Water quality assessment of Saluran Tarum Barat, West Java, based on biological monitoring working party-average score per taxon (BMWP-ASPT)

S. D.K. Dewi, W. Wardhana

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Abstract

A water quality assessment in the Saluran Tarum Barat was conducted at three stations, representing the beginning, middle, and end of the canal between February and May 2017. This research aimed to determine the quality of Saluran Tarum Barat water using benthic macroinvertebrates as a bioindicator through the Biological Monitoring Working Party-Average Score Per Taxon (BMWP - ASPT) method. Environmental parameters were also measured. The sampling found six families of macroinvertebrates: Naucoridae; Viviparidae; Parathelphusidae; Pisauridae; Palaemonidae; and Thiaridae. However, Parathelphusidae and Pisauridae families are not covered in the BMWP scoring list. Saluran Tarum Barat has an ASPT range from 4.25-4.5, which indicates that the water is moderately polluted.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012073
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume481
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2020
EventLife and Environmental Sciences Academics Forum 2018, LEAF 2018 - Depok, West Java, Indonesia
Duration: 1 Nov 2018 → …

Keywords

  • biological monitoring working party-average score per taxon
  • macroinvertebrates
  • Water quality assessment

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