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.
|Title||Low-temperature MTBE biodegradation in aquifer sediments with a history of low, seasonal ground water temperatures|
|Authors||P. M. Bradley, J. E. Landmeyer|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Toxic Substances Hydrology Program|