Effects of aircraft noise on residents nearby a Malaysian airport

Athirah, B. and Nurul Shahida, Mohd Shalahim (2021) Effects of aircraft noise on residents nearby a Malaysian airport. Materials Science and Engineering, 1068 (012010). pp. 1-17. ISSN 1757-899X. (Published)


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In this study, the effects of aircraft noise on the residents living nearby Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, Kelantan, Malaysia, were investigated. A questionnaire survey involving 60 participants revealed that 46.67% agreed that aircraft noise is a source of disturbance in their daily routine. On-site noise level measurements were carried out over a 2-week period at seven locations (P1–P7) surrounding the airport, where each location represents a different distance from the noise source. The daily average noise levels were within 50–65 dB(A), which exceeded the World Health Organization’s recommended maximum indoor noise level and recommended maximum outdoor noise level of 35 and 55 dB(A), respectively. However, the daily average noise levels were lower than permissible exposure limit of 90 dB(A). Based on the results, it can be concluded that exposure to the aircraft noise may affect the quality of life of nearby residents in the long term.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: International Conference on Automotive Innovation & Green Energy Vehicle (AIGEV 2020) 10th-11th November 2020, Pekan, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aircraft noise; Malaysian airport; environmental noise; noise impact; public health; physical health; mental health
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Ms. Ratna Wilis Haryati Mustapa
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2021 06:26
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2021 06:26
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/31613
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