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Determination of trace metals in airborne particulate matter of Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Mohd Tahir, Norhayati and Poh, Seng Chee and Suratman, Suhaimi and Mohd Ariffin, Marinah and Shazali, N. A. M. and Yunus, Kamaruzzaman (2009) Determination of trace metals in airborne particulate matter of Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 83 (2). pp. 199-203. ISSN 0007- 4861

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Results from the present study in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia indicated a significant spatial variation but generally the total suspended particulate concentrations (mean = 17.2–148 lg/m3) recorded were below the recommended Malaysia guideline for total suspended particulate (mean of 24-h measurement = 260 lg/m3). Some of the elemental composition of particulate aerosol is clearly affected by non crustal sources, e.g. vehicular emission sources. Based on correlation and enrichment analyses, the elements could be grouped into two i.e. Pb, Cd and Zn group with sources from vehicular emission (r[0.6; enrichment factor[10) and Al, Fe, Mn and Cr group that appears to be of crustal origin (r[0.6; enrichment factor\10). It can also be concluded that the mean levels of Pb (1 ng/m3), Cd (0.02 ng/m3) and Zn (2 ng/m3) in the study area are generallylower than other urban areas in Malaysia (Pb\181 ng/m3; Cd\6 ng/m3; Zn\192 ng/m3).

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5410/5557
Uncontrolled Keywords: Airborne particulate matter, Trace metals, Total suspended particulate, Kuala Terengganu Malaysia
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Institute of Oceanography and Maritime Studies
Depositing User: Professor Dr. Kamaruzzaman Yunus
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2011 12:13
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2017 00:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/5557

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