Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 130, Issue 1–3, pp 389–402 | Cite as

Assessment of the Water Quality of Troia for the Multipurpose Usages

  • Hasan Özcan
  • Hüseyin Ekinci
  • Alper Baba
  • Yasemin Kavdır
  • Orhan Yüksel
  • Yusuf Yiğini


The aim of this study was to determine the origin and quality of waters in Troia. For this purpose total of 25 water samples including 2 springs, 14 surfaces and 9 groundwaters, were collected at eight different times. Global positioning system (GPS) was used to determine to coordinates of sampling points. The concentration of 6 minor elements (B, Cu, F, Fe, Pb and Zn), 9 major anions and cations (Na+, Ca2+, K+, Mg2+, SO4 2−, PO4 3−, HCO3 , Cl and, CO3 2−) were determined by spectrometric, colorimetric and volumetric methods. Water pH, EC, DO, ORP and TDS were measured in situ using probes. The data showed that the concentrations of most of minor elements were below the EPA and TSE limits except Pb which ranged between 0.001 and 4.832 mg L−1. Statistically significant relationships (P < 0.01 and r > 0.70) were observed between Fe and Cu, Cu and K+, Cu and Ca2+, B and Na+, Na+ and K+. Assessing the water based on irrigation using Wilcox model showed that some well waters were not suitable for irrigation. Troia water was found to be highly corrosive and the average corrosion coefficients varied from 0.5 to 4.6. According to the Piper and Schoeller diagrams results, the water in Troia was classified as mixed water type.


Water quality Heavy metals Troia Anion Cation Corrosion coefficient 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hasan Özcan
    • 1
  • Hüseyin Ekinci
    • 1
  • Alper Baba
    • 2
  • Yasemin Kavdır
    • 1
  • Orhan Yüksel
    • 3
  • Yusuf Yiğini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Soil Science, Agricultural FacultyCanakkale Onsekiz Mart UniversityCanakkaleTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Geological Engineering, Engineering FacultyCanakkale Onsekiz Mart UniversityCanakkaleTurkey
  3. 3.Bayramiç Vocational SchoolCanakkale Onsekiz Mart UniversityCanakkaleTurkey

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