Aslıhan Ural was born and grew up in Istanbul. She has always been a responsible person for needy children as well as the environment so that she did some voluntary works (e.g. Turkish Education Volunteers Foundation, Green Forum Initiative at the 5th World Water Forum, Civil Involvement Projects, The Foundation for the Promotion and Protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage). After graduating from Environmental Engineering Department of Marmara University (2009), she had a master degree in Environmental Biotechnology in Istanbul Technical University and worked concurrently in a Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) Project during the second year of MSc (2012). Here, she studied antibiotic treatment with a thesis titled ‘Fate of Sulfamethoxazole and Its Inhibitory Impact on the Biodegradation of Acetate under Aerobic Conditions at High Sludge Age’. After that, she was awarded a scholarship from the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Education for a master study in abroad and chose the Netherlands for a second master. At the Earth and Environment Programme of Wageningen University, she did a modelling work with a thesis titled ‘Nitrogen Inputs to EU27 Rivers with Nitrate Vulnerable Zones – Global NEWS Model Projections and Management Consequences’ (2014). She has been working as an environmental engineer in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry since 2015 and experienced regarding various EU Directives (e.g., Water Framework, Nitrates, Urban Wastewater Treatment) and water quality issues both in Europe and Turkey (i.e., nutrient enrichment, specific pollutants, nutrient carrying capacity). In addition, she worked as associate editor for the journal of the Ministry “Turkish Journal of Water Science and Management” regarding peer review for a year. After 5 years of working at the Ministry, she would like to continue her career more academically and challenge herself doing research in an international environment abroad. Below comes list of her publications.
RP14: Hydro-chemical properties of sensors underwater sources (ESR14, UoG)
One of the major challenges in sensor deployment is the influence of hydrochemistry, pressure and temperature on the measurement. It is essential to understand the requirements/specifications for custom technology and the associated statistical challenges. We will develop solutions to the overcome the potential challenges that may arise during the use of ‘AQUASENSE’ sensors to vertically profile water chemistry (changes with depth), changes in hydrodynamic pressure, sensor surface boundary layer and sensor stability and response time. Three contrasting environments will be considered which offer different degrees of ‘hostility’ e.g., from zero to fully oxygenated, low to high conductivity, little detectable flow to turbulent flow. The three environments are: the largest surface area lake in the UK, of excellent water quality, with depths of up to 200m and minimal sub-surface flow; springs from acid mine discharge causing significant water pollution and turbulent flow and ‘hostile’ water chemistry; a fish-farm in a freshwater lake or inshore coastal region.
University of Glasgow