Sources of metal pollution in the urban atmosphere (A case study: Tuzla, Istabul)


Aksu A.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, cilt.13, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/s40201-015-0224-9
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Özet

In this study, Istanbul-Tuzla Region atmosphere was selected as the working area for atmospheric pollution. Although the study area seems too local, this region contains shipyards and shipyard-related side product industries. It is also surrounded by aluminum (ASSAN) and copper (SARKUYSAN) facilities and tannery organized industrial district. For determined the atmospheric inputs, the sample collection was carried out as monthly in 2010. Particulate matter was filtered from aerosols via a high volume air sampler. The collected 46 ambient air samples were analyzed for Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb and Al using Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS), Flame unit. Additionally, the volume of the air was drawn and meteorological data recorded.