Determination of selected heavy metals concentration in Patin fish (pangasius sp.) from Kampung Pangsenam, Pahang river / Daeng Sufinah Shaiful Anuar

Shaiful Anuar, Daeng Sufinah (2017) Determination of selected heavy metals concentration in Patin fish (pangasius sp.) from Kampung Pangsenam, Pahang river / Daeng Sufinah Shaiful Anuar. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Fish is one of the most important sources of protein for humans. Unfortunately, in recent years, studies show that human activities causes environmental pressure especially water pollution due to heavy metal waste on natural habitat of fish and other aquatic ecosystem. Patin fish is a popular freshwater fish in Malaysia especially in Pahang area. The water pollution due to the rise of urbanization is threatening as it could lead to serious health concern. In this study, the feed, water and 5 samples of Pangasius sp. were collected from Sungai Pahang (Kampung Pangsenam) and Sungai Tembeling. The heavy metals profiles of AI, Zn, Fe, Cu, As, Cd, K ,Ni, Mn, Se , Co and Hg, in water, feed and fish muscle were analysed by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) Spectrometer. In fish, the metal with highest mean concentration at Sungai Pahang is Al (1327.6±110.86 mg/kg) same goes with Sungai Tembeling 1591.3±14.86 mg/kg. The fish feed mostly contain Zn, AI and Fe which concentration of 284.2±18.43, 462.1±15.49 and 477.3±180.95 mg/kg respectively. For water analysis, Al content was the highest in Sungai Pahang and the K in the Tembeling River. Zn was the lowest in water. Transfer factor concludes that the bioaccumulation of heavy metal comes from water. Most of the heavy metals were higher than the maximum of allowable levels sets by WHO and USEPA. This is an indication that the waste of industrial activities was discharged into the river. The fish species from both rivers are not recommended for consumption as it contains high concentration of heavy metals.


Item Type: Student Project
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Shaiful Anuar, Daeng SufinahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > Composite materials
Q Science > QC Physics > Meteorology. Climatology. Including the earth's atmosphere
Q Science > QD Chemistry > Inorganic chemistry > Metals
Q Science > QD Chemistry > Analytical chemistry
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Physics
Item ID: 23887
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water pollution, Heavy metal waste, Natural habitat of fish, Aquatic ecosystem, Patin fish, Pangasius sp, Sungai Pahang


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