RESEARCH ON ELECTROCHEMICAL METHODS TO REMOVE FLUORIDE FROM WATER

Võ Anh Khuê

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26459/hueuni-jns.v126i1C.4623

Abstract


The use of electrochemical methods such as micro-electrolysis, electrocoagulation, and micro-electrolysis combined with electrocoagulation to remove fluoride from water were studied in this paper. The results indicated that the micro-electrolysis (using Fe/C particles) and the electrocoagulation (using iron electrodes) are not suitable for removal of fluoride from water solution. The electrocoagulation method with aluminum electrodes for removal efficiency of fluoride is very good. But it is not as good as the micro-electrolysis (using Fe/C particles) combined with the electrocoagulation method (using aluminum electrodes). At the optimal condition of the micro-electrolysis (using Fe/C particles) combined with the electrocoagulation method (using aluminum electrodes) and the initial concentration of fluoride ion of 50 mg/L, the removal efficiency of fluoride ion is 94.03% and the residual concentration is 2.986 mg/L.


Keywords


Micro-electrolysis method; Electrocoagulation method; Fluoride.