Science Inventory

TRANSPORT

Citation:

Weaver, J W. TRANSPORT. Presented at US Environmental Protection Agency Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) Scientist-to-Scientist Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 20-21, 2000.

Impact/Purpose:

The objective of this research is to develop a multicomponent, mass-balance-based model for simulating transport of spilled oils with and without dispersant treatments.

Description:

Presentation outline: transport principles, effective solubility; gasoline composition; and field examples (plume diving).
Presentation conclusions: MTBE transport follows from - phyiscal and chemical properties and hydrology. Field examples show: MTBE plumes > benzene plumes; MTBE detachment in certain cases; plume diving. Site characterization is critical for correct interpretation of transport.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/ABSTRACT)
Product Published Date: 06/20/2000
Record Last Revised: 06/06/2005
Record ID: 59742

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH DIVISION

REGULATORY SUPPORT BRANCH