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Determination of selected heavy metals in airborne particles in industrial area: a baseline study

Azid, Azman and Muhammad Amin, Siti Noor Syuhada and Khalit, Saiful Iskandar and Ismail, Salwani and Samsudin, Mohd Saiful and Ku Yusof, Ku Mohd Kalkausar and Abd Rani, Nurul Latiffah and Amran, Mohammad Azizi and Yunus, Kamaruzzaman and Mohd Saudi, Ahmad Shakir (2018) Determination of selected heavy metals in airborne particles in industrial area: a baseline study. Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, 14 (2 (April-June)). pp. 251-256. ISSN 2289-5981 E-ISSN 2289-599X

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This study focuses on airborne heavy metal pollution in the industrial area. Eight points from Paka and Gebeng Industrial Area respectively were selected for this study within two monsoon seasons. The samples were analysed for heavy metals (Cd, As, Cu, Fe, Ni, Pb, and Zn) by using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The results showed that the mean concentration value of As, Pb and Cd for Paka were 0.005 mg/L ± 0.001, 0.107 mg/L ± 0.088, and 0.010 mg/L ± 0.008, respectively and Gebeng were 0.004 mg/L ± 0.002, 0.069 mg/L ± 0.059 and 0.005 mg/L ± 0.004, respectively in the southwest monsoon - much higher than the target value by European Commission in Directive 2004/107/EC and Directive 2008/50/EC. It could be concluded that the industrial and transportation emission were the major source of heavy metals in the atmosphere along the Paka and Gebeng Industrial Area.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5410/64098
Uncontrolled Keywords: Airborne pollution, heavy metal pollution, industrial area, ICP-MS, industrial emission
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Depositing User: Professor Dr. Kamaruzzaman Yunus
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2018 14:57
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2018 14:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/64098

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