by imat-uve’s CEO Hans Peter Schlegelmilch with a short introduction about future developments in the car interior and the importance of vehicle interior air quality (VIAQ).

At first Dr. Elisabeth Hösen (VDI - Association of German Engineers) spoke about current ISO standards and the development of new standards for the determination of VOC emissions. After that, Yan Li (Syft Technologies) introduced Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS). Subsequently, imat-uve's VIAQ expert Dr. Michael Holzwarth talked about various scenarios how the new SIFT-MS technology can be applied and what advantages it has compared to other emission tests. In the course of the first day of the conference, Prof. Yunshan Ge (Beijing Institute of Technology) explained the current VIAQ legislation in China. Dr. Mark Dearth (Ford Motor Co.) presented the development of ion mass spectrometry for automotive applications. At the end of the day, Dr. Andrey Kozlov’s presentation showed research results of the FSUE “NAMI” in Russia and gave insights about the main causes of air pollution in vehicle interiors. His analysis lead to the result that it is necessary to find further standards and technical solutions to ensure environmental safety in terms of indoor air quality. At the end of Day 1, the conference participants summarized and discussed the topics presented during the day and used the opportunity to address their questions to the speakers.

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