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Spatial distribution of organic carbon contents of Langkawi island coastal waters, Malaysia

Yunus, Kamaruzzaman and Muhamad Tajudin, Nur Shuhada and Saad, Shahbudin and Khan Chowdhury, Ahmed Jalal and Al-Barwani, Said Mohd and Goddard, J Stephen (2010) Spatial distribution of organic carbon contents of Langkawi island coastal waters, Malaysia. Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 26 (3). 851 -855. ISSN 0970 - 020X (P), 2231-5039 (O)

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The distribution of total organic carbon content (TOC) in surface sediments of 5 zones in the area of Langkawi Island coastal waters were analysed by using wet oxidation dichromate method. A total of 51 samples were obtained using Ekman Grab from Kuah coastal area (Zone A), Cenang coastal area (Zone B), Datai River (Zone E), Kilim River (Zone D) and Pulau Tuba waters (Zone E). In this study, the highest mean of organic carbon was found in zone A (2.27±0.59), followed by zone C (2.09±0.14), zone D (2.01±0.15), zone E (1.89±0.28) and the lowest is in zone B (1.72±0.38). A relatively weak positive relationship was also found between the organic carbon content and the sediments grain size.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5410/1941
Uncontrolled Keywords: total organic carbon, Langkawi Island, coastal waters, surface sediment sample.
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Kulliyyah of Science > Institute of Oceanography and Maritime Studies
Depositing User: Professor Dr. Kamaruzzaman Yunus
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2011 14:27
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2017 12:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1941

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