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Volume 10

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Current status of the metal pollution of the environment of Greece - a review


Farmaki E.G. and Thomaidis N.S.


ABSTRACT Pollution from metals and metalloids of the environment of Greece seemed to attract many researchers and elemental pollutants in air, soil and water have been determined and studied systematically during the last decade. The most recent of these studies, concerning the last five years (2003...

Metals Metalloids +5 more

Ultrafine particles (UFP) and health effects. Dangerous. Like no other PM? Review and analysis


Politis M., Pilinis C. and Lekkas T.D.


The goal of the current review is to present and analyze the known information proposed and discussed the last few years about UFP and their possible health effects. It includes references from 1992 to 2008. It also includes references from some fundamental studies in the 1970's and 1980's. The...

air pollution Ultrafine particles +5 more

Flux enhancement by air dispersion in cross-flow microfiltration of a colloidal system through spiral wound module


Qaisrani T.M. and Samhaber W.M.


Enhancement of the permeate flux due to reduction of cake layer resistance by air-liquid twophase flow in a cross flow spiral wound microfiltration membrane has been investigated. Experiments were carried out with two different suspension systems, namely baker’s yeast suspension with a dry mass...

Flux enhancement Air dispersion +4 more

Integrated urban water modelling using Aquacycle model


Lekkas D.F., Manoli E. and Assimacopoulos D.


The traditional approach to urban water management is primarily based on a supply-oriented approach, where water follows a one-way path from supply to a single use, treatment and then discharged to the environment. The wide acknowledgement of the need to shift towards more sustainable practices has...

Urban water management integrated modelling +2 more

Analysis of Nitrate occurrence and distribution in Groundwater in the Gaza Strip using major ion chemistry by Baalousha H.


Baalousha H.


Nitrate in groundwater in the Gaza Strip, Palestine has become a serious problem in the last decade. As a result of extensive use of fertilizers, discharging of wastewater from treatment plants, and leakage of wastewater form cesspools, increased levels of nitrate up to 400 mg/l have been detected...

nitrate Groundwater Pollution +3 more

Studies on Biodegradation of Phenols and m -Cresols by Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket and Aerobic Sequential Batch Reactor


Farooqi I.H., Basheer F. and Ahmand T.


Wastewaters from fossil fuel refining, pharmaceuticals, and pesticides are the main sources of phenolic compounds. Those with more complex structures are often more toxic than the simple phenol, and yet little is known about the treatment of wastewater containing a mixture of phenolic pollutants....

Cresol Phenol +3 more

Hydrodiplomacy in practice: transboundary water management in northern Greece


Mylopoulos Y., Kolokytha E., Vagiona D., Kampragou E. and Eleftheriadou E.


The political dimension of water becomes highly important not only because of its scarcity, but also as a result of its sharing across national boundaries. Approximately 40% of the global population lives in tranboundary water basins, emphasizing the need for cooperation and harmonization of...

water management international co-operation +2 more

An investigation on parameters for modeling THMs formation


Chowdhury S. and Champagne P.


Reactions between natural organic matter (NOM) and chlorine during disinfecting drinking water form trihalomethanes (THMs) and other chlorinated by products (CBPs), some of which are possible carcinogen to human health. A number of models have been developed to predict THMs formation since the...

NOM Natural organic matter +2 more