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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 6 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 2
Include urmatoarele articole� Degradation of alcian blue 8 gx by heterogeneous and homogeneous photocatalytic processes� Evaluating the performance of solid waste management models� Bioreactors with stirred bed of immobilized cells 1. Studies on mixing efficiency� Fugitive emissions estimation from petroleum storage tanks� New Ni(II) coordination polymers with insulating and anticorrosive properties� Determination of water quality deterioration at pilgrimage centre along river netrav...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25196

Solid waste management systems assessment: the municipality's point-of-view
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 1
AbstractThe objective of the paper is to present sustainability indicators for municipal solid waste management (MSWM). Sustainability implies environmental, economic and social acceptance. The complexity of the system-in-focus requires the employment of a systems (or cybernetic) approach: Acceptance implies clear objectives, from a specific point of view (here, the viewpoint of the municipal administration is taken), over a time horizon covering at least two generations, a life-cycle considerat...
Autori: Demetrios Panagiotakopoulos, Konstantinia Tsilemou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25112

Evaluating the performance of solid waste management models
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 2
The great variety of available Solid Waste Management System (SWMS) models, along with a plethora of continuously developing technological advancements in the design and operation of the treatment facilities and collection and transport schemes, the continous updating of national (and/or European) regulations on waste management and the increased computer literacy and availability, renders the selection of a SWMS model a complex endeavor. From the view point of a municipality, the following ques...
Autori: Demetrios Panagiotakopoulos, Konstantinia Tsilemou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25115

Electrochemical investigations on the behaviour of Ni-Cr based dental materials in the sodium chloride - oxalic acid - lactic acid system
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
AbstractThe corrosion behaviour of three commercial nickel-chromium based dental materials was investigated by electrochemical methods in a corroding mixture of sodium chloride, oxalic acid and lactic acid. In order to establish electrochemical parameters of the corrosion process, linear and cyclic polarization curves were plotted. The samples performances in the corroding system were investigated by weight loss, pH and electrical conductivity measurements. The quantitative analysis related with...
Autori: , Daniel Mareci, Daniel Sutiman, Mircea Teodor Nechita
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25132

Application of polycations in separation processes
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractFlocculation performance of three chitosan samples with different viscosities (?§ = 400, 800 and 1000 mPas) and two strong synthetic polycations of integral type (PDADMAC and PCA5) on two model aqueous suspensions (kaolin and bentonite) was investigated. The flocculation results indicated that all the polycation samples were efficient in the kaolin flocculation, the turbidity being completely removed at approximately the same polycation dose; the flocculation window ranged between 2.7 an...
Autori: Ecaterina Stela Dragan, Luminita Ghimici, Marcela Mihai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25201

Wet hydrogen peroxide catalytic oxidation of parachlorophenol over clay based catalysts
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
This study presents an evaluation of the catalytic performances of Fe containing clay-based catalysts for the wet hydrogen peroxide catalytic oxidation (WHPCO) of 4-chlorophenol (4-CP) aqueous wastes. The catalysts were prepared by well-established techniques, their properties being determined by DRX, BET and chemical analysis techniques. All the tests were performed on a laboratory scale set-up. The ion-exchanged clays were the most active catalysts (100 % 4-CP and 84 % COD removal for Fe-Mt) b...
Autori: , Cezar Catrinescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25157

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 1 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 1Nr. 1
Contain all the articles from this issue Risk assessment and management - tools for sustainable developmentMaria GavrilescuSustainable alternatives for petrochemical wastewater managementCarmen Teodosiu, Lidy E. Fratila-ApachiteiThe role and the place of oxidant reagents in wastewater treatmentIoan RoscaEnvironmental Psychology, a new direction in the psychological fieldCarmen Catalina IoanChanging concepts of high performance to socially sustainable organizationCostache Rusu, Nerida DavisU...
Autori: Abdelnaser Omran
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25166

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 3 Nr. 3 (I)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 3Nr. 3
Contain all the articles from this issueICEEM /02 PLENARY SESSION:"Environmental Engineering and Management in the Context of Sustainable Development"Green technology foresight of high technology: Hype of potentials - The challenges from nanotechnology, Biotechnology and ICTMichael S?¸gaard J?¸rgensenIntrinsic properties of noble metals in catalytic selective reduction of NO by propene in lean burn conditionsAnne Giroir-Fendler, Helleh Saadallah, Adela HaletaICEEM/02 - ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 3 Nr. 3 (II)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 3Nr. 3
Contain all the articles from this issueICEEM/02 - ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SECTION"Treatment Technologies for Gaseous Fluxes"Surface chemistry studies on molybdena–alumina catalystTatiana Yuzhakova, ?kos R?©dey, Endre Domokos, J??zsef Kov??cs, Monica Caldararu, Cristian Hornoiu, Mariana Carata, G.Postole, Cornel Munteanu, Larisa Strukova, Jozse FazakasHebicidal behaviour of a new N,N'- biquaternary salt of 4,4'- bipyridineServilia Oancea, Marinela Irimia, Gabriela Carja, Anton Airinei, Nicu...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
? Kinetics considerations concerning the oxidative degradation by photo-fenton process of some antibiotics ? Catalytic wet hydrogen peroxide oxidation of 4-chlorophenol over iron-exchanged clays ? Researches on the negative effects assessment (slugging, clogging, ash deposits) developed at the biomass-coal co-firing ? Contribution to the study of the environmental heritage of a former chemical plant ? Impact of chemicals on derivatives with important therapeutic activity in C...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Municipal solid waste management in developing countries: A perspective on Vietnam
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractEnvironmental pollution has posed and continues to cause specific to and complicated problems. The unsustainable production and consumption patterns result in waste that can harm health and the environment. Because of rapid population growth and urbanization, industrialization process and rural to urban migration, solid waste management is becoming more and more critical now, being a problem in rapidly growing urban centers in developing countries. All these threaten the health and well-...
Autori: Abdelnaser Omran, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25275

Performance of traffic noise models for metropolitan cities
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractIn India, transportation sector is growing fast and the number of vehicles on Indian roads is increasing at a rate more than 7 percent a year. During the period of 50 years from 1951 to 2001, the number of vehicles has increased from 0.3 million to 43 million i.e. an increase of almost 143 times. This has led to overcrowded roads and noise pollution. The transportation sector is one of the major contributors to noise in urban areas, accounting to as much as 55 percent of total noise on t...
Autori: Arvind Kumar Shukla, Jyoti Bhushan Srivastava, Manoranjan Parida, Sukhvir Singh Jain
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25279

Eco-management and the paradigm of Self-regulation
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractSelf-regulation can be defined as a public scheme in which private parties volunteer to meet standards established by public authorities; this is the case of the European Commission's eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS). The EMAS aims at promoting improvement in industry's environmental performance by the implementation of company-level environmental management systems, and the systematic evaluation of performance by accredited auditors. Self-regulatory initiatives have in common a co...
Autori: Voicu - Dan Dragomir
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Biological phosphorus removal in a high performance single reactor
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractThe possibility of biological phosphorus removal (BPR) was studied using a lab-scale single reactor the same as SHARON process. Up to now, there has been no investigation of the feasibility of SHARON process for the purpose of phosphate removal. The optimal operation conditions were established to obtain highest removal rates. Under the experimental conditions, the phosphorus concentration dropped from an influent concentration of 1000 mg/L to levels around 0.1 mg/L or less. It was concl...
Autori: Abbas Rezaee, Hatam Godini, Masod Solimani, Nayera Nami
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25293

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
Include urmatoarele articole:� Removal of nickel from aqueous solution by Nordmann FIR (ABIES Nordmanniana (STEV.) SPACH SUBSP. Nordmanniana) cones� Determination of heavy metals in extracts and macerates from garden flowers� Biological phosphorus removal in a high performance single reactor � Advanced Cd2+ removal on dispersed TioO2-fly ash � Remediation techniques for contaminated soils� Separation of uranium(vi) from soils by extraction in aqueous PEG (1550) - Na2SO4 - Na2CO3 two-...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The Gorgon method as a tool in sustainable behavior and development
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe paper proposes a solution for life quality improvement by changing the individual’s mentality and creating a sustainable behavior. The solution consists of the development of a psycho-behavioral pattern starting from the Gorgon experiences. The latter are hurtful experiences in the individual’s life the effect of which is a complete or partial emotional components blockage. The hindrance of these components performance affects the individual’s behavior, placing him or her in a ...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, , Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25323

Studies regarding surface water treatment using a microfiltration-ultrafiltration pilot plant
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractIn this paper the results of surface water treatment process for drinking purpose are presented, using the microfiltrationultrafiltration process. The experimental studies were carried out using a microfiltration-ultrafiltration pilot plant and raw water from Bega River, Timisoara as feed. To assess process performance, the water quality, e.g., turbidity, total coliforms and hardness parameters were determined for two different operating regimes subjected to filtration time. A good effic...
Autori: Camelia Podaru, Cristian Danielescu, Florica Manea, Georgeta Burtica, Ilie Vlaicu, Viorel Patroescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25332

Removal of some environmentally relevant heavy metals using low-cost natural sorbents
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract        The sorption of metal ions from aqueous solution plays an important role in water pollution control and in recent years there has been considerable interest in the use of low-cost adsorbents. Many researchers have tried to exploit naturally occurring materials as low-cost adsorbents, for removing of heavy metals. In this article the removal performance of various low-cost adsorbents derived from agricultural waste or natural material is evaluate...
Autori: Raluca Maria Hlihor, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Numerical modelling of longshore currents in marine environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractThe present work carries out a parallel analysis between the performances and, on the other hand, of the restrictions of two different model systems designed to assess the nearshore circulation. These are SHORECIRC, which is a widely known general prediction system for nearshore circulation and ISSM (the Interface for SWAN and SURF Models). SHORECIRC is a quasi-3D model that combines a numerical solution for the depth-integrated 2D horizontal momentum balance equations with an analytical...
Autori: Eugen Rusu, Silviu Macuţă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25345

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
â€? Photocatalytic properties of titania - fly ash thin filmsâ€? Study of the viscosity of some biodiesel – diesel oil blendsâ€? Aspects refering to technical and leaching properties of the secondary aluminium slags - cement compositesâ€? Studies regarding phenol and 4-chlorophenol sorption by surfactant modified zeolitesâ€? Cu-Ni nanostructured electrocatalysts obtained by electrocodepositionâ€? Molecularly imprinted poly (vinyl alcohol) films for the selective absorption of glycyrrhizinic ac...
Autori: http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25373

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 5
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
â€? Photocatalytic properties of titania - fly ash thin filmsâ€? Study of the viscosity of some biodiesel – diesel oil blendsâ€? Aspects refering to technical and leaching properties of the secondary aluminium slags - cement compositesâ€? Studies regarding phenol and 4-chlorophenol sorption by surfactant modified zeolitesâ€? Cu-Ni nanostructured electrocatalysts obtained by electrocodepositionâ€? Molecularly imprinted poly (vinyl alcohol) films for the selective absorption of glycyrrhizinic ac...
Autori: http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25374

Minimization of cutting fluids ecological impact by near dry machining
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThis paper analyses a new technology for minimizing the use of metalworking fluids (MWF) during the machining process. Despite the fact that near dry machining (NDM) produces almost similar cutting performance to conventional flood supply machining while using much less MWF, for being fully utilized in industry is necessary to research ecological impact of these machining techniques. To take full advantage of minimal quantity lubrication (MQL) technique and expand its applicability, an u...
Autori: Domnita Florina Fratila
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25382

Priority organic pollutants removal by ultrafiltration for wastewater recycling
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractUltrafiltration (UF) represents an important option for the advanced wastewater treatment as it offers good performances from both technical and economical points of view, for the removal of suspended solids, colloids and some of the organic compounds present in different effluents. The occurrence of priority organic pollutants in wastewaters streams and the environment has raised intensive scientific debates about their effects and the possible abatement technologies. As part of a broad...
Autori: George Barjoveanu,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A novel plasma reactor for toluene decomposition in contaminated air flow
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract A new type of wire-cylinder plasma reactor, in which air flow shapes into gas torches is developed. The decomposition performance of toluene in contaminated air flow induced by pulsed corona discharge in the reactor is investigated experimentally under atmosphere pressure and room temperature. It is found that the decomposition efficiency is affected dramatically by air introduction way, and the ejection stimulates the decomposition of toluene compared with the conventional method. T...
Autori: Zhihui Xie, Lingen Chen, Fengrui Sun, Qizheng Ye
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25402

Methodology for real estate appraisal of green value
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Green buildings are considered a quick and effective approach to protect the environment by slowing down the consumption rate of primary energy resources and by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In Europe, appraisals of properties should take into consideration this new feature of buildings by implementing data from Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) into real estate assessment. With this respect, a methodology is proposed and analyzed to be considered in the sales comparison rea...
Autori: Daniela Popescu, Emilia Cerna Mladin, Rodica Boazu, Sven Bienert
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25406

Iron containing anionic clays supported with iron and cerium oxides as catalyst precursors for NOx reduction
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract A facile and straightforward synthesis route, based on the anionic clay structural â€?memory effect??, has been used to obtain Fe2O3 or CeO2 supported on iron substituted hydrotalcite-like clay (FeLDH). The surface properties of the metal oxide / anionic clay ensembles were studies by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). After calcination at 550°C the derived mixed oxides were tested as new catalysts in the process of the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NOx using NH3...
Autori: Gabriela Carja, Sofronia Dranca, Elena Husanu, Irina Volf
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25413

Exploratory investigation of bioprocesses sustainability improvement by multicriteriamultilevel optimization
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Up to the present days, the bioprocesses were designed and operated with the aim at achieving some economic, environmental, and social criteria. Sustainability based optimization has to be the next step towards the improvement of the economical, environmental and social parameters of bioprocesses. In this work, sustainability will be treated as an optimization task where the objective function(s) is/are either a performance index or a set of performance indices, subject to economic, ...
Autori: Alexandru Woinaroschy, Dana Irina Ofiteru, Vasile Lavric
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25418

From the risks evaluation to the health and safety preservation at work
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract As the prevention of the risks is one of the major stakes of any industrial activity, a priori, the evaluation of these risks constitutes one of the principal progress levers of the risks prevention step at a company. It is an opportunity to engage a prevention step in order to preserve health and to improve the employees' safety at work. However, as the companies are increasingly concerned of hygiene and quality, health at the work should be taken into account with the same interest...
Autori: Ghania Chaib, Rachid Chaib, Ion Verzea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25423

Bioremediation of contaminated air using a bioscrubber
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract This study examined the effect of hexane concentration in the inlet gas stream on the treatment performance of a concentric tube internal loop airlift bioreactor with a 7 L capacity, inoculated with a strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The experiments were conducted employing hexane-contaminated air, in 0.62, 1.26, 2.15 and 4.5 g/m3 concentrations at 29 ± 1°C. The 100% hydrocarbon removal was verified when effluents containing 0.62 and 1.26 g/m3 of hexane were employed. Under contin...
Autori: Fernando Jorge Santos Oliveira, Leonardo Vazquez, Francisca Pessoa de Franca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25437

Uncertainty estimation-Case study for phenolic compounds determination in municipal wastewaters
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The Romanian standard for the analytical method for phenols measurements in aquatic media was subject of internal validation procedure, adapted to the specific concentration domain of the laboratory. Method performance criteria were investigated on standard samples measurements: selectivity, linearity domain, precision, accuracy, limit of detection, limit of quantification androbustness. The validated method was further used on real samples of domestic and industrial wastewaters from...
Autori: Carmen Dima, Cristina Jelescu, Camelia Draghici
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25448

Residues of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from refinery spent catalysts
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Spent hydroprocessing catalysts from petroleum refining industries have been classified as hazardous wastes due to their content in heavy metal and persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The aim of our paper determine the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) residues contents in spent catalysts samples from four different units of the Romanian refinery Rompetrol Rafinare,Constanta: Hydrogen (H), Gas Desulfurization Sulfur Recovery (GDSR), Hydrofining Turbojet Kerosene (HTK) and Pet...
Autori: Camelia Draghici, , , Gabriela Stanciu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Performances of biochemical treatment stage from municipal wastewater treatment plant
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The paper presents new studies about the removal efficiency of the biochemical treatment process of the Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant from Constanta city, during 2008. Influent and effluent samples of biochemical treatment stage were collected and ammonium concentration, chemical oxygen demand (CODCr) and biochemical oxygen demand in five days (BOD5) were measured, aiming to study the evolution of the removal efficiency, during 2008. Additional analyses have been performed in ...
Autori: Elisabeta Chirilă, Camelia Draghici, Adriana Puhacel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25458

Using zeolite-modified electrode for the electrochemical determination of 4 -aminophenol from water
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Two types of zeolite-modified electrodes, e.g., Ag-doped zeolite-expanded graphite-epoxy (AgZEG) and Cu-doped zeoliteexpanded graphite-epoxy (CuZEG) composite electrodes were tested for the application of the electrochemical determination of 4-aminophenol (4-AP). The electrochemical techniques used for the electrochemical determination of 4-AP were cyclic voltammetry (CV) and chronoamperometry (CA). Some aspects related to the mechanistic behaviour are discussed. The electrochemical ...
Autori: Cornelia Ratiu, Carmen Lazau, Corina Orha, Ioan Grozescu, Aniela Pop, Daniela Sonea, Florica Manea, Georgeta Burtica, Joop Schoonman
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25468

Quality assurance and languages in technical education
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The process of quality assurance in the study of foreign languages in Technical Higher Education builds and increases employers’ confidence in the graduates. Thus, acquiring technical and communicative competences becomes a â€?must?? when entering a competitive job market. The qualitative results of our research have revealed some of the factors sustaining students’ excellence performance in the study of foreign languages. In conclusion, the elaboration and implementation o...
Autori: Anca Greculescu, Gheorghe Solomon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25486

Field testing and microscopy - Important tools for a realistic long-term evaluation of wood improvement treatments
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The paper briefly presents the principle, methodology basics and the research opportunities offered by a modified L-joint test for a complex in-field evaluation of wood behaviour in outdoor above ground exposure, corresponding to the biological use class 3. A comprehensive and detailed examination of the tested samples, looking not only to the biological degradation of wood but also to wood cracking and coating performance (cracking, flaking, exfoliation, adherence), was performed an...
Autori: Maria Cristina Timar, Emanuela Beldean, Mihaela Porojan, Lidia Gurau
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25494

Emerging processes for soil and groundwater cleanup - potential benefits and risks
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The cleanup of environmental pollution involves a variety of techniques, ranging from simple biological processes to advanced engineering technologies. Cleanup activities may also address a wide range of contaminants. Technologies to remediate contaminated soil fall into two principal clean-up approaches: in-situ (which is always done onsite), or ex-situ (which can be done on- or off-site). In-situ treatment deals with contamination without removing material from the ground, while ex...
Autori: Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25501

Methods for evaluating packaging sustainability
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract There are different parameters, which may affect packaging and its sustainability. Up to date, several methodologies and tools have been developed not only to quantify but also to assess the environmental impacts from packaging. Different criteria and indicators have been used depending on the objectives, scope and nature of the evaluation. One of the software tools developed is that one that assesses the packaging sustainability according to the Sustainable Packaging Alliance (SPA) ...
Autori: Jose Jorge Espi Gallart, Jose Luis Vivancos Bono, Mercedes Hortal Ramos, Susana Aucejo Romero
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Economic and environmental sustainability of project effects
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Economic viability depends upon the sustainability of project effects. The economic analysis of projects should include an analysis of the financial sustainability of project agencies, and the environmental sustainability of outputs and inputs. Practical experience of project effects has drawn attention to the way in which financial and environmental effects impinge on benefit sustainability. Postevaluation experience also shows that, unless such factors are taken into account, econo...
Autori: Luminita Horhota
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Reorganization of water and waste water management in Romania: From local to regional water governance
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Romania’s drinking water and wastewater sector is currently going through a process of regionalization. This process involves a replacement of a local-focused governance structure by a regional-focused governance structure. The objective of this paper is to explore and explain this regionalization from a governance perspective. In two case studies, the situation before and after the regionalization are investigated. Analyses of the case studies show that the local-focused governanc...
Autori: Joanne Vinke-de Kruijf, Valentina Dinica, Denie C.M. Augustijn
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Behaviour of persistent pollutants and risks associated with their presence in the environment - Integrated studies
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The paper describes the complex research developed within a national research project. The proposed studies and researches are according to the thematic frame of the program cooperation-environment of FP7, whose fundamental objective is related to the natural and anthropogenic environmental problems and resources. Under this context, the project proposes a coherent, conceptual framework for integrated environmental risk assessment and management, generated by the presence of persiste...
Autori: Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Improvement of buildings ambiental comfort by using environmental friendly materials and methods
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Starting from the disadvantages of the polystyrene system – the most important being that they are not biodegradable and their life cycle is relatively small, up to fifteen years – there were conceived several structures for outside walls made of perforated bricks vertically disposed and filled with granular materials. In this manner the thermal resistance is improved knowing that in gaps bigger than twenty millimeters there appear convective streams which substantially decrease ...
Autori: Răzvan Giuşcă, Vladimir Corobceanu, Raluca Giusca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25551

Kinetic study of cobalt(Ii) adsorption on peat activated by simple chemical treatments
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract In this study the adsorption of cobalt(II) from aqueous solutions on peat (from Poiana Stampei, Romania) activated by simple chemical treatments, was investigated from kinetic point of view. The chemical treatments suppose the mixing of peat with aqueous solutions of common chemical reagents (H2SO4, NaCl and NaOH), without the addition of supplementary additives. An increase of adsorption capacity of peat was obtained in case of treatments with NaCl and NaOH respectively, and this is...
Autori: Corneliu Caramalau, Laura Bulgariu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25571

Management of the northern-eastern region of romania viewed from the perspective of ecotourism development
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract Tourism and services are important components of any developed European society. The Northern-Eastern Region of Romania (NER), which comprises six counties with various problems, is lacking of good promotion and there are major gaps between the component counties. The failures of the communication and promotion system are caused by an insufficient development of the domestic network of tourist information offices within the towns and villages. The limited financial resources of the l...
Autori: Florin Alexandru Luca, Igor Creţescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Enhancement of separation performances of a new azoic derivative from industrial water and the posibility to recover its complex as nanomaterial
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract In order to obtain new complexes of Fe(III) with multiple uses, their characteristics, important applications and also the obtaining conditions are studied. The obtaining conditions consist in mixing solutions of the same concentrations of ligand 2 amino-6-methoxy-benzothiazole sulphonic acid??†’1-naphtol-4-sulphonic acid with FeCl3. The solutions are mixed in molar ratios of 1:1, 2:1 and 3:1 (ligand to central metallic atom). For determining the molar ratio ligand:central metall...
Autori: Daniela Zavastin, Doina Sibiescu, Igor Creţescu, Ioan Roşca, Mihaela Dana Tutulea, Mihaela Vizitiu
ISSN: 1843-3707
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Removal of dunkel blau dye from aqueous solutions by fungal and peat biomass in batch mode
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract Wastewaters of textile and leather dying industries contain significant quantities of water-soluble dyes. Moreover the temperature and pH of these wastewaters may be controlling variables affecting the biosorption performance. In this study the sorption of dark blue dye by Aspergillus biomass and peat was studied as a function of temperature, initial dye concentration, and initial pH values. In addition, the effects of sorbent dosage on the sorption processes were systematically stud...
Autori: Cornel Cojocaru, Cornel Pohontu, Igor Creţescu, Mariana Diaconu, Roxana Elena Benchea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Biosorption of malachite green from aqueous solutions onto biomaterials
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The use of biomaterials as biosorbents for treatment of wastewaters will provide as a potential alternate to the conventional treatment methods. The main advantages of biosorption are high selectivity , cost effectiveness and good removal performance. World wide numerous low cost bio materials have tried for biosorption of dyes. In this present investigation, the dead biomass of Penicillium sp. fungus and wood sawdust was used as biosorbents and their capacity to removed malachite gr...
Autori: Cornel Pohontu, Florin Luca, Igor Creţescu, Manea Liliana, Mariana Diaconu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Catalytic wet hydrogen peroxide oxidation of 4-chlorophenol over iron-exchanged clays
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract Chlorophenols were selected for this study because most of them are toxic and difficult to biodegrade. They represent a particular group of priority toxic pollutants listed by the US EPA in the Clean Water Act and by the European Decision 2455/2001/EC. The efficiency of advanced oxidation processes for degradation of chlorophenols has been extensively documented. The catalytic wet hydrogen peroxide oxidation process, involving oxidation with H2O2 and solid catalysts in mild reaction ...
Autori: Brindusa Dragoi, , Cezar Catrinescu, Daniela Arsene
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Stability factors and control strategy for biogas production from sludge
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract A method based on measuring substrate depletion rate was developed to evaluate the denitrifying activity of activated sludge in suspension and in biofilm form in anoxic serum flasks. The adapted activated sludge inoculum was grown as biofilm in an anoxic rotating biological contactor (RBC). Acetate was used as external carbon source to obtain a carbon to nitrogen ratio (C/N) of 2. The results showed that the specific activity of cells in biofilm form was higher than in planktonic for...
Autori: Elba Vivanco, Juan Carlos Ruiz, Paola Poirrier, Rolando Chamy, Yves Lesty
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Utilization of two artificial neural network methods in surface water quality modeling
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract Artificial neural networks (ANNs) are capable of learning the relationships between the dependent and predictor surface water quality variables and have a high ability to predict from the new data set. In this study, two different ANN methods, the feedforward network (FFN) and the cascadeforward network (CFN) were applied to predict two surface water quality variables such as chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) and fecal coliform (FC) using twelve other variables as an input to the models. Both me...
Autori: Hasan Merdun, Ozer Cinar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Reduced water consumption in recovered paper plant for sustainable development
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract Regardless of the production branch, advanced closing of water circuits in an industrial unit is a today?s requirement. To fulfill this, an advanced treatment of residual water is needed. Use of both specialized devices and specific chemicals leads to clear water that can be further reused. In this paper, the obtained performances with a unit, which uses dissolving air flotation principles for treating the residual water from a recovered paper de-inking plant, are presented....
Autori: Emanuel Poppel, Nela Dumea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Influence of innoculum acclimation in the biodegradation rate and estimated biodegradbility of cow manure, food waste and oil
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract Two different inocula - acclimated and non-acclimated to fat- were used to evaluate the methane production of cow manure, food waste and oily waste in batch assays. The inoculum adapted to fat had a better performance in the methanisation of substrates with significant lipids content. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that an increase in the ratio inoculum/substrate can enhance the initial methane production rate of oily waste when using a non-adapted inoculum, improving also the ultim...
Autori: Lucia Neves, Maria Madalena Alves, Raquel Ferreira, Rosario Oliveira
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Identifying anaerobic digestion models using simultaneous batch experiments
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract Mathematical models have become a valuable tool to study the anaerobic digestion process, to guide plant design and optimize operation strategies. Models require accurate and significant parameter values for being useful. Although the identification problem is an issue of concern, often is neglected. The described method for model calibration consists on the performance of simultaneous batch experiments (SBE), which requires simple and usually available equipment, and is based on the...
Autori: Belen Fernandez, Jordi Palatsi, Josep Illa, M. Angels Colomer, Xavier Flotats
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Denitrifying activity of activated sludge in suspension and in biofilm
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract A method based on measuring substrate depletion rate was developed to evaluate the denitrifying activity of activated sludge in suspension and in biofilm form in anoxic serum flasks. The adapted activated sludge inoculum was grown as biofilm in an anoxic rotating biological contactor (RBC). Acetate was used as external carbon source to obtain a carbon to nitrogen ratio (C/N) of 2. The results showed that the specific activity of cells in biofilm form was higher than in planktonic for...
Autori: Manuel Mota, Pilar Teixeira, Rosario Oliveira, Susana Cortez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 6
? RESEARCH ON NaCl SALINE AEROSOLS I. NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL SOURCES AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS ? DECISION SUPPORT MODELS FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ? AN OVERVIEW ? POLICY AND STRATEGY FOR IMPROVING SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES ? APPLICATION OF SHALLOW POND SYSTEM USING WATER HYACINTH FOR DOMESTIC WASTEWATER TREATMENT IN THE PRESENCE OF HIGH TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS (TDS) AND HEAVY METAL SALTS ? TRENDS OF THE COMMUNITARIAN COHESION POLICIES AND ADVERTISING FOR EC...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 9
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 9
? STUDY OF BIODIESEL PRODUCTION FROM OILSEED PLANTS II. EVALUATION OF BIODISEL PRODUCTION FROM SOME CULTIVARS OF RAPES ? STUDY OF BIODIESEL PRODUCTION FROM OILSEED PLANTS I. EVALUATION OF THE GENETIC SIMILARITY OF SOME Brassica Napus CULTIVARS USING RAPD MARKERS ? STRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION AND IN VITRO CYTOTOXIC POTENTIAL OF COAL DUST IN A ROMANIAN POWER PLANT ? MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN BENGHAZI (LIBYA): CURRENT PRACTICES AND CHALLENGES ? COMPARATIVE ENVIRONM...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 10 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 2
? Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 4 ? THE PROTECTION OF EQUIPMENTS USING VOLATILE INHIBITORS ? CONTINUOUS SURFACE TEMPERATURE MONITORING TO ESTIMATE SENSIBLE HEAT LOSS BY BUILDING FINISHES ? RECYCLE OF POLYAMIDE DYEING WASTEWATER FOLLOWING DECOLORIZATION WITH POLYMERIC SORBENTS ? PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF AMINO ACID SALT-BASED COMPLEX ABSORBENTS FOR CO2 CAPTURE ? ADSORPTION EQUILIBRIUM STUDIES ON COPPER (II) IONS REMOVAL BY NATURAL WASTE USIN...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 10 Nr. 5
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 5
? HYDROGEL MICROSPHERES BASED ON ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY POLYMERS WITH POTENTIAL BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS ? STUDY ON THE MIXING EFFICIENCY IN A BASKET BIOREACTOR WITH IMMOBILIZED YEASTS CELLS ? MANAGEMENT OF WASTE FROM ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT IN CYPRUS ? A CASE STUDY ? SEPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ANTHOCYANINS BY ANALYTICAL AND ELECTROCHEMICAL METHODS ? AN INTEGRATED DECISION AID FOR IDENTIFYING AND PRIORITIZING STRATEGIES IN FOREST MANAGEMENT ? INFLUEN...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF THE INCYLINDER FORCED SWIRLS ON PERFORMANCE AND EMISSION OF DIESEL ENGINE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
The combustion process plays the important role to improve performance and emission of diesel engine. To improve the rate of combustion process, the fuel-air mixing process should be accelerated. In this paper, based on the Double Swirl combustion chamber, from the macroscopic characteristics and simulation analysis, the effect of the incylinder forced swirls on performance and emission of diesel engine was studied. The results indicated that due to the incylinder forced swirls, the distribution...
Autori: Chang-Yuan Wang, Fu-Shui Liu, Xiang-Rong Lihttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25673

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF EIPs-MFA MODEL FOR THE EVALUATION OF MATERIAL METABOLISM EFFICIENCY IN INDUSTRIAL AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
Material Flow Analysis (MFA), as a method of Industrial Ecology (IE), is a useful tool to measure and analyze the material metabolism or physical dimensions of a society’s production and consumption at various scales. However, there are different MFA frameworks and points corresponding to different researching scales. This paper proposes to introduce a physical Input- Output Table (PIOT), as means to establish the Eco-industrial parks MFA model (EIPs-MFA) and indicator systems, for analyzing t...
Autori: Yao Shi, Rusong Wang, Jingru Liu, Jianxin Yang, Tianzhen Juhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25676

PERFORMANCE IMPACT OF LOADING RATE ON A MULTI-STAGE FILTRATION SYSTEM FOR AGRICULTURAL RUNOFF PURIFICATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
A multi-stage filtration system located next to Lushan River in Gaofeng Town of Chongqing, P.R. China was built to indicate the impact of loading rate on agricultural runoff purification performance. The experimental system was proved to be effective in the removal of agricultural non-point source pollutants, and it was adapted to the changes of influent quality and quantity. The average removal rate of chemical oxygen demand (COD), ammonia (NH4 +-N), total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP...
Autori: Lei Huang, Xu Gao, Wei-dan Xie, Jun-hong Chen, Xiao-xia Ma, Ming-guo Chen, Jin-song Guohttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25682

A GIS METHOD FOR ASSESSING ROOF-MOUNTED SOLAR ENERGY POTENTIAL: A CASE STUDY IN JIANGSU, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
The abundant and inexhaustible solar energy has been widely considered a viable solution to the energy-shortage problem as well as the pollution of the environment. Therefore, it is an urgent need to perform detailed and reliable estimation of available solar resource in order to shift from traditional fossil fuels to the rich solar energy. However, such a scientific action has been often taken simply from the theoretical reserves, with few regards for the specific using scenarios. This paper in...
Autori: Guangxu Liu, Wenxiang Wu, Quansheng Ge, Erfu Dai, Zhiwei Wan, Yang Zhouhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25690

RESEARCH OF MEMBRANE FOULING PERFORMANCE IN A SUBMERGED DOUBLE-SHAFT ROTARY ANAEROBIC MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
Considering the membrane fouling problem in submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactors, a set of submerged double-shaft rotary anaerobic membrane bioreactor (SDRAnMBR) was constructed by applying a double-shaft rotary module to submerged anaerobic bioreactor, and the theoretic analysis of the characteristics of hydraulics dynamics in SDRAnMBR has been performed. The membrane fouling performance for treatment of synthetic brewery wastewater was investigated by SDRAnMBR. The results of a theoretical...
Autori: Ling Bai, Chao Liu, Weiguang Lanhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25694

PERFORMANCE OF MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR (MBR) PROCESS TREATING WASTEWATER CONTAINING DIFFERENT CONTENT OF SEAWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
A submerged membrane bioreactor (MBR) was employed to treat wastewater containing different content of seawater in this work. During the process, the operating conditions were as follows: COD was 800-1000 mg/L, ammonium-N was 80-100 mg/L, pH was 7.5-8.5, mixed liquor suspended solids (MLSS) was around 7000 mg/L, dissolved oxygen (DO) was 2-4 mg/L. The results showed that the ammonium-N removal was better than COD removal. Sludge settling property was good in saline wastewater treatment, and the ...
Autori: Jin Li, Deshuang Yu, Dan Wanghttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25697

PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CALCIUM ZINCATE SYNTHESIZED BY MICROWAVE METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
Calcium zincate as an active material in Zn/Ni secondary battery has been successfully synthesized by microwave method. The sample was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis, scanning electron microscope (SEM), chargedischarge test (CT) and cyclic voltammetry (CV) analysis. The results show that the chemical composition of sample is Ca(OH)2·2Zn(OH)2·2H2O with regular spherical shapes. The results from CV and CT measurement indicate that the battery has very high d...
Autori: Mengliang Tong, Xuanyan Liuhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25700

FORCED SWIRL COMBUSTION CHAMBER IN DIESEL ENGINE: NUMERICAL SIMULATION AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
Fuel injection system, intake system and the geometric shape of combustion chamber are the three key factors to the fuel-air mixture and combustion process for diesel engine. long with the need of high power density in diesel engine, the pressure of intake is higher increasingly. Together with the effect of high pressure fuel injection, the fuel-air mixture and combustion process is hard to spread as usual. In this circumstance, the performance of power, heat efficiency and emission in diesel en...
Autori: Shang Yong, Liu Fu-Shui, Li Xiang-Ronghttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25704

SOLAR SYSTEMS FOR WOOD DRYING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:Drying wood requires a significant amount of thermal energy, in order to heat-up wood and evaporate the water inside it.Therefore, solutions to minimize this consumption are a topic of maximum interest for wood-processing industries. Employingsolar power for drying wood is not a novelty, considering that this possibility was already acknowledged at the end of the 17thcentury, but since then, kiln design was significantly improved, once with the progress of knowledge regarding the mechan...
Autori: Ion Marinescu, Mihaela Câmpean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STRENGTH AND MICRO-STRUCTURAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SLAG-FLY ASH BASED CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
Slag-Fly Ash Based cementitious material materials with high volume of fly ash and slag and less cement clinker was prepared, with low water requirement, well fluidity and with high strength, and can be used to the preparation of High Performance Concrete (HPC). When the W/C is 0.36, the 28d compressive strength is 58.93 Mpa, 28d flexural strength is 14.26 Mpa. By XRay diffraction analysis (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) analysis, the results show that main materials in grinded samp...
Autori: Chenghong Fu, Wen Ni, Hui Wu, Mingyang Tianhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25708

INFLUENCE OF FERRIC IRON CONTENT ON THE TREATMENT EFFICIENCY OF PRINTING AND DYEING WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
Adding ferric or bio-ferric agent is method to improve membrane fouling and prolong membrane life.This paper analyses the influence of ferric content on treatment effect of printing and dyeing wastewater, through examining the change of COD and dyestuff content in supernatant with the change of ferric content in sludge and in supernatant. COD in supernatant is reduced with increase of ferric content in sludge, and the dyestuff content in supernatant is reversed, which might be due to the adsorpt...
Autori: Shifeng Ji, Chunmei Gao, Hong Yang, Ming Chu, Chunfeng Wanghttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25711

EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH ON AN ENERGY-SAVING MAGLEV TRAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
The permanent magnet EDS train has been considered to be one of the most promising urban transportation vehicles due to its particular characteristics: simple configurations, low energy consumption, low noise, and suitable for high speed conditions. In order to study the characteristics of permanent magnet Electrodynamic Suspension (EDS) system, an experimental mechanism was established in this paper. The optimization of Halbach magnet array has been carried out and appropriate track for the EDS...
Autori: Zhiqiang Long, Guang He, Ning He, Zhizhou Zhanghttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25713

EVALUATION AND APPLICATION OF SEMI-DRY FUEL GAS DESULFURIZATION (FGD) WITH FABRIC FILTER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
Semi-dry FGD with fabric filter has been extensively studied in recent years. After a series of industrial tests on 300MW boiler with semi-dry FGD and fabric filter, some operation notes were obtained. The test results show that CFB-FGD with fabric filter can be run longer and stable, and its actual performance is even higher than the design parameters. Moreover, the pressure drop of fabric filter after CFB-FGD is 600~800Pa (higher than normal). The fabric filter, which contributes to the desulf...
Autori: Tong Li, Han Yi, Han Xu, Reti Hai, Wang Wenxinghttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25716

PERFORMANCE STUDY OF SOLAR DRYER FOR AGRICULTURAL AND MARINE PRODUCTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:In the current work design and mathematical description of thermal performance analysis of solar dryer for agricultural andmarine products is presented. Proposed solar dryer includes two main subunits: 1) Solar PV-Thermal dehydrator (heat transferfluid is air), which is used as heat source for dryer; 2) Drying cabin with multistage trays. The pilot unit of proposed systemdeveloped in Renewable Energy Department of Physics Faculty of University of Santiago de Compostela. Investigations o...
Autori: Angeles López Agüera, Daniel Rey Rey, E. Virites Montes, Iago Rodriguez Cabo, Jasurjon S. Akhatov, Vicente Gándara
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PHOTODEGRADATION PROCESSES FOR ADVANCED TREATMENT OF INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The textile industry uses high quantities of water which in many cases are disposed to the environment with inadequate treatment.In this work the effluents from the polyamide textile industry containing Bemacid Gelb, Bemacid Rot and Bemacid Blau weretreated by heterogeneous photodegradation. Treatment performances have been evaluated in terms of conductivity, turbidity, totaldissolved solids (TSD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), total organic carbon (TOC), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5...
Autori: Luminita Andronic
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH ON TRANSIENT REGIMES OF SOLAR AIR HEAT COLLECTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The operation of solar air heat collectors consists in a sequence of transient regimes, being conditioned by the availability in timeof the solar resource. This paper presents the results of an experimental research on transient regimes of two types of solar air heatcollectors. The absorbers of the collectors have different configurations and are made of different materials. One collector is acommercial passage air collector with the absorber made of aluminum. The other collector is an ...
Autori: Adrian Ciocănea, Andrei Dragomirescu, Sanda Budea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SPECIFIC FEATURES OF A COUNTER-ROTATING TRANSMISSION FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:A specific topical issue both for small hydropower plants and wind turbines refers to the discrepancy between the relatively lowspeed of the water turbine/wind rotor and relatively high speed of the electric generator: the turbine/rotor has higher performancesat lower speeds, while the generator performances are increasing with the speed. Usually, this problem can be solved connecting aproper speed increaser between the turbine (increaser input) and generator (increaser output). Besides...
Autori: Codruta Jaliu, Oliver Climescu, Radu Saulescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DESIGN OF THE SUSTAINABLE URBAN VEHICLES - NEW CONCEPTS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS IN AUTOMOTIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The demand for new and high performance products in the automotive industry is increasing exponentially and this trend imposesinnovative concepts for cars. The future solutions for the automotive industry may find their answer in the fabricationtechnologies and also in alternative propulsion and energy production.The car design field cannot ignore the global economic crisis, imposing new approaches in terms of materials and cost effectivetechnologies and by the means of environmental pr...
Autori: Mihai Comşiţ
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE MINING INDUSTRY APPLIED FOR GORJ COUNTY, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The national legal framework harmonization, including in areas concerning environmental protection, with the Europeanstandards in the field, is a goal of paramount importance with regard to Romania's accession to the EU structures. From thisperspective, all the organizations, agencies and individuals operating in this field must be acquainted with the European Union'sprograms of environmental action.In this context, the paper aims to provide an overview of the relevant trends and develo...
Autori: Constanţa Enea, Constantin Enea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HUMAN COMPONENTS OF LOW ENERGY BUILDINGS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The concept of passive and low energy houses became fashionable in the last years and the European Parliament also initiated aproposal to build only near zero energy houses from 2018. The regulations already in force aim at low energy consumption (mostlikely influenced by the wide spreading of the �Passivhaus� concept in Europe) and by 2018 harmonized regulations andstandards will require the near zero energy building. According to the concept of the Energy Performance of Building D...
Autori: András Zöld, Tünde Kalmár
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENERGETIC AUTONOMY FOR A SOLAR HOUSE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:Energy mix used in "Solar House" is currently composed of about 50% renewable energy sources (geothermal energy) and 50%conventional sources of energy (mainly electricity from national grid and less than 10% natural gas). The geothermal energy isextracted by the mean of a ground coupled heat pump which assures the heating load of the "Solar House" and the preparation ofdomestic hot water. The peak load in heating period is covered by a natural gas boiler and the electricity to drive the...
Autori: Bogdan Burduhos, Ion Vişa, Macedon Moldovan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SHAFTS DESIGN OF A GEAR BASED AZIMUTHAL TRACKED PHOTOVOLTAIC PLATFORM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:It is of major importance that the mechanical structures and components of a photovoltaic (PV) system to have the same durabilityas the PV modules. The embodiment design process of the mechanical structure becomes significant as the results provide anoverall view of the PV system durability. The performance of the mechanical system must be attained based on functional andoperational requirements of the PV system. Therefore, the modelling and theoretical analysis of the mechanical behavi...
Autori: Bianca Butuc, Gheorghe Moldovean, Radu Velicu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THERMODYNAMIC PERFORMANCE FOR THE SOLAR COLLECTOR OF A MICRO-COMBINED COOLING, HEATING AND POWER SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The paper presents a computer modelling and experimental validation for the thermodynamic performance of parabolic troughsolar collectors (PTSC) used in a micro-combined cooling,e heating and power (mCCHP) system. The thermal efficiency, fluidoutlet temperature, heat gain and heat and optical losses of the collector are calculated depending on the collector geometry,optical properties, fluid properties, fluid inlet temperature and flow rate, solar insolation, wind speed and ambient temp...
Autori: Ion V. Ion, Lizica Simona Paraschiv, Spiru Paraschiv
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THERMODYNAMIC DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF A SOLAR-DISH POWERED STIRLING ENGINE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:A thermodynamic model for accurately predicting the overall efficiency and power output of a solar assembly using a Stirlingengine is presented. It is based on the application of the First Law of Thermodynamics for Processes with Finite Speed and usesthe Direct Method. The proposed model could also be used to better design receivers that concentrate the solar radiation and toproperly size the receiver cavity for a dish solar concentrator. Examples of the optimization of the performance ...
Autori: Alexandru Dobrovicescu, Camelia Stanciu, Dorin Stanciu, Georgiana Tirca-Dragomirescu, Monica Costea, Stoian Petrescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EXERGY ANALYSIS OF A SOLAR STIRLING ENGINE ASSEMBLY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:A thermodynamic model for studying the overall efficiency and power output of a solar assembly using a Stirling engine ispresented. It is based on the application of the energy and exergy balance equations to the system components. The results of theproposed model are generated as a function of solar incident radiation whose analytical estimation is presented. The numericalapplication is set for a solar assembly operating in Bucharest, composed by a parabolic dish mirror, a plane receiv...
Autori: Adina Gheorghian, Alexandru Dobrovicescu, Camelia Stanciu, Dorin Stanciu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MONITORING OF A PERFORMANCE-ORIENTED POLICY MODEL FOR RETROFITTING �PANEL BUILDINGS�
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The state support programs on retrofitting buildings built with prefabricated technology has a decade-long history in Hungary.The launch of the Green Investment Scheme (GIS) in 2009 has introduced a new path: the performance-oriented approach. Thenew model is designed for implementing more complex renovations on a deeper level. The system is in accordance with theEPBD (EPBD, 2002) and exact savings must be quantified for all projects. The present paper outlines the past and the present ...
Autori: Attila Talamon, Tamás Csoknyai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF NATURAL SHADING WITH CLIMBING PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The work presents the results in investigating the thermal behaviour of passive solar elements, for expanding the existing analysisand prediction methodologies. The interest focuses on solar control through natural shading with deciduous plants. This providesa natural path for incorporating all advantages the passive behaviour, available throughout the year. The simulation of thedynamic energy performance of building elements is developed, starting with a physical modelling of the vario...
Autori: Angelos D. Tzachanis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDIES ON ADSORPTION AND BIODEGRADATION OF CHROMIUMCONTAINING WASTEWATER BY LABORATORY-SCALE SEQUENCING BATCH REACTOR-POWDERED ACTIVATED CARBON SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:The study involved investigating the effects of Cr(III) and the efficacy of powdered activated carbon (PAC) in reducing theinhibitory effects of Cr(III) on activated sludge under sequencing batch reactor (SBR) operation. The addition of Cr(III) into SBRsystem caused significant inhibitory effects on the activity of activated sludge as indicated by drastic drop in specific oxygenuptake rate (SOUR). The increase of Cr(III) concentration from 5 to 10 mg/L further deteriorated the treatment...
Autori: Eiichi Toorisaka, Makoto Hirata, Soon-An Ong, Tadashi Hano
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC PARAMETERS FOR ORGANIC MATTER CHARACTERIZATION IN RAW AND TREATED SURFACE WATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:This study aimed to assess the coagulation performance using simple aluminum sulfate (Alum) and pre-hydrolyzed polyaluminumchloride (PACl) coagulation agents by conventional global parameters, i.e., turbidity and organic matter expressed by totalorganic carbon (TOC) and chemical oxygen demand (COD), and non-conventional spectrophotometric parameters.Non-conventional spectrophotometric parameters, expressed as absorbance recorded at different wavelengths, i.e., A254, A280,A365, allowed d...
Autori: Florica Manea, Georgeta Burtică, Ilie Pisoi, Smaranda Masu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECONOMIC AND CONSTRUCTION ANALYSIS OF LIGHTWEIGHT MEMBRANES IN HOUSING IN TEMPERATE CLIMATES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:Lightweight materials are more viable for use in invariably hot or cold climates than in temperate climates. However, it is possibleto use lightweight construction systems and specifically membranes even in housing buildings in temperate climate areas, if theirproperties are well explored, allowing better environmental performance and cost effectiveness than conventional solutions. In theouter skin and in dividing elements, architectural membranes can be used as thermal regulators, for ...
Autori: António Pedro Reis, João Pedro Couto, Paulo Mendonça
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EXTENSION OF ACTIVATED SLUDGE MODEL NO 1 WITH TWO-STEP NITRIFICATION AND DENITRIFICATION PROCESSES FOR OPERATION IMPROVEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:The present paper presents an enhanced Activated Sludge Model No. 1 in which nitrification and denitrification are modelled astwo-step processes. The nitrification process is considered as a sequence of two steps carried out by two distinct genera ofbacteria, with nitrite as an intermediate product. For the denitrification process a parallel approach was used that considers nitrateand nitrite to be directly reduced to molecular nitrogen. The new model is compared to the original Activat...
Autori: George Simion Ostace, Paul Şerban Agachi, Vasile Mircea Cristea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INCREASED SECURITY OPERATION OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES BY USING REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS WITH ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FREON
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:One of the basic conditions for the operation of nuclear installations is security operation. The complexity of the phenomena inheavy water detritiation plants, determine the use of advanced equipment for technological processes involved. Pilot Plant forTritium and Deuterium Separation developed the cryogenic technology of tritium separation from tritiated heavy water. Theprocess is based on an catalyzed isotopic exchange module, where the tritium is extracted from tritiated heavy water...
Autori: Sorin Gherghinescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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USE OF D2EHPA-IMPREGNATED XAD7 RESIN FOR THE REMOVAL OF Cd(II) AND Zn(II) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:The adsorption performance of a novel support for metal ions sorption and their removal from aqueous solutions was examined.The support is a new solvent-impregnated resin (SIR) which can be considered as an alternative adsorbent material capable ofselective sorption. The adsorbent was prepared by impregnating di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phosphoric acid (D2EHPA) onto AmberliteXAD7 resin beads, by dry impregnation method. The interaction between XAD7 resin and D2EHPA was evaluated by FTIRspectrosco...
Autori: Adina Negrea, Adriana Popa, Cornelia Muntean, Corneliu Davidescu, Lavinia Lupa, Mihaela Ciopec, Petru Negrea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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USE OF ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK FOR PREDICTION OF COAGULATION/FLOCCULATION PROCESS BY PAC IN WATER TREATMENT PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:The paper presents the results of a study carried out using the Artificial Neural Network (ANN) for prediction the coagulation/flocculation process of suspended solids in water treatment plant (WTP). In this research 5 kinds of Poly Aluminum Chloride (PAC) as coagulant were used to examine the impact of coagulant kinds, PAC dosage and influent turbidity for removal of suspended solids. Determination of optimal coagulant doses is vital, as insufficient dosing will result in undesirable t...
Autori: Gagik Badalians Gholikandi, Mohammad Delnavaz, Reza Riahi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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LEAD (II) BIOSORPTION BY A METAL TOLERANT STREPTOMYCES STRAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:The aim of the present study is the optimization of biosorption conditions using a metal tolerant actinomycete (strain 723) for the removal of lead ions from waste water in batch and dynamic flow mode. The optimum conditions for lead biosorption by the strain were determined as initial pH 3.0, biomass amount 2.0 g L-1, and initial metal concentration 400 mg L-1 in the batch condition. The maximum lead biosorption performance was obtained with a 19 mm diameter column, a 1 mL min-1 flow r...
Autori: Ayşe Betül Karaduman, Maria Julia Amoroso, Mustafa Yamaç, Sergio Antonio Cuozzo, Zerrin Pat
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INVESTIGATION OF DRINKING WATER QUALITY CHANGES IN THE DISTRIBUTION NETWORK OF IASI CITY BY MEANS OF AN ON-LINE MONITORING SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:Drinking water produced in water treatment plants almost invariably fulfils the water quality requirements set, for example by the European Union Drinking Water Directive 98/83/EC (EU DWD) and national legislation. However, EU DWD requires that water quality should also meet the requirements at the consumers’ tap. The quality of drinking water changes due to the transportation through the distribution networks and the time spent in the reservoirs until the last point of consumption. W...
Autori: , Ioana Gabriela Dascalescu, Maria Cohl
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECO-EFFICIENCY: EFFECTS ON ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE. EVIDENCES FROM DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY EUROPE INDEX
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
In recent years, a new line of research, named eco-efficiency theory has become an issue of considerable interest. The most important works in relation with this topic focus on the fact that enterprises can maximize their economic benefits and minimize the impact on the environment at the same time. Therefore, the recommendation is to choose the so called strategy win-win, which allows for getting a double economic environmental benefit by means of a good management of productive resources, the ...
Autori: Esteban Pérez-Calderón, Jose Mondejar-Jimenez, María-Leticia Meseguer-Santamaría, Patricia Milanés-Montero
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE INTEGRATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROACTIVITY INTO MANAGERIAL STRATEGY. IDENTIFICATION OF BENEFITS, DIFFICULTIES AND FACILITATORS AT THE SPANISH AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Industrial firms around the world are focusing on environmental sustainability seeking competitive advantages. Environmental proactivity stands as a fundamental part of these actions. The objective of this work is to understand who and why, companies include the environmental proactivity as an element of the company's strategy. This research has been divided into two separate but interconnected, methodological phases. The first step applied qualitative methods to describe a generic model environ...
Autori: Ángel Peiró-Signes, Baldomero Segura-García-del-Río, Conrado Carrascosa-López, María-del-Val Segarra-Oña
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE ENVIRONMENT AND COMPETITIVE STRATEGIES IN HOTELS IN ANDALUSIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
The environment is an intrinsic component of most tourism products, and in segments, such as rural and outdoor tourism, it is the reason for their existence. In recent years, tourists have been including respect for the environment as a factor in their purchasing decisions; and many businesses are using this factor as a differential component to increase their market competitiveness. However, few studies have examined the use of the environment by tourism firms as a competitive strategy and what...
Autori: Alejandro García-Pozo, José-Luis Sánchez-Ollero, Macarena Marchante-Lara
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL DISCLOSURE AND LEGITIMACY THEORY: AN EUROPE PERSPECTIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Given the scenario of conflicting evidence found in previous literature with respect to the best Theory to explain the relationship between Environmental Disclosure and Environmental Performance, in this study we have tested Legitimacy Theory by using a time series structure for DJS Europe Index and controlling for the kind of industry. We have used Panel Data Methodology to eliminate the individual heterogeneity and Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) to control for problems of endogeneity by u...
Autori: Esteban Pérez-Calderón, Patricia Milanés-Montero
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECO-INNOVATION ATTITUDE AND INDUSTRY’S TECHNOLOGICAL LEVEL - AN IMPORTANT KEY FOR PROMOTING EFFICIENT VERTICAL POLICIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
This paper links two theoretical constructs underpinned by sustainable values, management of sustainable development and ecoinnovation. The first one becomes a crucial process and adds competitive value and, the second, plays a pivotal role in the search for a sustainable economy and society. This research is an attempt to explore the Spanish companies´ attitude towards sustainability when innovating. Industries were categorized as to their actual technological performance status as low, medium...
Autori: Ángel Peiró-Signes, Luis Miret-Pastor, María-del-Val Segarra-Oña, Rohit Verma
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE OF A SENSOR TO MONITOR THE DYNAMICS OF THE HYDRAULIC CHARACTERISTICS OF SOIL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Soil hydraulic characteristics are variable, being influenced by climate changes. Research conducted until now in this area has been based on field soil sampling; their laboratory analysis using experimental techniques; and the use of models and programs for data processing and interpretation. The present research is based on the idea of incorporating smart sensors on site, each one having its own network address, accessible for any location. They can be programmed to send an alarm signal when t...
Autori: Constantin Victor Stătescu, Dorin Cotiusca Zauca, Florian Stătescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMBINED OXIDATION AND ULTRAFILTRATION PROCESSES FOR THE REMOVAL OF PRIORITY ORGANIC POLLUTANTS FROM WASTEWATERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
This paper presents a study on the integration of two advanced treatment processes for the removal of priority organic processes from wastewaters: catalytic oxidation (Fenton homogenous process) followed by ultrafiltration. The aim of this study was to assess the removal efficiency for 4-chlorophenol (used as model pollutant), as well as the decrease in effluent toxicity in various processes conditions. The experiments have mainly focused on studying the effect of the oxidant dose of the catalyt...
Autori: , Cezar Catrinescu, Corina Petronela Musteret, Daniela Arsene, George Barjoveanu, Petru Apopei
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ENSURING ECONOMICAL AND FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY: STATE FISCAL CONTROL - A WAY TO PREVENT AND REDUCE TAX AVOIDANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Human nature constantly tends to place personal interest first, to the detriment of general interest. In this respect, tax and duty payers have always attempted to evade payments on their tax liabilities, resorting to various tactics, as they view such compulsory payments as detrimental to their wealth and income. On the other hand, the state seeks to maximise its receipts from taxes, duties, excises etc. In Romania, after 1990, an entire range of anti-tax reactions occurred in the sphere of pub...
Autori: Carmen Sandu, , Marius Vorniceanu,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 10/12
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
� SUSTAINABILITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION � EVALUATING THE CLIMATIC CHANGES IN THE HYDROLOGICAL FLOW REGIME OF THE MOLDAVIAN AREAS � ENSURING ECONOMICAL AND FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY: STATE FISCAL CONTROL - A WAY TO PREVENT AND REDUCE TAX AVOIDANCE � COMBINED OXIDATION AND ULTRAFILTRATION PROCESSES FOR THE REMOVAL OF PRIORITY ORGANIC POLLUTANTS FROM WASTEWATERS � THE FREE LEVEL UNIFORM POST-DARCY FILTRATION THROUGH A SPHERE-MADE HOMOGENOUS MEDIUM � HSLA ST...
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POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS IN WASTEWATER SEWERAGE SYSTEM FROM THE CLUJ-NAPOCA AREA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are by-products of petrol transformation; a report prepared by ICON, London, United Kingdom in 2001, showed that the principal sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in wastewater are domestic usage, storm runoff and commercial effluent. This work presents the results on 14 commonly occurring and/or highly carcinogenic PAH compounds listed as priority pollutants by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the European Union. Wastewater sa...
Autori: Dumitru Ristoiu, Edward Muntean, Livia Alhafez, Nicoleta Muntean, Radu Mihaiescu, Tania Mihaiescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECO-EFFICIENCY: EFFECTS ON ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE. EVIDENCES FROM DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY EUROPE INDEX
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
In recent years, a new line of research, named eco-efficiency theory has become an issue of considerable interest. The most important works in relation with this topic focus on the fact that enterprises can maximize their economic benefits and minimize the impact on the environment at the same time. Therefore, the recommendation is to choose the so called strategy win-win, which allows for getting a double economic environmental benefit by means of a good management of productive resources, the ...
Autori: Esteban Pérez-Calderón, Jose Mondejar-Jimenez, María-Leticia Meseguer-Santamaría, Patricia Milanés-Montero
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25845

PHOTOCATALYTIC ACTIVITY OF A SILVER DOPED TIO2 MODIFIED ZEOLITE IN THE DEGRADATION OF REACTIVE YELLOW 125 AZO DYE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The aim of this study was to investigate photocatalytic activity of a silver doped TiO2 modified zeolite (Z-TiO2-Ag) in the photocatalytic degradation of Reactive Yellow 125 (RY 125) azo dye. The operational conditions using photocatalyst dose of 1g·L-1 at pH 6 were established as optimal conditions for photocatalysis application in RY 125 dye solution degradation. The photocatalyst exhibited a good performance for discoloration at all studied concentrations (25, 50 and 100 mgL-1). A go...
Autori: Carmen Lazau, Elida Cristina Ilinoiu, Florica Manea, Liliana Andreea Colar, Rodica Pode
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EVALUATION OF DIFFERENT CONTROL STRATEGIES OF THE WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT BASED ON A MODIFIED ACTIVATED SLUDGE MODEL NO. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The first part of this work presents the development and implementation in the Benchmark Simulation Model No 1 (BSM1) of a modified Activated Sludge Model No 3 (ASM3). The enhanced ASM3 presented in this study has three modifications compared to the original ASM3. The first modification is the representation of the simultaneous heterotrophic biomass growth on the primary substrate and on the internal storage products. Second, nitrification is modeled as a two-step process with nitrite as an inte...
Autori: George Simion Ostace, Paul Şerban Agachi, Vasile Mircea Cristea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CARBON NANOTUBES COMPOSITE FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY SENSING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The performances of two types of multi-walled carbon nanotubes-based composite electrodes, i.e., MWCNT-Epoxy (CNTEpoxy) and Natural Zeolite-modified- MWCNT- Epoxy (NZ-CNT-Epoxy) are described in order to use them for electroanalytical application. Both electrodes were synthesized, electrically and electrochemically characterized and tested for the detection of ascorbic acid (AA) in aqueous solutions. The electrochemical characterization using classical potassium ferricyanide method showed a high...
Autori: Adriana Remes, Anamaria Baciu, Elida Ilinoiu, Florica Manea, Joop Schoonman, Stephen J. Picken
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT OF HERBICIDES REMOVAL BY INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Herbicides industry is a large consumer of water, as well as a major wastewater generator, its effluents contain priority organic pollutants in very high concentrations which have severe effects on human health and on the environment due to their toxicity and bio-recalcitrant nature, persistence in the environment and bioaccumulation. A vast number of herbicides and other priority organic pollutants have been found in wastewater effluents, surface water, and drinking water around the world. The ...
Autori: Bianca Weinberg,
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INTEGRATED ULTRASONICATION-ULTRAFILTRATION PROCESS FOR THE TREATMENT OF TEXTILE EFFLUENTS: ASSESSMENT OF OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Nowadays, advanced wastewater treatment has become a stringent step for the removal of priority organic pollutants and many technologies have been proposed in order to achieve effluents with a superior quality for recycling or reuse purposes. This research is focused on the possibilities of using an integrated process, comprising 2 stages: the advanced oxidation process of ultrasonication and a membrane separation process, ultrafiltration. The main objective of the study is to assess the efficie...
Autori: , Daniela Cailean
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WATER POLLUTION REDUCTION BY USING NEW PREMETALATED DYES IN DYEING WOOL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
2This study shows the dyeing behaviour and impact over the wastewaters quality resulted from dyeing wool fibres, of a new synthesized premetalated dyes, derived from new acid dye, sodium(E)-2 –((1-amino-4-sulphonatonaphthalen-2-yl)diazenyl)-6- methoxybenzo[d]thiazole- 5 or 7 –sulphonate, as a result of interaction with Ni(II) and Zn(II) ions. In order to characterize the complexed dyes they were studied in both phase: solution and solid phase. The dyeing performances assessment and the envir...
Autori: Ion Sandu, Laura Chirila, Maria Marcela Tarlea, Romen Butnaru, Viorica Vasilache
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF SPECIFIC PROCESSES FROM ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND PROTECTION BASED ON SUSTAINABILITY INDICATORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
This paper describes the scientific framework established within doctoral and postdoctoral programs designed to contribute to a thorough understanding of the specific processes involved in environmental engineering and protection, as to improve the environmental management and performance in an efficient and sustainable way. A coherent conceptual framework is developed for the analysis and management of some specific approaches in engineering and environmental protection (pollution phenomena, de...
Autori: Cristina Ghinea, Daniela Tudorache Fertu, Isabela Maria Simion, Laura Carmen Apostol, Mădălina Petraru, Maria Emiliana Fortuna, Maria Gavrilescu, Petronela Cozma, Raluca Maria Hlihor
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ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE – PART OF MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The approached subject presents some features of a methodology for original research, considering the environmental performance as a component of the organizations management performance quantification, by considering the environmental management approach as an integrated environmental informational and decisional concept. The current trend in the assessment of performance management is the integration of the environmental management in the organizations management in a conscious and regulated w...
Autori: Mihaela Luminita Lupu, Nicolae Trofin, Orest Trofin
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARATIVE STUDIES ON THE EFFICIENCY OF ALUMINIUM COAGULANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
An alternative preparation method for PAC (pre-hydrolyzed aluminium chloride with general formula Alm(OH)nCl3n-m) by electrochemical synthesis is presented in this paper. The electrochemically obtained PAC (E-PAC), in which the most effective species of the polymeric Al component were estimated by 27Al RMN method, with properties similar to the properties of a commercially available PAC solution, was successfully generated in a electrochemical reactor. For obtaining as much as Al13 polymer by el...
Autori: Adina Pacala, Ciprian Radovan, Ilie Vlaicu
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CHARACTERIZATION OF NITRIFICATION PERFORMANCE AND MICROBIAL COMMUNITY IN A MBBR AND INTEGRATED GBBR-MBBR TREATING HEAVILY POLLUTED RIVER WATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
Abstract A one-stage aerobic moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) (Reactor A) and a combined reactor (Reactor B) involving an anoxicgravel-bed biofilm reactor (GBBR) and an aerobic MBBR were applied to the treatment of heavily polluted river water. Reactorperformance was investigated throughout the experiment for almost 200 days and molecular techniques including PCR-DGGE,FISH/CLSM and FISH/FCM were used to reveal the evolutions of bacteria community, abundance of nitrifying bacteria and their...
Autori: Linyun Gu, Xiangchun Quan, Yin Qian, Yuansheng Pei, Zhifeng Yang
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AEROBIC SLUDGE GRANULATION FOR PARTIAL NITRIFICATION OF AMMONIA-RICH INORGANIC WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractPartial nitrification for the biological nitrogen removal (BNR) via nitrite has recently gained interest for treating high-strengthammonium wastewater with low organic matter content. However, stability of partial nitrification is still a challenge in activatedsludge system. In the present study, the technique of aerobic granulation was developed to produce granules for stable nitritation,treating ammonia-rich inorganic influent with 400 mg NH4+-N/L. The morphology, physical properties, ...
Autori: An-Jie Li, Xiang-Chun Quan, Xiao-Yan Li, Zhi-Feng Yang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPOSITE VEGETABLE DEGRADATION AND ELECTRICITY GENERATION IN MICROBIAL FUEL CELL WITH ULTRASONIC PRETREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractVegetable waste was used as the fuel of a two-chamber microbial fuel cell (MFC) for simultaneous power recovery and wastedegradation. Effects of ultrasonic pretreatment, organic loadings, anolyte pH adjustment on the MFC performance wereinvestigated. Results showed that higher power generation and organic compounds removal efficiency were achieved in theMFCs with the vegetable waste pretreated with ultrasonication at >1.0W/mL compared to the un-pretreated control. A maximumvoltage of ...
Autori: Kun Tao, Xiangchun Quan, Yanping Quan
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A SPECIAL ISSUE ON RECENT ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND POLLUTION CONTROL: WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
A fast economic development in China over thelast three decades has lifted hundreds of millions ofpeople out of poverty. However, an annual GDPincrease of over 10% due to the large scale industrialactivities and fast urbanization has released substantialamounts of pollutants into the environment and exertedtremendous pressure on local ecosystems. Although alarge amount of investment has been made by theChinese government and a series of efforts have beenmade by the environmental regulators, scie...
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EDITORIAL A SPECIAL ISSUE ON PROGRESS IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT IN THE FRAME OF KNOWLEDGE-BASED SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
“The Exploratory Workshop „Progress inEnvironmental Engineering, Biotechnology andManagement in The Frame of Knowledge-BasedSustainable Economy” took place in the contextwhen worldwide research shows that the currentindustrial system supports a population that useresources and generates waste, consuming the Earth'ssupply, but who’s biocapacity is far outweighed bythe increased demand of products for a developmentsystem that often works on unsustainable bases.Today’s challenge is the integration ...
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VOLUNTARY AGREEMENTS AS A WAY TO STIMULATE INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND THEIR CONDITIONS FOR SUCCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractNumerous governments have adopted innovative policy instruments to deal with important environmental policy challenges.Various forms of negotiated instruments may offer the potential to improve on environmental performance beyond whatregulation alone can accomplish. Dutch covenants, which represent negotiated agreements with sectors of industry as targets ofbehavioral change in terms of mitigation of pollution, waste minimization and sustainable products and processes, provide auseful sa...
Autori: , Kris Lulofs, Laura Franco, Theo de Bruijn, Yanyan Xue
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CO2 CAPTURE BY BIOMIMETIC ADSORPTION: ENZYME MEDIATED CO2 ABSORPTION FOR POST-COMBUSTION CARBON SEQUESTRATION AND STORAGE PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractThe huge emission of greenhouse gases from fossil-fuelled power plants is emphasizing the need for efficient Carbon Captureand Storage (CCS) technologies. The biomimetic CO2 absorption in aqueous solutions has been recently investigated as apromising innovative alternative for post-combustion CCS. The carbonic anhydrase (CA) - a broad group of ubiquitous enzymes– may catalyse the CO2 hydration reaction and then to promote CO2 absorption rate into aqueous solutions. Nevertheless theresear...
Autori: Antonio Marzocchella, Giuseppe Olivieri, Maria Elena Russo, Piero Salatino
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EDITORIAL - A SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TO - ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS ON ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY AND ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
This special issue of EnvironmentalEngineering and Management Journal is dedicated tointerdisciplinary research and discusses multipleresults addressing environmental issues inElectromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) andEngineering in Medicine and Biology (EMB) areas.Some of the most significant researchdirections considered in this issue entail theelectromagnetic pollution together with a survey ofelectromagnetic environment in order to analyze andquantify the biological and health effects ofelectro...
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REDUCTION OF POWER LINE INTERFERENCES FROM ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC SIGNALS BY APPLYING ADAPTIVE FILTERING ON FIELD PROGRAMMABLE GATE ARRAY CIRCUITS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThe paper presents an extended implementation of an adaptive filter structure for electrocardiographic (ECG) signals denoisingwhich is implemented on Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) circuit. The proposed FPGA adaptive filter structure can beused to clean in real-time the ECG signals from power line interferences. In order to update the adaptive filter weights, the LeastMean Square (LMS) algorithm is used. The discrete forms of the filter structure and adaptive algorithm are presente...
Autori: Cristian Győző Haba, Ioan Tudosa, Narcis Adochiei, Valeriu David
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ENERGY RECOVERY FROM SLUDGE WITH LOW ORGANIC LOADS RESULTED FROM WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe developing of the infrastructure for wastewater collection and treatment in Romania is leading more and more to theproduction of huge quantities of activated sludge, as direct result of the application of state of wastewater treatment. The rapidand rational development of a national policy for management of activated on short, medium and long term has emerged as anecessity, and must be implemented urgently.The EU 27 countries consider environmental management of activated sludge as a...
Autori: Ilie Vlaicu, Ioan Neamt, Ioana Ionel, Mihail Reinhold Wächter
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COMBINED CATALYTIC OXIDATION AND ADSORPTION OF PRIORITY ORGANIC POLLUTANTS FOR WASTEWATER RECYCLING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe increased concentrations of priority pollutants in wastewaters have imposed the completion of conventional treatment withadvanced treatment stages (such as catalytic oxidation, membrane processes, adsorption, ion exchange, etc.) for their removal bychemical degradation and/or physical separation.In this study, 4-chlorophenol (4-CP) is proposed as model-pollutant for the priority organic pollutants present in syntheticwastewaters and several processes which can act as advanced treatme...
Autori: Carmen Teodosiu, Corina Petronela Musteret, Daniela Arsene, Daniela Cailean, George Bârjoveanu, Petru Apopei, Roxana Elena Apreutesei
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KINETIC STUDY OF HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM REMOVAL FROM WASTEWATERS BY ION EXCHANGE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractIn spite of the fact that concern on water quality protection raised in the last decades heavy metals pollution still represents agreat threat for both human health and environment quality. Ion exchange proved to be an effective technique for industrialwastewaters treatment, as long as it ensures an effective recovery of valuable compounds. The main purpose of this work is toassess the performances of a commercial ion resin sort (a strong basic anionic resin – VIONIT AT 21), to remove ch...
Autori: Alexandra Raluca Miron, Cristina Costache, Cristina Modrogan, Dumitru Giani Apostol, Oanamari Daniela Butucea, Redha Kouachi
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SYNTHESIS OF NANOCRYSTALLINE ZnFe2O4 AND ITS USE FOR THE REMOVAL OF CONGO RED FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe paper describes the synthesis of nanocrystalline zinc ferrite starting from 1,4-butanediol and a mixture of zinc and ironnitrates. During the heating of the obtained solution, a redox reaction takes place with emission of brown nitrogen oxides andformation of a solid powder. This powder was characterized by thermal analysis and FT-IR spectrometry, techniques thatconfirmed the formation of a mixture of zinc and iron carboxylates. This mixture was further used as precursor for zinc fer...
Autori: Cornelia Muntean, Marcela Stoia, Paul Barvinschi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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KINETIC, EQUILIBRIUM AND THERMODYNAMIC STUDIES OF CESIUM REMOVAL FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS USING AMBERJET UP1400 AND AMBERLITE IR120 RESINS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe performance of two cation exchanger resins, Amberjet UP1400 and Amberlite IR120 in the process of Cs(I) ions removalfrom aqueous solutions was examined. Batch experiments were carried out to determine the influence of several parameters(resin dosage, contact time, temperature and initial concentration of Cs(I) ions) on the removal process. The equilibrium wasreached after 60 min for Amberlite IR120 and after 120 min for Amberjet UP1400, with an overall adsorption performance of~97% f...
Autori: Adina Negrea, Cornelia Muntean, Corneliu Mircea Davidescu, , Mihaela Ciopec, Petru Negrea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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UNMODIFIED/TIO2-MODIFIED CARBON NANOTUBES COMPOSITE ELECTRODES FOR PENTACHLOROPHENOL DETECTION FROM WATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractIn this work, cyclic voltammetry (CV) and differential-pulsed voltammetry (DPV) were used to detect pentachlorophenol (PCP)at two types of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNT)-based composite electrode, i.e., TiO2-modified-CNT-Epoxy (TiO2-CNTEpoxy)and CNT-Epoxy in 0.1 M sodium sulphate solution supporting electrolyte. The electrochemical behaviour of theelectrodes was investigated in the absence and presence of UV irradiation. A single oxidation peak at a potential value of about+1 V vers...
Autori: , Ágnes Jakab, Aniela Pop, Cornelia Bandas, Florica Manea, Joop Schoonman, Rodica Pode
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EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES IN THE AGRICULTURAL PRACTICAL TEACHING PARTNERSHIPS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractActing on the recommendations of the Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth - Androulla Vassiliou,EU politicians agreed, at the European Council in Brussels - 2010, that education and training are vital for development and thesuccess of society and the current knowledge-based economy. Educational partnerships among all stakeholders engaged ineducation are increasingly important, while teachers and all the professionals involved in training young people must suppor...
Autori: Carmen Olguţa Brezuleanu, ,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INCREASING ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS BY UPGRADING THE CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT PROCESS WITH NEREDA TECHNOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractGranular sludge technology – NEREDA is one of the most significant achievements in environmental biotechnology of the XXIstcentury. NEREDA is the latest innovative technology for biological wastewater treatment, which purifies water using the uniquecharacteristics of aerobic granular biomass. Unlike conventional processes, bacteria of the biological process naturally focus incompact granules with good settling properties.Due to the variety of biological processes that occur simultaneousl...
Autori: Ilinca Dinu, Ioan Crăciun, Teodora-Manuela Cornea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION BY UPGRADING PUMPING STATIONS IN WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractAdjusting the operating parameters of pumping stations equipped with fixed speed pumps is achieved by manipulating the valvesfrom the pumps’ discharge. In order to meet the requirements of the distribution networks, the pumps are being strangled atstartup and they remain so throughout the entire period of operation. This paper presents a method developed to estimate theenergy costs in a pumping station operation, based on an analysis using the data recorded in the register of the station...
Autori: Liviu Valer Hasegan, Sorin Perju
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FUNDAMENTATION OF HUMAN RESOURCES IN AGRICULTURAL EXPLOITATIONS ON THE BASIS OF LABOUR PRODUCTIVITY INDICATORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe role of human resources in agricultural exploitations proved to be an essential matter due to the decisive influence on theagricultural crop efficiency and production results. There exist particularities regarding the calculation of the human resourcesnecessary in vegetal crop production, animal husbandry and other activities connected with agriculture. From an economicalfinancialpoint of view, the analysis of human resources efficiency is based on two indicators, as follows: labour ...
Autori: Carmen Olguta Brezuleanu, ,
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ASSESSMENT OF FIRM REPUTATION CAPITAL AND SUSTAINABILITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe concept of firm reputation is tightly connected to the concept of corporate social responsibility and implicitly to that ofsustainable development. Reputation is the achieved result of the company out of factors such as economic viability, socialinvolvement and ecological health. The strength of a firm`s reputation is the ability to empower with core competences and usethem efficiently for both creating economic value and meeting the legal interests of the stakeholders. The main assu...
Autori: Manoela Popescu, Roxana Arabela Dumitraşcu, Vadim Dumitraşcu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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KINETICS AND EQUILIBRIUM ADSORPTION STUDY OF LEAD (II) ONTO LOW COST CLAYS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThe performance of four low cost Iraqi clays, bentonite (BT), kaolinite (KT), attapalgite (AT) and flint (FT) to remove lead ionsfrom aqueous solutions by adsorption was investigated. Batch experiments were carried out at pre determined equilibration time,adsorbent dosage, solution pH, particle sizes, ionic strength, initial lead ions concentration and temperature. Adsorption of Pb2+ions was strongly affected by pH and best adsorption is achieved at pH 4.5. The systems were investigated ...
Autori: Najwa I. Abdulla
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE OF THE RECYCLED CEMENT CONCRETE AGGREGATES FOR DURABLE ROAD PAVEMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThis paper presents the results of the research analyses and laboratory studies, aiming to develop design guidelines and suitabletechnologies for the construction of durable and environmental friendly rigid pavements by using recycled cement concrete,resulted from various demolition works. Various recycling principles and technologies, specific laboratory methods of improvedtechnical solutions to enhance wear coefficients, density homogeneity, mixture contamination and water absorption o...
Autori: Marius Muscalu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707Abstract This paper presents the results of the research analyses and laboratory studies, aiming to develop design guidelines and suitable technologies for the construction of durable and environmental friendly rigid pavements by using recycled
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TOWARD A BLACK SEA COMMUNITY TAKING THE ADVANTAGES OF HYDROGEN ECONOMY-ENERGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThere are a quite large number of studies published in the last decade, dealing with the possible pass of the human society to thehydrogen-based energy. The efforts made by researchers all around the world, in order to bring technical solutions, seemremarkable, but at global level only minor progresses were made toward this major change. Furthermore, most of studiespredicted a fuel crisis, but not a possible economical crisis with significant effects on the developing renewable energytec...
Autori: Ştefan Stanciugelu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SECOND GENERATION BIOFUELS AND BIOMASS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
Mother Earth Investments AG, is actively working onthe development 2nd generation bioenergy feedstocks.In this book, Mr. Jansen generously shares hisknowledge in the field, in particular, regarding thechallenges and opportunities in development ofbiomass-derived fuels. This essential guide toinvesting in bioenergy commodities details secondgeneration biofuels from a scientific, technical andeconomic perspective, and discusses their globalenvironmental, political and financial impact.The book is ...
Autori: Roland A. Jansen
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THE ROLE OF GREEN CHEMISTRY IN BIOMASS PROCESSING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
The book edited by Haibo Xie and NicholasGathergood focuses on one of the most importantscientific issues of the 21 century which is thereplacing fossil fuel with sustainable alternatives suchas biomass. Fossil fuels are conventional rawmaterials for many industrial sectors includingchemical and energy production. Usage of fossil fuelis limited by their availability, price and carbonfootprint. Biomass is a renewable resource globallyavailable, cheaper and carbon sequestering. Step bystep shiftin...
Autori: Adrian Catalin Puitel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RP-HPLC ANALYSIS OF CARBONYL COMPOUNDS IN SOME INDOOR AIR SAMPLES IN A FACULTY FROM CLUJ-NAPOCA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract This study describes a reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) method for the analysis of several carbonyl compounds in air samples. The air samples were collected using a passive sampling method and cartridges based on florisil impregnated with 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (2,4-DNPH). After derivatization the carbonyl compounds were analyzed by liquid chromatography technique coupled with UV detection. The developed RP-HPLC method was used to analyze...
Autori: Carmen Roba
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BIODEGRADATION OF POLY(HYDROXYBUTYRATE)/POLY(VINYL ALCOHOL) BLENDS BY FILAMENTOUS FUNGI
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Poly(hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) is a biodegradable thermoplastic polyester with very high potential for industrial applications. The properties could be improved by mixing with another polymer, natural or synthetic, such as poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA). The resulting polymer blends are potentially able to achieve the desired performance for different applications. Biodegradation modifies mechanical, physical and chemical properties of a given material. PHB are degraded by diverse...
Autori: Luiza Jecu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SIMULATIONS FOR INCLUDING THE ENVIRONMENTAL TAX IN MOTOR LIABILITY INSURANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Nowadays, all over the world, the car transport sector is one of the main factors responsible for the Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The current systems of emission taxation do not take into consideration the distance travelled by cars; therefore, they are not fully compliant with the “polluter pays” principle. In addition to the produced inequality, these systems do not encourage the reduction of the distances travelled annually (with possible favorable effects on pollution an...
Autori: Cristian-Mihai Dragos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMEDIATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE PRODUCED ON A SITE BY CONTAMINATION WITH PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Environmental degradation is today one of the great problems of mankind. Not only the need to exploit, but also the necessity to protect and preserve the natural environment have led to the adoption of specific rules for the prevention and remediation of environmental damages, according to EU standards. Taking into account that any human intervention on the natural and anthropogenic environment can lead to ecological risk diversification, occurrence of accidental pollut...
Autori: Aurica Grec
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RESEARCH ON NOISE POLLUTION IN DENSELY POPULATED URBAN AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Being constantly surrounded by sound, in most cases we operate ignoring this “environmental noise”, but when the noise intensity increases, it becomes a pollutant, adversely affecting the level of professional performance, leading to fatigue, causing nervousness or decreasing the quantitative and/or qualitative level of performance. The main objective of this paper is to evaluate the noise problem in the Strand district of Sibiu and to highlight the negative effects affect...
Autori: Valentin Petrescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF A MIXED CYCLE GAS TURBINE TITAN 130S TYPE OPERATING UNDER PARTIAL LOADS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract The paper presents several aspects regarding the optimization of the operation for a mixed cycle gas turbine, Titan 130S type, installed at S.C. CET S.A. Bacau, during the warm season. The optimization entails the partial loads operation and has been done using the multicriterial analysis, taking into consideration the operation restrictions required for this type of gas turbine. The criteria that regard this analysis are: thermal energy requirements, the global efficiency...
Autori: Marius-Ion Stanila
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A COUPLED KARST-POROUS GROUNDWATER MODEL BASED ON THE ADAPTED GENERAL HEAD BOUNDARY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractGroundwater in karst aquifer and porous aquifer always have close hydraulic connection. However, groundwater in karst aquiferalways behaves as turbulent flow, while the porous groundwater flows in a laminar way. Due to the different flow properties, it is difficult to simulate the connection between the two types of groundwater simultaneously, in one model. This paper aims atdesigning a coupled model which is able to describe the hydraulic connection between the karst and porous groundwa...
Autori: Yuqiao Long
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECTS OF CHLORINE IONS ON THE PHOTOELECTROCATALYTIC DEGRADATION OF ORGANICS USING HIGHLY ORDERED TiO2 NANOTUBE ARRAYS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractAs a new type of photoelectrocatalytic materials, the TiO2 nanotube arrays have drawn a lot of attention for efficientlyphotoelectrocatalytic organic pollutants degradation due to their highly photoelectrocatalytic properties. Yet, the performance ofphotoelectrocatalytic organics degradation using TiO2 nanotube arrays electrode is influenced by Cl-, a kind of typical reducingmaterial. This paper focuses on the effect of Cl- on the different photoelectrocatalytic performance of TiO2 nanot...
Autori: Jialing Zhang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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UNRAVELLING THE RELATION BETWEEN THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROACTIVE ORIENTATION OF FIRMS AND THEIR ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractEnvironmental proactivity is a key research topic as it arises as a value-adding creator and therefore constitutes a competitiveadvantage for companies. In this paper, we classify industrial companies according to their environmental proactivity and thenwe determine whether their economic performance differs in relation to the firms’ environmental position. We analyzed 132Spanish industrial firms located in the Valencian region and apply quantitative methods to conduct the analysis. The ...
Autori: María-del-Val Segarra-Oña
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES ON FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE: THE CASE OF ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractNowadays, companies at the electrical industry have to meet numerous environmental requirements which involve a largeincrement in their costs. However, it is considered that these investments made by organizations may affect positively to theirreputation and therefore to their profits.So the aim of this paper is to analyze the influence that some Environmental variables related to the emission and resourcereductions have on the Financial Performance of the electrical firms through a data...
Autori: Bernabé Escobar-Pérez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPROVING THE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCES OF IRON POWDERS CARBURIZING PROCESS IN A METHANE-BEARING ATMOSPHERE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractConsidering the advantages of steel surface hardening, when less expensive low- and medium- carbon steels can be surfacehardened without the problems of distortion and cracking associated with the through hardening of thick sections, we developedsome research entailing the increase in environmental performance of iron powders carburizing process using methane as carrier.Apart of studies on optimal working parameters and methods, our research addresses improvements in environmentalperform...
Autori: Olimpia Ghermec
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDENTS’ ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPETENCIES AND ORIENTATION: CURRENT STATUS AND PERSPECTIVES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractCurrently one can witness a revolutionary change in teaching/learning strategies and an evolution which should reconsider therelation between educational institutions, teaching staff, and students, on the one hand, and economic agents, public or privatecompanies, firms, and NGOs, on the other. Despite the large amount of research focusing on the entrepreneurial phenomenon,there has been limited focus on the effect of education upon enterprise performance in terms of venture creation and ...
Autori: Gabriela Boldureanu
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TECHNO-ECONOMICAL EVALUATION OF POST- AND PRE- COMBUSTION CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE METHODS APPLIED FOR AN IGCC POWER GENERATION PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractGlobal warming is happening due to increasing level of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. In orderto reduce this rising level of CO2 emitted by human activities, carbon capture and storage technologies are being developed.The present paper investigates and compares, from a techno-economical point of view, two of the most used conceptual methods(post- and pre- combustion) for CO2 capture generated from the fossil fuel power generation sector. For post-combustio...
Autori: Anamaria Padurean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN EVALUATION OF MODIS/AQUA BIO-OPTICAL ALGORITHMS IN ARCTIC WATERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractDespite the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS/Aqua) presently collects data on operational basis, evaluationof its biogeochemical products from standard bio-optical algorithms is scare especially in Arctic waters. The present study isaimed to evaluate several MODIS/Aqua bio-optical algorithms and MODIS/Aqua remote sensing reflectance (Rrs) products inKongsfjorden waters on the western side of Svalbard, Arctic. Data sets consisting of in-situ measurements of radiometric quan...
Autori: Palanisamy Shanmugam
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EXPLOITATION OF AN ANAEROBIC UP-FLOW COLUMN REACTOR (AUFCR) USING ACTIVATED SLUDGE BIOMASS FOR THE DECOLORIZATION OF DYES AND COD REDUCTION FROM TEXTILE WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractThe aims of this study were to investigate the performance of anaerobic up-flow column reactor (AUFCR) and immobilizedactivated sludge biomass (ASB) potential for the adsorption of dye drimarene Blue-K2RL (Db-K2RL) and removal of chemicaloxygen demand (COD) from textile wastewater (TWW). AUFCR with ASB at flow rate of 50 mL h-1 and hydraulic retentiontime (HRT) of 10 h showed 95% dye adsorption at pH 4 and 87% COD reduction at pH 6 while non-activated sludge (NAS)showed only 60% of adsor...
Autori: Anwar Ahmad
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BIODEGRADATION OF PHENOLIC WASTEWATERS BY CALCIUM ALGINATE IMMOBILIZED Aeromonas SPECIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractIndigenous isolated bacterium Aeromonas sp. was immobilized in calcium alginate and the related immobilization parameterslike bead diameter, inoculum size and the initial phenol concentration required for biodegradation were determined. Thebiodegradation activity was most efficient with 4 mm calcium alginate beads. The optimal immobilized biomass required wasabout 28 109 cells/mL. Compared with free-cell suspensions, the alginate matrix used for immobilization of cells provided betterenv...
Autori: Abdelkader Namane
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ARTIFICIAL AERATION TO ENHANCE THE MINERALIZATION OF MONO AZO (METHYL ORANGE)-CONTAINING WASTEWATER USING RECIRCULATED UP-FLOW CONSTRUCTED WETLAND
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractThe aim of this study is to evaluate the treatment performance of mono azo dye Methyl Orange (MO)-containing wastewater byrecirculated up-flow constructed wetland (UFCW) with and without supplementary aeration. The successive anaerobic andaerobic treatment of the UFCW reactors could effectively remove color, organic matters and intermediate aromatic aminessimultaneously in a single reactor. With influent 50 mg/L of MO, the removal efficiencies of COD and MO were 91 and 75 %,respectively,...
Autori: Soon-An Ong
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LONG-TERM TREATMENT EFFICIENCY OF A HORIZONTAL SUBSURFACE FLOW CONSTRUCTED WETLAND AT JIMLÍKOV, CZECH REPUBLIC
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractThe present study is aimed at a long-term treatment performance of a constructed wetland with horizontal subsurface flow atJimlíkov, Czech Republic. The system was put in operation in 1993 and the treatment performance is evaluated for the period1998-2009 due to non-existence of results from the beginning of operation. The parameters of concern were BOD5 (biochemicaloxygen demand), COD (chemical oxygen demand), TSS (total suspended solids), NH4-N (ammonia-N) and TP (totalphosphorus). A t...
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ENERGY EFFICIENCY LANDSCAPES: AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY VISUAL TOOL FOR SUPPORTING DECISION MAKING IN BUILDINGS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractEnergy efficiency in buildings is a key issue in achieving sustainable development. Many decision support methodologies andtools have been developed, mainly based on energy consumption measurements or simulations and rules designed by experts toconstruct Building Energy Management Systems. An extension of this information from raw consumptions to energy efficiency isrequired. In addition, a visual depiction of this information with temporal and spatial resolution, applied to the differen...
Autori: Mark Richard Wilby
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF ANAEROBIC BAFFLED REACTOR (ABR) USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK IN MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractThis study is focused on simulating and optimizing design and configuration of anaerobic baffled reactor (ABR) by means ofartificial neural network (ANN). This approach is aimed to assess an efficient ABR performance in various operational conditionstreating municipal wastewater. For this purpose, to analyze comprehensively on a base of experimental data, the system isoperated in two pilots of 48 liters net volume made of 8 compartments. In 7 months, more than 130 sets of data are obtain...
Autori: Gagik Badalians Gholikandi
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COMPARISON OF UNDERWATER ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE PROCESSES FOR THE INACTIVATION OF Escherichia coli
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractThe inactivation of Escherichia coli was investigated with two types of underwater electrical discharge systems such as pulsedelectrical discharge (PED) and dielectric barrier discharge (DBD). The DBD system consisted of a quartz tube and a coaxialdischarging electrode, which was submerged in biologically contaminated water. In the underwater PED system, the electricaldischarge starting from the tip of submerged tubular discharging electrode propagated downward and the direction of worki...
Autori: Sang Don Kim
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TREATMENT OF NYLON PRODUCTION WASTEWATER BY BIOLOGICAL ANAEROBIC FILTER IN COMBINATION WITH A/O PROCESS – A CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractThis paper presents the full-scale treatment of nylon production wastewater in a wastewater treatment plant in Henan province, Central China. In this case, a 9600 m3/d capacity wastewater treatment plant was installed to treat the wastewater generated from the production of nylon-66 salt, based on the biological anaerobic filter (BAnF) combined with an anoxic/oxic (A/O) process. The performance of the biological combined system was monitored over a 75-day period. The results revealed tha...
Autori: Chunlian Xu, Haiming Huang, Jiankun Dai, Jianrong Qi, Qianwu Song, Shaowei Wu, Wenjun Wang
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A NOVEL TECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE OIL SPILLS CONTROL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractOil spills inflict serious pollution on the environment. Numerous environmental rules and regulations have been made to improve oil spill response and cleanup performance. However, current oil spill control technologies have failed to ensure environmental safety and ecosystem integrity. Cleanup efforts often lead to more environmental hazards in one way or the other causing public outcry for alternate energy sources. Since hydrocarbon driven energy demand is expected to rise in the fores...
Autori: Abdul Aziz Al-Majed, Abdulrauf Rasheed Adebayo, Mohammed Enamul Hossain
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SOURCE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractOceans have been proved to be an important resource due to their abundant reserves in oil and gas. However, because of the extent of oil exploration and development in recent years, the marine ecological environment has been increasingly affected. At present, the control and treatment of environmental pollution from offshore drilling both at home and abroad have focused on end-treatment after problems have already emerged. Nevertheless, preventative measures and appropriate control links...
Autori: Guancheng Jiang, Guangquan Liu, Hao Deng, Rongsha Wang, Shuixiang Xie, Yu Xu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PERFORMANCE OF AN ACTIVE SOLAR STILL COUPLED TO EVACUATED TUBE COLLECTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractIn this study, the experimental performance of a single slope solar still coupled with an evacuated tube collector was investigated. A single slope passive solar still (PSS) and single slope active solar still (ASS) integrated with an evacuated tube collector were fabricated with an area of 1 m2 and tested in the composite climate of Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India, (Latitude: 11°N; Longitude: 77°E and an altitude of 409 m above sea level). High water  temperatures in the range of 84.2...
Autori: Karuppusamy Sampathkumar, Palanisamy Senthilkumar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FENTON AND PHOTO-FENTON OXIDATION OF SULFIDIC SPENT CAUSTIC: A COMPARATIVE STUDY BASED ON STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThis investigation compared the performance of Fenton and photo-Fenton oxidation processes in the treatment of sulfidic spentcaustic wastewater. Response surface methodology, particularly central composite design was used to investigate the effect ofFe/H2O2 and H2O2/COD in assessing treatment process efficiency. Empirical models were developed to describe the relationshipbetween the factors and responses. The models were validated through analysis of variance and were further used in pro...
Autori: Azmi Aris, Mohd Ariffin Abu Hassan, Sharifah Hanis Yasmin Sayid Abdullah, Siti Fadilah Md Noor, Zainura Zainon Noor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON REMOVAL OF FOUR TYPES OF ACID AZO DYES USING ELECTROCOAGULATION PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThe paper compares the electrocoagulation performance during the removal of Acid Brown 14, Acid Yellow 17, Acid Blue 113and Acid Black 172 dyes from aqueous solutions. For this purpose, pH changes and effectiveness of main parameters includinginitial dye concentrations and current densities for the selected dyes were examined. In addition, effluent turbidity, energyconsumption and amounts of released aluminum were also investigated. The present work shows that Acid Yellow 17 removaleffic...
Autori: Mahsa Taheri, , Mokhtar Arami
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PUBLIC AWARENESS AND PERFORMANCE REGARDING NITRATE POLLUTION IN NITRATE-POLLUTED AREA OF TEHRAN, IRAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThe main aim of this study is to evaluate the residents public awareness from water-polluted areas in Tehran city, in terms ofwater quality (in particular nitrate pollution), and to measure their different performance and approaches to this environmentalproblem. For this purpose, district 18 (Yaft Abad, southwest of Tehran) was selected as a case study. A questionnaire wasprepared and distributed randomly among residents of the selected area in May 2011. The data were analyzed statistica...
Autori: Mohammad Mahdi Azadegan, , Reza Maknoon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PERFOMANCE OF SINGLE-STAGE ROTATING BIOLOGICAL CONTACTOR WITH SUPPLEMENTAL AERATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThe aim of this paper was to study the performance of a single-stage rotating biological contactor with supplemental aeration interms of removal efficiency of organic and nitrogen content. Research was based on fifteen samples collected during the fouryear period. The wastewater was low strength with maximal measured concentration of 362 mg COD/l, 100 mg NH4/l, and 324mg TSS/L. The maximal measured removal efficiency of COD (chemical oxygen demand) and TSS (total suspend solids) were71% ...
Autori: Dragan Cvetkovic, Dusan Gordic, Milorad Bojić, Srdjan Stosic, Vanja Susterstic
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVING AND SIMPLIFYING ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS AND BURDENS FOR EMAS AND ISO 14001 CERTIFIED ORGANIZATIONS: EVIDENCES FROM ITALY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThis article aims to investigate the Italian initiatives related to legislative simplifications as incentives for the dissemination ofEMSs. An increasingly complex and varied environmental legislation entails many efforts by organisations such as SMEs that donot always have sufficient human and financial resources to meet all the obligations applicable to them.The goal of this article is therefore to analyse the main simplifications, describing their approach, operational modalities and ...
Autori: Fabio Iraldo, Francesco Testa, Marco Frey, Tiberio Daddi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DESIGNING AND TESTING A SEPTIC TANK FOR A SINGLE HOUSEHOLD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractA septic tank is an essential part of the decentralized wastewater management system. The aim of the experiment described inthis paper was to evaluate the impact of the method of sampling and hydraulic retention time (HRT) on the performance of acircular three chamber septic tank and to design a septic tank for a single household with four residents and wastewater flowrateof 0.6 m3/d. It was found out that the difference between suspended solids (SS) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) remo...
Autori: Ala Kirjanova, Mindaugas Rimeika, Regimantas Dauknys
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A THIRD-GENERATION OPTICAL FIBRE TRANSDUCER FOR LANDSLIDE MONITORING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractMonitoring an unstable slope is quite important for environmental safety. Based on our previous studies, this paper presents athird-generation distributed optical fibre transducer. The operating mechanism of this novel transducer was analysed for itsresponse to a single concentrated and uniform load, and a theoretical study was conducted on the elongation of the bottomsurfacefibres of a bending resistance model at the phases of linear elasticity and total cross-section cut-off stage. A b...
Autori: Bang Liu, Dong-Yan Liu, Hu Luo, Jing-Cheng Liu, Qiao-Ying Yuan, Yun-Ju Luo, Zheng-Wei Zhu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENHANCING DEWATERING CAPACITY OF SLUDGE RESULTED FROM THE MICRO-POLLUTED WATER STRENGTHENED PRETREATMENT BY POWDERED ZEOLITE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractAmmonia pollution occurs frequently in urban water networks, which threatens the safety of water supply systems. Zeolite can beused for the removal of ammonium in the pretreatment of raw water for its peculiar adsorptive property to ammonium, but a largeamount of sludge from this measure could be a significant pollution source. In this work, the dewatering performance ofprecipitated sludge from the pretreatment of micro-polluted raw water was studied. Batch experiments of the simulatedco...
Autori: Bairong Zhu, Hao Chen, Huaizheng Li, Zhenliang Liao
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS, TECHNICAL PROGRESS AND CORPORATE PERFORMANCE: EMPIRICAL STUDY BASED ON CHINESE PROVINCIAL PANEL DATA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractEnvironmental regulation and its impact on corporate performance have attracted both the Government’s and the academia’sgrowing focus. The “Porter Hypothesis” theory shows that environmental regulation would exert direct impact on corporateperformance, while technology progress would compensate for it indirectly. In this paper, we completely and specificallyexamines those two effects by setting the three models and creating the interaction variable in the third one. The panel data from20...
Autori: Chengming Huang, Hong Li, Wei Liu, Xianqi Zhang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF ENERGY SAVING FOR WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractWireless sensor network (WSN) has been widely used in national defense, military and security, environmental monitoring andmany other fields. It’s of great significance to design WSN which consumes little energy but supports service quality flexibly andeffectively. To further improve the performance of WSN, this article, focusing on aspects of low energy consumption and longlife cycle of the WSN and taking energy limits and coverage requirements in WSN into account, attributes the covera...
Autori: Wenjuan Cheng, Yiming Tian, Yourui Huang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MEASURING EFFICIENCY OF RECYCLING SYSTEMS BASED ON DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS (DEA) NETWORK: A CASE FROM CHINESE PROVINCIAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractAs a typical environment-economy linking system, recycling and its efficiency measurement with a triple-bottom-line (TBL)thinking, increasingly play an important role in the development of real economies and environmental protection. Since theclassic black-box-based data envelopment analysis DEA model may over-estimate the operation performance of a decisionmaking unit (DMU), this paper describes a novel network based on DEA model to narrow the gap between the DEA theory andpractical nee...
Autori: Huaqing Wu, Qiong Xia, Weidong Zhu, Yixian Liu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL EFFICIENCY OF CHINESE PAPER MILLS ALONG HUAI RIVER: A DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS (DEA) BASED STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractTo deal with the undesirable factors in Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), a non-linear DEA model was previously developedfor a paper production system, where the desirable outputs are increased and the undesirable outputs are decreased for efficiencyimprovement. To convert the proposed non-linear model into a linear one, a linear approximation to the non-linear constraint isused and an approximate efficiency score is obtained. In this paper, we propose a new method to solve the non-linear...
Autori: Jie Wu, Zhixiang Zhou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A CROSS-EFFICIENCY DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS (DEA) BASED MODEL FOR MEASURING ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractUndesirable outputs are increasingly considered in data envelopment analysis (DEA) for environmental performance assessmentbecause of hot environment issues. However, many practical conditions are not considered during modeling undesirable outputtogether with desirable outputs and inputs. In this paper, we presented several new approaches with considering weightconstraints between undesirable outputs and inputs. Then we constructed cross-efficiency models for measuring eco-efficiency.Fin...
Autori: Jing Yang, Xianguo Li, Zhixiang Zhou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR TESTING THE PROTECTIVE PERFORMANCES OF MATERIALS - AN ESSENTIAL PREREQUISITE IN SUBSTANTIATING LABORATORY COMPETENCY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractStatic electricity represents one of the potential ignition sources for the explosive atmospheres. The test methods for materials, ingeneral, and especially the test methods for textile fabrics for assessment of the protective performances in static electricity, haveknown a permanent evolution alongside newly developed electrostatically dissipative materials. Within the National Institute ofResearch and Development for Safety in Mines and Explosion Protection (INCD-INSEMEX) new testing s...
Autori: Mihaela Părăian
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DESIGN OF A MEASUREMENT MODEL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE: APPLICATION TO THE FOOD SECTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractIn light of recent environmental crises, companies are rethinking their relations with key stakeholders who live in theenvironments in which they operate. To meet the expectations of groups concerned about the environment, companies must adopta responsible attitude for their surroundings to maintain sustainable development. Environmental monitoring is not always easy,given the many environmental consequences generated by business activities. This study proposes an innovative measurementm...
Autori: Carlos Atienza-Sahuquillo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE EVOLUTION OF ECO-LABELED PRODUCTS IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractNowadays, when the problem of environmental protection is quite stringent, the producers are concerned to bring on the marketproducts, which have reduced environmental impact. In their turn, the consumers have become more aware and selective inpurchasing products or services. Due to the financial crisis, consumers buy less but they are asking for quality and environmentalfriendly products. Under these circumstances the producers must find solutions in order to satisfy the consumers’ requ...
Autori: Mirela Panainte
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NUMERICAL STUDY OF DESICCANT WHEEL BEHAVIOR FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractOpen-cycle desiccant air conditioning represents an attractive alternative to the classical method based on electric vaporcompression. The performance of the rotary dehumidifier has a significant effect on the capability, size and cost of the whole airconditioning system. In the present paper a detailed two-dimensional mathematical model of coupled heat and mass transferprocesses manifesting at the moist air-solid desiccant interface has been formulated. It was studied packed bed absorbe...
Autori: Carmen Ema Panaite
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECTIVNESS OF SOIL AND WATER ASSESSMENT TOOL MODEL TO SIMULATE WATER FLOW IN A LARGE AGRICULTURAL COMPLEX WATERSHED: CASE OF BUYO LAKE BASIN, WEST OF CÔTE D’IVOIRE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe objective of the study is to set up and calibrate a model using the soil and water assessment tool (SWAT) in order to simulatethe water flow in the Buyo Lake located in west of Cote d’Ivoire and to test and evaluate the usefulness and the performance ofthe model. In this study, we had used the ArcSWAT graphical user interface to manipulate and execute the major functions ofSWAT model from ArcGIS tool. Hydrological modeling of Buyo Lake Basin was carried out with the ArcSWAT interface...
Autori: Tanoh Jean-Jacques Koua
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BIODEGRADATION OF THE HERBICIDE LINURON IN A PLUG-FLOW PACKED-BED BIOFILM CHANNEL EQUIPPED WITH TOP AERATION MODULES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractA lab-scale packed-bed biofilm channel reactor that operates as a plug-flow system equipped with top aeration modules wasconstructed and evaluated. To assess the reactor performance a microbial community able to degrade linuron was used. Changingthe fluid flow rates and the linuron concentrations in the inflowing medium the volumetric loading rates of linuron (BV,L) weregradually increased from 0.29 to 14.93 mg/Lh. During the operation of the reactor, an airflow rate of 0.15 ± 0.05 L/min...
Autori: Erick Marrón-Montiel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL ANALYSES ON THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF A SOLAR AIR COLLECTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractThe present contribution describes the investigation of a solar air collector for space heating in order to develop more efficientand cost effective energy process. Various configurations of absorber and different air flows through the collector were tested.The influence of the air mass flow on the air outlet temperature and thermal efficiency has been studied. The thermal efficiency,fluid outlet temperature, heat increase and heat losses of the collector are calculated depending on the ...
Autori: Lizica Simona Paraschiv
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF ANIONIC POLYMER-CATIONIC SURFACTANT COMPLEX COAGULANTS IN WATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractThe performance of some complex coagulants derived from weak and medium anionic polymers and medium cationic surfactantin coagulation-flocculation process for water treatment was experimentally investigated by carrying out kinetic studies and bydetermining the optimum coagulant dose. The complex coagulants were prepared from weak anionic and medium anioniccopolymers of acrylamide and sodium acrylate with the commercial names Praestol 2515 and Praestol 2540, and mediumcationic surfactant ...
Autori: Constantin Bobirică
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FTIR ANALYSIS OF ION EXCHANGE RESINS WITH APPLICATION IN PERMANENT HARD WATER SOFTENING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThe purpose of the present study is the comparative investigation of the calcium cations removal from aqueous solutions usingtwo strong acid cationic resins recommended during the last years for water softening. The performances of the two resins wereevaluated by the means of the cationic exchange capacity and the retention degree of the calcium cations. The evaluation of thetwo resins behaviour in the ion exchange process was performed by the means of the FTIR spectra recorded on the re...
Autori: Liliana Lazar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26489

REMOVING TOXIC COMPOUNDS FROM WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThe paper presents a hybrid method for the advanced removal of low biodegradable organic compounds from water, bycombining the separation selectivity of the membrane with the oxidation efficiency of the photocatalytic process. The aim of thisstudy is to evaluate the performance of the hybrid method to remove toxic compounds from wastewater. The advanced oxidationprocess, based on a photocatalytic reactor with continuous recirculation, ultraviolet (UV) radiations and a membrane, was usedf...
Autori: Cristina Orbeci
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARISON BETWEEN A RETROFITTED AND A NEWLY-DESIGNED OXYCOMBUSTION BOILER INTENDED TO BE USED IN CARBON DIOXIDE SEQUESTRATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractGreenhouse gases emissions represent a first-degree concern in power generation from fossil fuels combustion. Over the past twoand a half centuries, since the dawn of the industrial era, huge amounts of carbon dioxide have been released into the atmospherefrom combustion processes, most of it coming from fossil fuel-fired power plants. The effects of CO2 accumulation in theatmospheric environment become more and more apparent due to the increasingly strong greenhouse effect leading to gl...
Autori: Bogdan Horbaniuc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SIMULTANEOUS ARSENIC (III) AND LEAD (II) DETECTION FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION BY ANODIC STRIPPING SQUARE-WAVE VOLTAMMETRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractNano-Ag electrodeposited on carbon nanotubes-epoxy and carbon nanofibers-epoxy composites electrode materials as Ag-CNTand Ag-CNF electrodes were tested for simultaneous detection of arsenic (III) and lead (II) from aqueous solution. Theelectrochemical behaviour of As(III) and Pb(II) on both composite electrode offered useful detection information and Ag-CNFexhibited better electroanalytical performance. The detection scheme using Ag-CNF for simultaneous detection of As(III) andPb(II) wa...
Autori: Anamaria Baciu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND THERMAL PERFORMANCES OF MODERN EARTH SHELTERED HOUSES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThe impact of modern structures on the environment during the building process and actual life-cycle becomes more and more ofa problem and needs to be minimized using unconventional architectural and building solutions, materials and overallacknowledgement of the whole concept.This study has the task of determining the feasibility of a modern earth sheltered house solution by comparing its thermalperformances and environmental impact to a conventional above-ground building solution. Alth...
Autori: Horia Tundrea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZING THE NANOFILTRATION OPERATING CONDITIONS AS POST TREATMENT STEP IN THE GROUNDWATER DENITRIFICATION PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractTwo types of nanofiltration membranes had been used to study the influence of cross flow velocity on the membrane filtration ofdenitrification effluent (NF270 and NF90). Filtration had been conducted at constant transmembrane pressure of 5 bar andvariable cross flow velocity (0.03, 0.06, 0.15 and 0.39 ms-1). The obtained normal flux was 0.47, 0.58, 0.59 and 0.77for NF270membranes and 0.35, 0.38, 0.41 and 0.39 for NF90 membranes, the increase in cross flow velocity had enhanced fluxperfor...
Autori: Abdel Halim Fuqaha
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ATTITUDES TOWARDS ECO-INNOVATION IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: PERFORMANCE IMPLICATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractDespite a growing literature on the importance of environmental activities for firms’ strategies, there are still few studies aimed atanalysing whether an environmental orientation has any impact on innovation performance. Firms within the chemical industryhave a great concern for this subject, due to the larger impact that their decisions could have on the environment. This studyfocuses on the chemical industry and contributes important findings regarding the relationship between a firm...
Autori: Ángela González-Moreno
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS OF PRIMARY ENERGY USE OF TYPICAL BUILDINGS IN HUNGARY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractThe building stock in Eastern European countries varies greatly in terms of the thermal properties of the materials used. Duringrecent decades, the requirements related to building energy performance have been changed. Nevertheless, the number of newlybuilt buildings has decreased in recent years, so there are few buildings that fulfill the strictest requirements that were recentlyintroduced. Several national programs have been started to help owners improve the energy use of their build...
Autori: Béla Bodó
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DEFINING ENERGY- AND COST-SAVING POTENTIALS AND THEIR APPLICATION IN OPTIMAL BUILDING REFURBISHMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractIn this paper, we develop a rigorous theoretical framework and a practical implementation for the evaluation of the energy- andcost-saving potential of buildings. The goal is to promote sustainability in the context of building energetics by achieving themost efficient, optimal exploitation of the financial resources available for refurbishments. The practical realization of thisconcept requires the evaluation of the optimal refurbishment cost that maximizes the net energetic or financia...
Autori: Árpád Csík
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF A PRECAST CONCRETE BUILDING STOCK IN A TIME PERSPECTIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractThe sustainable refurbishment of the existing building stock is a key issue in achieving the ambitious long-term energy andenvironmental goals of the European Union. Europe has a vast building stock built with prefabricated reinforced concrete largepanelconstruction technology after World War II to decrease the general housing shortage, mostly in the Eastern-Europeancountries and East Germany.This study focuses on the environmental evaluation of the retrofitting of the existing precast l...
Autori: Sára Hrabovszky-Horváth
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF RECONFIGURABLE HARDWARE TECHNOLOGY IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractDue to the continuously increasing trend in the costs of the traditional fossil fuels, the development of residential or commercialbuildings with reduced energy needs becomes a significant and more pressing scientific challenge. At the same time, consumersare increasingly demanding more comfortable buildings, where the energy needs are addressed using locally available renewableenergy resources. Consumers also require a higher level of security, supervision, and control of the building, ...
Autori: Géza Husi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26553

ECONOMICAL OPTIMIZATION OF AN INDIRECT SOLAR CABINET DRYER BASED ON MATHEMATICAL MODELING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractThis paper presents an optimization procedure to minimize the cost of drying in a solar cabinet dryer based on the results of amathematical model. The model has been developed previously for performance analysis of a solar cabinet dryer. The optimalvalues for geometry of the solar collector, mass flux of air through the collector, and initial moisture content are obtained in away that the drying cost is minimized. The results indicate that to optimize the drying cost, the best values of ...
Autori: Samaneh Sami
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26564

ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY: AN INTERNATIONAL ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractThe hotel industry constitutes a major sector of the wider tourism industry and, in common with other industries, hospitalityoperations inevitably entail environmental impacts. Requirements for corporate financial reporting are commonplace, but publicdisclosure of the environmental effects of organizations’ economic actions - referred to as environmental reporting – whilegenerally only a voluntary commitment offers a potentially valuable contribution towards assessing the industry’s glob...
Autori: Patricia Milanés-Montero
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENERGY PRODUCTION FROM WASTEWATER USING HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL SUBSURFACE FLOW CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractThe aim of the present work is to study the performance of a constructed wetland for domestic wastewater depuration alsoworking as a microbial fuel cell (MFC) under two different subsurface flow modes in the upper cathodic compartment (horizontalflow, HF, or vertical flow, VF), and to compare the efficiency under both situations. A pilot-scale subsurface constructed wetlandtreating domestic wastewater was used, and the installation also included the electrodes and devices needed to work ...
Autori: José Villaseñor Camacho
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TECHNOLOGICAL POSTURE AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: EFFECTS ON INNOVATION PERFORMANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractInterest in the relationship between innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has grown considerably in the last fewyears. The aim of this paper is to analyze the relationship between a company’s technological posture and CSR, as one of themain determinants of technological innovation performance. From knowledge-based and stakeholders’ theories a structuralequations model of relationships was established and statistically tested through Smart PLS on a sample of Spanish firms ...
Autori: María I. González-Ramos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY OF A ROAD TEST TRACK WITH AND WITHOUT CRUMB RUBBER. SOLUTIONS FOR NOISE POLLUTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractEnd-of-life tires are waste materials that pollute landscapes when they are disposed of in tire dumps. However, its life cycle is notfinished when they are scrapped. The rubber of end-of-life tires could be used for new purposes as construction material in roadrehabilitation. A gap-graded mix characterization was carried out in this work by means of laboratory and field performancetests. The mixture has a high content of crumb rubber (CR) by weight of bitumen. Crumb Rubber was added to t...
Autori: Victor F. Vázquez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INTEGRATED AND SUSTAINABLE SYSTEM FOR MULTI-WASTE VALORIZATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractThe general aim of this paper is to demonstrate the sustainable management of a broad spectrum of wastes (livestock, industrial,agri-food, agricultural and non-recyclable fraction proceeding from waste treatment plants) in an integrated plant. Thetechnological development and practical application of the “Mixed Plant” concept is used to achieve this objective. In order tovalorize in a joint form all the above-mentioned categories of waste, two different processes have been integrated. Th...
Autori: Dolores Hidalgo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TAKAGI-SUGENO ALGORITHM FOR GLOBAL SOLAR IRRADIATION USING AIR TEMPERATURE DATA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract Air temperature is certainly the most measured surface meteorological parameter and accurate forecasting of air temperature is usually performed worldwide. This fact inspired the idea that a predicted value of air temperature may be used as input in solar radiation air temperature-based models, aiming to generate the reference solar radiation year or to forecast solar irradiation. Following this, a Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy model for estimating global solar irradiation via air temperature...
Autori: Remus Şt. Boata
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MAGNITUDE OF DAMAGE EVENTS ON HYDROTECHNICAL TORRENT CONTROL STRUCTURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract The objectives of this paper address the identification and statistical analysis of the laws underlying the variability of the magnitude of the damages to torrent control structures induced by four of the most well-known events affecting their stability, resistance and durability. The research set consists of 100 torrent control structures that have continuously functioned for almost three decades in a managed torrential watershed in the forested mountainous area of Romania. In the ...
Autori: Ioan Clinciu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS FOR AN IRREVERSIBLE COMBINED THERMIONIC-THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR WITH FINITE RATE HEAT TRANSFER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract A model of an irreversible combined thermionic-thermoelectric generator with internal and external irreversibilities is established in this paper. The performances of the combined generator, in which the heat transfers obey radiative heat transfer law, are analyzed and optimized by using the combination of finite time thermodynamics and non-equilibrium thermodynamics. The general expressions for power output and efficiency versus drop voltage are derived. The influence of finite rat...
Autori: Zemin Ding
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A SIMULATION STUDY ON THE DIESEL ENGINE COMBUSTION PROCESS BASED ON THE FIELD-EFFECT ANALYSIS METHOD OF COMBINED COMBUSTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract Based on the spray mixing field-effect analysis method, this paper has taken into consideration the variation in the distribution of oxygen concentration in the combustion process and has put forward the combined combustion field-effect analysis method. The method is applied to the matching study of a certain kind of diesel engine’s combustion chamber with air admission and fuel injection parameters and can also be used to complete the simulation analysis and evaluation of mix...
Autori: Xiang-Rong Li
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN IMPROVED METHODOLOGY FOR DETERMINATION OF RADIOCHEMICAL AND CHEMICAL IMPURITIES IN THE SYNTHESIS PROCESS OF 18F-FDG (2-[18F] FLUORO-2-DEOXY-D-GLUCOSE)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 2
Abstract 18F-FDG is a glucose analog in which the hydroxyl group on the second carbon is substituted with 18F, being used as an indicator of glucose uptake and cell viability. The aim of this work was to synthesize the 18F-FDG and to validate the methodology for the assessment of its both radiochemical and chemical purities, according to the European Pharmacopoeia. The proposed methodology encompasses three chromatographic methods: radio-HPLC, radio-TLC and HS/GC. Radiochemical impurities ...
Autori: Mirela Mihon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CATALYTIC AND NON-CATALYTIC PYROLYSIS OF BIOLOGICALLY TREATED MANURE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 2
Abstract The utilization of manure for waste-to-bioenergy conversion processes may be a sustainable development choice rather than its traditional use as a fertilizer. Furthermore, the valorization of manure via thermochemical conversion routes and their integration with biological processes can provide an additional pathway in the utilization of residual biomass. On the other hand, the use of metal oxides might enhance the performance of thermochemical processes such as pyrolysis by either ...
Autori: Maria Fernandez-Lopez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF A PLANT FOR GLYCEROL CONVERSION TO ACROLEIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract The development of biodiesel industry in the recent past brought into discussion the valorization of glycerol as the byproduct of this technology. Dehydration of glycerol leads to acrolein, mainly used as a raw material in the production of acrylic acid and its esters. Several research efforts dealing with the synthesis of acrolein from glycerol are reported in the literature. However, they are limited to catalyst testing on laboratory scale, no attention being paid to the process f...
Autori: Ionut Banu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SEPARATION OF SUCCINIC ACID FROM FERMENTATION BROTHS. MODELLING AND OPTIMIZATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract Succinic acid is widely used in different industries, its demand increasing each year. Therefore, efficiently producing it (especially from bio-regenerable sources) is an aspect that researchers try to solve thorough different methods, one of the approaches consisting in using process models for generating predictions and improving production by process optimization. In this work, a combination of two bio-inspired algorithms represented by Artificial Neural Networks and Clonal Selec...
Autori: Elena-Niculina Drăgoi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EQUILIBRIUM PERFORMANCES OF CRYSTAL-RIGHTTM CR100 ZEOLITE USED IN WATER SOFTENING PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract The present work investigates the performance of Cristal-RightTM CR100 zeolite based on the equilibrium and thermodynamics water softening process. The commercial zeolite was characterized by scanning electron microscopy combined with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and FT-IR spectroscopy. The equilibrium performances of zeolite were evaluated by the sorption capacity of calcium cations from calcium chloride solutions varying the calcium concentrations corresponding to moderate...
Autori: Liliana Lazăr
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A NEW STRATEGY FOR PENTACHLOROPHENOL MONITORING IN WATER SAMPLES USING ULTRA-HIGH PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY - MASS SPECTROMETRY TANDEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract A novel sensitive and rapid analytical approach based on ultra-high performance liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry (UHPLC/MS/MS) tandem was developed for the monitoring of pentachlorophenol in water samples. Chromatographic separation was carried out on Acquity BEH C18 (100 x 2.1 mm, 1.7 μm) column under gradient mode using a mobile phase consisting of acetonitrile/ultrapure water/formic acid. Quantification of pentachlorophenol was performed on a triple-quadrupole tandem ...
Autori: Yassine Kadmi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS AND ULTRASOUND ASSISTED EXTRACTIONS APPLIED TO SPRUCE BARK CONVERSION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract Supercritical fluid and ultrasound assisted extractions were applied as a first step in a complex processing of spruce bark in order to recover polyphenols compounds. The aim of the study was to compare the efficiency of these "green" processes with a conventional extraction technique (ethanolic extraction). Supercritical fluid extraction was carried out in two steps: (i) static extraction for 15 min at 1000 psi with pure CO2 and (ii) dynamic extraction for 45 min at 35, 4...
Autori: Adina Iulia Talmaciu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF CARBAMAZEPINE BY ELECTROCOAGULATION: INVESTIGATION OF SOME KEY OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract The performance of electrocoagulation (EC) process, a non-specific electrochemical technology, was investigated for the removal of carbamazepine (CBZ), an antiepileptic drug, from water. Experiments were carried out in synthetic wastewater in a batch cell. The respective influences of some key process parameters were studied, such as mixing conditions, initial pH, and current on aluminium electrodes. Experimental results showed that a CBZ removal efficiency of 62% was observed under...
Autori: Tania Yehya
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF HYDROGEN ADDITION ON EXHAUST EMISSIONS AND PERFORMANCE OF A SPARK IGNITION ENGINE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract The use of hydrogen in spark ignition engines as a supplementary fuel can enhance combustion and reduce toxic emissions. Difficulties in hydrogen storage and production limit its use in internal combustion engines. This paper investigates the performance of a spark ignition engine with the addition of a mixture of hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2) into the intake manifold. Hydrogen is produced by an alkaline electrolyser and consumed simultaneously to eliminate the need for a storage de...
Autori: Yasin Karagöz
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CHALLENGES AND OPORTUNITIES IN GREEN PLASTICS: AN ASSESSMENT USING THE ELECTRE DECISION-AID METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract Bioplastics are biobased materials, usually easy biodegradable, derived from renewable resources. Evolution of bioplastics production is related to: bio starch and starch mixtures (74.5%); bioplastic products from fermentation (13%), bioplastic from petrochemicals materials (12.5%). They are seen as a viable solution to avoid some environmental impacts caused by the use of fossil-based conventional plastics. In this context, the general objectives of this study entail the analysis a...
Autori: Elena-Diana Comaniţă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A FUZZY NON-RADIAL DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS (DEA) APPROACH TO MEASURE REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract Data envelopment analysis (DEA) has been recently utilized as a multiple criteria tool for environmental performance evaluation by incorporating undesirable outputs. Most DEA models to measure environmental performance follows the assumptions of crisp data and radial measures. In this paper, we present a fuzzy non-radial DEA approach with Russell measure for environmental performance evaluation. A pair of bi-level mathematical programs is formulated to calculate the lower and upper ...
Autori: Zhongbao Zhou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMBINATION OF ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS AND GENETIC ALGORITHM - GAMMA TEST METHOD IN PREDICTION OF ROAD TRAFFIC NOISE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract This paper proposes an expert system based on Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) to model road traffic noise. Feed-Forward Neural Networks (FFNNs) that are trained with the Levenberg-Marquardt back-propagation algorithm were used. Models were evaluated using mean squared error (MSE) and coefficient of determination (R2) as statistical performance parameters. In traffic noise modelling, the noise level at a receptor position due to the source of traffic emission is modelled as a funct...
Autori: Leila Khouban
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT OF MARKETING SUSTAINABILITY IN THE PROCESS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract One of the changes in marketing refers to the redirection of focus from profit to sustainable development. Sustainability marketing can influence sustainable development. The key contribution of the paper is the presentation of holistic approach to sustainable development and sustainability marketing through three dimensions: goals, actors and capital. Holistic management of sustainability marketing in the process of sustainable development is focused on economic, environmental and ...
Autori: Beba Rakic
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE ROLE OF AGRI-ENVIRONMENT SCHEMES IN FARM ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY FROM HIGH NATURAL VALUE TRANSYLVANIAN AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract The paper investigates the role of the Common Agriculture Policy support in the economic sustainability of sheep breeding farms from North-Western Romania (Transylvania), focusing particularly on the Agri-Environment Schemes (AES). The region has important High Natural Value (HNV) grassland areas significant for bio-conservation. To analyze their importance in the overall economic viability, individual data was collected from 207 farms using a stratified sample. A principal componen...
Autori: Mugurel I. Jitea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR BETTER ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – A REVIEW
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract The Organizations of the 21st century had evidenced that Management Systems and Standards have become a key aspect for their sustainable development and a prerequisite for their existence. In this recent decade, the Systems for Quality (ISO 9001:2008), Environment (ISO 14001:2004), Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001:2007), Corporate Social Responsibility (SA 8000:2008 and ISO 26000:2010) and Risk Management (ISO 31000:2009) form the core pillars of the Organization, supple...
Autori: Gopalakrishnan Muthu Samy
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DECOLORIZATION AND MINERALIZATION OF REACTIVE RED 198 IN SALINE WATER: PERFORMANCE COMPARISON OF PHOTOLYSIS, UV/TiO2, AND UV/ZNO PROCESSES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract The objective of this study was to identify differences between three of the most conventional UV-based advanced oxidation processes, namely photolysis, UV/TiO2, and UV/ZnO for the decolorization and mineralization of reactive red 198 (RR198) model dye in saline media. The study investigated influences of solution pH levels, salt concentration, reaction time and dye concentration on the degradation of RR198. The most effective dye removal and mineralization was observed at pH levels...
Autori: Gholamreza Moussavi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MODELING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF CYBERNETIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract Cybernetic Transportation System (CTS) is a relatively new branch of the Intelligent Transportation System, which can provide flexible transportation services for university campuses, resorts, and industrial parks. The proposed simulation approach is suitable for a preliminary assessment of CTS-related environmental impact in real-world driving conditions. The model is built to allow performance prediction of a single cybercar or the whole CTS in a wide range of operational conditio...
Autori: Leonid Tartakovsky
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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LIFE CYCLE THINKING IN SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS: THE CASE OF RUBBERIZED ASPHALT PAVEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
`Abstract End of life tires require sound accounting of environmental performances to design sustainable procedures for material recovery. Their use in rubber modified asphalt provides could lead to the improvement of technical and environmental performances of asphalt roads, but the effectiveness of simplified procedures is to be proved. During LIFE+ project ROADTIRE, a rubber modified asphalt road prototype, with the upper surface layer containing 10% crumb rubber in the bituminous binder,...
Autori: Irene Bartolozzi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARATIVE PHOTOCATALYTIC PERFORMANCES OF UNDOPED/N-DOPED TIO2 UNDER SOLAR IRRADIATION FOR A REACTIVE YELLOW 125 AZO REACTIVE DYE DEGRADATION FROM WATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract In this study, the comparative photocatalytic activities of undoped and N-doped TiO2 anatase nanocrystals towards the degradation of Reactive Yellow 125 (RY125) azo reactive dye in aqueous solutions under UV and VIS irradiation ranges were investigated. Both nanocrystals prepared by a fast-hydrothermal method using titanium isopropoxide as precursor were characterized morpho-structurally by X-ray diffraction, SEM/EDX analysis and BET measurements. Also, optical features of the nano...
Autori: Corina Orha
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS OF THE ROMANIAN PACKAGING WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract The aim of this study is to analyse Romanian situation regarding packaging waste generated and to find out how the targets imposed after integration were accomplished, based on data collected and published by Eurostat, as well by other publications. The municipal solid waste collection practice in Romania is based on mixed collection (approximately 96% of waste generated), without or with minor sorting at source. Waste recovery is applied to small percentages and only for certain ca...
Autori: Carmen Luiza Costuleanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COST-EFFECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO CONTROL INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND COMFORT IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING RETROFITTING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract This paper presents a toolset for the efficient control of the indoor air quality and thermal comfort in retrofitted buildings. The refurbishment of existing buildings, compliant to actual regulations, often leads to airtightness and the consequent poor conditions for the occupants that could cause low productivity and even sickness. For this reason, the CETIEB (Cost Effective Tools for Better Indoor Environment in Retrofitted Energy Efficient Buildings) project developed innovative...
Autori: Gian Marco Revel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WHY MANUFACTURERS OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT (EEE) CREATE PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY ORGANIZATIONS (PROS) TO COMPLY WITH THE WEEE DIRECTIVE? THE CASE OF ERP ITALIA SRL WITH FOCUS ON COSTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract This paper investigates the role of collective organizations created by producers to comply with the WEEE Directive. There are limited case studies on these producer responsibility organizations (PROs) despite the crucial role that they play in Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes. An important aspect in order to evaluate the efficiency of these compliance schemes is the analysis of their internal costs including transaction costs. First of all, this research provides an u...
Autori: Marinella Favot
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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LIQUID INJECTION TO ENHANCE BIOGAS PRODUCTION IN LANDFILLS FOR PRETREATED MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTES - BIO.LEA.R. PROJECT (LIFE+ PROGRAM)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract The Bio.Lea.R project aims to demonstrate the performance of a landfill for less reactive, biologically treated waste (pretreated organic wastes) compared to a conventionally managed landfill, with regard to both environmental (biogas and leachate production) and economic aspects. The objective is to control the pretreated biodegradable waste through a liquid injection in order to achieve the same biogas quantity in a shorter time than in conventional landfill. Laboratory and full ...
Autori: Alberto Godio
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTRICRITERIA INDICATOR OF VIRTUOSITY IN WASTE MANAGEMENT ADDRESSED TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract As the percentage of segregated waste, taken as individual indicator, is insufficient to measure the virtuosity of a Municipality waste management, a multicriteria indicator has been developed to broaden the horizon of the analysis of waste management performance. The aim of this study is to experiment a new and easy–to-use methodology for the evaluation of Municipalities virtuosity in waste management, built from Public Administrators to verify the responsiveness between thei...
Autori: Alessandra Bonoli
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STRATEGIES AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR A GREEN SPACE FOR STUDENTS AT TERRACINI CAMPUS, UNIBO
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract To make sustainability transitions happen, it is crucial not only to have strategic planning processes committed by the top management, but also to encourage community engagement, approaching and promoting a bottom-up process. In the specific case of a University Campus, that means the involvement of the students not only as consumers, but with a leading role in the sustainability process. DICAM department of University of Bologna has recently started the implementation of some prac...
Autori: Sara Rizzo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DYNAMICS ANALYSIS OF A MICROBIAL FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND PID CONTROL OF ITS POWER AND CURRENT BASED ON THE CRITICAL PROPORTION DEGREE METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract In this paper, the structure and working principles of a microbial fuel cell (MFC) are analysed, and a mathematical simulation model of MFCs is established based on the electrochemical equation, kinetic equation and material balance equation of a MFC. A simulation analysis and discussions are conducted in a MATLAB environment to investigate the effect of acetate concentration, influent flow and external resistance on the performance of a MFC system. The simulation model is demonstra...
Autori: Aimin An
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PERFORMANCE AND THERMAL CHARACTERISTICS OF HUMIDIFICATION-DEHUMIDIFICATION DESALINATION UTILIZING WASTE HEAT FROM EXHAUST GAS BELOW 100°C
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract The feasibility of humidification-dehumidification utilizing waste heat from exhaust gas was investigated. The exhaust gas below 100°C was used as the heat resource and to evaporate the salt water. The effect of operation conditions on the fresh water productivity and thermal efficiency was studied, including the salt water flow rate, exhaust gas flow rate and temperature. The performance of this process was discussed from the view of temperature field, and the temperature field...
Autori: Huaigang Cheng
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RISK ASSESSMENT OF WORK ACCIDENTS DURING THE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract Work accidents are a major issue in occupational safety and health. Employees of companies that offer telecommunications services are exposed to work accidents, especially during installation and operation of radio networks, operations that involve, in most cases, working at height (e.g. telecom towers or pylons). The exploiting of risk assessment tools by the ones involved in this business could cut both human and financial losses caused by workplace hazards. Starting from this pre...
Autori: Sebastian Marius Roşu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF Cu AND Ni BASED CATALYSTS IN THE HYDROGENATION PROCESS OF GLYCEROL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract The paper describes a numerical analysis concerning the behaviour of Cu and Ni based catalysts having different mole ratios of Ni to Cu in the process of glycerol hydrogenolysis. The impregnation technique was used to prepare the copper and nickel based catalysts. Our study revealed that their performances are different and depends on the Ni/Cu ratio. The catalysts were tested using various reaction conditions, such as time and temperature, and their performances analysed based on t...
Autori: Adriana Marinoiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COLOR REMOVAL OF REACTIVE TEXTILE DYES FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION BY RAW AND MODIFIED FUNGAL BIOSORBENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 10
Abstract This study concentrates on the reactive biosorption of dyes such as Reactive Red 3:1 (RR3:1), Reactive Orange 13 (RO13), Reactive Blue 13 (RB13), Reactive Blue 72 (RB72). The modified fungal biosorbent, Paecilomyces sp., had a higher dye biosorption yield in our study. 100% of biosorption yield observed on RR3:1 and RB13 and 94.09% of color removal of RO13 with the chemically modified biosorbent were great. Also, such modified biosorbent exhibited remarkable performance in simulate...
Autori: Ahmet Çabuk
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARISON OF FAAS AND XRF PERFORMANCE FOR METAL MONITORING IN BROWNFIELDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract Flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS) and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF) were used as investigation techniques in the assessment of soils contaminated with metals such as Pb, Cu and Zn. The investigation focused on the comparability of the concentrations determined by the two methods, in order to identify the most suitable approach for Pb, Cu and Zn quantification, with respect to metal monitoring in brownfields. Generally, the concentrations obtained through FAAS were...
Autori: Maria Lucia Bizo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DISSOLUTION OF BASE METALS FROM WASTE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract The aim of the present study was to determine the most feasible experimental conditions for the dissolution of base metals (Cu, Ni, Zn, Pb, etc.) from waste printed circuit boards (WPCBs) obtained from WMP. The leaching of WPCB samples was performed with FeCl3 in HCl solution which allowed the separation of a precious metal rich solid residue and a high base metal concentration solution adequate for base metal recovery. The most favorable conditions for the leaching process were ide...
Autori: Szabolcs Fogarasi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26877

THERMODYNAMIC EFFICIENCY OF SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract Solar photovoltaic (PV) system performance parametrically depends on climatic, operating and design parameters, and in view of thermodynamics it can be evaluated in terms of energy and exergy efficiencies. In this paper, thermodynamics efficiencies of two different solar PV modules technology i.e. wafer based crystalline silicon and thin-film are evaluated. As a subject, polycrystalline silicon (ASE-100) and amorphous silicon (DS-40), as components of 10 kWp grid-connected PV array ...
Autori: Dani Rusirawan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26899

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPANY FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE: THE CASE OF ROMANIAN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract The relation between the level of implementation of environmental practices and corporate financial performance (CFP) becomes important, especially when environmental policies, with corresponding standards and regulations, are adopted by the company on a voluntary basis and when companies’ economic activities affect stakeholders. In our research, we relate environmental practices with CFP by designing a way of measuring a particular environmental rating for which we didn't...
Autori: Dalina Dumitrescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF CLAY SOIL CONTENT ON FECAL BACTERIA REMOVAL IN AN INTERMITTENT MEDIA INFILTRATION SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Water scarcity, the degradation of freshwater resources, and wastewater pollution are reaching crisis levels, especially in arid regions of the world. The reuse of wastewater was investigated by using intermittent media infiltration (IMI) to evaluate fecal coliform (FC) removal efficiency. Twelve IMI columns were packed with soil and natural filtering materials (sand, zeolite, vermicompost and charcoal) at percentages of 25, 50 and 75. The municipal wastewater was treated for the FC analysis ...
Autori: Sasirot Khamkure
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPROVEMENT OF A NON ENERGY-CONSUMING SYSTEM: A GAMMA STIRLING ENGINE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
In this paper, the classical adiabatic model was chosen. The assumption of perfect gas working fluid was replaced by that of a real gas working fluid. This last assumption was defined by the van der Waals state equation. A Gamma type Stirling engine functioning with a maximum filling pressure of 10 bars was used to carry out experiments. Both theoretical models: the Perfect Gas Adiabatic Model (PGAM) and the Real Gas Adiabatic Model (RGAM) were applied to the Gamma Stirling engine. The influ...
Autori: Ramla Gheith
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECO-EFFICIENCY INDICATORS IN THE EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF THERMAL POWER PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Eco-efficiency is a key concept which brings together two essential aspects for economic progress and ecological aspect. Ecoefficiency indicators are very relevant and play an important role for environmental cost management. For a thermal power plant, which has a great impact on the environment, these indicators involve lower costs and efficient use of energy, water and fuel. The paper proposes a number of eco-efficiency indicators applicable to a thermal power plant, according with specific...
Autori: Roxana Grigore
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26938

AN EVALUATION OF BLUE WATER PREDICTION IN SOUTHERN PART OF IRAN USING THE SOIL AND WATER ASSESSMENT TOOL (SWAT)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Soil and water are the two major resources in the Earth’s hydro biological and geological systems. The hydrology of arid areas has become a topic of interest recently for hydrologists as water shortage at these areas can affect the agriculture, irrigation, and industry as a whole. This has also prompted water resource planners to more thoroughly investigate water resource crisis at arid areas. In this respect, the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), a semi-distributed hydrological mo...
Autori: Milad Jajarmizadeh
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF THE COMBINED UV/ELECTROCOAGULATION PROCESS FOR DYE REMOVAL FROM TEXTILE WASTEWATER USING RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
In this study, response surface methodology (RSM) method was applied based on a five-level and four-variable central composite design. The optimization of the C.I. Direct Red 81 (DR81) removal by the combination of electrocoagulation (EC) and UV processes was also performed. The effect of initial pH, reaction time, current density and initial dye concentration on the dye removal was investigated to obtain the optimal experimental conditions. The optimal conditions with the dye removal of 95% ...
Autori: Elmira Pajootan
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WASTEWATER TREATMENT IN A CONSTRUCTED WETLAND FOLLOWED BY AN OXIDATION POND IN A RURAL AREA OF CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
The aim of this study was to examine the pollutant removal performance of a combined process using horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetland (HFCW) and an oxidation pond (OP) in the treatment of a decentralized domestic wastewater. Waters along the water flow and at different depths of the wetland substrate were sampled and analyzed during continuous operation. It was found that the HFCW-OP combined system presented good organic matter and phosphorus removal capacity. In the first year, ...
Autori: Wendong Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A SYSTEM DYNAMICS ANALYSIS OF INCENTIVE MECHANISMS FOR DEMAND RESPONSE PROGRAMS IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Severe power shortages and poor performance of administrative demand response (DR) in China have motivated exploration of potentially more effective market-based approaches to promote DR deployment. We present a systems dynamics model for estimating DR-related costs and benefits to stakeholders. The model is used to study the performance of DR programs under various alternative incentive mechanisms. The systems dynamics process can quantitatively explain incentive-related obstacles in China ...
Autori: Beibei Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A REVIEW OF FERROELECTRIC PACKED BED NON THERMAL PLASMA REACTOR FOR VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS DECOMPOSITION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 2
One way to improve the performance of non-thermal plasma (NTP) reactor for volatile organic compound decomposition is by the introduction of ferroelectric materials into the discharge zone of NTP. This paper is a review of the breakthroughs and the current status of the applications of this technology for the abatement of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It covers the process of energy generation in NTP, VOCs decomposition processes and the effects of critical factors such as type of packed...
Autori: Abdullahi Mohammed Evuti
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BIODEGRADATION OF BASIC FUCHSIN AND METHYL RED BY THE BLUE GREEN ALGAE Hydrocoleum oligotrichum AND Oscillatoria limnetica
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 2
In this work biodegradation of basic fuchsin and methyl red by the blue green algae Hydrocoleum oligotrichum and Oscillatoria limnetica was investigated. The degradation of basic fuschin after 7 days by H. oligotrichum and O. limnetica was 92.44% and 90.23%, respectively. On the other hand, the degradation of methyl red by H. oligotrichum and O. limnetica after 7 days was 53.23% and 50.18%, respectively. The degradation of these dyes by algae seems to be related to the molecular structures of...
Autori: Ghada W. Abou-El-Souod
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DRIVING FORCES AFFECTING THE ADOPTION OF ECO-INNOVATION: A SURVEY ON VACUUM SEWER SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
The article studies the adoption of eco-innovation using the diffusion dynamic as a paradigm for investigating the environmental reform in providing public goods. The study focused on the wastewater collection systems and analyzed how the structure of the market, socio-cultural conditions, geographic proximity and the Gross Domestic Product level measured the acceptance or rejection of eco-innovation. The authors investigated the data in order to test three hypotheses, respectively, the influ...
Autori: Iulia C. Terryn
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WOOD WASTE AS A RENEWABLE SOURCE OF ENERGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
The renewable sources of energy represent a viable alternative for satisfying the energetic needs of humanity in case the fossil fuels reserves are exhausted, which is estimated to occur in maximum 25 years if the current rate of exploitation is maintained. Nowadays, there are several concerns about the valorization of the energetic potential of these resources (wind, water flows, solar, geothermal energy etc.), but also a series of extremely beneficial practical uses (i.e. wind parks, photov...
Autori: Daniela Suteu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MITIGATION OF GASEOUS EMISSION FROM BURNER SYSTEM UTILIZING ENVO DIESEL FUEL VIA AIR STAGING METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 4
Emission from the combustion processes can cause adverse effect to the environment. The formation of pollutants such as oxides of nitrogen (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxides of sulphur (SOx) are hazardous and harmful to the ecosystem. Due to these pollutants and also depletion of fossil fuel, several steps should be taken in order to mitigate this problem. Biofuel is known as the potential replacement for fossil fuel. Envo Diesel is one form of biofuel that can be us...
Autori: Mohammad Nazri Mohd Ja’afar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EVALUATION OF POWDERED ACTIVATED CARBON PERFORMANCE FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT CONTAINING ORGANIC (C6H6 AND C6H5-CH3) AND INORGANIC (Pb+2 AND Zn+2) POLLUTANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
The removal of toxic heavy metal ions such as lead and zinc from industrial and mining wastewaters has been widely studied because their existence in surface and underground water is responsible for several types of health problems caused to animals and human beings. Also, there are some organic compounds, which must be prevented from reaching in drinking water from various sources of pollution. For these reasons in this paper the experiments were conducted to study the ability of activated ...
Autori: Cristina Ileana Covaliu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NATURAL AND WASTE MATERIALS AS GREEN SORBENTS FOR Cd(II) REMOVAL FROM AQUEOUS EFFLUENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
Removal of Cd(II) from aqueous streams is of special concern because of its very high toxicity and persistent nature. The sorbents based on natural and waste materials have very promising performances in the treatment of Cd(II) contaminated waters. Very few reviews are available that provide valuable information on the various aspects of the utilization of natural and waste materials for Cd(II) metal ions removal. In this context, this review examines a wide range of materials as green sorben...
Autori: Lavinia Tofan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PHOTOCATALYTIC OXIDATION OF A HAZARDOUS PHENOLIC COMPOUND OVER TiO2 IN A BATCH SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
Recently, environmental scientists have been focused their attention on the occurrence and the elimination of specific organic compounds in water. Among them, chlorophenols are considered to be a public health problem due to their carcinogenic properties. Thus, there is an important need to find new strategies to efficiently transform these compounds to no toxic or inactive by-products. In this work the photocatalytic removal of 2,4-dichlorophenol in water solution was investigated at laborat...
Autori: Lidia Favier
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RECOVERY OF SAWDUST AND RECYCLED RUBBER GRANULES AS SOUND ABSORBING MATERIALS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
This paper presents a research on ways to reduce waste and to diminish sound pollution by recovery of fir sawdust and recycled rubber granules and use in making sound absorbing composite materials. Four materials were prepared using raw materials (fir sawdust and recycled rubber granules) in various percentages, and polyurethane binder. Materials mechanical and acoustic properties were characterized, proving these materials have useful properties. Materials acoustic performance was compared w...
Autori: Ancuţa Elena Tiuc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A FRAMEWORK FOR FUZZY EVALUATION OF EMERGENCY RESPONSES TO CHEMICAL LEAKAGE ACCIDENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
A quick and efficient response to an emergency incident is critical to avoiding further damage, so its evaluation is important before taking real action. In this study, a framework for response strategy evaluation is proposed based on a whole-process risk analysis of historical accidents, which provides a method to compare the efficiency of different response strategies in a hypothetical scenario. The framework is a multi-step procedure consisting of three major steps: system definition, inde...
Autori: Lei Huang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RESPONSE OF THE FISH COMMUNITY TO OXBOW LAKE RESTORATION IN A LOW-GRADIENT RIVER FLOODPLAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 6
The effects of reconnecting three oxbow lakes to the Słupia River (northern Poland) on the fish community were analysed on the background of environmental factors. The ecological effects of restoring the hydrological connectivity of the river-floodplain system (RFS) were analysed in an intermediate time span (from 2008 to 2012). Oxbow lakes that were cut off from their mother river were characterised by a low abundance and relatively low diversity (Shannon index, H’) but high speci...
Autori: Krystian Obolewski
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROACTIVITY AND ITS DETERMINANTS IN THE HOTEL INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
The economic literature provides ample evidence that tourism makes intensive use of land both as a product and as a production factor. However, what is now known as mass tourism was developed in a setting in which respect for the environment among businesses and consumers was conspicuous by its absence. This situation has recently changed as consumers increasingly demand sustainable tourism products and require companies to respect specific environmental commitments. How companies manage thi...
Autori: José Luis Sánchez-Ollero
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HOW DO COUNTRY RISK RATINGS AFFECT TOURISM ACTIVITY? AN INDIRECT MEASURE OF THE ENVIRON
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
Since the link between tourism and economic growth is not automatic, a country must meet certain characteristics in order for this link to occur and make it sustainable through time. Among these characteristics, environmental and sustainable policies, the existence of hard and soft infrastructure, a regulated labour market and economic and financial indicators play a key role. Therefore, Country Risk Score (CRS) can represent a good indicator of the sustainability of countries. Using Country ...
Autori: Roberto Cervelló-Royo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AMONG SMEs IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY: PERFORMANCE IMPLICATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
There is an increasing social and political awareness of the importance of the development of an environmental responsibility orientation among firms. However, despite a growing interest of environmental management research in Hospitality Industry in the last decade, there are still relevant topics that have not received sufficient attention yet. Research tends to focus on large companies almost neglecting Small and Medium-sized enterprises. Based on evidence from “The Eurobarometer 381...
Autori: Ángela González-Moreno
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EMISSION CHARACTERISTICS OF DOUBLE SWIRL COMBUSTION SYSTEM FOR A DIESEL ENGINE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
Experimental research focus on the emission characteristics of a diesel engine employed a new combustion system-double swirl combustion system (DSCS) is carried out. The influence of spray angle on diesel emission characteristics with DSCS is analyzed by experimental and numerical method. Main emissions such as particulate matters (PM) and nitrogen oxidants (NOx) are measured in diesel engine with DSCS and the original engine. Also, fuel consumption, combustion pressure, heat release rate are...
Autori: Liwang Su
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF SOME ALTERNATIVES TO NOISE BARRIERS AS NOISE MITIGATION MEASURES ON MAJOR ROADS IN EUROPE. CASE STUDY OF A HIGHWAY IN SPAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
There is an extensive literature covering a number of considerations for installing noise barriers to protect living areas. In fact, noise barriers are the most popular mitigation measure on major roads across Europe. This paper aims to review some situations where the use of noise barriers is not fully recommended. Fortunately, there are available wide ranges of technical noise solutions as an alternative to the barriers. What we propose in this article is to create a simple procedure to hel...
Autori: Alina Mihaela Petrovici
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CHARACTERIZATION STUDIES OF A NEW CERAMIC NANOFILTRATION MEMBRANE WITH FOULING RESISTANT PROPERTIES FOR EFFICIENT WATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
Membrane technology has become a fundamental unit operation in the industry and society of nowadays and fouling is, probably, the most important concern related with this technology. Fouling is a complex process that can limit the performances of facilities using membranes. Many research efforts have been done in order to reduce fouling tendency. Ceramic membranes can play a major role in fouling mitigation due to its high hydrophilic nature. This paper describes the characterization of a new...
Autori: Mihaela-Elena Dascalu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CAN DISINTEGRATION BASED ON COD (DDCOD) REPRESENT THE BIODEGRADABILITY OF DISINTEGRATED SLUDGE?
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
The research presented in this paper aimed to investigate the relationship between sludge anaerobic biodegradability and degree of sludge disintegration based on COD (DDCOD) in a wide range from 0 to 66.7%. Sonication as an advanced sludge pretreatment was used to disintegrate sludge. Meanwhile, biogas production in the anaerobic digestion process was used to present the sludge biodegradability. The performances of anaerobic digestion for pretreated sludge at different degrees of disintegrati...
Autori: Shuyu Yu
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DEVELOPING A GREEN REGISTER OF ECO-LABELED PRODUCTS IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
The green products market is growing up fast, but there is still a strong need to provide clear and verified information about their environmental performances in order to create a real consuming preference. The main preliminary results of a market survey conducted in Romania in 2010-2013 within the LIFE+ project -Promoting green products, aimed at evaluating the availability of eco-labeled products and at promoting their use, are presented in this paper. A national Green Register of type I e...
Autori: Antonina Temea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT IN THE PRODUCTION OF RECYCLED WOOL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 9
We computed the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) to identify the environmental performance of recycled wool by means of data belonging to a real case study in Italy. First, we analyzed inventory data quality by computing the data quality rating (DQR) index, according to the criteria provided by the PEF protocol. Quality of specific and generic data (selected from the Ecoinvent database) was evaluated as excellent and good, respectively. We then quantified the impacts related to each rele...
Autori: Silvia Bamonti
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS MONITORING IN FLOW VARIATION CONDITIONS DUE TO RAIN EVENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 9
The direct measurement of the nutrients largely contributes to understand how the quality of the information, coming from the instruments, may improve the performances of the plants. The advanced knowledge acquired on the meaning of the signals gives new possibilities to control the biological processes and estimate the operational state of the plant, improving the quality of the effluent and keeping the operational costs as low as possible. Such information, furthermore, can be used to under...
Autori: Carmine Fiorentino
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SUSTAINABLE USE OF METALLIC MINERAL RESOURCES OF SERBIA FROM AN ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 9
Sustainable use of metallic mineral resources of Serbia, being a part of natural resources, represents the basis for the planning, functioning, development and growth of numerous sectors of the economy as well as the basis for assessing the positions and perspectives for further socio-economic development of the country. Following a two-decade long period of socio-economic regression and economic and financial decline in Serbia, as well as problems in the functioning of institutions and strat...
Autori: Radule Tošović
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF AMMONIA NITROGEN FROM SWINE WASTERWATER BY ELECTROOXIDATION USING Ti/Mn-Ni/SnO2-Sb-CeO2 ANODE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
An electrochemical oxidation system using Titanium-based material as anode was setup and used to remove ammonium nitrogen (NH4-N) from swine wastewater. The effects of electrode material, current density, pH, and chlorine ion concentration were evaluated by removal rate of NH4-N and energy consume. The results showed that the NH4-N removal rate reached 98.5% using Ti/Mn-Ni/SnO2-Sb-CeO2 material as anode under the conditions: detention time of 60 minutes, pH of 8-10, current density of 20 mA/...
Autori: Xuewen Yi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THERMOPHLIC COMPOSTING PERFORMANCE OF PIG MANURE SPIKEDWITH CARBADOX
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
Carbadox is a veterinary antibiotic and widely used in livestock production as feed additives. Carbadox and its metabolites have the potential of provoking a tumor-inducing mutation. In this study, the influence of carbadox addition on composting performance and its removal during thermophilic composting were investigated. The results showed that the carbadox addition slightly influenced pH variation and C/N ratio, and also improved the decomposition of organic matter. However, XRD analysis indi...
Autori: Lin Shi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TREATMENT OF DIGESTED PIGGERY WASTEWATER WITH A MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
A submerged membrane bioreactor (MBR) was applied to treat digested piggery wastewater (DPW). The removal of chemical oxygen demand (COD), ammonium-nitrogen (NH4-N), two kinds of heavy metals and ten kinds of antibiotics were studied. The hydraulic retention time (HRT) was gradually shortened from 12 days to 2.7 days, by which correspondingly the volumetric COD loading rate was increased from 0.4±0.1 to 2.8±0.6 kg /(m3·d) and volumetric NH4-N loading rate was increased fr...
Autori: Rui Liu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR DECISION MAKING AND STAKEHOLDER INTERESTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
Today, different tools are associated with environmental protection context, which ca include, among others: environmental programmes, objectives and targets, training, incentive schemes, audit frequency, site inspections, administration and community relations. The assessment of different aspects of environmental quality and protection, in a qualitative or quantitative manner is based on various indicators, addressing the three components of sustainability: economic, social, environmental. ...
Autori: Mihnea Costoiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MULTI-CRITERIA METHODS FOR SELECTION OF ENCAPSULATION MATERIALS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
In this paper we applied multi-criteria methods of decision in order to establish the best encapsulation material to be used in producing photovoltaic modules. The encapsulation materials play an important role in establishing the PV module performance, especially if referring to their ability to increase their life time. For our study, we have considered the most widely used encapsulation materials available on the market, such as Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA), Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB), Thermo...
Autori: Gabriela Demian
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27169

PROCESS RESPONSE OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT UNDER LARGE RAINFALL INFLUENT FLOW
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
New processes of wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) to treat large rainfall influent flow of upriver combined drainage system were proposed by taking a WWTP in Tianjin as an example. InfoWorks and Biowin software were applied to simulate the upriver combined drainage system and the performance of proposed processes, respectively. After the model calibration and validation, the influence of rainfall anticipated on influent flow, water quality, and response operation of WWTP were studied. The resul...
Autori: Yin Jin
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27171

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION: INSIGHTS FROM PORTUGUESE CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
Against a background of growing concern with environmental issues, resource consumption and waste production in the construction sector, this article presents the results of a study on the implementation of environmental management systems (EMS) certification in Portuguese construction companies. It reports on how construction companies perceive motives, difficulties, benefits and effectiveness of implementing EMS certification. A questionnaire served as the basis for data collection. It was sen...
Autori: Caroline Dominguez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27174

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF WOOD-BURNING COOKSTOVES IN RURAL AREAS NEAR PUCALLPA, PERU
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
Rural areas near Pucallpa City in the Peruvian Amazon have no access to electricity. Fuelwood is the main source of energy and is used for open-fire cooking, which is generally considered as less efficient cooking method. The performance of two improved cookstoves (Ceramic Stove - CS and Rocket Stove – RS) has been compared with the traditional open-fire three-stone cooking method locally recognized as Traditional Cocina (TC). The CS and RS were constructed by the indigenous tribe of Shipi...
Autori: Iva Kucerova
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECTS OF HYDRODYNAMIC STRESS AND FEED RATE ON THE PERFORMANCE OF A MICROBIAL FUEL CELL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
There has been a growing amount of work on microbial fuel cells (MFCs) in the last years, both on the microbiological issues and on the engineering ones, which managed to increase power outputs by an order of magnitude. However, they are technically still far from attaining acceptable levels of power output. Therefore, it is necessary to go deeper in understanding the mechanisms involved in electricity production with MFCs and use this new knowledge to achieve significant increases in power outp...
Autori: Vânia Oliveira
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27187

ANALYSIS AND IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR THE TRANSFER FUNCTION OF A PLANAR LOW – PASS FILTER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
In this paper new techniques for the analysis and improvement of the transfer function of a low-pass filter made in planar electromagnetic technology are proposed. The low pass filter is a fundamental element of the filter used for conduction electromagnetic interferences suppression. For this purpose, in order to determine the filter’s transfer function, 3D electromagnetic CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) are coupled with simulation software programs which use equivalent electric circ...
Autori: Adina Racasan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27198

HEALTH CARE SYSTEM FOR MONITORING OLDER ADULTS IN A “GREEN” ENVIRONMENT USING ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
In this paper, we propose to present real solutions for close self-monitoring of older adults, given the permanent assistance and rapid intervention needed in emergency medical situations. The recent medical devices integrate existing or in development technologies that are easy to use, affordable, accessible and sustainable solutions that address a range of needs because the ultimate goal is the ensuring of a “living actively and independently at home” environment for older adults. ...
Autori: Iuliana Chiuchisan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27200

REMOVAL OF TURBIDITY AND HUMIC ACIDS USING CHITOSAN AS A COAGULANT AID: MODELING WITH ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
In the present study, the effect of chitosan as an eco-friendly coagulant aid was investigated for removing turbidity (bentonite) and humic acid (HA) in the coagulation process. The effects of various operational parameters such as initial pH of the solution (4-9), dosage of chitosan (1-4.5 mg/L), dosage of alum (10-40 mg/L) and initial turbidity (10-150 NTU) were investigated. An artificial neural network (ANN) model was used to predict the performance of turbidity removal efficiencies by coagu...
Autori: Abdolmotaleb Seid Mohammadi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27223

LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN CLUJ COUNTY, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a methodology that can be used to evaluate the environmental performance of municipal solid waste management systems (MSWMS). Despite of Waste Directive provisions, this methodology is insufficiently applied as a decision-support method able to identify the best option for the waste management in Romania. In this paper we applied LCA methodology to study of the municipal waste management system of Cluj County, supported by GaBi software. The aim of this study is to...
Autori: Gabriela-Emilia Popiţa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PRODUCTION OF MICROBIAL LIPIDS FROM TOMATO WASTE TO BE USED AS FEEDSTOCK FOR BIODIESEL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
In this study, the oleaginous yeasts cultured in tomato waste hydrolysates (TWH) to produce microbial lipids that offer a suitable alternative to vegetable oils as feedstock for the biodiesel synthesis. The TWH were prepared by acid hydrolysis (2.5% H2SO4). To obtain higher growth rates, as well as higher lipid contents, Lipomyces starkeyi were cultured under original nitrogen content (TWHON), lower nitrogen content (TWHLN), attained by alkaline precipitation of TWHON followed by centrifugation ...
Autori: Abu Yousuf
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27226

CHROMATOGRAPHIC METHOD FOR THE ANALYSIS OF SOME PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOUNDS FROM RIVER WATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
The pharmaceutical compounds are emerging pollutants for which the international scientific community has paid special attention in recent years, because these substances can have adverse effects on living organisms in the aquatic environment. In this paper we developed a chromatographic method for the quantification of trace class of analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs in river water. The present method is a simple and economical way to perform a preliminary screening of eight widely used pha...
Autori: Vasile Ion Iancu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DEGRADATION OF CONCENTRATED TOLUENE VAPORS IN A UV/O3PROCESS COMBINED WITH BIOTRICKLING FILTRATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
This study compared performance of the O3/UV process and biotrickling filtration as standalone and combined system on elimination of toluene from a waste gas stream. The performance of the bench scale O3/UV reactor was investigated with inlet toluene concentration of 650 ppmv and reaction time of 7.5 s. The results demonstrated that the combined O3/UV process degraded 34.1% of toluene under the selected conditions. The biotrickling filter had a maximum elimination capacity of 125.6 g/m3.h, corre...
Autori: Gholamreza Moussavi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27228

MARBLE FILLERS EFFECT ON THE MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE OF A RECYCLED AGGREGATE CONCRETE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
The aim of the present work is to investigate the effect of marble waste fillers incorporation on the mechanical properties of Recycled Aggregate Concrete (RAC). The RAC studied mixes were 0, 5, 8 and 10% (by weight of cement) of marble fillers respectively. Direct tests of compressive and flexural strength and non-destructive testing (NDT) (rebound hammer, ultrasonic) were performed. The optimal content of 5% marble fillers showed an improvement for both used test methods (compression, flexion ...
Autori: Larbi Belagraa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27240

EFFECTS OF CERIA CONTENT ON PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND CATALYTIC PROPERTIES OF NANOSTRUCTURED CeO2/Al2O3 USED FOR CATALYTIC REMOVAL OF TOLUENE FROM WASTE GAS STREAMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
The effect of ceria content on the physicochemical properties and catalytic performance of nanostructured CeO2/Al2O3 for removal of toluene from waste gas stream was studied. The properties of the catalysts were addressed using XRD, FESEM, BET, TPR-H2 and FTIR techniques. XRD patterns confirmed the formation of CeO2 with average crystallite size of 7.8-8.7 nm. FESEM images confirmed the presence of fine particles between 25.2-189.1 nm. BET results showed that nanostructured CeO2/Al2O3 had high s...
Autori: Saeed Saedy
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INFLUENCE OF ELECTRODE MATERIAL ON PERFORMANCE OF SEDIMENT MICROBIAL FUEL CELL REMEDIATING AQUACULTURE WATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
Non-availability of good quality water in sufficient quantities and the environmental impacts of used water discharges have led to the treatment and reuse of the aquaculture water contaminated with dissolved organics and ammonia rather than discharging it. This paper explores the effectiveness of in-situ sediment microbial fuel cell (MFC) for aquaculture water treatment along with generation of electricity. A sediment microbial fuel cell (SMFC) was designed and the efficiency of stainless steel ...
Autori: Thypparampil Karunakaran Sajana
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THERMAL STUDY OF ADSORBENTS PREPARED FROM WASTE TYRES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
Carbonaceous materials were obtained from waste tyres and their potential application as hydrogen sulphide adsorbents was investigated. The adsorbents were obtained by pyrolysis of waste tyres and physical (CO2) or chemical (KOH) activation at 550 and 800ºC. The effect of modification conditions on the performance of waste tyres based materials as adsorbents of H2S at room temperature in dry and wet conditions was investigated. Sorption capacity of such adsorbents was found to strongly depe...
Autori: Magdalena Hofman-Bieniek
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EFFECT OF PRETREATMENT ON Ceratophyllum demersum FOR ENHANCED BIOSORPTION OF Cr(VI) AND Cd(II)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
In this work, twenty different physical and chemical methods were used to study the effect of pretreatment on Cr(VI) and Cd(II) biosorption by an aquatic plant (Ceratophyllum demersum) biomass. The H3PO4 boiled biomass had the highest biosorption capacity (45 mg/g) for Cr(VI). The NaOH boiled biomass showed a higher biosorption capacity for Cd(II) (63 mg/g). Dunnett's test was carried out to compare the biosorption capacity of raw biomass with those pretreated by H3PO4 and NaOH, and the resu...
Autori: Pari Teymouri
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SIMULATION AND CONTROL OF FLOODS IN A WATER NETWORK. CASE STUDY OF JIJIA RIVER CATCHMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 3
Floods have long been the cause of severe human and economic loss. Structural measures are applied to minimize the consequences of these natural disasters. A potential mitigating approach is the design and implementation of a control strategy for the water network aimed to regulate the water flowing within the river catchment system. There are several tools that have the ability to model and forecast the flood events in water networks. However, some tools are limited in the ability of providing ...
Autori: Phạm Thai Hòa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ALUMINA MATRIX WITH CONTROLLED MORPHOLOGY FOR COLORED SPECTRALLY SELECTIVE COATINGS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 3
This study presents the results obtained in tailoring thin films of alumina, deposited onto aluminium substrates by spray pyrolysis, at 250°C, using AlCl3 solutions (0.15M) in a water:ethanol (1:1) solvent mixture. As morphology controlling agents, acetylacetone and maleic acid based copolymers are added in the precursors’ solutions. The precursors’ systems are analyzed by FTIR spectroscopy and the surface morphology of alumina thin films is investigated by atomic force microscop...
Autori: Luminita Isac
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THE ENVIRONMENTAL PILLAR ASSESSMENT IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 3
The present paper focuses on the environmental pillar of a new and innovative framework for sustainability assessment of VET - Vocational Education and Training - providers. By employing case study methods on a research sample of 6 VET providers in the Mures County, Romania, we have determined the sustainable development challenges that VET providers face. The results are used to elaborate the core subjects of the framework in accordance with existing practices at VET providers. The framework is...
Autori: Liviu Moldovan
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ENERGY EFFICIENT PIPE HEAT EXCHANGER FOR WASTE HEAT RECOVERY FROM EXHAUST FLUE GASES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
This study presents an original method for waste heat recovery from exhaust flue gases using a heat pipe heat exchanger. For the proposed paper we analyzed using Autodesk Simulation CFD Software the operation of the originally designed heat pipe heat exchanger system in different hypothesis. For the complete analysis we realized a study case for a pizza restaurant building located in Iasi, Romania to prove the energy efficiency of the heat pipe heat exchanger unit. By applying our system, we ach...
Autori: Andrei Burlacu
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IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT OF INDUSTRIAL PACKAGING WASTE TRANSPORT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
Industrial packaging waste as an object of reverse logistics has nowadays from environmental and cost perspective become a huge task especially in retail. In addition to that most costs come from transportation, which if not rationalized leads to negative environmental impacts. The research consists out of two parts, where the first part provides an overview of domestic and foreign literature in the field of environmental impacts caused by transportation of packaging waste in retail and, the sec...
Autori: Vaska Pejić
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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: COMPETITIVENESS IN THE CONTEXT OF TEXTILE AND FASHION VALUE CHAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
In this paper we address Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a competitive factor in textile and fashion value chain. CSR assumes a large range of activities focused on one or multiple targets, from work conditions to social programs, or environmental impact. The influence of CSR strategies on market performance depend on how truthful consumers will understand and believe to be the values offered by companies. The qualitative research has considered seven case studies from Portuguese textil...
Autori: Graça Guedes
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EXPERIMENTAL ASSESMENT OF NANOFILTRATION FOR THE REMOVAL OF CHLOROPHENOLS FROM AQUEOUS EFFLUENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
Chlorophenols, commonly found in industrial effluents, are considered as priority pollutants because they may cause severe environmental impacts and human health related problems. Nanofiltration (NF) represents an important option for the removal of chlorophenols present in aqueous effluents. This study presents some results on the performance of nanofiltration for the removal of 4-chlorophenol and 2,4-dichlorophenol from synthetic wastewaters considering the selection of adequate operating and ...
Autori: Corina-Petronela Musteret
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MITIGATION OF HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT EMISSIONS: VACUUM vs. CONVENTIONAL SEWER SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
The efforts to quantify gas emissions from wastewater handling have omitted the conveyance along sewers, lift stations, and manholes. This article compared the conventional system with the vacuum system based on sewer gas emissions. The goal of the study was to determine the emissions of methane, hydrogen sulphide, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide at the level of the wet-wells of the conventional system and the exhaust of the vacuum system before and after the bio-filtration process by way of...
Autori: Iulia Carmen Ciobotici Terryn
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GAMMA PRE-IRRADIATION EFFECTS ON NATURAL DYEING PERFORMANCES OF PROTEINIC BLENDED YARNS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
The objective of this study was to develop a naturally dyeing process of 70% wool /30% Angora mohair blended yarns by using bio-mordants as an environmentally friendly alternative for the conventional metallic salts. Bio-mordanting operation was achieved by using of condensed tannin extract from quebracho bark trees. Conventional mordanting has been performed using the conventional mordants like copper sulphate and tin chloride. Another specific objective of this study was to investigate the pos...
Autori: Ioana Stanculescu
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CONTRIBUTION OF RETURNED PRODUCTS HANDLING SCENARIOS TO LIFE CYCLE IMPACTS – RESEARCH CASE OF WASHING MACHINE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
The paper is addressing the issue of returns in products life cycle, focusing on a washing machine as an example of a long-life product with a complex life cycle and numerous options concerning its handling as a return. The objective of the paper is to compare different return product handling scenarios in terms of their economic and environmental aspects. The used materials and methods are the survey results of Polish manufacturing companies, an environmental life cycle assessment and simple co...
Autori: Tomasz Nitkiewicz
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ANALYSIS OF COMPANIES SUSTAINABILITY UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION DISCLOSURE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
Sustainable development of the companies could be enhanced by the inclusion of the environmental information in annual financial statements in order to support the investors’ decisions, with direct impact on the companies’ market value and implicitly on their global performance. Environmental information describes the activities carried out by companies, their impact on the environment, as well as the measures taken to protect the environment and they can guarantee the sustainable de...
Autori: Costel Istrate
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STUDY OF VOCATIONAL INTERESTS OF STUDENTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING FIELD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
This paper substantiates the opportunity of a longitudinal study meant to emphasize the curriculum influence over students in various years of study from the Department of Environmental Engineering and Management at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection of the “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Romania. The diagnosis value of the results indicates the compatibility degree between personality profile of the students and that of professionals wo...
Autori: Carmen Cătălina Ioan
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INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. EEA PROGRAMME IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
Environmental education is an important field of study at the university level and also in the framework of adult education. Awareness about the environmental issues at global level is becoming increasingly important for the new society, representing one of the most significant factors for ensuring sustainability. In this respect, a number of European programs are addressed to the people willing to develop projects on this topic, aiming to stimulate the mobility of the involved staff, in order t...
Autori: Madlena Nen
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GREENHOUSE EFFECT REDUCTION THROUGH MINE METHANE VALORIZATION: OVERVIEW AND FEASIBILITY STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
Although the main reason for the extraction of methane from coal beds continues to address ensuring the safety of workers, an important driver is the need to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. In order to identify potential technical problems specific for available technologies implementation, we performed a comparative critical analysis, based on which the technically feasible systems resulted, their further selection being based on detailed analysis in financial and investment terms. The re...
Autori: Lucian-Ionel Cioca
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A DECISION MAKING MODEL FOR SELECTING ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) PROJECT CONTRACTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
Because of increased environmental consciousness, pollution emissions reduction has been stressed by more and more governments these days, and the environmental management system (EMS) has become one approach for many firms to comply with environmental regulations. However, with rapidly changing technologies along with increasingly complicated environments, how to select a suitable EMS project has become an important issue that has never been discussed comprehensively. First, tolerating vague a...
Autori: Hsing Hung Chen
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FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT, FINANCIAL STRUCTURE AND CARBON EMISSION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
Using the panel data of 30 provinces, cities and autonomous regions in China from 1997 to 2013, and taking different finance development and financial structure indexes into consideration, the paper systematically investigate the impact of finance development and finance structure on carbon emission. The results of empirical research show: (1) The financial development efficiency at a provincial level, and in Eastern regions, has a significant effect on carbon emission, illustrating an invert...
Autori: Yu Kong
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IMPROVING THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS BY USING A DRAIN WATER HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
Continuously increasing energy prices, as well as the increasing number of legal stipulations, bring to the attention of scientists the necessity of finding solutions for energy saving by using different heat sources. According to the EU Action Plan, the highest potential of energy savings (27-30% until 2020) will be applied to the existing buildings. Under the circumstances of environmental issues, research on the use of secondary energy resources is of great interest, being a concern in the...
Autori: Timea Gabor
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 7
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• EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON THE PARAMETERS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS    • CONCENTRATIONS OF CHROMIUM, CADMIUM AND NICKEL IN TWO CONSUMED FISH SPECIES OF PERSIAN GULF, IRAN    • IMPROVING THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS BY USING A DRAIN WATER HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM    • ASSESSMENT OF METAL CONTAMINATION AND ECOLOGICAL RISK IN URBAN SOILS SITUATED NEAR A METALLURGICAL COMPLEX    • FINANCIAL DE...
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 7
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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON THE PARAMETERS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS    • CONCENTRATIONS OF CHROMIUM, CADMIUM AND NICKEL IN TWO CONSUMED FISH SPECIES OF PERSIAN GULF, IRAN    • IMPROVING THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS BY USING A DRAIN WATER HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM    • ASSESSMENT OF METAL CONTAMINATION AND ECOLOGICAL RISK IN URBAN SOILS SITUATED NEAR A METALLURGICAL COMPLEX    • FINANCIAL DEVELOPME...
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ASSESSMENT OF PERFORMANCE AND ADVANTAGES RELATED TO THE USE OF A NATURAL COAGULANT IN THE INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
The paper deals with the demonstration of the technical and environmental advantages related to the use of a tannin based coagulant in textile wastewater treatments. The natural coagulant was tested to evaluate its performance in the coagulation/flocculation process, the level of biodegradability in both aerobic and anaerobic conditions and the eco-toxicological risks for aquatic systems. Results were compared with a common inorganic metal based coagulant. The findings at lab scale showed th...
Autori: Antonio Giuliano
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BIOPHYSICAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE ANAEROBIC DIGESTION OF WASTE COOKING OIL IN MODEL SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
The anaerobic digestion (AD) of fat-containing waste is often prolonged in time and problematic. Differences in AD performances could rely in a different probability for microorganisms to access the substrate. The aim of this study was to study the AD of waste cooking oil (WCO) with a biophysical approach. Two laboratory experiments were carried out using model systems consisting of WCO + hydration medium (HM) in 100 mL, static, in-batch reactors. In the first experiment, we assumed the WCO to H...
Autori: Francesca Fiume
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CIRCULAR ECONOMY STRATEGIES FOR ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT: A FUZZY COGNITIVE MAP
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
A worldwide trend is leading the international community to explore the possible paths for the transition from a linear to a circular economic model. Recent studies identified the main enabling factors to facilitate this transition, among which closed loop logistics models and new service-based and function-oriented business models play a significant role. The diffusion of new business models relating to the use of a product rather than its ownership can indeed reduce material consumption and th...
Autori: Maria Grazia Gnoni
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ROLE OF EXTRACELLULAR POLYMERIC SUBSTANCES ON TWO BIOLOGICAL REACTORS PERFORMANCE TREATING PHENOL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
The objectives of this study were to investigate the composition of activated sludge biofilms and flocs in a sequential batch reactor (SBR) and in a sequential biofilm batch reactor (SBBR), and to evaluate the role of the extracellular polymeric substances produced in the reactors in comparison with the respective treatment efficiency of domestic wastewater, containing 1 to 40 mg/L phenol. Both reactors showed variable removal efficiencies. The SBR was found to contain more protistan species ...
Autori: Chrysi A. Papadimitriou
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EVALUATION OF COMBINED FENTON OXIDATION AND CHEMICAL PRECIPITATION PROCESS PERFORMANCE IN CYANIDE REMOVAL FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
This study was conducted to evaluate the cyanide removal efficiency by coupled process of Fenton and coagulation/precipitation from aqueous solution. The study was performed at laboratory scale in a batch system. Variations of pH, Fenton and precipitation reagents (molar ratios of Fe2+/H2O2 and ferric chloride), contact time and initial concentration of cyanide were investigated, and the optimum conditions obtained from each of the Fenton and precipitation processes were followed in the coupl...
Autori: Ahmad Jonidi Jafari
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SYNTHETIC TEXTILE WASTEWATERS TREATMENT BY COAGULATION/FLOCCULATION USING FERRIC SALT AS COAGULANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
Three different synthetic textile dyeing wastewaters were treated by a chemical coagulation/flocculation process, using ferric sulphate as coagulant. Polyacrylamide (Magnafloc 155) and polyamine (Superfloc C-573) based flocculants were applied. The influence of pH (between 3.5 and 10.4) and Fe3+ concentration (from 15 to 4000 mg/L) in both color and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) removal of polyester, cotton and acrylic dyeing wastewaters was assessed in the coagulation stage. As far as floc...
Autori: Carmen S.D. Rodrigues
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DETERMINATION OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY COST OF DECOLORIZATION OF C.I. ACID ORANGE 7 VIA TIO2-ASSISTED PHOTOCATALYSIS UNDER UV ILLUMINATION IN THE PRESENCE OF H2O2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
Decolorization of C.I. Acid Orange 7 (AO7) via TiO2-assisted photocatalysis under UV illumination in the presence of H2O2 has been investigated. The effect of pH on decolorization efficiency of AO7 was investigated in TiO2/UV/H2O2 process. The performance of TiO2/UV/H2O2 system was also evaluated by using synthetic dye-bath effluent of AO7. Solar driven TiO2 photocatalysis was found significantly efficient for the decolorization and degradation of AO7. The rates of decolorization and degrada...
Autori: Ozlem Esen Kartal
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DOES AN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF LEBANESE FIRMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 10
Globalization and a growing awareness of environmental issues are compelling firms to adhere to international environmental standards. Lebanese manufacturing industries are increasingly pressured to integrate environmental standards, mainly the ISO 14001 certification, in order to access - enter and compete - international markets. Although the ISO 14001 model is proposed to promote continual environmental improvement, the standard does not specify definite requirements for environmental per...
Autori: May A. Massoud
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PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF SYNTHETIC ZEOLITE F9 IN TREATING HIGH IRON AND MANGANESE ACID MINE DRAINAGE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 10
The negative effects of acid mine drainage (AMD) on the natural and human environments are well understood in South Africa, yet a robust and economic AMD treatment technology has not been developed. The current study aimed at exploring the performance of synthetic zeolite F9 in AMD treatment with specific focus on iron and manganese removal. For this, batch adsorption mode was adopted for which the effects of adsorbent dosage, initial pH and temperature were investigated. As a result, it was fou...
Autori: Mike Masukume
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DEVELOPMENT OF A BIOLUMINESCENT CYANOBACTERIAL REPORTER STRAIN FOR DETECTION OF ARSENITE, ARSENATE AND ANTIMONITE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
In the present study the potential of a gene fusion between the arsB promoter from Synechocystis 6803 and the bacterial luxAB genes was evaluated to be used as a cyanobacterial bioreporter for monitoring the bioavailability of inorganic arsenic species. A whole-cell bioreporter strain, designated arsLux, was constructed based on this fusion. In concert with the specificity of the promoter presented earlier, luminescent signal could be detected upon exposure to arsenite, arsenate and antimonite, ...
Autori: Loredana Peca
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TREATMENT OF WASTEWATER WITH A HIGH C/N RATIO IN SEQUENCING BATCH BIOREACTOR (SBBR) CONTAINING BIOCARRIER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
Wastewater treatment using sequencing batch reactor (SBR) has certain advantages over conventional activated sludge system. The performance of sequencing batch reactor in treating high C/N ratio was investigated with suspended polyurethane and polystyrene attached growth biomass configuration. A sequence of 4 hr HRT, 0.3 month SRT and 1kg COD/m3 was employed to study treatment efficacy. Treatment performance was assessed by means of chemical oxygen demand (COD), total nitrogen (TN) and total pho...
Autori: Beenish Saba
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PERFORMANCE OF MODIFIED BENTONITES FOR ADSORPTION OF PHENOL: MECHANISMS, KINETICS AND ISOTHERMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
Three modified bentonites, hydroxy-aluminum pillared bentonite (Al(OH)-Bent), cetyl trimethylammonium bromide modified bentonite (CTAB-Bent), and both cetyl trimethylammonium bromide and hydroxy-aluminum modified bentonite (Al(OH)-CTAB-Bent) were prepared and characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis. Batch experiments were conducted on the adsorption of phenol at different temperatures, pH and initial concentration. The results indicated that adsorption capacity o...
Autori: Xiping Luo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ACTIVE ELECTRODE SHAPE EFFECT ON THE CORONA DISCHARGE IN AN ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
An experimental study of the wires-two plates is presented in this paper. The principal running of these types of electrostatic precipitators is based on the corona discharge on which depend their performances. The factors affecting corona formation on wire - to- plate gaps are investigated experimentally. There are many factors affecting such corona formation. The investigated factors were the interspace between the two wires, gap length between the wire and the plate, ambient temperature, r...
Autori: Nouri Hamou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EMPIRICAL STUDY ON THE INTERDEPENDENCE BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTAL WELLBEING, FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
This study investigates the dynamic relationship between economic growth, energy consumption, financial development, and CO2 emissions at macro level in the case of 49 countries from Europe and Central Asia over a two-year period. The research focuses exclusively on country-level characteristics and uses a heteroscedasticity-consistent standard error estimator (HC3) to analyze the aforementioned relationship. The proposed econometric models test whether: i) the level of development of financial ...
Autori: Marilena Mironiuc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PHENOL TOLERANCE AND BIODEGRADATION OPTIMIZATION OF Serratia marcescens NSO9-1 USING PLACKETT-BURMAN AND BOX-BEHNKEN DESIGN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
The phenol degradation capacity of Serratia marcescens NSO9-1 isolated from olive mill wastewater was evaluated and optimized in this study. Plackett-Burman design coupled with Box-Behnken methodology was used to evaluate the effects of medium components and significant parameters on phenol degradation by this relevant strain. According to Plackett-Burman-based statistical screening, seven of the eleven components of the medium had a significant effect on the metabolism of phenol degradation. Th...
Autori: Nurdan Saraç
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A COMPARISON STUDY OF WATER FILTERING MATERIALS MADE FROM EXTRACTED PALM FRUIT FIBRE AND PALM KERNEL SHELL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
The use of activated carbon as filter media for water has gained research attractions over the years. A comparison study of granular activated carbon (GAC) of extracted palm fruit fibres (EPF), palm kernel shell (PKS) with existing filter material (EFM) commercially produced activated carbon for water filtration has been conducted. Palm kernel shells and extracted palm fruit fibres from palm oil mill wastes were processed to form activated carbon by chemical activation process. Scanning Elect...
Autori: Jamaliah Idris
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PERFORMANCES EVALUATION OF PORTLAND CEMENT PRODUCED FROM DOPED CLINKERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
This study aims to obtain high performance cement under friendly environmental conditions, through the optimization of clinkerization process. The influence exerted by mineralizers i.e. fluoride (NaF, KF) or oxide (CuO, TiO2) on the Portland clinker characteristics and derived cement properties is presented in this experimental study. The presence of these additions in low concentration (i.e. 0.5-0.8 wt. %) permits the reduction of the burning temperature (with 20oC up to 70oC) of raw mix and mo...
Autori: Jenica Paceagiu
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REMOVAL OF MULTILAN RED AND MULTI-ACTIVE BLUE DYES FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION BY ADSORPTION AND OXIDATION TECHNIQUES: EQUILIBRIUM, KINETICS AND THERMODYNAMIC STUDIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
This study evaluated the performances of adsorption and Fenton oxidation for the removal of multilan red (MLR) and multi-active blue (MActB) dyes from aqueous solution. Zeolite, the adsorbent used in the study was modified using two surfactants: hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (HDTMA-Br) and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB). The modified zeolite characterized using FTIR, SEM and XRD analysis. The modification studies revealed that HDTMA-modified zeolite exhibited better performance than ...
Autori: Jacob Kitinya
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF FEAHP METHOD IN NOISE PROTECTION PROJECTS SELECTION: THE CASE OF SERBIAN PUBLIC ROADS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
Noise is one of the most significant contemporary environmental pollutants. Sources of noise are numerous, but traffic is undoubtedly one of the most prominent. In practice, there is a growing interest in traffic noise protection, but the selection of an adequate solution represents quite a challenge. The purpose of this paper is to suggest an innovative approach to selecting the optimal road noise protection solutions. The theoretical approach for public roads noise protection has been teste...
Autori: Vladimir Lj. Obradovic
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TREATMENT OF PAPERMAKING TOBACCO SHEET WASTEWATER BY ELECTROCOAGULATION AND BIODEGRADABILITY ENHANCEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
Papermaking tobacco sheet wastewater exhibits high content of fine suspended solids (SS), intensive color and low biodegradability. Through the process of electrocoagulation (EC) using aluminum anode and stainless steel net cathode, the performance of wastewater treatment and the evolution of the main components in wastewater were examined. Maintaining the pH of wastewater, with 40 mA/cm2 of current density, 2.5 g/L of NaCl for a reaction of 6 min duration, 66.1% of the total chemical oxygen dem...
Autori: Xiangjuan Ma
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TRIGGERING EVENTS FOR CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP LEADING TO INVESTMENTS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
Renewable energy investments may be threatened by uncertainty regarding current support regulations. Incentives for investments would need to integrate more aspects regarding the companies that enter the renewable energy market. The current paper explores the triggering events for corporate entrepreneurship that lead to investments in the renewable energy field. It presents an empirical analysis based on a qualitative approach, aiming at identifying which types of triggering events influence ...
Autori: Adrian Dumitru Tanţău
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF INFLUENT C/N AND C/P RATIOS ON NUTRIENTS REMOVAL INVESTIGATED VIA CHEMICAL AND MICROBIAL ANALYSES IN A NOVEL BNR-IC PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
This work describes the variations in nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) removal performances and bacterial population dynamics in response to different influent C/N and C/P ratios in a novel BNR-IC process combining biological nutrients removal (BNR) with induced crystallization (IC). A good nutrients removal performance was achieved at 7.8 of C/N ratio and 23.3 of C/P ratio, where P and TN removal efficiencies were 94.0±2.4% and 90.5±4.3%, respectively. Moreover, significant changes...
Autori: Haiming Zou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INCREASING ROLE OF MICROORGANISM WITH UBIQUINONE-9 IN DENITRIFYING PAO SLUDGE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
An anaerobic-aerobic (An-Ox) sequencing batch reactor (SBR) was operated for the growth of phosphate accumulating organisms (PAOs), while an anaerobic-anoxic (An-Ax) SBR was used for the growth of denitrifying PAOs (dPAOs). Both reactors exhibited successful enhanced biological phosphorous removal (EBPR) performance. The sludge P contents in the two reactors increased from approximately 2% at the beginning of the operation to 9.1% (An-Ox SBR) and 7.3% (An-Ax SBR) after 140 d. The results of the...
Autori: Hansaem Lee
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PRO-ENVIRONMENTALISM BEHAVIOR, ORGANIZATIONAL PRESSURE, SUSTAINABLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF MALAYSIAN SERVICE FIRMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
Many firms are beginning to use sustainable Information Technology (IT) initiatives in their daily operations. The usage is generally associated with several factors, among them pro- environmentalism behavior and organizational pressure. Furthermore, the usage of sustainable IT initiatives has been considered to have influenced the financial performance of firms. Hence, this paper seeks to examine the factors associated with sustainable IT usage and their impact on the financial performance of ...
Autori: Noor Ismawati Jaafar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CLEANER AND ENERGY EFFICIENT PRODUCTION: A CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
A project called ’Cleaner Production’ is conducted in the organization of the Cleaner Production Centre of Serbia at the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The goal of the project is to perceive critical places in a company and define measures which would achieve significant financial savings and, at the same time, protect and improve the condition of the environment with minimal investment...
Autori: Snezana Urosevic
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIES OF BEECH BARK (Fagus sylvatica L.) POLYPHENOLIC EXTRACT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 4
The study provides information about separation and identification of natural bioactive compounds from beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) bark with potential therapeutic applications such as antibacterial activity against human pathogens. Beech is a common material used in the wood industry, but its bark is separated from the wood and is considered a by-product. In this study, natural compounds with biological activity were obtained from beech bark by hot water extraction. The high-performance liquid ch...
Autori: Corneliu Tănase
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NANOCOMPOSITE MATERIAL BASED ON TiO2-Ag FOR ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 4
A simple and efficient method for preparing Ag-doped TiO2 nanoparticles was successfully developed, by associating the sol-gel method and the impregnation-reduction. While titanium dioxide is one of the most used solids as photocatalyst, silver is particularly interesting for applications in biological and chemical detection and for its antibacterial properties. Moreover, in photocatalysis silver acts as an electron sink and donor in capturing the photogenerated electrons. The structural and mor...
Autori: Catalina Nutescu Duduman
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INDICATORS SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING THE ORGANIZATIONAL KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 4
In recent years the organizations’ has gone from resource-based economy to a knowledge based economy. Likewise the organizations’ success in this turbulent environment depends on its sustainable orientation which implies integration of various management practices. Such a management practices considered to be a driving force to sustainable development are environmental management system (EMS) and knowledge acquisition. In this context, it’s required to measure the organizationa...
Autori: Daniela Geanina Luca Cososchi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN ENHANCED ENVIRONMENTAL MULTIMEDIA MODELLING SYSTEM (FEMMS): PART II – USER INTERFACE AND FIELD VALIDATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 4
Environmental quantitative risk assessment requires the development of multimedia modeling tools to address dynamic site conditions at field scale. This work is the second part in a two-part series. A new fuzzy-set enhanced environmental multimedia modeling system (FEMMS) has been presented in Part I. Environmental multimedia modeling often involves a sizeable amount of parameters and data. The challenges have been the difficulties to quantify the uncertainties and to manage the data and main mo...
Autori: Zhi Chen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RECOVERY OF LiMn1/3Ni1/3Co1/3O2 FROM SPENT LITHIUM-ION BATTERY USING A SPECIALLY DESIGNED DEVICE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
Recycling of battery components for natural resources sustainability and consumer products has become an important endeavor that demands continuity through effective processes. In compliance with the need for waste management, LiMn1/3Ni1/3Co1/3O2 in the positive electrode of spent lithium-ion batteries has been recovered using specially designed device, consisting of two compartments separated with a plastic sieve of pore size 0.2mm. The upper compartment equipped with a mechanical stirrer conta...
Autori: Oluwatosin Emmanuel Bankolehttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27581

ECO-EFFICIENT DECISION SUPPORT MODEL OF SOLID WASTE RECYCLING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
This paper describes an eco-efficiency decision support model for of end-of-life solid waste recycling. A holistic approach in balancing environmental pollution concern and waste recycling is required. A system dynamic model is based on mathematical model of the supply chain, and decision-making analysis is supported with the online spreadsheets. A criterion function-based modelling is used as a core model for simulation that uses net present value-based metrics of the supply chain activities. T...
Autori: Stanislav Avsec
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF COD/N RATIO ON PERFORMANCE OF A SEQUENCING BATCH REACTOR TREATING SALINE WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
The performance and microbial community of an anoxic-aerobic sequencing batch reactor (SBR) treating saline wastewater were investigated at different influent COD/N ratios. The average COD removal efficiencies at steady states were 87.46%, 73.75%, 64.87% and 88.34% at the COD/N ratios of 20, 10, 6 and 30, respectively. The average NH4+-N removal efficiencies were 79.74%, 74.34%, 64.55% and 89.29% at the COD/N ratios of 20, 10, 6 and 30, respectively. No obvious accumulation of NO2--N and NO3--N ...
Autori: Sen Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT LANDFILL COVERS IN SEMIARID ZONES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
In order to reduce the production of pollutants, it is most important that landfills are adapted to the climatic conditions of the area where they are located. In this sense, there are very few studies focused on how to reduce leachates from landfills in semiarid regions, which are especially sensitive to the impacts that this type of activity potentially has on water resources. The aim of this study is to identify the best type of landfill cover that reduces leachate production in semiarid regi...
Autori: Javier Senent-Aparicio
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SELECTION AND USE OF EMAS III INDICATORS AND AHP METHODOLOGY IN ANALYSIS OF ORGANIZATION ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
The paper presents a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) methodology to analyze environmental performance indicators of an organization designed according to Eco-Management and Audit Scheme III - Regulation (EMAS III). The newly proposed indicators are intended to achieve Best Environmental Management Practice (BEMP) to facilitate and harmonize the way the environmental performance is reported and analyzed periodically within the Environmental Management System (EMS) of the organization. Dur...
Autori: Georgeta Madalina Arama
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ESTIMATION OF VEHICLE EMISSION ON MAINLINE FREEWAY UNDER ISOLATED AND INTEGRATED RAMP METERING STRATEGIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
On freeways with multiple on-ramps, it is a common practice to design a ramp metering strategy so as to regulate the entering rates from ramps and minimize the disruptions on the mainline. Most of the existing studies examine the performance of ramp metering on mobility and safety, rather than their impacts on the environment. This paper focuses on the estimates of vehicle emissions along mainline freeways under various ramp metering strategies. Vehicle speed and acceleration rates were measured...
Autori: Jianbang Du
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPROVING RUNWAY STRIP PERFORMANCE TO FULFILL INTERNATIONAL REQUIREMENTS THROUGH ECO-EFFICIENT SOIL TREATMENTS: CASE STUDY OF A MAJOR ITALIAN AIRPORT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 6
The paper presents a case study of a significant intervention conducted on a major Italian airport for improving the structural and functional properties of the runway safety STRIP in order to fulfill specific national and international standards. The STRIP had to accomplish strict requirements in terms of the maximum longitudinal and transversal terrain slope and minimum values of bearing capacity; in particular, soil bearing capacity was identified as the main lack and thus the most urgent ac...
Autori: Maurizio Crispino
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FORECASTING LONG TERM PRECIPITATION USING CUCKOO SEARCH OPTIMIZATION NEURAL NETWORK MODELS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 6
With anticipation of global warming and climate change, quantitative prediction of future precipitation trend is more important than ever. Global circulation models (GCMs) are widely used as the base for simulating climate change. However, due to their coarse resolution, researchers have been using various downscaling techniques to produce finer model for regional use. Recent advancements in metaheuristic algorithms have provided an alternative approach in downscaling. This paper introduces the ...
Autori: Sze Miang Kueh
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF DOWNFLOW ANAEROBIC UPFLOW OXIC SUBMERGED BIO-FILM REACTOR (DAUOSBR) IN REMOVING PHOSPHORUS, NITROGEN, ORGANIC MATTER, TURBIDITY AND TOTAL SUSPENDED SOLIDS FROM HOSPITAL WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 6
Aerobic treatment processes using attached media have been studied extensively to remove organic matter from wastewater and also denitrification process. The objective of this study was to assess the ability of down flow anaerobic up flow oxic submerged bio-film reactor (DAUOSBR) to remove phosphorus, nitrogen compounds, BOD5, COD, turbidity and total suspended solids from the Farabi Hospital wastewater. The present work involved designing and building a reactor loaded with down flow anaerobic u...
Autori: Meghdad Pirsaheb
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 6
FLUCTUATION OF RIVER NETWORK WATER ENVIRONMENTAL CARRYING CAPACITY IN A COMPLICATED RIVER-LAKE SYSTEM    • MINERALOGY AND GEOCHEMICAL DISTRIBUTION OF HEAVY METALS FOR THE FAGUL CETĂȚII TAILINGS, ROMANIA    • ACCUMULATION AND AVAILABILITY OF TRACE ELEMENTS FROM SOIL INTO ORIENTAL TOBACCO GROWN IN MACEDONIA    • OLFACTORY EFFECT ON LANDSCAPE PREFERENCE    • EFFECT OF MOLASSES ADDITION AS BIODEGRADABLE MATERIAL ON PHENOL REMO...
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DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF SOL-GEL-BASED BIOSENSORS FOR CADMIUM IONS DETECTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 2
The enzyme-based biosensor stability and its analytical performance depend on both the immobilization process and the matrix used for immobilization of the enzyme into a stable layer. In this paper, the development and evaluation of an optimal enzymatic layer for stable encapsulation of the acetylcholinesterase enzyme (AChE) through the sol-gel method onto mediated carbon-ink screen-printed electrodes was performed, obtaining electrochemical enzyme-based biosensors. The enzyme was immobilized on...
Autori: Melinda David
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF NONIONIC SURFACTANTS ON THE REMOVAL OF PAH FROM CONTAMINATED SOIL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 2
In this study, a soil washing process in the presence of a nonionic surfactant solution of Tween 80 or Triton X-100 was investigated. Sandy soil was contaminated in the laboratory with naphthalene (10 mg/kg and 5000 mg/kg) and anthracene (25 mg/kg and 200 mg/kg), then washed with surfactant solution. A preliminary water washing step showed the performance of water in the removal of the two polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), especially naphthalene. The effect of Tween 80 and Triton X-100 was...
Autori: Razika Khalladi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARISON OF PERFORMANCE OF AN EARTHEN PLATE AND NAFION AS MEMBRANE SEPARATORS IN DUAL CHAMBER MICROBIAL FUEL CELLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 2
The performance of microbial fuel cells (MFC) employing an earthen plate as a membrane separator is compared to that using Nafion 117 in an identical up-flow dual-chambered cylindrical cell configuration. The MFC configuration is of a cylindrical outer cathode chamber separated by the membrane from a concentric rectangular inner anode chamber. The fuel cells, operated under continuous mode at hydraulic retention time of 12 hr, achieved average chemical oxygen demand removal efficiency of 60% and...
Autori: Partha Sarathi Jana
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF AQUEOUS Cu(II) WITH NATURAL KAOLIN: KINETICS AND EQUILIBRIUM STUDIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 2
Copper pollution is common across the world and has caused serious public health problems recently. Among the conventional methods, adsorption has proved effective, economic, versatile and simple for the removal of aqueous Cu(II) contaminants. Deposits of natural Kaolin are abundant around the world, and are regarded as valueless due to its limited usage in industry. In this study, the adsorption behavior of natural Kaolin towards Cu(II) was evaluated. According to the results, the isothermal ad...
Autori: Qiang Tang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANAEROBIC-AEROBIC BAFFLED REACTOR TREATING REAL MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER IN A LOW INCOME COMMUNITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
Inadequate sanitation and poor infrastructure for waterborne sanitation are common in many developing countries. The anaerobic/aerobic baffled reactor (AABR) is a sustainable option for water sanitation in developing countries. In the present study, a 2.50 m3 AABR reactor working with real municipal wastewater was monitored. Four sequenced chambers, the first three being anaerobic and the fourth aerobic composed the AABR reactor. AABR efficiency and performance were examined during four diff...
Autori: Gustavo Henrique Ribeiro da Silva
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SYNERGISTIC ELIMINATION OF Cr(VI) AND Ni(II) IONS WITH TRACE AMOUNTS OF TITANIA PHOTOCATALYST NANOPARTICLES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
The separate and simultaneous photocatalytic reduction of poisonous Cr(VI) and Ni(II) ions were examined with trace amounts of commercial titania nanoparticles (up to 50 mg/L). A direct irradiation photo-reactor, equipped with ultrasonic source was employed. The effects of four influencing parameters, catalyst dosage, pH, temperature and metal ions concentration ratio were investigated. The simultaneous operations, in the ternary Cr(VI)/Ni(II)/TiO2 system, show a synergism in reduction effici...
Autori: Javad Saien
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECTIVENESS OF LOW-CARBON GOVERNANCE IMPLEMENTATION IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
The Chinese government has established ambitious low-carbon targets and various low-carbon development strategies in recent years, showing a strong will for low-carbon governance. However, these strategies can only take effect by transferring into strong actions in practice. This paper, therefore, reviewed the effectiveness of these policies towards low-carbon economy at the governmental, organizational and personal levels. Literature, interview and internet surveys are adopted in the investi...
Autori: Wang Nannan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EVALUATION OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE BY MEANS OF LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT: CASE STUDY IN THE SOUTH-WESTERN REGION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NORTE DE SANTANDER, COLOMBIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
The main objective of this research was to evaluate the environmental impact generated by municipal solid waste during its collection, transportation, treatment and processing in the south-west region of the department of Norte de Santander, Colombia, by means of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Three strategies for waste management were considered: the current baseline situation, wherein 100% solid waste was taken to the landfill; plus, an optimistic and a pessimistic scenario in which solid was...
Autori: Oscar Orlando Ortiz-Rodriguez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN IMPROVED MODELING FOR PREDICTION OF PM2.5 COLLECTION EFFICIENCY IN ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
In this work, PM2.5 removal mechanism was explored to investigate PM2.5 collection efficiency under the influences of applied magnetic field and diffusion charging (the main charging mode for submicron particle). The proposed electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) mathematical model considered three-field interaction between fluid field, electromagnetic field and particle dynamic field. CFD software FLUENT was used to generate the simplified solid structure of the ESP. In numerical calculation, t...
Autori: Jian-Ping Zhang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ESTIMATION OF REAL-SKY GLOBAL AND DIFFUSE RADIATION FOR BRAŞOV URBAN AREA, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
This paper proposes a study on the estimation of daily solar irradiation (global and diffuse irradiation) under real-sky conditions and the validation of proposed estimation models by analyzing the most important statistical indicators. Two types of regressions are proposed for the estimation of solar daily global irradiation; the first type is based on the second order degree Ångström-Prescott correlations; the second type uses the second order Ångström-Prescott correla...
Autori: Elena Eftimie
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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LABORATORY INVESTIGATION OF THE HYDRAULIC PERFORMANCE ON A GEOFILM WITH VARIOUS SIZED FLAWS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
Leakage through flaws in geofilm was examined with laboratory tests by flexible wall permeameter. Samples cracks were cut open by the sharp blade, with the results that the widths of the flaws were the same while the lengths were different. During the research, a series of laboratory permeameter tests have been performed to determine the influence of the various factors on the leakage rate of water through the flaw at the center of geofilm. The impact of various parameters examined included t...
Autori: Guangwei Zhang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MEMBRANE WETTING IN CARBON DIOXIDE ABSORPTION PROCESS USING MEMBRANE CONTACTORS: A REVIEW
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
Porous membranes as gas-liquid contactors are widely used in carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption systems. It provides larger mass transfer area and excellent operational flexibility. Membrane contactors have been considered as alternative to conventional approaches in removing CO2. In spite of its advantages over conventional technologies, membrane wetting is a major problem which reduces performance of CO2 absorption. This paper explains the concept of membrane wetting phenomenon and its influen...
Autori: Abdul Latif Ahmad
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A BRIEF REVIEW ON RECENT ADVANCES IN AIR-CATHODE MICROBIAL FUEL CELLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 7
The performance of cathode affects the overall performance of a microbial fuel cell (MFC), and cathode configuration affects the fabrication cost of this bioelectrochemical system in a large way. Various modifications in cathode structures have been observed in MFCs. Among them air-cathode MFCs are considered to be the most efficient and sustainable option due to elimination of aeration, as required in aqueous cathodes which consumes energy and increases operating cost of MFCs. An air cathode us...
Autori: Pritha Chatterjee
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARING MAMDANI AND SUGENO HIERARCHICAL FUZZY SYSTEMS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: A PIPELINE PROJECT CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 7
Several studies have been conducted in various fields comparing Mamdani and Sugeno fuzzy inference systems (FISs). This study contributes to the literature by comparing the performance of Mamdani and Sugeno hierarchical fuzzy systems (HFSs) in terms of their technical performance within the context of environmental impact assessment (EIA), a multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) method, with the aim of illuminating practical issues that need to be taken into account during application. The con...
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ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF SAJOR-CAJU MUSHROOM PRODUCTION BASED ON FARM SIZES IN THAILAND
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 7
Unlike other vegetables, mushroom production requires several substrate ingredients, energy to sterilize the substrate, water to humidify the fruiting house and waste management of the spent substrate and used materials. This work studied the environmental impacts and eco-efficiency of sajor-caju mushroom (Pleurotus sajor-caju (Fr.) Sing.) production in terms of climate change potential, acidification potential, water depletion potential and fossil fuel depletion potential, using life cycle asse...
Autori: Siriprapa Ueawiwatsakul
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SURVEY OF INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PERFORMANCE WITH BIOLOGICAL MONITORING OF PROTOZOA IN THE INDUSTRIAL PARK OF ABADAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 7
Industrial wastewater is of particular importance. In most wastewater treatments, physicochemical parameters are used to determine the performances which are costly while protozoa can be used as less expensive biological indicators to determine the efficiency of the treatment plant. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between protozoa and physic-chemical characteristics of the Abadan wastewater treatment industry. Samples were collected from wastewater stabilization po...
Autori: Abotaleb Bay
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Fe(II) AND Mn(II) REMOVAL FROM CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER BY ADSORPTION: A COMPARISON OF ACTIVATED CARBON AND PINE BARK
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 8
This paper aims to compare the adsorption performance of activated carbon and pine bark for iron and manganese removal from contaminated groundwater. Moreover, their environmental compatibility was checked for their possible use as reactive media in a permeable reactive barrier for in situ remediation. Batch tests were carried out with different iron and manganese concentrations and different particle-size distributions, in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the activated carbon and pine bar...
Autori: Silvia Sbaffoni
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARATIVE COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE APPROACH FOR HEAT TRANSFER ANALYSIS OF CORRUGATED PLATE HEAT EXCHANGERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 8
6In this paper, an application artificial neural network (ANN) and adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) are presented to predict the heat transfer rate and effectiveness in the corrugated plate heat exchangers. First, the thermal performances of the corrugated plate heat exchangers were evaluated experimentally. Experimental data were used for training and testing network. The results of the ANN are compared with the ANFIS in which the same data sets are used. The ANN model is slight...
Autori: Bayram Kılıç
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EMISSION INTENSITY AND ABATEMENT COST OF FOSSIL FUEL POWER PLANTS IN THAILAND
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 9
Monitoring of air emission and pollution control cost is a key to improve air quality management of electricity generation industry. This research comprehensively evaluates abatement cost of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), emission intensity and emission inventory of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM), and carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from Thailand’s fossil fuel power plants. The research applied bottom-up approach with continuously monitored ...
Autori: Wasin Pinprateep
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NUTRIENT REMOVAL IN A WET DETENTION POND WITH BAFFLE DIKE – A CASE STUDY OF THE CEDAR RIVER PROJECT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 9
The City of Jacksonville, Florida USA is in the midst of an important program to reduce nutrient load from its municipal storm water system. New regulations promulgated by the US EPA and State of Florida have targeted nutrient reduction within the St. Johns River watershed which includes most of the City of Jacksonville. In order to reduce overall nutrient loads to the St. Johns River, the City of Jacksonville and its consultant team have begun a construction program to build a series of wet det...
Autori: Killian Eckert
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EVALUATION OF ECO-EFFICIENCY BY MULTICRITERIA DECISION ANALYSIS. CASE STUDY OF ECO-INNOVATED AND ECO-DESIGNED PRODUCTS FROM RECYCLABLE WASTE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 8
Until now, humanity has strived to makes efforts for warranting the economic development on a sustainable way for well-being improvement, simultaneously with resource preservation and environmental protection. The industrial production processes, which generate added value and ensure people welfare are in connection with the environment regarding resource consumption and waste generation. In order to work on a sustainable basis, industry should attain a balance between economy, ecology and comm...
Autori: Elena - Diana Comăniță
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SYSTEMS FOR RAINWATER HARVESTING AND GREYWATER REUSE AT THE BUILDING SCALE: A MODELLING APPROACH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 10
In the light of water shortages, frequently affecting many regions worldwide, domestic rainwater harvesting, and greywater reuse systems represent an alternative source of water. This study fits this framework providing a hydraulic/hydrological model developed by means of the EPA’s Storm Water Management Model. The model has been applied to a case study, which consists of an apartment building located in the city of Bologna and equipped with a hybrid rainwater-greywater recycling system. C...
Autori: Sara Simona Cipolla
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27789

TOWARDS THE OPTIMAL DESIGN AND OPERATION OF MULTI-ENERGY SYSTEMS: THE “EFFICITY” PROJECT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 10
The development of Multi-Energy Systems (MES) or District Energy Systems (DES) requires suitable design and operation optimization tools, in order to assess their feasibility and economic profitability. These tools can be helpful in choosing the proper technologies and also in the perspective of defining proper incentive or taxation schemes. A critical result of the analysis of MES is that, when optimizing their design, the operation strategy and the part load behavior of the units must be consi...
Autori: Matteo Zatti
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27795

REUSE AND VALORIZATION OF SILT FROM AGGREGATES CRUSHING OF ALLUVIAL GRAVEL AND SAND, FOR THE MANUFACTURING OF CEMENT BASED BUILDING ELEMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 9
The development of Multi-Energy Systems (MES) or District Energy Systems (DES) requires suitable design and operation opti-mization tools, in order to assess their feasibility and economic profitability. These tools can be helpful in choosing the proper technologies and also in the perspective of defining proper incentive or taxation schemes. A critical result of the analysis of MES is that, when optimizing their design, the operation strategy and the part load behavior of the units must be cons...
Autori: Marco Migliore
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27796

EFFECT OF PARTICLES SIZE OF CRT GLASS WASTE ON PROPERTIES OF POLYMER CONCRETES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 10
The research has been focused on concretes in which the continuous phase is some kind of polymeric resin and the discrete phase is some type of mineral aggregate. Such composite materials are known as Polymer concretes (PC) and boast several advantages such as lower weights, higher resistance to corrosive environments and chemical attacks, faster curing and lower permeabilities. In PC the inorganic fraction can reach up to 90% of the total and is made up of aggregates such as sand and gravel. Th...
Autori: Paolo Pozzi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27799

REUSE AND VALORIZATION OF SILT FROM AGGREGATES CRUSHING OF ALLUVIAL GRAVEL AND SAND, FOR THE MANUFACTURING OF CEMENT BASED BUILDING ELEMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 10
The development of Multi-Energy Systems (MES) or District Energy Systems (DES) requires suitable design and operation opti-mization tools, in order to assess their feasibility and economic profitability. These tools can be helpful in choosing the proper technologies and also in the perspective of defining proper incentive or taxation schemes. A critical result of the analysis of MES is that, when optimizing their design, the operation strategy and the part load behavior of the units must be cons...
Autori: Marco Migliore
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27803

INFLUENCE OF STIRRING SPEED AND GAS-TO-LIQUID RATIO ON ACTIVATED SLUDGE PERFORMANCE IN CARBAMAZEPINE ELIMINATION USING RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 12
Activated sludge (AS) is the mainly used biological process in water treatment; therefore, assessing the influence of various operating conditions on this process is relevant. This study aimed to evaluate at laboratory-scale the influence of the gas-to-liquid volume ratio (RG/L) and the stirring speed (SS) on the biodegradation of carbamazepine (CBZ) by activated sludge. For this purpose, a central composite design (CCD) was used in association with response surface methodology (RSM). Batch cult...
Autori: Samer Semrany
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27869

A FUZZY MULTI-CRITERIA DECISION MAKING APPROACH FOR EVALUATING THE HEALTH-CARE WASTE TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 12
Hierarchical distance-based fuzzy multi-criteria group decision making (DBF–MCDM) was applied to evaluate the health-care waste (HCW) treatment alternatives for Qom hospitals. A list of aspects consisting of 6 criteria and 21 sub-criteria were evaluated based on a linguistic term set by five decision-makers. Also, four HCW treatment alternatives including “incineration”, “steam sterilization”, “chemical disinfection” and “controlled landfill”...
Autori: Ramin Nabizadeh
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27865

NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF RELATIVE HUMIDITY IN A MASONRY WALL APPLYING THREE DIFFERENT WATERPROOFING MEMBRANES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 12
The analysis by numerical simulations can be applied to building materials subjected to different climatic conditions to envisage the influence of environmental factors in terms of drying time, water absorption and thermal performance of materials. Currently there is a wide variety of new building materials used for insulation, waterproofing and rehabilitation, each contributing in a specific way to constructions improvement during their service life. In time, every building is subjected to degr...
Autori: Alexandra Alisa Găină
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27863

ASSESSMENT OF GREY STEPPE CATTLE GENETIC AND PHENOTYPIC TRAITS AS VALUABLE RESOURCES IN PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
The paper reveals original findings in agrobiodiversity, as part of the global biodiversity puzzle. The Grey Steppe cattle are endangered to extinction and are part of a genetic preservation program in Romania. The research approached the productive performance, the genetic determinism of milk production traits, studied on a Grey Steppe breed population nucleus of 30 individuals, throughout 4 productive cycles. The average milk yield in all 4 consecutive lactations reached 1858 kg per capita, wh...
Autori: Vasile Maciuc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27859

CONSIDERATIONS ON IMPROVING OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PERFORMANCE IN COMPANIES USING ISO 45001 STANDARD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
Occupational health and safety (OHS) is one of the most important problem of a company because each manager should consider the workers as the most valuable resource of the enterprise. This issue is all the more important as in the last decades, the types of OHS risks have changed due to technological, social and economic advances, and companies should use new approaches and instruments to control and manage these risks. The paper focuses on the application of OHS management system as an import...
Autori: Doru Costin Darabont
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27856

ENVIRONMENTAL AUDITING AS A RISK MANAGEMENT TOOL: CASE STUDY OF AN AUTOMOBILE AXLE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IN INDIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
According to “polluter pays” principle, there is huge burden on the industries to remediate contaminated sites. Mergers and acquisitions of industrial sites is a preferred mode of growth for corporations. The management of the acquiring company should be mindful of potential environmental risks which they may inherit as part of the acquisition and take appropriate risk management actions. If not, they may face financial, reputation and other liabilities due to the “polluter ...
Autori: Shweta Gaur
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27854

TREATMENT OF AN AZO DYE - CONTAINING WASTEWATER IN INTEGRATED ANAEROBIC-AEROBIC MEMBRANE SEQUENCING BATCH REACTOR (MSBR) AT DIFFERENT HYDRAULIC RETENTION TIMES (HRTS)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
In this study, application of integrated anaerobic-aerobic membrane sequencing batch reactor (MSBR) for treatment of an azo dye-containing wastewater was investigated. For this purpose, three lab-scale MSBR systems were operated at various hydraulic retention times (HRT) of 48, 24 and 16 h with constant value of solid retention time (SRT) for all reactors. The treatment performance and the decolorization kinetic of the systems as well the fouling rate of the membranes were evaluated during the e...
Autori: Maryam Hasani Zonoozi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27851

DO ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS ADD VALUE TO FIRMS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS?
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 1
Integration of the management of energy and environmental systems was suggested by the scholarly literature in the early phase of dissemination of ISO 14001, as a potential way to improve the environmental performance of companies. Nevertheless, there has been little empirical work reported in the literature that explores this proposition in depth, or sheds light on relevant issues such as the additional effect of an Energy Management System when an Environmental Management Systems has previo...
Autori: Iker Laskurain
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27876

HYDROLOGICAL MODELING OF ARSENIC IN THE DANUBE DELTA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 1
The Danube River forms one of the largest and most complex deltas at the Black Sea, being a Biosphere Reserve, UNESCO World Heritage and Ramsar site. This study assesses the spatial variability of arsenic contamination of the water in the Danube Delta. Water samples were collected during all seasons in 2013 from the south-east of the Danube Delta and analyzed through HG-AAS method for arsenic. Data were handled using two different approaches. First, a complex hydrological model was compiled, ...
Autori: Gabriel Gati
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27884

SAND TREATMENT PROCEDURES FOR CHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND BEACH SAND QUALITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 1
Sand contamination is an important factor when assessing the health hazard potential of public beaches. The goals of this study are to assess the performance of four sand washing procedures on the removal of surface adsorbed chemical species, and to identify which chemical components are best suited for monitoring the health quality of beach sand. Four washing treatments were investigated: contact, stirring, sonication, and boiling. Sand samples were collected from three Portuguese beaches an...
Autori: Mário Dias Almeida
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27890

ANALYSIS OF CO2 EMISSIONS MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE IN CHINA AT SUB-PROVINCE LEVEL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 1
Sub-province (prefecture-level) regions are more fundamental and flexible in carbon mitigation and policy implementation in China compared to provinces and counties, due to their more manageable area than provinces, and more powerful governing capacity by means of regulations and standards than counties. Using the EDGAR database and prefecture boundary data, CO2 (carbon dioxide) emission management performances at the prefecture level in China were investigated using statistical analysis. The...
Autori: Bofeng Cai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27893

A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF THE NEXUS BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING AND MARKET PERFORMANCE OF EUROPEAN COMPANIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 1
The paper aims to carry out a cross-country analysis of the effects of environmental reporting on company’s market performance. For this purpose, we have used a set of data comprising information on industrial companies ranked in top 150 by net sales for the year 2017 and originating from 15 European countries, for the period 2007-2016. The study included both environmental qualitative reporting based on environmental scores calculated by the authors, and reporting combining qualitative...
Autori: Maria Carmen Huian
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27897

OUTSOURCING ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES: NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE FACTORS INFLUENCING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 2
Recent studies have demonstrated how buyers can influence the environmental performance of suppliers. However, although industrial waste accounts for much of the waste generated in the west, little is known about how industrial waste is managed downstream. We present an analysis of the drivers influencing the decision to opt for waste-to-recovery rather than disposal facilities. The drivers were investigated by a questionnaire survey. Findings show that the manufacturing industry is more like...
Autori: Natalia Marzia Gusmerotti
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27915

ASSESSMENT OF MANUFACTURING PROCESSES ECO-EFFICIENCY BASED ON MFA-LCA-MFCA METHODS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 2
The objective of this paper is to investigate eco-efficiency in a durable goods manufacturing system. It is intended to apply a method used in a company producing heating devices within the boiler sector. A hybrid methodology is used to assess the eco-efficiency of manufacturing processes, based on combining Material Flow Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment, and Material Flow Cost Accounting. This provides an effective approach to evaluate environmental and economic performance in the context of ...
Autori: Aldona Kluczek
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27918

ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF A DRINKING WATER TREATMENT PLANT: A LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT PERSPECTIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 2
Drinking water treatment aims to avoid or minimize some risks to human health and to provide adequate water quality by removing physical, chemical and biological contaminants. However, treatment processes require increasing efforts in terms of technology, chemicals and energy inputs, which generate increased secondary environmental impacts and added water production costs. The objective of this study is to evaluate the drinking water treatment plant (DWTP) in Iasi City (Romania) by life cycle...
Autori: George Barjoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27922

SEMI-DISTRIBUTED NEURAL NETWORK MODELS FOR STREAMFLOW PREDICTION IN A SMALL CATCHMENT PINANG
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 2
This paper applied an artificial intelligence methodology for streamflow prediction in a flash flood in Pinang catchment based on TOPMODEL input and output data sets. TOPMODEL is a semi-distributed rainfall runoff model widely used in numerous water resource applications. However, literature has indicated relative weakness in TOPMODEL performances in streamflow prediction. Thus, radial basis function neural network (RBF-NN) has been employed to improve the accuracy of streamflow prediction an...
Autori: Ali H. Ahmed Suliman
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27924

A HYBRID MULTI-CRITERIA DECISION ANALYSIS APPROACH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: AN EXAMPLE OF THE TFT-LCD MANUFACTURERS IN TAIWAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 3
The study developed a quantitative evaluation model of environmental performance, using a hybrid multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) approach by key environmental indicators based on the ISO14031 environmental performance evaluation (EPE) dimensions. The causal relationships and influence intensity among the EPE dimensions were explored to construct the network evaluation structure. Three well-known thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel manufacturers in Taiwan were us...
Autori: Hung-Yi Wu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27930

Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 3
Vol. 14Nr. 4
• ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES IN NORTH-EASTERN ROMANIA – A TRIGGER FACTOR FOR LYME DISEASE    • HYDROGEOCHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISOTOPE COMPOSITIONS AND THEIR EVOLUTION IN GEOTHERMAL GROUNDWATER IN YIZHANG, HUNAN PROVINCE, CHINA    • CONSTRUCTION OF A BIOGAS HEAT STORAGE GREENHOUSE ECOSYSTEM UNDER THE CONTEXT OF WATER POLLUTION RESULTING FROM LIVESTOCK BREEDING    • ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE: HEALTH AND POLICY - AN UP TO DATE MINIREVIEW  &nb...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27946

Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 3
Vol. 14Nr. 4
• ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES IN NORTH-EASTERN ROMANIA – A TRIGGER FACTOR FOR LYME DISEASE    • HYDROGEOCHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISOTOPE COMPOSITIONS AND THEIR EVOLUTION IN GEOTHERMAL GROUNDWATER IN YIZHANG, HUNAN PROVINCE, CHINA    • CONSTRUCTION OF A BIOGAS HEAT STORAGE GREENHOUSE ECOSYSTEM UNDER THE CONTEXT OF WATER POLLUTION RESULTING FROM LIVESTOCK BREEDING    • ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE: HEALTH AND POLICY - AN UP TO DATE MINIREVIEW  &nb...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27947

SEPARATION FAULT SCENARIOS IN INTRINSIC SAFETY CIRCUITS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 4
The intrinsic safety type of protection significantly increased in complexity during the last decades. Thus, it even provides the opportunity to use highly complex electronic circuits without involving a significant explosion risk within the oil industry or in power plants, but not limited to those two. In order to achieve this performance, the type of protection is based on three pillars: limiting of energy, heat and also fault tolerance. The potential failure of components, connections, and...
Autori: Marius Darie
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27950

MODERNIZATION OF THE TEST METHOD FOR NON-SPARKING MATERIALS INTENDED FOR USE IN EXPLOSIVE AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 4
For assessing the intrinsic safety to mechanical sparks, two dedicated methods are implemented in testing laboratories and further used for the conformity assessment of products with regard to explosive atmospheres ignition, namely: impact test and friction test. The purpose of the article is to present the results obtained by using the first method mentioned, results which shall be applied in further research for comparison with the ones resulting from the friction test. The article presents...
Autori: Adrian Marius Jurca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27957

RESEARCH ON AQUATIC POLLUTION LEVEL OF MALEIA RIVER BY SIMULATION IN COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 4
Watercourses that transit rural / urban areas are susceptible to the phenomenon of aquatic pollution due to various types of polluting species. The important issues of river pollution and of polluting species dispersion, require an approach with predictive tools (models for transport of polluting species) which can evaluate the performance of depollution measures/actions to reduce pollution and to take optimal management decisions. Thus, from January 2017 to May 2017, a monitoring investigati...
Autori: Lorand Toth
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27967

Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 3
Vol. 14Nr. 6
• ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES IN NORTH-EASTERN ROMANIA – A TRIGGER FACTOR FOR LYME DISEASE    • HYDROGEOCHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISOTOPE COMPOSITIONS AND THEIR EVOLUTION IN GEOTHERMAL GROUNDWATER IN YIZHANG, HUNAN PROVINCE, CHINA    • CONSTRUCTION OF A BIOGAS HEAT STORAGE GREENHOUSE ECOSYSTEM UNDER THE CONTEXT OF WATER POLLUTION RESULTING FROM LIVESTOCK BREEDING    • ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE: HEALTH AND POLICY - AN UP TO DATE MINIREVIEW  &nb...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27968

EFFECTS OF CHLORTETRACYCLINE AND COOPER ON SWINE MANURE ANAEROBIC DIGESTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 12
Chlortetracycline (CTC) and copper (Cu) are simultaneously used as feed additives to improve the growth performance and to prevent infection in pig farming. After ingestion by animals, most of these compounds are excreted and coexist in swine manure. They might have an influence on anaerobic digestion when the swine manure is used as substrate in a biogas plant. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of both CTC and Cu on batch swine manure anaerobic digestion in order to bette...
Autori: Rui Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27983

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