Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
Moringa oleifera seeds: An efficient & cost effective bio alternative for waste water treatment
Author(s): Krishan Kumar, Lily Trivedi
Abstract: The present study was carried out to confirm the effectiveness of seed powder extracted from mature-dried Moringa oleifera seeds which are commonly available in most rural communities. In our studies, the water samples were collected from Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University campus for treatment by Moringa seeds in powdered form, resulting in an effective natural clarification agent for highly turbid and untreated water. Various doses of Moringa seed powder viz. 2, 4, 6 g/l were taken and checked for their efficiency dose on raw water. After treatment of seed powder water samples were analyzed for different parameters like pH, EC, TDS, alkalinity, hardness and sulphates. All the parameters were reduced with increasing time with the treatment with seed powder. Maximum reduction was in Sewage water in reference to pH, alkalinity and sulphates. In Duckpond, maximum reduction in EC, TDS and Sulphates. Hardness of water was maximum reduced in Tubewell water after 2 hrs . Application of low cost Moringa oleifera seeds is therefore, recommended for eco-friendly, nontoxic, simplified water treatment where rural and peri-urban people living in extreme poverty.