Determination of phenol in the sediments of the Turkish Black Sea coasts

Kasım Cemal Güven, Burak Çoban

Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV), 34820, Beykoz, Istanbul, TURKEY
Bulent Ecevit University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of Chemistry, 67100, Zonguldak, TURKEY


Phenol pollution in the sediments of the eastern and western part of the Turkish Black Sea coasts was identified by GC/MS and determined by colorimetric methods. The phenol levels were found as 3.773 and 3.754 (µg/g) in the western part, 0.0334 (µg/g) in the eastern part. It is the first finding for phenol contamination in the sediments of the Turkish Black Sea coasts.

Keywords: Phenol, pollution, Turkish Black Sea

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