Arsenic in Soil and Groundwater Environment

Arsenic in Soil and Groundwater Environment, 1st Edition

Biogeochemical Interactions, Health Effects and Remediation

Arsenic in Soil and Groundwater Environment, 1st Edition,Prosun Bhattacharya,Arun B. Mukherjee,Jochen Bundschuh,Ron Zevenhoven,Richard Loeppert,ISBN9780444518200

Bhattacharya   &   Mukherjee   &   Bundschuh   &   Zevenhoven   &   Loeppert   

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A timely presentation of the problem of arsenic in groundwater, the affects it has on human health, and ways to remove it

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Written in simple English, and few technical terms, the book is designed to create interest within the countries with occurrences of arsenic in drinking water with
· an update the current status of knowledge on the dynamics of natural arsenic from the aquifers through groundwater to food chain and efficient techniques for arsenic removal.
· serve as a standard text book for graduate, postgraduate students and researchers in the field of Environmental Sciences and Hydrogeochemistry as well as researchers, environmental scientists and chemists, toxicologists, medical scientists and even for general public seeking an in-depth view of arsenic which had been classed as a carcinogen.
· bring awareness, among administrators, policy makers and company executives, on the problem and to improve the international cooperation


This volume presents the recent developments in the field of arsenic in soil and groundwater. Arranged into nine sections, the text emphasizes the global occurrences of arsenic in the environment, particularly on its source, pathways, behavior, and effects it has on soils, plants, water, animals, and humans. It also covers the diverse issues of arsenic in the mining environment, arsenic emanating from hydrothermal springs, and the geochemical modeling of arsenic adsorption to oxide surfaces. Finally, the text includes different cost effective removal mechanisms of arsenic from drinking water using natural red earth, solar oxidation, and arsenic oxidation by ferrrate.


biochemists, biogeochemists

Prosun Bhattacharya

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Arun B. Mukherjee

Affiliations and Expertise

Helsinki University, Finland

Jochen Bundschuh

Affiliations and Expertise

Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad ICE,San Jose, Costa Rica

Ron Zevenhoven

Affiliations and Expertise

Abo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

Richard Loeppert

Affiliations and Expertise

Texas A&M University, College Station, USA

Arsenic in Soil and Groundwater Environment, 1st Edition

About the Editors
List of Contributors
Section I: Introduction
Arsenic in Soil and Groundwater: An Overview J. O. Nriagu, P. Bhattacharya, A. B. Mukherjee, J. Bundschuh, and R. Zevenhoven
Section II: Arsenic in Groundwater: Global Occurrences
Trends in Arsenic Concentration at Tubewells in Bangladesh:
Conceptual Models, Numerical Models, and Monitoring Proxies W. Burgess, K. M. Ahmed, A. Carruthers, H. Cheetham, J. Cobbing, M. Cuthbert, S. Mather and E. McCarthy
Source Identification for Groundwater Arsenic in the Verde Valley, Central Arizona, USA R. D. Foust Jr, M. Brandstrom, G. Evans, P. Nez, D. Waupoose and E. Hillman
Natural Arsenic in Groundwater and Alkaline Lakes at the Upper
Paraguay Basin, Pantanal, Brazil L. Barbie´ro, S. C. Furquý´m, V. Valles, S. Furian, A. Sakamoto, A. Rezende Filho and M. Fort
Arsenic in Surface- and Groundwater in Central Parts of the
Balkan Peninsula (SE Europe) A. Dangic´
Section III: Arsenic in Soil Environment
Geochemical Modelling of Arsenic Adsorption to Oxide Surfaces
J. P. Gustafsson and P. Bhattacharya
Arsenic in the Soil Environment of Central Balkan Peninsula,
Southeastern Europe: Occurrence, Geochemistry, and Impacts A. Dangic´ and J. Dangic´
Arsenic in Soil Environments in Albania P. Lazo, A. Cullaj, A. Arapi and T. Deda
Arsenic Concentration in Selected Soils Around Abeokuta,
Southwestern Nigeria A. M. Gbadebo
Levels of Trace Metals and Sequential Extraction of Arsenic
in Topsoil and Sand from Sandboxes at Playgrounds
in Oslo, Norway L. Tijhuis, B. Brattli and O. M. Sæther
Section IV: Arsenic in Plants and Crops
Spatial Distribution, Localization, and Speciation of Arsenic
in the Hyperaccumulating Fern Pteris vittata L. B. R. Bondada, R. S. Underhill, L. Q. Ma, Y. Guyodo, A. Mikhaylova, M. R. Davidson and R. S. Duran
Arsenic Accumulation by Talinum cuneifolium – Application for
Phytoremediation of Arsenic-Contaminated Soils of Patancheru,
Hyderabad, India K. Chandra Sekhar, C. T. Kamala, N. S. Chary and A. B. Mukherjee
Effects of Arsenic-Contaminated Irrigation Water, Zinc and
Organic Matter on the Mobilization of Arsenic in Soils
in Relation to Rice (Oryza sativa L.) D. K. Das
Section V. Arsenic in Contaminated Sites (including Mining Wastes)
Long-Term Environmental Impact of arsenic-dispersion in
Minas Gerais, Brazil J. Matschullat, K. Birmann, R. P. Borba, V. Ciminelli,
E. M. Deschamps, B. R. Figueiredo, T. Gabrio, S. Haßler, A. Hilscher, I. Jungha¨nel, N. de Oliveira, K. Raßbach, H. Schmidt, M. Schwenk, M. J. de Oliveira Vilhena and U. Weidner
Processes and Conditions Affecting Elevated Arsenic Concentrations in Groundwaters of Tulare Basin, California, USA S. Gao, K. K. Tanji and G. S. Ban˜uelos
Arsenic in Soils in the Areas of Former Mining and Mineral Processing in Lower Silesia, Southwestern Poland A. Karczewska, A. Bogda and A. Krysiak
Arsenic Speciation and Mobility in Mine Wastes from a Copper–Arsenic Mine in Devon, UK: An SEM, XAS, Sequential Chemical Extraction Study
B. Palumbo-Roe, B. Klinck and M. Cave
Origin and Fate of Arsenic in a Historic Mining Area of Mexico .M. A. Armienta, C. R. Rodrý´guez, L. K. Ongley, H. Brust, F. Morales, A. Aguayo, O. Cruz and N. Ceniceros
Section VI: Biogeochemistry of Arsenic in Soils and Aquatic Environment
Dynamics of Arsenic at Hydrothermal Spring Outlets: Role of Iron xyhydroxides and Carbonates C. Le Guern, P. Conil and P. Baranger
Section VII: Wastes and Material Flow
Arsenic Flows in the Environment of the European Union: A Synoptic Review R. Zevenhoven, A. B. Mukherjee and P. Bhattacharya
Section VIII: Health Risks of Arsenic
Arsenic in Drinking Water and Bladder Cancer: Review of
Epidemiological Evidence J. R. Meliker and J. O. Nriagu
Section IX: Arsenic Remediation
Role of Natural Red Earth in Arsenic Removal in Drinking
Water–Comparison with Synthetic Gibbsite and Goethite M. Vithanage, R. Chandrajith and R. Weerasooriya
Household Water Treatment Option: Removal of Arsenic
in Presence of Natural Iron-Containing Groundwater by Solar
Oxidation P. Mukherjee, D. Chatterjee, J. Jana, P. B. Maity, H. Saha,
M. Sen and B. Nath
Arsenite Oxidation by Ferrate in Aqueous Solution M. Fan, N. Li, C. Chuang, Y. Shi, R. C. Brown, J. van Leeuwen, K. Banerjee and J. Qu, H. Chen
Author Index
Subject Index
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