Urban vs. marine based oil pollution in the strait of Johor, Malaysia : A century record

Sakari Mahyar and Mohammad Pauzi Zakaria and C. A. R. Mohamed and Nordin Lajis and Kuhan Chandru and Bahry, Pourya Shahpoury and Mazlin Mokhtar and Azadeh Shahbazi (2010) Urban vs. marine based oil pollution in the strait of Johor, Malaysia : A century record. Soil and Sediment Contamination, 19 (6). pp. 644-666. ISSN 1532-0383

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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) constitute a class of organic pollutants in the environment that come from combustion of organic matter and petroleum products and from natural sources. Reconstruction of PAH history from two sedimentary cores of the Strait of Johor in peninsular Malaysia showed predominance of urban over marine-based sources of oil pollution. Laboratory analysis of the cores found oil pollution from city-sourced material since 1910 and 1940 in the near-shore and offshore samples, respectively. Using hopane as molecular biomarker of petroleum pollution, this study found a predominance of Southeast Asian-originated oil and its derivatives. This study concludes that crankcase oil, asphalt, street dust and urban sediments considerably contribute to oil pollution of the study area. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gas chromatograph, Hopane, Johor, Malaysia, Oil pollution, PAHs
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301-705.5 Biology (General) > QH540-549.5 Ecology
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2011 18:43
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2014 10:21
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/2143

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