Variations in Nitrogen (NH4+, NO2-, NO3-) and Heavy Metal (Al and Cu)Levels of Water from Swimming Pools in the City Center and Districts of Canakkale, Turkey
- *Corresponding Author:
- Murat Sadikoglu
Department of Science Education, Faculty of Education
Gaziosmanpasa University, 60240, Tokat, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 22, 2017; Accepted date: May 17, 2017; Published date: May 22, 2017
Citation: Uysal T, Yilmaz S, Turkoglu M, Sadikoglu M (2017) Variations in Nitrogen (NH4+, NO2-, NO3-) and Heavy Metal (Al and Cu) Levels of Water from Swimming Pools in the City Center and Districts of Canakkale, Turkey. J Environ Anal Chem 4:198. doi:10.41722380-2391.1000198
Copyright: © 2017 Uysal T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In this study, some nitrogen (NO2-, NO3-, NH4+) and metal (Al and Cu) concentrations were analyzed during the summer period by using an ultraviolet-visible (UV-VIS) spectroscopy method in a total of 44 swimming pools located in the province and districts of Canakkale (Turkey). Merck Kits equivalent to EPA, APHA, ISO and DIN standards were used for spectrometric analyses. The monthly quality parameter results in this study were evaluated according to various limit standard values for different countries. As a result, NH4+, NO2-, NO3-, Al and Cu concentrations varied between 0.003 and 0.999 mg L-1 (0.073 ± 0.139 mg L-1), 0.042 and 0.277 mg L-1 (0.086 ± 0.039 mg L-1), 0.054 and 76.844 mg L-1 (12.111 ± 10.487), 0 and 0.652 mg L-1 (0.141 ± 0.068 mg L-1) and 0 and 2.216 mg L-1 (0.139 ± 0.163 mg L-1), respectively. Although all the maximum values, except for NO2-, exceeded the limit values of the Turkish Health Ministry (THM), all the average values were under the limit values of THM.