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Green Synthesis of Moringa oleifera Seeds Grafted Acrylamide and its Flocculation Performance in Low Turbid Surface Water

Authors: Salisu A, Musa I


A green, highly efficient flocculant based on Moringa oleifera grafted acrylamide was prepared via microwave assisted synthesis. The grafted sample was characterized using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques. The flocculation performance of the grafted sample was evaluated. The residual turbidity of the surface water decreased from original 34.5 NTU to 3.3 NTU with removal efficiency of 97%. The pH of the water did not change after the treatment processes. Therefore, grafted Moringa oleifera could be considered as alternative for replacement of alum in surface water treatment.

Affiliations: Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Natural and Applied Science, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina State, Nigeria
Keywords: Acrylamide, Moringa Oleifera, Flocculant, Turbidity, Green
Published date: 2019/06/30

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ISSN: 2635-3342 (Print)

ISSN: 2635-3350 (Online)

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