Environmental Management
51. An occupational risk assessment approach for construction and operation period of wind turbines

M. Gul; A.F. Guneri; M. Baskan

Volume 4, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 281-298

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/GJESM.2018.03.003

Abstract
  As wind energy is one of the most important renewable energy sources over the globe, need for increasing safety for this type of energy is gaining importance. Although this sector is not suffering an excessive amount of fatal injury accidents, there are many aspects open for improvements in occupational ...  Read More

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52. An approach towards effective ecological planning: Quantitative analysis of urban green space characteristics

R. Teimouri; T. Yigitcanlar

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 195-206

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2018.04.02.007

Abstract
  In the best practices, planning of urban green spaces is managed in such a way that it follows the key principles such as meeting per capita standards and providing accessible and balanced distribution of these spaces all across the city. In the context of emerging economy, these principles are unfortunately ...  Read More

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53. Effects of runoff harvesting through semi-circular bund on some soil characteristics

M. Heshmati; M. Gheitury; M. Hosseini

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 207-216

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2018.04.02.008

Abstract
  In this study, to investigate the effects of runoff harvesting on soil properties in the semiarid forest, runoff harvesting through semi-circular bund was considered as a method to conserve soil and thereby combat tree mortality. In order to evaluate this hypothesis, runoff was harvested through the ...  Read More

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54. Recycling process of spent bleaching clay: Optimization by response surface methodology

A.M. Hatami; M.R. Sabour; A. Amiri

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 9-18

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2018.04.01.002

Abstract
  Oil refining is an inevitable step in production of edible and industrial oil. Bleaching is the most important process among the refining processes. Bleaching adsorption is the most common method and clay is the most widely used adsorbent in this method. Disposal of bleaching clay, as a waste from re-refining ...  Read More

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55. Impact of urban land cover change on land surface temperature

E. Igun; M. Williams

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 47-58

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2018.04.01.005

Abstract
  The rapid growth in urban population is seen to create a need for the development of more urban infrastructures. In order to meet this need, natural surfaces such as vegetation are been replaced with non-vegetated surfaces such as asphalt and bricks which has the ability to absorb heat and release it ...  Read More

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56. Impact of land use change on soil erodibility

F. Taleshian Jeloudar; M. Ghajar Sepanlou; M. Emadi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 59-70

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2018.04.01.006

Abstract
  Vulnerability of soil separates to detachment by water is described as soil erodibility by Universal Soil Loss Equation which can be affected by land use change. In this study it was attempted to quantify the changes of Universal Soil Loss Equation K-factor and its soil driving factors in three land ...  Read More

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57. Strategic planning of urban transportation system based on sustainable development dimensions using an integrated SWOT and fuzzy COPRAS approach

S.M. Hatefi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 99-112

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2018.04.01.010

Abstract
  Today, urban transportation has attracted urban planners’ and researchers' attention because of air and noise pollution problems associated with it. In Shahrkord city in Iran, no plans have been made for sustainable transportation, and the available poor transportation infrastructure is not responsive ...  Read More

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58. Impact of silver ions and silver nanoparticles on the plant growth and soil microorganisms

D. Tomacheski; M. Pittol; D.N. Simões; V.F. Ribeiro; R.M.C. Santana

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 341-350

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2017.03.04.001

Abstract
  There is a growing consumer market for products that proclaim to decrease microorganism counts to prevent infections. Most of these products are loaded with silver in its ionic or nanoparticle form. Through use or during production, these particles can find their way into the soil and cause an impact ...  Read More

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59. Ecology of litterfall production of giant bamboo Dendrocalamus asper in a watershed area

A.G. Toledo Bruno; R.A. Marin; M.A.P. Medina; G.R. Puno; R.O. Villarta; R.R. Puno

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 363-372

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2017.03.04.003

Abstract
  Giant bamboo Dendrocalamus asper is recommended in environmental and livelihood programs in the Philippines due to its various ecological, economic and social benefits. However, there are limited data on the ecology of giant bamboo litterfall production, which contributes to soil nutrient availability. ...  Read More

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60. Remediation of total petroleum hydrocarbons using combined in-vessel composting ‎and oxidation by activated persulfate

A.R. Asgari; R. Nabizadeh; A.H. Mahvi; S. Nasseri; M.H. Dehghani; S. Nazmara; K. Yaghmaeian

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 373-384

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2017.03.04.004

Abstract
  This study was investigated the efficiency of activated persulfate and ‎in-vessel composting for removal of total petroleum hydrocarbons. ‎Remediation by activated persulfate with ferrous sulfate as pre-treatment was done at batch system. In the chemical oxidation, various variables including ...  Read More

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61. Microclimate land surface temperatures across urban land use/ land cover forms

S. Ali; S. Patnaik; O. Madguni

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 231-242

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2017.03.03.001

Abstract
  Urbanization brings biophysical changes in the composition of the landscape. Such change has an impact on the thermal environment locally. The urban mosaic of land use and land cover is thus characteristically composed of local climate zones. The spatial variation in the land surface temperature across ...  Read More

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62. Spatio-temporal changes of water quality variables in a highly disturbed river

Z. Abdollahi; A. Kavian; S.H.R. Sadeghi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 243-256

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2017.03.03.002

Abstract
  Quality of river varies widely depending on the land use in the catchment and environmental factors. Many rivers in developing countries are unhealthy because they contain harmful physical, chemical and biological agents. Zanjanrud River, located in Zanjan Province, Iran, where recently faced human intervention ...  Read More

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63. Pesticide pollution status in cocoa plantation soil

E. Atuanya; W. Aborisade

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 287-298

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2017.03.03.006

Abstract
  Management of cocoa plantation field relied on the use of pesticides over the years; hence, the fate of such chemicals is one of the most debated issues among the stakeholders. Young and old cocoa plantation fields from 4 major cocoa producing States in Nigeria were selected as the study area. Eight ...  Read More

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64. Reactive dye extraction utilizing regenerated bleaching earth

M. Shahi; M.R. Sabour; G.A. Dezvareh

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 299-310

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2017.03.03.007

Abstract
  Bentonite bleaching earth is utilized for purifying used motor oil through a recovery process in order to improve the quality and stability of the final product. Indeed, spent bleaching earth is generated due to adsorbing oil impurities. Polluted spent bleaching earth contains 20-40% (w/w) oil and is ...  Read More

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65. Growth of olive saplings in different media containing artificial and natural super absorbents at two irrigation intervals

A. Mohammadi Torkashvand; H. Shahin; M. Mohammadi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 311-322

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2017.03.03.008

Abstract
  A factorial experiment was conducted to evaluate the impact of super absorbents and organic wastes of rice, olive marc, vermicompost and farmyard manure on the soil water holding capacity and the growth of plant based on randomized complete block design with 13 treatments at two irrigation intervals ...  Read More

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66. Using ecological niche modeling to determine avian richness hotspots

R. Mirzaei; M.R. Hemami; A. Esmaili Sari; H.R. Rezaei; A.T. Peterson

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 131-142

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2017.03.02.002

Abstract
  Understanding distributions of wildlife species is a key step towards identifying biodiversity hotspots and designing effective conservation strategies. In this paper, the spatial pattern of diversity of birds in Golestan Province, Iran was estimated. Ecological niche modeling was used to determine distributions ...  Read More

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67. Application of wastewater with high organic load for saline-sodic soil reclamation focusing on soil purification ability

M.A. Kameli; M. Chorom; N. Jaafarzadeh; H. Janadeleh

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 197-206

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2017.03.02.008

Abstract
  Fresh water source scarcity in arid and semiarid area is limitation factor for saline-sodic soil reclamation. The reusing of agricultural drainage and industrial wastewater are preferred strategies for combating with this concern. The objective of current study was evaluation in application of industrial ...  Read More

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68. Waste oil management: Analyses of waste oils from vehicle crankcases and gearboxes

V. Pelitli; Ö. Doğan; H.J. Köroğlu

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 11-20

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2017.03.01.002

Abstract
  In accordance with waste strategy for Turkey, the study was carried out to analyses waste engine crankcase oils and waste gearbox oils generated from vehicle maintenance services in order to determine their suitability for recycling, recovery or final disposal based on regulation published by Turkish ...  Read More

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69. Determinants of students perceived manmade environmental hazards and risks in tertiary educational institutions

O. Daramola; O. Odunsi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 43-50

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2017.03.01.005

Abstract
  Environmental hazards caused by living conditions and human behaviour in residential areas are types of manmade hazards which have rarely been studied and documented in literature. Available studies that had considered theconventional residential environment had proved that residents’ perception ...  Read More

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70. Leaf size indices and structure of the peat swamp forest

L.G. Aribal; J.G. Bonggay; E.S. Fernando

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 63-74

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2017.03.01.007

Abstract
  Leaf size indices of the tree species in the peatland of Agusan del Sur in Mindanao in Philippines was examined to deduce the variation of forest structure and observed forest zonation.  Using raunkiaer and webb’s leaf size classification, the leaf morphometrics of seven tree species consistently ...  Read More

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71. Responses of endogenous proline in rice seedlings under chromium exposure

X.Z. Yu; M.R. Lu

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 319-326

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2016.02.04.001

Abstract
  Hydroponic experiments were performed to exam the dynamic change of endogenous proline in rice seedlings exposed to potassium chromate chromium (VI) or chromium nitrate chromium (III). Although accumulation of both chromium species in rice seedlings was obvious, more chromium was detected in plant tissues ...  Read More

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72. Environmental risk assessment of a dam during construction phase

S. Rezaian; S.A. Jozi; N. Zaredar

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 345-356

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2016.02.04.004

Abstract
  The present study was conducted to assess the possible risks induced by construction of Gavi Dam in Ilam Province; western part of Iran, using MIKE-11 model and technique for order of preference by similarity to ideal solution. For this purpose, vulnerable zone of the dam site against the flooding risk ...  Read More

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73. Desertification risk assessment and management program

M. Akbari; M. Ownegh; H.R. Asgari; A. Sadoddin; H. Khosravi

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 365-380

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2016.02.04.006

Abstract
  Risk assessment provides the possibility of planning and management to prevent and reduce the risk of desertification. The present study is aimed to assess the hazard and risk of desertification and to develop management programs in the semi-arid western regions of Golestan Province in Iran. Desertification ...  Read More

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74. Effect of compost and humic acid in mobility and concentration of cadmium and chromium in soil and plant

A. Chaab; A.A. Moezzi; G.A. Sayyad; M. Chorom

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 389-396

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2016.02.04.008

Abstract
  The effect of compost and humic acid in mobility and concentration of cadmium and chromium in contaminated soil were investigated. Experiment was carried out with three levels of soil cadmium and chromium and two organic matters (compost and humic acid). The study was performed in a randomized complete ...  Read More

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75. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2016.02.04.010

Abstract
  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