Assessing The River Water Quality of Sungai Masai, Johor by Using Water Quality Index (WQI)

Authors

  • Nur Zatul Aiesha Jamal Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia Higher Education Hub Pagoh, 84600, MALAYSIA
  • Mohd Arif Rosli Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia Higher Education Hub Pagoh, 84600, MALAYSIA
  • Mohammad Ashraf Abdul Rahman Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia Higher Education Hub Pagoh, 84600, MALAYSIA

Keywords:

Sungai Masai, water quality parameter, land activities, water quality index

Abstract

The water quality problem has begun to receive significant attention from society in Malaysia as the water pollution issue has arisen over the years. Thus, determining the status of raw water quality is crucial to ensure the level of raw water quality has met the usable standard. This study aimed to identify the land activities near the Sungai Masai, Johor. Then, determine the water quality parameter of Sungai Masai, Johor and classify it according to the Water Quality Index (WQI) Malaysia. Complete characterization and classification of the water quality were compared with the standard from the Department of Environment (DOE) for Sungai Masai and were determined by conducting an experiment. Results show that water quality under three different types of land activities around Sungai Masai can be classified as Slightly Polluted or Class III, with WQI values ranging from 59.34 to 74.47. It can be concluded that the surrounding area around Sungai Masai has led this river to be highly contaminated. However, water from Sungai Masai can be used as drinking water, but it requires further treatment before consumption. The water was suitable only for fishery activities and agricultural irrigation if untreated. To improve the quality of research, the parameter for heavy metals should be conducted in the Industrial area to determine whether industrial waste may end up accumulating in the soil and sediment of water bodies or not

 

Author Biographies

Nur Zatul Aiesha Jamal, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia Higher Education Hub Pagoh, 84600, MALAYSIA

 

 

Mohd Arif Rosli, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia Higher Education Hub Pagoh, 84600, MALAYSIA

 

 

Mohammad Ashraf Abdul Rahman, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia Higher Education Hub Pagoh, 84600, MALAYSIA

 

 

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Published

21-06-2023

How to Cite

Aiesha Jamal, N. Z. ., Mohd Arif Rosli, & Abdul Rahman, M. A. (2023). Assessing The River Water Quality of Sungai Masai, Johor by Using Water Quality Index (WQI). Journal of Advanced Industrial Technology and Application, 4(1), 80–86. Retrieved from https://penerbit.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/jaita/article/view/14486

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