WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING POLLUTION IN AN UNSANITARY DUMPSITE: CASE STUDY ON NARMAN (ERZURUM)


Sivri N. , Ongen A. , Aydin S. , Gungor Y., Azaz D.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, cilt.23, ss.3374-3383, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 23
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.3374-3383

Özet

In the field of population density on Earth, pollution results from human activities. Accumulation of water, air and soil wastes is released to the environment, and ultimately the life is threatened. In this study, the samples taken from 12 different points are evaluated in terms of water quality in Narman, located in the eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. This area is located around a particular geological formation, namely, the red fairy chimneys. This study area involves ground and surface water resources which are adversely affected by wastes of residential areas.

In the field of population density on Earth, pollution results from human activities. Accumulation of water, air and soil wastes is released to the environment, and ultimately the life is threatened. In this study, the samples taken from 12 different points are evaluated in terms of water quality in Narman, located in the eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. This area is located around a particular geological formation, namely, the red fairy chimneys. This study area involves ground and surface water resources which are adversely affected by wastes of residential areas. According to the results, the highest COD value (1331 mg/L) was measured in the AK1 station. The maximum values of TKN and TP parameters were found to be 7.6 and 12 mg/L, respectively. Zinc level of the AK1 station was measured as 4.88 mg/L, which exceeded the per-mitted level for irrigation. The prevalence of total coliform bacteria ranged from a mean MPN value of 101-104 per 100 ml. Of particular relevance, K1, N1 and N2 stations coliform counts exceeded the limits set by the World Health Organization for recreational water (200 faecal coliforms per 100 ml). For the first time, in this study area, the prevalence of faecal coliform bacteria and Escherichia coli in the Narman dumpsite was determined with the uidA gene