The Global Arsenic Problem

Challenges for Safe Water Production

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

© 2011 – CRC Press

270 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 87 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780415575218
pub: 2010-04-26
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About the Book

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

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

About the Series

Arsenic in the environment

ISSN 1876-6218

Series Editors:
Jochen Bundschuh, University of Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia -
Prosun Bhattacharya, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockhlom, Sweden -

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Analytic
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply