Date of Defense




First Advisor

Kay Alexander, The Upjohn Company

Second Advisor

Joseph Reish, Lee Honors College


To explain specifically how Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) calculations are done would be somewhat futile. VOC calculations are relatively personalized, with each person using their own techniques and understanding to achieve the same end. There are only a certain number of operations that can be performed, but there are numerous ways to combine the steps. While this latitude is not available for all operational sequences, some of the more complex procedures lend themselves quite readily to discrepancies between individuals. There are however, certain givens and fundamental assumptions that must be understood and implemented to arrive at nearly the same result. This paper will hopefully identify and define some of the necessary assumptions, as well as give the underlying theory.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only