Elemental concentrations of atmospheric aerosols and the soil samples on the selected playgrounds in Istanbul

Demir G., YİĞİT HUNCE S., Ozdemir H., Borucu G., SARAL A.

Journal of Residuals Science and Technology, vol.7, no.2, pp.123-130, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: Journal of Residuals Science and Technology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-130
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Considering the most of their time is in playgrounds, children are under a significant health risk in urban areas due to the exposure of high air pollution. In this study, 3 different playgrounds are chosen according to their locations; one is in the city where there is highly traffic jam, the other is on the coast line of Istanbul Bosphorus, and the last one is near a high way. In these playgrounds, concentrations of particulate matter (PM) fractions (PM25 and PM10) were determined in the specified periods. The elemental composition of PM were determined by measuring the concentrations of Al, K,Na,Mg, Ca,Pb, Cu,Cr, Cd,Zn, Co,Ni, andVusing inductivelycoupled plasma-optical emission spectrometer. The correlation matrices are also developed in order to determine the relation between trace metal concentrations. The elemental concentrations and PM results showed variations between the selected playgrounds.© 2010 DEStech Publications, Inc.