The water available for daily consumption may be contaminated by natural sources or by industrial effluents. One such a contaminant is fluoride. In drinking water fluoride has a number of adverse effects on human health. There are many naturally available alternatives for defluoridation of water like tea waste, seed powder of Moringa Oleifera, powder of bark of Pipal tree, Rice husk etc. Here the comparison is done between adsorption efficiency of Tea waste and Rice Husk powder. Using colorimetric method tests were conducted to get optimal values of pH of water in acid & alkali treated powder of both. Optimal contact time for 212µ and 600µ were determined. For higher removal percentage efficiency of fluoride, optimal dosage of adsorbent was also determined.
Fluoride, adsorption, Tea Waste, Rice Husk,, contact time, adsorbent dose, PH, particle Size
Sakshi Sachin Mokashi "A Comparative Study of Defluoridation of Water Using Bioadsorbents - Tea Waste and Rice Husk" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 3 Issue 11 2020 Page 179-187
Sakshi Sachin Mokashi "A Comparative Study of Defluoridation of Water Using Bioadsorbents - Tea Waste and Rice Husk" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 3(11)