Low Cost Defluoridation of Water Using Serpentinite Filter Medium

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dc.contributor.author Bandara, U.G.C.P.P.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-05T05:51:07Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-05T05:51:07Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.other UWU/MRT/08/0007
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/374/UWULD-MRT-08-007-18032019102912.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
dc.description.abstract The presence of excess fluoride in ground water has become serious problem in Sri Lanka and other countries. Thus purification of fluoride polluted water is paramount importance. Serpentinite has been recommended for use in the defluoridation of drinking water in developing countries. Parameters relating to fluoride (F) sorption characteristics in filtering medium are unclear .This study assesses the suitability of Sri Lankan serpentinite rock as an inexpensive defluoridator using kinetic batch experiment and reveal the chemical structure of serpentine mineral under the HC1 treated fluoride medium and un treated fluoride medium using molecular dynamic simulation. Study of the serpentinite rock based on Indikolapeelassa area. Based on batch tests, the rate and capacity of F uptake were highest with the 4mm to 3.3 mm particle size range. Based on batch tests, the rate of F uptake were highest with lowest particle size, rate parameter was 0.000062 L/mgh" Capacity of the serpentinite was measured by using Langmuir isotherm best value 9.014 mg/g. for the 4mm-3.3mm size range. Its initial sorption kinetics was dependent on particle size, and the lowest sorption rate was observed with particle 4mm-4.5mm sizes range. These findings suggest that the lower size of Serpentinite was the most efficacious for use in defluoridation of drinking water. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject Mineral Resources And Technology Degree Programme en_US
dc.title Low Cost Defluoridation of Water Using Serpentinite Filter Medium en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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