Interview R.C.M. Jong and C. Taylor - Arsenic challenge unites water teams in the Netherlands and Argentina
“Water treatment experts from the Netherlands and Argentina are uniting to help find a sustainable solution to remove arsenic from groundwater. A naturally occurring substance present in the environment and soil, arsenic has been found in high concentrations in several parts of Argentina.
Two pilot projects are underway between Argentina’s major water utility Agua y Saneamientos Argentinos S.A. (AySA) and partners Royal HaskoningDHV, TRAIDE, and KWR Water Research Institute (KWR) with support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Buenos Aires, according to KWR Project Manager Gerard van den Berg. As part of the two-and-a-half-year LEAF (Low Energy Arsenic Free) project, the initiative took place over three months at the Ezeiza water treatment plant. KWR developed the project set up, designed the pilots, and defined the research. Work was carried out by the AySA research team, in close cooperation with KWR.
One pilot is based on co-precipitation followed by rapid sand filtration (C-RSF), and the other on co-precipitation followed by ultrafiltration (C-UF).”
Interview R.C.M. Jong and C. Taylor – Arsenic challenge unites water teams in the Netherlands and Argentina – www.h2oglobalnews.com (2022)2 December)