There are various options available for removing arsenic from groundwater; these processes range from ion exchange and activated alumina to reverse osmosis, coagulation and filtration. Each of these technologies have their own pros and cons, but in cases where arsenic treatment is the main treatment objective, adsorption is the ideal technology from a cost and ease of operation standpoint.
Arsenic occurs naturally and is found in rocks and soil before being released into water supplies through erosion. Certain industrial practices, such as the production of paints and dyes, metals, soaps, drugs and wood preservatives, have the potential for releasing arsenic into the environment as a byproduct of the process.
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Our Chesapeake Ranch Water Company (CRWC) owns and operates the potable-drinking-water system and fire protection for approximately 4,000 homes and businesses over five-square miles in scenic Lusby, Maryland. This community system supplies water to nearly 10,000 residents of Chesapeake Ranch Estates and an adjacent small retail section.
There are various options available for Arsenic Removal ranging from ion exchange, activated alumina, reverse osmosis, coagulation/filtration, and, of course, adsorption. Today, we are going to walk you through the details of one of our favorite adsorption products, the SORB 33®.
According to the company’s website, American Water (AW) has been maintaining high-water-quality standards, dependable service, and finding ways to do it better since 1986. The country’s largest investor-owned water and wastewater utility company, AW serves the needs of 16 million customers in more than 1,600 communities across the United States. Arizona American Water, a wholly-owned subsidiary of America Water, is the largest investor-owned utility in Arizona, serving a population of approximately 350,000 in northwest Phoenix.
Arsenic is among the most well-known, most feared drinking-water contaminants, and for a good reason. If consumed, it can cause several severe symptoms and, in extreme cases, even death. But before we get into a detailed conversation about the adverse effects it can have on the human body, let's discuss how it reaches our source water in the first place.