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Literature References

Remediation Technologies for Heavy Metal Contaminated Groundwater
Hashim, M.A., S. Mukhopadhyay, J.N. Sahu, and B. Sengupta.
Journal of Environmental Management 92(10):2355-2388(2011)

The authors review 35 approaches for remediation of metals in groundwater, broadly classified under chemical, biological, and physico-chemical treatment processes. Comparison tables are provided for a better understanding of each category. At many sites, two or more techniques can perform synergistically for better results.

Adobe PDF LogoValidation of an In Vitro Bioaccessibility Test Method for Estimation of Bioavailability of Arsenic from Soil and Sediment
Griffin, S. and Y. Lowney.
ESTCP Project ER-200916, 277 pp, 2012

This report presents a method for measuring the in vitro bioaccessibility (IVBA) of arsenic in soil or soil-like media, and using the measured IVBA value to estimate the relative bioavailability (RBA) in swine or monkeys using empiric regression models developed from 20 (swine) or 17 (monkey) calibration soils. The correlation coefficients for the models are high (0.85 for swine, 0.87 for monkey), as is the method's precision, both within and between laboratories.

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Web Sites

Abandoned Mine Lands (AML): Technical Resources

Arsenic is among the contaminants commonly found at mining sites, so the technologies used to treat acid mine drainage and its inorganic constituents may be useful at sites where arsenic is found with other inorganic contaminants.

Arsenic Rule Compliance Success Stories
U.S. EPA, Office of Water, Washington, DC, 2007

Arsenic Virtual Trade Show
U.S. EPA, 2007

The Arsenic Virtual Trade Show is a learning portal designed to help water systems comply with EPA's Arsenic Rule. The Web site contains brief treatment technology descriptions, interactive decision trees, questions to ask engineers and vendors when choosing a treatment technology, and a searchable vendor database. Visitors can sign up to be notified about site updates.

Chronic Arsenic Poisoning: History, Study and Remediation
Harvard University Arsenic Project website, 2004.

Arsenic problems have been studied for several years both at Harvard University and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Harvard and MIT have established an Arsenic Project website that offers information on arsenic incidence in various countries, chronic health effects, and arsenic measurement and remediation. The developers also have assembled an enormous collection of references to books, papers (some on line), and conference proceedings.

Dartmouth Toxic Metals Research Program

Provides information, research articles, and links to other resources for arsenic and other metals.

Multimedia Resources

Arsenic: A Transferable Training Module
University of Arizona Superfund Research Program, 2014

Arsenic is featured as one of the transferable training modules developed by the University of Arizona Superfund Research Program for use by community health workers. The module comprises a summary, learning objectives, background information on arsenic, training tools, and supplemental materials. Individual sections are available to read on line or to download in PDF files. The flexible nature of each module allows it to be adapted for any audience, and all contents are available in English and Spanish.

Arsenic Treatment Technology Showcase Videos

EPA has developed 6 short videos that showcase the real-world application of various arsenic treatment removal technologies.

In Small Doses: Arsenic
Dartmouth Toxic Metals Research Program, 2010

Researchers from the Dartmouth Toxic Metals Research Program have created a 10-minute video for the general public on the subject of arsenic. Funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program, the film brings home findings of research on arsenic in well water by identifying high-concentration areas in New England and offering pointers for residents relying on wells for their drinking water. To educate residents about health problems associated with arsenic and what they can do to protect themselves, Dartmouth provides links to additional information from EPA and the U.S. Geological Survey, as well as to state agencies that offer well-water testing for as little as $10.

Interactive Workshop on the Removal of Arsenic from Drinking Water

This CD-ROM is a companion to the eleven successful arsenic training events held in 2005. It features user-friendly navigation through the world of arsenic treatment, including audio commentary from top experts.