Developing innovations for adsorptive removal of arsenic from drinking water sources in North Mara gold mining area, Tanzania

Irunde, R. and Lesafi, F. J. and Mtalo, F. and Bhattacharya, P. and Dutta, J. and Bundschuh, J. (2016) Developing innovations for adsorptive removal of arsenic from drinking water sources in North Mara gold mining area, Tanzania. In: 6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment: Arsenic Research and Global Sustainability (AS 2016), 19-23 June 2016, Stockholm, Sweden.


Abstract

Arsenic (As) contamination in drinking water have been reported to occur in areas where mining are practiced such as North Mara, lake Victoria basin in Mwanza, Geita and Rukwa. The removal of As requires methods such as ion-exchange, reverse osmosis, electrodialysis, contact precipitation, acti-vated alumina, bone charcoal and activated clay. The use of ion-exchange, reverse osmosis and electrodi-alysis are expensive to be implemented in Tanzania. In order to safeguard the drinking water supplies, it is important to explore the low-cost and efficient locally available adsorbents such as activated alumina, bone char and clay for the removal of As for drinking water consumption.


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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: 25 Feb 2020 06:14
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2020 03:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: activated alumina; alumina; arsenic; bone; charcoal; ion exchange; potable water; reverse osmosis; sustainable development; water; water supply; water treatment
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/36030

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