1. Forecasting CO2 emissions in the Persian Gulf States

F.A. Olabemiwo; G.I. Danmaliki; T.A. Oyehan; B.S. Tawabini

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 1-10


  The Persian Gulf States (Bahrain. Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirate) have dominated the oil and gas sector since the discovery of oil in the region. They are the world largest producers of crude oil, producing about 35 and 25 percent of the world natural gas and crude oil ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental Management
2. Waste oil management: Analyses of waste oils from vehicle crankcases and gearboxes

V. Pelitli; Ö. Doğan; H.J. Köroğlu

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 11-20


  In accordance with waste strategy for Turkey, the study was carried out to analyses waste engine crankcase oils and waste gearbox oils generated from vehicle maintenance services in order to determine their suitability for recycling, recovery or final disposal based on regulation published by Turkish ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental Engineering
3. Laboratory investigation of water extraction effects on saltwater wedge displacement

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

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 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

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental Engineering
4. Management of toxic and hazardous contents of oil sludge in Siri Island

M. Pazoki; B. Hasanidarabadi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 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

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental Management
5. Determinants of students perceived manmade environmental hazards and risks in tertiary educational institutions

O. Daramola; O. Odunsi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 43-50


  Environmental hazards caused by living conditions and human behaviour in residential areas are types of manmade hazards which have rarely been studied and documented in literature. Available studies that had considered theconventional residential environment had proved that residents’ perception ...  Read More

6. Carbon and energy taxes in a small and open country

S. Solaymani

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 51-62


  Malaysia, as a small and developing country, must reduce carbon emissions because the country is one of the top CO2-emitting countries in the ASEAN region. Therefore, the current study implements two environmental tax policies; carbon and energy taxes, in order to examine the impacts of these policies ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental Management
7. Leaf size indices and structure of the peat swamp forest

L.G. Aribal; J.G. Bonggay; E.S. Fernando

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 63-74


  Leaf size indices of the tree species in the peatland of Agusan del Sur in Mindanao in Philippines was examined to deduce the variation of forest structure and observed forest zonation.  Using raunkiaer and webb’s leaf size classification, the leaf morphometrics of seven tree species consistently ...  Read More

8. Sensitivity analysis of parameters affecting carbon footprint of fossil fuel power plants based on life cycle assessment scenarios

F. Dalir; M. Shafiepour Motlagh; K. Ashrafi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 75-88


  In this study a pseudo comprehensive carbon footprint model for fossil fuel power plants is presented. Parameters which their effects are considered in this study include: plant type, fuel type, fuel transmission type, internal consumption of the plant, degradation, site ambient condition, transmission ...  Read More

9. Application of Delphi method in site selection of desalination plants

M. Sepehr; S.M.R. Fatemi; A. Danehkar; A. Mashinchian Moradi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 89-102


  Given the reduced freshwater supplies across the world, seawater desalination is one of the appropriate methods available for producing freshwater. Selecting an optimal location is crucial in the installation of these plants owing to the environmental problems they cause. The present study was conducted ...  Read More

10. Study of environmental management systems on defence

A. Oglanis; M. Loizidou

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 103-120


  The effective and sustainable environmental performance of a business is a result of various factors and most important the integrated outcome of the environmental management. Likewise, the integration of environmental protection into the armed forces functions has also gain interest for the military ...  Read More