:: Journal of International Environmental Application & Science ::

Year 2006, Volume I (Issue III-IV)

Journal of International Environmental Application and Science , Vol. 1, No. 4 (2006), 120-124

Evaluation of Izmir bay’s pollution, sources and abatement techniques

Metin GURU1 , Tugrul BEYAZIT2, Iskender OKSUZ1

1Gazi University, Chemical Engineering Department, Maltepe, 06570-Ankara, Turkey
2Gazi University, Environmental Sciences Department, Maltepe, 06570-Ankara, Turkey

Accepted 25 October 2006

Abstract: : The largest natural bay of Turkey, the İzmir Bay on the Aegean has undergone intense pollution since 1960. Pollution sources range from industrial to urban to agricultural. In this study, sources of pollution are studied within the larger context of geographical and climactic conditions. The impact of the İzmir Great Channel Project and the Çiğli Wastewater Treatment Plant are studied. The surface sediment samples collected from the Bay were analyzed by flame atomic absorption spectrometry. Acidity was measured in the Bay by pH meter. Ways to further improvement and avenues for future research are suggested. 
Keywords: İzmir Bay, pollution, heavy metal