Impairment of the water quality status in a tropical urban river

F. Othman, S. A. Muhammad, S. A H Azahar, M. E. Alaa Eldin, A. Mahazar, M. S. Othman

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    Abstract

    The rapid development and urbanization within river catchments and along river corridors have created many problems, such as flooding and water pollution. The Penchala River Basin located in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, is noted as being under environmental stress due to several pollution sources, which has amplified the intention to assess the water quality. Six water quality parameters from four stations along the Penchala River were used for measurement, and the water quality index (WQI) was calculated. The average of the WQI values showed the water quality was Class I upstream, and it decreased to Class IV downstream. Land use and human activities in the basin contribute significantly to the downstream river water quality.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)88-94
    Number of pages7
    JournalDesalination and Water Treatment
    Volume57
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2016

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    Rivers
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    river water
    urbanization
    Pollution
    human activity
    flooding
    river basin
    catchment
    land use
    basin
    index

    Keywords

    • Pollution
    • Tropical urban river
    • Water quality

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pollution
    • Water Science and Technology
    • Ocean Engineering

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    Othman, F., Muhammad, S. A., Azahar, S. A. H., Alaa Eldin, M. E., Mahazar, A., & Othman, M. S. (2016). Impairment of the water quality status in a tropical urban river. Desalination and Water Treatment, 57(1), 88-94. https://doi.org/10.1080/19443994.2015.1012331

    Impairment of the water quality status in a tropical urban river. / Othman, F.; Muhammad, S. A.; Azahar, S. A H; Alaa Eldin, M. E.; Mahazar, A.; Othman, M. S.

    In: Desalination and Water Treatment, Vol. 57, No. 1, 02.01.2016, p. 88-94.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Othman, F, Muhammad, SA, Azahar, SAH, Alaa Eldin, ME, Mahazar, A & Othman, MS 2016, 'Impairment of the water quality status in a tropical urban river', Desalination and Water Treatment, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 88-94. https://doi.org/10.1080/19443994.2015.1012331
    Othman F, Muhammad SA, Azahar SAH, Alaa Eldin ME, Mahazar A, Othman MS. Impairment of the water quality status in a tropical urban river. Desalination and Water Treatment. 2016 Jan 2;57(1):88-94. https://doi.org/10.1080/19443994.2015.1012331
    Othman, F. ; Muhammad, S. A. ; Azahar, S. A H ; Alaa Eldin, M. E. ; Mahazar, A. ; Othman, M. S. / Impairment of the water quality status in a tropical urban river. In: Desalination and Water Treatment. 2016 ; Vol. 57, No. 1. pp. 88-94.
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