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Publisher DOI: 10.3390/su9040590
Title: Use of novel composite coagulants for arsenic removal from waters : experimental insight for the application of polyferric sulfate (PFS)
Language: English
Authors: Katsoyiannis, Ioannis A. 
Tzollas, Nikolaos M. 
Tolkou, Athanasia K. 
Mitrakas, Manassis 
Ernst, Mathias 
Zouboulis, Anastasios I. 
Keywords: arsenic removal;composite inorganic coagulants;poly-ferric-sulfate;alkalinity
Issue Date: 12-Apr-2017
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Source: Sustainability 9 (2017), 4: 590
Journal or Series Name: Sustainability 
Abstract (english): In the present study, several pre-polymerized coagulants of iron and aluminum were tested for their efficiency towards As(V) and As(III) removal from water sources. The results showed that the pre-polymerized coagulants of iron, such as poly-ferric sulfate and poly-ferric silicate chloride, were very efficient for As(V) removal. With regard to As(III) removal, among all examined coagulants, including the conventional ferric chloride, only the poly-ferric sulfate (PFS) was able to reduce As(III) to concentrations below the drinking water regulation limit of 10 μg/L. In contrast, all tested composite coagulants based on aluminum were not capable of removing efficiently both species of arsenic. PFS addition in water containing 4 mM of alkalinity and 25 μg/L of As(V) and As(III) (i.e., total arsenic concentration 50 μg/L) resulted in finished water with less than 5 μg/L arsenic, only by dosing 5 mg Fe-PFS/L at pH 7, whereas, simultaneously, the residual iron concentration was found well below its drinking water regulation limit of 200 μg/L. The use of PFS could provide a viable alternative for As(III) and As(V) removal at household treatment level for application in vulnerable communities, without the need of any additional treatment, such as oxidation of As(III) to As(V).
DOI: 10.15480/882.1419
ISSN: 2071-1050
Other Identifiers: doi: 10.3390/su9040590
Institute: Wasserressourcen und Wasserversorgung B-11 
Type: (wissenschaftlicher) Artikel
License: CC BY 4.0 (Attribution) CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
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