Environmentally Friendly Propane Gas
Propane Toxicity, Contamination and Spills
Propane is non-toxic and non-caustic. Therefore, it will not create an environmental hazard if released as a liquid or vapor into water or soil. If spilled in large quantity, the only environmental damage that may occur is freezing an organism or plant life in the immediate area. However, there are no longer term effects following a propane spill even if the quantities are excessively large. The only damage and potential danger exists if there’s ignition of the vapor following a spill. Although, even then, there are no long term effects of propane ignition that can be damaging to the environment. Propane liquid and vapor are environmentally sound and friendly prior to combustion if released.
The following are some facts about environmentally friendly propane gas:
- Propane is not a greenhouse gas.
- It is not damaging to freshwater or saltwater ecosystems, underwater plant or marine life.
- It is not harmful to soil if spilled on the ground. Also, it will not cause harm to drinking water supplies.
- Propane vapor will not cause air pollution.
- Propane vapor is not harmful if accidentally inhaled by birds, animals or people.
- It will only cause bodily harm if liquid propane comes in contact with skin (boiling around -44°F.
The physical characteristics of propane may cause harm to living things. However, the chemical makeup of propane will not harm anything. Simply put, propane will not harm people or the environment. Also, while its harmless attributes are eco-friendly, its temperature characteristics can and will cause harm when handled carelessly.
Propane Gas Emissions
Combustion is the process of a fuel burning in a chemical reaction that produces energy. The energy produced during this process is in the form of heat, light or both. The following are a few examples of fuel:
After combustion takes place (once the fuel has burned), there’s a production of byproducts that move into the atmosphere. These byproducts are called greenhouse gases. Although emissions from propane combustion are greenhouse gases, the level of damaging emissions following LP Gas combustion is far below that of any readily available carbon based on fuel used in vehicles and engines today. Propane is a clean burning and environmentally friendly gas.
In fact, propane is listed as an approved clean fuel by U.S. Government energy policy makers and energy administrative bodies. Numerous studies by the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, TX on propane emissions show that using propane cuts smog producing exhaust as much as 70 percent.
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