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Title: Groundwater quality and hydrogeochemical properties of Torbali Region, Izmir, Turkey
Authors: Tayfur, Gökmen
Kırer, Tuğba
Baba, Alper
Tayfur, Gökmen
Kırer, Tuğba
Izmir Institute of Technology. Civil Engineering
Keywords: Groundwater pollution
Groundwater quality
Hydrogeochemical
Hydrogeology
Torbalı
İzmir
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Source: Tayfur, G., Kırer, T., and Baba, A. (2008). Groundwater quality and hydrogeochemical properties of Torbali Region, Izmir, Turkey. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 146(1-3), 157-169. doi:10.1007/s10661-007-0068-6
Abstract: The large demand for drinking, irrigation and industrial water in the region of Torbalö (Izmir, Turkey) is supplied from groundwater sources. Almost every factory and farm has private wells that are drilled without permission. These cause the depletion of groundwater and limiting the usage of groundwater. This study investigates spatial and temporal change in groundwater quality, relationships between quality parameters, and sources of contamination in Torbali region. For this purpose, samples were collected from 10 different sampling points chosen according to their geological and hydrogeological properties and location relative to factories, between October 2001 and July 2002. Various physical (pH, temperature, EC), chemical (calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, chloride, alkalinity, copper, chromium, cadmium, lead, zinc) and organic (nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, COD and cyanide) parameters were monitored. It was observed that the groundwater has bicarbonate alkalinity. Agricultural contamination was determined in the region, especially during the summer. Nitrite and ammonia concentrations were found to be above drinking water standard. Organic matter contamination was also investigated in the study area. COD concentrations were higher than the permissible limits during the summer months of the monitoring period.
URI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-007-0068-6
http://hdl.handle.net/11147/2426
ISSN: 0167-6369
0167-6369
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