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## Bioremediation of arsenic (As) from mine effluent by a horizontal flow constructed wetland: A case study in largest borax reserve area in over the world, Kırka, Eskişehir

#### Onur Can Türker [1]

In this study, a horizontal flow constructed wetland (HFCW) planted with Typha angustifolia, was tested to bioremediation potential for arsenic from mine effluent under the natural climatic conditions in largest boron mine reserve area over the world, Kırka (Eskişehir). Briefly, the objective of the present experiment was to investigate arsenic bioremediation capability of wetland system and asses the phytoremediation efficiency of T. angustifolia, selected as a donor plant in this study, with different initial arsenic concentrations. Our results indicated that HFCW has capability to decreased arsenic in mine effluent from 49 µg L-1 to 21.8 µg L-1 in a period of 84 days, suggesting that HFCW could be a reasonable bio-filter option to control arsenic pollution directly from mining effluent in largest borax reserve over the world. Furthermore, we found that arsenic concentration in outflow samples was stably below 10 µg L-1 (drinking water safety limit) with an inflow range from 42.3 to 42.1 arsenic µg L-1 during the first 28 days. Our results also indicated that belowground parts of T.angustifolia accumulate more arsenic from mine effluent compared to aboveground parts during experiment period. Therefore, we suggested that belowground parts of the plants in HFCW play an important role for arsenic bioremediation from mine effluent which origin of Kırka Borax reserve area. In this respect, bioconcentration factor (BCF) for the plants which grown in HFCW was found higher than those of control group. Moreover, results of the present experiment also showed that relatively high level of arsenic retained in the filtration media of HFCW during the experiment period, indicating that filtration media which was used in HFCW has potential to filter arsenic from mine effluent. Consequently, the scientific insight of the present study is to present an innovative, cost effective, and easy operating method for arsenic remediation from mine effluent.
Subjects Engineering Articles Author: Onur Can Türker Publication Date : December 20, 2016
 Bibtex @ { aubtda279863, journal = {Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology A - Applied Sciences and Engineering}, issn = {1302-3160}, eissn = {2146-0205}, address = {}, publisher = {Eskisehir Technical University}, year = {2016}, volume = {17}, pages = {963 - 973}, doi = {10.18038/aubtda.279863}, title = {Bioremediation of arsenic (As) from mine effluent by a horizontal flow constructed wetland: A case study in largest borax reserve area in over the world, Kırka, Eskişehir}, key = {cite}, author = {Türker, Onur Can} } APA Türker, O . (2016). Bioremediation of arsenic (As) from mine effluent by a horizontal flow constructed wetland: A case study in largest borax reserve area in over the world, Kırka, Eskişehir . Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology A - Applied Sciences and Engineering , 17 (5) , 963-973 . DOI: 10.18038/aubtda.279863 MLA Türker, O . "Bioremediation of arsenic (As) from mine effluent by a horizontal flow constructed wetland: A case study in largest borax reserve area in over the world, Kırka, Eskişehir" . Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology A - Applied Sciences and Engineering 17 (2016 ): 963-973 Chicago Türker, O . "Bioremediation of arsenic (As) from mine effluent by a horizontal flow constructed wetland: A case study in largest borax reserve area in over the world, Kırka, Eskişehir". Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology A - Applied Sciences and Engineering 17 (2016 ): 963-973 RIS TY - JOUR T1 - Bioremediation of arsenic (As) from mine effluent by a horizontal flow constructed wetland: A case study in largest borax reserve area in over the world, Kırka, Eskişehir AU - Onur Can Türker Y1 - 2016 PY - 2016 N1 - doi: 10.18038/aubtda.279863 DO - 10.18038/aubtda.279863 T2 - Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology A - Applied Sciences and Engineering JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 963 EP - 973 VL - 17 IS - 5 SN - 1302-3160-2146-0205 M3 - doi: 10.18038/aubtda.279863 UR - https://doi.org/10.18038/aubtda.279863 Y2 - 2020 ER - EndNote %0 Anadolu Üniversitesi Bilim Ve Teknoloji Dergisi A - Uygulamalı Bilimler ve Mühendislik Bioremediation of arsenic (As) from mine effluent by a horizontal flow constructed wetland: A case study in largest borax reserve area in over the world, Kırka, Eskişehir %A Onur Can Türker %T Bioremediation of arsenic (As) from mine effluent by a horizontal flow constructed wetland: A case study in largest borax reserve area in over the world, Kırka, Eskişehir %D 2016 %J Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology A - Applied Sciences and Engineering %P 1302-3160-2146-0205 %V 17 %N 5 %R doi: 10.18038/aubtda.279863 %U 10.18038/aubtda.279863 ISNAD Türker, Onur Can . "Bioremediation of arsenic (As) from mine effluent by a horizontal flow constructed wetland: A case study in largest borax reserve area in over the world, Kırka, Eskişehir". Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology A - Applied Sciences and Engineering 17 / 5 (December 2016): 963-973 . https://doi.org/10.18038/aubtda.279863 AMA Türker O . Bioremediation of arsenic (As) from mine effluent by a horizontal flow constructed wetland: A case study in largest borax reserve area in over the world, Kırka, Eskişehir. AUBTD-A. 2016; 17(5): 963-973. Vancouver Türker O . Bioremediation of arsenic (As) from mine effluent by a horizontal flow constructed wetland: A case study in largest borax reserve area in over the world, Kırka, Eskişehir. Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology A - Applied Sciences and Engineering. 2016; 17(5): 963-973.

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