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Main Title Novel Precursor of Trihalomethanes.
Author Cooper, W. J. ; Kaganowicz, D. M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab. ;Florida International Univ., Miami.;Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA.;Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.;National Cancer Inst., Bethesda, MD.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/D-86/224;
Stock Number PB87-105540
Additional Subjects Water treatment ; Chemical reactions ; Water pollution control ; Chlorination ; Bromides ; pH ; Concentration(Composition) ; Reaction mechanisms ; Trihalomethanes ; Benzylamine/methyl ; Precursor
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-105540 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 16p
To optimize water treatment processes, a better understanding of the mechanisms and factors affecting the formation and distribution of trihalomethanes (THMs) is needed. Recent studies indicate that alpha-methylbenzylamine (alpha-MBA) can act as a precursor for THMs. The chapter discusses the formation of THMs as a function of the variables, bromide and pH at a chlorine to alpha-MBA mole ratio of 1.0. The formation curves for the total THM as carbon closely follow those of natural waters, indicating that alpha-MBA is a good candidate for studying THM formation rates.