1. The impact of sound land use management to reduce runoff

Z.A. Buisan; A.E. Milano; P.D. Suson; D.S. Mostrales; C.S. Taclendo; J.G. Blasco

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 399-414


  The study aimed to determine the impact of sound land use management to the runoff in Kabuntalan, Maguindanao in Tamontaka river basin. This was done through simulation and the comparison of the three land cover scenarios such as 2015 land cover, 2025 projected land cover and desired land use to determine ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental Engineering
2. Nutrient removal efficiency by floating macrophytes; Lemna minor and Azolla pinnata in a constructed wetland

F.M. Muvea; G.M. Ogendi; S.O. Omondi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 415-430


  The use of constructed wetlands for purifying pre-treated wastewater is a cost effective technology that has been found to be more appropriate for many developing countries. The technology is also environmentally friendly with the wetlands being habitats for many water birds and other aquatic organisms. ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental Engineering
3. Microplastics in water, sediment and salts from traditional salt producing ponds

A. Tahir; P. Taba; M.F. Samawi; S. Werorilangi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 431-440


  Plastic pollution has universally known accumulated in all environment compartments and accelerating threat to the sustainability of earth. Field survey to examine the occurrence of microplastics in ancient sea water evaporation technology of ponds at Pallengu-Jeneponto, was conducted. From this sea ...  Read More

4. Feasibility of cattle urine as nutrient medium for the microalgal biomass production

A. Suresh; S. Tamilvanan; K. Harini; H.V. Seventhi; R. Deepan Guna; R. Mahalakshmi; S. Suriyapriya; D. Sharmila; M. Thenmozhi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 441-448


  Thenutrient medium used for the cultivation of microalgae adds more cost to its value-added product as well as the commercial scale application. Therefore in this study, focused feasibility of cattle urine as a cheap source of nutrients for microalgal growth, because, it contains various minerals and ...  Read More

5. Heavy metals loads in soil, farmlands and plant crop at open dumpsite

O.B. Akintan; J.A. Olusola; A.M. Azeez

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 449-460


  This study aimed to evaluate concentrations of selected heavy metals in the soils of Ilokun dumpsite and adjourning farmlands, and to determine as well levels of heavy metals uptake in various parts of Carica papaya plant collected from the dumpsite. Twenty-two soil samples were collected within the ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental Engineering
6. Treatment of small scale gold mining wastewater using pilot-scale sedimentation and Cocopeat filter bed system

J. Samaniego; M.A.N. Tanchuling

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 461-470


  The use of amalgamation process to recover gold from mined ores by the small-scale gold miners in the Philippines and other developing countries produces and dispose of untreated wastewater to the receiving water bodies. In this study, a field-scale filter bed system was constructed to treat heavy metal ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental Engineering
7. Future climate change impact on hydrological regime of river basin using SWAT model

V. Anand; B. Oinam

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 471-484


  Hydrological components in a river basin can get adversely affected by climate change in coming future. Manipur River basin lies in the extreme northeast region of India nestled in the lesser Himalayan ranges and it is under severe pressure from anthropogenic and natural factors. Basin is un-gauged as ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental Management
8. Synthesis ratios of Mg-Al and Zn-Al layered double hydroxides efficiency and selectivity in nitrate removal from solution

M. Mohammadi; A. Mohammadi Torkashvand; P. Biparva; M. Esfandiari

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 485-500


  Four diverse chlorides layered double hydroxides with diverse ratios, i.e. Mg-Al (3:1), Mg-Al (4:1), Zn-Al (4:1), and Zn-Al (3:1) LDHs, were prepared to evaluate their efficiency and selectivity towards nitrate removal from aquatic solutions. A batch experiment was done at the initial nitrate concentration ...  Read More

9. Application of international energy efficiency standards for energy auditing in a University buildings

V. Shcherbak; L. Ganushchak-Yefimenko; O. Nifatova; P. Dudko; N. Savchuk; I. Solonenchuk

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 501-514


  This study seeks to provide insights on understanding the contemporary problems of energy efficiency in Ukrainian universities by developing a comprehensive energy efficiency management framework that encompasses its participating subjects, objects and key drivers along with suggesting its implementation ...  Read More

10. Machine learning algorithms in air quality modeling

A. Masih

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 515-534


  Modern studies in the field of environment science and engineering show that deterministic models struggle to capture the relationship between the concentration of atmospheric pollutants and their emission sources. The recent advances in statistical modeling based on machine learning approaches have ...  Read More