Article Published In Vol.3,No.2

Characteristics of Water and Its Treatment Technology Using Moringa Seed as Natural Absorbent

Author : Pakki Suresh Patnaik and Malla Ramanaiah, (India)

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Water is essential for human life. Potable water should be free from contaminants. The high cost of treated water makes most people in the rural communities to resort to readily available water sources which are normally of low quality exposing them to waterborne diseases. Present work deals with the applicability of the coagulation-flocculation process using Moringa oleifera seeds as natural absorbent and environmentally friendly antimicrobial agent for purification of river water for drinking purpose. In present study various doses of Moringa oleifera seed powder and checked for the efficiency dose on raw river water. After treatment of water samples with Moringa oleifera seed powder were analyzed for different physicochemical parameters like pH, turbidity, total dissolved solids (TDS), electrical conductivity, hardness, alkalinity and chlorides. All parameters were reduced with increased dose of Moringa oleifera seed powder except alkalinity and pH. The study explains how the natural coagulant solution was prepared with moringa seeds and the required proportion it should be added with the stored water. Further, how this technology could be transferred for rural application to provide safe and potable drinking water from the river water.


Keywords:  Natural absorbent, antimicrobial agent, natural coagulant physicochemical parameter.