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Arsenic in Latin America: Part I

  • Marta I. Litter
  • María A. Armienta
  • Ruth E. Villanueva Estrada
  • Edda C. Villaamil Lepori
  • Valentina Olmos
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Abstract

A complete analysis on the occurrence of arsenic (As) in aquifers and several superficial water bodies in Latin America, identified in 13 countries, is presented. The Chaco-Pampean plain in Argentina is the largest area affected by groundwater As contamination. Research on the chemical and hydrogeological processes of release and mobilization of As has also been developed in Mexico, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, and Nicaragua. In most of the contaminated areas, As originates from geogenic sources, mainly volcanic rocks, hydrothermal fluids, and As-bearing minerals. However, anthropogenic sources are also present in certain zones, most of them coming from mining operations and, in some cases, related to agriculture. Mining is indeed the main As source in Brazil. The physicochemical characteristics of the water, such as pH and Eh, and the presence of other ions influence the mobilization of As. Hydrogeological conditions also determine the occurrence of As contamination. It has been found that the element is in the As(V) form in most locations. In all Latin American countries, more research has still to be conducted to determine As concentrations and speciation in water bodies used as drinking water source, to unravel its origin and mobilization processes.

Regarding analytical methods on As determination, 167 papers in scientific journals have been identified in the last 18 years in Latin America. The most widely analytical methodologies used for As determination are AAS (57%), specifically HG-AAS, and ICP (26%), mainly coupled with MS. Electrochemical methods have been applied in Chile, Brazil, and Argentina. UV-VIS spectrometry has been used mainly in Cuba and Mexico. XRF spectrometry, principally for solid samples, has been used in Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. Other used methodologies are INAA, the ARSOlux Biosensor and the SPRN technique.

Keywords

Argentina Arsenic Brazil Chile HG-AAS XRF spectrometry 

Abbreviations

AAS

Atomic absorption spectrometry

AE

Anion exchange

AEC

Anion exchange chromatography

AES

Atomic emission spectrometry

AFS

Atomic fluorescence spectrometry

AS-SWV

Anodic stripping square-wave voltammetry

ASV

Anodic stripping voltammetry

ASV-(CAR-CPE)

Adsorptive stripping voltammetric carrageenan modified carbon paste electrode

BDES

Bi-directional electrostacking system

CPE

Cloud point extraction

CSV

Cathodic stripping voltammetry

CT

Cryotrapping gas

DPP

Differential pulse polarography

EcHG

Electrochemical hydride generation

ETAAS

Electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry

ETV

Electrothermal vaporizer

EVA

Ethyl vinyl acetate

FI

Flow injection

GC-PFPD

Gas chromatography with pulsed flame photometric detection

GFAAS

Graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry

GFH

Granular ferric hydroxide

HG

Hydride generation

HPLC

High pressure liquid chromatography

HR-CS

High-resolution continuum source

HS-SPME

Headspace solid-phase micro-extraction

IC

Ionic chromatography

ICPAES

Inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy

ICPMS

Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

ICPOES

Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry

INAA

Instrumental neutron activation analysis

IXED

Ion exchange/electrodialysis

LA

Laser ablation

LC

Liquid chromatography

MP

Microwave plasma

MS

Mass spectrometry

MSFIA

Multisyringe flow injection analysis

PA-NCu

Copper nanoparticles supported in polyamide pellets

SIA

Sequential injection analysis

SPE

Solid phase extraction

SPRN

Surface plasmon resonance nanosensor

SWCSV

Square wave cathodic stripping voltammetry

UV

Ultraviolet

XRFS

X-ray fluorescence spectrometry

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica (ANPCyT) from Argentina under PICT-2015-0208 and by BioCriticalMetals-ERAMIN 2015 grants. We want to appreciate the support of Olivia Cruz, Alejandra Aguayo, Nora E. Ceniceros Bombela, and Blanca X. Felipe Martínez from the Geophysics Institute, UNAM, on the search of bibliographic information.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta I. Litter
    • 1
    • 2
  • María A. Armienta
    • 3
  • Ruth E. Villanueva Estrada
    • 4
  • Edda C. Villaamil Lepori
    • 5
  • Valentina Olmos
    • 5
  1. 1.Gerencia QuímicaComisión Nacional de Energía Atómica-CONICETSan MartínArgentina
  2. 2.Instituto de Investigación e Ingeniería Ambiental, Universidad Nacional de General San Martín, Campus MigueleteSan MartínArgentina
  3. 3.Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Geofísica, Circuito ExteriorCiudad de MéxicoMéxico
  4. 4.Instituto de Geofísica, Unidad Michoacán, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Campus-MoreliaMoreliaMéxico
  5. 5.Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Cátedra de Toxicología y Química LegalUniversidad de Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina

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