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Catalytic destruction of aromatic VOCs on SCR-DeNOx commercial catalyst
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 1
AbstractAromatic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) proved to have enhanced polluting behavior upon the atmosphere and human health. Their catalytic destruction is an alternative for environmental pollution reduction in the case of gaseous emissions with low contents of VOC.In this paper, an experimental study is presented, concerning the conversion of benzene and its mono-halogenated derivatives on SCR-DeNOx (V2O5-WO3/TiO2) commercial catalyst, specific for the reduction process of nitrogen oxid...
Autori: Florin Bandrabur, Heinz Koser, Ion Balasanian, Liliana Lazar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25105

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

Bioleaching of uranyl ions from uranium ores by some algae
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 1
AbstractIt was investigated the bioleaching of uranyl ions from uranium ores, in aquatic medium with algae: Scenedesmus quadricauda and Nostoc linkia under different experimental conditions. The oxidation of U(IV) to U(VI) species, like uranyl ions was done by means of the atomic oxygen generated through photosynthesis by the aquatic medium from solution above of uranium ores.After almost 10 days of direct contact with the given microorganisms, it was observed a bioleaching degree between 10% an...
Autori: Alexandru Cecal, Rodica Calmoi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25107

Irreversible affinity immobilization of lentil seedling
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 1
An aliphatic-amine-bearing chromatographic support, based on commercial silica, was prepared and tested as potential matrix for affinity immobilization of a copper/topaquinone-containing amine oxidase from lentil seedlings. The support proved to be noticeably effective in immobilizing the enzyme with concomitant purification and activity retention. The immobilization yields and some properties of this preparation were also determined and compared with those of the soluble enzyme. High activity r...
Autori: Barbara Noli, Enrico Sanjust, Francesca Sollai, Giovanni Floris
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25108

Evaluation of artificial neural network techniques for river flow forecasting
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 1
River runoff forecasting is one of the most complex areas of research in hydrology because of the uncertainty of hydrological and meteorological parameters and scarcity of adequate records. Artificial neural networks (ANN) can be an efficient way of modelling stream flow processes as it is capable of controlling and modelling nonlinear and complex systems and does not require describing the complex nature of the hydrological processes. In this study, daily river flow is forecasted using two ANN ...
Autori: Cintia Bertacchi Uvo, Dimitri Namgaladze, George Gabitsinashvili
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25110

Hydrogen and sustainable energy. Research for hydrogen production
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 1
Abstract Hydrogen could be considered a synthetic secondary power carrier fuel in the years to come, subsequent to the fossil fuels economy. Thus the concept 'hydrogen economy' shall be defined, and it will also have a great influence in the future years.The field of power generation (producing electric power), transports, (electric cars), chemistry (hydrogen is a major raw material) are potential users of hydrogen.The experts support, by means of a series of economical and strategic analysis ma...
Autori: Corina Rădulescu, Elisabeta Păsculete, Florentina Condrea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25111

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

Analysis of the models for life cycle assessment of the building and building products
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 1
The environment is the relations in life and all settings life is consist of. A building is an artificial environment designed and built to meet the users' needs. These needs are fulfilled with the properties of building products that form the building. Building and building products are directly or indirectly in interaction with the environment during their life cycle process.There are some models like 'LEED', 'Athena', 'BEES', 'BRE', 'Analytica', 'Pre', 'GaBi', 'TEAM', 'GB Tool', 'Woolley','Cu...
Autori: Ayşe Balanlı, Gokce Tuna Taygun
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25113

Degradation of alcian blue 8 gx by heterogeneous and homogeneous photocatalytic processes
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 2
<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> The photocatalytic degradation of Alcian Blue 8 GX, a copper phthalocyanine cationic dye, has been investigated in aqueous solutions both in heterogeneous and homogeneous systems. Initial colour removal rates in different conditions were calculated in both cases. Influence of amounts of H2O2 and FeCl3 was studied and compared for the two photocatalytic systems. Finally, some conclusions regarding the efficiency of the two photocatalytic processes were es...
Autori: Anca Florentina Caliman, Chrysanthi Berberidou, , Liliana Lazar, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25114

New Ni(II) coordination polymers with insulating and anticorrosive properties
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 2
A series of new Ni(II) poly-phosphinates have been synthesised using Ni(II) acetylacetonate as nickel precursor and a succession of ligands derived from phosphinic acid: ethyl-butyl-phosphinic acid, ethyl-butyl-thio-phosphinic acid, and respectively ethylbutyl-di-thio-phosphinic acid. Chemical analysis gel-chromatography, infrared spectroscopy (IR), spin electronic resonance (RES), X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), electrical resistance measurements at different temper...
Autori: Daniel Sutiman, Doina Sibiescu, , Mircea Teodor Nechita
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25118

Determination of water quality deterioration at pilgrimage centre along river netravathi, mangalore using WQI approach
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 2
An attempt has been made to develop Water Quality Index (WQI), using six water quality parameters at riverside stations located in the vicinity of temples of Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka, South India. Rating curves were drawn based on the tolerance limits of inland waters and health point of view. Bhargava WQI method and Harmonic Mean WQI method were used to find overall WQI along the stretch of the river basin. Five point rating scale was used to classify water quality in each of the st...
Autori: Santosh M. Avvannavar, Surathkal Shrihari
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25119

Leptospirosis:clinical and environmental aspects of the IaÂ?i county
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 2
During 2005 and 2006, in the Infectious Diseases Hospital in IaÂ?i, there were admitted 26 patients suffering by Leptospirosis. The clinical investigations followed the tests of inflammation, the renal and hepatic proofs, the cefalo-rahidian liquid’s aspect, the ELISA Leptospirosis serum tests etc. The Leptospirosis etiology shown that on 50% of the patients, the affection was owed to L.ichterohemoragiae. The average cost of the treatment for a patient was evaluated as around 1000 Euro. The pa...
Autori: Carmen Dorobăţ, Doina Carmen Manciuc, Mihai Nicu, Mihnea Hurmuzache
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Methyl tert- butyl ether occurrence and degradation in water
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 2
The use of gasoline oxygenated with MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether) reduced significantly air pollution (16 - 23% lower emissions of CO and 18% lower emissions of unburned hydrocarbons) but increased water pollution. There is no European or national regulations for MTBE in drinking water except for Denmark, which has set a limit value of 30 ”g/ L for MTBE. USEPA proposed a maximum concentration of 20- 40 ”g/L. This paper is a review with 70 references on the MTBE production, use, properties and...
Autori: Camelia Beţianu, Florina Ungureanu, Loredana Branza, Lucian Vasile Pavel, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 6 No.4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 4
Iinclude urmatoarele articole:� Process water of papermaking: model building and characterization� Landfill inventory in the Republic of Moldova: problems and solutions� Floodplain revegetation and river basin restoration� Environmental problems of copper complex in Bor area� Researches on air micro flora determination from public indoor spaces and hospital wards in an urban area� Current practice of solid waste management in Malaysia and its disposal� An assessment of potential he...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Removal of zinc (II) from aqueous solutions by romanian sphagnum peat moss
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
In recent years the removal of toxic substances especially heavy metals from water and wastewater by using of non-conventional low-cost sorbent (industrial wastes and some natural material including microorganisms, plant-derived materials, agricultural products and by-products, mineral oxides, clays) has received much attention. In this paper efficiency of Zn (II) removal from aqueous solutions by sorption onto Romanian sphagnum peat moss was studied in batch experiments involving process parame...
Autori: Angelica Kicsi, , Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25126

Removal of persistent organic pollutants from textile wastewater by membrane processes
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
AbstractThe textile industry is a large water consumer. Stringent regulations of wastewater characteristics require the use of membrane processes for the removal of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) from textile wastewater prior to discharge or recycling of these effluents.This paper presents an overview of research related to the removal of persistent organic pollutants from textile industry by membrane processes, discussing also the correlations with actual pre-treatment and removal rates. ...
Autori: , Corina - Petronela Musteret
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25127

Development trends of cold plasma reactors in the global context of carbon emission reduction
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
This paper brings a review on the trends of arc plasma reactors, in the new millennium, as an alternative contribution to the reduction of carbon emission at global level. The development of technically and economically feasible plasma processes for the production of hydrogen is analyzed. Literature provides data on achievable intensification of the involved chemical processes comparing with those from the classic reactors. The hydrogen production is studied starting from hydrocarbons and alcoho...
Autori: Iulian Rusu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25128

Research on the impact induced in the environment by milk processing Industry case study: S.C. Raraul ltd. Campulung, Suceava county
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
The paper presents some investigations and assessments on the impact induced in the environment by a milk processing unit which makes a variety of products. The balance sheets for raw materials were elaborated for all the activities carried on the location; based on these, the synthetic indexes of the impact on the environment were drawn, as well as the specific factors: the extent of the usage of raw material, materials and specific effluents....
Autori: Adriana Ilisoi, , Letitia Cezar, Mihai Nicu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25131

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
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Marine micro and macro algal species as biosorbents for heavy metals
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
AbstractThis paper reviews some practical aspects of the application of algal biomass for the biosorption of heavy metals from wastewater. The ability of different algal species to remove metals varies with algal group and morphology, with the speciation of specific metals and their competition with others in wastewater, and with environmental or process factors. The scattered literature on the uptake of heavy metals by both living and dead algal biomass - both macroalgae and immobilized microal...
Autori: Loredana Branza, Maria Gavrilescu, Matthew J. Dring
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25133

Process water of papermaking: model building and characterization
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 4
Actual trends in papermaking concern on the use of recycled fibers and minimizing effluent volume by closing water circuit. Beside environmental and economic advantages, both trends can lead to serious problems in papermaking processes due to contaminants introduced with recycled fibers and their accumulation in closed water system. A key factor to avoid disturbances in the papermaking is to prevent the accumulation of detrimental compounds. In this respect, first it is necessary to find out met...
Autori: Dan Belosinschi, Elena Bobu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25134

Environmental problems of copper complex in Bor area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 4
AbstractThe paper discusses some environmental problems caused by the presence of the copper mining and processing complex in the Bor area (Eastern Serbia). The Bor area is a serious hot spot in Serbia. Unsupervised operation of the mining company RTB Bor, without any protective measures, has led to extreme pollution of the Bor River, the Danube and underground waters, soil pollution with heavy metals, air-pollution with sulfur-dioxide etc. Recommendations are suggested as follows: a sustainable...
Autori: Slavka Zeković
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25137

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

Zero discharge: technological progress towards eliminating pulp mill liquid effluent
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractThe goal of this paper is to examine the potential for ecologically and economically sustainable kraft pulp mills. This paper reviews technical and scientific literature on a wide range of factors that will influence the overall impact of a pulp mill on its total environment. The emphasis is on efforts to achieve "closed-loop," or Totally Effluent Free (TEF) mills which eliminate all liquid effluent and minimize the quantity and environmental impact of air and land discharges. An attempt...
Autori: Adrian Puitel, Dan Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25202

An assessment of potential health threats to international travelers to varying global standards in packaged drinking water
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 4
AbstractSafe water is fundamental for positive health and well-being. Much of the ill-health in society, especially in the developing countries, can be attributed to lack of harmless water. Each country elaborates its own drinking water standards based on healthbased targets.To ensure reliable consistent water-treatment and supply, drinking water standards have been prescribed both for drinking water supply and packaged/bottled water. Different countries prescribe standards that vary significant...
Autori: B. S. Nanda Kumar, D. Venkatakrishnappa, Monto Mani, Santosh M. Avvannavar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25141

Eis diagnosis of some dental alloys in artificial saliva
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 4
AbstractElectrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements were used to characterize the electrochemical behaviour of the some commercial dental alloys: two PdAg based alloys (Paliag, PaliagMaestro), two NiCr based alloys (Wirolloy, VeraSoft), two CoCr based alloys (Vitallium, VeraPDI) and two CuAl based alloys (Gaudent, NPG+2) in artificial saliva. Impedance spectra were represented in the form of Bode plots and it was fitted using a commercial softwere package called Electrochemistry Po...
Autori: Daniel Mareci, Gina Ungureanu, Julia Claudia Mirza Rosca, Neculai Aelenei, Romeo Chelariu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25143

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

Solid waste in romania: management, treatment and pollution prevention practices
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractThe paper analyzes some aspects of waste management in Romania and, in particular, in Iasi County, in view of the European perspective. Urban and rural waste management is considered and collection, transport, processing, recycling or disposal of waste materials is discussed relative to the National Waste Management Strategy and the National Plan for Waste Management, as well as European and national legislative framework.It was showed that land disposal will continue to be a disposal op...
Autori: Ana-Maria Schiopu, Ion Apostol, Maria Gavrilescu, Monica Hodoreanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25203

Challenges for integrated water resources management in Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
This study presents an overview of the current activities and results undertaken within the CEEX SIWMANET project dealing with an assessment of the actual challenges for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) implementation in Romania,seen especially in relation with the R&D system and the need to develop especially the cooperation, training and participatory processes that are required for actual implementation in which the universities may play an important role in terms of catalyst ...
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Practical applications and evolution of the new water treatment technologies
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
The article presents the principles on which the upgrading of the ground and surface water treatment plants, respectively the implementation of new technologies are based. The outcome obtained in Timisoara consequently to applying the aforesaid principles and the strategies for the improvement in drinking water quality are also provided....
Autori: Ilie Vlaicu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25151

Pilot plant treatment of water for drinking purpose by PAC
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
Experiments in a Pilot Plant (PP) are extremely important and relevant for the substantiation of research. This is the way to set up the most suitable coagulation-flocculation reagents, optimum operating conditions (injection point, reaction times, etc.),compatibility with the processes at the actual Water Works and real possibilities for further improvement.The present work aimed at verifying the previously obtained results in laboratory under PP working conditions for optimizing the coagulatio...
Autori: Adina Pacala, Alina Anghelina, Dalila Marşavina, Ilie Vlaicu, Katalin Bodor, Mihaela Anghel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Organic food in Denmark - from grass root initiative to market niche: potentials and barriers for further sustainable transition
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractThe mechanisms in the shaping of organic food in Denmark since the 1970'ies are analysed as a contribution to the discussion of strategies for a more sustainable production and consumption of food. The background is the major  achievements in Denmark within organic food since the 1970'ies, but also the recent years' reduction in the land converted to organic farming. The analyses are based on experiences from projects, analyses and literature and draw on innovation theory and theory...
Autori: Michael Sogaard Jorgensen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Municipal pricing of water considering that water is both an economic and a social good - a pricing reform with implications for Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractOne of the basic principles in the European policy to cope with the growing challenge of water scarcity is that water demand management should be considered before opting for additional water infrastructure. The implication of this is that water must be treated as an economic good, which means that the "user's pays' principle"has to be implemented. At the same time there is much political consensus that the water price has to be "equitable". Water can be subsidized without violating the ...
Autori: Lars Hansson
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Study of the non-catalytic and catalytic oxidative destruction of VOCs
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
In recent years, the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) has received much attention. Catalytic oxidation of VOCs, found in small concentration in industrial gas emissions constitutes an alternative for environmental pollution reduction.In this paper, a comparative study regarding the non-catalytic and catalytic oxidative destruction of non-halogenated or halogenated C6 hydrocarbons (C6H14, C6H12, C6H6, Cl-C6H5, Br-C6H5), is presented. Catalytic oxidation was studied in the presence of ...
Autori: Florin Bandrabur, Heinz Koser, Ion Balasanian, Liliana Lazar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25162

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. 1 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 1Nr. 2
Contain all the articles from this issueICEEM /01 PLENARY CONFERENCETen years of Environmental Engineering and Management education and research at the Technical University of IasiMatei Macoveanu, Carmen Teodosiu ICEEM/01  - Environmental Engineering SectionRemoval of nitrogen oxides from Diesel exhaust: Laboratory studies for development of an SCR-catalyst-system using solid urea as reducing agentWerner Weisweiler High temperature desulphurization of hydrogen sulphide containing ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 1 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 1Nr. 3
Contain all the articles from this issueICEEM/01 -- Environmental Engineering SectionThermodynamic and kinetic study of gas desulphurization by adsorption on zeolites  Ion Untea, Dan Brasoveanu, Madeleine Dancila, Szidonia Bocskor Mixed oxides derived from vanadium substituted layered double hydroxides as catalysts precursors for SO2 oxidationGabriela Carja, Ionel Popa, Gabriela Ciobanu, Nicolae Aelenei The impact of energy production on environment in RomaniaCarmen Zaharia, Mioara Sur...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 1 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 1Nr. 4
Contain all the articles from this issue:ICEEM/01 -- Environmental Management Section Corporate environmental competence: A concept for characterising and assessing the environmental practice in companies and product chainsMichael S?žgaard J?žrgensen, Marianne Forman Life cycle assessment of some alternatives for the supply of thermal energy in the municipality of Iasi (Romania).Nicolae Peiu Management options for the industrial and municipal wastes in the city of Iasi Carmen Teod...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 2 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 2Nr. 1
Contain all the articles from this issueEnvironmental analysis by capillary electrophoresis. Atmospheric samplesCamelia Draghici, Gheorghe Coman, Mihaela Sica,Dana Perniu, Mihaela Badea   The ecological farms - A solution for sustainable agriculture. II. Position and perspectives of the ecofarms in the frame of the productive agricultural system Stela Axinte, Alina Stanciu, Lorica Axinte  The extraction and clean up of organochlorine pesticides and PCB's from water using solid phase ex...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 2 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 2Nr. 2
Contain all the articles from this issueEditorialEstablishing effluent discharge limits - have we got it right?Yusuf Chisti Full papersSurvey on the treatment of gaseous streams containing volatile organic compoundsOana Penciu, Maria GavrilescuEU environmental policy for industrial pollution control. IPPC DirectiveElena Bobu Environmental monitoring Antonius A.F. KettrupProcess The sonochemical degradationof cyanide ions using atmospheric oxygen as oxidizing agentIoan Iordache, Mircea Teodor Nec...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 2 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 2Nr. 3
Plants as biomarkers, biosensors and biomonitorsModelling of wastewater treatment of a pulp and paper mill for monitoringCatalysts for heterogeneous photocatalysts. Part I. Possibilities to improve photoefficiency through catalysts modificationThe global assessment method of the water qualityAspects regarding the wood certification in RomaniaDecolorizing of pulping effluents by ammonium lignosulphonate oxidationPowder coatings-based organic filmsOn environmental effects of the pulp and paper mil...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 2 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 2Nr. 4
Contain all the articles from this issueDestruction of Volatile Organic Compounds by catalytic oxidationAlice Oana Rusu, Emil DumitriuRisk assessment for a shipyard from Romanian Black Sea CoastAnca Florentina Caliman, Ion Balasanian Monitoring the behavior of the restoration interventions of the Probota Monastery’s indoor frescoes under the influence of the environmental factors. II. Modifications of the physical-structural and chemical characteristicsIon Sandu, Adrian Dima, Ioan Gabriel Sand...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 3 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 3Nr. 2
Contain all the articles from this issueCatalysis for heterogeneous photocatalysis. Part II. Methods for synthesisAnca Florentina Caliman, Ion BalasanianpH influence on sonochemical degradation of cyanides with H2O2 and O2Ioan Iordache, Mircea Teodor Nechita, Nicolae Aelenei, Gabriela Apostolescu, Ioan Rosca Studies of various wastewater nitrification bioreactor types based on modelling and simulationDiana Lupasteanu, Florina Ungureanu, Maria Gavrilescu Wastewater from winemaking industry: monit...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 3 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 3Nr. 4
Contain all the articles from this issueICEEM /02 PLENARY SESSION:"Environmental Engineering and Management in the Context of Sustainable Development"Design for sustainability (D4S): towards advanced product conceptsHan Brezet, Sacha SilvesterICEEM/02 - ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SECTION"Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies"Complex approach to the problem of persistent organic pollutants degradation in water environmentVictor Covaliov, Olga Covaliova, Angela Cincilei, Gilles Mailhot, Pasca...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 4 Nr.1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 4Nr. 1
Contain all the articles from this issueBiosorption of Cu2+ ions from aqueous solution by Enteromorpha sp.Loredana Brinza, Matthew Dring, Maria Gavrilescu  Environmental impact assessment for steel processingBrindusa Robu, Carmen Zaharia, Matei MacoveanuEnhanced primary treatment of municipal wastewater by ion exchange and membrane processesDaniela Teleman, Peter A. Wilderer, Carmen Teodosiu, Thilo K?¶tzle Best practices in kraft pulping - benefits and costs Dan GavrilescuAspects of waste m...
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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?žgaard J?žrgensenIntrinsic 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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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 4 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 4Nr. 2
Contain all the articles from this issueCatalysis for heterogeneous photocatalysis. Part II. Methods for synthesisAnca Florentina Caliman, Ion BalasanianpH influence on sonochemical degradation of cyanides with H2O2 and O2Ioan Iordache, Mircea Teodor Nechita, Nicolae Aelenei,Gabriela Apostolescu, Ioan RoscaStudies of various wastewater nitrification bioreactor types based on modelling and simulationDiana Lupasteanu, Florina Ungureanu, Maria Gavrilescu Wastewater from winemaking industry: monitor...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 4 Nr.4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 4Nr. 4
Contain all the articles from this issueNitrous oxide decomposition over Fe-ZSM-5 catalysts prepared by different methodsMircea Teodor Nechita, Ioan Rosca, Daniel Sutiman, Gabriela Apostolescu, Ioan Iordache Geometrical correlation method for global estimation of the ecosystem stateCamelia Popa, Cornel Cojocaru, Matei MacoveanuImmobilized lipases as biocatalysts for organic synthesis 1. Transesterification of ethyl acetate with alcohols in the presence of free Candida antarctica lipase BBrindusa...
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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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Modelling and simulation of heavy metals transport in water and sediments
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 2
AbstractHeavy metals can be transported by rivers which flow through areas with industrial pollution, both as metal in solution and metal adsorbed to suspended solids. They can settle in lakes and accumulate in the sediment, exhibiting significant effects on wildlife and humans if they enter into the food chain.In this work, heavy metals transport and sedimentation is simulated based on an analytical model proposed in literature, considering the material balance and complementary equations, unde...
Autori: Camelia Beţianu, Florina Ungureanu, Loredana Branza, Lucian Vasile Pavel, Maria Gavrilescu, Simona Pintilie
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 6 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
Include urmatoarele articole:� Removal of persistent organic pollutants from textile wastewater by membrane processes� Sustainability evaluation of an urban residential settlement� Removal of zinc (II) from aqueous solutions by romanian sphagnum peat moss� Development trends of cold plasma reactors in the global context of carbon emission reduction� Assessing the potential of wind power in Romania within Kyoto targets� Research on the impact induced in the environment by milk process...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 6 Nr. 5
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
Include urmatoarele articole:� Keynote Lectures Energy from municipal solid waste: large-scale incineration or small-scale pyrolysis?� Electrical properties of SnO2-Pt/Al2O3 in reduction atmosphere� Corporate management tools to address sustainability Challenges. A reflection on the progress and difficulties experienced during the last decade� Emerging academic responsibilities and opportunities for promoting regional sustainability� Challenges for integrated water resources management...
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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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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 6 Nr. 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
Iinclude urmatoarele articole:â€? Phenol degradation in water through a heterogeneous photo-fenton processâ€? Study concerning the influence of oxidizing agents on heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation of persistent organic pollutantsâ€? Nonmarket valuation of acequias: Stakeholder analysisâ€? Metals concentration in soils adjacent to waste depositsâ€? Polyelectrolyte - surfactant complexesâ€? Modelling of sorption equilibrium of Cr(vi) on isomorphic substituted Mg/Zn-Al - type hydrotalcitesâ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
Include urmatoarele articole:� "Waste not, want not" a study of household attitude toward recycling of solid wastes� A kinetic model for the crystal violet mineralization in water by the electro- fenton process� Development of a coagulation/flocculation predictive model for turbidity removal from tehran water treatment plants� Removal of cadmium (II) from aqueous solutions by sphagnum moss peat: Equilibrium study� Environmental sustainability based on fuzzy models� Impact of dust emi...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
Include urmatoarele articole:� Cost sensitivity analysis by Monte Carlo simulation� Mathematical modeling of gas drying by adsorption� Methyl isobutyl ketone combustion over Pt/Al2O3 catalyst� Distribution of oxygen transfer rate in stirred bioreactors with simulated broths� Unsteady heat transfer inside an elliptic cylinder� Triphasic external-loop airlift reactors. Hydrodynamic and dispersion studies� Sustainable combined utilization of renewable forest resources and coal in Roma...
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Phenol degradation in water through a heterogeneous photo-fenton process
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractA new photo-Fenton catalyst has been manufactured from synthetic layered clay laponite (Laponite RD) by the pillaring technique Eight different catalyst samples were prepared: four without thermal aging (WTA) calcined at 523 0K, 623 0K, 723 0K and 8230 K, and other four with thermal aging (TA) calcined at the same temperatures. The activity of the TA- 623 sample was evaluated in the phenol degradation by the photo - Fenton process. The influence of five important operating factors has be...
Autori: Beatrice Iurascu, Ilie Siminiceanu, Miguel Vincente
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Study concerning the influence of oxidizing agents on heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation of persistent organic pollutants
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractIn this paper, the application of the heterogeneous photocatalysis in degradation of a cationic copper phtalocyanine dye, used as model of persistent organic compound is investigated by assessing the efficiency of the process. The influence of hydrogen peroxide on the photocatalytic process is studied using two types of commercial catalysts, such as TiO2 Degussa (88% anatase, 20% rutile) and TiONa Millennium (100% anatase). Another electron acceptor, FeCl3 is also used for investigation ...
Autori: Anca Florentina Caliman, , , Ioannis Poulios, Maria Gavrilescu
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Polyelectrolyte - surfactant complexes
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThe formation of the polyelectrolyte- surfactant complexes has been studied. On this purpose has been measured the critical micelle concentration for every polyelectrolyte and surfactant which had been used. The phase behaviour of mixtures of a cationic polyelectrolyte (Praestol 611) and an anionic surfactant (sodium lauryl sulphate - SLS) has been studied. For a given polyelectrolyte concentration, with increasing surfactant concentration, three phase regions were identified. The first ...
Autori: Cristina Costache, Gabriel Dabija, Mihaela Mihai
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Modelling of sorption equilibrium of Cr(vi) on isomorphic substituted Mg/Zn-Al - type hydrotalcites
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThis paper dealt with Cr(VI) sorption on isomorphic substituted Mg/Zn-Al - type hydrotalcites under proper working conditions. The prepared samples were named Mg3Al, Mg2ZnAl, Mg1.5Zn1.5Al, MgZn2Al and Zn3Al. The experimental data concerning sorption isotherms were modelled in accordance with four equilibrium equations: Langmuir (L), Freundlich (F), Langmuir-Freundlich (L-F) and Redlich-Peterson (R-P) by using two ways: (i) estimation of qmax, K and n; and (ii) estimation of K and n, for ...
Autori: Aurel Iovi, Eveline Popovici, Laura Cocheci, Rodica Pode
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Virtual environmental measurement center based on remote instrumentation
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractIn this paper we propose system architecture for virtual environmental measurement center based on remote instrumentation. We use Internet facilities for transmission of the information. The station center can be used in remote control mode. Circumstance data can be collected with logging field station (Web-E-Nose or meteorological station). The environmental measurement center collects and automatically save data about the temperature in the air, relative humidity, pressure, wind speed ...
Autori: , Carmen Alexandru, Codrin Donciu, Cristina Schreiner, Marius Branzila
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Environmental pollution with VOCs and possibilities for emission treatment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractVolatile organic compounds (VOCs) constitutes an important class of environmental pollutants, which, together with other contaminants as NOx, SOx, CO, NH3, CO2 etc. participate in degradation of atmosphere and exhibit a potential risk for human health. VOC emissions may be generated in more than 25 percentages through the use of solvents in different industrial or house holding activities. For applying a certain plan concerning the pollution reduction, any user of organic solvents contai...
Autori: Florin Bandrabur, Ion Balasanian, Liliana Lazar
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Sustainable irrigation based on intelligent optimization of nutrients applications
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThe present paper proposes the design of a modules system of measurement and control of data distributed transmission, implemental on automatic irrigation systems of central pivot or linear movement type. By this it is intended to obtain a complex irrigation system that allows optimization of nutrient application....
Autori: Codrin Donciu, Marinel Temneanu,
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Using GPS technology and distributed measurement system for air quality maping of rezidential area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThe project’s idea is really simple: using the LabView environment, we have realized a virtual instrument able to get from the GPS the information about latitude, longitude, altitude and from a prototype data acquisition board for environmental monitoring parameters the information about air pollution factors. The perfect solution regarding the costs, the covered area and the accuracy of the measured data is the use of a glider for flight, because of its characteristics: free flights (...
Autori: , Codrin Donciu, Marius Branzila, Marius Paslaru, Romeo Cristian Ciobanu
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Kinetics of carbon dioxide absorption into aqueous solutions of 1, 5, 8, 12- tetraazadodecane (APEDA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThe absorption of CO2 into an aqueous solution with 1.45 mol/L 1,5,8,12-tetraazadodecane (APEDA) polyamine has been studied at three temperature (298, 313, 333 K) in a Lewis type absorber with a constant gas-liquid interface area of (15.34 ± 0.05) x 10-4 m2. The experimental results have been interpreted using the equations derived from the two film model with the assumption that the absorption occurred in the fast pseudo- first- order kinetic regime. The results confirmed the validity ...
Autori: Chakib Bouallou, Ilie Siminiceanu, Ramona-Elena Tataru-Farmus
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Urban traffic pollution reduction using an intelligent video semaphoring system
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThe present paper suggests making an intelligent video system of command over crossroads with traffic lights, its main goal being diminishing road congestion, a better traffic speed of vehicles, diminishing the environment pollution and improvement of negative effects that vehicle concentration has over the physical and psychological state of the population....
Autori: Codrin Donciu, Marinel Temneanu,
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Methods and procedures for environmental risk assessment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThis work presents the state of the art of qualitative and quantitative risk assessment methodologies in a variety of fields. Because risk exists in all ranges of human activity, both private and professional, risk assessment is an attempt to analyze precipitating causes of risk in order to more efficiently reduce its probability and effects. Numerous methodological guidelines within the field of environmental science exist to provide guidance for a risk assessment program, although the ...
Autori: , , Florentina Anca Căliman, Maria Gavrilescu
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Waste not, want not" a study of household attitude toward recycling of solid wastes
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractSolid waste management in Malaysia has become an increasingly important task of local government authorities over the recent years as a result of urban population growth, industrialization and an increase in quantity and variation in the types of waste generated. For this reason the government of Malaysia through the Ministry of Housing and Local Government has taken various measures to promote recycling amongst its population. However, a recycling program is only successful if household...
Autori: Abdelnaser Omran, Adam D. Read
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A kinetic model for the crystal violet mineralization in water by the electro- fenton process
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractThe mineralization of acidic aqueous solutions with 0.166 to 1.333 mM Crystal Violet (CV) in 50 mM Na2SO4 as background electrolyte has been studied by the electro- Fenton method, where the oxidizing hydroxyl radicals were produced from the Fenton reaction between added ferrous ions and hydrogen peroxide generated at a oxygen- diffusion cathode. The influence of a new operating factor on the mineralization degree has been investigated: anode material (platinum versus boron doped diamond)...
Autori: Carmen-Ionela Alexandru, Eric Brillas, Ilie Siminiceanu
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Development of a coagulation/flocculation predictive model for turbidity removal from tehran water treatment plants
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractAluminum and ferric salts are widely used as coagulants in water and wastewater treatment. They are effective in removing a broad range of impurities from water, including colloidal particles and dissolved organic substances. As well as traditional additives, such as aluminum sulphate ("alum") and ferric chloride, other products containing prehydrolized metal ions such as polyaluminum chlorides are now commonly used. The aim of this study was to develop a model for coagulation/flocculati...
Autori: Avid Banihashemi, Manouchehr Nikazar, , Reza Maknoon
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Removal of cadmium (II) from aqueous solutions by sphagnum moss peat: Equilibrium study
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractCadmium is listed by US-EPA as one of priority pollutant and as a known carcinogen, and therefore its removal from wastewaters of various industrial processes is a very important environmental problem. The paper analyzes the effectiveness of a Romanian sphagnum moss peat as available and cheaper sorbent in removal of Cd (II) from aqueous solutions. Batch sorption experiments were carried out in order to establish the influence of solution pH, peat dose, contact time and initial cadmium c...
Autori: Catalin Balan, , Matei Macoveanu
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Environmental sustainability based on fuzzy models
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractEnvironmental pollution has become much more of a problem in recent years than it has been in the past. Pollution caused by garbage disposal, toxic substances sloping from different sources has attracted a great deal of attention and can be a great inconvenient for the environment and for the people. In the face of growing social expectations encompassing both standards of living and environmental concerns, the idea of sustainable development has become popular among governments, industr...
Autori: , Marius Paslaru,
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Mineralization of two phenyl urea herbicides in water by a heterogeneous photo-Fenton process
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractThe paper presents new experimental results on the photodegradation of two important phenyl urea herbicides in water: Monuron and Isoproturon. The photodegradation was performed by two Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs): the homogeneous photo- Fenton process (, UV-H2O2 - Fe3+) and a heterogeneous photo - Fenton reaction using an iron pillared Laponide- RD catalyst (Fe-Lap-RD). The Fe-Lap-RD catalyst was prepared from iron nitrate 0.2 M solution and a suspension of Laponite - RD clay. Th...
Autori: Elsa Lundanes, Ilie Siminiceanu, Maria-Magdalena Bobu
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Comparative corrosion study of non-precious Ni/Cr- based soft alloys in view of dental applications
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractBased on the polarization curves and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in the case of three commercial alloys (Wirolloy, NicromalSoft and VeraSoft) maintained in artificial saliva, it was established the type and the intensity of the corrosion process by means of the corrosion currents value. The passivation of all the samples occurred spontaneously at the open circuit potential. The corrosion currents value decrease after the alloys maintenance in the corrosive medium due the...
Autori: Daniel Mareci, Gina Ungureanu, Julia Claudia Mirza Rosca, Neculai Aelenei
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Ecological management for textile wastes processing
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractThe zero waste is a policy, a way, an aim and represents a new approach planned for the 21st century, which includes the resource preservation principles, pollution reducing, increasing of the opportunities to create new jobs and providing the highest degree of economic stability.The strategy of developing the Romanian textile industry sub-sectors envisages the achieving of certain superior production indices, from a physical and value point of view, in 2010, a quantitative increase of t...
Autori: Eftalea Carpus, Emilia Visileanu, Razvan Scarlat
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Polyelectrolyte - surfactant complexes used in the coagulation floculation processes
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractThe removal of formasine fines particles from water by precipitation with polyelectrolyte and surfactant complex of Polyacrylamide (industrial product Praestol 611 made by Degussa) and Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) was experimentally studied. Calcium oxide was added to initiate precipitation of the polyelectrolyte complex together with the fines particles. The experiments were carried out with complexes having the surfactants concentration higher then the critical aggregation concentratio...
Autori: Cristina Costache, Gabriel Dabija, Mihaela Mihai
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Assessment of water pollution potential by acide drainage
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractAn assessment of acide drainage forming potential for a mining waste material resulted in a former mine of nonferrous and precious metals ore has been made. The waste material has the following contents: 2,20?·2,28% sulphide sulphur, 2,53?·2,58% Fe, 0,07% Cu, 0,05% Zn, 0,36?·0,40% Pb, 0,008?·0,013% Ca and 3,85?·7,97% sulphate. Bacterial leaching tests in percolating columns during 380 days have been made. The leaching liquor has been recirculated at a liquid:solid ratio of 1L:1kg. After ...
Autori: Vasile Oros
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Corrosion behavior of some low-carbon steels in organic environment in the presence of succinic and adipic acids
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractThe behaviour of three types of steel, with a variable carbon concentration (from 0.20 to 0.40 %) is studied in medium of ethylene glycol - 10 % methanol - 5 % succinic or adipic acid with water concentration varying between 1 % to 5 %. IR spectroscopy, Xray diffraction and chemical analysis were the methods used for corrosion compounds analysis. The weight losses were measured; also the polarization curves were plotted and the corrosion parameters were established. Based on the obtained...
Autori: Daniel Mareci, Daniel Sutiman, Ioan Iordache, Mircea Teodor Nechita
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Surfactant - modified natural zeolites for environmental applications in water purification
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
AbstractThis paper presents an overview of research related to use of surfactant modified natural zeolites (SMZ) in water and wastewater treatment. The most common natural zeolite, widely used as starting material is clinoptilolite, but other natural zeolites have also been used (chabasite, heulandite, mordenite). In the first part, the preparation methods and the influence of process parameters on the final product properties is reviewed. The discussion is focused on the influence of surfactant...
Autori: , Cezar Catrinescu, Roxana Elena Apreutesei
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Methodology to conserve energy in surface aerators
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
AbstractBased on the simulation equations, which were developed earlier (Rao, 1999 and Rao et al., 2007) relating the oxygen transfer coefficient k (= KLa20 (?”/g2)1/3) with theoretical power per unit volume of water X (= N3D2/g4/3?”1/3) and k with actual powerconsumed by the surface aerators per unit volume PV (= P/(V??(g?”)1/3), methodology has been demonstrated to the save the energy consumption, defined by ?? (=PV /k), where KLa20 is the overall oxygen transfer coefficient at 20oC, ?” is kin...
Autori: Achanta Ramakrishna Rao, Bimlesh Kumar, Neelam Verma
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Enhanced decolorization of reactive blue 19 dye from synthetic textile wastewater through uv photolysis in alkaline conditions
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
AbstractLaboratory scale experiments were conducted in order to investigate the photolysis of Reactive Blue 19 (RB 19) dye using UV as the irradiation source in alkaline solution. The effects of operating parameters such as, pH, initial dye concentration, UV dosage, hydrogen peroxide and oxygen have been evaluated. The results indicate that the UV photolysis process in alkaline solution is ideal for decolorizing of RB 19 and it can be taken as a starting step to establish the economical feasibil...
Autori: Abbas Rezaee, Ebrahim Hajizadeh, Gholamreza Mosavi, Mohamadtaghi Ghaneian, Seyyed Jamalodin Hashemian
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Recovery of p-hydroxybenzoic acid from wastewaters by reactive extraction 1. Extraction mechanism and influencing factors
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
AbstractThe comparative study on reactive extraction of p-hydroxybenzoic acid with Amberlite LA-2 and D2EHPA in two solvents with different polarity (n-heptane and dichloromethane) indicated that the extractant type and solvent polarity control the extraction mechanism. Thus, the reactive extraction with Amberlite LA-2 occurs by means of the interfacial formation of an aminic adduct with three extractant molecules in low-polar solvent, or of an salt with one extractant molecule in higher polar s...
Autori: Anca-Irina Galaction, Dan Caşcaval, Maria Cămăruţ
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Smart soluble grafted polysiloxanes with potential applications in waterborne paints
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractThe synthesis of some grafted polysiloxane and azo-polysiloxanes with potential applications as rheology modifiers or surfactants for waterborne paints is reported. Nowadays it became very important to design environmentally friendly systems exhibiting the best end-uses properties. Due to their complex architecture and their sensitivity to UV radiation the studied polymeric systems exhibit very interesting rheological properties. All the polymers containing the azobenzenic groups in the ...
Autori: Constanta Ibanescu, Ioana Moleavin, Iulian Nor, Nicolae Hurduc, Viorel Sandu
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Analytical approach to estimate the air flow rate in the boundary layer of a heated furnace wall
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractThe critical analysis of the transfer processes intensification techniques is carried out by identification of the methods that can be applied, regardless of the process nature. The main priority is the development of a consistent methodology that will represent the basis of specific practical methods development by establishing a theoretical frame for studying the heat transfer processes. The main purpose is to reduce the stationary time of the charge in the installation, accomplishing ...
Autori: Adrian Dima, Alina Adriana Minea
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Improving energy efficiency in water distribution systems based on water consumption profiling
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractTogether with other public utilities, water supply systems management aims to provide an efficient operation of the system and lower operational costs. In complex water distribution systems there is a large variety of consumers, which differ from one another not only by values of inflows, but also by how this inflows vary from hour to hour. This paper presents a self-organizing based approach to the problem of classification of water consumption profiles from the nodes of a water distrib...
Autori: Gilda Gavrilaş, Mihai Gavrilas
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Utilization of coal fly ash from power plants I. Ash characterization
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractA comprehensive characterization of fly ash from Iasi, Romania has been carried out in order to set up the utilization potential of fly ash resulting in appreciable amounts from thermal power plants as a waste, which leads to soil and groundwater contamination, as well as atmospheric pollution. This fly ash can be classified on the base chemical and technological properties in F class. Having in mind the assignment of the processing conditions, the fly ash can be used as sorbent for poll...
Autori: , Maria Harja, Marinela Bărbuţă, Nicolae Apostolescu
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Effects of coagulants on the DCS accumulation in process water of papermaking
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractAdvanced closing of paper machine circuits results in the accumulation of the dissolved and colloidal substances (DCS) in the process water. At a critical concentration, the DCS are destabilizing even by small variations in paper machine parameters, producing operational and product quality problems. This article presents results of lab experiments simulating the process water recycling in short circuit of paper machine, without and with addition of fixing agents. Tests were performing w...
Autori: Dan Belosinschi, Elena Bobu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25261

Quantification of impact and risk induced in surface water by heavy metals: Case study - Bahlui River Iasi
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractThe purpose of this paper was to quantify the environmental impact and risk applying a new integrated method designed as a soft SAB. The evaluation of impact and risk induced in environment was performed for surface  waters (Bahlui River, IaÂ?i), considering the presence of some minerals and heavy metals in surface water in high concentrations. The new method for integrated environmental impact and risk assessment that considers the pollutants concentration levels in surface water w...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Dumitru Bulgariu, Laura Bulgariu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25262

Study on new complex compounds of Ti(IV) and Zr(IV) in aqueous solutions: synthesis, stability and application in cleaner technologies of natural leather
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractIn this paper, the study of synthesis and stability in aqueous solutions of new coordination compounds of Ti(IV) and Zr(IV) with ligand N-hydroxy-succinimide is presented. The salts: TiOSO4·2H2O and ZrOCl2·8H2O used for obtaining the studied coordination complexes, can derive from recycling metallic residues resulted in mechanical technologies applied for titanium and zirconium in S.C. ZIROM S.A. Giurgiu.The new complexes were synthesized in aqueous solutions and stability were study u...
Autori: Adrian Cailean, Daniel Sutiman, Doina Sibiescu, Gabriela Apostolescu, Ioan Roşca, Marian Crudu, Mihaela Vizitiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25265

Sustainable combined utilization of renewable forest resources and coal in Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractAs answer to European Community politics, in Romania the researches for waste reworking and ecological treatment are developing. The researches are focusing on wood wastes for its recovery in energy purposes. The purpose is the enlargement of superior coal utilization area obtained from Jiu Valley coal field, for increasing the efficiency of heating installations for domestic consumption, concordantly to European and Romanian pollutions regulations.Combined utilization of the fuel compos...
Autori: Camelia Bădulescu, Eugen Traistă, Gheorghe Lăzăroiu, Maria Orban, Valeriu Plesea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25267

Triphasic external-loop airlift reactors. Hydrodynamic and dispersion studies
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractConsidering that three-phase dispersions are common in chemical engineering and biotechnology, and with increasing airlift reactor applications to chemical and biotechnological processes, a experimental study was undertaken in order to investigate the liquid phase hydrodynamics and dispersion in an external-loop airlift reactor on laboratory scale. Experiments were conducted in order to find a relationship between relevant hydrodynamic and mixing parameters of a solidsuspended exter...
Autori: Florina Ungureanu, Maria Gavrilescu, Radu Z. Tudose
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25268

Unsteady heat transfer inside an elliptic cylinder
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractConsidering the importance of transfer phenomena in chemical engineering and environmental protection, in particular heat transfer modelling, numerical methods are applied to investigate the transient heat transfer inside an elliptic cylinder. The temperature of the surrounding medium was considered constant and equal to the temperature on the surface of the cylinder. The heat balance equation was solved numerically in elliptic coordinate system. The computations were focused on the infl...
Autori: Gheorghe Juncu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25269

Mathematical modeling of gas drying by adsorption
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractTheoretical and experimental studies of gas drying processes by adsorption in fixed bed of grains are presented in this paper. Based on an extensive literature study, some of the most representative mathematical models describing gas adsorption in fixed bed and consequently gas drying processes by adsorption in fixed bed are also presented. Using a mathematical model from those mentioned describing adsorption under isotherm regime, the temperature and gas flow velocity effects over the d...
Autori: Marius Sebastian Secula, Stelian Petrescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25272

Cost sensitivity analysis by Monte Carlo simulation
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractThe cost sensitivity analysis of a chemical process was carried out through a sequence of three stages, using three different software applications. In the first stage an alkylation process was optimized with GAMSÂź software, the objective function being the profit. This optimization was repeated for the values of five different costs in the frame of a factorial experiment. In the next stage, the objective function-costs dependence was quantified with an artificial neural network, obtain...
Autori: Alexandru Woinaroschy
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25273

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

Research on the impact induced in the environment bymilk processing industry 4. The impact induced by the ecological dairy farm Panaci (Suceava)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractThe investigation focused on the impact on the environment caused by a dairy farm which supplies SC CAMYLACT LTD Panaciwith raw materials, a milk processing unit whose impact on the environment was analyzed. The material balance for the activityon the farm was resized and, thanks to this, the synthetic indicators of the impact on the environment, such as the specificinfluents of materials and specific effluents could be calculated....
Autori: Constantin Hutupas, Mihai Nicu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25276

Analysis of fluxes between industrial branches using technological coefficients
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractIn the theory of relations between economical branches, a variety of balance of connections between the branches (BLR) models is used, whose theoretical construction is based on a series of hypotheses according to the purpose of each model. In this paper models which make use of the natural units are applied in the analysis of fluxes between industrial branches. ...
Autori: Aurel Burciu, Ionel Bostan, Petru P. Condrea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25277

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

Study of the separation process of tartaric acid by ion-exchange with solid anionites Amberlite IRA-67 AND Amberlite IRA-410
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractThe present work describes an investigation of process of ion-exchange separation of tartaric acid in model systems. These investigations will be used for the separation of tartaric acid from secondary wine products. Their valorisation allows obtaining valuable compounds, as well as decreasing the huge quantities of wastes accumulated at wine making factories.As ionic exchangers, there have been used weakly basic anion exchanger Amberlite IRA-67 (tertiary functional amine groups) and str...
Autori: Aliona Mereuţa, Gheorghe Duca, Herbert G. Boechzelt, Natalia Marchitan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25286

Low-carbon steels corrosion in water-contaminated organic mixtures of adipic acid and methanol
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractThe corrosion resistance of three types of low-carbon steels in water-contaminated mixtures of adipic acid and methanol was investigated. The concentration of water in the organic mixture was progressively raised from 1% to 5%, while the carbon concentration in the steel samples varied from 2% to 4%. Infrared spectroscopy (IR) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) were used to investigate the insoluble corrosion products. Based on the weight losses measurements, on the polarization curves and on t...
Autori: Adrian Cailean, Daniel Mareci, Daniel Sutiman, Mircea Teodor Nechita
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25287

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
? Denitrifying activity of activated sludge in suspension and in biofilm? Denitrifying potential of an activated sludge derived consortium? Biosorption of hexavalent chromium based on modified Y zeolites obtained by alkali-treatment? Identifying anaerobic digestion models using simultaneous batch experiments? Olive mill wastewater as a renewable resource? Influence of innoculum acclimation in the biodegradation rate and estimated biodegradbility of cow manure, food waste and oil? Studies on the ...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25378

Relationship between composition of the lignin-based interpolymer complex and its structuring ability
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractA new environmentally friendly lignosulfonate-based glue (LSG), which represents the lignin-containing interpolymer complex, has been developed for structuring sandy soils. It has been found that the changes in the LSG composition result in a change in its rheological properties, which are associated with the LSG binding ability and, thereby, have to influence the fractional composition and properties of the created soil aggregates. ...
Autori: Galia Shulga, Julia Brovkina, Juris Ozolinš, Olga Aniskevicha, Talrits Betkers
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25289

Advanced Cd2+ removal on dispersed TioO2-fly ash
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractThe paper proposes a suitable solution for a one step treatment process of the wastewaters resulted from the textile industry, using a mixture of anatase and modified fly ash. The dyes photo-degradation on TiO2 anatase is well known. The use of fly ash in advanced wastewater treatment, for heavy metal adsorption, represents an environmental friendly process, efficient if the fly ash surface charge is controlled by solubilisation/reprecipitation. The first step in implementing the single ...
Autori: Anca Duta, Maria Visa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25292

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

Removal of nickel from aqueous solution by Nordmann FIR (ABIES Nordmanniana (STEV.) SPACH SUBSP. Nordmanniana) cones
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractBiosorption an alternative process is the uptake of heavy metals from aqueous solutions by biological materials. The biosorption of nickel ions from aqueous solution was investigated by Nordmann fir (Abies nordmanniana (Stev.) Spach. subsp. nordmanniana) in a batch adsorption system as a function of pH, initial metal concentration, biomass dosage, contact time. The data showed that the maximum pH for efficient sorption of Ni(II) was 6.5. At the optimal conditions, Ni(II) ion biosorption ...
Autori: Handan Ucun, Ozkan Aksakal, Yusuf Kaya
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25295

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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Biomass power for energy and sustainable development
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractThe paper discusses some aspects concerning the utilization of biomass as a bioenergy resource worldwide and in Romania, since  biomass is considered a sustainable, potentially environmentally sound and a replenishable resource. The biomass categories for bioenergy are analyzed, considering the factors which influence its availability. Biomass energy potential and current use in different regions as well as in Europe is accounted. Also, biomass power as an important alternative for ...
Autori: Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25298

Combustion of pitcoal-wood biomass brichettes in a boiler test facility
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractThe use of composite fuels using pitcoal and sawdust represents a high perspective. The paper deals with the experimental results focusing on the combustion efficiency of composite fuel briquettes and on the polluting emissions level. A special care is given to the determination of boiler efficiency and to the establishment of exploiting economic conditions, like the supply, cleaning etc. The research of the combustion of pitcoal-wood biomass briquettes is conducted on a 55 kW boiler.A n...
Autori: Gabriel Negreanu, Gheorghe Lăzăroiu, Ion Oprea, Ionel Pisa, Lucian Mihăescu, Radu Indries, Tudor Prisecaru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25301

Integration of biorefinery clusters towards zero emissions
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractDepletion of world recourses, increasing pollution, and climate change make us shift from linear economy to system economy - an economy of technologies integrated to reach a non-polluting zero emissions production system. Transition to renewable resources requires replacement the present crude oil refinery by biomass refinery. Along with conventional biomass refinery technologies bioengineering and nano-technologies become significant players of systems in the design of clusters of integ...
Autori: Arnis Kokorevics, Janis Abolins, Janis Gravitis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25304

Biomass - an important renewable source of energy in Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractAt the beginning of 3rd century the humankind finds at a crossroads. Daily, people assist at miracles, live in a time of change, both in economical and rational areas. Energy demand is expected to increase steadily over the next couple of decades, as income levels and economic output expand, especially in the new democratic states after ’90th.Renewable energy resources represent a new opportunity in Romania, with less participation in the market than those forums outside of the country...
Autori: Camelia Ciubota-Rosie, Maria Gavrilescu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25305

Energy from biomass in pulp and paper mills
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractPulp and paper mills generate various quantities of energy-rich biomass as wastes, depending on technological level, pulp and paper grades and wood quality. These wastes are produced in all stages of the process: wood preparation, pulp and paper manufacture, chemical recovery, recycled paper processing, waste water treatment. Energy recovery from wastes of different origin has become a generally accepted alternative to their disposal. Pulp and paper industry expresses an interest in adap...
Autori: Dan Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25307

Wood-based epoxy resins and the ramie fiber reinforced composites
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractWood-based epoxy resin was synthesized from resorcinol-liquefied wood. First, wood components were depolymerized and liquefied by reaction with resorcinol. The resorcinol-liquefied wood with plenty of hydroxyl groups could be considered as a precursor for synthesizing wood-based epoxy resin. Namely, the phenolic-OH groups of the liquefied wood reacted with epichlorohydrine under alkali condition. By the glycidyl etherification, epoxy functionality was introduced to the liquefied wood. Th...
Autori: Akira Fujita, Hajime Kishi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25310

Equilibrium study of Pb(II) and Hg(II) sorption from aqueous solutions by moss peat
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractThe sorption of Pb(II) and Hg(II) ions from aqueous solutions by moss peat (from Poiana Stampei, Romania) was studied in a batch system. The data obtained from experiments of a single-component sorption were analyzed using Langmuir and Freundlich models. The Langmuir equation describe sorption isotherm of Pb(II) and Hg(II) with high correlation coefficients, and better than Freundlich model. According to the Langmuir model, the maximum uptake capacities of moss peat for Pb(II) and Hg(II)...
Autori: Dumitru Bulgariu, Laura Bulgariu, Matei Macoveanu, Mioara Răţoi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25311

Biomass - A source of chemicals and energy for sustainable development
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractNowadays, energetic utilization of biomass, biotechnology attracts a big attention not only from the environmental point of view but also have a social, political and economical impact. According to the Directive 2003/30/EC of the European Parliament and the European Council the emission of greenhouse gases can be reduced by 49% using bioethanol produced by a manufacturing process based on corn, instead of crude oil based fuels. Moreover in Hungary from 1st of July 2007 only gasoline wit...
Autori: , , Gyula Marton, , Jenő Hancsók, Tatiana Yuzhakova
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25312

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 5
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
Include urmatoarele articole:� Biomass - A source of chemicals and energy for sustainable development � Equilibrium study of Pb(II) and Hg(II) sorption from aqueous solutions by moss peat� Wood-based epoxy resins and the ramie fiber reinforced composites� Studies on the interaction between birch veneer and compounds with biocide potential action� Effect of methanogenic inhibitors, inocula type, and temperature on biohydrogen production from food components� Energy from biomass in pul...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Wastewater characteristics in textile finishing mills
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe aim of this paper was to accurately analyze the sources of water pollution and loading concentrations in textile finishing mills. A process data collection was performed and integrated with a characterization of the process effluents in terms of treatability and reusability. In order to evaluate properly the wastewater loading, an analysis course was set. The samples have been gathered for two months; instantaneous samples (PI) were drawn from the wastewater, as well as from the pain...
Autori: Irina-Isabella Savin, Romen Butnaru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25314

Studies on the influence of irrigation on a calcic chernozem in the eastern region of Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe Romanian strategy in the field of irrigations for the years of 2008-2011 consists of the modernization of the existing works covering about 3.1 mil. ha, while for the years of 2011-2025 the irrigation of additional area of 0.9 mil. ha is expected. In the climate conditions of Romania, the irrigation has a complementary character over the precipitations. Because of this reason, a correct regime of irrigations needs a very good correlation between watering and precipitations in order t...
Autori: Dorin Cotiusca Zauca,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25317

Overview of ex situ decontamination techniques for soil cleanup
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe paper is a short review on the soil decontamination applying ex-situ techniques. Some sources and pathways of soil  contamination are discussed. It was revealed that available techniques for soil decontamination can be divided in two parts, depending on where the action have place: in-situ or ex-situ. Also, depending on the nature of the process, these techniques can be biological, physical-chemical and thermal. In order to decontaminate soils properly, the primary contaminants ...
Autori: Lucian Vasile Pavel, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25318

Determination of major and minor elements in milk through ICP-AES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractMilk products are a very important human nutrient since their consumption has increased in recent years. Good quality measurements are essential to control and maintain milk products and processes quality, both in manufacturing, trade and in research. The presence of toxic elements in powdered and liquid milk may create significant health problems for people. The aim of this paper was to determine the content of major and minor elements in different milk samples, sold in major supermarke...
Autori: Alina Soceanu, Gabriela Stanciu, , Simona Dobrinas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25320

Quantification of environmental impact and risk induced by industrial activities on ground water quality: Case study Cordun - Roman area, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe question of whether environmental assessment has achieved its goal of helping to reach better decisions has continually engaged the attention of academics, policy makers and environmental impact assessment practitioners. Answering this question requires several different groups working together and/or in sequence, and examining the effectiveness of environmental impact and risk assessment. EIA has tended to focus on the identification of impacts associated with planned activities or ...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Elena Doinita Carlig, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25321

Establishing the acceptable risk level in occupational accidents and diseases based on a formal analysis
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe occupational safety is that state of the working system where there is no possibility that occupational accidentsand diseases should occur. Considering the specific features of the component elements there are no such full safe working systems for men because there is always a hazard of occupational accidents and diseases.Generally speaking, all the component parts of the system, together with the relations built among them have beenconceived, designed and produced so that there is n...
Autori: Constantin Baciu, Gabriel Dragoş Vasilescu, Valeriu Plesea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25322

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

Migration and fate of persistent organic pollutants in the atmosphere - A modelling approach
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractConsidering that the fate and behaviour of contaminants within the environment is an extremely complex issue, this paper analyzes the development of predictive models which can contribute to the understanding of the release of a contaminant.  Different types of models concerning the atmospheric transport of POPs are examined, taking into consideration that these models can be used to simulate the behaviour of contaminants. A successful simulation, in which there is satisfactory agre...
Autori: Camelia Smaranda, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25327

Modelling chlorine decay in drinking water mains
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractDrinking water treatment plays an important role in maintaining public health. Chlorine is the most often disinfectant used for microbiological protection of water. Required residual chlorine concentration must be in treated water when it leaves treatment plant, to comply with the regulations. The chlorine residual must be 0.5 mg/L at the entrance into the distribution system and 0.25 mg/l at consumers, according to the law. Any less and there is no guarantee that the water has adequate ...
Autori: Dan Robescu, Diana Robescu, Nicolae Jivan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25328

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

Studies on equipment corrosion in catalytic reformation of C1 - C5 fraction
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractObservations and data regarding the intense corrosion and deposit phenomena of the carbon steel tube bundle of the heat exchanger are presented. The bundle ensures the cooling of the light fraction C1 - C5 from the top of the distillation column which carries out the removal of pentane and smaller derivates into the RC equipment. Chemical and mineralogical analyses confirm the aggressive action of the fluids flowing through the exchanger. Tests have been done in order to replace the carb...
Autori: Ana-Daniela Georgescu, Lucian Georgescu, Maria Apostolescu, Nicolae Apostolescu, Ovidiu Georgescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25333

Removal of acid red 398 dye from aqueous solutions by coagulation/flocculation process
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe removal of Acid Red 398 (AR398) dye from dye-containing solution using coagulation/flocculation process with polyaluminum chloride (PAC) and Alum was investigated. The effect of different parameters involving pH, dosage of coagulant, initial dye concentration, and bentonite as a natural coagulant aid was examined. According to the obtained results, the optimum pH, at which the maximum removal occurred, was about 4 and 5 for PAC and Alum, respectively. However, PAC performed efficient...
Autori: Maryam Hasani Zonoozi, , Mokhtar Arami
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25335

Investigations on the possibility of natural hemp fibers use for Zn(II) ions removal from wastewaters
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractNatural hemp fibers have been evaluated for Zn (II) ions sorption from diluted aqueous solutions. In order to establish the optimum conditions, the effect of initial pH of solution, hemp dose, Zn (II) concentration, temperature and contact time of phases on the Zn (II) sorption by natural hemp has been studied. To model the Zn (II) sorption at three different temperatures the Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms have been used. The Langmuir maximum sorption capacities were determined as bei...
Autori: Carmen Paduraru, Lavinia Tofan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25336

An integrated assessment of the suitability of domestic solar still as a viable safe water technology for India
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractImproving access to safe drinking water can result in multi-dimensional impacts on people’s livelihood. This has been aptly reflected in the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) as one of the major objectives. Despite the availability of diverse and complex set of technologies for water purification, pragmatic and cost-effective use of the same is impeding the use of available sources of water. Hence, in country like India simple low-energy technologies such as solar still are likely to ...
Autori: , Nanda Kumar, Santosh M. Avvannavar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
- Artificial intelligence applications in the atmospheric environment: status and future trends- Kernel methods and neural networks for water resources management- Environmental decision support systems based on models and model-based reasoning- Towards an intelligent tutoring system for environmental decision makers- SBC-MEDIU: A multi-expert system for environmental diagnosis- Fast and accurate residential fire detection using wireless sensor networks- Validation of a knowledge-based risk mode...
Autori: http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25377

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
Include urmatoarele articole:� Composite membranes with cross-linked matrimid selective layer for gas separation� Determination of organic compounds from different types of coffee by Hplc and Gc-Ecd analysis� An integrated assessment of the suitability of domestic solar still as a viable safe water technology for India� Investigations on the possibility of natural hemp fibers use for Zn(II) ions removal from wastewaters� Removal of acid red 398 dye from aqueous solutions by coagulation...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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An overview of decision support systems for integrated water resources management
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractIntegrated water resources management requires planning and management activities, as well as adequate information and communication within a structure that groups different stakeholders (industry, agriculture and other types of water users, civil society representatives, university and research institutions, water authorities and waterworks companies), being thus characterized by a high level of complexity, and requiring the involvement of numerous decision-makers operating at different...
Autori: , , Luminita Lupu
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
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Titanium dioxide extraction from paint sludge of automotive industry Case study: Paint sludge of Saipa paint shop
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractPaint sludge of automotive industry contains heavy metals and other toxic substances. Due to this matter, it has a high pollution potential. Incorrect disposal of paint sludge led to kinds of environmental pollution. Recycling and reusing of wastes can be one of the best solutions for decreasing of pollutant entrance to environment. The purpose of this study was to present a new method of extracting the main components of paint sludge, for determining concentration of elements in paint s...
Autori: Azadeh Akhavan Bloorchian, Seyed Mostafa Khezri
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The Algae Blooms phenomenon - A mathematical model
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
Pollution with sources from towns and industrial centres affect considerable the ecosystem waters. An accumulation of nutrients favourable to the growth of certain tiny marine organisms called phytoplankton stimulates their rapid reproduction in the water.These plankton blooms appear as patches on the surface of the water. The consequence of this process is the diminishing of the amount of oxygen from water (in the process of decompose the algae), the decease of aquatic animal and the multiply o...
Autori: Laura Stefanescu, Laura Ungureanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental impact assessment induced by an industrial unit of basic chemical organic compounds synthesis using the alternative method of global pollution index
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractThe technological process of basic chemical organic compounds synthesis is included among the economic activities that can affect the environment quality. The environmental impact of chemical organic synthesis is evaluated using the alternative method of global pollution index that considers the concentric circles graphical methodology proposing a scale of the arithmetic mean values for the evaluation scores of each environmental components (e.g. water resources, gaseous emission, soil a...
Autori: Carmen Zaharia, Ilie Murăraşu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Sonic solution for the reduction of weight of the wind tower nacelle
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractThe paper presents an original method, as well as a calculus mode of the main hydraulic parameters, for the transfer of the aeolian power from the nacelle of the tower to its base. The system proposes the existence in the nacelle of a two-, three- or poly- phased sonic generator, from which the obtained energy is transferred by some pipes to the base of the tower, where this can be easily  transformed in electric energy. The paper treats the two-phase variant. An important consequen...
Autori: Ioan I. Pop, Ioana Denes-Pop
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Glucose oxidase - vanadium substituted anionic clay as bionanocomposite formulations for biosensors applications
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractChemical sensors utilizing immobilized enzymes and proteins are important for monitoring chemical processes and biological systems. Glucose oxidase (GOx) from Aspergillum Niger is a flavoenzyme that has been used to determine glucose. Among the conventional methods of enzyme deposition the main strategy consists in its entrapment in an inert matrix adsorbed on the electrode surface. We report here the synthesis and physical – chemical characterization of a new bionanocomposites obtaine...
Autori: , Gabriela Ciobanu, Ion Balasanian, Simona Ratoi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Hydrodynamic modelling of pollution with LNAPL generated by waste dump from metal working industry
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractIn the present article, some models conceptually and mathematically applicable to the LNAPL transitory transport process through ground water were discussed. Subsequently, by using a personal computer program of pre-processing basis data combined with MOVER 2.0, the levigation process of oily dross/scale stored in the waste dump, which produces steel rolled tubes, was numerically simulated, in adequate scenarios. The results of the simulations will be useful at the evaluation of the impa...
Autori: Elena Doinita Carlig, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
Include urmatoarele articole:� CsHSO4/mesoporous silica composites - new electrolytes for solid acid fuel cells� Trend in exhaust emissions from in-use gasoline vehicles� Analysis of distribution of oxygen transfer rate in stirred bioreactors for bacterial broths� Electrochemical characteristics of Ti6Al7Nb alloy in Ringer's solution� Pulsed high voltage discharge technology as a new method for killing Hepatitis C virus (HCV) cells� Hydrodynamic modelling of pollution with LNAPL gene...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Include urmatoarele articole:� Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 2� Bioengineering aspects of tissues culture bioreactors for medicine and environmental applications� Removal of bis (1-chloro-2-propyl) ether from wastewater using sonodegradation and biodegradation� A novel plasma reactor for toluene decomposition in contaminated air flow� Study of the copper (II) removal from aqueous solutions by chelating resin Purolite S930 � Analysis of some metal levels...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
â€? Bioremediation of contaminated air using a bioscrubberâ€? Quality risk evaluation of the groundwater resources on the moldavian areaâ€? Electrochemical characterization of some dental materials in accelerated environmental testingâ€? Preliminary study of simple and Fenton oxidation with hydrogen peroxide applied on final effluents from a zootechnical farmâ€? The environmental impact assessment caused by the dykes failureâ€? Revaluation of beer industry byproducts – medical implicationsâ€? ...
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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

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
� Physiological changes in seedling germination and growth plant under chemical stress conditions� Studies on sorption and transport processes of cadmium in soils� Assessment of the anthropogenic impact on water systems by fluorescence spectroscopy� Research on the effects of soil improvement by fertilization on the quality of winter wheat� Halotherapy: From ethnoscience to scientific explanations� Study regarding the sorption of erythrosine from aqueous solution onto soil� Hydroxy...
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ISSN: 1582 - 9596
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Application of inductively coupled plasma - atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) based analysis for water quality control
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe quantification of heavy metals presence in the environment is a very important aspect regarding water quality control. The limits for those metals are very well established by Romanian laws and the essence of every validation report is to prove that the method, the apparatus and the operator can reach the established limits. In the present paper such a validation report is presented, proving the appropriate use of Inductively Coupled Plasma - Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AE...
Autori: Irina Dumitriu, , Ioana Raluca Bunghez, Rodica - Mariana Ion
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Survey of electromagnetic environment due to mobile communications
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThis paper presents an analysis of the levels of electromagnetic fields caused by cellular base stations or mobile phones, measured in some residential areas. A statistical processing of the data has also been done in order to estimate both the short-term and the long-term variability of the fields caused by cellular base stations in some apartments and on the terraces of the apartment buildings at tens or hundreds of meters distance from the antenna systems. In some places, comparative ...
Autori: Alexandru Salceanu, Ionut Nica, Valeriu David
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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Entrepreneurial capacity for sustainable development of economic environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract Based on qualitative research conducted on teams of Romanian students in Engineering and Management that participated in transnational teams within the framework of an international simulation program on global technologies for sustainable development, specific features in relation with the development of entrepreneurship capacity (values, skills competencies) were identified and examined. It was found that specific cultural biases influenced the way the Romanian students approached var...
Autori: Aida Carmen Hutu, Silvia Avasilcăi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Improving the recycleability of printing paper by in-situ filler loading
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to analyze the recycling potential of printing papers, which are obtained by two different filler loading processes: conventional loading by direct addition of calcium carbonate to cellulose fiber suspension and in-situ loading by precipitating calcium carbonate within cell wall and lumen of pulp fibres. In order to evidence the influences of the both filler content and loading method, a reference sample for recycling was obtained without filler, but using th...
Autori: Maria Ciobanu, Elena Bobu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Materials processing using solar energy
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe main aspects refer to metals and refractory materials behaviour, at high temperature, to materials purifying and to achieve some chemical syntheses.The main technological parameter of the heating is temperature, heating obtained by focusing Sun's rays. The heating can be used inside the furnace to produce metallic material into a crucible, without any complementary power source.For the future, a bigger interest presents some other metals melting, more expensive than steel, such as ti...
Autori: Petrica Vizureanu, Cornel Samoila, Daniel Cotfas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Research on the use of environmentally friendly additives in the building industry
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe use of adhesives for floor covering have been deeply modified for longtime, by formulations of polymer-based products in aqueous dispersion as an alternative to organic solvents. These advances envisaged ways for obtaining nonpolluting products. Developing these adhesives required the parallel development of methods for monitoring and analyzing the emissions over time. This paper shows the results of some research devoted to identify the indoor presence of volatile organic compounds ...
Autori: Irina Ioniţă, Domnica Ciobanu, Monica Tulbure, Iulian Tanţoş
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The sorption of lead(II) ions from aqueous solutions on peat: Kinetics study
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe lead(II) ions sorption from aqueous solutions on three types of peat from Poiana Stampei (Romania) was studied. The peat was drawing from different deeps, such as 5-10 cm deep (peat 1), 0.5-1.0 m deep (peat 2) and from > 1.5 m deep (peat 3). The influence of several experimental parameters (initial lead concentration, contact time) was studied in batch experiments. The kinetics of sorption was followed based on the amount of lead(II) ions retained at various time intervals. The re...
Autori: Laura Bulgariu, Mioara Răţoi, Dumitru Bulgariu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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Treatment and management of distillery fermentedfruit spent marc. I. Processing into compacted solid fuel
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe study presents the processing possibilities for marc resulted as still residue from the distillation of fermented fruits in view to obtain a compacted solid fuel. Initial marc composition (carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulphur and oxygen contents) determined by elemental analysis is evidenced, as well as technical characterisation (ash and moisture contents) and ash's qualitative composition, chemical characterisation of the liquid phase (pH, total phosphorus, acidity and conductivity)...
Autori: Daniela Simina Stefan, Anca-Ileana Penu, Mircea Stefan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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On electro-dewatering a cellulosic sludge
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe paper describes in brief the electro-osmosis process and reviews the possibility to use it in dewatering the pulp and paper waste sludge. The waste sludge main characteristics and dewatering methods from the Vrancart SA factory are revealed. After the experimental method and test bench description, some results from the preliminary laboratory tests on the Vrancart SA sludge are presented and discussed....
Autori: Dorin D. Lucache, Adrian Bulgaru, Dan Ioachim, Elena Danila
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Adsorption of n-hexane vapors onto non-functionalised hypercrosslinked polymers (HYPERSOL-MACRONETTM) andactivated carbon: Thermodynamic and kinetic studies
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe adsorption characteristics of n-hexane vapors from gaseous stream onto two types of hypercrosslinked polymeric resins (MN 202 and MN 250), and a bituminous granular activated carbon (AC 20) was investigated. The n-hexane influent concentration ranged from 2100 to 4500 ppm and the adsorption processes were performed at 30, 40 and 50 ?C. Thermodynamic potentials ?H, ?S, and ?G and isosteric heats of adsorption were calculated from experiment performed at different temperatures (30-50?C...
Autori: Adela Marilena Buburuzan, Cezar Catrinescu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Application of natural materials as sorbents for persistent organic pollutants
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractPersistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemicals that adversely affect human health and the environment around. This group of priority pollutants consists of pesticides, industrial chemicals and unintentional by-products of industrial processes. Natural materials, waste from industry and agriculture and bioadsorbents can be employed as inexpensive adsorbents to remove POPs from environmental components by sorption processes. The paper presents various natural sorbents and some ou...
Autori: Laura Carmen Apostol, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Optimization of process variables for cadmium removal from synthetic wastewaters by sphagnum moss peat
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract The efficiency of Cd (II) removal from aqueous solutions was investigated using Sphagnum moss peat as sorbent. A 23 orthogonal central composite design was successfully employed for experimental design and analysis of results. The combined effect of the initial solution pH, peat dosage and initial Cd (II) concentration was studied and optimized using Response Surface Methodology (RSM). The optimum values of these variables were found to be pH = 4.72, 14.7 g peat /L and 13.64 mg Cd /L, ...
Autori: Catalin Balan, Corneliu Cojocaru, Petru Bulai, Doina Bilba, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Decontaminate effect of the functionalized materials with undoped and doped (Ag) TiO2 nanocrystals
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract This paper presents the preliminary results of photocatalytic oxidation of humic acid from water using two types of catalysts, i.e., TiO2 and Ag-doped TiO2 modified zeolite (TMZ and Ag-TMZ). TMZ and Ag-TMZ, with zeolite granulation of 315-500 ?Źm was synthesized by sol-gel method, and the morphology and composition of the unmodified/modified zeolite were characterized by BET (Brunauer–Emmet–Teller) method, X-ray Diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dis...
Autori: Cornelia Ratiu, Carmen Lazau, Paula Sfirloaga, Corina Orha, Daniela Sonea, Stefan Novaconi, Florica Manea, Georgeta Burtica, Ioan Grozescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Removal of bis (1-chloro-2-propyl) ether from wastewater using sonodegradation and biodegradation
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract The potential of using ultrasonic irradiation and microbiological treatment for the removal bis(1-chloro-2-propyl) ether from aqueous solutions has been investigated. Experiments were performed in a continuous bioreactor, 3500 mL volume, and in an ultrasonic bath respectively, using frequencies of 38+1kHz and applying a power of 30 W. Under these conditions, the sonochemical conversion of ether was found to be superior to the biological one. The ultrasound method was improved by air ...
Autori: Mihaela Iordache, Vasile Lucian Pavel, Lim Myunghee, Ioan Iordache
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Bioengineering aspects of tissues culture bioreactors for medicine and environmental applications
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract Development of industrial cell culture processes needs a good engineering practice and system expertise in achieving a successful integrated process using disposable components. The bioreactors for 3D tissues systems could be an advantageous alternative in terms of low contamination risk, easiness of handling and scaling-up. A careful and strategic design of these equipments provides a better process control and a safe and reproducible production of tissue construct. They can offer t...
Autori: Anca-Irina Galaction, Dan Caşcaval, Dan Zaharia, Radu Ciorap
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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Treatment and management of distillery fermented fruit spent marc. II. Processing by composting
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract This paper presents a comparative study of natural and mechanically mixed composting processes of marc resulting as a byproduct during the production of alcohol obtained from fermented fruits. Moisture, temperature, pH values, soluble fraction, total organic carbon, Kjeldahl nitrogen and ash content were monitored for 60 days. During this period the atmospheric temperature varied from 18Â?C to 21Â?C. The composting process could be considered a combination of three stages: mesophilic...
Autori: Anca-Ileana Penu, Daniela Simina Stefan, Mircea Stefan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental monitoring of co emissions: Statistical character of acquired data
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract A set of experimental data resulted from environmental monitoring and its informational content has to be revealed and checked for its statistical character. As a result in this paper the aim was to verify if the environmental monitoring data obtained for a specific air pollutant monitored during three years presents statistical properties. Based on the results obtained by applying statistical requirements such as fixed location, fixed variation, randomness and fixed distribution, a ...
Autori: Irina Meghea, Mihaela Mihai, Ioana Lacatusu, Tiberiu Apostol
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Preparation and characterization of sodium alginatechitosan microparticles for controlled release of ibuprofen in a sustainable way
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The preparation of microspheres containing chitosan, sodium alginate and ibuprofen and the pH dependent drug release were investigated. The microspheres were prepared by two experimental routes: the first one starting with a chitosan/ibuprofen core subsequently coated by an alginate shell (S1) and the second one based on an alginate/ibuprofen core, later coated by a chitosan layer (S2). The physical-chemical characterization was done by using Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Atomic Fo...
Autori: Luminiţa Elena Balău, Nicolae Aelenei, Marcel Ionel Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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A study concerning diesel biodegradation in liquid medium, by bioaugmentation, using a Pseudomonas sp. strain
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The paper presents the capacity of biodegradation of selected microorganism, cultivated on liquid culture media to which diesel was added in different amounts, to determine petroleum products and process efficiency. The optimum necessary conditions for development of microbial strains (pH, temperature, the quantities petroleum product / inoculum) have been established with the help of an experimental optimization program, SIMPLEX....
Autori: Dana-Camelia Cocut, Cornel Cojocaru, Mariana Diaconu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Researches on possibility to recover and reuse the Iron(II) sulphate from etching of rolled steels
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The etching of iron materials in sulphuric acid solutions allows the dissolution of the iron oxides with formation of iron sulphates. The relatively low solubility of the formed sulphates imposes their separation for avoiding the contamination of the etching bath, as well as for preventing the environmental pollution through the wastewater. Within the flow sheet of the processing of the hot or cold rolled steel, a stage of separation by crystallization of iron sulphate is foreseen. T...
Autori: Liliana Lazar, Ion Balasanian, Florin Bandrabur
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Phytoremediation technology for remediation of radiostrontium (90SR) and radiocaesium (137CS) byCatharanthus roseus (L.) G. don in aquatic environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Phytoremediation is an eco-friendly, cost effective, in situ treatment technology. In the present research study, phytoremediation technology has been employed for remediation of radionuclides namely 137Cs and 90Sr by using living green plant Catharanthus roseus. C. roseus plants were exposed to different activity levels of 137Cs and 90Sr in aquatic condition to assess the efficiency of plants for remediation of radionuclides. C. roseus plants have been found to remediate 70%, 52% an...
Autori: Singh Anamika, Susan Eapen, Madhusudan H. Fulekar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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Reactive dyes removal from wastewater by combined advanced treatment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Textile industry is one of the most pollutant and water consuming industries. Large quantities of water are required in materials preparation and dyeing, so consumption and waste generation have become serious concerns for textile manufacturers and finishers. Textile effluents are characterized by high values of quality indicators such as BOD and COD, suspended solids and heavy metals. A serious environmental problem and also an aesthetic problem is the color of the effluent. Reactiv...
Autori: Daniela Cailean, George Barjoveanu, Corina - Petronela Musteret, Liliana Rozemarie Manea, Nicolae Sulitanu,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Sustainable development research perspectives in EU documents as seen by researchers from â€?Gheorghe Asachi?? Technical University of Iasi: A case study
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Knowledge-based society, sustainable development, and digital technology as concepts of the contemporary times that stem from the responsibility towards the future of mankind, are the results of intense scientific research. As a consequence of its commitment of turning Europe into the world's most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy, and aware of the role played by research in the development the human society, the EU has defined at Lisbon in 2000 the framework of action ...
Autori: Carmen Cătălina Ioan, Maria Ileana Carcea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Research on the combustion of crude vegetable oils for energetic purposes
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The paper highlights the combustion possibilities of crude vegetable oils as fuels for stationary application. This is an opportunity of a new utilization in Romania of tee vegetable oils, for electricity production and heating systems, instead of the current situation of using in transportation as biodiesel fuel. The research focuses on crude vegetable oils obtained from some indigenous cultures: rape, soy, sunflower. An overview of the agricultural potential of oleaginous plants is...
Autori: Ion Oprea, Ionel Pisa, , Tudor Prisecaru, Gheorghe Lazaroiu, Gabriel Negreanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Experimental technique for saving energy in oval furnaces
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Changing the working space by introducing some radiant panels has the purpose of intensifying the heat transfer by convection and radiation. By centralizing the experimental results, has been obtained an energetic saving of 28.67 – 32.74 % by using radiant panels; the heating speed of the charge raises with almost 50 % and the heating time of the charge decreases. In conclusion, changing the working space by introducing some radiant panels inside the furnace leads to important ener...
Autori: Alina Adriana Minea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Impact evaluation within strategic environmental assessment: The case study of the waste management. Regional plan for Kolubara region in Serbia
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) represents one of the most important instruments for implementation of the sustainable development strategy in planning. The paper presents methodological framework and method used for SEA impact evaluation of the Waste Management Regional plan for Kolubara region in Serbia. The methodological approach and method are based on planer’s approach that has results in practice. The method is found after the multicriterion evaluation of the plan s...
Autori: Bosko Josimovic, Tijana Crnčević
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A theoretical analysis of the economy - ecology - environment system
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract This paper aims to analyze theoretically events in the economy - ecology - environment (natural resources) mega - system. This analysis includes methodologies making use of the first and second thermodynamic principles (for approaching the waste role in technological processes contour toward environment and the entropy variation importance in the main environmental segments), the application of systems theory and theories relating to emergy. The obtained results allow us to propose, ba...
Autori: Avram Nicolae, Cristian Predescu, Maria Nicolae, Mirela Gabriela Sohaciu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The local storage coefficient of a layered soil
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Analytical equations for the variation of soil moisture content and for the local storage coefficient for a layered soil with a relatively shallow water table were developed in this study, based on a linear distribution law of the moisture retention on soil's profile, and the van Genuchten-Mualem parametrical model for the moisture-suction curve. By considering this mathematical model, an original computer code was written in MATLAB to determine and then to graphically represent the...
Autori: Dan Prepelita, Stefan Popescu, Esmeralda Chiorescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Photocatalytic oxidation process of sulfamethazine. Modeling based on neural networks
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The photocatalytic degradation of sulfamethazine, a sulfonamide drug, has been investigated experimentally, in aqueous heterogeneous solutions containing n-type oxide semiconductors as photocatalysts, and by simulation, using neural network modeling. Through direct neural network modeling, the evolution of the photocatalytic oxidation process is evaluated as function of illumination time and type of catalyst. Inverse neural network modeling is a particular optimization that gives inf...
Autori: Ciprian George Piuleac, Ioannis Poulios, Silvia Curteanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The environmental impact assessment caused by the dykes failure
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The paper presents a risk analysis and assessment of the defence linear systems failure (dykes) in case of accidental flood. Also, breach scenarios and hydrographs computation for the corresponding accidental high waters are provided. The impact assessment is highlighted through a global matrix model for costs quantification. It is also presented the flooding computation model for different versions of the linear defence systems and in a correspondent way the Inundation Accidental D...
Autori: Codruta Badaluta-Minda, Gheorghe Creţu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Preliminary study of simple and Fenton oxidation with hydrogen peroxide applied on final effluents from a zootechnical farm
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The paper presents the preliminary experimental results performed at laboratory scale set-up for different combined mechanochemical treatments of final effluents from a zootechnical farm from the central Moldavian region of Romania. Because of the high content of pollutants into wastewaters, the soil can be polluted and also the ground waters. To avoid this soil pollution episode, some combined mechano-chemical processes were studied and applied into a specific technological order as...
Autori: Carmen Zaharia, Mioara Surpăţeanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Electrochemical characterization of some dental materials in accelerated environmental testing
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The aim of this study is to investigate the electrochemical behavior of a three casting non-precious dental alloys: Vera PDI (Co-Cr based), Heraenium (Ni-Cr based) and NPG+2 (Cu-Al based) three test solutions: artificial saliva (AFNOR, pH = 8), acidified saliva (pH = 2.5) and fluoridated acidified saliva (1000 ppm F-, pH = 2.5). Open circuit potential (EOC) measurement; potentiodynamic polarization curves and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) are the electrochemical proce...
Autori: Daniel Mareci, Daniel Sutiman, Adrian Cailean, Julia Claudia Mirza Rosca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Quality risk evaluation of the groundwater resources on the moldavian area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The analysis over the underground water monitoring system and the collected data from survey drilling show that the underground water has an unsatisfactory quality due to some physical and chemical characteristics. Along with these, factors like the surface water pollution, the hydrodynamic exchange between surface and underground waters and the reintroduction in the agricultural activities of nitrates and phosphorus based fertilizers lowers, as well, the quality that it has been tal...
Autori: Ioan Crăciun, Catrinel-Raluca Giurma-Handley, Ion Giurma
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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Trends in selective collection of the household waste
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The paper presents actual trends concerning the selective collection of the household waste. The collecting methods used in the EU countries and the results obtained by the Romanian municipalities in the last two years are also exposed. The results show thedynamics of household collection and the expectations for the next years. It is known that a town of 100 000 inhabitants collecting 100% of its household recyclable packaging waste could recycle 780 tonnes of steel, 200 tonnes of a...
Autori: Liana Baltes, Camelia Draghici, Camelia Manea, Dan Ceausescu, Mircea Tierean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Magnetic density separation of diamonds from gangue
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract In view of the predicted diamond shortage in 2010, a number of innovative processes have been proposed recovering ...
Autori: Frederike Weijmans, Erwin Bakker, Peter Rem
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Carbon dioxide emission associated with the production of plastics - A comparison of production from crude oil and recycling for the dutch case
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Literature data show that in general, plastics produced through the mechanical recycling route involve less carbon dioxide emission than when produced from crude oil. A review of readily available data shows that road transport of untreated waste plastics account for a significant portion of the carbon dioxide emission generated during recycling. Therefore, much carbon dioxide emission can be saved by optimizing the logistics in the recycling of plastics. On the example of polyolefi...
Autori: Peter C. Rem, Stig Olsen, Jan-Henk Welink, Norbert Fraunholcz
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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High-purity products from plastic waste: The w2plastics project
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The European annual consumption of plastic materials has increased from 24.6 Mtons in 1993 to 39.7 M tons in 2003 and it is likely to keep growing. Europe is faced with the challenge of managing millions of tons of waste plastics. At the same time, polymer recyclers and manufacturing industries do not find enough secondary polymers of consistent quality. Plastics production and use has a range of environmental impacts because of the considerable quantity of resources needed as raw ma...
Autori: Peter Rem, Venga Solaria, Francesco Di Maio
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental friendly welding - An evolution from 3D (Dirty, Dusty, Dangerous) to 3C (Cool, Clever and Clean)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The paper approaches the environment issue in the context of welding fabrication processes. The introduction presents, synthetically, the place and dimension of welding in the manufacturing industry. Negative aspects regarding the image of weldingdue to the impact on the environment are identified. The driving factors and the main development trends of environmentalfriendly welding processes are analyzed. An action program to change the image of welding from the present "3 D - Dirty,...
Autori: Dorin Dehelean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Nanocomposite materials based on polymers and alumina nanoparticles
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The synergistic combination of polymers and inorganic compounds via sol-gel process has attracted great attention, by manipulating structure at molecular level, for developing new materials with desired properties. These new hybrid materials could have a controllable combination of the benefits of polymers (flexibility, toughness, ease of processing) and those of ceramics or glasses (hardness, durability, thermal stability). The microstructures and the properties of hybrid materials...
Autori: Lucia Dumitrescu, Ileana Manciulea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Energy conservation and CO2 emissions reduction for clinker portland cement manufacturing process
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract At present, dangerous industrial wastes are a main source of environmental pollution because they are stored and deposited improperly. Besides, dangerous industrial wastes could also be a source of secondary raw materials which are not well capitalized. This fact causes substantial losses of secondary raw materials and energy and it is explained by the lack of certain technologies of treatment, capitalization and final removal that are technically and economically sustainable. To ide...
Autori: Neculai Mihailescu, Vasilica Daescu, Elena Holban, Mariana Nicoleta Badea, Jenica Paceagiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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Case studies regarding the remediation of polluted soils from inactive industrial sites
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The methods generally used for developing these studies are the assessment and investigation. Assessment – all methods used for measuring, reckoning, modeling, forecasting or estimating the presence of a pollutant in the environment. Investigation - the process of identifying the presence of pollutants in the environment, the spatial dispersion of these pollutants, the level of their concentration, as well as the analysis of the environment’s structure. The steps that were follow...
Autori: , Gheorghe - Viorel Cosara, Calin Baciu, Ileana - Codruta Stezar, Augusta - Diana Crisan, Camelia Costan, Cristina Modoi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Land degradation and desertification risk in Dobrogea region
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract It's well known the degradation of many Romanian (including Dobrogea) soils, both in hill and in plain environments, due to the increasing anthropic pressure on natural resources. Soil erosion and organic matter loss are recognized as the main processes responsible of such degradation and of the rising risk of desertification, to which land use changes and politics for agriculture not suitable for land specificities often contribute. The knowledge of land use impact on soil quality i...
Autori: Marioara Nicolaescu, Naliana Lupascu,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Sludge recycling in ceramic matrix
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract In the new millennium to sustain a healthy life in harmony with nature, it will be extremely important to develop various materials and processes that minimize any harmful influence on the environment. The feasibility of sludge recycling in the brick manufacture was evaluated through laboratory testing. Several ceramic masses with clay, sand and various proportion of sludge have been synthesized and than characterized by their physical-mechanical properties. Sludge fineness also has ...
Autori: Ana - Maria Szoke, Marcela Muntean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Non-ferrous heavy metal metallurgy wastewater treatment by the electro-floto-coagulation method
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Electroflotocoagulation is used for the treatment of liquid wastes of various origins, containing suspended matter. The metal hydroxide formed by electrochemical metallic ions generation acts to aggregate the colloidal impurities, and the hydrogen bubbles evolved at the cathode allow flotation of foam containing the impurities. The aggregates formed (containing the impurities) and lifted above the solution can then be removed. Electroflotocoagulation (simultaneous electrocoagulation ...
Autori: Marius Constantin Mirica, Mirela Ioana Iorga, Adina Segneanu, Ionel Balcu, Doru Buzatu, Cristian Vaszilcsin
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
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Mannich basis - Corrosion inhibitors in saline water
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract This paper presents the corrosion processes of steel samples with different composition, in aggressive corrosion solutions containing chloride ions. The inhibition capacity of two new Mannich basis: 2-aceto-4-morpholylmetyl-1-naphtol (BM1) and 1- (2'-hydroxynaphtyl)-3-(4-morpholyl)-1-propanone (BM2) was tested and compared. The corrosion tests were done in a potentiostatic installation and, based on the polarization curves, the Tafel plots were obtained. The kinetic and thermodynamic...
Autori: Ileana Manciulea, Cristina Bogatu, Eugenia Comanita, Anca Duta, Lucia Dumitrescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Adsorption of Cu2+ on White Poplar and Oak Sawdust
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The studies of Cu (II) adsorption were conducted by testing various sawdust types. Two biomass, oak sawdust wood (Querqus robur) and white poplar sawdust wood (Populus alba), have been compared considering their efficiency for copper removal from diluted water solutions. Raw sawdust proved no efficiency in adsorption. Therefore, pre-treatment processes were developed and optimized, to enhance the sawdust affinity for heavy metals adsorption. The optimized pre-treatment conditions are...
Autori: Dora Lucaci, Anca Duta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Sorption removal of chromate in single batch systems by uncalcined and calcined Mg/Zn-Al - Type hydrotalcites
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract This work investigated the sorption removal of chromate anion, in single batch systems, from aqueous solutions. The process involves the sorption of the chromate by a series of Mg/Zn-Al - type hydrotalcites, with four Mg/Zn/Al ratios, in two forms: uncalcined and calcined at 500 °C. The calcined Mg-Al (Mg/Zn/Al = 2/0/1) material showed the highest sorption capacity: 35.7 mg/g. The three-parametered Langmuir-Freundlich model approximated the experimental equilibrium data over the con...
Autori: Laura Cocheci, Rodica Pode, Eveline Popovici, Emiliana Dvininov, Aurel Iovi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Comparative study on surface water treatment using aluminium sulphate and polyaluminium chlorides as coagulant reagents
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The paper presents the comparative study regarding the turbidity removal using aluminium sulphate Al2(SO4)3*18H2O and polyaluminum chlorides, Aln(OH)mCl3n-m, commercial name, Sachtoklarr 39, in water treatment plant from Covasna City. The parameters that influence the treatment process and the efficiency of turbidity removal were studied. The water characteristic parameters of Basca Mare and Covasna rivers - the two sources of water alimentation for Covasna water treatment plant were...
Autori: Daniela Simina Stefan, Cristina Costache, Viorica Ruxandu, Monica Balas, Mircea Stefan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Clouds influence on the solar radiation for a mountain location
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract In designing an efficient photovoltaic system, the meteorological data of the system location must be considered. Field data registered over years prove the importance of the implementation site characteristics in the design and optimal exploitation of a PV system, because wetting and atmospheric gaseous and particulate pollution can strongly distort the incident solar radiation. Thus, in addition to the efficiency of the solar module, the tracking efficiency, the clouds crossing fac...
Autori: Dorin Valentin Diaconescu, , Ioana Sinziana Hermenean, Maria Monica Vatasescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Quantitative estimation of the solar radiation loss in Brasov area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Increasing the solar energy conversion into electrical or thermal energy represents an European and national priority, because it offers clean alternatives to the use of fossil fuels, in no pollutant systems, based on photovoltaic modules and solar collectors. The global solar radiation is the most important factor affecting the amount of energy produced by a PV module. In direct connection with the change in the solar energy conversion, the TR - Loss Coefficient (Tr??bungsfaktor) is...
Autori: , Dorin Valentin Diaconescu, Maria Valentina Dinicu (Popa), Bogdan Gabriel Burduhos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The eco-impact of small hydro implementation
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The development of energy from renewable resources is a very important action in the reduction of CO2 emissions. Hydropower is a renewable source able to reduce the CO2 emissions by more than 67 million tons / year. The paper analyzes a small hydropower plant to be implemented in Brasov region, from the environmental point of view. The reduction in the CO2 emissions brought by the small hydro is estimated by taking into account an ex-ante emission factor, based on validated and regis...
Autori: Codruta Jaliu, Dorin Diaconescu, Mircea Neagoe, Radu Saulescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Olt river monitoring and quality assessment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract This paper aims to present an assessment of Olt River water quality along Brasov county area, using data acquired during 2005- 2007. Olt River is an important river in Romania, and its basin is covering almost 10 counties, which main part of its middle section passes Brasov County. Olt River is providing water for industry, agriculture and human use, but is also collecting treated and not treated wastewaters from different sources. Two important sampling sites were studied: Feldioar...
Autori: Mihaela Sica, Dorina Dragan, Ramona Furnica, Camelia Draghici,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Electrochemical degradation and determination of 2,4-dinitrophenol from water
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Certain conventional and alternative carbon-based electrodes, i.e., glassy carbon electrode (GCE) and, commercial boron-doped diamond electrode (BDDE) were investigated and compared for the electrochemical determination and degradation of 2,4-dinitrophenol (2,4-DNP). The electrochemical behavior of electrodes in the presence of target pollutants was investigated using cyclic voltammetry (CV), chronoamperometry (CA), and multiple-pulsed amperometry (MPA). The duality of the electrode ...
Autori: Adriana Bebeselea, Cristina Proca, Florica Manea, Ciprian Radovan, Georgeta Burtica, Joop Schoonman
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Surface water pollution generated by mining activities. Case study: Aries river middle catchment basin, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The Aries River, due to its geographic position and its significance in the Mures - Tisza Basin, has a major impact on environmental media, influencing their quality. In the Middle Catchment Basin the main industrial activity is mining, since the Roman times, when the first mines were opened. The mining operations in the region generated a severe pollution of all the environmental media. The paper identifies the risk areas in the middle Aries River in terms of surface water pollutio...
Autori: , Lucrina Stefanescu, Camelia Costan, Mirela Miclean, Cristina Modoi, Serban - Nicolae Vlad
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Enhanced heavy metal adsorption on dye-modified fly ash
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The use of fly ash (FA) in wastewater treatment received a lot of attention for the immobilization of heavy metal cations, mainly Cd2+, Pb2+, Ni2+, Zn2+, Cu2+. For an up-scalable wastewater treatment process, the substrate must have good adsorption efficiency and relatively constant behaviour. Modifying the fly ash surface can be a solution for reaching both goals. The use of FA for heavy metals removal, from wastewaters resulted in the dye finishing industry, faces a supplementary p...
Autori: Maria Visa, Anca Duta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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New ecomaterials for wood preservation
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Wood has been used as an engineering material because it is low in cost, renewable and strong and it requires low processing energy. Wood has many excellent properties that result from its exceptional combination of microstructural, ultrastructural and molecular features. The main drawback is its dimensional instability in the presence of moisture, which can affects also the biological stability. Wood is susceptible to degradation in a number of ways, including rot or decay, insect a...
Autori: Lucia Dumitrescu, Ileana Manciulea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Anti-inflammatory constituents from different plant species
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Herbs have been used as food and for medicinal purposes for centuries. In recent years, natural compounds such as phenolic acids, phenolic diterpenes and triterpenes, present in various plants, have been the subject of intense research due to their potential benefits for human health. It has been demonstrated that the antioxidant and radical scavenge activities are the main properties of these compounds. The main difficulties in using natural products as a source for pharmaceutical ...
Autori: Ruxanda Bodirlau, Iuliana Spiridon, Carmen Alice Teaca, Narcis Anghel, Maria Ichim, Svetlana Colceru , Alice Armatu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Membrane support of polyetheretherketone
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract A crucial stage which makes the other directions of development of membrane processes is getting new membrane materials, to meet increasingly stringent of selectivity and productivity. Polyetheretherketone shows high stability against chemical and physical agents but is poorly soluble in most common solvents. Present studies on obtaining the support of the polyetheretherketone membranes were limited by: solubility of polyetheretherketone in concentrated sulfuric acid and fast speed a...
Autori: Mihaela Emanuela Craciun, Aurelia Cristina Nechifor, Florin Aldea, Gheorghe Nechifor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Characteristics of double jet imobilized membrane
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract This paper presents an experimentally study of the anionic iodide separation from a mixture with immobilized liquid membrane. The experiments were carried out in a double jet installation. In order to intensify the transfer of iodide ions from the source phase to the receiving phase, the both phases are dispersed as droplets in the membrane and the hydrodynamic parameters of the dispersed phases are measured with the photographic method. The photos of the droplets were taken with a C...
Autori: Mihaela Emanuela Craciun, Mihaela Mihai, Gheorghe Nechifor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Anticorrosive protection system based on nanocomposites
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Corrosion control, using inhibitors like, polymerisable porphyrins and multifunctional nanocomposites, is extremely useful in many environments. Phosphogypsum is a waste product resulted from the process of obtaining the phosphoric acid and it can be also used as corrosion inhibitor; in a mixture with other coating materials. Two types of modified porphyrin: Na4TFP Ac - dissolved in KOH and H2SO4 and H2TPP - dissolved in benzonitrile, were tested. The structure characterization of pho...
Autori: Ionel Balcu, Adina-Elena Segneanu, Marius Constantin Mirica, Mirela Ioana Iorga, Corina Amalia Macarie, Iuliana Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Immobilization mechanisms of chromium in cementbased solidified waste
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Knowledge of the binding mechanisms of heavy metals to cement minerals is essential for the prediction of the long-term leachability of cement-based solidified waste containing heavy metals. In this paper, the sorption of chromate ions onto calciumsilicate- hydrate (C-S-H) in equilibrated aqueous suspensions was investigated as a function of liquid-to-solid ratio. The hypothesis of super-equivalent adsorption was assumed to be involved in chromate ions immobilization. This hypothesis...
Autori: Constantin Bobirica, Ionel Constantinescu, Liliana Bobirica,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Studies on titanium oxide catalyst doped with heavy metals (cadmium, copper and nickel)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract In order to improve the photo-efficiency of the electronic process as well as the response into the visible part of the spectrum, TiO2 doping with heavy metal (cadmium, cooper and nickel) have been employed. The objectives of this work are: (a) to prepare doped Me(Cd, Cu, Ni) TiO2 by doctor blade (DB) and spray pyrolysis deposition (SPD) techniques, (b) to characterize the catalysts, (c) to study and compare the activity of the Cd-TiO2, Cu-TiO2 and Ni-TiO2 catalysts on methyl orange ...
Autori: Luminita Andronic, Bianca Hristache, Alexandru Enesca, Anca Duta, Maria Visa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Microwaves effect over biomass hydrolysis
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Changing fuel consumption to a more ecological environmentally alternative is replacing fossil fuels with fuels generated from renewable resources. Ethanol, a renewable fuel, can be produced mainly from crops, lignocellulosic biomass and different other environmental wastes. Although ethanol has been produced mainly from crops, there is a great interest in using cheaper lignocellulosic materials as a feedstock for ethanol production. The aim of this paper is study of dilute acid hyd...
Autori: Ionel Balcu, Adina-Elena Segneanu, Marius Constantin Mirica, Mirela Ioana Iorga, Corina Macarie, Raluca Martagiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Nanoparticle-based materials for catalysis
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Highly dispersed nanoparticles of transition and noble metals are utilized for hydrocarbon reactions and rearrangements important to the chemical industry. The need to obtain 1 to 3 nm particles with narrow size distributions has prompted the development of alternative processing methods. Due to widespread speculation concerning the enhanced properties of nanoparticles over their bulk and atomic material equivalents, nanoparticle synthesis has become an active field of research withi...
Autori: , Irina Dumitriu,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The impact of regional development on the environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Various specialists draw attention on the conflict between the industrial civilization and the environment and mention two aspects: 1. The tendency of depletion of natural energy resources, raw materials and food, or consumption of renewable into a rhythm superior to their capacity of regeneration 2. Physical damage and pollution of the environment: water, air and land. It can be said that a sustainable society is the one that shapes its economic and social system so that natural ...
Autori: Dan Duran, Irina Duran, Ciprian Costescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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Issues on costs and investment for environmental protection
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The concept of sustainable development has emerged in order to correlate the need to continue increasing the level of human and increasingly fragile â€?health?? level of environment. At the industrial level, things have moved more quickly. Thus, many companies use waste as fuel, and in some localities they are trying to implement systems for heating cottage on the combustion of waste. They are first to have acknowledged the eco-economical importance of recovery and reuse waste....
Autori: Dan Duran, Irina Duran, Adrian Diaconu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Cu-Ni nanostructured electrocatalysts obtained by electrocodeposition
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract A simple method to synthesize copper, nickel and Cu-Ni nanotubes in alumina membrane by direct electrochemical deposition technique is presented. This work is divided into three main parts: - elaboration of the nanostructured metals supported on Cu and Ni electroconductive support; - SEM - EDX characterization of nanodeposits; - electrochemical characterization of the nanostructured electrodes; Cu and Cu-Ni nanostructures were obtained by deposition through an alumina membrane (...
Autori: Maria Jitaru, Ana-Maria Toma, Mihaela-Claudia Tertis, Ancuta Trifoi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Aspects refering to technical and leaching properties of the secondary aluminium slags - cement composites
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The purpose of this work is to investigate the secondary Al slag (SAS) relating to its technical and environmental properties and, as consequence, to its compatibility with Portland cement matrix. This study may be a contribution to establish of SAS potential valorization as secondary raw material (SRM) in low strength cement matrix composites, as construction products. DRX mineralogical analyses revealed that SAS includes transition alumina compounds, especial boehmite. The hydrati...
Autori: Maria Gheorghe, Nastasia Panait, Romanita Teodorescu, Maria Roman
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Study of the viscosity of some biodiesel – diesel oil blends
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Biofuels represent a possibility for renewable resources conversion, storage and distribution. Today, diesel oil is commercialized only blended with biodiesel, and according to the 30/2003 Directive of the EU, 5.75% of the total fuels used in the transportation sector must be represented by biofuels by the end of 2010. Biodiesel can be produced from vegetable oils, animal fats and used oils. Viscosity is one of the most important characteristics of liquid fuels. The viscosity of liqu...
Autori: Irina Nita, Dan Mandalopol
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Photocatalytic properties of titania - fly ash thin films
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The paper presents the results obtained when using thin films (doctor blade) of titanium oxide powder (Degussa P25) and fly ashactivated with NaOH, for advanced treatment of complex waters resulted in the textile industry. There are studied the heavy metal(cadmium, copper) adsorption and the dyes (methyl orange and methylene blue) photo-degradation using these novel substrates.The thin films crystallinity (XRD), morphology and roughness (AFM) were evaluated and no significant changes...
Autori: Anca Duta, Luminita Andronic, Maria Visa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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Agricultural soil mapping
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The recent results of technical development of low cost GPS systems, geographic information systems, equipment and sensors which are needed to identify the state of the crops and soils have shown a growing awareness in agriculture and related sciences. The actual demand for modern crop management is dominated by the economic pressure and by the social request to increase the transparency of environmental impact of agricultural land. Currently, worldwide there are the public policy a...
Autori: Vergil Marian Muraru, Cornelia Muraru-Ionel, Ion Pirna, Ion Tenu, Petru Cardei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Evaluation of petroleum contaminants in soil by fluorescence spectroscopy
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Preliminary investigation of contaminated soil in the surrounding area of a petroleum tank has been carried out based on fluorescence techniques: excitation emission matrix (EEM) and synchronous fluorescence scan (SFS). A fluorescence fingerprints library containing several EEM and SFS maps for various dilutions of Romanian crude oil in methanol, was used to confirm the identity of the soil contaminant. A calibration curve was created to estimate the contamination level of soil sampl...
Autori: Dan Savastru, Elfrida M. Carstea, Gabriela Pavelescu, Luminita Cristescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The impact of mechanization technologies on soil
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
AbstractThe mechanization technologies of soil works have a major impact on physical state of soil. This situation is generated by the mechanical action of working parts which are involved in soil works and by the traffic of running systems of tractors and agricultural machines.These mechanization technologies have been tested to determine which of them correspond to the highest degree of sustainable agriculture concept and ensure protection, preservation and improvement of agricul...
Autori: Cornelia Muraru-Ionel, Gerard Jitareanu, Ioan Tenu, Petru Cojocariu, Vergil Marian Muraru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Monitoring of environmental low frequency magnetic fields
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
AbstractWith a view to make a long term survey of the magnetic fields generated by the power line sources, appliances or, generally, by the low frequency magnetic field sources, a tri-axis magnetic field meter was proposed. Referring to the magnetic field sensor, both the characteristic proportional of the field strength and proportional to the time derivate of the field strength were considered. Thus, two active magnetic field meters working in 40 Hz ? 200 kHz frequency range were designed. In ...
Autori: Alexandru Salceanu, Ionut Nica, Liviu Breniuc, Valeriu David
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Study of copper and cadmium accumulation by bean
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Bioremediation of heavy metal contaminated soil is one of the major concerns of our days. Phytoextraction has been lately utilized as an alternative of in situ remediation technology for polluted soils but is generally perceived to be too slow. Even so, phytoextraction is an efficient long lasting, accessible and environmentally friendly technique. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the phytoextraction potential of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in stress conditions induced by heavy me...
Autori: Alina Stingu, Irina Volf, Valentin I. Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Reducing of pollutants emissions and heavy liquid fuels consumption in boilers by using of additives
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The paper presents the experimental results, obtained using a pilot installation and hot-water boilers for reducing the pollutants emissions in combustion of heavy liquid fuels by using of additives for catalyzing of burning processes. The experiments were made using additives based on iron and cerium carboxylates. Experimental results, which are presented both in variant of heavy liquid fuels burning with additives and without additives, highlight the reducing of pollutants emissio...
Autori: Aurel Gaba, Stefania Iordache, Mircea Vladescu, Dan Ungureanu, Petrica Vizureanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The product's anticipated success ratio on the turbulent markets: A genuine tool for the agile enterprises
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract To become "flexible" is the equivalent of becoming successfully for almost any firm - the activities based on old and traditional product "recipes" are, obviously, excluded. But, in the framework of a global economy crisis, the statistics seems to prove that flexibility is no longer enough in order to avoid troubles. At the same time, another statistics prove that almost 80% of the products are failing at their first release on market. The paper presents a genuine marketing aggregate...
Autori: Gabriel-Petru Luca, Ion Verzea, Irina Cozminca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The analysis of alternative investments for sustainable agriculture
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The rationality of allotting the resources for investments in sustainable agriculture needs the selection of alternative projects depending on numerous factors. The decision analysis process allows the identification of one variant with the highest utility that corresponds to the exigencies of economic, social and environmental impact efficiency. The integrated approach of the objectives specific for sustainable development actually leads to the selection of the investment portfolio ...
Autori: Camelia Burja
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The advertising efficiency ratio: A marketing aggregate indicator modeling for a noisy and turbulent market
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract This paperwork is trying to achieve some of theoretical and practical objectives concerning the "agility" concept: to make the differences operational, and to ensure the present surviving and the future development of economical activities in a, more and more, turbulent business environment. Also, the paperwork comes to display a genuine aggregate indicator "Advertising Efficiency Ratio", special developed to help the market players to face - throughout their advertising process - th...
Autori: Gabriel-Petru Luca, Ion Verzea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Numeric simulation of air pollution due to naval engines
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract This paperwork tried to simulate the combustion inside the naval engines using the newest computer methods and technologies with the result of a diverse and rich palette of solutions, extremely useful for the study and prediction of complex phenomena of the fuel combustion. The paperwork is contributing to the theoretical systematization of the area of interest bringing into attention a thoroughly inventory of the thermodynamic description of the phenomena which take place in the co...
Autori: Nicolae Buzbuchi, Liviu Constantin Stan, Daniela-Elena Mitu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Bioavailability processes for contaminants in soils and their use in risk assessment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The individual physical, chemical, and biological interactions that determine the exposure of plants and animals to chemicals associated with soils are of great importance in the assessment of contaminants bioavailability. Understanding of bioavailability processes is at last needed to improve the scientific basis of risk assessment and is the purpose of the present research. Since bioavailability processes are embedded within existing human health and ecological risk frameworks, so...
Autori: Brindusa Mihaela Robu, Camelia Smaranda, Florentina Anca Căliman, Laura Carmen Apostol, Lucian Vasile Pavel, Maria Gavrilescu, Raluca Maria Hlihor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Alignment of the manufacturing technologies of automotive metallic component to the environment european directives
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Alignment of the manufacture technologies to the environment European directives requirements represents a modern approach of the environment issues considered as integrant part of the lasting development which will represent one of the connecting ways of the Romanian economy to the globalization process. In the present work a pertinent study is made regarding the harmonizing into the limits imposed by the environment European directives (Dir. 99/13/CE, Dir. 76/464/CEE and Dir. 2000/...
Autori: Stefan Velicu, Petrica Corabieru, Dumitru Zait, Anisoara Corabieru, Dan Dragos Vasilescu
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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European frame for sustainable agriculture in romania: policies and strategies
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The idea of sustainable farming relies on raising its yield along with a safe and constant gain with minimum environmental impact and by ensuring the population’s food security. Sustainable agriculture is a large concept that encompasses the complexity of this production system, the biological stability of farming plants and varieties, the conservation and protection of natural resources, but also the implementing and generalization of high-output modern technologies. Sustainable a...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Carmen Cătălina Ioan, Edinel Robu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Tendences and perspectives regarding the recycling of automotive waste
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The work studies the orientations regarding the recycling of the products from the industry of auto-vehicles parts and components, orientations that can provide solutions which permit to the enterprises producing auto components the efficient management of the related products and services during the whole life cycle of the products, from the conception phase to that of recycling. The new way of approaching the development of metallic auto products promoted in Romania will contribut...
Autori: Petrica Corabieru, Stefan Velicu, Dumitru Zait, Anisoara Corabieru, Dan Dragos Vasilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A new technology to obtain ecological steels
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract A friendly technology with the environment which consists of the elaboration of carbon steels through specific proceedings to powder metallurgy has in view the contribution of methane gas in iron powders at the same time with sintering. This technology is advantageous from various points of view: the final product is a part which does not need afterward processing with solid waste result and therefore the specific energy consume is lower, the wear and corrosion behavior is similar to...
Autori: Olimpia Ghermec, Cristian Ghermec, Traian Popescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Leaching of copper from cement-based waste materials
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The use of appropriate leaching tests and leaching models can help to predict the hazardous components release from cementbased solidified waste during either utilization or disposal. Numerous parameters influence the leaching rates such as grain size/specimen size,ccc liquid-to-solid ratio, pH value of the leachate, leaching time etc. This study evaluates the effect of initial liquid-to-solid ratio of cement paste on the release of copper from cement-based solidified waste. Dynamic ...
Autori: Constantin Bobirica, Liliana Bobirica, , Ionel Constantinescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Driving forces and barriers for sustainable use of recovered paper in papermaking
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Recovered paper is a valuable raw material for the paper industry at global level. Paper made from recovered paper reduces the demand on forests, uses less energy, water and chemicals, produces less toxic releases and reduces solid wastes that must be landfilled or incinerated. This paper is mainly aiming to analyze the driving forces for sustainable use of recovered paper and to discuss the benefits of recovered paper use on paper and board production, as well as on the environment....
Autori: Dan Gavrilescu, Elena Bobu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Economical and social assessments approach on paper recycling
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCC) and Social Life Cycle Analysis (SLCA) are available methodologies for the economic and social assessment of a product or process along its life cycle. Different approaches regarding LCC and SLCA have recently emerged and several hypotheses are currently on testing and discussing. This paper shows existing LCC and a SLCA approaches as well as the methodology applied in the particular case of a paper recycling process. This study gathers part of the Europ...
Autori: Beatriz Ferreira Pozo, Antonio Dobon Lopez, Carlos Lopez Lopez, Maria Calero Pastor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Equilibrium and kinetic studies of copper (ii) removal on Purolite S930 resin
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The presence of heavy metals in the environment is a major concern due to their non-biodegradability, bioaccumulation tendency, persistence in nature and toxicity to many life forms. Different treatment techniques for wastewater laden with copper have been developed in recent years to decrease the amount of wastewater produced and to improve the quality of the treated effluent. All techniques have their advantages and limitations in application. One of the most used techniques to rem...
Autori: Petru Bulai, Catalin Balan, Camelia Scripcariu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Using of industrial waste materials for textile wastewater treatment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Sorption is one of the several methods that have been successfully utilized for dyes removal. A large number of materials have been used as suitable sorbents for decolourization of industrial effluents: activated carbon (the most common but expensive adsorbent), polymeric resins, various low-cost adsorbents (agricultural and industrial by-products, peat, chitin, silica, bentonite, other clays, fly ash). Our paper is a review about our researches regarding different types of industri...
Autori: Daniela Suteu, Carmen Zaharia, Augustin Muresan, Rodica Muresan, Alina Popescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Adsorption characteristics of Co(II) ions from aqueous solutions on romanian peat moss
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Peat moss has been widely used as low-cost adsorbent to remove a variety of pollutants, including organic compounds and metal ions from aqueous effluents. Various functional groups allow such compounds to bind on active sites of peat moss. The adsorbent used in this study was Romanian peat moss sampled from Poiana Stampei (Romania). The adsorption of Co(II) ions from aqueous solutions on Romanian peat moss was studied in batch experiments, in order to establish the influence of initi...
Autori: Corneliu Caramalau, Laura Bulgariu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Nitrogen adsorption of shale for use as media in constructed wetland
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The constructed wetlands are considered as a low-cost alternative system for nitrogen removal. Shale was selected as a media in constructed wetlands, on the basis of adsorption capacity and suitability for plant growth. The specific objective of this study was to evaluate nitrogen adsorption capacity for using as a media in constructed wetlands. Shale was sieved into 5 particle sizes Shale A-E. The physical and chemical characteristics of shale showed that it is suitable to be use as...
Autori: Amara Daothaisong, Jareeya Yimrattanabovorn
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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Removal of 4-chlorophenol by surfactant modified zeolites and surfactant modified alkali-treated natural zeolites
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Chlorophenols are contaminants in soils, sediments, surface waters and groundwater, largely because of their worldwide utilization in the last 50 years as wood preservatives and general biocides in industry and agriculture. The toxicity of chlorophenols and their persistence in the environment require advanced treatment techniques for their removal. Surfactant-modified natural zeolites (SMZs) represent an important class of sorbents for water treatment. This work presents a comparat...
Autori: Roxana Elena Apreutesei, Cezar Catrinescu, Adrian Ungureanu,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Studies regarding advanced processes used for reactive dyes removal from textile effluents
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract In the textile finishing and dyeing industries, the total volume of water consumed is around 150 millions tons/year, and thus very large quantities of water are processed and produced as wastewater by textile plants. Quality indicators of textile wastewaters, like BOD and COD, have values which, in some cases, exceed 5 times the maximum concentration value (allowed by the national quality standards). One of the greatest concerns in wastewater treatment of a textile effluent is the co...
Autori: Daniela Cailean, , Florin Brinza
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A green route to synthesize CeO2 nanoparticles
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The paper presents the surfactant-assisted solvo-thermal route to synthesize nanoparticles of cerium oxide with different shape and morphology. The precursor was calcined at 400°C for 4 h in order to obtain CeO2 nanoparticles. The obtained samples were characterized by means of thermal analysis and FTIR spectroscopy. The UV-Vis analysis was used to study the optical properties. The morphologies and nano-structures were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and XRD. It...
Autori: Nicolae Apostolescu, Gabriela Carja, Gabriela Apostolescu, Elena Husanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmentally friendly industrial technologies: Case studies
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Nowadays the global climate change is one of the most significant questions from environmental, social, political and economic point of views. Global warming caused by green house gases emitted into the air is a result of the human activities (Energy Revolution, 2005-2007). The majority of the industrial processes has significant impact to human life and deteriorates the natural environment. In this paper different technologies (three industrial technologies) will be dealt with spec...
Autori: Zsofia Kovacs, Orsolya Kakucs, Janos Lako, , Tamas Fulop, Tatiana Yuzhakova, , Endre Domokos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Assessment of heavy metal contamination and impact on surface waters in IaÂ?i city, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The paper makes qualitative and quantitative analyses of heavy metal contamination of surface waters in Iasi City. The examination of data acquisited from the specific sections of the rivers Bahlui (upstream section, Iasi water treatment plant, Holboca section, downstream section, Iasi water treatment station), Nicolina (quarterly data from the established monitoring system) was performed, based on data provided by the Environmental Protection Agency of Iasi District and Prut Water D...
Autori: Corneliu Horaicu, Florea Cornel Gabrian, Irina Grozavu, Catalin Constantin Calu, Monica Horaicu, Brindusa Robu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Assessment of the environmental impacts generated by rubber processing activity
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract This work presents a global approach of the impact generated in the environment by rubber processing activity. The objective analyzed as a case study is a company that produces rubber tires for trucks and industrial vehicles. The experimental part includes the determination of quality indicators for each environmental factor (air, water, soil) and the evaluation of environmental impact on these factors. Determination of the environmental quality indicators was done by sampling and a...
Autori: Aurica Grec, Florin Dumescu, Corneliu Maior
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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Contributions to the improvement of ambiental comfort in residential buildings
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The aim of the study is to outline new opportunities of improving buildings ambient comfort and thus to determine energy consumption cut down. The second half of the XX century witnessed the development of society disregarding the extent to which environment was affected by the industrial production; pollution was triggered by the widespread industry which made use of technologies whose main target was the increase of production output at any cost, an aggressive industry with respect...
Autori: Vladimir Corobceanu, Răzvan Giuşcă, Raluca Giusca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Plasma chemistry and the environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Plasma is often called the fourth state of matter. It is distinct from other lower-energy states of matter, most commonly solid, liquid, and gas, although it is closely related to the gas phase in that it also has no definite form or volume. Plasma technique may use any gas or gas mixture, within equipment limitations. Each gas or mixture of gases produces distinctive plasma, making possible a very diverse range of chemical environments. Besides the recombination mechanisms developed...
Autori: Marian I. Totolin, Ghiocel E. Ioanid, Iordana Neamtu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Recycling of waste from the grinding operations
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract This paper introduces and analyses the results of some research regarding the recovery of fine chips from the slurry resulted from the finishing operations (grinding) of the parts used in automobile industry. Little chips, in the form of slime, represent a very important source of raw materials when preparing the powders and at the same time it can be appreciated that the volume of these chips in the form of slurry is high enough so that its use can substantially diminish the product...
Autori: Olimpia Ghermec, Cristian Ghermec, Marin Didu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Evaluation of corrosive effects in co-firing process of biomass and coal
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The paper examines the effects of high temperature corrosion of the surfaces of heat exchange due to corrosive components formed in the co-combustion of biomass and coal. High temperature corrosion of the surfaces of heat exchange becomes a priority in the combustion of biomass with high chlorine and alkali metals, as alkali chlorides formed deposited on the surfaces of heat transfer, leading to serious consequences for them. Forms of manifestation of corrosion are numerous, the most...
Autori: Ionel Pisa, Corina Rădulescu, Lucian Mihăescu, Gheorghe Lăzăroiu, Gabriel Negreanu, Simona Zamfir, Danut Vairenu
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A social inquiry assessment of new water and wastewater disinfection devices
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract This paper aims at developing a study concerning a prototype production opportunity and its use for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as polluters and consumers, as well as for household consumers. The technical impact can be assessed through introduction of a new and low polluting technology which does not change the taste and smell of water, does not need chemical additives and uses a series of small and easy maintainable equipments with low costs. The method called �documenta...
Autori: Daniela Suteu, Irina Volf, Luminita Lupu, , Carmen Ioan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Strategic environmental assessment for plans, programs, policies in Romania: multi-criterial method
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The purpose of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is to ensure that environmental considerations inform and are integrated into strategic decision-making in support of environmentally sound and sustainable development. In particular, the SEA process assists authorities responsible for plans and programs, as well as decision-makers. The main benefits of SEA consist in: providing high level of environmental protection, improvement of the quality of plan, program or policy making,...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Inter-cities transfer of a transportation project
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Transferability process identifies the transportation projects which could be implemented successfully in different cities in order to encourage the good practices. This paper proposes a method to evaluate the environmental efficiency of a project by using a hybrid approach based on utility theory and data mining techniques. Transferability principle is applied to show the environmental efficiency of an access controlled area in the hyper centre of two different cities. COPERT III te...
Autori: Catalin Popescu, Luminita Ion, Tatiana Cucu, Jean-Marie Boussier, Augustin Mitu, Daniela Uta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Modeling the extraction process of oil from seeds of white mustard (Sinapis alba)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract White mustard (Sinapis white) is an annual plant of the Cruciferae family originating from the Mediterranean region and is cultivated in Europe and Asia, mainly for its seeds, but also for animal feed or crop rotation. White mustard seed is also an important source of vegetable oil that can be used as fuel. The chemical composition of mustard seed (Sinapis alba) includes glucosinolate (sinalbozida, sinapina free), essential oils, fatty oils (glycerides of oleic acid, linoleic, linole...
Autori: Camelia Ciubota-Rosie, Rodica Diaconescu, Irina Volf, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Modeling and simulation of quality indicators of surface water
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The efficient understanding and application of mathematical models in the study of environmental phenomena keep up with the latest results in the mathematical domain which could provide solutions for controlling, analyzing, predicting and study of risk phenomena. This paper presents a browsing through some mathematical categories of interpreting statistical data, examples and their analysis in connection with the degree of polluting the water down the Danube River with the help of qu...
Autori: Valerian Antohe, Constantin Stanciu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Optimization of process variables to maximize the copper loading capacity of Purolite S930 resin
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The practical capacity of an ion exchange or chelating resin depends on various process variables, such as initial solution pH, initial metal ion concentration, metal/resin ratio, contact time and temperature. This work presents the optimization of process variables to maximize the copper loading capacity of chelating resin Purolite S930. To study the combined effect of the initial solution pH, initial Cu (II) concentration and resin dosage were used a 23 orthogonal central composi...
Autori: Petru Bulai, Catalin Balan, Corneliu Cojocaru, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SnO2-CeO2 oxidation catalysts
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The aim of this work was to obtain ceria-based catalysts with improved oxidation properties by adding tin dioxide (5, 10 and 20 wt %) and using the co-precipitation method of preparation. The samples were characterized by BET, ESEM, and DRIFT spectroscopy. The activity of SnO2-CeO2 catalytic systems in CO oxidation was studied between room temperature to 673 K. It was found that the increase of SnO2 content obviously increases the low temperature CO conversion. However, at 673 K all ...
Autori: Tatiana Yuzhakova, , Monica Caldararu, Jozsef Kovacs, Anca Vasile, Georgeta Postole, Cristian Hornoiu, Endre Domokos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Costs evaluation for ballast water treatment applying the advanced oxidation technology
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Ballast water is used to supply stability on ships that have no load. It is loaded on before departure and often carries stowaways in the form of tiny organisms. To avoid that, the ballast water can be treated on board. Treating ballast water to free it from potentially harmful invasive species is a challenging problem. Alfa Laval in cooperation with Wallenius Water has been developed one system that cleans ballast water during ballasting and de ballasting operation. The paper presen...
Autori: Liviu Constantin Stan, Nicolae Buzbuchi, Feiza Memet
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Arsenate removal by Withania frutescens plant from the south-western Morocco
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Withania frutescens plant from the south-western Morocco was used as an environmentally friendly material for the removal of As(V) ions from aqueous solutions. This work presents the characteristics of the adsorption and the desorption processes of As(V) using the dried W. frutescens plant as an environmentally friendly adsorbent. The mass of the adsorbent, the As(V) concentration, the contact time and the pH of the tested aqueous solutions were used as controlled variable parameters...
Autori: Mohamed Chiban, Gabriela Lehutu, Fouad Sinan, Gabriela Carja
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Application of several aluminium prehydrolysed coagulants in surface water treatment for potabilization
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract A prehydrolyzed aluminium chloride (PAC), commercial product selected from a previously studied series, and the electrochemically obtained PAC (E-PAC) were tested as coagulants, comparatively with the classical aluminium sulfate (alum). A new method for producing E-PAC has been applied. The level of turbidity, the amount of total organic carbon, the UV-254 absorbance and the residual aluminium were evaluated, for determining the efficiency of the coagulation process in all situations...
Autori: Adina Pacala, Ilie Vlaicu, Ciprian Radovan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Textile wastewater treatment by homogeneous oxidation with hydrogen peroxide
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The textile wastewaters have a diverse composition depending both on the used raw materials and applied manufacturing technologies. These wastewaters may contain various pollutants such as organic compounds (e.g. residual dyes), suspended solids, metal ions etc. Most of dyes are synthetic compounds with aromatic molecular structures and non-biodegradable. The oxidative destruction via homogenous oxidation processes with hydrogen peroxide (simple chemical oxidation with H2O2 or advanc...
Autori: Carmen Zaharia, Daniela Suteu, Augustin Muresan, Rodica Muresan, Alina Popescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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Hydroxyapatite/polyurethane composite membranes for lead ions removal
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract This work describes the preparation of a hydroxyapatite/polyurethane composite membrane and their characteristics. The porous hydroxyapatite/polyurethane composite membranes were made via solvent casting process. The deposited hydroxyapatite layers were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The data suggest that the method utilized in this work can be applied to obtain deposition of coating of crystalline hydroxyapatite on porous polyurethane...
Autori: Gabriela Ciobanu, Dorina Ignat, Gabriela Carja, Constantin Luca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Halotherapy: From ethnoscience to scientific explanations
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract This article presents the use of salt water springs in the Moldavian Oriental sub-Carpathians for treating certain diseases, based on archaeological discoveries and ethnographical surveys, correlated with known facts from the literature in the field. Nevertheless, what differentiates it from other similar area in Europe is the intense, unexpected continuity of traditional, nonindustrial water supplying coming from salt springs. Among the uses of salt water and halite in the area, th...
Autori: Ion Sandu, Marius Alexianu, Roxana-Gabriela Curca, Olivier Weller, Constantin Pascu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Research on the effects of soil improvement by fertilization on the quality of winter wheat
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Some doses of compost obtained in farms were tested during 2004-2006, comparative to chemical fertilization, at S.C. Soimul S.R.L. from Vacareni Plain, Jijila village, Tulcea district. It was found out that fertilization with 30 t/ha of compost had established the highest production of wheat Dropia variety, 6512 kg/ha, with 40.7% higher than unfertilized variant and 16.8% higher than N160P80K80 fertilized variant. The highest protein content of 15.21% has been obtained in the case o...
Autori: Mihail Axinte, Teodor Robu, Marius Zaharia, Costel Moglan, Carmen Ghitau
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Assessment of the anthropogenic impact on water systems by fluorescence spectroscopy
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Organic matter is ubiquitous in every type of aquatic system and due to the influence that it has on their ecological health, can be used as a useful water quality indicator. Fluorescence spectroscopy has been efficiently used in the past decades to determine and characterize organic matter, and its link to function and chemical water quality. In this paper, fluorescence fingerprints are presented in order to evidence the anthropogenic influence on different aquatic systems. Using f...
Autori: Elfrida M. Carstea, Luminita Ghervase, Gabriela Pavelescu, Dan Savastru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Studies on sorption and transport processes of cadmium in soils
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Heavy metals produced and released by anthropogenic activities generate serious environmental problems. Ions of toxic metals can bind to the mineral surface in a number of ways, including absorption, adsorption, precipitation, ion exchange. The paper shows that the fate and migration of heavy metals in soils strongly depend on the physical properties and chemical and mineralogical composition of such environments. Cadmium is one of the most toxic metals with carcinogenic and teratog...
Autori: Vasile Lucian Pavel, Dumitru Bulgariu, Laura Bulgariu, Raluca Maria Hlihor, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Physiological changes in seedling germination and growth plant under chemical stress conditions
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract When plants are exposed to heavy metals influence, the processes of growth inhibition, ion leakage of all membrane, distribution of pigment and even more death of plants are produced. The physiological and biochemical changes in germinating seedling and cultivation in plastic pots experiments of different plant species (maize, bean, oat, and spinach) were investigated under the influence of copper ions as stress agent. Differences between tolerances against copper excess in the case ...
Autori: Alina Stingu, Irina Volf, Valentin I. Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Overview on paper and board recycling in Europe
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract In Europe, recovered paper is a valuable raw material for the paper industry already since the early 20th century, actually corresponding to half of the total use of fibres for paper and board production. The aim of this paper is to describe the present status of paper recycling in Europe and thereby to create a data basis for evaluation the results of the FP7 project ?Recovered Paper Sorting by Innovative Technologies ? SORT IT. The overview is based on specific questionnaires addre...
Autori: Dan Gavrilescu, Elena Bobu
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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Valorization of plaster molds waste from fine ceramic industry
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The Environment Action Program foresees the development of a Thematic Strategy concerning the sustainable use of natural resources and waste management (Report EUR 21002 EN, 2004). In this context, the activities regarding the research and industrial development related to waste valorization through recycling and reusing have been grown. The wastes resulted from the fine ceramic technological process (scraps, used molds etc.) may be valorized. The used molds can be valorized in other...
Autori: Ion Balasanian, Liliana Lazar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A new real-time monitoring technique of the biochemical constituents of the environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract As a result of the global climatic changes generated by the alteration of the environment through polution, the ecosystems' natural ressources are incontrollably distributed, generating unforseeable effects at the level of the subsequent evolution of the natural balance factors. One of the greatest challenges of the science concerned with environment protection, is that of real time monitoring of the biochemical constitution. The real time monitoring of a great number of biochemical ...
Autori: Andrada Pretorian, Bojin Dionezie, Gabriel Epure, Ion Savu, Lucia Mutihac, Mihaela Muresan, Nicoleta Petrea, Petrisor Zamora Iordache, Razvan Petre, Rodica Lungu, Vasile Somoghi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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New complexes used to increase the dying process efficiency of the textile materials in the context of sustainable development
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract This work presentes a study of preparation and stability in aqueous medium of complexes obtained by the reaction between Fe(III) with 2-amino-6-methoxy-benzothiazol-sodium sulphonate ??†’1 naphtol-4-sodium sulphonate. In this purpose, the investigation methods applied were as follows: pH-metry, conductometry, and the UV-VIS spectrophotometry. The molar combination ratio of ligand to central metallic atom, and the stability constants for new obtained compounds were determined usin...
Autori: Doina Sibiescu, Gabriela Carja, Ioan Roşca, Laura Chirila, Mihaela Vizitiu, Romen Butnaru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Chelating sorbent containing two types of functional groups hydroxamic acid and amidoxime for lead (II) ions effluent management
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The removal efficiency of Pb(II) from aqueous solutions by sorption on a bifunctional acrylic ion exchange resin with groups of hydroxamic acid and amidoxime is presented. It was found that Pb(II) sorption potential varies as function of solution pH, initial metal concentration, contact time and temperature. From aqueous solutions with Pb(II) initial concentration of 82.96 ?ŽÂ?g/mL the sorption percentage is 98.64%. The Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms were used to model the Pb(II) ...
Autori: Anca Ceica, Carmen Paduraru, Igor Creţescu, Lavinia Tofan, Violeta Neagu
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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The treatment and minimization of metallurgical slag as waste
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The slags are an important waste and by-products of metallurgical industry. The present paper summarizes results obtained from physical and chemical analyses on metallurgical slag provided from S.C. ?Mittal Steel Galati? S.A. The physical structure and gradation of granulated slag depend on the chemical composition of the slag, its temperature at the time of water quenching, and the method of production. The following mineralogical components were noticed through bypowder X-ray diffr...
Autori: Maria Cioroi, Licuta Nistor Cristea, Igor Creţescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Integrated treatment of leachate from municipal waste solid landfill
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The present paper proposes an integrated-treatment process of leachate from a municipal landfill, which involves two treatment steps. The first step consists in diminishing the organic content through an advanced oxidation process using ozone and hydrogen peroxide. The second step is performed in order to diminish the content of heavy metals through a sorption process on a natural low-cost biosorbent, thus the traces of organic substances remained after oxidative degradation or oxida...
Autori: Carmen Paduraru, Corneliu Pohontu, Igor Creţescu, Lavinia Tofan, Marius Sebastian Secula, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Analysis of factors determining the behaviour of chromium in some romanian soils
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract Chromium (Cr) is one of the most common metal contaminants in soil because of its use in ore refining, production of steel and alloys, metal plating, tanneries, wood preservation, and pigmentation. In soil environment, the most stable oxidation states of chromium are Cr (III) and Cr (VI). While Cr (III) is considered an essential trace element for the functioning of living organisms, Cr (VI) is toxic and carcinogenic to humans via inhalation for long exposures, since it is easily sol...
Autori: Dumitru Bulgariu, Laura Bulgariu, Maria Gavrilescu, Raluca Maria Hlihor, Vasile Lucian Pavel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmentally friendly techniques for chemical pulp bleaching
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract In the last decades there has been a rapid evolution of techniques for production of bleached pulp. Much of these processes have been environmentally driven. New techniques have been developed in order to replace chlorine-based reagents in producing bleached pulp. Reducing the environmental impact of pulp production can be attain by using non-pollutant bleaching reagents like oxygen and related compounds. This paper deals with present findings and general trends in environmentally-s...
Autori: Adrian Catalin Puitel, Alexandru Botar, Dan Gavrilescu, Gheorghe Dutuc, Grigore Craciun
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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Equilibrium and kinetic studies of acid dye sorption onto soils from Iasi area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the Congo Red (CR) sorption behavior onto six soils from Ia?…?ži area, with different characteristics. The rate of sorption of Congo red dye molecules from aqueous solution by soil was studied in batch conditions. The rate of sorption was very rapid in the first 5-10 minutes and reached a maximum in 20 minutes. Kinetic modeling analysis of the pseudo-first-order, pseudo-second-order, intraparticle diffusion and Elovich equations reveals that t...
Autori: Camelia Smaranda, Dumitru Bulgariu, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A case study of industrial water polluted with chromium (VI) and its impact to river recipient in western Serbia
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract In this work the method for the treatment of industrial waste waters effluents containing hexavalent chromium in three companies during process of treating metal surface with chromic acid is described. Industrial water polluted with hexavalent chromium is collected in separate sewage system. Polluted water is collected in precipitation tanks which are directly connected with neutralization reservoirs. The treatment process includes pre-neutralization by lime-milk, sedimentation, floc...
Autori: Igor Creţescu, Mirjana Cvijovic, Predrag Djurdjevic, Slavica Cvetkovi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Ecological education for sustainable tourism in Romania?s North-East region
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The paper tackles the issue of ecological tourism in Romania?s North-East Region. This region offers some opportunities such as low costs for tourist operators and highly qualified local hosting personnel that can make it attractive. The concept of sustainable development is presented and its features are discussed in the context of tourism. Ecological education is presented as a collateral effect that naturally derives from developing a sustainable tourism, especially in Romania?s N...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Carmen Cătălina Ioan, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Calendula officinalis L., diclorphenoxiacetic acid (2,4 D), mutagenic, polyphenolic acids
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The former Arad Chemical Fertilizer Plant had an important polluting effect on environment and, although it was shut down in 1990, its environmental heritage still exists. The paper contains a short description of the former plant and its impact on the environment, mainly on the quality of water and soil and emphasizes the effects of polluting heritage that still exists. Today, one of the major problems on the platform of the former Fertilizer Plant is the existence of all concrete b...
Autori: Aurica Grec, Florin Dumescu, Ladislau Klein
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Researches on the negative effects assessment (slugging, clogging, ash deposits) developed at the biomass-coal co-firing
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract Using biomass in combustion, as a renewable source of energy, from ecological and economic considerations, sets special demands for control of the co-firing process. The paper aimed to study the problems like slugging, clogging and ash deposits formed on heat exchange surfaces during the co-firing process of agricultural biomass with coal. There are identifies the main factors that influence the formation of flying ash deposits and corrosion process. Most problems of co-firing proces...
Autori: Corina Rădulescu, Danut Vairenu, Elena Popa, Gheorghe Lazaroiu, Ionel Pisa, Lucian Mihăescu, Simona Zamfir, Tudor Prisecaru
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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Kinetics considerations concerning the oxidative degradation by photo-fenton process of some antibiotics
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The aim of this study is the evaluation of photo-Fenton as a suitable advanced oxidation process to degrade ampicillin and streptomycin antibiotics. The degradation was studied by monitoring the organic substrate concentration changes in aqueous solution as a function of reaction time using COD analysis. The oxidation process follows two successive stages. In the first stage (I) the oxidation of the antibiotics takes place with high reaction rate, leading to intermediate oxidation pr...
Autori: Cristina Orbeci, Daniela Simina Stefan, Ion Untea, Madelene Dancila
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Monitoring of several radioisotopes in soils and plants from uranium mining areas
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract A five-year survey of gross ?ŽÂ±+?ŽÂ?, 226Ra, and 137Cs in soils and selected spontaneous plants (Hypnum cupressiforme, Urtica dioica, Dryopsteris filix-mas, and Cirsium arvense) in the Crucea and Lesu Ursului mining areas is presented. The maximum activities in soils were fond to not exceed 0.257 Bq/g for gross ?ŽÂ±+?ŽÂ?, 0.35 Bq/g 226Ra, and 0.05 Bq/g 137Cs. All plant species shown similar capabilities for gross ?ŽÂ±+?ŽÂ? and 226Ra accumulation. The soil-to-plant transfer coeffi...
Autori: Alexandru Cecal, Catalin C. Nica, Dan T. Costin, Danut G. Cozma, Karin Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Analysis of distribution of oxygen transfer rate in stirred bioreactors for fungus broths 1. Suspensions of P. Chrysogenum free mycelia
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract Unlike the P. shermanii and S. cerevisiae cultures, the study on the distribution of oxygen transfer in stirred bioreactor for P. chrysogenum free mycelia broths indicated that this process is controlled mainly by the high apparent viscosity of broths, and less by the presence of fungus biomass. For this reason, the influence of fungus accumulation on the reduction of kla is attenuated compared with that obtained for bacterial or yeasts broths. The lower influence of fungus biomass i...
Autori: Anca-Irina Galaction, Dan Caşcaval, Marius Turnea, Stefanica Camarut
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Energy consumption estimation in water distribution systems using fuzzy techniques
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract This paper applies a fuzzy method for the estimation of the daily electrical energy consumption of the fresh water hydrophore stations of a water distribution system. Based on the uncertainties of the water distribution system, the fuzzy logic was used to simulate a correlation between water and electrical energy quantities. Thus, the proposed method is proven as a useful tool for estimation of the daily electrical energy consumption considering the flow and the pressure growth of th...
Autori: Gheorghe Grigoras, Marcel Istrate
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Optimization by NN ? GA technique of the metal complexing process. potential application in wastewater treatment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract Some samples consisting in silica functionalized in different degrees with dihydroxy-azomethine groups have been tested as sorbents for copper (II) ions from aqueous solutions in different conditions. An indirect monitoring procedure for the complexing process was approached: UV-VIS absorption intensity ? time variation for the metal-containing solution in which complexing silica was soaked. In order to find the conditions in which the maximum efficiency in the metal absorption can b...
Autori: Ciprian-George Piuleac, Maria Cazacu, Silvia Curteanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Adaptive neuro-fuzzy approach for sand permeability estimation
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract Characterization of soil permeability is of great importance for several geotechnical analyses. In common practice, because of the difficulty in sampling of granular material, constant head permeability tests are usually employed on specimens having similar relative densities to those in the field. An alternative approach to permeability tests for granular soils is the prediction of permeability levels by means of empirical equations depending on several particle size distribution an...
Autori: Alper Sezer, Burak A. Goktepe, Selim Altun
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Validation of a knowledge-based risk model for biological foaming in anaerobic digestion simulation
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a complex biological system which can be affected by several operational problems. Among them, biological foaming is one of the most difficult to deal with. It has many effects, such as causing gas pipe clogging and probe failures, and it can affect mixing devices, etc. Since the mechanisms involved in biological foaming development are not fully understood, it is not included in standard anaerobic digestion models. For this reason, a knowledge-based risk ...
Autori: Eric Latrille, Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda, Jean-Philippe Steyer, Joaquim Comas, Jordi Dalmau
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Fast and accurate residential fire detection using wireless sensor networks
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract Prompt and accurate residential fire detection is important for on-time fire extinguishing and consequently reducing damages and life losses. To detect fire sensors are needed to measure the environmental parameters and algorithms are required to decide about occurrence of fire. Recently, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have been used for environmental monitoring and real-time event detection because of their low implementation costs and their capability of distributed sensing and pr...
Autori: Majid Bahrepour, Nirvana Meratnia, Paul J. M. Havinga
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Environmental decision support systems based on models and model-based reasoning
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract Decision trees and rule-based systems including variants based on propositional and fuzzy logic have been the method of choice for knowledge representation in many applications of environmental decision support systems. Reasons are the ease of use, the capability of representing uncertainty, and the fast computation of results at runtime when using decision trees, rule-based systems, or other similar means for knowledge representation. Unfortunately there are drawbacks related with t...
Autori: Franz Wotawa, Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda, Joaquim Comas
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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
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Disinfection reagents in prut river treatment for drinking water production
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract The chlorine is the reagent of the widest application in disinfection processes of drinking water but it shows the short coming of reacting with the organic substances therein giving trihalomethanes with possible cancerous action. For this reason the tendency is noticed of replacing chlorine by reagents with higher disinfecting properties and lack of final toxic products. The chlorine dioxide could be used to this purpose. A comparative study on the effects obtained by treating the P...
Autori: Corneliu Oniscu, Dan George Popovici
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Integrated management and control system for water resources
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract This paper presents an integrated system of management and control for water resources, designated to improve the process of finding sustainable solutions for the problems of water pollution according to EU regulations. It is known that, regardless of the type of the source of pollution, punctual or diffuse, the water quality for both surface and underground waters can be severely damaged. Consequently, measures have to be taken in order to reduce/suppress the water pollution. In ord...
Autori: Aurelia Caldararu, Lucian P. Georgescu, Mirela Voiculescu, Virgil Olaru
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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
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Strategies for the aerobic biological treatment of the dairy wastewaters in controlled conditions
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the capacity of certain bacterial and fungal strains - isolated from the dairy industry wastewater - to biodegrade the organic compounds such as casein, lactose and lactic acid similarly to those which determine the organic pollution. The strains able to rapidly biodegrade organic compounds were identified and screened for the inoculum preparation which is afterward tested for the aerobic biological treatment of the simulated dairy-processing was...
Autori: Gabriela Bahrim, George Ifrim, Marian Barbu, Mihaela Palela, Sergiu Caraman
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Environmental hazards and anaerobic treatment of wastewaters generated in alcohol industry
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract Finding solutions to the waste problems generated by human activity represents a high concern of authorities and environment specialists for many years. Furthermore, energy conservation and reduction of the dependency from fossil fuels represents a top priority of governmental organizations at world level. The developments in alcohol industry have resulted in the increase of wastewaters which are highly polluted with organic substances, causing environmental pollution hazards. A wide...
Autori: Carmen Mateescu, Ionel Constantinescu
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Modeling and simulation of an ultrafiltration process for the removal of suspended solids and colloids from wastewater
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract Mathematical modeling of the ultrafiltration (UF) process is motivated by the complexity of retention phenomena that occur during the UF in conjunction with the complexity of wastewater matrices submitted to ultrafiltration, as well as by the need to predict the process behavior in extreme conditions, such as high pollution loads for UF-membrane cleaning cycles optimization or for automated control of the process. Thus, series of laboratory-scale ultrafiltration experiments were perf...
Autori: , George Barjoveanu
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Chemical oxidation of treated textile effluent by hydrogen peroxide and fenton process
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract In this study the possibility to apply the oxidation process for treating textile effluents, by using hydrogen peroxide and Fenton process was evaluated through determining the color and chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal. The experimental variables studied include the dosages of hydrogen peroxide and iron salts, oxidation time and pH value. The result showed that oxidation process using hydrogen peroxide alone is inefficient in COD and color removal, since only 25 % of COD removal...
Autori: Abdelnaser Omran, , Marniyanti Mamat Noor
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Equilibrium and kinetic modeling of Zn (II) sorption from aqueous solutions by sphagnum moss peat
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract Equilibrium and kinetics of sorption of Zn (II) ions from aqueous solutions of pH 5 on indigene (Romanian) peat moss were investigated in batch system. The experimental equilibrium sorption data at three temperatures were analysed by Freundlich, Langmuir, Tempkin and Dubinin-Radushkevich sorption isotherm models. Results indicate the following order in to fit the isotherm equations: Langmuir > Tempkin > Dubinin-Radushkevich > Freundlich. The equilibrium sorption capacity determine...
Autori: Angelica Kicsi, Doina Bilba, Matei Macoveanu
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Studies on the biosorption of Terasil dye by Aspergillus Niger dead biomass
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract Textile dyeing process is an important source of contamination responsable for the continous pollution of the environment. Control of water pollution has importance for both organisms, which live in water and those who benefit from water. Many dyes reaching the water source are difficult to decompose and cause many problems due to their carcinogenicity. Consequently, it is important to remove these pollutants from wastewater before their final disposal. This paper reports the resuls ...
Autori: Alina Dughila, Alina Stefanache, Cornel Pohontu, Igor Creţescu, Mariana Diaconu
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Olive mill wastewater as a renewable resource
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract The olive mill wastewater (OMW) is a stable emulsion composed by water, olive pulp and residual oil. An approach for using this waste as a renewable resource is of greater interest. Several authors have been studding physicochemical treatment methods. However, the biological treatments allow not only the treatment, but also the effluent valorization, by producing several valuable products. This effluent is also a source of natural antioxidants and its extraction is economically attra...
Autori: Carina Pereira, Cristiana Goncalves, Isabel Belo, Madalena Alves
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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
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Biosorption of hexavalent chromium based on modified Y zeolites obtained by alkali-treatment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract The structural modification of external surface of NaY was investigated in order to enhance efficient biosorption systems consisting of a bacterial biofilm, Arthrobacter viscosus, supported on that zeolite, for removing hexavalent chromium from aqueous solutions. The supported bacterial biofilm reduces Cr(VI) to Cr(III) and this cation is then retained in the zeolite by ion exchange. NaY zeolite was modified by alkali-treatments using NaOH 2.0 M, with two different contact periods of...
Autori: Bruna Silva, Cristina Quintelas, Hugo Figueiredo, Isabel C. Neves, Manuel F.R. Pereira, Teresa Tavares
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Denitrifying potential of an activated sludge derived consortium
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract The aim of this work was the evaluation of the denitrification potential of a consortium of activated sludge adapted to anoxic conditions. As the carbon source is the main parameter influencing the denitrification process, in the first stage three carbon sources (acetate, citrate and glucose) were assayed in batch activity tests. The highest denitrification efficiency was ttained with acetate, being nitrate and nitrite completely reduced. The adapted sludge was then used as a potent...
Autori: Joana Azeredo, Pilar Teixeira, Rosario Oliveira, Zelia Fernandes
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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
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 5
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 5
? SUSTAINABLE CONCRETE HARDENING PROCESSES IN NORMAL CLIMATIC AND THERMAL TREATMENT CONDITIONS ? THE ENVIRONMENTAL DIMENSION ? AN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREA ? MENU PLANNING STRATEGY BASED ON ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT ? EVALUATING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF NIGERIAN COMPOSTED WASTES USING LABORATORY EXTRACTION TEST ? IN SITU RADIOFREQUENCY FIELD LEVEL ASSESSMENT IN TWO URBAN AREAS IN ROMANIA: OPEN QUESTIONS TO ELECTROMAGNETIC POLLUTION ? INNOVATIVE SOLUTION FOR WARNING ON HI...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 4
? POLLUTION PREVENTION, A KEY TO ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY ? A COMPARISON BETWEEN DIFFERENT SCENARIOS OF ROMANIAN MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE TREATMENT BEFORE LANDFILLING ? A STUDY ON ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN ROMANIA ? ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON STRESSED METALLIC SURFACES ? ASPECTS OF HYDRODYNAMICS AND MASS TRANSFER IN DIFFUSED AERATION SYSTEMS ? THE STATUS OF SOME SELECTED HEAVY METALS IN ROADSIDE SOILS OF BURSA PROVINCE, TURKEY ? PREPARATION AND CHARACTERI...
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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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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 7
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 7
? MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLING AND TREATMENT OF RESULTING LIQUID EFFLUENTS ? ROMANIA: ENTREPRENEURIAL VALUES AND SUSTAINABILITY ? THE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF WOODEN BRIQUETTES USED AS RENEWABLE FUEL ? ECO-FRIENDLY EXTRACTION AND SEPARATION METHODS OF CAPSAICINES ? ADDRESSING ISSUES OF GEOENVIRONMENTAL RISKS IN DOBRUJA, ROMANIA/BULGARIA ? ADSORPTION OF 2,4-DINITROPHENOL AND 2,6-DINITROPHENOL ONTO ORGANOCLAYS AND INORGANIC-ORGANIC PILLARED CLAYS ? APPLICATION O...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 8
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 8
? GREEN SYNTHESIS OF SYMMETRICAL CARBONATE FT-IR STUDY ? SINTERED BASALT AS A PROMISING SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ? DESIGN OF BUILDINGS INCLUDING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ? ANALYSIS METHODS FOR PYRAZINE-2,3-DICARBOXYLIC ACID SYNTHESIZED USING ELECTROCHEMICALLY REGENERATED KMnO4 ? RESEARCH ON NaCl SALINE AEROSOLS II. NEW ARTIFICIAL HALOCHAMBER CHARACTERISTICS ? DETERMINATION OF AEROSOLS POLLUTANTS ON MEMBRANES. 1. MEMBRANES PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATIO...
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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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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 10
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 10
? AN ASSESSMENT OF OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF CHLOROPHENOLS FROM WASTEWATER ? ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES: A PSYCHOLOGICAL-BEHAVIORAL MODEL FOR RESEARCHERS ? ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE: DYNAMICS OF THE BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES IN SOILS CULTIVATED WITH MAIZE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ORGANIC FERTILIZATION ? SOLAR-ASSISTED JOULE-BRAYTON ENGINES USED TO REDUCE CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS ? STUDY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF HEATING SYSTEMS ? MIXED JET-VORTEX METHOD FOR ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 11
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 11
? COMPARATIVE CONSIDERATIONS ON THE STRUCTURE OF SOME MOLYBDENUM/NIOBIUM DOUBLE PEROVSKITES OXIDES ? THE INFLUENCE OF THE STORAGE TIME ON THE STABILITY OF BUTTER ? CaCO3 CONTROLLABLE SYNTHESIS BY DOUBLE EXCHANGE METHOD USING CaCl2 RESIDUAL SOLUTIONS ? OPTIMIZATION OF COAGULATION-FLOCCULATION IN THE TREATMENT OF CANAL WATER ? ANODIC DETERMINATION OF PENTACHLOROPHENOL FROM WATER USING CARBON NANOFIBER-BASED COMPOSITE ELECTRODE ? STUDY OF PRECIPITATES GROWTH IN COAGULATION ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 12
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 12
? POST-DARCY FILTRATION THROUGH RIGID PERMEABLE MEDIA ? BIOSORPTION OF Cr(VI) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS ONTO Hydrilla verticillata WEED: EQUILIBRIUM, KINETICS AND THERMODYNAMIC STUDIES ? IMPACT OF BUILDING A TIDAL GATE ON THE YONGJIANG RIVER IN CHINA ? MONITORING OF THE HYDROTECHNICAL TORRENT CONTROL STRUCTURES: A STATISTICAL APPROACH ? RESEARCH ON SOIL PROPERTIES CONSERVATION DURING THE PREPARATION OF GERMINATION BEDS IN GREENHOUSES ? MANAGEMENT OF THE POTATO CROPS FOR MIN...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 10 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 1
? COMPACT MICROPULSE BACKSCATTER LIDAR: AIRBORNE AND GROUND-BASED APPLICATIONS ? STUDIES OF THE IMPACT OF AEROSOL OPTICAL PROPERTIES ON CLIMATE CHANGE PROCESSES ? A STUDY OF THE AEROSOL OPTICAL PROPERTIES AT TWO AERONET STATIONS FROM ROMANIA ? COMPLEMENTARY ATMOSPHERIC URBAN POLLUTION STUDIES IN THE NORTH-EAST REGION OF ROMANIA, IASI COUNTY ? ?NGSTR?M TURBIDITY IN THE LOWER LAYERS OF THE TROPOSPHERE ? LIDAR MONITORING OF ANTHROPOGENIC POLLUTION AND NATURAL PHENOMENA ...
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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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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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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 10 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 3
? ADSORPTION OF DYE FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION USING SILVER WOOD SAWDUST CARBON ? TIME SERIES ANALYSIS OF THE HEAVY METALS LOADED WASTEWATERS RESULTED FROM CHROMIUM ELECTROPLATING PROCESS ? WATER QUALITY CHARACTERIZATION OF THE PRUT RIVER ? ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERS - BETWEEN REALITY AND HOPE ? INTERACTIONS AMONG CLIMATE, VEGETATION AND SOILS IN RADUCANENI ? IASI AREA ? DISTRIBUTION OF MIXING INTENSITY OF OXYGEN-VECTOR DISPERSIONS IN AERATED...
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NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF HEAT TRANSFER IN DIRECTIONAL SOLIDIFICATION PROCESS FOR POLYCRYSTALLINE SILICON
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
Temperature distribution in the vacuum directional solidification system influenced seriously on the impurities concentration andmicrostructure in Polycrystalline Silicon. In this study, a numerical model for the transient global heat transfer for directionsolidification process has been developed by the finite element method (FEM). A two-dimension numerical simulation fortemperature distribution of directional solidification process was carried out using software Multi-physics Comsol 3.5a. Ther...
Autori: Guoqiang Lv, Wenhui Ma, Hua Wang, Xiangyang Mei, Kuixian Weihttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25671

LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT FOR CARBON EMISSION OF PLATE GLASS INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
Carbon issue is becoming more important all over the world. Plate glass is a typical kind of building materials and the life cycle carbon emission of plate glass is a big contributor, resulting from the energy consumption in the stages of its life cycle which includes four aspects: raw materials acquirement, materials transportation, production and embodied consumption of energy carriers. Based on the relevant data calculation from China’s condition, the life cycle carbon emission of plate gla...
Autori: Meng Liu, Wenlong Li, Qunying Cheng, Yueer He, Xinyun Caohttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25672

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

BACKFILLING TECHNOLOGY OF SUBSTITUTING WASTE AND FLY ASH FOR COAL UNDERGROUND IN CHINA COAL MINING AREA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
As one of the very few countries using coal as its dominant energy resources, China has the coal production exceeding one thirds of in the world, added to it are the problems of environmental damages and soil resource destructions result from the solid waste, such as mining waste discharged in the process of coal production and fly ash deserted from the electric power plant etc. In this paper, the mineral ingredient of waste and fly ash was tested by X-ray Diffraction. Meanwhile, the deformation...
Autori: Yanli Huang, Jixiong Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Shoujiang Niehttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25677

TREND ANALYSIS OF WET DEPOSITION IN NANNING CITY DURING 1991-2004
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
The variation of acidity and the wet deposition fluxes of rainwater in Nanning City were analyzed based on the local acid rain monitoring data provided by environmental protection authorities from 1991 to 2004. The result shows that the annual value of pH is less than 5.6 in the past 14 years and the wet deposition has been getting more and more severe in Nanning. The ratio of SO42-/NO3 - has decreased. NO3 - has played an increasingly large role in acidity, though SO4 2- remains a key player. T...
Autori: Feng-qin Zheng, Guo-liang Liao, Hai-hong Huang, Yu-chun Mo, Shen-xian Wuhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25678

PYRITE SURFACE CORROSION ENHANCED BY ATTACHMENT OF Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans: COMPARISON WITH ABIOTIC OXIDATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans plays an important role in the pyrite oxidation process and has been widely studied in order to determine the kinetics of the reactions, but the details of the oxidation processes on the surface of pyrite keeps poorly known. In this study, the bio-oxidation process of pyrite by Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans was studied by comparing with abiotic oxidation by Fe3+. The attachment of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans on pyrite surface was found by using Scanning Electro...
Autori: Lei Jiang, Huiqun Yang, Yuruo Tao, Jinyan Yanghttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25686

AN APPRAISAL OF TWO TRACER METHODS FOR ESTIMATING TILLAGE EROSION RATES UNDER HOEING TILLAGE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
An increasing recognition of tillage erosion processes has shown that soil redistribution by tillage directly contributes to soil loss in mechanically and nonmechanically agricultural areas worldwide. Soil translocation by tillage is normally measured by means of tracers, with which a volume of soil is labeled, and therefore yielding tillage erosion rates in a field. Two tracer methods for estimating tillage erosion rates were appraised to understand the adaptability to local conditions in the h...
Autori: Jianhui Zhang, Fucheng Lihttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25687

SIMULATION OF DENOX MASS BALANCE BASED ON VISUAL COMPONENT LIBRARY (VCL)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
Mass and energy balance calculation is the premise and key of the SCR (Selective Catalyst Reduction) DeNOx system design. However, the traditional calculation method is too complicated. In this paper, the author designed E-R data model for DeNOx system, simulated mass and energy transfer process, and developed visual calculation software based on VCL (visual component library) after studying the principle of SCR and data structure of DeNOx system. Comparing the ammonia demand and flue gas volume...
Autori: Yungui Du, Qirong Wu, Xiu Yang, Yu Yuhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25688

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

INFLUENCE OF DISINFECTION WITH CHLORINE DIOXIDE ON DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER AND BIOLOGICAL TOXICITY OF URBAN WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) is widely used as disinfectant in tertiary sewage treatment process. In order to identify the impact of disinfection with ClO2 on treated water quality, secondary effluent pretreated by coagulation was disinfected by ClO2, and the characteristic of dissolved organic matter (DOM) and the biological toxicity of the water before and after disinfection were investigated. The results showed that ClO2 could remove part of DOM and the removal rate of hydrophobic (HO) component b...
Autori: Lihua Cheng, Xuejun Bi, Aihua He, Changqing Liu, Qi Wang, Zuliang Liaohttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25692

EXERGY ANALYSIS OF HYDROGEN PRODUCTION VIA BIOMASS STEAM GASIFICATION AND PARTIAL OXIDATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
Hydrogen production via biomass steam gasification and partial oxidation is analyzed from exergy aspect. Based on cypress sawdust gasified from 800°C to 1200°C, the exergy value of H2 from steam gasification rises from 1410.80 kJ kg-1 to 7922.89 kJ kg-1, while that from partial oxidation increases from 988.30 kJ kg-1 to 3097.81 kJ kg-1. The exergy efficiency of H2 from biomass also increases for both steam gasification (6.42–36.08%) and partial oxidation (4.50–14.11%). However, the exergy ...
Autori: Yaning Zhang, Bingxi Li, Hongtao Li, Bo Zhang, Hui Liuhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25693

SCREENING AND BIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF A MANGANESE TOLERANT MICROORGANISM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
Ecological adaptation of heavy metal polluted environments is significantly enhanced through plants inoculated with plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB), and the cost of phytostabilization in metal tailings can be reduced. On the basis of the systematic investigation of manganese tolerant plants which grew on Xiangtan manganese tailings, rhizosphere soils of th Chenopodium album Linn. were collected. One yellow manganese-resistant strain named XZL01 was isolated from the rhizosphere of fresh p...
Autori: Shengguo Xue, Yameng Ma, Xiaohua Zhou, Xiyan Zhou, Fenghao Liuhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25696

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

EVALUATION OF THE IMPACT OF PLANTING STRUCTURE ON WATER RESOURCES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
Many regions are facing formidable freshwater management challenges. In this research, the Water Evaluation and Planning System (WEAP) was used to simulate water demand and supply under planting structure adjustment scenario in Laohahe River Basin (LRB), China. The effects of planting structure adjustment on alleviating the water resources vulnerability were simulated by defining scenario for changes in crops sown area inputs to WEAP model. The results show that compared with the Reference, plan...
Autori: Lu Hao, Lingling Huang, Wenbin Wang, Huiyuan Zhanghttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25699

CULTIVATION OF Chlorella sp. IN ANAEROBIC EFFLUENT FOR BIOMASS PRODUCTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
This study investigated the effectiveness of using anaerobic effluent as a nutrient supplement for cultivation of green algae Chlorella sp. Different concentration of 0%, 15%, 30%, 45%, 60%, 75%, 90% and 100% which were raw (group �r�) as well as autoclaved (group �a�) were applied to the anaerobic effluent and algae growth. They were compared in terms of growth rate and final algae biomass production. In the initial cultivation days, slower growth rates with an increased anaerobic efflu...
Autori: Yubi Chen, Renjie Dong, Gaojun Peng, Zhu Yi, Shuhao Huo, Yupeng Liu, Changle Panghttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25701

TRANSFORMATION AND FLUORESCENCE SPECTROSCOPY OF DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER (DOM) IN LANDFILL LEACHATE TREATED BY COMBINED PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
The paper analyses the removal efficiency and fluorescence spectroscopic characterization of landfill leachate dissolved organic matter (DOM) fractions in the combined stripping, fenton oxidation, sequence batch reactor, and coagulation process. The high contents of DOM of landfill leachate in each process unit were fractionated into HA, FA, and HyI. The result was the combined process availability for effective removal of DOM fractions. The removal rates for DOM, HA, FA and HyI were 91.9%, 97.1...
Autori: Zhiping Liu, Jin-song Guo, Fang Fanghttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25702

INCREMENTAL COST ALGORITHM OF WATER-SAVING PROJECTS FOR GREEN BUILDING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
Because the green building industry starts late in China, both the government and developers have a vague view on incremental cost conception, component and algorithm of water-saving projects for green building. According to the comparative analysis of the project and economic efficiency between green building and traditional building in water-saving and water resource utilization aspect, this material presents the conception, component, algorithm and calculating method of the incremental cost i...
Autori: Qiang He, You-Zhi Hao, Fang Zhao, Hong Xiang Chaihttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25703

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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DEVELOPMENT OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHICAL UNITS AND URBAN SYSTEMS IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
On the basis of spot investigation of dozens of cities and hundreds of towns and villages in different regions in China, combining with the fundamental methods of municipal solid waste management (MSWM), three development modes of MSWM were proposed according to the land area, economic level, nature condition and population distribution of various geographical units and urban systems. They were respectively for the city/district system, the city/town (district)/village system and the city/ count...
Autori: Haibin Chen, Li Zhang, Jingcheng Zhou, Yang Huhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25707

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

SEPARATION OF POLLUTANTS FROM WATER USING THE FREEZE - CONCENTRATION PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
In this study, the application of freeze-concentration method to treat low-concentration polluted water was demonstrated. The effects of stirring, the temperature in a freezing cabinet and the volume of water involved in the freeze-concentration treatment of pollutants were investigated under laboratory conditions. The removal of pollutant by freeze-concentration treatment was also attempted. Results had shown that the ratio of pollutants removed was about 83% when the experiment was carried out...
Autori: Yingjie Dai, Ying Zhang, Baiyin Liu, Masahiro Teduka, Yongbo Lin, Shunitz Tanakahttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25709

QUANTIFYING THE BENEFICIAL EFFECT OF DIFFERENT PLANT SPECIES ON AIR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
The beneficial effect of urban plants in improving air quality is often mentioned in literature but is seldom quantified and valuated. Quantification and valuation of the benefits provided by urban plants allow direct comparison between plant species and help make more informed urban planning decisions. Based on fieldwork study and data processing, carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration, oxygen (O2) generation, transpiration cooling, sulfur dioxide (SO2) removal and dust interception are quantified ...
Autori: Qijiao Xie, Zhixiang Zhou, Fang Chenhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25710

NUMERICAL SIMULATION APPLIED FOR UNSYMMETRICAL DIMETHYLHYDRAZINE PROPELLANT GAS DISPERSION BASED ON CFD TECHNOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
This paper presents a study of the numerical simulation applied for unsymmetrical dimethylhrazine (UDMH) gas dispersion. This study considers an assumed UDMH store conditions and provides important data regarding the relation between the concentration distribution of UDMH and dispersion distance from the source based on the computation fluid dynamic (CFD) software FLUENT. The simulation results show that the ventilation vent and distance of dispersion play an important role in the concentration ...
Autori: Zhiyong Huang, Guofeng Jin, Xuanjun Wanghttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25712

EVALUATION OF THE TRAFFIC AIR QUALITY BASED ON FUZZY COMPLEX MATTER ELEMENT METHOD AND ENTROPY WEIGHT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
For a better evaluation of the impact of road traffic about air quality, this paper considers the development of a new evaluation index system and methods. They address the assessment of the air quality around the areas with an intense road traffic, according to Chinese standards considering sulfur dioxide index (SO2), total suspended particles index (TSP), floating dust index (PM10), nitrogen oxides index (NOX) and carbon monoxide index (CO). A systematic air quality evaluation model was establ...
Autori: Zhao-hui Liu, Zhi-bin Qinhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25714

CHARACTERISTICS OF COALBED PRODUCED WATER IN THE PROCESS OF COALBED METHANE DEVELOPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
Chemical composition data of coalbed produced water can provide information to determine the water sources, understand the evolution, select appropriate treatment processes and increase the utilization efficiency of water resources. Based on methods of hydrogeology, water chemistry and environmental chemistry, the characters of coalbed produced water in the Powder River Basin in the USA and Qinshui Basin in China have been analyzed. Conclusions have been drawn as follows: (1) The coalbed produce...
Autori: Guang Xu, Li Tong, Mei Yang, Yi-wen Juhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25715

ALGORITHM FOR LIFETIME ESTIMATION OF BATTERIES BASED ON VOLTAGE DISTRIBUTION SHAPE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:In spite of the large use of batteries throughout the years, both in photovoltaic systems and in other uses, there are still nocomprehensive analyses in ageing studies and, when they exist, statistics turn out to be limited. In this sense, this macro-grid is aunique experience, since the experiment is already composed of 1600 identical stand-alone photovoltaic systems and almost 10years of data taking on 10 minute interval for the main magnitudes.In this paper, it is proposed a method f...
Autori: Angeles López Agüera, Daniel Rey Rey, Iago Rodriguez Cabo
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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PREDICTION OF TiO2 AND WO3 NANOPOWDERS SURFACE CHARGE BY THE EVALUATION OF POINT OF ZERO CHARGE (PZC)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:Point of zero charge (PZC) is defined as the condition at which the surface charge density of a material equals to zero and, formost of the solids it is strongly pH dependent. The PZC can be controlled by tuning the solid surface properties (crystallinestructure, morphology) and by a proper environment control, thus it is important to evaluate the PZC for a certain type of material,in given working conditions, for enhancing the efficiency in the targeted application (e.g. layer by layer...
Autori: Laura Maria Bertus, Radu Adrian Carcel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A MICRO-HYDROPOWER STATION FOR THE CONVERSION OF FLOWING WATER KINETIC ENERGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:An efficient conversion of kinetic energy of river waters into mechanical or electrical energy without building barrages isprovided by micro-hydropower stations. Increased efficiency is achieved by an optimum position of the blades withhydrodynamic profile. The formulation used to compute the hydrodynamic forces is an inviscid - boundary layer model. Microhydropowerstation provides kinetic energy conversion of river water into mechanical or electrical energy without buildingbarrages. In...
Autori: Anatol Sochireanu, Ion Bostan, Ion Dicusară, Nicolae Trifan, Oleg Ciobanu, Radu Ciobanu, Valeriu Dulgheru, Viorel Bostan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CHALLENGES FOR BIO-BASED PRODUCTS IN SUSTAINABLE VALUE CHAINS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:This work concerns studies related to strategic development of products in which bio-based plastics are or will be applied, referredto as bio-based products. The studies cover (1) current and potential benefits of bio-based products in extended value chainsincluding activities after end-of-life of products, (2) value communication between stakeholders in extended value chains, and (3)creating an integrated development approach for optimized bio-based products. Most existing models for v...
Autori: J.W. Lin, Jarmila Kopecká, Kim Ragaert, Ludwig Cardon, Maarten De Groote, Rolf Koster
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DETERMINATION OF AROMATIC VOLATILE COMPOUNDS IN PETROCHEMICAL WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:A method based on headspace and capillary gas chromatography with flame ionization detector technique was validated for thesimultaneous determination of five individual aromatic volatile pollutants: benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, m/p-xylene and oxylene.The validation took in consideration liniarity, accuracy, precision, limit of detection, limit of quantification anduncertainty estimation criteria and concluded that the proposed method is suitable to determine the pollutants of interes...
Autori: Camelia Draghici, Elena Paunescu, Elisabeta Chirilă, Gabriela Stanciu, Simona Dobrinas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF A SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEM WITH DISH SOLAR COLLECTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:In order to comply with the 20-20-20 Directive, by which every EU member state has pledged to produce 20% of the energy byusing renewable sources, solar energy for heating became a much addressed to topic, as a viable and up-scalable option. Researchis devoted to increasing the efficiency while reducing the production costs and the development of novel solar thermal systemswith dish collectors can contribute with innovative solutions. Thus, the first step in the development process, the...
Autori: Daniela Ciobanu
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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TECHNOLOGICAL POTENTIAL OF REED AS BIOMASS FOR BRIQUETTING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:In this paper the study on the possibilities of converting chopped reed stalk biomass into briquettes is described, in the conditions of harvesting water reed plant from Danube Delta region in winter time and based on briquetting technology used for wood waste from production. The water reed tested in the research has been harvested from Tulcea reed bed, one of the largest in Romania, chopped in a veneer drum chipper and compacted into the hydraulic briquette machine. The paper focuses ...
Autori: Aurel Lunguleasa, Camelia Coşereanu, Constantin - Radu Gheorghiu, Dumitru Lica, Gavril Budău
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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4-BAR GEARED LINKAGE USED FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC AZIMUTH ORIENTATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:In order to capture as much solar energy as possible, the photovoltaic converter has to follow the sun movement during a day; thiscan be achieved by a tracking system. Most tracking systems have complex and costly structures that can provide wide anglevariations. This paper presents a geared linkage that is build up by a planetary system of gears fitted on a linkage, and thus helpsin reaching wide angles. Starting from a patented linkage, which reaches ≈200° angular strokes, by a...
Autori: Dorin Diaconescu, Ioana Hermenean, Nora Creanga
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECOLOGIC MODIFICATION OF WOOD USING ALKYLIMIDAZOLIUM-BASED IONIC LIQUIDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:In this paper, the influence of two types of imidazolium-based ionic liquids (ILs) on the properties of sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) veneers, at 25 0C, 60 0C and 80 0C has been studied by using contact angle measurements and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analysis. The measurements showed that wood wettabillity is increased by IL treatment. It has been determined that the ILs decrease the crystallinity and improve the flexibility of the cellulose matrix. Also, it has be...
Autori: Attila Porzsolt, Catalin Croitoru, Christian Friedrich, Silvia Patachia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HYDRAULIC ASPECTS OF SCALING IN GEOTHERMAL ENERGY SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The European countries have few fossil fuel reserves and the main goal of the Lisbon strategy is to promote the utilization ofrenewable energy sources. In Hungary, because of the huge amount of thermal water reserves, geothermal energy might be one ofthe energy sources which can help to raise the share of renewables in the energy market of the country. Beside the positive aspectsthe use of thermal water for energy purposes have some important physical, environmental and economical aspec...
Autori: Ferenc Kalmár, Imre Csáki
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION TOOLS FOR THE STABILIZATION OF THE WASTE-BED TEMPERATURE WITHIN A WASTE-TO-ENERGY PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:Incineration plants are used since the beginning of the twentieth century to transform the mixed municipal waste into thermalenergy and to convert the hazardous components of waste into harmless compounds. To minimize the environmental pollutionand maximize the energy efficiency of the produced energy, the control of the complex processes that occur into the waste toenergy conversion is of major importance. In this work, the system identification approach is used to determine the dynami...
Autori: Adrian Danila
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REUSE OF PET WASTE AS THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:Composite manufacturing from plastic wastes of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) type, sand-blasting represents a materialrecovery of the wastes. This process can be achieved, with the purpose of reducing the material consumption which is in deficit,production costs, and the duration of the technological processes.Thermoplastics composites obtained by a melting process at 170-200 oC, wastes incorporation and solidification in forms replacesuccessfully the thermo rigid composites obtained...
Autori: Ioan Ropotă, Marcela Muntean, Mihai Bratu, Ovidiu Dumitrescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF SOLAR DRYING TECHNOLOGIES FOR BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS CONSERVATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The drying of biological materials plays an important role in influencing energy savings, quality of end-products and alsoenvironmental issues. Several new approaches in application of solar dryers and a great number of biological materials have beendeveloped. In the paper the background of solar drying, current solar drying arrangements, and some of the recently focusedbiological products such as grain, fruit, vegetable etc. are selected and discussed. Additionally an integrated energy...
Autori: Istvan Farkas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY ON ENERGY RESOURCES INTEGRATION AND SUSTAINABILITY OF THE NEW MODULAR AGRICULTURE PATTERN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The paper aims to present the new pattern of modular agriculture, as evolution of agri-food production in the coming decades aswell as to highlight the direct relation between this pattern and the massive energy support it requires.The paper basically deals with reactions to climate change, reductions of carbon emission, in addition to high quality and safetyrequirements for food production. The author envisages the PAC measures called for in order to ensure a sustainable developmentof ...
Autori: Romulus Gruia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STEP-TRACKING PROGRAM SYNTHESIS OF AN AZIMUTH TRACKED CONCENTRATING PHOTOVOLTAIC (CPV) SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:For the optimal working of the concentrating photovoltaic systems (CPV), these are usually tracked, and the accuracy required infollowing the sun path is much higher than in non-concentrating system. The paper focuses on the synthesis of the optimal steptracking program of an azimuth tracking system, used for accurate tracking of a CPV system. The paper presents the synthesismodelling algorithm and the numerical simulations for a CPV system, orientated with an azimuth tracking system, i...
Autori: Ioana Sinziana Hermenean, Ion Visa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF METHYL ORANGE AND METHYLENE BLUE DYES FROM WASTEWATER USING SAWDUST AND SAWDUST-FLY ASH AS SORBENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:Methyl orange and methylen blue are two dyes resulted from the textile industry. They are not raising just esthetical problems, butthey are toxic and hence harmful to aquatic animals. The aim of this study is to test the capacity of three types of sawdust (oak,willow and white poplar) and mixed substrates, sawdust: fly ash (FA), to remove the methyl orange (MO) and methylen blue(MB) from wastewater. The influence of contact time, solution pH and initial concentration of dyes on the blea...
Autori: Anca Duta, Dora Lucaci
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CORROSION INHIBITION IN SALINE ENVIRONMENT USING KETONIC MANNICH BASE FROM ortho-HYDROXYACETOPHENONE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The paper presents the results obtained when using one ketonic Mannich base BM (1-(2’-hydroxyphenyl)-3-(1-piperidinylamino)propan-1-one hydrochloride) as corrosion inhibitor in saline environment, for different types of carbon steels,with various alloying elements. The Mannich base was synthesized and used in corrosion experiments, in concentrations varyingfrom 0
.1300 ppm. The corrosion experiments were performed by potentiodynamic polarization studies, with 50 mVs-1 scanrate. The ...
Autori: Andreea Milea, Cristina Bogatu, Ileana Manciulea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF HYBRID NANOCOMPOSITES FILMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:Hybrid nanocomposites may synergistically combine and enhance the properties of inorganic nanoparticles and organicmolecules.The objective of this paper is to examine particular nanocomposites films based on binary copolymers and inorganic TiO2nanoparticles from the structure and properties point of view. These nanoparticles were dispersed in maleic anhydride-styrene(MAS) copolymer by using elaidic acid, trans isomer of the oleic acid, as coupling agent in order to increase the compatib...
Autori: Alina Matei, Dana Perniu, Ileana Cernica, Irina Popescu, Lucia Dumitrescu, Vasilica Schiopu
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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HYDROTHERMAL SYNTHESIZED TiO2 BASED NANOPOWDERS FOR PHOTOCATALYTIC APPLICATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:Hydrothermal synthesis was used to obtain nanostructured TiO2 based nanopowders. There were prepared pure and ZrO2 dopedcompositions consisting mainly of anatase phase with crystallite size up to 20 nm. The agglomerates of the as-synthesizedmaterials had dimensions ranging from a few hundreds nanometers to 200 microns. The investigations concerning the thermalbehavior revealed the presence of an exothermal effect at around 550oC which could indicate a possible phase transformation ofana...
Autori: Adrian Mihail Motoc, Anca Duta, Oana Raita, Radu Adrian Carcel, Radu Robert Piticescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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LIFELONG LEARNING OF HUMAN RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The aim of this paper is to present an assessment of the importance of mobility in the context of lifelong learning in the field offuture human resources - students, in particular - in order to contribute to sustainable development. Developing, adapting andbroadening the range of skills of individuals to create and fill the jobs of the future are the most important contemporary Europeanaim. The process of improving workforce skills involves a mutual gain for both employers and companies...
Autori: Crina Radulescu, Madlena Nen, Radu Stoika
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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PARAMETERS EFFECT ON THE PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION IN THE BIOMASS TO FISCHER-TROPSCH FUELS PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The increasing of energy consumption and fossil fuel emissions (especially CO2, SO2 and NOx) and the limitation of crude oilreserves, determined a growing trend toward renewable energy technologies, like solar, wind, geo-thermal energy and biomass forbiofuels.From all the renewable energies sources, biomass attracts more and more interest being a renewable resource with economicpotential, which can be found all over the world, with positive environmental properties due to neutral emissi...
Autori: Anca Sauciuc, Angela Potetz, Georg Schlaub, Gerald Weber, Hermann Hofbauer, Lucia Dumitrescu, Reinhard Rauch, Ziad Abosteif
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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CALCULATION SCHEME OF A THERMODYNAMICAL TIME DEPENDENT MODEL OF THE HEAT REGENERATION PROCESS IN A SOLAR STIRLING ENGINE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The aim of this paper is to propose a set of thermal models for the regenerator by taking into account the time dependent heattransfer processes, and to combine them with the thermodynamic lumped description of the solar Stirling engine, accordingly torecent description.By using analytical and numerical methods, the optimum power of the engine is sought when various constrains (or not) areconsidered, particularly fixed heat transfer rate available at the source.A sensitivity analysis of...
Autori: Alexandru Dobrovicescu, Andreea Marin, Catalina Dobre, Georgiana Tirca-Dragomirescu, Michel Feidt, Monica Costea
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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CLEAN ENERGY RESPONSE OF PV SYSTEMS WITH AZIMUTH AND PSEUDO-EQUATORIAL TRACKING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The present study proposes a comparative analysis on the clean electric energy response given by two types of PV (photovoltaic)tracking systems implemented on the same location: the azimuth and the pseudo-equatorial. The analysis is done based on analgorithm applied on the two-axes and one-axis systems. The tracking is done according to various laws, obtained by combiningdaily, seasonal and annual tracking programs. The algorithm and the comparative analysis are exemplified, by numerica...
Autori: Dorin Diaconescu, Maria Monica Vatasescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARATIVE HEAVY METALS AND DYES REMOVAL EFFICIENCY ON FLY ASH AND WOOD ASH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:Ash is a waste that can be an efficient substrate in wastewater treatment for the immobilization of heavy metals and for dyesremoval. For an up-scalable wastewater treatment process, efficient substrates, with relatively constant behavior are needed andmodifying the adsorbent surface can be a feasible solution. Fly ash, resulted from coal burning, and wood ash are mixtures mainlycontaining metal oxides and carbon in various proportion, depending on the initial raw material.The paper pre...
Autori: Maria Visa, Mihaela Nacu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REDUCING THE VOLUME OF WASTE BY COMPOSTING VEGETABLE WASTE, SEWAGE SLUDGE AND SAWDUST
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:Our research was focused on developing some new procedures to reduce the biodegradable wastes by composting. The aim of thisstudy was to obtain and asses at laboratory scale the maturity of three compost samples of different proportion of vegetable waste,beech sawdust and sewage sludge by analyzing their FT-IR spectra and C/N ratio. The composting process was monitored by testsperformed weekly on the three samples in order to investigate the physical parameters (pH and electroconductivi...
Autori: Anca Sauciuc, Claudia Zaha, Ileana Manciulea
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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LEACHING OF NONFERROUS METALS FROM OXIDIZED LOW GRADE COMPLEX CONCENTRATE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:The oxidation of low grade complex concentrates (Cu, Pb and Zn) in aqueous media (weak alkaline) oxidized nonferrous metalsconcentrates is carried out at high pressure. Leaching is the subsequent processing step in metal extraction. The paper studies theinfluence of some parameters (temperature, time, L:S ratio, excess) on the leaching efficiency of nonferrous metals from oxidizedconcentrate. The optimum parameters determined are: S/L ratio of 10/1, 25% reactive excess, leaching tempera...
Autori: Cornelia Lupu, Dragoş Taloi, Liliana Gherghe, Luminita Mara, Teodor Velea, Vasile Predica
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF PHOTO-CATALYTIC PROCESS BY TiO2 NANO POWDER IMMOBILIZED ON CONCRETE SURFACE FOR TREATMENT OF PHENOLIC WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:In this paper, photo-catalytic process for treatment of phenolic wastewater by TiO2 nano powder immobilized on concrete surfacein a recirculation hydraulic flow was investigated. The process affected by different operational conditions that the optimum onescould be obtained from variables interchange. Taguchi method as a proper method for design of experiments and optimizationwas used to find optimum conditions. Selected five parameters at four levels were consists of initial phenol con...
Autori: Bita Ayati, Hossein Ganjidoust, Mohammad Delnavaz, Sohrab Sanjabi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FUZZY SYNTHETIC EVALUATION OF WEIHE WATER QUALITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:Based on the fuzzy logic principle, a modified Fuzzy Synthetic Evaluation (FSE) is proposed to assess water quality status ofWeihe River (Baoji, China). The potential application of the FSE has been tested in a case study. Twelve sampling locations ofWeihe River and its tributaries in Baoji area were selected and seven water quality parameters of BOD5, COD, fluoride, ammonia,total phosphorus (TP), total nitrogen (TN) and permanganate index, were monitored from 2008 to 2009. The findings...
Autori: Chundi Xu, Jun Zhang, Qi Zhou, Yani Geng, Yaqian Zhao
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, Joăo Pedro Couto, Paulo Mendonça
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF POLLUTION CONTROL IN LAKES AND AN APPLICATION FOR THE GOVORA LAKE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:In this paper, the mathematical model is improved by considering the density variations of the liquid from the pollution source vs.pollutant’s concentration of this liquid and by including the sorption-desorption term (SDT), which takes into account thisphysical process, played by a first-order decay model defined by two coefficients and an exponent. In order to practically use thisimproved mathematical model, the authors inferred the calculating relationships from automatic processin...
Autori: Daniel Bucur, Esmeralda Chiorescu, Gheorghe Ţigaret
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BIOREMEDIATION OF PETROLEUM SLUDGE UNDER ANAEROBIC MICROENVIRONMENT: INFLUENCE OF BIOSTIMULATION AND BIOAUGMENTATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:Bioremediation is considered as one of the prominent and cost-effective cleanup technology to treat oily sludge disposals. In the present investigation anaerobic bioremediation of petroleum based oily sludge was studied in a slurry reactor by applying different experimental strategies viz., bioaugmentation, biostimulation and co-substrate addition. Total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) present in the oily sludge before and after degradation was extracted using soxhlet extraction procedure....
Autori: Asha Juwarkar, Kuppam Chandrasekhar, Mamilla Prathima Devi, Motakatla Venkateswar Reddy, Ponnapalli Nageswara Sarma, Srinivasula Reddy Venkata Mohan
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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INFLUENCE OF SOME PARAMETERS ON NITRATE REMOVAL FROM WATER BY PUROLITE A-520E RESIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:In this study, removal of nitrate from aqueous solutions was investigated using an anion exchange resin, Purolite A-520E. Theinfluence of several experimental parameters, such as initial solution pH, resin dosage, phase contact time, initial concentration ofnitrate ions from aqueous solution, and temperature, has been examined in batch experiments. The results of this investigationreveal that the ion exchange process is favored at the initial solution pH (around) 6.8. The resin studied ...
Autori: Anca Ceica, Igor Creţescu, Ion Balasanian, Laura Bulgariu, Liliana Lazăr
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY IN SHIPPING FOCUSING ON EMISSION STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY MEASURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:There is a growing concern that the Earth’s atmospheric composition is being altered by human activities which can lead toclimate change. Policy measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions are on the agenda of the International Maritime Organization(IMO) and the European Union (EU). Climate Change is an environmental problem and answers have to be sought among robustenvironmental policies that are often classified in market-based, command-and-control and voluntary instruments. Althoug...
Autori: Christos A. Kontovas, Harilaos N. Psaraftis
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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BIOMIMETIC HYDROXYAPATITE COATING ON C.P. Ti AND Ti-6Al-4V ALLOY BY ACID AND ALKALI TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:Titanium metal and its alloys have been widely used as implants under load-bearing conditions due to their biocompatibility, excellent corrosion resistance and lightness, but their inability to bond to living bone is a setback. The experiments outlined here investigated hydroxyapatite (HA) coating on Ti metal implants, used to enhance their bioactive properties. In this study, specimens of commercially pure titanium (c.p. Ti) and Ti-6Al-4V were etched in either H3PO4 or HCl, and subsequ...
Autori: Chao-Lun Fu, Hsueh-Chuan Hsu, Shih-Ching Wu, Shih-Kuang Hsu, Wen-Fu Ho
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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POST TREATMENT OF POULTRY SLAUGHTERHOUSE WASTEWATER AND APPRAISAL OF THE ECONOMIC OUTCOME
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:Recovery of residual ammonium nitrogen (NH4+-N) from dissolved air flotation (DAF) pretreated poultry slaughterhouse wastewater was studied by means of magnesium ammonium phosphate hexahydrate (MgNH4PO4.6H2O, MAP) precipitation in a lab-scale batch study. The maximum recovery values were obtained as 80.2%, 97.1% and 53.6% with the addition of MgCl2.6H2O + KH2PO4, NaH2PO4.2H2O + MgSO4.7H2O, and MgOHCO3 + 85% H3PO4 at pH 9.5, respectively. Based on the physicochemical findings, subsequent...
Autori: Aylin Gunay, Idil Ozis, Ilter Turkdogan-Aydinol, Kaan Yetilmezsoy
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF Cd (II) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION BY ADSORPTION ONTO COIR PITH, AN AGRICULTURAL SOLID WASTE: BATCH EXPERIMENTAL STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:Coconut coir pith, an agricultural solid waste was used for the sorption of Cd (II) from aqueous solution in batch mode. Parameters like contact time, adsorbent dosage and pH effect were studied. Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms were used to model the adsorption equilibrium data and the system followed both the isotherms. Cd (II) adsorption capacity of coir pith was found to be 18.72 mg/g. Kinetic parameters of adsorption such as the Langergren pseudo-first-order, pseudo second order r...
Autori: Nagendra Badabhagni, Puthiya Veetil Nidheesh, Rajan Gandhimathi, Srikrishnaperumal Thanga Ramesh
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ELECTROCHEMICAL DECOLORIZATION TREATMENT OF NICKEL PHTHALOCYANINE REACTIVE DYE WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract: In this study, decolorization and degradation of aqueous nickel phthalocyanine reactive dye solutions was comparatively studied by electrochemical methods, such as electrocoagulation, electrooxidation and electro-Fenton processes. In the electrocoagulation process with aluminum electrodes the colored aqueous solutions containing 100 mg/L nickel phthalocyanine and 6 g/L NaCl were treated at initial pH 7.5 and applied current densities of 5, 10 and 20 mA/cm2, where fast and 100% decolori...
Autori: Achilleas Christoforidis, Dimitrios Marmanis, Evgenia Valsamidou, Konstantinos Dermentzis, Konstantinos Ouzounis
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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KINETICS AND EQUILIBRIUM STUDIES OF REACTIVE YELLOW 125 ADSORPTION ON A NITROGEN DOPED TiO2 MODIFIED ZEOLITE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:In this study, the adsorption mechanism of a reactive azo dye, Reactive Yellow 125 (RY 125), onto a nitrogen doped TiO2 modified zeolite (Z-TiO2-N) has been examined in order to identify the affinity of the material for the investigated pollutant envisaging its degradation by heterogeneous photocatalysis. Equilibrium experiments were performed and the data obtained were fitted with different isotherm equations, i.e., Langmuir, Freundlich, and Dubinin-Radushkevich (D-R). The Freundlich i...
Autori: Cornelia Ratiu, Elida Cristina Ilinoiu, Florica Manea, Laura Cocheci, Liliana Andreea Colar, Rodica Pode
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RISK OF EXPOSURE TO ASBESTOS IN CASE OF THE MECHANICAL DEGRADATION OF SOME ASBOCEMENT COMPOSITES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:The hereby article presents a part of the results of the research made by the author during his PhD degree preparation with respect to asbestos and plastics wastes recycling in the form of composite with polymeric matrix, respectively the toxicological tests performed on the new product. In this respect, three categories of tests were made based on complex and modern analysis methodologies, with high results accuracy: spectral analysis of the wear wastes, morphological analysis of the w...
Autori: Cristina Corpodean, Silvian Ionescu, Valeriu Deac
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MONITORING AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING – IMPORTANT TOOLS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:Analysis and debates of the scientific world and regional/local communities led to the conclusion that environmental problems are a global priority. European Union requested Member States the implementation of the Framework Directive specific for each environmental factor. In this context, Romania has pledged to achieve „good ecological status of water bodiesâ€? by the year 2015. The paper deals with the water quality monitoring of the Upper Olt River and the mathematical modeling of ...
Autori: Gabriel-Oreste Sumbasacu, Nicolai Sîrbu, Virgil Petrescu
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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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE SUSTAINABILITY OF TOURISM IN SPAIN'S REGIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Measuring progress of the tourism destinations in the area of sustainability has now become one of the major challenges facing policymakers action. Sustainability is a dynamic concept. In fact, in reality, it really can be measured is not �sustainability�, but �progress towards sustainability�, bearing in mind that this is not an ideal target linked to a fixed state of harmony, but a continuous process of adjustment and reorientation of tourism development to achieve the balance between ...
Autori: Juan-Ignacio Pulido-Fernández, Marcelino Sánchez-Rivero, Yaiza López-Sánchez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PER CAPITA CO2 EMISSION TRENDS AMONG EUROPEAN OECD COUNTRIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
The relationships between economic growth, environmental sustainability and energy are of great interest among researchers and policy makers. One of the theoretical conclusions that have received most attention is the convergence of the per capita carbon emission levels. But empirical results of theoretical growth models that include the environmental variable or estimated Environmental Kuznets Curve are not conclusive. This paper uses a multivariate state-space model to examine the process of c...
Autori: Gema Fernández-Avilés, Jose Mondejar-Jimenez, Josep Illa, Manuel Vargas-Vargas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FACTORS INFLUENCING WATER SAVING BEHAVIOUR FOR SPANISH HOUSEHOLDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Freshwater is a fundamental natural resource. It is essential for sustaining life, supports the development of ecosystems and economies and is also used as a recreational resource. Therefore, its appropriate management is critical if we want to guarantee the long-term sustainability of the supply. The aim of this paper is to analyze the main aspects influencing water saving in Spanish households. To accomplish this goal, we start by developing a theoretical analysis of those aspects that affect ...
Autori: Juan Carlos Gázquez-Abad, Juan-Antonio Mondejar-Jimenez, Manuel Vargas-Vargas
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 companiesÂŽ 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-Ońa, Rohit Verma
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A STATISTICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Environment and sustainability are key issues for the policy maker. A policy should be first designed and realistically inserted in its proper context (regional, national, European) in order to be correctly assessed. After that, suitable models need to be chosen consistently with the policy context and with the evaluation purpose, to make easier the policy maker task. The aim of this paper is twofold. Firstly, to propose a Statistical Information System (SIS) approach in order to correctly write...
Autori: Giorgio Garau, Giovanni Mandras, Lucia Schirru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25827

AGRICULTURAL DIVERSIFICATION AND THE SUSTAINABILITY OF AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS: POSSIBILITIES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AGROTOURISM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Agrotourism, a form of tourism that falls within the framework of rural tourism, is based on the tourism taking place on farms with the possibility of doing work with the owners of the farm with this being seen as a leisure activity, educational in nature and of interest to members of many groups. The importance of this kind of tourism resides in the possibility of complementing the income generated from the farm with income produced by the tourism, as well as assuring the conservation of the en...
Autori: Ana-María Campón-Cerro, Antonio Pérez-Díaz, Felipe Leco-Berrocal, José-Manuel Hernández-Mogollón
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PHOSPHATE REMOVAL FROM WATER AND RECOVERY USING IRON (Fe+3)OXIDE/HYDROXIDE NANOPARTICLES-BASED AGGLOMERATES SUSPENSION (AggFe) AS ADSORBENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
An iron(Fe+3) oxide/hydroxide nanoparticles-based agglomerates (AggFe) suspension adsorbent was synthesized for efficient, cost-effective phosphate removal. A strong effect of AggFe concentration and pH level of water containing phosphate on removal efficiency was shown. It was found that phosphate adsorption onto the AggFe suspension may be described by pseudo-secondorder reaction kinetics and the Langmuir isotherm model. The unique adsorption properties of synthesized AggFe adsorbent are demon...
Autori: Grigori Zelmanov, Raphael Semiat
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PREDICTIVE MODELLING OF ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE LEVELS IN LITHUANIAN URBAN AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Modelling of environmental noise is a process aimed at estimating the noise levels in an area of interest under a particular set of conditions. The aim of the work is to evaluate the impact of the planned reconstruction work on the change of noise level in Panevė??ys city. The software MapNoise was used for modelling work. Strategic noise maps are updated on a regular basis and information dating back not more than three years will be used for their build. Values of emissions from each indi...
Autori: Egidijus Petraitis, , Petras Vaitiekūnas, Raimondas Leopoldas Idzelis
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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HSLA STEEL AND CAST IRON CORROSION IN NATURAL SEAWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
The corrosion products of high strength low-alloyed steel and of cast iron, maintained a prolonged period in natural seawater, were analyzed. A part of the corrosion products are soluble compounds of divalent and trivalent iron, the iron dissolution being accelerated when divalent ions are formed and in the case of the aerated seawater. The solid corrosion product formed during corrosion in seawater is principally oxy-hydroxide (FeOOH), but were identified small quantities of Fe2O3, Fe3O4 and so...
Autori: Daniel Mareci, Maria Lungu, Nicanor Cimpoeşu, Nicolae Aelenei
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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SUSTAINABILITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Abstract:The concept of sustainable development has become an important objective for policy makers, since the key principle ofsustainable development understands the interdependence between economy, environment and society concerns.The objective of this study is to analyze the supports for sustainable environmental remediation, considering sustainabilityindicators and sustainable remediation practices, based on both methods that are known for a long time as well as emergentprocesses and technol...
Autori: Isabela Maria Simion, Maria Emiliana Fortuna, Maria Gavrilescu
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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ABIOTIC FILTERING OF BENTHIC INVERTEBRATE GUILDS IN THE MARGHERITA DI SAVOIA SALT PAN, ITALY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 4
The structure of biological communities is a result of the combined action of an environmental selection, determined by the physico-chemical characteristics of an ecosystem. This process results in the selection of the species depending on their tolerances (abiotic filter) and their ability to cope with the interactions among species (biotic filter). In this work, the importance of abiotic filters on the structure of benthic macro-invertebrate guilds was evaluated in a hyperalyne transitional wa...
Autori: Alberto Basset, Aurelia Caldararu, Catalina Iticescu, Enrico Barbone, Ilaria Rosati, Lucian P. Georgescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ACTIVATED SLUDGE FLOC CHARACTERIZATION BY CONFOCAL LASER SCANNING MICROSCOPY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 3
The aim of this work is the study of activated sludge floc samples stained with different dyes and imaged by Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (CLSM). Activated sludge flocs were stained for lipids, sugars and esterase enzyme producing bacteria. Images were acquired for different samples to analyze the structural characteristics of the bioaggregates. The analysis of the CLSM images allowed for the localization and estimation of the quantity of different build-up materials. The 3-D reconstructio...
Autori: Bela Abraham, Botond Raduly, Dan Niculae Robescu, Szabolcs Lanyi, Szabolcs Szilveszter, Szilard Bucs
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MATHEMATICAL MODELS TO SUPPORT POLLUTION COUNTERACTION IN CASE OF ACCIDENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
This paper presents a mathematical model for the prediction of pollutant transport in rivers. The model has been developed and calibrated using the Matlab software and relying on field data from Romanian Someş River (collected in case of accidental cyanide release). Field data has been used to estimate model parameters (e.g. dispersion coefficient, velocity) as variable in time and space in order account for river features non-uniformity in time and also in space. These initial parameter va...
Autori: Elisabeta-Cristina Ani, Vasile Mircea Cristea, Paul Serban Agachi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF Cr(VI) FROM AQUEOUS ENVIRONMENT USING PEAT MOSS: EQUILIBRIUM STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The removal of Cr (VI) from aqueous solutions by sphagnum peat moss was investigated in batch experiments as a function of solution pH and initial Cr (VI) concentration. The highest removal percentage (R=99%) was obtained at pH = 1, in solutions of 20.8 mg Cr (VI)/L. In order to establish the mechanism of the removal process, Cr (VI) and total Cr (Cr (VI) + Cr (III)) in residual solutions was analyzed. The Cr (VI) removal by the peat moss at low pH is governed by two processes – electrostatic ...
Autori: Catalin Balan, Doina Bilba, Irina Volf, Matei Macoveanu, Petru Bulai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND RHEOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF COMPLEX COAGULANTS DERIVED FROM WEAK AND MEDIUM ANIONIC POLYMERS AND MEDIUM CATIONIC SURFACTANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
This paper presents the physicochemical and rheological properties of some complex coagulants derived from the weak and medium anionic polymers and medium cationic surfactant in order to evaluate the opportunity to use them in destabilizing and removing the colloidal systems from water and wastewater. In this respect, weak anionic and medium anionic copolymers of acrylamide and sodium acrylate with commercial names of Preastol 2515 and Preastol 2540, and a medium cationic surfactant derived from...
Autori: Constantin Bobirică, Gabriel Dabija, Liliana Bobirica, Mihaela Mihai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EQUILIBRIUM AND KINETICS STUDY OF NITRATE REMOVAL FROM WATER BY PUROLITE A520-E RESIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Equilibrium and kinetics of nitrate removal from aqueous solutions of pH = 6.8 were investigated using the strong base anion exchange resin (Purolite A-520E) in the batch method. The experimental equilibrium data were analyzed by means of the Langmuir, Freundlich and Dubinin-Radushkevich sorption isotherm models. The Langmuir model describes sorption isotherm of nitrates with high correlation coefficients and better than Dubinin-Radushkevich and Freundlich models. The effect of temperature on th...
Autori: Anca Ceica, Igor Creţescu, Ion Balasanian, Laura Bulgariu, Liliana Lazăr
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CONTROLLING THE ACTIVITY AND CHEMOSELECTIVITY IN THE CINNAMALDEHYDE HYDROGENATION BY INSERTION OF NONNOBLE METALS IN THE MATRIX OF HYDROALCITE-LIKE MATERIALS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The purpose of this study was to prepare new nanocomposite catalysts of Metal/LDHs type by mild reduction of transition metal cations Co2+ and Cu2+ substituted in the matrix of ZnAl-LDH at 150°C and atmospheric pressure, under hydrogen flow. To this end, a series of ZnCuCoAl layered double hydroxides (LDH) precursors were synthesized by co-precipitation method. M2+/M3+ (i.e., Zn2+/Al3+) molar ratios were kept constant while the Cu2+/Co2+ molar ratios were varied in order to investigate their in...
Autori: Adrian Ungureanu, Alexandra Sasu, Alexandru Chirieac, Alina Moscu Corcodel, Brindusa Dragoi, Constantin Rudolf, Emil Dumitriu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND DYNAMICS OF THE WELLS WATER IN GALATI COUNTY (ROMANIA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The availability of good quality water is an indispensable condition for preventing diseases and improving the quality of life. Water is one of the most important renewable resources, which must be prevented from deterioration in quality. Various physicochemical parameters like pH, alkalinity, total hardness, total dissolved solids, calcium, magnesium, nitrate, have a significant role in determining the potability of drinking water. In this study, samples were collected from wells situated in vi...
Autori: Maria Cioroi, Mirela Praisler
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOREFINERY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Biomass is a very interesting natural source to obtain renewable energy as well as chemical products based on a renewable feedstock. Fuel produced from renewable resources is widely regarded as an option to substitute traditional fossil fuels and thus to answer to the adjunct climate debate. For the production of chemical substances from renewable substrates many process options are in investigation worldwide at the moment. However the ecological benefits of these technological options have to b...
Autori: Anton Friedl
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF PULP AND PAPER MILLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The paper aims to present the environmental impact of pulp and paper manufacturing and the most important production and control practices to minimizing this impact. The environmental consequences of manufacturing pulp and paper from pulping and bleaching processes are discussed in qualitative and quantitative terms. In these processes, sulfur compounds and nitrogen oxides are emitted to the air, and chlorinated and organic compounds and nutrients are discharged to the wastewaters. Large quantit...
Autori: Adrian Catalin Puitel, Dan Gavrilescu, Gheorghe Dutuc, Grigore Craciun
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF PACKAGING PAPER PRODUCTION BASED ON RECYCLED FIBRE RAW MATERIAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
This paper is part of LCA studies performed in the frame of FP7 project �Recovered Paper Sorting by Innovative Technologies - SORT IT�. It analysis the results obtained by Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) of the reference case for recycled packaging paper manufacturing (current sorting technology), which will constitute a comparison base for new sorting technology developed in SORT IT project. The main stages considered in the life cycle were: recovered paper (RP) transport from collectio...
Autori: Alina Iosip, Antonio Dobon, Elena Bobu, Mercedes Hortal
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FILTERING MEDIA FUNCTIONALIZED WITH MONOCHLOROTRIAZINYL-β-CYCLODEXTRIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The present study describes the preparation of a filtering medium from a polymeric cellulosic support (filter paper) by functionalization with monochlorotriazinyl-β-cyclodextrin. The permanent immobilization of cyclodextrins confers the new material special properties and the potential for a better decontamination of liquid and gaseous effluents. The structure, physicomechanical and filtration properties of the filter paper, successfully functionalized with MCT-β-CD, have been emphasiz...
Autori: Ana-Maria Grigoriu, Constantin Luca, Florin Ciolacu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MICROWAVE-ASSISTED HYDROTHERMAL SYNTHESIS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS BASED ON ZEOLITE-TiO2 NANOCRYSTALS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 3
The composite materials based on natural zeolite and undoped and N-doped TiO2, i.e., Z-Na-TiO2 and Z-Na-TiO2-N, were successfully synthesized by solid-state reaction in microwave-assisted hydrothermal conditions. Undoped TiO2 and N-doped TiO2 nanocrystals were previously synthesized by sol-gel method. The X-rays diffraction results of TiO2 nanocrystals indicated that anatase TiO2 is the dominant crystalline type. The composite materials were structural and morphological characterized by X-ray di...
Autori: Cornelia Bandas (Ratiu), Carmen Lazau, Paula Sfirloaga, Florica Manea, Rodica Pode
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A NEW PHOTO-FENTON PROCEDURE APPLIED IN OXIDATIVE DEGRADATION OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS FROM WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
This paper presents a new photo-Fenton procedure applied in oxidative degradation of organic pollutants using 4-chlorophenol (4-CP) as low biodegradable testing compound. The homogeneous photo-Fenton process was modified by using a photo-catalytic reactor equipped with a steel wire mesh which acts as source for Fe2+ catalyst generation into reaction medium and as heterogeneous catalyst, by iron oxy-hydroxyl compounds formation on the surface. The oxidation process was evaluated by measuring the ...
Autori: Adina-Elena Segneanu, Cristina Orbeci, Ion Untea, Mihaela Emanuela Craciun, Rodica Stanescu
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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EVALUATION OF ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION BY USING NATURAL LOW-COST SORBENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
In this study, we have tested the possibility of utilization of three types of natural low-cost sorbents: (Sphagnum moss peat, natural moss peat and alkaline treated moss peat) for the active biomonitoring of air quality from Căliman National Park area (Dorna Basin), during of two months (September – October 2010). The concentrations of some heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Cu, Mn and Fe) in the sorbent samples were used as an indicator of the level of air pollution in the studied region. After expo...
Autori: Iulian-Ovidiu Sandu, Laura Bulgariu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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POSSIBLE APPLICATION OF METAL SENSITIVE RED FLUORESCENT PROTEINS IN ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The metal sensitivity and selectivity of two fluorescent proteins was investigated. The studied proteins are mutant forms of the red fluorescent protein (DsRed); according to our results, both proteins showed sensitivity to the presence of copper[II] and nickel ions. The fluorescence intensity of the proteins has decreased significantly in the presence of copper ions in the micromolar range. Metal binding by these proteins is a reversible process, as addition of a chelating agent liberates the b...
Autori: Beata Abraham, Ildiko Miklossy, Judit Petres, Laszlo Szilagyi, Maria Szabo (Palfi), Szabolcs Lanyi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF Cd(II) IONS FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION BY RETENTION ON PINE BARK
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Among the different types of waste products tested, the bark of different Pinus species have been identified as a promising class of low- cost sorbents for heavy metal binding. In this context, the potential of Romanian pine bark wastes as green and economical sorbent for cadmium (II) ions removal from aqueous solutions has been tested in batch conditions as function of initial pH, contact time, sorbent dose, metal ion concentration and temperature. The equilibrium data at three different temper...
Autori: Anca Miron, Brindusa Robu, Carmen Paduraru, Lavinia Tofan, Roxana Laura Mihailescu Amalinei
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,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MEASUREMENTS OF RADIUM CONTENT IN SOME SPRING WATERS FROM ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Measurements of radium concentrations in water are important from the health protection point of view, so simple and reliable analytical methods must be available. In this paper we have determined the radium activity concentration in 24 spring waters which are used as potable water reservoirs. For this purpose we used radon emanation technique and also alpha spectrometry method. This work gives details of sample processing, Lucas cell and the methodology used in the emanation method. In the meas...
Autori: Alida Timar Gabor, Constantin Cosma, Oana Alexandra Rusu, Robert Csaba Begy, Simina Dreve
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HOMOGENEOUS AREAS DELIMITATION BY CONSIDERING THE ENERGY DEMAND FOR PLANTS GROWING IN COVERED SPACES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
This paper presents an experimental study on the energy requirement for greenhouse heating. The evaluation of necessary energy for crop plants was made by systematic measurements of the thermal behavior for three non heated tunnel greenhouses, covered with polyethylene. From the comparative analysis of the measured temperatures inside and outside the tunnel, it was established the relationship for estimating the inside greenhouse average temperature (tmi), lower than the minimum temperature nece...
Autori: Maria Harja, Roxana Dana Bucur
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION PROCESS OF CADMIUM AND ZINC REMOVAL FROM SOIL BY PHYTOREMEDIATION USING Brassica napus AND Triticales sp.
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
In this paper, Cadmium and Zinc removal from soil by phytoremediation was investigated. The experiments were carried out with two types of plants, Brassica napus and Triticales sp. Response surface modeling and optimization of Cd and Zn removal rate was performed for each type of plant under controlled conditions, i.e. as a function of Cd concentration, Zn concentration and pH. Although the maximum heavy metal uptake (i.e. 2.4 % Cd removal rate and 1.80 % Zn removal rate, respectively) was obtai...
Autori: Corneliu Pohontu, Gabriela Soreanu, Igor Creţescu, Matei Macoveanu, Paula Caraiman Cojocaru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REAL-TIME MONITORING OF AN URBAN RIVER CONTAMINATED WITH PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Fluorescence spectroscopy is a promising approach to the characterization of natural aquatic components and organic pollutants, due to its rapid analysis and high sensitivity. Petroleum products had been studied, using fluorescence technique, in numerous occasions, as seawater and soil contaminant or as raw sample. Nevertheless, no complex assessment has been made on fluorescence real–time spectra of freshwater diesel oil contamination. This study reports a 5–days experiment on an urban rive...
Autori: Elfrida M. Carstea, Gabriela Pavelescu, Luminita Ghervase, Marina Tautan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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NEW POLYURETHANE – HYDROXYAPATITE COMPOSITES MEMBRANES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
This research investigates the influence of certain vitamins (A and D2) on the possibility of hydroxyapatite formation on polymer surfaces. A coating method based on biomimetic techniques was used to form a crystalline hydroxyapatite thin layer on porous polyurethane matrix. The method is based on a wet process of hydroxyapatite formation that involves porous polyurethane film soaking in a modified synthetic Simulated Body Fluid (SBF) solution. This modified SBF solution contains vitamin A and v...
Autori: Alina Costina Luca, Constantin Luca, Gabriela Ciobanu, Simona Ilisei
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IMPROVING SOIL QUALITY BY ADDING MODIFIED ASH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Fly ash and fly ash based zeolites are inorganics used for improving soil quality. In the current paper, the hydrothermal modification of fly ash was studied. Three methods have been employed for this purpose. The first method involved the use of an autoclave, where synthesis has been performed at a temperature of 120 0C and a treatment time of 4 to 8 hours. Within the second method, the modification of the ash at a temperature of 600 0C by fusion was carried-out. In this method, a mixture of as...
Autori: Corneliu Munteanu, Daniel Bucur, Lacramioara Rusu, Maria Harja, Marinela Barbuta, Ramona Carla Ciocinta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NEW TECHNIQUE FOR SPEEDING UP THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SIMULATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The Landra Wastewater Treatment Expert System is developed by the University of Pannonia (Hungary, Veszpr?©m). The flexible, simulation-based software provides the possibility to choose the built-in mathematical models or the user may create a new one arbitrarily. A customized program codes can be created according to the technological description, the input data and the control strategy provided by the user. This way the efficiency and reliability of the system is significantly enhanced. An imp...
Autori: , Endre Domokos, Tatiana Yuzhakova, Viola Somogyi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EUTROPHICATION MODELLING OF GOLESTI RESERVOIR IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Global existence of a large percentage of lakes with eutrophication problems (54% in Romania) demands a predictive tool for the quality of these ecosystems. In this context, this paper proposes an eutrophication model that describes the thermal and biochemical behaviour of an eutrophic reservoir. This model was used to study an artificial lake (Goleşti reservoir) located in Romania. The conceptual model concerns a lake, which is considered as a closed aquatic system, and analyze a simply fo...
Autori: Gabriela Elena Dumitran, Iulia Rodica Damian, Liana Ioana Vuta
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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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MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF BUCHAREST METROPOLITAN AREA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The concept of collaborative management is considered to be one of the most efficient instruments for sustainable development of some areas, which are under anthropic pressure due to the production of solid waste. The paper stands for the necessity of promoting a collaborative management among the main actors involved in an efficient and sustainable urban solid waste management, in the metropolitan area of Bucharest. The present management is mainly based on the strictly economic vision of manag...
Autori: Andrei Schvab, Daniela Zamfir, Gabriel Pascariu, Ioan Ianoş, Loreta Cercleux, Valentina Stoica
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AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN IASI CITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
According to the Romanian Law no. 265/2006, which adopted the Governmental Decision no. 195/2005 on environmental protection, environmental agencies are responsible for air quality monitoring in Romania. Since Romania is now an EU Member State, such a plan is a must to enhance life quality, in order to meet the objectives of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development. Having regarded to this Strategy and the Kyoto Protocol signed in 1997, this paper provides the results from a study of am...
Autori: Corina AnaMaria Ioan, Florin Luca
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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
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ASSESSMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF SOME NEW ARYLOXYALKYL CARBOXILIC ACID DERIVATIVES APPLIED AS PLANT PROTECTION COMPOUNDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Five new aryloxyalkylcarboxylic acid derivatives (diazoaminoderivatives) are studied for their thermal behavior by applying a coupled TG-FTIR technique over the (30-400 oC) range in correlation with the environmental impact of gaseous species resulting by thermal degradation. These compounds are of a particular practical significance since they show a high biological potential as agrochemicals, such as pesticides (herbicides, acaricides, fungicides, growing stimulators etc.). This is why the pap...
Autori: Anca Mihaela Mocanu, Carmen Zaharia, Constantin Iordache, Constantin Luca, Lucia Odochian
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HEAVY METALS IN THE SOILS OF RODNA MINING AREA, ROMANIA AND ZEOLITE EFFICIENCY FOR REMEDIATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The present study was carried out to highlight the areas where heavy metal content in the soils from Rodna mining perimeter exceeds normal limits and to attempt to reduce the concentration of free heavy metal ions by using natural zeolite from the Dej tuff. In order to emphasize the heavy metal content and their accumulation in soil in Rodna region, 35 soil samples were collected from the upper and deeper layer (about 0-10 and 10-20 cm depth) and analyzed to determine total and free Cu, Pb and Z...
Autori: Ramona Nimirciag
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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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STUDIES ON THE BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER STREAMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Two experimental periods have been undertaken to investigate the biodegradability of sewage streams (mainly regarding the organic substances) produced by a gas cartridge production, filling and distribution company. A sequencing batch reactor (SBR) was used for the laboratory examinations launched with municipal sewage sludge with a concentration of approx. 3 g MLSS/L. The various conditions in the reactors followed each other cyclically (fill, anoxic, aerobic, settle, draw) three times a day. T...
Autori: Bence Fazekas, Karoly Reich, Krisztian Varga, Viktoria Pitas, Viola Somogyi, Zsuzsanna Banyai
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ENHANCEMENT OF PHENOL OXIDATION BY OZONE IN WASTEWATER. II: KINETIC MODELING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Four processes have been used to enhance the ozonation of phenol in water: I-pH increasing (O3-pH), II- hydrogen peroxide addition (O3- H2O2), III- UV irradiation (O3- UV), and in the presence of both H2O2 and UV; IV-(O3- UV- H2O2). In each of these processes the rate of phenol degradation has two components: direct and indirect....
Autori: Eszter Arany, Ildiko Bartalis, Ilie Siminiceanu
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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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EFFECTS OF Fe(III) ON DISSIMILATORY FERRIC REDUCTION, NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS REMOVAL IN ACTIVATED SLUDGE PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
Abstract An activated sludge from SBBR (sequencing biofilm batch reactor) reactor filled with Fe0  as filler had been acclimated to Fe(III)rich environment aiming at secure an enrichment culture of iron-reducing bacteria. The dissimilatory Fe(III) reduction ability and its efficiency on the effect of nitrogen and phosphorous removal by dosing different Fe(III) under anaerobic condition were investigated. The mechanism was also proposed based on the results derived from the experiment a...
Autori: Jie Li, Juanjuan Feng, Siyuan Zhai, Ya’e Wang
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WHOLE CELL BIOREPORTER FOR THE ESTIMATION OF OIL CONTAMINATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
Abstract Oil contamination has been one of the most common environmental pollution due to its threat to both human health andecosystems. It is difficult for the application of conventional chemical analysis to detect oil contamination in-situ, estimatebioavailability and rapidly assess the environmental risk. In this study, two bioreporters were employed for the rapid and directdetection of oil content and genotoxicity in a cutting oil contaminated site in China. Acinetobacter baylyi ADPWH_...
Autori: Bo Jiang, Chuan Li, Dayi Zhang, Guanghe Li, Wei E. Huang, Yizhi Song
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CONTROL MODE OF RURAL NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION IN TAI LAKE BASIN, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractEutrophication in Tai Lake Basin is becoming severe in recent years. Although extensive efforts have been made, seeking analternative cost-effective approach to control water pollution in the area is still an urgent priority. In this paper, the reasons led tothe poor control of rural nonpoint source pollution in Tai Lake Basin area were discussed. Thereafter, the paper proposed theways and means to reduce rural nonpoint source pollutants by a case study in Fenshui village along Caoqiao R...
Autori: Chuang Zhou, Houhu Zhang, Jingcheng Duan, Yang Yang, Yimin Zhang, Yuexiang Gao
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ENHANCED NITROGEN REMOVAL FROM REJECT WATER OF MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS USING A NOVEL EXCESS ACTIVATED SLUDGE (EAS) BASED NITRIFICATION AND DENITRIFICATION PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractIn this study, a novel excess activated sludge (EAS) based nitrification and denitrification process was developed using EAS toprovide nitrifiers and denitrifers for nitrogen removal from the reject water of a municipal wastewater treatment plant (MWWTP).This can achieve a significant reduction in the nitrogen (N) loading in wastewater treatment plants. The results show that theammoniacal-nitrogen (NH4+-N) and total nitrogen (TN) removal efficiencies were in the range from 74.7% to 93.1%...
Autori: Wei Li, Xiaoxia Yang, Xinchao Guo, Yongzhe 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
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TREATMENT OF AN ALKALINE BUTYL RUBBER WASTEWATER BY THE PROCESS OF COAGULATION AND FLOCCULATION - HYDROLYSIS ACIDIFICATION - BIOLOGICAL CONTACT OXIDATION - MBR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractWastewater from butyl rubber production is causing an increasing environmental problem due to its large quantity and complexquality. In this paper, two types of wastewaters generated from rubber synthesis, i.e. alkaline wastewater (AW) and cleaning andflushing wastewater (CFW), were investigated. Coagulation and flocculation were firstly applied to remove suspended solids(SS) from the AW. By single factor experiment, the optimum operational conditions were obtained as pH 8, PAC dosage 40...
Autori: Lujun Chen, Rui Liu, Wei Li, Wei Zheng, Yan Zhang, Ying Li
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EFFECTS OF COD:SULFATE RATIO ON SULFATE REMOVAL FROM OIL SHALE RETORT WATER USING MICROBIAL FUEL CELLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractThis paper reports the effects of COD:sulfate ratio on sulfate removal and electricity generation from oil shale retort watertreatment using microbial fuel cells (MFCs). Field-collected retort water was augmented with organics to obtain a range of initialCOD:SO42- ratios (0.5:1 to 2:1), and treated in two different MFC designs (tubular and two-chambered). The two-chamberedMFCs exhibited COD and sulfate removal 1 to 2 orders of magnitude higher than those of the tubular MFCs. The tubular ...
Autori: Ho Il Park, Lian-Shin Lin
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SHALLOW GROUNDWATER HYDRO-CHEMICAL EVOLUTION AND SIMULATION WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON GUANZHONG BASIN, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractGroundwater hydrochemical evolution has influences on the rational use and conservation of water resources. This paper whichtakes MapGIS as the platform is aimed at demonstrating the evolution of shallow groundwater hydrochemistry in Guanzhongbasin (China) by adopting mathematical statistics, ratios of ion pair equivalents, geochemical simulation. The direction ofevolution is dependent on the geological, geomorphological, and hydrogeological conditions of the study area. The spatialdistr...
Autori: Hua Tian, Lei Duan, Wenke Wang, Xiaoting Yang
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PROBABILISTIC SCENARIO DEVELOPMENT TO ESTIMATE FUTURE RUNOFF IN THE YELLOW RIVER BASIN, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractThis paper focused on estimating climate change impact on the future water availability in the Yellow River Basin,China. However, climate change and its impact on water availability are subject to large uncertainties. In order todeal with uncertainties, scenarios were used to explore possible future states of climate variables under uncertainty,and probabilities were attached to represent uncertainty explicitly according to the Principle of Maximum Entropy.Probabilistic scenarios of futu...
Autori: Congli Dong, Gerrit Schoups, Nick van de Giesen
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ASSESSMENT OF WATER ENVIRONMENTAL CARRYING CAPACITY IN XI’AN, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractA comprehensive evaluation methodology for water environmental carrying capacity (WECC) has been proposed. It is based ona new definition of WECC and reasonable evaluation models compared with vector norm method for water resources supply,environmental assimilative capacity, and society supporting capacity. Evaluation index of WECC is determined for Xi’an city,depending on characteristics of the water environment in Xi’an and selection principles of WECC evaluation index. Three-layerstru...
Autori: Jun Zhang, Qi Zhou, Ya-qian Zhao, Yani Geng
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SOLVING WATER RESOURCES ALLOCATION PROBLEMS USING HEURISTIC-BASED METHODS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractDue to rapid growth in both population and economic development in China, water demand is increasing dramatically andChina is facing more and more severe water scarcity problems. Thus competitions for water (between uses, users and regions) areincreasing which make water use efficiency an important issue in China, together with the uneven spatial and temporaldistribution of water, all of which drive the Chinese government and water planners to find the optimal water resource allocationpl...
Autori: Adrian T. McDonald, Linda See, Martin Clarke, Yanan Jiang
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ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS INDUCED BY GROUNDWATER AND THEIR THRESHOLDS IN THE ARID AREAS IN NORTHWEST CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractBased on the field survey, this paper analyzes the relationship between groundwater and ecological environment in arid andsemiarid areas in northwest China. Groundwater in the arid and semiarid areas is a natural resource with economic and ecologicalvalues. The concept of the ecological value of groundwater is firstly presented. This ecological value can be reflected in fouraspects: (1) the maintenance of base flow in rivers and areas of lakes and wetland; (2) the supply of physiological...
Autori: Donghui Cheng, Jinling Kong, Lei Duan, Wenke Wang, Zeyuan Yang, Zhoufeng Wang
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ESTIMATING AND MODELLING THE SLUDGE EXCESS DISCHARGE IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractA rapid increase of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) has made the disposal of excess sludge from WWTPs a seriousproblem. In order to enhance the management of sludge, both development of sludge reduction technologies and sludgeevaluation system are of great importance. Based on the survey data from 696 plants in China in 2009, an empirical model wasdeveloped to simulate the production and discharge of excess sludge, which considered influent, temperature, Chemical OxygenDemand (COD), ...
Autori: Chengwen Wang, Tao Xie
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CHARACTERISTICS AND FEASIBILITY STUDY OF SEWAGE SLUDGE FOR LANDSCAPING APPLICATION IN XI’AN, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractBy investigating the basic physicochemical characteristics, nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) and heavy metalconcentrations of the excess sludges from four wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Xi’an city, the feasibility of applyingsewage sludge to landscaping in Xi'an was studied. The results showed that the basic physicochemical properties of sewagesludge satisfy the requirement of most plants growth. The sewage sludges are rich of organisms, nitrogen and phosphorus, butre...
Autori: Bohan Yin, Qin Zheng, Rixia Zhang, Sheping Wang, Xinan Liu, Zhengliang Yang
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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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RADIATION-INDUCED DECOMPOSITION AND POLYMERIZATION OF POLYVINYL ALCOHOL IN AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractPolyvinyl alcohol (PVA) is a typical refractory organic pollutant with low biodegradability and high molecular weight. Thispaper presents data on the radiolysis of PVA in aqueous solutions by using ionizing radiation. Response surface methodologywith Box-Benhken design of experiment was applied to analyze the interactions among initial concentration of PVA, absorbeddose, and initial pH of aqueous solutions on PVA removal efficiency. 9.4-89.4% PVA was removed based on differentcombination...
Autori: Jianlong Wang, Jinping Tian, Lujun Chen, Shijun He, Weihua Sun
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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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INDUSTRIAL AND COMMUNAL SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT IN HUNGARY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractConsumption and related waste production is an integral part of our daily lives. The waste generation worldwide depends on theeconomic strength of the given region/country, and it increases from year to year. More and more attention is drawn to the re-use,recycling, reutilization of the waste which are driven mainly by environmental concerns and economic interests. Regional wastemanagement systems have been established in Hungary with the support of EU funds, which process the waste acco...
Autori: Ákos Rédey, , Attila Sarkady, László Dióssy, Róbert Kurdi, Tatiana Yuzhakova
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ENGINEERING CHALLENGES IN ADVANCED WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractWastewater streams and particularly industrial effluents tend to increase in volumes and to get more complex in terms ofpollution. Nevertheless, nowadays the focus is directed towards recycling or reuse of treated wastewater so as to close the wateruse loop. Advanced wastewater treatment allows these possible applications by achieving good quality effluent to suit the newpurposes, but the implementation of this treatment stage is a difficult task. This study gives an example on how to ap...
Autori: , Daniela Cailean, Florina Ungureanu
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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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A TECHNO-ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF BIODIESEL PRODUCTION FROM MICROALGAE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractThe preliminary assessment of a cost-effective flow-sheet for the production of biodiesel from microalgae lipid fraction wascarried out. The study was based on approximated cost-estimation methods integrated with the simulation software Aspen Plusź.Several scenarios were investigated to compare costs regarding the main steps of the biodiesel production process. Ranges ofinput variables from downstream literature and experimental data were used to simulate the sections that define concret...
Autori: Antonio Marzocchella, Giuseppe Olivieri, Piero Salatino, Teresa Guida
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COMPARISON OF COMBINED ETHANOL AND BIOGAS POLYGENERATION FACILITIES USING EXERGY ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractIn this paper, the background of bioethanol as an alternative fuel to conventional one is analyzed with the aim of examining theefficiency of biomass-to-fuel conversion by poly-generation taking into account the energy integration approach for a completerecovery of the process’ exergy potential.Based on literature data it is underlined that exergy analysis represents a primary tool to analyze the ethanol production processfrom an integrated point of view....
Autori: Anton Friedl, Maria Gavrilescu, Petronela Cozma
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ASPECTS ON POLYMER-SOLVENT EQUILIBRIUM AND DIFFUSION IN POLYMERIC MEMBRANES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractThe transport of gases and solvents in polymeric membranes is an important phenomenon with many technical applications, suchas the mixture separation using polymeric membranes, the polymeric membrane preparation, the polymer devolatilization and theselection of appropriate polymeric membranes for a certain process. In most membrane separation operations and manufacturing,equilibrium and diffusion data are required.Useful information on equilibrium and diffusion can be obtained from the s...
Autori: Ciprian Constantin Negoescu, Eugenia Teodora Iacob Tudose, Ioan Mămăligă, Nicoleta Bunduc
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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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INTEGRATED NETWORK OF CONTINUOUS REACTORS FOR THE DECONTAMINATION OF GASEOUS STREAMS IN HETEROGENEOUS CATALYTIC GAS-LIQUID-SOLID SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractIn this paper integrated network of continuous reactors for the decontamination of gaseous flows in heterogeneouscatalytic gas-liquid-solid – also applicable for bioremediation systems is investigated. For this purpose, duringprocess integration we have identified strategies to develop an optimal system for a variety of well-definedrequirements and to discover ways to ensure cost efficiency to achieve the requirements of sustainable industry in theframe of knowledge-based sustainable eco...
Autori: Maria Gavrilescu, Oana Marlena Penciu
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ADAPTIVE IMPLEMENTATION FOR RIVER RESTORATIONS IN CANADA AND THE NETHERLANDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractAdaptive implementation is important for implementing projects that are complex and dynamic. The two cases chosen in thisarticle are longer - term, integrated and multi - purpose projects where adaptive implementation is part of a modern approach towater management. This article provides the results of an analysis of two stream restoration cases, one in Canada and the other inthe Netherlands. The cases are used to identify strategies for implementation of projects that attempt to improve...
Autori: Cheryl de Boer
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AWARENESS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDE IN THE CONTEXT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WITHIN A KNOWLEDGE-BASED SOCIETY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractSince contemporary economical development trends are not sustainable, and given the fact that public involvement, educationand training are key to a society that aims toward sustainability, it is obvious that the role of education is to trigger and developchanges in the individual’s values system, behavioral patterns, skills, and attitudes. Providing benchmarks in establishing ageneral framework on education for sustainable development represents a key feature, thus making it possible to...
Autori: Carmen Cătălina Ioan, Maria Ileana Carcea
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IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ENFORCEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractEnforcement is a crucial final step in any policy process, including environmental policies. Ideally policy formulation issubsequently implemented and enforced. Enforcement is needed to make sure that the envisioned effects are realized in the end.The questions we put forward in this paper are what the meaning of enforcement is; how enforcement can be put on the politicaland administrative agenda; what difficulties are to be countered when strengthening enforcement at the local level. We...
Autori: , Theo de Bruijn, Vera Vikolainen
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SIMULATION OF PROCESSES IN PAPERMAKING BY WinGEMS SOFTWARE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractThe WINGEMS software is a useful tool in analyzing, mathematical modeling and synthesis of chemical processes. Thissoftware can be applied to simulate various stages of the papermaking process. An example of simulation and modeling ofprocess is presented for paper stock preparation line for papermaking. On the basis of data obtained during process analysis, it ispossible to elaborate a strategy for control and monitoring of technological parameters and, while the efficiency of the proces...
Autori: Corina Măluțan, Theodor Măluţan
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STREET LITTER REDUCTION PROGRAMS IN THE NETHERLANDS: REFLECTIONS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DUTCH LITTER REDUCTION PROGRAM FOR 2007 – 2009. LESSONS FROM A PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractOn a daily basis one is confronted with litter. Most forms of litter are, however, of no concern to people. Nonetheless, litteraccounts for serious economic costs, and causes negative effects to health, safety and biodiversity. Most countries implementlitter reduction policy programs, often in the form of litter collection and penalties for littering. Litter reduction does notnecessarily have to be a government initiative as grassroots and business initiatives have shown; for instance, c...
Autori: , Laura Franco - Garcia, Theo de Bruijn, Thomas Hoppe
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MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT OF EFFLUENTS RESULTING FROM THEIR LANDFILLING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractEU policy on waste management stresses the importance of an integrated approach to waste management, which includesconstruction of waste disposal facilities with prevention of waste generation and recycling, in line with management hierarchy:prevention of waste and its negative impacts; recovery of waste through recycling, reuse, safe final disposal of waste where thereis no possibility of recovery.This paper address the issue of municipal waste management and the impacts generated into ...
Autori: Ana-Maria Şchiopu, Cristina Ghinea
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DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXPERT SYSTEM FOR SURFACE WATER QUALITY MONITORING IN THE CONTEXT OF SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF WATER RESOURCES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractThe paper presents and discusses some aspects concerning the development of an expert system designed for surface watermonitoring in the context of sustainable management of water resources in Romania and neighboring countries. Technicalconsiderations, which are worthy to be included in the analysis of such kind of systems, are addressed: the system structure(number, type and location of hydrometric stations), number and type of measured indicators, transducers and sensors used formeasur...
Autori: Anatolie Iavorschi, B. S. Nanda Kumar, Victor Sontea
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INTER-REGGIO: CONCEPT OF RESTORATION PROJECTS OF LOCAL STREAMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractWorldwide efforts are made to conserve biodiversity, to avoid degradation of ecosystems and not least to restore ecologicalstreams. Ecological restoration is a field which assume multidisciplinary and multisectoral involvements. In the last yearsecological restoration has emerged as an important component of ecosystem management and environmental protection. Manyprojects were planned and implemented to maintain and improve the ecological integrity of streams, by restoring naturalecosyste...
Autori: Cristina Ghinea, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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ADVANCES IN MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS OF ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE SIGNIFICANCE OF HUMAN BODY CAPACITANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThe first part of the paper is focused on actual measurements of Human Body Capacitance (HBC). Even if we have developedthree fundamental key diagrams for factual measurements of this capacitance, we have here detailed and compared only theobtained results for two variants of the method based on the measurement of the influence of a precisely-known capacitance uponthe human (alternative or continuous) potential, with respect to earth.The second part aims to investigate the relationship b...
Autori: Alexandru Salceanu, Eduard Lunca, Oana Beniuga
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INNOVATIVE IMMUNITY TO ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE TESTING METHOD USING THE VERY-FAST TRANSMISSION LINE PULSE CONCEPT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThe transmission line pulse (TLP) method it is one of the most advantageous electrostatic discharge (ESD) testing method forsemiconductor devices. A new factual approach is developed in this paper which is based on TLP method. The new method isnamed “very-fast transmission line pulse” (VF-TLP), having as principal characteristics the very short pulse width and small risetime. The appropriate device under test (DUT) is a gate-grounded (GG) NMOS transistor. The testing signal was applied o...
Autori: Alexandru Salceanu, Ana-Maria Nicuta, Paul Bicleanu
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MODELING DEVICES SENSITIVITY ASSOCIATED TO THE SUSCEPTIBILITY OF ESD PHENOMENA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThe electrostatic discharge (ESD) event is a severe source of interference that can produce damages in any electronic system. Afull-body of an ESD generator is modeled using the Cadence IC 5.3 package software in order to reproduce the referencedischarge current assured by the standard specifications. The factors that introduce electromagnetic radiations into the systemshave also been investigated. Several tests based on proper matches between the parameters of the antenna were computed ...
Autori: Alexandru Salceanu, Ana-Maria Nicuta, Oana Beniuga, Paul Bicleanu
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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE EXTREMELY LOW-FREQUENCY MAGNETIC FIELD EXPOSURE FROM OVERHEAD POWER LINES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThe aim of this study is to carry out a theoretical investigation of the extremely low-frequency (ELF) magnetic fields produced bytypical configurations of overhead power lines of the Romanian power grid. The computation of the magnetic flux density isachieved by the following two approaches: i) using an interactive LabVIEW program developed on fundamental formulas and ii)by numerical modeling with FEMM 4.2, a software package based on the finite-element method. Analytical results are th...
Autori: Alexandru Salceanu, Eduard Lunca, Marcel Istrate
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IMPLEMENTING EUROPEAN METHODOLOGIES TO ASSESS ENVIRONMENTAL ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD LEVELS: SOME DIFFICULTIES AND SOLUTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractDuring the last decade, European methodologies on electromagnetic field measurement and human exposure assessment havebeen extensively developed and improved. At present, there is a large number of complex technical standards dedicated to variousexposure situations. The implementation of the new methodology in the national practice might be difficult, expensive and timeconsuming. Taking into account the methodological change, we analyzed some practical difficulties that might occur and w...
Autori: Cristian Goiceanu, Eugenia Dănulescu, Răzvan Dănulescu, Raluca Dănulescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REPRESENTATION OF 3D ATMOSPHERIC DATA USING A MULTI-STAGE VISUALIZATION PIPELINE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThe representation of relevant information from data generated through atmospheric imaging is of substantial importance toenvironmental sciences, meteorology, as well as in weather hazard predictive models for disaster prevention. As the techniquesfor the acquisition of such data have progressed and grown in complexity, so have the visualization algorithms required to processthe related data and to produce images or animations of the underlying information. To this extent, we present a g...
Autori: Marius Gavrilescu
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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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REAL TIME ELECTROCARDIOGRAM SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR R PEAK DETECTION USING WIGNER AND WAVELET FUNCTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractElectrocardiogram (ECG) signal processing systems must consider various levels of noise/artifacts and develop the techniquesto deal with wide range of noise situations. The authors develop a method based two functions (Wigner and Wavelet),highlighting the importance of selecting one of these functions for signal processing in real-time or off-line case. Making use ofvirtual instrumentation, it was showed that Wigner function can be appropriate for real time monitoring and for mobile devi...
Autori: Marius Branzila, Valeriu David
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WIRELESS MONITORING SYSTEM FOR PATIENTS HAVING CARDIAC PACEMAKERS WITH ATRIAL FIBRILLATION DETECTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThis paper describes an integrated system of wireless temporary pacemakers for remote monitoring of patients suffering fromcardiac arrhythmias, especially atrial fibrillation. The system is built around a low power cardiac pacemaker with wireless datatransmission capability, used for patient monitoring into a limited area. The proposed system is designed to be used in emergencysituations, in healthcare institutes, helping to keep the patient’s heartbeat stable. Each wireless pacemaker at...
Autori: Cristian Rotariu, Hariton Costin
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ANALYSIS OF BRAIN ACTIVITY IN THE CASE OF MAGNETIC FIELD EXPOSURE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThis paper presents some results of the brain electrical activity’s analysis in case of the magnetic stimulation. It was recorded andanalyzed the electroencephalography (EEG) signal during magnetotherapy procedures in abdominal region, considering this factlike as a possible exposure of subject at magnetic field. The recordings of EEG signals are performed on 13 healthy volunteers inthree conditions (before, during and after magnetic stimulation), using three types of sinusoidal pulses. ...
Autori: Călin Corciovă, Doru Andriţoi, Mariana Ciorap, Radu Ciorap, Valeriu David
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RECORDING AND PROCESSING ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY SIGNALS DURING MAGNETOTHERAPY PROCEDURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThis paper presents the results of electrocardiography (ECG) signals recording when the subjects were exposed to magnetotherapy procedure, with different magnetic field pulses. After the time domain and frequency domain representations of therecorded signals, there were trying to recover ECG signals waveforms, especially those during magneto therapy. In order toidentify possible changes in ECG signals during the exposure to magnetic fields, there were also determined the R-R intervalvari...
Autori: Doru Andriţoi, Marius Branzila, Radu Ciorap, Valeriu David
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IDENTIFICATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS BY ANALYZING ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC SIGNAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractIt is already demonstrated that mental or psychological stress can affect human health, since it is a major risk factors for numerouscurrent diseases such as: high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, coronary diseases, stroke, causing often sudden death.These diseases are particularly dangerous in the case of car drivers, since they have to make accurate and fast decisions evenunder stress condition. Frequently, the stress can be detected by different methods with various degrees o...
Autori: Alexandru Păsărică, Cristian Rotariu, Hariton Costin
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A CLEAR SKY IRRADIATION ASSESSMENT USING THE ESRA MODEL AND SRTM DATABASE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThis paper describes a model and an algorithm used to develop a solar radiation database for Romanian territory. In order toobtain this database, two main steps were performed. In the first part, a clear sky solar radiation model was presented, inaccordance with the latest models published in European Solar Radiation Atlas. After this, a digital elevation model has beendeveloped, based on the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission database, which, together with the previously mentioned model,a...
Autori: Ciprian Nemes, Marcel Istrate
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ASSESSMENT OF SYNERGIC REGULATORY ACTIONS OF SPRUCE BARK EXTRACT AND DEUTERIUM DEPLETED WATER ON MAIZE (Zea mays L.) CROPS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThe aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of polyphenolic extract and deuterium depleted water (DDW) as bioregulators inmaize (Zea mays L.) plant cultivation. The aqueous extract obtained from spruce bark (two levels of concentration), pure DDWand DDW in combination with spruce extract were used. The test solutions were applied by spraying and the maize plant growthand alelopatic effect on the development were studied. The following specific plants parameters were monitored: growt...
Autori: Corneliu Tănase, Irina Volf, Valentin I. Popa
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STUDIES ON HEAT RECOVERY FROM CELLULOSIC TEXTILES FINISHING WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractDue to high energy costs and the rising consciousness of energy issues in the textile industry, saving energy became a significantproblem. Since a large amount of the energy required in textile finishing is needed in the form of steam for various processes,recovering wastewater heat has great potential for cost reduction. In this research, it was studied the heat recovery from cellulosictextiles finishing wastewater, based on a case study in a textile company. After examining the wastewa...
Autori: Armand F. Bertea, Gheorghe Condurache, Răzvan Berariu, Romen Butnaru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal - Vol 12, No 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
• STUDIES ON HEAT RECOVERY FROM CELLULOSIC TEXTILES FINISHING WASTEWATER    • ASSESSMENT OF SYNERGIC REGULATORY ACTIONS OF SPRUCE BARK EXTRACT AND DEUTERIUM DEPLETED WATER ON MAIZE (Zea mays L.) CROPS    • LUNG CANCER RISK INDUCED BY RESIDENTIAL RADON IN CLUJ AND ALBA COUNTIES, ROMANIA    • A CLEAR SKY IRRADIATION ASSESSMENT USING THE ESRA MODEL AND SRTM DATABASE    • ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH DYSPHONIA IN PROFESSIONAL VOICE USERS    ...
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EDITORIAL - A SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ECOIMPULS 2012 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, October 25-26, Timisoara, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
The first edition of the International Conference„ECOIMPULS 2012- Environmental Research andTechnology” plans to open a conference seriesdedicated exclusively environmental issues. Thescientific topics are devoted to the on-going research onenvironmental topics regarding: „Environment – apolitical, economic and social responsibility”,„Water in a changing world”, „ZERO – waste cities”and „ Energy – beyond the conventional”.This scientific event aims to bring togetherprofessionals, academics, scie...
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ON THE INFLUENCE OF BED FORMS ON FLOOD LEVELS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractFlood inundation modelling and flood risk mapping are primary cornerstones of flood risk assessment and management.Modelling activities generally assume that the morphology of the conveyance does not change, which certainly is not true foralluvial rivers. River bed elevations can quickly change during flood events. Flood water can induce different bed-forms (ripples,dunes, plain bed, etc.), which affects the flow resistance and as a result the flood water level. As a result integrating t...
Autori: Biswa Bhattacharya, Ioana Popescu, MdShamim Shams
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EMBANKMENT FAILURE MODELING USING THE HR BREACH MODEL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe HR BREACH model is a physically based numerical model for the simulation of breach initiation and formation throughembankment dams, dykes, and flood embankments. The model is used for the analysis of homogenous as well ascomposite/zoned embankments. Simulation can also include the effect of surface protection such as grass or rock blocks. Twobreach failure modes are available: failure by overtopping and failure by piping. Breach growth can proceed through surfaceerosion or head-cut e...
Autori: Andreja Jonoski, Ioana Popescu, Mark Morris, Mohamed Hassan, Tseganeh Gichamo
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ANALYTICS FOR SUPPORTING URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractWater distribution networks are complex systems that require innovative technological solutions enabling an integrated andrational water resource management. This paper presents the application of data analytics approaches on flow and pressure data,continuously measured at crucial points of the network, for improving efficiency of leak localization. The general goal is toreduce time and costs for physical check and consequent rehabilitation activities.Although the general benefits provid...
Autori: Antonio Candelieri, Enza Messina, Francesco Archetti
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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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SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN ROMANIA: CURRENT AND FUTURE ISSUES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractWaste management includes all activities of collection, transport, treatment, recovery and disposal of waste, includingsupervising of such operations. The framework law that regulates waste management activities in Romania is Law no. 27/2007,approving Government Emergency Ordinance no. 61/2006, amending and supplementing Government Emergency Ordinance no.78/2000 on waste regime. This legislation sets the responsibilities for waste management from generation to disposal, thepriorities in ...
Autori: Constantin Mircea Orlescu, Ioana Alina Costescu
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DSA ELECTRODES FOR TREATING PHARMACEUTICAL EFFLUENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractIn the last years many papers have reported about the occurrence of the pharmaceuticals in the surface waters and theirundesirable effects upon the aquatic life. Most of pharmaceuticals pass through the wastewater treatment plants unchangedbecause they are biorefractory compounds and as a result they enter the water bodies. Therefore, it is necessary to improve thebiodegradability of pharmaceuticals effluents (PhEs) before their discharge in the sewerage systems. The aim of this paper wa...
Autori: Carmen Lazău, Florica Manea, Monica Ihos
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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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COMPOSITE MATERIAL BASED ON SILVER-DOPED ZEOLITE AND MULTI-WALL CARBON NANOTUBES FOR HUMIC ACID REMOVAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractIn this paper the synthesis, characterization and testing of composite material based on multi-wall carbon nanotubes and silverdopednatural zeolite (MWCNT-ZAg) has been investigated for humic acid (HA) adsorption. The surface characterization of thecomposite material has been investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM/ EDX) analysis.The Langmuir and Dubinin-Radushkevich (D-R) models fitted the best experimental data informing that adsorption process ofH...
Autori: Aniela Pop, Corina Orha, Florica Manea, Virgil Tiponut
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REMOVAL OF TWO INDUSTRIAL DYES FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS USING HYDROTALCITE-LIKE ANIONIC CLAYS AND THEIR DERIVED MIXED OXIDES AS HIGHLY EFFICIENT PHOTOCATALYSTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractMultifunctional materials based on iron substituted anionic clays and their derived mixed oxides owning specific porousproperties and textural characteristics are synthesized, characterized and tested as photocatalysts in the process of the azo-dyesdegradation from aqueous solutions. The features of X-ray diffraction patterns point out the modification of the lattice parameterswhen Fe3+ is substituted Al3+ in the brucite like layer. N2 adsorption-desorption analysis reveals specific poro...
Autori: Carmen Gherasim, Gabriela Carjă, Magda Puşcaşu, Mihaela Bîrsanu
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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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BENTONITE SYNTHETIC WATER BEHAVIOR DURING COAGULATION-FLOCCULATION PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe aim of this work is to characterize the flocculation process of a bentonite synthetic suspension with characteristics close toBega River from Timisoara, Romania. The time stability of the synthetic suspension was firstly investigated. After a few days ofcontinuous mixing a stable suspension was reached, stability being confirmed by monitoring the main physicochemicalparameters (pH, temperature, turbidity, dissolved organic carbon and initial particle size). In order to determine the ...
Autori: Alain Liné, Cosmina-Mariana Militaru, Ligia Barna, Teodor Todinca
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MAGNETIC FLUID EQUIPMENT FOR SORTING SECONDARY POLYOLEFINS FROM WASTE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe paper presents the research made on the FP7 project „Magnetic Sorting and Ultrasound Sensor Technologies for Productionof High Purity Secondary Polyolefins from Waste” in order to develop a magnetic fluid equipment for sorting of polypropylene(PP) and polyethylene (PE) from polymers mixed waste streams. Because both PP and PE float in water, it is difficult to separateone from the other. The paper presents the principles of inverse magnetic density separation process and the results ...
Autori: Bin Hu, Francesco Di Maio, Guillaume Houzeaux, Liana Baltes, Mircea Tierean, Peter Rem
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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
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CFD MODELING AND SIMULATION OF A SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PILOT PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe hydrodynamics of two equipments from a surface water treatment pilot plant has been investigated through residence timedistribution (RTD) experiments using brine solution as tracer. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) procedure, which isincreasingly utilized to study a wide variety of complex environmental fluid mechanics processes, was used to predict the flowpatterns and other properties of flowing fluids (e.g. velocity, concentration of species etc.). In this work, ANSYS Fluent 14....
Autori: Adina Pacala, Alain Liné, Alexandru-Dan Filep, Cosmina-Mariana Militaru, Teodor Todinca
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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
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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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TECHNICAL, ECONOMICAL, SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF VACUUM SEWAGE SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractIn this paper we analyzed some characteristics of vacuum sewer systems from technical, economical, environmental and socialperspectives. The vacuum sewer systems transport wastewater with lower pressure (p<pat), and are compared to conventionalsewer systems with free level (p = bed) - gravity and under pressure systems (p>pat) - gravity or pumping systems. Vacuumsewer systems are recommended for rural communities and residential neighbourhoods surrounding urban areas, developed ons...
Autori: Corina Panfil, Ion Mirel, Izabella Szigyarto, Monica Isacu
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RECOVERY OF PRECIOUS METALS FROM WASTE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractPrinted circuit boards-PCBs are particularly rich in copper and precious metals. Recoveries of metals in our work started withtests for electrodeposition of Au, Ag and Cu from synthetic solutions on graphite and copper electrodes. Processes were studiedusing cyclic voltammetry in ranges: (-1200)-500 mV and (-800)-(-200) mV and (-400)-1400 mV. Different supportingelectrolytes like: H2SO4 0.5M, HCl 0.1M and HNO3 0.1M were used. Electrodeposition of studied metals from real solutions wasfol...
Autori: Adina Căta, Cristian Tănasie, Daniel Boc, Firuţa Fiţigau, Mariana Nela Stefănuţ, Paula Sfîrloagă, Raluca Pop, Zoltan Űrmösi
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CHALLENGES FOR 2D WATER QUALITY MODELLING OF LAKE TAIHU IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractLake Taihu is a shallow, wind-driven lake where eutrophication is always a serious problem. The study presented hereininvestigates the effect of wind on the eutophication of the lake, by using a two-dimensional (2D) hydrodynamic model coupledwith a 2D water quality model. The 2D water quality model looks in particular at the water quality situation of Lake Taihu in theyear 2008 and predicts future changes in the algae bloom situation. The Delft3D modelling tool was used to build thehydro...
Autori: Arthur Mynett, Chao Yue, Ioana Popescu, Leo Postma, Quan Pan
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HUMAN HEALTH RELATED TO IODINE ENVIRONMENTAL OCCURRENCE AND ITS DEFICIENCY IN WATER AND FOOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractIodine is essential for the synthesis of thyroid hormones which are extremely important in the process of growth and developmentof human body. The effects of iodine deficiency implies thyroid enlargement (goiter) and others disturbances so called iodinedeficiency disorders (IDD). The iodine deficiency is an ancient but still existing problem with medical and environmentalconnotation. Soil and water from various regions worldwide are iodine deficient. This problem is aggravated by defores...
Autori: Carmen Vulpoi, Cristina Cristea, Cristina Preda, Letitia Leustean, Maria Christina Ungureanu, Maria Gavrilescu, Voichita Mogos
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PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN ROMANIA: ISSUES, EXPECTATIONS AND ACTUAL INVOLVEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractWater and its sustainable use is closely connected to developments in other fields, such as industry, agriculture and services,energy, nature conservation and health. The pressures imposed by the higher water demands, quality of discharges and climatechange raise new water challenges which can be overcome only by coordinated efforts of multiple stakeholders throughcooperation and participatory processes.This study presents how public participation – within the context of integrated water...
Autori: Carmen Teodosiu, George Bârjoveanu, Joanne Vinke-de Kruijf
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Spirulina platensis AS BIOSORBENT OF ZINC IN WATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractZinc is an important metal for humans and the environment. Its intensive application in industry has led to water and soilcontamination. A lot of microorganisms both unicellular and multicellular can be applied for removal of metals from theenvironment. The process of zinc adsorption by cyanobacteria Spirulina platensis biomass was investigated. The concentrationsof 0.34 mM and 3.4 mM of ZnSO4·7H2O were used. The process of biosorption of zinc was studied during 1-hour experiment.To dete...
Autori: Gheorghe Duca, Inga Zinicovscaia, Liliana Cepoi, Marina V. Frontasyeva, Sergey S. Pavlov, Svetlana F. Gundorina, Tatiana Chiriac, Valeriu Rudic
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RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY APPLIED FOR THE OPTIMIZATION OF REACTIVE BLACK 5 DISCOLORATION IN A FENTON-LIKE PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThere are many treatment methods used to remove color from textile wastewater, and Fenton oxidation, a well known AdvancedOxidation Process is one of the most efficient. Apart of Fe(II), other metal ions have been used as catalysts in Fenton’s Reagent,and Cu(II) proved to be a good alternative.In this study the effect of the concentration of dye, catalyst and hydrogen peroxide were studied and optimized for thediscoloration process of Reactive Black 5 using a Fenton-like process, H2O2/Cu...
Autori: Andrei-Petru Bertea, Armand-Florin Bertea, Romen Butnaru
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A NEW CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION BASED ON FRACTAL PHILOSOPHY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe expression „environmental decision” cannot be explained or summarized by a simple formula containing all the ideasfocused on it.This paper aims to develop a conceptual framework for environmental decision (at organizations level) using fractal paradigmphilosophy in its construction, with the purpose to bring order and simplicity for this type of decision. The study is based on theanalysis of several environmental documentations (existing at the level of large organizations located in...
Autori: Abdessamad Kobi, Christian Robledo, Ionuţ Viorel Herghiligiu, Mihaela Luminiţa Lupu
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PHYTOEXTRACTION OF HEAVY METALS FROM INDUSTRIALLY POLLUTED ZONE USING Lolium perenne AND Lemna minor
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe paper intends to contribute to the stages of bioremediation technologies elaboration, by means of experiments and efficiencydemonstrations of adequate biological depollution and ecological reconstruction methods. During the 2009-2011 period, heavymetals and metalloids, etc phytoextraction tests were performed with Lolium perenne L, from tailing samples collected fromwaste heaps and tailings dams of the mining exploitations (Rodna, Bistriţa–Năsăud, Fundu-Moldovei, Sucea...
Autori: Alexandru Crihan, Alin Bolonyi, Bianca Malschi Florian, Cecilia Roman, Dana Malschi, Dorian Brăhaiţa, George Ghira, , Marin Şenilă, Mirela Miclean
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WEB-BASED FLOOD INFORMATION SYSTEM: CASE STUDY OF SOMESUL MARE, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThis paper presents research into conceptualisation, design and implementation of an innovative web-based virtual environmentfor flood information sharing and dissemination. A system intended to be used by flood management authorities and potentiallyaffectedcitizens is demonstrated. Latest technological advances for collection, archiving and sharing of environmental data usingweb-based Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) are used for system implementation. Flood-related data and models are...
Autori: Adrian Almoradie, Andreja Jonoski, Dimitri Solomatine, Florin Stoica, Ioana Popescu
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EDITORIAL - A SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TO ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROSPECTS IN HYDROTECHNICAL, GEODESY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
In 2012, the Faculty of Hydrotechnics,Geodesy and Environmental Engineering of The"Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi,Romania celebrated 50 years of education in the fieldof hydraulic engineering at the Polytechnic Instituteof Iasi.In 1948, in the same time with the EducationReform in Romania, in Galati, the Faculty ofHidrology was founded. At the same time, studentswho were attending the Rural EngineeringSpecialization in Bucharest were also transferred tothe new established Faculty....
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CHARACTERIZATION OF CERTAIN SOIL PROCESSES USING SOFTWARE-BASED MODELING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractSimulations using computer models require detailed knowledge of all processes in the soil. Mohid Land is an important modelingprogram developed by a research team from Lisbon. It is a continuous, distributed, variable time step watershed that is grouping 4compartments and water moves through them. In this paper, the authors discuss the procedure applied for modeling using Mohidprogram and the results obtained during simulation of the behaviour of a type of soil....
Autori: Adriana N. Unguraşu, Cristina E. Iurciuc, Daniela F. Anei,
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ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF RIVERBED DESIGN ON WATER QUALITY – THE CASE STUDY OF BAHLUI RIVER, IAŞI, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractIn 2010 in the area of Iasi city, Romania started the “Water-course regulation of Bahlui River, County of Iaşi” a project which inits first phase of development. It has as the main purpose to improve stream flow capacity and to guarantee the defending againstflood. Also, the project aim at developing a section of approximately 2.5 km located between the Stone Bridge (km 14+073) andTudor Vladimirescu Bridge (km 11+615) for recreational purposes. In order to obtain water storage, it i...
Autori: Catrinel-Raluca Giurma-Handley, Costel Boariu, , Tomi-Alexăndrel Hrăniciuc
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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, ,
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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
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NUMERICAL MODELLING OF CHLORINE DISTRIBUTION IN AN URBAN WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractA simplified numerical model of the water distribution network of a medium sized town (with 30,000 inhabitants), of elongatedshape, was implemented in EPANET. The decay of chlorine residual concentration in the above mentioned network was studied,using the extended time analysis capabilities of EPANET, for a 3 days period. The water supply system, composed of one tank, 86pipes and 52 nodes is driven by gravity. The chlorine is injected at the tank with a constant concentration amount. Th...
Autori: Andrei-Mugur Georgescu, Sanda-Carmen Georgescu
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CALCULATION OF DISTANCE BETWEEN DRAINS IN MULTILAYER (INHOMOGENEOUS) GROUND IN PERMANENT FLOW REGIME
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThere is no analytical method for calculating the distance between drains placed in multilayer (heterogeneous) ground operating inpermanent flow regime in the literature. The calculation method proposed in the paper, for this situation, is based on the equationelaborated by Ernst for a bilayer ground with drains whose centers are on the borderline between hydrogeological layers. Thepaper presents the calculation model, the equation specific to the situation and the considerations on all ...
Autori: Dragoş Cojocaru, Ioan Cojocaru, Paula Cojocaru
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ANALYSIS OF DEFORMATIONS IN CARTOGRAPHIC PROJECTIONS USED IN CADASTRAL WORKS PERFORMED IN THE CITY OF IASI
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe geodetic, photogrammetric and topographic works necessary for the introduction of cadastre were performed in the city ofIasi in a series of various coordinate systems depending of the cartographic projections used in different periods of time. In a firstphase (1951-1973) the creation and the organization of topographical plans relied on the coordinate system of the LocalStereographic Projection - Iasi with the central point at Golia and the Gauss - Krüger Conformal Transverse Cylindr...
Autori: Adrian Popia, Ersilia Oniga, Valeriu Moca
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METRIC AND NON-METRIC CAMERAS CALIBRATION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF REAL-TIME MONITORING PROCESS RESULTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractIn recent years non-metric digital cameras have known a great development, being used in wide applications, such as: real timemonitoring and preservation of cultural heritage, the shoreline dynamics study, the wave movement for costal protection, soilerosion, etc. Clasic photogrammetry with the use of metric cameras are still of great use in areas such as architecture andenvironmental imaging. An old problem occurs when we want to extract metric information from our environment using clo...
Autori: Ersilia Oniga, Maximilian Diac
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EFFECTS OF HEAVY METALS ON Lepidium sativum GERMINATION AND GROWTH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractBasic principles for assessing phytotoxicity are the same whether the test compound is a heavy metal, herbicide, fungicide,insecticide or other toxic compounds. The difference lies not in the method of evaluation, but in the experimental program andworking methodology.In this paper the phytotoxic effects of heavy metals, Cr (VI) and Cd (II) on plants germination and growth were studied. Stocksolutions of the two heavy metals were prepared at a concentration of 1000 mg/L, in distilled wat...
Autori: Dana Luminiţa Sobariu, , Maria Gavrilescu, Mariana Diaconu, Vasile Lucian Pavel
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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
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STUDY ON GLOBAL DIMMING GENERATED BY ATMOSPHERIC AEROSOLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe global diming means a gradual reduction on the earth's surface of global direct irradiance. The global dimming blocks thesunlight that would otherwise cause evaporation, thereby interacting with the global warming. In order to determine somecharacteristics confirming the global dimming were conducted a series of measurements of temperature and luminosity in Iasi.The purpose of the study was to link the urban pollution to the decrease in the solar luminosity during the time of a month...
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DETERMINATION OF ANNUAL AVERAGE TURBIDITY IN A RIVER SECTION USING EMPIRIC RELATIONSHIPS BASED ON GIS TECHNIQUES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe design of hydrotechnical constructions requires knowing certain hydrological quantities necessary for their dimensioning.The annual average turbidity is one of these quantities. The issue is that, in some river sections direct observations andmeasurements do not exist regarding this hydrological quantity, so that different empirical relationships developed by variousauthors based on long observations and measurements are applied, such as that developed by Poliakov. Turbidity depends ...
Autori: Ilinca Dinu, , Tomi-Alexăndrel Hrăniciuc
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RESOURCE CONSERVATION IN SANITARY PAPER MANUFACTURING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractTraditionally, sanitary papers are obtained from virgin cellulosic fibers. Because the production of virgin fibers requires largequantity of wood it is an unsustainable process. In addition, virgin fiber pulp is expensive and deficient, being unattractive forpaper producers. Using of virgin fiber is a waste, because sanitary papers cannot be recovered. Due to the fact that the price ofsanitary papers must be as low as possible, the paper mills focused on the use of recovered fiber as raw...
Autori: Dan Gavrilescu, Iftimi Viorel, Roxana Vlase
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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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ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT APPLIED IN THE ASSESSMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractConstruction and demolition waste (C&DW) are the result of inefficient and unsustainable use of natural resources and energy inproduction processes and other human activities, leading to economic losses. In this paper, the Ecological Footprint (EF), as a newindicator and methodology in environmental sustainability assessment was used to calculate where and how the humans induceimpacts on the environment, in particular due to the generation of C&DW. Ecological footprint makes a re...
Autori: Alessandra Bonoli, Cristina Ghinea, Isabela Maria Simion, Maria Gavrilescu, Nicolae Taranu, Sebastian George Maxineasa
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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
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MAPPING NITRATE LEVELS IN GROUNDWATER USING GIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThis paper is an analysis of a case study which entails the assessment of pollution degree with nitrate in the Prut river basin, byanalysing 23 wells. The novelty of this work is the use of modeling done by GIS techniques, namely the Digital Terrain Model(DTM) interpolation technique, to obtain further information starting from discrete information.In the present paper, we emphasized the increasing tendency of nitrates and nitrites content in the underground waters, in directcorrelation ...
Autori: Florian Statescu, Gabriela Biali, Lucian Vasile Pavel
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PRELIMINARY TRIAL APPLICATION OF BIOLOGICAL DESULFONATION IN ANAEROBIC DIGESTORS FROM PIG FARMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThis paper describes preliminary tests carried out in treatment plants serving two different pig farms in Northern Italy, in order toassess the feasibility of implementing biological sulphur removal from biogas produced by anaerobic digestion processes. Thisnormally consists of mixture of CH4, CO2, and other gases; in the presence of sulphur, H2S is also formed, which must beremoved prior to the gas use in thermal engines, to avoid corrosion phenomena. Sulphur removal in the plants consi...
Autori: Andrea G. Capodaglio, Arianna Callegari, Vincenzo Torretta
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APPLICATION OF GIS TECHNIQUE IN LAND EVALUATION FOR AGRICULTURAL USES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to analyze the opportunity of GIS technique implementation for the research of agricultural landsquality. Taking into account that the factors which determine the quality of agricultural lands have a spatial distribution, weconsidered that the complex activities (especially on large surfaces) can be better done within the framework of an informationsystem. Compared to other methods applied for assessing the productive potential of agricultural lands, the GIS ...
Autori: Florian Statescu, Gabriela Biali
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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ISSUES IN FOOD INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractOne of the main objectives of S.C. AVI-TOP S.A. Războieni – Iasi management is the implementation and continuousimprovement of a functional environmental management system in accordance with European standards and their integration intothe unit’s management systems. Environmental management strategy at S.C. AVI-TOP S.A. Războieni – Iasi aims to achieve abalance between economic and environmental protection outcomes, directing all activities towards eliminating pollution. Thepap...
Autori: Aurel Chiran, Benedicta Drobotă, Elena Gindu, Monica-Ionela Pandelea
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ISOTHERM AND KINETIC STUDIES OF RESIDUAL OIL ADSORPTION FROM PALM OIL MILL EFFLUENT (POME) USING BOILER FLY ASH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThe removal of residual oil from palm oil mill effluent (POME) using boiler fly ash was studied in this paper, with focus on theadsorption isotherms and kinetic studies by measuring the residual oil concentration using UV-spectrophotometer. The percentresidual oil adsorbed decreased from 80% to 5% as contact time was increased from 10 mins to 120 mins but increased from2.74% to 72.98% as initial concentration of residual oil increased from 0.04812 mg/L to 0.2406 mg/L. Pseudo-second order...
Autori: Jude C. Igwe, Stella N. Anioke, Uche Arukwe
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DEVELOPMENT OF A TOOL FOR INDUSTRIAL ATMOSPHERIC EMISSION MANAGEMENT IN THE APULIA REGION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractAtmospheric emission inventories are useful tools to support informed decision making in air quality management. In theframework of Apulia Region emission inventory, a tool for the industrial atmospheric emission management called TerritorialEmissions Cadastre (CET) was developed. CET is a Web-based system able to store all data related to the industrial plants and toperform spatial queries; its components are used for synchronizing, exporting and querying the underlined database. CET al...
Autori: Eleonora Andriani
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STATISTICAL DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS FOR THE Cr(VI) ADSORPTION ON WEED Salvinia cucullata
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractExperiments were designed to optimize the Cr(VI) adsorption on Salvinia cucullata. The significance of different adsorptionparameters along with their combined effect on the adsorption process has been established. A regression equation wasformulated by representing percentage of Cr(VI) adsorption as a function of different independent variables such as contact time,pH, adsorbate concentration and adsorbent dose. The insignificant terms were assessed through student ‘t’ test and are remo...
Autori: Saroj Sundar Baral
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CHEMOMETRIC CLASSIFICATION OF ADVANCED OXIDATION PROCESSES FOR THE DEGRADATION OF PHARMACEUTICALS AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThe present study was focused to classify various advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) to degrade sixteen commonpharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs). The classification was based on the degradation rate constant (h-1).Chemometric techniques like principal component analysis (PCA) and cluster analysis (CA) were used to classify AOPs whichcan efficiently degrade a certain class of PPCPs. The bipolt based on first two principal components (PCs) of PCA modelidentified two distin...
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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
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SPEED DISTRIBUTION INFLUENCE IN ROAD TRAFFIC NOISE PREDICTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractIn road traffic noise issues, experimental measurements are a relevant element in order to understand the problem and to adjustmodels. Sometimes, when measurements are not possible or in the designing phase, prediction models are used to perform anestimation of the equivalent level produced by a road infrastructure. Usually models parameters are obtained by a statistical datafit and thus they are related to the area where measurements have been performed. These models are suitable for st...
Autori: Gerardo Iannone
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EXPERIMENTAL STUDY AND NUMERICAL MODELLING OF THE WATER/OZONE CONTACT SYSTEM IN BUBBLE COLUMNS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThe ozone oxidation and disinfection stages constitute important technological phases in the modern systems of water treatment,both as unitary stages as integrated ones into systems that use advanced oxidation processes (AOP). More than half of thewater/ozone contact systems used nowadays in the water treatment plants are based on systems of contact in the bubble column.This work here aims at experimentally analysing, in terms of scale, a water-ozone contact system in the bubble column a...
Autori: Sorin Claudiu Ulinici
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ELECTROCOAGULATION-TiO2 PHOTO-ASSISTED COMBINED SYSTEM APPLIED TO METHYL ORANGE WASTEWATER REMOVAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractCombined electrocoagulation (EC) and homogeneous phase TiO2 photo-assisted system were applied to methyl orange (MO)wastewater treatment. Optimum including current density, initial concentration of MO, TiO2 concentration, pH, solutionconductivity and electrode distance were investigated. 98% decolorization (initial concentration = 500 mg/L) was achieved in 30min with a current density of 125 A/m2, electrode distance of 2.5 cm, electrolyte KCl concentration of 0.5 g/L, initial pH of 6.86,...
Autori: Yi Zhang
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ASSESSMENT OF MACROMYCETES USING FOURIER TRANSFORM INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY AND CHEMOMETRICS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractEight species of macromycetes which grow in phytocoenosis from “Călimani National Park” (Eastern Carpathians, Romania)have been analysed using Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Among the analysed species, five species are beingconsidered edible (Clitopilus prunulus, Pleurotus eryngii, Macrolepiota rhacodes, Lacaria laccata and Suillus luteus) and threespecies are being considered toxic (Lyophyllum connatum, Paxillus involutus şi Gyromitra infula). The results of f...
Autori: Aurel Pui
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR TRADITIONAL VERSUS RECYCLED ROAD ASPHALT MIXTURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThe evaluation of the environmental impact of transport infrastructure entails a complex characterization of factors, attitudes andconsequences. In the frame of an ecologically friendly approach, sustainable alternatives and solutions for road asphaltpavements production and exploitation must be identified. A comparative evaluation of the environmental impact for recycledand traditional road pavements asphalt mixtures, expressed as the amount of equivalent carbon dioxide, per ton of mixt...
Autori: Alina Mihaela Nicuţă
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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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EDITORIAL - A SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION, SAFETY ENGINEERING AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
The ELSEDIMA International Conference on “Environmental Legislation, Safety Engineering and Disaster Management” held its 9th edition in 2012. This edition was organized by the “Babeş-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca - Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering, together with the Ministry of Administration and Interior - General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South – Eastern Europe and S.C. I...
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ASSESSING THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY OF THE VENICE LAGOON WATERS USING THE E-QUALITY SOFTWARE TOOL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract According to the Water Frameword Directive the classification of water bodies environmental quality and the achievement of “good status” by 2015 are requested for all the European aquatic environment, including transitional waters such as coastal lagoons. Although progresses have been done and many results have been achieved, several aspects of the WFD implementation can be further improved and current limitations are more evident for some categories of water bodies such a...
Autori: Andrea Critto
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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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EFFECT OF BATCH TIME ON THE PARETO OPTIMAL OPERATING SOLUTIONS FOR A CHEMICAL REACTOR BASED ON FAILURE PROBABILITY INDICES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Recently, a new failure probability index was introduced that characterizes the operation of highly sensitive chemical reactors (i.e. when highly exothermic / hazardous reactions are conducted). Based on this, the current paper exemplifies the application of the risk analysis methodology proposed to generate the Pareto optimal operating solutions accounting for reactor productivity maximization (product yield) and probabilistic risk minimization. The multi-objective optimi...
Autori: Anca Dan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TRIHALOMETHANES VARIATION IN URINE UNDER DIFFERENT CONDITIONS OF HUMAN EXPOSURE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Known as the most important byproducts of water disinfection with chlorigen chemicals, trihalomethanes (THMs) are incriminated in causing severe effects upon human health. The exposure pathways that can lead to potentially significant uptake of THMs include for adults ingestion of tap water and inhalation of THMs in vapor phase resulting from bathing, showering and washing. The purpose of this paper is the exposure assessment to THMs through ingestion, inhalation and derma...
Autori: Anca Elena Gurzău
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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ROMANIAN SURFACE WATER QUALITY: TARNAVA MARE RIVER BETWEEN MEDIAS AND COPSA MICA CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract A set of 500 water samples collected from various sites of Tarnava Mare River, between Medias and Copsa Mica were analyzed, during three years (2010-2012). The physicochemical parameters like: temperature, pH, electrical conductivity (EC), total dissolved solids (TDS), salinity, calcium (Ca2+), magnesium (Mg2+), sodium (Na+), lead (Pb2+), chloride (Cl-), sulfate (SO4 2-), ammonium (NH4 +), nitrite (NO2 -) and nitrate (NO3 -) were determined. The results were co...
Autori: Ioana Piştea
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RISK-BASED ANALYSIS OF AN INDUSTRIAL ROMANIAN SITE HISTORICALLY CONTAMINATED WITH HEAVY METALS AND TOTAL PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Contaminated land is a major problem and its remediation costs in Europe and the USA exceed €550 billion; however, rehabilitation proceeds only at a slow pace. The normally high cost of remediation, along with the inefficient use of the available funds, gives rise to a need for a method of effectively allocating remediation funds. Risk assessment based techniques sustain the decision-making process regarding contaminated sites rehabilitation, along with cost/benefit analys...
Autori: Ileana-Codruţa Stezar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract The environmental impact assessment has gained a very important role in the decision making regarding different projects, investments, actions and proposals. The environmental impact assessment is a systematic process which deals with the consequences of the future developments in advance. The methodology of the assessment includes several techniques. The quantitative methods focus on the evaluation of the impacts by assigning importance values to the environmental paramet...
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SAFETY LEVELS REACHED BY REINFORCED SOIL STRUCTURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract The paper deals with reinforced soil structures used in critical infrastructures for ecological landfills. During the last 17 years in Romania 28 such landfills were completed. Romania is however a country where strong earthquakes often occur. About 60% of its territory feels the seismic actions which combine with the existing ones. During earthquakes in the massive structures of landfills, huge inertial forces are developing. Due to uncontrolled movements and deformations...
Autori: Cristina Feodorov
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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MONITORING THE QUALITY OF THE SLUDGE RESULTED FROM DOMESTIC WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF RISK FACTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Monitoring the quantity of the sludge resulted from domestic wastewater treatment is a current concern in Romania due to the necessity to reduce any risk. This paper discusses the results of monitoring and examination of sludge deposited temporarily in a domestic wastewater treatment plant (5000 people equivalent) from qualitative point of view, following the analysis of the physical-chemical parameters: pH, total solids, specific resistance to filtration, humidity and den...
Autori: Casen Panaitescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY ON RECYCLING FEASIBILITY OF ACTIVATED GLASS FROM WEEE EQUIPMENT TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract The main purpose of this paper is to identify, highlight and analyze the recycling possibilities for the activated glass derived from the treatment of the cathode ray tubes (CRT) waste equipment and to demonstrate the recycling viability, economical and environment protection efficiency. A total of 95 pieces of waste electronic equipments (TVs and PC monitors) were processed and a number of five TVs and five PC monitors from the ‘95s were analyzed. Significant quantitie...
Autori: Antoanela Popovici
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MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF THERMAL DESORPTION USING LINEAR REGRESSION ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract The article presents the development of a mathematical model concerning thermal desorption in a tubular electric furnace, using the linear regression analysis principle. With a range of experimental data obtained from some laboratory tests on water evaporation plus pollutant (Hexaclorocyclohexane - HCH), evaporation resulting from the application of thermal desorption on some soil samples; a mathematical model was developed to calculate the mass of substance evaporated fro...
Autori: Calin Vasile Prodan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY FOR NON-COMPLIANT LANDFILLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract This paper presents a proposal for measurements and interpretation of gaseous emissions from the municipal landfills, especially for non-compliant sites. Based on the measurements made on the Pata Rat landfill, Cluj-Napoca, a methodology for interpreting the results is presented, in order to assess current energy potential of the deposit. Measurements are the main basis for determining the energy potential of the deposit. By applying the methodology for determining the ene...
Autori: Michaela Bianca Vac Soporan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GREEN MARKETING - FACTOR OF COMPETITIVENESS IN RETAILING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Over the last years an increasing number of retailers have undertaken green marketing-specific actions with the purpose of not only bolstering their reputation but also of improving their awareness, increasing their trust or enhancing the target groups’ appeal for the company. These actions/measures will eventually exert a positive effect on how customers perceive retailers. Once a proper, positive and proactive image has been developed in consumers’ mind, the chance of ga...
Autori: Dan-Cristian Dabija
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FUZZY-BASED CLUSTERING OF EPICENTERS AND STRONG EARTHQUAKE-PRONE AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract An original Discrete Perfect Sets (DPS) algorithm was developed and applied to clustering of earthquake epicenters with M≥3.0 in California. The obtained clusters correspond well with the locations of the epicenters of strong earthquakes with M≥6.5. This fact allows considering them as earthquake-prone areas for the magnitude M≥6.5. We compared the obtained clusters with the areas recognized in 1976 using Earthquake-Prone Areas (EPA) method. The compariso...
Autori: Alexei Gvishiani
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPROVING MANAGEMENT OF RISKS AND NATURAL DISASTERS BY REGIONAL GIS DISTRIBUTED APPLICATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract The aim of this paper is to provide a framework for the improvement of the processes involving risks evaluation and management evaluation in Central East Moldavian Region, considering the occurrence of natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, forest fires and landslides. Consequently, a GIS application has been developed in order to graphically reflect and analyze these risks. The studies on the targeted region would be a starting point to further extensions to othe...
Autori: Iulian Furdu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BEHAVIOUR OF SOLID PARTICLES ON A FLAT OSCILLATING SURFACE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract In many industrial applications most of the solid particles are separated by size and for this purpose there are used the oscillating sieves. The separation process based on sieves is a complex one and it depends on several factors, such as the properties of solid particles submitted to the separation process and on the operating regimes of the separating equipment. We have studied the separation process of the behaviour of solid particles on a flat oscillating surface...
Autori: Ovidiu Bontas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFICIENCY OF FILTERS WITH DIFFERENT FILTERING MATERIALS: COMPARATIVE STUDY IN WATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract In order to accomplish the water quality standards required for a specific use, the continental surface water is treated through a sequence of operations and unit processes. The treatment technological flowsheets carry out, partially or totally, the removal of various pollutants, every treatment step being used for improving one or more qualitative parameter. The treatment scheme is specific to water source type and water use. One of the basic operations for water treatmen...
Autori: Oana Tirtoacă Irimia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPROVING FOOD SECURITY USING GIS DATABASE FOR MECHANIZED RICE FARMS MANAGEMENT IN NORTHWESTERN COTE D’IVOIRE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Agriculture is an axis of socio-economic development of the area of Denguele, Cote d’Ivoire. The evaluation of a project carried out as part of an agricultural campaign requires the handling of large amounts of heterogeneous data for effective monitoring. The design of an appropriate management tool is needed to organize and communicate information useful for decision making. The aim of this work is to provide a useful tool for a better management of information related to...
Autori: Arthur Brice Konan-Waidhet
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MACRO AND ULTRA-MICRO SCALE CHANGES OF RAPESEED SEED