Dissolved Oxygen in the East Bolaang Mongondow Waters, North Sulawesi

Oxygen in seawater comes from the air through diffusion and photosynthesis. This study aims to determine the dissolved oxygen content, NAEC (Normal Atmospheric Equilibrium Concentration), and AOU (Apparent Oxygen Utilization) in East Bolaang Mongondow waters. The analysis showed that the dissolved oxygen content in the surface layer ranged from 6.01-7.05 mg/l; 5.91-6.98 mg/l (5 m depth); and 5.75-6.90 mg/l (near bottom depth). NAEC is closely related to water temperature and implicitly increases with depth. The highest NAEC value of 5.90 mg/l (t=28.0ºC) was found at the bottom depth, and the lowest NAEC of 5.63 mg/l (t=30.0ºC) was found at the surface layer. The dissolved oxygen saturation level of more than 100% and the average positive AOU value at 0.59-0.81 mg/l describe the amount of oxygen available in the surface layer.

Vol 10, No 1 (2022)

ISSN / ISBN / IBSN : ISSN: 2302-3589

DOI: DOI: https://doi.org/10.35800/jip.v10i1.40434

No. Arsip : LIPI-20220530
Download Disini