ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental chemistry
1. 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 , Winter 2016, Pages 1-10

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2016.01.001

Abstract
  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

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental chemistry
2. 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 , Winter 2016, Pages 11-18

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2016.01.002

Abstract
  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

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Marine and coastal environmental pollution and management
3. Crab biodiversity under different management schemes of mangrove ecosystems

M. Bandibas; V. Hilomen

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 19-30

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2016.01.003

Abstract
  Reforestation is one of the Philippines’ government efforts to restore and rehabilitate degraded mangrove ecosystems. Although there is recovery of the ecosystem in terms of vegetation, the recovery of closely-linked faunal species in terms of community structure is still understudied. This research ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Marine and coastal environmental pollution and management
4. Role of estuarine natural processes in removal of trace metals under emergency situations

A.R. Karbassi; S. Tajziehchi; N. Farhang Adib

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 31-38

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2016.01.004

Abstract
  Estuaries are well known for their potential in removing metal from fresh water to provide micro-nutrients to aquatic life. In the present investigation, we have tried to bring out the metal removal potential of estuaries during accidental spills. For this purpose artificial river water containing high ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Solid waste management
5. Modeling barriers of solid waste to energy practices: An Indian perspective

S. Bag; N. Mondal; R. Dubey

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

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2016.01.005

Abstract
  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

CASE STUDY Environmental management
6. Stepwise strategic environmental management in marine protected area

A. Padash; S.A. Jozi; S.M.B. Nabavi; B. Dehzad

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 49-60

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2016.01.006

Abstract
  In recent decades, necessity to protect environment has been a serious concern for all people and international communities. In appropriate development of human economic activities, subsistence dependence of the growing world population on nature decreases the natural diversity of ecosystems and habitats ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental biology and biotechnology
7. Optimization of chromium(VI) biosorption using gooseberry seeds by response surface methodology

J. Aravind; P. Kanmani; G. Sudha; R. Balan

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 61-68

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2016.01.007

Abstract
  The current investigation presents the role of gooseberry (Phyllanthus acidus) seeds as an effective biosorbent for remediating chromium (VI)), a toxic heavy metal pollutant commonly found in effluents from tanneries and relevant industries. Biosorption was affected by pH, temperature and initial metal ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental microbiology
8. Seasonal variations of microbial community in a full scale oil field produced water treatment plant

Q. Xie; S. Bai; Y. Li; L. Liu; S. Wang; J. Xi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 69-78

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2016.01.008

Abstract
  This study investigated the microbial community in a full scale anaerobic baffled reactor and sequencing batch reactor system for oil-produced water treatment in summer and winter. The community structures of fungi and bacteria were analyzed through polymerase chain reaction–denaturing gradient ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Hydrology and water resources
9. Seasonal variations of ground water quality and its agglomerates by water quality index

S. Sharma; R.C. Chhipa

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

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2016.01.009

Abstract
  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

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Marine and coastal environmental pollution and management
10. Investigation on concentration of elements in wetland sediments and aquatic plants

H. Janadeleh; A. Hosseini Alhashemi; S.M.B. Nabavi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 87-93

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2016.01.010

Abstract
  The major aim of the present study was to investigate element (Fe, Ni, Pb, V, Zn) concentrations in sediment and different tissues of Phragmities australis and Typha latifolia in Hor al-Azim Wetland Southwest Iran. Sampling of sediments and aquatic plants was carried out during spring and summer 2014. ...  Read More