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Spatial Variation of the Radioactive Element Polonium-210 in a Coal Burning Power Plant Area of Malaysia

Alam, Lubna and Mazlin, Mokhtar and Islam, Mir Sujaul (2017) Spatial Variation of the Radioactive Element Polonium-210 in a Coal Burning Power Plant Area of Malaysia. International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering (IJMPE), 5 (8). pp. 41-45. ISSN 2320-2092

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Abstract

This study presents the results of Po-210 analysis in water, total suspended solid and sediment samples collected from a coal burning power plant area of Malaysia. Hierarchical cluster analysis has been used to classify the sampling station based on the activity of Po-210. The calculation of flux allowed examining the vulnerability of study location based on the concentrations of Po-210. Among all the stations, ash pond is detected as the most vulnerable location and the less affected area is the inlet. Even though the fluxes of water and sediment are not so high, the coastal sea became the second most vulnerable station because of the higher Po-210 activity in TSS. As a whole, the study clearly indicates the impact of coal burning on the marine environment of Kapar coastal area of Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polonium, Coal, Water, sediment, TSS
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Dr. Mir Sujaul Islam
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2018 03:10
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 02:15
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/19862
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