Moringa oleifera seed extract has been tested in removing surfactants from polluted surface water. River water has been polluted with sodium lauryl sulphate, a spread surfactant, and Jar-test have been carried out in order to evaluate the effciency of this natural coagulant agent inside a real surface water matrix. Effciency has demonstrated to be very high (maximum q of about 2.5 mmol·g−1) and a high surfactant removal is achieved rapidly. Coagulation process may be modelated through Gu and Zhu adsorption hypothesis, so an acceptable r2 coeffcient is obtained (0.94).
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Research Article| March 01 2010
Surfactant-polluted surface water treatment with Moringa oleifera seed extract
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Water Practice and Technology (2010) 5 (1): wpt2010001.
J. Sánchez-Martín, J. Beltrán-Heredia; Surfactant-polluted surface water treatment with Moringa oleifera seed extract. Water Practice and Technology 1 March 2010; 5 (1): wpt2010001. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wpt.2010.001
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