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The manuscript Radha M. and Kanmani S. (2017), Evaluation of paper recycling wastewater treatment accompanied by power generation using a microbial fuel cell, Global NEST Journal, 19(4), 682-686 ( has been retracted after the authors' request.


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Operation and Electro(chemical) characterization of a microbial fuel cell stack fed with fermentable household waste extract


Asimina Tremouli et al. View all


Two identical four air-cathode single chamber membrane-less microbial fuel cells were stacked and tested under in series and in parallel electrical configurations. Fermentable household waste extract (FORBI; 0.8 g COD/L) was used as substrate, in all cases. Linear Sweep Voltammetry (LSV) was carried...

microbial fuel cell Stack +5 more

Evaluation of the effect of land use change on runoff using supervised classified satellite data


Reza Ghazavi et al. View all

Water Resources Management

The main objective of this study was to determine the effect of land use change on runoff in Chenar Rahdar watershed. Land use map of the studied basin was determined using Landsat satellite imagery for 2004 and 2015 using ENVI software. After applying the necessary corrections to the images and...

land use Rain Runoff +2 more

Oxidative decolorization of a malachite green oxalate dye through the Photochemical Advanced Oxidation Processes


Prabir Ghosh et al. View all

Advanced Oxidation Processes

This report was aimed at an investigation of efficiency for Photochemical Advanced Oxidation Processes (UV photolysis, UV/H2O2, UV/TiO2, UV/H2O2/TiO2 and UV/H2O2/Fe2+ processes) to decolorize Malachite Green Oxalate (MGO) dye. Experimental runs were performed using laboratory scale photochemical...

wastewater treatment AOPs +6 more

Determination of Microbial Community in a Pilot Scale Two-Stage Step-Feed Biological Nutrient Removal Process


Neslihan Manav Demir et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Microbial community was determined in a pilot-scale two-stage step-feed biological nutrient removal system treating municipal wastewater with 10 m3 d-1 capacity. Grit chamber effluent at Istanbul Ataköy Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant was used as influent wastewater. In the pilot plant, the...

Biological nutrient removal Step feeding +3 more

Treatment of the oilfield-produced water and oil refinery wastewater by using inverse fluidization - A review


Dheeaa al deen Atallah Aljuboury et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Oilfield wastewater or produced water is a complex mixture contains oil, organic and inorganic matter and other compounds dissolved in water that ranges from fresh to brine. Discharging produced water pollute soil surface and underground water and create environment hassle. The objective of this...

oilfield produced water Oil refinery wastewater +3 more

Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Biological Sulfate Reduction: A Review


Pranab Kumar Ghosh et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

The major environmental impact of discharge of excessive quantities of sulfate is the pollution of the surface and ground water supplies which can be harmful to life forms and therefore the need for an efficient treatment system arises. Biological sulfate reduction offers the advantage of less...

Sulfate reduction sulfide +3 more

Removal of Pb (II) Ions in The Aqueous Solution by Photo-Fenton Method


Endang Tri Wayhuni et al. View all

Advanced Oxidation Processes

Photo-Fenton for decreasing concentration of Pb(II) ions in the aqueous solution is systematically studied. The photo-Fenton process was carried out by batch technique, under UV light. The influences of process operating parameters were evaluated. The results of the research demonstrated that by...

Photo-Fenton II +3 more

Supercritical water oxidation of octol – containing wastewater


Gurbulak E. et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

This study investigated optimum operating conditions of supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) for octol and compared the degradation of its components TNT (2,4,6-trinitrotoluene) and HMX (octahydro-1,3,5,7- tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine, octogen) under the same conditions. Pilot scale experiments...

supercritical water oxidation ammunition wastewaters +4 more

Optimization of raw acrylic yarn dye wastewater treatment by electrochemical processes: kinetic study and energy consumption


Fatih Ilhan et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

The textile industry has an important place in the environmental pollution due to its heavy water consumption and to the toxic content of dye. Every succeeding day, the water quality is deteriorated because the wastewater containing the dye is supplied to the receiving medium. In this study, The...

Electrofenton Electrocoagulation +5 more

Water Quality Monitoring with Emphasis on Estimation of Point and Diffuse Pollution Sources


Burcu SIMSEK UYGUN et al. View all

Water Quality

Population growth, urbanization and anthropogenic activities are becoming a serious problem for water resources in Turkey, which necessitates their monitoring and maintenance of water quality. In this study, water quality was implemented in the Porsuk Stream in Inner Anatolia, Turkey. Water samples...

Water quality stream monitoring +7 more

Investigation of Solid Waste Characteristics in Field-Scale Landfill Test Cells


Mehmet Sinan Bilgili et al. View all

Solid Waste Management

This paper presents the results of an experimental study carried out in field-scale test cells in order to determine the effect of aeration and leachate recirculation on waste decomposition rate, solid waste characteristics, landfill gas composition and settlement in the landfill body. Four landfill...

Aerobic landfill Anaerobic landfill +4 more

Impact of urbanization on climate change and geographical analysis of physical land use land cover variation using RS-GIS.


Jeykumar R.K. C., Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Thirupparankundram, Madurai-625009, Tamil Nadu, India. E-mail ID:, cell: +919150077046. et al. View all

Hydrology and water resources

This study focuses on the impact of climate change on rainfall-runoff pattern, and to assess the surface runoff and groundwater recharge potential from the intensified rainfall for the effective management of surface and groundwater resources in Tirunelveli city. The rainfall contribution is...

Water resource management Rainfall-Runoff +3 more

Composition and production rate of cytostatic pharmaceutical waste from a Greek Cancer Treatment Hospital


Voudrias E.A. et al. View all

Hazardous Substances and Risk Analysis

The objective of this work was to determine the composition and production rate of cytostatic pharmaceutical waste produced by Theagenion Cancer Treatment Hospital (TCTH) in Thessaloniki, Greece. This information is necessary for the design and costing of management systems for cytostatic...

Antineoplastic waste Vial waste +3 more

An investigation on the characterization of activated carbon from areca leaves and their adsorption nature towards different dyes


J Ishwara Bhat et al. View all

Environmental Sciences

In this study activated carbon is produced from areca plant leaves, an agricultural waste material. The physical and chemical structural characterisation of the prepared carbon was carried out by FTIR, TGA and XRD analysis. FTIR study showed the presence of several functional groups, such as C=O, C...

Areca leaf Crystalline index +8 more

Evaluation of atmospheric concentrations of dl-PCBs comparing to PCDD/F compounds in Istanbul, Turkey


Gunes G. et al. View all


In this study, the seasonal variation of atmospheric concentrations of PCDD/F and Dl-PCB and the effect of meteorological factors on concentration were investigated. Ambient air samples were collected monthly between May 2011 and October 2013 by using high volume samplers. Based on these samples...

Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin/furan dioxin-like PCB +4 more

Investigation of electrochemical color removal from Organized Industrial District (OID) wastewater treatment plants using new generation Sn/Sb/Ni-Ti anodes


Taner YONAR et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

In this study, the application of Sn/Sb/Ni-Ti electrodes for the treatment of waste streams were investigated which is promising for ozone production by electrolysis of water because of their stability and high potential for ozone evolution reaction. These series of anodes have a high...

Electrochemical Oxidation anodic oxidation +5 more

Removal of Emerging Contaminants in Wastewater by Sonolysis, Photocatalysis and Ozonation


Vincenzo Naddeo et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Three different advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) were applied to investigate the removal of emerging contaminants (ECs) i.e. sulfamethoxazole (SMX), diclofenac (DCF) and carbamazepine (CBZ) in synthetically prepared solutions. The degradation of these substances was carried out by ozonation...

Advanced oxidation processes Catalyst +3 more

Efficient phenol removal from aqueous solution using iron-coated pumice and leca as an available adsorbents: evalution of kinetics and isotherm studies


Khodayari Z. et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Searching for low cost, accessible, simple implementation, and environmentally friendly adsorbents has been one of the concern of researchers in recent years. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the efficient phenol removal from a synthetic aqueous solution using iron-coated pumice...

keywords: phenol removal Adsorption +3 more