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Murat Eyvaz

Gebze Technical University


Ebubekir Yüksel

Gebze Technical University

Ercan Gürbulak

Gebze Technical University


Domestic Wastewater Treatment Industrial Waste Treatment Marshes Peatlands Biogeochemistry Ecosystem Development Human-water Interaction Afforestation Fuelwood Eutrophication Organic Loading Aridification

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Wetlands are particular ecosystems in which oxygen-free processes prevail and flowed by water permanently or seasonally. The most important factor that distinguishes wetlands from other landforms or bodies of water is the characteristic vegetation of aquatic plants adapted to the unique hydric soil. Wetlands constitute the richest and most productive ecosystems of the earth. These areas are highly complex natural systems that serve a wide range of local people and the country at large and have functions and values that are comparable to any other ecosystem on earth. Wetlands are ecosystems with the highest biodiversity after tropical forests. Wetlands, which are suitable feeding, breeding and sheltering environments for many species and are accepted as natural wealth museums not only in their country of origin but also in the whole world. Wetlands, which have an important place in the lives of the people living in their immediate surroundings and contribute to the economy of the region and the country, have an important and different place among other ecosystems in terms of conservation of natural balance and biodiversity. As the impacts of climate change on humans and wildlife increase, the ability of wetlands to adapt to rapidly changing conditions is an indispensable element. There are many types of wetlands characterized by their locations, water attributes, soil composition, and living species, and they are basically called marsh, swamp, bog, and fen. Depending on many factors such as topography, hydrology, vegetation, and human intervention, due to the local and regional differences, wetlands play roles as a reservoir of biodiversity, ensure pollination, purify water, control floods, replenish groundwaters, mitigate climate changes, stabilize shorelines and serves as recreation and tourism area. Because of the benefits mentioned here, protection of both coastal wetlands and inland waters, like other ecosystems, against environmental threats such as pollution and scarcity are essential. Therefore, it is natural that researches on the value given to wetlands and their functions are increasing worldwide. This book invites local and regional case studies or reviews on the construction, reclamation, restoration, and conservation of all types of wetlands. Researches on hydrology, ecology, climate, and use of wetlands will also be covered.

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Date completed: November 25th 2019

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Murat Eyvaz

Gebze Technical University

Dr. Murat Eyvaz is an assistant professor of Environmental Engineering Department at Gebze Technical University. He received his BSc. degree in Environmental Engineering from Kocaeli University in Turkey in 2004. He completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D., 2013 in Gebze Institute of Technology (former name of GTU) in Environmental Engineering. He completed his post-doctoral research in the National Research Center on Membrane Technologies in 2015. His research interests are applications in water and wastewater treatment facilities, electrochemical treatment process and filtration systems at lab. and pilot scale, membrane processes (forward osmosis, reverse osmosis, membrane bioreactors), membrane manufacturing methods (polymeric membranes, nanofiber membranes, electrospinning), spectrophotometric analyses (UV, atomic absorption spectrophotometry), chromatographic analyses (gas chromatography, high pressure liquid chromatography). He has co-authored numerous journal articles and conference papers and has taken part in many national projects. He serves as an editor in 45 journals and a reviewer in 115 journals indexed in SCI, SCI-E and other indexes. He has 1 patent and 3 patent applications on wastewater treatment systems.

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