State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project Id: 2010KY148B
Title: Filtration column for the covalent removal of arsenic from water
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2010
End Date: 2/28/2011
Congressional District: KY Sixth
Focus Categories: Methods, Toxic Substances, Water Quality
Keywords: thiol, drinking water treatment
Principal Investigator: Atwood, David A.
Federal Funds: $ 4,612
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 13,983
Abstract: The proposed research will be conducted in phases. The first phase of the study will demonstrate the synthesis of a mono-carboxylic acid derivative of N,N'-bis(2 mercaptoethyl)isophthalamide. Preliminary work has demonstrated synthesis of this compound, but the reaction needs to be optimized to obtain larger amounts of the compound. Once this is accomplished, the compound will be attached to silica beads. The second phase of the study will demonstrate the use of silica supported thiol as a filtration column or filtration bed to remove arsenic from water in the laboratory. Ultimately, field application of the filtration column in areas with drinking water contaminated by arsenic will be attempted.

Progress/Completion Report, 2010, PDF

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