Talk:Non-methane volatile organic compound

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Merge with Life cycle assessment?[edit]

this article, or rather stub, should definitely not be merged to LCA. Reasons: LCA is a method to assess the potential environmental impacts of a product or service. NMVOC is the abbreviation for a group of chemical substances, comprising (among others) alkenes (e.g ethene) and aromatics (e.g. toluene). NMVOC definitely merits an article, but should not be merged to LCA. NMVOCs can be one group of substances included in the impact assesment of an LCA. Shangri67 11:45, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

- I agree. I'm a chemist doing LCA, and there is no direct connection. NMVOCs are a group of chemicals which are environmentally relevant. They're important in atmospheric sciences and modelling. LCA is just an assessment method (hence the name). It can be applied to any type of process or products, including but not limited to chemicals. A merge makes no sense in my opinion IgorW 10:13, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

- I agree too. Maybe the suggestion to merge NMVOC/LCA was based on the perception that NMVOC is a pollution parameter only used in LCA. This however is not the case. NMVOC is also used outside LCA. Thus there is no reason to combine NMVOC specifically with LCA. Gabor 4. June 2007 (CEST)

- I agree too. Another suggestion: I am not a chemist, but it seems to me there are only small differences between NMVOCs and VOCs: maybe could this article be merged with the VOC article, which seems to be much more complete? Aurelein 08:17, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Given the comments above, and those on Talk:Life cycle assessment, over a span of several months, I conclude that the decision is no merge. I will remove the tags. Sunray 18:16, 18 June 2007 (UTC)