Aluminum is one of the many regulated contaminants found in our drinking water

Aluminum is one of the many regulated contaminants found in our drinking water

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
3/6 Colin Goostree CE2803 2/3/11 Aluminum is one of the many regulated contaminants found in our drinking water. Aluminum is one of the most common elements found and makes up about 8% of the Earth’s crust, thusly it occurs naturally within the water we drink. Aluminum is also deposited into our drinking water through pollution of products that contain high amounts of aluminum. Water treatment also contains aluminum products. The aluminum drinking water secondary standard is currently 0.05-0.2 mg/L, with the district water standard being .10 mg/L. When aluminum is in abundance it causes discoloring of the water. Exposure to increased amounts of aluminum has been known to cause diarrhea, vomiting, ulcers, rashes, and arthritic pain. Long term effects are relatively unknown but it does have a possible connection to Alzheimer’s. Barium is another dangerous element found in drinking water. It is deposited into our water through drilling waste, waste from metal refineries, and natural deposits from the Earth. Secondary standard for Barium is 2 mg/L and it’s .012 mg/L for district water.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

Aluminum is one of the many regulated contaminants found in our drinking water

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online