arsenic testing Articles

  • Arsenic wood field testing kit

    Now available from Industrial Test Systems, Inc. is a quick, easy, field test kit that can confirm the presence of inorganic arsenic in wood. Arsenic Quick™ 481396-W kit is a modification of the US Patented, ETV Verified arsenic test for drinking water. This 10 minute test readily confirms the absence or presence of arsenic in any wood sample, including CCA treated lumber using safe ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Surface Decontamination of Arsenic Compounds (Arsenic Trioxide (As2O3)) by DeconGel 1101

    Abstract Surface decontamination efficacy determination of DeconGelTM 1101 on stainless steel, carbon steel, and concrete surfaces contaminated with arsenic (arsenic trioxide (As2O3)) was performed using ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectroscopy) according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SW-846 Methods: 3005A (sampling) and 6010C (analysis). ...


    By METIS Scientific

  • Characterisation of arsenic contamination in groundwater by statistical methods

    Statistical investigation on groundwater arsenic concentration data of southwest Bangladesh was performed. Two data sets of 1998–99 and 2002–03 were selected for this analysis. Summary statistics of the data shows that the mean concentration exceeds the Bangladesh limit (0.05 mg/l) in all areas. Normality of arsenic concentration data was checked by frequency histogram, skewness coefficient and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • Minimizing Arsenic Leaching from Water Treatment Process Residuals

    Ferric chloride addition was investigated for treatment of As-laden spent regeneration brine from ion exchange processes. Furthermore, varying conditions and calcium addition were investigated for the stabilization of the resulting As-laden solids. Arsenic, sulfate, bicarbonate, and chloride concentrations in the spent brine (300 mg/L, 605 mg/L, 305 mg/L, and 24 g/L, respectively) were orders of ...

  • Arsenic concentration in drinking water of Bihar: health issues and socio-economic problems

    More than 10 million people residing in 13 districts of the state of Bihar are facing the acute problem of arsenic contamination in drinking water. The objective of this paper is to quantify arsenic in drinking water, and to understand the associated health problems, health costs and socio-economic issues in the region. In the study, a field test kit was used to test the arsenic concentration ...


    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

  • 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

  • Project profile - Foxxtown Apartments Sudlersville, Maryland arsenic, iron & manganese removal

    Background AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was selected in 2006 by McCrone Engineers and the awarded contractor, Maryland Construction to design, build, and install a full scale AD26GS+ arsenic, iron, and manganese treatment system for their customer Foxxtown Apartments in Sudlersville, Maryland to meet the new EPA arsenic standard. The treatment system was based on the design ...

  • 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

  • Effect of amendment on phytoextraction of arsenic by Vetiveria Zizanioides from soil

    Abstract: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the growth response of Vetiveria zizanioides amended with organic amendments to arsenic (As) in contaminated soils and its ability to sequester As. The test results indicate that the plants exhibited high tolerance to As in the soils and their normal growth continued even though As concentration reached 500 mg/kg. However, when As ...

  • Fate of Arsenic during Biological Treatment of High Strength Wastewater–Case Study

    The paper presents the results of treatability study on highly contaminated wastewater with phenols (300 mg/l), thiocyanate (210 mg/l), ammonia (800 mg/l) and arsenic up to 11 mg/l. The study was conducted in two sequencing batch reactors (SBRs) using biomass from coke plant. After two months of acclimatization the biomass was able to remove ammonia to below 1 mg/l and phenols and thiocynate ...

  • Bacterial biofilms formed in arsenic-containing water: biodeterioration of water network materials

    The immersion of any material in a water system triggers a surface microbial colonization which simultaneously influences the corrosion behavior of the substratum. The present study was focused on the As(V) influence on the biofilm formation and their consequences on the corrosion behavior of different substrata. Commercial materials used in water distribution networks: alloys based on Fe, Zn ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Arsenic waste from water treatment systems: characteristics, treatments and its disposal

    As with other water treatment systems, arsenic treatment creates not only quality water but arsenic waste as well. Management of arsenic waste is now becoming a major public concern due to its harmful effects on the surrounding environment, including serious health problems such as skin cancers and various internal carcinomas. The main aim of this paper is to review: (i) the characteristics of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Human health risk assessment of an arsenic contaminated golf course

    St Michael’s Jubilee Golf Course in Widnes was constructed between 1964 and 1986, by re-grading chemical waste deposits generated from local industries, which were then covered with a thin layer of topsoil and grassed over.  An estimated 4.5 million tonnes of waste materials are present beneath the golf course.  The site is underlain by alluvium and a major aquifer, the Sherwood ...

  • 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, Inc.

  • Project profile - Yucca Mountain project, Nevada arsenic treatment system

    Background Wells J-12 and J-13 are located in Area 25 of the Nevada Test Site near Mercury, Nevada. These wells supply potable water for the Yucca Mountain Project. Water-quality analyses revealed that arsenic concentrations exceeded the new maximum contaminant level (MCL). Before choosing a technology, the site manager, Bechtel SAIC, contracted with Dr. Dennis A. Clifford, ...

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