Due to the versatile activities caused by the services provided at the harbor, a large amount
of particulate matter is emanated. The health of living things is seriously threatened by the
spread of these substances in the air due to the effect of many environmental factors. The
size of this threat may reach much higher levels, especially at ports located close to city
centers.In this study, atthe Trabzon Port area, PM10 and PM (deposited dust) measurements
from the harbor activities were carried out at 9 different points between February 2019
and April 2019 and the dispersion of these particulate matter into the environment is
analyzed utilizing the ISCST3 (Industrial Source Complex - Short Term) model program.
It is detected that the highest amount of measured PM10 (suspended particulate matter) is
at the dock 3 with 1.84 mg/Nm3 and the highest amount of PM (deposited dust) is in the
dock loading area with 203 mg/m2
-day. In the modelling study, it is determined that the
particulate matter disperse around an area of 25 km2 in the south direction of the port, and
it is concluded that port air quality management will focus on precautions for docks where
intensive loading-unloading activities take place.