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Concentrations of lead copper and zinc in the bottom sediments of Tuba island waters of Langkawi, Malaysia

Yunus, Kamaruzzaman and Muhamad Tajudin, Nur Shuhada and Md Suhaimi, Mohd Zahir and John, Akbar and Saad, Shahbudin and Khan Chowdhury, Ahmed Jalal and Goddard, J Stephen (2011) Concentrations of lead copper and zinc in the bottom sediments of Tuba island waters of Langkawi, Malaysia. Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 27 (2). pp. 505-510. ISSN 0970 - 020X (P), 2231-5039 (O)

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Surface sediments were collected from Pulau Tuba (9 sampling points) has been analyzed for Pb, Cu and Zn by using the sensitive Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS). In this study, the average concentration of Pb, Cu and Zn were 43.28±8.95 μg.g-1 dry weights, 8.79±2.72 μg.g-1 dry weights and 63.5 μg.g-1 dry weights, respectively. In this study, the statistical analysis for Pearson correlation matrix has proved that there are significant relationship between the metal concentration and the grain size. The concentration of Pb, Cu and Zn increased with the decreased of mean size particles, suggest that there are association with the fine fraction of the sediments. In order to assess the influence of heavy metals pollution precisely, enrichment factor (EF) were calculated. In this study, all elements are about unity and considered to be dominantly terrigenous in origin.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5410/21800
Uncontrolled Keywords: lead, copper, Langkawi
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Institute of Oceanography and Maritime Studies
Depositing User: Sakinah Kamaludin
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2012 15:03
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2017 13:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/21800

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