arsenic groundwater Articles

  • 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). ...

  • Rapid on‐site separation of as(III) and as(V) in waters using a disposable thiol‐modified sand cartridge

    The rapid redox transformation of arsenic (As) species in waters presents a great environmental challenge in accurate determination of its concentration and toxicity. The motivation for our study is therefore to develop a method for rapid on‐site separation of As(V) and As(III) in various aqueous matrices. We synthesized a thiol‐modified sand (T‐sand), which selectively removed As(III) but did ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The costs of small drinking water systems removing arsenic from groundwater

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted an Arsenic Demonstration Program whereby the Agency purchased, installed, and evaluated the performance and cost of 50 small water arsenic removal treatment systems in the USA. A major goal of the program was to collect high-quality cost data (capital and operational and maintenance (O&M)) from the long-term operation (1–4 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Household survey of installation and treatment efficiency of point-of-use water treatment systems in Hanoi, Vietnam

    Since urban water supply is not yet available for every inhabitant in Hanoi City, numerous residents look for alternative sources such as groundwater and rainwater to compensate the supply shortage. However, in parts of Hanoi, it was reported that groundwater is polluted by various contaminants including arsenic (As) and ammonia (NH4-N). Therefore, numerous types of point-of-use (POU) water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Project profile - Naval air station Electronic Warfare Range (EWR) centroid Facility - Fallon, NV

    Background In late 2006, AdEdge Technologies was awarded a turnkey adsorption based system for arsenic removal for the NAS Electronic Warfare Range (EWR) Centroid Facility - Fallon, NV. AdEdge performed this turnkey contract under a Task Order from Barajas & Associates and NAVFAC oversight. Engineering plans and permit application were developed and submitted by AdEdge and ...

  • In Search of Ideal Groundwater Treatment

    As surface water supplies become increasingly polluted and difficult to treat, the use of groundwater continues to increase. Every day, more than 77 billion gal of water are withdrawn from aquifers for a variety of uses including human consumption. Worldwide, groundwater makes up 95% of available freshwater, and nearly half of the U.S. population receives all or part of its drinking water from ...

  • Royal Eijkelkamp helps manage groundwater problems in Sri Lanka

    Royal Eijkelkamp has won a five-year multi-million euro project in Sri Lanka. Under instructions of the Sri Lankan Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management, Royal Eijkelkamp will start this month in various regions of the South Asian country with the realisation of a groundwater monitoring network. “Like many other countries, Sri Lanka also faces a variety of groundwater ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Project profile - troyer water system – Middlefield, Ohio arsenic, iron & manganese removal

    Background In early 2008, AdEdge was selected by EcoWater Servisoft in Burton, Ohio to design, build, and startup an integrated treatment system to remove arsenic, iron, and manganese levels at the Troyer Water System in Middlefield to below the primary and secondary MCLs of 0.010 mg/L, 0.3 mg/L and 0.05 mg/L respectively. AdEdge first piloted a treatment system in spring of ...

  • Stanford Researchers Link Aquifer Overdraft to Arsenic Contamination

    In a recent study, researchers used satellite data to establish a link between excessive pumping from California aquifers and dangerous arsenic concentration spikes in the groundwater of the Tulare Basin. This promises to be an important early warning system for the growing problem of arsenic contamination, which potentially threatens ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Removal of arsenites onto akaganeite-type adsorbents

    In this study, arsenites removal from aqueous solutions was investigated using synthetic prepared nanocrystalline akaganeite. The effects of various parameters, such as the solution pH, the ionic strength, the contact time of sorbent material with the treated solution, and the pollutant initial concentration have been investigated during this study. Typical adsorption isotherms were determined, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling spatio-temporal heterogeneities in groundwater quality in Ghana: a multivariate chemometric approach

    Chemometric techniques were applied to evaluate the spatial and temporal heterogeneities in groundwater quality data for approximately 740 goldmining and agriculture-intensive locations in Ghana. The strongest linear and monotonic relationships occurred between Mn and Fe. Sixty-nine per cent of total variance in the dataset was explained by four variance factors: physicochemical properties, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Thermal Remediation of Karst Limestone – Redstone Arsenal, Alabama

    Abstract: Electrical resistance heating (ERH) was used for the thermal remediation of two sites at Redstone Arsenal (RSA) near Huntsville, Alabama. Both sites feature karst limestone with heavy clay overburden. The two sites are located about five miles (10 km) apart, but differ considerably in the characteristics of the limestone. At site RSA-053, the heavy clay is underlain by very hard, ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • In-Situ Remediation of Heavy Metals Using Sulfur-Based Treatment Technologies

    The Metal Problem Highly toxic and highly soluble metals are contained in numerous waste streams including those from power, chemical, electronics facilities, general manufacturing plants, and mining facilities. Lead, chromium, arsenic, zinc, cadmium, copper, and mercury are the most common metal contaminants found on remediation project sites (US EPA, October, 2000). Cyanide is a common ...


    By Graus Chemicals, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Groundwater Flow in Arsenic-Contaminated Aquifer, Mekong Delta, Cambodia

    ABSTRACT To advance understanding of hydrologies I influences on As concentrations within groundwaters of Southeast Asia, the flow system of an As-rich aquifer on the Mekong Delta in Cambodia where flow patterns have not been disturbed by irrigation well pumping was examined. Monitoring of water levels in a network of installed wells, extending over a 50knr area, indicates that groundwater ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • How to Treat Water and Remove Arsenic

    Arsenic is a naturally occurring element from the earth’s crust. Around the world, many countries have groundwater that is steeped in arsenic. Until recently, governments haven’t realized just how bad arsenic was for people, even in minute concentrations. In 2001, the US Environmental Protection Agency felt it necessary to lower the drinking water arsenic standard from 50 parts ...

  • Removal of arsenic from contaminated groundwater with application of iron electrodissolution, aeration and sand filtration

    The results from a new water treatment system for arsenic removal are presented. The technology is based on the employment of an electrolytic iron dissolution and efficient aeration procedure prior to sand filtration. The treatment was introduced and investigated in a pilot scale plant and full scale waterworks. The pilot scale results showed the potential for efficient arsenic removal from ...


    By IWA Publishing

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