Mopping up arsenic

Naomi Lubick, Geotimes

This Geotimes article focuses on arsenic and discusses the problem of ground water laden with arsenic compounds, and how remediation of these waters can be done using various methods including microbes. The article explores one instance where microbial communities are fed different resources to indirectly bioremediate arsenic. One microbe that is mentioned as a potential candidate is Geobater. The web site also contains links to the Geotimes' home page, the American Geological Institute (AGI) home, and other useful AGI links.

Subject: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Metabolism, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Geology of groundwater occurrence, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Contaminant hydrology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Aqueous Solutions
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, General Public, College Upper (15-16), Informal, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans
Topics: Biosphere:Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Habitats:Freshwater, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Geology of groundwater occurrence, Water quality/chemistry, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Aqueous Solutions, Biosphere:Ecology:Metabolism, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Contaminant hydrology
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Biogeoscience