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Moringa Oleifera Miracle Tree For Green Technology: A Review

Ali, Eman N. (2012) Moringa Oleifera Miracle Tree For Green Technology: A Review. In: International Conference on Green Technology (ICGTE 2012), 28-30 May 2012 , Universiti of TUZLA, Bosnia. pp. 1-12..

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Abstract

Moringa oleifera is a native tree of the sub-Himalayan parts of Northwest India. It is now widely cultivated across tropical belt areas. It is generally used in a number of developing countries as a vegetable, a medical plant, and a source of vegetable oil. The fresh leaves are rich in vitamins A and C. Leaves extract has therapeutic potential for the prevention of many diseases. Moringa oleifera seeds have been found to be a natural coagulant, flocculant, softener, disinfectant, and sludge conditioner, organics and heavy metal remover in water and waste treatment. Extracted seed oil is good edible oil, lubricant oil, and as feedstock for biodiesel. It can be used for soap making, perfume, and cosmetics. The seeds husk and pods left over can be steamed activated to produce high quality activated carbon. The residual solids left from oil extraction and filtration process can be considered as animal feed with high nutritive value, and as soil fertilizer. The trunk is used in the paper industry. The roots are used for medicinal purposes. Therefore, it is very important for green technology to pay attention to this tree which can produce environmentally friendly products with almost zero waste.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Moringa Oleifera;Water treatment; Medicine; Bioproducts; Biodiesel
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Pn. Hazlinda Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2012 02:43
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2018 02:20
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/3053
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