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Tubewell platform color as a screening tool for arsenic in shallow drinking water wells in Bangladesh
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.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering. International Center for Applied Climate Science, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia .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, 632-633 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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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CRC Press/Balkema , 2016. 632-633 p.
Keyword [en]
Arsenic, Color, Developing countries, Potable water, Sustainable development, Tubes (components), Bangladesh, Color stains, Low costs, Mitigation policies, Screening tool, Strong correlation, Tubewells, Water wells
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Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-207526ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85016954369ISBN: 9781138029415 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-207526DiVA: diva2:1103919
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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: Sida, Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete; Funding text: This study was supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and Linnaeus Palme (LP) Academic Exchange programme. Partial support to MA was provided by a grant from Wagner College, New York, USA. QC 20170531

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