Drinking Water Quality of a Rice Land in Turkey by Statistical and GIS Perspectives
Cem Tokatli
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Department of Laboratory Technology, Ipsala Vocational School, Trakya University,
İpsala/Edirne, Turkey
Submission date: 2014-04-15
Final revision date: 2014-05-26
Acceptance date: 2014-07-08
Publication date: 2014-12-16
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2014;23(6):2247-2258
This study was carried out to determine the drinking water quality of İpsala District, known as “Rice Land” in Turkey. Water samples were collected from 23 stations, including all the residential areas in winter 2013. Some physical, chemical, and microbiological water quality parameters (temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, turbidity, nitrite, nitrate, ammonium, sulfate, phosphate, chloride, fluoride, and biological oxygen demand) were determined and some multi-statistical methods were applied to detected data. The geographic information system was also used in order to make a visual explanation by presenting distribution maps of investigated parameters, and groundwater samples were assessed according to national and international quality criteria. According to data observed, although the investigated parameter levels in ground water of İpsala District did not exceed the limit values for drinking, the region has class II-III (Turkish Regulations) groundwater quality in terms of nitrite and nitrate parameters in general
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