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Year 2022, Volume 43, Issue 3, 526 - 533, 30.09.2022
https://doi.org/10.17776/csj.1052281

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Chemical and Radiological Characterizations of the Desert Dust Coming from Northern Africa to Batman (Southeastern Turkey)

Year 2022, Volume 43, Issue 3, 526 - 533, 30.09.2022
https://doi.org/10.17776/csj.1052281

Abstract

This work investigates the chemical and radiological characterizations of the dust coming from Sahara in North Africa to Batman city in the southeastern region of Turkey on 20 May 2017. According to meteorological maps, the source region of the dust storm that took place in Batman was found to be Libya, which is supported by the NOAA HYSPLIT model’s back trajectory analysis. XRD analyses show that the common minerals of the dust samples are quartz, feldspars, calcite, dolomite, hematite and rutile. Chemical patterns of some major, minor and trace elements in dust samples are generally consistent with those of Saharan Dust composition. The heavy metals in the dust follow the decreasing concentration order: Mn > Zn > Cr >Ni > Cu > Pb. The enrichment factors (EF) of these elements show anthropogenic contamination effects with regard to Zn, Cr and S elements in dust samples. The corresponding values of the radionuclides, the absorbed dose rates in the air and the annual effective doses in the samples were also evaluated and compared to the internationally recommended values. The findings are supposed to be beneficial for tracking and evaluating any environmental pollution inventory in this area.

References

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  • [2] Kim Hyun-Sun, Kim Dong-Sik, Kim Ho, Yi Seung-Muk., Relationship between mortality and fine particles during Asian dust, smog–Asian dust, and smog days in Korea, Int J Environ Health Res., 22(6) (2012) 518–530.
  • [3] Chung Yong-Seung, Yoon Ma-Beong., On the occurrence of yellow sand and atmospheric loadings, Atmos. Environ., 30(13) (1996) 2387–2397.
  • [4] Goudie A.S., Middleton N. J., Saharan dust storms: nature and consequences, Earth. Sci. Rev., 56 (1-4) (2001) 179–204.
  • [5] Ababneh Z.Q., Ababneh A.M., Alsagabi S., Almasoud F.I., A study of the radioactivity in the dust storm event of April 2015 in Arabian Peninsula, Radiat. Prot. Dosim., 179 (2) (2018) 108-118.
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Details

Primary Language English
Subjects Physics, Multidisciplinary
Journal Section Natural Sciences
Authors

Ümit IŞIK> (Primary Author)
Batman İl Afet ve Acil Durum Müdürlüğü
0000-0003-2889-2832
Türkiye


Uğur ÇEVİK>
KARADENIZ TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
0000-0002-9797-0294
Türkiye


Dicle BAL AKKOCA>
FIRAT UNIVERSITY
0000-0002-6567-7739
Türkiye


Kahraman OĞUZ>
Turkish State Meteorological Service, Ankara, Turkey
0000-0001-5305-6145
Türkiye


Nevzat DAMLA This is me
It is not affiliated with an institution
0000-0003-1253-597X
Türkiye

Publication Date September 30, 2022
Application Date January 2, 2022
Acceptance Date August 8, 2022
Published in Issue Year 2022, Volume 43, Issue 3

Cite

APA Işık, Ü. , Çevik, U. , Bal Akkoca, D. , Oğuz, K. & Damla, N. (2022). Chemical and Radiological Characterizations of the Desert Dust Coming from Northern Africa to Batman (Southeastern Turkey) . Cumhuriyet Science Journal , 43 (3) , 526-533 . DOI: 10.17776/csj.1052281