Electrochemical assessment of water quality as an effect of construction

Muhammad Mukhlisin, Aniza Ibrahim, Othman Jaafar, Siti Fatin Mohd Razali

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Abstract

Providing controlling system to drain effluent from the construction site is crucial and should be implemented to any construction project. The system should be tested in order to certify its effectiveness. Failure or inefficient system will affect the water quality at the catchment area, which then will convey to the source point such as lake and drainage.This study was done in the campus of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), which located within the Bangi Reserved Forest. There were few development in the campus involved the construction of new buildings for the needs of the university. In this study area, the locations of the new constructions arewithinthe water sourcepoint. The research using grab samples to assess the water quality parameters such as pH, Total Suspended Solid (TSS), turbidity, Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD 5) and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD). The results of parameters for water quality obtained are compared to the phases or activities at construction, to determine the specific time and type of the activities that contributed to the indication of water quality. In this study, the parameters obtained indicate that water quality around the lake and monsoon drain was affected by the constructions surrounding area. Most of the parameters were within the permitted limit when there were no construction activities, while the decreasing of water quality was when the construction activities being started especially on Phase 2 and 3. This study also shows the significant results of water quality with rainfall. The increasing of water quality parameters was found when there was rainfall on the day of sampling. Even there are no rainfall event on the sampling day, the parameters value obtained were influenced by the rainfall event occur prior days before the sampling day.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5467-5483
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Electrochemical Science
Volume7
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Water quality
Rain
Biochemical oxygen demand
Sampling
Lakes
Chemical oxygen demand
Turbidity
Catchments
Drainage
Effluents
Water

Keywords

  • Construction
  • Rainfall
  • Water quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry

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Electrochemical assessment of water quality as an effect of construction. / Mukhlisin, Muhammad; Ibrahim, Aniza; Jaafar, Othman; Mohd Razali, Siti Fatin.

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