Definitions

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  • benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and ortho-, meta-, and para- xylenes: toxic VOCs commonly found together, used in the chemical analysis of air and water to determine their quality and purity.

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Examples

  • Gas chromatographic analyses of plume samples confirm the existence of benzene, toluene, ethybenzene, and total xylenes, together called BTEX, at concentrations in excess of 50 micrograms per liter.

    RedOrbit News - Technology

  • The project detected benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene, together known as BTEX, Origin said.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • In their analysis, the Woods Hole researchers said they found high concentrations of benzene, toluene, xylene and other so-called BTEX petroleum compounds that could be traced to the leaking well.

    Oil Plume From Spill Persists, Data Show

  • The six experts, who include a Queensland Government epidemiologist, say the state's ban on the use of cancer-causing chemicals collectively known as BTEX in CSG mining doesn't protect the community from health risks.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • The six experts, who include a Queensland government epidemiologist, say the state's ban on the use of cancer-causing chemicals collectively known as BTEX in CSG mining doesn't protect the community from health risks.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • In the plant's latest groundwater report, two wells near Nueces Bay Boulevard showed high concentrations of a group of volatile organic compounds known as BTEX - benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes.

    Corpus Christi Caller Times, Caller.com Stories

  • Gas chromatographic analysis of plume samples confirm the existence of benzene, toluene, ethybenzene, and total xylenes-together, called BTEX at concentrations in excess of

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • ConocoPhillips venture in Queensland, which aims to liquefy gas taken from coal seams for export, detected benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene -- known as BTEX, the Sydney-based company said Oct. 19.

    Hunter Valley Coal-Seam Gas Plan Sparks Protest at AGL Meeting in Sydney - Bloomberg

  • The team estimate six to seven per cent of all the so-called BTEX hydrocarbons - benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes - that leaked from the BP well ended up in the plume.

    canada.com Top Stories

  • The study found that such locally detected chemicals as benzene, toluene, ethyl-benzene and zylenes [known as the BTEX compounds in gas industry parlance] were decreasing prior to 2005 but "have shown increasing trends" since. jcolson@postindependent.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

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