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    vocs?

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    Where can I find more info on volatile organic compounds and their effect on plants? My gut feeling is that CPs would be largely unaffected by these.

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    I use a cool mist humidifier.. I got it for $35 at Walgreens. I use only distilled or reverse osmosis water. I also keep my H/Ls in direct line with the mist, which keeps them cool at night. Everyone is thriving, and doing well. IMO..

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    Hmmm, let's list some VOCs:

    Gasoline, benzine, formaldehyde, acetone....
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    Right, but we're talking about stuff that would be found in tap water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Entomophage View Post
    Mobile,

    Where can I find more info on volatile organic compounds and their effect on plants? My gut feeling is that CPs would be largely unaffected by these.
    VOC's are those organic chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals) that are "readily vaporizable at a relatively low temperature"[...] Almost every region in the U.S. has VOC's in the water supplies.[...] In a recent study by the Environmental Working Group, 28 of 29 cities tested were found to have herbicides or pesticides in their tap water.
    Source: http://www.multipureco.com/voclist.htm

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    Wow, excuse my ignorance, that's scary stuff.

    Assuming I wanted to distill my tap water via a humidifier/sonic fogger etc....would leaving a bucket of tap water out for a day or two (like we used to do to remove chlorine for fish) be suitable to remove these VOCs?
    Last edited by Entomophage; 05-26-2010 at 12:42 PM. Reason: to add "excuse my ignorance" :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Entomophage View Post
    Wow, that's scary stuff.

    Assuming I wanted to distill my tap water via a humidifier/sonic fogger etc....would leaving a bucket of tap water out for a day or two (like we used to do to remove chlorine for fish) be suitable to remove these VOCs?
    An ultrasonic foggers doesn't distil water, they don't produce steam but vaporize water, neither will they remove any minerals which may be in the water. Minerals can't be removed by leaving water stand, in fact the concentration will increase as the water evaporates. Minerals will not pass over with steam produced by stream type humidifiers. I don't think that leaving water to stand will remove VOCs either, but maybe someone else could confirm this?

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    What makes you think they are not found in tap water?
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