Pollution Determined by Using Magnetic Susceptibility Measurements: A Case Study from İzmir-Aliağa
Z. Kamacıa and G. Uysal b
aSüleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Engineering, Isparta, Turkey
bSüleyman Demirel University, Graduate School of Applied and Natural Sciences, Isparta, Turkey
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Wherever industrial development exists, environmental pollution increases day by day. The heavy metals play an important role in soil and environmental pollutions and directly affect the human being lives. In this study, we determine pollutions resulting from heavy metal particles emanating from the brake discs pads of the vehicles on high ways and nearby factories. The field work was carried out in İzmir-Aliağa industrial area. Magnetic susceptibility measurements were done at a long profile crossing the İzmir-Çanakkale highway that goes through the study area. Here, we have determined the effect of heavy metals causing pollution in the surroundings. The studies indicate that the average acceptable values of magnetic susceptibility in such areas is about 0-50×10-5 SI. Here we show that the magnetic susceptibility measurement values obtained along our study profile are about 18 times the acceptable ranges.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.132.487
topics: environmental geophysics, pollution, magnetic susceptibility