Determine of copper in soil of Kuching City

Chan, Yean Kwan (2015) Determine of copper in soil of Kuching City. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Heavy metals pollution is currently of major environmental concern. The present study was conducted to detemine copper concentration in soil of Kuching city and to assess the level of copper pollution in soil. A total of 20 surface soil samples (0 - 10 cm depth) were collected from different locations in Taman BDC and Samajaya. The collected sample, were analyzed by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) following the aciddigeslion of the soil samples. These copper concentrations of Taman BDC and Samajaya rangcd from 4.42 mglkg to 69.1 mglkg and 0.968 mglkg to 17.6 mg/kg. The results indicate that soils in Kuching have nonnal concentrations of Cu. Cu conccntrations wcre not con'elated with soil parameters such as p]-] (1: 5 soil-water ratio), soil organic matter (using loss on-ignition method) and clay content (using pipitte method). Geoaccumulalion index was also used to assess the level of copper contamination in soil.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc) -- University Malaysia Sarawak, 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Copper, soil, pH, SOM, clay , unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 04:30
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 04:35
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/27409

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