Biography

  • Name: Tolga ELBİR
  • Address: Dokuz Eylul University, Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Tinaztepe Campus, 35160 Izmir – Turkey
  • Phone: +90-232-3017133
  • Fax: +90-232-4530922
  • Email: tolga.elbir@deu.edu.tr

 

Tolga Elbir is a professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering of the Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir. He is the author of many scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, books, and conference proceedings. He has involved in several research projects as a project manager/researcher. Monitoring and modelling of atmospheric inorganic/organic pollutants, emission inventories, and apportionment methods are the Dr. Elbir’s research interests. Urban air quality management using GIS-based decision support systems, investigation of air pollution from mobile sources; and more recently, measurement of biogenic VOC emissions, and bio-monitoring of POPs are also among the mainly interested areas. He is also one of the Editors-in-Chief of the international scientific peer-reviewed journal, Atmospheric Pollution Research.

Publications

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

  • Kara, M., Dumanoglu, Y., Altiok, H., Elbir, T., Odabasi, M., Bayram, A., Hopke, P.K., 2014. Characterization of PM using multiple site data in a heavily industrialized region of Turkey, Aerosol and Air Quality Research (article in press).
  • Kara, M., Dumanoglu, Y., Altiok, H., Elbir, T., Odabasi, M., Bayram, A., 2014. Seasonal and spatial variation of atmospheric trace elemental deposition in the Aliaga industrial region, Turkey, Atmospheric Research (article in press).
  • Kara, M., Dumanoglu, Y., Altiok, H., Elbir, T., Odabasi, M., Bayram, A., 2014. Spatial distribution and source identification of trace elements in topsoil from heavily industrialized region, Aliaga, Turkey, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (article in press).
  • Kara, M., Dumanoglu, Y., Altiok, H., Elbir, T., Odabasi, M., Bayram, A., 2014. Spatial variation of trace elements in seawater and sediment samples in a heavily industrialized region, Environmental Earth Sciences (article in press)
  • Aydin, Y.M., Yaman, B., Koca, H., Dasdemir, O., Kara, M., Altiok, H., Dumanoglu, Y., Bayram, A., Tolunay, D., Odabasi, M., Elbir, T., 2014. Biogenic volatile organic compound (BVOC) emissions from forested areas in Turkey: Determination of specific emission rates for thirty-one tree species, Science of the Total Environment 490, 239-253.
  • Odabasi, M., Elbir, T., Dumanoglu, Y., Sofuoglu, S.C., 2014. Halogenated volatile organic compounds in chlorine-bleach-containing household products and implications for their use, Atmospheric Environment 92, 376-383.
  • Ergun, P., Kara, M., Bayram, A., Dumanoglu, Y., Altiok, H., Elbir, T., 2014. Application of an activity based approach to assess air quality from mobile sources in an urban center, Current Environmental Engineering 1, 64-72.
  • Kara, M., Mangir, N., Bayram, A., Elbir, T., 2014. A spatially high resolution and activity based emissions inventory for the metropolitan area of Istanbul, Turkey, Aerosol and Air Quality Research 14, 10-20.
  • Kaya, E., Dumanoglu, Y., Kara, M., Altiok, H., Bayram, A., Elbir, T., Odabasi, M., 2012. Spatial and temporal variation and air–soil exchange of atmospheric PAHs and PCBs in an industrial region, Atmospheric Pollution Research 3, 435-449.
  • Odabasi, M., Bayram, A., Elbir, T., Dumanoglu, Y., Kara, M., Altiok, H., Cetin, B., 2012. Investigation of seasonal variations and sources of atmospheric polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs) in an urban area, Atmospheric Pollution Research 3, 477-484.
  • Elbir, T., Kara, M., Bayram, A., Altiok, H., Dumanoglu, Y., 2011. Comparison of predicted and observed PM10 concentrations in several urban street canyons, Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health 4, 121-131.
  • Odabasi, M., Bayram, A., Elbir, T., Seyfioglu, R., Dumanoglu, Y., Ornektekin, S., 2010. Investigation of soil concentrations of persistent organic pollutants, trace elements, and anions due to iron-steel plant emissions in an industrial region in Turkey, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 213, 375-388.
  • Elbir, T., Mangir, N., Kara, M., Simsir, S., Eren, T., Ozdemir, S., 2010. Development of a GIS-based decision support system for urban air quality management in the city of Istanbul, Atmospheric Environment 44, 441-454.
  • Odabasi, M., Bayram, A., Elbir, T., Seyfioglu, R., Dumanoglu, Y., Bozlaker, A., Demircioglu, H., Altiok, H., Yatkin, S., Cetin, B., 2009. Electric arc furnaces for steel-making: hot spots for persistent organic pollutants, Environmental Science & Technology 43, 5205-5211.
  • Elbir, T., 2008. Estimation of engine emissions from commercial aircrafts at a mid-sized Turkish airport, Journal of Environmental Engineering - ASCE, 134/3, 210-215.
  • Elbir, T., Cetin, B., Cetin, E., Bayram A., Odabasi, M., 2007. Characterization of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and their sources in the air of Izmir, Turkey, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 133, 149-160.
  • Dincer, F., Elbir,T., 2007. Estimating national exhaust emissions from railway vehicles, Science of the Total Environment 374/1, 127-134.
  • Elbir, T., Dincer, F., Muezzinoglu, A., 2007. Evaluation of measured and predicted odour concentrations around a meat packaging and rendering plant, Environmental Engineering Science 24, 301-308.
  • Elbir, T., 2004. A GIS based decision support system for estimation, visualization and analysis of air pollution for large Turkish cities, Atmospheric Environment 38, 4509-4517.
  • Elbir, T., Muezzinoglu, A., 2004. Estimation of emission strengths of primary air pollutants in the city of Izmir, Turkey, Atmospheric Environment 38, 1851-1857.
  • Elbir, T., 2003. Comparison of model predictions with the data of an urban air quality monitoring network in Izmir, Turkey, Atmospheric Environment 37, 2149-2157.
  • Dincer, F., Muezzinoglu, A., Elbir, T., 2003. SO2 levels at forested mountains around Izmir, Turkey and their possible sources, Water, Air and Soil Pollution 147, 331-341.
  • Muezzinoglu, A., Elbir, T., Bayram, A., 2003. Air quality management in Izmir region of Turkey as required by clean air plans, Water, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus 3, 307-323.
  • Elbir, T., 2002. Application of an ISCST3 model for predicting urban air pollution in the Izmir metropolitan area, International Journal of Environment and Pollution 18, 498-507.
  • Elbir, T., Muezzinoglu, A., Bayram, A., 2000. Evaluation of some air pollution indicators in Turkey, Environment International 26, 5-10.
  • Muezzinoglu, A., Elbir, T., Bayram, A., 1998. Inventory of emissions from major air pollutant categories in Turkey, Environmental Engineering and Policy 1, 109-116.
  • Articles in books

  • Muezzinoglu, A., Elbir, T., Dincer, F., Bayram, A., Odabasi, M., Cetin E., Seyfioglu, R., 2004. Developing emission inventories for Turkey, Emissions of Air Pollutants-Measurements, Calculations and Uncertainties, ed. R. Friedrich & S. Reis, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 316-335.
  • Muezzinoglu, A., Elbir, T., 2004. Modelling of odorous emissions: case study for the city of Izmir, Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XVI, ed. C. Borrego & S. Incecik, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, pp. 521-528.
  • Muezzinoglu, A., Tiris, M., Bayram, A., Elbir, T., 1997. Emission inventory of major pollutant categories in Turkey, Transport and Chemical Transformation of Pollutants in the Troposphere, ed. A. Ebel, R. Friedrich & H. Rodhe, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 325-330.
  • Articles in conference proceedings

  • Hacioglu, H.İ., Ozkan, A., Elbir, T., Tuncel, G., Yay, O.D., Gaga, E.O., 2014. Site selection of air quality monitoring stations by using multi-criteria decision-making techniques. Proceedings of International Symposium on Environmental Sciences, Van, Turkey, 4-7 June 2014.
  • Koca, H., Yaman, B., Aydin, Y.M., Altiok, H., Kara, M., Dumanoglu, Y., Bayram, A., Tolunay, D., Odabasi, M., Elbir, T., 2013. Preparation of a national emission inventory of biogenic volatile organic compound (BVOC) emissions in Turkey. International Scientific Academy of Engineering & Technology Conferences ISAET-2013, Phuket (Thailand), 28-29 September 2013 (published in International Journal of Chemical, Environmental & Biological Sciences (IJCEBS), Vol. 1, 600-604).
  • Dumanoglu, Y., Ozgunerge Falay, E., Tuna, G., Altiok, H., Kara, M., Bayram, A., Tolunay, D., Elbir, T., Odabasi, M., 2013. Investigation of Spatial Variation of Air Pollution around two Industrial Regions Using Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Soil, Air and Tree Components. Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Environmental Management, Engineering, Planning and Economics (CEMEPE 2013) & SECOTOX Conference, Mykonos island, Greece, 24-28 June 2013.
  • Kara, M., Ozgunerge Falay, E., Tuna, G., Altiok, H., Dumanoglu, Y., Bayram, A., Tolunay, D., Elbir, T., Odabasi, M., 2013. Investigation of spatial and historical variation of air pollution around two industrial regions using trace elements measured in tree components. Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Atmospheric Sciences and Application to Air Quality (ASAAQ), Seoul, Korea, 3-5 June 2013.
  • Aydin, Y.M., Yaman, B., Koca, H., Altiok, H., Dumanoglu, Y., Kara, M., Bayram, A., Tolunay, D., Odabasi, M., Elbir, T., 2013. Comparison of biogenic volatile organic compound emissions from broad leaved and coniferous trees in Turkey. 21st International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution, Siena, Italy, 3 - 5 June 2013.
  • Tuna, G., Falay, E.O., Altiok, H., Kara, M., Dumanoglu, Y., Bayram, A., Tolunay, D., Elbir, T., Odabasi, M., 2013. Investigation of spatial variation of air pollution around an industrial region using trace elements in tree components. Proceedings of 2nd International Multi-Conference on Management, Chemical, Environment and Medical Sciences, Dubai, UAE, 13-14 March 2013.
  • Falay, E.O., Tuna, G., Altiok, H., Kara, M., Dumanoglu, Y., Bayram, A., Tolunay, D., Elbir, T., Odabasi, M., 2013. Spatial variation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in air, soil and tree components in Iskenderun industrial region, Turkey. Proceedings of 2nd International Multi-Conference on Management, Chemical, Environment and Medical Sciences, Dubai, UAE, 13-14 March 2013.
  • Kara, M., Dumanoglu, Y., Altiok, H., Elbir, T., Odabasi, M., Bayram, A., 2012. Spatial and temporal variations of trace element deposition fluxes in Aliaga industrıal region, Turkey. Proceedings of 4th International Symposium on Air Quality Management at Urban, Regional and Global Scales, Istanbul, Turkey, 10-13 September 2012.
  • Civan, M., Elbir, T., Seyfioglu, R., Kuntasal, O., Bayram, A., Dogan, G., Yurdakul, S., Andic, O., Müezzinoglu, A., Sofuoglu, S.C., Pekey, H., Pekey, B., Bozlaker, A., Odabasi, M., Tuncel, G., 2012. Spatial distribution of VOC concentrations and cancer risk around an industrial region at Western Turkey. Proceedings of 4th International Symposium on Air Quality Management at Urban, Regional and Global Scales, Istanbul, Turkey, 10-13 September 2012.
  • Kara, M., Dumanoglu, Y., Altiok, H., Hepyucel, A., Bayram, A., Elbir, T., Odabasi, M., 2011. Elemental composition of ambient particulate matter collected at a heavily polluted industrial region. Proceedings of Second International Conference on Air Pollution and Control (CAPAC-II), Antalya, Turkey, 19-23 September 2011.
  • Civan, M., Elbir, T., Seyfioglu, R., Sofuoglu, S., Bayram, A., Muezzinoglu, A., Odabasi, M., Tuncel, G., 2009. Spatial distributions of organic and inorganic pollutants at Aliaga, Turkey. Proceedings of Abstracts - 7th International Conference on Air Quality Science and Application, Istanbul, Turkey, 24 – 27 March 2009, pp. 289.
  • Dincer, F., Muezzinoglu, A., Elbir, T., Demircioglu, H., 2004. Comparison of model predictions with the observed odour concentrations from a meat rendering plant. Proceedings of International Conference on Environmental Odour Management, Cologne, Germany, 17 – 19 November 2004, pp. 197-208.
  • Muezzinoglu, A., Elbir, T., 2003. Modelling of odorous emissions, case study for the city of Izmir-Turkey. Proceedings of 26th NATO- CCMS ITM on Air Pollution Modelling and Its Application, Istanbul, Turkey, 26 - 30 Mayıs 2003, pp. 452-459.
  • Muezzinoglu, A., Elbir, T., Bayram, A., 2001. Air quality planning in Izmir. Proceedings of Second International Symposium on Air Quality Management at Urban, Regional and Global Scales, Istanbul, Turkey, 25 – 28 September 2001, pp. 350-357.
  • Elbir, T., Bayram A., Muezzinoglu, A., 2000. Emission inventory around the city of Izmir, Turkey. Proceedings of EUROTRAC-2 Symposium 2000, CD version, Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany, 27 – 31 March 2000.
  • Elbir, T., 2000. Determination of air quality in Izmir by GIS. Proceedings of 2nd ICGESA 2000 International Conference on GIS for Earth Science Applications, CD version, Menemen-Izmir, Turkey, 11 – 14 September 2000.
  • Muezzinoglu, A., Barth, G., Ketelhake, G., Bayram, A., Elbir, T., Baumbach, G., Vogt, U., 1998. A modular air quality assessment program for use in urban development planning. Proceedings of 11th World Clean Air and Environment Congress, Vol. 5, 15E-4, Durban, South Africa, 13 – 18 September 1998.
  • Elbir, T., Muezzinoglu, A., Fedra, K., 1997. An application of environmental decision support systems used for air quality management. Proceedings of the 10th Regional IUAPPA Conference, Air Quality Management at Urban, Regional and Global Scales, Istanbul, Turkey, 23 – 26 September 1997, Vol. 7-8, pp. 648-653.
  • Muezzinoglu, A., Bayram, A., Yildizhan A., Elbir, T., 1997. Emission inventory of Izmir and surroundings for use in air quality modelling studies. Proceedings of the 10th Regional IUAPPA Conference, Air Quality Management at Urban, Regional and Global Scales, Istanbul, Turkey, 23 – 26 September 1997, Vol. 7-8, 119-124.

Projects

Research projects

  • Air quality assessment in Kütahya: estimation of the sources, measurements and health risk analysis, supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Project no. 112Y305, Researcher, (2012 – ).
  • Air quality assessment in Kutahya: estimation of the sources, measurements and health risk analysis, supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Project no. 112Y305, Researcher, (2012 – ).
  • Monitoring of sulfur dioxide levels in the Tinaztepe Campus of Dokuz Eylul University, supported by Dokuz Eylul University, Project no. 2012.KB.FEN.10, Project manager, (2012 – 2013).
  • Associations between chronic respiratory diseases and organic, inorganic, and microbiological pollutant levels of Canakkale air quality, supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Project no. 112Y059, Advisor, (2012 – ).
  • Biogenic volatile organic compound (BVOC) emissions from the forested areas in Turkey: determination of species specific emission factors for different trees and preparation of the national emission inventory, supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Project no. 110Y302, Project manager, (2011 – 2013 ).
  • Investigation of spatial and historical variation of air pollution around industrial regions using persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and trace elements in tree components, supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Project no. 110Y096, Researcher, (2010 – 2013 ).
  • Determination of biogenic volatile organic compound (BVOC) emissions from the forested areas in Turkey and preparation of a national emission inventory, supported by Dokuz Eylul University, Project no. 2010.KB.FEN.025, Project manager, (2010 – 2013).
  • Determination of environmental conditions and bearing capacity in Aliaga, supported by Ministry of Environment and Urbanism, Researcher, (2008 – 2010).
  • Development of a GIS based decision support system for urban air quality management in the city of Istanbul”, supported by European Union, Project no. LIFE 06TCY/TR/000283, Project manager, (2007 – 2009).
  • Determination of air quality from mobile sources in major cities, supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Project no. 106Y009, Project manager, (2011 – 2013 ).
  • Investigation on levels, sources and health risks of organic and inorganic pollutants in Aliaga industrialized region, supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Project no. 104Y276, Researcher, (2005 – 2008).
  • Odorous emissions and immissions management policy in Turkey, supported by European Union, Project no. LIFE00/TCY/TR/000009, Researcher, (2003 – 2005).
  • Clean air plan in Izmir, supported by Ministry of Environment and Urbanism, Researcher, (1999 – 2001).
  • AIDAIR - An Integrated Decision Support System for Urban Air Quality Management, supported by European Union, Project no. EUREKA-1388, Researcher, (1997 – 2000).
  • Preparation of an emission inventory in Aegean region, supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Project no. YDABÇAG-198Y094, Researcher, (1998 – 2000).
  • Luftqualitaet und Stadtentwicklungsplanung-Ausgewaehlte Bereiche der Stadt İzmir/Türkei, supported by Volkswagen foundation, Researcher, (1996 – 1998).
  • Air pollutant emission inventory in Turkey (EUROTRAC/GENEMIS-II), supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Project no. YDABÇAG-469/EURO, Researcher, (1996 – 1997).
  • Air pollutant emission inventory in Turkey (EUROTRAC/GENEMIS), supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Project no. YDABÇAG-116, Researcher, (1993 – 1995).

Contact

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Dokuz Eylul University, Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Tinaztepe Campus, 35160 Izmir – Turkey
Tel : +90-232-3017133, Fax : +90-232-4530922,
E-mail: tolga.elbir@deu.edu.tr