Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

In Chhattisgarh State, arsenic content in soil is usually moderate to high. However, on some industrial sites like in Bhilai Steel Plant Bhilai, certain effluent discharges can lead to high concentrations of this chemical in the soil. After periods of rainfall and runoff, arsenic can also be found in water. In this context, Indian researchers investigated the potential of contaminations to remove arsenic from contaminated soils and waters. In addition, Electrokinetic model is developed in laboratory which has shown that, depending on soil conditions, these models are able to remove heavy metals in polluted soils by 85-90%. Overall, this research paper provides new insights into the decontamination and the bioremediation method of soils.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

5-24-2010

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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New Methods to Remove Arsenic from Soils

San Diego, California

In Chhattisgarh State, arsenic content in soil is usually moderate to high. However, on some industrial sites like in Bhilai Steel Plant Bhilai, certain effluent discharges can lead to high concentrations of this chemical in the soil. After periods of rainfall and runoff, arsenic can also be found in water. In this context, Indian researchers investigated the potential of contaminations to remove arsenic from contaminated soils and waters. In addition, Electrokinetic model is developed in laboratory which has shown that, depending on soil conditions, these models are able to remove heavy metals in polluted soils by 85-90%. Overall, this research paper provides new insights into the decontamination and the bioremediation method of soils.