Study of microalgae (Scenedesmus Sp.) utilization as phosphate bioremediator (PO4 3-) in domestic wastewater medium

M. Maisarah, A. Saefumillah, H. Ambarsari

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In this research, the use of Scenedesmus sp. as a phosphate bioremediator agent is expected to be applied for lowering the phosphate levels in the water as well as improving the quality of the environment. Scenedesmus sp. used in this research was isolated from Sungai Cideng. Variation of phosphates were tested to see the effect of various types of phosphate found in the waters in the form of a variation of organic phosphates using the Adenosine 5'-monophosphate (AMP), phytic acid and variation of inorganic phosphates using potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KH2PO4) and sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP). It was found that the use of monopotassium phosphate (KH2PO4) was better in decreasing phosphate levels and increasing the number of Scenedesmus sp. cells with a phosphate decrease percentage of 87.5 %. Phosphate test was performed using UV-Vis spectroscopy instrumentation and the abundance of cell count was performed using a microscope and hemocytometer. The environmental quality test parameters are temperature and pH. Direct application in wastewater from Muara Angke was also found the decrease of phosphate levels and increase the number of Scenedesmus sp. cells. Scenedesmus sp. has the ability to reduce nutrients in wastewater to below wastewater quality standard of 86.0 % from the initial phosphate concentration of 0.2255 ppm to 0.0314 ppm.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012055
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2020
Event3rd International Symposium on Current Progress in Functional Materials 2018, ISCPFM 2018 - Depok, Indonesia
Duration: 8 Aug 20189 Aug 2018


  • bioremediator
  • Muara angke
  • phosphates
  • Scenedesmus Sp.
  • wastewater


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