ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental modeling
1. Species distribution modelling of invasive alien species; Pterois miles for current distribution and future suitable habitats

C. Turan

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 429-440


  The present study aims to predict the potential geographic distribution and future expansion of invasive alien lionfish (Pterois miles) with ecological niche modelling along the Mediterranean Sea. The primary data consisted of occurrence points of P. miles in the Mediterranean and marine climatic data ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Solid waste management
2. Solid waste management beliefs and practices in rural households towards sustainable development and pro-environmental citizenship

M.R. Limon; J.P.C. Vallente; N.C.T. Corales

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 441-456


  This study examined the waste management beliefs and practices of selected households in a Philippine rural municipality.  The sample used for this study involved rural families comprising of 332 households, which was drawn from the population using multistage cluster unequal allocation sampling ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Marine and coastal environmental pollution and management
3. Impact of floating platforms on the limnological aspects of hydropower plant reservoirs

L.S. Vanzela; D.C. Pereira; L.D.S.C. Lima; K.U. Khan; C.F.M. Mansano

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 457-466


  Floating platforms at the hydropower plant reservoirs are attractive sites for aquaculture, fishing and other recreational activities. However, the unregulated construction of these platforms may negatively affect the fauna, flora and water quality of reservoirs. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Energy and environment
4. Effective energy consumption parameters in residential buildings using Building Information Modeling

N. Amani; A.A. Reza Soroush

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 467-480


  Building information modeling can help in predicting the energy efficiency in future based on dynamic patterns obtained by visualization of data. The aim of this study was to investigate the effective parameters of energy consumption using BIM technology which can evaluate the buildings energy performance. ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Human population and environment
5. Impact of forced migration on the sustainable development of rural territories

V. Shcherbak; I. Brizgan; V. Chevhanova; L. Svistun; O. Hryhoryeva

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 481-496


  This study provides a comprehensive scientific analysis of contemporary problems resulted from the forced migration of the Ukrainian population and its impact on the sustainable development of 47 host communities of Poltava region. By means of cluster analysis 4 clusters of 26 rural territories were ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Air pollution control and management
6. Remediation of ozone pollution by ornamental plants in indoor environment

P. Saxena; S. Sonwani

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 497-508


  The indoor air quality is much more matter of concern as relative to ambient or outdoor air quality, especially in the context of human health.  However, very few studies have been reported for remediation of indoor ozone by plant species. The main objective of this study is to evaluate ozone deposition ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental biology and biotechnology
7. Relationships between environmental variables and free-living nematode communities in seasonally flooded wetlands

T.T. Tran; Y.M.T. Nguyen; L.T. Pham; B.K. Veettil; S.N. Hoang; Q.X. Ngo

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 509-522


  The Lo Go-Xa Mat is a national park in the southeastern region of Vietnam, which has a particularly high biodiversity and it includes different wetlands which are unique diverse in species composition. It can be categorized into two types: temporarily-seasonally and permanently flooded wetlands. Ta Not ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Environmental chemistry
8. Environmental friendly carrier material for nifedipine as hypertension drug

E. Budianto; S.H. Astuti

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 523-536


  Nifedipine is a hypertension drug must be consumed three times a day due to its low oral bioavailability. One way of developing a controlled drug delivery system is making nifedipine microcapsules by using environmentally friendly polymers of polylactic acid and polycaprolactone via the evaporation method ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Environmental management
9. The effect of mulch on properties of erosion sensitive soil using a wind tunnel

P. Gholamiderami; P. Lahooti; H. Darbam

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 537-552


  The aim of this study was to produce mulch by combining natural mineral and organic substances in order to reach soil stabilization and improve soil physical and mechanical properties in Koopal area. The effects of organic mulch (at 3 levels of O1: combination of 1% sugarcane bagasse biochar+0.5% gum ...  Read More

REVIEW PAPER Wastewater collection and treatment processes
10. Use of natural coagulants for industrial wastewater treatment

S. Gautam; G. Saini

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 553-578


  Industrial effluents are a menace to the environment and the fact that their characteristics vary from industry-to-industry only adds to the complex challenge they offer to the engineers and scientists. Resource-efficient and environment-friendly solutions to this hazard are a call of the hour. Coagulation, ...  Read More