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Occurrence of arsenic in groundwater, soil and sediments in Tanzania
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4350-9950
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2016 (English)In: Arsenic Research and Global Sustainability - Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, AS 2016, CRC Press/Balkema , 2016, 88-89 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Tanzania is among the sub-Sahara African countries where most of the rural populations use ground water for drinking and other household activities. The presence of elevated concentrations of arsenic in some parts of Tanzania is possibly related to both geogenic and anthropogenic sources. From its origin in the bed-rock, inorganic As enters into soil where its concentration depends on the parent rock, climate, forms of As, redox conditions of the soils as well as anthropogenic activities. The interactions of water with rocks and sediments together with environmental deposition have resulted into high concentration in groundwater. Microbial activities in soil and sediments may produce the methylated form of As which are volatile in nature and can re-enter the atmosphere and ultimately be re converted back to inorganic forms. Exposure to elevated concentration of arsenic causes arsenicosis. Further investigations are needed in order to come up with a comprehensive report concerning the occurrence and distribution of As in Tanzania.

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CRC Press/Balkema , 2016. 88-89 p.
Keyword [en]
Groundwater, Potable water, Sediments, Soils, Sustainable development, Anthropogenic activity, Anthropogenic sources, Arsenic in groundwater, Elevated concentrations, Household activities, Microbial activities, Occurrence and distribution, Soil and sediment, Arsenic
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Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-207549ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85016926785ISBN: 9781138029415 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-207549DiVA: diva2:1103774
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6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, AS 2016, 19 June 2016 through 23 June 2016
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Conference code: 175559; Export Date: 22 May 2017; Conference Paper; Funding details: 51170072, Sida, Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete; Funding text: The authors thank Sida for financial support (Sida Contribution No. 51170072) through the ongoing DAFWAT research project 2235. QC 20170531

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