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Analysis of regional heavy PM2.5 pollution events in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and the surrounding area in China during 2015–2018


LI X Q and ZHANG L et al. View all

Air Quality

Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and the surrounding area (BTHS) experiences the most serious PM2.5 pollution in China. To investigate PM2.5 pollution characteristics in regional heavy air pollution, forty-three events in BTHS during 2015–2018 were selected in this study. These regional events generally lasted...

Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region PM2.5 pollution +3 more

Hydrological behavior of natural springs/streams in mid hills of Chakrata Himalaya, India


U K Maurya et al. View all

Ecosystems and Natural Resources Management

The present study was carried out to understand the hydrological behavior of natural springs/streams in Semalta watershed, Kalsi block, Dehradun. The surface catchment areas of springs/streams were delineated using Survey of India Toposheet (1:50,000 scale) whereas drainage, slope, and land use maps...

Watershed Chakrata Himalaya +3 more

Separation of green solvent dimethyl carbonate/methanol azeotropic mixture by pervaporation with polydimethylsiloxane/polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane composite membrane


Wenhai Lin et al. View all

Air Quality

A composite active layer was prepared by cage type polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and was combined with polyacrylonitrile (PAN) porous support layer to form pervaporation (PV) membrane, which was used in the PV membrane separation of dimethyl carbonate...

Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane Composite membrane +3 more

Cadmium biosorption potential and kinetic behavior of endophytic Fusarium verticillioides and its green synthesized silver nanoparticles (GSNPs)


Elhagag A hmed Hassan et al. View all

Environmental Toxicology and Biogeochemistry of Ecosystems

Silver nanoparticles (GSNPs) were synthesized from extracellular metabolites of endophytic isolates of Fusarium verticillioides (KT587649) to evaluate their efficiency as new biosorbent agents for the exclusion of cadmium Cd (II) from aquatic systems. The GSNPs were characterized through X-ray...

Biosorption kinetic cadmium +3 more

Performance of combined persulfate and tannin for the treatment of anaerobically treated palm oil mill effluent


Abbas F. M. Alkarkhi et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

The current research was aimed to investigate the performance of combined persulfate oxidation process and tannin via coagulation-flocculation processes as a post treatment of anaerobically treated palm oil mill effluent (AnT-POME). Different dosages of sodium persulfate (Na2S2O8, 238 g/mol) 0.1 (w...

Persulfate Tannin +4 more

Impact of Blackwater Disposal in Erbil City on Municipal Wastewater and Bounded Soil Characteristics with Potential Solutions


Shuokr Qarani Aziz et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Direct discharge of black water (BW) without treatment to the natural environment causes problems for the environment. The present research aimed to examine the impact of direct disposal of BW on the municipal wastewater (MWW) and surrounded soil characteristics in the BW disposal site in Erbil City...

Black water Greywater +4 more

Treatment of combined coffee processing wastewater using constructed wetland/ Cyperus-ustulatus and Typha-latifolia plants process


Zerihun Asmelash Samuel et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

The research investigated wastewater discharges from wet coffee processing plant (WCPP) combined with tap water (TW) treated by using Cyperus-ustulatus plant (P1), Typha-latifolia plant (P2) wetland. The WCPP wastewater was conducted by different combination (100%WW + 0% TW; 75% WW + 25% TW; 50% WW...

Combination Constructed wetland +3 more

Calcined sugar scum as a low-cost adsorbent for dye removal from aqueous solution: Equilibrium, kinetic and modeling


Youssef El maguana et al. View all

Solid Waste Management

Batch adsorption experiments have been conducted to investigate the adsorption properties of the calcined sugar scum powder for methylene blue (MB) and methyl orange (MO) as models for cationic and anionic dyes. The kinetic and equilibrium adsorption have been investigated to determine the...

Calcined sugar scum Adsorption kinetic +2 more

An assessment of microclimatic conditions inside vegetated and non-vegetated small-scale open spaces in the Athens urban environment


Emmanouil Melas et al. View all

Climate change mitigation and adaptation

This study is aimed at quantifying the contribution of small urban green spaces to mitigate adverse bioclimatic conditions within the urban environment of Athens during summer and investigate their thermal profile during a warm, a cold and a transitional period. Six green and non-green sites inside...

Urban climate Urban Heat Island +4 more

Optimization of ACH Coagulant, Settling Time and Powdered Activated Carbon as Coagulant Aid with Economic Analysis


Shuokr Qarani Aziz et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Regular water treatment-plant (WTP) comprises of a number of units. Of course, problems exist throughout design and operation of the WTP units. Consequently, the current re-search aimed to minimize the shortcomings of the coagulation, sedimentation, and the adsorption methods through applying...

Adsorption Coagulation +4 more

Utilization and uncertainties of satellite precipitation data in flash flood hydrological analysis in ungauged watersheds


Kastridis Aristeidis et al. View all

Floods, Droughts and Water scarcity

Aim of the study is to examine the potential utilization of satellite precipitation data to estimate the peak discharges of flash floods in ungauged Mediterranean watersheds. Cumulative precipitation heights from local rain gauge and the GPM-IMERG were correlated in a scatter plot. The calculated...

ephemeral streams Flash Flood +5 more

Poly(4-vinylphenol) coated magnetic nanoparticles based dispersive solid-phase microextraction of the determination of mercury(II) in water


Kheng Soo Tay et al. View all

Innovative environmental solutions

The development of magnetic sorbent for dispersive solid-phase micro-extraction (DmSPE) often requires lengthy multi-step reactions. This research revealed a simplified method for preparing magnetic sorbent for the DmSPE using poly(4-vinylphenol) (PVP). The magnetic sorbent (PVP@MNP) was prepared by...

II Mercury +5 more

Organic pollutants removal from oilfield produced water using nano magnetite as adsorbent


Ghazi Faisal Naser et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

The current study investigates the ability of Nano magnetite as an adsorbent to remove organic materials from oilfield-produced water (PW). The effect of several variables on the removal procedure was investigated, such as nano magnetite dose, pH of solution and adsorption period. The adsorbent was...

Produced water adsorbents +4 more

Integrated system for paclitaxel production from endophytic fungus, Neopestalotiopsis clavispora ASU1 and subsequent extraction of chitosan from fungal biomass wastes


Elhagag Hassan et al. View all


Nowadays, breast cancer is considered to be one of the most prevalent diseases worldwide, this initiated interest and growing demand for taxol production in large quantities. The limited availability of traditional taxol production from the Pacific yew trees has encouraged research into the...

Anticancer Chitosan +3 more

Use of phytoremediation for pollution removal of hexavalent chromium-contaminated acid agricultural soils


Sevinç Adiloğlu et al. View all

Soil and groundwater contamination and remediation

Chromium is a common heavy metal pollutant found in industrial wastewaters which may pollute agricultural soils through groundwater and watering. Phytoremediation is an economical and highly applicable method for removal of pollutants from agricultural soils. This research was carried out for the...

Toxicity Phytoremediation +4 more

Analysis of the Classification of Type-2 Area in the Zoning of Environmental Noise Function


Kai Su et al. View all

Environmental Management and Policies

The zoning of environmental noise function is aimed to provide a good acoustic environment for people. With the acceleration of China’s urbanization, the zoning of environmental noise function has been widely conducted across the country, and many first-and second-tier cities have even made multiple...

Area of environmental noise function Zoning +2 more

Waste management in urban environments: Insights of the citizens’ views in a densely populated municipality in Greece


Corresponding author: Paraskevi Karanikola E-mail:, tel: +30 697 361 20 13 et al. View all

Solid Waste Management

Urbanization, industrialization and economic growth have considerable challenged the orientation of waste management policies and practices. Intrinsically, major concerns appear in urban environments, as they receive increased volumes of waste, which in turn pose threats for the environment and...

Waste management waste collection +5 more

Hydrochemical Fluxes in Rainfall, Throughfall, and Stemflow in Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica Plantation, northeast China


Houcai Sheng et al. View all

Hydrology and water resources

Rainfall is one of the primary sources of chemical inputs in forest ecosystems, and the basis of forest nutrient cycling. Urban trees play an important role in the built environment, reducing the rainfall reaching the ground by rainfall interception. To explore the variations of nutrient cycling and...

urban forest aqueous fluxes +3 more