ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental chemistry
1. 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 , Summer 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

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental management
2. Land use and land cover spatiotemporal dynamic pattern and predicting changes using integrated CA-Markov model

A. Azizi; B. Malakmohamadi; H.R. Jafari

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 223-234


  Analyzing the process of land use and cover changes during long periods of time and predicting the future changes is highly important and useful for the land use managers. In this study, the land use maps in the Ardabil plain in north-west part of Iran for four periods (1989, 1998, 2009 and 2013) are ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental management
3. Vegetation structure and composition in the semi-arid Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape

P. Gandiwa; J. Finch; T. Hill

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 235-248


  Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape (MCL) woody vegetation was characterized to establish structural and compositional attributes. Stratified random sampling based on major soil types was used and nine plant variables were measured in 137(20x30) m2 sampling plots; these being genera, species and family names; ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental bioremediation and measurement
4. Optimization of phenol biodegradation by efficient bacteria isolated from petrochemical effluents

M. Shahriari Moghadam; N. Safaei; G.H. Ebrahimipour

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 249-256


  Phenol is an environmental pollutant present in industrial wastewaters such as refineries, coal processing and petrochemicals products. In this study three phenol degrading bacteria from Arak Petrochemical Complex effluent were isolated which consume phenol. Molecular analysis was used to identify bacteria ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental bioremediation and measurement
5. Adsorption of iron by using hybrid Akar Putra and commercialized chicken eggshells as bio-sorbents from aqueous solution

H.M. Nasir; A. Azmi; A.Z. Aris; S.M. Praveena

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 257-264


  Heavy metal contamination in the environment could cause harmful effects both to human health and aquatic life. Numerous remediation methods had been developed to encounter with the contamination problem prior to degrade, decrease and to purify the contaminated water at minimal concentration as low as ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental management
6. Source apportionment of the sediments entering dam using lithological and mineralogical studies

S. Afshar; B. Saghafian; H.R. Vosoughifar

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 265-274


  The present study was carried out to determine the possible origins of sediments entering Taleghan Dam in northern part of Iran, in order to avoid further sedimentation and helping in extension of the useful life of the proposed dam. This was performed by XRD analysis. To do so, first of all, sediment ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental monitoring and statement
7. Monitoring and assessment of a eutrophicated coastal lake using multivariate approaches

U.G. Abhijna

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 275-288


  Multivariate statistical techniques such as cluster analysis, multidimensional scaling and principal component analysis were applied to evaluate the temporal and spatial variations in water quality data set generated for two years (2008-2010) from six monitoring stations of Veli-Akkulam Lake and compared ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Solid waste management
8. Integrated solid waste management in megacities

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

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 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

CASE STUDY Air pollution control and management
9. Decreasing emission factor of pollutants in an oil refinery by renovating the furnace design

A. Zabihi; M.R. Raazaitabari

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 299-310


  The significant consumption of gas in the World results in the emission of greenhouse gases into atmosphere. Abadan refinery has always been the biggest and oldest oil refinery in the Middle East and has a variety of refined products. After six months of collecting data about pollutant concentration ...  Read More

SHORT COMMUNICATION Environmental management
10. Modeling human population patterns on tree density

M. Yousefpoor; T. Rostamie Shahraji; A. Eslam Bonyad; M. Salahi

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 311-318


  In order to evaluate the possible correlation between the tree density and the human population density, the forested area in Nav Asalem district located in Guilan Province was selected. The descriptors of tree number and basal area per hectare as well as the stand density index were used to determine ...  Read More