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Arsenic and fluoride removal from groundwater by reverse osmosis.

Source: Environment International 9(4):289-291. | December 1st, 1983 | Authors: R. Wane Schneiter and E. Joe Middlebrooks.
Location: International
Industry type: Water Treatment


The reverse osmosis process was evaluated for removal of naturally occurring arsenic and fluoride from groundwater. Arsenic removal was affected by the prevalent arsenic species present in the water. Arsenic concentrations were reduced by approximately 60%–90% from nearly 80 ?g/L. Fluoride concentrations were reduced by approximately 60% from nearly 1.7 mg/L.

*Original abstract online at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0160412083900879