ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Solid waste management
1. Suitability assessment for handling methods of municipal solid waste

B. Seng; T. Fujiwara; B. Seng

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 113-126

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2018.04.02.001

Abstract
  Solid waste management is challenging in Phnom Penh city, Capital of Cambodia. The only one formal treatment taken is the final disposal of mixed waste into an open dumpsite. The current study analyses the physical and chemical characteristics of municipal solid waste disposed of in the dumpsite to assess ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Hydrology and water resources
2. Kinematic runoff and erosion model efficiency assessment for hydrological simulation of semi-arid watersheds

S.M. Tajbakhsh; H. Memarian; M. Sobhani; A.H. Aghakhani Afshar

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 127-140

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2018.04.02.002

Abstract
  Hydrologic modeling of semi-arid watersheds is imperative for the development of appropriate water and soil conservation plans. In the current study, the efficiency of Kinematic Runoff and Erosion model-version 2 (K2) model was used to evaluate water discharge and sediment load simulation of Bar watershed, ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Water pollution control and management
3. Coexisting arsenate and arsenite adsorption from water using porous pellet adsorbent: Optimization by response surface methodology

B. Te; B. Wichitsathian; C. Yossapol; W. Wonglertarak

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 141-152

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2018.04.02.003

Abstract
  Mesoporous pellet adsorbent developed from mixing at an appropriate ratio of natural clay, iron oxide, iron powder, and rice bran was used to investigate the optimization process of batch adsorption parameters for treating aqueous solution coexisting with arsenate and arsenite. Central composite design ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Water pollution control and management
4. Assessment of temporal and spatial eutrophication index in a water dam reservoir

F. Esfandi; A.H. Mahvi; M. Mosaferi; F. Armanfar; M. Hejazi; S. Maleki

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 153-166

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2018.04.02.004

Abstract
  Eutrophication is considered as a serious problem in water reservoirs. Awareness about the eutrophic status of each reservoir could help in providing a better understanding of the problem in a global scale. The present study was conducted to assess temporal and spatial eutrophication index in a water ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Solid waste management
5. Urban solid waste characterization in the east part of Black Sea region

K.O. Demirarslan; B.Y. Çelik

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 167-182

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2018.04.02.005

Abstract
  In the current study, the solid waste characterisation that belongs to Artvin city centre, which is located in East Black Sea Region of Turkey, were searched. The study has the feature of being the first study for the country of Artvin in terms of study. The field of study is composed of 7 neighborhoods ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Solid waste management
6. Application of DEA technique in SWOT analysis of oily sludge management using fuzzy data

H. Borgheipour; Z. Moghaddas; M. Abbassi; N. Abbaszadeh Tehrani

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 183-194

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2018.04.02.006

Abstract
  The proper management of oily sludge from petroleum products storage tanks is necessary because inappropriate methods for dredging of tanks may result in high costs and increased environmental pollution. The purpose of the current study is to rank the strategies outlined by strengths, weaknesses, opportunities ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Urban and built environmental management
7. An approach towards effective ecological planning: Quantitative analysis of urban green space characteristics

R. Teimouri; T. Yigitcanlar

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 195-206

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2018.04.02.007

Abstract
  In the best practices, planning of urban green spaces is managed in such a way that it follows the key principles such as meeting per capita standards and providing accessible and balanced distribution of these spaces all across the city. In the context of emerging economy, these principles are unfortunately ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Plant and Soil Environment
8. Effects of runoff harvesting through semi-circular bund on some soil characteristics

M. Heshmati; M. Gheitury; M. Hosseini

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 207-216

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2018.04.02.008

Abstract
  In this study, to investigate the effects of runoff harvesting on soil properties in the semiarid forest, runoff harvesting through semi-circular bund was considered as a method to conserve soil and thereby combat tree mortality. In order to evaluate this hypothesis, runoff was harvested through the ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Water pollution control and management
9. Quality assessment of treated wastewater to be reused in agriculture

M.H. Rahimi; N. Kalantari; M. Sharifidoost; M. Kazemi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 217-230

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2018.04.02.009

Abstract
  In this study, the quality of a treated wastewater for agricultural and irrigation purposes was investigated. 39 quality parameters were investigated at the entrance of an effluent channel to the destination plain in monthly time intervals during a year. The aim of this study was drawing an analogy between ...  Read More

REVIEW PAPER Environmental management
10. Land use impacts on surface water quality by statistical approaches

K. Afed Ullah; J. Jiang; P. Wang

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 231-250

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2018.04.02.010

Abstract
  Surface waters are the most important economic resource for humans which provide water for agricultural, industrial and anthropogenic activities. Surface water quality plays vital role in protecting aquatic ecosystems. Unplanned urbanization, intense agricultural activities and deforestation are positively ...  Read More