1st Edition

The Global Arsenic Problem Challenges for Safe Water Production

    270 Pages 8 Color & 87 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    270 Pages 8 Color & 87 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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


    Nalan Kabay, Jochen Bundschuh, Bruce Hendry, Marek Bryjak, Kazuharu Yoshizuka, Prosun Bhattacharya, Suer Anac