1. Effect of the Apulia air quality plan on PM10 and benzo(a)pyrene exceedances

L. Trizio; L. Angiuli; M. Menegotto; F. Fedele; R. Giua; F. Mazzone; A.G.C. Carducci; R. Bellotti; G. Assennato

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 95-104


  During the last years, several exceedances of PM10 and benzo(a)pyrene limit values exceedances were recorded in Taranto, a city in southern Italy included in so-called areas at high risk of environmental crisis because of the presence of a heavy industrial district including the largest steel factory ...  Read More

2. Biosorption of hexavalent chromium in a tannery industry wastewater using fungi species

D. Sivakumar

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 105-124


  The isolated fungi species of different kinds from chromium contaminated soil sites located in Nagalkeni, Chennai were used for reducing chromium(VI) in a tannery industry wastewater of Nagalkeni, Chennai.  The experiments were conducted to know biosorption potential of isolated fungi species for ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental Engineering
3. 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 , Spring 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

REVIEW PAPER Environmental Science
4. 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

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental Management
5. 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

SHORT COMMUNICATION Environmental Engineering
6. An integrated approach of composting methodologies for solid waste management

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

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 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

CASE STUDY Environmental Management
7. 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

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental Engineering
8. 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 , Spring 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

9. Evaluating total carrying capacity of tourism using impact indicators

R. Sharma

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 187-196


  The carrying capacity is well identified tool to manage problems due to uncontrolled tourism for any destination. This report highlights the carrying capacity estimation of Kerwa tourism area, Bhopal, India. The methodology used in this report is a new two-tier mechanism of impact analysis using index ...  Read More

10. A geographic information system for gas power plant location using analytical hierarchy process and fuzzy logic

F.S. Alavipoor; S. Karimi; J. Balist; A.H. Khakian

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 197-207


  This study recommends a GIS-based (Geographic Information Systems) and multi-criteria evaluation for site selection of gas power plant in Natanz City of Iran. The multi-criteria decision framework integrates legal requirements and physical constraints related to environmental and economic concerns. It ...  Read More