Monsoon influences distribution of surfactants at different coastal areas into atmospheric aerosol

Suhana Shaharom, Mohd Talib Latif, Firoz Khan

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Abstract

Global climate change can be influenced by surfactants because of its characteristics due to reduce surface tension. The aim of this study was to determine the composition of surfactants in atmospheric aerosol. Fine aerosol sample diameter size (<1.5 μM) were collected using High Volume Air Sampler (HVAS) for 24 hrs with flow rate of 1.13m3min-1 at different coastal areas. Colorimetric method was undertaken to determine the concentrations of anionic surfactants as methylene blue active substances (MBAS) and cationic surfactants as dimethyl blue active substances (DBAS) using a UV spectrometer. The results indicated that the concentration of anionic surfactants was higher than concentration of cationic surfactants. Therefore, the concentrations of surfactants in Port Dickson was 103.97 pmolm-3 for MBAS and 62.57 pmolm-3 for DBAS and was higher than Bachok during southwest monsoon and meanwhile concentrations of surfactants was higher in Bachok 102.74 pmolm-3 for MBAS and DBAS 68.56 pmolm-3 during northeast monsoon.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1784
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414464
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2016
Event2016 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2016 - Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Apr 201614 Apr 2016

Other

Other2016 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2016
CountryMalaysia
CitySelangor
Period13/4/1614/4/16

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monsoons
aerosols
surfactants
methylene blue
samplers
climate change
interfacial tension
flow velocity
spectrometers
air

Keywords

  • DBAS
  • fine aerosol
  • MBAS
  • monsoon
  • Surfactant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Shaharom, S., Latif, M. T., & Khan, F. (2016). Monsoon influences distribution of surfactants at different coastal areas into atmospheric aerosol. In 2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium (Vol. 1784). [060049] American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4966887

Monsoon influences distribution of surfactants at different coastal areas into atmospheric aerosol. / Shaharom, Suhana; Latif, Mohd Talib; Khan, Firoz.

2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1784 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2016. 060049.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Shaharom, S, Latif, MT & Khan, F 2016, Monsoon influences distribution of surfactants at different coastal areas into atmospheric aerosol. in 2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium. vol. 1784, 060049, American Institute of Physics Inc., 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2016, Selangor, Malaysia, 13/4/16. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4966887
Shaharom S, Latif MT, Khan F. Monsoon influences distribution of surfactants at different coastal areas into atmospheric aerosol. In 2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1784. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2016. 060049 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4966887
Shaharom, Suhana ; Latif, Mohd Talib ; Khan, Firoz. / Monsoon influences distribution of surfactants at different coastal areas into atmospheric aerosol. 2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1784 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2016.
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