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Use natural method of water purificatiomn for healthy living – Experts


ENUGU – Experts in water management on Monday advocated the use of natural congulant for the [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]treatment of unprotected water sources to improve healthy living.
The call was made during the Demonstration and Domestication of Moringa Oleifera Seeds (MOSP) as [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]the new botanical water treatment mechanism in Enugu.
Dr Petra Nnamani, Uiversity of Nigeria, Nsukka, described moringa seeds as the point-of-use treatment [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]of water for unprotected water sources in South East while conducting the exercise.
According to her, the method is unique and seeks to remedy the quality of water at the point of [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”8″]
consumption or use.
“The application of moringa seeds as a botaniccal water treatment reduces turbidity of highly turbid water, adjusts the acidity of the water to acceptable standard range.
“The efficient antibacterial activity of moringa seeds is good in terms of addressing water borne diseases and drastically reduces the amount of heavy metals such as calcium, lead, magnese, iron and arsenic,” she said.
Nnamani observed that moringa as a water purifier was a natural factor that has no systhentic chemical such as chlorine or sodium hydrochloride solution, hence no residual odour after treatment.
The don noted that moringa seeds also have some health benefits which act as antioxidants and circulatory stimulants, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, anti-tumor and ageing.
On his part, the Enugu state Commissioner for Water Resources, Mr Mike Nwachukwu, described the application of moringa seeds in the purification of water as a new dimension.
He said that this was part of the state’s collective quest to provide potable water for the citizenry, adding that the botanical method sought to remedy the quality of water at the point of use.
“Obviously this workshop is expected to broaden our approach on how best to achieve improved accessibility of potable water to our people.
“It is also expected to impact on the economy of the state as many more farmers and investors may scale up production of the moringa plant to maximise the benefit,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the workshop was facilitated by Stars in Global Health, Project II Transition to Scale, funded by Grand Challenges Canada/University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in collaboration with the state Ministry of Water Resources.
The workshop attracted major stakeholders in water resources management from the South East geopolitical zone and beyond. (NAN)

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