Monitoring Stormwater Quality of Potential ex-Mining Ponds

Takaijudin, Husna and Sheikh Ahmad Tajuddin, Sheikh Ahmad Kamil and Hashim, Ahmad Mustafa and Ishak, Syukriyah (2012) Monitoring Stormwater Quality of Potential ex-Mining Ponds. In: 2012 International Conference on Environmental Sciences and Technology, Chennai.

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Ex-mining ponds in Malaysia remain unproductive and improperly used. Thus, they have a potential to be upgraded as storage as well as treatment systems. The aim of this paper is to assess the potential of ex-mining pond in treating some of the effluent from various types of industrial areas. Two ex-mining ponds at Taiping were selected as a case study. Water sampling, in-situ testing and laboratory experimental work were conducted within 6 months monitoring. Results found that four (4) parameters (DO, COD, BOD, and NH3-N) are most significant to the water quality. According to the result, the abandoned ponds in the study area are polluted. However, Pond B has potential to be used for water supply and further treatment required. However, more polluted Pond A compared to Pond B can be used for irrigation purposes. It is recommended to integrate the ponds with other treatment facilities such as infiltration trench or bioswales to enhance their performance.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Research Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Building
ID Code:7964
Deposited By: Mrs Husna Takaijudin
Deposited On:12 Sep 2012 01:13
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:21

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