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Multivariate and Geoaccumulation Index evaluation in mangrove surface sediment of Mengkabong lagoon, Sabah.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18506379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spatial variations in estuarine intertidal sediment have been often related to such environmental variables as salinity, sediment types, heavy metals and base cations. However, there have been few attempts to investigate the difference condition between high and low tides relationships and to predict their likely responses in an estuarine environment. This paper investigates the linkages between environmental variables and tides of estuarine intertidal sediment in order to provide a basis for describing the effect of tides in the Mengkabong lagoon, Sabah. Multivariate statistical technique, principal components analysis (PCA) was employed to better interpret information about the sediment and its controlling factors in the intertidal zone. The calculation of Geoaccumulation Index (I(geo)) suggests the Mengkabong mangrove sediments are having background concentrations for Al, Cu, Fe, and Zn and unpolluted for Pb. Extra efforts should therefore pay attention to understand the mechanisms and quantification of different pathways of exchange within and between intertidal zones.
S M Praveena; A Ahmed; M Radojevic; M H Abdullah; A Z Aris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-05-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0007-4861     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Environ Contam Toxicol     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-01     Completed Date:  2008-12-05     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0046021     Medline TA:  Bull Environ Contam Toxicol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  52-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Environmental Science Programme, School of Science and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Locked Bag No. 2073, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 88999, Malaysia.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Biodegradation, Environmental
Geologic Sediments / analysis*
Metals, Heavy / analysis
Principal Component Analysis
Rhizophoraceae / chemistry*
Spectrophotometry, Atomic
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Metals, Heavy; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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