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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2021, Vol. 9, Issue 2, Part D

Effectiveness of rough horsetail plant (Equisetum hyemale) and Mexican sword plant (Echinodorus paleafolius) as a phythoremediation agent in reducing cadmium metal (Cd) in the upper Citarum River segment of Dayeuhkolot


Author(s): Fania Evangelista, Zahidah Hasan, Junianto and Herman Hamdani

Abstract: Cadmium is one of the pollutants found in the Citarum River which is dangerous because it can accumulate in body tissues and cause toxic effects on organisms. The purpose of this research was to find the water plants that have better absorption ability as phytoremediation agents for heavy metal cadmium between Equisetum hyemale and Echinodorus paleafolius. This research was conducted at the Ciparanje Greenhouse, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science Padjadjaran University from October to December 2020. The parameters observed in this research were water quality (pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen), plant growth, cadmium concentration, and the survival rate of common carp seeds. The results showed that the initial cadmium concentration of 0,0082 mg/L can be reduced with Rough Horsetail to 0,0016 mg/L or 80,08%, Mexican Sword Plant can be reduced to 0,0019 mg/L or 76,42% and the combination between the two aquatic plants can reduce to 0,0005 mg/L or 93,5%.

DOI: 10.22271/fish.2021.v9.i2d.2466

Pages: 285-290  |  27 Views  11 Downloads

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Fania Evangelista, Zahidah Hasan, Junianto, Herman Hamdani. Effectiveness of rough horsetail plant (Equisetum hyemale) and Mexican sword plant (Echinodorus paleafolius) as a phythoremediation agent in reducing cadmium metal (Cd) in the upper Citarum River segment of Dayeuhkolot. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2021;9(2):285-290. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/fish.2021.v9.i2d.2466
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