Low-temperature MTBE biodegradation in aquifer sediments with a history of low, seasonal ground water temperatures

Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation
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Abstract

Sediments from two shallow, methyl tert‐butyl ether (MTBE)–contaminated aquifers, with mean ground water temperatures ∼10°C, demonstrated significant mineralization of [U‐14C] MTBE to 14CO2 at incubation temperatures as low as 4°C. These results indicate that microbial degradation can continue to contribute to the attenuation of MTBE in ground water under wintertime, low‐temperature conditions.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Low-temperature MTBE biodegradation in aquifer sediments with a history of low, seasonal ground water temperatures
Series title Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation
DOI 10.1111/j.1745-6592.2006.00075.x
Volume 26
Issue 1
Year Published 2006
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 5 p.
First page 101
Last page 105