270 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 87 B/W Illus.
A prevalent and increasingly important issue, arsenic removal continues to be one of the most important areas of water treatment. Conventional treatment plants may employ several methods for removing arsenic from water. Commonly used processes include oxidation, sedimentation, coagulation and filtration, lime treatment, adsorption onto sorptive media, ion exchange, and membrane filtration. However, in the most affected regions, large conventional treatment plants may not be appropriate and factors such as cost and acceptability as well as performance must be considered. This book, published in cooperation with leading experts in this field, provides a thorough analysis of the problems, solutions, and possible alternatives to achieve safe water production on a global scale.
Table of contents
Overview of Global Arsenic Crisis and Human Toxicity
The Global Arsenic Crisis —A Short Introduction, J. Bundschuh, M. I. Litter, P. Bhattacharya, and J. Hoinkis
Arsenic Contamination in Groundwaters in Bangladesh and Options of Sustainable Drinking Water Supplies, P. Bhattacharya, J. Bundschuh, M. von Brömssen, M. Hossain, K. M. Ahmed, J. Hoinkis, and M. Litter
Toxic Effects of Arsenic on Human Erythrocytes, M. Suwalsky, C. Rivera, F. Villena, and C. P. Sotomayor
Arsenic Removal: Mechanisms, Current Practices and Experiences
Mechanisms of Arsenic Removal from Water, W. Höll
Granular Iron Hydroxide as an Adsorbent for Arsenic in Water, M. Streat and K. Hellgardt
Arsenic Removal from Water Using Magnetites, K. Ohe, T. Oshima, and Y. Baba
Study of the Long Term Stability of Ferric Iron - Arsenic Precipitates, N. Dimitrova and V. Nenov
Arsenic and Boron in Geothermal Water and Their Removal, K. Yoshizuka, N. Kabay, and M. Bryjak
Arsenic Removal from Potable Water: Point-of-Use, Point-of-Entry and Municipal Experiences, P. Sylvester, T. Möller, and O. Boyd
Membrane Processes and Applications in Arsenic Removal
Review of Membrane Processes for Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water, A. Figoli, A. Criscuoli, and J. Hoinkis
Arsenic Removal by Small-Scale Reverse Osmosis Units, J. Hoinkis, C. Pätzold, and J. Bundschuh
Potential Application to Remove Arsenic by Functional Polymers in Conjunction with Membranes and Electrooxidation Processes, B.L. Rivas and J. Sánchez
Innovations in Arsenic Removal Techniques for Safe Water Production
Testing of a New Selective Arsenic Adsorbent and Ooverview of Field Test Data; S. Neumann, R. Klipper, J. Stoll, M. Dahm, S. Breuer, B. Chudzik-Raeth, S. Trokowski, and C. Wei Hsin
Chitosan Dispersed with Fe(III) Oxide Particles: A Sorbent Used for Selective Removal of Arsenic from Contaminated Waters, L. Cumbal and M. Zuñiga
Field Experiences with ArsenXnp, a Very Effective and Efficient Hybrid Media for Arsenic Removal, E. Belsten, F. Boodoo, J. D’Alessandro, M. Garegnani, and D. Larose
Low-Cost Solar Technologies for Arsenic Removal in Drinking Water, M.E. Morgada de Boggio, I.K. Levy, M. Mateu, J.M. Meichtry, S. Farías, G.D. López, D. Bahnemann, R. Dillert, and M.I. Litter
Jochen Bundschuh, University of Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia - firstname.lastname@example.org
Prosun Bhattacharya, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockhlom, Sweden - email@example.com
The book series "Arsenic in the Environment" is an inter- and multidisciplinary source of information, making an effort to link the occurrence of geogenic arsenic in different environments and the potential contamination of ground- and surface water, soil and air and their effect on the human society. The series fulfills the growing interest on the arsenic issue worldwide which is going alongside with stronger regulations of arsenic contents in drinking water and food, which were and are adapted not only by the industrialized countries, but increasingly by developing countries.
The book series covers all fields of research concerning arsenic in the environment with an aim to present an integrated approach from its occurrence in rocks and their mobilization into the ground- and surface water, soil and air, its transport therein, the pathways of arsenic and their introduction into the food chain up to the uptake by humans. Human arsenic exposure, bioavailability, metabolism and toxicology are treated together with related public health effects and risk assessments in order to better manage the contaminated land and aquatic environments to reduce human arsenic exposure. Arsenic removal technologies and other methodologies to mitigate the arsenic problem are addressed not only from the technological, but also from economic and social point of view. Only such inter- and multidisciplinary approaches, would allow case-specific selection of optimal mitigation measures of each specific arsenic problem mitigate the problem and provide the population arsenic safe drinking water, food, and air.