ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Urban and built environmental management
1. Microclimate land surface temperatures across urban land use/ land cover forms

S. Ali; S. Patnaik; O. Madguni

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 231-242


  Urbanization brings biophysical changes in the composition of the landscape. Such change has an impact on the thermal environment locally. The urban mosaic of land use and land cover is thus characteristically composed of local climate zones. The spatial variation in the land surface temperature across ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental monitoring and statement
2. Spatio-temporal changes of water quality variables in a highly disturbed river

Z. Abdollahi; A. Kavian; S.H.R. Sadeghi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 243-256


  Quality of river varies widely depending on the land use in the catchment and environmental factors. Many rivers in developing countries are unhealthy because they contain harmful physical, chemical and biological agents. Zanjanrud River, located in Zanjan Province, Iran, where recently faced human intervention ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental science
3. Antimicrobial test of five ethnomedicinal plants in an ancestral forest area

M.B. Bandibas; P. Roxas

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 257-266


  The basic premise of this research was to assess the ethnomedicinal uses of plants in an ancestral forest area at Naawan, Misamis Oriental and determine its inhibition effect against bacterial strains. The assessment of plants was conducted using the transect-plot method. Ethnomedicinal uses and the ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Wastewater collection and treatment processes
4. Synthesized chitosan/ iron oxide nanocomposite and shrimp shell in removal of nickel, cadmium and lead from aqueous solution

M. Keshvardoostchokami; L. Babaei; A.A. Zamani; A.H. Parizanganeh; F. Piri

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 267-278


  In this study, an easy synthesized method for preparation of chitosan/iron oxide nanocomposite as a bio-sorbent has been applied. Analytical techniques such as Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction; Field emission scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental economics
5. Assessment of willingness to pay for improved air quality using contingent valuation method

S. Akhtar; W. Saleem; V.M. Nadeem; I. Shahid; A. Ikram

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 279-286


  Rapid urbanization and severe air quality deterioration in Pakistan have increased citizens’s concern towards air pollution. This study, conducted in November, 2016, aimed to develop relationship between degraded air quality and resident’s willingness to pay for improved air quality in city ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental monitoring and statement
6. Pesticide pollution status in cocoa plantation soil

E. Atuanya; W. Aborisade

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 287-298


  Management of cocoa plantation field relied on the use of pesticides over the years; hence, the fate of such chemicals is one of the most debated issues among the stakeholders. Young and old cocoa plantation fields from 4 major cocoa producing States in Nigeria were selected as the study area. Eight ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Soil pollution and remediation
7. Reactive dye extraction utilizing regenerated bleaching earth

M. Shahi; M.R. Sabour; G.A. Dezvareh

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 299-310


  Bentonite bleaching earth is utilized for purifying used motor oil through a recovery process in order to improve the quality and stability of the final product. Indeed, spent bleaching earth is generated due to adsorbing oil impurities. Polluted spent bleaching earth contains 20-40% (w/w) oil and is ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Plant and Soil Environment
8. Growth of olive saplings in different media containing artificial and natural super absorbents at two irrigation intervals

A. Mohammadi Torkashvand; H. Shahin; M. Mohammadi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 311-322


  A factorial experiment was conducted to evaluate the impact of super absorbents and organic wastes of rice, olive marc, vermicompost and farmyard manure on the soil water holding capacity and the growth of plant based on randomized complete block design with 13 treatments at two irrigation intervals ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Marine and coastal environmental pollution and management
9. Sublethal effects of copper nanoparticles on the histology of gill, liver and kidney of the Caspian roach, Rutilus rutilus caspicus

Sh. Aghamirkarimi; A. Mashinchian Moradi; I. Sharifpour; Sh. Jamili; P. Ghavam Mostafavi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 323-332


  The current study has determined the toxicity effects of copper nanoparticles on the some vital organs such as gill, liver and kidney of Caspian Roach; Rutillus rutillus caspicus. For this purpose, 120 fishes were used as experimental samples and exposed to 0.1, 0.2 and 0.5 mg/L of Cu nanoparticles for ...  Read More

SHORT COMMUNICATION Air pollution control and management
10. Artificial neural network forecast application for fine particulate matter concentration using meteorological data

M. Memarianfard; A.M. Hatami; M. Memarianfard

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 333-340


  Most parts of the urban areas are faced with the problem of floating fine particulate matter. Therefore, it is crucial to estimate the amounts of fine particulate matter concentrations through the urban atmosphere. In this research, an artificial neural network technique was utilized to model the PM2.5 ...  Read More