Analysis of trace metal contamination in Pahang River and Kelantan River, Malaysia

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Title: Analysis of trace metal contamination in Pahang River and Kelantan River, Malaysia
Authors: Manap, N
Sandirasegaran, K
Syahrom, NS
Amir, A
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: The primary objective of this study is to determine trace metal contamination in environmental samples obtained from Pahang River and Kelantan River, Malaysia which may help to identify the risk of sustainable dredging in these areas. This research also proceeds to compare the trace metal concentration with the National Water Quality Standards of Malaysia, Interim Canadian Sediment Quality Guidelines and Malaysian Food Act 1983 to determine its limits and risks. Samples of water, sediment, snails and fishes were collected and analyzed for As, Cu, Cd, Cr, Fe, Pb, Ni, Mn, and Hg by using atomic absorption spectrophotometer. It was found that the concentration of trace metals namely As, Cu, Cd, Cr, Pb, Ni, and Hg in river water, sediment, snail and fish samples in Pahang River were lower than the maximum allowable limits, except for Fe and Mn. In Kelantan River, the concentration of trace metals indicating that it is contaminated with Fe, Mn, Pb, Cr, Cu, Hg, and As as all trace metals exceeded the maximum allowable limits. Negative impacts may arise, and the river may contaminate more in future if there is no proper management to tackle this issue during execution of dredging activities.
Issue Date: 20-Feb-2019
Date of Acceptance: 1-Jan-2019
ISSN: 2261-236X
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Journal / Book Title: MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume: 266
Copyright Statement: © The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Sponsor/Funder: Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia
Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia
Funder's Grant Number: R063
Conference Name: International Conference on the Built Environment and Engineering
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2018-10-29
Finish Date: 2018-10-30
Conference Place: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Online Publication Date: 2019-02-20
Appears in Collections:Centre for Environmental Policy
Faculty of Natural Sciences

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