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Behaviour and fate of trace metal element in seawater: an overview

Dzulkafli, Noor Fazreen and Noor Azmi, Azran Azhim and Musa, Md Noor (2014) Behaviour and fate of trace metal element in seawater: an overview. In: Regional Conference On Science, Technology & Social Sciences (RCTSS 2014), 23rd-25th November 2014, Cameron Highlands, Pahang.

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Abstract

External and internal factors from the environment and ecosystem significantly affect the seawater system’s chemical balance especially the trace metal elements. The chemical balances changes of trace metals species will gives adverse impact to marine ecosystem and biodiversity. As far as concern, the quantitative relationship between trace metals and ecology is difficult to establish, as the process is too complex and difficult to be understand. Therefore, physical and chemical models have been used to predict the evolution and complexity of trace metal with ecosystems and environmental variability of the seawater. The bioavailability study model is important to monitor the bioaccumulation of trace metals in marine organism. This review paper addresses the basic concepts of global concentration and distribution of trace metal in seawater and its bioavailability towards marine organism. Moreover, some chemical models of trace metal elements for both; surface water and deep sea water and it relationship with the ecological cycles in seawater are discussed. The combination of physical, chemical and bioavailability model will provide a better understanding of the behavior, distribution and fate of trace metals elements in seawater.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 7411/44154
Uncontrolled Keywords: bioavailability, seawater, trace metals behavior, physical and chemical model
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA170 Environmental engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Depositing User: Ir Dr Azran Azhim Noor Azmi
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2015 14:02
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 14:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/44154

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