Pengambilan logam berat Fe, Mn dan Cu oleh Melastoma malabathricum dalam tanih bekas Lombong Pelepah Kanan, Kota Tinggi, Johor

Translated title of the contribution: Uptake of heavy metas Fe, Mn and Cu Melastoma malabathricum from an ex-mining soil at Lombong Pelepah Kanan, Kota Tinggi, Johor

Sahibin @ Sahibini Abd Rahim, Tukimat Lihan, Wan Mohd Razi Idris, Lee Chain Choo

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Abstract

Plants that can be found abundantly and tend to accumulate high quantities of heavy metals can be used as bio-indicators. The aim of this study is to determine whether Melastoma malabathricum can be used as bio-indicator for heavy metal pollutant in soil of a former mining land. In this study, fifteen samples of Melastoma malabathricum and their soil substrates were collected from a former iron and tin mines of Pelepah Kanan Kota Tinggi, Johor. The different parts of plant (root, stem and leaves) were analysed to evaluate the absorption and accumulation of Cu, Fe and Mn. As for the soil, heavy metal content and physico-chemical parameter analyses were carried out. Results showed that the soil in the study area was dominated by sand and has a loamy sand texture. Organic matter content was in the range of 1.45 to 5.91%. Soil pH ranged from 3.55 to 5.68, thus very acidic to acidic. Electrical conductivity was in the range of 2.14 to 2.58 mS/cm. The concentrations of heavy metals in soils were 12070 to 65545 mg/kg for Fe, 1070.3 to 11956.3 mg/kg for Mn and 386.5 to 4753.2 mg/kg for Cu. The concentration of heavy metals in different part of the plant were in the following order; Fe>Mn> Cu. The final result indicated that Melastoma malabathricum can be used as bio-indicator for Fe and Mn.

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Pages (from-to)37-44
Number of pages8
JournalSains Malaysiana
Volume35
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

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  • Melastoma malabathricum

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Pengambilan logam berat Fe, Mn dan Cu oleh Melastoma malabathricum dalam tanih bekas Lombong Pelepah Kanan, Kota Tinggi, Johor. / Abd Rahim, Sahibin @ Sahibini; Lihan, Tukimat; Idris, Wan Mohd Razi; Choo, Lee Chain.

In: Sains Malaysiana, Vol. 35, No. 1, 07.2006, p. 37-44.

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