Determination of heavy metals in razor clam (solen sp.) at Moyan and Hulu Langat

Fazira, Ibrahim (2008) Determination of heavy metals in razor clam (solen sp.) at Moyan and Hulu Langat. [Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Razor clam ( Solen sp) was used to determine the levels of heavy metals (Cd, Mn, Fe, Cr and Hg). The samples were collected at three different stations at Moyan and also from Hulu Langat. The determination of heavy metals in sediments and different parts of razor clam (shell, tissue, foot, siphon and gill) was carried out using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (FAAS) and Flow Injection Mercury Spectrometer (FIMS). Fe was found to be the most abundant element in sediments, tissue, foot, siphon and gill parts of razor clam while Mn occurred in highest concentration in shell. Hg was found in lowest concentration in sediments and also in all parts of razor clam. The accumulation of heavy metals in Moyan and Hulu Langat varied between different parts. There were significant correlations for Cd in sediment and Cd in shell, tissue, foot, and siphon (r > 0.76, P<0.05). Concentration of Mn in tissues significantly correlated with Mn in sediment (r= 0.72, P=0.05).

Item Type: Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2008.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Razor clams, Heavy metals, sediments, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2015 06:34
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2015 06:34
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/7640

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