Title: MtBE Treatment Web Page 
Resource Type: web links 
Producers or distributor US EPA 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Web link for product information: http://www.cluin.org/products/mtbe/  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->MTBE
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Ex situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
 
Short description: Fuel oxygenates such as MtBE have been widely used for the past several decades in the U.S. as gasoline additives to boost octane ratings and to reduce air pollution. Leaking above ground or underground storage tanks or accidents that involve transport vehicles have contaminated soil and ground water with MtBE in many locations. In some cases, concentrations of MtBE have reached sources of drinking water. Several in situ and ex situ technologies are used to treat MtBE in ground water, soil, and drinking water. 
Link to Organisation(s): EPA Environmental Protection Agency
 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 02/01/2007