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

ABSTRACT:
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.
KEYWORDS:
Sphagnum moss, water purification, alkalinity, pH, organic filtration.
Cite:
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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