Determination of Heavy Metal Pollution in River of Artvin, Rize and Trabzon Provinces

Baytaşoğlu H.

JOURNAL OF ANATOLIAN ENVIRONMENTAL AND ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.6, no.4, pp.621-626, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


The aim of this study is to evaluate the stations selected from the provinces in the Eastern Black Sea region (Artvin, Rize, Trabzon) in terms of some physicochemical parameters and heavy metals. A total of 27 stations were selected from these rivers and their tributaries feeding the Black Sea, and sampling was carried out in 2019-2020 depending on the land conditions. Temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, electrical conductivity, and total dissolved solids parameters were measured with a HQ 40 D brand water measuring device. For heavy metal analysis, services were purchased from the Sinop University Central Research Laboratory. As a result of the analyzes made, it was determined that all stations had a very high concentration in terms of Al and some stations in terms of Cd. It was observed that almost all of the stations showed high quality water characteristics in terms of Mn, Zn, Pb, Ni, Fe, Cu. It has been determined that physicochemical parameters vary depending on factors such as seasonal temperatures, land structure, slope, precipitation rate, and parameters, except pH show 1st class water characteristics according to the limits determined in the legislation.