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Analysis of heavy metals as a key indicator to predict shallow slope failure

Othman, Rashidi and Hasni, Shah Irani and Baharuddin, Zainul Mukrim (2016) Analysis of heavy metals as a key indicator to predict shallow slope failure. Journal of Environmental Biology, 37 (5). pp. 1181-1185. ISSN 0254-8704 E-ISSN 2394-0379

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Abstract

Degradation or decline of soil quality that cause shallow slope failure may occur due to physical or chemical processes. It can be triggered off by natural phenomena, or induced by human activity through misuse of land resources, excessive development and urbanization leading to deforestation and erosion of covered soil masses causing serious threat to slopes. The extent of damage of the slopes can be minimized if a long-term early warning system is predicted in the landslide prone areas. The aim of the study was to characterize chemical properties of stable and unstable slope along selected highways of Malaysia which can be manipulated as indicator to forecast shallow slope failure. The elements in soil chemical properties contributed to each other as binding agents that affected the existing soil structure. It could make the soil structure strong or weak. Indicators that can be used to predict shallow slope failure were low content in iron, lead, aluminum, chromium, zinc, low content of organic carbon and CEC.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3842/53552
Uncontrolled Keywords: CEC, heavy metal, oxisols, shallow slope failure, soil chemical properties
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.35 Environmental aspect of architecture
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QE Geology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr rashidi othman
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2016 11:36
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017 15:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53552

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