Seeds from Moringa Tree can Purify Water

21 February, 2010 at 13:40 | Posted in Body & Mind, Environmental issues, Science | 2 Comments
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Eva Johansson
Epoch Times

Extracts from the seeds of the tree Moringa oleifera can purify water, it reveals a new study from the University of Botswana and University of Uppsala.

Today’s practice that removes impurities from water using iron and aluminum salts have detrimental effects on human and the environment. At the same time, the need for effective and affordable water is high in many countries.

In many African countries are the use of alternative and natural treatment methods common, using extracts from the Moringa tree seeds.

This new study shows how very small amounts of protein from the tree’s seeds binds strongly to surfaces, a feature that allows pollution particles to clump together and then can be removed from the water.

– It feels good to see that the simple interaction between molecules can solve practical problems. Understandings of this process can lead to further development of water purification with naturally occurring and environmentally friendly materials, says Adrian Rennie, professor of neutron scattering at the University of Uppsala, in a press statement.

via Seeds from the Moringa tree can purify water

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  1. Is it possible for us to grow moringa in our environment in Libera?


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