Paper ID:6387

Evaluation of Batch Culture Phytoremediation Process Using Local Hydromacrophytes to Reduce Synthetic Pesticide Residue Contaminated in Water Irrigation

Catur Retnaningdyah1,2 & Endang Arisoesilaningsih1

1Biology Department, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences University of Brawijaya, Jl. Veteran Malang 65145


Received 07/11/17, 1st Revision 18/09/18, Accept to Publish 21/11/18

Abstract. The aim of this study study is to evaluated the effectivity of batch culture phytoremediation process to reduce water irrigation be enriched with 6.4 µL/L synthetic pesticide ‘Prevathon’. This is a true experiment research using a completely randomized design which conducted in greenhouse using a batch culture system on a 30 L bucket with sand and gravel as a substrate. The treatment were five types of hydromacrophytes (emergent: Scirpus sp., Acorus calamus, Marsilea crenata; floating leaf macrophytes: included Ipomoea aquatica, Azolla sp.; submerged: Valisneria sp., Hydrilla verticilata; polyculture of the three hydromacrophytes, and controls without plant), repeated three times at the same time. The effectiveness of the phytoremediation model was determined by water physicochemical parameters, periphyton diversity and biotic diatom indices (percentage of pollution tolerant value/%PTV and trophic diatom index/TDI) as bioindicator of water quality   on 6, 13, 29 and 37 days after incubation. Research results showed that decreasing value of Biochemical Oxygen Demand/BOD, turbidity, bicarbonate, nitrate, orthophosphate, Total Phosphate/TP and free chlorine significantly after incubation for 6 days. Decreasing concentration of Chemical Oxygen Demand/COD and after incubation for 13 days.  Water quality improved from slightly and moderately polluted (diversity index 1.6-2.8) become clean water and slightly polluted (diversity index 2.8-4.2), from moderately and heavily organic pollution (PTV 40.0-93.7%) to slightly and free of organic pollution (PTV 2.4-34.1%), and from meso-eutrophic and eutrophic (TDI 37.4-70.4) become oligo and meso-eutrophic (TDI 13.7-26.4). The water quality Hydromacrophytes submerged and polyculture were more effectively perform phytoremediation process compared with others

Keywords: Diatom biotic indices, phytoremediation, Prevathon, water irrigation.


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