Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 308, Issue 3, pp 1055–1062 | Cite as

Elemental characterization of lignite from Afşin-Elbistan in Turkey by k 0-NAA

  • Marie Kubešová
  • Esra Orucoglu
  • Sevilay Haciyakupoglu
  • Sema Erenturk
  • Ivana Krausová
  • Jan Kučera


Twelve samples of lignite from several places and depths of the Kışlaköy open cast mine in the south eastern Turkey were characterized by k 0-NAA with emphasis on the potentially hazardous elements, such as As, Cd, Co, Cr, Mn, Ni, S, Sb, U. In total 39 elements were determined at least in some of the samples. The results showed a low quality and elemental inhomogeneity of the lignite material, which is used in the nearby thermal power plant. Mean values of element contents were also compared with older data from the same locality and to the world average lignite composition.


Lignite Afşin Elbistan Neutron activation analysis k0 Standardization 



This work was supported by the Czech Science Foundation within Project P108/12/G108.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marie Kubešová
    • 1
  • Esra Orucoglu
    • 2
  • Sevilay Haciyakupoglu
    • 3
  • Sema Erenturk
    • 3
  • Ivana Krausová
    • 1
  • Jan Kučera
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Physics Institute ASCRŘežCzech Republic
  2. 2.Faculty of MinesIstanbul Technical UniversityMaslakTurkey
  3. 3.Energy InstituteIstanbul Technical UniversityMaslakTurkey

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