Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
Whether of natural or manmade origin, the family of volatile organic compounds, commonly referred to as "VOCs", brings together a multitude of gaseous substances (hydrocarbons, solvents, etc.) whose characteristics vary widely. VOCs, however, have something in common: they are harmful
- for health (depending on the nature of the pollutant, this ranges from simple olfactory discomfort to mutagenic, reprotoxic or carcinogenic effects)
- and for the environment since they contribute to global warming by promoting the development of ozone, a greenhouse gas.
Use of VOCs
Mainly used as a solvent, degreaser, dissolvent, cleaning agent, disperser, conserver or synthetic agent due to their ability to evaporate after use, VOCs are involved in many manufacturing processes for current products for domestic, professional and industrial use.
The metallurgical, printing, mechanical engineering, automotive, food processing, chemical/petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries are particularly affected.
How are they treated?
ADSORPTION ON ACTIVATED CARBON
THERMAL /CATALYTIC OXIDATION
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