Masters Theses

Abstract

“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.

Advisor(s)

Adams, C. D. (Craig D.)

Committee Member(s)

Burken, Joel G. (Joel Gerard)
Sitton, Oliver C., 1951-

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Environmental Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2000

Pagination

x, 55 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 52-54).

Rights

© 2000 Justin Murray Sutherland, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Thesis Number

T 7850

Print OCLC #

45902995

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b4511530~S5

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