Günay Kocasoy

Günay Kocasoy
Bogazici University · Institute of Environmental Sciences

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Environmental pollution has been continuously threatening the world. In the combat with environmental pollution problems, waste management authorities, in compliance with the “User Pays Principle-USP”, apply the “Polluter Pays Principle-3Ps” to the waste generators. Thus the resource users and the waste generators will be paying a fee for the resou...
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Environmental pollution has been continuously threatening the world. In the combat with environmental pollution problems, waste management authorities, in compliance with the “User Pays Principle-USP”, apply the “Polluter Pays Principle-3Ps” to the waste generators. Thus the resource users and the waste generators will be paying a fee for the resou...
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Environmental pollution has been continuously threatening the world. In the combat with environmental pollution problems, waste management authorities, in compliance with the “User Pays Principle-USP”, apply the “Polluter Pays Principle-3Ps” to the waste generators. Thus the resource users and the waste generators will be paying a fee for the resou...
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Handling of solid waste has been a serious problem for countries all over the world. Increase in population, change in life standard and life style, industrialization and production of new products contribute to the increase in the amount of solid wastes and consequently the problems generated by them. Developed countries, being aware of the signif...
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Authorities have been applying very strict regulations for the treatment of industrial wastewater recently because of the threatening level of the environmental pollution faced. Industrial wastewater containing heavy metals is a threat to the public health because of the accumulation of the heavy metals in the aquatic life which is transferred to h...
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Diffuse pollution generated from the coastal tourism areas is one of the significant threats for the marine environment. Besides the accommodation facilities discharging the generated wastewater into the sea without any treatment, the summer resorts of the coastal areas also deteriorate the coastal waters. Since most of the summer resorts do not ha...
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Handling of health-care wastes is among the most important environmental problems in Turkey as it is in the whole world. Approximately 25–30 tons of health-care wastes, in addition to the domestic and recyclable wastes, are generated from hospitals, clinics and other small health-care institutions daily on the European and the Asian sides of İstanb...
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Health-care waste management has been a significant problem in most economically developing countries as it is in Turkey. Most of the time, the main reason for the mismanagement of these wastes is the lack of appropriate legislation and effective control; other reasons are: financial strains and a lack of awareness. Being aware of the significance...
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Clinoptilolite- a natural zeolite has been investigated for the removal of heavy metals from the wastewaters. A pyrex-glass column of 30 mm diameter and 600 mm height was used. The column was filled with the conditioned clinoptilolite of 0.5-1 mm. In the first stage of the research, synthetic wastewater containing single cation 0.02 N and 0.04 N Cu...
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Efficient health-care waste management is crucial for the prevention of the exposure of health-care workers, patients, and the community to infections, toxic wastes and injuries as well as the protection of the environment (Safe Management of Wastes from Health-care Activities. World Health Organization, Geneva). The amount of health-care waste pro...
Conference Paper
There is a lot of deficiency, and problems between the generators, operators and the general community, about the safe management of health-care wastes generated from health care institutions. As in other developing countries, the improper management of these wastes is an unacceptable situation for the Metropolitan City of Istanbul, Turkey. Approxi...
Conference Paper
In this study, the European Union Environmental Directives and Turkish Environmental Regulations on sludge management were analyzed and compared for their scopes and contents in order to find out how sludge management is regulated in National and Community level. Since the main focus is at urban sewage sludge in both Turkish and EU Legislations, a...
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The sludge from metal plating industry is generally considered as "hazardous waste" due to its toxic heavy metal content. Solidification/stabilization techniques which are applied as prior to landfill give good results for the disposal of especially inorganic sludges into the landfill in a safe manner. The research is aimed to investigate an effect...
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Anaerobic biological waste treatment offers advantages over aerobic systems in terms of lower energy requirements, less biological sludge production, and the potential for energy recovery in the form of biogas. The biogas produced can be used in a multiplicity of ways. The major drawback of this process is the slow growth rate of anaerobic microorg...
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Urban air pollution is a problem throughout the world. Carbon monoxide (CO), one of the major air pollutants, is an odorless, colorless, tasteless, and toxic gas, which is mainly produced by incomplete combustion of the fossil fuels such as gasoline and kerosene. The main outdoor sources of CO gas are vehicle exhausts, industrial effluents, and fir...
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The purpose of this research was to shorten the composting period by speeding up the composting process and to obtain good quality compost that can be used in agriculture. In order to accomplish the acceleration of the process, different mixtures of feedstock were loaded to the composting containers to observe the effect of initial composition on t...
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The conflict experienced in Turkey between adequate legal and legislative arrangements with weak capabilities of policy implementation and enforcement is a typical scenario experienced in developing countries. The difficulties faced in environmental management is increased by funding issues. Although environmental management is directly influenced...
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Proper management of solid wastes continues to be a serious problem world wide and especially in the economically developing countries. Growing population, rising standards of living and life-style, industrialization, and production and consumption of new products are acting in concert to generate increasingly greater quantities of solid wastes, an...
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Among the different impacts of coastal tourism on the environment, its effect on public health has a special significance. The large increase in population during the high season usually results to an increase in the amount of wastewater produced If the necessary infrastructure — which most of the time the developing countries lack — for handling t...
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Among the different impacts of coastal tourism on the environment, its effect on public health has a special significance. The large increase in population during the high season usually results to an increase in the amount of wastewater produced. If the necessary infrastructure - which most of the time the developing countries lack - for handling...
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The open dump of Ümraniye-Hekimbaşi was the main solid disposal site of the Asiatic side of Istanbul. At this site, which was in operation since 1976, 1500–2000 tonnes of solid wastes were disposed of daily. No waste compaction was undertaken during placement. The slope formed by the solid wastes was very steep (3 vertical to I horizontal), and rec...
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The open dump of Ümraniye-Hekimbaşi was the main solid disposal site of the Asiatic side of Istanbul. At this site, which was in operation since 1976, 1500-2000 tonnes of solid wastes were disposed of daily. No waste compaction was undertaken during placement. The slope formed by the solid wastes was very steep (3 vertical to 1 horizontal), and rec...
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Coastal tourism continues to be an important industry for many countries. Improper planning, however, frequently results in the deterioration of the coastal waters in newly opened tourist resorts. Avoidance of this situation can be achieved by predetermining the bearing capacity of the site, which is very costly and time consuming. After an extensi...
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The biological treatment of wastewaters originating from hotels and residential areas of seasonal use, flowing intermittently, is difficult due to the fact that bacteria cannot survive during periods of no‐flow. An investigation has been conducted in order to develop a system which will be able to overcome the difficulties encountered. After a long...
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Among the different impacts of coastal tourism on the environment, the effect of tourism on public health has special importance. The large increase in population during the high season results usually in an increase in the amount of waste water produced. If the necessary infrastructure for handling these wastes is not available, the sea is pollute...
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The increase in the number of tourists visiting a coast is desired by most of the countries for economic reasons. However, this increase in tourism may cause pollution of the sea. This can be only avoided by proper planning and by predicting the “carrying capacity” of the coast in terms of sea pollution. This is especially important for developing...
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SUMMARY In this study, an overview and evaluation of the current situation regarding health-care waste management practices in the health-care institutions of İstanbul were fully analyzed. Within this framework, a detailed questionnaries were conducted to determine the current
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The management of the health-care wastes in Turkey is one of these environmental subjects to be considered. The amount of waste from health-care facilities in Turkey is a significant portion of the total waste generated and therefore requires efficient management and control systems by a specific Regulation. Turkey, as a candidate...

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