A preliminary investigation of the environmental impact of a thermal power plant in relation to PCB contamination


Gedik K., İmamoğlu İ.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, cilt.18, ss.968-977, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 18
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11356-010-0430-z
  • Dergi Adı: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.968-977

Özet

Purpose The most significant application of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is in transformers and capacitors. Therefore, power plants are important suspected sources for entry of PCBs into the environment. In this context, the levels and distribution of PCBs in sediment, soil, ash, and sludge samples were investigated around Seyitomer thermal power plant, Kutahya, Turkey. Moreover, identity and contribution of PCB mixtures were predicted using the chemical mass balance (CMB) receptor model.