MTBE Articles

  • PulseOx Petroleum Case Study – Kenton, Delaware

    Chemical Oxidation of a Gasoline Release Kenton, Delaware Project Dissolved BTEX, MtBE, and TBA impact extended across more than 10 properties (approx. 800 feet) from a UST release. Eight residential supply wells were impacted with MtBE. Insurance limitations required environmental activities cost   through closure not to exceed $600,000. ...


    By APTwater LLC

  • Polishing of BTEX And MTBE Service Station Closure Effort - Case Study

    Aservice station in Montgomery County, Pa underwent a hydro- geologic re-assessment in March 2002. The contaminants at the site included BTEX constituents; MTBE, a fuel oxygenate; Isopropyl-benzene; and Napthalene. These Contaminants of Concern (COC’s) were not degrading rapidly through natural attenuation and direct oxidation in the form of Fenton’s Reagent. ...


    By EN Rx

  • Short term fish reproduction assays with methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) with zebrafish and fathead minnow: Implications for evaluation of potential for endocrine activity

    This paper reports on short‐term fish reproduction assays in zebrafish and fathead minnow conducted to examine the potential for methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) to cause effects on the endocrine system. Both studies were performed under Good Laboratory Practice and in accordance with OECD and USEPA test guidelines. Results of the first study demonstrated that exposure to a high test ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • MPPE for MTBE, BTEX, GrOs and DROs removal case study

    Analytical results Germany MTBE in: 550 Out: < 2 dl, removal % = > 99.2 BTEX in: 1,693 Out: < 1 dl, removal % = >99.9 PAHs in: 49,7 Out: < 1 dl, removal % = > 98 Analytical results Agip Italy (µg/l) MTBE in: 4,860 Out: < 0.1 dl, removal% > 99.9 BTEX in: 981.8 Out: < 0.1 ...

  • An experimental investigation of thermal methods for In-Situ remediation of MTBE-impacted groundwater

    Presentation Outline Review of MTBE Experiment Objectives Experimental Procedure Experimental Results Implementation of Soil Heating in the Field Conclusions. Properties of MTBE MTBE has a high solubility in water. It is ~ 24 times more soluble in water than Benzene (43,000 to 50,000 ...


    By McMillan-McGee Corp.

  • Degradation of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) in water by glow discharge plasma

    This study evaluated the ability of the glow discharge plasma (GDP) technique to degrade methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) in an aqueous solution. The results showed that a large amount of hydrogen peroxide and highly active •OH free radicals were produced during the treatment. Various experimental parameters including discharge current, initial MTBE concentration and initial pH played significant ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • MTBE degradation by hydrodynamic induced cavitation

    Hydrodynamic induced cavitation generates imploding cavitation bubbles which can lead to degradation or even mineralisation of water constituents without addition of any chemicals. This technology overcomes the problems of ultrasound irradiation by the local production of a cavitation cloud close to the sonotrodes. Hydrodynamic cavitation can be stabilised downstream of the nozzle depending on ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • MTBE cleanup in Dunedin, Florida

    Field data from an MTBE cleanup in Dunedin, Florida, revealed reductions of MTBE from 1,700 ppb to 250 ppb in just two weeks. Within about 4 months, MTBE levels were reduced to 31ppb. After 7 months, the MTBE levels were 0 ppb. Over the same 7-month period Benzene levels fell from 610 ppb to 0 ppb. Toluene levels dropped from 2,400 ppb to 1.5ppb, Xylene fell from 11,000 ppb to 20 ppb, and ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Why MTBE should be banned in all gasoline??

    Dear Sir, MTBE should be banned in petrol and gasoline by suppliers or refinery, and be substituted with Infernofuel. The US banned MTBE in the year 2000, and also banned in EU, and Canada. Many countries have policy in place to ban MTBE in petrol. Infernofuel is the cost effective ...


    By PRC Global Pte Ltd

  • Involvement of a Novel Enzyme, Mdpa, in methyl tert-butyl ether degradation in methylibium petroleiphilum PM1

    Methylibium petroleiphilum PM1 is a well-characterized environmental strain capable of complete metabolism of the fuel oxygenate methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE). Using a molecular genetic system which we established to study MTBE metabolism by PM1, we demonstrated that the enzyme MdpA is involved in MTBE removal, based on insertional inactivation and complementation studies. MdpA is ...

  • BTEX, TPH, and MTBE Remediation at a Former Service Station

    Site Summary A former service station site was contaminated with TPH including MTBE and BTEX compounds. In California, MTBE sites are ranked in terms of threat to drinking water and this site was designated as a “Class A,” – or a site with the highest priority. Concentrations in the initial MTBE plume ranged from 17,000 ppb to 540 ppb, while initial BTEX concentrations ranged from 46,600 ppb to ...


    By Regenesis

  • MTBE Groundwater BioTreatability Study

    The following graph illustrates the analytical results of a bio-treatability study conducted on MTBE. A two-liter groundwater sample was collected from the client's service station in western Pennsylvania. We tested three different combinations of microbe and nutrient products in order to determine which products are the most effective. The results indicate that MTBE can be bioremediated by our ...


    By Catalina Biosolutions

  • Case Study: Manipulating Groundwater Redox Conditions for MTBE Remediation

    A pilot study was conducted to investigate the potential to foster anaerobic methyl tert butyl ether (MTBE) biodegradation. The pilot test site, located on Long Island, New York, is characterized as a glacial out-wash aquifer with a high groundwater velocity over 2 ft/day. The MTBE plume is typical of similar plumes that have quickly migrated in this glacial out-wash aquifer. It is ...


    By Regenesis

  • Peroxygen Mediated Bioremediation of MTBE.

    ABSTRACT: Evidence is mounting, from laboratory and field studies, that oxygen plays a role in the bioremediation of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). Our experience with a number of commercial applications of peroxygen, in the form of Oxygen Release Compound (ORCâ), correlates the provision of enhanced aerobic conditions with enhanced MTBE biodegradation. Subsequent laboratory and field ...


    By Regenesis

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