Beyond MTBE: Evaluating the Future Threats to Drinking Water Supplies from Chemicals in Our Gasoline

EPA Grant Number: R829023
Title: Beyond MTBE: Evaluating the Future Threats to Drinking Water Supplies from Chemicals in Our Gasoline
Investigators: Gschwend, Philip M.
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
EPA Project Officer: Hiscock, Michael
Project Period: September 1, 2001 through August 31, 2004 (Extended to August 31, 2005)
Project Amount: $239,524
RFA: Exploratory Research to Anticipate Future Environmental Issues (2000) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Economics and Decision Sciences , Ecological Indicators/Assessment/Restoration , Water , Ecosystems

Description:

The objective of this research project is to develop a methodology suited to evaluating the potential for new (and old) fuel additives to contaminate drinking water.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this project: View all 4 publications for this project

Journal Articles:

Journal Articles have been submitted on this project: View all 3 journal articles for this project

Supplemental Keywords:

MTBE, BTEX, screening model, community supply well, gasoline additive, subsurface transport, partition coefficient, environmental fate and transport, hazardous chemicals, subsurface water contamination, analytical models., RFA, Scientific Discipline, Toxics, Water, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, Environmental Chemistry, Ecosystem/Assessment/Indicators, Contaminant Candidate List, Chemistry, Ecological Effects - Environmental Exposure & Risk, Ecological Effects - Human Health, Ecological Risk Assessment, Engineering, Chemistry, & Physics, Drinking Water, Environmental Engineering, gasoline, alternative disinfection methods, fate and transport, Safe Drinking Water, ecological exposure, human health effects, exposure and effects, MTBE, exposure, treatment plants, surface water, chemical contaminants, linear solvation energy relationship, treatment, water quality, fuel additives, water treatment, contaminant removal, drinking water contaminants, other - risk management

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2002 Progress Report
  • 2003 Progress Report
  • 2004
  • Final