volume 39, issue 10, P2085-2095 2005
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2005.02.019
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Ahmed A. Basfar, Hasan M. Khan, Ahmed A. Al-Shahrani, William J. Cooper

Abstract: The destruction of methyl tert-butylether (MTBE) in water in the presence of chloroform has been studied using 60Co gamma irradiation. Distilled water solutions at three different concentrations of the individual solutes MTBE and CHCl3 were irradiated for various times to provide dose destruction information. Then, the irradiation of a mixture of MTBE (at two different concentrations) and CHCl3 (at one concentration) was conducted. A kinetic model was used incorporating recently determined bimolecular rate con…

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