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Characterising the Moringa oleifera Lam. seed cake for water purification: an appraisal of storage conditions and packaging Abubakar Bashir Yusuf Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria- Nigeria Project proposal presented at the Science with Africa (SWA) Conference held at the United Nations Conference centre (UNCC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 23 to 25 June, 2010 Introduction There exist a unified call for provision of not only adequate but ,safe drinking water to humanity and benefitting livestock The MDG already, emphasised access to safe drinking water to all by 2015 In many parts of the world particularly sub- Saharan Africa, river water can be highly turbid especially in rainy season and is used for drinking purposes Introduction Continued Higher turbidity levels are associated with high levels of water borne disease–causing microorganisms The water works department of most developing nations are charged with the responsibility of providing treated water which depends on chemicals like imported alum from the countries’ meagre foreign earnings For instance, between 2001 to 2005 Nigeria spent N354.5million ($2.36million) on alum importation! Introduction Continued Many reports are available confirming the efficacy of Moringa oleifera seed powder or cake in turbid water clarification for safe domestic use and consumption. This non polluting natural biodegradable powder from the tropical tree of moringa can remove 90-99% bacteria. The product needs to be made readily available and in effective form with time considering the high demand of water by both the rural and urban populace of the developing countries. Objectives The objectives of this project are therefore to 1. Determine the means of seed oil removal from Moringa seed powder or cake 2. Determine the coagulation efficiency of Moringa seed cake and powder stored in room temperature in polythene bags, plastic and metal containers. Research methods Preparation of Moringa seed material Removal of seed oil using press and chemical methods. Storage of MOSC in different containers at room temperature. Comparative determination of the coagulating efficacy of MOSC in different containers with respect to time. Water quality test Report writing Timeline: 3months Budget: $17,650 Significance of this research effort Replacement of the present day imported industrial coagulants with a natural source. Increased foreign reserves for countries that adopt the alternatives. Increased and sustainable provision of local resources with additional value. Increased income to local peasant farmers. Indirect benefits from planting more moringa trees to the ecosystem. Increased food and cash crop yield by the use of natural organic fertilizer source or animal feed from moringa sludge. Bibliography Ali, E.N; Suleymen, A.M; Hamza, M.S; Md Zahangir, A. and Mohd Ramlan, M.S. (2009). Producrion of natural coagulant from Moringa oleifera seed for application in treatment of low turbid water. Journal of Water Resource and Protection. ISSN Print: 1945-3094; 1-11 Fuglie, L.J. (2001). 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IIUM Engineering Journal 4 (1): 1-11 Today’s workshop 15:00-16:00 Module 1: Introduction to the commercialization process 16:00-17:00 Module 2: Applying commercialization concepts to ASBC finalists 30 Minute Break 17:30-18:00 Module 3: Feedback for our finalists via mock investment panel Please also join us for the The African Science to Business Challenge Awards at 18:00 8 Review of Module 1 Commercialize Recognize the Develop the to meet your opportunity product goals 1.Does it solve a pressing 1.Meet the tech specs 1.Reconfirm the goals problem? 2.Set up manufacturing 2.Set price to reach the 2.Is there demonstrated 3.Meet relevant regulatory customer consumer demand? requirements 3.Determine partner, 3.Is the product licensee, or set up an better/faster/cheaper than independent distribution alternatives? channel 4. Financially sustainable at the unit level? 5.Clear plan for delivery? 6.Ability to attract investors and recoup costs? 7.Viable funding sources? Today’s workshop 15:00-16:00 Module 1: Introduction to the commercialization process 16:00-17:00 Module 2: Applying commercialization concepts to ASBC finalists 30 Minute Break 17:30-18:00 Module 3: Feedback for our finalists via mock investment panel Please also join us for the The African Science to Business Challenge Awards at 18:00 10