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Determination of phthalate esters compounds in Sembrong river sediment

Muhamad, Aida and Zakaria, Nur Fathanah and Krystabel Jonya Ak Rapok, Krystabel Jonya Ak Rapok (2015) Determination of phthalate esters compounds in Sembrong river sediment. In: Prosiding Persidangan Antarabangsa Kelestarian Insan Kali Ke-2 2015, 19-20 October 2015, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

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Abstract

River sediment contamination is a cause of decline in water quality which brings a detrimental effect on aquatic ecosystems and human life. The purpose of this study is to determine the existence and pollution level of PAEs compound in the Sembrong River sediments. Sembrong River is chosen because the river has evidence from previous studies to contain heavy metals and other pollutants. Sediment samples were collected using core sediment sampler at 3 different locations along the river banks. Laboratory tests were conducted to determine the concentration phthalate esters compounds in Sembrong River sediments. Results showed that the concentrations of PAEs are in the range of 0.01-15.63 mglkg. Di-nbutyl phthalate (DBP), and di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) are the highest concentration of compounds found in the sediment. Other PAEs detected in the sediment of Sembrong River are dimethyl phthalate (DMP), diethyl phthalate (DEP), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), and di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: river sediment; phthalate ester (PAES); environmental risk limits (ERLs)
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD511-780 Sewage collection and disposal systems. Sewerage
Divisions: Centre of Diploma Studies > Department of Science and Mathematics
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2016 08:17
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2016 08:17
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7406
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