Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1005763918958
Title: Heavy metal levels in marine sediments of Singapore
Authors: Goh, B.P.L. 
Chou, L.M. 
Issue Date: 1997
Source: Goh, B.P.L., Chou, L.M. (1997). Heavy metal levels in marine sediments of Singapore. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 44 (1-3) : 67-80. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1005763918958
Abstract: Marine environmental levels of the metals copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) were measured from sediments collected around 20 coastal locations around Singapore, over a 2-year period. Sediment-size analysis was conducted on sediment samples, and Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry was used in the analyses of sediment heavy metal concentrations. The levels of heavy metals in marine sediment was largely dependant on sediment particle size, as illustrated by the correlation of sediment size with Multidimensional Scaling (MDS) configurations of sediment metal concentrations. In addition, the proximity to shipping activity, and the release of anti-fouling paint from boats also influence heavy metal concentrations in marine sediments of Singapore.
Source Title: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/110936
ISSN: 01676369
DOI: 10.1023/A:1005763918958
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