Tuesday, December 18, 2012

EPA and Williams Co. disagrees w/Holko about Glycol Dehydrators emitting "just water vapor"

Lenape Resources Holko got the facts wrong here
when he said Glycol Dehydrators emit only water vapor:

(15 sec. clip)
Here's what EPA says:

Glycol dehydrators vent methane, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and hazardous airpollutants (HAPs) to the atmosphere from the glycol regenerator and also bleed natural gas from pneumaticcontrol devices. This process wastes gas, costs money, and contributes to local air quality problems as well as globalclimate change.  www.epa.gov/gasstar/documents/ll_desde.pdf

Here is a link for a file review for Williams Central Station (check the link for Review2, page 18)


Each glycol dehydrator emits (estimated) 167 tons of VOC/yr,
1 ton of Benzene.
Total HAP=9.8 tons per year.

This is 3 orders of magnitude over what a typical lawnmower emits.
One glycol dehydrators = 3,000 lawnmowers in GHG emissions.

Maybe someone wants to send this along to John Holko?
I'm sure he strives for accuracy and would appreciate being informed
of his error :)

May you, and all beings
be happy and free from suffering :)
-- ancient Buddhist Prayer (Metta)

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