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    Abstract - Issue Sep 2012, 33 (5)                                     Back


nstantaneous and historical temperature effects on a-pinene

Analysis and assessment of trace elements pollution in

sediments of Lake Uluabat, Turkey

 

Author Details

 

Aslihan Katip

(Corresponding author)

Uludag University, Faculty of Engineering-Architecture, Department of Environmental Engineering,

G?r?kle Campus, 16059, Bursa, Turkey

e-mail : aballi@uludag.edu.tr

Feza Karaer

Uludag University, Faculty of Engineering-Architecture, Department of Environmental Engineering,

G?r?kle Campus, 16059, Bursa, Turkey

Saadet Ileri

Uludag University, Faculty of Engineering-Architecture, Department of Environmental Engineering,

G?r?kle Campus, 16059, Bursa, Turkey

Sonay Sarmasik

Uludag University, Faculty of Engineering-Architecture, Department of Environmental Engineering,

G?r?kle Campus, 16059, Bursa, Turkey

Nurcan Aydogan

Bursa Metropolitan Municipality-Water and Sewerage Administration General Directorate?Buski?

Bursa Eastern Wastewater treatment Plant, K???k Balikli, Osmangazi, 16025, Bursa

Sinem Zenginay

Bursa Metropolitan Municipality-Water and Sewerage Administration General Directorate?Buski

Bursa Eastern Wastewater treatment Plant, K???k Balikli, Osmangazi, 16025, Bursa?????????

 

 

Publication Data

Paper received:

11 March 2011

 

Revised received:

29 October 2011

 

Accepted:

16 November 2011

 

Abstract

During the period 2008?2009, eight sampling stations were carried out on Lake Uluabat to assess trace element distribution in the lake sediments and to identify major sources of the sediment pollution. Ten elements, including Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Zinc (Zn), Chromium (Cr), Nickel (Ni), Copper (Cu), Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Arsenic (As), Boron (B) were determined in the sampled lake sediments. The lowest and highest variation intervals (5.0377- 27664.197 mg kg-1) were found for Cd and Fe, respectively. Concentrations of Cr (131.627 mg kg-1), Ni (220.032 mg kg-1) and Cd (5.0377 mg kg-1) in sediment samples were higher than in the other regions. Moreover, suspended solids, conductivity, pH, temperature and the organic matter % were found to affect the concentrations of sediment. On the basis of the findings of the study, it was concluded that higher concentrations of trace elements in dry seasons increased with the increase in suspended matter, pH, percentage organic content, and conductivity.

 

Key words

Trace elements, Sediment pollution, Lake

 

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