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A Breakthrough in Water Purification Using an Oligodynamic Metal and Moringa Oleifera Seed

Version 1 : Received: 12 March 2018 / Approved: 12 March 2018 / Online: 12 March 2018 (15:20:37 CET)

How to cite: Varkey, A.J. A Breakthrough in Water Purification Using an Oligodynamic Metal and Moringa Oleifera Seed. Preprints 2018, 2018030091 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201803.0091.v1). Varkey, A.J. A Breakthrough in Water Purification Using an Oligodynamic Metal and Moringa Oleifera Seed. Preprints 2018, 2018030091 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201803.0091.v1).

Abstract

A simple, efficient and stand-alone method for purification of river water using moringa seed powder and copper is discussed. Coagulant property of the seed powder clears turbid raw water and the oligodynamic activity of copper completely destroys E.coli bacteria. Both raw and treated water samples were tested for contaminants to verify the efficacy of the system. Treated water has turbidity in the range 3 NTU - 5 NTU and non-detected (< 1 MPN/100 mL) E.coli count making it suitable for drinking. The technique is very cost effective and can be practiced anywhere using locally available materials. It does not require a power source or any technical assistance. Being a stand-alone system the technique exceptionally useful in providing drinking water as an immediate solution in disaster areas affected by cyclone or floods.

Subject Areas

water purification, oligodynamic metal, moringa oleifera seed, copper

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