Removal of Heavy Metals from Raw Water Using Moringa oleifera Lam

G A Bolaji, O Martins


Problem of heavy metal pollution to domestic water sources is becoming acute in both urban and rural areas.  The methods of managing water resources to avoid contamination is not yet available to the grassroots populace who are directly affected by this incidents.  Industrial and vehicular emissions release several forms of heavy metals into the environment and, since there is no proper regulation, water sources are seriously exposed to pollution.  The research was targeted at finding a solution to this problem by investigating an available forest plant that can be suitably used for removing heavy metals from domestic water supply.  This paper give account of how Moringa oleifera Lam, a common forest plant was used for removing heavy metal contaminating from polluted water samples.


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