arsenic detection Articles

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Ultra-trace arsenic speciation at Columbia Analytical

    Ultra-trace speciation of arsenic and other metals is performed using a variety of techniques tailored to the specific combination of species, matrix, and detection limits required. Currently, two analytical systems are applied: Ion Chromatography-Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry (IC-ICP-MS) and Hydride Generation-Cryogenic Gas Chromatography-Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry ...


  • The effectiveness of arsenic remediation from groundwater in a private home

    Abstract Private wells are the source of drinking water for approximately 15% of households in the United States, but these wells are not regulated or monitored by government agencies. The well waters can contain arsenic, a known carcinogen that occurs in groundwater throughout the nation at concentrations that can exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level defined by the U.S. Environmental ...

  • Guide to Removing Arsenic from Drinking Water

    It’s said that the human body is made up of almost 60 percent water. Is the water you’re putting into your body pure? Many people are unaware of the chemicals and compounds that are seeping into their drinking water and wreaking havoc on their internal systems. Arsenic, for example, can be found in many different areas. In the Northeast especially, well water is more likely to be ...

  • The 5 Benefits of Professional Arsenic Removal from Water

    It is a sad and scary truth, but many homes have arsenic in their water systems. High levels of arsenic can be dangerous to you, your family, your pets, and the property you inhabit. Do not panic, though. Simply research an arsenic filtration system. There are many advanced methods that can be used to remove arsenic from water. Arsenic in water removal is completely affordable and safe. ...

  • Effective Techniques for Arsenic Removal from Water

    Arsenic is a tricky substance because it is colorless and odorless, making detecting its presence and ensuring its removal at a contaminant site tricky. However, high levels of arsenic can have drastic, fatal effects on wildlife as well as humans if left untreated. If it isn’t properly and fully extracted, serious problems can result. If you’re considering the best industrial ...

  • Removing Inorganic Contaminants with Arsenic Water Treatment

    Inorganic contaminants in drinking water are more than just an annoyance. Arsenic is a naturally occurring carcinogen, which is known to lead to both cancer and heart failure. Arsenic is also a difficult contaminant to detect. Since arsenic is both odorless and colorless, testing has to be conducted in order to reliably identify it. Arsenic often appears in conjunction with iron and manganese. ...

  • Harmful Effects of Arsenic on Human Health - Case Study

    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. ...

  • How Arsenic Is Removed from Drinking Water

    Drinking water is a vital and life-giving resource. Clean and filtered drinking water keeps you healthy and safe from harmful chemicals that can immediately harm you or slowly damage your body. That is why arsenic removal from drinking water should be handled by professionals, and it should be done to all possible sources of water that supply homes and businesses. Those who are dedicated to ...

  • 3 Water Utilities that Lowered their Arsenic Levels with AdEdge

    Finding an appropriate solution to address arsenic in raw water can be challenging for utilities. Studies have shown that when ingested in high concentrations, it is linked to cancer in the skin, lungs, bladder and kidney, and can cause significant skin changes, such as thickening and pigmentation, as well as other health issues. For this reason, the ...

  • 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 ...

  • A Pilot Survey of In-Service Home Arsenic Tracked in from Chromated Copper Arsenate–Treated Decks

    Arsenic is a known carcinogen. It is also known to be readily dislodgeable from chromated copper arsenate (CCA)–treated lumber. The floors of in-service homes were tested for inorganic arsenic using a wipe method similar to the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) method for lead dust clearance sampling. Additionally, a hand-sampling method was used that involved direct dermal contact with ...

  • Project profile - USEPA Arsenic demonstration project Stewart, Minnesota arsenic and iron treatment system

    Background AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was selected in 2004 by the U.S. EPA as part of the Round 2 Arsenic Demonstration Program to implement full scale arsenic treatment for the city of Stewart, Minnesota. This public water system serves a community of approximately 600 people with average daily demand of 60,000 gallons per day. AdEdge was selected from the proposed alternatives by ...

  • Project profile - USEPA arsenic demonstration project Springfield, Ohio – Chateau estates arsenic and iron treatment system

    Background AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was selected in 2004 by the U.S. EPA and the host site as part of the Round 2 Arsenic Demonstration Program to implement full scale arsenic treatment for the Chateau Estates Mobil Home Community in Springfield, Ohio. The public water system has approximately 230 connections with an average daily flow of 45,000 gallons per day. AdEdge was ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • State of the art treatment for Arsenic, color, and Hydrogen Sulfide - Case Study

    New Arsenic Regulations How meaningful to the average water customer are µg/l or parts per billion? Not very. How about the word “arsenic”? That will ring some bells as the mystery novel poison-of-choice. But with new, lower EPA arsenic standard of 10 ppb that went into effect Jan. 16, cities with ...


    By Filtronics, Incorporated

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