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Main Title Fuel Oxygenates [electronic resource] /
Author Barceló, Damià.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2007
Call Number TD419-428
ISBN 9783540726418
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Engineering. ; Environmental toxicology. ; Environmental protection. ; Environmental pollution.
Internet Access
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Collation XVI, 411 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Novel Analytical Methods for the Determination of Fuel Oxygenates in Water -- Occurrence and Fate of MTBE in the Aquatic Environment Over the Last Decade -- Occurrence of Methyl tert-Butyl Ether and Other Fuel Oxygenates in Source Water and Drinking Water of the United States -- Biodegradability of Oxygenates by Microflora from MTBE-Contaminated Sites: New Molecular Tools -- Compound-Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA) to Characterise Degradation Pathways and to Quantify In-Situ Degradation of Fuel Oxygenates and Other Fuel-Derived Contaminants -- Spreading of MTBE and Chlorinated Hydrocarbons in Groundwater: Comparison of Groundwater Transport and Plume Dimensions -- Enhanced Natural Attenuation of MTBE -- Bioremediation of groundwater contaminated with MTBE/TBA -- Adsorption and Abiotic Degradation of Methyl tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) -- Microbial Degradation of MTBE in Reactors -- Remediation Technologies and Costs for Cleaning MTBE Contaminated Groundwater -- Removal of MTBE and Other Fuel Oxygenates During Drinking Water Treatment -- Toxicological Review of Methyl- and Ethyl-tertiary-Butyl Ethers -- MTBE: WHO Guidelines and Taste and Odour Issues for Drinking Water. Environmental Chemistry is a relatively young science. Interest in this subject, however, is growing very rapidly and, although no agreement has been reached as yet about the exact content and limits of this interdisciplinary discipline, there appears to be increasing interest in seeing environmental topics which are based on chemistry embodied in this subject. One of the ?rst objectives of Environmental Chemistry must be the study of the environment and of natural chemical processes which occur in the environment. A major purpose of this series on Environmental Chemistry, therefore, is to present a reasonably uniform view of various aspects of the chemistry of the environment and chemical reactions occurring in the environment. The industrial activities of man have given a new dimension to Envir- mental Chemistry. We have now synthesized and described over ?ve million chemical compounds and chemical industry produces about hundred and ?fty million tons of synthetic chemicals annually. We ship billions of tons of oil per year and through mining operations and other geophysical modi?cations, large quantities of inorganic and organic materials are released from their natural deposits. Cities and metropolitan areas of up to 15 million inhabitants produce large quantities of waste in relatively small and con?ned areas. Much of the chemical products and waste products of modern society are released into the environment either during production, storage, transport, use or ultimate disposal. These released materials participate in natural cycles and reactions and frequently lead to interference and disturbance of natural systems.