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Distribution of dissolved and particulate Fe in an estuarine system at Bagan Pasir, Perak


Muhamad Kamel, Syaza Syafiqah and Mohamed @ Mohd Ramli, Khairul Nizam and Mohamat Yusuff, Ferdius @ Ferdaus and Amiruddin, Abd Muhaimin (2019) Distribution of dissolved and particulate Fe in an estuarine system at Bagan Pasir, Perak. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 27 (4). pp. 2317-2331. ISSN 0128-7680; ESSN: 2231-8526


The distribution of dissolved iron (dFe) and particulate iron in the estuarine system was studied where in-situ water sampling stations were selected at Bagan Pasir, Perak. The concentration of dFe was 1.17±0.28 mg/L on average at the estuary, while in freshwater samples its concentration was 0.08±0.00 mg/L. This study found that the concentration of particulate Fe in freshwater system was higher than that in the estuary system. The Fe concentration was 0.95±0.03 mg/kg and 0.80±0.18 mg/kg at the freshwater and estuary systems, respectively. We have applied a distribution coefficient (KD) in order to quantify the partitioning of Fe between the particulate (>0.45 µm) and dissolved (<0.45 µm) phases. The KD value of Fe in the freshwater system was much higher compared to that in the estuary, where the KD value was 12.18 in freshwater and 0.48 -1.31 in the estuary. This indicated that Fe in this area has a strong affinity with the particulate phase in a freshwater system and this is probably due to the anthropogenic input. On the other hand, Fe may exist in colloidal or organic ligands which probably originate from surface sediment or a biological process in water columns at the estuarine area.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Environmental Studies
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Dissolved iron; Estuary; Particulate iron; Seawater; Voltammetry
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2020 03:58
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2020 03:58
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/76344
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