Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   11

Issue No. :  9

Year :  2018

Pages :   3909-3912

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Effectiveness of Sphagnum Peat Moss in Purification of Water

Address:   Srishti Mandal1, Divya Raghunandan1, Suneetha V.2
1School of Bio Sciences and Technology (SBST), VIT University, Vellore-632014, Tamil Nadu, India
2Professor, SBST, VIT, Vellore-India-632014
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00717.5

The main focus of this study was to observe the effectiveness of Sphagnum peat moss, with respect to reduction of alkalinity and pH, when used as a filter for water. In this study, a prepared alkaline sample of water was passed through a filter containing dry Sphagnum peat moss. The quality of the water thus obtained was measured using a pH meter and phenolphthalein and methyl orange alkalinity test. These tests gave positive results of reduced pH and alkalinity. Thus it was concluded that the water passed through a filter containing Sphagnum peat moss would undergo an overall decrease in alkalinity.
Sphagnum moss, water purification, alkalinity, pH, organic filtration.
Srishti Mandal, Divya Raghunandan, Suneetha V.. Effectiveness of Sphagnum Peat Moss in Purification of Water. Research J. Pharm. and Tech 2018; 11(9): 3909-3912.
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