Chemical and Physical Quality Criteria of Bulakbasi Stream in Turkey and Usage of Drinking, Fisheries, and Irrigation

Şen F., Aksoy A.

JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2015/725082
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Water quality parameters were analyzed in Bulakbasi stream. The in situ measurements and laboratory analyses were made on water samples taken from 4 sampling points on the Bulakbasi stream monthly. During the study, the average water temperature as 16.3 degrees C, dissolved oxygen (DO) 12.91 mg/L, oxygen saturation (OS) 152.8%, pH 8.25, electrical conductivity (EC) 779.6 mu S/cm, salinity 0.435 parts per thousand, chloride 83.97 mg/L, calcium 56.5 mg/L, magnesium 57.1 mg/L, total hardness 391.1 mg/L CaCO3, carbonate 0 mg/L, bicarbonate 365.95 mg/L, total alkalinity 299.85 mg/L, nitrate 4.74 mg/L, nitrite 20.83 mu g/L, ammonium 50.8 mu g/L, ammonia 48.3 mu g/L, phosphorus 77.5 mu g/L, sulfate 57.6 mg/L, potassium 4.52 mg/L, copper and aluminum 0.0 mu g/L, total iron 10.1 mu g/L, zinc 168.2 mu g/L, chromium 24 mu g/L, manganese 401.7 mu g/L, and cyanide 6.79 mu g/L were found. According to EU, WHO, and Turkish standards, Bulakbasi stream is not polluted and it has suitable quality with respect to drinking, aquaculture, and irrigation.