ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Air pollution control and management
1. The relationships between meteorological parameters and air pollutants in an urban environment

I. Kayes; S.A. Shahriar; K. Hasan; M. Akhter; M.M. Kabir; M.A. Salam

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 265-278

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/GJESM.2019.03.01

Abstract
  Meteorological parameters play a significant role in affecting ambient air quality of an urban environment. As Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, is one of the air pollution hotspot among the megacities in the world, however the potential meteorological influences on criteria air pollutants for this ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Hydrology and water resources
2. Watershed conservation prioritization using geomorphometric and land use-land cover parameters

G.R. Puno; R.C.C. Puno

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 279-294

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/GJESM.2019.03.02

Abstract
  Geomorphometric features and land use/land cover are essential in the context of watershed prioritization for resources conservation and protection. Watersheds in tropical regions like the Philippines are under threat of degradation due to the combined effects of uncontrolled agricultural activities ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental management
3. Water quality management of heavily contaminated urban rivers using water quality analysis simulation program

J. Jiang; T. Ri; T. Pang; Y. Wang; P. Wang

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 295-308

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/GJESM.2019.03.03

Abstract
  Precisely management of water quality in urban rivers is of significant and water environmental capacity provide a useful tool. This study presented a water quality analysis simulation program model-based approach for dynamical load reduction in Ashi River, highly contaminated tributaries of Songhua ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental modeling
4. Application of ensemble learning techniques to model the atmospheric concentration of SO2

A. Masih

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 309-318

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/GJESM.2019.03.04

Abstract
  In view of pollution prediction modeling, the study adopts homogenous (random forest, bagging, and additive regression) and heterogeneous (voting) ensemble classifiers to predict the atmospheric concentration of Sulphur dioxide. For model validation, results were compared against widely known single ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental management
5. Remote sensing for urban heat and cool islands evaluation in semi-arid areas

M. Reisi; M. Ahmadi Nadoushan; L. Aye

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 319-330

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/GJESM.2019.03.05

Abstract
  Cities are experiencing rapid population growth and consequently extensive urbanization. Land-use/land-cover change is one of the important elements worldwide, which significantly affect the environment. This study aims to describe the emergence of urban heat and cool islands as a result of changes in ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental engineering
6. Pollutant removal by Canna Generalis in tropical constructed wetlands for domestic wastewater treatment

H.D. Tran; H.M.T. Vi; H.T.T. Dang; R.M. Narbaitz

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 331-344

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/GJESM.2019.03.06

Abstract
  Constructed wetlands have not been commonly used in Vietnam due to the lack of information in the selection of proper types of constructed wetlands, type of reeds, design parameters and performance efficiency, in tropical climates. This paper focuses on Canna generalis, which is a common reed and easy ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental management
7. Assessment of Guinea Savanna River system to evaluate water quality and water monitoring networks

G.A. Aliyu; N.R.B. Jamil; M.B. Adam; Z. Zulkeflee

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 345-356

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/GJESM.2019.03.07

Abstract
  The analysis of changes in water quality in a monitoring network system is important because the sources of pollution vary in time and space. This study utilized analysis of the water quality index calculation, hierarchical cluster analysis, and mapping. This was achieved by assessing the water quality ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Water pollution control and management
8. Potable groundwater analysis using multivariate Groundwater Quality Index technique

I. Fayaji; M.H. Sayadi; H. Mousazadeh

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 357-370

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/GJESM.2019.03.08

Abstract
  In the current study, the qualitative status of potable well water was assessed using the groundwater quality index during a course of 4 years (2014-2017). This study was carried out with an aim to monitor the drinking water resources from 12 potable wells on the multivariate analysis basis and for determination ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental modeling
9. Ecological niche modeling of invasive alien plant species in a protected landscape

G.C.B. Paclibar; E.R. Tadiosa

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 371-382

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/GJESM.2019.03.09

Abstract
  Non-native plants that can cause adverse effects are otherwise known as invasive alien plant species which pose a major threat to plant biodiversity conservation and sustainability. This study is dedicated to determine the plant diversity and to assess the vulnerability of Quezon Protected Landscape, ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental science
10. Erodibility and sedimentation potential of marly formations at the watershed scale

F. Rostami; S. Feiznia; M. Aleali; M. Heshmati; B. Yousefi yegane

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 383-398

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/GJESM.2019.03.10

Abstract
  Grupi and Kashkan marl formations comprise a considerable part of Zagros region. These formations have a considerable erodibility and sedimentation potential because of their special geological and mineralogical characteristics. The objective of this study was to compare the erosion and sediment ...  Read More