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Effects of VOCs on Human Health

  • Vipin Soni
  • Paramvir SinghEmail author
  • Venu Shree
  • Varun Goel
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Part of the Energy, Environment, and Sustainability book series (ENENSU)

Abstract

With broad commutability of pollutants, air pollution is a complicated issue that intimidates directly to human health and our environment. Various indoor and outdoor air pollution comprises of regulated and unregulated emissions. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are one of them which are carcinogenic and lead to photochemical reactions. Emissions of VOCs are directly associated with large number of industrial processes, emission through transportation, and various indoor and outdoor sources. Due to deleterious effect of different VOCs emitted from transportation, chemical industrial plants and from indoor on the environment make their eviction mandatory or at least degrade them under the limit set by environmental norms. So, it has turned a burning topic to diminish air pollutants and set a norm for volatile emissions. This study focuses on the major sources of carbonyl and aromatic compounds in indoor and outdoor environment. Some remedial processes like photocatalytic oxidation, plasma decomposition, chemisorption, and catalytic oxidation have been described in this study through which decomposition of these contaminants can be achieved. This chapter contains a deep study on health effects from the carbonyl and aromatic compounds.

Keywords

Aromatic compounds Carbonyl compounds Pollutants Indoor air Air pollution 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vipin Soni
    • 1
  • Paramvir Singh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Venu Shree
    • 2
  • Varun Goel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of Technology HamirpurHamirpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of ArchitectureNational Institute of Technology HamirpurHamirpurIndia

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