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Water and wastewater

An Efficient Flood Forecasting Model Using an Optimal Deep Belief Network


Jagadeesh M et al. View all

Floods, Droughts and Water scarcity

Floods inflict significant damage globally each year, underscoring the importance of accurate and timely flood prediction to mitigate property loss and life. Precise flood prediction provides governments with crucial preemptive alerts regarding potential flood disasters, enabling timely evacuations...

Flood Prediction Time Series Data +2 more

Gap type effect on photocatalytic degradation using newly hydrotalcite nanoposite precursor synthesized by hydrothermal method


Imane Bechohra et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

A novel technique involving hydrothermal synthesis was employed to prepare nanocomposite precursors of lamellar double hydroxide based basic mixed oxides. This method extended ongoing research on iron-impregnated hydrotalcite-supported nanomaterials. The iron-based Fe/MgAl-h nanocomposite was...

band gap comparison +4 more

Chitosan-doped ZnO Nanoparticles for Antibacterial, Antifungal, and Food Preservation Applications


Rashid Iqbal et al. View all

Nanomaterials in the environment: applications and effects

Chitosan-doped zinc oxide nanoparticles (CS-ZnO NPs) were meticulously fabricated using the sol-gel methodology. The CS-ZnO NPs underwent comprehensive analytical assessments, employing advanced techniques, encompassing X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), UV visible (UV-Vis)...

Chitosan Nanoparticles +3 more

Combining Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) and Modified Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors (MMBBR) for Synthetic Oily Wastewater Treatment


sazan mohammed ali et al. View all

Water and wastewater reuse

Numerous industrial processes, including petroleum refining, food production, car washes, leather manufacturing, and slaughter houses, generate significant volumes of wastewater due to their substantial water consumption during processing. The presence of oily wastewater has detrimental effects on...

Refinery Car wash +4 more

Application of response surface methodology and neural networks in pyramid solar still for seawater desalination: An optimization and prediction strategy


Senthilkumar N et al. View all


Potable water is essential in various aspects of daily life. Converting brackish water to drinkable water using traditional methods is costly and has environmental impacts. Solar energy is preferred over fossil fuels and other energy sources due to its cost and environmental benefits. Solar stills...

Response surface methodology Artificial Neural Network +4 more

Effective Deep Learning based Prediction Model for Groundwater Quality Assessment using Physio-chemical Parameters


Kulanthaivel P et al. View all

Water Quality

The purpose of this study is to anticipate and investigate the groundwater quality in the regions of the Cauvery basin. In the post-monsoon season of 2020, 800 samples were collected from 200 different places for this paper. The AlexNet model is used in this book to forecast the water quality. In...

AlexNet Environmental science +4 more

Comparative study of advanced oxidation treatment of tannery effluent in Multi-orifice Oscillatory Baffled Column with sono-catalytic treatment using Titanium Dioxide


Saravanan .J et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Treatment of tannery effluent is a key issue that requires novel research. The presented work is an attempt to carry out advanced oxidation process in a Multi-orifice Oscillatory Baffled Column using ozone as oxidizer and compare the extent of treatment with sono-catalytic treatment with TiO2 as...

Tannery Effluent MOBC +4 more

Optimizing Drought Resilience in Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) Through Synergistic Actions of Drought-Tolerant Rhizobacterial Strains and Brassinosteroids Hormone Application: A Jar Trial Study


Azhar Hussain (; Rashid Iqbal ( et al. View all

Ecology, environmental change and management

The study addresses the critical issue of water scarcity in agriculture, which causes significant losses by disrupting plant-water connections and increasing oxidative damage to biological components. In this study, we evaluated the synergistic potential of pre-isolated and identified...

Drought stress Rhizobacterial strains +3 more

Removal of pharmaceuticals from wastewater: a review of different adsorptive approaches


NAGAMANI S et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Over the past few decades, pharmaceuticals have contaminated the marine ecosystem. The entry of prescription medications into the environment, their underlying causes and problems, and effective methods for treating such contaminated water are all evaluated in this study. Adsorption is becoming a...

Adsorption Low-Cost Adsorbents +2 more

Climate change and air pollution

Analysis of the interactive effects of new urbanization and agricultural carbon emission efficiency


Yang Su et al. View all

Ecological effects of Environmental change

Exploring the relationship between new urbanization and agricultural carbon emission is of great significance to promote the green and low-carbon development of agriculture. The urbanization level was comprehensively assessed by constructing an index system, and the agricultural carbon emission...

new urbanization agricultural carbon emission efficiency +2 more

The Impact of Climate Change on the Development of Circular Economy in China: A Perspective on Green Total Factor Productivity


Xue Lei et al. View all

Circular economy

In the process of China's transition to high-quality development, the circular economy, as a key strategy for achieving green growth, is of significant importance in addressing climate change and promoting sustainable development. This study employs the SBM-GML model to analyze the Green Total...

Circular economy Climate change +2 more

Study on the coupled and coordinated development of tourism, urbanization and ecological environment in Shanxi Province


Liqin Wen et al. View all

Urban environment and health

This paper selects Shanxi Province as the study area and constructs a comprehensive evaluation index system of tourism, urbanization and ecological environment in Shanxi Province. Measurement methods such as polar deviation standardization, entropy value method and coupling coordination degree are...

Tourism Urbanization +3 more

Research on carbon emission efficiency and spatial-temporal factors in the transportation industry: Evidence from the Yangtze River Economic Belt


Gang Zeng et al. View all

Air Quality

Severe climate problems have forced the Chinese government to put forward the goal of "carbon peak" and "carbon neutrality". The transport sector is a key area for carbon reduction. Based on this background, this paper constructs the Super-SBM model and the Malmquist-Luenberger index model...

Transportation industry Carbon emission efficiency +3 more

The Role of PbCoS Quantum Dots in Improved Photovoltaic Efficiency


Meryem Demir et al. View all


The quest for efficient, sustainable solar energy solutions has propelled the exploration of novel materials with enhanced photovoltaic properties. This study delves into the synthesis, characterization, and photovoltaic application of cobalt-doped lead sulfide (PbCoS) quantum dots (QDs) deposited...

PbCoS Quantum Dots QDSSCs +4 more

Prediction intervals for carbon dioxide emissions in china by extreme learning machine ensemble based on particle swarm optimization


Linwei Li et al. View all

Environmental data analysis and modelling

The emission of carbon dioxide is the major cause of the greenhouse effect, which has a negative impact on human survival and sustainable economic development; therefore, it is very significant for discovering the underlying influential factors of carbon dioxide emissions. In this paper, an extreme...

Extreme learning machine Carbon dioxide emissions +2 more

Biodiesel blends for eco-friendly CRDI-VCR engines: enhancing combustion and engine performance to minimize pollutant emissions


Anbarasan Baluchamy et al. View all

Emerging pollutants

Energy is essential but associated with global greenhouse emissions. Therefore, clean and renewable energy is important for future development. To meet this demand, kapok oil methyl ester (KOME) was made from the kapok raw oil through the transesterification method. KOME was then combined with...

Kapok Biodiesel CRDI Engine +3 more

Environmental regulation, hog scale production and the synergy of pollution control and carbon reduction


Shiyan Qiao et al. View all

Environmental Management and Policies

The synergy of pollution control and carbon reduction is conducive to promoting the green transformation of the economy. Based on China’s 30 provincial administrative panel data from 2002 to 2020, using the elastic concept to measure the synergy index and the panel fixed effect model to carry out...

environmental regulation carbon emission +3 more

Circular economy

Research on Regulatory Strategies of Green Finance and Optimization of Corporate Green Behavior under the Framework of Circular Economy


Xue Lei et al. View all

Circular economy

The green finance market, as an integral part of the circular economy, significantly influences environmental protection and sustainable development. This study explores regulatory issues concerning corporate "greenwashing" behavior in this market, aiming to devise effective regulatory strategies to...

Green Finance Corporate Green Behavior +3 more

Enhancing the Interface of Cement-paste Composite by Dispersing Sustainable Nano-Carbon Pyrolytic Char with Silica fume: A Sustainable and Effective approach


S. Elavenil et al. View all


Discrete studies are performed on the reuse of end-of-life tires in the construction industry as their accumulation is a global concern to the environment. In consequence, the desired focus of this work is to understand the interaction of powder derived from recycling process of tire waste which yet...

End-of-life tires Pyrolysis treatment +4 more

Synthesis characterization and sorption properties of nanoscale zero valent iron using red mud as the iron source: cadmium removal from spiked aqueous solutions


Despina Pentari et al. View all

Circular economy

The aim of the present study was to synthesize a sorbent material, nanoscale zero valent iron (n ZVI), using red mud as the iron source in the framework of circular economy. The sorbent synthesized was tested for Cd removal from spiked aqueous solutions. For the synthesis of the sorbent, iron...

Nano Zero Valent Iron red mud +5 more

Production of nanocellulose from lignocellulosic biomass and its potential applications: A review


Allah Ditta et al. View all

Nanomaterials in the environment: applications and effects

Lignocellulosic biomass is a complex natural polymer primarily composed of cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, and various other chemical components. The cellulose in the lignocellulosic biomass can depolymerize into a nano-dimension biomaterial called nanocellulose, which possesses unique features...

lignocellulosic biomass Cellulose +3 more

Sustainable approach of utilization of limestone and treated construction wastes as aggregates in the production of high temperature resistant green concrete


Loganathan S et al. View all

Solid Waste Management

Natural gravel used as aggregates in the construction had a severe impact on the environment leading to scarcity in recent times. Furthermore, the resistance of such natural aggregates to crack at higher temperature zones was less. This paper investigates the above concerns on scarcity and meagre...

Natural aggregate recycled aggregate +4 more

Eco-friendly road construction: Harnessing fly ash and waste marble powder for sustainable road construction using a fuzzy logic assessment


Shanmuganathan N. et al. View all


More than seventy percent of mineral gets wasted during mining and polishing processing, and all this dumped waste threatens the aquifer. Utilizing this waste in construction works helps to reduce the environmental effects. This research aims to protect the environment by implementing mineral waste...

Eco friendly construction reusing flyash +2 more

Removal of gaseous ammonia released from leachate by adsorption on carbon-based adsorbents prepared from agro-industrial wastes


Manuel Feliciano et al. View all

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Landfill facilities and organic waste treatment plants typically are known sources of odour pollution, such as gaseous NH3, among others. In this work, the removal of gaseous NH3 released from a composting line of a mechanical and biological treatment plant of undifferentiated municipal solid waste...

Valorisation Biomass +7 more

Research on high performance green concrete using nano particles and organic materials: an eco-friendly approach


Abiraami. R et al. View all


Since concrete is a fundamental component of all types of construction, many researchers are concentrating on developing High Performance Concrete (HPC) using efficient manufacturing processes. Nano silica is a quartz and silica dust this can be replaced instead of cement to achieve great strength...

Green Concrete Nano particles-Nano-silica and Delonixregia Pods +3 more

Solid waste management

The influence of nZVI composites as immobilizing agents on the bioavailability of heavy metals and plant growth in mining metal-contaminated soil

by et al. View all

Nanomaterials in the environment: applications and effects

Under the greenhouse scale, nano zero valent iron (nZVI) have been evaluated evaluated by formulation with carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC-nZVI), chitosan (Ch-nZVI), biochar (BC-nZVI), and smectite (SC-nZVI) at rates of 0 and 0.5 and 1% (w/w). The properties of manufactured compounds and their impact...

nZVI based composite materials Heavy metal +3 more

Determination of the Biowall Effective Area to Induce Holistic Sensory Comfort

by et al. View all

Environmental data analysis and modelling

Biowalls are a new phenomenon in interior urban areas, which has proven to contribute positively to sensory comfort. But people use biowalls in different dimensions. Based on field facts, determining the biowall dimensions for human sensory comfort has not emphasized clear principles. The research...

Biowall Biowall Area +5 more

Enhancing sunflower resilience: Zinc-solubilizing bacteria mitigate cadmium uptake and translocation


Azhar Hussain and Rashid Iqbal et al. View all

Ecology, environmental change and management

Cadmium (Cd) is a highly hazardous metal known for its easy absorption and accumulation in plants, particularly in edible vegetable oils. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) holds global significance as an oil crop. This study aims to assess the potential of zinc-solubilizing bacterial strains in...

cadmium Translocation +3 more

Insights into polybrominated diphenyl ethers: occurrence, sources, and exposure health risk in selected solid waste impacted soils


Onoriode O. Emoyan et al. View all

Solid Waste Management

The Coordinated management of solid waste dumps from different anthropogenic environments is important for pollution management of immediate and adjacent ecosystems. This study took three soil profile samples from three functional zones: the rural, the suburban, and the urban solid waste dumps. The...

PBDEs occurrence soil pollution +3 more