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Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 79–81 | Cite as

Aluminium contamination via assisted leaching from metallic aluminium utensils at neutral pH

  • K. Tennakone
  • W. A. C. Perera
  • A. C. Jayasuriya
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Abstract

Fluoride ion in trace concentrations is found to leach metallic aluminium from utensils even at neutral pH, releasing aluminium hydroxide which is readily soluble in dilute acids. The levels of leaching at different F- concentrations are given and compared with leaching levels with equivalent concentrations of Cl-. It is suggested that consumption of water boiled in aluminium utensils may contribute to cumulative aluminium toxicity.

Keywords

Aluminium Toxicity Hydroxide Fluoride Environmental Management 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Tennakone
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. A. C. Perera
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. C. Jayasuriya
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Fundamental StudiesKandySri Lanka
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of RuhunaMataraSri Lanka

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