Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A H. Zemmouri and  H. Lounic and  N. Mameri
%D 2015 
%J  International Journal of Environmental and Ecological Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 103, 2015
%T Application of Moringa oleifera Seed in Removing Colloids from Turbid Wastewater
%U http://waset.org/publications/10002353
%V 103
%X The present study aims to investigate the performance
of Moringa oleifera seed extract as natural coagulant in clarification
of secondary wastewater treatment plant (MWWTP) located in East
of Algiers, Algeria. Coagulation flocculation performance of
Moringa oleifera was evaluated through supernatant residual
turbidity after jar test trials. Various influence parameters namely
Moringa oleifera dosage and pH have been considered. Tests on
Reghaia wastewater, having 129 NTU of initial turbidity, showed a
removal of 69.45% of residual turbidity with only 1.5 mg/l of
Moringa oleifera. This sufficient removal capability encourages the
use of this bioflocculant for treatment of turbid waters. Indeed,
Moringa oleifera which is a natural resource available locally (South
of Algeria) coupled to the non-toxicity, biocompatibility and
biodegradability, may be a very interesting alternative to the
conventional coagulants used so far.
%P 860 - 863