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Concentrations and potential risk assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from indoor dust of Bushehr, Iran


Seyed Enayat Hashemi et al. View all

Hazardous Substances and Risk Analysis

Indoor dust samples were collected in the summer of 2017 from 10 residential buildings, 7 commercial buildings and 7 official buildings of Bushehr. Sixteen polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were analyzed by GC–MS. The sum concentration of the 16 PAHs in dust spanned between 87.8 to 14619 mgkg...

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons Indoor dust +2 more

Molecular detection of Methylotrophs from an Indian landfill site and their potential for biofuel production


S. S. Maitra et al. View all

Solid Waste Management

Emission of CH4 from landfills is a major cause of concern as CH4 is twenty four times more potent than CO2, as a greenhouse gas. However, landfills also harbor a group of bacteria called methanotrophs, which can oxidize CH4. They can be used for in situ bioremediation to reduce methane emissions...

Landfills Climate change +3 more

Risk Perception and Bottled Drinking Water Consumption in Istanbul City


Gurdal Kanat et al. View all

Water Resources Management

Parallel to the increase in public concern about the safety of drinking water globally, the demand for bottled water has increased in almost every country. Although tap water is significantly cheaper than bottled water, consumers concerned about the safety of tap water. They still prefer the bottled...

Bottled drought +3 more

Prediction of Municipal Solid Waste Generation for Developing Countries in Temporal Scale: A Fuzzy Inference System Approach


Hazra T. et al. View all

Solid Waste Management

Fuzzy Inference System (FIS) based prediction models for the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generation has been developed in the present work to study the influences of total population, percapita annual income, literacy rate, age group and monthly consumer expenditure on temporal variability of MSW...

municipal solid waste Fuzzy inference system +3 more

Treatability Studies of Hospital Wastewaters with AOPs by Taguchi’s Experimental Design


Ayşe KURT et al. View all

Advanced Oxidation Processes

In this study, it was studied various advanced oxidation treatment processes; Fenton, UV/H2O2, UV/O3/H2O2 for treatability of hospital wastewaters containing antibiotics (cephalosporines). Taguchi’s L25 orthogonal array design was applied to design of advanced oxidation processes, for simplification...

Advanced oxidation Ozone +4 more

Simultaneous removal of COD and color from municipal landfill leachate using Ozone/Zinc Sulphate oxidation process


Hamidi Abdul Aziz et al. View all

Solid Waste Management

Municipal landfill leachate generated from aged sites requires an efficient treatment to minimize the high level of refractory organic matters prior to final discharge. In the current study, the performance of combined ozonation and Zinc sulfate (ZnSO4) for anaerobic stabilized leachate treatment...

Ozonation Zinc sulfate +3 more

Observational Uncertainty in Hydrological Modelling using Data Depth


Shailesh Kumar Singh et al. View all

Hydrology and water resources

For any river basin management, one needs tools to predict runoff at different time and spatial resolutions. Hydrological models are tools which account for the storage, flow of water and water balance in a watershed, which include exchanges of water and energy within the earth, atmosphere and...

Half-space depth parameter estimation +2 more

Photocatalytic abatement of o-xylene using adsorption enhanced ZnO/GAC catalyst in a continuous flow reactor: Catalytic potential, Fate of o-xylene and its by-products


Arfaeinia H et al. View all

Air Quality

Photocatalytic abatement of o-xylene was investigated by immobilized ZnO on granular activated carbon (ZnO/GAC) under UV irradiation. Immobilization of ZnO increased the breakthrough time and removal capacity by 51 and 57%, respectively, in optimal conditions. The catalytic potential of the ZnO/GAC...

Batch and fixed-bed column studies for the biosorption of Cu(II) and Pb(II) by raw and treated date palm leaves and orange peel


M. T. Amin et al. View all

Wastewater treatment

Herein, we describe the batch and fixed-bed column adsorption of Cu2+ and Pb2+ by raw and treated date palm leaves (DP) and orange peel (OP) waste biomass. Contact time, pH, adsorbent dose, and particle size were optimized in batch adsorption experiments, while breakthrough curves obtained in fixed...

Adsorption date palm +5 more

Influence of titanium and bio-fertilizers on some agronomic and physiological attributes of triticale exposed to cadmium stress


Farshad Ghooshchi et al. View all

Hazardous Substances and Risk Analysis

To evaluate the effects of titanium and bio-fertilizers on some agronomic and physiological properties of triticale grown in cadmium (Cd) contaminated soil, a glasshouse experiment was conducted based on a completely randomized design with three replications. The treatments were arranged in a 4×4...

Titanium triticale +2 more

Treatment of petroleum wastewater by conventional and new technologies A review


Dheeaa al deen Atallah Ali et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

The objective of this study is to summarize studies and investigations and show a brief details of different technologies used for the treatment of petroleum wastewater. The wastewater from Petroleum industries and refineries mainly contains oil, organic matter and other compounds. The treatment of...

Treatment of petroleum wastewater Wastewater treatment technologies +2 more

Degradation of Total organic carbon (TOC) and Chemical oxygen demand (COD) in Petroleum wastewater by solar Photo-Fenton process.


Dheeaa al deen Atallah Aljuboury et al. View all

Advanced Oxidation Processes

The aim of this study is to investigate the performance of solar photo-Fenton process (H2O2/Fe2+/Solar) to treat petroleum wastewater from Sohar oil Refinery, Oman. The effect of operating conditions such as pH, reaction time, Fenton ratio, and Fenton reagent concentrations are investigated. The...

Solar Photo-Fenton petroleum wastewater +4 more

Major and Minor Element Levels in Greek Apicultural Products


Helen Karasali, Niki C. Maragou et al. View all


In the present study, four beehive matrices (honey, propolis, pollen and bees), sampled from thirteen apiaries from Northern and Western Greece, were analyzed for the presence of Cr, Cu, Mn, Fe, Zn, Mg, and Ca. The proposed method involved microwave digestion with H2O2 and HNO3, dilution with water...

micro-elements macro-elements +4 more

Preparation and application of silver oxide/sawdust nanocomposite for Chromium(VI) ion removal from aqueous solutions using column system


Ansari. R et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

This study describes the removal of Cr (VI) ions from aqueous solutions using silver oxide/sawdust nanocomposite (Ag2O/SD NC) that was prepared using the chemical precipitation method. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR)...

Removal VI +3 more

Qatar’s effort for the deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage


Dr. Mohammad Alsheyab et al. View all

Global Environmental Change

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is an advanced technology that has the technical potential to provide dual advantages: (1) it helps countries maintain their hydrocarbon – driven economic advancement, such as Gulf Corporation Council countries (GCC) and (2) mitigating the negative effects of...

Carbon Capture and Storage Climate change +2 more

Performance of advanced oxidation processes to treat the petroleum wastewater A review


Dheeaa al deen Atallah Aljuboury et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

The objective of this study is to summarize studies and investigations about advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) used for the treatment of petroleum wastewater, which mainly contained oil, organic matter and other compounds. The big difference was shown in the specification of wastewater among the...

Treatment of petroleum wastewater AOPs +3 more

Response surface methodological approach for optimizing removal of ciprofloxacin from aqueous solution using thermally activated persulfate/aeration systems


zahra torkshavand et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Being used in large quantities for some decades, antibiotics have been of little notice since their existence in the environment. Present study aims at investigating the optimization of Ciprofloxacin removal (CIP) in Thermally Activated Persulfate (TAP)/Aeration systems by Central Composite Design...

Ciprofloxacin removal thermally activated persulfate +1 more

Impact of salinity on the performance and microbial community of anaerobic ammonia oxidation (Anammox) using 16S rRNA High-throughput Sequencing technology


Yayi Wang et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Salinity is a key environmental factor for the successful application of anammox technology in wastewater treatment, because it impacts the activity and the community structure of anammox bacteria. In this study, the changes in activity and population shifts of an anammox system response to the...

Salinity anammox bacteria +2 more

Appraisal of seasonal variation of groundwater quality near an uncontrolled municipal solid waste landfill in Kolkata, India


Sushmita De et al. View all

Water Quality

The present study was aimed to evaluate the impact of leachate derived from uncontrolled municipal landfill on surrounding groundwater quality in Kolkata, India. Seasonal variation of twenty physico-chemical parameters in pre-monsoon (PRM) and post-monsoon (POM) season were analysed in forty...

Uncontrolled municipal landfill leachate +4 more

Lead phytoremediation capacity of Puccinellia distans (Jacq.) Parl. using EDTA and DTPA and associated potential leaching risk


Mahdieh Ebrahimi et al. View all

Pollution Control Technology

This study was conducted to determine phytoextraction efficiency of Puccinellia distans (Jacq.) Parl. for Pb (450 mg kg-1 Pb(NO3)2) and the application of EDTA and DTPA (2.5DTPA, 5DTPA, 2.5EDTA, 5EDTA, 2.5EDTA+2.5DTPA, 2.5EDTA+5DTPA, 5EDTA+2.5DTPA, 5EDTA+5DTPA) on the Pb uptake and the potential for...

Aminopolycarboxylic Acids phytoextraction +3 more