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  • Removal of As from groundwater by in situ bioprecipitation and zero-valent iron

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the in situ bioprecipitation (ISBP) and zero-valent iron (ZVI) for removal of arsenic from groundwater. Batch experiments were set up to test the metal/oxyanion removal efficiency using the processes induced by ZVI, by ISBP and by combining both technologies. For the construction of microcosms in anaerobic condition, aquifer material was mixed with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Heavy metal removal - Case Study

    KDF 55 and 85 Provide Non-Chemical Water Treatment Media for Lead Removal and Other Heavy Metal Removal from Water In New Jersey's mercury contaminated groundwater - KDF media have been removing mercury to levels below the MCL since 1992. Redox media, non-chemical water treatment remove up to 98% of water-soluble cations (positively-charged ions) of lead, mercury, copper, nickel, chromium, and ...


    By KDF Fluid Treatment, Inc.

  • How Tire Shredding Protects Wildlife

    One of the most revolutionary inventions in the history of mankind was the wheel, and the best upgrade to that invention was the rubber tire, which overcame the limitations of wooden or metal wheels and made it possible to have smooth rides at fast speeds. However, there is a significant drawback to using rubber tires: eventually, they get too worn out to be useful as tires anymore and have to ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Characteristics of arsenate removal from water by metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)

    Contamination of arsenic in groundwater and surface water occurs frequently across the globe, requiring an effective purification technology. Among the common technologies, the adsorption method is widely used for the merits of low cost and easy operation. Nevertheless, the development of efficient adsorbents remains one of the central challenges in this field. In this article, one kind of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Mechanisms of heavy metal removal using microorganisms as biosorbent

    Release and distribution of heavy metals through industrial wastewaters has adverse affects on the environment via contamination of surface- and ground-water resources. Biosorption of heavy metals from aqueous solutions has been proved to be very promising, offering significant advantages such as low cost, availability, profitability, ease of operation, and high efficiency, especially when ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of barrier materials for removing pollutants from groundwater rich in natural organic matter

    Permeable barriers are used for passive remediation of groundwater and can be constructed from a range of materials. The optimal material depends on the types of contaminants and physico-chemical parameters present at the site, as well as the hydraulic conductivity, environmental safety, availability, cost and long-term stability of the material itself. The aim of the presented study was to test ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Chemical denitrification of nitra te from groundwater via sulfamic acid and zinc metal

    Nitrate (NO3 -) concentrations in groundwater have increased globally (Kapoor and Viraraghavan 1997). Wastewater, fertilizers, and livestock farming are major sources of nitrate in groundwater supplies. Groundwater in many locations is used as a supply for drinking water, and high nitrate concentrations present a potential risk to public health, particular to infants (Gangolli et al., 1994). In ...


    By University of Tehran

  • The on-site feasibility study of iron and manganese removal from groundwater by hollow-fiber microfiltration

    The aim of this research was to investigate the removal of iron and manganese from groundwater by aeration, chlorine oxidation and microfiltration (MF). Pilot-scale experiments were performed at the Chang-Hua Water Treatment Plant in Taiwan. The raw waters contained soluble iron (0.4 mg/L) and manganese (0.5 mg/L) which were oxidized by chlorine and then filtered by hollow-fiber PTFE-MF. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Metals in groundwater immobilized using multiple-mechanism in situ approach

    Until someone invents a way to destroy elemental metals in groundwater, environmental practitioners only have a couple of ways of dealing with them. Water can be extracted from the ground to be treated, or the metals can be immobilized in the ground. The problem with pumping the water from the ground is that such pump-and-treat systems can be operated for many ...


  • Metals in Groundwater Immobilized Using Multiple-Mechanism In Situ Approach

    Until a way is invented to destroy elemental metals in groundwater, environmental practitioners have just a few ways of dealing with them. Water can be extracted for treatment, or the metals can be immobilized in place. The problem with pumping the groundwater is that such systems are usually operated for many years, if not decades, with minimal improvement in groundwater quality unless the ...


  • Mercury Removal

    The Adventus Mercury Removal AdvantageResponsible environmental experts in the academic, business and regulatory communities are increasingly more worried about the high levels of mercury contamination affecting many parts of the world. The international community is focusing their attention on this growing problem and EHC-M will clearly help, as it is perfectly suited for treating environments ...


  • In-Situ Groundwater Remediation of Heavy Metals at an Active Manufacturing Facility

    Tetra Tech & Adventus deploy In-Situ Groundwater Remediation of Heavy Metals at an Active Manufacturing Facility. Site History: 1966 to the present: Manufacturing of various automotive components 1966 to1984: Operation of chromium plating 1983: Release of metal plating rinse water 1983 to 1989: Excavation of soil and operation of 4 groundwater recovery wells 2006: ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • How Arsenic Is Removed from Drinking Water

    Drinking water is a vital and life-giving resource. Clean and filtered drinking water keeps you healthy and safe from harmful chemicals that can immediately harm you or slowly damage your body. That is why arsenic removal from drinking water should be handled by professionals, and it should be done to all possible sources of water that supply homes and businesses. Those who are dedicated to ...

  • Permeable Adsorbing Barriers for groundwater remediation from hexavalent chrome pollution

    Chrome ions removal from aqueous solutions by adsorption onto an activated carbon (Aquacarb 207EA by Sutcliffe Carbon) and a South African coal char is illustrated. Different chrome concentrations, pH and salinity levels are tested. Experimental data are interpreted by means of a Langmuir approach-based model. Results show that a Permeable Adsorbing Barrier (PAB) made of Aquacarb 207EA can ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • In Search of Ideal Groundwater Treatment

    As surface water supplies become increasingly polluted and difficult to treat, the use of groundwater continues to increase. Every day, more than 77 billion gal of water are withdrawn from aquifers for a variety of uses including human consumption. Worldwide, groundwater makes up 95% of available freshwater, and nearly half of the U.S. population receives all or part of its drinking water from ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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