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Journal ID : TMJ-05-01-2022-10955
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Title : PHYTOREMEDIATION: AN ECO-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

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Water is one of the elements of the environment that is critical for the development and growth of all living things, including people. Due to rapid population expansion, not everyone in society has access to clean water [1]. In addition, river water pollution due to household and industrial waste disposal also became a source of problems in clean water availability. The low availability of clean water adversely affected all sectors, including health, such as cholera, ringworm, scabies, diarrhea/dysentery, typhus, and other diseases. This research was an analytic, experimental, and observational study with a pretest-posttest control group design. The independent variables of this study included Water Hyacinth, beach sand, gravel, palm shell charcoal, and palm fiber. Meanwhile, the dependent variables comprised the levels of physical parameters, chemical parameters, and microbiological parameters. Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) could reduce the content of Chemistry Parametric, Physics Parametric and Microbiology Parametric. After the testing, based on physical parameters, the muddy water became clearer while dissolved oxygen was higher, indicating a good water quality on Day-28. In addition, the chemical parameters, i.e., COD and bacteriological examination on E.coli and Total Coliform indicated a decrease compared to all elements in Day-0. It suggested significant change in the water quality from Day-0 to Day-28 through the filtration of phytoremediation kit. The benefits from this research are: can decrease muddy water, can grow Water Hyacinth easy to use, priceless and beneficial. Further recommendation from this research is The Phytoremediation kits must be cleaned every week to prevent moss.

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