The determination of heavy metals in tap water by using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) / Nor Hasbiyana Abd Wahab

Abd Wahab, Nor Hasbiyana (2008) The determination of heavy metals in tap water by using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) / Nor Hasbiyana Abd Wahab. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

Abstract

Tap water that becomes the main source of water that is used by people should be
evaluated for the safety level whether it is free from the contamination of bacteria or heavy
metals. Most of the studies that have been done that use tap water samples showed that
heavy metals really exist in tap water samples. This study focuses on tap water because it is
widely used and it became the basic need for human being. The evaluation of the safety
level of tap water is very important. Hence, this study is done to achieve a few objectives ,
that are to determine the concentration of heavy metals in tap water samples whether they
are safe or not according to the parameter and standard of water quality for heavy metals
by MNDWQS and US EPA. So as to determine the concentration of each element in order
to identify which is the most concentrated and vice versa. This study also compares the
level of heavy metals’ concentration according to the types of site sampling from industrial,
agricultural and housing areas. By using AAS, the result of this study showed that most of
the samples contain heavy metals. This study has achieved all of the objectives whereby the
results of this study showed that the levels of most of heavy metals’ concentration exceed
the limit for level of the water quality. This study also proves that the location of water
might influenced the concentration of heavy metals in tap water sample.

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Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Abd Wahab, Nor Hasbiyana
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Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Keywords: Tap water, bacteria, heavy metals, water samples
Date: 2008
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/834
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