Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and benzene were measured since 1993 in a shallow, sandy aquifer contaminated by a mid-1980s release of gasoline containing fuel oxygenates. Results suggest that milligram per liter to microgram per liter decreases in MTBE concentrations relative to benzene are caused by the natural attenuation processes of dilution and dispersion with less contaminated ground water in the direction of flow rather than biodegradation at this point source gasoline release site.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Water Science and Technology