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Title: Analysis and assessment of trace elements pollution in sediments of Lake Uluabat, Turkey
Authors: Aydoğan, Nurcan
Zenginay, Sinem
Uludağ Üniversitesi/Mühendislik-Mimarlık Fakültesi/Çevre Mühendisliği Bölümü.
Katip, Aslıhan
Karaer, Feza
İleri, Saadet
Sarmaşık, Sonay
Keywords: Environmental sciences & ecology
Trace elements
Sediment pollution
Bursa [Turkey]
Uluabat lake
Concentration (composition)
Lacustrine deposit
Physicochemical property
Pollutant source
Sediment pollution
Trace element
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Publisher: Triveni Enterprises
Citation: Katip, A. vd. (2012). "Analysis and assessment of trace elements pollution in sediments of Lake Uluabat, Turkey". Journal of Environmental Biology, 33(5), 961-968.
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.
ISSN: 0254-8704
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