Kinetics of fluoride removal from drinking water by ion exchange method


KOCAKERIM M., Boncukcuoglu R. , KOCADAGISTAN B., YARTASI A., KOSKLU A.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.12, no.11, pp.1394-1399, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Name: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1394-1399

Abstract

High concentrations of fluoride occurring naturally in ground or drinking water cause the bone disease fluorosis among local populations. Therefore, lowering of fluoride to a certain concentration in drinking water is required. One of the various methods applied for this purpose is ion exchange method. In this study, a strong basic ion exchange resin, Purolite-250, having the chemical form R-N(CH3)(2)C2H4Cl, was used for removing fluoride ions.