OIL POLLUTION OF GOLDEN HORN SEAWATER

Oil pollution of Golden Horn seawater

Selin Cumalı, Kasım Cemal Güven

Istanbul University, Institute of Marine Science and Management, Müşküle sk. No:1 Vefa, Istanbul, TURKEY

Abstract

The oil pollution was investigated in Golden Horn in February, April and May 2005. The analysis was made by ultraviolet fluorospectrophotometer and gas chromatography – mass spectrometer. The maximum oil pollution was found in the seawater under Haliç Bridge 174.50 µg/L in 04/2005, 130.50 µg/L in 05/2005, in the seawater under Unkapanı Bridge 104.90 µg/L in 02/2005 and in the seawater under Galata Bridge 56.45 µg/L in 05/2005. Many linear aliphatic (C8-C44), (C5, C14, C24 derivates), cycloalkane and alkene (C11-C16) were detected. Aromatics 1-ring (benzene derivatives), 2-rings, benzofuran, 3-rings (anthracene, phenantrene) were identified by GC/MS analysis.

Keywords: Oil, Golden Horn, seawater, analysis

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