Abstract: Some trace metal contamination in water is a major component in the determination of water quality. In order to supply qualify water for health of human being, terrestiral and aquatic animals is very important. Apparently, tap water and spring water qualities in many countries are effected by industrilization and over population. The main aim of this study was to detect copper metal concentration in some spring and mineral water around Van by means of Atomic Absorption Spectrometer after enrichment of activated carbon. Spring and mineral water samples were collected some different parts of city. These mineral and spring water samples were determined by a simple preconcentration method which is called activated carbon enrichment. The metal analysis was done to detect copper element. It was compared the results with standarts for drinking water quality of World Health Organization (WHO) and Europian Union drinking water standarts. As a result, copper level in the spring and mineral water around Van were generally suitable for the both criterias of World Health Organization (WHO) and Europian Union drinking water.
Besir Dag and Fevzi Kilicel, 2011. Determination of Cu Contamination in Some Spring and Mineral Waters Around Van by AAS after Enrichment of Activated Carbon. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 10: 656-658.