Evaluation of GAC technology for the removal of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) from drinking water

Tom Shih, Medhi Wangpaichitr, Irwin H. Suffet

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Abstract

Granular activated carbon (GAC) performance in removing MTBE in the presence of competitors, e.g., natural organic matter, volatile organics present in gasoline (BTX), and breakdown products of MTBE (tributyl alcohol), was studied. The resulting rapid small-scale column test (RSSCT) testing matrix simulated a range of MTBE concentrations with varying empty bed contact times (EBCT) and background NOM. For ground water from Santa Monica, CA, (Arcadia Well Water) the breakthrough curve for the 20 min EBCT was more S-shaped, whereas the breakthrough curve for the 10 min EBCT was more spread out, suggesting slightly better equilibration between coconut GAC and MTBE at 20 min EBCT. The 10 min EBCT was sufficient for MTBE to reach equilibrium and was recommended for pilot plant studies at Santa Monica and Lake Tahoe groundwaters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
Pages245-247
Number of pages3
Volume40
Edition2
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event220th ACS National Meeting - Wastington, DC, United States
Duration: Aug 20 2000Aug 24 2000

Other

Other220th ACS National Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityWastington, DC
Period8/20/008/24/00

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Drinking Water
Ether
Activated carbon
Groundwater
Pilot plants
Biological materials
Gasoline
Lakes
Alcohols
Water
Testing

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  • Chemistry(all)

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Shih, T., Wangpaichitr, M., & Suffet, I. H. (2000). Evaluation of GAC technology for the removal of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) from drinking water. In ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts (2 ed., Vol. 40, pp. 245-247)

Evaluation of GAC technology for the removal of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) from drinking water. / Shih, Tom; Wangpaichitr, Medhi; Suffet, Irwin H.

ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. Vol. 40 2. ed. 2000. p. 245-247.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Shih, T, Wangpaichitr, M & Suffet, IH 2000, Evaluation of GAC technology for the removal of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) from drinking water. in ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2 edn, vol. 40, pp. 245-247, 220th ACS National Meeting, Wastington, DC, United States, 8/20/00.
Shih T, Wangpaichitr M, Suffet IH. Evaluation of GAC technology for the removal of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) from drinking water. In ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2 ed. Vol. 40. 2000. p. 245-247
Shih, Tom ; Wangpaichitr, Medhi ; Suffet, Irwin H. / Evaluation of GAC technology for the removal of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) from drinking water. ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. Vol. 40 2. ed. 2000. pp. 245-247
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