Bioremediation of Turbid Surface Water Using Seed Extract from Moringa oleifera Lam. (Drumstick) Tree

  title={Bioremediation of Turbid Surface Water Using Seed Extract from Moringa oleifera Lam. (Drumstick) Tree},
  author={Michael Lea},
  journal={Current Protocols in Microbiology},
  • M. Lea
  • Published 1 February 2010
  • Engineering
  • Current Protocols in Microbiology
An indigenous water treatment method uses Moringa oleifera seeds in the form of a water‐soluble extract in suspension, resulting in an effective natural clarification agent for highly turbid and untreated pathogenic surface water. Efficient reduction (80.0% to 99.5%) of high turbidity produces an aesthetically clear supernatant, concurrently accompanied by 90.00% to 99.99% (1 to 4 log) bacterial reduction. Application of this low‐cost Moringa oleifera protocol is recommended for simplified… 
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