arsenic filter Articles

  • 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

  • Development of a portable filter for arsenic removal from drinking water

    In the present study, different grades of indigenously available activated alumina (AA) were screened for their arsenic removal capacity. For both As(III) and As(V), A1 (Grade 1, 0.3-0.6 mm) activated alumina has shown better removal efficiency. The optimum pH for the adsorption phenomena was around 7.0. Chlorine at a dose of 20 mg/l could completely oxidize As(III) to As(V), which also assured ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Field investigation of arsenic in ceramic pot filter-treated drinking water

    Ceramic pot filters (CPFs) is one of several household water treatment technologies that is used to treat drinking water in developing areas. The filters have the advantage of being able to be manufactured using primarily locally available materials and local labor. However, naturallyoccurring arsenic present in the clay used to make the filters has the potential to contaminate the water in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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. ...

  • Reasons You Should Invest in an Arsenic Water Treatment System

    In many areas of the U.S., the element arsenic makes its way into the water supply. This element can have adverse health effects. Although it’s rare that it shows up in large enough concentrations to be fatal, it can still cause problems and should be eliminated. Health Effects Many studies have been done to determine the specific effects of consuming water ...

  • 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

  • Removal of arsenic from drinking water using modified fly-ash bed

    The removal of arsenic from drinking water by filtration through modified fly-ash bed is discussed. The preparation and characteristics of the bed material and the effects of different parameters like pH and the presence of other constituents are described. Various arsenic compounds in synthetic mixtures as well as drinking water samples containing arsenic have been investigated. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Extensive Solutions for Removing Arsenic from Your Drinking Water

    You may not be aware that your water supply has unsafe levels of arsenic in it. If testing proves this to be the case, you must immediately find a form of arsenic water treatment to help you have access to clean drinking water again. Arsenic is a poisonous substance that has innumerable negative health effects on humans. There are several methods of performing arsenic removal from ...

  • Reasons You Should Invest in an Arsenic Water Treatment System - Case study

    In many areas of the U.S., the element arsenic makes its way into the water supply. This element can have adverse health effects. Although it’s rare that it shows up in large enough concentrations to be fatal, it can still cause problems and should be eliminated. ...

  • Limited effectiveness of household sand filters for removal of arsenic from well water in North Vietnam

    Since well water utilized for domestic purposes in the Red River Delta of North Vietnam has been reported to be polluted by arsenic, barium, iron, and manganese, household sand filters consisting of various components are used. Information regarding the effectiveness of various sand filters for removal of the four toxic elements in well water is limited. In this study, arsenic levels in 13/20 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Arica Pago de Gomez, Chile - Case Study

    Fast Facts Contaminant: Arsenic Flow Rate: 2.5 MGD In November 2011, AdEdge Water Technologies was contacted byXylem Inc to design, supply and start up an arsenic treatment system for Aguas del Altiplano in Pago de Gomez, Arica-Chile. The Pago de Gomez Water Treatment Plant added an arsenic treatment unit to its existing ...

  • Failing arsenic mitigation technology in rural Bangladesh: explaining stagnation in niche formation of the Sono filter

    Arsenic contamination of shallow hand pump tube well drinking water in Bangladesh has created opportunities for radical innovations to emerge. One such innovation is the household Sono filter, designed to remove arsenic from water supplies. Applying a strategic niche management approach, and based on interviews, focus groups and a workshop, this article explains the Sono filter's failure to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pressure filters for arsenic removal - Case Study

    Location: Fallon, Nevada Owner: City of Fallon Engineer: Shepard Miller Inc. Contractor: Western Summit Constructors Inc. Substantial Problem Located 60 miles east of Reno, the thriving farming community of Fallon, Nevada, was once described as being on a “Mount Everest of an arsenic ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Removal of arsenic from a deep well by electrocoagulation in a continuous filter press reactor

    We investigated arsenic removal from groundwater by electrocoagulation (EC) using aluminum as the sacrificial anode in a continuous filter press reactor. The groundwater was collected at a depth of 200 m in the plateau region, in Central Mexico, (As 134 μg L−1, Fe 0.3 mg L−1, Cd 0.7 mg L−1, Na 58 mg L−1, pH 6.8). The influence of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Filtronics Electromedia® Removes Arsenic From 150 ppb to Below 3 ppb

    Arizona State Highways 85 and 86 meet in Pima County in southwestern Arizona. The intersection used to form a “Y” and gave birth to a town name. The unusual name comes from a state law that required town names have three letters, so “Y” became Why. What’s not so unusual is that the town of Why, like many Arizona communities, has high levels of arsenic in their well ...


    By Filtronics, Incorporated

  • How to Deal with Arsenic in Drinking Water

    Thanks to recent developments in technology, daily drinking water undergoes a rigorous treatment process for water to be consumable. This is because most ground and natural river waters have a chemical in them called arsenic. Arsenic is a metallic chemical element that is found commonly among rocks and sulfur in the Earth’s crust. Arsenic is known for getting into your drinking water from ...

  • Mathematical model predicting arsenic bioleaching in groundwater treatment

    In the Southeast Asia region, arsenic contamination of groundwater has been reported in several countries and a large number of arsenic treatment units were installed in many regions. Microbial activity can greatly affect the mobilization of arsenic under anaerobic conditions when coupled with the oxidation of organic matter. In this study, a mathematical model was developed to predict the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Monitoring of a pilot GFO filter for removal of low-concentration arsenic in water

    Many water treatment plants (WTPs) were designed to remove ammonia, iron, and manganese simultaneously using biofilters. In some cases (especially in the Pianura Padana area, in Italy) such plants were designed without a specific treatment stage for arsenic removal because its concentration in the groundwater (i.e. 10 to 20 μg/L) was lower than the previous maximum contaminant level (MCL) of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • One process removes arsenic & iron from water in small Utah town

    The Safe Drinking Water Act brought with it tough arsenic compliance standards, forcing cities large and small to comply with a maximum contaminant level of 10 parts per billion (ppb) or face stiff fines and even the potential shutdown of wells. Smaller towns such as Cannonville, Utah, face the most difficult challenge, due to manpower and budget constraints. Cannonville turned to Filtronics, ...


    By Filtronics, Incorporated

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