327 Groundwater Arsenic: A Global Environmental Health Problem and Sustainable Mitigation II

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Wednesday, 8 October 2008: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 342BE

Prosun Bhattacharya , Abhijit Mukherjee , D. Kirk Nordstrom , Jochen Bundschuh and Mohammad Alauddin
1:30 PM
Release of Arsenic from Arsenopyrite Dissolution
Jordi Cama, Institute of Earth Sciences "Jaume Almera"-CSIC; Maria Pilar Asta, Institute of Earth Sciences "Jaume Almera"-CSIC; Carles Ayora, Institute of Earth Sciences "Jaume Almera"-CSIC; Giovanni de Giudicci, University of Cagliari; Patricia Acero, University of Zaragoza; Pier Carlo Ricci, University of Cagliari
1:45 PM
Effectiveness of Selenium Supplementation in Combating Cytotoxicity of Arsenic Due to Ingestion of Arsenic from Groundwater in Bangladesh
Mohammad Alauddin, Wagner College; Meaghan Robbins, Wagner College; Erida Behri; Paul F. Laporte, University of Chicago; Bandana Chakaraborty, Sarkari Karmachari Hospital; Abul B.M. Zakaria, Exonics Technology Center; Iqbal Zuberi, University of Rajshahi; Mahbubur Rahman, Exonics Technology Center; Julian E. Spallholz, Texas Tech University; Selim Ahmed, Institute of Child and Mother Health
2:00 PM
Worldwide Diversity and Occurrence of Arsenite Transporter acr3(2) Suggests An Important and Overlooked Pathway
Peter J. Wagner, Columbia University; Brian J. Mailloux, Barnard College; Rachel Foster, UCSC; John F. Stolz, Duquesne University; Matthew Scholz, University of Tennessee; Karen Wovkulich, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University; Alison Keimowitz, Columbia University; Brian Lanoil, University of California, Riverside; A. van Geen; Greg Freyer, Columbia University
2:15 PM
Distribution of Arsenic In Core Sediments as Well as Groundwater In Arsenic Hot Spot Area In Bangladesh
Jiin-Shuh Jean, National Cheng Kung University; A.H.M.Selim Reza, National Cheng Kung University
2:30 PM
Sediment Age and Arsenic Availability: Leaching Experiments on Aquifer Sands and Implications for Arsenic Mobilization
Beth Weinman, Vanderbilt University; Aaron Covey, Vanderbilt University; Kaye Savage, Vanderbilt University; Yan Zheng, Queens College, C.U.N.Y; Alex van Geen, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Ashok Singhvi, Physical Research Lab; Steven Goodbred Jr, Vanderbilt University
3:05 PM
14C Analysis of Microbial DNA from Bangladesh Groundwater: Implications for Deep Aquifer Sustainability
Elizabeth Trembath-Reichert, Barnard College; Brian Mailloux, Columbia University; Martin Stute, Barnard College; A. van Geen; Greg Freyer, Columbia University; Yan Zheng, Flushing, NY 11367; Greg O'Mullan, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University; Rachel Foster, UCSC; James Thomas, Desert Research Institute; Bruce Buccholz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
3:20 PM
Is the ‘Khulna Experience' a Useful Indication of the Sustainability of Groundwater Abstraction from Deep Aquifers in Arsenic-Affected Southern Bangladesh?
M.A. Hoque, University College London; W.G. Burgess, University College London; K.M. Ahmed, University of Dhaka
3:35 PM
Technical and Social Feasibility of Deep Tube Wells for Arsenic Free Drinking Water in Bangladesh
Crelis Ferdinand Rammelt, Institute of Environmental Studies; Jan Boes, Delft University of Technology; Hans Bruining, Delft University of Technology; Kazi Matin Ahmed, University of Dhaka; Zahed Mohammad Masud, Arsenic Mitigation and Research Foundation; John Archibald Merson, Institute of Environmental Studies; Joep Storms, Delft University of Technology
3:50 PM
4:05 PM
Sustainable Arsenic Mitigation Using Sediment Colour Concept in Bangladesh- a Strategy for Global Implication
Prosun Bhattacharya, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH); Md. Jakariya, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH); Mattias von Brömssen, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH); Kazi Matin Ahmed, University of Dhaka; Gunnar Jacks, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH); M. Aziz Hasan, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH); Jochen Bundschuh, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
4:20 PM
Desorption of Arsenic and Its Mobilization in the Subsurface Environment
M.D. Tauhid-Ur Rahman, Tohoku University; Akira Mano, Tohoku University; Keiko Udo, Tohoku University; Yoshinobu Ishibashi, Tohoku Gakuin University
4:35 PM
Mass Balance of Arsenic Input, Release and Accumulation in Irrigated Paddy Fields in Munshiganj/Bangladesh
Jessica Dittmar, ETH Zurich; Andreas Voegelin, ETH Zurich; Linda C. Roberts, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag); Stephan J. Hug, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag); Ganesh C. Saha, Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET); M. Ashraf Ali, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET); A. Borhan M. Badruzzaman, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET); Ruben Kretzschmar, ETH Zurich
4:50 PM
Geochemical Variability of Arsenic in the Rural Aquifers of West Bengal, India
A. Mukherjee-Goswami, University of Kalyani; Debashis Chatterjee, University of Kalyani; Bibhash Nath, National Cheng Kung University; Madhav Jyoti Sarkar, University of Kalyani
5:20 PM
Concluding Remarks
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