The coagulation of turbid water using jackfruit seed extract
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Turbid water was treated using both an extract of jackfruit seed (1%W/V) and a solution of aluminum sulphate (1%W/V) in separate experiments to monitor the coagulation and flocculation effects of each solution on the water. The set up with aluminum sulphate was used as a basis for comparing the performance of the seed extract since aluminum sulphate is well known for this work. The results showed that at all concentrations, the seed extract provided coagulant activity but at a less efficient performance than the aluminum sulphate. Turbidity removal expressed in percentage was used as a basis for conclusions as well as the comparison of the total suspended solids before and after treatment with the coagulant. The results showed that jackfruit seed extract is a potential valuable coagulant that can be used in absence of sophisticated methods of water treatment.