Hydrocarbons as airborne pollutants

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Hazards of non-methane volatile compounds
Pollution by volatile organic compounds
Noxious industrial hydrocarbons
Air pollution by volatile hydrocarbons
Hydrocarbon-based fixatives
Hydrocarbon-based preservatives
Hydrocarbon-based cleaning agents
Volatile organic compounds as air-borne pollutants

Volatile organic compounds (VOC), excluding methane, comprise a wide range of substances which are organic compounds of carbon, and sufficiently volatile to exist as vapour in the atmosphere. The principal sources vary according to the particular substance. Hydrocarbons mainly arise as a result of the evaporation or incomplete combustion of petrol in vehicles.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST