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A better way to remove arsenic from drinking water

Funding: 2003: $21,360
2004: $21,360

Project Member(s): Vigneswaran, S., Ngo, H.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage International)

Start year: 2003

Summary: Arsenic is a serious pollutant of drinking water in parts of Australia and in Asia, We propose to developed an inovative technology to remove arsenic from water. Our international partnership combines the expertise of the University of Regina (UR), Canada in physico-chemical treatment processes with that of the UTS in membrane processes. Through a long term collaboration we aim to: (i) establish a full-scale innovative system for arsenic removal, (ii) prepare joint publications and apply for more industry grants, (iii) research training of postgraduate research student, and (iv) help to commercialize our research outcomes for domestic benefit and export.


Nguyen, TV, Vigneswaran, S, Ngo, HH, Pokhrel, D & Viraraghavan, T 2006, 'Specific treatment technologies for removing arsenic from water', ENGINEERING IN LIFE SCIENCES, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 86-90.
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Nguyen, TV, Vigneswaran, S, Huu, HN, Pokhrel, D & Viraraghavan, T 2004, 'Iron coated sponge in arsenic removal', Fluid - Particle Separations Journal, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 175-184.

Nguyen, V, Vigneswaran, S, Ngo, H, Pokhrel, D & Viraraghavan, T 1970, 'Arsenic Removal by Iron Coated Sponge in Drinking Water Treatment', The 2nd International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment, The Second International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment, The University of Tokyo, Hanoi, Vietnam, pp. 214-221.

Keywords: Arsenic Floating medium flocculator/filter Iron oxide coated sand Microfiltration Powder activated carbon Water treatment

FOR Codes: Water and Sanitary Engineering, Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified, Prevention and treatment of pollution, Waste management and recycling, Water Quality Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Water treatment processes