The development of a determination method
for MTBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether) in water solution
The purpose has been to develop a GC-MS method,
based on the enrichment of MTBE together with other volatile organic compounds
(e.g. benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, xylenes) from the head-space over the
The method combines high sensitivity with
higher accuracy and certainty of measurement, and can be furthermore automated,
which may allow a higher throughput of the samples.
This research project has been financially
supported by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency Ltd. (FFG).