A pilot study of heavy metal concentration in various environments and fishes in the upper Sakarya River Basin, Turkey


Barlas N.

ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY, cilt.14, ss.367-373, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Dergi Adı: ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.367-373

Özet

In this study, concentration of lead, cadmium, copper, cobalt, nickel, and manganese were measured in water, sediment, and fish (Cyprinus carpio and Barbus plebejus) samples at the upper Sakarya river basin in Sept. 1995-1996 period. Also, physical parameters of selected stations in the Sakarya river were measured. Mean concentrations of lead, cadmium, copper, nickel, and manganese differed between water, sediment, and fish samples by seasons. Mean concentrations of lead, cadmium, and cobalt increased in sediment samples in October and August. In water samples only cadmium and cobalt increased in October whereas lead and copper increased in August. Also, high levels of manganese concentrations were detected in water and sediment samples and fish tissue during the study. (C) 1999 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.