Environmental chemistry
1. Photocatalytic degradation of ciprofloxacin antibiotic from aqueous solution by BiFeO3 nanocomposites using response surface methodology

R. Mostafaloo; M. Asadi-Ghalhari; H. Izanloo; A. Zayadi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 191-202


  Ciprofloxacin antibiotic that is used to cure several kinds of bacterial infections have a high solubility capacity in water. The influent of ciprofloxacin to water resources in a low concentration affect the photosynthesis of plants, transforms the morphological structure of the algae, and then disrupts ...  Read More

Environmental bioremediation and measurement
2. Conventional steam activation for conversion of oil palm kernel shell biomass into activated carbon via biochar product

A.C. Affam

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 15-30


  Conventional steam activation pyrolysis of waste materials such as oil palm kernel shell for production of biochar was investigated using central composite design. Conventional steam activation was carried out via an initial carbonization of oil palm kernel shell to obtain biochar and thereafter steam ...  Read More

Environmental biology and biotechnology
3. Optimal conditions for the biological removal of ammonia from wastewater of a petrochemical plant using the response surface methodology

M. Samimi; M. Shahriari Moghadam

Volume 4, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 315-324


  High concentrations of nitrogen compounds, such as ammonia observed in the petrochemical industry, are the major environmental pollutants. Therefore, effective and inexpensive methods are needed for its treatment. Biological treatment of various pollutants is a low cost and biocompatible replacement ...  Read More

Water pollution control and management
4. Coexisting arsenate and arsenite adsorption from water using porous pellet adsorbent: Optimization by response surface methodology

B. Te; B. Wichitsathian; C. Yossapol; W. Wonglertarak

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 141-152


  Mesoporous pellet adsorbent developed from mixing at an appropriate ratio of natural clay, iron oxide, iron powder, and rice bran was used to investigate the optimization process of batch adsorption parameters for treating aqueous solution coexisting with arsenate and arsenite. Central composite design ...  Read More