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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • A performance assessment of arsenic-iron removal plants in the Manikganj District of Bangladesh

    In Bangladesh, arsenic contamination of groundwater, microbial contamination of surface water and seasonally variable rainfall make reliable access to acceptable quality drinking water a challenge. Arsenic-iron removal plants (AIRPs) are a relatively inexpensive way of removing arsenic from groundwater for access to safer drinking water. This study evaluated the performance of 21 (of 105) AIRPs ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 an aqueous solution by pretreated waste tea fungal biomass

    Arsenic exists in natural waters both in inorganic and organic forms. The inorganic form of arsenic is more toxic compared to its organic form. Inorganic arsenic is the predominant form in contaminated groundwater. Arsenic exists in two,oxidation states: arsenite, As (III) and arsenate, As (V) (Pokhrel and Viraraghavan, 2006). It is introduced in the aqueous system through geochemical reactions ...


    By University of Tehran

  • San Joaquin Valley California - Arsenic removal from ground water

    Background The San Joaquin Valley of California is approximately 220 miles long and varies in width to a maximum distance of approximately 80 miles. The occurrence of groundwater over the entire extent of the valley is abundant. Recharge for the varied depths of aquifers is from precipitation in the form of rain and the snow pack from the western Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. High ...


    By Filtronics, Incorporated

  • Treatment and remediation methods for arsenic removal from the ground water

    Globally, ground water is contaminating by arsenic continously, which needs economic treatment and remediation technologies. Physical, chemical and biological treatment methods have been developed, that include different kinds of filters, bucket type units, fill and draw, kalshi etc. The remediation methods discussed are air oxidation, reactive barriers, utilisation of deeper aquifers and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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