Agung Sih Kurnianto Shella Amalia Karisma Putri Suci Ristiyana Nanang Tri Haryadi Nilasari Dewi


Pollution occurs everywhere and threatens rice field that require good quality water. Leachate is a pollutant from the Final Disposal Site (TPA) and flows into irrigation in the surrounding area. This study aims to experimentally analyse using a combination of Water Hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes and filter media (zeolite, charcoal, and gravel)  to improve irrigation water quality and performance in a limited time. Samples were obtained from TPA Pakusari, Jember, East Java, Indonesia (-8,16956, 113.76129). There were three treatments: control, Water Hyacinth (WH), and Water Hyacinth + Filter (WHF). Multiparameter Aquacombo HM 3070 was used to test the parameters of Total Dissolved Solid (TDS), Conductivity, and pH. Determination of DO levels was done by the Winkler Method. Sample tests were performed every day (0-14 days).  TDS and pH measurements showed that WH was a treatment that significantly reduced the effect. OD measurements showed significant increases in WH and WHF on the 7th day but not significant again on the 14th day. BOD measurements showed that control and WH decreased significantly starting the seventh day. Only the control treatment differed significantly on day 14 for conductivity measurements. Principle Component Analysis (PCA) showed that the WH and WHF treatments differed significantly, as a set of measured parameters between treatments formed different clusters on days 7 and 14. The significance of this study lies in its potential contribution to developing effective and sustainable methods to mitigate water pollution in agricultural settings, particularly in regions affected by leachate from disposal sites. The findings could be pivotal in improving irrigation water quality, thereby supporting healthier crop growth and sustainable agricultural practices.

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Bioremediation, Filters, Leachate, Water Hyacinth

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Kurnianto, A. S., Putri, S. A. K., Ristiyana, S., Haryadi, N. T., & Dewi, N. (2024). An efficacy investigation of combining Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) with Filters as a Bioremediation for Leachate Contaminated Water. Berkala Penelitian Hayati, 30(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.23869/bphjbr.30.1.20241