Characterisation of organic matter in a shallow, reducing, arsenic-rich aquifer, West Bengal

@inproceedings{Rowland2006CharacterisationOO,
  title={Characterisation of organic matter in a shallow, reducing, arsenic-rich aquifer, West Bengal},
  author={Helen A. L. Rowland and D A Polya and Jonathan R. Lloyd and Richard D. Pancost},
  year={2006}
}
Abstract Elevated arsenic in groundwaters extensively exploited for irrigation and drinking water in West Bengal and Bangladesh is causing serious impacts on human health. A key mechanism for the genesis of arsenic (As) in these waters is microbially mediated reductive transformation of arsenic-bearing Fe(III) hydrated oxides. The role of organic C in this process, whether from in situ organic matter (OM), i.e. OM from within the sediment, or from other sources, is widely recognised. Despite… CONTINUE READING

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