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Investigation of air pollution impact on Kinta River water quality at a tropical region

Mokhtar, N. A. and Madhoun, W. A. and Alazaiza, M. Y. D. and Balogun, A. L. and M. Yahaya, N. K. B. E. and Che Ros, Faizah (2020) Investigation of air pollution impact on Kinta River water quality at a tropical region. In: 3rd EPI International Conference on Science and Engineering 2019, EICSE 2019, 24 September 2019 - 25 September 2019, Universitas Hasanuddin, Gowa Campus, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/875/1/012020


Critical air quality levels lead to an unhealthy environment which disrupts physical activities and human health. Wet deposition of air pollutants might cause a high concentration of water pollution due to rain water washout of nitrate and particulate matter (PM). This study aimed to investigate the impacts of air pollutants deposition on river water quality in Malaysia. The methodology involved in the analysis of secondary data (January to December 2013) for air quality and river water quality using factor, correlation, and regression. Parameters of air quality were PM10, Nitrate (NO3), ozone (O3) and temperature while water quality data were turbidity, Nitrate and PM10 (Ca, As, Hg, Cd, Cr, Pb, Zn, Cl, Fe, K, Mg, Na). The results show that there were positive correlations between air quality indicators and Kinta river water quality parameters. Correlation matrix shows that in terms of turbidity, air and water data were having 96% similarities. Regarding Nitrate concentrations, air and water records had only 30% of correlation matrix, which can be due to other sources of Nitrate which was agriculture activities near Kinta River. The factor analysis results showed that PM was the main contributor to river water quality particles with 94%.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:air quality, water pollution, river water quality
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology
ID Code:91524
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:30 Jun 2021 12:17
Last Modified:30 Jun 2021 12:17

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