DEW AND RAINWATER CHEMISTRY IN INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL AREAS OF TURKEY


Sachin U. A. , Kantarci D., Onat B. , Aydin S.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, cilt.28, ss.6503-6515, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Dergi Adı: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.6503-6515

Özet

The aim of this study was to determine the ionic contents of the dew and rainwater samples around the Luleburgaz region in Turkey. Dew was more acidic than rainwater at both of the sampling locations. The results showed that the ionic contents are lower in rainwater than in dew except of NO3-. It was observed that the most abundant anions were Cl- and SO42- and cations were NH4+ and K+ in dew and rainwater. PCA analyses results showed that the anthropogenic sources especially industrial activities were an important sources of pollution. These findings point to the fact that the air pollutants caused by the industrial emissions sourced from cement, glass, iron-steel factories and natural gas plant, the emissions from pesticides usage in agricultural land and the marine aerosols were transported to the agricultural land by dew and rainwater in Luleburgaz region.