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Title: Sustainable engineered processes to mitigate the global arsenic crisis in drinking water: Challenges and progress
Authors: Sarkar, Sudipta
Greenleaf J.E.
Gupta A.
Uy D.
Sengupta A.K.
Published in: Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Abstract: Millions of people around the world are currently living under the threat of developing serious health problems owing to ingestion of dangerous concentrations of arsenic through their drinking water. In many places, treatment of arsenic-contaminated water is an urgent necessity owing to a lack of safe alternative sources. Sustainable production of arsenic-safe water from an arsenic-contaminated raw water source is currently a challenge. Despite the successful development in the laboratory of technologies for arsenic remediation, few have been successful in the field. A sustainable arsenic-remediation technology should be robust, composed of local resources, and user-friendly as well as must attach special consideration to the social, economic, cultural, traditional, and environmental aspects of the target community. One such technology is in operation on the Indian subcontinent. Wide-scale replication of this technology with adequate improvisation can solve the arsenic crisis prevalent in the developing world. Copyright ¬© 2012 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved.
Citation: Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering(2012), 3(): 497-517
URI: https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-chembioeng-062011-081101
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/5449
Issue Date: 2012
Keywords: Bangladesh
Groundwater
Hybrid anion exchanger
Hydrated iron oxide
Ion exchange
Lewis acid-base interaction
Sludge disposal
Sustainability
ISSN: 19475438
Author Scopus IDs: 57201440577
7103099242
56321829000
57188585323
56820929400
Author Affiliations: Sarkar, S., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015, United States
Greenleaf, J.E., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015, United States
Gupta, A., Civ
Corresponding Author: Sarkar, S.; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015, United States
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