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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

Alternative energy sources in transition countries. The case of bioenergy in Ukraine
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 1
AbstractDuring the transition to a market economy, many countries with a planned economy in Central and Eastern Europe face similar challenges when the established socio-economic systems and infrastructures deemed inefficient in a market economy. Also new issues are being raised by the trends of globalization and the vision of sustainable development. In the energy sector the challenges raised by the Kyoto Protocol and its implementation mechanisms are especially interesting, because they are in...
Autori: Andrius Plepys, Giulia Gervasoni, Jean-Philippe Boutin, Kes McCormick, Kristin Seyboth, Luis Mundaca, Marko Ratton, Patrick Lamers, Robert Hlep
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25104

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

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

Assessing the potential of wind power in Romania within Kyoto targets
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
The Kyoto target for Romania was to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 8 % from the 1989 levels. The 1989 emissions were around 260 million tones. In 2000 the net CO2 emission - some 125 million tones - were 54% of the net CO2 emission in the reference year -1989, leaving some 115 million tones as a reserve or as a tradable resource to other countries that can not met their Kyoto targets. Assuming that Romania will sell 100 millions tones of its extra quota in accordance to Article 17 under ...
Autori: Ciprian Sebastian Munteanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25129

Sustainability evaluation of an urban residential settlement
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
AbstractThe Kyoto target for Romania was to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 8 % from the 1989 levels. The 1989 emissions werearound 260 million tones. In 2000 the net CO2 emission - some 125 million tones - were 54% of the net CO2 emission in the reference year -1989, leaving some 115 million tones as a reserve or as a tradable resource to other countries that can not met their Kyoto targets. Assuming that Romania will sell 100 millions tones of its extra quota in accordance to Article 17...
Autori: Koshy Varghese, L. S. Ganesh,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25130

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

Electrical properties of SnO2-Pt/Al2O3 in reduction atmosphere
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractCatalysts having mobile electrons in bulk such as metals and semiconductors are good solid materials for red/ox type of reaction (oxidation) and can be effectively used in gas sensing devices as well. The aims of this work were: (i) to investigate the surface behavior of Pt(0.28%)/Al2O3 and SnO2(2.94%)-Pt(0.28%)/Al2O3 samples in inert atmosphere (He) and in reducing atmosphere containing helium-cyclopropane gas mixture under ambient condition (i.e., room temperature, atmospheric pressure...
Autori: , Cornel Munteanu, Jozsef Kovacs, Mariana Scurtu, Monica Caldararu, Tatiana Yuzhakova
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25146

Keynote Lectures Energy from municipal solid waste: large-scale incineration or small-scale pyrolysis?
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractMunicipal solid waste (MSW) management is an important and challenging issue for sustainable development. It is also one of themost controversial problems and a subject of an ongoing debate between different interested parties. A particularly controversial issue is MSW incineration (with or without energy recovery) which has in many countries become a socially unacceptable option for dealing with solid waste. On the other hand, the increasing amounts of waste each year demand immediate a...
Autori: Adisa Azapagic
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25147

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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http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25150

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25153

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. 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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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25167

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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http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25173

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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http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25176

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 3 Nr. 3 (I)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 3Nr. 3
Contain all the articles from this issueICEEM /02 PLENARY SESSION:"Environmental Engineering and Management in the Context of Sustainable Development"Green technology foresight of high technology: Hype of potentials - The challenges from nanotechnology, Biotechnology and ICTMichael S?¸gaard J?¸rgensenIntrinsic properties of noble metals in catalytic selective reduction of NO by propene in lean burn conditionsAnne Giroir-Fendler, Helleh Saadallah, Adela HaletaICEEM/02 - ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25178

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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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25198

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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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25200

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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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25206

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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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25209

Nonmarket valuation of acequias: Stakeholder analysis
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractFrom a traditional market economy perspective, the productivity attained when water and land is used for acequias is much lower than the productivity achieved when applying these same resources to urban and industrial uses. An analysis of key stakeholders has indicated that there are cultural and environmental attributes of acequia agriculture landscapes that are not captured in the market-assigned value of acequias. This analysis revealed the motivations behind the value placed on acequ...
Autori: Joseph Ulibarri, Steven Archambault
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25212

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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25218

Synthesis, characterization and catalytic reduction of NOx emissions over LaMnO3 Perovskite
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThe perovskite structure was synthesized by sol-gel method type citrate. Three perovskite LaMnO3 samples were obtained after calcination and were characterized by XRD, XPS and TPR. The catalytic testing was carried out in SCR-HC equipment (HC=C3H6 and C3H6 respectively) in presence and also in absence of oxygen atmosphere. The results pointed out a good activity in NOx reduction but only in oxygen absence. As it was expecting, LaMnO3 perovskite has shown a good activity for hydrocarbons ...
Autori: Helmut Papp, Ion Balasanian, Liliana-Mihaela Chirilă, Wladimir Suprun
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25222

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,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25224

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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25226

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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25236

Carbon dioxide generation - implications for romanian pulp and paper industry
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
AbstractAs a member of the European Union, and as part of the Kyoto Protocol, Romania has the obligation to implement environmental legislation regarding greenhouse gases (GHG) and to take appropiate actions for emissions reduction. The paper deals with Romanian GHG legislation and with its requirements concerning monitoring, reporting and reduction of GHG emissions, within the field of pulp and paper manufacturing....
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25246

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

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

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

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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http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25378

Remediation techniques for contaminated soils
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractSoil pollution causes significant damage to the environment and human health as a result of their mobilities and solubilities.Significant progress has been made in regulating soil pollution, with a parallel development of methodologies for soil assessmentand remediation. The selection of the most appropriate soil and sediment remediation method depend on site characteristics, concentration, type of pollutants to be removed, and the end use of the contaminated medium. The approach include...
Autori: Attar Singh Sheoran, Poonia Poonam, Vimla Sheoran
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25291

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

Environmental issues from an economic perspective
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe paper discusses some aspects concerning environmental issues considered from an economic perspective, since economic globalization as well as ecological globalization follows new ways of conditioning each other. In the past the most important thing was the impact of the environmental protection pressure - soil deterioration, water system, the atmosphere and the forests - uponeconomical perspectives. In the recent past years the society had to face the quick growth of the economical i...
Autori: Ionel Bostan, Petru Condrea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25316

Management of waste in rural areas of Gorj county, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractOn the top of the ecological priority list in Romania, waste management is on the third place following the problems regarding the surface and underground water pollution, as well as that of the atmosphere. The clean-up of the landscape represents an issue largely discussed in Romania. The paper presents the advantages of waste management for the landscape, which includes: waste gathering and transfer, waste selection, waste biological treatment and the storage.Some analyses of the const...
Autori: Camelia Capatana, Claudia Maria Simonescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25331

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

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25344

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25352

Solid waste management practices in Penang state: A review of current practices and the way forward
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractSolid waste management problems proved to be complex in origin and in solution. The rapid economic development and population growth experienced by the State of Penang, Malaysia have resulted in a tremendous increase in the quantities and types of solid wastes generated. Domestic solid waste is the most visible consequence of this economic development. However, considerable amounts of this waste could be recycled and reutilized if separated. This paper reviews the current status of solid...
Autori: Abdelnaser Omran, Abdelsalam O. El-Amrouni, Abdul Hamid Pakir, , Latifa K. Suliman, Mahyuddin Ramli
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GHG emissions evaluation from fossil fuel with CCS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractA present challenge for research is to determine how to use the combination of oil, gas and coal most efficiently with the minimum environmental damage. In this paper the authors have compared technologies to produce the electricity using natural gas and coal. The objective of this paper consists in evaluation of the life cycle assessment of the natural gas and coal in order to compare their greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. In this way, three systems with and without CCS were examined: ...
Autori: Adrian-Alexandru Badea, Cristian Dincă, Gheorghe Lăzăroiu, Tiberiu Apostol
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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25356

Trend in exhaust emissions from in-use gasoline vehicles
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractThe main goal of this study is to determine the trend in exhaust concentrations during the last 12 years. Accordingly, a nondisperse infrared gas analyzer was used to measure the concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbons (HC) emitted from vehicle exhaust. A total of 449 vehicles distributed across model years ranging between 1968 and 2005 were tested under idling conditions. The results indicated that there is a strong relationship between the age of the vehicle and the con...
Autori: Kamel Al Zboon
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. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
� Bioremediation of contaminated air using a bioscrubber� Quality risk evaluation of the groundwater resources on the moldavian area� Electrochemical characterization of some dental materials in accelerated environmental testing� Preliminary study of simple and Fenton oxidation with hydrogen peroxide applied on final effluents from a zootechnical farm� The environmental impact assessment caused by the dykes failure� Revaluation of beer industry byproducts – medical implications� ...
Autori: http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25372

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
� Photocatalytic properties of titania - fly ash thin films� Study of the viscosity of some biodiesel – diesel oil blends� Aspects refering to technical and leaching properties of the secondary aluminium slags - cement composites� Studies regarding phenol and 4-chlorophenol sorption by surfactant modified zeolites� Cu-Ni nanostructured electrocatalysts obtained by electrocodeposition� 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
� Photocatalytic properties of titania - fly ash thin films� Study of the viscosity of some biodiesel – diesel oil blends� Aspects refering to technical and leaching properties of the secondary aluminium slags - cement composites� Studies regarding phenol and 4-chlorophenol sorption by surfactant modified zeolites� Cu-Ni nanostructured electrocatalysts obtained by electrocodeposition� 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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Plant protection products and their sustainable and environmentally friendly use
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Protection of plants from diseases, pests and weeds plays a decisive role in agricultural development, as an essential part in planning and policy of numerous countries. Since the plant protection products are mainly chemicals and may be not only poisonous for humans and fauna, but they may also pollute water bodies, ground water and soil with hazardous pollutants, their use have to be environmentally friendly and sustainable. The paper discuss some aspects of benefits and risks con...
Autori: Manuela Olga Pogăcean, Maria Gavrilescu
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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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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Utilization of coal fly ash from power plants II. Geopolymer obtaining
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Study of geopolymer is a developing field of research for capitalizing solid waste and by-products in the view of new materials achievement having characteristics necessary for using as cement substitute. Also, it provides a solution to many problems regarding environment, such as reduction of gaseous emissions and particles matter resulted from cement industry and raw materials economy. In this paper, the experimental conditions for obtaining new materials on the basis of fly ash f...
Autori: Maria Harja, , Maria Gavrilescu
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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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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Sustainable use of vegetal fibers in composite materials. Sources of vegetal fibers
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Transition to a more sustainable economy and the consequences of the Kyoto protocol on global climate change, includes a shift of feedstock for energy and chemical industries from fossil fuels and petrochemicals to renewable resources. The use of vegetal fibers as major source of renewable resources represents a valuable alternative both from economical and environmental points of view. Traditionally, vegetal fibers are widely used in textile industry, paper manufacture, and packagin...
Autori: Dan Gavrilescu, Bogdan Marian Tofanica, Adrian Catalin Puitel, Puiu Petrea
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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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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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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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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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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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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Gold nanoparticles for biological target conjugates
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Nanotechnologies may have properties of self-assembly, stability, specificity, drug encapsulation and biocompatibility as a result of their material composition. Nano-particles are being actively developed for tumour imaging in vivo, bio-molecular profiling of cancer biomarkers, and targeted drug delivery. These particles are stable, environmentally benign, and their chemical properties can be easily tailored by chemically modifying their surfaces. Conjugated with pharmacological a...
Autori: Simona-Florentina Pop, ,
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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Research on eco-business training requirements
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The motivation of this paper derives from the lack of integrated research and structures for managerial training and consultancy regarding the environment responsibility for eco-business. Also, the research underline the need of training and consultancy for eco-business in industrial small and medium size enterprises (SME) from the West part of Romania. The main aspects that were investigated were: the most needed items regarding the training programs, details about the consulting it...
Autori: Anca Draghici, Monica Izvercianu, Mihaela Vartolomei, Vasile Duran
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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Compression strength of branch wood as alternative eco-material to stem wood
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The evolution of the request in wood production leads to larger stem wood consumption, intensive harvesting and consequently the environmental impact increases. One of the most ignored secondary resources in spite of limited reserves, branch wood could be used in new added value products as an alternative to stem wood, providing its characteristics are known and understood. This paper is part of a larger research project, which here compares the compression strength parallel to the g...
Autori: Lidia Gurau, Marina Cionca, Cristina Timar, Alin Olarescu
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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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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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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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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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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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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New carbonic adsorbents for industrial sorting purification in vodka production
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Modern requirements for activated carbons utilized in the refinement of water/alcohol mixtures are discussed. It is demonstrated that activated carbons obtained from coconut shells and apricot and peach stones are very similar in terms of durability, physicalchemical and adsorptive properties, providing high quality sorting. Utilization of novel stone-derived carbons allows 2,5 fold enhancement of filtration rate, as well as 3 fold enhancement of working resource of carbon columns. ...
Autori: Viktor Mihailovici Mukhin, Natalia Alexandrovna Shubina, Irina Mihailovna Abramova, Inna Dmitrevna Zubova, Tudor Grigore Lupascu
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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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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Public management and local policy regarding city environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract In the last decades human society came to realize that pollution and irrational use of resources diminish the capacities for future generations to satisfy their needs. That is why policies regarding environment protection start being implemented at city level with the participation of local authorities and the support of citizens. Moreover, such policies are beginning to have results, at environmental level. The example of the city of Ploiesti is commented upon in this paper. The cit...
Autori: Augustin Mitu, Catalin Popescu, Daniela Uta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Water footprint and challenges for its application to integrated water resources management in Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract: This paper analyses and discusses the concept of water footprint, developed in order to have an indicator of water use in relation to consumption of people. The water footprint of a country is defined as the volume of water needed for the production of the goods and services consumed by the inhabitants of the country. The use of water resources comprises water use in the agricultural, industrial and domestic sectors. The overall objective of water management, which adopts integrate...
Autori: , Simona-Andreea Ene Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Assessment of human and natural impacts over water quality in the prut river basin, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) concept evolved over time, the focus on river basin management, consultation and coordination with all water users, and the use of the â€?polluter pays?? principle being all included in the EU Water Framework Directive (EC Directive, 2000), which forms the basis of water management undertaken in Europe. The role and significance of water resources for sustainable development, as well as the water crisis experienced nowadays are ...
Autori: , Claudia Cojocariu, Corina - Petronela Musteret, Ioana Gabriela Dascalescu, Ionut Caraene
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Management of the northern-eastern region of romania viewed from the perspective of ecotourism development
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract Tourism and services are important components of any developed European society. The Northern-Eastern Region of Romania (NER), which comprises six counties with various problems, is lacking of good promotion and there are major gaps between the component counties. The failures of the communication and promotion system are caused by an insufficient development of the domestic network of tourist information offices within the towns and villages. The limited financial resources of the l...
Autori: Florin Alexandru Luca, Igor Creţescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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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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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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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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Kernel methods and neural networks for water resources management
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract This paper offers a hybrid approach, for the effective estimation of the maximum water supply and the special water flow in the watersheds of Thasos Island. This modeling effort was carried out by employing both artificial neural networks (ANNs) and kernel algorithms. Moreover support vector machines (SVMs) were used for the optimization of the ANNs. Support vector machines were applied to determine the loss of the developed ANN and to enhance its ability to generalize. As a matter o...
Autori: Lazaros S. Iliadis, Stavros Tachos, Stefanos I. Spartalis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Assessment of Jajrood river watershed microbial pollution: Sources and fates
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract The Jajrood River watershed is one of the main drinking water resources of Tehran, the capital city of Iran. In addition it provides many recreational usages. However, a variety of microbial pollutions is commonly perceived in the Jajrood River, among them a high concentration of coliform group bacteria that has caused strong concerns. In this article, different aspects of microbial pollution as well as the main microbial pollution sources in the region are discussed. Coliform group ...
Autori: Mahdi Jamshidi, Mahdi Maghrebi, Masoud Tajrishy
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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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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. 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. 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. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 4
? EFFECT OF ELECTRICAL CURRENT ON H2/ H2O2 GENERATION IN NON-THERMAL PLASMA GLIDING ARC REACTORS ? ADVANCES IN THE VISUALIZATION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL SEISMIC VOLUME DATA ? CHARACTERIZATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION FROM A PATIENT MONITOR ? METHODS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE REDUCTION IN ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC SIGNAL ACQUISITION ? SPHERICAL MODEL OF THE HUMAN HEAD EXPOSED TO ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD ? BRAIN ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY RECORDING IN SOME ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONM...
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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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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

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

SIMULATING HUMAN-INDUCED CHANGES OF WATER RESOURCES IN THE UPPER XILIAOHE RIVER BASIN, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
Human activities can considerably change water resources of river basins. This is particularly true in Laohahe River Basin (LRB) located in upper Xiliaohe River in northern China, where intensive irrigation has resulted in almost full cessation of the water inflow, as well as the drastic drop in underground water level. The impact induced by climate change effects and human activities on stream flow changes in LRB was weighed up and distinguished by using Soil and Water Assessment Tool. Simulati...
Autori: Hao Lu, Zhang Xiaoyu, Gao Jingminhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25680

ELECTROCHEMICAL TREATMENT OF MUSTARD WASTEWATER USING CARBON PAPER ELECTRODE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
Treatment of mustard wastewater with high salinity and organic concentration by electrochemical degradation was studied. The influence of the critical parameters of electro-oxidation such as pH, current density, salt concentration and energy consumption on the removal efficiency of COD and NH3-N was studied using porous carbon electrode. It was found that the COD and NH3-N removal efficiency could be enhanced by increasing pH, current density and salt concentration. The current density of 0.032A...
Autori: Hainan Ai, Qiang He, Hongxiang Chai, Xuebin Hu, Tengrui Longhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25685

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

CO2 REDUCTION BY CLATHRATE HYDRATE CRYSTALLIZATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
It is a promising way for CO2 capture and sequestration by hydrates crystallization. In this study, the characteristics of CO2 hydrate formation are investigated in a small scale dynamic reactor under pressure conditions from 2.0-3.5 MPa and temperature varied between 0.5-4.0Â?C. The effects of supercooling degree and pressure on hydrates formation were discussed. Hydrates formation can be completely finished within 150 min and the final pressure-temperature points of system are just located on ...
Autori: Ni Liu, Xiaobo Xuan, Daoping Liu, Yingming Xiehttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25689

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

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

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

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

WATER CONSERVATION: CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS FOR GREEN CAMPUS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
With the enrollment scale of universities expanded because of the large population in China, the Chinese government gradually began to pay attention to green campus’ construction. In order to guide the water conservation construction and operation management for the national universities and colleges, it was proposed the water conservation construction and operation management technology system for green campus. The main contents include perfecting water conservation management systems, popula...
Autori: Hong Xiang Chai, Ying Hua Wei, Hai Yan Xu, Qiang Hehttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25705

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

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

HORIZONTAL AXIS WIND MICROTURBINES WITH POWER OF 10 KW
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:Under the circumstances of the deficit in total energetic resources of the Republic of Moldova, non-traditional sources as wind,solar and hydraulic energies are very opportune. Concurrently with the conventional energy resources (fossil fuels, atomic energyetc.), wind energy begins to regain its positions not only from ecological, but also from economical point of view. Also, the windenergy conversion systems could play a significant role in the production of mechanical, electrical ener...
Autori: Anatol Sochireanu, Ciupercă Rodion, Ion Bodnariuc, Ion Bostan, Ion Dicusară, Ion Sobor, Iulian Malcoci, Marin Guţu, Nicolae Trifan, Oleg Ciobanu, Radu Ciobanu, Radu Crudu, Valeriu Dulgheru, Viorel Bostan, Vitalie Gladîş
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH ON TRANSIENT REGIMES OF SOLAR AIR HEAT COLLECTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The operation of solar air heat collectors consists in a sequence of transient regimes, being conditioned by the availability in timeof the solar resource. This paper presents the results of an experimental research on transient regimes of two types of solar air heatcollectors. The absorbers of the collectors have different configurations and are made of different materials. One collector is acommercial passage air collector with the absorber made of aluminum. The other collector is an ...
Autori: Adrian Ciocănea, Andrei Dragomirescu, Sanda Budea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE MINING INDUSTRY APPLIED FOR GORJ COUNTY, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The national legal framework harmonization, including in areas concerning environmental protection, with the Europeanstandards in the field, is a goal of paramount importance with regard to Romania's accession to the EU structures. From thisperspective, all the organizations, agencies and individuals operating in this field must be acquainted with the European Union'sprograms of environmental action.In this context, the paper aims to provide an overview of the relevant trends and develo...
Autori: Constanţa Enea, Constantin Enea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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ANALYSIS OF FLOOR AND CEILING HEATING WITH INTERMITTENT OPERATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:One of the most complex aspects of water accounting is the assessment of point and diffuse source pollution. At present, thebuilding sector in European countries is responsible for 40% of the total energy consumption. To reduce the European Uniondependency on energy import, the strategy undertaken in Lisbon is to reduce as much as possible the energy consumption ofbuildings and to increase the share of renewable energy sources. As an average, house heating represents about 75% from the ...
Autori: Ferenc Kalmár, Tünde Kalmár
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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
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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
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ECONOMIC AND CONSTRUCTION ANALYSIS OF LIGHTWEIGHT MEMBRANES IN HOUSING IN TEMPERATE CLIMATES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:Lightweight materials are more viable for use in invariably hot or cold climates than in temperate climates. However, it is possibleto use lightweight construction systems and specifically membranes even in housing buildings in temperate climate areas, if theirproperties are well explored, allowing better environmental performance and cost effectiveness than conventional solutions. In theouter skin and in dividing elements, architectural membranes can be used as thermal regulators, for ...
Autori: António Pedro Reis, João Pedro Couto, Paulo Mendonça
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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INVESTIGATION OF DRINKING WATER QUALITY CHANGES IN THE DISTRIBUTION NETWORK OF IASI CITY BY MEANS OF AN ON-LINE MONITORING SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:Drinking water produced in water treatment plants almost invariably fulfils the water quality requirements set, for example by the European Union Drinking Water Directive 98/83/EC (EU DWD) and national legislation. However, EU DWD requires that water quality should also meet the requirements at the consumers’ tap. The quality of drinking water changes due to the transportation through the distribution networks and the time spent in the reservoirs until the last point of consumption. W...
Autori: , Ioana Gabriela Dascalescu, Maria Cohl
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ECO-EFFICIENCY: EFFECTS ON ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE. EVIDENCES FROM DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY EUROPE INDEX
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
In recent years, a new line of research, named eco-efficiency theory has become an issue of considerable interest. The most important works in relation with this topic focus on the fact that enterprises can maximize their economic benefits and minimize the impact on the environment at the same time. Therefore, the recommendation is to choose the so called strategy win-win, which allows for getting a double economic environmental benefit by means of a good management of productive resources, the ...
Autori: Esteban Pérez-Calderón, Jose Mondejar-Jimenez, María-Leticia Meseguer-Santamaría, Patricia Milanés-Montero
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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DIRECT SEPARATION OF PROPIONIC ACID FROM Propionibacterium acidipropionici BROTHS BY REACTIVE EXTRACTION 1. INTERFACIAL MECHANISM AND INFLUENCING FACTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 4
The reactive extractions of propionic acid with TOA dissolved in three solvents with different dielectric constants (dichloromethane, butyl acetate, n-heptane) without and with 1-octanol as phase modifier have been comparatively analyzed. The results indicated that the mechanism of the interfacial reaction between acid and extractant is controlled by the organic phase polarity. In absence of 1-octanol, the structures of the extracted complexes are RCOOH.Q2 for dichloromethane and butyl acetate, ...
Autori: Alexandra Cârlescu, Anca-Irina Galaction, Dan Caşcaval, Mădălina Poştaru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECO-EFFICIENCY: EFFECTS ON ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE. EVIDENCES FROM DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY EUROPE INDEX
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
In recent years, a new line of research, named eco-efficiency theory has become an issue of considerable interest. The most important works in relation with this topic focus on the fact that enterprises can maximize their economic benefits and minimize the impact on the environment at the same time. Therefore, the recommendation is to choose the so called strategy win-win, which allows for getting a double economic environmental benefit by means of a good management of productive resources, the ...
Autori: Esteban Pérez-Calderón, Jose Mondejar-Jimenez, María-Leticia Meseguer-Santamaría, Patricia Milanés-Montero
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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THERMAL STABILITY AND SURFACE STRUCTURE OF SnO2-CeO2 IMPREGNATED CATALYSTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Newly prepared SnO2-CeO2 catalyst samples used as depollution catalysts were characterized applying low-temperature nitrogen adsorption (BET), X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermo-gravimetry (TG-dTG) and temperature-programmed reduction (TPR) methods. Pure SnO2 has higher surface area (17 m2/g) than the pure CeO2 (8 m2/g). Addition of organic tin oxide precursor to ceria in amount of 5 wt% slightly decreases the surface area of CeO2 (SSn5-Ce= 7 m2/g). The increase of tin oxide content to 10 and 20 wt...
Autori: , Anca Vasile, , Cristian Hornoiu, Jozsef Kovacs, Tatiana Yuzhakova, Veronica Bratan
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INTEGRATED ULTRASONICATION-ULTRAFILTRATION PROCESS FOR THE TREATMENT OF TEXTILE EFFLUENTS: ASSESSMENT OF OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Nowadays, advanced wastewater treatment has become a stringent step for the removal of priority organic pollutants and many technologies have been proposed in order to achieve effluents with a superior quality for recycling or reuse purposes. This research is focused on the possibilities of using an integrated process, comprising 2 stages: the advanced oxidation process of ultrasonication and a membrane separation process, ultrafiltration. The main objective of the study is to assess the efficie...
Autori: , Daniela Cailean
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WATER POLLUTION REDUCTION BY USING NEW PREMETALATED DYES IN DYEING WOOL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
2This study shows the dyeing behaviour and impact over the wastewaters quality resulted from dyeing wool fibres, of a new synthesized premetalated dyes, derived from new acid dye, sodium(E)-2 –((1-amino-4-sulphonatonaphthalen-2-yl)diazenyl)-6- methoxybenzo[d]thiazole- 5 or 7 –sulphonate, as a result of interaction with Ni(II) and Zn(II) ions. In order to characterize the complexed dyes they were studied in both phase: solution and solid phase. The dyeing performances assessment and the envir...
Autori: Ion Sandu, Laura Chirila, Maria Marcela Tarlea, Romen Butnaru, Viorica Vasilache
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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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MODELING THE IMPACT OF ROAD TRAFFIC ON AIR POLLUTION IN URBAN ENVIRONMENT CASE STUDY: A NEW OVERPASS IN THE CITY OF CRAIOVA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Since the last century, as a consequence of advanced industrialization, the remarkable growth of population, and its mobility have turned the field of transport into the main factor responsible for air pollution attributable to mobile sources of pollution. The continuous accumulation of various pollutants in the environment determines severe consequences on humans, animals and plants, buildings, works of art and landscape. Road transport represents, through its characteristic features – high f...
Autori: Gabriela Mitran, Ion Tabacu, Sorin Ilie, Viorel Nicolae
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ASSESSMENT OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN ROMANIA: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN NORTH OF MOLDOVA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Tourism is one of the essential components of population services and a major influence factor for economic and social development. The tourism industry is characterized by a great structural complexity, in multiple forms of this service.This industry can also have an impact on the natural resources and environment in the various tourist destinations, on everyday life of these locations and also on the individuals from those areas, whether rural or urban. Nowadays, tourism faces different challe...
Autori: , Elena Elisabeta Pomeanu
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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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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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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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APPLICATION OF GIS IN REGIONAL ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT OF WATER RESOURCES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractThe regional ecological risk assessment of water resources has spatial, nonlinear and stochastic characteristics. GIS technologycan handle large volumes of spatial information, conduct spatial analysis and spatial data management operations. It visuallydisplays the distribution trend of environmental factors and the relationship between topology and regional water ecological riskpattern. This paper presents the five stages of the application of GIS in the regional ecological assessment o...
Autori: Lin Gang Wang, Ning Lian Wang, Xiao BoWu, Ya Qian Zhao, Yin Ge Liu
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GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF REDUCED INORGANIC SULFUR IN A COASTAL ENVIRONMENT, BOHAI BAY, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
Geochemical cycling of reduced inorganic sulfur in sediments may affect water quality. This study investigated the reducedinorganic sulfur distribution and environmental behaviour in superficial sediments in different watersheds and coastal zones inBohai Bay, China. Acid volatile sulfur (AVS), chromium (II)-reducible sulfur (CRS) and elemental sulfur (ES) distributed insurface sediment were quantified. Total organic carbon and total nitrogen were presented in higher concentrations in the fluvial...
Autori: Robert Mortimer, Simon Bottrell, Wenjing Shi, Yanqing Sheng
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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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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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CHINA’S WATER MANAGEMENT – CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractChina has experienced enormously rapid development since the open door policy introduced in 1979. Population has increasedby 30% to 1.3 billion, and the annual GDP growth rate was 9.8 % in the last few years. However, frequent water disasters inrecent years have caused significant damages to China’s regional growth and societies. There are huge contemporary challengesfor Chinese water resource management. In this paper, we examine three major challenges for China’s water resourcemanageme...
Autori: Dabo Guan, Faith Ka Shun Chan, Joseph Holden, Yanan Jiang, Yaqian Zhao
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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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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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POLYMERIC WASTES FROM AUTOMOTIVES AS SECOND RAW MATERIALS FOR LARGE SCALE PRODUCTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractEfficient large-scale recycling of polymeric wastes for automotives is of increased interest from ecologic and economic point ofview and represents an important goal for the car recycling industry. One alternative is to develop novel composite materials,relying on waste car parts, for indoor or outdoor large-scale applications, without using small molecular plasticizer or otheradditives but insuring a good compatibility for large percentages of thermoset plastics in the composite. Previo...
Autori: Anca Duta, Cristina Cazan, Dana Perniu, Mihaela Cosnita
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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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REDUCING EMISSIONS OF GREENHOUSE GASES FROM MUNICIPAL LANDFILLS-BETWEEN THEORY AND REALITY. MITIGATION OF METHANE EMISSIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractMethane landfill emissions are a general concern and should be estimated for taking the proper measures for global warmingmitigation. The European legislation is supporting all techniques that avoid, reduce or treat CH4 emissions. One of the maindirections is reducing the quantities of biodegradable waste disposed in landfills. The efforts for GHG emissions reduction andalso compliance with European legislation in the field of waste management does not mean only putting in place some sta...
Autori: Liliana Bobirica, Rodica Stanescu
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INSTRUMENTS FOR INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: WATER QUALITY MODELING FOR SUSTAINABLE WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractThis study presents the development and use of a hydraulic-coupled water quality model for the simulation of BiochemicalOxygen Demand (BOD) concentrations in the Bahlui River, a small river located in northeastern Romania. This river experiencesthe typical pollution problems for many Romanian water bodies: heavy pollution from both diffuse and point sources, lowconnectivity to wastewater systems in rural areas and moderate removal of pollutants in municipal wastewater treatment plants.Th...
Autori: , Claudia Cojocariu, Denie C.M. Augustijn, George Bârjoveanu, Ioan Crăciun
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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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STUDIES OF INDUCTANCE VARIATION FOR SQUARE SPIRAL INDUCTORS USING CIBSOC SOFTWARE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThis paper presents the most recent developments regarding the square spiral inductors inductance evaluation. The study wasperformed in order to develop, implement and validate powerful software, CIBSOC able to determine the inductances of spiralinductors and also to optimize the spiral inductors layouts.We have studied the inductance variation of square spiral inductors. The four modules of the CIBSOC software were described,applied for the computation of inductance and the optimization...
Autori: Adina Racasan, Calin Munteanu, Claudia Hebedean, Claudia Pacurar, Vasile Topa
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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
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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
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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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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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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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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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MODELING THE IMPACTS OF HUMAN ACTIVITIES ON WATER QUALITY OF JIJIA RIVER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractQuality of water bodies is influenced by their ability to self-clean and disperse the existing substances in water originating fromnatural or anthropogenic sources. Creating mathematical models, using design software and simulation, in terms of surface waterquality monitoring, are standard design and interpretation of studies necessary for rational management of water resources. Andwe must respect the concept of "sustainable development”. In this paper we highlight this by modeling data ...
Autori: Florentin Nacu, Ion Giurma, Valentin Boboc
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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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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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WASTEWATER FOR IRRIGATION IN AGRICULTURE: SOME EFFECTS OF EFFLUENT ON SOIL QUALITY AND CANOLA (Brassica napus oleifera) GROWTH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractConsidering the decrease water resources in the past decade, research for rational solutions on water use has become a worldwideconcern. Agriculture is the largest consumer of water, and when the soil moisture level is not assured of precipitation, it issupplemented by irrigation. In the current context of climate change, and consequently the arid territories growth, the researchersare looking for solutions to rational water consumption, and equally to cover the deficit of water in agric...
Autori: Cristina Elena Iurciuc,
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WATER MANAGEMENT AT THE FORMER COPPER MINING SITE MEDET (BULGARIA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe scope of the present paper is water management dimensioning closed to the copper mining area in the Medet region(Bulgaria). The mining works left an open pit and several waste rock dumps within the catchment area of Medetska River. Atpresent although the flooding of open pit is going on, it will be finished approximately in 2018. Water treatment is necessary dueto the high concentrations of pollutants (sulphate and copper) in the waters influenced by mining. The objective of the stud...
Autori: Gabriela Biali, Petra Schneider, Ralf Löser
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TRAFFIC NOISE MEASUREMENT AND PREDICTION OF THE BARRIER EFFECT ON TRAFFIC NOISE AT DIFFERENT BUILDING LEVELS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractWith the development of transportation systems, the associated traffic noise problem has drawn more and more attention in HongKong. Under the Hong Kong Planning Standards and Guidelines, a standard of 70 dB(A), measured as LA10 (1 hour), has been setfor road traffic noise. The Calculation of Road Traffic Noise (CRTN) method has been adopted in Hong Kong to estimate suchnoise. This study first examined and evaluated the accuracy of this method in predicting traffic noise at different floo...
Autori: Cheuk Ming Mak
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INFLUENCE OF NITRATE LOAD ON SULFUR TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE RHIZOSPHERE OF Juncus effusus IN LABORATORY-SCALE CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS TREATING ARTIFICIAL DOMESTIC WASEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractTwo laboratory-scale constructed wetlands planted with Juncus effusus were used to investigate the effect of nitrate load on thesulfur transformation dynamics related to the removal of organic carbon and ammonium. Organic carbon was removed at aconstant high mean level of 80% (inflow of 25 mg/L total organic carbon), irrespective of the nitrate load. In contrast, sulfatereduction responded immediately to the presence or absence of nitrate in an opposing manner, indicating a high abundanc...
Autori: Shubiao Wu
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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
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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
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SECOND GENERATION BIOFUELS AND BIOMASS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
Mother Earth Investments AG, is actively working onthe development 2nd generation bioenergy feedstocks.In this book, Mr. Jansen generously shares hisknowledge in the field, in particular, regarding thechallenges and opportunities in development ofbiomass-derived fuels. This essential guide toinvesting in bioenergy commodities details secondgeneration biofuels from a scientific, technical andeconomic perspective, and discusses their globalenvironmental, political and financial impact.The book is ...
Autori: Roland A. Jansen
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THE ROLE OF GREEN CHEMISTRY IN BIOMASS PROCESSING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
The book edited by Haibo Xie and NicholasGathergood focuses on one of the most importantscientific issues of the 21 century which is thereplacing fossil fuel with sustainable alternatives suchas biomass. Fossil fuels are conventional rawmaterials for many industrial sectors includingchemical and energy production. Usage of fossil fuelis limited by their availability, price and carbonfootprint. Biomass is a renewable resource globallyavailable, cheaper and carbon sequestering. Step bystep shiftin...
Autori: Adrian Catalin Puitel
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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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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
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APPLICATION OF A NEURO-GENETIC TECHNIQUE IN THE OPTIMIZATION OF HEAVY METALS REMOVAL FROM WASTEWATERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RISK REDUCTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract The reason for carrying out this research is related to the significant risk of heavy metals present in wastewater on the environment and human health. The removal of heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions was performed in a batch system, using peat (from Poiana Stampei, Romania) as adsorbent. The efficiency of the process was predicted with high accuracy (correlation with experimental data more than 0.99) based on a feed-forward neural network with two hidden layers. The...
Autori: Gabriel Dan Suditu
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EDITORIAL - A SPECIAL ISSUE ON PROGRESS IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY FOR GREEN DEVELOPMENT OF URBAN AND RURAL AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
The special topic “PROGRESS IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY FOR GREEN DEVELOPMENT OF URBAN ANDRURAL AREAS” focus on the important issues of energy resources and anthropogenic pollution of the environment in modern agriculture and industrial manufacture, and proposes some ideas and methods for green progress in sustainability of energy andenvironment....
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NAPHTHALENE DEGRADATION IN SOIL INOCULATED WITH MIXED DENITRIFYING BACTERIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractKnown concentrations of naphthalene were added to soil samples to investigate the anaerobic degradation potential by theinoculated naphthalene-adapted bacteria under nitrate reducing conditions. Naphthalene could be anaerobically biodegraded tonon-detectable levels within 35 days when the initial concentrations were 5.8 mg/kg, 34.7 mg/kg, 61.4 mg/kg, 93.7 mg/kg and146.6 mg/kg in soil, respectively. The degradation rates of naphthalene increased with increasing initial concentrations. The...
Autori: Junfeng Dou
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STUDY ON WATER QUALITY AND BIODIVERSITY OF SURFACE MICROLAYER IN FRESH WATERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractTo explore the water quality and biodiversity of surface microlayer (SML) in fresh waters, we investigated the water status ofSML and subsurface water (SSW) of three fresh waters in China during April to August of 2010, by chemical and biologicalmonitoring methods. The results showed that the indexes such as total nitrogen (TN), total phosphorus (TP), chemical oxygendemand (COD) exceeded the national III or IV level of surface water quality, and the contents of indexes of SML were muchhi...
Autori: Jiang Yu
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RISK ANALYSIS OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractAny hydraulic engineering construction project is a complex open system with large investment, long construction period,complex internal structure and numerous participants, subject to restrictions of time, resource, environment and other conditions.In this paper, the analytic hierarchy process principle and method were used to establish three-layer structure system ofagricultural hydraulic engineering construction, while risks of some agricultural hydraulic engineering construction were...
Autori: Shi-Bao Lu
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EVALUATION OF URBANIZED ECOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT QUALITY: A CASE STUDY ON BEIJING CHAOYANG DISTRICT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractThe objective of this study is to evaluate the urbanized ecological environment quality with land use classification system(artificial ecological subsystem, water ecological subsystem and continental ecological subsystem). Three land use type ecosystem combined with characteristics of urban ecological environment conditions (space pattern, environment characteristics, biological characteristics, ecosystem service) established the urban ecological environment quality synthetic evaluation ...
Autori: Zhang Chen
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IN-SITU ECOLOGICAL CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY IN DESERT OPEN-PIT MINING AREA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractSurface mining has the most obvious and direct influence on ecology. It has great effects on the vulnerable ecologicalenvironment in Shendong coalmine area. Therefore, it’s necessary to develop an ecological protection technology whichcontributes to a positive evolution of the open desert mining area. In view of the natural conditions, soil characteristics andfeatures of ecological functions of Majiata open-pit coalmine, technology of in-situ ecological construction of desert open pitcoa...
Autori: Yongkang Yang
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SIMULATION STUDY ON WATER-PRESERVED MINING IN MULTIEXCAVATION DISTURBED ZONE IN CLOSE-DISTANCE SEAMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractWith the adoption of lab physical simulation, this paper has studied the moving characteristics of overlying strata and thedevelopment rules of water-flowing fractured zone in multi-excavation disturbed zone in close-distance seams, and analyzed thefeasibility of water-preserved mining in multi-excavation disturbed zone. The experiment result has showed that under thegeological conditions of Suancigou Coal Mine, after the upper slicing mining of upper-6 coal seam, the development height ...
Autori: Liqiang Ma
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RESEARCH ON CLEANER PRODUCTION POTENTIAL IN LIAO RIVER BASIN BASED ON SYSTEM DYNAMICS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractCompared with pollution transfer, cleaner production (CP) was more effective to reduce pollution in many less developedcountries. However, it was more difficult to assess the potential of cleaner production (PCP) in emission-reduction. The model ofPCP in Liao River Basin was established based on system dynamics, which could quantitatively analyse the potential of basincleaner production and the contribution to emission-reduction. The result showed that selected 2010 as the base year, 201...
Autori: Minghui Xie
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WETLAND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES BASED ON EMERGY ANALYSIS OF LAKE NANSI IN SHANDONG, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractAdopting the theories and methods of emergy analysis, the annual average emergy input-output of the Lake Nansi wetlandecosystem is calculated. Further, the emergy analysis chart is drawn to evaluate the energy flow and the economic value of thelake. The structure and functions of the Lake Nansi wetland ecosystem are analyzed as a whole. The results showed that theamount of the input solar emergy (including sunlight, wind and rainfall) of the Lake Nansi is 1.11×1021 1021 solar emergyjoule...
Autori: Liang Chunling
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FORECASTING THE INFLUX OF VISITORS TO STATE PROTECTED WILDERNESS AREAS IN CHILE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractThis study estimates the number of visitors to State Protected Wilderness Areas (SPWAs) in Chile by origin (national andforeign), using annual data from 1986 to 2011. Two linear regression models were used: one to estimate the number of Chileanvisitors and the other for foreign visitors. The model to predict Chilean visitors in 2013-2014 incorporates the GDP per capita inChile, the annual trend in the conditions of international economic crises, while the model to predict the number of f...
Autori: Jaime Pérez-Kallens
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AUTHENTICITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL HIGH-QUALITY DESTINATIONS: A RELEVANT FACTOR FOR GREEN TOURISM DEMAND
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractEven though natural spaces form authentic tourism resources, scientific literature has devoted little attention to study theauthenticity of the environmental heritage. Therefore the purpose of this work is to analyze the antecedents and behavioralconsequences of the perceived authenticity of high-quality environmental destinations. Destination image and quality areproposed as the main antecedents. Global satisfaction and loyalty are displayed towards the destination as the possibleconseq...
Autori: José-Manuel Hernández-Mogollón
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EFFECT OF ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES ON FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE: THE CASE OF ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractNowadays, companies at the electrical industry have to meet numerous environmental requirements which involve a largeincrement in their costs. However, it is considered that these investments made by organizations may affect positively to theirreputation and therefore to their profits.So the aim of this paper is to analyze the influence that some Environmental variables related to the emission and resourcereductions have on the Financial Performance of the electrical firms through a data...
Autori: Bernabé Escobar-Pérez
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DRIVERS OF ECO-INNOVATION IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractEco-innovation is defined as any form of innovation aiming at significant and demonstrable progress towards the goal ofsustainable development, through reducing impacts on the environment or achieving a more efficient and responsible use ofnatural resources, including energy. The chemical industry is usually considered one of the most polluting industries. Ensuringsafe production, transport and handling of its products, with care for the environment and in full accordance with regulation...
Autori: Ángela González-Moreno
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RECONSIDERING ECONOMIC COAL RESOURCES IN DRAFTING ENERGY STRATEGIES. THE CASE OF ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractGlobal energy demand is following a strong upward trend. As highlighted by the latest analyses the overall black coal resourcesare able to satisfy human needs for more than 200 years including the particular case of intensive exploitation. According to theInternational Energy Agency (IEA) renewable energy and natural gas resources have encouraging perspectives for furtherexpansion. Even so coal will continue to cover almost a quarter of primary energy resources needs. The EU is currently...
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ANALYSIS OF INTEGRATION OF SOLAR COLLECTOR SYSTEMS INTO DISTRICT HEAT SUPPLY NETWORKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractSupply of heat energy is of the high importance in the northern countries of the Europe. EU energy policy and high prices of theheat energy resources takes a challenge to find any alternative resources for generation of heat energy. Therefore in this paper the integration of renewable energy source - solar energy into the existent heat energy supply system is analyzed as the alternative or additional source of heat energy. The case study of the Girionys boiler-house (at Kaunas district, ...
Autori: Jolanta Dvarionienė
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LOW-COST TECHNOLOGIES FOR SAFE DRINKING WATER IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA: OVERVIEW AND APPLICATION TO THE NORTH OF VIETNAM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractIn spite of the ambition of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), water supply and sanitation are still worryingly deficientin South-East Asia (SEA). Due to the rapid increase in population, increased urbanization and industrial activities, and absence ofa strong regulatory framework, water quality in this region is impaired due to the high levels of contamination. Because of thechallenge of providing safe drinking water from poor quality water sources, development of low-cost drinkin...
Autori: Pham Thi Thuy
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STUDIES ON EXCESS SLUDGE REDUCTION AND MICROBIAL COMMUNITY GROWING IN A NOVEL A+OSA REACTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractExcess biomass produced in the degradation processes of organic pollutants is creating environmental challenges for wastewatertreatment plants. The A+OSA system, a modification of the anoxic / oxic (A/O) process via insertion of a sludge holding tankinto a sludge return line, has been demonstrated to be capable of achieving simultaneous nutrient removal and sludge reduction.Here we report the results of an investigation aimed at evaluating the impact of the sludge holding tank on the bio...
Autori: Li Jia
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ENHANCED REMOVAL OF FECAL BACTERIA BY ZINC-MODIFIED ZEOLITE IN AN INTERMITTENT MEDIA INFILTRATION SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractThe reuse of a wastewater treatment system was investigated using intermittent media infiltration (IMI) to evaluate the fecalcoliform (FC) removal efficiency with natural zeolite containing clinoptilolite from the state of San Luis Potosí, Mexico and itszinc-modified form (Zeo-Zn). The municipal wastewater, which was from Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, was treated for FC analysisfor four months. The physicochemical properties of zeolite were analyzed, and their behavior as filter media for ...
Autori: Sasirot Khamkure
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REDUCING AMMONIA, CHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND AND COLOR FROM PRAWN POND WASTEWATER USING COMPOSITE MEDIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractLow water quality due to high levels of ammonia, chemical oxygen demand (COD), abnormal pH, and undesirable water color isprevalent in many prawn ponds in Malaysia. A composite medium used in the treatment of prawn pond effluent was examinedfor the reduction of undesirable parameters. The composite medium is a mixture of limestone, activated carbon, zeolite, and ricehusk. Experiments were conducted under three different conditions, i.e., sole aeration, adsorption, and adsorption with pre...
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IMPACT OF THE SOUTH-TO-NORTH WATER DIVERSION PROJECT ON GROUNDWATER RESOURCES: A CASE STUDY IN PINGGU BASIN, BEIJING, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractThe South-to-North Water Diversion Project is a huge project to better utilize water resources available to China, especially forsolving the shortage of water resources in northern china. Increasing attention has been paid to the impact of the project on thegroundwater of water-receiving areas. Beijing is one of the important water-receiving areas of The Middle Route, and the waterwill be transferred into Beijing in 2014. The main objective of this study is to analyze the influence of S-...
Autori: Haizhen Xu
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DETERMINING THE EFFECTIVE WIDTH OF RIPARIAN BUFFERS IN KOREAN WATERSHEDS USING THE SWAT MODEL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractRiparian buffers play an important role in improving water quality, providing wildlife habitat, and reducing suspended sedimentsand pollutants entering the water body. The efficiency of pollutant reduction by a riparian buffer is greatly influenced by thewidth of the riparian buffer. In this study, the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model was applied to the YudeungStream watershed, Daejeon Stream watershed, and Gap Stream watershed to determine the most effective width of the ripa...
Autori: Jongpil Moon
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AN ECO SUSTAINABLE TECHNIQUE TO REDUCE CADMIUM AVAILABILITY TO AMARANTHUS CAUDATUS GROWN UNDER AGRICULTURAL WASTE AND FERTILISER AMENDED SOIL: GROWTH AND PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractPresent study deals with a technology that reduces the cadmium(Cd) availability to the leafy vegetable Amaranthus caudatusfrom Cd contaminated soil (6 μg Cd g-1soil), amended with farmyard manure FYM, FYM+NPK and agricultural wastes (ricehusk; RH and saw dust; SD) at different doses (0.5 %, 2 %, 5 % and 10 %). Among all the doses 5 % was found to the best foreach amendment showing maximum reduction in phytoavailability of Cd hence better vegetable yield. At this dose the reductionin...
Autori: Anita Singh
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OZONE POLLUTION AND THE EFFECTS ON CROP YIELDS AT A COASTAL SITE IN THE YANGTZE DELTA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractBased on the measurement at a coastal site in the Yangtze Delta, the temporal variation characteristics of ozone and theinfluences of the precursors (NO, NO2, and CO) and meteorological conditions were analyzed. Also the crop yield loss by ozoneexposure at the site was estimated and discussed. The variation of daytime ozone showed a two-peak pattern during the year with one peak in spring and the other in summer, while the nighttime ozone just presented one peak in spring. The diurnal va...
Autori: Wenpo Shan
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MODELING IMPACT OF LAND USE CHANGE TRAJECTORIES ON GROUNDWATER QUALITY USING REMOTE SENSING AND GIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractWorld will face a major fresh water crisis in the coming decades due to high contaminants in surface and subsurface water.Groundwater is ultimate and most suitable fresh water resource for human consumption in both urban as well as rural areas. Thegroundwater quality reflects the information about the natural and anthropogenic source of pollution. This study aims todetermine the water quality status of the area and to deduce its relation to seasonal variations in land use/land cover (LUL...
Autori: Prashant K. Srivastava
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SOURCES AND OCCURRENCE OF NON-PESTICIDE PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS (POPs). THE CASE STUDY OF TAIWAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractNon-pesticide persistent organic pollutants (POPs) under the Stockholm Convention include polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs),polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDDs/PCDFs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers(PBDEs), polybromobiphenyls (PBBs) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), which are industrial chemicals and/orunintentional byproducts that remain in the environment, bioaccumulate in human and animal tissue through the food chain, andhave adverse effects ...
Autori: Wen-Tien Tsai
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EXPLOITATION OF AN ANAEROBIC UP-FLOW COLUMN REACTOR (AUFCR) USING ACTIVATED SLUDGE BIOMASS FOR THE DECOLORIZATION OF DYES AND COD REDUCTION FROM TEXTILE WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractThe aims of this study were to investigate the performance of anaerobic up-flow column reactor (AUFCR) and immobilizedactivated sludge biomass (ASB) potential for the adsorption of dye drimarene Blue-K2RL (Db-K2RL) and removal of chemicaloxygen demand (COD) from textile wastewater (TWW). AUFCR with ASB at flow rate of 50 mL h-1 and hydraulic retentiontime (HRT) of 10 h showed 95% dye adsorption at pH 4 and 87% COD reduction at pH 6 while non-activated sludge (NAS)showed only 60% of adsor...
Autori: Anwar Ahmad
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REMOVAL OF BIOPOLYMERS IN DISTILLERY SPENTWASH USING IRIDIUM OXIDE COATED TITANIUM MESH ANODE AND POLYALUMINUM CHLORIDE: OPTIMIZATION AND SEQUENTIAL STUDIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractThe purpose of the undertaken research work is to degrade the biopolymeric pigments present in the distillery spentwash. This isdone by direct electro-oxidation using iridium oxide coated titanium mesh as catalytic anode. The effects of current intensity,dilution, pH and time of electro-oxidation were studied. The combined effects were analyzed using Box-Behnken design foroptimization and statistical analysis. The rate constant for first order electrochemical kinetics relating the rate c...
Autori: R. Krishna Prasad
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REMOVAL OF DYE AND CHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (COD) REDUCTION FROM TEXTILE INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER USING HYBRID BIOREACTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractA bench-scale anaerobic bioreactor for the anaerobic treatment of textile wastewater using anaerobic sludge was experimented.The Top and bottom of hybrid bioreactor were functioned with UAF (Up Flow Anaerobic Filter) and UASB (Up Flow AnaerobicSludge Blanket), respectively. The effect of organic loading rate (OLR) and hydraulic retention time (HRT) on treatment oforganic matters in the textile wastewater was investigated. The maximum removal of chemical oxygen demand (COD) and colorwas 9...
Autori: Reza Katal
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URBAN ENERGY SAVING AND CARBON REDUCTION POTENTIAL OF NEW-TYPES OF BUILDING MATERIALS BY RECYCLING COAL MINING WASTES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractThe construction industry is one of the main sectors of energy consumption and carbon emissions in China. The new-types ofbuilding materials can be produced by recycling industrial solid wastes which is an effective solution to development of greenbuilding materials and abatement of environmental emissions. In this paper, new-types of bricks made of fly ash (residuesgenerated in coal combustion) and coal gangue (a kind of solid wastes generated in coal mining and coal production) and the...
Autori: Haitao Zhang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN APPROACH ON ATTACHED GROWTH PROCESS FOR DOMESTIC WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractThe applications of biofilm treatment technologies for domestic wastewater are being increased in many parts of the world. Theaim of the study is to assess a compacted aerobic attached growth fix-film unit (termed Bio-cache) for treatment of small volumedomestic wastewater. The system consists of the miniature plastic packing matrix, which provides a large surface area of 300m2/m3, so as to maintain the high rate growth of viable organisms responsible for organic degradation. The study o...
Autori: Alireza Valipour
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SOURCE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractOceans have been proved to be an important resource due to their abundant reserves in oil and gas. However, because of the extent of oil exploration and development in recent years, the marine ecological environment has been increasingly affected. At present, the control and treatment of environmental pollution from offshore drilling both at home and abroad have focused on end-treatment after problems have already emerged. Nevertheless, preventative measures and appropriate control links...
Autori: Guancheng Jiang, Guangquan Liu, Hao Deng, Rongsha Wang, Shuixiang Xie, Yu Xu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF AVIATION EMISSIONS THROUGH ALTERNATIVE ROUTING STRATEGIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractThe significant increase in air transportation expected over the coming decades, combined with the initiation of the emissions trading system (EU-ETS) within European aviation, is increasing the requirement for airlines to find new levels of efficiency in their operating practices leading to reduced emission levels. Technological developments are expected to lead to substantial reductions in fuel burn and emissions over the long term, including aircraft design optimization and the use of...
Autori: Athanasios J. Kolios, Stuart Howe
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SUSTAINABILITY IN TRADITIONAL HANDLOOMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractThe handloom sector constitutes a distinct feature of the rich cultural heritage of India and plays a vital role in the economy and cultural identity of the country. It is an ancient industry and is source of livelihood for many villages in India. Its spread varies in style, practice and scale throughout the country - in certain regions it is has a proficient industry, while in others its establishment is localized, where it is a family-based activity. While, hand-woven fabrics are well-...
Autori: Monto Mani, Nallaval Chinnaswamy Balaji
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SORPTION OF HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM ION ONTO A STRONG BASIC ANION EXCHANGER: EQUILIBRIUM ISOTHERMS AND KINETIC STUDIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractHexavalent chromium can contaminate drinking water resources and should therefore be removed from industrial waste effluents. The use of ion exchange resin was examined in batch tests to remove Cr (VI) from acidic solution by Amberlite IRA 410. Equilibrium data were analyzed and modelled using Freundlich and Langmuir adsorption isotherms and the results showed that the adsorption behaviour of Cr (VI) could be accurately described by means of a Langmuir model. The monolayer adsorption cap...
Autori: Abdeltif Amrane, Aicha Bensmaili, Malika Chabani, Yasmine Ait Ouaissa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF COLOR AND COD FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION CONTAINING DYES BY ELECTROCOAGULATION IN A NEW CELL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractA new cell design which makes an efficient use of the cathodically evolved H2 to improve the mixing efficiency and thefloatation ability during electrocoagulation was used to remove dyes from waste solution. In this study, the decolorization andCOD reduction of colored solutions containing reactive and basic dyes by electrocoagulation was investigated using aluminumelectrodes in a batch mode. The effect of operating parameters such as current density, initial dye concentration, NaClconce...
Autori: El Sayed Zakaria El Ashtoukhy
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DISCHARGE FACTORS OF BIOMEDICAL WASTE OF HOSPITALS IN TAIWAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThis investigation consists of an analysis of data collected by the Industrial Waste Control Center Report System. Biomedicalwaste accounted for 20.90-25.54% of all hospital waste in Taiwan from 2005 to 2011. The waste discharge factors were 2.31 and3.26 kg/bed/day at bed occupancy rates of 80% and 60%, the biomedical waste discharge factors were 0.50 and 0.83 kg/bed/day,respectively. These discharge factors can be used to determine whether the amount of solid waste reported by a hospita...
Autori: Jim Juimin Lin, Mei-Chuan Huang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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VALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSETS BY THE MULTICRITERIA AMUVAM METHOD AND ITS APPLICATION TO THE PEGO-OLIVA WETLAND
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThe ever-growing demand for environmental assets is a phenomenon of our times. Calculating the value of these assets couldplay an important role in providing information about them and also contribute to their conservation and improvement. However,the intangible and subjective aspects involved in this kind of valuation make it difficult, if not impossible, to value them by thetraditional methods. This paper proposes the use of the Analytic Multicriteria Valuation Method (AMUVAM), which i...
Autori: Jerónimo Aznar, María Vallés-Planells, Vicente Estruch-Guitart
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF HYDRO- AND OSMO-PRIMING ON MEMBRANE DETERIORATION, PROLINE ACCUMULATION AND H2O2 SCAVENGING ENZYMES IN TWO SALT STRESSED CHICKPEA CULTIVARS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractSeed priming has been reported to be a simple technique for enhancing seedling establishment in environment and cropproduction under stressed condition. In this study, we investigated osmo and hydropriming effect in two salt stressed chickpeacultivars. This research monitors the changes in growth factors, proline content, lipid peroxidation and H2O2 scavenging enzymesactivities in osmo (mannitol 4%) and hydro (water) primed plantlets of two salt stressed chickpea cultivars (Arman and Biv...
Autori: Akbar Mostajeran, Fatemeh Khodabakhsh, Rayhaneh Amooaghaie
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVING AND SIMPLIFYING ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS AND BURDENS FOR EMAS AND ISO 14001 CERTIFIED ORGANIZATIONS: EVIDENCES FROM ITALY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThis article aims to investigate the Italian initiatives related to legislative simplifications as incentives for the dissemination ofEMSs. An increasingly complex and varied environmental legislation entails many efforts by organisations such as SMEs that donot always have sufficient human and financial resources to meet all the obligations applicable to them.The goal of this article is therefore to analyse the main simplifications, describing their approach, operational modalities and ...
Autori: Fabio Iraldo, Francesco Testa, Marco Frey, Tiberio Daddi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A ROBUST INEXACT TYPE-2 FUZZY SETS LINEAR OPTIMIZATION PROGRAMMING FOR IRRIGATION WATER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT UNDER UNCERTAINTY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThis research introduces a new Robust Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Set Linear Programming (R-IT2FSLP) model to manage irrigationwater resources. This method improves upon previous interval fuzzy bound models by allowing uncertainties presented asmultiple fuzzy boundaries. It creates additional degrees of freedom and enable direct modeling of uncertainties within anoptimization framework. It more explicitly reflects the system’s uncertainties under the fuzzy membership function. The more ofR-IT2...
Autori: Guohe Huang, Lei Jin
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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1,2-DICHLOROBENZENE OXIDATION USING INDIVIDUAL AND COMBINED EFFECTS OF OZONE AND ULTRAVIOLET IRRADIATION: CHEMICAL ABATEMENT AND IMPACT ON WATER TOXICITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractDue to its toxicity, persistence in the environment and specific properties, 1,2-dichlorobenzene (DCB) has been listed as apriority pollutant by the European Agency. In this study, the oxidation with ozone alone as well as in combination withultraviolet irradiation was applied for the degradation of DCB. This article presents the abatements obtained, after the varioustreatments proposed, in the levels of chemical pollution as monitored by chromatographic techniques (GC/ECD, GC/MS andHPLC...
Autori: Bertrand Sancey, Corina Bradu, Grégorio Crini
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND WASTE MINIMIZATION IN THE AREA OF COPPER MINE BOR, SERBIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractThis paper discusses some environmental problems caused by the mine waste from the Copper Mine Bor in Serbia. The CopperMine Bor and the Smelter generated about 2x109 tones of waste materials, located in the vicinity of the Bor. They cover mining,flotation tailings and smelting slag wastes. The existing mine waste have been formed during a hundred-year-old of mining andmetallurgical activities in Bor. Also, new quantities of wastes (up to ten thousand tones) have been produced daily by u...
Autori: Jovica M. Sokolović, Novica Milosević, Rodoljub D. Stanojlović
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON WATER RESOURCES IN TURKEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractGlobal climate change affects the temperature and precipitation. These changes have serious impacts on the availability of waterresources on regional basis. Turkey, being located in the Mediterranean Basin, is predicted to be severely affected by the adverseeffects of global climate change, particularly in terms of water resources. It is important to figure out the situation of the countryin terms of water scarcity induced by anthropogenic climate change in order to provide rational meas...
Autori: Özgür Aktaş
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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LAND-USE TYPE OF CATCHMENT VARYING NITROGEN CYCLE IN AN ENDANGERED SALMON INHABITED STREAM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractThe survival of Formosan landlocked salmon has been threatened by the change of habitat ambience. Because of the potentialtoxicity of nitrite (NO2-) and ammonium (NH4+) to salmonid fisheries, we studied the evolution of nitrogen compounddistributions in stream water and their relationship with ambient abiotic factors. The water was sampled at five sites surroundedwith various land-use types in bi-monthly intervals for seven years. The results indicated that a high NO2- concentration occu...
Autori: Wen-Hui Kuan, Yi-Lang Chen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FACTORS AFFECTING BIOLOGICAL SULPHATE REDUCTION IN TANNERY WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractA pilot scale Upflow Anaerobic Filter (UAF) treating tannery wastewaters was operated for 160 days. The UAF was fed with lowCOD/SO42- ratio (SO42- = 1810 mg L-1, CODtotal = 2530 mg L-1) for the investigation of sulphate and COD removal as a functionof substrates limitation and ammonia and sulphide inhibition. Sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB) out-competed methanogenicbacteria due to the low influent COD/SO42- ratio, the high concentration of sulphide and the presence of inhibiting compoun...
Autori: Alberto Mannucci, Claudio Lubello, Giulio Munz, Gualtiero Mori
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ACCOUNTING IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractWith the rapid development of China’s economy, the demand for resources and energy increases. Under the situation of limitedresources and sustainable development, the environmental accounting in China is emerged. The paper reviews and evaluates thedevelopment of China’s environmental accounting theory, and also point out the shortcomings and future development trend. Theresearcher analyzes the current implementation status of the environmental accounting in China, find out the existing p...
Autori: Hong Huang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CARBON TAX DESIGN AND ITS IMPACT ON CHINESE REGIONAL ECONOMY BASED ON EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractThe adoption of Carbon tax is usually thought to be one kind of important economic measures to reduce carbon emissions. Onthe one hand, the adoption of carbon tax can reduce the use of fuels that contain high percentage of carbon, and promote thedevelopment and use of renewable energy. On the other hand, the measure will affect energy prices, supply and demand, andincome distribution, thus causing negative effects on economic growth. This paper discusses the design of the basic taxations...
Autori: Yan-bing Cai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS AND REGULATION OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI) IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractThe environmental pressure brought by foreign direct investment (FDI) to China has been an increasingly common topic. It is thecurrent and later policy tropism to protect environment all-sided and keep the environmental elements continual use in making useof FDI in China. Environmental effect of FDI is a "double blade sword". This paper first analyzes the environmental effects ofFDI and the terms of its positive effect, and then analyzes the negative environmental impacts of FDI in China...
Autori: Hong-Min Qu, Lu Yang, Yan-Bo Zhang, Ye Liu, Ze-Shen Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RESOURCE ALLOCATION APPROACH BASED ON DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTAL DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS (DEA) TECHNOLOGIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractAs environmental problems are of concern in modern times, decision makers, dealing with resource allocation, should considerenvironmental aspects. This paper examines a resource allocation problem confronted by a central decision making unit. Thecentral unit is assumed to be interested in maximizing the total amount of desirable outputs. The optimal scale of production isobtained by allocating available resources to decision making units (DMUs) efficiently under the current production po...
Autori: Gongbing Bi, Tao Zhu, Yan Luo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INTEGRATED IT TOOLS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF PROTECTED AREAS. CASE STUDY: BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION IN JIU VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractDuring the last decades, the biodiversity conservation became a constant concern for the specialists in environmental resourcemanagement by increasing the awareness of the complexity, fragility and inestimable value of our planet. Nowadays, this issueshould be an ethical duty for all the 7.2 billion inhabitants of the planet. The biodiversity conservation should be approached as amultidisciplinary research field, developed in response to the actual world crisis. In this multidisciplinary...
Autori: Csaba Lorinţ
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF THERMO-VISION SYSTEMS DURING INTERVENTION AND RESCUE ACTIVITIES IN TOXIC, FLAMMABLE AND EXPLOSIVE ENVIRONMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractThe success of rescue in toxic, flammable and explosive environments can accurately be quantified by the number of injuredcaught at the event that occurs, identified, reanimated and transported safely to the nearest hospital or point of granting the firstaid. Unfortunately, in most cases, the area where these activities are developed, research is more or less accessible due to thepresence of smoke, toxic or explosive gases or lack of visibility. For this reason, most often we are witness...
Autori: Artur Găman
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26403

ENVIRONMENTAL SOUNDNESS OF VIRTUAL SIMULATIONS FOR COAL BED DEGASSING PROCESSES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractMining industry, by underground coal exploitations allows the release of important methane quantities in the atmosphere.Methane can be found stored both in coal deposits, as well as in sterile rocks from the proximity of coal beds. By carrying out thedegassing process in advance of the exploitation, there can be obtained at least three benefits simultaneously: a new source offuel for heating devices, methane emissions reduction and ventilation costs reduction.With the help of computer, s...
Autori: Nicolae-Ioan Vlasin
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PROCEDURE FOR METAL CUTTING USING EXPLOSIVES, WITH LOW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractResearches aim to develop new knowledge in the metal cutting field, using a relatively new technique with a low number ofapplications nationwide, namely the flexible explosive charge with cumulative effect for fast and precise cutting of metals. Theprocedure of cutting with explosives is a process that involves using and handling materials in their solid phase.This procedure isespecially applied in cases where materials are mostly metals and it uses a directed and controlled cumulative e...
Autori: Ilie Ciprian Jitea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DESIGN OF A MEASUREMENT MODEL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE: APPLICATION TO THE FOOD SECTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractIn light of recent environmental crises, companies are rethinking their relations with key stakeholders who live in theenvironments in which they operate. To meet the expectations of groups concerned about the environment, companies must adopta responsible attitude for their surroundings to maintain sustainable development. Environmental monitoring is not always easy,given the many environmental consequences generated by business activities. This study proposes an innovative measurementm...
Autori: Carlos Atienza-Sahuquillo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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VISITOR MANAGEMENT TOOLS FOR PROTECTED AREAS FOCUSED ON SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT: THE CROATIAN EXPERIENCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractThe protected natural areas are becoming increasingly popular vacation destinations with both international and domestictravellers. Protected area may be an area of land and/or sea dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity,and of natural and associated cultural resources, and managed through legal or other means. It might have many differentpurposes. This means that biodiversity protection, though a critically important function is far from being the only purpos...
Autori: Lidija Petrić
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MONITORING EMISSIONS FROM LARGE COMBUSTION PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe most important aspect of the national environmental policy concerns air pollutant emission decrease. The studies led in orderto identify the atmospheric pollution sources have revealed that the energy sector is one of the biggest pollutants in the economy.Given the negative impact of the pollutant emissions on the environment and the possibility of closing the large combustionplants in case necessary measures to comply with the legal regulations in the field are not taken will signif...
Autori: Mirela Panainte
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF SYNTHETIC CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS IN PETROLEUM SLUDGE TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe sludge treatment processes represent a priority when we refer to the municipal wastewater treatment, but can implicate verycomplex studies and applications if we consider the industrial wastewater recovery and treatment processes. Even if the industrialsludges are seen as wastes, they can represent an important resource if are properly managed in the storage, treatment andrecovery processes. This paper aims to identify some methods to optimize the coagulation and flocculation process...
Autori: Mariana Turcu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GROUNDWATER - UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES INTERACTION IN URBAN ENVIRONMENT IN BUCHAREST AREA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractUnderground space represents an area with multiple management problems, mainly related to water resources management,difficulties for new underground constructions (as diaphragm walls, tunnels, dewatering systems etc.), interpretation of hydrogeologicaldata or influence of the new constructions on the existing ones. The management of this area is even more difficultdue to the multitude of works, of the (sometimes) chaotic development, of the poor legislation, various ownerships of the la...
Autori: Loretta Batali
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INTEGRATING ADAPTIVE LEARNING INTO ADAPTIVE WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractAdaptive water resources management recognizes the centrality of learning to its effective implementation. However, theliterature on learning in Adaptive Management (AM) is disjointed and lacks rigorous treatment. The purpose of this paper is toclarify how learning associated with AM is distinctive and to explain the importance of successfully integrating it into policydesign. Because adaptive learning holds a unique position within the adaptive management and assessment process, it shou...
Autori: Wietske Medema
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF HEXAVALENT AND TOTAL CHROMIUM FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS BY PLUM (P. domestica L.) TREE BARK
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractThe main purpose of the present work was to evaluate the potential of plum (P. domestica L.) tree bark (PDB) to remove Cr(VI)and total chromium from aqueous solutions in batch systems. Experimental data showed that the Cr(VI) and total chromiumremoval capacity was dependent on operating variables such as PDB particle size, PDB pretreatment, solution pH, initial Cr(VI)concentration, and contact time. The mechanism of Cr(VI) removal by PDB implies two simultaneous processes: 1) the reducti...
Autori: Perla Vianey Lopez-Nuñez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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METHOD FOR INVENTORYING CO EMISSIONS FROM ROAD TRAFFIC IN URBAN AREAS THROUGH TRANSPORT MODELING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractCarbon monoxide (CO) is a gas obtained both from natural sources (bush fires, volcanic emissions and electric discharges) andby anthropogenic processes (incomplete combustion of fossil fuels). Together with particulate matter, nitrogen oxides andhydrocarbons, it is part of the air pollutants associated with the transport sector, which have a negative impact on human health,animals and vegetation. In this paper the authors propose a methodology for assessing CO emissions from road traffic...
Autori: Gabriela Mitran
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26466

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL AREAS: A CHALLENGE FOR ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractIntegration in the European Union has faced Romania with new challenges and objectives out of which sustainable developmentin rural areas is a priority. A diverse and efficient rural economy is needed, capable of generating resources that will increase thequality of life and observe environmental protection. The analysis presented in the paper brings into evidence economic, socialand environmental characteristics from the Romanian rural areas, compared to EU-27 and a series of developed ...
Autori: Camelia Burja
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SUSTAINABLE USE OF RECOVERED PAPER IN THE ROMANIAN PAPER INDUSTRY. PART II – ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractIn the last decades, the surface of Romanian forests decreased due to an intensive harvesting and, as a consequence, the price ofpulpwood significantly increased. In the same time, the regulations for environmental protection were successively hardened inRomania, so that all chemical pulp mills were closed for economic and environmental reasons. In these circumstances, Romanianpaper producers shifted to recovered paper as raw material. This decision is in accordance with trends of Europe...
Autori: Adrian Cătălin Puiţel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLED PAPER SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractMunicipal solid waste management is a matter experienced by the entire world, mostly encountered in urban areas as a result ofpopulation growth and increased income per capita. This issue always posed threats to environmental quality and human health,and continues to be one of the major environmental problems people continues to face. In the last few decades, the systemsanalysis techniques have been applied to manage the municipal solid waste (MSW) streams through a range of integrativem...
Autori: Cristina Ghinea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WATER FOOTPRINT ASSESSMENT OF THE ETHYL ALCOHOL PRODUCTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractWater is essential for development and its use for the industrial and agricultural sector has grown to exceed natural supplies inmany parts of the world. Businesses have became more aware of the water-related risks of their products, facilities and/or supplychain and started to consider the water accounting tools useful for identifying the “hotspots” related to water use and its socialand environmental impacts, improving operational efficiency and communication with stakeholders.The main...
Autori: Simona-Andreea Ene Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMBINED ULTRASONIC IRRADIATION AND AEROBIC BIODEGRADATION TREATMENT FOR OLIVE MILLS WASTEWATERS
Nr. 8
AbstractIn this study, the reduction of phenolic compounds and other organic pollutants from greenish black (GB) and dark brown (DB)olive mill wastewater (OMW) was investigated. Ultrasonic irradiation in combination with aerobic biodegradation was adoptedas the treatment technique. Operational parameters such as the duration of ultrasonic irradiation, ultrasonic power intensity andultrasonic frequency were tested to determine their effects on phenol, BOD, and COD degradations. It was found that ...
Autori: Zakaria Al-Qodah
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BORON-DOPED DIAMOND ELECTRODE-BASED ADVANCED TREATMENT METHODS FOR DRINKING WATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractIn this study, boron-doped diamond (BDD) electrode was tested in electrochemical oxidation and reduction processes using thesame vertical electrodes undivided cell in order to remove natural organic matter (NOM) and nitrogen compounds (NC) fromdrinking water. Boron-doped diamond-based electrochemical oxidation process has proven to be an efficient and versatilemethod suitable for NOM and NC in forms of nitrite and ammonium present in drinking water sources. However, the applicationof BDD...
Autori: Florica Manea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26492

FACTORS CONTROLLING KEY NITROGEN FLUXES IN GRASSLAND ECOSYSTEMS: CASE STUDIES – SOUTHERN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractEnhanced nitrogen inputs to both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems affects biodiversity at all its levels. Grasslands provide acomplex range of functions, due to their wide representation throughout terrestrial ecosystems. Numerous studies demonstratesoil acidification, eutrophication and species richness reduction as a result of elevated reactive nitrogen availability. The presentstudy aims to assess soil nitrogen stocks and transformations for two Romanian grasslands during November 2...
Autori: Carmen Postolache
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26497

COMPARISON BETWEEN A RETROFITTED AND A NEWLY-DESIGNED OXYCOMBUSTION BOILER INTENDED TO BE USED IN CARBON DIOXIDE SEQUESTRATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractGreenhouse gases emissions represent a first-degree concern in power generation from fossil fuels combustion. Over the past twoand a half centuries, since the dawn of the industrial era, huge amounts of carbon dioxide have been released into the atmospherefrom combustion processes, most of it coming from fossil fuel-fired power plants. The effects of CO2 accumulation in theatmospheric environment become more and more apparent due to the increasingly strong greenhouse effect leading to gl...
Autori: Bogdan Horbaniuc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS DUE TO HEAVY METAL POLLUTION OF WATER RESULTED FROM MINING WASTES IN NW ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThe mining waste facilities in the Baia Mare region, Romania, resulted from the extraction of poly-metallic ores (including Au,Ag). Metal sulphide minerals from the mining waste facilities have a potential to produce acid rock drainage (ARD) and togenerate risk for the environment, including for the water resources. Some of the mining waste deposits from the region arelocated near the town of Baia Mare, close to the residential areas, the agricultural lands and the surface water. The sho...
Autori: Oana-Cristina Modoi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ELECTROCHEMICAL RECLAMATION OF WASTEWATER RESULTED FROM PETROLEUM TANKER TRUCK CLEANING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractPetroleum tanker trucks are integral vehicles for delivering fuel and other petrochemical products from place to place and must becleaned regularly. Pressure washing with hot or cold water serving to remove oil and filth from the tanker truck container,produces oily waste water with an oil concentration of about 300-500 mg L-1 which, according to environmental standards andregulations worldwide, must be disposed of and treated properly. In the present paper an integrated electrochemical ...
Autori: Konstantinos Dermentzis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SECONDARY MUNICIPAL EFFLUENT TREATMENT BY CATALYTIC WET HYDROGEN PEROXIDE OXIDATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractWater recycling and reuse, answering the needs of creating cleaner water resources, need to be closely related with water resourcemanagement and technologies. Current municipal wastewater treatment plants are capable to control conventional pollutants(carbonaceous compounds, particulate matter, nutrients). Priority organic compounds, like polyaromatic hydrocarbons,polychlorinated biphenyls, endocrine disrupting chemicals, personal care products, pesticides etc., may escape the treatment ...
Autori: Andreea Chelba
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENERGY EFFICIENCY OBLIGATION SCHEMES IN THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY DIRECTIVE – AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractThis paper will focus on the 2012/27/EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED). Because the EED is a rather new legal act, itsassessment from an environmental law perspective has been neglected in the scientific literature. The previous regulation(Directive 2006/32/EC on end-use energy efficiency) has already been analyzed from an ecological point of view (Bányai, 2013).Therefore, the next question automatically arises: does the new directive take steps to improve the European Union (EU)regul...
Autori: Orsolya Bányai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DEFINING ENERGY- AND COST-SAVING POTENTIALS AND THEIR APPLICATION IN OPTIMAL BUILDING REFURBISHMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractIn this paper, we develop a rigorous theoretical framework and a practical implementation for the evaluation of the energy- andcost-saving potential of buildings. The goal is to promote sustainability in the context of building energetics by achieving themost efficient, optimal exploitation of the financial resources available for refurbishments. The practical realization of thisconcept requires the evaluation of the optimal refurbishment cost that maximizes the net energetic or financia...
Autori: Árpád Csík
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HYDRAULIC BALANCING ANALYSIS OF A CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM WITH CONSTANT SUPPLY TEMPERATURE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractIn European countries with temperate climates, heating represents approximately 70% of the total energy consumption of aresidential building. Different Directives of the European Parliament and Council prescribe the enhancement of energy efficiencyand the reduction of energy demand of buildings. Consequently, the control of delivered heat is indispensable. The properoperation of the control system is possible only for balanced central heating systems. In the case of central heating syste...
Autori: Sándor Hámori
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF RECONFIGURABLE HARDWARE TECHNOLOGY IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractDue to the continuously increasing trend in the costs of the traditional fossil fuels, the development of residential or commercialbuildings with reduced energy needs becomes a significant and more pressing scientific challenge. At the same time, consumersare increasingly demanding more comfortable buildings, where the energy needs are addressed using locally available renewableenergy resources. Consumers also require a higher level of security, supervision, and control of the building, ...
Autori: Géza Husi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PHYTOACCUMULATION, COMPETITIVE ADSORPTION AND EVALUATION OF CHELATORS-METAL INTERACTION IN LETTUCE PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractPresent study was envisaged to study chelators-metal interaction in phytoaccumulation of metals as a bioremediation technologyto decontaminate metal pollution and adsorption of metals on soil. Lactuca sativa was used as model plant for phytoaccumulationto identify uptake of Cadmium (Cd) and Lead (Pb) and their subsequent accumulation in edible tissue of plant. Cadmium andlead were two selected metals for phytoaccumulation and copper was also studied for adsorption experiment. Green house...
Autori: Audil Rashid
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ADVANCED OXIDATION OF AN AZO DYE AND ITS SYNTHESIS INTERMEDIATES IN AQUEOUS SOLUTION: EFFECT OF FENTON TREATMENT ON MINERALIZATION, BIODEGRADABILITY AND TOXICITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractThe objective was to study the degradation of azo dye C.I. Acid Orange 7 (AO7) and intermediates for its synthesis sulphanilicacid (SA) and 2-naphthol (2-N) by Fenton process. Full factorial design and response surface methodology were applied to modelthe system behavior influenced by studied process parameters ([Fe2+] and [H2O2]).Optimal process conditions were determined on the basis of mineralization efficiency. The effectiveness evaluation of appliedtreatment process was conducted on...
Autori: Sanja Papić
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY OF A ROAD TEST TRACK WITH AND WITHOUT CRUMB RUBBER. SOLUTIONS FOR NOISE POLLUTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractEnd-of-life tires are waste materials that pollute landscapes when they are disposed of in tire dumps. However, its life cycle is notfinished when they are scrapped. The rubber of end-of-life tires could be used for new purposes as construction material in roadrehabilitation. A gap-graded mix characterization was carried out in this work by means of laboratory and field performancetests. The mixture has a high content of crumb rubber (CR) by weight of bitumen. Crumb Rubber was added to t...
Autori: Victor F. Vázquez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A PRELIMINARY STUDY ON ELECTROCATALYTIC CONVERSION OF CO2 INTO FUELS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractThe CO2 electroreduction in gas phase using Pt on carbon black catalysts is investigated in this work. This process is expected tobecome a key technology to prevent anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Specifically, the electrocatalytic reduction in a solventless gasphase is studied, as a first approach to later develop a photoelectrocatalytic device for the efficient conversion of CO2 to fuelsusing solar energy for the reaction. The objective of this preliminary work has been the tuning up of t...
Autori: Fabiola Martínez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FACTORS INFLUENCING THE SAFETY OF CO2 GEOLOGICAL STORAGE IN DEEP SALINE AQUIFERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract Carbon capture and storage is one of the critical technologies that can enable the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of large industrial sites worldwide. The injection of CO2 into saline water formations is related with many factors and processes that control the safety of its long-term storage. This paper analyzes the leakage risks and the factors that influence the integrity of the cap rock in deep saline aquifer formation. Several pathways have leakage potential risks d...
Autori: Xiaojuan Qiao
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENERGY USE, CONSERVATION AND EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS IN TAIWANESE COSMETICS INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract This work performs an energy flow case study on the cosmetics industry in Taiwan. In addition, the energy-saving potential of these options is evaluated. It is found that the total potential energy saving amounts to around 2397.0 GJ. It represented a potential reduction of 179.8 tonnes in carbon dioxide emissions. This study establishes an energy flow analysis and energysaving method for this case study, in addition to identifying potential energy-saving areas. The greatest energy-s...
Autori: Te-Li Su
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF REDUCTION OF COPPER USING Stenotrophomonas maltophilia PD2 BIOMASS AND ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK MODELING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
OPTIMIZATION OF REDUCTION OF COPPER USING Stenotrophomonas maltophilia PD2 BIOMASS AND ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK MODELING ...
Autori: Arpita Ghosh
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PRODUCT ECODESIGN IN COMPANIES WITH ISO 14001 CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract Product eco-innovation based on ecodesign principles is based on the idea of including the environmental aspects of a product over its entire life-cycle, thus providing the opportunity for manufacturing companies to intervene earlier during product development processes. The aim of this study was to gather information and evaluate the situation regarding ecodesign within the ISO 14001 certified medium and large manufacturing companies in the Republic of Slovenia by means of a questi...
Autori: Gregor Radonjič
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ESTIMATING CROWN CLOSURE OF FOREST STANDS USING LANDSAT TM DATA: A CASE STUDY FROM TURKEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract Remote sensing data has been broadly used in assessing and monitoring natural resources. Monitoring forest resources with Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) and other fine resolution sensors has become a challenging work in a wide variety of forest applications. In this paper, the relationships between stand crown closure with spectral reflectance values and some vegetation indices (VIs) obtained from Landsat TM were investigated in a case study area. The Pearson correlation and multiple ...
Autori: Alkan Günlü
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GREEN SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF GOLD NANOPARTICLES OBTAINED BY A DIRECT REDUCTION METHOD AND THEIR FRACTAL DIMENSION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract Nanoparticles are very interesting materials due to their properties which can be different than those of the bulk and they have many applications in various domains, like electronic, catalytic or biomedical. Gold is one of the most studied materials and is used in many applications that will have the human being as recipient, that’s why gold nanoparticles should be obtained as environmentally friendly as possible. In this work, particles of around 50 nm were obtained in a so ...
Autori: Razvan State
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CHALLENGES AND OPORTUNITIES IN GREEN PLASTICS: AN ASSESSMENT USING THE ELECTRE DECISION-AID METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract Bioplastics are biobased materials, usually easy biodegradable, derived from renewable resources. Evolution of bioplastics production is related to: bio starch and starch mixtures (74.5%); bioplastic products from fermentation (13%), bioplastic from petrochemicals materials (12.5%). They are seen as a viable solution to avoid some environmental impacts caused by the use of fossil-based conventional plastics. In this context, the general objectives of this study entail the analysis a...
Autori: Elena-Diana Comaniţă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CO2 CAPTURE AND ITS INFLUENCE ON ENERGY AND ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY OF A COAL FIRED POWER PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract Currently, conventional energy sources i.e. fossil fuels represent the main segment as regards electricity generation. Thus, their contribution to global CO2 emissions is considerable. This study considers carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a promising solution for the environmental problems we are now facing. Based on previous research, post-combustion capture (PCC) has been recognized as being the more appropriate technology for CO2 capturing from the existing power plants. The m...
Autori: Ales Hribernik
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR BETTER ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – A REVIEW
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract The Organizations of the 21st century had evidenced that Management Systems and Standards have become a key aspect for their sustainable development and a prerequisite for their existence. In this recent decade, the Systems for Quality (ISO 9001:2008), Environment (ISO 14001:2004), Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001:2007), Corporate Social Responsibility (SA 8000:2008 and ISO 26000:2010) and Risk Management (ISO 31000:2009) form the core pillars of the Organization, supple...
Autori: Gopalakrishnan Muthu Samy
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE EFFECTS OF TREE SPECIES ON REDUCTION OF THE RATE OF NOISE POLLUTION AT THE EDGE OF HYRCANIAN FOREST ROADS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract Plants have an effective role in reducing noise pollution. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of broad-leaved and coniferous species on reducing noise pollution according to the distance from the sound source and the tree species type. For this purpose, 25 plots for coniferous species and 25 plots for the broadleaved species was selected. The decibel-meter (Casella Enhances CEL-630) and the trumpet (FIAMM) of machine were used to measure the sound level. Results indica...
Autori: Mehran Nasiri
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RESONANT TECHNIQUES AS NON-DESTRUCTIVE TECHNIQUES (NDT) APPLIED TO COMPOSITE MATERIALS: CASE STUDY ON LOW VELOCITY IMPACTS DETECTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract Impact damage is considered the primary cause of in-service delamination in composite materials and promotes significant reduction in residual strength. Non-destructive techniques (NDT) include several methods able to detect the shape and the size of the interior damages without destruction of the structure or component, which is economically advantageous. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the properties after low velocity impacts using an experimental-numerical procedure based o...
Autori: Ana Martins Amaro
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ADSORPTIVE REMOVAL OF PHOSPHATE FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS BY WASTE SNAIL AND CLAM SHELLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract Large quantities of snail and clam shells are left as waste material when their meat is used as food for people. It has been a big problem that how to treat these wastes and usually these are land filled as wastes. In the present paper, these shells are studied as recycling resource for phosphate removal from solutions. Laboratory-scale batch experiments were conducted to evaluate the efficiency of snail and clam shells in removing phosphate from aqueous solutions. Major factors inv...
Autori: Ji Bing Xiong
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN EFFICIENT ACTIVATED SLUDGE MODEL FOR OPERATOR SUPPORT IN PAPER MILL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract In paper processes, the variability of effluent composition and flow is impossible to predict and generally depends on the type of production method used and the manufacturing breakdowns suffered. Wastewater treatment plant operators find it difficult to maintain the efficiency of biological treatment processes. This paper focuses on activated sludge treatment modelling of paper mill wastewater to provide operators with additional support. Based on both standard activated sludge mod...
Autori: Catherine Cadet
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MODELING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF CYBERNETIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract Cybernetic Transportation System (CTS) is a relatively new branch of the Intelligent Transportation System, which can provide flexible transportation services for university campuses, resorts, and industrial parks. The proposed simulation approach is suitable for a preliminary assessment of CTS-related environmental impact in real-world driving conditions. The model is built to allow performance prediction of a single cybercar or the whole CTS in a wide range of operational conditio...
Autori: Leonid Tartakovsky
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NOVEL USES OF RED MUD IN TEXTILE WASTEWATER TREATMENT, DYEING, AND CONCRETE PRODUCTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract Optimum conditions for the reusability of red mud were explored testing both dried and HCl-activated red mud as a coagulant in the treatment of dyehouse wastewater. Treated dyehouse wastewater was further reused in five dyebaths with different mixture ratios of distilled water (D) and treated wastewater (W) for dyeing fabrics at three color strengths of three reactive dyes. Sludge obtained from the optimum dosage of HCl-activated red mud was tested for its reuse potential in the pro...
Autori: Aylin Yildiz
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TOWARDS INCREASED WATER AND ENERGY EFFICIENCIES IN WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract Along with nowadays growth of urban areas and population, it is more and more important to have better water resources management, especially regarding drinking water supply. Maintaining a good state of a water distribution network poses challenges that are addressed by research community. Two of the main challenges in management of water distribution systems are the reduction of energy consumption due to the high pumping requirements in some systems and/or reduction of water losses...
Autori: Mario Castro Gama
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MICROBIAL SAFETY OF PLASTIC MATERIALS OBTAINED FROM WASTES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract Extensive use of plastics leads to the increase of non biodegradable wastes that have to be recycled due to both dramatically decrease of natural resources to producing them and to their increasing need as well as due to environmental issues. Most of goods made by materials based on wastes have to be commonly used by people. Antibacterial character of those is necessary to avoid epidemics. This paper deals with determination of antimicrobial character of materials based on polymeric...
Autori: Florica Silvia Cristina Patachia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF AN ORGANIC REFRACTORY COMPOUND BY PHOTOCATALYSIS IN BATCH REACTOR – KINETIC STUDIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract The present work systematically investigates the photocatalytic degradation of carbamazepine (CBZ), an organic compound, known as refractory to the conventional wastewater treatment by the titanium dioxide PC 500 catalyst. The effects of some fundamental operating parameters in heterogeneous photocatalysis were investigated in this work in order to determine the main ones affecting the degradation kinetics. The obtained results clearly showed that the removal rate of the target comp...
Autori: Lidia Favier
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF AN OPTIMISED WASTE COLLECTION SYSTEM – CASE STUDY IN A GERMAN COMMUNITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract Waste management does not try to dispose waste anymore but is searching for the best solution to manage valuable and scarce resources and reduce the negative impact on the environment. Preoccupation in Germany with regard to optimization of waste recuperation and valorization increases and separate collection systems for different waste fractions are taken into consideration. Within this study a pilot project was set up and its results are presented below. The investigation evaluate...
Autori: Mihaela Berechet
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GEARBOXES NOISE REDUCTION BY APPLYING A FLUOROPOLYMER COATING PROCEDURE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract Every day, millions of people are exposed to noise at work and to all the associated risks. It is a clear fact that the noise is an important problem in the industrial areas and moreover it becomes a significant issue in a wide range of other non-industrial environments as well. The current trend in the construction of gearboxes, regarding the speed increasing, favors the increase of the dynamic loads, which are accompanying the operation of equipments. The dynamic contact phenomen...
Autori: Zoltan Iosif Korka
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COST-EFFECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO CONTROL INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND COMFORT IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING RETROFITTING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract This paper presents a toolset for the efficient control of the indoor air quality and thermal comfort in retrofitted buildings. The refurbishment of existing buildings, compliant to actual regulations, often leads to airtightness and the consequent poor conditions for the occupants that could cause low productivity and even sickness. For this reason, the CETIEB (Cost Effective Tools for Better Indoor Environment in Retrofitted Energy Efficient Buildings) project developed innovative...
Autori: Gian Marco Revel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CARBON FOOTPRINT OF ELECTRICITY FROM ANAEROBIC DIGESTION PLANTS IN ITALY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract In the context of biogas sustainability assessment, a promising way to reach greenhouse gases (GHG) reduction and fossil energy savings is the anaerobic digestion (AD) of both animal manure and energy crops. Nowadays, more than 1,100 AD plants are working in Italy, mostly located in Northern Regions. To those plants with an electrical power lower than 1 MW, strong public incentives were given, therefore, several of them have been put into operation; this entailed increasing cereal ...
Autori: Jacopo Bacenetti
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE EXPERIENCE OF THE FIRST INDUSTRIAL SYMBIOSIS PLATFORM IN ITALY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract This paper reports the activity, promoted by the Italian agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable economic development (ENEA), in the framework of the project for the development and implementation of the first Italian Platform for Industrial Symbiosis implemented in Sicily (2011-2015). The goals of the project were: to provide a methodology and an instrument for industrial symbiosis implementation at regional scale, to implement a IS Platform as a support to SMEs to ind...
Autori: Laura Cutaia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF THERMOPHILIC ANAEROBIC DIGESTION OF WINERY BIO-WASTE BY MICRO-NUTRIENTS AUGMENTATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract Thermophilic anaerobic digestion is a suitable technology to treat agricultural waste because of its higher biogas production, hygienisation effect and solids removal efficiency. Although these benefits, poor effluent quality and instability are encountered in some cases. The anaerobic co-digestion of winery waste and waste activated sludge at 55°C, operating at 23 days HRT and with an organic loading rate of 3.2 kg COD/m3d, was characterized by accumulation of volatile fatty ac...
Autori: Cinzia Da Ros
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INVESTIGATION OF STRESS - STRAIN BEHAVIOUR OF RECYCLED AGGREGATE CONCRETE UNDER CYCLIC LOADS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract The recent awareness about recycling also involves the resources used in civil engineering. The use of Recycled Aggregate Concrete (RAC) has several advantages in terms of conservation of natural resources and of reduction of pollution. Although the interest on the use of structural concrete with recycled aggregates is increasing, extensive studies on the mechanical behaviour of such materials that can allow their use in alternative to standard concrete are still lacking. As a conse...
Autori: Marco Breccolotti
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A HYDROMETALLURGICAL PROCESS FOR RECOVERING RARE EARTHS AND METALS FROM SPENT FLUORESCENT LAMPS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract The recovery of raw materials from waste represents a sustainable growth opportunity for those countries with limited mineral resources availability. A case study for an integrated approach to recover raw materials from spent fluorescent lamps is presented, with the aim of improving the current treatments which are only able to recover the glass fraction. In particular a hydrometallurgical process was developed to obtain valuable metals such antimony, copper, and rare earths (yttriu...
Autori: Roberta De Carolis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REUSE OF TREATED MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER FOR IRRIGATION IN APULIA REGION: THE “IN.TE.R.R.A.” PROJECT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract The use of non-conventional water resources including treated municipal wastewater has been increasing in the Mediterranean regions over the last decades to cope with water shortages and uneven rainfalls due to climate change. The aim of this paper is to present the first results from two years of experimental field activities carried out in two different demo-places in Southern Italy: the municipal wastewater treatment plants of Noci and Castellana Grotte (Apulia region). In these ...
Autori: Antonio Lonigro
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INTERSECTORIAL REUSE OF WASTE AND SCRAPS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BUILDING PRODUCTS: STRATEGIES AND VALORIZATION OF WASTE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract The European Commission has introduced a whole range of policies and initiatives to promote the product eco-innovation and the environmental impacts reductions. One of the key topic for the reduction of the environmental impacts is the waste recycling and reuse (turning waste into useful resources). A teamwork of Politecnico di Milano has developed a research work, still ongoing and continuously updated, called “The usefulness of the useless. Cross-sectorial evaluation of wast...
Autori: Marco Migliore
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DEVELOPING UNCONVENTIONAL OIL AND GAS RESOURCES IN CHINA: A CONCEPTUAL ANALYSIS FRAMEWORK
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract Chinese political winds encourage unconventional resource exploitation. However, replication of “shale gas miracle” outside North America seems impossible because of things like problematical accumulation in geological conditions. There are many obstacles and difficulties China faced in this context. The accuracy of resource assessment and technology progress are key aspect to lower investment risk. Based on these, this paper provides integrate ways to make resource esti...
Autori: Shubin Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INDUSTRIAL ENERGY CONSERVATION AND EMISSION REDUCTION TOTAL FACTOR PRODUCTIVITY IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract For the purpose of evaluating the effect of environmental regulations addressing Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction (ECER) on Chinese industry, this paper introduces a non-radial, non-oriented and slacks-based data envelopment analysis (DEA) model, energy conservation and undesirable output reduction slacks-based Malmquist index (EUSM index) and its decompositions. This model can simultaneously measure energy and non-energy inputs along with pollutant emissions in addition t...
Autori: Jing Xiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COORDINATING SUPPLY CHAINS TO REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS THAT OF A RETAILER AND A SUPPLIER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract Recently, the low carbon economy concept has attracted the interest of governments and enterprises. To achieve low-carbon economy, enterprises must invest in upgrading existing facilities, processes and products so as to reduce carbon emissions. Generally, the benefits of carbon emissions reduction of firms in a supply chain are significant, so the firms should share the investments. Based on this idea, we studied how to coordinate the supply chain to reduce carbon emissions. Specif...
Autori: Jing Gao
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INFLUENCE ON THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE COASTAL AREA IN JIAOZHOU BAY OF CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract Jiaozhou Bay, a shallow semi-closed bay surrounded by Qingdao City, has become one of the most important industrial zones in Shandong Peninsula, China. The sound development of Jiaozhou Bay is crucial to the Qingdao regional economy and ecosystem, but rapid urbanization and industrialization of Qingdao have imposed numerous environmental stresses on Jiaozhou Bay. The influence of anthropogenic activities on the environment of Jiaozhou Bay is discussed based on satellite images, bath...
Autori: Zhao Jun Song
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PERFORMANCE AND THERMAL CHARACTERISTICS OF HUMIDIFICATION-DEHUMIDIFICATION DESALINATION UTILIZING WASTE HEAT FROM EXHAUST GAS BELOW 100°C
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract The feasibility of humidification-dehumidification utilizing waste heat from exhaust gas was investigated. The exhaust gas below 100°C was used as the heat resource and to evaporate the salt water. The effect of operation conditions on the fresh water productivity and thermal efficiency was studied, including the salt water flow rate, exhaust gas flow rate and temperature. The performance of this process was discussed from the view of temperature field, and the temperature field...
Autori: Huaigang Cheng
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF THERMAL ENERGY FOR NaCl PRODUCTION BY SOLAR ASSISTED EVAPORATION OF CONCENTRATED SALTWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract Vacuum-tube thermal collectors are used to collect heat radiated by the sun. This heat is then used to drive the forced evaporation of concentrated seawater (saltwater) released by reverse osmosis and the extraction of NaCl. This paper reports heat consumption during evaporation. About 78.90% of seawater has to be evaporated in advance through insolation to initiate forced evaporation. This step is conducted to precipitate the NaCl because only CaSO4·2H2O are initially precip...
Autori: Huaigang Cheng
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PATH OPTIMIZATION OF CHINESE ALUMINUM CORPORATION FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY STRATEGY BASED ON A RESOURCE VALUE FLOW MODEL: A CASE STUDY OF CHINALCO
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract The objective of this paper is to propose an optimal path for a circular economy strategy of Aluminum Corporation of China (CHINALCO) by constructing a circular economy evaluation model. Based on CHINALCO’s resource circulation and the regularity of material balance, and by depicting the value information in the process of resource input, consumption, output and waste, we build a comprehensive evaluation model for the enterprise circular economy - a resource value flow equatio...
Autori: Fei Xiong
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TREATMENT OF MATURE LANDFILL LEACHATE BY USING COMBINED ARB PROCESS AND SULFATE RADICAL OXIDATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract Treatment experiments for mature landfill leachate were conducted by using combined aged refuse bioreactor (ARB) process and sulfate radical oxidation. In the ARB process, the effects of wet/dry ratios, hydraulic loading, and influent introduction time on contaminant removal were investigated. In the oxidation process, Na2S2O8 was activated by heat to generate powerful oxidants, such as sulfate radicals, to oxide residual contaminants in the effluent. The removal of chemical oxygen ...
Autori: Zhanmeng Liu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ICT INFRASTRUCTURE FOR EFFICIENT WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: TOWARDS HARMONIZATION OF A FRAGMENTED FIELD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract The problem of monitoring and controlling the complex and heterogeneous water distribution networks in urban environments is not new. Existing solutions include high-resilience and availability of telemetry systems where a wired or less often wireless backbone is connecting heterogeneous field devices to a centralized control centre. In the control centre, the administrative personnel of the utility are offered an overview of the system status, presented with possible alarms and may...
Autori: Athanasia Tsertou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MULTIVARIATE OPTIMIZATION TO DECREASE TOTAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN THE WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM OF ABBIATEGRASSO (MILAN, ITALY)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract The application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for water supply systems has steadily increased in the last 20 years. The city of Milan is presented as case study where the main challenge for the coming 20 years is the efficient use of energy. Opposite to other parts of the world, in Milan, water is neither scarce nor there is a growing need for supply. Given that the system completely relies on pumping, optimization algorithms and sensor technologies can be appl...
Autori: Mario E. Castro Gama
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MERGING EARTH OBSERVATION DATA, WEATHER PREDICTIONS, IN-SITU MEASUREMENTS AND HYDROLOGICAL MODELS FOR WATER INFORMATION SERVICES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract There is an increasing variety of hydrometeorological information sources available for operational water management. These comprise in-situ measurements, Earth Observation, meteorological models, and hydrological models. The effective use of all these information sources together is challenged by two aspects. First, there is an information and communication technology (ICT) challenge of acquiring, processing, merging, and presenting the various data streams operationally. Secondly,...
Autori: Isnaeni M. Hartanto
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF A WEB-BASED DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR WATER SUPPLY NETWORKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract Decision support systems (DSS) have been wildly developed in the recent decades, in various areas of decision making. In the 21st century, the advances in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have brought the era of cloud computing, in which network-distributed resources (simulation and optimization models, data, etc.) are integrated in decision support applications. The aim of the present article is to present the application of web-based decision support systems (WBDSS) ...
Autori: Quan Pan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DATA SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN SMART CITIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract Urban environments present unique opportunities for developing new system architectures and applications aligned with the “Internet of things” paradigm. The data sources are still largely provided by physical sensors and technical devices, albeit a significant role is already played (e.g. in environmental monitoring networks) by virtual or soft sensors provided by simulation models, while a growing role is being played by human data generated thru participatory platforms...
Autori: Francesco Archetti
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RESEARCHES ABOUT THE CHARACTERIZATION OF METALLURGICAL SLAGS FOR LANDFILLED WASTES MINIMIZATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract The aim of this paper is to assess the chemical and mineralogical composition and the leaching behavior of the electric arc furnace slags (EAFS) in order to improve their management by identifying suitable reuse options in different fields. The chemical and mineralogical composition of slag varies from one type of steel to another, from one technological stage to another and from one steel plant to another. In order to minimize the slag quantities disposed in the slag dumps one has ...
Autori: Dana-Adriana Iluţiu-Varvara
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A WASTE CATALYST FOR A HAZARDOUS CHLORINE – CONTAINING PLASTIC WASTE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract The recycling of plastic waste is important both in the conservation of resources and the environmental protection. A plastic waste (PE/PP/PS/PVC) was pyrolyzed over a series of post-use FCC catalysts using a fluidizing reaction system similar to the FCC process operating isothermally at ambient pressure. Experiments carried out with these catalysts gave good yields of valuable hydrocarbons with differing selectivity in the final products dependent on reaction conditions. A model ba...
Autori: Ta-Tung Wei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CERAMIC MEMBRANE BASED MICROFILTRATION FOR TREATMENT OF HIGHLY CONTAMINATED TANNERY WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract The feasibility of treating tannery wastewater having high organic loads was studied using ceramic membrane based microfiltration process. The common effluent treatment plant (CETP) of a centralized leather complex was selected for the study which accommodates about 450 tanneries in the city, processing hides from raw to finished products. Effluent sample was collected from different locations of the CETP, i.e. untreated composite effluent, effluent from primary clarifier and from ...
Autori: Priyankari Bhattacharya
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY INVESTIGATION OF COMPOSITE FROM HEMP AND PEAT FIBRES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract A large number of energy inefficient buildings were constructed without taking into account the principles of green building, which requires efficient utilization of local resources. In this work hemp and peat fibres were used in order to produce effective ecological thermal insulating material. Tests were carried out using short dishevelled hemp and chopped peat fibres. Effective composites from local renewable resources were produced. Macro- and microstructures of composites as we...
Autori: Rūta Stapulionienė
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INCLUDING SOLAR PANELS ON PARKING AREAS IN THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CONCEPT. WIND EFFECTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract Solar energy is one of the most important renewable resources due to its unique set of advantages. In urban configurations, wide open spaces used for parking areas close to malls, stadiums and industrial areas become justified challenges in revaluating them by placing solar panels on their wide roofs. The paper is a first attempt that reflects the scientific interest in the particularities of wind action upon the solar panels sustained by structural framed elements and which cover ...
Autori: Elena Axinte
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECO-TRANSFORMATION STRATEGY FOR TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIAL PARKS IN CHINA: PERSPECTIVES FROM SYSTEM ENGINEERING THEORY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 10
Abstract The traditional industrial parks (TIPs) in China has been rapidly developed in the past 30 years, which have contributed to stable and continuing GDP growth, but also caused severe pollution. In order to solve the conflict between local economic development, environmental pollution and resource shortage, the TIPs in China should be transformed to eco-industrial parks (EIPs). However, the eco-transformation of China's TIPs is still at an exploratory stage. So, the paper studies e...
Autori: Jiang Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TRUE COLOR REMOVAL FROM REAL TEXTILE WASTEWATER USING WASTE TEA LEAF POWDER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 10
Abstract This study investigated the use of tea waste to decolorize refractory dyestuff from textile wastewater. The influence of the solution pH and the contacting time were examined for various adsorbents, namely green tea-leaf powder (GTP), black tea-leaf powder (BTP), and powdered activated carbon (PAC). Results from batch experiments revealed that the reduction in true color (ADMI) increases with decreasing pH. The ADMI reduced from 1106 to 150 with 0.8 g/L of GTP at pH 2. The results a...
Autori: Chih-Huang Weng
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN ISOTOPIC SURVEY OF SOME MINERAL WATER RESOURCES IN THE CARPATHIAN CHAIN (ROMANIA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 10
Abstract Popular since ancient times, the mineral waters from Carpathian Chain (Romania) have gained a well-deserved reputation due to their quality and health benefits. This study provides a description of the chemical and isotopic composition (δ2H, δ18O) of mineral waters (CO2 - rich and CO2 - free water) located in six of the most popular areas, in order to improve the overall knowledge about their genesis and recharge mechanisms. The hydro-chemical facies of groundwater vary ...
Autori: Roxana Elena Ionete
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INTEGRATION LEVEL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES INTO THE COMPANY STRATEGIES. CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract As a result of the stakeholders’ growing pressure and global environmental challenges, many corporations across the world have to integrate environmental issues into their strategic decision-making system and operations function. The objective of this paper is to identify to what extent the activities regarding the environmental issues are successfully integrated into general and functional strategies of a multinational company from production field. We have analyzed these as...
Autori: Maria Mortan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SPATIAL CHARACTERISTICS AND PUBLIC HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF ROAD TRAFFIC INJURIES IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract Romania has recorded a dramatic number of road traffic accidents in the last five years. The latest European documents and statistics indicate that the country has the highest number of traffic fatalities across the Member States of the European Union. The aim of the paper is twofold. First, the authors aim to analyze the spatial characteristics of traffic accidents for the period 2010-2014: spatial distribution of accidents at county level, number of vehicles involved, socio-spatia...
Autori: Silviu Marian Ciobanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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KINETIC TESTS OF ANAEROBIC DECHLORINATION OF A POLLUTED GROUNDWATER IN ITALY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract The results of batch tests of anaerobic dechlorination on groundwater samples collected downgradient from an industrial site in Northern Italy are presented and discussed. The experiments were carried out using sucrose as electron donor at equimolar concentration and at selected excess with respect to the total reducible species. The purpose of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of sucrose to achieve a complete chlorinated solvents degradations at the specific site, and ...
Autori: Luca Di Palma
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PERIODIC SYSTEMS AS ROAD TRAFFIC NOISE REDUCING DEVICES: PROTOTYPE AND STANDARDIZATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract The design, the realization of the prototype and the acoustic standardization process of a novel periodic system made up of multiphysical phenomena scatterers as a road traffic noise reducing device are reported in this work. The structure analysed here, inspired by Sonic Crystals, has been designed following the guidelines established in recent works according to the concept of tunability. Thus, the acoustic barrier proposed here includes several mechanisms of noise control, such a...
Autori: Sergio Castiñeira-Ibáñez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BIODEGRADATION OF HIGH GRAVITY DISTILLERY EFFLUENTS USING MICROBES FROM DIFFERENT ECOLOGICAL HABITATS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract The distillery wastewaters lead to multiple environmental concerns due to release in large volume of pollutants in water-bodies. In the present study, microbes tolerant to 10-50%, v/v of distillery spent wash (DSW) and decolorization capacity were explored for decontamination. Total 32 microbes from various eco-habitats and depositary were examined to degrade DSW, initially at 10% and successively to 25 and 50%. Of these, 3 thermotolerant Pichia sp. viz. Y4, Y16 and D1C and an isola...
Autori: Bhagyashri Dandi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REDUCTION OF TOTAL SUSPENDED SOLIDS AND CHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND FROM PALM OIL MILL EFFLUENTS USING THE ELECTROCOAGULATION PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract This study investigated the feasibility of electrocoagulation (EC) process on the treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME). The effect of several parameters namely initial pH, current density, stirring speed and operating time on removal efficiency of total suspended solids (TSS) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) were investigated. The experiments were conducted batch wise using 400 mL of the POME per batch and pair of aluminum electrodes immersed in the reactor. At optimal initial...
Autori: Firdaus Ghazali
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IRON ELECTROCOAGULATION WITH ENHANCED CATHODIC REDUCTION FOR THE REMOVAL OF AQUEOUS CONTAMINANT MIXTURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract This study presents enhanced reduction of soluble contaminants in a modified electrocoagulation process that is capable of treating a mixture of aqueous contaminants. By incorporating an iron foam cathode, the process can remove aqueous trichloroethylene (TCE) by 99.1% and nitrate ions by 98.2%, which represents 58.1 and 20 percent higher than the removal rates achieved by iron plate cathode, respectively. pH and ORP measurements indicate the development of a reducing electrolyte c...
Autori: Xuhui Mao
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GIS-BASED DRINKING WATER WATERSHED MANAGEMENT: A CASE STUDY OF THE GALYAN WATERSHED IN TURKEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract Water is one of the most important resources for sustainable development and human life. To meet future water needs, water resources and drinking water watersheds (DWWs) should be placed under protection using efficient methods. The spatial planning and spatial data has an important role in sustainable DWW management. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is extensively used for spatial data production effectively based on spatial planning. The use of large-extended data, the analy...
Autori: Recep Nisanci
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RETHINKING WASTE MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE RESOURCE-EFFICIENT CONCEPT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract The paper aims at supporting and catalysing discussions (and possible options) on how the widely common waste management concept could be efficiently transformed to a level where phasing out residual waste becomes technically feasible. As such, this paper presents thoughts on the (possible) future meaning of term “waste”, but it also addresses the important relationship between the terms “waste” and “level of country development”. Although this re...
Autori: Andjelka Mihajlov
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF CLAY SOIL CONTENT ON FECAL BACTERIA REMOVAL IN AN INTERMITTENT MEDIA INFILTRATION SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Water scarcity, the degradation of freshwater resources, and wastewater pollution are reaching crisis levels, especially in arid regions of the world. The reuse of wastewater was investigated by using intermittent media infiltration (IMI) to evaluate fecal coliform (FC) removal efficiency. Twelve IMI columns were packed with soil and natural filtering materials (sand, zeolite, vermicompost and charcoal) at percentages of 25, 50 and 75. The municipal wastewater was treated for the FC analysis ...
Autori: Sasirot Khamkure
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECO-EFFICIENCY INDICATORS IN THE EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF THERMAL POWER PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Eco-efficiency is a key concept which brings together two essential aspects for economic progress and ecological aspect. Ecoefficiency indicators are very relevant and play an important role for environmental cost management. For a thermal power plant, which has a great impact on the environment, these indicators involve lower costs and efficient use of energy, water and fuel. The paper proposes a number of eco-efficiency indicators applicable to a thermal power plant, according with specific...
Autori: Roxana Grigore
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN EVALUATION OF BLUE WATER PREDICTION IN SOUTHERN PART OF IRAN USING THE SOIL AND WATER ASSESSMENT TOOL (SWAT)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Soil and water are the two major resources in the Earth’s hydro biological and geological systems. The hydrology of arid areas has become a topic of interest recently for hydrologists as water shortage at these areas can affect the agriculture, irrigation, and industry as a whole. This has also prompted water resource planners to more thoroughly investigate water resource crisis at arid areas. In this respect, the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), a semi-distributed hydrological mo...
Autori: Milad Jajarmizadeh
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RESEARCH ON SUSTAINABLE USE OF POWDERY WASTE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
In the context of sustainable development, focus must be set on reasonable use of natural and energetic resources, which is a real must at present. Besides these, material and informational resources add up to give the full picture of sustainable development resources. The paper introduces a valid solution of powdery waste recycling into pellets for the steelmaking industry. The pellets are obtained from powdery wastes (steel plant dust, red sludge, lime dust, dolomite waste, waste limestone,...
Autori: Ana Virgina Socalici
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BIODEGRADATION OF BASIC FUCHSIN AND METHYL RED BY THE BLUE GREEN ALGAE Hydrocoleum oligotrichum AND Oscillatoria limnetica
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 2
In this work biodegradation of basic fuchsin and methyl red by the blue green algae Hydrocoleum oligotrichum and Oscillatoria limnetica was investigated. The degradation of basic fuschin after 7 days by H. oligotrichum and O. limnetica was 92.44% and 90.23%, respectively. On the other hand, the degradation of methyl red by H. oligotrichum and O. limnetica after 7 days was 53.23% and 50.18%, respectively. The degradation of these dyes by algae seems to be related to the molecular structures of...
Autori: Ghada W. Abou-El-Souod
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMBINED AEROBIC AND H2O2/SULFURIC ACID TREATED ACTIVATED CARBON-FENTON TREATMENT OF AGROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 2
Treatment of agrochemical industry wastewater is difficult to carry out unless integration with some advanced oxidation process (AOP) is used. The present study deals with treatment of an agrochemical industry wastewater, first using activated sludge and then with sulfuric acid treated activated carbon (SAAC) in presence of Fenton reagent. During the activated sludge treatment the food-to-microorganisms (F/M) ratio is varied from 0.1 to 0.2 mg chemical oxygen demand (COD) per mg mixed liquor ...
Autori: Makarand Vasant Karkare
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF THE FLOCCULATION PROCESS IN THE INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
The flocculation process is applied in wastewater treatment to separate the destabilized colloid particles (or the particles formed during the coagulation phase) by forming flocs. The scope of this research was to identify the predictability of the synthetic organic flocculants use for industrial wastewater treatment. The research was performed at small scale, in laboratory, but also at industrial scale, by applying the synthetic organic flocculants in a real industrial wastewater treatment p...
Autori: Mariana Turcu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26975

GASOLINE AND DIESEL AEROBIC BIODEGRADATION INVESTIGATED BY SPECTRAL AND CHEMOMETRICS TECHNIQUES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
Cameroon's coast that is located in the Guinea Gulf oil region was exposed to hydrocarbon pollution due to oil exploitations and other petroleum activities. The intrinsic biodegradation of hydrocarbons is essential for the depollution methods of the marine environment. Nevertheless, these do not represent a common practice in Cameroon. This study aimed to assess the capacity of bacteria of Cameroon’s waters coast to degrade gasoline and diesel. The kinetic degradation of gasoline an...
Autori: Lucie Leme Banock
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WOOD WASTE AS A RENEWABLE SOURCE OF ENERGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
The renewable sources of energy represent a viable alternative for satisfying the energetic needs of humanity in case the fossil fuels reserves are exhausted, which is estimated to occur in maximum 25 years if the current rate of exploitation is maintained. Nowadays, there are several concerns about the valorization of the energetic potential of these resources (wind, water flows, solar, geothermal energy etc.), but also a series of extremely beneficial practical uses (i.e. wind parks, photov...
Autori: Daniela Suteu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26989

OCCURRENCE OF PLASTIC WASTE IN THE ENVIRONMENT: ECOLOGICAL AND HEALTH RISKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
Environmental threats posed in the environment by plastic production and plastic wastes continue to be a major problem today, closely connected with the increase of plastics consumption by the population. Moreover, little efforts are involved in some parts of the world associated to plastic waste collection, recycling and reuse. Considering all these prerequisites, the identification and discussion of risks generated by plastic production and waste in the environment are performed in this pap...
Autori: Elena - Diana Comăniță
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26990

ASSESSMENT OF STRUCTURE INFLUENCE ON THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF HEMP SHIVES COMPOSITE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
In past ten years area of green technologies and materials was the most growing industry sector in the world. It is related with global warming, air pollution and energy saving. Building sector intensively increased air pollution and is related with high energy consumptions. The use of renewable or recyclable materials can reduce these problems. In current work, thermal insulating materials from hemp shives and corn starch were investigated. Structures of various shives fractions were analyz...
Autori: Giedrius Balčiūnas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MEASUREMENTS OF O3, NOX AND VOCs DURING SUMMER IN BEIJING, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
Measurements were taken for Ozone (O3) and its precursors simultaneously from June to August 2008 in Beijing. We analyzed the spatial and temporal variability of O3 and its precursors and the roles of the precursors in O3 formation. The results suggest that O3 mixing ratios are higher in rural areas than in urban areas. Highest mixing ratios of VOCs were alkanes, followed by aromatics; alkenes and biogenics were present at lower mixing ratios. Because of their relatively high reactivities, ar...
Autori: Junlin An
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSING THE ROLE OF Phragmites australis IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT THROUGH RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 4
Treatment of domestic wastewater using constructed wetland system vegetated with Phragmites australis was studied at lab scale. Response surface methodology (RSM) a mathematical model was employed for analyzing the effect of independent factors (inlet flow rate, outlet flow rate, retention time) on wastewater parameters e.g. electrical conductivity, BOD5, COD, nitrates, phosphates, total solids, suspended solids, heavy metals in order to maximally treat wastewater. All independent variables w...
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NITRATE DEPENDENT DEGRADATION OF XYLENE ISOMERS BY PSEUDOMONAS CHLORORAPHIS UNDER ANAEROBIC CONDITIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 4
A pure strain of Pseudomonas chlororaphis DJ-4 capable of anaerobic biodegradation of o-xylene, m-xylene and p-xylene was isolated from gasoline contaminated soil. In batch cultures, growth of the strain and biodegradation of xylene isomers led to stoichiometric reduction of nitrate. P. chlororaphis DJ-4 could degrade 150 mg L-1 of m-xylene completely within 12 days and without a lag period. However, higher initial concentrations of o-xylene and p-xylene were toxic to the bacterium of P. chl...
Autori: Junfeng Dou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HAZARD IDENTIFICATION IN WATERSHEDS BASED ON WATER SAFETY PLAN APPROACH: CASE STUDY OF CALI-COLOMBIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 4
Within the framework of the Water Safety Plan (WSP), it is necessary to assess and to manage risks in the catchment area, considered the first protection barrier of water supply systems. The Cauca River is one of the major water resources of Colombia and the principal source of drinking water supply for the city of Cali (approx. 2,300,000 people). Taking into account, usually in developing countries, available information and specialized technical resources are limited, in this study were eva...
Autori: Andrea Pérez-Vidal
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MITIGATION OF GASEOUS EMISSION FROM BURNER SYSTEM UTILIZING ENVO DIESEL FUEL VIA AIR STAGING METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 4
Emission from the combustion processes can cause adverse effect to the environment. The formation of pollutants such as oxides of nitrogen (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxides of sulphur (SOx) are hazardous and harmful to the ecosystem. Due to these pollutants and also depletion of fossil fuel, several steps should be taken in order to mitigate this problem. Biofuel is known as the potential replacement for fossil fuel. Envo Diesel is one form of biofuel that can be us...
Autori: Mohammad Nazri Mohd Ja’afar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE LIFE CYCLE IMPACT ASSESSMENT METHODS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 4
The diversity of life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) methods may create barriers to life cycle assessment (LCA) since the focus and outcomes generated could be quite different. Furthermore, these could lead to different interpretations and hence affect the robustness of LCA. While previous studies have attempted to compare various LCIA methods, their results are limited to the cases that were used in their respective studies. To assist LCA participants in selecting a suitable LCIA method to a...
Autori: Ya Hong Dong
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MODELLING AND SIMULATION OF HEAT TRANSFER PROCESSES FOR HEAT EXCHANGERS USED IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
The issues of global warming and reducing energy consumption led to an evolutionary progress of research to find as many solutions as possible for solving these environmental issues. The need to ensure a sustainable energetic development while achieving effective protection of the environment has led to the amplification of activities based on secondary energetic resources combined with low energy consumption industrial technologies. In the present paper it is discussed how to recover thermal...
Autori: Timea Gabor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PRACTICAL WAYS OF EXTRACTING KERATIN FROM KERATINOUS WASTES AND BY-PRODUCTS: A REVIEW
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
Renewable resources, biopolymers and bio-based materials are keywords of the sustainable development and environmental sustainability concepts. Biopolymers, the green alternatives to fossil fuel based polymers, have already found different feasible applications, from consumer goods to regenerative medicine. Keratin is the biopolymer contained in the skin derivatives and appendages and is one of the the proteins with the most sophisticated architecture nature could produce. It is found in huge...
Autori: Hossein Rajabinejad
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BUILT ENVIRONMENTS AND ‘DIRECT’ ENERGY CONSUMPTION – A CONCEPTUAL METHODOLOGY FRAMEWORK TO FACILITATE DELIVERY OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE ACT 2008
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
The generation of energy via fossil fuel burning results in carbon emissions. These emissions contribute to the climate change of our world, particularly in terms of global warming. On the contrary, energy has become blood of life for the existence and functioning of our built environments. In order to control carbon emissions, the UK has taken lead among many countries around the globe and especially in Europe by passing a bill for the Climate Change Act 2008 which legally binds the UK to at...
Autori: Talib E. Butt
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPACT OF DROUGHT ON WATER RESOURCES IN NORTH - EASTERN ROMANIA. CASE STUDY - THE PRUT RIVER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 6
From previous studies, it was found that the most important pluviometric indicators which characterize the frequency, intensity and spatial distribution of drought in Prut River floodplain are the standardized precipitation index, Hellmann’s criterion and Topor aridity index. Standardized precipitation index values between (-1.5) and (-1.0) indicates a high frequency of the moderate-dry periods and very dry ones reached 2.3 %. Autumn shows moderate - dry traits in 13.5% of the years and...
Autori: Flaviana Corduneanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE COUNTRYSIDE OF SIBIU DEPRESSION - BASIC OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 6
Sustainable development of rural areas involving rural communities is a complex and timeless research theme, as it is based on two fundamental parties, which are in close interdependence: the headspring of sustainable resources generating development, and the rural residents representing both the consumer and the active factors of the development. In this context, this paper proposes an approach addressing the strategic options for the development and diversification of the rural economy, bas...
Autori: Romulus Iagăru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PONDS DELINEATION IN VARIOUS URBAN LANDFORMS. CASE STUDY FOR CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 6
Urbanization and industrialization have led to the increase in impervious surfaces, the reduction of water seepage into soil and the increase of runoff discharges in urban areas. The overland flow may be carried over long distances along the streets and sidewalks depending on the land slope and morphology, while in lowland, water tends to accumulate in ponds. In this research, we aim to identify these ponds in the floodplain, slope and urbanized interfluves in Cluj-Napoca. The ponds outline t...
Autori: Ionel Haidu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPEN AND GREEN INNOVATION IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
Hospitality is the main industry in the service sector in Spain, contributing to more than 10% of the gross domestic product and approximately 12% of all employees. Firms in this industry are beginning to adopt eco-innovations to reduce their environmental impact and optimize the use of natural resources. However, most companies do not have the necessary resources to tackle ecoinnovation on their own and need to cooperate with different agents. The purpose of this paper is to examine how open...
Autori: Francisco José Sáez-Martínez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AMONG SMEs IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY: PERFORMANCE IMPLICATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
There is an increasing social and political awareness of the importance of the development of an environmental responsibility orientation among firms. However, despite a growing interest of environmental management research in Hospitality Industry in the last decade, there are still relevant topics that have not received sufficient attention yet. Research tends to focus on large companies almost neglecting Small and Medium-sized enterprises. Based on evidence from “The Eurobarometer 381...
Autori: Ángela González-Moreno
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF WATER QUALITY IMPACTS OF LAND USE AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN A SUBURBAN WATERSHED
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
While the water quality issues in suburban watersheds have been greatly attributed to rapid urban development and stormwater runoff, pollution contribution from agricultural practices are still significant but often overlooked. The objective of this study is to assess water quality impacts of managing both agricultural and urban lands in a suburban watershed. Neshanic River watershed is a headwater watershed with mixed land uses located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA. It has 40% of agr...
Autori: Zeyuan Qiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MAPPING THE ECOLOGICAL STRUCTURE IN OCEANIC ISLANDS - THE CASE-STUDY OF S. MIGUEL ISLAND (PORTUGAL)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
Oceanic islands face very serious environmental issues such as climate change, environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity and proliferation of invasive alien species. The delimitation of the IES shall consider the many inter-relationships between all biophysical and cultural variables, contributing therefore to a better understanding of the socio-ecological system. The Island Ecological Structure (IES) includes the key natural resources, biophysical functions and ecological processes wit...
Autori: Artur Gil
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EMISSION CHARACTERISTICS OF DOUBLE SWIRL COMBUSTION SYSTEM FOR A DIESEL ENGINE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
Experimental research focus on the emission characteristics of a diesel engine employed a new combustion system-double swirl combustion system (DSCS) is carried out. The influence of spray angle on diesel emission characteristics with DSCS is analyzed by experimental and numerical method. Main emissions such as particulate matters (PM) and nitrogen oxidants (NOx) are measured in diesel engine with DSCS and the original engine. Also, fuel consumption, combustion pressure, heat release rate are...
Autori: Liwang Su
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF SOME ALTERNATIVES TO NOISE BARRIERS AS NOISE MITIGATION MEASURES ON MAJOR ROADS IN EUROPE. CASE STUDY OF A HIGHWAY IN SPAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
There is an extensive literature covering a number of considerations for installing noise barriers to protect living areas. In fact, noise barriers are the most popular mitigation measure on major roads across Europe. This paper aims to review some situations where the use of noise barriers is not fully recommended. Fortunately, there are available wide ranges of technical noise solutions as an alternative to the barriers. What we propose in this article is to create a simple procedure to hel...
Autori: Alina Mihaela Petrovici
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PROGRESSES IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING CONCERNING THE RETENTION OF TOXIC WASTE FROM NEW PHARMACEUTICAL FORMS WITH ANTI-FUNGAL ACTION AND THE PROTECTION OF WASTEWATER QUALITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
Researching and industrializing a new pharmaceutical form results in an impressive amount of waste due to the methods used. Despite numerous reports about the addition of pharmaceutical ingredients to the environment, the effect they have on the environment at the nanogram (ng) level remains largely unknown; thus, it has been proposed to retain toxic compounds using Dowex resins in biomucoadhesive tablets containing miconazole nitrate, an antifungal medication. This study demonstrates the re...
Autori: Magdalena Bîrsan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDIES ON THE USE OF CALCIUM HYPOCHLORITE IN THE TiO2 MEDIATED DEGRADATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
The present study investigates the effect of addition of calcium hypochlorite in the titanium dioxide (TiO2) mediated degradation of bio-recalcitrant wastewater from pharmaceutical industry. The degradation studies were carried out in photoreactor irradiated with ultraviolet (UV) light at 365 nm under slurry mode. The reduction in chemical oxygen demand (COD) was estimated as an index of degradation. The influence of process parameters viz., catalyst dose, pH, oxidant concentration and source...
Autori: Amit Dhir
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CAN DISINTEGRATION BASED ON COD (DDCOD) REPRESENT THE BIODEGRADABILITY OF DISINTEGRATED SLUDGE?
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
The research presented in this paper aimed to investigate the relationship between sludge anaerobic biodegradability and degree of sludge disintegration based on COD (DDCOD) in a wide range from 0 to 66.7%. Sonication as an advanced sludge pretreatment was used to disintegrate sludge. Meanwhile, biogas production in the anaerobic digestion process was used to present the sludge biodegradability. The performances of anaerobic digestion for pretreated sludge at different degrees of disintegrati...
Autori: Shuyu Yu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF WATER TREATMENT PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
Urban water cycle, managing water supply, distribution, potabilization and wastewater treatment, comprehensively involve a considerable consumption of chemicals and energy. This study proposes an overview of the factors contributing to the environmental impact of Water Treatment (WT) process. The approach is based on the evaluation of Carbon Footprint, the environmental indicator able to relate direct and indirect emissions generated by any process in terms of CO2 equivalents. Energy consump...
Autori: Florina Fabian
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT IN THE PRODUCTION OF RECYCLED WOOL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 9
We computed the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) to identify the environmental performance of recycled wool by means of data belonging to a real case study in Italy. First, we analyzed inventory data quality by computing the data quality rating (DQR) index, according to the criteria provided by the PEF protocol. Quality of specific and generic data (selected from the Ecoinvent database) was evaluated as excellent and good, respectively. We then quantified the impacts related to each rele...
Autori: Silvia Bamonti
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PROJECT GREEN SYMBIOSIS 2014 - II PHASE. RESULTS FROM AN INDUSTRIAL SYMBIOSIS PILOT PROJECT IN EMILIA ROMAGNA REGION (ITALY)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 9
The Project “Green - Industrial Symbiosis” (G-IS), in Emilia Romagna region (IT), took place in two phases: phase I, 05.2013 – 03.2014; phase II, 10. 2014 – 10.2015. During the first phase, it was completed the first part of the pilot project of industrial symbiosis (IS) in Emilia-Romagna, which involved 13 companies in the agro-industrial sector, 7 laboratories of the High Technology Network, with Unioncamere and Aster (promoters) and ENEA (technical and scientific co...
Autori: Laura Cutaia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SOLUBILITY AND DURABILITY OF CARDANOL DERIVED PLASTICIZERS FOR SOFT PVC
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 9
This work was aimed to test the suitability of an epoxidized cardanol derived plasticizer for the production of soft PVC characterized by low environmental and toxicological impact soft PVC. Nowadays, the use of natural derived plasticizer in soft PVC industry is emerging as valid alternative towards conventional phthalate plasticizers, in order to reduce the environmental and toxicological impact of soft PVC. In facts, cardanol is a natural and renewable resource, characterized by a wide wor...
Autori: Antonio Greco
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PRODUCTION OF BIOPLASTIC FROM WASTE OILS BY RECOMBINANT Escherichia coli: A PIT-STOP IN WASTE FRYING OIL TO BIO-DIESEL CONVERSION RACE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 9
Waste frying oil (WFO) is a complex and heterogeneous waste collected mainly from restaurants and, to a lesser extent, from food processors and households. In the last decades, interest for this waste has deeply grown and a strong competition in grabbing this raw material has begun. About 90% of WFOs collected in Europe is recycled for biodiesel production, being the high free fatty acids (FFAs) concentration in WFOs one of the main drawback limiting the yield of the conversion process. In th...
Autori: Cinzia Pezzella
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SANITATION RESPONSE IN EMERGENCIES: LESSONS LEARNT FROM PRACTITIONERS IN POST-EARTHQUAKE HAITI
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 9
The January 2010 earthquake in Haiti caused catastrophic damage, and the displacement of about 1.5 million people in urban and peri-urban areas of Port-au-Prince. A web-based questionnaire was developed and sent to international organizations working in Haiti through the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Cluster in order to assess how humanitarian actors responded to the sanitation needs for Internally Displaced People (IDP). The findings showed different sanitation systems being implement...
Autori: Daniela Giardina
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF WATER LEAK DETECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODOLOGIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 9
In this paper the problem of water leakage is shown widely as well as the impact in Mexico resources, which is reflected in a huge economic and environmental impact. Also several leak detection systems and methodologies are presented in a comparative analysis that was carried out in order to provide the reader a clear idea of how the operation of the systems are affected by means of various factors which in turn leads the reader to know about the requirements of systems and methodologies and ...
Autori: Pedro Rosas Quiterio
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SUSTAINABLE USE OF METALLIC MINERAL RESOURCES OF SERBIA FROM AN ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 9
Sustainable use of metallic mineral resources of Serbia, being a part of natural resources, represents the basis for the planning, functioning, development and growth of numerous sectors of the economy as well as the basis for assessing the positions and perspectives for further socio-economic development of the country. Following a two-decade long period of socio-economic regression and economic and financial decline in Serbia, as well as problems in the functioning of institutions and strat...
Autori: Radule Tošović
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PHYTOSYNTHESIS OF SILVER-BASED MATERIALS USING Cornus mas L. FRUITS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 9
The aim of the present study was to prepare environmentally friendly silver-based materials using Cornus mas L. fruits extract. For this purpose, silver nanoparticles (Cornus mas-AgNPs) were green synthesized using this plant extract. The bioreduction of silver ions was analyzed by UV–VIS and ATR-FTIR spectroscopic studies. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) analysis revealed the formation of spherical phyto-nanosilver particles with size ranging between 12 and 40 nm. Different amounts ...
Autori: Ioana-Raluca Suica-Bunghez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EDITORIAL Livestock Waste Management and Resource Recovery 1st International Conference on Recent Advances in Pollution Control and Resource Recovery for the Livestock Farming Industry LivestockWaste 2013
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
This special issue of Environmental Engineering and Management Journal (EEMJ) contains papers that were delivered at the LivestockWaste 2013 conference, which took place in Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province, China in 25-26 October, 2013. The topic of the conference was on recent advances in resource recovery and pollution control for livestock waste management. The papers included in this special issue focus on the following areas: (1) policies and regulations on management of animal waste; (2) te...
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ACCUMULATION OF ANTIBIOTICS AND TET RESISTANCE GENES FROM SWINE WASTEWATER IN WETLAND SOILS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
The accumulated characteristics of typical veterinary antibiotics (tetracyclines, sulfonamides, quinolones and macrolides) and tetracycline resistance (tet) genes in the different wetland soils (Krasnozem and Chernozem), and the effects from Phragmites australis were evaluated in this study. Results indicated that the concentrations of targeted antibiotics and tet genes in soils with swine treatment would increase as time progressed. The tet genes and targeted antibiotics (except sulphonamide...
Autori: Lin Liu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS OF TOTAL EMISSIONS REDUCTION OF LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY POLLUTANTS IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
During the Twelfth Five-Year period (2011-2015), agricultural sources have been incorporated in the total emission reduction policy for the first time in China. The discharge from livestock and poultry industry has become a focus for increased research. Based on the present situation of total emission reduction from livestock and poultry industry, this paper analyzes the pollution reduction problems such as data, measures and regulations, and provides the suggestions such as “reliable d...
Autori: Yueying Wu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WHAT CHINA CAN LEARN FROM THE PRACTICE OF POLLUTION PREVENTION AND WATER ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN NEW ZEALAND DAIRY INDUSTRY?
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
China has witnessed a rapid growth of livestock breeding industry. Pollution from livestock breeding industry has also increased unprecedentedly and become a big issue of environmental quality. China has attached great effort to address the issue associated with intensive livestock breeding. In 2009, China and New Zealand started a cooperation project on pollution prevention and waste emission reduction in dairy industry. It is meaningful to borrow experience from well-developed countries to fac...
Autori: Jinping Tian
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECTS OF ADDITION OF RED MUD ON EMISSION OF GREENHOUSE GASES AND AMMONIA FROM FULL-SCALE SWINE MANURE WINDROW COMPOSTING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
It is of great concern to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) and ammonia (NH3) emissions from animal manure composting in China. The purpose of this study was to investigate effects of adding red mud on emissions of GHG (methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O)) and NH3 in full-scale swine manure windrow composting. Two full-scale swine manure windrow composting experiments were carried out to compare emission of GHG and NH3 with and without addition of red mud. Results showed that the addition of modified...
Autori: Chenyang Zhao
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ON THE POLLUTION WITH ANTIBIOTICS, HEAVY METALS AND CONVENTIONAL INDICATORS IN DIGESTED WASTEWATER FROM LARGE-SCALE PIG FARMS IN JIAXING CITY, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
Occurrence of antibiotics and heavy metals, together with concentrations of conventional pollution indicators were assessed in digested piggery wastewater (DPW) generated in ten large-scale pig farms in Jiaxing City, China. Results showed that water quality of DPW varied in different farms as well as in different seasons. Digested piggery wastewater pollution tended to be less serious in Summer than in Spring, Autumn and Winter. Conventional pollution indicators of chemical oxygen demand (COD...
Autori: Rui Liu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PILOT FIELD DEMONSTRATION OF WOODCHIP BIOFILTERS IN THE TREATMENT OF SEPARATED PIG MANURE DIGESTATE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
Three pilot-scale biofilters consisting of 1 m aerobic woodchip layers and 0.5 m submerged woodchip layers were constructed to treat the separated pig manure anaerobic digestate (SAD). Reductions of 54% dry matter, 80% of chemical oxygen demand (COD), 93% of 5-day biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5), 86% of total nitrogen (TN) and 79% of total phosphorus (TP) were achieved. The study results confirm the occurrence of nitrification in the aerobic woodchip layers and denitrification in the submer...
Autori: Kathy Carney
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS OF SOLID WASTE GENERATION IN A UNIVERSITY CAFETERIA IN BRAZIL: A CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
Environmental problems that result from increases in the generation of urban solid waste are compounded by the inadequate management of wastes generated by large-scale meal production at Food and Nutrition Units (FNUs). With the growth of eating out sector, solid waste management of FNUs should be focused on minimizing waste generation, while considering all regulations enforced, including those related to hygienic quality of food. The goal of this study was to determine the quantities and t...
Autori: Jaqueline Zotesso
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DIFFUSION CHARGING EFFECTS ON PM10 COLLECTION EFFICIENCY IN A WIRE-PIPE ESP UNDER MULTI-FIELD COUPLING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
In this study, a mathematical model was introduced to calculate the collection efficiency of dust particles in a wire-pipe single-stage electrostatic precipitator (ESP). The aerodynamic diameters of these particles are less than 10 μm (PM10). The mathematical model, using combined Deutsch-Anderson Equation, considers coupling effects among gas flow field, electric field and particle field. A simplified 2-D ESP model was established using GAMBIT and a software application (FLUENT) was used to ...
Autori: Jian-Ping Zhang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27172

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION: INSIGHTS FROM PORTUGUESE CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
Against a background of growing concern with environmental issues, resource consumption and waste production in the construction sector, this article presents the results of a study on the implementation of environmental management systems (EMS) certification in Portuguese construction companies. It reports on how construction companies perceive motives, difficulties, benefits and effectiveness of implementing EMS certification. A questionnaire served as the basis for data collection. It was sen...
Autori: Caroline Dominguez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TECHNICAL POTENTIAL FOR USING BIOMASS AS A FUEL IN COGENERATION PLANTS IN SERBIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
The need for ensuring safety of energy supply, as well as the tendency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has led to greater use of energy efficient technologies and renewable energy sources. Cogeneration (combined production of heat and electricity) is one of high-efficiency technologies, because the losses of primary energy are less than losses from the separate generation of heat and power. Consequently, in 27 EU member-states 70% of the district heating is based on cogeneration plants. Us...
Autori: Vladimir Vukašinović
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PRO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: THE INFLUENCE OF THE LAW OF ENTROPY ON ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
The discovery of entropy in thermodynamics has set fundamental premises for the study and analysis of the relationship between the entropy law and economic processes, as one of the main objectives of such endeavours was to separate the qualitative aspects from the realm of economics. The law we have chosen to focus on in the present paper states that, in the universe or in isolated structures, entropy increases constantly and irreversibly, thus causing a continuous and unidirectional degradat...
Autori: Ionel Bostan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27179

COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT DURATION OF ANAEROBIC AND AEROBIC PHASES ON ACID RED 18 REMOVAL IN SEQUENCING BATCH REACTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
In this work, the effect of cyclic anaerobic/aerobic conditions on the biodegradative capability of the mixed microbial culture for the azo dye Acid Red 18 was investigated in the sequencing batch reactors. For this purpose, five anaerobic/aerobic sequencing batch reactors were operated under the same operation conditions at different anaerobic/aerobic reaction times. The whole reaction time was 22-h with anaerobic/aerobic periods of 6/16, 10/12, 14/8, 18/4 and 22/0 (h/h) in An/ASBR1 to 5, respe...
Autori: Mohammad Hakimelahi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27191

BIOREMEDIATION OF CHROMIUM(VI) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION BY Aspergillus niger: OPTIMIZATION OF PROCESS PARAMETERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
Hexavalent chromium, Cr(VI), is one of the toxic heavy metals released into the environment by a number of industries, so it is crucial to limit its further discharge into the environment. In the present study, the aerobic reduction of Cr(VI) to less mobile and less toxic Cr(III) by Aspergillus niger was investigated. The potential of this fungus strain as biocatalyst was capable of resisting Cr(VI) up to 300 mg/L. The effects of the process parameters such as solution pH, initial Cr(VI) concent...
Autori: Farshid Ghanbari
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http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27194

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

ANALYSIS OF THE SOCIO-ECOLOGICALLY STRUCTURED STRATEGIC PORTFOLIOS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
The need to develop models for analyzing socio-ecologically structured strategic portfolios derives from concerns regarding the sustainable development manifested in the current economy. Such models are useful for underlying the strategy of the organizations oriented towards achieving their objectives and the requirements of sustainable development. The model that we propose is based on an algorithm of strategic portfolio classification focused on the organization’s potential of sustainab...
Autori: Oliver Constantin Pricop
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27209

PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF WOOD FROM THIN LOGS OF Quercus petraea spp.
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
This paper examined some physical and mechanical properties of wood from thin trees of sessile oak collected from thinning operations, in order to recommend this secondary wood resource for potential superior applications (as solid wood panels and furniture components). Swelling, shrinkage, modulus of rupture (MOR) and modulus of elasticity (MOE) and compression strength parallel to the grain were examined and compared with data from literature reported for mature trees. The variation of the abo...
Autori: Alin M. Olărescu
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http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27210

RESEARCH REGARDING THE IMPLEMENTATION, DEVELOPMENT AND IMPACT OF AGRITOURISM ON ROMANIA’S RURAL AREAS BETWEEN 1990 AND 2015
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
Based on more than 25 years of research in the field of agritourism, the current work represents a pertinent, realistic and critical analysis of the main factors favourable to the implementation and development of agritourism and rural tourism in Romania. Firstly, we examined the main natural and anthropic tourist resources which constitute the country’s tourist treasures, and we concluded that Romania has rich, varied and attractive tourist resources that have not been fully exploited and...
Autori: Aurel Călina
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SPECIES DIVERSITY OF PLANKTONIC ROTIFERS IN LOTIC ECOSYSTEMS: A CASE OF STUDY OF DANUBE, SFÂNTU GHEORGHE BRANCH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
Rotifers are known as cosmopolitan organisms, found in high density in most waters, often representing the dominant group in terms of species diversity and abundance in the zooplankton community. Since the functionality of an ecosystem is closely related to the diversity of communities, analysis of rotifers assemblage may be a useful tool in understanding the mechanisms of the spatial and temporal changes on this level. Data were collected from 2008 until 2010, in distinct areas of Danube, Sf...
Autori: Larisa Florescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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LOW-COST TREATMENT OF GREY WATER AND REUSE FOR IRRIGATION OF HOME GARDEN PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
Reuse of grey water is an attractive option when available water supplies are limited, and can reduce demand on water supplies and provide additional water resource. This comparative research was conducted to assess the suitability and effects of reusing grey water, treated and untreated, as irrigation water for vegetables, compared with tap water. Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) and green bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) plants were selected as examples. The collected grey water samples were treated ...
Autori: Jehad Y. Al-Zou by
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFICIENCY OF A FISHPOND AT EAST CALCUTTA WETLANDS IN IMPROVEMENT OF WATER QUALITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
The Storm Water Flow (SWF) and the Dry Weather Flow (DWF) canals carry composite industrial and municipal effluent (nearly 50,000 m3 d-1) from Kolkata city. Wastewater from SWF and DWF canals is used for pisciculture at the East Calcutta Wetland (ECW) for nearly a century. A wastewater fed pisciculture pond was selected to study the efficiency of the pond in treatment of wastewater. Monthly changes of hydraulic variables viz. inflow and outflow rates, depth, hydraulic loading rates, detention ti...
Autori: Abhishek Roy Goswami
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF BANK EROSION IN THE LOWER PART OF THE KOLUBARA RIVER BASIN, SERBIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
Anthropogenic influences on the hydrological network in the lower part of the Kolubara River have been notably intensive since 1959, when huge river regulation works were constructed to open new mining fields for lignite exploitation. From that moment, the Kolubara River flowed through the Pestan's riverbed (its right tributary), and the bank erosion became stronger, resulting in the lateral migration of the river course on one hand and land loss, land use changes, and economic consequenc...
Autori: Slavoljub Dragicevic
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THERMAL STUDY OF ADSORBENTS PREPARED FROM WASTE TYRES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
Carbonaceous materials were obtained from waste tyres and their potential application as hydrogen sulphide adsorbents was investigated. The adsorbents were obtained by pyrolysis of waste tyres and physical (CO2) or chemical (KOH) activation at 550 and 800ºC. The effect of modification conditions on the performance of waste tyres based materials as adsorbents of H2S at room temperature in dry and wet conditions was investigated. Sorption capacity of such adsorbents was found to strongly depe...
Autori: Magdalena Hofman-Bieniek
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MECHANICAL-BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE IN POLAND - CASE STUDIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
After the entry into force of Landfill Directive 1999/31/EC the member states of European Union (EU) turned towards other technologies for waste treatment and management, such as mechanical-biological treatment of waste (MBT) in order to meet the obligations related to the reduction of the amount of landfilled biodegradable waste. This paper presents an analysis of the waste management in Poland in terms of the current regulations and requirements of the EU and achievement of the mechanical - bi...
Autori: Monika Suchowska-Kisielewicz
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SUSTAINABILITY AND INTEGRATION BETWEEN MINERAL RESOURCES AND C&DW MANAGEMENT: OVERVIEW OF KEY ISSUES TOWARDS A RESOURCE-EFFICIENT EUROPE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
Sustainability and integration are becoming keywords in many European Union policies, including ones that are directly or indirectly related to mineral resources and waste management. Moreover, life cycle thinking (LCT) is core to many of these policies. The European Commission has issued the Communications “A resource efficient Europe” and “Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe”, the stated goal of which is to reconsider the whole life cycle of resource use so as to mak...
Autori: Gian Andrea Blengini
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT IN THREE MOUNTAINOUS WATERSHEDS FROM EASTERN ROMANIA (SUCEAVA, OZANA AND TAZLAU RIVERS)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 3
Water quality is a very important aspect in the perspective of durable, urban and rural development. At European level, several directives were implemented, with the purpose of regulating the degree of pollution for water sources. Both surface and underground water resources in Romania are being affected by pollutants, such as nitrites, phosphorus, generated through irrational usage of chemical fertilizers, but also through the discharge of urban waste water directly into river courses. The spat...
Autori: Andrei Enea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF GROUNDWATER AND SURFACE WATER CONTAMINATION BY LANDFILL LEACHATE: A CASE STUDY IN NEAMT COUNTY, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 3
The aim of this study was to determine the actual impact of the uncontrolled landfill site in Roman town, Romania on the water resource quality. The surface water and groundwater samples were collected quarterly in two time periods: January 2012 - June 2013, when the landfill was operational and July 2013 - December 2014, after the landfill was closed. The parameters analyzed in this study include: pH, biological oxygen demand (BOD5), chemical oxygen demand (COD), NH4+ Cl-, NO2-, NO3-, SO42-, he...
Autori: Lacramioara Rusu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GROUNDWATER RESPONSE TO CHANGES IN PRECIPITATIONS IN NORTH-EASTERN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 3
Changes in the climatic and hydrological variables in North-Eastern Romania indicate that the region has mostly a common evolution in terms of precipitation and hydrostatic level of groundwater. This can influence human communities in the region, given that sources of public water supply are predominantly from underground. In the analysed region with more than 8.000 sqm, 50% of the population lives in the rural area, where the main water supply source is provided by the underground water, mainly...
Autori: Ionuț Minea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TRACE ELEMENTS IN FISH TISSUE WITH COMMERCIAL VALUE OF THE DANUBE DELTA BIOSPHERE RESERVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 3
Researches and analysis of heavy metals concentrations in the fish species exploited as a food source are of great interest due to long term toxic effects on human health even at very low concentrations. Therefore, we have conducted this study in an area of great interest in terms of aquatic biodiversity, but also of tourism and trade. Depending on the degree of toxicity in delta aquatic ichtyofauna, five heavy metals (Cr, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb) and a metalloid (As) concentrations were measured in the ...
Autori: Adrian Burada
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INCREASING ENERGY AND ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY AND DECREASING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS IN AN ICE CREAM COMPANY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
There are industrial processes where cold and heat are used. In such a process, a heat pump integrated into a refrigeration system lead to energy savings. This paper analyzes two-stage compression refrigeration combined with a compression heat pump. A case study is made based on a proposed mathematical model and on the measurements performed in an ice cream company. Three operation regimes are simulated for different hot water temperatures obtained from the heat pump. The energetic efficiency, e...
Autori: Aneta Hazi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AIR DISPERSION MODELLING AND SIMULATION IN AERATION TANKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
The necessary oxygen concentration for the biological process depends on the organic matter present in wastewater characterized by organic matter reaction rate with oxygen, k. This article highlights the impact of the reaction coefficient on oxygen dispersion in water. The first stage of the research led to the determination of the ratio between the coefficient of reaction and the coefficient of dispersion on the vertical of the tank as k/εz ϵ [0.066 - 0.79]. Starting from this rat...
Autori: Corina Boncescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DOSE REDUCTION STRATEGIES IN COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY OF CRANIO-FACIAL TRAUMA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
In emergency departments computed tomography (CT) has became the most important diagnostic tool because it is a very fast and accurate method, but the main drawback of the increased number of the CT examination is the high radiation dose and the potentially increased risk of developing cancer. That why, lowering the radiation dose at a level as reasonable achievable is the most important strategy in modern medical practice. This article has two parts: first part is a review of the physics of rad...
Autori: Bogdan Dobrovăț
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: COMPETITIVENESS IN THE CONTEXT OF TEXTILE AND FASHION VALUE CHAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
In this paper we address Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a competitive factor in textile and fashion value chain. CSR assumes a large range of activities focused on one or multiple targets, from work conditions to social programs, or environmental impact. The influence of CSR strategies on market performance depend on how truthful consumers will understand and believe to be the values offered by companies. The qualitative research has considered seven case studies from Portuguese textil...
Autori: Graça Guedes
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INFLUENCE OF RECENT LAND USE CHANGE ON TOTAL ORGANIC CARBON STOCK IN HUMOR RIVER BASIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
Inventory and monitoring of total organic carbon stock (TOC) it’s an issue of actuality in the context of breaking into the atmosphere an alarming quantity of CO2 result of human activities. Management and sustainable management of forest and agricultural ecosystems can have a positive influence on maintaining optimal stock of carbon sequestered. A case study achieved in the Humor catchment reveals that changing the land’s utility means important modifications in the quantity of the ...
Autori: Eugen Rusu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INTEGRATING SUSTAINABILITY INDICATORS FOR TRACKING ANTHROPOGENIC PRESSURE ON THE EARTH – THE FOOTPRINT FAMILY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
Sustainability is considered a key issue for development and growth amongst governments, policymakers, researchers, and the public. In this context, indicators for sustainability are essential to measure and monitor progress and to indicate improvements that are needed, in order to achieve the sustainable development. Over the time many indicators were developed as individual or integrated indexes. Recently a new family of sustainability indicators were developed and used to assess the pressure ...
Autori: Cristina Ghinea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TURNING WHEAT STRAW IN A SUSTAINABLE RAW MATERIAL FOR PAPER INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
Deforestation is a vital problem at global level, being one of the main causes of climate change. Volume of wood used in construction, furniture and pulp and paper industries increases year by year. Stopping the decrease of forests surface is of imperative importance from the point of view of sustainability. Pulp and paper industry faces with severe lack of pulpwood and for this reason other raw materials are taken into consideration. Chemical pulp can be partially replaced with recovered paper ...
Autori: Adrian Cătălin Puiţel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GREENHOUSE EFFECT REDUCTION THROUGH MINE METHANE VALORIZATION: OVERVIEW AND FEASIBILITY STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
Although the main reason for the extraction of methane from coal beds continues to address ensuring the safety of workers, an important driver is the need to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. In order to identify potential technical problems specific for available technologies implementation, we performed a comparative critical analysis, based on which the technically feasible systems resulted, their further selection being based on detailed analysis in financial and investment terms. The re...
Autori: Lucian-Ionel Cioca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING BY OIL AND GAS MULTINATIONALS FROM RUSSIA AND ROMANIA: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
The objective of the paper consists in determining the level of awareness towards sustainability and ecological issues for Russian and Romanian oil and gas multinational companies (MNCs). Thus, we employed a qualitative approach on the issue, both by investigating the information disclosed in sustainability and/or CSR reports from a sample of Russian and Romanian corporations and by keeping trace of the adequacy of their reporting practice with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards. Ou...
Autori: Codruţa Badaluta Minda
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF THE POTENTIAL RISKS OF AIRBONE MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION IN SOLID RECOVERED FUEL PLANTS: A CASE STUDY IN ISTANBUL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
In this pilot study, exposure to airborne microorganisms in solid recovered fuel (SRF) plants has been measured. Different steps in SRF production processes such as separation and size reduction can cause generation of airborne microorganisms. Exposure to these biological agents can cause some health problems, so their levels should be measured to assess the potential risks. Therefore, exposure to airborne total bacteria, Gram-negative bacteria, actinomycetes and fungi were measured in the runn...
Autori: Şenol Yildiz
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A STUDY ON THE REMOVAL OF CONTAMINANTS FROM SECONDARY TREATED MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER BY SOLAR PHOTOCATALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
The aim of this work was to study the effectiveness of photocatalysis in the removal of contaminants from secondary treated municipal wastewater, on a batch scale. The samples were collected from the outlet of the secondary clarifier in the municipal wastewater plant located at Al Khoudh, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. The influences of TiO2 catalyst loading and solar radiation exposure time were investigated for the removal of COD and total Coliforms. 60% removal of COD was achieved with a catalyst...
Autori: Anna Jesil Cheriyan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MODELING OF DYE REDUCTION BY SLUDGE DIGESTION: COMBINED EFFECT OF BIOCHEMICAL AND CHEMICAL REDUCTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
The kinetics of azo dye reduction based on combined effect of biochemical reduction by anaerobic mixed culture and chemical reduction with hydrogen sulfide was investigated. Hydrogen sulfide was produced by sulphate reducing bacteria existing in the anaerobic mixed culture. The effect of initial anaerobic biomass, initial substrate, and initial dye (Reactive Orange 107) concentrations on reduction kinetics were studied with batch assays. The municipal waste sludge was used as electron donating s...
Autori: Umay Gokce Ozkan-Yucel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A DECISION MAKING MODEL FOR SELECTING ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) PROJECT CONTRACTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
Because of increased environmental consciousness, pollution emissions reduction has been stressed by more and more governments these days, and the environmental management system (EMS) has become one approach for many firms to comply with environmental regulations. However, with rapidly changing technologies along with increasingly complicated environments, how to select a suitable EMS project has become an important issue that has never been discussed comprehensively. First, tolerating vague a...
Autori: Hsing Hung Chen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPROVING THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS BY USING A DRAIN WATER HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
Continuously increasing energy prices, as well as the increasing number of legal stipulations, bring to the attention of scientists the necessity of finding solutions for energy saving by using different heat sources. According to the EU Action Plan, the highest potential of energy savings (27-30% until 2020) will be applied to the existing buildings. Under the circumstances of environmental issues, research on the use of secondary energy resources is of great interest, being a concern in the...
Autori: Timea Gabor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 7
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• EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON THE PARAMETERS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS    • CONCENTRATIONS OF CHROMIUM, CADMIUM AND NICKEL IN TWO CONSUMED FISH SPECIES OF PERSIAN GULF, IRAN    • IMPROVING THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS BY USING A DRAIN WATER HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM    • ASSESSMENT OF METAL CONTAMINATION AND ECOLOGICAL RISK IN URBAN SOILS SITUATED NEAR A METALLURGICAL COMPLEX    • FINANCIAL DE...
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 7
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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON THE PARAMETERS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS    • CONCENTRATIONS OF CHROMIUM, CADMIUM AND NICKEL IN TWO CONSUMED FISH SPECIES OF PERSIAN GULF, IRAN    • IMPROVING THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS BY USING A DRAIN WATER HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM    • ASSESSMENT OF METAL CONTAMINATION AND ECOLOGICAL RISK IN URBAN SOILS SITUATED NEAR A METALLURGICAL COMPLEX    • FINANCIAL DEVELOPME...
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PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NATURAL GLUES WITH CARBON NANOTUBES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
The data presented in this work has been obtained from experimental research aiming towards the usage of natural resources of the National Park of Sila in Calabria, Southern Italy. Such resources are: “Laricio” pine resin, beeswax, mineral inert and charcoal to make natural glues. Furthermore, research has been done to find out if by using small quantities of carbon nanotubes, the strength of adhesion of prepared glues improves. Raw materials were characterized by physico–ch...
Autori: Pierantonio De Luca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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VALORIZATION OF AGRO-INDUSTRIAL WASTES IN LIGHTWEIGHT AGGREGATES FOR AGRONOMIC USE: PRELIMINARY STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
This research was focused on the valorization of agro industrial waste/by products available in the local industry with the kilometer zero (km 0) concept, as a replacement of virgin raw materials (clay) to elaborate lightweight aggregates (LWAS). The alternative raw materials were employed as pore forming agent, in order to reduce sintering temperature and energy consumption of the furnace. The three technical nutrients studied were provided for local food industries: sludge from wastewater trea...
Autori: Romina D. Farias
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WATER FOOTPRINT APPLIED TO CONSTRUCTION SECTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
Water footprint is an indicator of freshwater use that looks not only at direct water use of a consumer or producer, but also at indirect water use; it can be regarded as a comprehensive indicator of freshwater resources appropriation, next to the traditional and restricted measure of water withdrawal. It could be counted in terms of the sum of direct and indirect water costs in all processes and input-output analysis to detailed water used in all plant. In this paper, the application of the...
Autori: Agata Matarazzo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PRELIMINARY ANALYSES ON AN ALGAE-BASED WATER SCRUBBER FOR SYNGAS CLEANSING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
Common issues of the gasification systems relate to filtering apparatus. Dry filtering processes are simple and reliable. However, the filtering material defines the maximum and minimum temperature at which the filter can operate properly. In addition, dry filtration is not effective on light tar compounds (i.e. benzene and toluene) or ammonia compounds. On the other hand, despite being very efficient, wet filters drop the gas temperature below the line of condensation of tar, ammonia and ste...
Autori: Giulio Allesina
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CO-DESIGN FOR A CIRCULAR APPROACH IN GREEN TECHNOLOGIES: ADAPTATION OF REUSED BUILDING MATERIAL AS GROWING SUBSTRATE FOR SOILLESS CULTIVATION OF LETTUCE (Lactuca sativa var. capitata)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
Improving the awareness of the responsibility of our actions is the basis of achieving the ambitious aim of waste management and prevention established by the European Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/CE and the most recent Circular Economy Package. Circular Economy is connected both to improve manufacturing technologies and also educate people towards responsible consumption and waste reduction. Due to its educational and institutional role, universities provide a context to rethink not on...
Autori: Sara Rizzo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CARBON FOOTPRINT OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE COLLECTION IN THE TREVISO AREA (ITALY)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
Carbon Footprint (CF) is an environmental indicator used in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) that allows measuring the total amount of CO2 emissions caused directly or indirectly by an activity or accumulated through the life cycle stages of a product (ISO 14064-14067). In this article CF was used to analyse and assess the environmental impacts of the resources used for the collection of municipal solid waste by the company Contarina S.p.A. Contarina oversees waste management for part of the Treviso...
Autori: Alex Zabeo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SHARING ECONOMY AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY. HOW TECHNOLOGY AND COLLABORATIVE CONSUMPTION INNOVATIONS BOOST CLOSING THE LOOP STRATEGIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
Sharing economy business experiences are rapidly rising worldwide and deeply changing structures and models of customers purchasing attitudes and needs. Inspired by principles of sustainable consumption, its starting point is the idea that every underutilized resource is a wasted resource. Beyond the digital services implemented by sharing platform, there are also social and physical places where communities are experimenting the potential of collaborative and innovative solutions: purchasing...
Autori: Paola Sposato
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SYNTHETIC TEXTILE WASTEWATERS TREATMENT BY COAGULATION/FLOCCULATION USING FERRIC SALT AS COAGULANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
Three different synthetic textile dyeing wastewaters were treated by a chemical coagulation/flocculation process, using ferric sulphate as coagulant. Polyacrylamide (Magnafloc 155) and polyamine (Superfloc C-573) based flocculants were applied. The influence of pH (between 3.5 and 10.4) and Fe3+ concentration (from 15 to 4000 mg/L) in both color and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) removal of polyester, cotton and acrylic dyeing wastewaters was assessed in the coagulation stage. As far as floc...
Autori: Carmen S.D. Rodrigues
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DETERMINATION OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY COST OF DECOLORIZATION OF C.I. ACID ORANGE 7 VIA TIO2-ASSISTED PHOTOCATALYSIS UNDER UV ILLUMINATION IN THE PRESENCE OF H2O2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
Decolorization of C.I. Acid Orange 7 (AO7) via TiO2-assisted photocatalysis under UV illumination in the presence of H2O2 has been investigated. The effect of pH on decolorization efficiency of AO7 was investigated in TiO2/UV/H2O2 process. The performance of TiO2/UV/H2O2 system was also evaluated by using synthetic dye-bath effluent of AO7. Solar driven TiO2 photocatalysis was found significantly efficient for the decolorization and degradation of AO7. The rates of decolorization and degrada...
Autori: Ozlem Esen Kartal
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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USING PCA COMBINED SVM IN THE CLASSIFICATION OF EUTROPHICATION IN DEZ RESERVOIR (IRAN)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
Eutrophication is water pollution initiated by high amounts of plant nutrients. With the excess influx of nutrients from human activities, the eutrophication process begins and causes a breeding ground for algae. The amount of nutrients present in any given cycle will be higher than the levels present in previous cycles. Therefore, it is very important to manage water quality in lakes and dams to prevent and to slow or to reverse the eutrophication process. This can be ensured by using effect...
Autori: Saeed Bashiri
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EVOLUTION PATTERN OF ENGINEERED ROAD TURFY SOIL EXAMINED BY INVERSION AND ANALYTIC HIERARCHY PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
Turfy soil is a special soil formed in the swamp environment with the incomplete decomposition of plant residue. On one hand, the special engineering geological properties of turfy soil such as high compressibility, high moisture content, high void ratio, will cause great difficulty with engineering construction in turfy soil area, this study will make it clear of parameters value for engineering design. Turfy soil, on the other hand, is a part of the wetland, the essence of protection of the...
Autori: Lei Nie
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DEODORIZATION OF SWINE MANURE USING A Lactobacillus STRAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 10
One of the environmental problems caused by the large-scale livestock industry in China is odor pollution. Using the microbial strains with high deodorization efficiency is a feasible strategy to handle this problem. In this study, a Lactobacillus strain A2 with high efficient deodorization was isolated. To find the optimal deodorization conditions of strain A2, the deodorization efficiencies at different temperatures and inoculation quantities were tested. Our result showed that suitable tem...
Autori: Zhiying Yan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DOES AN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF LEBANESE FIRMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 10
Globalization and a growing awareness of environmental issues are compelling firms to adhere to international environmental standards. Lebanese manufacturing industries are increasingly pressured to integrate environmental standards, mainly the ISO 14001 certification, in order to access - enter and compete - international markets. Although the ISO 14001 model is proposed to promote continual environmental improvement, the standard does not specify definite requirements for environmental per...
Autori: May A. Massoud
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RESILIENCE TO ENVIRONMENTAL PRESSURE THROUGH QUALITY FOOD DEMAND: MEAT CONSUMPTION IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 10
The paper focuses on Romanian consumers’ habits and perceptions related to meat consumption, following that it is deeply embedded in their dietary food culture. The aim of this study was to determine the main directions for achieving environmental resilience through meat consumption. The novelty of the study originates from underlying consumers’ contribution to sustainable development on two pillars – “buy less, eat the same” and “buy less, eat less”. St...
Autori: Dacinia Crina Petrescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF OSCULATING VALUE METHOD BASED ON ENTROPY WEIGHT TO TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONSERVATION AND EMISSION REDUCTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 10
To assess energy conservation and emission reduction effect on traffic and transportation at macro level more scientifically, the evaluation system based on the improved osculating value method for transportation is established. Information entropy weight is introduced to the traditional osculating value method and the numerical matrix normalization process in the osculating value method is simplified. The pollutant emission and the energy consumption is defined as negative index, and the capaci...
Autori: Yang Yang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENZYMATIC AND CHEMICAL DELIGNIFICATION OF KRAFT WOOD PULP: OPTIMIZATION AND SEQUENTIAL STUDIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
The delignification of wood pulp using hydrogen peroxide and xylanase enzyme in an ultrasonicator was studied at different process conditions. The factors influencing the chemical delignification were studied simultaneously using the Box-Behnken design of experiments. The mathematical model for Kappa reduction as functions of consistency of the pulp, concentration of peroxide and the temperature of delignification was developed. The response optimization studies for minimizing the Kappa numb...
Autori: Palaniappan Ramesh
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TREATMENT OF MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER WITH CALCIUM PHOSPHATE: A NEW PHYSICOCHEMICAL PURIFICATION STEP
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
An apatitic calcium phosphate gel (HaG) was elaborated and used to treat municipal wastewater in a physicochemical cycle prior to the standard biological degradation process. Preliminary laboratory batch experiments outlined the kinetics of heavy metal sorption by monitoring the concentrations found in filtered fractions as a function of treatment time. On site experiments were performed in a municipal wastewater treatment plant by derivation of real wastewater into an experimental tank. In this...
Autori: Nathalie Lyczko
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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POLLUTION LOAD AND ECOLOGICAL REPLENISHMENT PLAN OF LIJIANG RIVER, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
Lijiang River is the link of Guilin landscape and the golden waterway of Guilin tourism. With the development of social economy, the pollution problem of Lijiang River in recent decades has become more and more serious, which has aroused widespread concern and attention. However, the study on the reduction of river pollution load is seldom found reported until now. In this paper, the pollutant load of Lijiang River is estimated by equal standard pollution load method and the water pollution mode...
Autori: Ronghui Li
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPROVEMENT OF SOME POST-CONSUMER POLYPROPYLENE (rPP) BY MELT MODIFICATION WITH STYRENE-DIENE BLOCK COPOLYMERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
Nowadays, the polyolefins (polyethylene, polypropylene) are increasingly consumed in large amounts for many applications. This issue causes a concern regarding the environmental impact of the waste materials generated after the first use. Mechanical recycling of polyolefin wastes helps to conserve oil and gas resources and reduce the polymeric waste accumulation in environment. In this paper, the modification of some post-consumer polypropylene (rPP) properties coming from packaging processi...
Autori: Maria Râpă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INCREASING THE VALUE OF CHINA’S ENVIRONMENT FOR RECREATION: THE CASE OF JIUZHAIGOU, SICHUAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
Nature-based tourism is increasing rapidly in China, forcing policy makers to pay ever-greater attention to the balance between tourism development and natural resource conservation. Taking Jiuzhaigou National Park in Sichuan, one of China’s most famous nature-based tourism sites as an example, this study uses travel cost and contingent valuation methods to estimate the landscape’s “use value” from recreation and users’ willingness to pay for additional measures of ...
Autori: Cheng Cheng
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PERFORMANCES EVALUATION OF PORTLAND CEMENT PRODUCED FROM DOPED CLINKERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
This study aims to obtain high performance cement under friendly environmental conditions, through the optimization of clinkerization process. The influence exerted by mineralizers i.e. fluoride (NaF, KF) or oxide (CuO, TiO2) on the Portland clinker characteristics and derived cement properties is presented in this experimental study. The presence of these additions in low concentration (i.e. 0.5-0.8 wt. %) permits the reduction of the burning temperature (with 20oC up to 70oC) of raw mix and mo...
Autori: Jenica Paceagiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS IN WATERSHED MANAGEMENT IN TURKEY: CASE OF TATLIÇAY WATERSHED
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
Sustainable Integrated Watershed Management (SIWM) paradigm is becoming more important in terms of managing and protecting natural resources in many countries. Turkey’s biggest problem is that the state organization and structure of the legislation are not appropriate for SIWM paradigm. Between government institutions as synchronous and concentric work has not yet developed. On the other hand, there are incompatibilities in the shareholders’ expectations and requests that makes devel...
Autori: Ceyhun Göl
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZING HOUSEHOLD WASTE COLLECTION THROUGH AHP–MEA MODEL: CASE STUDY OF KUNMING, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
The optimization of household waste collection in China is facing more complex and structural problems related to waste reduction and recycling than that of disposal. A rigorous decision-making model of matter-element analysis (MEA) combined with the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) is developed to validate the feasibility and practicality of five alternatives to separated waste collection. This model is based on a survey of residents’ cognition and inclination toward the optimization o...
Autori: Haibin Chen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PERCEPTION ABOUT THE APPLICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AT GOLF COURSES IN SPAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
A wide variety of environmental management systems (EMSs) exist today that can be implemented at golf courses in Spain, yet their implementations are not known. The objective of this paper was to conduct an exploratory study to learn about the perception of the present state of EMS applications at Spanish golf courses. An exhaustive study was conducted using a multiquestion paper-based survey that was given to the greenkeepers at 428 Spanish golf courses, and the survey achieved a 13.7% resp...
Autori: Francisco J. Del Campo Gomis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN EXAMINATION INTO RECYCLING AND WASTE MANAGEMENT ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS BY UK EMPLOYEES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
This paper examines employees’ work-related attitudes to recycling and waste management systems whilst retaining a link with personal domestic behavior. A questionnaire of 38 Likert-type items measured employee attitudes to environmental, waste management and recycling, environmental and sustainability concerns, perceived costs and benefits to the company. The hypotheses included demographic differences in attitudes, that attitudes and behavior are related and that behaviors transfer from...
Autori: Oliver Heidrich
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PROCESSINGS BY ELECTROMAGNETIC FORMING IN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
Reduction of environmental pollution in general, and emissions of greenhouse gases in particular, remain priorities for the sustainable development of human society. The strategies applied for designing industrial manufacturing processes were radically changed; nowadays the focus is mainly on the efficient use of energy sources. This means that at this moment there is a huge demand for innovative environmentally friendly technologies, for various industrial processing sectors. Electromagnetic fo...
Autori: Dorin Luca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CLEANER AND ENERGY EFFICIENT PRODUCTION: A CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
A project called ’Cleaner Production’ is conducted in the organization of the Cleaner Production Centre of Serbia at the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The goal of the project is to perceive critical places in a company and define measures which would achieve significant financial savings and, at the same time, protect and improve the condition of the environment with minimal investment...
Autori: Snezana Urosevic
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GHGs EMISSION REDUCTION TARGETING BASED ON HORIZONTAL EQUITY CONCEPT AT A COUNTRY LEVEL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
KINETICS AND EQUILIBRIUM STUDIES OF 4-CHLOROPHENOL ADSORPTION ONTO MAGNETIC ACTIVATED CARBON COMPOSITES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 4
Among the organic pollutants, the chlorinated phenols represent an important class of compounds having a stable world market of ca. 100 kt per year. Due to their aryl structure and presence of the chlorine atom, chlorinated phenols are exceptionally recalcitrant toward chemical reactions aimed at their reduction. Adsorption from liquid phase has received special interest due to its flexibility and simplicity in operation. Especially adsorption using activated carbon (AC) has been recognized by t...
Autori: Marius Sebastian Secula
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIES OF BEECH BARK (Fagus sylvatica L.) POLYPHENOLIC EXTRACT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 4
The study provides information about separation and identification of natural bioactive compounds from beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) bark with potential therapeutic applications such as antibacterial activity against human pathogens. Beech is a common material used in the wood industry, but its bark is separated from the wood and is considered a by-product. In this study, natural compounds with biological activity were obtained from beech bark by hot water extraction. The high-performance liquid ch...
Autori: Corneliu Tănase
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INFLUENCE OF HUSK ON GRAIN CONTAMINATION BY Fusarium spp. AND Alternaria spp. IN HULLED SPELT (Triticum spelta L.)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 4
Fusarium Head Blight is caused by several Fusarium species. Infections can result in mycotoxin contamination on cereals and associated foods. Harvested products are contaminated due to its secondary metabolites. The aim was to analyse the occurrence of spike Fusarium and Alternaria spp. in hulled Triticum spelta L. wheat species via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method and the deoxynivalenol (DON) content analysis. Three varieties of spelt were used (Ceralio and Rubiota – winter and one ...
Autori: Karel Suchý
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NANOCOMPOSITE MATERIAL BASED ON TiO2-Ag FOR ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 4
A simple and efficient method for preparing Ag-doped TiO2 nanoparticles was successfully developed, by associating the sol-gel method and the impregnation-reduction. While titanium dioxide is one of the most used solids as photocatalyst, silver is particularly interesting for applications in biological and chemical detection and for its antibacterial properties. Moreover, in photocatalysis silver acts as an electron sink and donor in capturing the photogenerated electrons. The structural and mor...
Autori: Catalina Nutescu Duduman
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INDICATORS SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING THE ORGANIZATIONAL KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 4
In recent years the organizations’ has gone from resource-based economy to a knowledge based economy. Likewise the organizations’ success in this turbulent environment depends on its sustainable orientation which implies integration of various management practices. Such a management practices considered to be a driving force to sustainable development are environmental management system (EMS) and knowledge acquisition. In this context, it’s required to measure the organizationa...
Autori: Daniela Geanina Luca Cososchi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF OPTIMIZING CONCENTRATED FEED BLENDS TO DECREASE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 4
Livestock production is under growing public and scientific scrutiny for its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This article contains a preliminary assessment of the inclusion of upstream life-cycle GHG emissions in concentrated feeds design, using the most common nonlinear programming optimization algorithms to determine feed composition. First, GHG emissions are included as costs in a single criteria optimization problem. The unit price of GHG emissions was obtained using a genetic algorithm. Sec...
Autori: Ricardo F.M. Teixeira
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RECOVERY OF LiMn1/3Ni1/3Co1/3O2 FROM SPENT LITHIUM-ION BATTERY USING A SPECIALLY DESIGNED DEVICE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
Recycling of battery components for natural resources sustainability and consumer products has become an important endeavor that demands continuity through effective processes. In compliance with the need for waste management, LiMn1/3Ni1/3Co1/3O2 in the positive electrode of spent lithium-ion batteries has been recovered using specially designed device, consisting of two compartments separated with a plastic sieve of pore size 0.2mm. The upper compartment equipped with a mechanical stirrer conta...
Autori: Oluwatosin Emmanuel Bankolehttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27581

ASSESSING THE ANTHROPOGENIC IMPACTS ON THE FLUVIAL WATER AND SEDIMENT FLUXES INTO THE THERMAIKOS GULF, NORTHERN GREECE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
The impacts of anthropogenic activities on the water and sediment fluxes in coastal areas have caused significant economic and environmental damages over the last century. The development of large-scale water abstraction and sediment retention infrastructures has facilitated phenomena such as coastal erosion, frequent eutrophication events and sea water anoxia. The present work investigates the alterations that have been observed over the last 50 years in the area of Thermaikos Gulf, Northern Gr...
Autori: Elias Dimitriou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WASTE-TO-WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
Social upgradation results more postconsumer glass and plastic waste and continuously demands newer techniques for their management. This research proposes a new waste-to-waste management strategy by using waste glass for polyolefin degradation. For this purpose, waste glass is activated by mechanochemical treatment and resultant material is used for the thermal pyrolysis of polyolefin. Certain improvement in the product quality is achieved by selectivity towards more alkane fraction. ...
Autori: Pooja Singh
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF COD/N RATIO ON PERFORMANCE OF A SEQUENCING BATCH REACTOR TREATING SALINE WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
The performance and microbial community of an anoxic-aerobic sequencing batch reactor (SBR) treating saline wastewater were investigated at different influent COD/N ratios. The average COD removal efficiencies at steady states were 87.46%, 73.75%, 64.87% and 88.34% at the COD/N ratios of 20, 10, 6 and 30, respectively. The average NH4+-N removal efficiencies were 79.74%, 74.34%, 64.55% and 89.29% at the COD/N ratios of 20, 10, 6 and 30, respectively. No obvious accumulation of NO2--N and NO3--N ...
Autori: Sen Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT LANDFILL COVERS IN SEMIARID ZONES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
In order to reduce the production of pollutants, it is most important that landfills are adapted to the climatic conditions of the area where they are located. In this sense, there are very few studies focused on how to reduce leachates from landfills in semiarid regions, which are especially sensitive to the impacts that this type of activity potentially has on water resources. The aim of this study is to identify the best type of landfill cover that reduces leachate production in semiarid regi...
Autori: Javier Senent-Aparicio
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ESTIMATION OF VEHICLE EMISSION ON MAINLINE FREEWAY UNDER ISOLATED AND INTEGRATED RAMP METERING STRATEGIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
On freeways with multiple on-ramps, it is a common practice to design a ramp metering strategy so as to regulate the entering rates from ramps and minimize the disruptions on the mainline. Most of the existing studies examine the performance of ramp metering on mobility and safety, rather than their impacts on the environment. This paper focuses on the estimates of vehicle emissions along mainline freeways under various ramp metering strategies. Vehicle speed and acceleration rates were measured...
Autori: Jianbang Du
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFICIENCY AND CO2 EMISSION OF HEAT ENGINES OPERATING WITH HYDROGEN RICH GAS (HRG) ADDITION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 6
The effects of gas addition on efficiency and CO2 emission were investigated with a compression ignition (CI) engine and a spark ignition (SI) engine operating with hydrocarbons-based fuels. Hydrogen rich gas (HRG) provided by an electrolyze, was aspirated into the air stream inducted in the engine cylinders. Investigation was conducted at engine light and medium loads and speeds, with relative low concentrations of HRG. For the CI engine, HRG addition up to 12.5% energetic fraction in fuel lowe...
Autori: Gheorghe Niculae
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SEPARATION OF NATURAL MONOCYCLIC PHENOLICS USING MICELLAR ENHANCED ULTRAFILTRATION WITH A CATIONIC SURFACTANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 6
Phenolic compounds are known as recalcitrant pollutants in many industrial wastewaters, e.g. olive mill wastewater. An efficient treatment is therefore needed before the discharge of phenol-containing wastewaters into the environment. The possibility of removing some natural occurring phenolics, namely tyrosol, p-coumaric acid and vanillic acid, by micellar-enhanced ultrafiltration (MEUF) using a cationic surfactant, cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC), and polyethersulfone membranes of 20 and 50 kDa...
Autori: Abdelilah El-Abbassi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MANAGEMENT OF CHEESE WHEY BY FILM FREEZE CONCENTRATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 6
This study evaluates the behavior of freeze concentration of cheese whey (CW). Parameters studied were: Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Suspended Solids (SS), Total Settleable Solids (TSS), pH and electrical conductivity (EC) in the concentrated cheese whey and in the ice. The final concentration of TDS reached was 25 ± 0.16 %wt for the liquid phase, which corresponds to a reduction of 83% of the initial volume. The COD in the ice fractions had lower values tha...
Autori: Freddy Belén
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF WATER RELATED ECOLOGICAL SECURITY UNDER CHANGING ENVIRONMENT IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 6
Over the last few decades intensive human activities and climate changing have stressed ecological systems impeding sustainable development of the social economy in many regions in China. The importance of ecological security has gained greater prominence. Sustaining or restoring natural functions of water ecosystems is also crucial for human welfare. To assess water related ecological security (WES), this paper constructed a framework based on the Pressure-State-Response (PSR) model with indica...
Autori: Xiuping Hao
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SUSTAINABLE KNOWLEDGE BASED ORGANIZATIONS DEFINITION AND CHARACTERISTICS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 6
In the context of globalization, the economic environment started to be more dynamic, complex and uncertain. As a result, some managers focused on developing sustainable organizations while others became preoccupied with creating knowledge based firms. But sustainability and knowledge aren’t as different as it seem; knowledge is a resource and sustainability concentrates on the rational use of resources. As a consequence, this article aims to highlight what a sustainable knowledge based...
Autori: Ramona - Diana Leon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ELECTROCHEMICAL DEGRADATION OF CLINDAMYCIN BY ANODIC OXIDATION ON SnO2-Sb COATED TITANIUM ANODES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 2
Degradation of Clindamycin phosphate (CMP) was studied in aqueous solutions by an anodic oxidation process under galvanostatic conditions. The electrolysis cell consisted of a Ti/SnO2-Sb anode, prepared by dip-coating technique, and a 316 stainless steel cathode, both of which had a surface area of 6 cm2. The effects of critical factors, including CMP concentration, current density, initial pH, and the supporting electrolyte were evaluated. The electrochemical oxidation of CMP was controlled by ...
Autori: Mitra Gholami
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF CO-COMPOSTING ON HELMINTH EGGS REMOVAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 2
This study concerns the effectiveness of helminth eggs elimination during co-composting of activated sludge from a wastewater treatment plant mixed with ligno-cellulosic waste in a ratio of either 1/3-2/3 or 1/2-1/2 for 180 days. The Analysis of the initial sludge showed a load of 4-27 nematode eggs /g fresh matter identified as Ascaris sp., Capillaria sp. and Trichuris sp. During the co-composting stabilization phase, the reduction of the number of eggs varied between 50 and 90%. At the end of ...
Autori: Loubna El Fels
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RIVER DAM EFFECTS ON CUBAN FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE DEVELOPMENT WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MITIGATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 2
Dam construction in Cuba and their use for freshwater aquaculture development are explained. Some of the environmental impacts of Cuban freshwater reservoirs, particularly in fisheries, the salinization of coastal lands, and effects on marine fisheries, are reviewed and analyzed. Some argumentation and explanations given are in response to remarks on the impact of Cuban dams on species composition of reservoir fishery landings and on coastal marine fisheries. The main impacts of dams are on estu...
Autori: Luis Alvarez-Lajonchère
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TREATMENT OF SYNTHETIC OILY WASTEWATERS BY COAGULATION - MF HYBRID PROCESS USING MULLITE - ALUMINA CERAMIC MEMBRANES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
In this research, effects of in-line coagulation on permeation flux (PF), flux reduction (FR) and total organic compound rejection (TOC R) of synthesized mullite-allumina MF ceramic membrane (with 50 wt % alumina content) during treatment of synthetic oily wastewater in were investigated. Four coagulants ((ferrous chloride (FeCl2.4H2O), ferrous sulphate (FeSO4.7H2O), aluminum chloride (AlCl3.6H2O) and aluminum sulphate (Al2(SO4)3.18H2O)) plus equal concentration of slaked lime in form of calc...
Autori: Mohsen Abbasi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RECOVERY OF SILICON, COPPER AND ALUMINUM FROM SCRAP SILICON WAFERS BY LEACHING AND PRECIPITATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
The Silicon wafer plays an important role in modern electronic products. During the production of Silicon wafer, a large amount of scrap Silicon wafer is generated. The necessity for it to be recycled and recovered is of vast importance since the metal Silicon (Si) is the major by product. Besides Silicon, the wafers also contain a small quantity of Copper (Cu) and Aluminum (Al), that are considered as minor elements during the recovery process of the Silicon wafer production. Therefore, in o...
Autori: Ching-Hwa Lee
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SYNERGISTIC ELIMINATION OF Cr(VI) AND Ni(II) IONS WITH TRACE AMOUNTS OF TITANIA PHOTOCATALYST NANOPARTICLES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
The separate and simultaneous photocatalytic reduction of poisonous Cr(VI) and Ni(II) ions were examined with trace amounts of commercial titania nanoparticles (up to 50 mg/L). A direct irradiation photo-reactor, equipped with ultrasonic source was employed. The effects of four influencing parameters, catalyst dosage, pH, temperature and metal ions concentration ratio were investigated. The simultaneous operations, in the ternary Cr(VI)/Ni(II)/TiO2 system, show a synergism in reduction effici...
Autori: Javad Saien
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MANAGEMENT PLANNING METHOD FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION FROM FOREST BIOMASS: DEVELOPMENT OF AN OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM AND CASE STUDY FOR A FINNISH ENERGY PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
In this study, we consider a potential Finnish solution to sustainable energy production to satisfy the European Union's forestrelated energy policies related to climate change. Conventional energy production includes a number of fossil fuel, peat, and renewable fuel procurement chains that supply a combined heat and power (CHP) plant during different periods of the year. In Finland, peat is commonly used as fuel by energy plants. However, it is not environmentally friendly because it is ...
Autori: Teijo Sakari Palander
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EFFICACY OF CHLORINE DIOXIDE AND SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE IN REUSE WATER DISINFECTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
Potable water is becoming day by day more difficult and more expensive to obtain. Therefore to reduce the pressure in natural water resources, wastewater reclamation is expanding through many municipalities and industries for applications where potable water is not required. However, specific treatments must be performed before the water reuse. These treatments are necessary to reduce physical-chemical and microbiological contaminants. This work has evaluated the action of chlorine dioxide (C...
Autori: Leo Kunigk
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EFFICIENCY OF AN ELECTROCOAGULATION TREATMENT OF WATER CONTAMINATED BY HYDROCARBONS IN A CONTINUOUS MODE POWERED BY PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR MODULES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 7
The aim of this study is the treatment of liquid effluents from a petroleum industry (NAFTAL /Algeria) by an electrochemical treatment process (electrocoagulation). The electrocoagulation has proved to be useful for the treatment of wastewater, but in order to enhance its ecological characteristic we found it would be essential to carry out our experiments with ecological energy derived from a photovoltaic solar module, which would contribute to sustainability objectives. The electrocoagulation ...
Autori: Kahina Ighilahriz
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF SAJOR-CAJU MUSHROOM PRODUCTION BASED ON FARM SIZES IN THAILAND
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 7
Unlike other vegetables, mushroom production requires several substrate ingredients, energy to sterilize the substrate, water to humidify the fruiting house and waste management of the spent substrate and used materials. This work studied the environmental impacts and eco-efficiency of sajor-caju mushroom (Pleurotus sajor-caju (Fr.) Sing.) production in terms of climate change potential, acidification potential, water depletion potential and fossil fuel depletion potential, using life cycle asse...
Autori: Siriprapa Ueawiwatsakul
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INDIRECT ENVIRONMENT-RELATED EFFECTS OF ELECTRIC CAR VEHICLES USE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 7
The article presents a study on indirect environment-related effects of electric car vehicles use. Although electric vehicles are considered zero emission vehicles, their use may be linked to indirect pollution of environment caused by energy sources used for electricity production and also other sources of pollution such as poor recycling procedures. A computer simulation was performed to determine the energy consumption of electric vehicles available on the Romanian car market. The values obta...
Autori: Bogdan Ovidiu Varga
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SUPPLY CHAIN EMISSION REDUCTION OPTIMIZATION UNDER CONSUMER CARBON SENSITIVITY AND CARBON TAX POLICY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 7
This paper presents decentralized and centralized decision-making conditions based on consumer carbon sensitivity and carbon tax policy in a supplier-driven two echelons supply chain. The analysis shows that: 1) the optimal emission reduction amount under centralized decision-making is more than that under decentralized decision-making; 2) the carbon tax should be levied properly because the carbon emission reduction will decrease as the carbon tax is higher than a critical value; 3) the consume...
Autori: Lan Bai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SURVEY OF INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PERFORMANCE WITH BIOLOGICAL MONITORING OF PROTOZOA IN THE INDUSTRIAL PARK OF ABADAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 7
Industrial wastewater is of particular importance. In most wastewater treatments, physicochemical parameters are used to determine the performances which are costly while protozoa can be used as less expensive biological indicators to determine the efficiency of the treatment plant. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between protozoa and physic-chemical characteristics of the Abadan wastewater treatment industry. Samples were collected from wastewater stabilization po...
Autori: Abotaleb Bay
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENERGY SOURCES ANALYSIS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 7
A judicious use of energy is a fundamental factor to achieve sustainable development. The limited character of energetic fossil resources and the pollution generated by burning fossil fuels for electricity production generate the need to replace them with other sources of energy. Despite the fact that fossil fuels would continue to play a prevailing role in the energy supply for decades to come, renewable energy resources have the potential of contributing to the increasing global energy demands...
Autori: Tiberiu Rusu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CELLULOSIC FIBERS FROM CORN STALKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 7
One of the main causes of global climate change is deforestation. Wood is largely used in construction, furniture, and pulp and paper industries, which consume hundred of millions of cubic meter of wood year by year. Forest surfaces decrease rapidly at global level and this reality is of crucial importance for world global ecological footprint. Shortage of pulpwood for paper industry became a great challenge and, for this reason, other raw materials must be taken into consideration. Recovered pa...
Autori: Ana Maria Cheșcă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INFLUENCING FACTORS OF THE ACCEPTABLE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION OF FARMERS FOR CONTROLLING FERTILIZER-INDUCED WATER POLLUTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 8
This paper aims to identify the influencing factors of the acceptable amount of compensation (AAC) of farmers for controlling fertilizer-induced water pollution, and build a valid ecological compensation mechanism to curb the water impact. To this end, the ecological compensation for farmers is viewed as a good way to reduce fertilizer-induced pollution at drinking water sources, and the opportunity cost is introduced into the discussion of farmers’ AAC. To avoid the gaps of previous studi...
Autori: Jie Lin
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RESPONSE OF UPLAND COTTON GENOTYPES TO SALINITY AT EARLY GROWTH STAGES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 8
Salt tolerance was studied in eight upland cotton cultivars (CIM-446, CIM-473, CIM-496, CIM-499, CIM-506, CIM-554, CIM-707 and SLH-284) under four NaCl salinity concentrations (50, 100, 150 and 200 mM) and control. Significant (p≤0.01) variations were observed among cultivars, salinity concentrations, and cultivar by salinity interactions for various growth traits and ions (K+ and Na+) accumulation in dry shoot and root tissues. As compared to control, the growth variables were decreased by i...
Autori: Zarina Bibi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DIRECT SHEAR PROPERTIES OF LIGHTLY CEMENTED SOIL – POLYSTYRENE BACKFILL MATERIAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 8
Geocomposite materials consisting of lightly cemented mixtures of expanded polystyrene beads (EPS) and backfill soils are commonly used as fillers and for the construction of light weight embankments. The constant normal stress (CNS) and constant volume (CV) direct shear parameters as well as the relationship between gradation properties of four residual granular backfill soils and direct shear parameters of lightly cemented mixture of EPS and backfill soils was evaluated. The maximum density an...
Autori: Felix Okonta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SOIL-WASHING AND THERMAL PLASMA TREATMENT FOR DECONTAMINATION OF DREDGED MARINE SEDIMENTS FROM THE MIDIA PORT – ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 8
The aim of this paper is to show the results of two methodological approaches applied for decontamination of the Midia Port dredged sediment to assess their potential reusability. Firstly, the sediment samples were defined in physical, chemical, microbiological and ecotoxicological terms. The results were compared to the limit values established by environmental regulations for dredged sediment management. Some sediment samples exposed a very high concentration of hydrocarbons; the sediments wer...
Autori: Irina Catianis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RECYCLING TEXTILE RESIDUES INTO CEMENT COMPOSITES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 8
Changing wastes into raw materials is one of the most favored options for waste management, as it diverts wastes from landfill and saves resources. Fibers, either vegetable (cellulosic) or synthetic, may be added to cement pastes in order improve the properties of concrete or mortar by reinforcement. At the same time, if the source of fibers is wastes, then such processes make ways for recycling. In the work described here we studied the compatibility of residues from the nonwoven textile indust...
Autori: Hugo Monteiro
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EMISSION INTENSITY AND ABATEMENT COST OF FOSSIL FUEL POWER PLANTS IN THAILAND
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 9
Monitoring of air emission and pollution control cost is a key to improve air quality management of electricity generation industry. This research comprehensively evaluates abatement cost of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), emission intensity and emission inventory of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM), and carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from Thailand’s fossil fuel power plants. The research applied bottom-up approach with continuously monitored ...
Autori: Wasin Pinprateep
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CONCENTRATIONS OF PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS AT DIFFERENT DEPTHS OF SOIL FOLLOWING PHYTOREMEDIATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 9
Petroleum hydrocarbons not only are toxic to humans and other living organisms, but will also pollute groundwater. It is thus critical to decrease the concentration of these pollutants in soil. Phytoremediation is an effective way to remove toxic compounds from soil. The current study used sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) and barley (Hordeum vulgare) to reduce petroleum hydrocarbon content of contaminated soil around Isfahan Oil Refinery (Isfahan, Iran) and assessed the concentrations of pe...
Autori: Farida Iraji Asiabadi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF ORGANIC MATERIALS FROM TANNERY WASTEWATER CONTAINING AMMONIA FOR REUSE USING ELECTRO-OXIDATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 9
Leather manufacturing process generates significant volume of wastewater. Deliming is one of the unit processes, in which about 4.5 L of wastewater is generated per one Kg of pelt. Reuse of wastewater from the unit processes, where significant volume of wastewater is generated is much important to address pollution mineralization and water conservation. Presence of significant level of organic pollutants is the primary factor that deters reuse of waste streams. In this paper, the Electro-Oxidati...
Autori: Sundaramoorthy Sundarapandiyan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CHANGE OF THE GROUNDWATER QUALITY FROM INDUSTRIAL AREA ORADEA, ROMANIA, USING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 9
During the years 1965-1985, a veritable industrial platform was developed in the west part of Oradea, Bihor County, Romania. It stretches on an area of 9 sq. km. and is placed in the meadow of Crisul Repede River. Throughout that period, several industrial facilities were built that lately became sources of pollution for the environment. The purpose of the present paper is to study the influence of historical stages of industrialization and restructuring of enterprises in Western Oradea, address...
Autori: Tamara Romocea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NUTRIENT REMOVAL IN A WET DETENTION POND WITH BAFFLE DIKE – A CASE STUDY OF THE CEDAR RIVER PROJECT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 9
The City of Jacksonville, Florida USA is in the midst of an important program to reduce nutrient load from its municipal storm water system. New regulations promulgated by the US EPA and State of Florida have targeted nutrient reduction within the St. Johns River watershed which includes most of the City of Jacksonville. In order to reduce overall nutrient loads to the St. Johns River, the City of Jacksonville and its consultant team have begun a construction program to build a series of wet det...
Autori: Killian Eckert
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EVALUATION OF ECO-EFFICIENCY BY MULTICRITERIA DECISION ANALYSIS. CASE STUDY OF ECO-INNOVATED AND ECO-DESIGNED PRODUCTS FROM RECYCLABLE WASTE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 8
Until now, humanity has strived to makes efforts for warranting the economic development on a sustainable way for well-being improvement, simultaneously with resource preservation and environmental protection. The industrial production processes, which generate added value and ensure people welfare are in connection with the environment regarding resource consumption and waste generation. In order to work on a sustainable basis, industry should attain a balance between economy, ecology and comm...
Autori: Elena - Diana Comăniță
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL TAXES TO PROMOTE THE EU CIRCULAR ECONOMY’S STRATEGY: SPAIN vs. ITALY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 10
As it is widely known, according with European directives, the correct approach for waste management is based on a strict hierarchy of prevention, reuse and recycling, energy recovery and final disposal. In that way, all the countries have to strongly move in urban waste reduction and recycling promotion. The principles of the Circular Economy have become part of the European and other extra Europe Countries regulations. The European pack on Circular Economy suggests ambitious objectives by 203...
Autori: Alfonso Andretta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CODEVELOP RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FOR BLUE JOBS AND GROWTH IN THE MEDITERRANEAN - THE BLUEMED INITIATIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 10
In the framework of the European Commission Blue Growth Strategy, a joint process among European countries has been put in place since 2014 to promote and implement research and innovation actions to increase the number of jobs in the marine and maritime sectors, commonly named ‘blue’, and pursue a sustainable growth in the Mediterranean area. The process has then been extended to the non-European (non-EU) Mediterranean countries. The natural and cultural uniqueness of the Mediterran...
Autori: Margherita Cappelletto
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF LCA METHODOLOGY IN THE ASSESSMENT OF A PYROLYSIS PROCESS FOR TYRES RECYCLING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 10
According to recent estimations, the total yearly amount of end-of-life tyres (ELTs) arising in Europe exceeds 3 million tons; more than 95% are managed through mechanical and thermal treatments because ELTs represent a useful resource both of materials and energy. For this purpose, the goal of the present work is the assessment of the environmental impacts of a novel pyrolysis process and the comparison with alternative ELTs valorisation or disposal scenarios. Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) methodol...
Autori: Esmeralda Neri
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GASIFICATION OF BIOMASS FROM RIVER MAINTENANCE AND CHAR APPLICATION IN BUILDING MATERIALS PRODUCTION
Nr. 10
This paper exposes the research activities regarding REBAF (Energetic Recover of River Biomasses) project, focused on the maintenance operations self-sustainability of the Secchia river (Italy). Poplar was found as the most abundant and representative wood plant of Secchia riverbanks, with a good behavior during gasification process: from 1 hectare of maintenance every three year, it was possible to produce 23 MWh of electrical power and 31 MWh of thermal power. The biochar obtained was characte...
Autori: Vittorio Vezzali
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INNOVATIVE USE OF SCRAP AND WASTE DERIVING FROM THE STONE AND THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR FOR THE MANUFACTURING OF BRICKS. REVIEW OF THE INTERNATIONAL SCENARIO AND ANALYSIS OF AN ITALIAN CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 10
The construction sector has evolved a lot over the last few years promoting the design and manufacturing of innovative and environmentally sustainable materials and products. In accordance with European and national guidelines, with a growing awareness of environmental issues several experiences are showing the interest of companies to qualify their products as green and environmentally sustainable. In the European context many directives have been introduced which, among their themes, speak of ...
Autori: Marco Migliore
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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VOLTAMMETRIC STUDIES OF YBaCo2O5 IN ALKALINE AQUEOUS SOLUTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 12
Electrochemical behaviour of YBaCo2O5 perovskite in alkaline solution was studied during oxygen insertion/release process. In correlation with electrochemical studies was analyzed the compound morphology and structure. Compound electrochemical oxidation consists in intercalation of oxygen atoms in crystalline structure, which is equivalent with a structure compaction. These results were correlated with the Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area of sample and also with SEM pictures. Compactio...
Autori: Mircea Dan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF GREY STEPPE CATTLE GENETIC AND PHENOTYPIC TRAITS AS VALUABLE RESOURCES IN PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
The paper reveals original findings in agrobiodiversity, as part of the global biodiversity puzzle. The Grey Steppe cattle are endangered to extinction and are part of a genetic preservation program in Romania. The research approached the productive performance, the genetic determinism of milk production traits, studied on a Grey Steppe breed population nucleus of 30 individuals, throughout 4 productive cycles. The average milk yield in all 4 consecutive lactations reached 1858 kg per capita, wh...
Autori: Vasile Maciuc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CONSIDERATIONS ON IMPROVING OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PERFORMANCE IN COMPANIES USING ISO 45001 STANDARD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
Occupational health and safety (OHS) is one of the most important problem of a company because each manager should consider the workers as the most valuable resource of the enterprise. This issue is all the more important as in the last decades, the types of OHS risks have changed due to technological, social and economic advances, and companies should use new approaches and instruments to control and manage these risks. The paper focuses on the application of OHS management system as an import...
Autori: Doru Costin Darabont
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BIOTREATMENT OF Cr(VI) - CONTAINING WASTEWATER MEDIATED BY INDIGENOUS BACTERIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
Indigenous Pseudomonas veronii 2E, Klebsiella oxytoca P2 and Klebsiella ornithinolityca 1P were tested as catalysts for the transformation of Cr(VI) to Cr(III) for Cr(VI)-containing wastewater biotreatments. The Cr(VI) biotransformation was assayed during bacterial growth and by using pre-grown quiescent cells. Proof of the unsuitability of a biotreatment based on Cr(VI)-reduction during bacterial growth was found: the reduction rate and the maximum Cr(VI) concentration able to be reduced were t...
Autori: Mauricio Javier Alessandrello
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECO-INDICATOR 99, ReCiPe AND ANOVA FOR EVALUATING BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES UNDER LCA UNCERTAINTIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
The Eco-Indicator 99 (EI99) method and the ReCiPe method are used to determine the fundamental uncertainties in the life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) model through the configurations of the following six methodological options: egalitarian/egalitarian (e/e), egalitarian/average (e/a), hierarchist/hierarchist (h/h), hierarchist/average (h/a), individualist/individualist (i/i), and individualist/average (i/a). In this study, the aforementioned options were presented as (i) a set of methodologica...
Autori: Oleg Verbitsky
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SIMULTANEOUS TREATMENT OF SULFATE WASTEWATER AND DOMESTIC SEWAGE WITH MICRO-AERATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
High sulfide inhibited the activities of sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) and methane-producing bacteria (MPB). In addition, a large number of domestic sewages should be treated in China. Thus, it is the first time that domestic sewage was collected to dilute high-sulfate wastewater in this study to achieve simultaneous treatment of sulfate wastewater and domestic sewage in the anaerobic baffled reactor (ABR). The results showed that there were obvious separation of sulfate reduction phase and me...
Autori: Peng Wu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BENCH SCALE TWO STAGE HEAVY METAL LEACHING TEST WITH FLY ASH FROM WOODY BIOMASS COMBUSTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 1
In this paper a two stage bench scale leaching procedure is used to assess the heavy metals release from a wood-based fly ash of a 5.0 MWth grate-fired boiler. In the first step mostly K was leached with water. In the subsequent acid leaching step heavy metals were leached at a pH of 3. The remaining solids were agglomerated together with the bottom ash and the dried K-concentrate from the first leaching step whereas the filtrate was treated before discharge. In the agglomerates produced the ...
Autori: Christof Lanzerstorfer
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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LIFE CYCLE ENERGY USAGE AND GHG EMISSIONS STUDY OF A SUGAR MILL IN INDIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 1
Day by day, energy resources are diminishing and the concentration of GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions are increasing in the world. So, analysis and waste utilization of industries has a great concern for the society. Sugar mill plays an important role in the context of Indian market. Sugar industry mainly consist of three plants i.e., sugar mill, cogeneration plant and distillery unit. These units i.e. cogeneration and distillery are basic industries for power and chemical sectors which is hav...
Autori: Manish Kumar Chauhan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STREAM INPUTS TO LAKE HAZAR (EASTERN ANATOLIA-TURKEY)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 1
Lake Hazar is one of the largest and deepest lakes in the Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey. It is an outstanding natural resource and famous for its blue, clear, deep and alkaline waters. However, a drastic decrease in water quality and water clarity of the lake has occured in recent years. This decrease is mainly a result of nutrient and sediment transport to the lake. This study was conducted to assess water quality of Behrimaz Stream and amounts of freshwater, nutrients, major ions, biolo...
Autori: Memet Varol
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27891

SIMULTANEOUS REMOVAL AND/OR RECOVERY OF Cr(VI) AND Cr(III) USING A DOUBLE MFC TECHNIQUE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 1
In order to reduce Cr(VI) and Cr(III) simultaneously, a double microbial fuel cell (MFC) system was employed to treat Crcontaining wastewater. Cr(VI)-MFC used Cr(VI) as a catholyte to supply the generated power to Cr(III)-MFC, while the latter MFC functioned as an external load resistor of the former one. Buffer characteristics of the catholyte greatly affected the reduction of chromium ions. At an initial pH of 2.0, Cr(VI) removal increased from 49.9% to 99.9% when KH2PO4 was added. Keeping ...
Autori: Fang Li
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CONCEPTION OF A MASTER DEGREE PROGRAM IN SOLAR ENERGY: INFRASTRUCTURE, STRUCTURE AND RESULTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 2
Sustainable development is a key issue for the modern world economy. A solution for reducing the impact of carbon dioxide emissions on climate change and for compensating depletion of conventional energy resources relies on green economy and renewable energy. Polytechnic University Timisoara has a pioneering role in research and applications of solar energy to industrial and residential systems in Romania. The "Renewable Energies - Solar Energy" master program has been introduced fo...
Autori: Ioan Luminosu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN OVERVIEW ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS OF WATER SUPPLY AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 2
The water supply system is very important for the development of the country. Furthermore, a wastewater treatment with more than two levels of treatment decreases the risk of environmental pollution with heavy metals and better cleans the water that will be reused. According to Eurostat, in 2011 more than 40% of the Romanian population was not connected to the public water supply and even more to the wastewater system. In the present study raw data were analyzed and plotted to show the evolut...
Autori: Stefan-Adrian Strungaru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DIGITAL SOIL MAPPING IN A MOUNTAINOUS AREA WITH MIXED LAND USE (HUMOR CATCHMENT - EASTERN CARPATHIANS, ROMANIA) USING SOIL-LANDSCAPE SYSTEMS, FUZZY LOGIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL COVARIATES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 2
The proper evaluation of soil resources, especially in mountainous areas, is very important for the suitable development of the local communities, which host traditional sustainable agriculture. Nonetheless, regarding the preservation of traditional sustainable agriculture and the introduction of a modern development plan to the area, an actualized and detailed distribution of soil cover is crucial. Soil legacy data is not always available at the right scale and spatial cover. To overcome suc...
Autori: Mihai Niculiță
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27919

ASSESSMENT OF SOLID WASTE GENERATION AND MANAGEMENT IN SELECTED SCHOOL CAMPUSES IN PUDUCHERRY REGION, INDIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 2
Among all the prominent contributors of municipal solid waste (MSW), schools have been chosen for the study since the rate of solid waste generation and its respective composition has not been reported or rather has been underestimated in the schools of Puducherry region. Hence, the present paper is an attempt to fill up this gap in our knowledge. The existing waste management system in selected schools was unsystematic and relatively scarce to meet the waste management objectives in precise ...
Autori: Rajamanikam Ramamoorthy
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SEMI-DISTRIBUTED NEURAL NETWORK MODELS FOR STREAMFLOW PREDICTION IN A SMALL CATCHMENT PINANG
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 2
This paper applied an artificial intelligence methodology for streamflow prediction in a flash flood in Pinang catchment based on TOPMODEL input and output data sets. TOPMODEL is a semi-distributed rainfall runoff model widely used in numerous water resource applications. However, literature has indicated relative weakness in TOPMODEL performances in streamflow prediction. Thus, radial basis function neural network (RBF-NN) has been employed to improve the accuracy of streamflow prediction an...
Autori: Ali H. Ahmed Suliman
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TECHNICAL SUPPORT FRAMEWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF TRANSBOUNDARY WATER RESOURCES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 3
Sustainable management of transboundary rivers, especially in water-scarce regions is increasingly becoming more challenging due to the collective adverse impact of upstream development and climate change on transboundary scale. Two major tributaries of the Tigris River, the Diyala (Sīrvān) and the Lesser Zab River basins, are shared between Iraq and Iran. They were adopted as representative basins for a large number of transboundary rivers, where short-sighted perspectives are curr...
Autori: Furat Al-Faraj
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HYDROGEOCHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISOTOPE COMPOSITIONS AND THEIR EVOLUTION IN GEOTHERMAL GROUNDWATER IN YIZHANG, HUNAN PROVINCE, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 3
Yizhang, located in south of Hunan province of China is rich in geothermal resources. This paper aimed to study the concentrations of cations, e.g., K+, Ca2+, Na+, Mg2+ and conducted the analysis of the environmental isotope characteristics of δD, δ18O and 13C. Further there are explained the rules of the generation and evolution of geothermal groundwater in Yizhang. The temperature of geothermal groundwater in Yizhang was between 34.2 and 45.4 °C, with a neutral pH and a high...
Autori: Junjie Ba
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 3
Vol. 14Nr. 4
• ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES IN NORTH-EASTERN ROMANIA – A TRIGGER FACTOR FOR LYME DISEASE    • HYDROGEOCHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISOTOPE COMPOSITIONS AND THEIR EVOLUTION IN GEOTHERMAL GROUNDWATER IN YIZHANG, HUNAN PROVINCE, CHINA    • CONSTRUCTION OF A BIOGAS HEAT STORAGE GREENHOUSE ECOSYSTEM UNDER THE CONTEXT OF WATER POLLUTION RESULTING FROM LIVESTOCK BREEDING    • ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE: HEALTH AND POLICY - AN UP TO DATE MINIREVIEW  &nb...
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 3
Vol. 14Nr. 4
• ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES IN NORTH-EASTERN ROMANIA – A TRIGGER FACTOR FOR LYME DISEASE    • HYDROGEOCHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISOTOPE COMPOSITIONS AND THEIR EVOLUTION IN GEOTHERMAL GROUNDWATER IN YIZHANG, HUNAN PROVINCE, CHINA    • CONSTRUCTION OF A BIOGAS HEAT STORAGE GREENHOUSE ECOSYSTEM UNDER THE CONTEXT OF WATER POLLUTION RESULTING FROM LIVESTOCK BREEDING    • ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE: HEALTH AND POLICY - AN UP TO DATE MINIREVIEW  &nb...
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PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAINING PROGRAM FOR INTERVENTION AND RESCUE PERSONNEL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 4
The manner in which individuals deal with stressful situations depends on several variables. Personality characteristics, event circumstances, preparedness of individual, personal appraisal of events, pre-existing organizational and personal stressors are all key factors. Psychological resistance to stress can be the result of spontaneous evolution, or can be developed through special training, through programs that increase the threshold beyond which functional alterations may occur, resulti...
Autori: Izabella Kovacs
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27958

Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 3
Vol. 14Nr. 6
• ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES IN NORTH-EASTERN ROMANIA – A TRIGGER FACTOR FOR LYME DISEASE    • HYDROGEOCHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISOTOPE COMPOSITIONS AND THEIR EVOLUTION IN GEOTHERMAL GROUNDWATER IN YIZHANG, HUNAN PROVINCE, CHINA    • CONSTRUCTION OF A BIOGAS HEAT STORAGE GREENHOUSE ECOSYSTEM UNDER THE CONTEXT OF WATER POLLUTION RESULTING FROM LIVESTOCK BREEDING    • ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE: HEALTH AND POLICY - AN UP TO DATE MINIREVIEW  &nb...
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GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION REDUCTION IN FROZEN FOOD PACKAGING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 12
This study evaluates the environmental impacts of four types of frozen food packages throughout their lifecycle and suggests strategies for reducing their related environmental impacts. The four most widely used frozen food packaging materials were chosen for this study: (1) pouches composed of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) film; (2) pouches composed of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and LDPE film laminate; (3) cardboard boxes coated with LDPE; and (4) multipackage composed of cardboard boxe...
Autori: Daina Kliaugaite
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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