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Survival of pathogenic bacteria in dredged marine soils

Anuar, Nurasiah Mira and Chan, Chee-Ming (2015) Survival of pathogenic bacteria in dredged marine soils. Jurnal Teknologi, 77 (33). pp. 139-144. ISSN 2180-3722

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Abstract

Dredging work involves a range of marine soils, varying from coarse to fine, clean to contaminated. The work includes excavation and disposal phase, may affect the marine environment through releasing of the possible contaminants. The biological hazards in marine soils were observed to identify the present of pathogenic bacteria which may have adverse effects on human health and ecosystem. Numbers of pathogen, including the indicator bacteria, Escherichia coli have been used to assess the level of contamination in marine environment. The effect of natural factors including salinity, pH, soils particle sizes and solar exposure were investigated. The main goal is to understand bacteria survival ability, as an approach to deal with the hazards.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: tanah kerukan laut; bakteria patogenik; faktor alam sekitar
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA703-711 Engineering geology. Rock mechanics. Soil mechanics.
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2016 06:25
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2016 06:25
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8202
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