Kemampuan Direct Current Yang Diubah Menjadi Alternating Current Dalam Menghambat Perkembangan Telur Nyamuk Aedes Aegypti

Lukman Hakim • Endang Pujiastuti • Asep Jajang Kusnandar

Abstract

Pre-adult dengue vector is controlled through management of the environment and the use of insecticides, although they have not yet entirely reduced dengue cases. Development of method to control dengue vector physically have been conducted using electric current device converting DC into AC current.The study was conducted in three stages, aimed to find the effectiveness of the device applied with 8 electric current (AC) strengths, the application of time-contact of the current (8 kinds), and water volume (8 kinds) in the container of the device, in killing Aedes aegypti eggs.The results showed, the device could inhibit the development of Aedes aegypti eggs 86.7% at average. The most effective electric strength to kill 50% mosquitoes' egg was 1.2 volt. On the other hand, variation of time-contact application and water volume of the device did not influence the effectiveness of the device.Since the device could not inhibit the development of Aedes aegypti eggs up to 95%, it was concluded that the AC device is not effective against aquatic stages (pre-adult) mosquito, and cannot be developed as a device to control dengue vector.

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Indonesian Journal of Biotechnology Medicine

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