Determination of terrestrial radiation level and radiological parameters of soil samples from Sariyer-Istanbul in Turkey


Gunay O. , EKE C.

ARABIAN JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES, vol.12, no.20, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 20
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12517-019-4830-1
  • Title of Journal : ARABIAN JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES
  • Keywords: Soil, Natural Radioactivity, HPGe detector, Istanbul, FIRED POWER-PLANTS, NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY, SPATIAL-DISTRIBUTION, RISK-ASSESSMENT, RADIONUCLIDES, REGION, CS-137, K-40, HAZARD, TH-232

Abstract

Radiation directly or indirectly affects human health. So, it is significant to work out the concentration of environmental radioactivity. The natural terrestrial radiation concentration level consists of Ra-226, Th-232, and K-40 concentrations. In this study, natural terrestrial radioactivity concentrations were examined in Sariyer district of Istanbul. Ra-226, Th-232, and K-40 concentrations were determined using a high-purity germanium detector (HPGe). The soil samples were collected from 18 different points within the boundaries of Sariyer district. The mean Ra-226 and Th-232 concentrations in this study were 30.78 +/- 2.26 Bq kg(-1) and 45.57 +/- 3.99 Bq kg(-1) respectively. K-40 concentrations were calculated as 863.70 +/- 48.70 Bq kg(-1). Also, radiological parameters were calculated and compared with limit value of world average.