Environmental Science
Human hair biochar to remove malachite green dye and bisphenol-A contamination

M. Kamaraj; P. Kamali; R. Kaviya; K. Abishek; B. Navinkumar; T.G. Nithya; L.S. Wong; J. Aravind

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 31 January 2024


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals and organic dye pollution is associated with an increased risk of toxicity, hazard, and cancer due to their widespread use. Exogenous endocrine disruptors are responsible for interfering with reproduction and development because they ...  Read More

Environmental Science
A pulsed carbon dioxide laser-induced breakdown analysis for chemical profile of tsunami-affected soil

R. Mitaphonna; N. Idris; M. Ramli; N. Ismail; K. Kurihara; K. Lahna

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 April 2024


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The catastrophic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami left a profound mark, triggering significant contamination of organic and inorganic chemical components in the water and soil of affected regions. The effects of the tragedy, which occurred almost twenty years ago, are still evident ...  Read More

Environmental Science
Silver-based plasmonic nanoparticles for biosensor organophosphate pesticides using a single film containing acetylcholinesterase/choline oxidase

D. Hermanto; N. Ismillayli; H. Muliasari; R. Wirawan; S.R. Kamali

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 39-50


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To address the potential harm caused by the intensive use of pesticides in pest control in agriculture, there is a need for accurate and efficient methods to detect and monitor pesticide residues. Therefore, this study aimed to develop a biosensor that can detect organophosphate ...  Read More

Environmental Science
Impact of environmental and geographical position on the chemometric classification of ethanol extracts from Isotoma longiflora leaves

E. Imelda; K. Khairan; R.R. Lubis; T. Karma; R. Idroes

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 155-168


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Isotoma longiflora L is commonly used as a medicinal plant by the local community in Indonesia, and its geographical position determines its bioactive compounds and hence its efficacy. Ethanol extracts of Isotoma longiflora leaves from various locations in Aceh Province were ...  Read More

Environmental Science
Environmental friendly carrier material for nifedipine as hypertension drug

E. Budianto; S.H. Astuti

Volume 6, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 523-536


  Nifedipine is a hypertension drug must be consumed three times a day due to its low oral bioavailability. One way of developing a controlled drug delivery system is making nifedipine microcapsules by using environmentally friendly polymers of polylactic acid and polycaprolactone via the evaporation method ...  Read More

Environmental Science
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 , April 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 Science
Catalytic effect of Fe@Fe2O3 nanowires and Fenton process on carbamazepine removal from aqueous solutions using response surface methodology

M.M. Amin; S. Yousefinejad; M. Dehghani; S. Rahimi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 213-224


  Carbamazepine is one of the hydrophilic compounds identified in aquatic environments. Due to toxicity and bio-stability of this psychotropic pharmaceutical in the environment and humans, its removal efficiency and mineralization are important. In this study, synthesized Fe@Fe2O3 nanowires were applied ...  Read More

Environmental Science
Speciation of heavy metals in coastal water of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf

A.R. Karbassi; S. Tajziehchi; H. Khoshgalb

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 91-98


  Fuel storage tanks are one of the main sources of water pollution as well as loss of crude oil and oil products in refineries.  In the process of utilization of these tanks, considerable amounts of hydrocarbons may find their way into the coastal water, which eventually lead to loss of valuable ...  Read More

Environmental Science
Optimization of the catalytic ozonation process using copper oxide nanoparticles for the removal of benzene from aqueous solutions

L. Mohammadi; E. Bazrafshan; M. Noroozifar; A.R. Ansari-Moghaddama; A.R. Khazaei Feizabad; A.H. Mahvi

Volume 3, Issue 4 , December 2017, , Pages 403-416


  The current study aimed to examine the overall feasibility of the use of copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO-NPs) as a catalyst in ozonation process for the removal of benzene from aqueous solutions under experimental conditions. This experimental study was conducted on a laboratory scale reactor in a semi-batch ...  Read More

Environmental Science
Preparation, characterization and phenol adsorption capacity of activated carbons from African beech wood sawdust

N.T. Abdel-Ghani; G.A. El-Chaghaby; F.S. Helal

Volume 2, Issue 3 , September 2016, , Pages 209-222


  In the present study, different activated carbons were prepared from carbonized African beech wood sawdust by potassium hydroxide activation. The activated carbons were characterized by brunauer–emmett–teller, scanning electron microscope, fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and thermogravimetric ...  Read More

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

S.A. Bapat; D.K. Jaspal

Volume 2, Issue 2 , April 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 Science
Column operation studies for the removal of dyes and phenols using a low cost adsorbent

V. K. Gupta; Suhas; I. Tyagi; S. Agarwal; R. Singh; M. Chaudhary; A. Harit; S. Kushwaha

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 1-10


  Fertilizer plant waste carbon slurry has been investigated after some processing as an adsorbent for the removal of dyes and phenols using columns. The results show that the carbonaceous adsorbent prepared from carbon slurry being porous and having appreciable surface area (380 m2/g) can remove dyes ...  Read More

Environmental Science
Equilibrium and kinetic study for the adsorption of p-nitrophenol from wastewater using olive cake based activated carbon

N.T. Abdel-Ghani; E.S.A. Rawash; G.A. El-Chaghaby

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 11-18


  The present work was carried out to evaluate the removal of p-nitrophenol by adsorption onto olive cake based activated carbon having a BET surface area of 672 m²/g. The batch adsorption experimental results indicated that the equilibrium time for nitrophenol adsorption by olive cake-based activated ...  Read More