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Title: Analysis of methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) and other petroleum oxygenates in water
Author: James Deuchar
Author: Gill Hardy
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
Organic ether compounds are added to petrol (gasoline) help to meet octane levels and generally optimise the refinery process management. However, a number of pollution incidents have occurred in the UK and overseas where petrol containing methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) has contaminated groundwater. Analysis of MTBE and other oxygenates (isopropyl ether, ethyl tertiary butyl ether and tertiary amyl ether) in the UK is mainly on an ad hoc basis and only a small number of laboratories undertake routine analysis for these compounds. The aims of this project were therefore to: review current analytical techniques; and decide on the best approach for Environment Agency samples.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: Solihull
Subject Keywords: Water pollutionOrganic compoundsEthersPetrol enginesAnalytical methods
Extent: 43
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1733
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