Determination of radiological hazard parameters and radioactivity concentrations in bauxite samples: the case of the Sutlegen Mine Region (Antalya, Turkey)

Özer Atakoğlu Ö., Yalçın M. G., Özmen S. F.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, vol.329, no.2, pp.701-715, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 329 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10967-021-07826-5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Analytical Abstracts, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, EMBASE, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.701-715
  • Keywords: Natural gamma radiation exposure, Radiation hazard parameters, Bauxite, Multivariate statistics, Spatial statistics, NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY, RADIATION-EXPOSURE, BUILDING-MATERIALS, BEACH SAND, SOIL, KEMER
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Natural radioactivity mainly consists of U series, Th series, and K in soil and rocks. This study focuses on determining natural radioactivity concentrations and radiological hazard parameters of 34 ore samples collected from the Sutlegen bauxite deposit in the Kas district of Antalya province by using the gamma-ray spectrometry method. Considering these results, it was suggested that the residential area should be kept away from the ore deposit and that the use of bauxite in the region as a construction material may pose a radiation risk for the population.