Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 128, Issue 1, pp 177–181

Investigation of heavy metal contaminations in the lower Sakarya river water and sediments

Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10661-006-9303-9

Cite this article as:
Dundar, M.S. & Altundag, H. Environ Monit Assess (2007) 128: 177. doi:10.1007/s10661-006-9303-9


In this work, water and sediment samples were collected from three different stations located along the Sakarya river between May and September 2003. Lead, copper, chromium, zinc, nickel and cadmium concentrations were determined by using solvent extraction and flame atomic absorption spectrometric method. The results show that differences based upon sampling times, regions, sediment and water samples were observed. The mean levels of copper, nickel, chromium, lead, cadmium, zinc for sediment samples are; 4.630 μg g−1, 13.520 μg g−1, 8.780 μg g−1, 2.550 μg g−1, 9.990 μg g−1 and for water samples are; 0.851 μg g−1, 1.050 μg g−1, 0.027 μg g−1, 1.786 μg g−1, 0.236 μg g−1, 0.173 μg g−1, respectively.


Heavy metal Sakarya river Sediment Flame atomic absorption spectrometry Turkish study 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sakarya University,Fen Edebiyat Fak KimyaAdapazariTurkey

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