Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science
Volume 03 Issue 09 2016
ISSN no: 2348-3121
Page no: 82-86
Abstract – Fluorine, a fairly common element of the earth’s crust, is present in the form of fluorides in a number of minerals and in many rocks. Excess fluoride in drinking-water causes harmful effects. The high fluoride levels in drinking-water and its impact on human health in many parts of India have increased the importance of defluoridation studies. According to norms allowable fluoride concentration in ground water is 1.5 ppm as per WHO norms. Dahrmapuri, and salem, districts are having rich fluoride exceed the WHO norms as per GIS data. The fluoride -bearing minerals or fluoride-rich minerals in the rocks and soils are the cause of high fluoride content in the groundwater, which is the main source of drinking-water in India. The present study aimed to find a concentration of fluoride in ground water in erode district and suitable low-cost environmentally friendly method for the removal of fluoride in the groundwater that is used by common man.
Keywords— Fluorine; Harmful; Defluoridation; Groundwater
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