Research on the effectiveness of an aquatic plant (Utricularia Aurea) for fish preservation

Hamid, Nor Baizura and Kaamin, Masiri and Mokhtar, Mardiha and Abd Kadir, Aslila and Abu Bakar, Siti Khatijah and Ibrahim, Nurul Huda (2015) Research on the effectiveness of an aquatic plant (Utricularia Aurea) for fish preservation. In: World Conference on Engineering & Applied Sciences (WCEAS 2015), 30-31 May 2015, Bangi Putrajaya Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Utricularia Aurea (lumut rayap) is an aquatic plant that has the ability to supply oxygen during photosynthesis process and eliminate pollutant material such includes organic material, nitrate and suspended solid. This study was carried out to investigate the potential of Utricularia Aurea in replacing air pump and filter in the aquarium. The effectiveness of Utricularia Aurea were tested with seven parameters such as temperature, dissolved oxygen (DO), pH value, total suspended solid, turbidity, chemical oxygen demand (COD) and nitrate for approximately 18 days. Three samples of aquarium that have the same volume of water were prepared as to compare the effect of using Utricularia Aurea with conventional system. It was found that Utricularia Aurea can produce natural source of oxygen in the aquarium. Results Utricularia Aurea showed that the optimum value produced for DO is 1.40mg / L, pH is 6.41, total suspended solids is 155mg / L, turbidity is 37.05 NTU, COD is 146mg / L and nitrate is 0.139mg / L. Thus it is believe that Utricularia Aurea has the potential in increasing the oxygen level in aquarium than that of the conventional system and also economic as it can be found easily

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:utricularia aurea; temperature; dissolved oxygen; ph value; total suspended solid; turbidity; COD; nitrate
Subjects:S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions:Centre of Diploma Studies > Department of Science and Mathematics
ID Code:6956
Deposited By:Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Deposited On:28 Jun 2015 14:17
Last Modified:28 Jun 2015 14:17

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