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Effect of sand mining on water quality index of Sg.Pusu

Mamun, Abdullah Al and Yusof, Muhammad Anuar and ,, Md. Nuruzzaman and Salleh, Md Noor and Mohd. Dom, Norlida and M. Amin, Mohd. Zaki and Abu Eusuf, Muhammad and Chowdhury, Ahmed Jalal Khan (2016) Effect of sand mining on water quality index of Sg.Pusu. In: 4th International Conference on Innovations in Chemical, Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (ICICAE'2016, 18-19 July 2016, Bali, Indonesia.. (Unpublished)

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This study was conducted to identify effects of sand mining on the water quality index (WQI) of a small river called Pusu. Seven locations along Sg. Pusu were identified for sampling and analysis of the water quality data. It was observed that the WQI of Pusu River varied between 55 and 65 during dry season and 61 to 70 in wet season. The river falls into Class III category in terms of WQI. However, it exceeds the limit of Class V in terms of Total Suspended Solids (TSS) in both the seasons reaching as high as 1050 mg/L of TSS in dry season and 3100 mg/L in wet season. Such high value is very much alarming for aquatic lives.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 5174/55213
Uncontrolled Keywords: River, Sand Mining, Water Quality Index
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD169 Environmental protection
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Abdullah Al Mamun
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2018 08:55
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2018 10:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55213

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