Fluoride Removal from Water
Perspectives and Technological Developments
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Fluoride in water is a controversial topic that has been the subject of much discussion but short on documented scientific information. Fluoride at very low levels in drinking water and the use of fluoridated toothpaste have been of unquestionable value in the prevention of tooth decay. However, at higher levels, fluoride ion, F- , is toxic in soluble fluoride salts, such as NaF, causing fluorosis, a condition characterized by bone abnormalities. Livestock are especially susceptible to poisoning from fluoride fallout on grazing land. The need for effective methods of treatment for fluoride contaminated wastes and materials is obvious and this book should be helpful in meeting that need.
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Fluoride Removal from Water using:
Protonated chitosan beads.
Ion exchange membrane.
Alumina cement granules.
Multivalent metal compounds Carbon Nanotubes.
Sanjay K. Sharma - M.Sc.(1995) and PhD(1999), University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India. He has more than 18 years of teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Presently he is working as the Professor of Chemistry at JECRC University, Jaipur (India). His research interests are green chemistry and water related topics. Sharma has published over 60 Research Papers in national and international research journals and 18 books from various international publishers. He has been appointed series editor for Springer’s Brief Book series, ‘Green Chemistry for Sustainability’.