Hydrocarbons monitoring

Hydrocarbons are a family of organic chemicals consisting of carbon and hydrogen atoms arranged in a variety of ways. Hydrocarbons are found naturally in crude oil and are released into the environment with its combustion (power plants, home heaters etc).

Hydrocarbons affects to the environment are centered around its contribution to the formation of ozone, one of the main greenhouse gases. Hydrocarbons, along with NOX, are key contributors to ozone formation in the troposphere and thus need to be monitored for global warming concerns.