The determination of water quality and metal concentrations of Ampang Hilir Lake, Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia

Khaled S A Said, M. Shuhaimi-Hman, Ahmad Abas Kutty

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Abstract

A study of water quality parameters (temperature, conductivity, total dissolved solid, dissolved oxygen, pH and water hardness) in Ampang Hilir Lake was conducted in January, April, July and October 2010. The water quality parameters were tested and recorded at different sampling stations chosen randomly using Hydrolab Data Sonde 4® and Surveyor 4® a water quality multi probe (USA). Six metals which were cadmium, chromium, lead, nickel, zinc and copper were determined in five different compartments of the lake namely water, total suspended solids, plankton, sediment and fish. The metals concentration were determined by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS), Perkin. Elmer Elan, model 9000.The water quality parameters were compared with National Water Quality Standard (NWQS Malaysia) while metal concentrations were compared with Malaysian and international standards. The study shows that water quality parameters are of class 2. This condition is suitable for recreational activities where body contact is allowed and suitable for sensitive fishing activities. Furthermore, metal concentrations were found to be lower than the international standards, therefore toxic effects for these metals would be rarely observed and the adverse effects to aquatic organisms would not frequently occur.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-447
Number of pages11
JournalPakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Volume15
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Malaysia
water quality
metals
lakes
water hardness
water quality standards
total dissolved solids
total suspended solids
aquatic organisms
recreation
spectrometers
nickel
chromium
probes (equipment)
dissolved oxygen
plankton
cadmium
copper
zinc
adverse effects

Keywords

  • Ampang Hilir Lake
  • Fish
  • Metals concentration
  • Plankton
  • Sediment
  • Total suspended solids
  • Water quality

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  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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The determination of water quality and metal concentrations of Ampang Hilir Lake, Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia. / Said, Khaled S A; Shuhaimi-Hman, M.; Abas Kutty, Ahmad.

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