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Adsorptive Removal of Fluoride: A Case Study

Authored by: A.K. Gupta , S. Ayoob

Fluoride in Drinking Water

Print publication date:  April  2016
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498756525
eBook ISBN: 9781498756532
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This chapter describes a case study dealing with the application of a novel adsorbent, alumina cement granules (ALC), in removing fluoride from groundwater. The sorption capacity of ALC in fluoride uptake was evaluated by various laboratory experiments. The feasibility of its use was first examined by continuously mixed batch reactor (CMBR) studies, commonly referred to as batch studies. The kinetics of sorption, equilibrium sorption capacity, and the mechanisms of fluoride removal were mainly evaluated through batch performances. The field application potential of ALC for domestic and community uses was evaluated in terms of its sorptive responses from continuous flow, fixed bed studies, commonly referred to as column studies.

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