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Bulletin of Pure and Applied Sciences-Botany (Started in 1982)
eISSN: 2320-3196
pISSN: 0970-4612
Impact Factor: 5.195 (2017)
DOI: 10.5958/2320-3196
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Bulletin of Pure and Applied Sciences-Botany (Started in 1982)
Year : 2019, Volume & Issue : BPAS-Botany 38B(2), JUL-DEC 2019
Page No. : 63-67, Article Type : Original Aticle
Article DOI : 10.5958/2320-3196.2019.00008.9 (Received on 30.04.2019, Accepted on 24.06.2019)

Fluoride Removal from Ground Water Sample by Pistia stratiotes

Sukalpa Karmakar1*, Joydeep Mukherjee2, Somnath Mukherjee3
Author’s Affiliation : 1Research Scholar, Environmental Engineering Division, Civil Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal 700032, India. E-mail: [email protected] 2UGC Associate Professor, School of Environmental Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal 700032, India. E-mail: [email protected] 3Professor, Environmental Engineering Division, Civil Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal 700032, India. E-mail: [email protected]

Corresponding Author : Sukalpa Karmakar Research Scholar, Environmental Engineering Division, Civil Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal 700032, India.,
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Abstract

Fluoride in ground water is a well recognized problem in different parts of the earth including India. Various physiochemical separation processes are available which are to be considered as environmental friendly. Phytoremediation technology reported in the literature as a sustainable and cost effective green technology and its availability is ubiquitous in India. An investigation was undertaken in Environmental Engineering laboratory, Jadavpur University Kolkata to examine the potential of Pistia stratiotes (water lettuce) for removal of fluoride from a real life groundwater samples collected from fluoride affected tubewell. The initial concentration of fluoride in ground water sample was found to be 8.12 ± 1.26 mg/l. The experimental result showed that for a biomass (Pistia stratiotes) of 80 g/L, 29.37% fluoride was removed after an10 days of exposure time following the pseudo first order reaction kinetics.

Keywords

Fluoride, Ground water, Pistia stratiotes, Removal kinetics
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