American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Alteration of Iron Level in Drinking Water by Aeration in Gonbad Kavoos (North East of Iran)

Abdoljalal Marjani, Abdoljabbar Nazari and Mostefa Seyyed

DOI : 10.3844/ajbbsp.2009.94.97

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Volume 5, Issue 2

Pages 94-97

Abstract

Problem statement: In this study, removal of iron was surveyed in well water in Gonbad Kavoos City. Approach: Samples were taken before and after aeration. Concentration of iron in each sample was measured by spectrophotometer. Results: The results showed that the iron concentration was decreased after aeration (0.55, 0.44, 0.44, 0.46, 0.40 and 0.41 mg L-1) when compared with before aeration of water (0.64, 0.68, 0.65, 0.62, 0.65 and 0.67 mg L-1), respectively. Conclusion: It was concluded that using aeration technology can reduce iron concentration conform to internationally approved guidelines for iron.

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© 2009 Abdoljalal Marjani, Abdoljabbar Nazari and Mostefa Seyyed. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.