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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 331 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10967-021-08097-w
  • 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


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).