Facile removal of Fluoride Ions from water using Triethylamine Modified Polyethylene Adsorbent

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dc.contributor.author Gerald Mbugua
dc.contributor.author Isaac Mwangi
dc.contributor.author Ruth Wanjau
dc.contributor.author Ollengo, Moses Abednego
dc.contributor.author Nthiga, Esther Wanja
dc.contributor.author Ngila, Jane Catherine
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-28T12:12:19Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-28T12:12:19Z
dc.date.issued 2020-02
dc.identifier.issn 0974-4150
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.dkut.ac.ke:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/1094
dc.description.abstract Highly fluoridated water is hazardous to human and animal health and effects are not limited to dental and skeletal fluorosis, diarrhea and impaired brain development. Traditional water treatment methods have limitations such as high production cost, ineffectiveness and are not reusable. In this work, the use of waste polyethylene materials derived from municipal solid waste as a green water treatment technique that affords low price, value addition and ecological friendly technology has been presented. The polyethylene wastes were dispersed in vegetable oil and modified using triethylamine. Modification was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The effect of pH, initial fluoride concentration, contact time and adsorbent dose were investigated and optimized. adsorption was found to prescribe to Langmuir adsorption with an adsorption capacity of 10. 30 mgg-1. The removal process was found to be optimal at pH 6.0. This study showed that triethylamine modified polyethylene adsorbent has a potential application for removal of fluoride from contaminated waters. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry en_US
dc.title Facile removal of Fluoride Ions from water using Triethylamine Modified Polyethylene Adsorbent en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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