ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Soil pollution and remediation
1. Responses of endogenous proline in rice seedlings under chromium exposure

X.Z. Yu; M.R. Lu

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, Pages 319-326

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2016.02.04.001

Abstract
  Hydroponic experiments were performed to exam the dynamic change of endogenous proline in rice seedlings exposed to potassium chromate chromium (VI) or chromium nitrate chromium (III). Although accumulation of both chromium species in rice seedlings was obvious, more chromium was detected in plant tissues ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental management
2. Improving farming practices using multi-criteria decision analysis in geographic information system for Damask Rose cultivating

B. Shokati; M.R. Asgharipour; B. Feizizadeh

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, Pages 327-338

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2016.02.04.002

Abstract
  Lack of awareness of the critical factors involved in production of plants and sometimes, the cultivation of plants in areas unsusceptible to plant, can increase the amount of chemical fertilizer consumption in order to compensate the subsequent reduction of plant yield. This would increase environmental ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental management
3. Ecological footprint of university students: Does gender matter?

M.A.P. Medina; A.G. Toledo-Bruno

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, Pages 339-344

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2016.02.04.003

Abstract
  To determine if there is a gender difference in the resource consumption activities of students in Central Mindanao University, a Philippine state university, an ecological foot printing study was conducted in August 2014. Consumption data from 380 student respondents were gathered using a survey questionnaire. ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental risk assessment and management
4. Environmental risk assessment of a dam during construction phase

S. Rezaian; S.A. Jozi; N. Zaredar

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, Pages 345-356

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2016.02.04.004

Abstract
  The present study was conducted to assess the possible risks induced by construction of Gavi Dam in Ilam Province; western part of Iran, using MIKE-11 model and technique for order of preference by similarity to ideal solution. For this purpose, vulnerable zone of the dam site against the flooding risk ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Water pollution control and management
5. Removal of nitrate and phosphate from aqueous solutions by microalgae: An experimental study

M.H. Sayadi; N. Ahmadpour; M. Fallahi Capoorchali; M.R. Rezaei

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, Pages 357-364

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2016.02.04.005

Abstract
  The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of microalgae Spirulina platensis and Chlorella vulgaris to remove nitrate and phosphate in aqueous solutions. Spirulina platensis and Chlorella vulgar is microalgae was collected in 1000 ml of municipal water and KNO3, K2HPO4 was added as sources of ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental impact assessment
6. Desertification risk assessment and management program

M. Akbari; M. Ownegh; H.R. Asgari; A. Sadoddin; H. Khosravi

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, Pages 365-380

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2016.02.04.006

Abstract
  Risk assessment provides the possibility of planning and management to prevent and reduce the risk of desertification. The present study is aimed to assess the hazard and risk of desertification and to develop management programs in the semi-arid western regions of Golestan Province in Iran. Desertification ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Air pollution control and management
7. Integrated environmental management model of air pollution control by hybrid model of DPSIR and FAHP

M.J. Mohammadizadeh; A.R. Karbassi; Gh.R. Nabi Bidhendi; M. Abbaspour

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, Pages 381-388

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2016.02.04.007

Abstract
  The aim of this study is to evaluate the obstacles due to a DPSIR model combined with fuzzy analytic hierarchy process technique. Hence, to prioritize the responses regarding the driving forces, pressures, states and impacts, the hierarchy of the model is established. Evaluations and prioritization of ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Soil pollution and remediation
8. Effect of compost and humic acid in mobility and concentration of cadmium and chromium in soil and plant

A. Chaab; A.A. Moezzi; G.A. Sayyad; M. Chorom

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, Pages 389-396

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2016.02.04.008

Abstract
  The effect of compost and humic acid in mobility and concentration of cadmium and chromium in contaminated soil were investigated. Experiment was carried out with three levels of soil cadmium and chromium and two organic matters (compost and humic acid). The study was performed in a randomized complete ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Environmental modeling
9. Analyzing and modeling urban sprawl and land use changes in a developing city using a CA-Markovian approach

M. Tajbakhsh; H. Memarian; Y. Shahrokhi

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, Pages 397-410

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2016.02.04.009

Abstract
  Mashhad City, according to the latest official statistics of the country is the second populated city after Tehran and is the biggest metropolis in the east of Iran. Considering the rapid growth of the population over the last three decades, the city’s development area has been extended, significantly. ...  Read More

REVIEW PAPER Hazardous materials and toxic substances management
10. Potentiality of agricultural adsorbent for the sequestering of metal ions from wastewater

P.C. Emenike; D.O. Omole; B.U. Ngene; I.T. Tenebe

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, Pages 411-442

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2016.02.04.010

Abstract
  The expensive nature of metal ions detoxification from wastewater have restricted the use of conventional treatment technologies. Cheap, alternative measures have been adopted to eliminate metal contamination, and adsorptions using agricultural adsorbents seem to be the way forward. The use of agricultural ...  Read More