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Impacts of climate variability and land-use change on hydrology in the period 1981-2009 in the central highlands of Vietnam


Dao Nguyen Khoi et al. View all

Hydrology and water resources

In this study, we investigated the separate and combined impacts of climate and land-use changes on hydrological response in the Central Highlands of Vietnam during the period 1981-2009. The Mann-Kendall and Pettit tests were applied to detect the trends in the hydro-meteorological data. The Soil...

Climate variability Hydrology +3 more

Investigating the citizens’ intention level in environmental impact assessment participation through an extended theory of planned behavior model


Satria Fadil Persada et al. View all

Environmental Management and Policies

This study aims to measure citizens’ behavior intention (BI) in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) participation. An extended theory of planned behavior (TPB), which includes perceived government support and perceived environmental concern, is used as the predictor model. A total of 240...

TPB Citizens +2 more

Genetic algorithm for oil spill automatic detection using synthetic aperture radar


Maged Marghany et al. View all

Pollution Control Technology

This work has exploited a Genetic algorithm for oil spill automatic detection. This is implemented to sequences of RADARSAT-2 SAR ScanSAR narrow single beam data in the Gulf of Mexico. The study shows that the implementation of crossover is generated an accurate oil slick pattern. This is confirmed...

Oil slick Gulf of Mexico +3 more

A proposed method for the assessment of the interactive heavy metal accumulation in soils


Ioannis K. Kalavrouziotis et al. View all

Pollution Control Technology

A method is proposed for the assessment of the interactive accumulation of heavy metals in soils. Sixty surface soil samples were collected from fifteen sites, at a depth of 0-30cm, evenly distributed, within the 30,700ha comprising the study area. It was found that at least some of these metals...

Soil heavy metal accumulation +2 more

Hydrolysis of agricultural waste to obtain reducing sugars using conventional and ultrasound-assisted technologies


Raquel Kuhn et al. View all


The main objective of this study was to evaluate the hydrolysis of rice hulls to obtain reducing sugars by conventional and ultrasound-assisted acid hydrolysis. For this purpose, the methodology of experimental design was used to evaluating the influence of temperature, moisture content and...

Acid hydrolysis reducing sugar +2 more

Cationic Dye Removal By Sugarcane Bagasse Activated Carbon From Aqueous Solution


Riham Hazzaa et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Low cost agricultural waste adsorbents can be viable alternatives to activated carbon for the treatment of contaminated wastewater. Sugarcane Bagasse, an abundant agriculture waste in Egypt, was used in the present study to prepare activated carbon. Batch adsorption experiments were conducted to...

Activated carbon methylene blue +3 more

An investigation on hospital solid waste management in Iran


Somayeh Golbaz et al. View all

Solid Waste Management

The integrated hospital solid waste management emphasizes the need to conduct a survey based on a standardized method that equally be analyzed at national level. This study aimed to test the usability of a national tool to do integration data analysis of hospital waste management status. Then, a...

Hazardous waste Hospital waste +1 more

Application of response surface methodology for ultrasound-assisted rapid ‎adsorption of meso-tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl) porphyrin by copper ‎nanowire-loaded in activated carbon: Characterization, equilibrium and ‎kinetic modeling


Gholamreza Karimipour et al. View all


The combined ultrasonic assisted/nanoparticle based procedure was described for an economical and rapid removal of meso-tetrakis (4-sulfonatophenyl) porphyrin (TSPP) by copper nanowires loaded on activated carbon (Cu-NW-AC). The synthesized Cu-NW-AC was investigated by scanning electron microscopy...

Activated carbon Adsorption +4 more

Assessment and Modeling the Influence of Nitrogen Input in the Soil on Groundwater Nitrate Pollution: Plain of Upper- Cheliff


Richa Amina et al. View all

Water Resources Management

The present study associates groundwater nitrate pollution with agricultural activity in the Upper-Cheliff wich is known for intensive farming practices. The indicatory kriging method is used in order to elaborate a map of the spatial probability distribution of nitrate concentration that exceeds a...

fertilizers indicatory kriging +5 more

Treatment of high-strength ammonia containing wastewater using partial nitritation system with biological selector


Wenjie Z. et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

In this paper, one partial nitritation system with biological selector (PNBS) was first evaluated in treating high-strength ammonia containing wastewater. Nitrite production rate (NPR) of 8.25 kg N m -3 d -1 was achieved with influent NH4-N concentration 2000 mg l -1 and HRT 3.2 h, which is, to our...

Nitritation Biological selector +3 more

Ground level concentrations of hydrocarbon emissions from diesel fuelled electric power generators


Okedere O.B. et al. View all

Air Quality

ISC-Aermod view dispersion model has been used to study the ground level concentration of hydrocarbon (HC). The purpose was to predict the air quality effects from off-grid diesel power generators operated by a textile factory in Lagos, Nigeria on its host airshed. Emissions from 22 point sources in...

Emission inventory aermod view dispersion model +5 more

Zeolite and Activated Carbon Combined with Biological Treatment for Metals Removal from Mixtures of Landfill Leachate and Domestic Wastewater


Amin Mojiri et al. View all

Solid Waste Management

Current study was carried out to investigate the heavy metals removal from landfill leachate and urban wastewater by powdered activated carbon and powdered zeolite augmented SBR technique. The research was carried out in six 2000 mL breakers (working size was 1200 ml). The reactors were parted into...

Activated carbon Heavy metals +3 more

Efficacy of Alginate Extracted from Marine Brown Algae (Sargassum sp.) as a Coagulant for Removal of Direct Blue2 Dye from Aqueous Solution


S. Shanthakumar et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

The coagulation potential of alginate extracted from marine brown algae, Sargassum sp. for the removal of Direct Blue 2 dye from aqueous solution was studied. Extracted alginate was characterised by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) techniques...

Sargassum sp Brown algae +2 more

Biosorption of methylene blue from aqueous solutions by modified mesoporous Simarouba glauca seed shell powder


Jeyagowri B. et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

The present study investigates the ability of formaldehyde treated Simarouba glauca seed shell powder for removal of methylene blue (MB) from aqueous solutions. Batch adsorption studies were carried out under various experimental conditions such as agitation time, dye concentration, adsorbent dose...

: Biosorption Simarouba glauca seed shell +3 more

The top 101 cited articles in environmental clean-up: Oil spill remediation


Arezoo Dadrasnia et al. View all

Pollution Control Technology

The aim of this search was to identify the 101 top cited articles in the field of oil spill remediation. A search was conducted based on a database of the Web of Science included the journal citation reports from 1980 to 2013. The number of citations of the first 101 top cited articles is from 24 to...

Top cited articles ISI web of knowledge +3 more

The formation of aldehydes and ketones ozonation by-products and their variation through general water treatment plant in Hamadan, Iran


Ali Poormohammadi, Email:, Phone: +98 831 4216143, Fax: +98 831 4223210 et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

The effect of pre-ozonation on the formation of four aldehydes (i.e. formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, glyoxal, methyl glyoxal) and two ketones (i.e. pyruvic acid and glioxalic acid) at the Beheshti water treatment plant in Hamadan, Iran were studied. Water samples were taken from the treatment plant at...

Aldehydes Ketones +2 more

Optimization of Suspended Photocatalytic Treatment of Two Biologically Treated Textile Effluents Using TiO2 and ZnO Catalysts


Deniz Izlen Çifçi et al. View all

Advanced Oxidation Processes

In this study, the photocatalytic degradation of two biologically treated textile finishing wastewater was investigated using powdered TiO 2 and ZnO catalysts with UV-A lamp irradiation. Photodegradation and photodecolorization of the samples real textile industrial wastewater is observed directly...

Biological treated textile wastewater TiO2 +3 more

Copper tolerance, protein and catalytic activity in phytopathogenic fungus Alternaria alternata


Amna Shoaib et al. View all

Hazardous Substances and Risk Analysis

In vitro tolerance of soil borne phytopathogenic fungus i.e. Alternaria alternata in terms of growth, physiology and metal uptake capacity against different doses of copper [Cu(II)] metal was assessed. In preliminary growth experiments, nitrate, chloride and sulphate of Cu(II) were amended in seven...

Heavy metal II +5 more