Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 94--96

Efficacy of Indigenous, Unconventional Biosorbents in Defluoridation of Standard Water − An In Vitro Study


Priyanka Sontakke1, Prateek Jain1, Pramod Yadav2, Vivek Kumar Sharma3, Ramesh D Sontakke4, Veena Sontakke5 
1 Public Health Dentistry, Department of Periodontics and Community Dentistry, Dr Z A Dental College AMU Aligarh, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics and Community Dentistry, Dr Z A Dental College AMU Aligarh, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics and Community Dentistry, Dr Z A dental college AMU Aligarh, India
4 Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Jankidevi Bajaj Science College, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
5 Microbiologist, Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Nehru medical college, DMIMS, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Priyanka Sontakke
c/o Dr. Ramesh Sontakke, Dr. Pisey’s Layout, Hindnagar, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra-442001
India

Introduction: Several adsorbents have been tried in the past to find a proficient and cost-effective defluoridating agent. Many of the methods have some precincts because of the low adsorption capacity, poor integrity and need for pre-treatment. Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of three natural, low-cost, household-level products to remove fluoride from standard water. Materials and Methods: In this in vitro study, a standard solution of fluoride and a known weight of tulsi leaves, drumstick leaves and tamarind seed powder was prepared and analysed for changes in fluoride level and pH level on treatment at baseline, after 6 h and after 24 h. Results: Amongst the three plants, Tamarindus indica was found to be more effective in defluoridation showing a reduction up to 0.18 parts per million. Conclusion: Amongst the aforementioned three plants, tamarind seed powder was the domestic material with the best defluoridation property.


How to cite this article:
Sontakke P, Jain P, Yadav P, Sharma VK, Sontakke RD, Sontakke V. Efficacy of Indigenous, Unconventional Biosorbents in Defluoridation of Standard Water − An In Vitro Study.J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2017;15:94-96


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Sontakke P, Jain P, Yadav P, Sharma VK, Sontakke RD, Sontakke V. Efficacy of Indigenous, Unconventional Biosorbents in Defluoridation of Standard Water − An In Vitro Study. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Jan 20 ];15:94-96
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