Determination of Water Quality Status at Belawan Harbour Using STORET Method

Authors(3) :-Yuni Yolanda, Hefni Effendi, Bagus Sartono

The operation and development of the harbour is closely related to pollutant sources in the waters, especially the waters of the Belawan Harbour in Medan. This study aims to assess the status of water quality and determine the index of pollution in the waters. The data used in this study are water quality data from the Medan Harbour's environmental management monitoring and reharbouring book in 4 (four) years during 2015 to 2018. Methods for determining the level of water quality status using the STORET method (Water Quality Data Retention and Retrieval System) and compared to the quality standards of Environmental Decree from Republic Indonesia Number 51 of 2004. Based on the analysis of the testing of 14 seawater sampling points around the waters of harbour, results of measurements of seawater quality in physics, chemistry and biology were varied. The level of pollution of the waters of Belawan Harbour shows the results of analysis that the waters of the Belawan Harbour are in the moderate polluting class with a value of -12 to -19, while 1 (one) station is in the light polluted class with a value of -10.

Authors and Affiliations

Yuni Yolanda
Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Management, IPB University, Bogor, Indonesia
Hefni Effendi
Environmental Research Center , IPB University, Bogor, Indonesia
Bagus Sartono
Department of Statistics IPB University, Bogor, Indonesia

Harbour Management, STORET, Water Quality

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 6 | Issue 3 | May-June 2019
Date of Publication : 2019-06-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 267-274
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET196323
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Yuni Yolanda, Hefni Effendi, Bagus Sartono, " Determination of Water Quality Status at Belawan Harbour Using STORET Method, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp.267-274, May-June-2019. Available at doi : https://doi.org/10.32628/IJSRSET196323
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET196323

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