The assessment of Mangrove Sediment quality in Mengkabong Lagoon: an index analysis approach

Mohd Harun Abdullah, and Sarva Mangala Praveena, and Miroslav Radojevic, (2007) The assessment of Mangrove Sediment quality in Mengkabong Lagoon: an index analysis approach. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2 (3). pp. 60-68. ISSN 1306-3065


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The objectives of this study are to use different types of indexes to assess the current pollution status in Mengkabong lagoon and select the best index to describe the Mengkabong sediment quality. The indexes used in this study were Enrichment Factor (EF), Geo-accumulation Index (Igeo), Pollution Load Index (PLI) and Marine Sediment Pollution Index (MSPI). Different indexes give diverse status of Mengkabong lagoon sediment quality. MSPI has an advantage over the earlier indexes and viewed as a simple summary of the state of the sediment. However, the heavy metal assessment indices are not to be used as the only indicator for sediment quality. Site-specific, biological testing and ecological analysis of existing benthic community related to sediment contamination are needed for final decision making in the case of Mengkabong lagoon. (Contains 3 figures and 10 tables.)

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heavy Metals; Indexes; Sediment Quality; Surface Sediment
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2015 04:42
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 04:15

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