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Determination of natural radioactivity levels of sludges collected from wastewater treatment plants of Antalya/Türkiye

  • Suleyman Ozmen
  • Bulent Topcuoglu

226Ra (10.8), 232Th (13.4) and 40K (135.7) and 137Cs (3.2) concentration levels (Bq kg-1) of the wastewater treatment plant sludges in Antalya were assessed and were found to be consistent with the literature. The absorbed gamma dose rate (D: 3.1-17.5 nGyh-1), radium equivalent activity (Raeq: 6.4-37.7 Bq kg-1), annual equivalent dose (AED: 3.8–21.4 µSv h-1), internal (Hin<1.0) and external (Hex<1.0) hazard indices were in the permissible limits published by IAEA. It was observed that the use of wastewater treatment sludge in agricultural areas would not create any risk in radiological terms.

  • Keywords:
  • Radioactivity,
  • Wastewater treatment plant,
  • Sludge,
  • Antalya,
  • Agriculture,
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Suleyman Ozmen

Akdeniz University, Turkey - ORCID: 0000-0003-2168-124X

Bulent Topcuoglu

Akdeniz University, Turkey - ORCID: 0000-0002-5660-5506

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Chapter Title

Determination of natural radioactivity levels of sludges collected from wastewater treatment plants of Antalya/Türkiye

Authors

Suleyman Ozmen, Bulent Topcuoglu

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English

DOI

10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1.50

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2022

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Ninth International Symposium “Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques”

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Livorno (Italy) 14th-16th June 2022

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Laura Bonora, Donatella Carboni, Matteo De Vincenzi, Giorgio Matteucci

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2022

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Firenze University Press

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Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques

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2975-0288

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