Assessment of gross alpha and beta radioactivity for drinking water in Hatay province, Turkey

Turgay M. E. , Yazici A. N. , Taskin H., Kam E., Karahan G.

DESALINATION AND WATER TREATMENT, vol.57, no.11, pp.4960-4965, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/19443994.2014.1000384
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.4960-4965
  • Keywords: Radioactivity, Gross, Gross, Annual effective dose, Water, Hatay, ENVIRONMENTAL-RADIOACTIVITY, SOUTHEASTERN TURKEY, REGION, LEVEL
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the radioactivity analysis was performed in drinking water of Hatay province which is in the southeast region of Turkey. Using ten channels low-level proportional counter, the average gross and gross activity concentrations of the 39 water samples were measured as 36.69 and 116.36mBq/L, respectively. All values of the gross and gross were lower than the limit values of 500 and 1,000mBq/L, recommended by World Health Organization (WHO). The average annual effective doses were calculated to be 7.50 Sv for the -emitters and 58.61 Sv for the -emitters. The results obtained in this study indicate that the average annual effective doses for all water samples are below the reference level as 0.1mSv, recommended by WHO.