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Emerging options for solving the arsenic problems of rural and periurban areas in Latin America
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Land and Water Resources Engineering. (KTH-International Groundwater Arsenic Research Group)
2012 (English)In: Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - 4th International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment, 2012, 267-270 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Emerging, low-cost technologies to mitigate the problem of arsenic in drinking water resources of Latin America, suitable for rural and periurban areas lacking centralized water supplies have been evaluated. The technologies use generally simple and low-cost equipment that can easily be handled and maintained by the local population. Experiences comprise coagulation/filtration with iron and aluminum salts, scaled-down for small community- and household-scale-applications, adsorption techniques using low-cost arsenic sorbents, such as geological materials (clays, laterites, soils, limestones), natural organic-based sorbents (natural biomass), and synthetic materials, use of constructed wetlands with native perennial plants for arsenic rhizofiltration, capacitive deionization, zerovalent iron especially using nanoparticles and solar technologies including titanium dioxide-heterogeneous photocatalysis.

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2012. 267-270 p.
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Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-101370ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84864874304ISBN: 978-041563763-3OAI: diva2:547416
4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, As 2012;Cairns, QLD; 22 July 2012 through 27 July 2012

QC 20120828

Available from: 2012-08-28 Created: 2012-08-27 Last updated: 2012-08-28Bibliographically approved

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