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Cefic - Chemistry Terms
Category: Sciences > Chemistry Terminology
Date & country: 24/09/2008, EU
Words: 348


UNECE
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNEP


UNFCCC
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNICE
Union des Industries de la Communauté Européenne / Union of Industrial and Employers` Confederations of Europe

validation
A documented programme that provides a high degree of assurance that a specific procedure, process equipment, material or activity will consistently lead to the expected results

VAM
1. See vinyl acetate monomer (VAM). 2. Valid Analytical Measurement Programme

vapour density


vapour pressure
Pressure of saturated vapour above liquids or solids (usually provided at 20°C). The higher the vapour pressure, the higher the concentration will be in unventilated spaces

VATG
Vinyl Acetate Toxicology Group (USA)

VCI
Verband der (deutschen) Chemischen Industrie e.V. (German chemical industry federation)

VCM


VDU
Visual Display Unit

VERIK
Emergency and Information Centre of the Hungarian Chemical Industry

VFA
Verband Forschender Arzneinmittelhersteller

VIC
Volatile Inorganic Compounds

VIF
Virtually Impermeable Film

vinyl acetate monomer (VAM)
A colourless, liquid organic compound, employed in the production of plastics

vinyl chloride monomer (VCM)
A colourless, flammable gas, used principally in making polyvinyl chloride, an important synthetic resin. ALSO: chloroethylene

viscous
Having resistance to flow

vitellogenin
Vitellogenin is the major protein constituent of fish eggs, used as a nutrient supply by the developing fry. Female fish produce vitellogenin in their livers under stimulation by oestrogens, and it is then transported to the eggs via the blood. The natural level of vitellogenin in male fish blood is very low in comparison to normal and spawning fem...

VNCI
Vereniging van de Nederlandse Chemische Industrie (Dutch chemical industry federation)

VOC
See Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)

Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)
The term “Volatile Organic Compounds” refers to organic compounds that readily evaporate. VOCs include pure hydrocarbons, partially oxidised hydrocarbons, and organic compounds containing chlorine, sulfur or nitrogen. They are widely used as fuels (e.g., propane and gasoline), as paint thinners and solvents, and in the production of plastics. VOC e...

volatility
The tendency or ability of a liquid to pass into the vapour phase; liquids such as alcohol or gasoline, because of their tendency to evaporate rapidly, are called volatile liquids

WAA
Water Authorities Association

WAMITAB
Waste Management Industry Training Advisory Board

waste
Any gas, liquid, or solid residual material at a facility, whether hazardous or non hazardous, that is not used further in the production of a commercial product or provision of a service and which itself is not a commercial product

WATCH
Working Group on the Assessment of Toxic Chemicals (set up under the HSE) (UK)

water-reactive


WBCSD
World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WCO
World Customs Organisation

WDA
Waste Disposal Authority (UK)

WEC
World Environment Centre

WEEE
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

WF
Work Flow

White Paper
A White Paper is traditionally used by the European Commission to launch a dialogue on new policy initiatives in a specific area. It contains concrete suggestions for the future, where appropriate for changing existing legislation or introducing new legislation. As such, a White Paper creates no legal obligations. Following the dialogue, the Commis...

WHO
World Health Organisation. Directing and co-ordinating authority on international health work that strives to bring the highest level of health to all peoples

WICE
World Industry Council for the Environment

WICEM
World Industry Conference on Environmental Management

WIFI
Wirtschaftsförderungsinstitut (AT)

WIPO
World Intellectual Property Organisation

WMO
World Meteorological Organisation

WQO
Water Quality Objective

WRA
Waste Regulation Authority

XPS


xylene
Xylene, a colourless liquid, is an aromatic hydrocarbon of which there are several forms. Xylenes are used as solvents, as components of aviation fuel, and as raw materials for the manufacture of dyes, fibres and films. Of the different forms of xylenes, paraxylene is commercially the most important

ZCHFP
Association of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry of the Slovak Republic

zeolite adsorbents
Synthetic and natural crystalline alumino-silicates used as molecular sieves to purify gases in chemical processes and to adsorb water in a variety of other applications