Journal of Biological Researches (Feb 2012)

Bioakumulasi logam berat Cu oleh Bacillus sp

  • Riesta Primaharinastiti,
  • A. Toto Poernomo,
  • Noor Erma S

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 10, no. 1
pp. 19 – 23


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The research was conducted to investigate the ability of Bacillus sp in accumulating Cu and how much it can be acumulated. Themedium used to growth the bacterium was Nutrient Broth and Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry methods was used to assay theCu, both in the cells and medium. The result of this study showed that Bacillus sp incubated in the Nutrient Broth medium containing10 ppm of Cu, with continuous stirring in the room temperature was able to reduce Cu in the medium 8.912–12.623% and accumulateCu in the cell 0.1149–0.1400 %/mg cells. Based on this result, it is necessary to develop more studies to find out what factors thatinfluence the accumulation process and to optimize the bioprocess.