Arsenic vs Water




  • Producer Michael Schubert
  • Arsenic vs Water : A bigger problem that you drink

Ata Nosrati grew up in a village in Iran, where the water was safe to drink. He is now turning his chemical engineering knowledge and understanding of water contamination to work to develop a safe, low cost, easy to use method for removing Arsenic from drinking water. Many nations including Bangladesh, Vietnam and even the United States have dangerous levels of Arsenic in their water supplies, sometimes 300 times the safe limit.


Dr Ata (Ataollah) Nosrati is a lecturer and researcher at Edith Cowan University [ECU] School of Engineering in Perth, Australia.  Ata is a chemical engineer and metallurgist involved in a range of applied and fundamental project activities with problem solving and process optimization nature.

Ata’s areas of research interest include:

  • Mineral processing: Leaching/dissolution of mineral ores; Agglomeration; Dewatering; Acidic mine water neutralization
  • Rheology: Interfacial chemistry and particle interactions (rheology) nexus in complex dispersions used in chemicals/minerals processing; rheological characterization of complex fluids and materials
  • Water purification: Design and development of hybrid adsorbents for selective and clean recovery of metals from solutions
  • Solvent Extraction
  • Finding new applications for microfluidics in chemical engineering and mineral processes industries


Amirhossein, Water flowing in pool Chesmeh Ali Damghan
Lobo Loco, Fire Dance
Lobo Loco, Hopefully
Lobo Loco, Sleeping Guru
Masters of Persian Music, Avaz va Saz (Nehriz, Aragh, Dashti)
Peyman Haydarian, Santur recital
Audioblocks licensed music


Arsenic is a chemical element with symbol As and atomic number 33.  Arsenic occurs in many minerals, usually in combination with sulfur and metals, but also as a pure elemental crystal.



Water, read by Ata Nosrati in Farsi and English

Image © Saskia Schubert