ISSN 2344 – 1283, ISSN CD-ROM 2344 – 1291, ISSN ONLINE 2344 – 1305, ISSN-L 2344 – 1283


Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Journal of Young Scientist", Vol. 2
Written by Eren KARAKAVUZ

Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) consist of more than two unsubstituted benzene rings. They can be found in all media and some of them are cancerogenic. Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are formed during incomplete combustion of organic matter (i.e., coal, oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, garbage, and tobacco). Increased concentrations of air pollutants caused by domestic heating, industrial activities, traffic and atmospheric transport in the city environments have been damaging air quality. Increased concentrations of air pollutants also cause health problems. Zonguldak region has an important place in Turkey because of having large coal fields and coal production. However Catalagzı Thermal Power Plant , Eregli Steel Plant and usage of coal and wood in the region makes a potential input for PAHs in high concentrations. In first stage of the study, calibration of PAH standards were made and PAH samples were collected periodically from 5 different sample collection points. In second stage of the study collected samples will be analysed. This study will be a preliminary study for literature with measuring the concentration of dry deposition of PAHs. In addition, data obtained from the analyses will be used in preparing density map of PAH concentration and this will help us for detecting the effective source of pollutants.

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