Natural attenuation of MTBE in an established ground water plume - A natural gradient tracer study

I. Amerson-Treat, Richard Johnson

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Abstract

A natural gradient tracer study was conducted at the Advanced Fuel Hydrocarbon National Test Site and Port Hueneme, CA, to determine the natural attenuation of MTBE within the dissolved contaminant plume. The presence of petroleum hydrocarbons (BTEX and MTBE) resulted in oxygen depletion within the established gasoline plume. A numerical model of the groundwater flow at the site was developed to better understand the significance of advection/dispersion and degradation to the transport of MTBE. Water quality was monitored through several parameters, e.g., pH, methane, CO2, BTEX, and MTBE. The 2H12-MTBE and bromide mass balance were used to assess MTBE attenuation. Concentrations in the existing MTBE plume and degradation products, such as tert-butyl alcohol, were monitored to confirm degradation. Expected results include the mass balance calculations and evidence of degradations, trends in water quality data, evaluation of advective and dispersive action, and preliminary numerical model development. Original is an abstract.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAPI - National Ground Water Association Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection and Remediation Joint Conference Proceedings
Pages1-2
Number of pages2
Volume1
StatePublished - 1999
Event2000 Petroleum Hydrocarbons abd Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection, and Remediation - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Nov 17 1999Nov 19 1999

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Other2000 Petroleum Hydrocarbons abd Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection, and Remediation
CountryUnited States
CityHouston, TX
Period11/17/9911/19/99

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MTBE
natural attenuation
plume
tracer
groundwater
BTEX
degradation
mass balance
water quality
petroleum hydrocarbon
bromide
groundwater flow
alcohol
advection
methane
hydrocarbon
oxygen
pollutant

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Amerson-Treat, I., & Johnson, R. (1999). Natural attenuation of MTBE in an established ground water plume - A natural gradient tracer study. In API - National Ground Water Association Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection and Remediation Joint Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1, pp. 1-2)

Natural attenuation of MTBE in an established ground water plume - A natural gradient tracer study. / Amerson-Treat, I.; Johnson, Richard.

API - National Ground Water Association Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection and Remediation Joint Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1 1999. p. 1-2.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Amerson-Treat, I & Johnson, R 1999, Natural attenuation of MTBE in an established ground water plume - A natural gradient tracer study. in API - National Ground Water Association Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection and Remediation Joint Conference Proceedings. vol. 1, pp. 1-2, 2000 Petroleum Hydrocarbons abd Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection, and Remediation, Houston, TX, United States, 11/17/99.
Amerson-Treat I, Johnson R. Natural attenuation of MTBE in an established ground water plume - A natural gradient tracer study. In API - National Ground Water Association Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection and Remediation Joint Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1. 1999. p. 1-2
Amerson-Treat, I. ; Johnson, Richard. / Natural attenuation of MTBE in an established ground water plume - A natural gradient tracer study. API - National Ground Water Association Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection and Remediation Joint Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1 1999. pp. 1-2
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