The chemicals that cause the smell we know as "wet dog" are volatile organic acids; they are very small and evaporate easily, so can move through the air.
What does VO stand for?
VO stands for Volatile Organic
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- Village Officers (India)
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- Visitors and Observers
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The conference will also include a technical session that focuses on the reduction of volatile organic compounds in PU processes for automotive and related industrial applications.
According to the EPA, Hillards Creek, a residential area near the facility, and the Gibbsboro Nature Preserve are contaminated with Lead, volatile organic compounds and semi-volatile organic compounds related to activities at the former plant.
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.
Each time, they spiked the incoming water with four volatile organics.
He supervises the acquisition and development of engineering information that provides the basis for promulgation of national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants, new source performance standards and control techniques guidelines for emissions of volatile organic compounds.
This EPA report identifies the following indoor pollutants: radon, tobacco smoke, biological contaminants, volatile organic compounds, asbestos, combustion gases and particles.
For example, a small airstream component once considered insignificant by the EPA--such as the volatile organic compounds in foundry exhaust--can't be controlled with a baghouse and now falls under the regulations.