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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 11
First page : ( 210) Last page : ( 213)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2018.01453.5

Analysis of heavy metal distribution and content in coastal area of Makassar, Indonesia

Bohari Ridwan1, Palutturi Sukri2,*

1Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Marine and Fisheries, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

2Professor, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

*Corresponding author: Sukri Palutturi E-mail: sukritanatoa72@gmail.com

Online published on 7 December, 2018.


Coastal waters of Makassar have important roles not only for the fishermen but also for businessmen and tourisms development. Based on landscape plan of Makassar, coastal waters of Makassar were designated for tourism development. In conjunction with those designations quality of the environment has to be keeping in order maintaining the environment was still in a good condition. Therefore, a research on heavy metal content in the waters is necessary to be conducted by comparing the value with the environmental standard quality. Research on heavy metal (Hg, Cd, Pb and Cu) contents as a standard for water quality because of their toxicity on organism live in a certain period of time. The objective of this research is to examine heavy metal content in Coastal waters of Makassar for fisheries and tourism purposes. In coastal waters of Makassar and several river mouths, water samples were taken with ten replications. In Makassar waters, at the beginning of this research sampling location was designated based on land and water activities. Samples was taken by using sampling bottle in the area of coastal waters of Makassar such as in the river mouth of Tello, Paotere Port, river mouth of Jeneberang, TanjungMerdeka, and Losari beach with using composite sampling methods. Five locations of sampling were designated based on 1) purpose of sample collection, 2) water resource would be collected, 3) water flow models would be sampled, and 4) water body flow model would be sampled. Based on the result of this research, Cd content was 0, 083-0, 129, Pb content was 0, 434-0, 838 and Cu content was 0, 027-0, 39 mg/l). Heavy metal content (Cu, Pb and Cu) in the coastal waters of Makassar was still in save condition and still below standard quality based on Kepmen-LH 51/2004.



Heavy metal, coastal waters Makassar.


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