Purification of polluted water from Jibia dam Nigeria using Moringa oleifera seed

Imrana Salisu


Abstract-Water has been an essential basic need for humanity since millennia; this ranges from drinking, washing, bathing, and also for tourism and industrial purposes. In developing countries like Nigeria, purification of water is one of the most expensive process in obtaining purified or treated water for drinking. The use of excessed fertilizer, quarrying activities, construction activities, and insecticides contributes heavily in making the water to become unfit for human use. Many studies have been carried out to assess the workability of Moringa oleifera seed in purifying polluted water, search on the internet indicates no similar research has been carried out using Moringa oleifera seed in purifying polluted water from Jibia dam Nigeria, hence the need to conduct the research on assessing the effectiveness of Moringa oleifera seed in purifying polluted water from Jibia dam Nigeria. Samples were obtained in the dam in four different directions. The samples (A,B,C,D and E) of polluted water were subjected to jar tests, PH -tests, and turbidity tests and the results obtained were within the limit set by World Health Organization. The PH for safe drinking water should be from 6.0 to 8.0 and the turbidity level should not be more than 5NTU.The value for PH in the purified samples were found to be 0.24NTU, and that of PH was found to be 7.12.

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