ASSESSMENT OF THE PRIORITY SUBSTANCES AND SPECIFIC POLLUTANTS IN THE BÜYÜK MENDERES RIVER BASED ON THE WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE (WFD)


Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Suleyman Demirel University, Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Çevre Mühendisliği Anabilim Dalı, Turkey

Approval Date: 2020

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: MEHMET CENSUR

Consultant: Meltem Kaçıkoç

Abstract:

The main purpose of this thesis is to evaluate the priority substances and certain pollutants in the Büyük Menderes River within the scope of Water Framework Directive (WFD).

 

In line with this main objective, the process of formation of the WFD, its historical development, the aims and objectives underlying the WFD, the studies on literature about certain pollutants and priority materials were summarized. The quality criteria of certain pollutants and the directives that have been implemented for this purpose and the directives which have been put into effect for this purpose (2008/105/EU, 2013/39/EU, 2015/495/EU numbered) have been examined in order to improve the water quality and the attitude of the EU on certain pollutants. Finally, priority materials and certain pollutants in the Büyük Menderes River were evaluated in the WFD.

 

As a result of the examination of specific pollutants and priority substances on the monitoring stations located on the Büyük Menderes River, it was observed that the majority of them were well below the permissible AA-EQS and MAC- EQS values in the Regulation on Surface Water Quality (YSKY). However, the fact that the results of the analyzes are below the permissible limits in the regulation does not guarantee that they will not exceed the values of the EQS in the future, but the necessary measures should be taken to ensure that the pollutants produced in the basin as a result of the agricultural and industrial activities do not exceed the limit values of the Regulation.