U.S. EPA Contaminated Site Cleanup Information (CLU-IN)


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division

For more information on MTBE Treatment, please contact:

Linda Fiedler
Technology Assessment Branch

PH: (703) 603-7194 | Email: fiedler.linda@epa.gov



Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE)

Additional Resources

Literature References

Contaminated Soil, Sediment and Water, July/Aug 2002
Association for Environmental Health and Sciences.
This journal issue was focused on MTBE, with articles on occurrence, site investigation, monitoring, and remediation techniques.

Gasoline Oxygenate Bibliography
A U.S. Geological Survey compilation of nearly 600 citations for papers about oxygenates, including MTBE, in a searchable reference database.

MTBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether) and Underground Storage Tanks
Office of Solid Waste UST program website on MTBE with extensive list of document webpages and MTBE-related Web links.

MTBE/Oxygenates Exposure Research
U.S. EPA, National Exposure Research Laboratory Web site.
Contains collected reports for three subject areas: evaluation of MTBE environmental fate and transport, characterizing emissions from engines using MTBE-gasoline, and human exposure to MTBE.

Overview of Groundwater Remediation Technologies for MTBE and TBA
ITRC. 2005
The MTBE and Other Fuel Oxygenates document addresses established and emerging technologies for remediating groundwater containing methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and tert-butyl alcohol (TBA).

Work Groups

The MTBE Resource Guide, 3rd Ed.
The European Fuel Oxygenates Association, 2005.
Contact: European Fuel Oxygenates Association, MTBEGuide@efoa.org

Describes the properties, applications, and benefits of fuel oxygenates, as well as the health and environmental issues associated with MTBE use; explains how to prevent contamination by gasoline containing MTBE; describes emergency response and remediation techniques in the event of an accidental release; and lists selected websites containing useful information on MTBE, gasoline, and related subjects.

Web Sites

American Petroleum Institute Oxygenates Resource Center

The American Petroleum Institute (API) conducts research on the behavior and fate of petroleum in soil and groundwater, and ways to clean up underground petroleum releases. Much of the API research effort focuses on the breakdown of petroleum by naturally-occurring microscopic organisms and other processes, and ways to enhance these processes.

MTBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether) and Underground Storage Tanks

Office of Solid Waste UST program website on MTBE with extensive list of document webpages and MTBE-related Web links.

Multimedia Resources

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