Arsenic Treatment in Groundwater in Mekong Delta Using Laterite Absorbent
Science Journal of Chemistry
Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2017, Pages: 95-100
Received: Oct. 12, 2017; Accepted: Oct. 23, 2017; Published: Dec. 12, 2017
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Nguyen Thi Thanh Phuong, Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, Viet Nam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Duong Thi Kieu Trang, Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, Viet Nam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Tran Le Luu, Department of Mechatronics and Sensor Systems Technology, Vietnamese German University, Binh Duong, Viet Nam
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Abstract
Arsenic contamination in groundwater has led to pandemic influenza and many disease in Viet Nam and its neighbour country. It is estimated that about 57 million people in the world are affected by Arsenic contamination in drinking water. In Viet Nam, especially in Mekong River Delta, the Arsenic was detected in drinking water is up to 3000 μg/l, many times higher value allowed by the World Health Organization (WHO) of 10 μg/l. In this study, the laterite absorbent was used to treat Arsenic in groundwater in Mekong River Delta in Viet Nam. It is determined that laterite is a powerful absorbent for Arsenic removal in groundwater.
Keywords
Groundwater, Arsenic, Mekong Delta, Laterite
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Nguyen Thi Thanh Phuong, Duong Thi Kieu Trang, Tran Le Luu, Arsenic Treatment in Groundwater in Mekong Delta Using Laterite Absorbent, Science Journal of Chemistry. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2017, pp. 95-100. doi: 10.11648/j.sjc.20170506.14
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