Amit Dutta works in the environmental engineering division of the department of civil engineering at Jadavpur University. He has published over 30 technical papers in national and international journals and conferences. His areas of research interest are water treatment, solid waste management, and industrial waste management.

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Independent researchers detected arsenic in the groundwater of West Bengal as early as 1983. In the arsenic-affected areas, people continue to substantially rely on this groundwater for drinking and irrigation. Arsenic enters the groundwater from naturally occurring arsenic-bearing sediments in the surrounding rock, though the details of the …

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