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Correlations between speciation of Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn in sediment and their concentrations in total soft tissue of green-lipped mussel Perna viridis from the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia


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Yap, Chee Kong and Ismail, Ahmad and Tan, Soon Guan and Omar, Hishamuddin (2002) Correlations between speciation of Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn in sediment and their concentrations in total soft tissue of green-lipped mussel Perna viridis from the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Environment International, 28 (1-2). pp. 117-126. ISSN 0160-4120; ESSN: 1873-6750

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Total concentrations and speciation of cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn) in surface sediment samples were correlated with the respective metal measured in the total soft tissue of the green-lipped mussel Perna viridis, collected from water off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The aim of this study is to relate the possible differences in the accumulation patterns of the heavy metals in P. viridis to those in the surface sediment. The sequential extraction technique was employed to fractionate the sediment into ‘freely leachable and exchangeable’ (EFLE), ‘acid-reducible,’ ‘oxidisable–organic’ and ‘resistant’ fractions. The results showed that significant (P<.05) correlations were observed between Cd in P. viridis and Cd in the sediment (EFLE fraction and total Cd), Cu in P. viridis and Cu in the sediment (EFLE and ‘acid-reducible’ fractions and total Cu) and Pb in P. viridis and Pb in the sediment (‘oxidisable–organic’ fraction and total Pb). No significant correlation (P>.05) was found between Zn in P. viridis and all the sediment geochemical fractions of Zn and total Zn in the sediment. This indicated that Zn was possibly regulated from the soft tissue of P. viridis. The present results supported the use of P. viridis as a suitable biomonitoring agent for Cd, Cu and Pb.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0160-4120(02)00015-6
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Heavy metals; Correlations; Sediment; Geochemical speciation; Perna viridis
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2015 16:12
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2015 16:12
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/40078
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