Assessment of physical, chemical and dissolved trace metals parameters of marine water quality in East Malaysia’s port / Wan Nur Fazlina Abdol Jani … [et al.]

Abdol Jani, Wan Nur Fazlina and Suja’, Fatihah and Mohamad Hamzah, Firdaus and Md Zain, Shahrom (2021) Assessment of physical, chemical and dissolved trace metals parameters of marine water quality in East Malaysia’s port / Wan Nur Fazlina Abdol Jani … [et al.]. Malaysian Journal of Chemical Engineering and Technology (MJCET), 4 (1). pp. 50-57. ISSN 2682-8588

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Abstract

A port is an important national asset that needs to be carefully protected. Ports should be maintained to preserve both public health and the natural environment. This study focused on determining the status of a port in Peninsular Malaysia based on water quality analysis. Marine water samples in the port were collected from eight sampling locations. Fifteen physical and chemical parameters and trace metal concentrations were measured in-situ and in a laboratory using standard methods. The ranges of the results were as follows; 26.6–32.2 °C for temperature, 7.2–9.5 for pH, 7.18–8.55 mg/L for DO, 6.27–423.33 NTU for turbidity, 41–751 mg/L for TSS, 1.1–10.5 mg/L for BOD5, 57–2791 mg/L for COD, 6.00–679.50 mg/L for O&G, and 0.17–7.28 mg/L for NH3–N. The trace metal concentrations were as follows; 0.000–0.080 mg/L for Al, 0.000–0.048 mg/L for Cr, 0.001–0.197 mg/L for Cu, 0.002–0.821 mg/L for Fe, 0–0.038 mg/L for Ni, and 0.001– 0.068 mg/L for Zn. The parameters of total suspended solid, chemical oxygen demand, oil and grease, ammonia-nitrogen and Cu were mostly unacceptable in terms of water quality and sources of pollution. It stemmed from the phenomenon of the tides, port activities and the diversity of shipload, effects of antifouling ship, sewage and storm water runoff are the main contributors of marine pollution. Therefore, water quality monitoring and control of the release of untreated organic and dissolved metal wastes into marine waters are greatly needed.

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Item Type: Article
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Abdol Jani, Wan Nur Fazlina
wanfazlina@uitm.edu.my
Suja’, Fatihah
UNSPECIFIED
Mohamad Hamzah, Firdaus
UNSPECIFIED
Md Zain, Shahrom
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > Enviromental management
Q Science > QD Chemistry > Physical and theoretical chemistry
Q Science > QD Chemistry > Physical and theoretical chemistry > Chemical elements
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > Miscellaneous organic chemical industries
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Journal of Chemical Engineering and Technology (MJCET)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Malaysian Journal of Chemical Engineering and Technology (MJCET)
ISSN: 2682-8588
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 50-57
Official URL: https://mjcetfkk.uitm.edu.my/
Item ID: 48977
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian port, Physico-chemical properties, Marine pollution
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/48977

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