THE HEAVY METAL ASSESSMENT OF HARSIT STREAM (GIRESUN, TURKEY) USING MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES


MUTLU C., Eraslan-Akkan B., Verep B.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, cilt.27, ss.9851-9858, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Dergi Adı: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.9851-9858

Özet

The aim of this research was to determine the degree of heavy metal contamination of Harsit Stream in northeastern Turkey. Heavy metals such as Al, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb in water were analyzed using ICP-MS and the result compared with national and international Standard for Drinking Water Quality. The water samples were collected from 7 different sites between June 2014 and May 2015. Statistical analysis of data was carried out using SPSS statistical package programs. Descriptive statistical analysis including One-way ANOVA, significance (0.01 and 0.05) was done. Important differences in the mean values were tested with Duncan's multiple range test. Moreover, the multi variate statistical techniques (hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA), principal component analysis (PCA)), the Pearson correlation were applied to the heavy metal variables.