The pollution of Zeytinburnu Port, Istanbul, Turkey
Kasim Cemal Guven, Nuray Balkis, Kartal Çetintürk, Erdogan Okus
Istanbul University, Institute of Marine Sciences and Management, Vefa 34116 Vefa, Istanbul, TURKEY
The pollutants of sediment of Zeytinburnu Port were determined. The pollutant amounts were found high for organic as oil (3.8 mg/g), chlorined pestisides (9.55 ng/g), phenol and anorganic as Zinc, hydrogen sulphide, ammonium, nitrite, nitrate. The degradation products of DDT were determined as DDE and DDD. According to these results Zeytinburnu Port is a highly polluted area.
Keywords: Pollution, Zeytinburnu Port