Evaluation of the impact from the Black Sea on the pollution of the Marmara sea

Orhon D.

WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.32, no.7, pp.191-198, 1995 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0273-1223(96)00064-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Analytical Abstracts, Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Chimica, Compendex, EMBASE, Environment Index, Geobase, MEDLINE, Pollution Abstracts, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.191-198
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The Marmara Sea is now the recipient of a large number of wastewater discharges from land-based sources. At the same time, it is in direct exchange both with The Black Sea and The Mediterranean. A correct and efficient wastewater management programme with nutrient removal may be acceptable if it can effectively reduce the pollution in The Marmara Sea. This can only be evaluated by means of a comparative evaluation of the relevant pollutant loads originating from the land-based sources in the coastal zone and from the adjacent seas. This paper evaluates significant quality parameters related to the Black Sea - The Bosphorus me Marmara Sea system, quantifies the pollution exchange between The Marmara Sea and The Black Sea and provides a critical appraisal of the effect of The Black Sea on the pollution in The Marmara in comparison with land-based sources.