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organic compound

In physics, a material that contains carbon and hydrogen and usually other elements such as nitrogen, sulfur and oxygen. Organic compounds can be found in nature or they can be synthesized in the laboratory. An organic substance is not the same as a "natural" substance. A natural material means that it is essentially the same as it was found in nature, but "organic" means that it is carbon based.

A printed circuit board is an example of an organic substrate because the laminate material is made of glass fibers in an epoxy, and epoxies are carbon based (see FR4). See organic chemistry.
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According to report published by Grand View Research, The global volatile organic compound gas sensor market size was valued at USD 141.7 million in 2018 and is expected to register a CAGR of 4.0% from 2019 to 2025.
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This has been largely in relation to urban waste water treatment, discharge of dangerous substances into the aquatic environment, packaging waste, landfill of waste, shipment of waste, integrated pollution prevention and control, drinking water, large combustion plants, incineration of hazardous waste, volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from storage and distribution of petrol, VOC emissions due to the use of organic solvents, sulphur content of certain liquid fuels and ionising radiation in relation to medical exposure.However, no transitional measures have been granted on transposition of legislation, framework legislation (air, waste, water, impact assessment, access to information), nature protection or on essentials of the Internal Market.
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