Evaluation of Adiyaman City' Air Pollution Levels Based on PM10 and Sulfur Dioxide

Turgay Dere, Yavuz Demirci


Particulate matter and sulfur dioxide in urban areas in the whole world from the burning of fossil fuels in terms of public health is the most important air pollutants. In this study, between the years of 2007-2012, PM10 and sulfur dioxide concentrations resulting from the maximum levels of Adiyaman air pollution were observed to be approximately 2-3 times of the Air Quality Protection Regulation which has maximum 24-hour limit value. In 2007, although annual average sulfur dioxide concentrations above the limit given in the regulations, the desired goal has been reached between 2008-2012. Between 2008 and 2011, due to the expansion of urban areas, the variability of meteorological conditions and increased quality fuel consumption, air sulfur dioxide levels were observed about 73% reduction. In 2012, approximately 90% improvement was observed for air sulfur dioxide concentrations. In 2012, Adiyaman maximum PM10 value has reached 297 mg/m3. Annual average Sulfur dioxide value was 6 ± 3 mg/m3 which is reasonable level compared with the average of Turkey.

Keywords: Adiyaman, air pollution, sulfurdioxide, particulate matter (PM10)

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702