Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13091/4255
Title: Modeling and Assessment of PM10 and Atmospheric Metal Pollution in Kayseri Province, Turkey
Authors: Kunt, Fatma
Ayturan, Zeynep Cansu
Yumun, Feray
Karagönen, Ilknur
Semerci, Mumin
Akgün, Mehmet
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Keywords: particulate matter
heavy metals
air pollution
limit comparison
Kayseri
AERMOD model
Particulate Matter
Air-Pollutants
Heavy-Metals
Urban
Dispersion
Aermod
Area
Emissions
Elements
Sites
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: MDPI
Abstract: Air pollution has numerous detrimental consequences for human health, visibility, climate, materials, plant health, and animal health. A portion of air pollution consists of metals, which are emitted into the environment via the combustion of fossil fuels, industrial activities, and the incineration of metal-containing products. In this work, the particulate matter and particle-related metal pollution from various sources, in the Turkish province of Kayseri, were determined. AERMOD modeling was also used to examine the distribution of PM10 around the Kayseri Organized Industrial Zone (OIZ). Particulate matter (PM10) samples were collected using MCZ dust collecting devices at six monitoring locations mainly affected by residential heating (Hurriyet, Talas, and Kocasinan), industry (OIZ), and traffic (Tramway and Cumhuriyet) during the autumn/winter months and at three monitoring locations mainly affected by residential heating (Kocasinan), industry (OIZ), and traffic (Tramvay) during the spring months. ICP-MS analysis was used to assess the concentrations of the heavy metals (Pb, As, Cd, and Ni) in samples collected over 6 different time periods of 16 days each. During the autumn/winter months, the concentrations of Pb near roadways were found to exceed the Air Quality Assessment and Management Regulation of Turkey (AQAMR) limit value. During all the sampling periods, the Ni and Cd concentrations were below the AQAMR limit values. At the points associated with winter heating, the concentrations exceeded the AQAMR limit value, which may result from coal combustion.
URI: https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos14020356
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13091/4255
ISSN: 2073-4433
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