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Ionic Composition of Rainwater at Selected Sites of Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia: A Preliminary Study

Tay, Joo Hui and Syakhsiah, Jaafar and Norhayati, Mohd Tahir (2014) Ionic Composition of Rainwater at Selected Sites of Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia: A Preliminary Study. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 92 (3). pp. 329-333. ISSN 0007-4861

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Abstract

A short-term investigation on the chemical composition of rainwater was carried out at five selected sampling stations in Kuantan district, Pahang, Malaysia. Sampling of rainwater was conducted by event basis between September and November 2011. Rainwater samples were collected using polyethylene containers and the parameters measured were cations (sodium, potassium, ammonium, calcium and magnesium) and anions (chlorides, nitrates and sulphates). The average pH value for rainwater samples was 6.0 ± 0.57 in which most of the sampling sites exhibited pH values >5.6. Calcium and sulphate were the most abundant cation and anion, respectively, whilst the concentrations of other major ions varied according to sampling location.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Indexed in Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cations, Anions, Wet precipitation, Acid rain
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Depositing User: mira
Date Deposited: 15 May 2014 06:37
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 08:10
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/5350
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