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Fate and Effects of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Microplastics During Anaerobic Digestion of Disintegrated Sludge
Hatinoğlu, Makbule Dilara; Sanin, Faika Dilek; Department of Environmental Engineering (2021-12-24)
Modern wastewater treatment plants effectively remove microplastics (MPs) from wastewater but unfortunately concentrate them in sludge. Anaerobic digesters were recently reported to be affected by MPs. Despite their resili...
COST-BASED OPTIMIZATION OF LAND APPLICATION OF SLUDGE IN GEDIZ BASIN
Yıldız, Adile Umut; Aksoy, Ayşegül; Sanin, F. Dilek; Department of Environmental Engineering (2021-12)
Sludge treatment and management is a growing challenge for countries globally. The quantities of sludge continue to increase as new wastewater treatment facilities are built and the existing ones are upgraded to keep up wi...
INTERFACIAL CHEMICAL BEHAVIORS AND SYNERGISTIC EFFECTS OF POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE AND UREA-MODIFIED SEWAGE SLUDGE BIOCHAR ON PHORATE REMOVAL FROM WATER
Başer, Begüm; Yetiş, Ülkü; Yousaf, Balal; Department of Environmental Engineering (2021-9-10)
Phorate is one of the widely used organophosphorus pesticides (OPPs) having detrimental impacts on living creatures and the environment. As such, biochar is a low-cost and environment-friendly material that can be used as ...
HYPERTHERMOPHILIC HYDROGEN PRODUCTION BY GEOGLOBUS ACETIVORANS IN MICROBIAL ELECTROLYSIS CELLS
Kaş, Aykut; Yılmazel Tokel, Yasemin Dilşad; Department of Environmental Engineering (2021-9-10)
Utilization of hyperthermophilic microorganisms was suggested to improve reaction rates and insoluble pollutant degradation and minimize the risk of contamination in bioelectrochemical systems (BESs). So far only a small g...
Occurrence and load of micropollutants discharged from urban and industrial wastewater treatment plants to receiving environment in the Yeşilırmak Basin
İnce, İrem; Yetiş, Ülkü; Department of Environmental Engineering (2021-8-27)
The occurrence of micropollutants in the aquatic environment is an emerging topic. It is known that the wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are the main point sources of the micropollutants. With this regard, the purpose o...
Transportation and recycling effects on the household textile waste of Eskisehir using LCA
Sipahi, İlayda; Kurt, Zöhre; Department of Environmental Engineering (2021-8-16)
Textile is a material that could be diversified the most, therefore considerations of textile waste recycling/ reuse and the effects of its landfill should be carefully considered. In this thesis, transportation and recy...
Assessing the potential benefits from the application of best available techniques in the textile industry
Gülveren, Merve; Yetiş, Ülkü; Department of Environmental Engineering (2021-7)
The Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Directive, which was recasted as the Industrial Emission Directive (IED) in 2010, is the main EU’s legal instrument regulating pollutant emissions from industrial esta...
SERICIN PROTEIN RECOVERY FROM SILK DEGUMMING WASTEWATER IN PILOT SCALE VIA MEMBRANE HYBRID PROCESSES
Gençtürk, Merve; Yetiş, Ülkü; Çapar, Gökşen; Department of Environmental Engineering (2021-5-17)
The conventional degumming method that consists of alkaline washing of silk yarn with Marseille soap at high temperatures, dissolves sericin protein into the water and produces so-called silk degumming wastewater (SDW) whi...
Evaluation of the water-food nexus with the focus on agricultural water management in the Upper Sakarya watershed
Özel, Beyza; Alp, Emre; Department of Environmental Engineering (2021-5-15)
This study investigates the tradeoffs between water and food (agriculture) nexus and evaluates alternative scenarios focusing on sustainable water governance for agricultural production in Upper Sakarya Basin. For this pur...
Chemical Alternatives Assessment for Substitution of Hazardous Chemicals with Safer Alternatives
Rahim, Danial; İmamoğlu, İpek; Department of Environmental Engineering (2021-5)
Consumer demand for safer chemicals has given rise to chemical alternatives assessment (CAA) to enable informed substitution of hazardous chemicals. The aim of this thesis was to evaluate alternatives for five hazardous ch...
Assessment of the Hydrological Alterations and Environmental Flows in Sakarya Watershed, Turkey
Özcan, Cansu; Alp, Emre; Department of Environmental Engineering (2021-5)
In this study, a holistic environmental flow assessment (EFA) adopted from the ELOHA framework is performed for the Sakarya Watershed. The most significant environmental flow events were quantified using natural streamflow...
Pestrans: a software developed for assessing the fate and transport of pesticides in soil environment
Alshahethi, Aiman Mohammed Qaid; Ünlü, Kahraman; Department of Environmental Engineering (2021-2-15)
Excessive and uncontrolled use of plant protection products in Turkey caused major concerns as many pesticides proved to possess hazardous impact on soil and groundwater systems. The main objective of this thesis is to dev...
The Investigation of methane production from an agricultural waste, corncob, and its enhancement via co-digestion and pretreatment
Çelik Çağlar, Tuğba; Bayramoğlu, Tuba Hande; Department of Environmental Engineering (2021-2-12)
In recent years, the renewable energy requirement is increased with the population increase and reduction of fossil fuel resources. In terms of biomass energy, corn waste constitutes the highest portion (33%) among crop wa...
Effect of ozone pretreatment on methane production and microbial community structure of single-stage anaerobic digesters
Tuncay, Sera; İçgen, Bülent; Department of Environmental Engineering (2021-2-09)
Increasing amount of sludge produced by wastewater treatment plants poses many problems in environmental, public health and economic aspects. Anaerobic digestion (AD), the most common sludge stabilization method, is used t...
Effect of ozone pretreatment on biogas production and microbial community structure of two-stage anaerobic digesters
Akçakaya, Merve; İçgen, Bülent; Department of Environmental Engineering (2021-2-09)
The amount of sludge produced in treatment plants is increasing depending on the population growth and water consumption. Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a widely used sludge stabilization method in wastewater ...
Evaluation of wastewater treatment alternatives for different water reuse applications with modeling and cost analysis
Uyanık, Pınar; Bayramoğlu, Tuba Hande; Aksoy, Ayşegül; Department of Environmental Engineering (2020-10-22)
Wastewater reclamation can be a solution to water scarcity. Several wastewater treatment schemes exist for specific water reuse applications. This thesis aims to evaluate different wastewater treatment schemes for a rang...
Enrichment of autotrophic denitrifiers and investigation of their use in bio-desulfurization of ground tire rubber
Çataklı, Tercan; Bayramoğlu, Tuba Hande; Department of Environmental Engineering (2020-10-9)
Many new methods have been developed for the recycling of waste tires. Among these developed methods, bio-desulfurization takes attention with its low energy requirement, selectively breaking S bonds without damaging the r...
Prediction of fate of selected priority pollutants considering their transformation products using in-silico methods
Barlas, Nezahat Gülücük; İmamoğlu, İpek; Department of Environmental Engineering (2020)
As the number of chemicals used in commerce is continuously increasing, the task of evaluating the fate of chemicals along with their impacts on the environment becomes challenging. In this study, fourteen priority polluta...
Energy production from yard wastes via one-stage and two-stage anaerobic digestion and investigation of pretreatment effect
Kalaycıoğlu, Nihan Nur; Bayramoğlu, Tuba Hande; Department of Environmental Engineering (2020)
Energy production from lignocellulosic biomass is receiving ever-increasing interest. This thesis study investigated the energy production from yard wastes, which is an abundant lignocellulosic substrate, via one-stage ana...
Fate and removal of pesticides in wastewater treatment plants –case of Yeşilirmak basin
Kocaman, Kumru; Dilek, Filiz Bengü; Yetiş, Ülkü; Department of Environmental Engineering (2019)
The effluent of wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) had been shown to be a significant source of micropollutants in surface waters. In this study, the aim was to investigate the biological treatment of commonly found microp...
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