Distribution of heavy metals in the surficial sediments of Izmir Bay (Turkey)

Kucuksezgin F.

Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry, vol.80, pp.203-207, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02772240109359010
  • Journal Name: Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.203-207
  • Keywords: Heavy metals, Izmir Bay, Pollution, Sediment
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The distribution of heavy metals (Hg, Cd, Pb, Cr, Zn, Cu, Ni, Mn) were investigated in surficial sediments of Izmir Bay. The data were collected during cruises in July 1997 and January 1998, in the framework of a Izmir Bay Marine Research Project supported by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. Heavy metal concentrations in the sediment samples showed significant enrichments during sampling periods from Inner Bay. Outer and Middle Bays show low levels of heavy metal enrichments except mouth of Gediz River. Gediz is the major source of anthropogenic input into the Outer Bay.