Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2020NV158B

Development and evaluation of iron based strategies for arsenic removal in contaminated groundwater

Institute: Nevada
Year Established: 2020 Start Date: 2020-03-01 End Date: 2021-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $39,982 Total Non-Federal Funds: $79,964

Principal Investigators: Lazaro Perez Jorge

Abstract: Arsenic removal from water/wastewater has been the subject of top priority among researchers/industries in recent years due its notorious characteristics.Two novel iron based techniques are proposed in the present investigation to remove arsenic from aqueous solution. A metal organic framework will be usedas a novel porous adsorbent and a iron rich compost as enhanced filtration and adsorption technique. Laboratory column experiments will be carried out followingan optimized design strategy to develop a comprehensive understanding of the chemicals processes that affects arsenic chemistry. Both iron based methodologieswill be compared to the performance of a oxidation and coagulation, which is a conventional technique. Moreover, we plan to run geochemical models to advance towards establishing a global predictive framework that quantifies the efficiency of the technologies used for arsenic remediation.