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volatile organic compound
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(Chemistry) volatile organic compound: one of a number of chemicals, including benzene and acetone, that evaporate or vaporize readily and are harmful to human health and the environment
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Global VOC Concentrator Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Analysis by Adsorbent (Zeolite and Carbon), by Application (Paint Finishing, Printing, Electronics & Semiconductors Manufacturing, Chemical Processing, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and others) and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and South America) - Forecast till 2024
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Certain plants could help mitigate the harmful effects of VOCs in indoor air, a new study suggests.
While there are many other avenues for feedback, VOC offers distinctive opportunities for immediate and personal service recoveries, reduction of recurring problems, and employee recognition and motivation—all before checkout, surveys and social media.