Assessment of copper and zinc concentration in paddy cultivated area at Kota Setar District, Kedah / Qamarul Fakhri Azalan

Azalan, Qamarul Fakhri (2018) Assessment of copper and zinc concentration in paddy cultivated area at Kota Setar District, Kedah / Qamarul Fakhri Azalan. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

Copper and zinc plays an essential part for the growth of paddy. Paddy absorbs the nutrients that are in available form from soil. Although it is usually exist in a small amount, the availability of copper and zinc can be excessive if the soil is exposed to several factors such as daily human activities and industrial activities. This study was conducted to identify the amount of copper and zinc availability from three locations and compare the factors that contribute toward the accumulation of copper and zinc in soil. Samples were collected from three locations that were cultivated by paddy which is an industrial area, a roadside area and an urban area. The soil series that were taken at industrial area and roadside area labelled as Kuala Kedah Series (60% Clay) and urban area is as Urban Series. The mean availability of copper at industrial area is 1.052 mg kg-1, for roadside area is 0.905 mg kg-1 and at urban area is 0.326 mg kg-1, whereas the mean availability of zinc at industrial area is 1.258 mg kg-1, for roadside area is 5.038 mg kg-1 and at urban area is 1.705 mg kg-1. The result shows that the content of copper and zinc at those areas is normal and not exceeding Maximum Allowable Limit (MAL) of heavy metal in soil.

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Item Type: Student Project
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Azalan, Qamarul FakhriUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science. Including soil surveys, soil chemistry, soil structure, soil-plant relationships
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Jasin Campus > Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons) Plantation Management and Technology (AT220)
Item ID: 22847
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kuala Kedah; Copper availability; Zinc availability; Paddy
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/22847

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