Prof. Dr. Aysun SOFUOĞLU - International Environmental Chemistry Congress (EnviroChem)

Prof. Dr. Aysun SOFUOĞLU



Prof. Dr. Aysun SOFUOĞLU

The İzmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), TURKIYE

Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Research Center

Aysun Sofuoglu is a professor at Izmir Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering. She is a Chemical Engineer who graduated from Istanbul Technical University followed by an MSc degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Ph.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Environmental Engineering. Focusing on air pollution, she has worked on persistent organic pollutants and their exchange in interfaces in outdoor and indoor air. She has run international and national projects, published articles in renowned journals, book chapters etc. She established and directed Environmental Research Center and acted as Dean of Graduate School at IzTech.

POPs, and Synthetic Musks in indoor and ambient air of Turkey

Aysun Sofuoğlu

The İzmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), TURKEY

Persistent Organic Pollutants are compounds known for high hydrophobicity, low vapor pressure, and resistance to environmental degradation and they are subject to bioaccumulation. Due to their discharge or emissions from various sources in the past, unintentional sources currently, they can be found in indoor and outdoor environments. Partitioning is the main process in which form these compounds will be present in the environment. In this paper, their levels and fates in Turkey will be presented. Special attention will be given to synthetic musk compounds (fragrances) as emerging contaminants in indoors.