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  • MTBE removal from groundwater

    New successfull case study for remediation of groundwater contaminated by MTBE in Italy, with EWAT technology. More details can be sent by email: ...


    By SA Envitech a.s.

  • Charnock MTBE Cleanup

    Work is under way to clean up groundwater polluted with the gasoline additive MTBE in Southern Califirnia´s Charnock´s Sub-basin. Responsible parties are paying over $3 million per year to provide replacement water to Santa Monica and Culver City ...


    By Soil-Therm Equipment, Inc.

  • MTBE remediation from SA Envitech

    New EWAT® process has been tested for remediation of groundwater contaminated by high concentrations of MTBE. The results have been impressive. With this process concentrations of MTBE decreased from  1.600 µg/l to 5  µg/l, acceptable for the most restrictive international law. More details are available by contacting ...


    By SA Envitech a.s.

  • New monitoring tools for petrol additive MTBE in groundwater

    Methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) is a petrol additive which can contaminate groundwater supplies. MTBE often breaks down naturally in the environment, but regulators need to be certain that this is taking place. New research highlights a number of tools in development that may offer better data on spilled MTBE in the environment, and improve the ability to monitor its degradation. MTBE is added ...

  • Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) Markets in China

    China's demand for methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next five years, both production and demand will continue to grow. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants. Historical data (2002, ...

  • Gasoline additive MTBE widespread in New Hampshire’s groundwater

    The gasoline additive methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) is widespread in New Hampshire's ground water, particularly in four counties -- Rockingham, Strafford, Hillsborough and Merrimack. Ground water from these counties was more likely to contain MTBE than were samples from the rest of the state. Across the state, however, the MTBE concentrations were significantly below the state drinking water ...

  • A New Study on China MTBE and Xylene Market for Next 5 yrs

    China's demand for methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and Xylene has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next five years, both production and demand will continue to grow. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants. Historical ...

  • Global Gasoline-Naphtha-Crude-MTBE Market 2012-2018 - Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis, And Forecasts 2012 - 2018

    Gasoline naphtha crude MTBE market is in growing demand in developing economies as these countries are focusing on economic development rather than environmental pollution. Asian market offers enormous growth opportunities for the MTBE industry. Gasoline-naphtha-crude-MTBE market is expected to witness an increase in MTBE consumption in the coming years in the Asian market.  MTBE (methyl ...


  • ASTM D5845 - 01(2011) standard test method for determination of MTBE, ETBE, TAME, DIPE, Methanol, Ethanol and tert-Butanol in gasoline by infrared spectroscopy

    Alcohols and ethers are added to gasoline to produce a reformulated lower emissions gasoline. Alcohols and ethers may also be added to gasoline to increase the octane number. Type and concentration of various oxygenates are specified and regulated to ensure acceptable commercial gasoline quality. Driveability, vapor pressure, phase separation, and evaporative emissions are ...


    By ASTM International

  • ExxonMobil found liable for US$105m for contaminating New York City’s drinking water supply

    A federal jury has unanimously held ExxonMobil liable for contaminating New York City’s drinking water supply with the gasoline additive MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether). The jury awarded the City of New York a total of $105 million in compensatory damages after an 11-week trial.The jury found that gasoline containing MTBE was not reasonably safe for its intended use in light of foreseeable ...


    By Kennedy & Madonna, LLP

  • Court upholds $236M verdict in Exxon Mobil pollution case

    New Hampshire's highest court upheld a record $236 million judgment Friday against Exxon Mobil for its use of a gasoline additive that contaminated groundwater in the state. A jury reached the verdict in April 2013 after finding the company liable in a long-running lawsuit over contamination by the chemical MTBE. Lasting nearly four months, the trial was the longest and resulted in the largest ...


    By Associated Press

  • Supreme Court rejects Exxon Mobil appeal of $105M verdict

    The Supreme Court has declined to disturb a $105 million verdict against Exxon Mobil for contaminating New York City's groundwater. The justices had no comment Monday on their order rejecting Exxon Mobil Corp.'s appeal of the 2009 verdict the city won for the costs of removing a gasoline additive known as MTBE from drinking wells in Queens. The city argued that the company ignored warnings from ...


    By Associated Press

  • Regulatory Closures for Chlorinated Solvent Sites

    Risk-Based Decisions, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has achieved regulatory closure of its 17th chlorinated solvent-impacted site over the past 11 years. We are presently using an innovative in situ groundwater treatment system to bring another PCE-impacted site to closure in a cost-effective manner in less than seven years. An innovative method to treat MTBE-impacted groundwater has ...


    By Risk-Based Decisions, Inc.

  • Rhodococcus bacteria can help clean up fuel-contaminated sites

    Fuel spillages and leaks from petroleum storage facilities can lead to serious pollution of soils and underground water. In a recent study, two strains of Rhodococcus bacteria were found to be effective at degrading a number of petroleum hydrocarbons and thus helping clean up contaminated sites. Fuels can be significant pollutants of soils and groundwater, especially around fuel storage ...

  • EPA announces plan of action to address four iris assessments

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today its plan to address the four draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessments that were placed on hold in June 2010, pending a review of some of the underlying studies relied on in the assessments. EPA conducts IRIS assessments to determine the potential impact of specific chemicals on people’s health. The four ...

  • Air pollutants clear out as clean air programs close in

    The US EPA's clean fuels programs have exceeded expectations in reducing ozone pollutants and air toxics. A new report based on data collected from 1995-2005 finds emission reductions often significantly greater than regulatory requirements. The data, which provide a view of recent gasoline property trends, are mainly from EPA's reformulated gasoline (RFG) and anti-dumping programs. Highlights of ...

  • NYC groundwater verdict against Exxon is upheld

    A federal appeals court has upheld a $105 million verdict against Exxon Mobil for contaminating New York City's groundwater. The city sued Exxon Mobil for the costs of removing a gasoline additive known as MTBE from drinking wells in Queens. The city argued that the company ignored warnings from its own scientists and engineers not to use the additive in areas that use groundwater for ...


    By Associated Press

  • Waterloo Emitter™

    The Waterloo Emitter is a simple, low cost device designed for the controlled and uniform release of oxygen, or other bioenhancing amendments, to encourage and sustain the growth of microorganisms required for in-situ bioremediation of contaminated groundwater. The patented technology* enables steady, direct diffusion of oxygen into an aquifer through pressurized silicone or LDPE tubing. ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Trees as tools to treat common groundwater contaminants focus of NGWA Webinar

    “Introduction to the Phytoremediation of Common Groundwater Contaminants,” a one-hour Webinar presented by the National Ground Water Association, will take place June 5, 2012 at 1 p.m. ET. Attendees will learn how trees can remediate many common groundwater contamination problems during this online presentation by Dr. James E. Landmeyer, a research hydrologist with the U.S. Geological ...

  • EPA Determination on 11 Contaminants

    The U.S. EPA has made a preliminary determination not to regulate 11 contaminants on the second drinking water contaminant candidate list (CCL). The agency?s preliminary regulatory determination, based on an extensive review of health effects and occurrence data, concludes that the specific contaminants do not occur at levels of public health concern in public water systems. 'We are confident ...

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