Microplastic threat to aquatic ecosystems of the municipal wastewater treatment plant

Akarsu, Ceyhun
Kıdeyş, Ahmet Erkan
Kumbur, Halil
Türk Hijyen ve Deneysel Biyoloji Dergisi


Gökdağ, Kerem; Kıdeyş, Ahmet Erkan; Department of Marine Biology and Fisheries (2017-12-28)
Marine litter and microplastic pollution is a growing problem for the world and Turkish seas. In this study, the levels of microplastics in surface water, water column, sediment as well as in fish digestive system from the northeastern Mediterranean Sea were studied in 2015 and 2016. The impact of virgin microplastics on seabream juveniles was also investigated at the laboratory. Number of microplastics in surface water were between 16339 and 520213 particles km-2 in 2015, and, between 39559 and 1043675 pa...
Microplastics composition and load from three wastewater treatment plants discharging into Mersin Bay, north eastern Mediterranean Sea
AKARSU, CEYHUN; KUMBUR, HALİL; Gokdag, Kerem; Kıdeyş, Ahmet Erkan; Sanchez-Vidal, Anna (2020-01-01)
Copious quantities of microplastics enter the sewage system on a daily basis, and hence wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) could be an important source of microplastic pollution in coastal waters. Influent and effluent discharges from three WWTPs in Mersin Bay, Turkey were sampled at monthly intervals over a one-year period during 2017. When data from all WWTPs were combined, fibers constituted the dominant particle form, accounting for 69.7% of total microplastics. Although notable oscillations in micropl...
Microplastic litter composition of the Turkish territorial waters of the Mediterranean Sea, and its occurrence in the gastrointestinal tract of fish
Guven, Olgac; Goekdag, Kerem; Jovanovic, Boris; Kıdeyş, Ahmet Erkan (2017-04-01)
Microplastic pollution of marine environment is receiving increased publicity over the last few years. The present survey is, according to our knowledge, the survey with the largest sample size analyzed, to date. In total, 1337 specimens of fish were examined for the presence of plastic microlitter representing 28 species and 14 families. In addition, samples of seawater and sediment were also analyzed for the quantification of microplastic in the same region. Samples of water/sediment were collected from 1...
Microbial population shifts in ozone pre-treated single-stage anaerobic digesters
Gumus, Asli; İçgen, Bülent (null; 2017-09-09)
Microbial Diversity in a Military Impacted Lagoon (Vieques, Puerto Rico) as Revealed by Metagenomics
DavilaSantiago, Lizbeth; DeLeonRodriguez, Natasha; LaSantaPagan, Katia; Hatt, Janet; Kurt, Zöhre; Massol-Deyá, Arturo; Konstantinidis, Konstantinos T (2018-01-01)
The Anones Lagoon, located in the island municipality of Vieques, Puerto Rico (PR), received extensive bombing during military practices by the US Navy for decades. After military activities ceased in 2003, the bombing range was designated as part of a larger Superfund site by US EPA. Here, we employed shotgun metagenomic sequencing to investigate how microbial communities responded to pollution by heavy metals and explosives at this lagoon. Sediment samples (0-5 cm) from Anones were collected in 2005 and 2...
Citation Formats
C. Akarsu, A. E. Kıdeyş, and H. Kumbur, “Microplastic threat to aquatic ecosystems of the municipal wastewater treatment plant,” Türk Hijyen ve Deneysel Biyoloji Dergisi, pp. 0–0, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/82546.