Hydrogeochemistry investigation on groundwater in Kuala Langat, Banting, Selangor


Author : Hazimah Haspi H., Mohamad Roslan M. K., S. Nurhidayu, Zulfa Hanan A., Faradiella M. K.Publication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaNo. : 67Page : 127-134Year : 2019DOI : DOI : https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm67201916


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 67, June 2019, pp. 127 – 134

Hydrogeochemistry investigation on groundwater in Kuala Langat, Banting, Selangor

Hazimah Haspi Harun1,*, Mohamad Roslan M. K.1, S. Nurhidayu1,3, Zulfa Hanan Ash’aari2, Faradiella Mohd Kusin2

1 Department of Forest Management, Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Malaysia
2 Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
3 Inst. of Tropical Forestry & Forest Product (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
*Corresponding author email address: hazimah77@gmail.com

Abstract: This paper emphasized the hydro geochemistry of groundwater in Banting, Kuala Langat, Selangor and the
hydrogeological properties which contribute to the potential degrading of the quality of the groundwater. The groundwater
characteristics in Banting, Kuala Langat, Selangor are influenced by aquifer types and the geomorphology of the area.
Groundwater samples were collected at thirteen monitoring wells from February 2017 to January 2018. The thirteen
selected monitoring wells for this study is scattered in agricultural areas. The investigation of groundwater measured
the physical parameters which are total dissolved solid, electrical conductivity, salinity and chemical oxygen demands.
Major ions such as chloride, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium bicarbonate and strontium were also calculated.
Iron, manganese and zinc which are heavy metal elements together with phosphate, nitrate and sulfate were considered as
inorganic parameters in this analysis. The groundwater samples have influences from the seawater intrusions as significantly high major ions concentration were detected. Non-point pollution from the agricultural practices does not deteriorate
the groundwater quality even though the monitoring wells are located in agricultural areas. Groundwater sources in the
current study are suitable for domestic use and agricultural irrigation.

Keyword: Groundwater, hydro geochemistry, seawater intrusion

DOI : https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm67201916