Seeds from the Moringa tree can be used for water purification

Seeds from the Moringa tree can be used for water purification

Pure water is a key requirement for good health and alternative cheap, safe methods are required in many countries. In a paper that has just been published in the leading American Chemical Society journal on interfaces, Langmuir, researchers from Uppsala University in co-operation with The University of Botswana describe how extracts from seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree can be used for water purification. Flocculation of particulate impurities is a common first stage in purification of water. This often uses addition of either aluminium or iron salts.  Aluminium, particularly, has…

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Moringa Oleifera – Moringa Seeds

Moringa Oleifera – Moringa Seeds

Moringa seeds are large and circular-shaped, and grow inside the pods of the Moringa Oleifera tree. The pods can reach over a foot in length and contain over a dozen seeds. These seeds have their own wings so the wind can carry them to fertile ground far away from the parent plant. Fresh Moringa seeds are usually soft, and as they dry out, they harden until they resemble a dried bean or pea. Seeds could be harvested for oil production in which case they are immediately processed. If cold-pressed they…

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