Preliminary water quality study in cockle farming area in Malaysia

A case study in Jeram, Selangor

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Abstract

Regular monitoring of the water quality in the cockle farming area is essential to sustain the production of adult cockles. The aim of this study is to collect the baseline data for water quality parameters consists of physical, organic, and inorganic parameters in the cockle farming area in Malaysia coastal water. Water quality sampling was conducted every two months, from July 2013 to June 2014. The sampling involved three sampling stations with different farming intensities, located in one lot of a 50 ha cockle farming area in Jeram, Kuala Selangor. For organic parameters, TOC ranged from 0.10 mg L-1 to 2.37 mg L-1, COD ranged from 18.0 mg L-1 to 87.0 mg L-1, and oil and grease ranged from 0.0016 mg L-1 to 1.6878 mg L-1. For inorganic parameters, NO3- ranged from 0.10 mg L-1 to 3.70 mg L-1, PO4 3-ranged from 0.01 mg L-1 to 0.63 mg L-1, and SO4 2- ranged from 19 mg L-1 to 180 mg L-1. Results showed that the level of nitrate and oil and grease have exceeded the Malaysian Marine Water Quality Criteria and Standard permissible limit. Two-factor ANOVA test showed that all parameters were significantly different (p <0.05) among sampling stations and sampling dates. Monitoring of water quality parameters should regularly be conducted in a wider cockle farming area towards a better cockle farm management.

Original languageEnglish
Article number15
Pages (from-to)316-325
Number of pages10
JournalAACL Bioflux
Volume9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Cockles
  • Inorganic parameters
  • Organic parameters
  • Physical parameters
  • Water quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Preliminary water quality study in cockle farming area in Malaysia : A case study in Jeram, Selangor. / Pahri, Siti Dina R; Mohamed, Ahmad Fariz; Samat, Abdullah.

In: AACL Bioflux, Vol. 9, No. 2, 15, 2016, p. 316-325.

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