Distribution of geogenic arsenic in hydrologic systems: controls and challenges

Mukherjee, Abhijit and Bhattacharya, Prosun and Savage, Kaye and Foster, Andrea and Bundschuh, Jochen (2008) Distribution of geogenic arsenic in hydrologic systems: controls and challenges. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 99 (1-4). pp. 1-7. ISSN 0169-7722


The presence of elevated concentration of arsenic (As) in natural hydrologic systems is regarded as the most formidable environmental crisis in the contemporary world. With its substantial presence in the drinking water of more than thirty countries worldwide, and with an affected population of more than 100 million, it has been termed as the largest mass poisoning in human history. In this special issue, we have tried to provide the most recent research advances on controls and challenges of this severe groundwater contaminant. The articles in this issue, originally presented in the 2006 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, address the distribution of As in various geologic and geographic settings, the controls of redox and other geochemical parameters on its spatial and temporal variability, the influence of sedimentology and stratigraphy on its occurrence, and mechanisms controlling its mobility. The knowledge available from these studies should provide a roadmap for future research in arsenic contamination hydrology.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to publihsed version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2014 05:32
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2015 02:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: arsenic; groundwater; drinking water; redox; sediment
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090410 Water Treatment Processes
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090508 Water Quality Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2008.04.002
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26044

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