MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 103, 2017International Symposium on Civil and Environmental Engineering 2016 (ISCEE 2016)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Sustainable Environmental Sciences and Technology|
|Published online||05 April 2017|
Groundwater Quality and Soil Characterization: A Case Study at Bukit Tembaga, Kuala Nerang, Kedah
1 Department of Water and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering,UniversitiTun Hussein Onn Malaysia.
2 Micropollutant Research Centre, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UniversitiTun Hussein Onn Malaysia.
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Soil test can be used toanalyze soil characterization. The character of soils can reflect the quality of underground water. Nowadays groundwater can be used as an alternative to drinking water. The mineral contain in soil will give an added value to the quality of groundwater. This study extracted groundwater from lot 1981, Bukit Tembaga, Kuala Nerang Kedah which was in Padang Terap district. Generally this area is classified as hilly area and surrounded by a rubber plantation. The objective of this paper is to analyze characterization of the soil in term of oxide compound, groundwater quality and correlation between chemical concentration and groundwater quality. Chemical concentration in soil was analyzed using XRF. Groundwater quality was tested by using APHA standard 2012. The parameters for groundwater sourcewere compared with the Groundwater Standard. The correlation coefficientvalue is calculated using Pearson’s method. The results indicated that certain metals present in the soil and groundwater samples. The negative value of correlation coefficientproved that high concentration of metals in soil resulted to low concentration of metals in groundwater.
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