MTBE


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MTBE

abbreviation for
(Elements & Compounds) methyl tertiary-butyl ether: a lead-free antiknock petrol additive
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China is now the second biggest MTBE producer in the world, second only to the US.
MTBE has been a trusted antiknock agent for decades, and Bio-MTBE possesses the same technical advantages as its conventional counterpart: high energy density (86 percent of gasoline), low vapor pressure, low oxygen content, and very low solubility in water.
that MTBE is a product that easily contaminates groundwater because it can escape even tight underground storage tanks, spreads far and fast in underground aquifers and resists cleanup.
But the ability of MTBE to seep into soil allows it to enter groundwater, creating its own negative environmental effects--particularly on drinking water.
Litigation Report: MTBE is designed to assist counsel on both sides of the gasoline additive liability issue track ongoing developments in the area.
The MTBE from a single overturned automobile can contaminate 75 million gallons of water.
MTBE has been added to fuel in 16 states because it increases gasoline's oxygen content, helping it burn cleaner.
The EPA's actions follow several state efforts to ban the sale and use of MTBE by oil refineries because of groundwater contamination from spills around underground storage tanks.
In addition, it presents MTBE demand and production forecasts, end use demand forecasts, price trends, trade balance data and company shares of the major MTBE producers in Taiwan.
This report first provides an overview of the MTBE industry including definitions (product picture and specification), classifications, applications, industry chain structure and competitive landscape.
Any deal on MTBE which will leave our taxpayers and water providers paying the bill for cleanup is unacceptable and unjust to consumers.
water supplies contaminated with MTBE at about $29 billion.