Hydrochemical changes in a small tropical island's aquifer: Manukan Island, Sabah, Malaysia

Ahmad Zaharin Aris, and Mohd Harun Abdullah, and K., W. Kim and Sarva Mangala Praveena, (2009) Hydrochemical changes in a small tropical island's aquifer: Manukan Island, Sabah, Malaysia. Environmental Geology, 56 (8). pp. 1721-1732. ISSN 0943-0105


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00254-008-1275-3


Small islands groundwater are often exposed to heavy pumpings as a result of high demand for freshwater consumption. Intensive exploitation of groundwater from Manukan Island's aquifer has disturbed the natural equilibrium between fresh and saline water, and has resulted increase the groundwater salinity and leap to the hydrochemical complexities of freshwater-seawater contact. An attempt was made to identify the hydrochemical processes that accompany current intrusion of seawater using ionic changes and saturation indices. It was observed that the mixing between freshwater-seawater created diversity in geochemical processes of the Manukan Island's aquifer and altered the freshwater and seawater mixture away from the theoretical composition line. This explained the most visible processes taking place during the displacement. © 2008 Springer-Verlag.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Groundwater, Hydrochemistry, Seawater intrusion, Small island
Subjects:?? GB1001-1199.8 ??
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
ID Code:1532
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:22 Mar 2011 13:59
Last Modified:24 Feb 2015 11:29

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