Status of Contamination and Distribution of Effluents in Tasik Chini, Pahang, Malaysia

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Title Status of Contamination and Distribution of Effluents in Tasik Chini, Pahang, Malaysia
 
Creator Arafat, M. Y.; Faculty of Civil Engineering and Earth Resources Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26300 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Sujaul, I. M.; Faculty of Civil Engineering and Earth Resources Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26300 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Wahid, Zularisam A.; Faculty of Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26300 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Ali, M. Idris; Faculty of Civil Engineering and Earth Resources Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26300 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
 
Subject limnology
Water Quality Index (WQI); Tasik Chini; Catchment and Tributaries; Water Quality
water quality
 
Description The study investigates the spatial variation and index of water quality in Tasik Chini (Chini Lake), Pahang, Malaysia.  Water samples were taken from 12 representative sites within the lake and two major feeder rivers. Physico-chemical parameters and heavy metal concentrations were analyzed using standard procedures. Observed data were calculated according to Department of Environment Water Quality Index (DOE-WQI) and classified to compare with National Water Quality Standard, Malaysia (NWQS). TSS, TDS and nitrate were categorized under class I. Water temperature, DO, BOD and turbidity were categorized under class II. Among others,  pH, ammonical nitrogen (AN) and COD was under class III. Study revealed that station T2 was worse in condiion followed by stations T1 and L7. Heavy metals estimated by ICPMS indicated  that Fe and Mn concentration were high in the mining zone station T2, whereas sites L4 and L8 had the highest concentration of  Ba and Pb. The lake water quality was classified as class II based on WQI Malaysia. That is quite suitable for body contact and recreational purpose. In general, water quality varied over space of the catchment and most affected indicators were AN, COD and pH.
 
Publisher NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ECOLOGY
 
Date 2016-08-20
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
field study
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://nieindia.org/Journal/index.php/ijees/article/view/927
 
Source International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences; Vol 42, No 3 (2016); 201-208
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://nieindia.org/Journal/index.php/ijees/article/view/927/272
 
Coverage Malaysia
 
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