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Overview of technologies for removal of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) from water
- Levchuk, Irina, Bhatnagar, Amit, Sillanpää, Mika
- The Science of the total environment 2014 v.476-477 pp. 415-433
- drinking water, fuels, pipelines, pollution, technology
- Wide use of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) as fuel oxygenates leads to worldwide environment contamination with this compound basically due to fuel leaks from storage or pipelines. Presence of MTBE in drinking water is of high environmental and social concern. Existing methods for MTBE removal from water have a number of limitations which can be possibly overcome in the future with use of emerging technologies. This work aims to provide an updated overview of recent developments in technologies for MTBE removal from water.