ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental risk assessment and management
1. Flood hazard mapping in an urban area using combined hydrologic-hydraulic models and geospatial technologies

B.A.M. Talisay; G.R. Puno; R.A.L. Amper

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 139-154


  Flooding is one of the most occurring natural hazards every year risking the lives and properties of the affected communities, especially in Philippine context. To visualize the extent and mitigate the impacts of flood hazard in Malingon River in Valencia City, Bukidnon, this paper presents the combination ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Energy and environment
2. Hydrogen sulfide removal from biogas using chemical absorption technique in packed column reactors

M.B. Kulkarni; P.M. Ghanegaonkar

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 155-166


  The toxicity and corrosion potential of hydrogen sulfide in raw biogas underlines the need for biogas purification. Several techniques available for removal of hydrogen sulfide from biogas are out of the reach for common end users due to lack of knowledge, higher running costs, and insufficient ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental management
3. Cyanobacteria cultivation using olive milling wastewater for bio-fertilization of celery plant

S. Rashad; A.S. El-Hassanin; S.S.M. Mostafa; G.A. El-Chaghaby

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 167-174


  Olive milling wastewater is a major problem facing the Mediterranean countries producing olive oil like Egypt. In the present study, olive milling wastewater rich with organic phenolic compounds, macro and micro nutrients was used as growing media for cyanobacteria. The cyanobacteria were grown on wastewater ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental management
4. Rapid assessment of the riparian zone habitat of river

R.A.L. Amper; G.R. Puno; R.C.C. Puno

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 175-190


  Some riparian areas of the country are in danger of deterioration due to uncontrolled exploitation coupled with loose implementation of environmental protection policies and regulations. Muleta River, a major watershed in Bukidnon, Philippines, was assessed to determine the present condition of its riparian ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Air pollution control and management
5. Exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollution among children under five years old in urban area

A.K.R. Kouao; E.T. N’datchoh; V. Yoboue; S. Silue; H. Attoh; M. Coulibaly; T. Robins

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 191-202


  Indoor air pollution associated with cooking and heating biomass fuel burning is estimated to be responsible for 7 million deaths in 2016 and most of these deaths occur in low and middle income countries. In Côte d'Ivoire, 73% of the population is reported using biomass (charcoal or wood) for cooking. ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental biology and biotechnology
6. Bioprospecting and molecular characterization of laccase producing bacteriafrom industrial contaminated sites

H.K. Patel; P.J. Sharma; R.K. Kalaria

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 203-212


  Laccases have vast prospective for biotechnological applications due to their outstanding bioremediation potential. These include abundant applications in effluent detoxification, enzymatic conversion of chemical intermediates, wine clarification degradation of textile dyes etc. In the present study, ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental chemistry
7. Catalytic effect of Fe@Fe2O3 nanowires and Fenton process on carbamazepine removal from aqueous solutions using response surface methodology

M.M. Amin; S. Yousefinejad; M. Dehghani; S. Rahimi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 213-224


  Carbamazepine is one of the hydrophilic compounds identified in aquatic environments. Due to toxicity and bio-stability of this psychotropic pharmaceutical in the environment and humans, its removal efficiency and mineralization are important. In this study, synthesized Fe@Fe2O3 nanowires were applied ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental health and ecotoxicology
8. Contamination profile of heavy metals in marine fish and shellfish

M.A. Salam; S.C. Paul; S.N.B.M. Noor; S.A. Siddiqua; T.D. Aka; R. Wahab; E.R. Aweng

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 225-236


  Rapid industrialization along with advanced agricultural activities led to the contamination in aquatic environment with heavy metals. Heavy metals ultimately pass into human body through having aquatic animals like fish, prawn and crab. In this study, accumulation of heavy metals (zinc, copper, iron, ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental microbiology
9. Different methods of bacterial inoculation on the yield of chamomile blossoms and essential oil

A. Mostafa; M. Khalafallah; S. AboSedera; H. Fathy; A. Higazy

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 237-248


  Chamomile is one of the most wide spread medicinal plant cultivated in Egypt. This work aimed at enhancement of blossoms and oil production of chamomile plants via biofertilization with PGPRs under organic farming system. In this study, 6 bacterial strains were applied using two different inoculation ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental science
10. Native and alien plant species inventory and diversity in disturbed forests and its economic value

J.J.C. Garces

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 249-264


  The study was conducted to assess the native and alien plant species in one of the highly disturbed forest (S1) and less disturbed forest (S2) in Mt. Manunggal, Cebu Island, Philippines. Twenty-four quadrats with a size of 20mx20 m were established using a quadrat sampling technique to identify and record ...  Read More