In this research, in order to observe the seasonal change between April 2014 and February 2015, heavy metal contents in the water, sediment and the Carassius gibelio (Bloch, 1782) tissues (muscle, gill and liver) growing in Eber Lake were determined. The obtained results showed that trace elements were founded in water, sediment and fish tissues. Among the average annual concentrations of water samples, the highest concentration was found for Mn (0.1584 mg/L) element and the lowest concentration was found for Pb element in the spring season. the maximum Average annual concentration was calculated for Mn (0.1584 mg/L, Spring) and the minimum was determined for Pb in water. In the sediment, Fe (16245.84 mg/kg, Spring) was found to be maximum and Co was the minimum. In fish, the highest concentrations were found in liver (Mo, Ni, Pb, Co, Cu, Fe), while the lowest concentrations were found in gill (Mn, Zn) and muscle (Cd, Cr, Se) tissues While the highest heavy metal concentrations were observed in the sediment, the minimum was found in the fish tissues (the ranking was the following; liver, gill and muscle). It was concluded that the heavy metal levels measured in the Lake Eber have no risk to the environment and to the public health.
SELÇUK ÜNİVERSİTESİ BAP KOORDİNATÖRLÜĞÜ
PhD thesis of Numan Emre GÜMÜŞ was financially supported by the Selçuk University Scientific Research Project Coordinator with the project coded (BAP-14201044) and Tübitak BİDEB. Also, I would like to thank to Dr. Buğrahan EMSEN for his contribution to the statistical analysis for the interpretation of the data.
|Publication Date||December 15, 2021|
|Submission Date||April 5, 2021|
|Acceptance Date||October 26, 2021|
|Published in Issue||Year 2021Volume: 38 Issue: 4|