drinking water lead Articles

  • Lead in the environment and in drinking water

    Everywhere you look metal lead is in the headlines. The majority of the recent press attention however, has not focused in lead in contaminated water, air, or soil but rather on high concentrations of lead found in toys and children?s jewelry that have been produced in developing countries where lax standards apply. Regardless of the particular source of lead contamination, the fact is lead can ...

  • Lead in Drinking Water for small supply systems

    The problem of lead in drinking water is most-publicized for the larger water supply systems of Cities and Towns, particularly the older districts, where lead piping was often used to connect houses to a municipal water supply system and for internal plumbing, unto the early 1980s (generally). The problem is more closely associated with the longer established industrialized and urbanized ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • UK experience in the monitoring and control of lead in drinking water

    At the zonal scale (e.g. a city or town), random daytime (RDT) sampling succeeded in demonstrating both the need for corrective action and the benefits of optimised orthophosphate dosing for plumbosolvency control, despite initial concerns about sampling reproducibility. Stagnation sampling techniques were found to be less successful. Optimised treatment measures to minimise lead in drinking ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Computational modelling methods for assessing the risks from lead in drinking water

    Computational modelling methods have been used to predict the risks from lead in drinking water across a simulated supply zone, for a range of plumbosolvency conditions and a range of extents of occurrence of houses having a lead pipe, on the basis of five risk benchmarking methods. For the worst case modelled (very high plumbosolvency and 90% houses with a lead pipe) the percentage of houses at ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Unsealed tubewells lead to increased fecal contamination of drinking water

    Bangladesh is underlain by shallow aquifers in which millions of drinking water wells are emplaced without annular seals. Fecal contamination has been widely detected in private tubewells. To evaluate the impact of well construction on microbial water quality 35 private tubewells (11 with intact cement platforms, 19 without) and 17 monitoring wells (11 with the annulus sealed with cement, six ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Drinking Water Quality

    Drinking water or potable water is water of sufficiently high quality that it can be consumed or used without risk of immediate or long term harm. In most developed countries, the water supplied to households, commerce and industry is all of drinking water standard, even though only a very small ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water, water everywhere: But is there enough to drink?

    Original story at MIT News At MIT, experts address the challenges of supplying clean, safe water to a growing world population. The challenge of supplying clean, safe drinking water to an expanding world population comes down to money, MIT economist Franklin Fisher ...

  • Drinking water: the problem of chlorinous odours

    Chlorinous off-flavours in drinking water are a leading cause of complaints to Australian water utilities and other utilities worldwide. The occurrence and causes of chlorinous odours in drinking water were investigated with the use of an odour panel, trained using a modified flavour profile analysis technique. A new system for classifying water types according to the causes of chlorinous odours ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Metals and Related Substances in Drinking Water

    The contamination of drinking water by metals and metalloids can occur throughout the “source to tap” production and delivery system. The major problems are with arsenic, iron, nickel and lead. Problems can also occur with aluminium, copper, manganese, selenium and sodium. Arsenic, iron and lead are core parameters in the UN/WHO Protocol on Water and Health. The spectrum of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Problems with meeting new (10 μg/L) standard for lead in drinking water: Polish perspectives

    In the current (2011) edition of ‘Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality’, the World Health Organization sets the guideline value for the concentration of lead in drinking water at 10 μg/L. This value, however, is a provisional one on the basis of treatment performance and analytical achievability. It is extremely difficult to achieve lower concentrations by central ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Human health risk assessment of lead in drinking water: a case study from Port-au-Prince, Haiti

    In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), human intoxication to lead is considered as an important public health issue. In Port-au-Prince, concentrations of lead ranging from 40 ?g/L to 90 ?g/L, greater than the threshold value (10 ?g/L) for drinking water, were measured in groundwater and drinking water. This study aims to assess human health risks generated by exposure to lead in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An evaluation of sampling methods and supporting techniques for tackling lead in drinking water in Alberta Province

    A demonstration project evaluated a range of sampling methods and supporting techniques for tackling lead in drinking water in Alberta Province, with the cities of Calgary and Edmonton as case studies. The sampling protocols specified by Health Canada in their 2009 guidance were confirmed to need further improvement and clarification; these sampling protocols produce results that are subject ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • CO2 degasifiers packed with LANPAC cut the cost of drinking water pH adjustment to comply with EPA Lead and Copper Rule.

    After the phase-out of leaded gasoline and the ban on lead-based pigments in house paint, concerned has focused on the risk of lead exposure from drinking water due to corrosion of old plumbing containing lead pipe or solder. To reduce ...


    By Lantec Products, Inc.

  • How Does Lead Get into Drinking Water? How Can Local Municipalities Remove It?

    In light of the Flint water crisis—when, in 2014, Flint officials changed the city’s water source from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the Flint River, leaching unsafe levels of lead into the public water supply due to improper treatment—many people are wondering if the same thing could happen in their own communities and homes. Some folks believe this could be the ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Reports: Rural U.S. drinking water must be protected

    State and federal officials must act to safeguard drinking water supplies throughout the United States, particularly in rural areas and small towns, according to investigative reports published in December 2016. Lead contamination may be affecting 4 million or more Americans, according to reports by USA TODAY and Reuters. Water systems in small communities are not scrutinized as closely as ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Reports: Rural U.S. drinking water must be protected

    State and federal officials must act to safeguard drinking water supplies throughout the United States, particularly in rural areas and small towns, according to investigative reports published in December 2016. Lead contamination may be affecting 4 million or more Americans, according to reports by USA TODAY and Reuters. Water systems in small communities are not scrutinized as closely as ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • ICP Analysis of Multiple Elements in Drinking Water

    The amount of water typically consumed by an adult is said to be about two liters per day, and nearly all of this is tap water or mineral water, generally referred to as "drinking water." Conducting safety inspections are the responsibility of each country according to their respective regulations. Typically, there are many target elements included in the test, such as sodium (Na), calcium ...

  • Reverse osmosis and removal of minerals from drinking water

    Reverse Osmosis will generally remove salt, manganese, iron, flouride, lead, and calcium (Binnie et. al., 2002).  Most mineral constituents of water are physically larger than water molecules and they are trapped by the semi-permeable membrane and removed from drinking water when filtered through a RO (AllAboutWater.org, 2004).  Meanwhile, consumers are concerned about the removal of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Drinking water treatment - understanding the processes and meeting the challenges

    On and follow Natural organic matter (NOM) derived from soil and vegetation in water catchments is the key factor influencing most, if not all water treatment processes. The structure of the NOM and its involvement in water treatment processes requires better understanding. It seems likely that a better understanding of NOM reactions could lead to far better predictive capacity for water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Why Everyone Should Drink Filtered Water

    Your body is made up of a lot of water; 60 to 65 percent to be exact. The water that you drink each day helps to replenish your body and give you strength. But, if you’re drinking water that contains heavy amounts of chemicals, metals, and other harmful ingredients, what does that say about your body composition? Untreated water could be responsible for a number of different health and ...

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