Tree seeds used to purify water

Researchers from Uppsala University have discovered a way to purify water with seeds from Moringa olifera trees native to India, but now grown wordwide for their seeds and leaves.

The process is healthier, more efficient and more accessible than synthetic processes and will be very useful for producing drinking water and treating wastewater worldwide.

The findings have already been presented in parts of Africa, and they will be particularly in places that have little access to clean drinking water

A protein in the Moringa olifera seed binds to impurities in the water, causing them to aggregate so that they can be easily extracted.

Read more at Uppsala University