Evaluation of gross-alpha, gross-beta, U, Th and K values in groundwater and related health hazards: a case study, Ankh mineralization area and its surroundings, Ayvacik, canakkale, Turkey

Örgün Tutay Y., Erarslan C., Top G., Karacık Z., Demiroglu M.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, vol.331, no.1, pp.65-78, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 331 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10967-021-08097-w
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Analytical Abstracts, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, EMBASE, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.65-78
  • Keywords: Groundwater, Drinking water, Gross-alpha and -beta, Uranium mineralization, Annual effective dose, NORWEGIAN GROUNDWATERS, URANIUM-MINE, ICP-MS, ELEMENTS, CHEMISTRY, ROCK, AQUIFER, ARIKLI, SERIES, RADON
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Variation of natural radioactivity level in the ground waters in the Arikli uranium mineralization area, were investigated together with gross-alpha, gross-beta, U, Th, K, EC and pH values. The U, Th and K values, which are mainly controlled by the geological features, varied over a wide range from 0.29 to 31.29 mu g/L, 0.01-0.27 mu g/L and from 0.44 to 37.29 mg/L, respectively. Although the U values of some water samples are higher than the WHO safe limits (15 ppb), all values of the gross-alpha a and -beta activity values and annual effective dose rates are lower than the drinking water safety limits of WHO (0.5 Bq/L, 1.0 Bq/L and 0.1 mSv/y, respectively).