||Novel Precursor of Trihalomethanes.
Cooper, W. J. ;
Kaganowicz, D. M. ;
||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.
Water treatment ;
Chemical reactions ;
Water pollution control ;
Reaction mechanisms ;
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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.