Preliminary assessment of air quality using automated gas analyser at environmental monitoring station of UiTM Shah Alam / Rusdin Laiman, Siti Mariam Sumari and Prof Madya Dr Ahmad Saat

Laiman, Rusdin and Sumari, Siti Mariam and Saat, Ahmad (Prof Madya Dr) (2006) Preliminary assessment of air quality using automated gas analyser at environmental monitoring station of UiTM Shah Alam / Rusdin Laiman, Siti Mariam Sumari and Prof Madya Dr Ahmad Saat. [Research Reports] (Unpublished)

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Air quality problem is result of complex interaction between natural and anthropogenic environmental condition. Most of pollutant substances are naturally present in the atmosphere in low concentration at the beginning and it is usually considered to be harmless. It is when certain atmospheric pollutants present in the air exceed certain limit, the situation is considered hazardous to health or environment. A baseline study of air quality was conducted to assess temporal changes or trends of air quality from June 2005 to September 2005. In this study, air quality data was obtained from UiTM Environmental Monitoring Station (EMS) in Shah Alam where it provides monitoring data for C02, CO, S02, and combustible gases. The results from this study show that the highest concentration of C02 was demonstrated in July 2005 where the concentration was 316 ppm coinciding with the large traffic volume within that period recorded at the area of study. There was no change in concentration of S02 within four -month period of study, which remained at 0.10 ppm, which also exceeded the Malaysian Air Quality Guidelines recommendation. This result also indicates no additional pollution of S02 to what is already present during this month. The percentages of lowest explosive limit (LEL) of combustible gases shows increasing up and down trend from June 2005 to September 2005 with the maximum percentage of LEL recorded was 17.2 percent at the early of June 2005. In spite of a growing industrial activities within the outskirts of the study area, the area of study's air quality level did not deteriorate during the period covered by this study. The overall result of air quality indicated by the pollutants studies is a reflection of pollution distribution from secondary activities, which include industrialization, land development and clearing and traffic movement. The presence of air pollutants in ambient air at the area of study show industrial contribution of pollution as a result of the activities and the influence of wind direction and wind velocity in transporting and directing the pollutants.

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Item Type: Research Reports
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Laiman, Rusdin
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Sumari, Siti Mariam
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Saat, Ahmad (Prof Madya Dr)
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > Environmental conditions. Environmental quality. Environmental indicators. Environmental degradation
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > Enviromental management
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Research Management Centre (RMC) > Institute of Research, Development and Commercialization (IRDC)
Item ID: 49031
Uncontrolled Keywords: Air quality, Pollutant, UiTM Shah Alam
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/49031

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