Environmental Management
1. Microplastics on the growth of plants and seed germination in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems

Y.S.K. De Silva; U.M. Rajagopalan; H. Kadono

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 347-368


  Growth of plants, apart from being complex and highly dynamic, is directly dependent on the environmental conditions, particularly the quality of soil for terrestrial plants and the water quality for aquatic plants. Presence of microplastics in the environment may affect the plant growth in numerous ...  Read More

Environmental Management
2. Natural enrichment of chromium and nickel in the soil surrounds the karst watershed

R.D.P. Astuti; A. Mallongi; A.U. Rauf

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 383-400


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: As a public concern, monitoring and controlling toxic metals pollution is needed worldwide. Due to the ability of poisonous metals in biomagnification and bioaccumulation, they can cause several adverse impacts on ecological and human health. The study aims to assess chromium ...  Read More

3. Heavy metals loads in soil, farmlands and plant crop at open dumpsite

O.B. Akintan; J.A. Olusola; A.M. Azeez

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 449-460


  This study aimed to evaluate concentrations of selected heavy metals in the soils of Ilokun dumpsite and adjourning farmlands, and to determine as well levels of heavy metals uptake in various parts of Carica papaya plant collected from the dumpsite. Twenty-two soil samples were collected within the ...  Read More

Environmental Engineering
4. Treatment of small scale gold mining wastewater using pilot-scale sedimentation and Cocopeat filter bed system

J. Samaniego; M.A.N. Tanchuling

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 461-470


  The use of amalgamation process to recover gold from mined ores by the small-scale gold miners in the Philippines and other developing countries produces and dispose of untreated wastewater to the receiving water bodies. In this study, a field-scale filter bed system was constructed to treat heavy metal ...  Read More

Environmental Engineering
5. Synthesized chitosan/ iron oxide nanocomposite and shrimp shell in removal of nickel, cadmium and lead from aqueous solution

M. Keshvardoostchokami; L. Babaei; A.A. Zamani; A.H. Parizanganeh; F. Piri

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 267-278


  In this study, an easy synthesized method for preparation of chitosan/iron oxide nanocomposite as a bio-sorbent has been applied. Analytical techniques such as Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction; Field emission scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy ...  Read More

Environmental Science
6. Role of estuarine natural flocculation process in removal of Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn

S. Hassani; A.R. Karbassi; M. Ardestani

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 187-196


  The flocculation of dissolved heavy metals is a process which has an important effect on decreasing the concentration of the colloidal elements during estuarine mixing of river water and sea or ocean water. During this important process, a large amount of colloidal elements change into particles in ...  Read More

Environmental Engineering
7. Management of toxic and hazardous contents of oil sludge in Siri Island

M. Pazoki; B. Hasanidarabadi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 33-42


  Sirri Island is one of the most important islands in Iran where contains massive amounts of crude oil reservoirs and is a crude oil exporting and storage spot. Petroleum sludge wastes produced by the refineries are deposited in outdoor 2-ha open pits. 30 sludge samples from different depot locations ...  Read More

Environmental Management
8. Potentiality of agricultural adsorbent for the sequestering of metal ions from wastewater

P.C. Emenike; D.O. Omole; B.U. Ngene; I.T. Tenebe

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 411-442


  The expensive nature of metal ions detoxification from wastewater have restricted the use of conventional treatment technologies. Cheap, alternative measures have been adopted to eliminate metal contamination, and adsorptions using agricultural adsorbents seem to be the way forward. The use of agricultural ...  Read More

Environmental Science
9. Parthenium hysterophorus: Novel adsorbent for the removal of heavy metals and dyes

S.A. Bapat; D.K. Jaspal

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 135-144


  Heavy metals and dyes are major contributors in contamination of water streams. These contaminants enter into our eco- system, thus posing a significant threat to public health, ecological equilibrium and environment. Thus a combined discharge of these contaminants results in water pollution with high ...  Read More

Environmental Management
10. Origin and spatial distribution of metals in agricultural soils

Gh. A. Mohammadpour; A.R. Karbassi; A. Baghvand

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 145-156


  Presence of toxic metals in agricultural soils can impose adverse health impact on consumers. The main purpose of this study was to determine spatial distribution of elements Fe, Sb, Mn in agriculture soils and crops of Hamedan Province in Iran. Soil samples (0-20 cm depth) were collected from an ...  Read More

Environmental Management
11. Risk assessment of hazardous impacts on urbanization and industrialization activities based upon toxic substances

T. Salem; Sh.S. Ahmed; M. Hamed; G.H. Abd ElAziz

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 163-176


  A risk assessment study was conducted to predict the expected hazardous influence on the ecosystem resulted from urbanization and industrialization activities at Helwan area, Egypt. To achieve these goals, soils, plants and water samples were collected from Helwan area, and their total concentrations ...  Read More

12. An investigation on heavy metals in soils around oil field area

A.R. Karbassi; S. Tajziehchi; S. Afshar

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, , Pages 275-282


  Oil and pollutants resulting from its extraction and exploitation are considered as one of the serious problems for human health. Vast oil fields of Ahvaz City located in southern Iran are known as one of controversial subjects in contamination with heavy metals. In this study, oil fields' soils of Ahvaz ...  Read More