Developing MIKE-11 Model for Water Quality Simulation in Bertam River, Cameron Highlands

Malakahmad, Dr, Amirhossein, Dr and Eisakhani, Mahdieh and Isa, M.H. (2008) Developing MIKE-11 Model for Water Quality Simulation in Bertam River, Cameron Highlands. In: International Conference on Construction and Building Technology (ICCBT), June 16- 20, Kuala Lumpur.

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Cameron Highlands is undergoing rapid development as a popular tourist destination and an
area exploited for growing of vegetables, fruits and flowers. However, it is also a
mountainous area subjected to torrential tropical showers. The condition of the main rivers
and its tributaries in Cameron Highlands, Ringlet lake and other constructed ponds have
degraded over the years in terms of water pollution, river environment and ecosystem.
Therefore, a series of measurements were carried out to identify the amounts of Dissolved
Oxygen, Biochemical and Chemical Oxygen Demands, Suspended Solids, NH3-N, PO4,
temperature, pH, turbidity, conductivity and Escherichia-coli. Among them in some area the
amount of E-coli was 61000 MPN/100 ml and very high. MIKE-11, a one-dimensional
hydrodynamic simulation program was utilized to model stream flow and water quality
processing in Bertam river. The model was run in hydrodynamic, advection-dispersion and
water quality modules. The results indicated that one of the most serious environmental
problems for Cameron Highlands is soil erosion. In addition, it was observed that the main
sources of water pollution are sewage treatment plants for hotels, rest houses and

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE: Departments > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Amirhossein Malakahmad
Date Deposited: 03 May 2010 07:00
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 08:26

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