A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF DE-FLUORIDATION OF GROUNDWATER WITH MORINGA OLEIFERA BIO-ADSORBENT AND ACTIVATED CHARCOAL ADSORBENT
Fluorides are the most important pollutants present in the effluents from various industrial and groundwater sources. These are very poisonous to living beings and have a dangerous effect on their health. Fluoride in drinking water within permissible limits of 0.5-1.0 mg/L is useful for the production and of maintenance healthy, teeth and bones as extreme intake of fluoride causes dental and skeletal fluorosis. Thus the removal of fluoride using adsorbents is a main step towards the protection of environment. Adsorption is the mainly effective and widely used method and is suitable for the removal of fluoride. This paper presents the results of investigations carried out for removal of fluoride from water by using low cost adsorbents Moringa oleifera (MO) seed and Activated Charcoal. The highest removal of fluoride is significantly done by activated charcoal (81.17%) as compare to Moringa oleifera (69.82%).
VASUNDHARA MAGROLIYA AND MONIKA TRIVEDI