Removal of nitrate from ground water by a hybrid process combining electrodialysis and ion exchange processes

Kabay N. , YÜKSEL M. , SAMATYA S., Arar O. , YUKSEL U.

SEPARATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.42, no.12, pp.2615-2627, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01496390701511374
  • Page Numbers: pp.2615-2627


In regions where agricultural activities are highly intensive, nitrate concentrations in ground water are usually above the permissible level for nitrate in drinking water. There are several physicochemical and biological treatment processes typically used to remove nitrate contamination from ground water. In this study, an electrodialysision exchange hybrid process was used for the removal of nitrate from ground water obtained from an agricultural area in the Western Anatolia religion in Turkey. Nitrate was effectively removed from the ground water. The effect of other ionic species such as chloride and sulfates on nitrate removal by electrodialysis has also been studied using deionized water that was dosed with selected anionic and cationic species.