MTBE Handling And Use
These resources provide information on the handling and use of MTBE. For other MTBE topics, please return to the MTBE main page.
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- Alternative Fuels Research Strategy. Review Draft (PDF) (520 pp, 2.44MB, About PDF) 1992. EPA 600/AP-92/002.
Prepared by EPA's Office of Research and Development, this report lays a foundation for developing the scientific information needed to compare the benefits and risks of various motor vehicle fuels, especially alternative and reformulated fuels, in relation to conventional gasoline and diesel fuels. MTBE, ETBE, and ethanol are discussed.
- Chemical Fact Sheet CAS Number: 1634044 Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether Undated.
Prepared by Spectrum Laboratories, this fact sheet presents information on MTBE, including its properties, use, consumption, environmental fate, and impacts.
- Chemical Profile for Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (CAS Number: 1634-04-4) 2005.
Provided by Scorecard, an online resource for information about pollution problems and toxic chemicals, this Web page provides basic MTBE-related information and links to other resources.
- Information on Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) Properties and Emissions Performance by Area and Season Undated.
These tables and graphs are based on EPA's analysis of data generated from surveys conducted by the RFG Survey Association, an association of refiners, importers, and blenders. Users are encouraged to read the Methodology and Explanation of the survey information. For more information, contact Stuart Romanow, phone: (202) 564-9296.
- International Chemical Safety Card: Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether 2000.
This fact sheet, prepared by the National Institutes of Health in partnership with other agencies, provides basic safety and handling information related to MTBE.
- Leak History of New and Upgraded UST Systems (PDF) (8 pp, 20K, About PDF) 1999.
This Advisory Panel report presents the results of a review of existing data on underground storage tank (UST) contamination sites to determine if there is a leak history associated with UST systems meeting the 1998 federal and state standards.
- Leak Source and Leak Detection Data Collection and Analysis (UST Team 3 Report) (PDF) (27 pp, 90K, About PDF) 1999.
This UST Team 3 report examines whether the standards for new and upgraded UST systems are adequate to protect water resources from MTBE contamination.
- MTBE Fact Sheet #3: Use and Distribution of MTBE and Ethanol (PDF) (3 pp, 17K, About PDF) 1998. EPA 510-F-97-016.
Published by EPA, this fact sheet provides information on factors related to MTBE and ethanol use and distribution, including pricing, tax incentives, and convenience.
- MTBE Resource Guide 2005.
Prepared by the European Fuel Oxygenates Association, this guide provides information on MTBE, including its use and handling, the prevention and remediation of spills, and links to online resources, reports, and studies.
- Oxygenate Compatibility and Permeability Report (UST Team 1 Report) (PDF) (18 pp, 61K, About PDF) 1999.
This UST Team 1 report presents the results of a literature review and industry survey to explore the compatibility of oxygenates, including methanol, ethanol, MTBE, ETBE, TAME, and DIPE, with materials used in UST systems.