- April 25, 2022
- Posted by: Steve
- Category: Water Management
Large quantity of water is required by certain industries in Malaysia such as the beverage, textile, glove, power generation and paper manufacturers. AGV’s team has vast experience in the paper manufacturing sector, having conducted studies for five plants in the past. All of them consume huge amount of water and they cannot depend on treated piped water which is costly. The cheaper option is to abstract raw water from rivers and groundwater aquifers and treat the water themselves.
River water abstraction studies involved modelling and assessment of water quality, water availability, river hydraulics, aquatic ecology and socio-economy. Details of water intake station and treatment system are to be included in the report for approval of the State water authority (example Lembaga Urus Air Selangor [LUAS]).
Groundwater abstraction studies are somewhat different due to the nature of the resource. Extensive geophysical field investigation works are involved to identify potential high groundwater zone, followed by drilling of tubewell(s) and pumping tests to determine the amount of groundwater yield. The groundwater modelling will assess the amount of sustainable yield or groundwater that can be abstracted with minimal impacts. Similar to river abstraction, the study will need to be approved by the State water authority before the permit can be issued for groundwater abstraction.
River water quality modelling output
Groundwater modelling output