Mangroves are plants that can transport, absorb, and store heavy metals in the surrounding environment. This study aims to measure the capacity of Rhizophora sp. root and stem in transporting, absorbing, and storing Zn from water and sediment of Blanakan Riparian, West Java. Rhizophora sp. root, stem, water, and sediment samples were collected from 3 stations located on the Blanakan Riparian, West Java. Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer was used to analyze the Zn contents from the samples. Likewise, Bioconcentration Factor (BCF) and Translocation Factor (TF) were used to calculate the Zn contents from water and sediment stored in root and stem. The results showed that the range of BCF of Zn in water and sediment in root were 108.214-284.204 and 0.254-0.271, respectively. Meanwhile, the range of BCF of Zn in water and sediment in the stem were 112.193-189.611 and 0.233-0.297. Furthermore, the range of TF of Zn in water and sediment were 0.667-1.036 and 0.917-1.095. To conclude, the root and stem of Rhizophora sp. can be used to translocate Zn contents from water and sediment at Blanakan Riparian, West Java.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Sep 2020|
|Event||International Conference of Mangroves and Its Related Ecosystems 2019, ICoMIRE 2019 - Purwokerto, Indonesia|
Duration: 21 Aug 2019 → 23 Aug 2019