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The use of bivalves as bio-indicators in the assessment of marine pollution along a coastal area

Md Yusof, Aminah and Yanta, N.F. and Wood, Abdul Khalik (2004) The use of bivalves as bio-indicators in the assessment of marine pollution along a coastal area. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 259 (1). pp. 119-127. ISSN 0236-5731

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Abstract

The assessment of environmental pollution of the coastal areas of the Malaysian Peninsula was done by analyzing the contents of the heavy and trace elements in the bivalves blood clams (Anadara granosa) and green mussels (Perna viridis) and sediments at twenty-two sampling stations to look for prevailing trends. Heavy and trace elements analyzed in this study were As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Se and Zn. Two techniques, namely the neutron activation analysis (NAA) and atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS) were used in the quantitative determination of the heavy metals while Marine Sediment Reference Material (BCSS) and Lobster Hepatopancreas (TORT-1) provided the certified reference materials in the quality assurance control. The potential use of these bivalves as suitable bio-indicators was evaluated from correlation tests based on the concentrations of heavy and trace elements in the sediment-metals system to those in the bivalves.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:7714
Deposited By: Norhafizah Hussin
Deposited On:14 Jan 2009 05:01
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 15:54

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