BUET-UNU International Workshop
on Technologies for Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water

(May 5-7, 2001)

 

PROGRAM OF SESSIONS

Inaugural Session

Day : Saturday, May 5, 2001
Time : 10:00 A.M. – 10:50 A.M.
Place : Council Building Meeting Room
Chair : Professor Dr. Nooruddin Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor, BUET

Recitation from the Holy Quran : Mr. Abul Fatah, Imam Central Mosque, BUET
Introductory Speech : Professor Dr. M. Feroze Ahmed, Dept. of Civil Engineering, BUET
Address by the Representative of UNU : Dr. Zafar Adeel, Env. & Sustainable Dev. Prog.,UNU
Address by the Chief Guest : Mr. Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Hon’able Depuy Minister for Local Government, Ministry of LGRD and Coop., Govt. of Bangladesh
Address by the Chair : Professor Dr. Nooruddin Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor, BUET
Vote of Thanks : Professor Dr. M. Mujibur Rahaman, Dept. of Civil Engineering, BUET


Tea Break


Technical Session – I


Day : Saturday, May 5, 2001
Time : 11:30 A.M. – 01:00 P.M.
Place : Seminar Room, Civil Engineering Building
Chair : Dr. Zafar Adeel, Environment & Sustainable Development Program, UNU, Japan
Facilitator : Dr. A. B. M. Badruzzaman, Dept. of Civil Engineering, BUET

Technical Papers:

Richard Johnston (USA) and Han Heijnen (The Netherlands)
Safe Water Technology for Arsenic Removal

Nahid Sharmin (Bangladesh)
Arsenic Removal Processes on Trial in Bangladesh

Robert G.Robins (Australia), Tadahisa Nishimura (Japan) and Pritom Singh (Australia)
Removal of Arsenic from Drinking Water by Precipitation, Adsorption or Cementation

R.Mamtaz (Bangladesh) and D.H.Bache (UK)
Low-cost Technique of Arsenic Removal from Water and Its Removal Mechanism

B.N.Pal (India)
Granular Ferric Hydroxide for Elimination of Arsenic from Drinking Water

Lunch Break

Technical Session – II

Day : Saturday, May 5, 2001
Time : 02:00 P.M. – 04:30 P.M.
Place : Seminar Room, Civil Engineering Building
Chair : Mr. Han Heijnen, WHO Environmnetal Health Advisor, Bangladesh
Facilitator : Dr. Md. Mafizur Rahman, Dept. of Civil Engineering, BUET

Technical Papers :

M.D.Hussain, M.A.Haque, M.M.Islam and M.A.Hossen (Bangladesh)
Approaches for Removal of Arsenic from Tubewell Water for Drinking Purpose

J.C.Saha, K.Dikshit and M.Bandyopadhyay (Bangladesh)
Comparative Studies for Selection of Technologies for Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water

Phillip Thomas Crisp (Australia) and Ahmedul Hye Chowdhury (Bangladesh)
Design of A Low-cost Purification System for the Removal of Arsenic from Tubewell Water in Bangladesh and India

M.Ashraf Ali, A.B.M.Badruzzaman, M.A.Jalil, M.Delwar Hossain, M.M.Hussainuzzaman, M.Badruzzaman, O.I.Mohammad and N.Akter (Bangladesh)
Development of Low-cost Technologies for Removal of Arsenic from Groundwater

Xiaoguang Meng and George P.Korfiatis (USA)
Removal of Arsenic from Bangladesh Well Water Using A Household Filtration System

M.A.Jalil and Farooque Ahmed (Bangladesh)
Development of An Activated Alumina Based Household Arsenic Removal Unit

Kiron Senapati (USA) and Iftekhar Alam (Bangladesh)
Apyron Arsenic Treatment Unit - Reliable Technology for Arsenic Safe Water

Saraban Tahura, S.M.Shaidullah, Tofizur Rahman and Abul Hasnat Milton (Bangladesh)
Evaluation of An Arsenic Removal Household Device : Bucket Treatment Unit (BTU)


Tea Break

Technical Session - III

Day : Saturday, May 5, 2001
Time : 05:00 P.M. – 06:00 P.M.
Place : Seminar Room, Civil Engineering Building
Chair : Professor Dr. Farooque Ahmed, Dept. of Civil Engineering, BUET
Facilitator : Assoc. Professor Dr. M. A. Jalil, Dept. of Civil Engineering, BUET

Technical Papers :

A.K.M.Munir, S.B.Rasul (Bangladesh), M.Habibuddowla, M.Alauddin, A.Hussam (USA) and A.H.Khan (Bangladesh)
Evaluation of Performance of Sono 3-Kolsi Filter for Arsenic Removal from Groundwater Using Zero Valent Iron Through Laboratory and Field Studies

Nikita Eriksen-Hamel (Canada) and Begum Kamrun Nahar Zinia (Bangladesh)
A Study of Arsenic Treatment Technologies and Leaching Characteristics of Arsenic Contaminated Sludge

Anisur Rahman Sarkar and Omar Twabur Rahman (Bangladesh)
In-situ Removal of Arsenic - Experiences of DPHE-Danida Pilot Project


Field Trip to Arsenic Affected Area


Day : Sunday, May 6, 2001
Time : 09:30 A.M. – 05:00 P.M.
Place : Manikganj/Sonargoan/Comilla


Technical Session – IV

Day : Monday, May 7, 2001
Time : 09:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Place : Seminar Room, Civil Engineering Building
Chair : Professor Dr. A. K. M. A. Quader, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, BUET
Facilitator : Dr. Rowshan Momtaz, Dept. of Civil Engineering, BUET

Technical Papers :

David Sutherland (UK), Md. Obaidul Kabir and Naved Ahmed Chowdhury (Bangladesh)
Rapid Assessment of Technologies for Arsenic Removal at the Household Level

Roy K.Boerschke and Donna K.Stewart (Canada)
Evaluation of Arsenic Mitigation Technologies for Use in Bangladesh

D.Das, A.Chatterjee, G.Samanta, T.R.Chowdhury, B.K.Mandal, R.Dhar, C.R.Chanda, D.Lodh, P.P.Chowdhury, G.K.Basu, B.K.Biswas, U.K.Chowdhury, M.M.Rahman, K.Paul, and D. Chakroborti (India)
A Simple Household Device to Remove Arsenic from Groundwater and Two Years Performance Report of Arsenic Removal Plant for Treating Groundwater with Community Participation

M.Feroze Ahmed (Bangladesh)
An Overview of Arsenic Removal Technologies in Bangladesh and India

Zafar Adeel (Japan)
Policy Dimensions of the Arsenic Pollution Problem in Bangladesh


Tea Break


Closing Session

Day : Sunday, May 7, 2001
Time : 11:30 A.M.. – 01:00 P.M.
Place : Seminar Room, Civil Engineering Building
Chair : Mr. Quadiruzzaman, Chief Engineer, Dept. of Public Health Engineering, GOB

Summary : Professor Dr. M. Feroze Ahmed, Dept. of Civil Engineering, BUET
Concluding Remark : Dr. Zafar Adeel, Environment & Sustainable Development Program, UNU
Concluding Statement : Mr. Quadiruzzaman, Chief Engineer, DPHE.

TECHNOLOGY FOR ARSENIC REMOVAL....

 

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