COPPER AND CADMIUM CONTENTS IN GROUND AND SURFACE WATER IN CORLU, TURKEY


ÖNGEN A. , Dökmeci H., Celik S. O. , Şabudak T., Kaykıoğlu G., Dökmeci İ.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ECOLOGY, cilt.9, sa.4, ss.753-762, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ECOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.753-762

Özet

Heavy metal Pollution is a quickly growing problem for water systems, Such as oceans, lakes, and rivers in the areas with intensive industry. There are several different ways that heavy metal pollution ends up in our oceans. lakes and bays. The four main ways are: burning heavy metal, heavy metal runoff, dumping or heavy metals, and tributary inflow. Roadways and automobiles are also considered to be one of the largest sources of heavy metals. Zinc, copper, and lead are three of the most common heavy metals released from road travel, accounting for at least 90 of the total metals in road runoff. Meanwhile. they are natural components of the Earth's crust. They can not be degraded or destroyed. To a small extent they enter Our bodies via food, drinking water and air. Heavy metals become dangerous when they tend to bioaccumulate. Since study area has been Under a heavy industrialisation period, alteration of natural water resources has been reported in the area. In order to evaluate the potential of this alteration heavy metal monitoring program was run in the area. In the region, drinking water is supplied by groundwater abstraction. Surface water has limited usage because of its low quality. Surface water has both organic and inorganic based Pollution related to uncontrolled agricultural and industrial activities. Both groundwater and Surface water samples were collected from over 30 sampling points. Cadmium and copper analyses were carried out via atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS). Great variations in the results among the samples were recognised during analysis. Maximum concentrations for both cadmium and copper were determined in surface water samples as 202 ppb and 19 ppb, respectively. Analysis Of groundwater samples from municipal wells showed that copper and cadmium levels were under standards which Would harm people health.