Developing a viable concept for sustainable arsenic removal from groundwater in remote area: findings of pilot trials in rural Bihar, India

Schmidt, S. and Herrmann, M. and Gukelberger, E. and Fiedler, F. and Grossmann, B. and Deowan, S. A. and Hoinkis, J. and Ghosh, S. A. and Chatterjee, D. and Bundschuh, J. (2014) Developing a viable concept for sustainable arsenic removal from groundwater in remote area: findings of pilot trials in rural Bihar, India. In: 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (As 2014): One Century of the Discovery of Arsenicosis in Latin America (1914-2014), 11-16 May 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Abstract

Arsenic contamination of groundwater is posing a serious challenge to the drinking water supply, particularly in the large alluvial and deltaic tracts of south-eastern Asia, which are densely populated, and rely on shallow aquifers for potable water. In order to find a solution for this issue, an arsenic treatment unit was developed based on the reverse osmosis principle, including an energy recovery unit to lower the energy consumption for the system. This unit promises big advantages in handling arsenic contamination in groundwater. Initial tests have been successfully conducted under laboratory conditions and, subsequent to them, pilot studies have been carried out in Bind Toli, a village located in the rural area of Bihar, India.


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Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 Taylor & Francis Group. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Chapter 267
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2016 05:49
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 00:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: arsenic; developing countries; groundwater; microfiltration; pollution control; rural areas
Fields of Research : 04 Earth Sciences > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040603 Hydrogeology
09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090410 Water Treatment Processes
03 Chemical Sciences > 0399 Other Chemical Sciences > 039901 Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9611 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water > 961103 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (excl. Urban and Industrial Use)
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1201/b16767-290
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26822

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