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Assessment of arsenic and heavy metal pollution in surface sediments of the Ergene River, Turkey


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20 surface sediments recovered from the Ergene River have been analyzed in order to assess the extent of anthropogenic inputs into the river. The results of enrichment factor (EF), contamination factor (CF), and pollution load index (PLI) reveal that the sediments of the Ergene River were not polluted with Cu, Fe, Mn, and Ni, but were moderately polluted with As, Cr, Pb, V, and Zn. The highest CF and PLI of As, Cr, and V were observed near the industrial district of Çorlu. These CF and PLI values indicated anthropogenic influence caused by the input of untreated industrial wastewater and domestic sewage.

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  • Ethnography and Archeology Museum, 22020 Edirne, Turkey
  • Institute of Marine Science and Management, Istanbul University, 34134 Istanbul, Turkey
  • Advanced Technology Education, Research and Application Center, Mersin University, 33358 Mersin, Turkey


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