Use of Moringa Seed Extract in Water Purification

January 30, 2012 · 0 comments

The Use of Moringa Seed Extract in Water Purification, 2011. D Yahaya, Federal University of Technology.

It is in this light that this research was carried out to confirm the effectiveness of powder extracted from mature-dried Moringa oleifera seeds which is commonly available in most rural communities of Africa. Comparative studies with potash alum showed that the seed was effective in the sedimentation of inorganic and organic matter in raw water. It reduced the total microbial and coliform counts by 55% and 65%, respectively, after 24 hours whereas potash alum achieved 65% and 85% reduction under similar condition. Findings of this research lend support to earlier works recommending the use of Moringa for water treatment.



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