The proceedings of the 2nd Bakti Tunas Husada-Health Science International Conference (BTH-HSIC 2019)

Potential of Autotrophic Microalgae (Spirulina plantensis) in Decreased Coliform Bacteria

Authors
Anindita Tri Kusuma Pratita, Mochamad Fathurohman
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Anindita Tri Kusuma Pratita
Available Online 8 June 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200523.050How to use a DOI?
Keywords
microalgae, MPN, coliform bacteria
Abstract

Objectives: Dense settlements spend the distance between the well and the toilet. So, many sources of clean water are contaminated by coliform bacteria. Microalgae is an important micro-plant which is a bioindicator of clean water. Besides that microalgae can also decrease the number of coliform bacteria. One potential microalga that is not yet known for its potential in decreased the number of coliform bacteria is Spirulina platensis. The purpose of this study was to determine the potential of Spirulina platensis in decreased the number of bacteria in polluted well water so that it is expected to decrease the number of pathogenic bacteria that can cause infectious diseases. This research used Spirulina platensis, which was cultured, and then it was remediated to water wells. The value of the Most Probable Number (MPN) is calculated in water before and after remediation. The results obtained showed that the number of microalgae decreased as much as coliforms, with a mean decrease is 94.6%. The MPN values of sample 1 decrease from 75 cells / 100 mL to 1.8 cells / 100 mL and in sample 3 from 93 cells / 100 mL to 7.8 cells / 100 mL.

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Volume Title
The proceedings of the 2nd Bakti Tunas Husada-Health Science International Conference (BTH-HSIC 2019)
Series
Advances in Health Sciences Research
Publication Date
8 June 2020
ISBN
978-94-6252-976-2
ISSN
2468-5739
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200523.050How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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