Metallic constituents in water samples from the Michu and Langat Rivers

Batcha, F.K. and Agamuthu, P. and Ibrahim, S. (2004) Metallic constituents in water samples from the Michu and Langat Rivers. Malaysian Journal of Science, 23 (1). pp. 105-112. ISSN 1394-3065

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Abstract

The concentrations of the metals Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Pb, Mg, Ba, K and Cd in water samples from the Michu and Langat Rivers were measured using the Inductively-Coupled Plasma (ICP) technique. Samples were taken at six locations on the rivers, on five different days between May and July of 1999 in relation to the closure of the Ampang Municipal Landfill. Mn, Fe, Zn, Mg, Ba and K were detected in all the samples. Cr, Cu and Cd were present in most samples while Ni and Pb were only found in six and four samples, respectively, out of a total of 35 samples analyzed for each metal. With a few exceptions, samples from locations furthest away from the leachate source were often lower in the metallic content compared to other locations. There was no consistent indication of the effect of time from landfill closure on metal concentration.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: River pollution, metallic constituents, Ampang Landfill, Michu River, Langat River, ICP analysis
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2013 02:18
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 06:46
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/5020

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