Arsenic Test Kit
- Detection Range : 0.0, 0.005, 0.01, 0.02, 0.06, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, > 0.5 ppm
- Total Test Time : 12 minutes
- EPA/ETV Test Verified Performance
Our Arsenic Test Kit was designed to give the user accurate results without sacrificing cost and time. Designed using cutting-edge chemistry, Arsenic Quick reports results in only 12 minutes. Additionally, there are no dangerous chemicals needed to run this kit to test water quality. With only one simple test procedure (using 3 reagents),our Arsenic Test kit is a must for any lab testing water quality, water testing professional, or service technician who values accurate, rapid results at a very affordable price.
About Arsenic and how does that get in our water supply?
Arsenic is a natural element that is widely found in the Earth’s soil. Arsenic compounds are used commercially and industrially in the manufacture of a variety of products such as transistors, lasers, semiconductors, glass production, pigments, textiles, paper, metal adhesives, ceramics, wood preservatives, explosives and pesticides. There are two forms of arsenic – organic and inorganic. High levels of organic arsenic occur naturally in many types of food such as seafood. When eaten it is quickly eliminated by the body and normally poses a low risk to human health. Inorganic arsenic is found naturally in soil or rock where it can enter surface and ground waters. Inorganic arsenic can pose a serious risk to health.
Drinking water can be contaminated with inorganic arsenic by either wind-blown dust, leaching or runoff from soil, rocks and sediment. Groundwater sources such as bores are usually at greater risk of contamination from inorganic arsenic than surface and rain water supplies.
Consuming very high levels of arsenic can cause acute poisoning and death. However, exposure to lower levels can cause decreased production of red and white blood cells, damage to blood vessels and a sensation of “pins and needles” in hands and feet. Swallowing or breathing low levels of inorganic arsenic for a long time can cause a darkening of the skin and the appearance of small “corns” or “warts” on the palms, soles, and body. Long term consumption of arsenic may increase the risk of skin cancer, cancer in the liver, bladder and lungs.
How to remove arsenic from water?
Arsenic can be removed with a ion selective adsorbent like Metsorb. MetSorb HMRG adsorbent utilises a patent-pending material for arsenic removal as well as the removal of a wide range of contaminants in water. Empty bed contact times as low as 10 seconds achieve high arsenic removal efficiencies. Contact times of 1 to 3 minutes are generally recommended for optimum performance.
Another option is a chelating resin like SEPLITE® LSC 714.
LSC 714 is a high arsenic selectivity iron loaded resin specially developed for potable water and other solutions.
Apart from potable applications, LSC 714 is also used in waste water treatment applications.