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Characterization of storm runoff quality from a highway in Selangor and conceptual design of constructed Wetland

Al-Mamun, Abdullah and Abdul Latiff, Nurzuliana and Salleh, Md Noor (2014) Characterization of storm runoff quality from a highway in Selangor and conceptual design of constructed Wetland. Advances in Environmental Biology, 8 (3 (spec.)). pp. 810-814. ISSN 1995-0756

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Quality of storm runoff from different urban landuses contains different types of pollutants at various concentrations. Not much data is available on the characteristics of highway runoff quality in Malaysia, where the highways play significant roles in the transportation industry. The storm runoff samples were taken from KL-Karak Highway at Gombak Toll Plaza located in Selangor. The samples were analyzed to determine event mean concentration (EMC), which is required to determine the quality of the storm runoff. The parameters analyzed were TDS, TSS, VSS, BOD, COD, DO, TN, TP, pH, turbidity, oil and grease, Pb, Zn and Cu. From the analysis, the EMC value of TSS and TDS exhibited the highest concentration Cu has been determined as the lowest concentration. Therefore, it can be concluded that the main pollutants contributing to the storm runoff at Gombak Toll Plaza are both TSS and TDS. Based on the result, constructed wetland was designed with the objectives to remove 80% TSS, 50% TP and 40% TN from the current pollutant loads.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5174/36402
Uncontrolled Keywords: Highway, Rainfall, Runoff Quality, Storm Event.
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD172 Environmental pollution
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Abdullah Al Mamun
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2014 11:05
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2017 15:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36402

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