DEVELOPMENT OF BIO-COAGULANT FROM MANGO PIT FOR THE PURIFICATION OF TURBID WATER

K. QURESHI, I. Bhatti, M. S. SHAIKH

Abstract


Coagulant  was  prepared  from  Mango  pits  to  be  used  for  the  treatment or  purification of water.  Different  operating  parameters  such  as  coagulant  dose,  pH,  concentration  of synthetic turbid water were optimized. It reported 98% removal of turbidity at 0.5ml dose and pH13. The coagulant was also compared with commercial coagulant such as aluminium sulphate. Coagulation activity of mango pit was (98%) found to be higher than other natural (organic)  coagulant.  It was also  observed  that as  the  pH increases  the  removal efficiency  also  increased. This  process  of  obtaining  natural  coagulants  from  mango  pit is very economical and environment friendly so government should bring it on commercial scale.


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