Study of copper (Cu) contents in blood cockles (Anadara sp.) at Surabaya coastal waters

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Heavy metal pollution categorized as harmful effect on the environment. This study aims to determine the content and the rate of accumulation of heavy metals copper (Cu) in the mussel of cockles (Anadara sp.) This study uses observation method with descriptive analysis. The test results Cu in sea water was <0.0223 mg/L. The results have exceeded the water quality standard according to state environmental ministerial decree number 51 2004 on marine water quality standards for marine biota maximum limit of Cu in sea water is 0.008 mg/L. Copper concentration in the sediment of 6.16 mg/kg at the Wonokromo station and at the Dadapan station is 4.03 mg/kg. According to the US-EPA in 2004 on the instructions of sediment pollution classification 49.98 mg Cu/kg. The results of shells fur Cu on Wonokromo was 1.833 mg/kg and Dadapan was 1.352 mg/kg. According to the MOH Decree No.0375/B/SK/1989 about Quality Standard Biota Consumption of Metals to the maximum limit of the existing Cu concentrations in marine biota was 20 ppm or 20 mg / kg so that the content of Cu in shellfish feathers still below the limit of existing quality standards.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012089
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2018
Event7th ASEAN-FEN International Fisheries Symposium, IFS 2017 - Batu City, East Java, Indonesia
Duration: 7 Nov 20179 Nov 2017


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