Mtbe: Effects on Soil and Groundwater Resources (Google eBook)

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Jacques Guertin, Christy Herron, James A. Jacobs
CRC Press, Sep 28, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 264 pages
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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.
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    Contents

    Introduction
    1
    12 Introduction to the MTBE problem
    2
    13 Some facts about MTBE
    4
    14 How to read this publication
    5
    Endnotes and references
    6
    History and overview of fuel oxygenates and MTBE
    7
    environmental headache or public good?
    12
    Endnotes and references
    14
    83 Challenges for the future
    80
    Glossary of technical terms and acronyms used in this book
    83
    Conversions for international system SI metric and United States units
    87
    Material safety data sheets MTBE and gasoline
    95
    Summary of MTBE statebystate cleanup standards
    107
    Geologic principles and MTBE
    109
    E2 Hydrogeology
    111
    E3 Porosity permeability and diagenesis
    112

    Physical and chemical properties of MTBE
    17
    Endnotes and references
    21
    Toxicity health effects and taste and odor thresholds of MTBE
    23
    42 Toxicology
    24
    43 Cancer effects
    26
    44 Noncancer effects
    27
    aquatic toxicity
    28
    47 Key issues
    29
    Transport and fate of MTBE in the environment
    31
    52 Importance of transport and fate assessments in environmental restoration projects
    32
    53 Physical and chemical characteristics of MTBE important to its transport and fate
    34
    54 Transport and fate of MTBE in the atmosphere
    37
    55 Transport and fate of MTBE in surface waters
    38
    56 Transport and fate of MTBE in groundwater
    40
    57 Implications of MTBE transport and fate characteristics for environmental restoration projects
    43
    Endnotes and references
    45
    Detection and treatment of MTBE in soil and groundwater
    49
    63 Validated methods for detection of MTBE in drinking water
    50
    65 Methods of analysis for detection of MTBE in other media
    52
    66 Analysis of other gasoline additives
    53
    67 Variations in analysis resulting from presence of BTEX constituents
    54
    Endnotes and references
    62
    MTBE A perspective on environmental policy
    65
    72 The making of environmental policy
    66
    73 Comparison of diverse state policies
    67
    policy and transition
    70
    Endnotes and references
    75
    Conclusions and recommendations
    77
    82 Conclusions
    79
    E4 Sedimentary sequences and fades architecture
    118
    E5 Structural style and framework
    139
    E6 Seismicity
    145
    MTBE subsurface investigation and cleanup
    151
    F3 Drilling and MTBE sampling techniques
    153
    F4 Overview of drilling methods
    154
    F5 Conventional drilling methods
    165
    F6 Conventional soil sampling
    168
    F7 Installation of groundwater monitoring wells and well points
    170
    F8 Groundwater sampling protocols
    173
    Endnotes and references
    175
    Synthesis properties and environmental fate of MTBE and oxygenate chemicals
    177
    G2 Potential oxygenate alternatives to MTBE
    179
    G3 Properties of the selected oxygenates and aromatics
    180
    Endnotes and references
    182
    Plume geometries for subsurface concentrations of MTBE
    183
    H2 MTBE forensic tools and plume geometries
    184
    Endnotes and references
    191
    Toxicity of MTBE human health risk calculations
    193
    example calculation 1
    194
    I3 Calculation of exposure concentration for specified incremental risk child
    195
    I4 Calculation of ingestion CPF
    196
    MTBE web sites
    199
    Summary of MTBE remediation technologies
    203
    K2 Summary of soil remediation for MTBE
    204
    Endnotes and references
    210
    Bibliography and reading list
    211
    Index
    235
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