Tubewell platform color as a screening tool for arsenic in shallow drinking water wells in Bangladesh

Annaduzzaman, M. and Biswas, A. and Hossain, M. and Bhattacharya, P. and Alauddin, M. and Cekovic, R. and Alauddin, S. and Shaha, S. (2016) Tubewell platform color as a screening tool for arsenic in shallow drinking water wells in Bangladesh. In: 6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment: Arsenic Research and Global Sustainability (AS 2016), 19-23 June 2016, Stockholm, Sweden.


Abstract

The development of a simple and low cost technique for determination of arsenic (As) in drinking water wells is an urgent need to accelerate As mitigation policy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potentiality of tubewell platform color as low-cost, quick and convenient screening tool for As. The result shows strong correlation between the development of red color stain on tubewells platform and As enrichment in the corresponding tubewells water compared to WHO (10 μg/L) and BDWS (50 μg/L), with 99% certainty. The red color stain in the platform indicates 98% sensitivity with WHO (10 μg/L) and BDWS (50 μg/L). With regard to WHO and BDWS, the corresponding efficiency of the platform color as screening tool for As are 97.3% and 97%. This study suggests that platform color can be potentially used for screening tubewells, help users switch to tube wells with low As and facilitate sustainable As mitigation efforts in developing countries.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2020 01:38
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2020 03:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: arsenic; color; developing countries; potable water; sustainable development; tubes (components); Bangladesh
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)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36009

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