Evaluation of Estrogenic Hormones in Water Reservoirs and Municipality Treatment Plants in İstanbul Istanbul


3rd International Conference on Recycling and Reuse, İstanbul, Turkey, 28 - 30 September 2016, vol.1, no.1, pp.191-195

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.191-195


Nowadays, treatment plants have been increasing due to the advancing technology and
industrialization throughout Turkey and the world. This situation brings along the requirement to analyze the features of the waste water of treatment plants in a more detailed way. In recent years, it has been remarkable to see studies conducted on endocrine disrupting substances in waste waters and the effects of these substances on environment and public health. Being one of the estrogenic hormones, which are endocrine disrupting substances and found naturally in organisms, 17β-estradiol and estrone are highly important for ecological balance.
This study investigates the endocrine disrupting substances found in effluent of water treatment plants in large amounts following the determination of the current situation of 17β-estradiol and estrone.