Performance evaluation of Fenton process removing fluoride from aqueous solution

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Student Research Center, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Isfahan, Iran

2 Environment Research Center, Research Institute for Primordial Prevention of Non-communicable Disease, IUMS, Isfahan, Iran and Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Health, IUMS, Isfahan, Iran


Aims: This study was conducted to determine the Fenton performance on the fluoride removal efficiency from aqueous solutions. Materials and Methods: The removal efficiency of fluoride from aqueous solutions by the Fenton was carried out by preparation of the water solutions. The studied concentrations of fluoride were in the range of 1.5-3.5 mg/L, pH 2-11, contact times 1-17 min, and the Fenton ratios in the range of 1:1-1:10. The SPADNS method was used for fluoride determinations. Results: The optimum obtained values of the studied parameters to maximum 67% removal of the fluoride from the solutions were, the fluoride concentration 2.5 mg/L, pH = 3, Fenton ratio (H 2 O 2 :Fe) = 1:2 and the contact time of 15 min. Conclusion: The proposed material has successfully been applied to the removal of fluoride in different aqueous solutions having a broad concentration range of fluoride. The simplicity of the proposed fluoride removal material, high removal efficiency, a short time and the use of safe chemicals demonstrate the high potential of the proposed method for routine fluoride removal from water samples. The obtained results showed that Fenton process in the removal of fluoride concentration could be an effective method for the removal of fluoride.


Volume 4, August
August 2015
Pages 29-33
  • Receive Date: 28 January 2023
  • Accept Date: 28 January 2023