Aliphatic Hydrocarbons In Surface Sediments From South China Sea Off Kuching Division, Sarawak

Yusoff, Abdul Hafidz and Assim, Zaini and Mohamad, Samsur (2012) Aliphatic Hydrocarbons In Surface Sediments From South China Sea Off Kuching Division, Sarawak. The Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences, Vol 16 No 1(2012): 1 – 11.

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Abstract

Eighteen surface sediment samples collected from South China Sea off Kuching Division, Sarawak were analyzed for aliphatic hydrocarbons. These hydrocarbons were recovered from sediment by Soxhlet extraction method and then analyzed using gas chromatography equipped with mass spectrometer (GC/MS). Total concentrations of aliphatic hydrocarbons in surface sediments from South China Sea off Kuching division are ranged from 35.6 ug/g to 1466.1 ug/g dry weights. The sediments collected from Bako Bay, Kuching showed high concentrations of total aliphatic hydrocarbons. Several molecular indices were used to predict the predominant sources of hydrocarbons. Carbon preference index (CPI) value revealed widespread anthropogenic input in this study area (CPI= 0 to 4.1). The ratio of C31/C19and C29/C31indicated that major input of aliphatic hydrocarbon mostly transfer by lateral input to the marine environment than atmospheric movements. Generally, the concentrations of aliphatic hydrocarbons in sediment from South China Sea off Kuching division are generally higher compare to other area in the world.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aliphatic hydrocarbons, surface sediment, South China Sea, Soxhlet extraction, gas chromatography/mass spectrometer (GC/MS), carbon preference index (CPI), FSTS, 2012, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, universiti, university, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, research
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2014 01:11
Last Modified: 21 May 2021 11:51
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/1769

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