arsenic analysis Articles

  • A Trace of Arsenic

    The cans of baby formula invaded Brian Jackson’s Dartmouth College lab late in 2010. His team picked up an armful of popular brands at the food co-op in Hanover, N.H. Then another armload. Eventually Jackson had a cabinet full of the brightly labeled canisters. Today, he still keeps a few in his office. Not as clutter — that’s not his style. He just likes to keep his toxicology ...


    By Freytech Inc.

  • Dynamic factor analysis for estimating ground water arsenic trends

    Received for publication March 14, 2009. Drinking ground water containing high arsenic (As) concentrations has been associated with blackfoot disease and the occurrence of cancer along the southwestern coast of Taiwan. As a result, 28 ground water observation wells were installed to monitor the ground water quality in this area. Dynamic factor analysis (DFA) is used to identify common trends that ...

  • Life cycle analysis of two Hungarian drinking water arsenic removal technologies

    Determining a technology's merit as a solution to Hungarian drinking water arsenic contamination goes beyond technical concerns: environmental and economic aspects also play very important roles. In an effort to address the current arsenic drinking water requirements in Hungary, life cycle analysis (LCA) methodology was applied on two example arsenic removal technologies, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Potential for arsenic contamination of rice in Bangladesh: spatial analysis and mapping of high risk areas

    Knowledge of the location and severity of arsenic contamination in Bangladesh is required to develop land and resource management strategies to reduce human exposure to arsenic and arsenic contamination of food and water supplies. Potential high risk areas for arsenic contamination of rice were identified using spatial analysis and modelling. Existing country-wide data on groundwater arsenic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Groundwater arsenic in Chimaltenango, Guatemala

    In the Municipality of Chimaltenango, Guatemala, we sampled groundwater for total inorganic arsenic. In total, 42 samples were collected from 27 (43.5%) of the 62 wells in the municipality, with sites chosen to achieve spatial representation throughout the municipality. Samples were collected from household faucets used for drinking water, and sent to the USA for analysis. The only site ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Understanding social acceptability of arsenic-safe technologies in rural Bangladesh: a user-oriented analysis

    Contamination of shallow tube well drinking water by naturally occurring arsenic is a severe societal and human health challenge in Bangladesh. Multiple technological interventions seeking to ameliorate the problem face hurdles in securing social acceptance, i.e. the willingness of users to receive and use a technology. While most papers focus on expert understanding of social acceptability, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Surface Decontamination of Arsenic Compounds (Arsenic Trioxide (As2O3)) by DeconGel 1101

    Abstract Surface decontamination efficacy determination of DeconGelTM 1101 on stainless steel, carbon steel, and concrete surfaces contaminated with arsenic (arsenic trioxide (As2O3)) was performed using ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectroscopy) according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SW-846 Methods: 3005A (sampling) and 6010C (analysis). ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

  • Investigating and mapping spatial patterns of arsenic contamination in groundwater using regression analysis and spline interpolation technique

    The present study investigates the hypothesis that arsenic concentrations correlate with tubewell depth, and examines the effectiveness of spline interpolation, specifically completely regularized spline (CRS) and spline with tension (SWT) in estimating the magnitude of arsenic contamination in groundwater in Thanh Tri, a densely populated district located in the southern part of Hanoi City, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Extended performance analysis of polyurethane–iron oxide nanocomposite for efficient removal of arsenic species from water

    A polyurethane (PU) foam nanocomposite impregnated with iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) was developed to remove arsenic (As) from drinking water at ppb concentrations. The effect of synthesis and application parameters such as the size of IONPs, pH levels, weight of adsorbents, and arsenic concentrations on the performance of PU-IONP adsorbents in removing arsenic were studied. The prepared ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Arsenic wood field testing kit

    Now available from Industrial Test Systems, Inc. is a quick, easy, field test kit that can confirm the presence of inorganic arsenic in wood. Arsenic Quick™ 481396-W kit is a modification of the US Patented, ETV Verified arsenic test for drinking water. This 10 minute test readily confirms the absence or presence of arsenic in any wood sample, including CCA treated lumber using safe ...

  • Arsenic and antimony speciation analysis in the environment using hyphenated techniques to inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry: a review

    Elemental speciation involves the separation and quantification of different oxidation states or chemical forms of a particular trace element. Trace metals exhibit widely different toxicities depending on their elemental species in the environment. On the other hand, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is considered to be the method of choice for elemental analysis for several ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Slow arsenic poisoning of the contaminated groundwater users

    This paper gives impact of Arsenic contaminated water on human health as well as overview of the extent and severity of groundwater arsenic contamination in Bangladesh. Scalp hair is the most important part of the human body to monitor the accumulation of this type of poison. Therefore, an experiment has been carried out by Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) at Atomic Energy Research Establishment ...

  • Characterisation of arsenic contamination in groundwater by statistical methods

    Statistical investigation on groundwater arsenic concentration data of southwest Bangladesh was performed. Two data sets of 1998–99 and 2002–03 were selected for this analysis. Summary statistics of the data shows that the mean concentration exceeds the Bangladesh limit (0.05 mg/l) in all areas. Normality of arsenic concentration data was checked by frequency histogram, skewness coefficient and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Continuous Arsenic monitoring at US EPA Superfund site

    A Cogent Environmental continuous heavy metals analyser, the OVA5000, has been configured to provide accurate Arsenic monitoring data at a US EPA Superfund site in New Jersey, USA, since 2005. The following information will outline the ways in which this technology has helped to protect the environment at the site, ensuring compliance with discharge consents and helping the remediation contractor ...

  • Determination of arsenic in baby foods and fruit juices by GFAAS

    The United States does not have specific regulations specifying the allowable levels of toxic elements in foods, but many other countries do. For example, Canada has a specific tolerance level for arsenic of 0.1 ppm in ready to serve fruit juices, nectars, and beverages1. The toxic nature of arsenic is such that chronic exposure to the element can lead to internal cancers of the bladder and ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Human health risk assessment of an arsenic contaminated golf course

    St Michael’s Jubilee Golf Course in Widnes was constructed between 1964 and 1986, by re-grading chemical waste deposits generated from local industries, which were then covered with a thin layer of topsoil and grassed over.  An estimated 4.5 million tonnes of waste materials are present beneath the golf course.  The site is underlain by alluvium and a major aquifer, the Sherwood ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Speciation of five arsenic compounds in urine by HPLC/ICP-MS

    High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled to an ICP-MS has become an invaluable analytical tool for the determinations of trace levels of individual arsenic compounds (speciation). Speciation of arsenic is used to improve our knowledge of arsenic’s biochemical interactions and to evaluate toxicity risks. The toxicity and bioavailability of arsenic is highly dependent on form or ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Mechanisms of arsenic and fluoride release from Chacopampean sediments (Argentina)

    We have examined the sources and mechanisms that control the release of fluoride and arsenate from fluvial and loess sediments collected from the Chacopampean region, Argentina. The two types of sediment show slight differences regarding the mechanism of release. In fluvial sediments the release of fluoride seems to be controlled by the dissolution of primary F–bearing minerals, such as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Project (in process) - thunderbird farms - Arizona arsenic & fluoride removal

    Background In 2008 AdEdge was selected by Atwell Hicks Engineers and Thunderbird Improvement district to provide a 500 gpm treatment system for this Arizona community serving 1,500 population to treat elevated levels of arsenic and fluoride. Non compliant levels are 13 ppb As and 3.20 mg/L F respectively. Raw water quality information is provided in the table below. Several options were ...

  • Arsenic removal by ferric-chloride coagulation – effect of phosphate, bicarbonate and silicate

    Jar tests with synthetic water were carried out in order to investigate the effect of phosphate, bicarbonate and silicate on arsenic removal efficiency by in-situ formed ferric hydroxide. Above 12 mg C/L inorganic carbon concentration, the adverse effect of bicarbonate was definite, and resulted in higher remaining arsenic concentration. At all pH values (7.5–7.8) and coagulant dosages (0.84–3.00 ...


    By IWA Publishing

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