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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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What is arsenic?

by wfnblog on May 4, 2012


Atomic number 33 on the periodic table, arsenic is a semi-metal element that is odorless and tasteless. It enters drinking water supplies from natural deposits in the earth, as well as from agricultural and industrial activities.¬†Arsenic occurs naturally in rocks and soil, plants and animals. It can be further released into the environment through volcanic […]

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What is nitrate?

by wfnblog on April 30, 2012


Nitrates and nitrites are nitrogen-oxygen chemical units which combine with various organic and inorganic compounds. Nitrate is a compound that is formed naturally when nitrogen combines with oxygen or ozone. Nitrogen itself is essential for all living things, but high levels of nitrate in drinking water can be dangerous to human health, especially for infants […]

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