An expert system applied in construction water quality monitoring

Leila Ooshaksaraie, Noor Ezlin Ahmad Basri

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Abstract

Problem statement: An untoward environmental impact of urban growth in Malaysia has been deterioration in a number of watercourses due to severe siltation and other pollutants from the construction site. Water quality monitoring is a plan for decision makers to take into account the adverse impacts of construction activities on the receiving water bodies. It is also a process for collecting the construction water quality monitoring, baseline data and standard level. Approach: In recent years, expert systems have been used extensively in different applications areas including environmental studies. In this study, expert system software -CWQM- developed by using Microsoft Visual Basic was introduced. CWQM to be used for water quality monitoring during construction activities was designed based on the legal process in Malaysia. Results: According to the water quality monitoring regulation enacted in Malaysia, construction activities require mandatory water quality monitoring plans duly approved by Department of Environment before staring activities. CWQM primarily aims to provide educational and support system for water quality monitoring engineers and decision-makers during construction activities. It displays water quality monitoring plan in report form, water sampling location in GIS format and water quality monitoring data in graph. Conclusion: When the use of CWQM in construction water quality monitoring becomes widespread, it is highly possible that it will be benefited in terms of having more accurate and objective decisions on construction projects which are mainly focused on reducing the stormwater pollution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-81
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Environmental Sciences
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Environmental impact
Deterioration
Water
Pollution
environmental impact
GIS
Sampling
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Keywords

  • Artificial intelligent system
  • Best management practices (BMPs)
  • Dissolved oxygen (DO)
  • Geographical information system
  • Monitoring plan
  • National water quality standards (NWQS)
  • Organic material
  • Pollution mitigation measures
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Storm water pollution prevention
  • Total suspended solid (TSS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Ecology

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An expert system applied in construction water quality monitoring. / Ooshaksaraie, Leila; Ahmad Basri, Noor Ezlin.

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