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Water Purification using Moringa oleifera and Other Locally Available Seeds in Fiji for Heavy Metal Removal

  title={Water Purification using Moringa oleifera and Other Locally Available Seeds in Fiji for Heavy Metal Removal},
  author={Vikashni Nand and Kanayathu Chacko Koshy and Matakite Maata and Subramaniam Sotheeswaran},
In this paper, the use of local seeds to improve the quality of drinking water in Fiji was investigated. Analysis of the heavy metals cadmium, copper, chromium, lead and zinc were performed before and after treatment of water with the local seeds Moringa oleifera, Arachis hypogaea (peanuts), Vigna unguiculata (cowpeas), Vigna mungo (urad) and Zea mays (corn). The results showed that Moringa seeds were capable of absorbing the heavy metals tested compared to other seeds in some water samples… 

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