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Electrical resistivity technique for groundwater exploration in quaternary deposit

Aziman, M and Hazreek, Z A M and Azhar, A T S and Fahmy, K A and Faizal, T B M and Sabariah, M and Ambak, Kamarudin and Ismail, M A M (2018) Electrical resistivity technique for groundwater exploration in quaternary deposit. In: ISMAP 2017.

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The water security for University Tun Hussein Onn (UTHM) campus was initiated to find alternative sources of water supply. This research began with finding the soil profiles using the geophysical electrical resistivity method across UTHM campus. The resistivity results were calibrated with previous borehole data as well as via groundwater drilling. The drilling work was discovered the groundwater aquifer characterized by the fractured fresh igneous rock at a depth between 43 meter and 55 meter. Further drilling was continued until 100 meter in depth. However, due to not encounter a new rock fractured zone causes the groundwater quantity did not improve even was drilled up to 100 meter depth. In the perspective of water resources, it showed a good potential for water resources for local usages at 104 m3 per day. In addition, the groundwater quality showed the water treatment was required to fulfil the criterion of the national drinking water standards. This study concluded that the first layer of fractured bedrock at UTHM was able to produce significant amounts of groundwater for local consumption usage.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Infrastructure and Geomatic Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2020 03:47
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2020 03:47
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/12764
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