Defluoridation of water using magnesia/chitosan composite.

@article{Sundaram2009DefluoridationOW,
  title={Defluoridation of water using magnesia/chitosan composite.},
  author={C Sairam Sundaram and Natrayasamy Viswanathan and Sankaran Meenakshi},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  year={2009},
  volume={163 2-3},
  pages={618-24}
}
Magnesia (MgO) is a well-known adsorbent showing extremely high defluoridation capacity (DC). In order to over come the limitations of MgO for field applications, an attempt has been made to modify magnesia with abundant biomaterial chitosan to form magnesia/chitosan (MgOC) composite in a usable form and its merits over conventional magnesia and raw chitosan is established. Removal of fluoride from aqueous solution with MgO and MgOC composite was studied with batch equilibrium experiments. At… CONTINUE READING

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