Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contamination in the sediments of East Coast Peninsular Malaysia

Md Suhaimi, Elias and Ab. Khalik, Wood and Zaleha, Hashim and Wee, Boon Siong and Mohd Suhaimi, Hamzah and Shamsiah, Ab Rahman and Nazaratul Ashifa, Abdullah Salim and Ariffin, Talib (2007) Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contamination in the sediments of East Coast Peninsular Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences, 11 (1). pp. 70-75. ISSN 1394-2506

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Abstract

The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are pollutants of concern due to their persistent in the marine ecosystem, thus its can cause long-term adverse effect to the marine life. In this study the concentrations of PAHs in east coast Peninsular Malaysia sediments were determined. About ten stations along the east coast of the coastal area were selected to collect sediment samples using grab sampler. The PAHs from the sediment samples were soxhlet extracted using mixture of hexane and dichloromethane (DCM). Fractionation was done using the silica-alumina column. About 17 compounds of the PAHs were determined using the Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometer (GCMS model QP5050A). The Σ PAHs was found in range between 0.26μg/g to 0.59μg/g dry weight. The data from the study signified that the main source of PAHs in the sediment of the east coast peninsular Malaysia is originated from the pyrolytic source.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), sediment, east coast Peninsular Malaysia, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
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: 19 Jan 2016 07:38
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2016 07:38
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/10269

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