Oil input of surface water of the Turkish rivers flow to the Black Sea in 2005-2007

Kasım Cemal Güven, Burak Çoban

Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV), 34820, Beykoz-Istanbul, TURKEY
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Zonguldak, TURKEY


In this work, the oil input of the Turkish rivers’ surface water flow to the Black Sea was investigated during the years of 2005-2007. The maximum oil amount in surface water (µg/l) was found in 2005 for Filyos 253.16, Sakarya 484.96, Yeşilırmak 628.20 and Kızılırmak 721.63. In total input of oil (t) to the Black Sea from the surface water of Turkish rivers was calculated in 2005: 2031.65, in 2006: 801.35, in 2007: 633.77. There is no report on annual input of oil from the rivers flowing to the Black Sea in the other countries. Therefore it is difficult to compare of the oil input to the Black Sea from Turkish rivers and those from other rivers. These results showed that the oil pollution of the rivers must be continuously surveyed.

Keywords: Oil input, surface water, Turkish rivers, the Black Sea


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