Spatial analysis of the certain air pollutants using environmetric techniques

Azman, Azid and Mohd Khairul Amri, Kamarudin and Mohd Ekhwan, Toriman (2015) Spatial analysis of the certain air pollutants using environmetric techniques. Jurnal Teknologi, 75 (1). pp. 241-249. ISSN 01279696

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This study aims to identify the spatial variation of air pollutant and its pattern in the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia for four years monitoring observation (2008-2011) based on the seven air monitoring stations. Air pollutant variables that used in this study were Nitrogen Dioxide (NO 2 ), Ozone (O 3 ), Carbon Monoxide (CO), and Particulate Matter (PM 10 ) data and had been supplied by Department Of Environment Malaysia (DOE). ANOVA, environmetric techniques (HACA and Descriptive Analysis) and Artificial Neural Network (ANN) approach were used in data analysed. According to ANOVA single test, significance p-value of PM 10 (p= 2.5E -268 ) is smaller than significance alpha level (p=0.05) and it suitable parameter for further analysis in construct the prevention actions compared to O 3 , NO 2 and CO. HACA categorized seven air monitoring station into three cluster group of station such as High Concentrated Site (HCS), Moderate Concentrated Site (MCS), and Low Concentrated Site (LCS). Descriptive statistics show the 25th percentile, median, and 75 th percentile boxplot and identified the greater (>500 µg/m 3 ) and smaller (<0.05ppm) outliers, and comparing distributions between each air pollutant. The findings from ANN have verified that the R 2 and RMSE value (0.7981 and 5.734, respectively) were categorized as a significant value for the future prediction. In contrast, PM 10 levels in Air Pollutant Index equal to 43.59 were 67.91 ug/m 3 , O 3 (0.038 ppm), NO 2 (0.019 ppm), and then CO (1.27 ppm) concentration values. This proved that the PM 10 concentration was categorized as a main contributor to the air pollutant measurement of statistical method compared with other pollutants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ANOVA, environmetric techniques, descriptive analysis, artificial neural network, air pollutant index
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Depositing User: Syahmi Manaf
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2022 03:05
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2022 05:37

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