MTBE Remediation Handbook

  • Editors
  • Ellen E. Moyer
  • Paul T. Kostecki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxix
  2. MTBE History, Properties, Occurrence, and Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ellen E. Moyer
      Pages 3-10
    3. Ellen E. Moyer
      Pages 11-18
    4. James A. M. Thomson, James W. McKinley, Robert C. Harris, Alwyn J. Hart, Peter Hicks, David K. Ramsden
      Pages 63-72
    5. Nancy E. Milkey
      Pages 73-92
    6. Robert J. Pirkle, Patrick W. McLoughlin
      Pages 93-119
    7. Pamela R. D. Williams, Patrick J. Sheehan
      Pages 121-167
  3. Applicable Remediation Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Jonathan Greene, Theodore R. Davis, David K. Ramsden
      Pages 171-187
    3. Theodore R. Davis, Jonathan Greene, David K. Ramsden
      Pages 189-200
    4. Brian D. Symons, Jonathan Greene
      Pages 201-221
    5. Kara L. Kelley, Michael C. Marley, Kenneth L. Sperry
      Pages 223-241
    6. John T. Wilson
      Pages 243-264
    7. Kevin T. Finneran, Derek R. Lovley
      Pages 265-277
    8. Lee A. Newman, Charles W. Arnold
      Pages 279-287
    9. Tie Li, Raaj U. Patel, David K. Ramsden, Jonathan Greene
      Pages 289-327
    10. Bruce E. Rittmann
      Pages 329-345
  4. Remediation Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Barbara H. Wilson, John T. Wilson
      Pages 349-360
    3. Martti R. Suominen, Nancy E. Milkey
      Pages 361-375
    4. David K. Ramsden, Tie Li
      Pages 377-394
    5. David L. Espy
      Pages 419-433
    6. Christopher G. Mariano
      Pages 435-444
    7. Evan T. Johnson, Evan T. Johnson, Tracy J. Adamski, Michael Scherer
      Pages 445-454
    8. William B. Kerfoot, Paul LeCheminant
      Pages 455-472
    9. Robert J. Steffan, Yassar H. Farhan, Charles W. Condee, Scott Drew
      Pages 503-516
    10. Gerard E. Spinnler, Paul M. Maner, Jeffrey D. Stevenson, Joseph P. Salanitro, Jennifer Bothwell, John Hickey
      Pages 517-527
    11. Joseph E. O’Connell, Steve M. Zigan
      Pages 529-539
    12. Michael J. Day, Terry Gulliver
      Pages 541-560
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 579-670

About this book


The time has come for an MTBE Remediation Handbook. There are hundreds of thousands of spills of gasoline containing MTBE in the United States. More than a billion dollars are spent each year to clean up spills of gasoline and manage the risk from existing contamination. Staff of the appropriate regula­ tory authorities within each state must make decisions to manage these spills on a site-by-site basis. Do they require active cleanup? How much cleanup is necessary? What is the most appropriate technology? What performance should be expected from the available technology? If the state regulators pro­ vide good answers to these questions on a site-by-site basis, the money will be well spent. This handbook is concerned with remediation of MTBE in existing spills. There are a number of myths about MTBE that act as impediments to effec­ tive remediation and risk management for MTBE. These myths present MTBE as being qualitatively different from petroleum hydrocarbons. Many still think that benzene is biodegradable in ground water while MTBE is not, that risk management is appropriate for benzene and not appropriate for MTBE, and that drinking water can be treated to remove benzene but not to remove MTBE. These myths have made us reluctant to deal with existing MTBE contamination. As is documented in this MTBE Remediation Handbook, we have the technology to clean up MTBE in a rational and economic man­ ner.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Amherst Scientific Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4889-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0021-6
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