California Air Resources Board LVP-VOC Research
The California Air Resources Board defines low vapor pressure volatile organic compounds (LVP-VOC) in the Regulation for Reducing Emissions from Consumer Products (title 17, California Code of Regulations, section 94508).
LVP-VOCs used in consumer products are not counted towards the total product VOC content for compliance purposes. This exemption was designed to exclude compounds that do not readily participate in ozone formation. ARB is conducting further research to better understand impacts of LVP-VOCs emitted from the use of consumer products on ozone and secondary organic aerosol formation, and their environmental fate:
- Air Quality Impacts of low vapor pressure-volatile organic compounds
- Environmental Fate of Low Vapor Pressure – Volatile Organic Compounds from Consumer Products: A Modeling Approach
For questions regarding these two research projects, please contact: