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Removal of fluoride from fluoride contaminated industrial waste water by electrolysis.

Source: Annali di Chimica | 93(9-10):753-60 | Sept-Oct. | September 30th, 2003 | Authors: Li YH, Wang S, Zhang X, Wei J, Xu C, Luan Z, Wu D, Wei B.
Location: International
Industry type: Water Treatment


Wastewater containing fluoride are generally treated with lime or calcium salt supplemented with aluminium salts. Wastewater generated from different industries does not always behave in the same way due to the presence of interfering contaminants. A number of techniques have been developed and studied for the removal of excessive fluoride. Most of these are based on use of aluminium salt. In alum coagulation the sorption properties of product of hydrolysis of aluminium salts and capacity of fluoride for complex formation plays a very important role. These hydrolysis products of aluminium can be produced by passing direct current through aluminium electrode. The text presented in the paper deals with the various aspect of removal of fluoride by electrolysis using aluminium electrode from fluoride chemical based industrial wastewater.

*Original abstract online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14672366