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: No


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.