arsenic measurement Articles

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Application of ferrates for Arsenic removal from groundwater

    Ferrates are a general name for compounds of iron in a high oxidation state - Fe(IV), Fe(V) and Fe(VI), which show highly oxidizing effects and form non-toxic ferrous oxides and oxohydroxides that can act as coagulants. Laboratory tests have confirmed an interesting application potential for these compounds in the area of water treatment technologies. In 2014 an affordable technology for ...


    By NANO IRON s.r.o.

  • Preliminary studies of the oxidation of arsenic(III) by potassium ferrate

    Potassium ferrate was synthesized using ferric chloride, and its effects on the oxidation of arsenic(III) in water treatment were investigated. Under given coagulation conditions, the effects of several factors on arsenic oxidation efficiency were examined, which include the mole ratio of Fe(VI) and As(III) added in water and the time elapsed between the addition of potassium ferrate and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • Continuous Arsenic monitoring at US EPA Superfund site

    A Cogent Environmental continuous heavy metals analyser, the OVA5000, has been configured to provide accurate Arsenic monitoring data at a US EPA Superfund site in New Jersey, USA, since 2005. The following information will outline the ways in which this technology has helped to protect the environment at the site, ensuring compliance with discharge consents and helping the remediation contractor ...

  • Determination of arsenic in baby foods and fruit juices by GFAAS

    The United States does not have specific regulations specifying the allowable levels of toxic elements in foods, but many other countries do. For example, Canada has a specific tolerance level for arsenic of 0.1 ppm in ready to serve fruit juices, nectars, and beverages1. The toxic nature of arsenic is such that chronic exposure to the element can lead to internal cancers of the bladder and ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Water quality measurement extreme

    Background The characteristics of the Rio Tinto in the south-west of Spain, near Sevilla, are his ruby colour and the extremely sour pH-value between 0 and 2 pH-units. The river carries a mixture between poisonous heavy metals like copper, nickel, arsenic, iron and cadmium, dissolved in high-percent sulphuric acid. It’s not proved where these unusual conditions come from. As per current ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • 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.

  • Mineralogical constraints on the mobility of arsenic in tailings from Zimapan, Hidalgo, Mexico

    Arsenic mobility was studied in tailings from Zimapan, a mining zone of Mexico. Primary mineral phases are quartz, calcite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, sphalerite and arsenopyrite. Secondary minerals in oxidised tailings include gypsum, K-jarosite, lepidocrocite, goethite, beudantite and kaolinite. The highest levels of As (up to 3.95 ± 2.29 weight %), Zn (up to 3.26 ± 2.21 weight %) and Pb (up to 0.93 ± ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Project profile -Rimrock EPA Demonstration Project, Arsenic - Rimrock, Arizona

    Background In mid 2003, AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was selected to implement three full scale arsenic treatment Demonstration Projects with USEPA using its granular ferric oxide (GFO) technology. At the Rimrock location, implementation began in September, 2003 including engineering submittals and permitting by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). Upon completing ...

  • Project profile - quail ridge prescott, AZ arsenic treatment system

    Background The Quail Ridge Community owns and operates the Quail Ridge Community water system located near Prescott, AZ. The water system is served by two wells that provide drinking water for the community’s residents at a maximum of 160 gallons per minute (gpm) with an approximate arsenic concentration of 13 parts per billion (ppb). After a successful pilot, the site was able to ...

  • Release of metals and arsenic from various mine tailings by Eriophorum angustifolium

    Abstract  Previous investigations have found that plants grown on sulphide-rich mine tailings have phytostabilising effects on acid mine drainage (AMD) by decreasing the pH and preventing the release of metals. The possibility of similar effects on tailings containing other minerals was investigated here. The aim was to examine the effects of Eriophorum angustifolium on four water-covered mine ...


    By Springer

  • Project profile - new river elementary – arsenic treatment Phoenix, Arizona

    Background In early 2004, AdEdge was pre-qualified and invited to participate in arsenic pilot study of commercial adsorption-based treatment technologies with Damon S. Williams & Associates (DSWA). As an outcome of the successful piloting and preliminary work with the engineer, AdEdge was chosen by Centennial Contractors to perform full scale arsenic treatment using its granular ...

  • Project profile - arsenic treatment project Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico

    Background In August, 2004, following successful field piloting, AdEdge Technologies, Inc. (AdEdge) was selected by the Pueblo of Isleta, located south of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to provide a turnkey project for furnishing an arsenic treatment system, installation, startup, and commissioning to bring the casino water system into compliance with the new maximum contaminant level (MCL) for ...

  • 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

  • Hilltown Township, Pennsylvania Solves Arsenic, Iron and Manganese Problems with One System

    Hilltown Township, Pennsylvania, lies in the western corner of historic Bucks County. Located about 35 miles north of Philadelphia, the Township is home to the rolling farmland and 200-year-old farmhouses that are so common in this part of the state. The nearby Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark housed in the nearly 200-year-old farmhouse that was Buck’s home for 38 years, pays ...

  • Project profile - Mettawee Community School - arsenic treatment West Pawlet, Vermont

    Background In the summer of 2004, AdEdge Technologies, Inc. was selected by the Mettawee Community School to supply and install an arsenic treatment system for treating water serving the school and facilities. The elementary school site is located on the west side of the state near the New York border. This was the first system utilizing Granular Ferric Oxide (GFO) adsorption technology ...

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