FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2020 Vol.26 No.2 PP 183­-189
https://doi.org/10.33451/florafauna.v26i2pp183-189
Coagulant potentials of Moringa oleifera seeds in water purification
R. V. Thorat, D. A. Malvekar and *A. U. Sutar
S. G. M. College,
KARAD, SATARA-415 124 (M.S.) INDIA
*Corresponding Author : Email : ausutar@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
The main objective of this study is to confirm the potentials of Moringa oleifera seeds over alum for water purification. Various doses of Moringa seed powder 4, 8, 12 g/l were taken and checked for treatment of river and sewage water. After treatment of seed powder with water samples were analyzed for physico-chemical parameters like pH, Absorbance, TDS, TSS, Hardness, Chlorides, Conductivity, Turbidity, MPN and DO. Almost all parameters showed reduction with increasing dosage of Moringa seed powder. Similar doses of alum were checked with river water sample and were analyzed for above mentioned parameters. The results obtained showed that seed powder (natural coagulant) is more effective than conventional chemical coagulant., alum. The seed of Moringa oleifera is cheap, eco-friendly and non-toxic, can be effectively used as a coagulant for river and sewage water purification.

Key words : Coagulant potentials, Moringa oleifera, Purification
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