Use of compound-specific stable carbon isotope analyses to demonstrate anaerobic biodegradation of MTBE in groundwater at a gasoline release site.

@article{Kolhatkar2002UseOC,
  title={Use of compound-specific stable carbon isotope analyses to demonstrate anaerobic biodegradation of MTBE in groundwater at a gasoline release site.},
  author={Ravi Kolhatkar and Tomasz Kuder and Paul Philp and Jon Allen and John T. Wilson},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2002},
  volume={36 23},
  pages={5139-46}
}
Currently it is unclear if natural attenuation is an appropriate remedial approach for groundwater impacted by methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). Site-characterization data at most gasoline release sites are adequate to evaluate attenuation in MTBE concentrations over time or distance. But, demonstrating natural biodegradation of MTBE requires laboratory microcosm studies, which could be expensive and time-consuming. Recently, compound-specific carbon isotope ratio analyses (13C/12C expressed… CONTINUE READING

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