Water quality deterioration of jinjang river, kuala lumpur: Urban risk case water pollution

Shamin Aizat Abdul Rashid, Muhd Barzani Gasim, Mohd. Ekhwan Toriman, Hafizan Juahir, Mohd Khairul Amri Kamarudin, Azman Azid, Nor Azlina Abd Aziz

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Abstract

Jinjang River is a branch of the Klang River, which today suffers from a decline in water quality resulting from agricultural and development activities. A study on the water quality of Jinjang River was conducted in both June and October 2011. The purposes of the study were to determine the water quality of Jinjang River based on physicochemical and biological parameters and to classify the Jinjang River based on National Water Quality Standards (NWQS) and the Water Quality Index (WQI). A total of five sampling stations were selected along the river; two stations (S1 and S2) represented the upstream region and another three stations (S3, S4, and S5) represented the downstream region of the river. Fourteen water-quality parameters were selected. As a result of the analysis, Jinjang River was categorized as a slightly polluted river (WQI) and was classified as Class III. The result, compared with the NWQS, showed that most of the water-quality parameters studied ranged from Class I to Class IV, except for biological parameters (Escherichia coli), which were classified as Class V. This indicates that the river was extremely contaminated with fecal coliform bacteria (E. coli).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-362
Number of pages14
JournalArab World Geographer
Volume16
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • In situ and ex situ analysis
  • Jinjang River
  • Slightly polluted river
  • Water-quality parameters

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  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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Rashid, S. A. A., Gasim, M. B., Toriman, M. E., Juahir, H., Kamarudin, M. K. A., Azid, A., & Aziz, N. A. A. (2014). Water quality deterioration of jinjang river, kuala lumpur: Urban risk case water pollution. Arab World Geographer, 16(4), 349-362.

Water quality deterioration of jinjang river, kuala lumpur : Urban risk case water pollution. / Rashid, Shamin Aizat Abdul; Gasim, Muhd Barzani; Toriman, Mohd. Ekhwan; Juahir, Hafizan; Kamarudin, Mohd Khairul Amri; Azid, Azman; Aziz, Nor Azlina Abd.

In: Arab World Geographer, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2014, p. 349-362.

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Rashid, SAA, Gasim, MB, Toriman, ME, Juahir, H, Kamarudin, MKA, Azid, A & Aziz, NAA 2014, 'Water quality deterioration of jinjang river, kuala lumpur: Urban risk case water pollution', Arab World Geographer, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 349-362.
Rashid SAA, Gasim MB, Toriman ME, Juahir H, Kamarudin MKA, Azid A et al. Water quality deterioration of jinjang river, kuala lumpur: Urban risk case water pollution. Arab World Geographer. 2014;16(4):349-362.
Rashid, Shamin Aizat Abdul ; Gasim, Muhd Barzani ; Toriman, Mohd. Ekhwan ; Juahir, Hafizan ; Kamarudin, Mohd Khairul Amri ; Azid, Azman ; Aziz, Nor Azlina Abd. / Water quality deterioration of jinjang river, kuala lumpur : Urban risk case water pollution. In: Arab World Geographer. 2014 ; Vol. 16, No. 4. pp. 349-362.
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