SOIL Studies

SOIL Studies

2018, Vol 7, Num, 1     (Pages: 011-020)

Chimney Dusts Effects of Cement Factory on Heavy Metal Contents of Narlı Plain`s Soils

Kadir Saltalı 1 ,Recep Gündoğan 2 ,Ömer Faruk Demir 1 ,Zekeriya Kara 1 ,Tuğrul Yakupoğlu 3 ,Hüseyin Dikici 1 ,Kadir Yılmaz 1

1 KSÜ, Ziraat Fak., Toprak Bilimi ve Bitki Besleme Böl., Avşar Kampüsü, 46100, Kahramanmaraş
2 Harran Üni., Ziraat Fak., Toprak Bilimi ve Bitki Besleme Bölümü, Osmanbey Kampüsü, 63100, Şanlıurfa
3 Bozok Üni., Ziraat Fak., Toprak Bilimi ve Bitki Besleme Böl., Erdoğan Akdağ Kampüsü, 66000, Yozgat

DOI: 10.21657/topraksu.410113
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In this study, effects of cement factory chimney dusts on soil properties were investigated in Kahramanmaraş Narlı Plain soils. For this purpose, 10 raw materials which are used for producing cement and 37 soil samples around the factory were collected. Total concentrations of heavy metals (cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb), zinc (Zn), and arsenic (As)) which are listed as pollutant indicator parameters (NACE code 2351) and sulfur (S) were determined in the soil samples. Increment-decrement ratios (β factors) and deviations from reference values were calculated and evaluated for each element measured. It was determined that increment-decrement ratios (β factors) and deviations from reference values were generally around 1, and these values were not dependent on distance from the factory. It was also found that the measured attributes do not exceed the pollution limits except Ni and Cr, which were related to the parent material.


Keywords : Heavy Metals, Increment-Decrement Ratios, Narlı Plain, Soil Pollution