PHYSICO-CHEMICAL ASSESSMENT ON QUALITY PARAMETER IN SUNGAI PAPAR, SABAH VIA STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

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water quality parameter, Principal Component Analysis, Chemometrics, Sg. Papar.

Abstract

Sg. Papar is one of the rivers in Kota Kinabalu which is mainly used for water supply especially in Papar district. For the past years, many pollution cases concerning Sg. Papar have been reported; the pollutions originated from various sources including pig farm, agricultural run-off and deforestation. These resulted in a frequent shutdown of the water treatment plants in Papar district which leads to water supply disturbance and water supply deficiency in the affected area. The data utilized in this study were obtained from water quality tests performed on river water samples taken from Limbahau water treatment plant recorded from September 2013 to September 2016. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) was used in this study to analyze and correlate the physicochemical parameters with the water treatment plant shutdown. The results revealed that eight parameters (pH, alum, nitrate, TDS, DO, conductivity, colour and chloride) analysed in this study correlate with each other and the parameter that mostly caused the drastic change in the river water and caused pollution in the river is turbidity. This study is critical for understanding the relationship between the water quality paramters and environmental issues.

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Published

2019-12-23

How to Cite

Mohamed Azmin, N. F., Syafie, N. S. A., Azmi, A. S., & Asnawi, A. L. (2019). PHYSICO-CHEMICAL ASSESSMENT ON QUALITY PARAMETER IN SUNGAI PAPAR, SABAH VIA STATISTICAL ANALYSIS. Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering Journal (Formally Known As Biological and Natural Resources Engineering Journal), 2(2), 65–73. Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/bnrej/index.php/bnrej/article/view/39