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Water Quality - New Perspectives

Sadik Dincer

Cukurova University

A pioneering researcher and Director of the Institute of Natural and Applied Science. Prof. Dincer received the Technology Development Award from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) in 2013 and a national study patent in 2019.


Hatice Aysun Merci̇mek Takci

Kilis 7 Aralık University

Researcher in the field of Microbiology, Biotechnology, Enzymology, Microbial Genetics, and Bacteriology. Dr. Mercimek Takci has 47 manuscripts published in national and international journals and is a winner of the TÜBİTAK Incentive Award.

Melis Sümengen Özdenefe

Near East University, Cyprus

Associate Professor at Near East University in Northern Cyprus whose teaching interests include industrial microbiology, bacteriology, biotechnology, enzymology, and environmental microbiology.


Water Quality Criteria Hydrocarbons Pesticides Nanomaterials Toxins Bacteria Fungi Viruses Parasites Surface Water Drinking Water Recreational Water

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Although the amount of water in the world is constant, the amount that people can use is decreasing. Human activities cause deterioration of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of water resources. The main reason behind the water quality deterioration is liquid or solid wastes, organic pollutants, inorganic salts, pathogenic microorganisms, heavy metals, pesticides, hydrocarbons, and herbicides, which are formed as a result of industrial, commercial, and domestic activities.
Contaminated water is not suitable for drinking, or use in recreation, agriculture, and industrial activities. These waters cause poisoning of drinking water, deterioration of river and lake ecosystems, decrease in biological diversity as a result of the death of aquatic life, and various environmental problems.

Water resources are limited however, the need for water is gradually increasing. Considering that water quality deteriorates increasingly, the importance of preserving existing water resources in terms of quantity and quality is increasing day by day. So, it is important to determine the sources of contamination correctly and to take the necessary precautions.

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Sadik Dincer

Cukurova University

For the past 35 years, Prof. Sadık Dincer has been involved in teaching, research, and academic work in numerous distinguished universities in Turkey. Currently, he is working at Cukurova University, Biology and Biotechnology Departments, Adana, Turkey. His manuscripts and book chapters have been published in national and international journals and his works has been cited 1018 times. To date he has trained twenty-five MSc and eleven PhD students. He received the Technology Development Award from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) in 2013 and a national study patent in 2019. His research is focused on bacteriology, microbial ecology, industrial biotechnology, and microbial genetics.

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