volatile organic compound


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volatile organic compound

Environment Any toxic cabon-based (organic) substance that easily become vapors or gases–eg, solvents–paint thinners, lacquer thinner, degreasers, dry cleaning fluids
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The final cleanup plan for this portion of the cleanup includes construction of a plant to extract and treat ground water contaminated with volatile organic compounds above a specific level.
Volatile organic compounds contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone, or smog.
APPLICATION: Catalytic incineration is a feasible technology for removing volatile organic compounds and malodorous sulfur-containing emissions at low operating temperatures.
The EPA did that in the 1990s after Los Angeles, Burbank and Glendale water supplies were contaminated with a cocktail of volatile organic compounds.
The EU Council of Ministers adopted a common position through written procedure on January 7 on the draft Directive introducing new limit values for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formalising the political agreement secured at the Environment Council on October 27, 2003 (see European Report 2815 for further details).
Since it is a water-based product, it does not release any volatile organic compounds into the atmosphere.
The downside to reducing sulphur in the gasoline could be some increase in refinery outputs of sulphur oxides, volatile organic compounds, and particulate matter.
Thorsten Jurk and his colleagues presented a first-of-its-kind study in which passive collection systems were used to measure levels of 29 volatile organic compounds in the air of participants' homes over a 4-week period.
Developed specifically to repair pinholes, warps and cracks in aluminum castings and molds, the compound is environmentally compliant and contains no volatile organic compounds.
An ultraviolet-oxidation air pollution control system that removes the volatile organic compounds emitted by coating solvents will be deployed at a U.
Nilodor is one of the first companies to offer the sanitary supply industry an afrosol odor counteractant low in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), materials that affect the creation of smog, and fee of Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), 1,1,1 Trichloroethane and Chlorination, which are linked to the depletion of the ozone layer.
Sensors deployed in this project will include Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) and Non-Dispersive Infrared (NDIR) for combustible gases as well as electrochemical and photoionization detectors (PID) for monitoring toxic gases and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).