Application of Moringa oleifera Plant in Water Treatment

  • Tetsuji OkudaEmail author
  • Eman N. Ali
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Moringa oleifera is a tropical plant that is native to India. The extractant from M. oleifera seeds can be used for water treatment, because coagulation-active components are contained in the seeds. M. oleifera coagulant (MOC) is traditionally extracted with water and used for the treatment of turbid water. Recently, many studies have been focused on revealing its practical application and improving its coagulation activity, including those on MOC purification or heavy metal removal by MOC. MOC has the potential for use in drinking water and wastewater treatment, especially in tropical regions.


Coagulation Extraction Flocculation Moringa oleifera Water treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ryukoku UniversitySeta, Ootsu, ShigaJapan
  2. 2.Gambang, Kuantan, PahangMalaysia

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