posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 08:50 AM
For those that are worried about Benzene- You get a greater exposure to Benzene and Benzene derivatives from fueling your car than you will anything
that vaporizes from the DWH. I always move away from the fuel nozzle when I fuel my vehicle and I don't return to it until it clicks off.
Also- Glycol dehydration is a producer of Benzene and other products called BTEX (pronounced Bee-tex). BTEX is composed of Benzene, Toluene,
Ethyl-benzene, and Xylene. These products are used in chemical processes. During the last 10 - 15 years regulations have come into place in the US
where all new Dehy's have to be outfitted with a recovery device but none of them are all that efficient. The captured Benzene, Toluene,
Ethyl-benzene, and Xylene are usually pumped to crude oil tanks. Benzene has been released into the air from these units for decades. There are
literally millions of them in operation worldwide.