Feasibility Study of Natural Coagulants for Drinking Water

Yash Jadhav, Shivanshu Dubey, Harshal Gawad, Bipin Pandey, B. J. Godboley
2021 International journal of innovations in engineering and science  
Now a day's more interest has been concentrated on the identification of natural and alternative coagulant materials. In this study, a natural coagulant like Soya-bean seed, Mustard seed, Pumpkin seeds and Watermelon seeds were suggested as a substitute for alum. It is readily available and commonly recognizable in most urban and rural communities. The powdered material is obtained from the seeds were used to test coagulant rate and dose. This study mainly focused on the removal of turbidity,
more » ... val of turbidity, total dissolved solids (TDS), Hardness and pH of sample. Turbidity and other chemical characteristics of surface water sample were measured before and after the Jar test by using portable instruments. The experiments were carried out with coagulant dosage of 0. 2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1.0, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6 g/L in raw water sample. The results proved that the use of Soybean, Mustard seeds, Watermelon and Pumpkin seed as new composite coagulant in water treatment is a feasible option in enhancing the reduction performance of turbidity.
doi:10.46335/ijies.2021.6.3.4 fatcat:ftlht5pzebc67lcvpqwzx7oylu