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Time series analysis of heavy metal concentrations along the watershed gradient in Cameron Highlands: geospatial approaches


Haron, Siti Humaira and Sahid, Ismail and Mispan, Muhammad Radzali and Abd Rahman, Nor Faiza and Khalid, Khairi and Abdul Rasid, Muhammad Zamir and Mohd Sidek, Lariyah (2016) Time series analysis of heavy metal concentrations along the watershed gradient in Cameron Highlands: geospatial approaches. In: 2nd International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy and Technologies (ICARET 2016), 23-25 Feb. 2016, Putrajaya, Malaysia. (pp. 1-5).


Heavy metal, particularly cadmium, lead, and arsenic, constitute a significant potential threat to human health. Some metals are extremely toxic to humans and the toxic heavy metals of greatest concern include cadmium, lead, and arsenic. The objective of the study conducted was to determine the accumulation and distribution status of heavy metal cadmium (Cd) in the sediment of Bertam River from September 2014 to February 2015 in the agricultural areas of Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. The sediment samples were collected randomly in three replicates from ten sampling points in the agricultural areas of Cameron Highlands. The heavy metals in the sediment were extracted using the wet acid method and the sample concentrations are then tested for metal concentrations by the spectrography method using Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) spectrography. Inverse distance weighting (IDW) was used to create a map of metal concentrations for a point on the polygon dataset spatial interpolation. There is an increasing trend of Cd from the upstream to downstream stations along Bertam River during the rainy season. The activity range of Cd is 0.07 to 2.83 µg/g during the rainy season, whereas, during the dry season, Cd activity ranged from 0.26-0.83µg/g.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/32/1/012064
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Keywords: Heavy metal; Cadmium (Cd); Cameron Highlands; Metal concentrations
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2017 02:02
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2017 02:02
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/57671
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