The concentration of microplastic in water and fish (Gambusia affinis) collected from Brantas River

N. R. Buwono, Y. Risjani, A. Soegianto

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Abstract

The Brantas River is a freshwater river that flows in the area of Malang. The current quality of the Brantas River has decreased due to microplastic contamination. Microplastic has dynamic properties and high flexibility accumulating in the waters and organisms. The purpose of the study was to determine the type and abundance of microplastic in water and Gambusia affinis fish in the Brantas River Malang area. This study employed a survey method and sampling which was carried out in five different locations based on land used. The identification of microplastics used NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS-OR&R-48 as the standard method. Two-way ANOVA analysis was used to determine the differences in the abundance of microplastics in water and fish at different stations. The average abundance of microplastic in water samples is equal to 5593.33 ± 1137.35 particles/m3 and in gambusia fish samples is 3.09 ± 0.29 particles/individual. Microplastic in the water samples was dominated by fragments type, while fibers type had mainly founded in gambusia fish samples. The result of the abundance of microplastic of water samples and fish samples was different at each station was influenced by their respective land uses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Life Sciences and Technology, ICoLiST 2020
EditorsAhmad Taufiq, Hendra Susanto, Hadi Nur, Muhammad Aziz, Acharee Suksuwan, Chen Siang Ng, Khairunadwa Binti Jemon, Mohamad Amin, Markus Diantoro, Nandang Mufti, Nik Ahmad Nizam Nik Malek, I. Ching Wang, Sunaryono, Siti Zubaidah, Aulanni'am, Indra Wibowo, Adeodatus Yuda Handaya
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735440968
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2021
Event3rd International Conference on Life Sciences and Technology, ICoLiST 2020 - Malang, Indonesia
Duration: 29 Sept 2020 → …

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2353
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Life Sciences and Technology, ICoLiST 2020
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityMalang
Period29/09/20 → …

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