Elemental characterization of lignite from Afşin-Elbistan in Turkey by k 0-NAA

Marie Kubešová*, Esra Orucoglu, Sevilay Haciyakupoglu, Sema Erenturk, Ivana Krausová, Jan Kučera

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Twelve samples of lignite from several places and depths of the Kışlaköy open cast mine in the south eastern Turkey were characterized by k0-NAA with emphasis on the potentially hazardous elements, such as As, Cd, Co, Cr, Mn, Ni, S, Sb, U. In total 39 elements were determined at least in some of the samples. The results showed a low quality and elemental inhomogeneity of the lignite material, which is used in the nearby thermal power plant. Mean values of element contents were also compared with older data from the same locality and to the world average lignite composition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1055-1062
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016

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  • Afşin
  • Elbistan
  • k Standardization
  • Lignite
  • Neutron activation analysis


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