UPM Institutional Repository

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and hopane in Malacca coastal water: 130 years of evidence for their land-based sources.


Citation

Sakari, Mahyar and Zakaria, Mohamad Pauzi and Mohamed, Che Abd Rahim and Lajis, Md. Nordin and Abdullah, Mohd Harun and Shahbazi, Azadeh (2011) Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and hopane in Malacca coastal water: 130 years of evidence for their land-based sources. Environmental Forensics, 12 (1). pp. 63-78. ISSN 1527-5922

Abstract

Massive development over the past century has led to environmental oil-related pollution around the Malaysian city of Malacca. To characterize the concentration, sources, and origins of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Malacca’s coastal water in the Strait of Malacca, sediment cores from near shore and offshore were collected and analyzed. The highest concentration of total polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the Near Shore station core was 4447 ng/g dry weight (dw) (1963–1969), and the lowest was 177 ng/g dw (1949–1955). The lowest concentration of PAHs in the Near Shore sample was 452 ng/g dw (1991 to 1997). In general, the Offshore core showed lower concentrations of total PAHs than did the Near Shore core, ranging from 1.71 (1914–1920) to 714.37 ng/g dw (1963–1969). Diagnostic tools such as specific compound, isomer ratio, and hopane characteristics indicate pollution by petroleum and combustion of oils from Southeast Asia and the Middle East in the study area since the 1940s.


Download File

Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://www.tandf.co.uk/

Additional Metadata

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Environmental Studies
Institute of Bioscience
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/15275922.2010.547911
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Keywords: PAHs; Hopane; Crankcase oil; Asphalt; Strait of Malacca.
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2013 06:13
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2013 06:13
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.1080/15275922.2010.547911
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/25029
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item