California MTBE Research Partnership Reports (Downloadable)
The California MTBE Research Partnership was established in 1997 to direct a statewide research program to investigate and develop methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) treatment technology and source water protection issues. It was a cooperative program formed by:
- Association of California Water Agencies
- Oxygenated Fuels Association
- Western States Petroleum Association
- National Water Research Institute
The California MTBE Research Partnership released a number of significant reports that investigate treatment technologies for MTBE, a gasoline additive that has contaminated various surface and ground water supplies throughout California.
The MTBE reports can be viewed and downloaded here.
Removal of MTBE from Drinking Water Using Air Stripping: Case Studies
Published 2006. 92 pages
Evaluation of MTBE Remediation Options
Published 2004. 150 pages.
Treatment of MTBE-Impacted Drinking Water Using Granular Activated Carbon
Published 2001. 82 pages.
Modeling the Impact of Ethanol on the Persistence of BTEX Compounds in Gasoline-Contaminated Groundwater
Published 1999. 64 pages.
Trace Analysis of Ethanol and MTBE in Water Using Solid Phase Microextraction and Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectrophotometry
Published 1999. 24 pages.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - Treatment Technologies for the Removal of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) from Drinking Water: Air Stripping, Advanced Oxidation Processes, Granular Activated Carbon, Synthetic Resin Sorbents, Second Edition.
Published 1999. 28 pages.
Treatment Technologies for the Removal of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) from Drinking Water: Air Stripping, Advanced Oxidation Processes, Granular Activated Carbon, Synthetic Resin Sorbents, Second Edition.
Published 1999. 410 pages.
Download the Table of Contents (116 KB) 22 pages.
Download Chapter 3: AOPs (1 MB) 100 pages.
Download Chapter 4: GAC (272 KB) 50 pages.
Download Chapter 5: Resins (530 KB) 76 pages.
Download Chapter 6: Conclusions (150 KB) 20 pages.
Download Appendices (368 KB) 56 pages.
Download Errata Sheet for Table 4A-3 (151 KB) Replaces page 387 in the Appendices.
Evaluation of the Applicability of Synthetic Resin Sorbents for MTBE Removal from Water
Published 1999. 100 pages.
Survey of Current UST Management and Operation Practices
Published 1999. 92 pages.
Copies of these reports (print or CDs) may also be available to purchase at NWRI's bookstore.