Evaluation of the Parameters of Water Quality with Wavelet Techniques

DÖKMEN F. , Aslan Z.

WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, cilt.27, ss.4977-4988, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 14
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11269-013-0454-5
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.4977-4988


Generally, wavelets are purposefully crafted to have specific properties that make them useful for signal processing. In recent years, wavelet analysis have commonly been used instead of Fourier analysis. This is a new approach for evaluation of water quality parameters. This study determined water quality parameters and effects on water quality in Golcuk, Turkey. A 13-month data series was compared with results from laboratory analysis by using wavelet model techniques. The study investigated eight surface water sources, located in rural areas (five different villages) in the vicinity of Golcuk. Water samples were obtained during spring and analyzed for contaminants. The samples were analyzed for Cl- (chlorine), NO3-N (nitrate) and pH values. Wavelet analysis of extreme events showed the role of seasonal oscillations, and small-, meso- and large-scale effects on some water quality parameters. In addition, the Cl-, NO3-N and pH contents were determined for their suitability for irrigation, drinking and other domestic uses.