Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) in finished drinking water in Germany.

  title={Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) in finished drinking water in Germany.},
  author={Axel Kolb and Wilhelm P{\"u}ttmann},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  volume={140 2},
In the present study 83 finished drinking water samples from 50 cities in Germany were analyzed for methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) content with a detection limit of 10 ng/L. The detection frequency was 46% and the concentrations ranged between 17 and 712 ng/L. Highest concentrations were found in the community water systems (CWSs) of Leuna and Spergau in Saxony-Anhalt. These CWSs are supplied with water possibly affected by MTBE contaminated groundwater. MTBE was detected at concentrations… CONTINUE READING

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