Corrosion in marine buildings both onshore and offshore can cause many losses. One of the main causes of biocorrosion is biofouling. Biofouling itself is an accumulation of undesirable biological matter on the surface of material and is caused either by macroorganism such as bacteria, fungi, microalgae, and protozoa. Escherichia coli could affect the rate of metal corrosion due to this bacteria can produce polymer during biofilm formation. The Impressed Current Anti Fouling (ICAF) method is one way to prevent the biofouling. The aim of research was to determine reduction of Escherichia coli population using simple ICAF system. The simple ICAF reactor was operated with variation of electric current (0.1, 0.3 and 0.5 A) and duration time (5, 7 and 10 min). Steel of AH36 has role as an activated cathode, meanwhile pure copper (Cu) was as an anode. Simple ICAF system was arranged with plastic containers that filled with Escherichia coli. The population of Escherichia coli was determined using Colony Forming Unit (CFU) method. The concentration of ion Cu was analyzed using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. The other parameter that was observated was the pH, salinity and temperature during operation of simple ICAFsystem. Based on results, the time duration was longer and variation of electrical current was higher at ICAF system operation so that the reduction of Escherichia coli increased. The population Escherichia coli reduction reached over 90% for 10 min at all variation of electrical current. The range of Cu concentrations were 1.2 mg/L - 28.8 mg/L. In conclusion, ion Cu that was produced during operation of simple ICAF system can reduce Escherichia coli population.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd International Conference on Science, Mathematics, Environment, and Education
EditorsNurma Yunita Indriyanti, Murni Ramli, Farida Nurhasanah
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735419452
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2019
Event2nd International Conference on Science, Mathematics, Environment, and Education, ICoSMEE 2019 - Surakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 26 Jul 201928 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference2nd International Conference on Science, Mathematics, Environment, and Education, ICoSMEE 2019


  • Bacteria
  • Impressed Current Anti Fouling
  • ion
  • population
  • pure copper
  • steel


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