arsenic removal Articles

  • Arsenic Removal

    The Arsenic Removal ProcessArsenic, a naturally occurring element, is found throughout the environment; for most people, food is the major source of exposure. Acute (short-term) high-level inhalation exposure to arsenic dust or fumes has resulted in gastrointestinal effects (nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain); central and peripheral nervous system disorders have occurred in workers acutely ...


  • Plant algae method for arsenic removal from arsenic contaminated groundwater

    Field studies were carried out in Urumqi River Basin in Northwest China. The study focused on experimentation on a plant algae method that was tested by taking various water chemistries into consideration. The results from a greenhouse experiment evaluated for four doses of P (0, 100, 200, and 300 μmol/L) using two ferns (30 and 60 day old) on 15 L of contaminated groundwater per plant revealed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Airport Lead and Arsenic Removal - Case Study

    City of Cincinnati The Airport was built on a former military firing range and apple orchard. To complete the removal of all the lead and arsenic, we excavated and removed over 20,000 tons of treated and non-treated contaminated soil. Then we stabilized 11,000 tons of hazardous soil on site. We graded and capped the site all while complying with FAA, City and Airport ...

  • 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 ...

  • Understanding the 3 Types of Arsenic Removal Used for Wastewater

    With the onset of the Industrial Revolution and the development of internal combustion engines and new manufacturing technologies, fresh water became an essential raw material not only for production, but for cooling purposes in manufacturing processes. However, when fresh water is used in an industrial process, it creates industrial wastewater composed of a variety of chemicals and other raw ...

  • Brown City Michigan SORB 33 Arsenic Removal

    Site Background The City of Brown City, Michigan located about 60 miles north of Detroit, was awarded the first of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) treatment systems as part of the EPA Arsenic Removal Demonstration Program in June 2003. The EPA and its team of consultants on the Demonstration Program panel selected Severn Trent Services’ SORB 33® arsenic adsorption system for use ...

  • 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 ...

  • Arsenic(III) removal by adsorption on sawdust carbon

    Studies on the removal of As(III) by adsorption on sawdust and sawdust carbon have been carried out at room temperature (25 ± 1°C). The adsorption isotherm of As(III) on sawdust carbon was obtained in a batch reactor. The process of uptake follows the first-order adsorption rate expression and obeys the Langmuir and Freundlich model of adsorption. The mass transfer coefficients as a function of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Arsenate removal using a combination treatment of precipitation and nanofiltration

    A combination treatment of Ca-precipitation and nanofiltration membrane was studied to remove arsenate from water. The selected nanofiltration membrane was an amphoteric charged membrane, proved by the results of ATR-FTIR spectra and zeta potential. The arsenate and calcium removal efficiencies had the lowest values at the isoelectric point of the nanofiltration membrane, attributed to the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • EPA Arsenic - Demonstration Projects

    AdEdge Technologies, Inc. was selected by USEPA through an expert peer review process in cooperation with the individual host sites to conduct full scale arsenic treatment demonstrations using its Granular Ferrric Oxide Adsorption Technology. The program is designed to gather further cost and performance data on commercially available, proven technologies which are candidates to become Best ...

  • Optimisation of sugar cane activated carbon for arsenic(V) and arsenic(III) removal from water

    This paper addresses the development of low-cost adsorbents for removal of arsenic from water in support of mitigation programmes in low and middle income countries. Activated carbon (AC) is a well established water treatment technology, but has high cost and low selectivity in respect of arsenic. AC made from agricultural by-products is a low-cost alternative to coal-based AC. In this study, ...


    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

  • Evaluation of biofilter performance to remove dissolved arsenic: Wood Cadillac

    The Wood Cadillac mining site, in north-western Quebec, is an important source of arsenic contamination. The arsenic-rich effluent is treated through a reductive biofilter, which allows arsenic to precipitate as a sulphide (likely As2S3). The top-fed biofilter, built at the end of 1999, is 50 m x 57 m by 1 m thick. The reducing conditions are provided by the decomposition of yellow birch bark ...


    By Hydrogeochem Env. Inc.

  • An assessment on Spirulina platensis as a biosorbent for arsenic removal

    A column consisting of algal biosorbents like agar-agar, alginic acid, calcium alginate and Spirulina platensis biomass entrapped in polyurethane foam matrix was designed and tested for the removal of As(V) from the aqueous medium. The performance of the column was studied in terms of removal efficiency, metal sequestered in the column during a specified time and biosorption capacity. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Arsenic removal by ferric-chloride coagulation – effect of phosphate, bicarbonate and silicate

    Jar tests with synthetic water were carried out in order to investigate the effect of phosphate, bicarbonate and silicate on arsenic removal efficiency by in-situ formed ferric hydroxide. Above 12 mg C/L inorganic carbon concentration, the adverse effect of bicarbonate was definite, and resulted in higher remaining arsenic concentration. At all pH values (7.5–7.8) and coagulant dosages (0.84–3.00 ...


    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

  • Distribution of iron in activated carbon composites: assessment of arsenic removal behavior

    The main objectives of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness of using iron impregnated granular activated carbon (AC) to remove arsenic from water and to assess the partitioning behavior of arsenic under a variety of conditions. Iron impregnated granular activated carbon (AC-Fe) composites were prepared with different ferric (Fe+3) concentrations, ranging from 0.09 to 3.0 M. These ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Park City, Utah Arsenic removal from ground water

    Background Park City Utah Water, which serves a population of 6,500, has five water sources. Spiro Tunnel and Spiro Portal are two that were in need of Iron and Manganese removal as well as above limits for Arsenic. Filtronics was engaged by the engineering firm of Eckhoff, Watson and Preator (EWP), Salt Lake City, to perform pilot tests for the Park City Municipal Corporation. The ...


    By Filtronics, Incorporated

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