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Table 12 Summary of effectiveness evidence for adsorption interventions

From: Are interventions to reduce the impact of arsenic contamination of groundwater on human health in developing countries effective? A systematic review

Intervention Study Effectiveness evidence
Iron oxide coated sand Ali 2001   
Petrusevski  
Yuan 2002   1
Activated alumina (not specific) BRAC 2000  
Hossain 2005 x 2  
Sarkar 2005  
Sarkar 2008  
Activated alumina (ALCAN) Amiri 2010   
BAMWSO  
Sutherland 2001  
Sutherland 2002 2
Activated alumina (BUET) BAMWSP  
Sutherland 2001  
Sutherland 2002  
Apyron Amiri 2010   3
Nelima Amiri 2010   4
Shapla Amiri 2010   5
Wholly water Amiri 2010   6
Ferric oxide Anstiss 2001  
SIDKO BRAC 2000   7
Safi BRAC 2000   
Rahman 2005  
Aqua bind Hossain 2005  
Red hematite Hossain 2005  
Aluminium silicate & ferric hydroxide Hossain 2005  
Adsorp As Hossain 2005  
Slurry/granular ferric hydroxide Hossain 2005  
ARP Hossain 2006  
As removal filter Misra   8
  1. 1Data to inform was not available from Ali 2001 or Yuan 2002.
  2. 2For Amiri 2010, the mean effluent arsenic concentrations for all 7 filters was < 0.05 mg/l.
  3. 3Mean effluent arsenic concentrations for all 7 filters was < 0.05 mg/l.
  4. 4 Mean effluent arsenic concentrations for all 7 filters was < 0.05 mg/l.
  5. 5Intervention failed.
  6. 6Intervention failed.
  7. 7Data to inform was not available.
  8. 8Mean effluent arsenic concentrations for 7 filters all < 0.01 mg/l.