International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology

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List of Papers (Total 88)

Run-off–erosion modelling and water balance in the Epitácio Pessoa Dam river basin, Paraíba State in Brazil

Water scarcity and sediment yield scarcity are major environmental problems in the Brazilian semi-arid region that influence the quantity and quality of water used for water supply. Thus, the aim of the paper was to analyse the water balance and the sediment yield in the Epitácio Pessoa Dam river basin using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool model. Rainfall, streamflow, air...

Determination of the optimal ratio of coal to biomass in the co-firing process: feed mixture properties

This study presents research that was conducted to determine the impact of biomass chemical composition on the characteristic ash melting behaviour of a biomass–coal blend made for use in the co-firing of power plants. It was conducted using two different types of biomass: wood biomass—pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) residue from sawmill, and agrarian biomass—miscanthus (Miscanthus...

Assessment and comparison of technological variants of the sodium tripolyphosphate production with the use of multi-criteria analysis

Sodium tripolyphosphate, a condensed phosphate applied in various industries, can be produced according to a new dry single-stage method or a classic spray drying two-stage method. To compare variants of sodium tripolyphosphate production, three multi-criteria methods (Borda, compromise programming and analytical hierarchy process) were applied. Assessment criteria of individual...

Phytoremediation potential of Phalaris arundinacea, Salix viminalis and Zea mays for nickel-contaminated soils

The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of Phalaris arundinacea, Salix viminalis and Zea mays to the phytoremediation of the soil contaminated with nickel. A 2-year microplot experiment was carried out with plants growing on Ni-contaminated soil. Microplots (1 m2 × 1 m deep) were filled with Haplic Luvisols soil. Simulated soil contamination with Ni was introduced in...

Construction project planning under fuzzy time constraint

A distinctive feature of construction projects is the uniqueness of conditions for their implementation. Therefore, the durations data of the works are often formulated imprecisely. On the other hand, the time limit for the execution of the works is defined in the contract conditions by data indicating the due time and the deadline. These indicate the distribution of time values...

Retraction Note to: Adsorptive removal of cadmium from aqueous media using Posidonia oceanica biomass: equilibrium, dynamic and thermodynamic studies

The authors are retracting this article (Krika et al., 2015) because Figure 2C and the text describing it are duplicated from a previously published article by Allouche et al. (2011). All authors agree to this retraction.

Correction to: Characterization and analysis of specific energy consumption in the Brazilian agricultural sector

The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake: Juliane Prado was not listed among the authors. The complete authors are given above.

Comparison between aerated static piles and vermicomposting in producing co-compost from rural organic wastes and cow manure

In this study, the process of producing compost from rural separated solid wastes using aerated static piles (ASP) and vermicomposting was investigated which was carried out from September 2015 to January 2016. A combination of waste ingredients, conditions, processing duration, analysis of key parameters (moisture, pH, temperature and C/N ratio) governing the process, the...

Enzymatic activity as an indicator of regeneration processes in degraded soil reclaimed with various types of waste

Soil material sampled from a reclamation experiment established in a former “Jeziórko” Sulphur Mine was analysed. The reclamation was carried out on a soil-less substrate with a particle size distribution of slightly loamy sand characterised by high acidity and poor sorption capacity. The different variants of the experiment consisted in the addition of post-flotation lime...

Clay-salt slimes of the JSC “Belaruskali” as potential engineering barriers in the radioactive waste repositories: sorption of Cs(I), Sr(II), Eu(III) and Am(III)

Results of sorption of caesium(I), strontium(II), europium(III) and americium(III) ions on the aluminosilicates separated from the clay-salt slimes (CSS) depending on the contact time, pH, initial metal concentration are presented. CSS 1A and CSS 1B sorbents appear to be sufficiently chemically and radiation stable for practical application in treatment of the radioactive...

Correction to: Environmental risk assessment of platinum cytotoxic drugs: a focus on toxicity characterization of hospital effluents

The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. The spelling of the Y. Ghafuri’s name was incorrect. The corrected name is given above.

Experimental study on gyroscopic effect of rotating rotor and wind heading angle on floating wind turbine responses

Limited fossil resources, daily increasing rate of demand for energy and the environmental pollution fact have made people revert to renewable sources of energy as a solution. One type of renewable energy is offshore wind energy which has high potential without any sound and visual noises. Recently, a lot of researchers have carried out on the issue of offshore wind turbine...

Correction to: Biochar effects on metal bioaccumulation and arsenic speciation in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) grown in contaminated soil

The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. One affiliation and one author were missing. The corrected affiliations and authors are given here.

Advanced technologies for the treatment of wastewaters from agro-processing industries and cogeneration of by-products: a case of slaughterhouse, dairy and beverage industries

Agro-industrial wastewaters are known by high strength of organic pollutants that cause an adverse effect on the water bodies. Wastewater management becomes a major task, leads environmental regulations to be stricter worldwide. Increased disposal of untreated/partially treated industrial wastewaters are major environmental problems in Ethiopia. In Ethiopia, industries most...

Impact of a Jet A-1/HEFA blend on the performance and emission characteristics of a miniature turbojet engine

It is forecast that in the future, alternative fuels derived from non-petroleum sources will become the basic propellant for turbine aircraft engines. Currently, five types of aviation turbine fuel containing synthesized hydrocarbons are certified and accepted, and allow adding a maximum of 50% of synthetic component to conventional fuel. The experimental performance and the...

Preservation of thermophilic mixed culture for anaerobic palm oil mill effluent treatment by convective drying methods

The generation of huge amount of liquid waste known as palm oil mill effluent is a major problem in oil palm industry. Meanwhile, anaerobic biodegradation of such organic effluent at thermophilic condition is a promising treatment technology due to its high efficiency. However, storage and transportation of thermophilic mixed culture sludge are challenging due to constant biogas...

Ammonia emission from CO2 capture pilot plant using aminoethylethanolamine

Amine post-combustion carbon capture technology is based on washing the flue gas with a solvent that captures CO2. Thus, a small fraction of this solvent can be released together with the cleaned flue gas. This release may cause environmental concerns, both directly and indirectly through subsequent solvent degradation into other substances in the atmosphere. The paper presents...

Benefits of flavonoids and straw mulch application on soil microbial activity in pea rhizosphere

The importance of flavonoids in rhizosphere–legumes symbiosis has been recognized as critical. However, the limited data are available about their impact on soil microbial communities. In rhizosphere, it remains unclear whether flavonoids, mulch or their joint effects influence on soil microbial diversity and enzymes activity. Therefore, in this study, the effects of flavonoids...

Improving the indoor air quality using the individual air supply system

Indoor air quality attracts great interest. Many dwellings are ventilated naturally. The article presents the gravity system conversion into individual air supply system, which can be equipped with air fan. This solution’s impact on the interior microclimate was analyzed. The proposed solution uses the lower natural ventilation ducts sections, which are not normally used as air...

Assessment of atmospheric particulate matter and heavy metals: a critical review

This paper gives detailed comprehensive review of atmospheric assessment of particulate matter and heavy metals. Previous research works executed on this subject matter in the past four decades were adequately scrutinized. Various equipments for assessing atmospheric particulate matter and heavy metals were presented. Mathematical modeling equations for source apportionment and...

Lindane, kepone and pentachlorobenzene: chloropesticides banned by Stockholm convention

Persistent organic pollutants are a serious problem to the environment due to their toxicity to both fauna and flora. Extremely resistant to biodegradation and prone to transfer through long distances via atmosphere can contaminate almost any place in the planet. They tend to bioaccumulate in fat tissue due to their lipophilicity and seriously affect poisoned organism’s nervous...