1st Edition

Natural Arsenic in Groundwater Proceedings of the Pre-Congress Workshop "Natural Arsenic in Groundwater", 32nd International Geological Congress, Florence, Italy, 18-19 August 2004

Edited By J. Bundschuh, P. Bhattacharya, D. Chandrasekharam Copyright 2005
    356 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    Arsenic contamination has become a global phenomenon. With the development of advanced technological detection tools, more geographical areas have been identified. The people most affected are those in the poorer socio-economic groups.  The research articles in this book have been contributed by scientists working in areas severely affected by these difficulties. The book includes an assessment of environmental health risks and economic impacts, and the technologies available for dealing with the problem. Written in a straightforward style, the book is designed to update knowledge on the dynamics of natural arsenic from the aquifers through groundwater to the food chain.  It outlines efficient techniques for arsenic removal and inform administrators, policy makers and company executives, and aims to increase awareness of the problem.

    Section 1: Arsenic occurrence and genesis in sedimentary and hard-rock aquifers

    Section 2: Environmental health assessment-arsenic in the food chain

    Section 3: Arsenic biogeochemistry in groundwater

    Section 4: Remediation of arsenic-rich groundwaters

    Section 5: Management of arsenic-rich groundwaters


    J. Bundschuh, P. Bhattacharya, D. Chandrasekharam

    "This book is recommended for all those working on Arsenic and fulfills a real need on the status of As research now....", Applied Geochemistry, 21 (2006), 724-725, Olle Selinus, Geological Survey of Sweden.