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Cas number 98 50 0 arsenic


  • 1-4-04


Cas number 98 50 0 arsenic

Something to think about

  • At least 11 million people in the U.S. currently drink water contaminated with arsenic at levels above 10 ppb, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). From: Drinking Water Standard for Arsenic. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, January 2001.

  • Arsenic has been found in at least 1,014 of the 1,598 current or former sites on the National Priorities List (NPL), the most serious hazardous waste sites in the nation identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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R senik

  • semimetallic chemical element

  • stable form: silver-gray, brittle crystalline solid, tarnishes rapidly in air.

  • high temperatures burns white cloud of arsenic trioxide

  • A yellow crystalline form and a black amorphous form are also known

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  • Used since 3000 B.C.

  • Arsenic mined by the early Chinese, Greek and Egyptian

  • Albertus Magnus obtained the element in 1250 A.D. by heating soap and orpiment (arsenic trisulphide, As2S3)

  • Element has an alchemical symbol

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Name is from

the Greek word arsenikos

and the latin word arsenicum,

which means

"yellow orpiment"

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Where it does it come from?

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  • naturally occurring element

  • considered a heavy metal

  • pure form not commonly found in the environment

  • However, arsenic is found in natural and man-made compounds.

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Where it does it come from?

  • About 90% of all arsenic produced is used as a preservative in wood (e.g., pressure-treated lumber).

  • which contains chromated copper arsenate (CCA).

  • Used in insecticides,

  • weed killers,

  • fungicides,

  • glass production,

  • semiconductors,

  • to make metal alloys

  • some medications (mostly veterinary).

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Where does it come from

  • Various industries release arsenic into the air and groundwater

  • mines

  • Smelters

  • cotton gins

  • glass manufacturing operations

  • coal burning facilities

  • municipal incinerators

  • leach from landfills

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Arsenic for medical reasons?

  • Once a treatment for Syphilis

  • Experimental for leukemia

  • Taken in medication

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  • A brownfield, by definition, is a poten-tially polluted and abandoned commer-cial and industrial site.

Brownfield assessment of the benton auto wreckers site corvallis oregon
Brownfield Assessment of the Benton Auto Wreckers Site,Corvallis, Oregon


4-acre Benton Auto Wreckers site, located several miles southwest of the City of Corvallis on

State Highway 20 in Benton County, Oregon

What is arsenic

What is arsenic?

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Arsenic is a natural element in the earth’s crust.

In the environment, arsenic combines with oxygen, chlorine, and sulfur to form inorganic arsenic compounds.

In animals and plants, arsenic combines with carbon and hydrogen to form organic arsenic compounds.

IARC has reviewed the available data and considers arsenic to be a Group 1 carcinogen.

Basic information
Basic Information

  • Chemical Formula = C6H8AsNo3

  • CAS No = 98-50-0

  • Solubility = very soluble in hot water; slightly soluble in cold water, alcohol, and acetic acid; insoluble in acetone, benzene, ether, and chloroform.

  • Reactivity= condition contributing to instability varies depending on the specific organic arsenic compound.

Health effects
Health Effects

  • Arsenic compounds are irritants, systemic toxins, and carcinogens in humans.

  • Acute poisoning initial responses include; burning of the lips, constriction of the throat, and dysphasia.

  • Initial response is followed by excruciating pain in the abdominal region, severe nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Health effects1
Health Effects

  • Toxic effects on the liver, blood-forming organs, both central and peripheral nervous systems, and the cardiovascular system may also occur.

  • Convulsions, coma, and death may follow within 24 hours of severe poisonings.

Health effects2
Health Effects

  • Inhalation may damage the mucous membranes of the respiratory system.

  • Severe irritation of the nasal mucosa, larynx, and bronchi have been observed following exposure.

  • Exposed skin may become irritated; cases of visual disturbances, hyper pigmentation of the skin, and perforation of the nasal septum have been noted.

Health effects3
Health Effects

  • Chronic exposure causes damage to the nervous and cardiovascular systems, also to the liver.

  • Anemia and leukocytopenia have been reported to occur following chronic exposures to arsenic compounds.

  • Cancers of the skin, lungs, larynx, lymphoid system, and viscera have been identified as potential responses to arsenic poisoning.

Measurement of arsenic in water
Measurement of Arsenic in Water

  • Accurate measurement of arsenic in drinking-water at levels relevant to health requires laboratory analysis, using sophisticated and expensive techniques, facilities as well as trained staff not easily available or affordable in many parts of the world.

  • Field test kits can detect high levels of arsenic bur are typically unreliable at lower concentration of concern for human health.

Arsenic remediation
Arsenic Remediation

There are currently 9 general processes

I. Oxidation

II. Coagulation/Co-precipitation

III. Sedimentation

IV. Filtration

V. Adsorption

VI. Ion Exchange

VII. Membrane/ Reverse Osmosis

VIII. Biological

IX. Other  

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1 oxidation
1. Oxidation

  • Of the two predominant forms of arsenic in water, arsenate and arsenite, most treatment processes are effective at removing arsenate, but not arsenite, since arsenite is typically non-charged below pH 9.2. Therefore, treatment for the removal of arsenic often includes an oxidation step to convert arsenite to arsenate.

  •         Oxidation can be simply the addition of oxygen to a compound, or more generally, any reaction involving the loss of electrons from an atom. Aeration, the supplying of air, oxidizes arsenic, converting arsenite to arsenate, and the iron that co-occurs. This is precipitated as FeAsO4. Arsenic can also be oxidized by a number of other chemicals including chlorine, hypochlorite, ozone, permanganate, hydrogen peroxide and Fenton’s reagent (H2O2/Fe2+). Photochemical oxidization proceeds from the reaction of radiant energy and a chemical system.

  • Oxidation alone does not remove arsenic from solution but must be combined with an arsenic removal process.

2 coagulation co precipitation
2. Coagulation/Co-Precipitation

Coagulation involves the removal of colloidal (0.001 - 100 microns) and settleable (> 100 microns) particles.

Coagulation encompasses all reactions, mechanisms and results in the overall process of particle growth (floc formation) and particle aggregation within a water being treated.

Co—precipitation: incorporation of soluble arsenic species into the metal hydroxide floc.


converts soluble arsenic into insoluble reaction products, allowing separation by sedimentation and/or filtration.

*Precipitation: the formation of insoluble compounds Al(AsO4) or Fe(AsO4)

*   Co—precipitation: incorporation of soluble arsenic species into the metal hydroxide floc

*  Adsorption: the electrostatic binding of soluble arsenic to the external surfaces of the insoluble metal hydroxides

There are 4 types of co precipitation
There are 4 types of co-precipitation:

1.Inclusion: mechanical entrapment of a portion of the solution surrounding the growing particle.

2.Adsorption: the attachment of an impurity onto the surface of a particle or precipitate.

3.Occlusion: A contaminant is trapped in the interior of a particle of precipitate.

4.Solid-solution formation: another type of occlusion where a particle of precipitate becomes contaminated with a different type of particle that precipitates under similar conditions and is formed from ions whose sizes are nearly equal to those of the original precipitate.

3 sedimentation
3. Sedimentation

Sedimentation is the gravity separation of solids from

liquid by settling. It is generally used in conjunction

with coagulation/precipitation

4 filtration
4. Filtration

Conventional filtration is the separation of solid

particles from water by passing the solution through a medium.

Particles are removed during filtration as a result of any one or

combination of mechanisms: mechanical straining, sedimentation,

flocculation,adsorption and/or biological metabolism (AWWA, 1999).

5 adsorption
5. Adsorption

Adsorption is the accumulation of materials at an interface, the liquid/solid boundary layer.

* oxides (e.g. hydrated ferric oxide, titanium oxide, silicon oxide);

* iron oxide-coated or MnO2-coated sand;

* bauxite, hematite, feldspar;

* clay minerals (e.g. kaolinite, bentonite, Bijoypur clay);

* synthetic anion exchange resins;

* chitin and chitosan;

* bone char;

* cellulose materials (sawdust, newspaper pulp).

6 ion exchange
6. Ion Exchange

Ion exchange is the reversible interchange of ions between the solid and the liquid phase where there is no permanent change in

the structure of the solid. Developed for large-scale applications, ion

exchange is probably not appropriate for small hand‑pumped wells,

but could potentially be used on a village scale in Bangladesh

  • Charged functional groups are attached to the matrix through covalent bonding and fall into four groups (Clifford, 1999)

  • Strongly acidic

  • Weakly acidic

  • Strongly basic

  • Weakly basic

7 membrane reverse osmosis
7. Membrane/Reverse Osmosis

Membrane separation uses semi-permeable membranes that are

selectively permeable to water and certain solutes to separate

impurities from water

Membranes are able to remove many different kinds of dissolved solids, including arsenic, from water. However, they are usually expensive and therefore are typically considered in applications such as desalination, brackish water conversion and for removal of specific ions, such as arsenic, that are difficult to remove by other means

8 biological
8. Biological

Biological treatment transforms, stabilizes and/or removes

arsenic by means of microorganisms. Microorganisms, primarily

certain specific bacteria, accomplish this by oxidation/reduction,

mineralization,detoxification or methylation. Critical factors

include energy and carbon source; aerobic, anoxic or anaerobic

conditions; temperature; pH

9 other
9. Other

Dug Wells

Deeper Tube Wells


Solar Distillation

Solar distillation uses the sun's energy to evaporate water, which then recondenses. The process of evaporation and recondensation

separates all chemicals, including arsenic, from the water. In

Bangladesh,where solar energy is plentiful, this approach may be

especially suited for application in crisis areas, and, if cost-

effective approaches can be developed, in rural are as generally.

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Point Of Use- POU-

Home FilterSystems

  • Oxidation

  • Precipitation

  • Filtration and Removal

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West Central Environmental Consultants, Inc Can Provide A Complete Cleanup Plant for Arsenic Treated Wood facilities.

Contaminants:Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA)

Cost:Full Scale plant capable of treating 100 tons/day of CCA contaminated waste wood will cost around $1,000,000


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Other Applications:Remediation of Metal contaminated soil, sludge and other debris

Secondary Waste:None

Operating Cost:It will cost between $120 to $150 /ton for remediation of of CCA contaminated wood in a 100 ton/day plant

Tech Know New Remediation Technologies

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State Average Arsenic Concentrations for Systems Finding Arsenic

Based on best estimate of average arsenic levels for systems that found arsenic.


Rules to remember
Rules to Remember Arsenic

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