Water quality assessment in Cilutung watershed at Majalengka District, West Java based on saprobic index

I. C. Prastika, W. Wardhana

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Abstract

Cilutung watershed is one of the tributaries of Cimanuk river. The development of population activities in Cilutung watershed such as increasing settlements, industrial activities, and agricultural activities can cause physical, chemical, and biological changes in river waters. The research aimed to find out the level of the saprobic index in Cilutung watershed waters by using phytoplankton as bioindicator through saprobic index. The research conducted using survey method, where the determination of sampling station is performed with purposive sampling. Station placement is based on the estimated pollution load and surrounding community activities. The study was conducted at three different stations representing parts contaminated by the residents, sand mining industry, and agriculture. The study was conducted from February to May 2018. Environmental parameters were also measured in the study. The data in this study is quantitative data in the form and number of species of plankton, then calculated saprobic coefficient value with saprobic index method. The result obtained is related to table of water saprobic coefficient with water pollution level. Cilutung watershed has a range of saprobic values ranging from 0.75-0.86. The values obtained illustrate the waters are mildly contaminated in the β-Mesosaprobic phase, with less organic pollutants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Current Progress in Mathematics and Sciences, ISCPMS 2018
EditorsTerry Mart, Djoko Triyono, Ivandini T. Anggraningrum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735419155
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2019
Event4th International Symposium on Current Progress in Mathematics and Sciences 2018, ISCPMS 2018 - Depok, Indonesia
Duration: 30 Oct 201831 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2168
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference4th International Symposium on Current Progress in Mathematics and Sciences 2018, ISCPMS 2018
CountryIndonesia
CityDepok
Period30/10/1831/10/18

Keywords

  • Bioindicator
  • Cilutung watershed
  • phytoplankton
  • saprobic index

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