A geospatial assessment of bio-thermal influence around catalagzi power plant region

Faizi F., Basit I., Mahmood K., Yildrim Y., BİLGİLİ M. S., Mushtaq F.

GEOCARTO INTERNATIONAL, vol.37, no.26, pp.14227-14240, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 26
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10106049.2022.2087749
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Environment Index, Geobase, INSPEC
  • Page Numbers: pp.14227-14240
  • Keywords: Hazardous emissions, satellite-based indicators, geospatial proximity, environmental management, thermal power plants, AIR-POLLUTANTS, VEGETATION, POLLUTION, AREA, IMPACTS, INDEX, GIS
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Combustion of coal in thermal power plants poses significant threat to surrounding ecology, by the release of harmful effluents. This study assesses the bio-thermal impact of emissions from Catalagzi Thermal Power Plant Region (CTPPR). A geospatial analytical framework has been modeled, utilizing satellite-based bio and thermal indicators. Average hazardous bio and thermal influence zones around CTPPR have been found to be 1465 m and 1380 m, respectively. Bio-influence zone extent depends upon a combination of meteorological factors, whereas, the bio-hazard severity depends mainly on atmospheric temperature. Thermal influence extent is inversely related to seasonal temperature, whereas corresponding severity depends upon local heat sinks as well. Collectively, hazardous bio-thermal influence in the surroundings of CTPPR shows spatial constancy over long term. The study concludes useful1ness of satellite-based economical alternatives for monitoring area under stress around CTPPR for sustainable environmental management of ecological landscapes, needed to improve the human-environment nexus.