Evaluation of heavy metals and environmental risk assessment in the Mangrove Forest of Kuala Selangor estuary, Malaysia

ELTurk, Mohammed and Abdullah, Rosazlin and Rozainah, Mohamad Zakaria and Bakar, Nor Kartini Abu (2018) Evaluation of heavy metals and environmental risk assessment in the Mangrove Forest of Kuala Selangor estuary, Malaysia. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 136. pp. 1-9. ISSN 0025-326X, DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.08.063.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.08.063


This study was carried out to evaluate the distribution, enrichment and ecological risk of heavy metals (arsenic (As), zinc (Zn), manganese (Mn), copper (Cu) and lead (Pb)) concentration in Kuala Selangor estuary at the Kuala Selangor Nature Park. The results suggested that As and Pb in sediment were as high as the background value, suggesting the presence of anthropogenic contamination. The risk assessment of sediment Igeo, CD, and PERI, on the other hand, showed low risk of heavy metals in Kuala Selangor estuary. Meanwhile, risk assessment code (RAC) results showed that Mn, As and Zn presented medium to high level of environmental risk. The translocation factor and bioaccumulation factors of heavy metal concentration by mangrove vegetation showed a variety of trends, which indicates the different partitioning and uptake ability of heavy metal in the tissues of different mangrove species. Therefore, underscores the importance of preserving the high diversity of mangroves at securing the health and productivity of the coastal region. These results may play a critical role in facilitating decision makers in managing the sustainability of mangrove forests.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) for the financial support (GA008-2017)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kuala Selangor Nature Park; Sediment; Vegetation; Heavy metals; Risk assessment
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 01:29
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 03:13
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/11263

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