MTBE

What are VOCs? (Part 1)

by wfnblog on June 4, 2012


Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) are carbon-containing compounds emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. They evaporate easily from water into air at normal air temperatures. This high vapor pressure (and low boiling point) at room temperature is why you can easily detect the distinctive odor of gasoline and many solvents, as the VOCs exit […]

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What is MTBE?

by wfnblog on May 10, 2012


MTBE is the shorthand abbreviation for methyl tertiary-butyl ether, a volatile organic compound that belongs to a category known as oxygenates. Oxygenates are added to fuel to increase its oxygen content. MTBE has replaced the use of lead as an octane enhancer in gasoline throughout the United States since 1979. MTBE reduces carbon monoxide and […]

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