arsenic detection Articles

  • Technical Vocational Institute - Albuquerque, New Mexico - Arsenic Treatment System

    Technical Vocational Institute Community College (TVI) is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico and services approximately 400 students. In 2005, AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was selected to assist in the design of a full-scale arsenic treatment project for the small community system. Detected arsenic concentrations were approximately 26 parts per billion (ppb). The pH of the water is ...

  • Quilicura, Chile Well #3 - Case Study

    Quilicura is a municipality located in the Santiago Metropolitan Region in Chile. Well #3 has a flow of 1600 gallons per minute (100 liters per second). The well has a high concentration of arsenic that fluctuates between 0.040 mg/L and 0.060 mg/L, well above the World Health Organization's standard of 0.010 mg/L. In addition to the high arsenic concentration, the site has challenges with pH that ...

  • Comparison of atomic absorption and fluorescence spectroscopic methods for the routine determination of urinary arsenic

    Objective: Interpretation of urinary arsenic measurements is sometimes difficult because of the absorption of seafood that contains trimethylated arsenic forms (arsenobetaine and arsenocholine). The objective of this study was to develop a rapid and robust technique for the measurement of the sum of inorganic arsenic metabolites. Methods: Measurement of arsenic was performed in urine after ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Detecting Arsenic in Soil using Field Portable X-Ray Fluorescence

    Abstract Rapid, accurate on site determination of arsenic and heavy metal levels in soil is a powerful tool in efforts to rebuild and revitalize abandoned and under-utilized industrial properties. The EPA is actively spearheading initiatives to encourage assessment, clean-up and re-use of these industrial properties. In the case of heavy metals (often the eight RCRA metals Pb, As, Cd, ...

  • Fate of Arsenic during Biological Treatment of High Strength Wastewater–Case Study

    The paper presents the results of treatability study on highly contaminated wastewater with phenols (300 mg/l), thiocyanate (210 mg/l), ammonia (800 mg/l) and arsenic up to 11 mg/l. The study was conducted in two sequencing batch reactors (SBRs) using biomass from coke plant. After two months of acclimatization the biomass was able to remove ammonia to below 1 mg/l and phenols and thiocynate ...

  • Project profile - technical vocational institute Albuquerque, New Mexico arsenic treatment system

    Background Technical Vocational Institute Community College (TVI) is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico and services approximately 400 students. In 2005, AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was selected to assist in the design of a full-scale arsenic treatment project for the small community system. Detected arsenic concentrations were approximately 26 parts per billion (ppb). The pH ...

  • Evaluation of contaminants in fluorosilicic acid used for public water fluoridation in the Santos region, Brazil

    Fluorosilicic acid is one of the main products used in water fluoridation. As a by-product of the phosphate fertilizer industry, it may contain contaminants that are harmful to human health. The aims of this study were to assess the quality control analysis of fluorosilicic acid; to detect the presence of contaminants, such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, aluminum, barium, strontium, cobalt, iron, ...


    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 ...

  • Ramah NM Project Profile 0409

    Background The Ramah Navajo Chapter owns and operates the Ramah Pine Hill water system located in Ramah, New Mexico. The water system is served by one well that provides drinking water for the community’s residents at a maximum of 130 gallons per minute (gpm) with an approximate arsenic concentration of 18 parts per billion (ppb) and iron concentration of 1.70 milligrams per liter (mg/L). ...

  • Project profile - Ramah Pine Hill water system Ramah, New Mexico

    Background The Ramah Navajo Chapter owns and operates the Ramah Pine Hill water system located in Ramah, New Mexico. The water system is served by one well that provides drinking water for the community’s residents at a maximum of 130 gallons per minute (gpm) with an approximate arsenic concentration of 18 parts per billion (ppb) and iron concentration of 1.70 milligrams per liter ...

  • Project profile - Spring Canyon Ranch Quemado, New Mexico

    Background Spring Canyon Ranch, LLC operates a community water system located in Quemado, New Mexico. Two water supply wells provide potable water to approximately 120 service connections. Groundwater enters the treatment system at approximately 40 gallons per minute (gpm) with arsenic concentrations of about 137 parts per billion (ppb). The EPA MCL for arsenic requires ...

  • Quilicura, Chile Arsenic Reduction - Case Study

    Quilicura, Chile Arsenic Reduction Quilicura is a municipality located in the Santiago Metropolitan Region in Chile. Well #3 has a flow of 1600 gallons per minute (100 liters per second). The well has a high concentration of arsenic that fluctuates between 0.040 mg/L and 0.060 mg/L, well above the World Health Organization standard of 0.010 mg/L. In addition to the high arsenic ...

  • Project profile - Lincoln Akerman School Hampton Falls, New Hampshire AD26 arsenic/iron treatment system

    Background AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was selected in 2006 by the Hampton Falls School District to design and fabricate a full-scale AD26 arsenic and iron treatment system for the Lincoln Akerman School (LAS) in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. LAS has about 260 students in grades ranging from K through 8 and the system has an average daily flow of 2,000 gallons. The treatment system ...

  • Project profile - East Liberty, Ohio – Midwest express AD26 arsenic / iron treatment system

    Background AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was selected in 2006 by Midwest Express Group to design and fabricate a fullscale AD26 arsenic and iron treatment system for their manufacturing facility in East Liberty, Logan County, Ohio to meet the new EPA arsenic standard. This facility system serves approximately 150 employees with an average daily flow of 4,000 gallons per day. The ...

  • Project profile - Lummi Island, Washington arsenic, iron, sulfide treatment system

    Background In mid 2004, AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was selected by Miller Water Association and Anvil Corporation to assist in the design of a fullscale arsenic treatment project for this small community. Arsenic levels are alarmingly high at 0.18 mg/l, 18 times higher than the new Federal standard of 0.010 mg/l. In addition to arsenic, many of the homeowners using the water ...

  • Project profile - Brandywine Elementary School New Palestine, Indiana AD26 arsenic, iron, manganese removal system

    Background In July 2009, AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was contacted by Ladd Engineering, Inc. to provide a proposal for the Brandywine Elementary School in the Southern Hancock School District. Shortly thereafter, AdEdge was selected to provide a potable water treatment system to the school to reduce elevated levels of arsenic, iron, and manganese that exceeded drinking water ...

  • Harmful Effects of Arsenic on Human Health

    Arsenic can pose a serious risk to your health. It is very important to detect any traces of it and have it removed from your water as soon as possible. Detecting any potential arsenic contamination in your water can ensure that you have a fresh, trustworthy supply to drink from. If you don’t, these are some of the health risks you could experience. Skin Changes ...

  • Alto Lampa, Chile - Case Study

    Fast Facts Contaminant: Arsenic Flow Rate: 800 gpm The residential subdivision of Alto Lampa is a rapidly developing neighborhood located just outside of Santiago de Chile. The community is served by two wells, each with a flow of 800 gallon per minute (50 liters per second), running one at a time. Both wells produce raw ...

  • Project profile - Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant Lusby, Maryland arsenic treatment system

    Background AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was selected by Constellation Generation Group LLC to design two full-scale arsenic treatment systems using Granular Ferric Oxide (GFO) adsorption technology. The two systems were installed in the Protected Area (PA) and the Owner Controlled Area (OCA); these are two distinct areas within the nuclear power plant site. In addition to ...

  • Talkeetna Water System, Alaska - Case Study

    In late 2009, VEI Consultants contacted AdEdge Water Technologies to design, implement and startup an arsenic, iron, and manganese treatment system for the Talkeetna Water System in Talkeetna, Alaska. The existing water supply consisted of a well rated for 250 gpm with an arsenic level of 20 parts per billion (ppb). Iron and manganese levels were 0.04 mg/L and 0.10 mg/L respectively. The water ...

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