Perception of odour pollution impact from waste treatment plant on health, psychology and physiology of sensitive receivers

Mohd Rozaimi Ariffin, Zaini Sakawi, Lukman Ismail

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Abstract

This study examined the impact of WTP operation on health, psychology and physiology of the sensitive receivers at Taman Semarak, Bandar Baru Nilai, Negeri Sembilan. Building WTP around residential areas is a necessity for treating domestic waste water. Poor management of WTP and inefficient waste treatment adversely impact the physical and human environment. One major impact of WTP operation is odour pollution. The sensitive receivers were residents living about 200 m from the WTP at the Taman Semarak. Data was obtained through a survey of the 100 sensitive receivers. The findings indicated that there were influences of odour from the operation of WTP on the sensitive receivers in the vicinity. Almost 2/3 of the sensitive receivers confirmed the health, psychological, physiological impact due to the WTP operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2042-2047
Number of pages6
JournalResearch Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Volume8
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Waste treatment
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Odors
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Wastewater

Keywords

  • Health
  • Odour pollution
  • Physiological effect
  • Psychological effect
  • Waste treatment plant

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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