Determination of heavy metals in selected estuary vegetation in the Muara Tebas estuary

Nur Afzan, Mohd Nasir (2008) Determination of heavy metals in selected estuary vegetation in the Muara Tebas estuary. [Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Heavy metals are toxic substances that can cause harmful effects in organisms. Heavy metals are also one of the sources of toxicity in an environment. Most of the pollution at an estuary occurs because of the high concentrations of heavy metals at the estuary. Selected heavy metals i.e. iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), manganese (Mn) and cadmium (Cd) in selected estuary vegetation i.e. Sonneratia sp. and Avicennia sp. were studied. The concentrations of metals were determined by using the Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS). Iron (Fe) was the most abundant metal found present in the estuary vegetation and in the sediments. Heavy metals investigated are a source of contamination for the estuary ecosystem.

Item Type: Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2008.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heavy metals, Physiological effect, estuary, estuary vegetation, sediment, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate,Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2015 06:42
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2015 06:42
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/7641

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