Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are carbon compounds which are easily released into air and are capable of evaporation under typical conditions. VOCs occur naturally in the environment and also from human activities. The most common sources of manmade VOCs are industrial solvents and fossil fuels. Household products are a common source of volatile organic compounds including paints, cleaners, gasoline & diesel fuel, craft products, and glues, but these are low-impact on an individual scale.
VOC treatment is required for large-scale release of volatile organic compounds. Typical VOC treatment projects include underground tank leaks, dry cleaning remediation, and other industrial processes. Many compounds released from these processes can be hazardous to human health and cause long-term health effects. Volatile organic compounds can take a long time to degrade with some capable of traveling long distances in groundwater. Site cleanup and VOC treatment is critical to remove hazardous compounds from groundwater before they reach public and private wells.
Common volatile organic compounds include:
- Chlorinated Solvents – Trichloroethene, Tetrachloroethene, Vinyl Chloride, Chloroform, Dichloroethene (cis & trans), Trichloroethane
- Aromatic Hydrocarbons – Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Xylenes (p-, o-, & m-), Phenol
- Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) – Naphthalene, Pyrene, Anthracene
- Alkanes – Methane, Ethane, Propane, Butane, Pentane, Hexane and related isomers
- Ketones – Acetone, Methyl-Ethyl Ketone (MEK),
H2K Technologies offers a broad line of water treatment and vapor treatment products for VOC removal in industrial wastewater, agricultural, remediation, and other applications. Treatment equipment is offered as individual equipment and as part of an integrated turnkey system. VOC treatment technologies we offer include the following: