- Activated Carbon,
- Moringa oliefera
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Moringa oleifera is a multipurpose tree with considerable potential and its cultivation is currently being actively promoted in many developing countries. Seeds of this tropical tree contain water soluble, positively charged proteins that act as an effective coagulant for water and wastewater treatment. Based on this, wastewater from a soap making factory was analyzed before and after the treatment using activated carbon processed from moringa seed. However, the parameters were reduced after treatment from 20.10 ± 0.039 to 0.99±0.009mg/L in copper (Cu) and 15.61 ± 0.055 to 1.23 ± 0.005 mg/L in iron (Fe) respectively. Nevertheless, there was no significant alteration of pH conductivity. Cu and Fe were successfully removed. Overall, 15g of activated carbon processed from moringa seed was enough to remove heavy metal from wastewater sample. This preliminary laboratory result confirms the great potential of activated carbon processed from moringa seed in wastewater treatment applications