Identifikasi Kandungan Logam Berat Pb dan Cu Pada Sedimen Daerah muara Sungai Amamapare Timika Papua

  • Obed Patiung Politeknik Amamapare Timika
  • Fikran Politeknik Amamapare Timika
Keywords: sediment, heavy metal, AAS, unsure, geochemical


The existence of waste from mining activities is carried out by a company so that it is possible to pollute rivers, both organic and inorganic waste. River pollution by inorganic components, including various kinds of heavy metal pollution that is harmful to the biota contained in it. The purpose of this study was to determine the heavy metal elements in the sediment of the Amamapare river estuary and the content of heavy metals, especially Lead (Pb) and Copper (Cu) using Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS). The study was conducted in February-May. Sampling was carried out at the mouth of the Amamapare river and sediment sample testing was carried out by the PT. Sucofindo Timika Branch using the geochemical analysis method. From the results of this study it is known that in the identification of heavy metal content in sediments using AAS, there are several heavy metal elements consisting of Pb, and Cu. Meanwhile, the highest percentage of lead-heavy metal (Pb) content was at ST 5 ; 69 mg/kg, ST 10 ; 64 mg/kg, ST 8 ; 63 mg/kg and the lowest value at ST 2 ; 60 mg/kg and for Cu at ST 10 ; 923 mg/kg, ST 5 ; 870 mg/kg, ST 8 ; 835 mg/kg and the lowest Copper (Cu) at ST 2 ; 814 mg/kg. The reference parameters used to test Pb and Cu using AAS are SNI 06-6992.3-2004 and SNI 06-6992.7-2004. The parameters of the Quality Standards set are the Environment Protection Authority of Australia (EPAA, 2012). International Association of Dragging Companies/Central Dragging Association (IADC/CEDA 1997), SNI 2004 and Research National observation (RNO 1981)

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Patiung, O., & Fikran. (2022). Identifikasi Kandungan Logam Berat Pb dan Cu Pada Sedimen Daerah muara Sungai Amamapare Timika Papua. Jurnal Teknik AMATA, 3(1), 5-12.