A radiological survey of the Egrigöz granitoid, Western Anatolia/Turkey


Radiation Protection Dosimetry, vol.164, no.4, pp.510-518, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 164 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/rpd/ncv327
  • Journal Name: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.510-518
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


© The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.A radiological survey of the granitoid areas throughout Western Anatolia was conducted during 2007-14. As a part of this radiological survey, this article presents results obtained from Egrigöz pluton, which lies in the northeastern region of Western Anatolia. In the investigated area, the activity measurements of the natural gamma-emitting radionuclides (226Ra, 232Th and 40K) in the granitic rock samples and soils have been carried out by means of the NaI(Tl) gamma-ray spectrometry system. The activity concentrations of the relevant natural radionuclides in the granite samples appeared in the ranges as follows: 226Ra, 28-95 Bq kg-1; 232Th, 50-122 Bq kg-1 and 40K, 782-1365 Bq kg-1, while the typical ranges of the 226Ra, 232Th and 40K activities in the soil samples were found to be 7-184, 11-174 and 149-1622 Bq kg-1, respectively. Based on the available data, the radiation hazard parameters associated with the surveyed rocks/soils are calculated. The corresponding absorbed dose rates in air from all those radionuclides were always much lower than 200 nGy h-1 and did not exceed the typical range of worldwide average values noted in the UNSCEAR (2000) report. Furthermore, the data are also used for the mapping of the surface soil activity of natural radionuclides and the corresponding gamma dose rates of the surveyed area.