Sign up Log in
rjees logo



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

Authors: Salisu A, Musa I

ABSTRACT

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

Download Full Text

SUBMIT A MANUSCRIPT

ISSN: 2635-3342 (Print)

ISSN: 2635-3350 (Online)

DOI: In progress

ISI Impact Factor: In progress

Indexing & Abstracting
google scholar Directory of research journal indexing JIFactor Info base index scientific journal impact factor

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License



(+234) 806 927 5563

Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Benin, PMB 1154, Ugbowo, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.