Activity concentration of Pb-210(Po-210) in soils taken from cultivated lands

Aslani M., Akyil S., Aytas S., Gurboga G., Eral M.

RADIATION MEASUREMENTS, vol.39, no.2, pp.129-135, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2004.05.009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-135
  • Keywords: Pb-210(Po-210), soil, radioanalytical method, adsorbed dose, soil texture, PO-210
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In this study, Pb-210(Po-210) activity concentrations in surface soils taken from cultivated lands in the Buyuk Menderes Basin in Aegean Region, Turkey were determined. The Pb-210(Po-210) activity in soil varies from 0.013 to 0.135 Bq/g with a mean value of 0.041 Bq/g. Its distribution fitted close to normal curve. The mean annual effective dose equivalent was found to be 0.91 muSv/y. The data obtained were statistically evaluated to explain the Pb-210(Po-210) distribution in the cultivated lands. The effect of organic matter, clay, silt, sand contents and pH of the soil on the relative adsorption of the (PB)-P-210(Po-210) on the surface soils was also studied. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.