IIT Roorkee scientists have developed a simple and affordable technology that will allow users to treat a drinking water source free from arsenic. This adsorbent can be applied to water that is already contaminated by arsenic. This system is cost-effective and can be used to produce drinking water that is free from arsenic and other heavy metals.
- IIT Roorkee has created a simple and inexpensive point-of-use device that successfully removes arsenic in a real arsenic-contaminated water environment.
- This low-cost method for producing arsenic-free drinking water can also remove heavy metals.
- This project will be shown at ‘IInvenTiv,’ the IITs R&D Fair, at IIT Delhi on October 14 and 15, 2022.
- As part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav,’ the massive R&D fair ‘IInvenTiv’ is being held at IIT Delhi to commemorate 75 years of India’s independence.
This is one of the innovations presented at ‘IInvenTiv’, the IIT Delhi event held in October 2022.
Researchers at IIT Roorkee have developed a solution that can absorb the most harmful arsenate ions, arsenate As (III) and arsenate As (V), along with other heavy metal ions.
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It easily fits into existing systems for water purification in households as well as in large household systems.
The adsorbable material is made from ferromagnese slag and is inexpensive; it is also produced from natural rock, which is readily available for a simple chemical treatment.
All sectors of society would benefit from using these materials. Even if food items are made with non-harsh food ingredients, it will be very costly to produce food containing arsenical-free food. Arsenic would easily be removed from water from wells, and even in the future, arsenic would easily be removed from water from farms.
IIT Roorkee scientists are Professor Abhijit Maiti and Dr. Anil Kumar. They have also designed a new type of adsorbent material that will remove the toxins in drinking water.