Natural Arsenic in Groundwater : Proceedings of the Pre-Congress Workshop
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

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ISBN 9780415367004
Published January 15, 2005 by CRC Press
356 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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"...this book, although it is a proceedings volume from a workshop, gives a very useful update of the As problems, especially in Bangladesh and West Bengal, but also in other regions around the globe. Several new interesting case studies are presented and updated and also biogeochemical matters are discussed. Remediation is also discussed. The list of contributors is impressive (more than 100 contributors) which also shows the worldwide interest in this topic.
The book is recommended for all those working on As and fulfills a real need on the status of As research now."

Olle Selinus
Geological Survey of Sweden
In: Applied Geochemistry 21 (2006) 724–725