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What are VOCs? (Part 2)

by wfnblog on June 6, 2012


In our last article, we introduced the topic of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). We described their chemical composition, and gave some examples of common household, commercial and industrial products that contain VOCs. We concluded with a look at how these chemical contaminants find their way into the environment, and specifically into our drinking water supply. […]

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What are VOCs? (Part 1)

by wfnblog on June 4, 2012


Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) are carbon-containing compounds emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. They evaporate easily from water into air at normal air temperatures. This high vapor pressure (and low boiling point) at room temperature is why you can easily detect the distinctive odor of gasoline and many solvents, as the VOCs exit […]

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