Spatial distribution of organic carbon contents of Langkawi island coastal waters, Malaysia

B. Y. Kamaruzzaman, N. T. Shuhada, S. Shahbuddin, K. A C Jalal, S. M. Al-Barwani, J. S. Goddard

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Abstract

The distribution of total organic carbon content (TOC) in surface sediments of 5 zones in the area of Langkawi Island coastal waters were analysed by using wet oxidation dichromate method A total of 51 samples were obtained using Ekman Grab from Kuah coastal area (Zone A) Cenana coastal area (Zone B), Datai River (Zone E), Kilim River (Zone D) and Pulau Tuba waters (Zone E) n this study, the highest mean of organic carbon was found in zone A (2.27±0.59), followed by zone C (2.09±0.14), zone D (2.01±0.15), zone E (1.89±0.28) and the lowest is in zone B (1.72±0.38) A relatively weak positive relationship was also found between the organic carbon content and the sediments grain size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-855
Number of pages5
JournalOriental Journal of Chemistry
Volume26
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

Keywords

  • Coastal waters
  • Langkawi island
  • Surface sediment sample
  • Total organic carbon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

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    Kamaruzzaman, B. Y., Shuhada, N. T., Shahbuddin, S., Jalal, K. A. C., Al-Barwani, S. M., & Goddard, J. S. (2010). Spatial distribution of organic carbon contents of Langkawi island coastal waters, Malaysia. Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 26(3), 851-855.