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Equilibrium and Kinetics of Adsorption in the Removal of Fluoride from Water using Pinus Kesiya Bark

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Teiborlang Mukhim
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Fluoride removal from water is being investigated using a natural adsorbent derived from bark of pinus kesiya. Batch studies were performed to study the effect of adsorbent dose, contact time, initial fluoride concentration and pH on the removal efficiency. The fluoride adsorption varies over wide range of pH and best in between 3 – 8. The rate of adsorption was rapid and maximum removal took place during the first 120 min and reaches pseudo-equilibrium slowly after 180 min. Kinetic study shows that adsorption follows pseudo-second-order, and that the nature of adsorption mechanism is a chemisorption process. The surface adsorption as well as intra-particle diffusion contributes to the rate-limiting step.

Teiborlang Mukhim

Adsorption Isotherm; Fluoride Removal; Kinetics; Tree Bark Powder.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 8 | November-December - 2017
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2017-12-31 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
275-282 IJSRSET173879   Technoscience Academy

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Teiborlang Mukhim, "Equilibrium and Kinetics of Adsorption in the Removal of Fluoride from Water using Pinus Kesiya Bark", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp.275-282, November-December-2017.
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