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, vol.12, pp.453-460, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4194/1303-2712-v12_2_36
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.453-460
  • Keywords: Metal, contamination factor, degree of contamination, anthropogenic, HEAVY-METALS, MERCURY
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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.