Application of DEA technique in SWOT analysis of oily sludge management using fuzzy data

H. Borgheipour; Z. Moghaddas; M. Abbassi; N. Abbaszadeh Tehrani

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 183-194

  The proper management of oily sludge from petroleum products storage tanks is necessary because inappropriate methods for dredging of tanks may result in high costs and increased environmental pollution. The purpose of the current study is to rank the strategies outlined by strengths, weaknesses, opportunities ...  Read More

Quality assessment of treated wastewater to be reused in agriculture

M.H. Rahimi; N. Kalantari; M. Sharifidoost; M. Kazemi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 217-230

  In this study, the quality of a treated wastewater for agricultural and irrigation purposes was investigated. 39 quality parameters were investigated at the entrance of an effluent channel to the destination plain in monthly time intervals during a year. The aim of this study was drawing an analogy between ...  Read More

Analyzing solid waste management practices for the hotel industry

S.T. Pham Phu; M.G. Hoang; T. Fujiwara

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 19-30

  The current study aims to analyze waste characteristics and management practices of the hotel industry in Hoi An, a tourism city in the center of Vietnam. Solid wastes from 120 hotels were sampled, the face-to-face interviews were conducted, and statistical methods were carried out to analyze the data. ...  Read More

A GIS-based integrative approach for land use optimization in a semi-arid watershed

S.M. Tajbakhsh; H. Memarian; A. Kheyrkhah

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 31-46

  The proper use of natural resources can preserve these valuable assets. In line with the management of natural resources, land use optimization can be highly useful. The aim of the present study is to propose an appropriate integrative model for optimized allocation of lands for surface runoff and sediment ...  Read More

Modeling the effect of climate change to the potential invasion range of Piper aduncum Linnaeus

J.C. Paquit; R.I.P. Rama

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 71-80

  The potential effect of invasive plant species on biodiversity is one of most important subject of inquiry at present. In many parts of the world, the alarming spread of these plants has been documented. Knowing that climate exerts a dominant control over the distribution of plant species, predictions ...  Read More

Predicting waste generation using Bayesian model averaging

M.G. Hoang; T. Fujiwara; S.T. Pham Phu; K.T. Nguyen Thi

Volume 3, Issue 4 , December 2017, , Pages 385-402

  A prognosis model has been developed for solid waste generation from households in Hoi An City, a famous tourist city in Viet Nam. Waste sampling, followed by a questionnaire survey, was carried out to gather data. The Bayesian model average method was used to identify factors significantly associated ...  Read More

Factors affecting the rural domestic waste generation

A.R. Darban Astane; M. Hajilo

Volume 3, Issue 4 , December 2017, , Pages 417-426

  The current study was carried out to evaluate the quantity and quality of rural domestic waste generation and to identify the factors affecting it in rural areas of Khodabandeh county in Zanjan Province, Iran. Waste samplings consisted of 318 rural households in 11 villages. In order to evaluate the ...  Read More

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 , September 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

Households willingness to pay for improved solid waste management

S. Akhtar; A.S. Ahmad; M.I. Qureshi; S. Shahraz

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 143-152

  Waste is a byproduct of human life. Nowadays, municipal solid waste is being produced in excessive amounts and in this way, both developing and developed countries are facing challenges regarding generation of waste. Economic development, urbanization and improved living standards in cities have contributed ...  Read More

Laboratory investigation of water extraction effects on saltwater wedge displacement

S. Noorabadi; A.H. Nazemi; A.A. Sadraddini; R. Delirhasannia

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 21-32

  There is a close connection between saltwater intrusion into aquifers and groundwater extraction. Freshwater extraction in coastal aquifers is one of the most important reasons for the saltwater intrusion into these aquifers. Condition of extraction system such as well depth, discharge rate, saltwater ...  Read More

Management of toxic and hazardous contents of oil sludge in Siri Island

M. Pazoki; B. Hasanidarabadi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 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

Removal of nitrate and phosphate from aqueous solutions by microalgae: An experimental study

M.H. Sayadi; N. Ahmadpour; M. Fallahi Capoorchali; M.R. Rezaei

Volume 2, Issue 4 , December 2016, , Pages 357-364

  The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of microalgae Spirulina platensis and Chlorella vulgaris to remove nitrate and phosphate in aqueous solutions. Spirulina platensis and Chlorella vulgar is microalgae was collected in 1000 ml of municipal water and KNO3, K2HPO4 was added as sources of ...  Read More

Analyzing and modeling urban sprawl and land use changes in a developing city using a CA-Markovian approach

M. Tajbakhsh; H. Memarian; Y. Shahrokhi

Volume 2, Issue 4 , December 2016, , Pages 397-410

  Mashhad City, according to the latest official statistics of the country is the second populated city after Tehran and is the biggest metropolis in the east of Iran. Considering the rapid growth of the population over the last three decades, the city’s development area has been extended, significantly. ...  Read More

Integrated solid waste management in megacities

M.A. Abdoli; M. Rezaei; H. Hasanian

Volume 2, Issue 3 , September 2016, , Pages 289-298

  Rapid urbanization and industrialization, population growth and economic growth in developing countries make management of municipal solid waste more complex comparing with developed countries. Furthermore, the conventional municipal solid waste management approach often is reductionists, not tailored ...  Read More

Effect of natural land covers on runoff and soil loss at the hill slope scale

M. Eshghizadeh; A. Talebi; M.T. Dastorani; H.R. Azimzadeh

Volume 2, Issue 2 , April 2016, , Pages 125-134

  Erosion plots were selected for characterizing the effects of main natural factors on runoff and soil loss in a semi-arid region. These erosion plots with an area of 40 m2 are located in the Kakhk experimental watershed in Gonabad County of Khorasan-e Razave Province in the north-eastern Iran. Data acquired ...  Read More

An integrated approach of composting methodologies for solid waste management

K. Kumaresan; R. Balan; A. Sridhar; J. Aravind; P. Kanmani

Volume 2, Issue 2 , April 2016, , Pages 157-162

  Organic fraction of solid waste, which upon degradation produces foul smell and generates pathogens, if not properly managed. Composting is not a method of waste disposal but it is a method of waste recycling and used for agricultural purposes. An integrated approach of composting methodology was tested ...  Read More

Leachate characterization and identification of dominant pollutants using leachate pollution index for an uncontrolled landfill site

S. De; S. Maiti; T. Hazra; A. Debsarkar; A. Dutta

Volume 2, Issue 2 , April 2016, , Pages 177-186

  Landfill leachates are potential threats for environmental degradation. This study was conducted to determine the leachate quality, to identify the dominant pollutants and to evaluate the leachate pollution potential of an active and closed dumping ground of an uncontrolled municipal solid waste landfill ...  Read More

Modeling barriers of solid waste to energy practices: An Indian perspective

S. Bag; N. Mondal; R. Dubey

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 39-48

  In recent years managing solid wastes has been one of the burning problems in front of state and local municipal authorities. This is mainly due to scarcity of lands for landfill sites. In this context experts suggest that conversion of solid waste to energy and useful component is the best approach ...  Read More

Seasonal variations of ground water quality and its agglomerates by water quality index

S. Sharma; R.C. Chhipa

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 79-86

  Water is a unique natural resource among all sources available on earth. It plays an important role in economic development and the general well-being of the country. This study aimed at using the application of water quality index in evaluating the ground water quality innorth-east area of Jaipur in ...  Read More