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Microplastics impact assessment on Langkawi Island off Strait of Malacca waters using rock oyster as bioindicator

Ghazali, Intan Noor Munira and Said Abd. Karim, Sharifah Nur Farihin and W. Johar, Wan Siti Mardhiah and Faudzi, Fikriah and Razali, Azaima and Hassan, Noor Artika and Miskon, Mohd Fuad (2022) Microplastics impact assessment on Langkawi Island off Strait of Malacca waters using rock oyster as bioindicator. In: The 4th International Seminar on Chemical Education (ISCE) 2021, 15th September 2021, Virtual Conference.

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Microplastics (MPs) assessment was conducted in five sites along Langkawi Island off Strait of Malacca coastal shoreline. In this paper, an improved protocol of digestion for soft tissue digestion and multi-steps of MPs identification had been developed and the polymer identification of MPs are performed by ATR-FTIR. Number of MPs found varied from 0.47 to 1.0 items/w. weight (g) and 0.73 to 1.47 items/individual of rock oysters. The MPs composition was dominated by threadlike shapes and the color found are black, blue, red, grey, and yellow. Size of MPs ranging between 500 to 1000μm and based on MPs polymer analysis, polymers identified are PVDF, PP and PET. The overall abundancy of MPs in bivalve found in Langkawi is 1.46 ± 0.007 items/w. weight (g), however, it is still necessary to do periodic monitoring in this tourists’ attraction island that is well-known for seafood.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling > SH370 Fisheries - Shellfish fisheries-Shellfish Culture
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD172 Environmental pollution
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Marine Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Institute of Oceanography and Maritime Studies
Depositing User: Dr Fuad Miskon
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2022 15:20
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2023 11:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/102099

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