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Seasonal influences on the levels of particulate Cd, Cr and Pb in Kuantan River, Pahang

Yunus, Kamaruzzaman and Faudzi, Fikriah and Miskon, Mohd Fuad and Rahman, Md. Mokhlesur and Sabuti, Asnor Azrin (2016) Seasonal influences on the levels of particulate Cd, Cr and Pb in Kuantan River, Pahang. The International Medical Journal of Malaysia, 15 (Supplement Issue). p. 103. E-ISSN 1823-4631

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Temporal and spatial variations of selected toxic element distributions were studied in the Kuantan River waters. Methods: Water samples from 9 sampling stations were taken from downstream of the estuary towards the upstream of the Kuantan River during the rainy and dry season. Particulate Cd, Cr and Pb were filtered, dried, weighed and analyzed using Teflon Bomb digestion processes. Results: The concentration of particulate Cd, Cr and Pb were in the range of ND to 14.480 mg L-1, 6.047 to 271.497 mg L-1 and 0.646 to 174.859 mg L-1, respectively. The distribution of the elements in suspended particulate matter was found influenced by the rainy season and dry season. Particulate metals obtained mostly higher in May 2012 (dry season) while Cd and Cr were found above the limits authorize by the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine against Pollution (ICPR). Conclusions: Correlation matrix between various parameters revealed that most of the parameters were found to bear a statistically significant correlation with each other.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5410/54775
Uncontrolled Keywords: Suspended particulate matter, River water, Cadmium, Chromium, Lead
Subjects: S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Marine Science
Depositing User: Professor Dr. Kamaruzzaman Yunus
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2017 08:23
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 15:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54775

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