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ARSENIC SEPARATION FROM WATER USING ZEOLITES

Citation:

Shevade, S., R Ford*, AND R W. Puls*. ARSENIC SEPARATION FROM WATER USING ZEOLITES. Presented at ACS Environmental Chemistry Division Symposia, Chicago, IL, 08/26-30/2001.

Description:

Arsenic is known to be a hazardous contaminant in drinking water. The presence of arsenic in water supplies has been linked to arsenical dermatosis and skin cancer . Zeolites are well known for their ion exchange capacities. In the present work, the potential use of a variety of zeolites for removal of arsenic from water has been examined at roon temperature. A variety of synthetic zeolites have been evaluated before and after modification of the exchange cation. Experiments have been conducted to examine the extent of arsenic removal as a function of pH and the kinetics of the reaction. The main objective of this research is to identify the most effective zeolite that remains active over a wide range of pH.

This is an abstract of a proposed presentation and does not necessarily reflect EPA policy.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/ABSTRACT)
Product Published Date: 08/26/2001
Record Last Revised: 06/06/2005
Record ID: 61240

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUBSURFACE PROTECTION AND REMEDIATION DIVISION

TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT STAFF