Adsorption of Fluoride from Aqueous Solution Using Limonia Acidissima as Adsorbent
Keywords:Fluoride, Activated Carbon, Wood Apple Shell, Batch Study, Column Study
In recent years the problem of water contaminant is drastically increasing due to the disposal of industrial wastewater containing iron ,fluoride, mercury, lead, cadmium, phosphorous, silver etc into water bodies. Due to which, the contamination leads to serious health disorders and in some worst cases it causes permanent disabilities or even casual losses. In the present work an attempt has been made to remove such contaminants particularly fluoride and to study the efficiency of the removal of fluoride using a new material Limonia Acidissima which is commonly referred as wood apple. Accordingly a set of experiments have been conducted using batch and column processes, with the help of activated carbon prepared from the shell of wood apple. Experiments reveal that the adsorption capacity of the shell of wood apple is significant as 64% to yield promising solutions.