“UV/H2O2 oxidation under various conditions was examined as a method of modifying methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) into biodegradable byproducts. The formation of tertiary-butyl formate (TBF) and tertiary-butyl alcohol (TBA), as well as the removal of MTBE, TBF, and TBA were measured as functions of pH (7, 8, and 9), carbonate alkalinity (0 and 3 mM), and dissolved oxygen concentration (0, 9, and 43 mg/L). MTBE was found, in general, to be modifiable to TBF, TBA, methyl acetate (MA), formic acid (FA), and acetone. However, under N2-sparge (DO = 0 mg/L) nearly 50 additional byproducts were detected by GC/MS”--Abstract, page iv.
Adams, C. D. (Craig D.)
Burken, Joel G. (Joel Gerard)
Sitton, Oliver C., 1951-
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Environmental Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
x, 55 pages
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Sutherland, Justin M., "Effects of dissolved oxygen, pH, and carbonate alkalinity on the UV/H₂O₂ oxidation of MTBE" (2000). Masters Theses. 1996.
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