HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Water quality a major focus of $14 million grant to the University of Arizona

The detection, remediation and prevention of water contamination in the Southwest and its human health effects will be a major thrust of The University of Arizona's Superfund Basic Research Program (SBRP) in the next five years. Another aspect of the program will investigate ways to reduce airborne contamination from abandoned mine tailings.

Nine research projects will focus on two major types of contaminants: arsenic, a naturally occurring contaminant in surface and ground waters throughout the West, and halogenated organic solvents such as TCE, or trichloroethylene. Five of the projects will examine the human health effects of the contaminants and four will develop better ways to detect and clean up contaminated sites.

"We are recognized nationally for our research on both TCE and arsenic contamination and their associated health effects," said A. Jay Gandolfi, a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at The University of Arizona in Tucson and director of UA's SBRP. The program involves about 70 researchers and spans five UA colleges and 10 departments.

Previous environmental studies done by UA's SBRP, which began in 1989, developed technology to detect and clean up contaminants. It's time for the next step, Gandolfi said. "Now we're ready to take the technology from the lab and hone it so it can be applied to these problems."

The earlier research is also starting to pay off in term of treating the health effects of contaminants, he said. "Now our work is aimed at applying biomarkers to identify susceptible people and propose potential treatments."

The new projects, funded by a recent five-year $14 million grant renewal from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will improve hazardous waste management in Arizona and the Southwest and can serve as a model for arid and semi-arid regions the world.

Removing arsenic from drinking water is a new challenge facing water utilities throughout the West bec
'"/>

Contact: Mari N. Jensen
mnjensen@email.arizona.edu
520-626-9635
University of Arizona
1-Jun-2005


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Waters off Washington state only second place in world where glass sponge reefs found
2. Pioneering approach to wastewater treatment earns Stanford engineer the 2007 Stockholm Water Prize
3. Water theory is watertight, researchers say
4. Water Treatment and Reuse -- II
5. Water filtration technique removes dangerous freshwater algae toxins
6. NJIT professor to address Water Industry Conference At Harvard Club about desalinating water
7. Caltechs Emmanuel Candes to receive $500,000 Waterman Award
8. Water management in cells
9. Water and the environment
10. Water research initiatives at UW-Madison
11. National Academy news: Water quality improvement in southwestern Pennsylvania

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/4/2020)... ... July 03, 2020 , ... Aesthetics ... recognition and multiple awards for not only the products and treatments developed, but ... and Vivace® Microneedle RF. All the brands built by ABM have received several ...
(Date:7/1/2020)... ... July 01, 2020 , ... Cure Glioblastoma, a registered ... common and aggressive adult brain cancer—announced today the appointments of its first Senior ... with supporting the organization’s initiatives and overall vision. , "Senior Fellows are more ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... ... June 23, 2020 , ... ... services, today announced that the company has received ISO9001:2015 certification for the ... and research industries. The decision to pursue ISO9001 accreditation demonstrates Kemp’s commitment ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 30, 2020 , ... ... software for the life sciences industry, today announced the release of its ... specifically for Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) and other field medical professionals. ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... July 17, 2020 , ... ... firm for the life sciences and food industries, is pleased to announce that ... Clinical Research – Business Development. , Charles is an accomplished and results-driven sales ...
(Date:7/7/2020)... ... ... R3 International is now offering stem cell therapy for Alzheimers dementia in ... the patient's condition, treatment may be offered IV, intrathecal or with a combination. , ... dementia, and the incidence continues to increase as individuals live longer. There is no ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... ... 2020 , ... The Indoor Lab, a leading provider of sensor solutions for ... types to ensure cleanliness, distancing and occupancy with its patent pending WipeAway™ technology using ... will provide a health performance index system that scores all aspects of compliance similar ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: