Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 56--58

Defluoridation of water by a one step modification of the Nalgonda technique


N Suneetha, K Padma Rupa, V Sabitha, K Kalyan Kumar, Shruti Mohanty, AS Kanagasabapathy, Pragna Rao 
 Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Sreepuram, Narketpally, Nalgonda 508 254, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Pragna Rao
Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Sreepuram, Narketpally, Nalgonda 508 254, Andhra Pradesh
India

Defluoridation of water by the Nalgonda technique is a commonly used household process in areas of endemic fluorosis in villages around Nalgonda (Andhra Pradesh, India). The aim of this paper was to modify the existing well-known procedure minimally and without much change in the cost to bring about a greater removal of fluoride. By doubling the concentrations of alum and lime, water fluoride levels fell significantly (p<0.001) in tap water and drinking water while pH levels and other inorganic factors remained unaffected.


How to cite this article:
Suneetha N, Rupa K P, Sabitha V, Kumar K K, Mohanty S, Kanagasabapathy A S, Rao P. Defluoridation of water by a one step modification of the Nalgonda technique.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2008;1:56-58


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Suneetha N, Rupa K P, Sabitha V, Kumar K K, Mohanty S, Kanagasabapathy A S, Rao P. Defluoridation of water by a one step modification of the Nalgonda technique. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Dec 2 ];1:56-58
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