The study of heavy metal pollution and accumulation in water, sediment, and fish tissue in KA +/- zA +/- lA +/- rmak River Basin in Turkey

Akbulut A., AKBULUT N.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, vol.167, pp.521-526, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 167
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10661-009-1069-4
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.521-526
  • Keywords: Heavy metals, Kizilirmak, Delice, Water, Sediment, Fish, SAMPLES, HECKEL, DAM
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The accumulation of heavy metals such as Pb, Hg, Co, Cr, Cu, Zn, and Br were determined in water, sediment, muscle, and gill of three fish species (Leuciscus cephalus, Capoeta tinca, Capoeta capoeta) which were collected in KA +/- zA +/- lA +/- rmak River Basin (Delice River). The metal concentration showed a general trend of Br > Zn > Pb > Cr > Cu > Hg > Co in water and Cr > Zn > Pb > Cu > Co > Hg > Br in sediment samples while Zn > Cu > Pb > Br > Cr > Hg > Co were in muscle and Zn > Pb > Cu > Cr > Br > Hg > Co were in the gill tissue.