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THE EFFECT OF USE OF NATURAL GAS TO THE QUALITY OF AIR IN ISTANBUL

AUTHOR/S: T. CELIK, Y. BURDURLU
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2009

9th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2009, www.sgem.org, SGEM2009 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 14-19, 2009, Vol. 2, 357-364 pp

ABSRACT

Until the year of 1996, there had been an intense air pollution beyond standards because
of the use of fossil fuels such as coal and fuel oil especially in homes in the
winter. With the start of the use of natural gas in Istanbul after 1996 there has been a
decrase in the amount of air pollution. In this study, the measurement values of pre and
post natural gas use in 10 different measurement stations conducted by ‘Istanbul
Metropolitan Municapality, Environment Protection and Development Department,
Environment Protection and Control Directorship, have been compared, and therefore
the effect of use of natural gas to the quality of air in Istanbul has been analysed.

Keywords: air-pollution, natural gas.