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Title: Effect of geogenic factors on water quality and its relation to human health around Mount Ida, Turkey
Authors: Baba, Alper
Gündüz, Orhan
Keywords: Alteration zone
Geogenic factors
Mount Ida
Water quality
Issue Date: Jan-2017
Publisher: MDPI Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Source: Baba, A., and Gündüz, O. (2017). Effect of geogenic factors on water quality and its relation to human health around Mount Ida, Turkey. Water, 9(1). doi:10.3390/w9010066
Abstract: Water-rock interactions strongly influence water quality. Waters originating from highly altered zones affect human health. Mount Ida region in western Anatolia is an example for such geogenic interactions and additional anthropogenic impacts. A water quality monitoring study was held and a total of 189 samples were collected from 63 monitoring stations to characterize the quality of water resources and its relation with human health. The results indicated that waters originating from altered volcanic rocks that are mainly used for drinking purposes have low pH, high conductivity and elevated trace element levels. In addition, a number of acidic mining lakes were formed in the open pits of abandoned mine sites in the study area and pyrite oxidation in altered volcanic rocks resulted in extremely acidic, high mineral content and toxic waters that demonstrate an eminent threat for the environmental health in the area. Overall, the water quality constituents in Mount Ida region had a spatially variable pattern and were locally found to exceed the national and international standards, mainly due to geogenic alteration zones and anthropogenic intervention.
ISSN: 2073-4441
Appears in Collections:Civil Engineering / İnşaat Mühendisliği
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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