WATER DEFLUORIDATION: NALGONDA TECHNIQUE

WATER DEFLUORIDATION: NALGONDA TECHNIQUE
Detail:
Product: Process for removal of excess fluoride in ground water by using Nalgonda technique.
Application: Safe drinking water with fluoride content within permissible limits of 1.5 mg/L for domestic and community use.
Feature: Excess fluoride in drinking water causes dental and skeletal fluorosis. This water can be purified at domestic and community levels. The process comprises of addition of aluminium salt, lime and bleaching powder to the raw water followed by flocculation, sedimentation and filtration. The domestic level treatment is performed in a bucket or any plastic container. For community level, fill-and-draw type plants are used with capacity up to 400 m3/day.
Commercialisation: Commercialised.
Economy Domestic level, cap 25 L/batch: Rs. 400 Community level, cap 400 m3 : Rs. 5 lakh
Investment: --------
Equipment: FC/RCC setting tank, flash mix and pump, flocculator, rapid gravity sand filter and disinfection unit.
Raw materials: High fluoride raw water, alum, lime, bleaching powder.
Institute: National Environmental Engineering Research Institute.
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