Bioaccumulation of Pb, Cd, Cu, and Cr by Porphyridium cruentum (S.F. Gray) Nägeli  

Tri Retnaningsih Soeprobowati , Riche Hariyati
Department of Biology, Faculty Science and Mathematics, Diponegoro University, Tembalang - Semarang, Indonesia
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International Journal of Marine Science, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 27   doi: 10.5376/ijms.2013.03.0027
Received: 03 Apr., 2013    Accepted: 02 May, 2013    Published: 02 Jun., 2013
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Soeprobowati and Hariyati, 2013, Bioaccumulation of Pb, Cd, Cu, and Cr by Porphyridium cruentum (S.F. Gray) Nägeli, International Journal of Marine Science, Vol.3, No.27 212-218 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2013.03.0027)


The red microalgae Porphyridium cruentum (S.F. Gray) Nägeli  usually was used as feeds, a pigment for food and cosmetic, and antiviral activity that might be became industrial interest. Similar to another microalgae, P. cruentum has an ability to remediate heavy metals pollution, however research on it still limited. This research was conducted in order to find out the the accumulation of Pb, Cd, Cr, and Cu on the P. cruentum. A laboratory experiment were developed with different concentrations. Based on this research, P. cruentum with the treatment of 1 mg/L had reduced higher Cu, Pb, Cd, and Cr concentrations rather than 3 and 5 mg/L concentrations, respectively. This was also similar to the BCF, that in day 8 in order of Cu > Cr > Cd > Pb, respectively; however, in day 15 was Cu > Pb > Cd > Cr. The length of treatment influenced BCF value. P. cruentum was good for bioremediation of heavy metal pollution, with the advantage of the short of accumulation time. 

Bioaccumulation; Heavy metal; Porphyridium cruentum; Microalgae; Bioremediation; BCF
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