Evaluating the Performance of Iron Nano-particle Resin in Removing Fluoride from Water

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assist. Prof. of Environmental Health Eng., Faculty of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran

2 Grad. Student of Environmental Health Eng., Faculty of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran

3 Faculty Member of Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Ph.D Student of Environmental Health Eng., Faculty of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran


Excessive amounts of fluoride in drinking water pose serious health problems. It is, therefore, essential to remove it from drinking water by appropriate water treatment processes down to standard levels for preventing the health risks associated. The aim of this study was to determine the performance of a kind of hybrid sorbent resin in removing fluoride from water. Batch experiments were performed to investigate adsorption isotherms and the effects of experimental parameters such as contact time (5-120 min) and pH (3-9). Results revealed that fluoride adsorption rate was initially rapid but continued at a slower rate before it reached equilibrium in 120 min. Optimum fluoride removal was observed at a pH range of 3-5.5. The data obtained from the experiments were fitted with Langmiur model.


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