Responses of endogenous proline in rice seedlings under chromium exposure

X.Z. Yu; M.R. Lu

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


  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

Improving farming practices using multi-criteria decision analysis in geographic information system for Damask Rose cultivating

B. Shokati; M.R. Asgharipour; B. Feizizadeh

Volume 2, Issue 4 , 2016, Pages 327-338


  Lack of awareness of the critical factors involved in production of plants and sometimes, the cultivation of plants in areas unsusceptible to plant, can increase the amount of chemical fertilizer consumption in order to compensate the subsequent reduction of plant yield. This would increase environmental ...  Read More

Ecological footprint of university students: Does gender matter?

M.A.P. Medina; A.G. Toledo-Bruno

Volume 2, Issue 4 , 2016, Pages 339-344


  To determine if there is a gender difference in the resource consumption activities of students in Central Mindanao University, a Philippine state university, an ecological foot printing study was conducted in August 2014. Consumption data from 380 student respondents were gathered using a survey questionnaire. ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Environmental Management
Environmental risk assessment of a dam during construction phase

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

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


  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

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 , 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

ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Environmental Management
Desertification risk assessment and management program

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

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


  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

Integrated environmental management model of air pollution control by hybrid model of DPSIR and FAHP

M.J. Mohammadizadeh; A.R. Karbassi; Gh.R. Nabi Bidhendi; M. Abbaspour

Volume 2, Issue 4 , 2016, Pages 381-388


  The aim of this study is to evaluate the obstacles due to a DPSIR model combined with fuzzy analytic hierarchy process technique. Hence, to prioritize the responses regarding the driving forces, pressures, states and impacts, the hierarchy of the model is established. Evaluations and prioritization of ...  Read More

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 , 2016, Pages 389-396


  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

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 , 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

REVIEW PAPER Environmental Management
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 , 2016, Pages 411-442


  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