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Methyl tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) and Other Gasoline Oxygenates


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Selected MTBE-related publications

NEW button Carter, J.M., Grady, S.J., Delzer, G.C., Koch, Bart, and Zogorski, J.S., 2006, Occurrence of MTBE and other gasoline oxygenates in CWS source waters: Journal AWWA, v. 98, no. 4, p. 91-104.

Clawges, Rick, Rowe, Barbara, and Zogorski, John, 2001, National survey of MTBE and other VOCs in community drinking-water sources: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-064-01, 4 p.

Grady, S.J. and Casey, G.D., 1999, A plan for assessing the occurrence and distribution of methyl tert-butyl ether and other volatile organic compounds in drinking water and ambient ground water in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions of the United States:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, OFR 99-207 pdf file, 36 p.

Grady, S.J., and Casey, G.D., 2001, Occurrence and distribution of methyl tert-butyl ether and other volatile organic compounds in drinking water in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, 1993-98: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report, WRIR 00-4228 pdf file, 123 p.

Johnson, Richard, Pankow, J.F., Bender, D.A., Price, C.V., and Zogorski, J.S., MTBE--To what extent will past releases contaminate community water supply wells?:  Environmental Science & Technology, v. 34, no. 9, p.210A-217A.  Supported Material

Moran, Michael, Grady, Stephen, and Zogorski, John, 2001, Occurrence and distribution of volatile organic compounds in drinking water supplied by community water systems in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, 1993-98: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-089-01 4p.

Moran, M.J., Clawges, R.M., and Zogorski, J.S., 2002, Methyl tert-butyl ether in ground and surface water of the United States, in Diaz, A.L, and Drogos, D.L, eds., Oxygenates in gasoline: environmental aspects: Washington, D.C., American Chemical Society, ACS Symposium Series 799, p. 2-16.

Moran, M.J., Zogorski, J.S., Squillace, P.J., 2005, MTBE and Gasoline Hydrocarbons in Ground Water of the United States: Ground Water, v. 43, no. 4, p. 615-627.pdf file An electronic version of the article published in Ground Water is available on the Blackwell Synergy online delivery service, accessible via the journal's Website at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/gw or http://www.blackwell-synergy.com. If there are any problems accessing the file, please contact J.S. Zogorski for assistance.

Rowe, Barbara, Grady, Stephen, Zogorski, John, Koch, Bart, and Tratnyek, Paul, 2001, Initial findings: national survey of MTBE, other ether oxygenates, and other VOCs in community drinking-water sources: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, OFR 01-399 1 p. poster.

Squillace P.J., and Moran, M.J., 2000, Estimating the likelihood of MTBE occurrence in drinking water supplied by ground-water sources in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, OFR 00-343 pdf file, 10 p.

Zogorski, J.S., Morduchowitz, A.M., Baehr, A.L, Bauman, B.J., Conrad, D.L., Drew, R.T., Korte, N.E., Lapham, W.W., Pankow, J.F., and Washington, E.R., 1996, Fuel oxygenates and water quality--Current understanding of sources, occurrence in natural waters, environmental behavior, fate, and significance--Final Report: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, 37 p. with attachments. [Also published by National Science and Technology Council, 1997, Interagency assessment of oxygenated fuels, Chap. 2, Fuel oxygenates and water quality pdf file: Washington, DC, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The Exectutive Office of the President, p. 2-1--2-80.]

Zogorski, J.S., Baehr, A.L., Bauman, B.J., Conrad, D.L., Drew, R.T., Korte, N.E., Lapham, W.W., Morduchowitz, A., Pankow, J.F., and Washington, E.R., 1997, Significant findings and water-quality recommendations of the Interagency Oxygenated Fuel Assessment, in Kostecki, P.T., Calabrese, E.J., and Bonazountas, Marc, eds., Contaminated Soils, Amherst, Mass., October, 1996 [abs]: Amherst, Mass., Amherst Scientific Publishing, v. 2, p. 661-679.

Zogorski, J.S., Moran, M.J., and Hamilton, P.A., 2001, MTBE and other volatile organic compounds--New findings and implications on the quality of source waters used for drinking-water supplies: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-105-01 2 p. Supporting material

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