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Title: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) Groundwater Contamination
Url: http://www.ncsec.org/cadre2/webview.cfm?team=3&cadre=2
Publisher: National Computational Science Education Consortium
Description: Methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), a fuel additive, is highly mobile in groundwater, dissolving and traveling faster than the other petroleum constituents which tend to biodegrade and adsorb to soil particles. This unit will introduce the problem of pollutants as they move through the various soil layers and contaminate the groundwater and challenge the students to investigate the effects of MTBE spills in the environment by researching the available literature on fuel oxygenates and learning their mode of transport through the soil. Experimentally determined data, obtained in lab activities, will facilitate building models of the contamination process of the groundwater. Mathematics modeling will involve the use of spreadsheet analysis of real-world-data obtained online.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Hydrology. Water -- Ground and surface waters -- Groundwater. Hydrogeology
Social sciences -- Industries. Land use. Labor -- Industries. Land use. Labor -- Special industries and trades -- Chemical industries -- Special products, A-Z -- Motor fuel additives
Technology -- Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering -- Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering -- Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes -- Water pollution
Technology -- Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering -- Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering -- Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes -- Water pollution -- Pollution of groundwater
GEM Subject: Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Science -- Ecology
Science -- Earth science
Mathematics -- Applied mathematics
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Ecology -- Pollution
Geology -- Groundwater
Environmental engineering -- Groundwater
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: html
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Chemistry
earth science
Environmental science
Mathematics
Physical sciences
science
Date Of Record Release: 2011-07-25 03:00:04 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-11-29 11:35:01 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE
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