Vol. 1 No. 1 (2023)
Articles

AGRICULTURAL WASTE TO HEALTH: WASTEWATER TREATMENT WITH BIOCHAR

Esthella Ekong
Department of Biological Sciences, Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic Ikot Osurua, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria. esthella.ani@gmail.com
Joan Ekong
Department of Environmental Microbiology, University of Uyo , Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria
Affiong Oniwokpomayo
Department of General Studies, Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic Ikot Osurua, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

Published 2023-08-28

Keywords

  • Waste-water,
  • treatment,
  • Biochar,
  • Processed,
  • Moringa Seed

How to Cite

Ekong, E., Ekong, J., & Oniwokpomayo, A. (2023). AGRICULTURAL WASTE TO HEALTH: WASTEWATER TREATMENT WITH BIOCHAR. Open Access Journal of Science Research , 1(1), 29-35. https://www.openjournals.ijaar.org/index.php/oajsr/article/view/141

How to Cite

Ekong, E., Ekong, J., & Oniwokpomayo, A. (2023). AGRICULTURAL WASTE TO HEALTH: WASTEWATER TREATMENT WITH BIOCHAR. Open Access Journal of Science Research , 1(1), 29-35. https://www.openjournals.ijaar.org/index.php/oajsr/article/view/141

Abstract

The protection of the environment is critical to the sustenance of all living things and should not be taken lightly because there are consequences, some of which are permanent. This research concentrated on the conversion of agricultural waste products to biochar, which is the solid carbon-rich product that remains after the pyrolysis process. It has a porous structure and a high surface area, making it suitable for heavy metal adsorption from wastewater. Because of their toxic character, heavy metals contribute significantly to the deterioration of the environment as a result of man's daily actions for survival. Based on this, the effluent water from a hair salon was examined both before and after being treated with biochar processed from moringa seeds. However, after treatment, the values for copper (Cu) and iron (Fe) decreased from 12.61 + 0.055 to 1.23 + 0.005 mg/L and 15.10 + 0.039 to 0.99 +  0.009 mg/L, respectively. However, there was no discernible change in pH conductivity. Overall, Cu and Fe heavy metals were successfully removed; 15g of biochar made from moringa seed was sufficient.

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