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Effects on Soil and Groundwater Resources, 1st Edition

Edited by Jacques Guertin, Christy Herron, James A. Jacobs

CRC Press

264 pages | 15 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2000-09-28
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Written by an expert team of scientists, engineers, and toxicologists, MTBE: Effects on Soil and Ground-Water Resources provides complete in-depth coverage of the assessment and potential remediation strategies of methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE). In addition to a history and overview of fuel oxygenates and MTBE, the book contains the latest information on:

  • Physical and chemical properties

  • Toxicity and health effects

  • Taste and odor thresholds

  • Transport and fate in the environment

  • Detection and treatment in soil and groundwater

  • Environmental policy

    Get rapid access to the precise data you need with:

  • Dozens of tables and diagrams

  • Safety data sheets

  • State-by-state clean-up standards

  • Useful web sites

  • Geological principles

  • Subsurface investigation tools

  • Synthesis, properties, and environmental breakdown products

  • Plume geometries

  • Remediation strategies

  • Toxicity and human health risk calculations

  • Extensive conversion tables

    MTBE: Effects on Soil and Ground-Water Resources examines and clarifies every issue in the national debate on this controversial environmental problem.

  • Table of Contents


    History and Overview of Fuel Oxygenates and MTBE

    Physical and Chemical Properties of MTBE

    Toxicity, Health Effects, and Taste and Odor Thresholds of MTBE

    Transport and Fate of MTBE in the Environment

    Detection and Treatment of MTBE in Soil and Ground Water

    MTBE: A Perspective on Environmental Policy

    Conclusions and Recommendations


    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SCIENCE / Environmental Science
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply