Copper, Zinc and Lead concentrations of Epipelic diatom frustules in Porsuk Stream (Sakarya River Basin, Turkey)

Copper, Zinc and Lead concentrations of Epipelic diatom frustules in Porsuk Stream (Sakarya River... ISSN 10674136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2013, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 349–352. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2013. BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS Copper, Zinc and Lead Concentrations of Epipelic Diatom Frustules in Porsuk Stream (Sakarya River Basin, Turkey) a a b a Cem Tokatli , Esengul Kose , Arzu Cicek , and Kazim Uysal Dumlupinar University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Kütahya, Turkey Anadolu University, Applied Environmental Research Centre, Eski¸ sehir, Turkey email: Received July 2, 2012 Keywords: Copper, Epipelic diatoms, Frustules, Lead, Porsuk Stream, Zinc DOI: 10.1134/S1067413613040139 INTRODUCTION MATERIAL AND METHOD 2.1. Study Area and Collection of Samples In recent years, anthropogenic activities continu ously increase the amount of heavy metals in the envi The stations selected on the Porsuk Stream are ronment, especially in aquatic ecosystem. Pollution of shown on the map (Fig. 1). Sediment and water sam heavy metals in aquatic ecosystem is growing at an ples were collected seasonally from all stations by alarming rate and has become an important worldwide using sediment dipper, Ekman grab and suitable con problem, so attention has been drawn to the levels of tainers. Epipelic diatom samples collected from over heavy metals in freshwater and aquatic organisms sediment by Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Copper, Zinc and Lead concentrations of Epipelic diatom frustules in Porsuk Stream (Sakarya River Basin, Turkey)

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