1. Perceptions of environmental sustainability amongst mineworkers

F. Ince

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 1-8


  Environmental sustainability needs to use resources efficiently and effectively from macro to micro level with a systematic approach. The dualistic relationship between ecosystem and human beings require considering ecological and social systems as well as economic factors known as the three-legged approach. ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental Management
2. Recycling process of spent bleaching clay: Optimization by response surface methodology

A.M. Hatami; M.R. Sabour; A. Amiri

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 9-18


  Oil refining is an inevitable step in production of edible and industrial oil. Bleaching is the most important process among the refining processes. Bleaching adsorption is the most common method and clay is the most widely used adsorbent in this method. Disposal of bleaching clay, as a waste from re-refining ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental Engineering
3. Analyzing solid waste management practices for the hotel industry

S.T. Pham Phu; M.G. Hoang; T. Fujiwara

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 19-30


  The current study aims to analyze waste characteristics and management practices of the hotel industry in Hoi An, a tourism city in the center of Vietnam. Solid wastes from 120 hotels were sampled, the face-to-face interviews were conducted, and statistical methods were carried out to analyze the data. ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental Engineering
4. A GIS-based integrative approach for land use optimization in a semi-arid watershed

S.M. Tajbakhsh; H. Memarian; A. Kheyrkhah

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 31-46


  The proper use of natural resources can preserve these valuable assets. In line with the management of natural resources, land use optimization can be highly useful. The aim of the present study is to propose an appropriate integrative model for optimized allocation of lands for surface runoff and sediment ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental Management
5. Impact of urban land cover change on land surface temperature

E. Igun; M. Williams

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 47-58


  The rapid growth in urban population is seen to create a need for the development of more urban infrastructures. In order to meet this need, natural surfaces such as vegetation are been replaced with non-vegetated surfaces such as asphalt and bricks which has the ability to absorb heat and release it ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental Management
6. Impact of land use change on soil erodibility

F. Taleshian Jeloudar; M. Ghajar Sepanlou; M. Emadi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 59-70


  Vulnerability of soil separates to detachment by water is described as soil erodibility by Universal Soil Loss Equation which can be affected by land use change. In this study it was attempted to quantify the changes of Universal Soil Loss Equation K-factor and its soil driving factors in three land ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental Engineering
7. Modeling the effect of climate change to the potential invasion range of Piper aduncum Linnaeus

J.C. Paquit; R.I.P. Rama

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 71-80


  The potential effect of invasive plant species on biodiversity is one of most important subject of inquiry at present. In many parts of the world, the alarming spread of these plants has been documented. Knowing that climate exerts a dominant control over the distribution of plant species, predictions ...  Read More

8. In vitro investigating of anticancer activity of focuxanthin from marine brown seaweed species

M. Karkhane Yousefi; M. Seyed Hashtroudi; A. Mashinchian Moradi; A.R. Ghasempour

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 81-90


  Breast cancer is the most common cancer type among women all over the world. Chemotherapy is the use of anticancer medicines for treating cancer but it has many side effects and cells may become resistant to these chemical medicines. Therefore, finding new compounds of natural origin could be a promising ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Environmental Science
9. Speciation of heavy metals in coastal water of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf

A.R. Karbassi; S. Tajziehchi; H. Khoshgalb

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 91-98


  Fuel storage tanks are one of the main sources of water pollution as well as loss of crude oil and oil products in refineries.  In the process of utilization of these tanks, considerable amounts of hydrocarbons may find their way into the coastal water, which eventually lead to loss of valuable ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Environmental Management
10. Strategic planning of urban transportation system based on sustainable development dimensions using an integrated SWOT and fuzzy COPRAS approach

S.M. Hatefi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 99-112


  Today, urban transportation has attracted urban planners’ and researchers' attention because of air and noise pollution problems associated with it. In Shahrkord city in Iran, no plans have been made for sustainable transportation, and the available poor transportation infrastructure is not responsive ...  Read More