Fluoride Removal from Brine Solutions

NORAM Engineering and Constructors have a technology called salt splitting. This technology is used to produce caustic soda and sulfuric acid. However, the presence of fluoride in this technology can cause the breakdown of the coating on the titanium anode, which can cause premature anode failure. As replacing these titanium anodes can incur significant costs, purification in this technology to reduce its fluoride concentration is imperative. This project therefore seeks to obtain the fundamental understandings of this mechanism on the fluoride removal by using ion exchange resin, and potentially mitigate this technical challenge.

Intern: 
Martin Shin
Faculty Supervisor: 
David Dreisinger
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British Columbia
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