Transport And Fate
These resources provide information on the fate and transport of oxygenates in the environment. Additional resources are available regarding the fate and transport of ethanol and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) on other pages. For additional oxygenates topics, return to the oxygenates main page.
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- A Review of the Environmental Fate and Aquatic Effects of a Series of C4 and C8 Oxo-Process Chemicals 2000.
Prepared by Elsevier Science Ltd., this paper presents information on the environmental fate and aquatic effects of 1-butanol and other oxo-process chemicals.
- California Leaking Underground Fuel Tank (LUFT) Historical Case Analyses (PDF) (63 pp, 726K, About PDF) 1995.
Prepared by the California State Water Resources Control Board, the goal of this study is to support the revision of California's leaking underground storage tank corrective action process. Analysis of case historical data, including information on fate and transport and impacts of releases, is presented.
- Diving Plumes and Vertical Migration at Petroleum Release Sites (PDF) (4 pp, 69K, About PDF) Undated.
Published in L.U.S.T. Line, a technical newsletter for underground storage tank stakeholders, this article presents information on diving plumes at petroleum release sites. Geology, hydrology, land use, assessment, and a case study are discussed and a link is provided to a plume diving calculator.
- Evaluation of the Impact of Fuel Hydrocarbons and Oxygenates on Groundwater Resources 2004.
Published in Environmental Science & Technology, this paper presents the results of a study evaluating the potential for ground water resource contamination by fuel hydrocarbons and oxygenates including TBA, TAME, DIPE, ETBE, and MTBE. Occurrence, distribution, and spatial extent in ground water beneath leaking underground storage tanks are discussed.
- Maximum Potential Impacts of Tertiary Butyl Alcohol (TBA) on Groundwater from Small-Volume Releases of Ethanol-Blended Gasoline in the Vadose Zone (PDF) (8 pp, 323K, About PDF) 2005.
Prepared by the American Petroleum Institute, this report examines the application of transport modeling to predict maximum TBA impacts on ground water from small-volume releases of ethanol-blended gasoline in the vadose zone.
- Cowan, R.M., and K. Park. Biodegradation of the Gasoline Oxygenates MTBE, ETBE, TAME, TBA, and TAA by Aerobic Mixed Cultures. 1996. Proceedings of the 28th Mid Atlantic Industrial and Hazardous Waste Conference, Buffalo, New York, July 15-17, 1996. 523-530.
- Suidan, M.T., M. Esperanza, M. Zein, P. McCauley, R.C. Brenner, and A.D. Venosa. Kinetics of MTBE Biodegradation. Challenges in Biodegradation of Trace Organic Contaminants - Gasoline Oxygenates and Sex Hormones 2005. Water Environment Research 77(1): 4-11.