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Circular economy

Enhancing Concrete Durability: Sustainable Ternary Blends Incorporating Agricultural and Industrial Wastes

by Venkata Rao M. Sivagamasundari R. Subrahmanyam Raju A.

Solid Waste Management

The demand for sustainable concrete in civil infrastructure operations grows by the day, resulting in the use of agricultural and industrial byproducts and controlling high-cost nanomaterials. Ternary blended concrete is an excellent alternative to conventional concrete for long-term development by...

Nano-SiO2 Durability +2 more

Boosting biodiesel production from waste vegetable oil water using Acid-Base Sequential Catalysis

by Chinedu N.B. Nkwoada A.U. Opara A.I.


The use of active and recyclable catalysts is advantageous for catalytic biodiesel synthesis from waste vegetable oils which is in demand owing to frequent calls on environmental pollution and for clean renewable energy production. For this study, homogenous catalysts are effective at converting...

Biodiesel Transesterification +3 more

A Silica Nano-Additive's Impact on the Performance and Emissions of a Diesel Engine Using DTBP Blended Low Viscous Waste Orange Peel Oil

by Banerji C. Roji S.S.S. Kannan T.R. Kanthavelkumaran N.


In the current study, the effect of silicon dioxide (SiO2) nano-additive mixed with Orange peel oil (OPO) as Biodiesel was investigated in relation to the operation and emission characteristics of a diesel engine. Orange peel oil was extracted from the orange Peel waste by using steam distillation...

Orange Peel Oil DTBP Enhancer +3 more

Climate change and air pollution

Environmental Regulation, Industrial Structure and Low-Carbon Development

by Deng L.


In this paper, the provincial panel data of china from the year 2006 to 2019 are used to analyze the association among environmental regulations, industrial structure od industries and low-carbon development. The results show that regional industrial CO2 emissions in China's east, center, and west...

environmental regulation industrial structure +2 more

Water and wastewater

Sustainable Solutions for Heavy Metal Contamination: Characterization and Regeneration of Water Hyacinth Biosorbent in Wastewater Treatment

by Rabiranjan M. Santhi G.M. Yuvarani P. Priyanka B. Amudha K. Karuna M.

Water and Wastewater Treatment

The water hyacinth biosorbent has undergone thorough characterization and assessment for its capacity to remove heavy metals, specifically Pb(II) and Hg(II), from aqueous solutions. Notably, the biosorbent demonstrated an impressive maximum adsorption capacity for Pb and Hg, reaching values of 158.7...

Water Hyacinth Biosorption +3 more

Antifungal potential of essential oil of Mentha spicata (L) in the biological control against phytopathogenic fungi

by Djekoun M. Boughendjioua H. Sofiane Boubekeur M. Djekoun M. Benaliouche F.

Environmental Health

Mentha species are commonly used in traditional medicine for their several pharmacological properties. They are also used as spice and are known for their bactericidal, antiviral and fungicidal properties. The objective of this study is to evaluate the antifungal activity of Mentha spicata essential...

Mentha spicata essential oil +2 more

Assessment of Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity with Using Soil Particle Size Distribution: A Comparative Study of Constant Head and Falling Head Methods

by Solangi K.A. Abbasi B. Solangi F. Khaskhali S. Siyal A.A. Mehmood H. Akram M.I. Iqbal R. Al-Ghamdi A.A. Elshikh M.S.

Floods, Droughts and Water scarcity

The purpose of soil hydraulic conductivity is to retain soil water contents, and soil water pressure. In this study investigates two different methods to understand the soil hydraulic conductivity of loam and clay soils. The present research conducted a laboratory experiment to measure the saturated...

hydraulic conductivity porosity +2 more

Solid waste management

Exploration of Composting Strategies for Sustainable Organic Waste Management in Urban Environments

by Sharma P. Nagabhooshanam N. Kumar R. Sharma K. Vani S.

Solid Waste Management

The management of organic waste in urban environments poses significant challenges due to the high volume of waste generated and limited disposal options. Composting is a promising technique for converting organic waste into valuable compost that can be used to improve soil health and reduce the...

composting Organic waste management +4 more