Seawater intrusion into groundwater, peninsular Malaysia

Ismail, Z. and Aziz, N.A. and Hashim, Roslan (2007) Seawater intrusion into groundwater, peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Environmental Hydrology, 15. pp. 1-8. ISSN 10583912

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Abstract

Industrialization has led to the contamination of the environment including groundwater in the form of chemical and mineral waste Monitoring of important parameters is essential to evaluate the situation and be in a position to intervene if necessary. In this study the parameters monitored were pH, temperature, conductivity and turbidity. Total organics, volatile organic compounds, metals, total hardness, total dissolved solids, anions, phenols, bacteria and radioactivity were also analyzed. This paper focuses mainly on anions with special reference to chlorides, based on data collected from sixty-two monitoring wells throughout the country over a period of three years. The yearly and regional trends were determined, anda course of action is recommended. From the results gathered so far, chlorides have the highest values among the anionic contaminants. This is an indication that perhaps there is seawater intrusion into the groundwater system. However, the levels were not yet critical.

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Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996):1 Export Date: 16 December 2013 Source: Scopus Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Ismail, Z.; Civil Engineering Department, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: zuismail@um.edu.my References: Bedient, P.B., Rifai, H.S., Newell, C.J., (1994) Groundwater Contamination, Transport and Remediation, , NJ, Prentice Hall; Evanko, C.R., andD.A. Dzombak. 2004. Remediation of metals-contaminated soilsand groundwater, Technology Evaluation Report, Carnegie Mellon UniversityFetter, C.W., (1993) Contaminant Hydrogeology, , New York, Macmillan; Freeze, R.A., Cherry, J.A., (1979) Groundwater, , NJ, Prentice Hall; Khan, F.I., T. Husain, and R. Hejazi. 2004. An overview and analysis of site remediationtechnologies. J.Env. Mgt, 71, pp. 95-122Raymond, L.S., (1996) Groundwater Contamination, , University of Minnesota; Reddy, K.R., Chinthamreddy, S., Electrokinetic remediation of heavy metal contaminated soils under reducing environments (1999) Waste Mgt, 19 (4), pp. 269-282; Rivett, M.O., J. Petts, B. Butler, and I. Martin. 2002. Remediation of contaminated land and groundwater: experience in England and Wales. J.Env. Mgt, 65, pp. 251-268Waldron, A.C., (1992) Pesticides and Groundwater Contamination, , The Ohio State University; Virkutyte, J., Sillanpaa, M., Latostenmaa, P., Electrokinetic soil remediation: Critical review (2002) Sci.Total Env, 289, pp. 97-121
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anion, Chemical pollutant, Groundwater pollution, Industrialization, Pollution monitoring, Seawater, Waste, Asia, Eurasia, Malaysia, Southeast asia, West malaysia, Bacteria (microorganisms)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2014 00:57
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 09:11
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/8837

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