Re: Yep, drill, baby drill. To heck with the groundwater pollution. Clean, safe water is overrated...
posted at 12/12/2011 6:15 PM EST
In Response to Re: Yep, drill, baby drill. To heck with the groundwater pollution. Clean, safe water is overrated...
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Yep, drill, baby drill. To heck with the groundwater pollution. Clean, safe water is overrated... : What the freak are you talking about??? BTEX - "BTEX is the term used for benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene , and xylene-volatile aromatic compounds typically found in petroleum product, such as gasoline and diesel fuel." - Environmental Protection Agency, 2010 Other names for ethyl benzene include, EB, ethylbenzol, phenylethane and ethylbenzene . What freakin MSDS doesn't include benzene? If I run a search on an MSDS it will return hundreds of 'benzenes'.
Posted by airborne-rgr[/QUOTE]
That's right I'm glad you looked that up. BTEX, if you read and understood my previous post, is an acronym for 4 compounds that include benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene. BTEX does not mean ethyl benzene in and of itself. If you want to get real technical about it, there really is only one name of the compound. And that's what IUPAC recognizes, which is ethylbenzene.
and the "freaking" MSDSs that don't include benzene are the MSDS for the fluids used in fracking, else it would have been reported. Try to stay focused here, okay. I'm happy to give chemistry lessons along the way, try to remember the point. Skeeter said that benzene wasn't used in fracking, and you blasted him for it. Well Skeeter has a point and that's supported by what's not reported in the MSDS's, namely benzene. Are you following me so far? Your comment was yes there it is, ethyl benzene (BTEX). Well, you're wrong. (1) ethylbenzene is not "BTEX". (2) ethylbenzene is not benzene. I'm really not sure how that can be confusing. Why is there benzene detected? I pointed out 2 possible mechanistic pathways that could result in benzene. okay? I hope that helps.
Oh, and yes as a consultant I've been able to see some of these documents. I don't recall seeing benzene listed and it would have been a red flag for me because of the nature of the work that I was doing. Have a nice evening.