Investigations on Microplastics Pollution in Aquatic Environment in Selected Developing Countries from Southeast Asia

Laporan Kegiatan/Proyek/Penelitian 2018

Investigations on Microplastics Pollution in Aquatic Environment in Selected Developing Countries from Southeast Asia

  1. Nama Kegiatan/Proyek/Penelitian:
    • Investigations on Microplastics Pollution in Aquatic Environment in Selected Developing Countries from Southeast Asia
  2. Perioda Kegiatan/Proyek/Penelitian:
    • 2018 – 2020
  3. Mitra Kerjasama:
    • Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), Thammasat University, Thailand.
    • Faculty of Environmental and Biotechnology, Van Lang University, Vietnam.
  4. Anggota Kegiatan/Proyek/Penelitian:
    • Emenda Sembiring, Fakultas Teknik Sipil dan Lingkungan, ITB
    • Tjandra Setiadi, PSLH dan Fakultas Teknologi Industri, ITB
    • Asisten/Mahasiswa yang terlibat:
      • Firdha Cahya Alam
      • 25316006 Waode Sitti Warsita Mahapati. FTSL
      • 25317001 Achmad AR, FTSL
      • 25317018 Attar Hikmahtiar FTSL
  1. Sumber Dana:
    • Asia-Pacific Network (APN), Jepang
    • Total Dana: USD 85.500 (untuk semua mitra selama 2 tahun), untuk penelitian di ITB sekitar USD 10.000 (per tahun).
  2. Ringkasan Kegiatan/Proyek/Penelitian
    • Ringkasan
      • Microplastics (MPs) exhibit a global distribution and have been detected at all levels in the aquatic environment. It is estimated that 15-51 trillion microplastic particles have accumulated in the ocean, weighing between 93 and 236 thousand metric tonnes. The microplastics pose a great threat to the entire ecosystem by entering into the food chain through aquatic organisms. Toxicity of the pollutants is caused by the plastic polymer itself, or by other chemicals that adsorbed. MPs are detected in freshwaters of Europe, North America, and Asia. However, there is a lack of knowledge about the status of these pollutants in South East Asian countries. Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia are selected as the study sites. All three are facing a serious problem in management of plastic waste, which has resulted in plastic debris contamination of water bodies such as rivers, estuaries and sediments. This project will help to explore the current situation of MPs pollution including both quantitative and qualitative characteristics in Chao Phraya River (Thailand), Saigon River (Vietnam), and Citarum River (Indonesia). The appropriate management strategies for the MPs will be proposed.
    • Tanggal tanggal penting:
      • Penelitian ini baru dimulai bulan Nov 2018, sehingga saat ini baru memulai dan menyiapkan peralatan penelitian yang akan dimulai tahun 2019
    • Rencana ke depan:
      • Penelitian akan berlanjut hingga tahun 2020
      • Penelitian akan dilaksanakan di Sungai Citarum.
      • Kegiatan ini merupakan kerjasama dengan institusi di Thailand dan Vietnam
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