Development and Characterization of Iron Coated Chitosan Beads (ICCB) to remove Arsenic from Groundwater

Zulfiqar Ali Solangi, Kashif Hussain Mangi, Imran Nazir, Khadija Qureshi, Muhammad Areeb


The current situation of Pakistan is reaching to an alarming situation in context of polluting water bodies as well as groundwater due to various natural and anthropogenic activities, which can be foreseen for shortage and unavailability of safe and heathy drinking water for the population. The greater part of Pakistani individuals (almost 60%) living underneath the neediness line so they don't move toward perfect and safe drinking water supplies. Arsenic is one of the hazardous metals presents in various territories of Pakistan as well as in various zones of the world. Its essence strokes individuals' wellbeing by sullying the water. This experimental adsorption study emphasizes on the arsenic removal from drinking water by utilizing cost-effective adsorbent called "Iron Coated Chitosan Beads (ICCB)". This technique is more useful and effective when contrasted with different removal methodologies to remove arsenic from groundwater. Iron Coated Chitosan Beads (ICCB) was utilized and it was discovered a compelling and productive adsorbent for the removal of arsenic from groundwater. From all clump tests, the removal level of arsenic is achieved from 79 % to 98%. These results demonstrated that ICCB can be utilized as a productive adsorbent material for the removal of arsenic from water.


Arsenic removal, Iron coated chitosan beads, Groundwater treatment

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