Author(s): Srishti Mandal, Divya Raghunandan, Suneetha V.

Email(s): srishti.ndmed@gmail.com , divya.raghunandan1@gmail.com

DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00717.5   

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

Published In:   Volume - 11,      Issue - 9,     Year - 2018


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.


Cite this article:
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. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00717.5

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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. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00717.5   Available on: https://rjptonline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2018-11-9-32


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