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Distribution of dissolved toxic elements during seasonal variation in Kuantan river, Pahang, Malaysia

Faudzi, Fikriah and Yunus, Kamaruzzaman and Miskon, Mohd Fuad and Rahman, Md. Mokhlesur and John, Akbar (2014) Distribution of dissolved toxic elements during seasonal variation in Kuantan river, Pahang, Malaysia. Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 30 (2). pp. 479-484. ISSN 0970 - 020X (P), 2231-5039 (O)

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The concentrations of toxic metals were determined in estuary and freshwater zones from Kuantan River basin. Water samples were collected from the surface and bottom layers of nine sampling stations, from the downstream of the estuary towards the upstream along the mainstream drainage channel, traversing past the city center and industries of Kuantan city. The general physico-chemical parameters (salinity, temperature, pH and dissolved oxygen) and concentration of total dissolved metals, Cadmium (Cd), Chromium (Cr) and Lead (Pb)were measured during dry season (May and June 2012) and wet season (September and October 2012). Metal concentration was determined using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS).Metal concentrations ranged from 0.299 - 1.815µg/Lfor Cr, undetectable to 0.034µg/L for Cd and 4.697 – 16.017µg/L for Pb, respectively. The present measurements can be used as a baseline data for any future monitoring and comparison of trace metals distribution in the Kuantan River.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5410/43975
Uncontrolled Keywords: Toxic elements, Seasonal variation, Kuantan River, Malaysia
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Depositing User: Dr. Akbar John
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2015 14:26
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2015 14:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43975

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