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Determination of aluminium and physicochemical parameters in the palm oil estates water supply at Johor, Malaysia.

Siti Farizwana MR, Mazrura S, Zurahanim Fasha A, Ahmad Rohi G - J Environ Public Health (2011)

Bottom Line: All estates with private water supply failed to meet the NSDWQ for Al with mean concentration of 0.99 ± 1.52 mg/L.Insufficient amount of chlorination was observed in the private water supply estates (0.09 ± 0.30 mg/L).Private water supplies with inefficient water treatment served unsatisfactory drinking water quality to the community which may lead to major health problems.

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Affiliation: Environmental Health Programme, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The National University of Malaysia, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ABSTRACT
The study was to determine the concentration of aluminium (Al) and study the physicochemical parameters (pH, total dissolved solids (TDS), turbidity, and residual chlorine) in drinking water supply in selected palm oil estates in Kota Tinggi, Johor. Water samples were collected from the estates with the private and the public water supplies. The sampling points were at the water source (S), the treatment plant outlet (TPO), and at the nearest houses (H1) and the furthest houses (H2) from the TPO. All estates with private water supply failed to meet the NSDWQ for Al with mean concentration of 0.99 ± 1.52 mg/L. However, Al concentrations in all public water supply estates were well within the limit except for one estate. The pH for all samples complied with the NSDWQ except from the private estates for the drinking water supply with an acidic pH (5.50 ± 0.90). The private water supply showed violated turbidity value in the drinking water samples (14.2 ± 24.1 NTU). Insufficient amount of chlorination was observed in the private water supply estates (0.09 ± 0.30 mg/L). Private water supplies with inefficient water treatment served unsatisfactory drinking water quality to the community which may lead to major health problems.

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The noncompliance percentages of the water samples for Al and physicochemical parameters according to the estates.
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fig2: The noncompliance percentages of the water samples for Al and physicochemical parameters according to the estates.

Mentions: Figure 2 illustrated the noncompliance percentages of the water samples to NDWQS for Al and physicochemical parameters according to the estates. Private water supply was having high percentage of noncompliances for Al (90.4%), pH (77.8% for raw water; 78.7% for drinking water), turbidity (62.6%) and residual chlorine (96.0%), while public water supply violated the Al and residual chlorine standard with noncompliance percentages of 21.7% and 64.1%, respectively.


Determination of aluminium and physicochemical parameters in the palm oil estates water supply at Johor, Malaysia.

Siti Farizwana MR, Mazrura S, Zurahanim Fasha A, Ahmad Rohi G - J Environ Public Health (2011)

The noncompliance percentages of the water samples for Al and physicochemical parameters according to the estates.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3065042&req=5

fig2: The noncompliance percentages of the water samples for Al and physicochemical parameters according to the estates.
Mentions: Figure 2 illustrated the noncompliance percentages of the water samples to NDWQS for Al and physicochemical parameters according to the estates. Private water supply was having high percentage of noncompliances for Al (90.4%), pH (77.8% for raw water; 78.7% for drinking water), turbidity (62.6%) and residual chlorine (96.0%), while public water supply violated the Al and residual chlorine standard with noncompliance percentages of 21.7% and 64.1%, respectively.

Bottom Line: All estates with private water supply failed to meet the NSDWQ for Al with mean concentration of 0.99 ± 1.52 mg/L.Insufficient amount of chlorination was observed in the private water supply estates (0.09 ± 0.30 mg/L).Private water supplies with inefficient water treatment served unsatisfactory drinking water quality to the community which may lead to major health problems.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Environmental Health Programme, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The National University of Malaysia, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ABSTRACT
The study was to determine the concentration of aluminium (Al) and study the physicochemical parameters (pH, total dissolved solids (TDS), turbidity, and residual chlorine) in drinking water supply in selected palm oil estates in Kota Tinggi, Johor. Water samples were collected from the estates with the private and the public water supplies. The sampling points were at the water source (S), the treatment plant outlet (TPO), and at the nearest houses (H1) and the furthest houses (H2) from the TPO. All estates with private water supply failed to meet the NSDWQ for Al with mean concentration of 0.99 ± 1.52 mg/L. However, Al concentrations in all public water supply estates were well within the limit except for one estate. The pH for all samples complied with the NSDWQ except from the private estates for the drinking water supply with an acidic pH (5.50 ± 0.90). The private water supply showed violated turbidity value in the drinking water samples (14.2 ± 24.1 NTU). Insufficient amount of chlorination was observed in the private water supply estates (0.09 ± 0.30 mg/L). Private water supplies with inefficient water treatment served unsatisfactory drinking water quality to the community which may lead to major health problems.

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