Sulphide and Dissolved Oxygen Concentrations in Batang Ai Hydroelectric Reservoir

Paka, Debbie Deborah and Ling, Teck Yee and Lee, Nyanti and Ismail, Norhadi and Emang, Justin Jok Jau (2013) Sulphide and Dissolved Oxygen Concentrations in Batang Ai Hydroelectric Reservoir. [Working Paper] (Submitted)


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Anoxic condition of reservoir often results in the presence of sulphide in the water. Warm water column in Batang Ai Hydroelectric Dam is well-suited for the production of sulphide in the water column. Temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen (DO) and sulphide concentrations were measured at S locations at 3 different depths in the reservoir. Highest temperature recorded was 30.31 °c at STI while the lowest been recorded was 24.75 °C at ST4. The pH values were found to rang!; from 6.63 to 7.37. The sulphide levels were lower at the 1 m depth compared to 14 m and 27 m. They ranged from 0.3 to 6.7JlglL. Most of the stations (ST2, STI, ST4 and STS) were found to have higher concentration of sulphide at the 14 m compared to 27 m except at STI. Sulphide concentration was measured highest at 14 m of STS (14.7 IlgIL) and lowest at 1 m of ST2. The surface water concentration of sulphide at STI differ significantly with ST4 (p=0.024) while at both 14 m and 27 m depth, the concentrations of sulphide at STI were significantly. lower than STS. One way ANOV A shows that there were significant differences among stations at every depth (1m, p=O.028; 14 m,p=0.029; 27 m, p=O.028). Hence, the concentrations of sulphide were found to be different at every locations as well as different water column depending on the sampling sites.

Item Type: Working Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: sulphide, dissolved oxygen, reservoir, Batang Ai, 2013, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, universiti, university, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, undergraduate, research
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2013 04:26
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2020 08:12

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