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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.
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.
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)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY
ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH DIVISION
REGULATORY SUPPORT BRANCH