Urban vs. marine based oil pollution in the strait of Johor, Malaysia

A century record

Mahyar Sakari, Mohamad P. Zakaria, Che Abd. Rahim Mohamed, Nordin H. Lajis, Kuhan Chandru, Pourya S. Bahry, Mazlin Mokhtar, Azadeh Shahbazi

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Abstract

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) constitute a class of organic pollutants in the environment that come from combustion of organic matter and petroleum products and from natural sources. Reconstruction of PAH history from two sedimentary cores of the Strait of Johor in peninsular Malaysia showed predominance of urban over marine-based sources of oil pollution. Laboratory analysis of the cores found oil pollution from city-sourced material since 1910 and 1940 in the near-shore and offshore samples, respectively. Using hopane as molecular biomarker of petroleum pollution, this study found a predominance of Southeast Asian-originated oil and its derivatives. This study concludes that crankcase oil, asphalt, street dust and urban sediments considerably contribute to oil pollution of the study area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)644-666
Number of pages23
JournalSoil and Sediment Contamination
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Petroleum Pollution
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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
PAH
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polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
oil
organic pollutant
bitumen
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Petroleum
Crankcases

Keywords

  • Gas chromatograph
  • Hopane
  • Johor
  • Malaysia
  • Oil pollution
  • PAHs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Pollution

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Urban vs. marine based oil pollution in the strait of Johor, Malaysia : A century record. / Sakari, Mahyar; Zakaria, Mohamad P.; Mohamed, Che Abd. Rahim; Lajis, Nordin H.; Chandru, Kuhan; Bahry, Pourya S.; Mokhtar, Mazlin; Shahbazi, Azadeh.

In: Soil and Sediment Contamination, Vol. 19, No. 6, 2010, p. 644-666.

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Sakari, Mahyar ; Zakaria, Mohamad P. ; Mohamed, Che Abd. Rahim ; Lajis, Nordin H. ; Chandru, Kuhan ; Bahry, Pourya S. ; Mokhtar, Mazlin ; Shahbazi, Azadeh. / Urban vs. marine based oil pollution in the strait of Johor, Malaysia : A century record. In: Soil and Sediment Contamination. 2010 ; Vol. 19, No. 6. pp. 644-666.
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