The Pollution Status of Bottom Surface Sediments Along the Turkish Coast of the Black Sea


Sur M., Sur H. I. , Apak R. , Ercag E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES, cilt.12, ss.453-460, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4194/1303-2712-v12_2_36
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.453-460

Özet

The aim of this work is to assess the sediment pollution by contamination factor (C-f) of metals and degree of contamination (C-D) of stations. Sediment samples were collected from 26 stations in autumn 2010 and analyzed for metals (Al, Cd, Cu, Pb, V, and Hg). The degree of contamination is estimated as very high at one station, considerably high at nine stations, moderately high at fifteen stations and low at one station. This study also helps to classify the contaminants whether they are anthropogenic or not.