Science: Environment: Energy: Petroleum_in_the_Environment: Fuel_Oxygenates
Assessing the transport and fate of MTBE
An article on the oxygenates MTBE and TAME and how they have led to contamination of major aquifers, including the Chalk aquifer of southern England.
Bibliography on MTBE and Water Quality
Searchable database of technical reference citations, by US Geological Survey.
EPA Charnock MTBE Project
Case study about problem with MTBE (oxygenate fuel additive) in the Charnock groundwater sub-basin, which is an important source of drinking water for Santa Monica and Culver City, California.
European Fuel Oxygenates Association
Extensive information on the benefits of oxygenates in gasoline, the role that MTBE plays in improving air quality, and health and environmental issues related to its use. Source is trade organization of MTBE producers.
Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether
Fact sheet on the fate and transport of MTBE (from underground gasoline storage tanks) in groundwater.
MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) Information
U.S. EPA site about MTBE and releases from underground storage tank systems.
American Petroleum Institute compilation of online technical information on fuel oxygenates (primarily MTBE) in soil, groundwater and surface water. Includes both API-generated material and information from other sources.
California Energy Commission study on methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE).
MTBE Treatment Profiles
U.S. EPA compilation of studies and experiences with in situ and ex situ treatment of groundwater and drinking water contaminated with MTBE.
U.S. EPA collection of fact sheets, technical documents, computer models, data, Congressional testimony, and other materials about the reformulation of gasoline by adding MTBE, ethanol, or other oxygenates to reduce air pollution.
U.S. EPA Blue Ribbon Panel for Reviewing the Use of MTBE and Other Oxygenates in Gasoline
Presentations heard by panel, panel report (1999), and related Internet links.
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