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Call for Paper, Published Articles, Indexing Infromation Distributions of heavy metalin the surface sediments of mangrove from west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Authors : Kumar Krishnan, Elias Saion, M.K. Halimah, Yap CK and Muhd Suhaimi Hamzah, International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management (IJAIEM), www.ijaiem.org
Volume & Issue no: Volume 3, Issue 7, July 2014

Title:
Distributions of heavy metalin the surface sediments of mangrove from west coast of Peninsular Malaysia
Author Name:
Kumar Krishnan, Elias Saion, M.K. Halimah, Yap CK and Muhd Suhaimi Hamzah
Abstract:
ABSTRACT A study is carried out on the concentrations of heavy metal of arsenic (As), copper (Cu), lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn) present in surface sediments from 10 locations throughout west coast Malaysia. Instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) method was used to determine element concentrations in the entire samples. Samples were dried and crushed to powdery form before preparation for INAA and AAS. As calibration and quality control procedures, blank samples, standard reference material IAEA-Soil-7 and SL-1 were analyzed same conditions as the samples. The mean concentrations of As, Cu, Pb and Zn on sediment samples ranged from 8.75 to 44.60, 5.70 to 69.45, 13.16 to 34.52 and 34.17 to 348.10 mg/kg respectively. The enrichment factor value of sediments varied from 0.21 – 9.18. Degree of contamination (Cd) and modified degree of contamination (mCd) of all the heavy metal fall in the range between 2.81 – 7.74 and 0.70 – 1.94 respectively. Sediments of the Juru (L5) are contaminated by Zn, while the sediment from Lukut (L8) and Kampung Panchor (L6) was heavily contaminated by As. Keywords: Heavy metal, Spectrometry, Enrichment, Contamination factor, Neutron activation.
Cite this article:
Kumar Krishnan, Elias Saion, M.K. Halimah, Yap CK and Muhd Suhaimi Hamzah , " Distributions of heavy metalin the surface sediments of mangrove from west coast of Peninsular Malaysia " , International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management (IJAIEM), Volume 3, Issue 7, July 2014 , pp. 088-096 , ISSN 2319 - 4847.
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