Volatile Organic Compounds
Volatile organic compounds are compounds that have a high vapor pressure and low water solubility. Many VOCs are human-made chemicals that are used and produced in the manufacture of paints, pharmaceuticals, and refrigerants.
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Volatile Organic Compounds
VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are a dangerous contaminant of groundwater, leading to groundwater pollution. They are generally introduced to the environment through careless industrial practices.
Naturally occurring volatile organic compounds are typically quite rare compared to other natural soil gases such as methane or carbon dioxide, so in most cases building designers will be dealing with pollutants arising from the historical uses of sites.
Where are VOCs found?
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are compounds that have a high vapor pressure and low water solubility, commonly emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids.
Many VOCs are human-made chemicals that are used and produced in the manufacture of paints, pharmaceuticals, and refrigerants.
VOCs are often industrial solvents, such as trichloroethylene; fuel oxygenates, such as methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE); or by-products produced by chlorination in water treatment, such as chloroform.
VOCs can also be components of petroleum fuels, hydraulic fluids, paint thinners, and dry cleaning agents and are common ground-water contaminants.
The Mick George Group are experts in treating site contamination and can help ensure your site is suitable for construction.
VOC Site Contamination
The UK’s industrial heritage leaves us with a legacy of brownfield sites, many of which operated at a time when there were no consequences of discarding waste such as VOCs on or under the ground.
Today, the risks from exposure to chemicals are well understood, and the storage, use and disposal of chemicals such as VOCs are all closely regulated.
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