1. Organic matter from biofilter nitrification by high performance size exclusion chromatography and fluorescence excitation-emission matrix

E.N. Hidayah; W.L. Lai; O.H. Cahyonugroho; F. Rizqa

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 133-144


  A combination of high performance size exclusion chromatography with organic carbon detector and ultraviolet detector coupled with peak-fitting technique and fluorescence excitation-emission matrix spectrometry applied fluorescence regional integration method was conducted to determine the characteristics ...  Read More

2. Pollution reduction and electricity production from dairy industry wastewater with microbial fuel cell

D. Sivakumar

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 145-164


  Taguchi L9 orthogonal array was implemented to select optimum values of process parameters and to attain the maximum removal of pollutants and power generation from dairy industry wastewater using double chambered salt bridge microbial fuel cell. The maximum chemical oxygen demand reduction, current, ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Environmental Management
3. Carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic health risks of arsenic exposure in drinking water in the rural environment

D. Mahan; O. Waissbluth; D. Caceres

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 165-174


  Carcinogenic and systemic health effects of arsenic exposure in drinking water are well documented. This study estimated the risk associated with chronic consumption of water with high concentrations of arsenic in children and adults living in six Andean locations, in Chile. Concentrations of arsenic ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Environmental Management
4. Use of key indicators to monitor sustainable development of rural areas

V. G. Shcherbak; L. Ganushchak-Yefimenko; O. Nifatova; N. Fastovets; G. Plysenko; L. Lutay; V. Tkachuk; O. Ptashchenko

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 175-190


  This study provides a multidimensional analysis of sustainable socio-economic development and its challenges in the rural areas of Ukraine. The methodology of realization of sustainable development’s conceptual provisions was created. The advantages of using indicative assessment at the regional ...  Read More

5. Photocatalytic degradation of ciprofloxacin antibiotic from aqueous solution by BiFeO3 nanocomposites using response surface methodology

R. Mostafaloo; M. Asadi-Ghalhari; H. Izanloo; A. Zayadi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 191-202


  Ciprofloxacin antibiotic that is used to cure several kinds of bacterial infections have a high solubility capacity in water. The influent of ciprofloxacin to water resources in a low concentration affect the photosynthesis of plants, transforms the morphological structure of the algae, and then disrupts ...  Read More

6. Underlying factors behind the low participation rate in electronic waste recycling

R. Siringo; H. Herdiansyah; R.D. Kusumastuti

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 203-214


  This study aims to understand influential factors for Jakarta’s residents to participate in a formal electronic waste recycling programme. It questions the efficacy of providing facilities to collect electronic waste despite the lack of legislated regulations or policies. Using the goal-framing ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Environmental Management
7. Simulation and prediction of land use and land cover change using GIS, remote sensing and CA-Markov model

H.A. Khawaldah; I. Farhan; N.M. Alzboun

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 215-232


  This study analyzes the characteristics of land use/land cover change in Jordan’s Irbid governorate, 1984–2018, and predicts future land use/land cover for 2030 and 2050 using a cellular automata-Markov model. The results inform planners and decision makers of past and current spatial dynamics ...  Read More

8. A dynamic modeling for green business development in oil refining industry

N. Barforoush; A. Etebarian; A.R. Naghsh; A. Shahin

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 233-244


  A carbon-based industry, such as oil refinery, needs to change its business model to achieve a green business. Considering the existing too much data, the modeling procedure is complex. Therefore, combination of the Fuzzy Delphi method and System Dynamics can be considered to cover this complexity. The ...  Read More

9. The impact of an urbanizing tropical watershed to the surface -runoff

B.S. Igulu; E.E. Mshiu

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 245-260


  The lack of hydrological data for urbanizing watersheds in developing countries is one of the challenges facing decision making. Msimbazi River is located in the city center of Dar es Salaam and is highly influenced by human activities; this includes dense populations that are characterized by informal ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Environmental Management
10. Industrial waste management using the rapid impact assessment matrix method for an industrial park

A.A. Shayesteh; O. Koohshekan; F. Khadivpour; M. Kian; R. Ghasemzadeh; M. Pazoki

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 261-274


   Due to the growth of population and industrialization, a great number of problems associated with producing industrial wastes have been created for both the environment and human beings. The industrial waste management in Brujen industrial park, located in the western part of Iran, has been investigated ...  Read More