Determination of heavy metals in Gambang Lake Water

Nur Fatiha , Amat Sani (2012) Determination of heavy metals in Gambang Lake Water. Faculty of Industrial Sciences & Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.


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Heavy metals are a major concern in the treatment of water due to the toxic and other harmful effects these materials can produce. The objective of this study was to determine the heavy metals contains in Gambang Lake water. The water samples were colleáted from five sampling points around the lake. Samples were analysed using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) at which this instrument is possible to determine about 70 elements (mainly metal) at very low concentration. The metals analysis was done to detect lead, ferum, copper and magnesium. Based on the result, ferum recorded as the highest concentration ranged between (0.05 5 - 0.183) ppm, while lead recorded concentration ranged between (0.097 - 0.141) ppm and magnesium recorded concentration 0.08 ppm. Copper recorded as the lowest concentration; 0.013 ppm. Result of water quality shows that Gambang Lake is classified between classes I to II using Water Quality Standard. According to this standard, Gambang Lake has moderate quality which is suitable for daily usage and recreational.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Additional Information: Project paper (Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) in Industrial Chemistry) -- Universiti Malaysia Pahang – 2012
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heavy metals Water quality Measurement
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Depositing User: nurudin nasir
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 02:17
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 03:32
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