EU1388 test case: City of Izmir
Birthplace of Homer
Nicknamed in Turkish "Beautiful Izmir", the city lies at the head of a
long and narrow gulf furrowed by ships and yachts. The climate is mild
and in the summer the constant and refreshing sea breezes temper the
sun's heat. Behind the palm-lined promenades
and avenues which follow the shoreline, the city, in horizontal terraces,
gently ascends the slopes of the surrounding mountains.
The Lydian conquest of the city, around 600 B.C., brought this period to an end, and Izmir remained little more than a village throughout the Lydian and the subsequent sixth century B.C Persian rule. In the fourth century B.C., a new city was built at the instigation of Alexander the Great on the slopes of Mt. Pagos (Kadifekale). Izmir's Roman period, from 27 B.C., gave birth to its second great era. Byzantine rule followed in the fourth century and lasted until the Seljuk conquest of the 11th century. In 1415 under Sultan Mehmet I, Izmir became part of the Ottoman Empire.
The symbol of Izmir, the Saat Kulesi, or clock tower, stands in Konak Square, in the heart of the city. A gift from the Sultan Abdulhamid, and built in 1901, it is decorated in an elaborate, late Ottoman style. Recently restored old houses fill the old quarter known as Karatas. Hydraulic elevators, Asansor, provide access between the lower and upper streets and are now being reconstructed. The internationally renowned singer, Dario Moreno, had a house in this district that is being restored for conversion into a museum. If you find yourself on Havra Sokak, notice the old buildings and synagogues. Hisar Mosque is the largest and oldest in Izmir. Build in the 16th century, with restorations in the 19th century, it has a delightful interior with an interesting mimber (pulpit) and mihrab( altar).
Monuments In the center of Cumhuriyet Meydani, or Republic Square, stands the Ataturk Monument, an impressive statue of Ataturk sitting on a horse and pointing out to sea. Erected in 1933, the monument commemorates the liberation of the city by Turkish forces. Standing in Karsiyaka, the Ucan Yunuslar Aniti (The Flying Dolphins) is a new monument that symbolizes friendship and brotherhood.
Art And Culture
Dokuz Eylül UniversityDokuz Eylül University is a coeducational, state institution. The University was founded by the Cabinet Decree No 41 dated July 20, 1982 which with some modifications became law (No 2809) on March 28, 1983 and went into the force on March 30, 1983. DEU at present comprises the following units:
Department of Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering Department was founded in 1975, in the Aegean University Engineering Faculty. At the same year, it is placed in the Civil Engineering Faculty of Aegean University. When some of the engineering departments are extracted from Aegean University to form the Engineering and Architecture Faculty of Dokuz Eylul University at 1982, environmental Engineering Department had been joined to Dokuz Eylul University. At 199X, the Department of Architecture had been taken from the faculty and the faculty is named as "Engineering Faculty". Recently our department is the only Environmental Engineering Department in Izmir and is located in the Engineering Faculty of Dokuz Eylul University.
The Department of Environmental Engineering in Dokuz Eylul University is the only Environmental Engineering Department in Izmir. The department has a 14 years history. The following there major subjects of environmental engineering are studied in the department in terms of Lectures and Scientific Projects
The graduate programs offers two major areas of specialization.
Water Chemistry and Wastewater Laboratory In the laboratory, sea water, drinking water, domestic and industrial wastewater can be analysed in terms of various physical, chemical and biochemical parameters. Experimental models within the researches can be carried in the laboratory. Water chemistry and Wastewater Laboratory serves in the department projects. In the laboratory, sampling devices and probes are utilized for insitu analyses at the field.
Air Pollution Laboratory In the Air Pollution Laboratory, various analyses such as qualitative and quantitative particulate analysis, SO2, NO2 and Ozone can be performed. Studies on the analysis of special pollutants and pollution prevention techniques are carried within the laboratory. The laboratory is fully equiped with sampling devices and analysers to serve in education and researches in Environmental Engineering Department.
Environmental Microbiology Laboratory The laboratory is founded in 1979 as a research and training laboratory. Laboratory applications offered in the related lectures such as "Environmental Microbiology" are carried in this laboratory. Bacteriological analysis can be performed in polluted and unpolluted waters, in surface and ground waters. The laboratory is said to be a well developed laboratory that special species used in the microbial treatment processes can be cultivated to control treatment mechanisms.
General Chemistry Laboratory The General Chemistry Laboratory is mainly an education laboratory. In the First Semester at the Engineering faculty of Dokuz Eylul University, most of the laboratory applications of the related lectures are carried in the General Chemistry Laboratory. In the laboratory, qualitative anion and cation analysis, alkalimetric, permanganimetric, iyodimetric, presipitimetric and calorimetric analysis can be performed. Beside the education purposes, researches also done by academic staff.
Solid Wastes and Model Laboratory Solid Waste Laboratory has been developed since 1979. The laboratory was served in education purposes in the Solid Waste related lectures until 1992. Composting capacities, methane production, and treatment efficiencies of solid wastes are reseached in the laboratory in both education and reseach purposes. Recently, the laboratory is equiped with facilities to study on experimental models in a wide range of treatment processes for graduate thesis and projects by students and academic staff.
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