Methanol is a naturally occurring, biodegradable alcohol that is present in our environment and can even be found out in space. Methanol occurs naturally during the decomposition of different plant and animal life, and we come into contact with it every day in fruits, juices, and even wine. Though larger quantities of methanol can be toxic if ingested, this naturally occurring molecule has a very low impact when released into the environment because of how quickly it biodegrades.

When methanol is released into the environment it rapidly breaks down into other compounds, is completely miscible in water, and serves as food for a number of different bacteria.

Environmental Impact Information

Evaluation of the Fate and Transport of Methanol in the Environment
WHITE PAPER

Malcom Pirnie, INC.

Environmental Control Solutions
MAGNUS MÖRTBERG

Growth Manager; GE Power

Methanol Use in Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids
TAREK SABA;
FARRUKH MOHSEN;
MICHAEL GARRY;
BRIAN MURPHY;
BRUN HILBERT;

Various Exponent Scientists & Engineers