Effect of wildfire on soil element concentrations in Mediterranean Türkiye

Ayse Nur Esen*, Nikita Yushin, Dmitrii Grozdov, Cihan Yıldız, Inga Zinicovscaia, Sevilay Haciyakupoglu, Sema Erenturk, Tolga Gorum

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The effect of the North Adrasan, Kumluca wildfire in 2016 on soil element concentrations has been evaluated. Samples were analyzed by neutron activation analysis for As, Ca, Co, Cr, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Ni, V, and Zn. The main findings of this study were as follows: (1) Co, Cr, Fe, Mg, Mn, Ni, and Zn were higher in burned soils, (2) Cr (up to 9000 mg kg−1) and Ni (up to 3440 mg kg−1) were the elements that increased the most noticeably in burned soils. The results proposed that wildfires could potentially operate as a source of environmental contamination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4667-4676
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume332
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023

Bibliographical note

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© 2023, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.

Funding

This study was a part of the Istanbul Technical University Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit (BAP) (TGA-2019-41755) and part of this study was realized in the framework of the FLNP JINR User Program at the REGATA facility. In addition, the authors would like to thank Prof. Dr. Kadir Eriş for the property analysis of soil samples.

FundersFunder number
Istanbul Technical University Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit
Bilimsel Araştırma Projeleri Birimi, İstanbul Teknik ÜniversitesiTGA-2019-41755

    Keywords

    • Chromium
    • Fire severity
    • NAA
    • Nickel
    • Soil
    • Wildfire

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