BIO Web Conf.
Volume 87, 2024The 5th International Conference on Fisheries, Aquatic, and Environmental Sciences (ICFAES 2023)
|Number of page(s)
|Environment (Ecosystem, Habitat Conservation, Climate, Habitat Consultation, Environment Modeling, Water Resources and Management)
|15 January 2024
Analysis of types, forms and abundance of microplastics in the mangrove forest area of pusong island, langsa city
1 Master's Study Program in Integrated Coastal Resources Management, Universitas Syiah Kuala
2 Marine Science Study Program, Faculty of Marine and Fisheries Science, Universitas Syiah Kuala
3 Center for Environmental and Natural Resources Research, Universitas Syiah Kuala
4 Geographic Information Systems Laboratory, Faculty of Marine and Fisheries Science, Universitas Syiah Kuala
5 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Syiah Kuala
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pollution of mangrove waters by microplastic particles is coastal plastic waste pollution which has become a major water pollution problem in developing countries. However, this pollution problem, both qualitatively and quantitatively, has not yet been discussed comprehensively. Therefore, it is necessary to analyse the level of microplastic presence and identify the types of microplastics of each size found in the water in the mangrove forest area of Langsa City-Aceh. The aim of this research is to analyse the presence, shape and dominance of microplastic particles in the mangrove waters of Langsa City. The research method was carried out by taking water and river sediment samples based on SNI 03-7016-2004 and the samples were the result of a combination of places (integrated samples). Separation of microplastics is carried out by filtering, destroying organic compounds, separating based on specific gravity and filtering using vacuum. Identification of the type, shape and abundance of microplastics is carried out using a microscope. The analysis results show that microplastics in water are generally of the fragment and fibre type with a density of between 7 - 13 particles per Liter with an average size of 200 µm.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2024
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.