• Digital Arsenic Field Test Kit.

    Development of Digital Arsenic Field Test Kit.

    Dr. Nasim Sultana, , Md. Aminul Ahsan, , Masudur Rahman, Shajahan Siraj, Shamim Ahmed, Md. Shahariar Bashar, Md. Abdullah Al-Mansur, Ahedul Akbor, Ms. Samia Tabassum, Md. Saidul Islam, Md. Tofazzol Hossain.

    Introduction: Bangladesh is most densely populated country in the world. More than 90 percent of the people of Bangladesh are drinking groundwater. But in 1993 for the first time naturally-occurring arsenic contaminated water was detected in Bangladesh. The arsenic hazard in Bangladesh villagers now appeared as a disaster affecting thousands physically, physiologically, mentally and economically; it is intensifying malnutrition, poverty and destitution among the poor villagers. Arsenic in drinking water causes cancer and serious skin problems. So testing and avoiding or filtering arsenic contaminated water is only prevention way.

    Objective:
    1. To invent an arsenic kit which will be used to test the presence or absence of arsenic in water.
    2. To keep this in low cost range as it becomes easy to use for people.

    Work Progress:
    An electric circuit has been developed which can detect the presence of Arsenic.
    Work is going on for further development. A patent has been submitted to the Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, Ministry of Industries, 91, Motijheel C/A, Dhaka-1000.

  • Digital Arsenic Field Test Kit.
    Digital Arsenic Field Test Kit.