A pristine environment and water quality in perspective : Maliau Basin, Borneo's mysterious world

Mazlin Mokhtar, and Ahmad Zaharin Aris, and Mohd Harun Abdullah, and Mohd Kamil Yusoff, and Md Pauzi Abdullah, and Abd Rahim Idris, and Raja Ibrahim Raja Uzir, (2009) A pristine environment and water quality in perspective : Maliau Basin, Borneo's mysterious world. Water and Environment Journal, 23 (3). pp. 219-228. ISSN 1747-6585

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-6593.2008.00139.x

Abstract

The chemical characteristics of the surface water of Eucalyptus River, in Maliau Basin, were studied based on its major ion chemistry and its suitability for drinking, domestic use and irrigation. Water samples from the river were collected and analysed for pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen (DO), electrical conductivity (EC), total dissolved solids (TDS), turbidity, Cl, SO4, Ca, Mg, Na and K. Besides major elements, Cu, Zn, Ni, Co, Fe, Mn, Cr, Bi, Cd, Ba, Pb, As, Al, V, Se, Ag, Sr and Li were also determined in this study. The results show that the river water of the area reflects natural factors and is regarded as fresh water and suitable for drinking and domestic use. The calculated values of sodium adsorption ratio (SAR), Mg hazard and salinity hazard indicate that the river water is of high quality and suitable for agricultural and irrigation purposes. This study contributes baseline data for a pristine, forested environment for future reference. © 2008 The Author. Journal compilation © 2008 CIWEM.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Maliau Basin, Water chemistry, Water quality
Subjects:?? QH77_T78J68 ??
?? GB1601-2398 ??
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Engineering and Information Technology
ID Code:2612
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:28 Mar 2011 17:21
Last Modified:02 Sep 2015 15:59

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