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Research Paper | Water Treatment | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023
A Low-Cost Solution for Arsenic in Water: Integrating ZVI Technology into Ceramic Pot Filter: MatiKalp
Lalit Mohan Sharma | Aparajeeta | Yashi Gautam | Sumit Kumar 
Abstract: Arsenic contamination in drinking water is a severe problem for human health. One feasible solution to this problem could be the integration of a low - cost ceramic pot filter called MatiKalp and zero-valent iron (ZVI) technology. MatiKalpis widely used in many developing countries to address microbial contamination and turbidity present in water. When water is poured into the filter, the integrated ZVI adsorbs the arsenic, which is further separated through filtration. This solution has potential, particularly for low-income households, because it is low-cost and does not require any additional infrastructure. To assess the feasibility of this integration, a study was conducted in Bihar, where arsenic contamination is present in groundwater in varied concentrations. The study found that integration is capable of reducing arsenic, which makes this solution practical and effective and can be easily implemented in many communities. Furthermore, the filters can be produced locally, creating employment opportunities for promoting economic development.
Keywords: MatiKalp, ZVI, arsenic, economic development, low - cost
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,
Pages: 1085 - 1091