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Removal of arsenic from drinking water by natural adsorbents

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posted on 27.11.2017 by MD SHAHNOOR ALAM KHAN
The presence of arsenic in groundwater has been reported in many countries across the world and it is a serious threat to public health. The aim of this study was to identify prospective natural materials with high arsenic adsorption capacity and durable hydraulic property to produce adequate flow of water. The comparative study identified Skye sand as the best natural adsorbent. The prototype household filter with Skye sand achieved complete removal of arsenic and iron. Arsenic removal by durable Skye sand which contains active goethite nanoparticles and clay minerals is unique in arsenic adsorption research to date.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Sam Adeloju

Additional supervisor 1

Tony Patti

Year of Award

2017

Department, School or Centre

Chemistry

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Science

Exports

Exports