Effective Remediation of Groundwater Fluoride with Inexpensively Processed Indian Bauxite
(EnvironmeNTAl Science & Technology, 03/22/2018)
India represents one-third of the world’s fluorosis burden (i.e., 66 million people) and is the fifth global producer of bauxite ore, which has previously been identified as a potential resource for remediating fluoride-contaminated groundwater in impoverished communities. In this study, we use thermal activation and/or groundwater acidification to enhance fluoride adsorption by Indian bauxite obtained from Visakhapatnam, an area proximate to endemic fluorosis regions.
Factors Governing the Performance of Bauxite for Fluoride Remediation of Groundwater