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oxygenate

[′äk·sə·jə‚nāt]
(chemistry)
To treat, infuse, or combine with oxygen.
(materials)
An oxygen-containing compound, such as an alcohol or an ether, used as an additive to gasoline to improve octane rating or antiknock characteristics.
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MECHANISTIC STUDY ON THE DEGRADATION OF GASOLINE OXYGENATES BY ULTRASONIC IRRADIATION.
A light, volatile alcohol intended for gasoline blending as described in Oxygenate definition.
Several oxygenates other than ethanol could supplant MTBE as the gasoline additive of choice.
However, because less than half as much ethanol is required to provide the same oxygenating benefit as MTBE, the overall oxygenate content of gasoline is expected to decline through 2006 as ethanol replaces MTBE.
Bluewater Network is a strong supporter of renewable fuels, and has endorsed ethanol as the best oxygenate to meet federal requirements.
Ethanol is a renewable fuel oxygenate that provides air quality benefits like MTBE while posing very little threat to water quality.
The EPA has asked Congress to amend the Clean Air Act to replace the existing oxygenate requirement with a standard for fuels made from renewable resources chemicals, and is also proposing to ban MTBE as an immediate threat to health under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
More studies were conducted on MtBE by the EPA after the chemical started being used as an oxygenate, according to J.
In summer, cooling air is drawn in from the roof through the openable lights and it falls down through the planting to oxygenate the atmosphere of the office strip before being expelled through the open windows on the south front.
Dow Jones recently reported that Department of Energy (DOE) secretary Spencer Abraham has maintained that while he delivered testimony earlier this month before the House Energy and Commerce Committee stating his belief that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering granting gasoline oxygenate waivers to New York and California, such a decision will be determined by EPA alone.
Established in 1981, IRI has targeted global refiners, world automakers, fuel oxygenate manufacturers and other fuel industry professionals with information and analysis via custom consulting, multi-client studies and daily market reports delivered electronically.
Nevertheless, ethanol will remain an important oxygenate in Midwestern states and contiguous regions due to its ready availability and because of political considerations.