Analysis of Water Plant Utilization using Organic Substrate Combinations to Manage COD BOD Turbidity in Pit Lak


  • Indun Titisariwati Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Yogyakarta
  • Hadi Oetomo Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Yogyakarta
  • Muhammad Tri Aditya Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Yogyakarta
  • Waterman Sulistyana Bargawa Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Yogyakarta



Pit lake, Plants, Organic Substrate, Turbidity, COD, BOD


Because of changing the physicochemical conditions of the water, the pit lake of the quarry feldspar has the potential to pollute the environment. The parameter values of COD, BOD, and turbidity in contaminated mine water are not according to quality standards. This research is water management with plant media in pit lake using a passive remediation method. The purpose of this study was to determine the ability to use Eichornia sp and Thypa Angustifolia plants using a combination of organic substrates in managing turbidity, COD, and BOD in post-mining feldspar water. This research is an experimental method by making a research reactor. There were six tubs with different treatments in each tub, treatment one as control, namely water, and MaterialMaterial in the pit lake; treatment 2 added organic substrate, treatment three added Thypa Angustifolia plants, treatment 4 added Thypa Angustifolia plants and organic substrate, treatment five added plants Eichornia sp, treatment six was added with Eichornia sp plants and organic substrate. The amount of water in each treatment is 350 liters, the pit lake material is 20 kg, and the organic substrate is 4 kg and the residence time is 15 days. Sampling was carried out every three consecutive days. The results showed that Thypa Angustifolia plants with a combination of organic substrates were able to reduce the turbidity value, while Eichornia sp plants using a combination of organic substrates could efficiently reduce COD and BOD values.


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