Phenolic water pollutants in a Malaysian river basin

Md. Pauzi Abdullah, H. Nainggolan

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Abstract

Phenolic chemicals with their very low taste and odour thresholds, high persistence and toxicity, are of growing concern as water pollutants. The compounds are known to exist in raw water as well as in treated water. The level of phenolic priority pollutants in water within the catchment area of the Linggi River Treatment Plant in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, which includes the Linggi River Basin, was monitored. The 4-aminoantipyrin colourimetric method was used to determine total phenols whereas capillary column gas chromatography was used to determine the individual compounds. The results show that at most sampling stations, particularly those within the Seremban municipality, the level of phenols was found to exceed the recommended Malaysian standard of 0.2 μg/L-1 for raw water. This is seen as the direct impact of industrial and urbanization of the area and clearly indicates the unhealthy state of the Linggi River. The results also indicate the need to improve the water quality if the river is going to be used as a source of raw water. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Monitoring & Assessment
Pages423-431
Number of pages9
Volume19
Edition1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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Water Pollutants
Catchments
river basin
Rivers
Water
phenol
river
Phenols
odor
urbanization
gas chromatography
persistence
Column chromatography
toxicity
water quality
Odors
water
pollutant
Gas chromatography
sampling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry

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Abdullah, M. P., & Nainggolan, H. (1991). Phenolic water pollutants in a Malaysian river basin. In Environmental Monitoring & Assessment (1-3 ed., Vol. 19, pp. 423-431)

Phenolic water pollutants in a Malaysian river basin. / Abdullah, Md. Pauzi; Nainggolan, H.

Environmental Monitoring & Assessment. Vol. 19 1-3. ed. 1991. p. 423-431.

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Abdullah, MP & Nainggolan, H 1991, Phenolic water pollutants in a Malaysian river basin. in Environmental Monitoring & Assessment. 1-3 edn, vol. 19, pp. 423-431.
Abdullah MP, Nainggolan H. Phenolic water pollutants in a Malaysian river basin. In Environmental Monitoring & Assessment. 1-3 ed. Vol. 19. 1991. p. 423-431
Abdullah, Md. Pauzi ; Nainggolan, H. / Phenolic water pollutants in a Malaysian river basin. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment. Vol. 19 1-3. ed. 1991. pp. 423-431
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