Humans spend 90% of our time at indoor environment like houses, offices and industries. For that reason it is necessary the knowledge about pollutants (chemical and biological) concentration present inside those places.
The Unit is able to take samples and using ATD-GC-MS to carry out the identification and quantification of 50 VOCs. The number of CFU for bacteria and fungi is also determinate and identification by genomic techniques on collaboration with others institutions.
On the last years, the Unit is studying the influence of environmental pollutants on cultural heritage, participating in projects with different museums. The main objective of these projects is to avoid or mitigate pollution for the conservation of cultural property.
In all cases, the photocatalysis treatment is applied for the removal of these contaminants.