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A Pervaporation Application for Treating Methyl tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE)-Contaminated Water/Wastewater

  • Nilufer Durmaz Hilmioglu
  • Ahmet E. Yildirim
  • Sema Tulbentci
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Contamination of groundwater and soils with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is a problem at many industrial sites. Soil contamination by VOCs is a source for continuous air pollution and is also a source for groundwater pollution. The level of volatile organic compounds allowed in discharged wastewater or drinking water is lowered every few years. Examples of contaminants are petroleum hydrocarbons, methyl tert-butyl ether, chlorinated hydrocarbons such as trichloroethylene and carbon tetrachloride. Many of the VOCs are potential carcinogens.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nilufer Durmaz Hilmioglu
    • 1
  • Ahmet E. Yildirim
    • 2
  • Sema Tulbentci
    • 3
  1. 1.Kocaeli UniversityKocaeliTurkey
  2. 2.Sem LtdIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Istanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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