arsenic contamination Articles

  • Treatment of Arsenic Contaminated Industrial Wastewaters

    Arsenic in industrial wastewater effluents is attracting greater regulatory attention. Depending on factors such as total maximum daily loads (TMDLs), the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) discharge permit levels for arsenic may even be less than the drinking water standard of 10 µg/L. One of the industries affected by stringent arsenic discharge limits is coal-fired power ...

  • Executive Summary of Arsenic Contamination in the World

    Annex 1 is an ancillary summary database which provides supplementary material to Table 1 in the Executive Summary of Murcott:  Arsenic Contamination in the World: An International Sourcebook.  Table 1 is entitled Arsenic Contamination in the World  and summarizes the exposed populations, the current arsenic standards and the sources of arsenic for each of the 105 identified ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Plant algae method for arsenic removal from arsenic contaminated groundwater

    Field studies were carried out in Urumqi River Basin in Northwest China. The study focused on experimentation on a plant algae method that was tested by taking various water chemistries into consideration. The results from a greenhouse experiment evaluated for four doses of P (0, 100, 200, and 300 μmol/L) using two ferns (30 and 60 day old) on 15 L of contaminated groundwater per plant revealed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • Arsenic Removal

    The Arsenic Removal ProcessArsenic, a naturally occurring element, is found throughout the environment; for most people, food is the major source of exposure. Acute (short-term) high-level inhalation exposure to arsenic dust or fumes has resulted in gastrointestinal effects (nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain); central and peripheral nervous system disorders have occurred in workers acutely ...


  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Health and socioeconomic effects of groundwater arsenic contamination in rural Bangladesh

    This report discusses the health and socioeconomic problems that have recently emerged in the Bangladesh countryside because of arsenic contamination of the groundwater. A survey found that men in rural households are generally found to be more susceptible to arsenicosis than women. The survey also indicated that villagers with lower annual income are more likely to experience arsenicosis. About ...

  • Toxic injustice in the Bangladesh water sector: a social inequities perspective on arsenic contamination

    Arsenic contamination of groundwater in Bangladesh poses a major environmental health hazard to millions. The efforts of public health programmes to address the problem have often been short-lived and unevenly distributed. The crisis represents a failure of governance and a structural injustice of global dimensions. Rights-based approaches to development have been proposed to address such ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Efficacy of arsenic filtration by Kanchan Arsenic Filter in Nepal

    Groundwater arsenic contamination has caused a significant public health burden in lowland regions of Nepal. For arsenic mitigation purposes, the Kanchan Arsenic Filter (KAF) was developed and validated for use in 2003 after pilot studies showed its effectiveness in removing arsenic. However, its efficacy in field conditions operating for a long period has been scarcely observed. In this study, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The fate of arsenic in contaminated paddy soil with gypsum and ferrihydrite amendments

    Ferrihydrite and gypsum (CaSO4·2H2O) are two chemicals which were suggested to reduce the bioavailability of arsenic (As) in agricultural field. The efficiency of those chemicals added in the paddy field was investigated by pot culture in this study. The results showed As uptake by rice under ferrihydrite treatment was significantly ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Arsenic contamination and its causative factors in parts of Chhattisgarh, Central East India

    This paper reports the present status of ground water arsenic contamination in the parts of Ambagarh Chowki block in District Rajnandgaon, of Chhattisgarh State. This location is the first arsenic contaminated location reported outside Bengal Delta Plain. The analysis of arsenic contamination measured during year 2008 to 2009 is compared with previously reported synoptic sampling results. This ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Arsenic Treatment-Michigan

    In May, 2003, upon approval by the County Health Department, Adedge Technologies in conjunction with its Michigan representative Artesian, Inc. installed the first arsenic treatment system for a Type II non-transient, noncommunity (NTNC) water system in Oakland County, Michigan. The 40 gallon per minute (gpm) system was installed at an elementary school serving 600 students to reduce naturally ...

  • Arsenic Treatment-Michigan

    In May, 2003, upon approval by the County Health Department, Adedge Technologies in conjunction with its Michigan representative Artesian, Inc. installed the first arsenic treatment system for a Type II non-transient, noncommunity (NTNC) water system in Oakland County, Michigan. The 40 gallon per minute (gpm) system was installed at an elementary school serving 600 students to reduce naturally ...

  • 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 METIS Scientific

  • Arsenic biotransference to alfalfa (Medicago sativa)

    The arsenic (As) concentration in the edible part of crops depends on the availability of the As present in the soil and the ability of a crop to take up As and translocate it to the target organs. The aim of this study was the determination of As concentration in soils and alfalfa (Medicago sativa) in field conditions and pot experiments to analyse As soil–forage transference. Results show that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Project profile - arsenic treatment-Michigan

    Background In May, 2003, upon approval by the County Health Department, Adedge Technologies installed the first arsenic treatment system for a Type II nontransient, non-community (NTNC) water system in Oakland County, Michigan. The 40 gallon per minute (gpm) modular system was installed at an elementary school serving 600 students to reduce naturally occurring arsenic to meet the new EPA ...

  • The danger of arsenic in water and the technology to end with it

    AZUD has developed a technology that saves lives: the water purifiers plants AZUD DW DU are the perfect solution for arsenic removal using ultrafiltration membranes. In Latin America, AZUD DW DW supplies drinking water to decentralized villages that used to consume arsenic contaminated water. In ihe last two decades, in some countries of Latin America, people have consumed double the arsenic ...


    By Sistema Azud, S.A.

  • Spatial pattern of arsenic contamination in shallow wells of Bangladesh: regional geology and nonlinear dynamics

    Since the discovery of large-scale arsenic contamination of groundwater in Bangladesh more than a decade ago, studies related to its spatial characterization have relied on geostatistical approaches and the classical notion of linear stochastic dynamics. This study explores an alternative nonlinear approach, with a motivation to possibly achieve more cost-effective solutions for Bangladesh. It ...


    By Springer

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