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Use of waste glass powder in improving the properties of expansive clay soils


Niyomukiza John Bosco et al. View all

Solid Waste Management

Expansive soils pose a danger to the foundations of engineering structures due to their poor engineering properties. These soils are usually treated using mechanical techniques, and chemical stabilizers. However, the production of these chemicals is not friendly to the environment, thus a need to...

Clay soil environmental conservation +3 more

Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment Phenomenon using DRASTIC & Modified DRASTIC Modeling validated with Nitrate Concentration.


Shanmuharajan Meenakshi Balasubramanian et al. View all

Water Quality

Urbanized areas groundwater vulnerability and contamination are serious issues that require due attention. There are other models, notably the DRASTIC models employed to assess the vulnerability of groundwater. In a modified version of the DRASTIC model known as anthropogenic influence was...

DRASTICA Groundwater Pollution +3 more

Recovery of bioethanol from food waste using Saccharomyces cerevisiae


Dr.S.MURUGAN et al. View all

Solid Waste Management

Excessive use of fossil fuels results in the rapid depletion of non-renewable fossil energy resources, a rise in fuel cost, and an uncontrolled emission of greenhouse gases which causes a severe threat to the environment. Bio-fuels are being scrutinized as substitutes for current high-pollutant...

Bioethanol Leftover Cooked Rice +3 more

Performance and Emissions Parameters Optimization of Thermal Barrier Coated Engine Tested with Tamanu Blended Diesel Fuel: A Novel Emission Pollution-Preventive Approach


Sureshbabu. Y et al. View all

Air Quality

Diesel engines cause major pollutants such as hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), and oxides of nitrogen (NOx). These emissions affect environmental systems and lead to global warming and climatic change effects. These pollutants also affect humans and lead to health problems like lung cancer...

Piston coating performance +3 more

Smart Air Pollution Monitoring System


Dr. Madheswari K et al. View all

Air Quality

Air is one of the most basic and important elements for human beings to survive. Clean and Sound air is the key to a good and healthy life. But nowadays in city life it has become the most threatening factor. Pollution of air has become the most concerning and affected issue now for us. As time goes...

Raspberry Pi AQI +4 more

Adsorption of anionic and cationic dyes from aqueous solutions on fly ash-based porous geopolymer


Aprilina Purbasari et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Fly ash, solid waste from coal-fired power plant, had been utilized as raw material for porous geopolymer by alkaline activation and addition of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) blowing agent. Porous geopolymer had higher surface area and total pore volume compared to fly ash and geopolymer without blowing...

Adsorption fly ash +3 more

Remediation of Pool Dominated Trichloroethene Source Zones in Heterogeneous Porous Media by Cosmetic Surfactant Flooding


Gokce Akyol et al. View all

Soil and groundwater contamination and remediation

A series of flow-cell experiments were performed to investigate the performance of cosmetic rhamnolipid surfactant flooding on the relationship between source zone mass removal and mass flux reduction for pool-dominated DNAPL TCE source zones in heterogeneous porous media. The results were also...

Cosmetic surfactant Dissolution +4 more

Removal of BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl benzene and Xylene) from aqueous solutions using surface-modified zeolite


Saravanan. R and Gokulan R et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

BTEX, also known as benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, and xylene, is a common gasoline oxygenate. The contamination of groundwater and surface water with BTEX and its primary breakdown product has drawn a lot of attention. However, surface-modified zeolite's sorption mechanisms and affinity for BTEX...

BTEX Surface modification +2 more

Implementation a combination of bio-desulfusization and trickling filtration technologies with a variety of coconut shell charcoal filter media in reducing the content of H2S and TSS in the leather-based clothing industry


Elanda Fikri et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Waste generated as a result of the leather processing industry can be in the form of solid, liquid and gas waste. Waste generated from the textile industry made from clothing H2S and TSS which if not treated properly, will be very dangerous for health and the environment. One of the efforts to...

Bio-Desulfurization Trickling Filter +2 more

Enhancement of adsorption efficiency by surface modified Avocado seed for xylene removal


Gokulan R and Rajeshkumar. V et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

The current study work's contribution relates to the removal of xylene using an adsorbent with modified surfaces made from a naturally occurring substance called avocado seed. With the aid of a muffle furnace heated to 600⁰c, this was converted to become activated carbon. Activated carbon is...

Adsorption Surface modification +2 more

Physiological response of ectomycorrhizal fungi (Lactarius delicious) to microplastics stress


Liang Zhang et al. View all

Emerging pollutants

The pollution and toxicological effects of microplastics in soil have gradually attracted widespread attention, but studies on the ecological effects of microplastics on soil microorganisms and their mechanisms are still very scarce. To explore the physiological response of ectomycorrhizal fungi...

microplastics Lactarius delicious +3 more

Research of Air Quality in Closed Car Parks in Konya Province


Fatma KUNT et al. View all

Air Quality

Nowadays, due to the development of the world, harmful gases and vapours have begun to enter the atmosphere significantly, so we are faced with the problem of air pollution and its low quality. This paper, therefore, focused on enclosed car parks, a parking system that needs to be well examined from...

air quality Carbon Dioxide +3 more

Investigation of Biosorption Behavior of Red-254, a Textile Waste Paint on Activated Sugar Beet Pulp


Omer LACIN et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

In this study, activated sugar beet pulp as a biosorbent was used to remove Red-254 dye from aqueous solutions. The contact time, pH, biosorbent dosage and temperature were chosen as the parameters affecting the biosorption process. In the experiments, the batch adsorption technique was used. The...

Biosorption red-254 +4 more

Determining the Effects of Changes in Land Use on Carbon Amount in Above-Ground Biomass with NDVI


Ahmet Salih Değermenci et al. View all

Ecosystems and Natural Resources Management

In terms of sustainable land use management, it is extremely important to reveal the land conditions and the changes that occur on the land in certain periods. In this study, using CORINE data for Düzce province, land use status and transitions between land-use classes over 28 years were...

Düzce land use +3 more

Monitoring the changes of Lake Uluabat Ramsar site and its surroundings in the 1985-2021 period using RS and GIS methods


Tuğba ÜSTÜN TOPAL et al. View all

Ecological effects of Environmental change

Ramsar sites are important ecosystems that are protected by international status, have great value in terms of biodiversity, and constitute a resource in terms of economic, cultural, scientific and recreational aspects. In this study, the change of Lake Uluabat Ramsar Site and its surroundings...

NDVI NDWI +5 more

Deep Learning Driven Crop Classification and Chlorophyll Content Estimation for the Nexus Food higher Productions using Multi-spectral Remote Sensing Images


G.Chamundeeswari et al. View all

Water, Energy and/or Food Nexus

Due to the development of open access medium-high resolution remote sensing data like multispectral remote sensing images, crop classification becomes a hot research topic to be realized on large scale using machine learning (ML) models. At the same time, chlorophyll content is a critical index used...

Multispectral remote sensing images Agriculture +4 more

Green synthesis and characterisation of ZnO nanoparticles from Manihot esculenta (cassava) peel and their antibacterial study


N. Jothi Lakshmi et al. View all

Nanomaterials in the environment: applications and effects

A technique for green manufacturing of zinc oxide based nanoparticles utilising cassava peel has been approached in this research for antibacterial investigation. Especially, the cassava peel is an agro waste from starch and food processing industries and the extract of Cassava peel is used for...

green synthesis ZnO +3 more

Biodiversity in a forest ecosystem in India using environmental DNA sequence analysis of pathogen hostile eucalyptus trees


Ramasamy Sankar Ram C et al. View all

Biodiversity conservation

Trees in the forest are an unprecedented cluster of organisms in ecological, monetary and social importance. With a wide distribution, mostly random spread over and a large population in terms of size, the majority of tree species show considerable variation in genetics both within and between...

genus species +4 more

The physico-chemical and bacteriological effects of UV-treated wastewater irrigation on soil and turfgrass quality: A case study in a coastal golf course


Sara Hajji et al. View all

Water and wastewater reuse

This research describes the bacteriological and physicochemical impact of two types of irrigation water on soil and turfgrass quality during 2018 and 2019. Wastewater treated by an activated sludge process coupled with UV disinfection UV-TW was compared to fresh water FW. The first cycle (2018) was...

Fecal contamination irrigation +4 more