Assessment of different hazard indices around coal-fired power plants in Turkey


Esen A. N. , Hacıyakupoğlu S., Erentürk S.

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, vol.329, no.2, pp.601-620, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 329 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10967-021-07835-4
  • Journal Name: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Analytical Abstracts, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, EMBASE, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.601-620
  • Keywords: Soil, Sediment, Coal, Ash, ERICA, Risk assessment, HEAVY-METAL CONTAMINATION, ERICA INTEGRATED APPROACH, RISK-ASSESSMENT, ECOLOGICAL RISK, NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY, MINING AREA, URBAN SOIL, DOSE-RATE, IMPACT, COMBUSTION
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

© 2021, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.This paper presents the radiological and heavy metal risk assessment to evaluate the impact of coal-fired power plants on humans and the environment in Turkey. Radiological evaluation was performed in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. For the freshwater reference organisms, total dose rates for insect larvae, mollusc bivalve, and gastropod, and zooplankton show radiological risk. Non-carcinogenic and carcinogenic risks, contamination factor, ecological risk, and geoaccumulation index for heavy metal risk assessment are the aspects of interest. Long-term exposure of children to heavy metals in coal may cause non-carcinogenic harmful effects.