Heavy Metal Analysis of Sea Sediments Received from Izmir Karaburun Region

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Çakar M., Kam E., Yümün Z. Ü.

INARS Congress 2021, İstanbul, Turkey, 16 - 18 April 2021, pp.168-169

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.168-169
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, it was aimed to determine the heavy metal pollution in that region by performing heavy metal analysis on the marine sediments in the Izmir Karaburun peninsula. For this purpose, sediment samples were taken from six different regions on the İzmir Karaburun peninsula by drilling method. Sediment samples taken were analyzed using Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) method. In this method, percentage matching ratios of the elements in the sample with the elements defined in the device are given. As a result of the analysis, it was determined that potassium (K) with 97% matching rate and iron (Fe) with 94% matching rÆate were found to be intense in six different regions. In the first, fourth and sixth regions, the element silver (Ag), which we call a common heavy metal, was found at a high rate of 50% compared to other regions. By examining the results of this analysis, it was determined that the results were similar to each other in six different regions in the Izmir Karaburun peninsula, and trace amouts of heavy metals that could be considered dangerous were found. When the results are compared with the results of the literature, the presence of elements such as mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), arsenic (As), which are known as toxic elements in the literature and which are dangerous for human  health, were found in trace amounts. Therefore, it has been concluded that there is no heavy metal pollution that could pose a danger to human health and marine ecosystems in the region