Category: BTEX

The Why and How of BTEX Testing

Accurate and reliable BTEX testing is crucial for producers of uncountable products, from paints and adhesives to leather products and plastics. Not only is accruate analysis a critical step in preventing exposure and contamination that can affect human health and the environment, but it is a necessary part of complying with EPA guidelines and the […]

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All You Need To Know About BTEX Contamination

The acronym BTEX refers to the compounds Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene. These compounds occur naturally in crude oil and can also be found in sea water in close proximity to petroleum and gas deposits. Other natural sources of BTEX compounds include emissions from forest fires and gases from volcanoes. However, the manmade releases of […]

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BTEX: Risks and Control Measures

BTEX– the group of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes – is notoriously known for its contamination of soil and ground water. These elements are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) derived from petroleum. The elements typically affect water and land near natural gas production sites, gas stations, and above-ground storage tanks (ASTs) and under-ground storage tanks (USTs) […]

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