Mechanism of groundwater arsenic removal by goethite-coated mineral sand

J. D. Cashion, S. A. Khan, A. F. Patti, S. Adeloju, W. P. Gates

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Skye sand (Vic, Australia) has been considered for arsenic removal from groundwater. Analysis showed that the silica sand is coated with poorly crystalline goethite, hematite and clay minerals. Mössbauer spectra taken following arsenic adsorption revealed changes in the recoilless fraction and relaxation behaviour of the goethite compared to the original state, showing that the goethite is the main active species.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101
Number of pages9
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017


  • Arsenic adsorption
  • Goethite
  • Groundwater
  • Mössbauer effect
  • Skye sand

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