Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

What is Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)?

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) meaning Organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure relative to their water solubility. VOCs include components of gasoline, fuel oils, and lubricants, as well as organic solvents, fumigants, some inert ingredients in pesticides, and some by-products of chlorine disinfection.

 

reference: USGS – National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Project