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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

Bioreactors with stirred bed of immobilized cells 1. Studies on mixing efficiency
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 2
The models describing the flow or the heat and mass transfer in stirred bioreactors can be easily adapted for the continuous phase from the stirred bed bioreactors. But, for the immobilized biocatalyst phase, new models have to be established. Therefore, in this paper the influences of the main factors on mixing for a bioreactor with stirred bed of S. cerevisiae immobilized cells in alginate have been analyzed.. The mixing efficiency continuously increases with rotation speed acceleration for th...
Autori: Anca-Irina Galaction, Anca-Marcela Lupasteanu, Dan Caşcaval
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25116

Degradation of gas-phase trichloroethylene overthin-film TiO2 photocatalyst in multi-modules reactor
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 2
The present paper examined the photocatalytic degradation (PCD) of gas-phase trichloroethylene (TCE) over thin-film TiO2. A large-scale treatment of TCE was carried out using scale-up continuous flow photo-reactor that nine reactors were arranged in parallel and serial. The parallel or serial arrangement is a significant factor to determine the special arrangement of whole reactor module as well as to compact the multi-modules in a continuous flow reactor. The conversion of TCE according to the ...
Autori: Gyung Soo Kim, Sang Bum Kim, Sung Chang Hong
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25121

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

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

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

Landfill inventory in the Republic of Moldova: problems and solutions
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 4
AbsractThe paper highlights the inventory of landfill, focusing on the feasibility study of solid waste disposal sites inventory in the Republic of Moldova and existing situation in waste management, including landfills analysis. The paper contains relevant information on landfills characteristics, their location and description of disposed waste. Technical assistance for the study was provided by the regional project Capacity building for improving the quality of greenhouse gas inventories (Eur...
Autori: Tatiana Tugui
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25135

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

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

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

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 1 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 1Nr. 4
Contain all the articles from this issue:ICEEM/01 -- Environmental Management Section Corporate environmental competence: A concept for characterising and assessing the environmental practice in companies and product chainsMichael S?¸gaard J?¸rgensen, Marianne Forman Life cycle assessment of some alternatives for the supply of thermal energy in the municipality of Iasi (Romania).Nicolae Peiu Management options for the industrial and municipal wastes in the city of Iasi Carmen Teod...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25169

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 2 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 2Nr. 1
Contain all the articles from this issueEnvironmental analysis by capillary electrophoresis. Atmospheric samplesCamelia Draghici, Gheorghe Coman, Mihaela Sica,Dana Perniu, Mihaela Badea   The ecological farms - A solution for sustainable agriculture. II. Position and perspectives of the ecofarms in the frame of the productive agricultural system Stela Axinte, Alina Stanciu, Lorica Axinte  The extraction and clean up of organochlorine pesticides and PCB's from water using solid phase ex...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25170

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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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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. 3 Nr. 3 (II)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 3Nr. 3
Contain all the articles from this issueICEEM/02 - ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SECTION"Treatment Technologies for Gaseous Fluxes"Surface chemistry studies on molybdena–alumina catalystTatiana Yuzhakova, ?kos R?©dey, Endre Domokos, J??zsef Kov??cs, Monica Caldararu, Cristian Hornoiu, Mariana Carata, G.Postole, Cornel Munteanu, Larisa Strukova, Jozse FazakasHebicidal behaviour of a new N,N'- biquaternary salt of 4,4'- bipyridineServilia Oancea, Marinela Irimia, Gabriela Carja, Anton Airinei, Nicu...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25189

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
? Kinetics considerations concerning the oxidative degradation by photo-fenton process of some antibiotics ? Catalytic wet hydrogen peroxide oxidation of 4-chlorophenol over iron-exchanged clays ? Researches on the negative effects assessment (slugging, clogging, ash deposits) developed at the biomass-coal co-firing ? Contribution to the study of the environmental heritage of a former chemical plant ? Impact of chemicals on derivatives with important therapeutic activity in C...
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http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25376

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
Include urmatoarele articole:� Synthesis of Ferrierite/ZSM-35 type zeolite with ethylenediamine as template� Recovery of p-hydroxybenzoic acid from wastewaters by reactive extraction 1. Extraction mechanism and influencing factors� Relationships between metals extent and cytological characteristics at Prunus persica L. pollen� Smoke Emissions From Diesel Vehicles: A Case Study� Carbon dioxide generation - implications for romanian pulp and paper industry � Enhanced decolorization of ...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25208

Phenol degradation in water through a heterogeneous photo-fenton process
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractA new photo-Fenton catalyst has been manufactured from synthetic layered clay laponite (Laponite RD) by the pillaring technique Eight different catalyst samples were prepared: four without thermal aging (WTA) calcined at 523 0K, 623 0K, 723 0K and 8230 K, and other four with thermal aging (TA) calcined at the same temperatures. The activity of the TA- 623 sample was evaluated in the phenol degradation by the photo - Fenton process. The influence of five important operating factors has be...
Autori: Beatrice Iurascu, Ilie Siminiceanu, Miguel Vincente
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25210

Using GPS technology and distributed measurement system for air quality maping of rezidential area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThe project’s idea is really simple: using the LabView environment, we have realized a virtual instrument able to get from the GPS the information about latitude, longitude, altitude and from a prototype data acquisition board for environmental monitoring parameters the information about air pollution factors. The perfect solution regarding the costs, the covered area and the accuracy of the measured data is the use of a glider for flight, because of its characteristics: free flights (...
Autori: , Codrin Donciu, Marius Branzila, Marius Paslaru, Romeo Cristian Ciobanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25221

Kinetics of carbon dioxide absorption into aqueous solutions of 1, 5, 8, 12- tetraazadodecane (APEDA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThe absorption of CO2 into an aqueous solution with 1.45 mol/L 1,5,8,12-tetraazadodecane (APEDA) polyamine has been studied at three temperature (298, 313, 333 K) in a Lewis type absorber with a constant gas-liquid interface area of (15.34 ± 0.05) x 10-4 m2. The experimental results have been interpreted using the equations derived from the two film model with the assumption that the absorption occurred in the fast pseudo- first- order kinetic regime. The results confirmed the validity ...
Autori: Chakib Bouallou, Ilie Siminiceanu, Ramona-Elena Tataru-Farmus
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25223

A kinetic model for the crystal violet mineralization in water by the electro- fenton process
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractThe mineralization of acidic aqueous solutions with 0.166 to 1.333 mM Crystal Violet (CV) in 50 mM Na2SO4 as background electrolyte has been studied by the electro- Fenton method, where the oxidizing hydroxyl radicals were produced from the Fenton reaction between added ferrous ions and hydrogen peroxide generated at a oxygen- diffusion cathode. The influence of a new operating factor on the mineralization degree has been investigated: anode material (platinum versus boron doped diamond)...
Autori: Carmen-Ionela Alexandru, Eric Brillas, Ilie Siminiceanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25229

Recovery of p-hydroxybenzoic acid from wastewaters by reactive extraction 1. Extraction mechanism and influencing factors
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
AbstractThe comparative study on reactive extraction of p-hydroxybenzoic acid with Amberlite LA-2 and D2EHPA in two solvents with different polarity (n-heptane and dichloromethane) indicated that the extractant type and solvent polarity control the extraction mechanism. Thus, the reactive extraction with Amberlite LA-2 occurs by means of the interfacial formation of an aminic adduct with three extractant molecules in low-polar solvent, or of an salt with one extractant molecule in higher polar s...
Autori: Anca-Irina Galaction, Dan Caşcaval, Maria Cămăruţ
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25250

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

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

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

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

Separation of uranium(vi) from soils by extraction in aqueous PEG (1550) - Na2SO4 - Na2CO3 two-phase systems. I. Preliminary results
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
Abstract In this paper preliminary results of studies concerning the extraction of uranium(VI) from soils in aqueous PEG (1550) 20 % - Na2SO4 20 % - Na2CO3 10-2-10-3 M two-phase systems are presented, as well as the spectrophotometric determination of extracted uranium with pirocatechol violet (PV). A special attention was given to the experimental factors (pH, redox potential, CO32- anion concentration and initial uranium concentration), which was found to influence both the formation and stabi...
Autori: Daniel Condorachi, Doru Juravle, Dumitru Bulgariu, Laura Bulgariu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25290

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

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

Determination of organic compounds from different types of coffee by Hplc and Gc-Ecd analysis
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
A study was conducted to investigate the organic compounds residues in different types of coffee from market inThe detection limits ranged from 0.02 ng/kg to 0.04 ng/kg and quantification limits were 0.2 ng/kg. Calibration and recovery studies gave satisfactory results. Concentrations of OCPs in coffee samples varied from 0.001 mg/Kg to 0.007 mg/Kg. The methods provide a rapid and accurate determination of these organic compounds in coffee samples....
Autori: Gabriela Stanciu, Mariana Popescu, , Simona Dobrinas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25338

Composite membranes with cross-linked matrimid selective layer for gas separation
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractIn the present work, composite membranes were developed for separation of hydrogen from its mixtures with other gases. The composite membranes were characterized by single gas permeation and scanning electron microscopy. Gas transport properties have been determined for four gases (H2, CH4, N2, CO2). The influence of cross-linking on transport was measured. H2/CH4 selectivity values up to 115 were obtained. The resulting membranes have a selectivity of H2/CH4 close to intrinsic selectivi...
Autori: Carmen Nistor, Marcel Popa, Sergey Shishatskiy, Suzana Pereira Nunes
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25339

Electrochemical characteristics of Ti6Al7Nb alloy in Ringer’s solution
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractTitanium alloys show attractive properties for biomedical applications where the most important factors are biocompatibility, corrosion resistance, low modulus of elasticity, very good strength-to-weight ratio, reasonable formability and osseointegration. The aim of present study was to evaluate the electrochemical behaviour of Ti6Al7Nb alloy in Ringer’s solution of different pH. This evaluation was carried out through the analysis of the potentiodynamic polarization curves, and electr...
Autori: Daniel Mareci, Julia Claudia Mirza Rosca, Marina Garcia Falcon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25363

On electro-dewatering a cellulosic sludge
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe paper describes in brief the electro-osmosis process and reviews the possibility to use it in dewatering the pulp and paper waste sludge. The waste sludge main characteristics and dewatering methods from the Vrancart SA factory are revealed. After the experimental method and test bench description, some results from the preliminary laboratory tests on the Vrancart SA sludge are presented and discussed....
Autori: Dorin D. Lucache, Adrian Bulgaru, Dan Ioachim, Elena Danila
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25392

Application of natural materials as sorbents for persistent organic pollutants
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractPersistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemicals that adversely affect human health and the environment around. This group of priority pollutants consists of pesticides, industrial chemicals and unintentional by-products of industrial processes. Natural materials, waste from industry and agriculture and bioadsorbents can be employed as inexpensive adsorbents to remove POPs from environmental components by sorption processes. The paper presents various natural sorbents and some ou...
Autori: Laura Carmen Apostol, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25395

Analysis of some metal levels in Danube river water
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract The concentrations of some metallic ions (chromium, iron and copper) in Danube River water were determined by molecular absorption spectroscopy. There were studied five sites from Constanta County, in winter, spring and summer of 2008 year. The results can be interpreted having in view the natural and anthropical factors. The highest concentrations of metallic ions, which proved that some of water samples are of 5th quality class, were determined in winter. The quality of Danube Rive...
Autori: Anca Dumbrava,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25400

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25405

Environmental monitoring of co emissions: Statistical character of acquired data
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract A set of experimental data resulted from environmental monitoring and its informational content has to be revealed and checked for its statistical character. As a result in this paper the aim was to verify if the environmental monitoring data obtained for a specific air pollutant monitored during three years presents statistical properties. Based on the results obtained by applying statistical requirements such as fixed location, fixed variation, randomness and fixed distribution, a ...
Autori: Irina Meghea, Mihaela Mihai, Ioana Lacatusu, Tiberiu Apostol
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25410

Sustainable development research perspectives in EU documents as seen by researchers from â€?Gheorghe Asachi?? Technical University of Iasi: A case study
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Knowledge-based society, sustainable development, and digital technology as concepts of the contemporary times that stem from the responsibility towards the future of mankind, are the results of intense scientific research. As a consequence of its commitment of turning Europe into the world's most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy, and aware of the role played by research in the development the human society, the EU has defined at Lisbon in 2000 the framework of action ...
Autori: Carmen Cătălina Ioan, Maria Ileana Carcea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25421

Involvement of legal responsibility for severe acts of pollution and noncompliance
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract According to several factors, the infringement of environmental regulations can be considered a simple contravention or a crime. The present approach aims to discuss the conditions for involving criminal responsibility according to the nature of environmental crimes. Our considerations related to serious noncompliance that harms the environment focus on pollution crimes and legal infringements, in relation to the personal characteristics of criminal law responsibility. ...
Autori: Ionel Bostan, Aurel Burciu, Petru P. Condrea, Gheorghe Durac
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25425

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25436

Environmental friendly welding - An evolution from 3D (Dirty, Dusty, Dangerous) to 3C (Cool, Clever and Clean)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The paper approaches the environment issue in the context of welding fabrication processes. The introduction presents, synthetically, the place and dimension of welding in the manufacturing industry. Negative aspects regarding the image of weldingdue to the impact on the environment are identified. The driving factors and the main development trends of environmentalfriendly welding processes are analyzed. An action program to change the image of welding from the present "3 D - Dirty,...
Autori: Dorin Dehelean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Uncertainty estimation-Case study for phenolic compounds determination in municipal wastewaters
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The Romanian standard for the analytical method for phenols measurements in aquatic media was subject of internal validation procedure, adapted to the specific concentration domain of the laboratory. Method performance criteria were investigated on standard samples measurements: selectivity, linearity domain, precision, accuracy, limit of detection, limit of quantification androbustness. The validated method was further used on real samples of domestic and industrial wastewaters from...
Autori: Carmen Dima, Cristina Jelescu, Camelia Draghici
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25448

Sorption removal of chromate in single batch systems by uncalcined and calcined Mg/Zn-Al - Type hydrotalcites
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract This work investigated the sorption removal of chromate anion, in single batch systems, from aqueous solutions. The process involves the sorption of the chromate by a series of Mg/Zn-Al - type hydrotalcites, with four Mg/Zn/Al ratios, in two forms: uncalcined and calcined at 500 °C. The calcined Mg-Al (Mg/Zn/Al = 2/0/1) material showed the highest sorption capacity: 35.7 mg/g. The three-parametered Langmuir-Freundlich model approximated the experimental equilibrium data over the con...
Autori: Laura Cocheci, Rodica Pode, Eveline Popovici, Emiliana Dvininov, Aurel Iovi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Clouds influence on the solar radiation for a mountain location
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract In designing an efficient photovoltaic system, the meteorological data of the system location must be considered. Field data registered over years prove the importance of the implementation site characteristics in the design and optimal exploitation of a PV system, because wetting and atmospheric gaseous and particulate pollution can strongly distort the incident solar radiation. Thus, in addition to the efficiency of the solar module, the tracking efficiency, the clouds crossing fac...
Autori: Dorin Valentin Diaconescu, , Ioana Sinziana Hermenean, Maria Monica Vatasescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Quantitative estimation of the solar radiation loss in Brasov area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Increasing the solar energy conversion into electrical or thermal energy represents an European and national priority, because it offers clean alternatives to the use of fossil fuels, in no pollutant systems, based on photovoltaic modules and solar collectors. The global solar radiation is the most important factor affecting the amount of energy produced by a PV module. In direct connection with the change in the solar energy conversion, the TR - Loss Coefficient (Tr??bungsfaktor) is...
Autori: , Dorin Valentin Diaconescu, Maria Valentina Dinicu (Popa), Bogdan Gabriel Burduhos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The eco-impact of small hydro implementation
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The development of energy from renewable resources is a very important action in the reduction of CO2 emissions. Hydropower is a renewable source able to reduce the CO2 emissions by more than 67 million tons / year. The paper analyzes a small hydropower plant to be implemented in Brasov region, from the environmental point of view. The reduction in the CO2 emissions brought by the small hydro is estimated by taking into account an ex-ante emission factor, based on validated and regis...
Autori: Codruta Jaliu, Dorin Diaconescu, Mircea Neagoe, Radu Saulescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Reactive organic carbonates with leaving group for biologically active dipeptides synthesis
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The aim of this present paper is investigation of the reactions of preparation of unsymmetrical reactive carbonates from the corresponding symmetrical carbonates and different type of alcohols. The asymmetrical carbonates represent alternative reagents (mild, efficient) for alkoxycarbonylation of amines and amino-acids. The synthesized compounds were characterized by spectroscopic and chromatographic methods. A general method for preparation of asymmetrical carbonates was develop fro...
Autori: Adina-Elena Segneanu, Ionel Balcu, Marius Constantin Mirica, Mirela Ioana Iorga, Marius Milea, Zoltan Urmosi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Membrane support of polyetheretherketone
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract A crucial stage which makes the other directions of development of membrane processes is getting new membrane materials, to meet increasingly stringent of selectivity and productivity. Polyetheretherketone shows high stability against chemical and physical agents but is poorly soluble in most common solvents. Present studies on obtaining the support of the polyetheretherketone membranes were limited by: solubility of polyetheretherketone in concentrated sulfuric acid and fast speed a...
Autori: Mihaela Emanuela Craciun, Aurelia Cristina Nechifor, Florin Aldea, Gheorghe Nechifor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Characteristics of double jet imobilized membrane
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract This paper presents an experimentally study of the anionic iodide separation from a mixture with immobilized liquid membrane. The experiments were carried out in a double jet installation. In order to intensify the transfer of iodide ions from the source phase to the receiving phase, the both phases are dispersed as droplets in the membrane and the hydrodynamic parameters of the dispersed phases are measured with the photographic method. The photos of the droplets were taken with a C...
Autori: Mihaela Emanuela Craciun, Mihaela Mihai, Gheorghe Nechifor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Quality assurance and languages in technical education
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The process of quality assurance in the study of foreign languages in Technical Higher Education builds and increases employers’ confidence in the graduates. Thus, acquiring technical and communicative competences becomes a â€?must?? when entering a competitive job market. The qualitative results of our research have revealed some of the factors sustaining students’ excellence performance in the study of foreign languages. In conclusion, the elaboration and implementation o...
Autori: Anca Greculescu, Gheorghe Solomon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Molecularly imprinted poly (vinyl alcohol) films for the selective absorption of glycyrrhizinic acid from aqueous solutions
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Molecular imprinting is a versatile and ecological method for obtaining polymeric materials with a lot of applications in the field of pharmacy, medicine and biosensor assays. In this work, a new method of alternative molecular imprinting to design imprinted poly (vinyl alcohol) films has been proposed. Glycyrrhizinic acid has been used as template molecule. To demonstrate the obtaining of the molecular imprinted poly (vinyl alcohol) and its selectivity, studies of glycyrrhizinic and...
Autori: , Catalin Croitoru, Georgeta Moise
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Emerging processes for soil and groundwater cleanup - potential benefits and risks
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The cleanup of environmental pollution involves a variety of techniques, ranging from simple biological processes to advanced engineering technologies. Cleanup activities may also address a wide range of contaminants. Technologies to remediate contaminated soil fall into two principal clean-up approaches: in-situ (which is always done onsite), or ex-situ (which can be done on- or off-site). In-situ treatment deals with contamination without removing material from the ground, while ex...
Autori: Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Passive biomonitoring of atmospheric pollution with heavy metals using native epigeic moss
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract It were investigated some atmospheric sediments of copper and chromium in mining areas of Dorna Basin by passive monitoring with six species of native epigeic moss (Mnium hornum, Mnium cuspidatum, Mnium punctatum, Polytrichum strictum, Thamnium alopecurum si Cephalozia bicuspidate) in two stages: April - September 2005 and October 2005 - March 2006. Thesedeterminations were achieved in 4 locations: Dealul Boambei, Saru Dornei, Sarisorul Mic, Neagra Sarului. In the same time was deter...
Autori: Catalin Dumitrel Balan, Ionela Mezdrea Cojocareanu Pata, Matei Macoveanu, Sandu-Marius Pata
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The product's anticipated success ratio on the turbulent markets: A genuine tool for the agile enterprises
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract To become "flexible" is the equivalent of becoming successfully for almost any firm - the activities based on old and traditional product "recipes" are, obviously, excluded. But, in the framework of a global economy crisis, the statistics seems to prove that flexibility is no longer enough in order to avoid troubles. At the same time, another statistics prove that almost 80% of the products are failing at their first release on market. The paper presents a genuine marketing aggregate...
Autori: Gabriel-Petru Luca, Ion Verzea, Irina Cozminca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The analysis of alternative investments for sustainable agriculture
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The rationality of allotting the resources for investments in sustainable agriculture needs the selection of alternative projects depending on numerous factors. The decision analysis process allows the identification of one variant with the highest utility that corresponds to the exigencies of economic, social and environmental impact efficiency. The integrated approach of the objectives specific for sustainable development actually leads to the selection of the investment portfolio ...
Autori: Camelia Burja
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Bioavailability processes for contaminants in soils and their use in risk assessment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The individual physical, chemical, and biological interactions that determine the exposure of plants and animals to chemicals associated with soils are of great importance in the assessment of contaminants bioavailability. Understanding of bioavailability processes is at last needed to improve the scientific basis of risk assessment and is the purpose of the present research. Since bioavailability processes are embedded within existing human health and ecological risk frameworks, so...
Autori: Brindusa Mihaela Robu, Camelia Smaranda, Florentina Anca Căliman, Laura Carmen Apostol, Lucian Vasile Pavel, Maria Gavrilescu, Raluca Maria Hlihor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Economic and environmental sustainability of project effects
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Economic viability depends upon the sustainability of project effects. The economic analysis of projects should include an analysis of the financial sustainability of project agencies, and the environmental sustainability of outputs and inputs. Practical experience of project effects has drawn attention to the way in which financial and environmental effects impinge on benefit sustainability. Postevaluation experience also shows that, unless such factors are taken into account, econo...
Autori: Luminita Horhota
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Impact of landfill leachate on soil quality in Iasi county
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Waste management hierarchy has as priorities waste recycling and energy recovery. Unfortunately, Romania is in the situation so as the waste landfilling is still considered as a suitable solution for waste management. European Union imposed a number of regulations and programs in the field of waste treatment and management that Romania must comply. The paper describes some aspects regarding characterization of the leachate originating from the Tomesti landfill (situated in Iasi County...
Autori: Ana-Maria Schiopu, Brindusa Mihaela Robu, Ion Apostol, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Governing sustainable tourism: the relevance of boundary judgments
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Worldwide, tourism is the fastest growing major industry, but not all consequences are positive. This has lead to a growing attention for â€?sustainable tourism’. Compared to international guidelines, the current governance for sustainable tourism in the Netherlands proves to be very weak. Is this just because of stakeholders’ interests and their motivation to protect and conserve, on the one hand, or just encourage growth, on the other? We find some support for this, but also fi...
Autori: Hans Bressers, Valentina Dinica
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Studies regarding the potential of biodiesel production in the north-east development region of Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract It is well known that the conventional fuels are responsible for environmental pollution. On the other hand, the unconventional sources for energy and biofuels are more environmentally friendly with a lower pollution degree than the conventional ones. Following the European Union Directive 2003/30/EC regarding the use of biodiesel in mixture with conventional diesel and its gradual replacement, Romania has either to produce its own percentage of biodiesel for the mixture or to import...
Autori: Teodor Robu, Alexandru Dragos Robu, Aurel Chiran, Elena Gindu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Study of morphology for geopolymer materials obtained from fly ash
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Geopolymerization is a continuous developing field of research for utilizing solid waste and by-products. It provides a solution to many problems where hazardous residue has to be treated and stored under critical environmental conditions. Consumption of fly ash in the manufacture of geopolymer is an important strategy in making materials more environmentally friendly. Fly ash has been chosen as a base material in order to utilize this industrial waste. Previous researches have show...
Autori: Maria Harja, Marinela Bărbuţă, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Assessment of the environmental impacts generated by rubber processing activity
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract This work presents a global approach of the impact generated in the environment by rubber processing activity. The objective analyzed as a case study is a company that produces rubber tires for trucks and industrial vehicles. The experimental part includes the determination of quality indicators for each environmental factor (air, water, soil) and the evaluation of environmental impact on these factors. Determination of the environmental quality indicators was done by sampling and a...
Autori: Aurica Grec, Florin Dumescu, Corneliu Maior
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Textile wastewater treatment by homogeneous oxidation with hydrogen peroxide
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The textile wastewaters have a diverse composition depending both on the used raw materials and applied manufacturing technologies. These wastewaters may contain various pollutants such as organic compounds (e.g. residual dyes), suspended solids, metal ions etc. Most of dyes are synthetic compounds with aromatic molecular structures and non-biodegradable. The oxidative destruction via homogenous oxidation processes with hydrogen peroxide (simple chemical oxidation with H2O2 or advanc...
Autori: Carmen Zaharia, Daniela Suteu, Augustin Muresan, Rodica Muresan, Alina Popescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A new real-time monitoring technique of the biochemical constituents of the environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract As a result of the global climatic changes generated by the alteration of the environment through polution, the ecosystems' natural ressources are incontrollably distributed, generating unforseeable effects at the level of the subsequent evolution of the natural balance factors. One of the greatest challenges of the science concerned with environment protection, is that of real time monitoring of the biochemical constitution. The real time monitoring of a great number of biochemical ...
Autori: Andrada Pretorian, Bojin Dionezie, Gabriel Epure, Ion Savu, Lucia Mutihac, Mihaela Muresan, Nicoleta Petrea, Petrisor Zamora Iordache, Razvan Petre, Rodica Lungu, Vasile Somoghi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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Biosorption of malachite green from aqueous solutions onto biomaterials
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The use of biomaterials as biosorbents for treatment of wastewaters will provide as a potential alternate to the conventional treatment methods. The main advantages of biosorption are high selectivity , cost effectiveness and good removal performance. World wide numerous low cost bio materials have tried for biosorption of dyes. In this present investigation, the dead biomass of Penicillium sp. fungus and wood sawdust was used as biosorbents and their capacity to removed malachite gr...
Autori: Cornel Pohontu, Florin Luca, Igor Creţescu, Manea Liliana, Mariana Diaconu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Researches on the negative effects assessment (slugging, clogging, ash deposits) developed at the biomass-coal co-firing
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract Using biomass in combustion, as a renewable source of energy, from ecological and economic considerations, sets special demands for control of the co-firing process. The paper aimed to study the problems like slugging, clogging and ash deposits formed on heat exchange surfaces during the co-firing process of agricultural biomass with coal. There are identifies the main factors that influence the formation of flying ash deposits and corrosion process. Most problems of co-firing proces...
Autori: Corina Rădulescu, Danut Vairenu, Elena Popa, Gheorghe Lazaroiu, Ionel Pisa, Lucian Mihăescu, Simona Zamfir, Tudor Prisecaru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Stability factors and control strategy for biogas production from sludge
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract A method based on measuring substrate depletion rate was developed to evaluate the denitrifying activity of activated sludge in suspension and in biofilm form in anoxic serum flasks. The adapted activated sludge inoculum was grown as biofilm in an anoxic rotating biological contactor (RBC). Acetate was used as external carbon source to obtain a carbon to nitrogen ratio (C/N) of 2. The results showed that the specific activity of cells in biofilm form was higher than in planktonic for...
Autori: Elba Vivanco, Juan Carlos Ruiz, Paola Poirrier, Rolando Chamy, Yves Lesty
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Denitrifying activity of activated sludge in suspension and in biofilm
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract A method based on measuring substrate depletion rate was developed to evaluate the denitrifying activity of activated sludge in suspension and in biofilm form in anoxic serum flasks. The adapted activated sludge inoculum was grown as biofilm in an anoxic rotating biological contactor (RBC). Acetate was used as external carbon source to obtain a carbon to nitrogen ratio (C/N) of 2. The results showed that the specific activity of cells in biofilm form was higher than in planktonic for...
Autori: Manuel Mota, Pilar Teixeira, Rosario Oliveira, Susana Cortez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 7
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 7
? MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLING AND TREATMENT OF RESULTING LIQUID EFFLUENTS ? ROMANIA: ENTREPRENEURIAL VALUES AND SUSTAINABILITY ? THE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF WOODEN BRIQUETTES USED AS RENEWABLE FUEL ? ECO-FRIENDLY EXTRACTION AND SEPARATION METHODS OF CAPSAICINES ? ADDRESSING ISSUES OF GEOENVIRONMENTAL RISKS IN DOBRUJA, ROMANIA/BULGARIA ? ADSORPTION OF 2,4-DINITROPHENOL AND 2,6-DINITROPHENOL ONTO ORGANOCLAYS AND INORGANIC-ORGANIC PILLARED CLAYS ? APPLICATION O...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 10 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 2
? Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 4 ? THE PROTECTION OF EQUIPMENTS USING VOLATILE INHIBITORS ? CONTINUOUS SURFACE TEMPERATURE MONITORING TO ESTIMATE SENSIBLE HEAT LOSS BY BUILDING FINISHES ? RECYCLE OF POLYAMIDE DYEING WASTEWATER FOLLOWING DECOLORIZATION WITH POLYMERIC SORBENTS ? PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF AMINO ACID SALT-BASED COMPLEX ABSORBENTS FOR CO2 CAPTURE ? ADSORPTION EQUILIBRIUM STUDIES ON COPPER (II) IONS REMOVAL BY NATURAL WASTE USIN...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF p-XYLENE BY A DBD-TYPE PLASMA COMBINED WITH CATALYST
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
The removal efficiency of p-xylene from gas stream was experimentally investigated in a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) reactor, which was combined with catalyst, MnO2/Al2O3 pellets, in the discharging and the afterglow area, respectively. The CO2 selectivity of the two kinds of structure was also discussed. The results showed that in both the situation, the synergetic removal efficiency of p-xylene by the DBD-catalyst hybrid system increased with increasing the discharge power and decreasing...
Autori: Hongxia Liu, Yun Liuhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25674

EFFECT OF STICKING PROBABILITIES ON NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF PARTICLE AGGREGATION IN TWO-DIMENSIONAL SPACE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
The main phenomenon of coagulation is that particles aggregate to form floc. The formation of floc and cluster was simulated with computer in two-dimensional space using particle-cluster aggregation model and the properties of floc were analyzed using fractal theory. The effect of sticking probabilities on floc structure, density and porosity were analyzed. With the sticking probability increases, the simulated floc structure is gradually loose, floc density is gradually lower, the porosity is g...
Autori: Wanchun Tan, Yunbo Wang, Changbo Jiang, Shiquan Sun, Hong Chen, Xiaobao Niehttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25675

CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF INHALABLE ATMOSPHERIC AEROSOLS IN URUMQI DURING WINTER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
PM10-2.5 and PM2.5 samples were collected from December 2007 to January 2008 at six sampling sites in Urumqi Xinjiang, China. The concentrations of seven kinds of water-soluble ions––SO4 2-, NO3-, Cl-, NH4 +, K+, Na+, and Ca2+––were analyzed using ion chromatography. The concentrations of heavy metal elements, Cr, Co, Cd, Pb, and Hg were measured using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The results indicated that, in PM2.5 and PM10-2.5, the average mass concentration ...
Autori: Talip Dilnur, Tursun Yalkunjan, Manabu Igawa, Yimit Abulizihttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25683

CORRELATION OF MICROCYSTINS AND WATER ENVIRONMENT FACTORS IN MIYUN RESERVOIR OF BEIJING, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
Our investigation in 2007 revealed that the concentration of microcystin (MC-LR) in Miyun reservoir was 0.224 μg L-1, below the safety limit of surface drinking water in China (1.0 μg L-1). The phytoplankton community in Miyun reservoir was composed of 8 divisions and 84 species (including genera and varieties). The density of phytoplangkton was 393.71?—104 cells L-1 including 24.6% of Chlorophyta, 32.5% of Cyanophyta and 15.3% of Bacillariophyta. The toxin-producing cyanobacteria incl...
Autori: Huimin Li, Guisen Du, Yumei Wu, Dianwei Wu, Jingshi Wanghttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25691

SOLUBILITY AND SORPTION BEHAVIOR OF NAPHTHALENE ON SEDIMENTS IN THE PRESENCE OF DISSOLVED ORGANIC ACID
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
The solubility and sorption behavior of naphthalene in the presence of dissolved organic acid was studied. The presence of dissolved organic acids at lower concentrations had only a little effect on naphthalene sorption. However, when the concentration exceeds a certain concentration, a significant inhibition was observed. Moreover, the inhibition enhanced with the increasing concentrations of dissolved organic acids. The change trend on solubility is similar to the sorption of naphthalene, that...
Autori: Jin hua Li, Bao xue Zhou, Qing Zheng, Wei min Caihttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25698

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

COMPACTION COEFFICIENT OF WOODEN BRIQUETTES USED AS RENEWABLE FUEL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:This paper aims to analyze two types of wooden briquettes made from different raw material, in order to determine thecompactness of the wood used, namely their compaction coefficient. This factor is a new feature of briquettes that defines moreprecisely the quality of them. The density of raw material and briquettes causes the compaction coefficient, namely the ratiobetween them. Relevance of research and scientific innovation results from the fact that European standard of wooden briqu...
Autori: Aurel Lunguleasa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PARAMETERS EFFECT ON THE PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION IN THE BIOMASS TO FISCHER-TROPSCH FUELS PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The increasing of energy consumption and fossil fuel emissions (especially CO2, SO2 and NOx) and the limitation of crude oilreserves, determined a growing trend toward renewable energy technologies, like solar, wind, geo-thermal energy and biomass forbiofuels.From all the renewable energies sources, biomass attracts more and more interest being a renewable resource with economicpotential, which can be found all over the world, with positive environmental properties due to neutral emissi...
Autori: Anca Sauciuc, Angela Potetz, Georg Schlaub, Gerald Weber, Hermann Hofbauer, Lucia Dumitrescu, Reinhard Rauch, Ziad Abosteif
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INCREASED SECURITY OPERATION OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES BY USING REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS WITH ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FREON
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:One of the basic conditions for the operation of nuclear installations is security operation. The complexity of the phenomena inheavy water detritiation plants, determine the use of advanced equipment for technological processes involved. Pilot Plant forTritium and Deuterium Separation developed the cryogenic technology of tritium separation from tritiated heavy water. Theprocess is based on an catalyzed isotopic exchange module, where the tritium is extracted from tritiated heavy water...
Autori: Sorin Gherghinescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SYNTHESIS OF NEW CATALYSTS BY INSERTION OF Co AND Cu IN THE MATRIX OF HYDROTALCITE-LIKE MATERIALS FOR CINNAMALDEHYDE HYDROGENATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:This study is focused on the influence of Co and Cu ions located in Zn/Ni/Al matrix on the structural, textural and catalyticproperties of layered double hydroxides (LDHs). The samples were prepared by co-precipitation (Ni2+/Co2+(Cu2+)=0.25;M2+/M3+=2)) at low super-saturation and afterwards characterized by XRD, nitrogen physisorption, thermogravimetry, FT-IR, DRUV-Vis and TPR. The XRD results show that the resulted solids are well crystallized and contain only pure phases of LDHs.Also,...
Autori: Adrian Ungureanu, Alexandru Chirieac, Brindusa Dragoi, Emil Dumitriu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ADSORPTION OF Pb (II) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION ONTO LEWATIT FO36 NANO RESIN: EQUILIBRIUM AND KINETIC STUDIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:This investigation focused on the adsorption of Pb (II) onto Lewatit FO 36 resin from aqueous solutions. The effects of initialmetal concentration, contact time, pH of solution were factors that affected the adsorption of Pb (II). Adsorption kinetic was betterexplained by the pseudo second order type 1 kinetic model that was confirmed by the values (R2>0.986). The Langmuir,Freundlich, Temkin and BET adsorption models were used for the equilibrium studies and Freundlich isotherm bette...
Autori: Alireza Asgari, Azra Setodeh, Mehdi Ahmadi, Mohamad Sedigh Mortazavi, Pari Teymouri
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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USE OF D2EHPA-IMPREGNATED XAD7 RESIN FOR THE REMOVAL OF Cd(II) AND Zn(II) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:The adsorption performance of a novel support for metal ions sorption and their removal from aqueous solutions was examined.The support is a new solvent-impregnated resin (SIR) which can be considered as an alternative adsorbent material capable ofselective sorption. The adsorbent was prepared by impregnating di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phosphoric acid (D2EHPA) onto AmberliteXAD7 resin beads, by dry impregnation method. The interaction between XAD7 resin and D2EHPA was evaluated by FTIRspectrosco...
Autori: Adina Negrea, Adriana Popa, Cornelia Muntean, Corneliu Davidescu, Lavinia Lupa, Mihaela Ciopec, Petru Negrea
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KINETICS AND EQUILIBRIUM STUDIES OF REACTIVE YELLOW 125 ADSORPTION ON A NITROGEN DOPED TiO2 MODIFIED ZEOLITE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:In this study, the adsorption mechanism of a reactive azo dye, Reactive Yellow 125 (RY 125), onto a nitrogen doped TiO2 modified zeolite (Z-TiO2-N) has been examined in order to identify the affinity of the material for the investigated pollutant envisaging its degradation by heterogeneous photocatalysis. Equilibrium experiments were performed and the data obtained were fitted with different isotherm equations, i.e., Langmuir, Freundlich, and Dubinin-Radushkevich (D-R). The Freundlich i...
Autori: Cornelia Ratiu, Elida Cristina Ilinoiu, Florica Manea, Laura Cocheci, Liliana Andreea Colar, Rodica Pode
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MONITORING AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING – IMPORTANT TOOLS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:Analysis and debates of the scientific world and regional/local communities led to the conclusion that environmental problems are a global priority. European Union requested Member States the implementation of the Framework Directive specific for each environmental factor. In this context, Romania has pledged to achieve „good ecological status of water bodiesâ€? by the year 2015. The paper deals with the water quality monitoring of the Upper Olt River and the mathematical modeling of ...
Autori: Gabriel-Oreste Sumbasacu, Nicolai Sîrbu, Virgil Petrescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE IMPACT OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION ON THE BENEFIT FUNCTIONS OF ENTERPRISES: PROPOSAL OF AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY INDICATOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Abstract:Energy Efficiency is a topical concept managed by a wide variety of individuals and institutions from very different areas, bothacademic and professional. Economists, Engineers, Environmentalists, Lawyers and other specialists show, each one of them, anspecific dimension of this so relevant concept, not only for its implications on global evolution of Earth but for its impact onbenefit functions of enterprises.What this paper proposes is to shape a theoretical framework in which, firstl...
Autori: Jesus Rivas, Marta Magadán
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THE ENVIRONMENT AND COMPETITIVE STRATEGIES IN HOTELS IN ANDALUSIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
The environment is an intrinsic component of most tourism products, and in segments, such as rural and outdoor tourism, it is the reason for their existence. In recent years, tourists have been including respect for the environment as a factor in their purchasing decisions; and many businesses are using this factor as a differential component to increase their market competitiveness. However, few studies have examined the use of the environment by tourism firms as a competitive strategy and what...
Autori: Alejandro García-Pozo, José-Luis Sánchez-Ollero, Macarena Marchante-Lara
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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE SUSTAINABILITY OF TOURISM IN SPAIN'S REGIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Measuring progress of the tourism destinations in the area of sustainability has now become one of the major challenges facing policymakers action. Sustainability is a dynamic concept. In fact, in reality, it really can be measured is not �sustainability�, but �progress towards sustainability�, bearing in mind that this is not an ideal target linked to a fixed state of harmony, but a continuous process of adjustment and reorientation of tourism development to achieve the balance between ...
Autori: Juan-Ignacio Pulido-Fernández, Marcelino Sánchez-Rivero, Yaiza López-Sánchez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN FACTORS ON RURAL FIRE OCCURRENCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Understanding the influence of environmental factors and human activities on fire occurrence in rural areas is of considerable interest in order to facilitate effective prevention strategies. The newly named Natural Area of Sierra Nevada (both a National and Natural Park) is one of the larger areas of environmental and tourism interest in Spain and includes, among other areas, much of Granada Alpujarra and Almer?­a Alpujarra and the outskirts of the principal ski resort. These areas receive each...
Autori: Esteban Navarrete-Álvarez, José-Manuel Quesada-Rubio, María-Dolores Huete-Morales, ,
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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
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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
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 10/12
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
� SUSTAINABILITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION � EVALUATING THE CLIMATIC CHANGES IN THE HYDROLOGICAL FLOW REGIME OF THE MOLDAVIAN AREAS � ENSURING ECONOMICAL AND FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY: STATE FISCAL CONTROL - A WAY TO PREVENT AND REDUCE TAX AVOIDANCE � COMBINED OXIDATION AND ULTRAFILTRATION PROCESSES FOR THE REMOVAL OF PRIORITY ORGANIC POLLUTANTS FROM WASTEWATERS � THE FREE LEVEL UNIFORM POST-DARCY FILTRATION THROUGH A SPHERE-MADE HOMOGENOUS MEDIUM � HSLA ST...
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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
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MATHEMATICAL MODELS TO SUPPORT POLLUTION COUNTERACTION IN CASE OF ACCIDENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
This paper presents a mathematical model for the prediction of pollutant transport in rivers. The model has been developed and calibrated using the Matlab software and relying on field data from Romanian Someş River (collected in case of accidental cyanide release). Field data has been used to estimate model parameters (e.g. dispersion coefficient, velocity) as variable in time and space in order account for river features non-uniformity in time and also in space. These initial parameter va...
Autori: Elisabeta-Cristina Ani, Vasile Mircea Cristea, Paul Serban Agachi
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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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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
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EFFECTS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS ON TWO FISH POPULATIONS REVEALED BY STATISTICAL AND SPECTRAL ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The aquatic species are permanently subjected to various stresses through the ecosystem and the food habit. Elucidating the impact at the cellular level allows us to understand the ways in which the polluting elements and their derivatives can disrupt the metabolism of aquatic organisms triggering apoptosis in individual cells or necrosis affecting groups of neighbouring cells. The aim of this preliminary study is to highlight the influence of the environmental factors on two fish population by ...
Autori: , Camelia Ureche, Dorel Ureche, Gabriel Lazar, Ileana Denisa Nistor, Irina Loredana Ifrim, Iuliana Mihaela Lazar, Marius Stamate, Valentin Nedeff
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EVALUATION OF ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION BY USING NATURAL LOW-COST SORBENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
In this study, we have tested the possibility of utilization of three types of natural low-cost sorbents: (Sphagnum moss peat, natural moss peat and alkaline treated moss peat) for the active biomonitoring of air quality from Căliman National Park area (Dorna Basin), during of two months (September – October 2010). The concentrations of some heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Cu, Mn and Fe) in the sorbent samples were used as an indicator of the level of air pollution in the studied region. After expo...
Autori: Iulian-Ovidiu Sandu, Laura Bulgariu, Matei Macoveanu
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POSSIBLE APPLICATION OF METAL SENSITIVE RED FLUORESCENT PROTEINS IN ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The metal sensitivity and selectivity of two fluorescent proteins was investigated. The studied proteins are mutant forms of the red fluorescent protein (DsRed); according to our results, both proteins showed sensitivity to the presence of copper[II] and nickel ions. The fluorescence intensity of the proteins has decreased significantly in the presence of copper ions in the micromolar range. Metal binding by these proteins is a reversible process, as addition of a chelating agent liberates the b...
Autori: Beata Abraham, Ildiko Miklossy, Judit Petres, Laszlo Szilagyi, Maria Szabo (Palfi), Szabolcs Lanyi
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MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT OF HERBICIDES REMOVAL BY INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Herbicides industry is a large consumer of water, as well as a major wastewater generator, its effluents contain priority organic pollutants in very high concentrations which have severe effects on human health and on the environment due to their toxicity and bio-recalcitrant nature, persistence in the environment and bioaccumulation. A vast number of herbicides and other priority organic pollutants have been found in wastewater effluents, surface water, and drinking water around the world. The ...
Autori: Bianca Weinberg,
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HOMOGENEOUS AREAS DELIMITATION BY CONSIDERING THE ENERGY DEMAND FOR PLANTS GROWING IN COVERED SPACES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
This paper presents an experimental study on the energy requirement for greenhouse heating. The evaluation of necessary energy for crop plants was made by systematic measurements of the thermal behavior for three non heated tunnel greenhouses, covered with polyethylene. From the comparative analysis of the measured temperatures inside and outside the tunnel, it was established the relationship for estimating the inside greenhouse average temperature (tmi), lower than the minimum temperature nece...
Autori: Maria Harja, Roxana Dana Bucur
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MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF BUCHAREST METROPOLITAN AREA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The concept of collaborative management is considered to be one of the most efficient instruments for sustainable development of some areas, which are under anthropic pressure due to the production of solid waste. The paper stands for the necessity of promoting a collaborative management among the main actors involved in an efficient and sustainable urban solid waste management, in the metropolitan area of Bucharest. The present management is mainly based on the strictly economic vision of manag...
Autori: Andrei Schvab, Daniela Zamfir, Gabriel Pascariu, Ioan Ianoş, Loreta Cercleux, Valentina Stoica
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HEAVY METALS IN THE SOILS OF RODNA MINING AREA, ROMANIA AND ZEOLITE EFFICIENCY FOR REMEDIATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The present study was carried out to highlight the areas where heavy metal content in the soils from Rodna mining perimeter exceeds normal limits and to attempt to reduce the concentration of free heavy metal ions by using natural zeolite from the Dej tuff. In order to emphasize the heavy metal content and their accumulation in soil in Rodna region, 35 soil samples were collected from the upper and deeper layer (about 0-10 and 10-20 cm depth) and analyzed to determine total and free Cu, Pb and Z...
Autori: Ramona Nimirciag
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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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TREATMENT OF AN ALKALINE BUTYL RUBBER WASTEWATER BY THE PROCESS OF COAGULATION AND FLOCCULATION - HYDROLYSIS ACIDIFICATION - BIOLOGICAL CONTACT OXIDATION - MBR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractWastewater from butyl rubber production is causing an increasing environmental problem due to its large quantity and complexquality. In this paper, two types of wastewaters generated from rubber synthesis, i.e. alkaline wastewater (AW) and cleaning andflushing wastewater (CFW), were investigated. Coagulation and flocculation were firstly applied to remove suspended solids(SS) from the AW. By single factor experiment, the optimum operational conditions were obtained as pH 8, PAC dosage 40...
Autori: Lujun Chen, Rui Liu, Wei Li, Wei Zheng, Yan Zhang, Ying Li
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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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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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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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EDITORIAL - A SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TO - ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS ON ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY AND ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
This special issue of EnvironmentalEngineering and Management Journal is dedicated tointerdisciplinary research and discusses multipleresults addressing environmental issues inElectromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) andEngineering in Medicine and Biology (EMB) areas.Some of the most significant researchdirections considered in this issue entail theelectromagnetic pollution together with a survey ofelectromagnetic environment in order to analyze andquantify the biological and health effects ofelectro...
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MODELING DEVICES SENSITIVITY ASSOCIATED TO THE SUSCEPTIBILITY OF ESD PHENOMENA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThe electrostatic discharge (ESD) event is a severe source of interference that can produce damages in any electronic system. Afull-body of an ESD generator is modeled using the Cadence IC 5.3 package software in order to reproduce the referencedischarge current assured by the standard specifications. The factors that introduce electromagnetic radiations into the systemshave also been investigated. Several tests based on proper matches between the parameters of the antenna were computed ...
Autori: Alexandru Salceanu, Ana-Maria Nicuta, Oana Beniuga, Paul Bicleanu
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IDENTIFICATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS BY ANALYZING ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC SIGNAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractIt is already demonstrated that mental or psychological stress can affect human health, since it is a major risk factors for numerouscurrent diseases such as: high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, coronary diseases, stroke, causing often sudden death.These diseases are particularly dangerous in the case of car drivers, since they have to make accurate and fast decisions evenunder stress condition. Frequently, the stress can be detected by different methods with various degrees o...
Autori: Alexandru Păsărică, Cristian Rotariu, Hariton Costin
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ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH DYSPHONIA IN PROFESSIONAL VOICE USERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractGastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) seems to be frequently associated with laryngeal lesions and the occurrence ofdisphonia. The aim of the study was to evaluate the environmental factors associated with dysphonia in professional voice users.We prospective studied 50 intense voice users’ subjects (actors, singers, teachers, priests) with dysphonia in order to identify theenvironmental factors which may be involved in the alteration of voice. We demonstrated the importance of the risk...
Autori: Anca Ciubotaru, Bogdan Mihail Cobzeanu, Mihail Dan Cobzeanu, Monica Voineag, Octavian Dragos Palade, Vasile Liviu Drug
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal - Vol 12, No 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
• STUDIES ON HEAT RECOVERY FROM CELLULOSIC TEXTILES FINISHING WASTEWATER    • ASSESSMENT OF SYNERGIC REGULATORY ACTIONS OF SPRUCE BARK EXTRACT AND DEUTERIUM DEPLETED WATER ON MAIZE (Zea mays L.) CROPS    • LUNG CANCER RISK INDUCED BY RESIDENTIAL RADON IN CLUJ AND ALBA COUNTIES, ROMANIA    • A CLEAR SKY IRRADIATION ASSESSMENT USING THE ESRA MODEL AND SRTM DATABASE    • ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH DYSPHONIA IN PROFESSIONAL VOICE USERS    ...
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EDITORIAL - A SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ECOIMPULS 2012 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, October 25-26, Timisoara, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
The first edition of the International Conference„ECOIMPULS 2012- Environmental Research andTechnology” plans to open a conference seriesdedicated exclusively environmental issues. Thescientific topics are devoted to the on-going research onenvironmental topics regarding: „Environment – apolitical, economic and social responsibility”,„Water in a changing world”, „ZERO – waste cities”and „ Energy – beyond the conventional”.This scientific event aims to bring togetherprofessionals, academics, scie...
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CROSS-SPECTRUM ANALYSIS APPLIED TO AIR POLLUTION TIME SERIES FROM SEVERAL URBAN AREAS OF ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe paper presents the application of cross-spectrum analysis (CSA) to air pollution and meteorological time series collected fromseven air quality monitoring stations located in three urban agglomerations of Romania, affected by industrial and trafficpollution: Braşov, Ploieşti and Târgovişte. Data have been collected from November 2011 till March 2012, at one hour samplingrate. The purpose of the analysis was to reveal the correlations between two series at different fre...
Autori: Ştefania Iordache, Daniel Dunea
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SOIL STRUCTURE AND WATER-STABLE AGGREGATES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe stability of soil aggregates is an indicator of soil structure. Soil acidity affects soil structure stability. Soil acidity has twocomponents: active acidity and exchangeable acidity. In natural conditions, each soil type has a certain level of acidity, which isgiven by its composition, natural vegetation, the chemical composition of precipitations and other factors that cause changes overtime in soil pH. Acidic soils are characterized by physical, chemical and biological properties ...
Autori: Dorin Cotiusca Zauca, , Lucian Vasile Pavel
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ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT APPLIED IN THE ASSESSMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractConstruction and demolition waste (C&DW) are the result of inefficient and unsustainable use of natural resources and energy inproduction processes and other human activities, leading to economic losses. In this paper, the Ecological Footprint (EF), as a newindicator and methodology in environmental sustainability assessment was used to calculate where and how the humans induceimpacts on the environment, in particular due to the generation of C&DW. Ecological footprint makes a re...
Autori: Alessandra Bonoli, Cristina Ghinea, Isabela Maria Simion, Maria Gavrilescu, Nicolae Taranu, Sebastian George Maxineasa
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ASSESSMENT OF FIRM REPUTATION CAPITAL AND SUSTAINABILITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe concept of firm reputation is tightly connected to the concept of corporate social responsibility and implicitly to that ofsustainable development. Reputation is the achieved result of the company out of factors such as economic viability, socialinvolvement and ecological health. The strength of a firm`s reputation is the ability to empower with core competences and usethem efficiently for both creating economic value and meeting the legal interests of the stakeholders. The main assu...
Autori: Manoela Popescu, Roxana Arabela Dumitraşcu, Vadim Dumitraşcu
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APPLICATION OF GIS TECHNIQUE IN LAND EVALUATION FOR AGRICULTURAL USES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to analyze the opportunity of GIS technique implementation for the research of agricultural landsquality. Taking into account that the factors which determine the quality of agricultural lands have a spatial distribution, weconsidered that the complex activities (especially on large surfaces) can be better done within the framework of an informationsystem. Compared to other methods applied for assessing the productive potential of agricultural lands, the GIS ...
Autori: Florian Statescu, Gabriela Biali
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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ISSUES IN FOOD INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractOne of the main objectives of S.C. AVI-TOP S.A. Războieni – Iasi management is the implementation and continuousimprovement of a functional environmental management system in accordance with European standards and their integration intothe unit’s management systems. Environmental management strategy at S.C. AVI-TOP S.A. Războieni – Iasi aims to achieve abalance between economic and environmental protection outcomes, directing all activities towards eliminating pollution. Thepap...
Autori: Aurel Chiran, Benedicta Drobotă, Elena Gindu, Monica-Ionela Pandelea
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STATISTICAL DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS FOR THE Cr(VI) ADSORPTION ON WEED Salvinia cucullata
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractExperiments were designed to optimize the Cr(VI) adsorption on Salvinia cucullata. The significance of different adsorptionparameters along with their combined effect on the adsorption process has been established. A regression equation wasformulated by representing percentage of Cr(VI) adsorption as a function of different independent variables such as contact time,pH, adsorbate concentration and adsorbent dose. The insignificant terms were assessed through student ‘t’ test and are remo...
Autori: Saroj Sundar Baral
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR TRADITIONAL VERSUS RECYCLED ROAD ASPHALT MIXTURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThe evaluation of the environmental impact of transport infrastructure entails a complex characterization of factors, attitudes andconsequences. In the frame of an ecologically friendly approach, sustainable alternatives and solutions for road asphaltpavements production and exploitation must be identified. A comparative evaluation of the environmental impact for recycledand traditional road pavements asphalt mixtures, expressed as the amount of equivalent carbon dioxide, per ton of mixt...
Autori: Alina Mihaela Nicuţă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE ROLE OF GREEN CHEMISTRY IN BIOMASS PROCESSING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
The book edited by Haibo Xie and NicholasGathergood focuses on one of the most importantscientific issues of the 21 century which is thereplacing fossil fuel with sustainable alternatives suchas biomass. Fossil fuels are conventional rawmaterials for many industrial sectors includingchemical and energy production. Usage of fossil fuelis limited by their availability, price and carbonfootprint. Biomass is a renewable resource globallyavailable, cheaper and carbon sequestering. Step bystep shiftin...
Autori: Adrian Catalin Puitel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SIMULATIONS FOR INCLUDING THE ENVIRONMENTAL TAX IN MOTOR LIABILITY INSURANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Nowadays, all over the world, the car transport sector is one of the main factors responsible for the Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The current systems of emission taxation do not take into consideration the distance travelled by cars; therefore, they are not fully compliant with the “polluter pays” principle. In addition to the produced inequality, these systems do not encourage the reduction of the distances travelled annually (with possible favorable effects on pollution an...
Autori: Cristian-Mihai Dragos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MONITORING THE QUALITY OF THE SLUDGE RESULTED FROM DOMESTIC WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF RISK FACTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Monitoring the quantity of the sludge resulted from domestic wastewater treatment is a current concern in Romania due to the necessity to reduce any risk. This paper discusses the results of monitoring and examination of sludge deposited temporarily in a domestic wastewater treatment plant (5000 people equivalent) from qualitative point of view, following the analysis of the physical-chemical parameters: pH, total solids, specific resistance to filtration, humidity and den...
Autori: Casen Panaitescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GREEN MARKETING - FACTOR OF COMPETITIVENESS IN RETAILING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Over the last years an increasing number of retailers have undertaken green marketing-specific actions with the purpose of not only bolstering their reputation but also of improving their awareness, increasing their trust or enhancing the target groups’ appeal for the company. These actions/measures will eventually exert a positive effect on how customers perceive retailers. Once a proper, positive and proactive image has been developed in consumers’ mind, the chance of ga...
Autori: Dan-Cristian Dabija
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMEDIATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE PRODUCED ON A SITE BY CONTAMINATION WITH PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Environmental degradation is today one of the great problems of mankind. Not only the need to exploit, but also the necessity to protect and preserve the natural environment have led to the adoption of specific rules for the prevention and remediation of environmental damages, according to EU standards. Taking into account that any human intervention on the natural and anthropogenic environment can lead to ecological risk diversification, occurrence of accidental pollut...
Autori: Aurica Grec
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RESEARCH ON NOISE POLLUTION IN DENSELY POPULATED URBAN AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Being constantly surrounded by sound, in most cases we operate ignoring this “environmental noise”, but when the noise intensity increases, it becomes a pollutant, adversely affecting the level of professional performance, leading to fatigue, causing nervousness or decreasing the quantitative and/or qualitative level of performance. The main objective of this paper is to evaluate the noise problem in the Strand district of Sibiu and to highlight the negative effects affect...
Autori: Valentin Petrescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BEHAVIOUR OF SOLID PARTICLES ON A FLAT OSCILLATING SURFACE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract In many industrial applications most of the solid particles are separated by size and for this purpose there are used the oscillating sieves. The separation process based on sieves is a complex one and it depends on several factors, such as the properties of solid particles submitted to the separation process and on the operating regimes of the separating equipment. We have studied the separation process of the behaviour of solid particles on a flat oscillating surface...
Autori: Ovidiu Bontas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ESSENTIAL TOOLS TO MITIGATE VRANCEA STRONG EARTHQUAKES EFFECTS ON MOLDAVIAN URBAN ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract In a world of uncertainty, the only constant is change and rapid change produces a multitude of diverse facts. Risk is an integral part of life. While no country in the world is entirely safe, the lack of capacity to limit the impact of hazards remains a major burden for all countries and while the world has witnessed an exponential increase in human and material losses due to natural disasters, there is a need to reverse trends in vulnerability to earthquakes. Available d...
Autori: Gheorghe Mărmureanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS OF WASTEWATER SLUDGE DISPOSAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Using sludge with dangerous substances content as an agricultural fertilizer can provide risks for humans and all environmental components. An important risk factor that had to be taken into account is the combination of sludge used as a fertilizer and agriculture activities that has its own consequences. In this paper, a risk evaluation for sludge disposal was elaborated. The most important risk factors in the studied case, wastewater sludge used as an agricultural fer...
Autori: Elena Manea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26141

DEMINERALIZATION OF WATER WITH MIXED-LAYER ION-EXCHANGERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract This paper develops a procedure whereby breakthrough curves obtained experimentally for ion exchange process in fixed bed ion mixed exchangers during water demineralization, can be used to characterize quantitatively and optimize the ion exchange process. In this regard, based on breakthrough curves there were developed statistical models that correlate three important factors which influence the process (superficial fluid velocity through the layer, changing layer height,...
Autori: Iuliana Rogoveanu Radosavlevici
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS OF ADDITIVE LOAD OF PIPE JACKING CONSTRUCTION ON ADJACENT PILE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractBased on the method of images, the three-dimensional soil additive load formula caused by pipe jacking soil loss was derived byusing non-uniform soil displacement mode. Combining the formulas of additive load induced both by bulkhead additive thrust,force of friction between shield and soil, force of friction between follow-up pipes, which are based on the Mindlin solution, theformulas of total soil additive load were obtained. The distribution regularity of total additive load on adjace...
Autori: Gang Wei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES ON THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT CARBON SOURCES ON PHOSPHORUS REMOVAL DURING DENITRIFYING PROCESS IN THE PARALLEL A2O-MBR SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractA novel parallel A2O-MBR system was developed in this study based on the theory of denitrification with phosphorus removal.By utilizing the denitrifying phosphorus accumulating bacteria (DPB), the carbon source in the influent could meet the needs ofboth the denitrification and dephosphorization processes. Therefore, the carbon source restriction in conventional A2O processeswas resolved. The proposed system was inoculated with the sludge collected from the secondary settling tank in a m...
Autori: Liang Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DYNAMIC SIMULATION OF CHINA’S CARBON INTENSITY AND ENERGY INTENSITY EVALUATION FOCUSING ON INDUSTRY AND ENERGY STRUCTURE ADJUSTMENTS BY 2020
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractAlong with the rapid economic development of China, the large amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission has become constrainton future sustainable development. The Chinese government has established a series of policies to come with the high CO2-emission resulting from economic development with the target to reduce its carbon intensity (CO2-emissions per unit of grossdomestic product (GDP)) by 40-45%, and to decrease the energy intensity (energy consumption per unit of GDP) by 20% by theye...
Autori: Feng Xu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS OF TOURISTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractThis paper focuses on the relationship between individual factors of environmental attitudes and behavior intentions of touristsvisiting a World Heritage City. We adopt a model based on the Theory of Planned Behavior with three environmental attitudinalfactors (Responsibility, Knowledge and Values) and research data was collected through tourist surveys in Cuenca (Spain).Estimation results show that there is a positive relationship between dimensions of environmental attitudes and behavi...
Autori: Ainhoa Rodríguez-Oromendía
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26191

UNRAVELLING THE RELATION BETWEEN THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROACTIVE ORIENTATION OF FIRMS AND THEIR ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractEnvironmental proactivity is a key research topic as it arises as a value-adding creator and therefore constitutes a competitiveadvantage for companies. In this paper, we classify industrial companies according to their environmental proactivity and thenwe determine whether their economic performance differs in relation to the firms’ environmental position. We analyzed 132Spanish industrial firms located in the Valencian region and apply quantitative methods to conduct the analysis. The ...
Autori: María-del-Val Segarra-Oña
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ON THE ROLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE TRANSFORMATION OF TOURISM GROWTH INTO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractThough at a first sight the potential of tourism was advocated, without any doubt, as an routine tool for improving the welfare ofthe population, in recent years several works have appeared that criticize the universal validity of tourism as a development tool,whose premise is that the relationship is not automatic between the two dimensions, but instead a country must meet certaincharacteristics in order for this link to occur and, therefore, calls into question the solution implemented...
Autori: Juan Ignacio Pulido-Fernández
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ADSORPTION KINETICS OF REMOVAL OF YELLOW LANASOL DYESTUFF USING GALLINACEOUS FEATHERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractGallinaceous feathers are an abundant solid waste from the poultry processing industries, which poses disposal problems. Akinetic study dealing with the adsorption process of wool reactive dye, Yellow Lanasol 4G (CI Reactive Yellow 39), ongallinaceous (Gallus gallus, Cobb 500) feathers was carried out. The main research goals of this work were to evaluate theviability of using this waste as adsorbent and to study the kinetics of the adsorption process, using a synthetic effluent. Thechar...
Autori: Sónia Adriana Figueiredo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDENTS’ ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPETENCIES AND ORIENTATION: CURRENT STATUS AND PERSPECTIVES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractCurrently one can witness a revolutionary change in teaching/learning strategies and an evolution which should reconsider therelation between educational institutions, teaching staff, and students, on the one hand, and economic agents, public or privatecompanies, firms, and NGOs, on the other. Despite the large amount of research focusing on the entrepreneurial phenomenon,there has been limited focus on the effect of education upon enterprise performance in terms of venture creation and ...
Autori: Gabriela Boldureanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECTS OF NATURAL AND MODIFIED MONTMORILLONITE ON PLANT AVAILABILITY OF Cd(II) AND Pb(II) IN POLLUTED SOILS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractSimultaneous uptake of Cd(II) and Pb(II) by corn in two artificially contaminated soils (sandy and sandy loam) amended withtwo doses of natural (NM) and modified (MM) montmorillonite were investigated in a pot experiment under greenhouseconditions. Results showed that the addition of NM and MM to sandy loam soils didn’t have significant effect on the uptake ofCd(II) by roots, then is translocated to the aerial tissues. On the contrary, uptake of Cd(II) by shoots was increased in potscont...
Autori: Hadis Hosseini
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF ACID BLACK DYE BY PUMICE STONE AS A LOW COST ADSORBENT: KINETIC, THERMODYNAMIC AND EQUILIBRIUM STUDIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractThe removal of Acid Black 1 dye was investigated by acid treated pumice stone as a low cost adsorbent, since acidicmodifications were expected to improve the sorption capacity. The main components of the considered adsorbent were SiO2 andAl2O3 and acid treated pumice shows irregular structure. The effect of various parameters such as the initial dye concentration,the contact time, the temperature and the pH were studied. An increase of the contact time, the initial dye concentration or a...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF MANUFACTURING SMES: EVIDENCE FROM LESVOS, GREECE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractThe current literature on SMEs presents a range of factors that influence their decisions regarding the adoption of environmentalmanagement practices. In particular, some common factors are the pressure from stakeholders, the awareness of environmentalissues, the level of local authorities’ support, the benefits arising from the adoption of such practices and the role ofenvironmental regulations. This paper examines some of these factors through a case study research methodology on two G...
Autori: Ioannis E. Nikolaou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INDICATORS FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF EXPOSURE TO GEOMORPHOLOGIC AND HYDROLOGIC PROCESSES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractThe recrudescence and diversification of natural and anthropic hazards over the past decades are mainly attributed to an increasein the vulnerability of human communities. Understanding this vulnerability, as central predictive variable within the riskequation, proves to be a highly useful tool in land planning, namely in the development of various strategies. The current paperaims at proposing and integrating certain indicators into the methodology used in the evaluation of exposure to ...
Autori: Adrian Grozavu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26218

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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF PHOSPHATE REMOVAL FROM SYNTHETIC WASTEWATER BY BACTERIAL CONSORTIUM USING BOX-BEHNKEN DESIGN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractIn this work, a four factor three-level Box–Behnken factorial design based on response surface methodology (RSM) wasemployed to optimize the removal of phosphate from synthetic wastewater (mineral salts medium-MSM) by the bacterialconsortium (Bacillus sp. RS-1, Pseudomonas sp. YLW-7, Enterobacter sp. KLW-2). A mathematical model was then developedto show the effect of each medium composition and their interactions on phosphate removal. The effect of the lactoseconcentration (X1), pH (X2)...
Autori: Krishnaswamy Usharani
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26235

EVALUATING TRENDS OF WATER QUALITY INDEX OF SELECTED KELANG RIVER TRIBUTARIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractConcerns for the river environment in Malaysia were highlighted. There had been occurrences of inadequate supply of water incertain cities and unexpected floods over the last few years. This paper discusses the results and efforts to clean the Gombak Riverwhich passes through several industrial areas and the City of Kuala Lumpur and the Penchala River which has an extra burden ofpassing through a highly densely populated Kuala Lumpur satellite city. Both rivers were considered polluted w...
Autori: Zubaidah Ismail
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26257

REMOVAL OF FLUORIDE IONS BY ION EXCHANGE RESIN: KINETIC AND EQUILIBRIUM STUDIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractThe extent of the problem of the excessive fluoride in drinking water remains an important health issue. In the present work,strong-base anion resins were investigated to assess their sorptive removal capacity of fluoride from water. It was found that theremoval of fluoride was high at natural pH (7) and was improved for increasing contact time and adsorbent dosage. Themaximum sorption of the resin was 13.7 mg/g according to the Langmuir model, namely higher than the values reported in t...
Autori: Mohammad Taghi Samadi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26273

TREATMENT OF NYLON PRODUCTION WASTEWATER BY BIOLOGICAL ANAEROBIC FILTER IN COMBINATION WITH A/O PROCESS – A CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractThis paper presents the full-scale treatment of nylon production wastewater in a wastewater treatment plant in Henan province, Central China. In this case, a 9600 m3/d capacity wastewater treatment plant was installed to treat the wastewater generated from the production of nylon-66 salt, based on the biological anaerobic filter (BAnF) combined with an anoxic/oxic (A/O) process. The performance of the biological combined system was monitored over a 75-day period. The results revealed tha...
Autori: Chunlian Xu, Haiming Huang, Jiankun Dai, Jianrong Qi, Qianwu Song, Shaowei Wu, Wenjun Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INFLUENCE OF REFILL SOIL AND BUILDING MATERIAL EQUIVALENT DOSE RATE ON NEW NUCLEAR POWER PLANT SITES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractLithuania is planning to construct a new nuclear power plant nearby the closed one. The possible radioactive pollution can be one of the main problems in its surroundings. Results of investigations of the gamma radiation equivalent dose rate (EDR) at new nuclear power plant sites are presented. Main factors influencing the level of the EDR are identified and evaluated, and geological structure of alternative sites is discussed. The gamma spectrometry data showed that the dominant influen...
Autori: Raselė Girgždienė, Vigilija Cidzikienė
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26277

EVALUATION OF THE WIND INFLUENCE IN MODELING THE BLACK SEA WAVE CONDITIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractThe present work is focused on the importance of the resolution and accuracy of the wind fields in modeling waves in the Black Sea. Two different wind fields are considered for forcing the third generation spectral wave model SWAN. The wind data wave model results are compared against ‘in situ’ measurements performed at the Gloria drilling unit and also against satellite data for a two-month period of wintertime at the beginning of 2002. Subsequently, the model simulations were extended ...
Autori: Dorin Butunoiu, Liliana Rusu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26283

STUDY OF Cd (II) AND Cr (VI) BIOSORPTION BY MESOCARPS OF ORANGE AND SOUR ORANGE FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractThe objectives of this study were to investigate of cadmium and chromium adsorption from aqueous solutions by using orange (Citrus sinensis var Tampson) and sour orange (Citrus aurantium) mesocarp. The chemometric approach was applied for the optimization of removal percent of Cd2+ and Cr6+. To optimize Cd2+ and Cr6+ removal percent, the effect of four experimental parameters on removal percent was investigated by means of multivariate analysis. The considered factors were Cd2+ and Cr6+ ...
Autori: Maryam Bagheri Ardebilian, Mohammad Ali Zazouli, Pouneh Ebrahimi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26287

ESTIMATION OF OPTIMUM FILTER CAKE IN PRODUCTION OF IMPERMEABLE LAYER USING FUZZY LOGIC
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractWorldwide, waste materials are produced as a by-product of industrial manufacturing and placed in storage areas. One of the waste materials is filter cake (FC). FC is formed during the infiltration of cooling water in steel factories. The main aim of this research is determination of optimum usage of FC in the production of impermeable layer on ground by using fuzzy model approach. Because of this, in the study, FC as a waste material was hardened with cement and an impermeable layer was...
Autori: Ä°lker Bekir Top�u, Murat Karacasu, Tayfun Uygunoğlu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26288

REMOVAL OF As(III) AND As(V) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION USING MODIFIED SOLID WASTE VEGETABLE OIL INDUSTRY AS A NATURAL ADSORBENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractThis paper presents the results of the removal of arsenite and arsenate ions from an aqueous solution using Fenton modified solid waste vegetable oil industry (SWVOI). Several factors (such as pH, contact time and Fe2+/H2O2 ratio, initial arsenic ion concentration and adsorbent concentration) that affect the arsenic ion adsorption on the SWVOI adsorbent material were investigated. The sorption characteristics of the adsorbent material before modification were also studied and compared wi...
Autori: Hoda Amiri, Mehdi Ahmadi, Nemat Jaafarzadeh, Susana Silva Martínez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26290

EFFECTS OF UV BLOCKING AND HEAT-RESISTANT PLASTIC BAGS ON SOLAR DISINFECTION OF RAINWATER AT DIFFERENT WEATHERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractThe efficiency of solar disinfection (SODIS) was evaluated and enhanced by concentrating sunlight at low pH values in a solar collector disinfection (SOCODIS) system at different sunlight intensities and is highlighted in the author’s earlier findings. In order for further improving the rainwater disinfection, simple technique like wrapping the PET bottles with heat-resistant plastic bags (Wp) were used for enhancing the thermal/synergistic effects of solar radiations. An analysis of the...
Autori: Abdulrahman Ali Alazba, Mooyoung Han, Muhammad Nasir Amin, Muhammad Tahir Amin
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26298

FENTON AND PHOTO-FENTON OXIDATION OF SULFIDIC SPENT CAUSTIC: A COMPARATIVE STUDY BASED ON STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThis investigation compared the performance of Fenton and photo-Fenton oxidation processes in the treatment of sulfidic spentcaustic wastewater. Response surface methodology, particularly central composite design was used to investigate the effect ofFe/H2O2 and H2O2/COD in assessing treatment process efficiency. Empirical models were developed to describe the relationshipbetween the factors and responses. The models were validated through analysis of variance and were further used in pro...
Autori: Azmi Aris, Mohd Ariffin Abu Hassan, Sharifah Hanis Yasmin Sayid Abdullah, Siti Fadilah Md Noor, Zainura Zainon Noor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26307

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26308

DEVELOPMENT OF A FUZZY-MARKOV-BASED INTERVAL STOCHASTIC DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING MODEL FOR RESERVOIR OPERATION MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractIn this study, a fuzzy-Markov-based interval stochastic dynamic (FM-ISDP) analysis method is developed for reservoir operationmanagement (ROM). In ROM, uncertainties could be represented as discrete intervals, fuzzy sets, and fuzzy-stochastic forms.FM-ISDP is framed on the integration of interval analysis, fuzzy vertex analysis, stochastic dynamic optimization approaches andthe fuzzy-Markov chain. The developed model is applied to a case of ROM within a multi-user, multi-uncertainty and ...
Autori: Dianzheng Fu, Guohe Huang, Ying Zhu, Yongping Li
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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26315

EVALUATION OF FOUR PESTICIDES RESIDUES CONTENTS IN THE CITRUS FRUITS FROM SOUSS-MASSA AREA (MOROCCO)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractA number of 138 samples of citrus fruits (oranges), produced in Souss-Massa area in south of Morocco, were analysed. Amultiresidue method was assessed for the determination of several organophosphorus pesticides using gas chromatography. Theextraction of pesticides was carried out by liquid-liquid extraction and solid-phase clean-up. The pesticide were separated bycapillary column gas chromatography and detected by the Nitrogen Phosphorus Detector (NPD). The majority of pesticidesrecover...
Autori: Abdelaziz Ait Addi, El Habib Ait Addi, Fouad Achemchem
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26320

INFLUENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC FACTORS ON ENDEMIC FLORA IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThe optimal development and survival of certain animal and plant species has sometimes been used as a sustainability indicatorregarding environmental health or quality in a given territory. In this sense, the number of endemic species is an importantindicator of proper environmental conservation. In this paper we study the relationship between the number of endemic plantsand certain environmental variables related to human and economic development in various European countries. A statist...
Autori: Esteban Navarrete-Álvarez, José-Manuel Quesada-Rubio, María-Dolores Huete-Morales, ,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PREDICTION OF URBAN TRAFFIC NOISE USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK APPROACH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractIn this study artificial neural network (ANN) has been applied to predict noise pollution level in Chandigarh, a newly plannedcity of India. Factors that predominantly influence noise pollution level in a traffic noise model framework were classified intotwo categories: traffic volume and traffic speed. Volume, speed and noise level data of traffic were collected at nine identifiedlocations in the city. For development of ANN model, classified traffic volume (Car/Jeep/Van, Scooter/ Motor...
Autori: Kranti Kumar, Manoranjan Parida, Vinod Kumar Katiyar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF MEDIUM NUTRIENTS ON Cr(III) REMOVAL BY Phanerochaete chrysosporium, Aspergillus niger AND Aspergillus oryzae
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractIn this work, the effect of the addition of some nutrients on fungal growth and removal of Cr(III) were investigated. Theconsidered fungi, isolated from real tanning factory environment were Phanerochaete chrysosporium, Aspergillus niger and A.oryzae. Firstly, the optimal conditions for fungal growth were determined as a function of pH, contact time, temperature andagitation speed. Secondly, the effect of the addition of some nutrients on fungal growth was examined. Without the addition ...
Autori: Abdeltif Amrane, Mansur Zarrabi, Mohammad Noori Sepehr
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NICKEL AND IRON CONCENTRATIONS IN PLANTS FROM MINING AREA POGRADEC, ALBANIA†
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractMetal concentrations in plants, soil and sediment were evaluated in the vicinity of a former iron/nickel enriching factory atPogradec, near Ohrid Lake in Albania. Metal levels were significantly higher in soil samples than in the corresponding plants.Iron concentrations in both soil and plants were much higher than the nickel ones. Lower plants (lichens, mosses and fungi) had ahigher uptake and accumulation of nickel, followed by water plants and non-cultivated (wild) plants. Iron levels...
Autori: Dimitrios Bellos, Dimitrios Veros, John M. Halley, Lazaros Symeonidis, Sonila Llupo, Thomas Sawidis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF PHOSPHORUS BY ION-EXCHANGE RESINS: EQUILIBRIUM, KINETIC AND THERMODYNAMIC STUDIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractThe removal of phosphorus by strongly basic anion exchanger was investigated. Removal efficiency increased with contact time,resin mass and initial solute concentration, while temperature showed a reverse effect. Equilibrium data were best fitted ontoLangmuir isotherm model (R2>0.99). Maximum sorption capacity of the resin was 66.22 mg/g, namely significantly higher thevalues reported in the literature. The Freundlich parameter (n = 4.3) and the Langmuir separation factor (RL = 0.067-...
Autori: Abdeltif Amrane, Hamid Reza Ghaffari, Mansur Zarrabi, Mohammad Mahdi Soori, Mohammad Noori Sepehr, Saied Borji
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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HIERARCHICAL MODELLING BASED ECOLOGICAL LAND CLASSIFICATION IN A FOREST DISTRICT OF MEDITERRANEAN REGION, TURKEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractThis study was conducted to generate a hierarchical modelling based on ecological land classification in the Yukarıgokdere forestdistrict of the Mediterranean region, Turkey. Two ways indicator species analysis was applied to obtain response variables fromthe relevant vegetation matrix at each level. Response variables were modelled by using classification tree technique at eachlevel. Validation tests (i.e. multi-response permutation procedures for determination of differences of pl...
Autori: Kürşad Özkan
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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DETERMINATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND INDICATOR SPECIES AFFECTING THE DISTRIBUTION OF Origanum onites L.: A CASE STUDY FROM THE LAKES DISTRICT, TURKEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractFactors influencing the distribution of Origanum onites L., (locally known as Turkish oregano) were analyzed on the LakesDistrict of Turkey, using Two-tailed Wilcoxon’s runk sum statistics and Pearson chi-square χ2 test contained in the SPSS 17.0package. An inter-specific correlation analysis (ICA) was also applied to determine indicator plant species of O. onites. Analysesperformed on environmental factors showed that there is a relatively high correlation between the occurance of ...
Autori: Mehmet Güvenç Negiz, Serkan Gülsoy
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CLOUD POINT EXTRACTION PROCEDURE FOR FLAME ATOMIC ABSORPTION SPECTROMETRIC DETERMINATION OF HEAVY METALS IN SURFACE SEDIMENTS OF CHAOHU LAKE, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractA cloud point extraction (CPE) procedure for the simultaneous preconcentration of trace amounts of Cd(II), Pb(II), Cu(II), Co(II)and Ni(II) ions as a prior step to their determination by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS) has been developed. Thisdeveloped method is based on the formation of hydrophobic complexes of these metals with the chelating agent 1-(2-thiazolylazo)-2-naphthol (TAN), which then are entrapped “in situ” into micellar media of non ionic surfactantoctylphenoxyp...
Autori: Wanli Huang, Zhixia Zheng
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RESEARCH ON THE STATUS OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN CHINA’S CAPITAL UNIVERSITIES. SELECTING PEKING UNIVERSITY AS A SAMPLE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractOn the basis of questionnaire strategies with non-parametric statistic methods this article studies empirically the current status ofcapital undergraduates’ environmental knowledge, environmental awareness and environmental behavior based on a sampleselected from Peking University. The results show that environmental education atmosphere is not satisfactory, the linkage ofcollege and secondary school environmental education is problematic, environmental literacy among students is overall...
Autori: Di Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL EFFICIENCY OF CHINESE PAPER MILLS ALONG HUAI RIVER: A DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS (DEA) BASED STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractTo deal with the undesirable factors in Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), a non-linear DEA model was previously developedfor a paper production system, where the desirable outputs are increased and the undesirable outputs are decreased for efficiencyimprovement. To convert the proposed non-linear model into a linear one, a linear approximation to the non-linear constraint isused and an approximate efficiency score is obtained. In this paper, we propose a new method to solve the non-linear...
Autori: Jie Wu, Zhixiang Zhou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EVALUATION OF ENERGY PRODUCTION COMPANIES EFFICIENCY BASED ON THE COMBINATION OF PRINCIPAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS (PCA) AND DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS (DEA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractThe optimizing transformation of our country’s energy structure relies on the improvement of production efficiencies of domesticEnergy Companies. The efficiency improvement, in turn, is theoretically based on a set of scientific evaluation approaches. DataEnvelopment Analysis, a nonparametric method to evaluate the relative effectiveness of decision-making units, has a strongdiscriminating power to exclude invalid factors. However, DEA is sensitive to the number of evaluated decision-mak...
Autori: Lei Li, Mingyue Li
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DYNAMIC EVOLUTION MECHANISM OF CHINA TOTAL FACTOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY: COINTEGRATION ANALYSIS USING THE PANEL DATA FROM 1991 TO 2009
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractIn this paper, the panel data model is built to research the dynamic evolution mechanism of the total factor energy efficiency(TFEE). Then by using the panel data of China from 1991 to 2009, this paper estimates China’s TFEE based on the input to theguide DEA model, and empirically researches on the dynamic evolution mechanism of the China’s TFEE by comparativelyanalyzing the contribution rate of every influencing factor to the growth rate of TFEE. The empirical research results show tha...
Autori: Chuan-Xu Wang, Jian-Min Wang, Li Yang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26380

KINETIC STUDY OF PHENOL REMOVAL FROM WASTEWATER OVER A 0.5% Pt/ γ-Al2O3 CATALYST IN A TRICKLE BED REACTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractCatalytic wet oxidation (CWO) of phenol was studied in the present work. The effect of liquid hourly space velocity (LHSV),superficial gas velocity, reactor pressure, temperature and initial phenol concentration on phenols removal was investigated.Results showed that phenol conversion increased with increasing reaction temperature, reactor pressure, and superficial gasvelocity of oxygen, yet it decreased with increasing (LHSV). The results exhibited that the highest phenol conversion of(...
Autori: Farah T. Jasim, Luma S. Ahmed, Mohammad F. Abid
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ACCUMULATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF HEAVY METALS IN PLANTS WITHIN THE TECHNOGENESIS ZONE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractThe effects of natural (soil properties) and technogenic factors (atmospheric pollution by harmful industrial discharges, soilcontamination) on accumulation of heavy metals in natural grasslands have been studied at monitoring plots located within theinfluence zone of Novocherkassk power station. Contamination of grass plants by Ni, Cd, Zn and Pb occurs at plots located nearthis station along the line of wind rose. They are contaminated with Pb and Cd through vehicular emission as well. ...
Autori: Galina Motuzova, Saglara Mandzhieva, Sergey Kolesnikov, Svetlana Sushkova, Tatiana Bauer, Tatiana Minkina, Victor Chapligin, Yuriy Fedorov
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26384

VARIATION OF ANNUAL, SEASONAL, NOCTURNAL AND DIURNAL CONCENTRATIONS OF GASEOUS AND PARTICULATE POLLUTANTS IN SIX AREAS OF BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractThe importance of air pollution for health results from the major role the air plays in preserving life. The air pollution is one ofthe most serious problems of the current society, both temporally and spatially. The air pollution of the environment is stronglyinfluenced by meteorological factors because of a complex combination of emission processes, transport, chemicaltransformations and the removal of pollutants through wet and dry processes. This study established a database on ozone...
Autori: Gilda Rusu-Zagar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26391

PREVENTING RISK OF NOISE EXPOSURE IN WORKING ENVIRONMENT USING NOISE MAPPING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractIn the developed countries, excessive exposure to noise represents at least half of the reasons for which workers lose hearing.Noise inducing hearing loss is among the most common causes of occupational illness. In this paper, the noise is considered themost expensive risk factor in terms of the occupational diseases costs. Noise maps are treated essentially as a tool for both urbanor industrial noise monitoring and control. The maps we analyzed enable the real-time monitoring of the cur...
Autori: Silviu Nicolae Platon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26392

CORRELATION OF EXPLOSION PARAMETERS AND EXPLOSION-TYPE EVENTS FOR PREVENTING ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractThe naturally or industrially occurring flammable mixtures containing combustible gases or/and dusts represent a potential risk ofexplosion with major consequences on the environment and human personnel. Methane and coal dust are among the best knowncomponents able of leading to the formation of such mixtures either in coal mining activities or in different industries using coaldust as fuel. In order to assess the risk of explosion and the explosion evolution in such composite mixtures, ...
Autori: Maria Prodan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26402

DYNAMIC CHANGE AND INFLUENTIAL FACTORS OF CARBON FOOTPRINT FOR ENERGY CONSUMPTION: A CASE STUDY OF WUHAN CITY, HUBEI PROVINCE, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractAs the threat posed by global climate change becomes more acute, action must be taken to mitigate carbon emission. Carbonfootprint, as a widely used term and concept, is increasingly being recognized as a valuable indicator in the field of GHG andcarbon emissions management. However, few attempts have been made to investigate precise relationship between carbonfootprint and influential factors. In this paper, STIRPAT model was employed to reveal the dynamic relationships betweencarbon fo...
Autori: Xiangmei Li
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26414

ACCIDENTAL POLLUTION WITH AMMNONIA. INFLUENCE OF METEOROLOGICAL FACTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractAir quality in urban areas mostly depends on the type and size of industrial activities, traffic intensity, municipal and industrialwaste management. In addition to these factors, air quality in urban areas also depends on the size and quality of green areas,population density, geographic and climatic conditions. This paper reveals the correlations between air quality aspects in BacauCity, Romania (related to 2011) and the most representative climatic factors that influence the pollutant...
Autori: Doina Capsa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC MONITORING AND WARNING IN CASE OF ECOLOGICAL RISK FOR SURFACE WATERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe dynamic monitoring system continuously performs the monitoring of physicochemical quality indicators of water quality ininvestigated areas. In case of ecological risk due to accidental pollution situations, the system alarms in real time the decisionfactors for the diminution of the environmental impacts and other negative effects. The distributed networks of the system arecomposed of floatable structures of Buoys Monitoring (BM) type, autonomous and adaptable to the environmental co...
Autori: Constantin Vîlcu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26445

STUDIES ON DUCTILE - BRITTLE TRANSITION FOR CARBON DIOXIDE PIPELINES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractIn order to diminish the climat changes due to greenhouse gases, the capture from the source, transport and storage of carbondioxide is one of the environmental priorities of the EU until 2050. Transportation of this gas through pipelines (one of thesolutions with most advantages in transport) can be done at ambient temperature only at high pressures, so the carbon dioxide toremain in the supercritical state. In case of underground pipelines, there is a risk of cracking at the wall of th...
Autori: Valentin Zichil
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CONVENTIONAL vs. VACUUM SEWERAGE SYSTEM IN RURAL AREAS - AN ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractThe aim of this study is to investigate new perspectives with respect to the greening of the wastewater collection, subsequentlyassessing the value of the vacuum over the conventional wastewater collecting system in rural areas. The research was framedfrom the perspective of policy makers to aid in making decisions about benefits on long term horizon in implementing ecoinnovativeinfrastructure technologies. The study postulates the hypothesis that the vacuum sewerage system is technologi...
Autori: Iulia Carmen Ciobotici Terryn
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26456

REMOVING TOXIC COMPOUNDS FROM WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThe paper presents a hybrid method for the advanced removal of low biodegradable organic compounds from water, bycombining the separation selectivity of the membrane with the oxidation efficiency of the photocatalytic process. The aim of thisstudy is to evaluate the performance of the hybrid method to remove toxic compounds from wastewater. The advanced oxidationprocess, based on a photocatalytic reactor with continuous recirculation, ultraviolet (UV) radiations and a membrane, was usedf...
Autori: Cristina Orbeci
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26490

FLUORESCENCE FINGERPRINTS OF LAKE AND RIVER AQUATIC SYSTEMS USING PARAFAC ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractFluorescence spectroscopy and parallel factor (PARAFAC) form a powerful tool in separating different fluorophores and maybe useful in detecting the fluorescent signature of dissolved organic matter (DOM). Despite the large number of studies onfluorescence and PARAFAC it is still uncertain if this combination is capable to separate DOM from different water types byanalyzing the presence of specific components and their spectral shape. This paper presents a preliminary study on thefluoresc...
Autori: Elfrida M. Carstea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26495

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

METAL UPTAKE IN WATER SPINACH GROWN ON CONTAMINATED SOIL AMENDED WITH CHICKEN MANURE AND COCONUT TREE SAWDUST
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractA pot experiment was conducted to evaluate the growth and metal accumulation in water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) establishedon a 30-year old active firing range soil amended with chicken manure (CM) and coconut tree sawdust (CTS) at application ratesof 0%, 1% and 3% (w/w). Both amendments increased biomass yield and reduced plant metal uptake. The bioconcentrationfactor (BCF) and transportation factor (TF) values of the metals were in the order of Zn > Cu > Pb. The ammonium acetate...
Autori: Azlan Kamari
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS IN VEGETABLES GROWN IN URBAN AND RURAL AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractVegetables are an important part of a healthy diet because of their nutritional value. Contamination in vegetable may provehazardous for population. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are compounds widespread in the environment, many ofthem showing carcinogenic effects. These compounds can reach the food chain by different ways and, therefore, the analysis ofPAHs in food is a matter of concern.The present work provides data regarding levels of PAHs: acenaphthene (Ace), acenaphthylen...
Autori: Alina Soceanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26510

TISSUE CULTURE AND AGAMIC PROPAGATION OF WINTER-FROST TOLERANT ‘LONGICAULIS’ ARUNDO DONAX L.
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractThe primary objectives of this study were to identify the ecotypes of the ‘longicaulis’ giant reed (Arundo donax L.) that arewinter-frost and cold tolerant in temperate climates on marginal lands and to perform biotechnological research on theseecotypes. We searched for large ‘longicaulis’ giant reed ecotypes, which wintered successfully in spite of the 2012/2013 winterfrosts and sprouted from stem nodes in the spring of 2013 in three locations of the Balaton basin. Starting in vitro cul...
Autori: Gabriella Antal
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26527

ROLE OF URBAN MORPHOLOGY IN DEVELOPMENT OF THE THERMAL EXCESS IN THE CITY OF DEBRECEN, HUNGARY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractThe thermal excess in a settlement compared to its rural environment is called urban heat island (UHI). It has a significant effecton human comfort in open urban spaces and indoor environment. UHI intensities (the thermal difference between the settlementand its close-to natural environment) are determined by buildup characteristics of settlements as static endowments and synopticweather conditions as dynamic factors. Effects of build-up characteristics are traced in the case of the city...
Autori: Sándor Szegedi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26539

CHARACTERISTICS OF ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS IN DIFFERENT REGIONS OF EUROPE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractAmong the various environmental problems arising today, special attention must be paid to the issues related to energy; inparticular one of the most important tasks to address environmental issues is the decreasing of the energy consumption ofbuildings. As a result, much attention has been given recently to research projects aiming to analyze the technological,economical and environmental features of energy efficient buildings. This paper examines such buildings in four regions ofEurope ...
Autori: Gábor Kozma
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26543

THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF A BIOGAS POWER PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractIn our study, we examined the annual carbon footprint and energy balance of a Hungarian biogas power plant with a poweroutput of 0.637 MW in 2013, with reference to the complete life cycle of the biogas production. The life cycle analysis (LCA)considered the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) during the production of feedstock and its transportation into the powerplant, during the operation of the factory and during the process of rendering the discarded waste materials harmless. Weesta...
Autori: György Szabó
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26548

MEASUREMENTS OF THE THERMAL CONDUCTIVITIES OF SOME COMMONLY USED INSULATING MATERIALS AFTER WETTING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractCurrently, thermal insulation of buildings is required from both an energy savings perspective and a money savings perspective.Insulation is primarily installed on the outer surface of the buildings. Weather and other circumstances can produce humidity thatcan act on the building structure, e.g., by changing its heat capacity, the heat transfer coefficient and/or other factors. As a result,it is important to measure the sorption behaviors of the construction materials. To perform sorptio...
Autori: Ferenc Szodrai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26550

LANDFILL LEACHATE RECIRCULATION. PART I: SOLID WASTE DEGRADATION AND BIOGAS PRODUCTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractAnaerobic degradation (AD) of municipal solid waste (MSW) depends on the moisture and nutrient distribution within thebioreactor; these factors are affected by leachate recirculation. In this work, the effects of leachate recirculation of 15 to 120 byvolume percentage (%V) on AD were studied. The ojectives of this study are as follows: a) to determine which recirculation rateprovides the best conditions for accelerated anaerobic degradation (AD) and b) to determine the optimal range of r...
Autori: Maria del Consuelo Hernández-Berriel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26557

APPLICATION OF GIS TECHNIQUES FOR THE QUANTIFICATION OF LAND DEGRADATION CAUSED BY WATER EROSION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractLand decay processes caused by erosion are very serious by their long term impact on the quality of soils, surface waters,environment and living standards. This article presents the results of a spatial erosion modelling. A new methodology is herebyproposed to estimate the soil losses caused by water erosion. The method is based on using GIS techniques, and its noveltyconsists in applying the mathematic calculation model on the pixel/ cell level, by using the “overlay” technique, which g...
Autori: Gabriela Biali
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26559

SOLUBILIZATION OF HEAVY METALS IN SLUDGE DURING SONICATION: IMPACT OF SONICATION TIME AND POWER DENSITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractHeavy metals in sludge have been one of the limiting factors for sludge reclamation, and therefore the changes of heavy metalsduring sludge treatment process should be concerned. This study investigated the detailed profile of changes of seven typicalheavy metals (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Hg) in the activated sludge during ultrasonic treatment process. The influences ofsonication time and ultrasonic power density were studied. Results showed that heavy metals in sludge were released i...
Autori: Tian Wan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26563

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26568

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26569

THE ROLE OF UNIVERSITY IN ECO-ENTREPRENEURSHIP: EVIDENCE FROM THE EUROBAROMETER SURVEY ON ATTITUDES OF EUROPEAN ENTREPRENEURS TOWARDS ECO-INNOVATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractThere is an increasing social and political awareness of the importance of sustainable innovations. Strategic partnerships betweenpolicy makers, businesses, researchers and citizens are keys to developing, implementing and applying eco-innovation, essentialfor the transition to a competitive green economy. Within this innovation ecosystem, universities can play a central role increating viable alternative models that are driven by environmental sustainability.Based on evidence from the f...
Autori: Francisco José Sáez-Martínez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26571

ESTIMATING NATIONAL WILDFIRE EMISSIONS FOR THE LAST DECADE IN TURKEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract Wildfire emissions are a major contributor of atmospheric gaseous and particulate pollutants for local air pollution levels. With respect to wildfires, Turkey faces one of Europe’s most severe problems during summer. In this study, a database which holds data for wildfire emissions in Turkey for the last decade (between 2000 and 2009) was established in order to create a wildfire emissions inventory. The emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), methane (CH4), n...
Autori: Faruk Dincer
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26584

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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EFFECTS OF CADMIUM AND ZINC ON GROWTH AND METAL ACCUMULATION OF Mathiola flavida BOISS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract The effects of cadmium (Cd), Zinc (Zn), and Cd–Zn on growth and their accumulation in the Matthiola flavida shoots were investigated. A factorial experiment with two factors (Cd and Zn) concerning four concentrations of Cd (0, 5, 10 and 20 mg L-1) and four Zn concentrations (0, 10, 20 and 40 mg L-1) were carried out. The shoot and root biomass of M. flavida growing in Cd- Zn medium decreased significantly (p<0.01) compared to the control. Growing in the presence of 20 mg L-...
Autori: Naser Jamali
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS OF THE OPERATING CONDITIONS IN THE TREATMENT OF COSMETIC WASTEWATER BY SEQUENCING BATCH REACTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract The biological removal of organic matter from a cosmetic wastewater by sequencing batch reactors has been optimized by analyzing the influence of the hydraulic retention time as well as the inclusion of anoxic and/or aerobic stages in the process sequence. Hydraulic retention time of 5 d led to the highest total organic carbon and chemical oxygen demand removal regardless the sequence used. Although a completely aerobic sequence can be used for cosmetic wastewaters treatment, the al...
Autori: Montserrat Tobajas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF CADMIUM DISSOLUTION FROM A HAZARDOUS WASTE BY STATISTICAL DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract Cadmium leaching experiments from hazardous waste containing 16.5 wt% CdO were conducted using H2SO4. Dominant experimental and process parameters were determined by factorial design. Six controlling factors were considered, i.e. solidliquid ratio, acid concentration, reaction time, particle size, stirring speed and temperature. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to identify main effects and their interactions. An empirical model, based upon experimental results, was developed to...
Autori: Mahdi Gharabaghi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26590

GREEN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (GIT) AND GENDER DIVERSITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract Over the past few years, green computing has received an increasing amount of attention since it is considered as one of the critical factors for protecting the environment. This study investigates gender diversity in terms of applying Green Information Technology (GIT) based on the differences between significance tests result for males and females. For this purpose, a survey was conducted among IT professionals from public and private sector organizations since GIT is a new concep...
Autori: Alok Mishra
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26594

POTENTIAL USE OF Crambe abyssinica PRESS CAKE AS AN ADSORBENT: BATCH AND CONTINUOUS STUDIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract This study evaluates the potential of Crambe abyssinica press cake, a residue from crambe oil extraction and/or biodiesel production, as an adsorbent for removal of cationic dyes from wastewaters. Batch adsorption tests were performed at 30, 40 and 50oC. Adsorption kinetics and equilibrium were satisfactorily described by the pseudo second-order and Freundlich models, respectively. Adsorption was spontaneous and exothermic. Fixed bed adsorption (breakthrough curve) was satisfactoril...
Autori: Adriana S. Franca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN EVALUATION OF THE DETERMINABILITY OF LOW LEVEL DIOXIN CONCENTRATIONS BY HRGC/LRMS-NCI
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract High resolution gas chromatography coupled with high resolution mass spectrometry systems are often used for the analyses of dioxins at low concentrations in environmental sample matrices such as soil, vegetation, sediment, air and food. Since the construction and operation costs of these systems are so expensive, the most of the laboratories in the developing countries haven’t the systems with high resolution mass spectrometry. Thus, cheaper systems with similar sensitivity s...
Autori: Mahmut Kemal Korucu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26601

ASSESSMENT OF SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION AND POLLUTION WITH HEAVY METALS IN ROADSIDE SOILS ALONG XI’AN-BAOJI HIGHWAY IN NORTHWEST CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract Xi’an-Baoji Highway is one of the oldest and most important highways in northwest China. In this study, the concentrations (0-20 cm) of Pb, Zn, Cu and Cr at 5-1000 m distances in the roadside soils along Xi’an-Baoji Highway were experimentally determined to analyze their spatial distribution and evaluate their contamination levels. The spatial distribution (mg·kg-1) of Pb, Zn, Cu and Cr at 5-1000 m distances from the both roadsides (North/South) is, respectively, ...
Autori: Shuanxi Fan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BATCH AND COLUMN REMOVAL OF CHROMIUM (VI) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION USING POLYPYRROLE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract The present study deals with the removal of Cr (VI) from aqueous solution by polypyrrole (PPy). Response surface methodology (RSM) was applied for the design and analysis of experiments in the optimization of pH, temperature, initial concentration, contact time and adsorbent dose during the removal of the Cr (VI). The optimum adsorbent dose, temperature, initial concentration of Cr (VI), pH and contact time were found to be 0.8 g, 46.5 oC, 187.5 mg/L, 5.3 and 15.4 min respectively. ...
Autori: Ehsan Hasani
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26614

MAGNITUDE OF DAMAGE EVENTS ON HYDROTECHNICAL TORRENT CONTROL STRUCTURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract The objectives of this paper address the identification and statistical analysis of the laws underlying the variability of the magnitude of the damages to torrent control structures induced by four of the most well-known events affecting their stability, resistance and durability. The research set consists of 100 torrent control structures that have continuously functioned for almost three decades in a managed torrential watershed in the forested mountainous area of Romania. In the ...
Autori: Ioan Clinciu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CAUSAL ANALYSIS ON THE SPECIFIED PAROXYSMAL WATER POLLUTION INCIDENTS IN THE HUAI RIVER BASIN, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
In the Huai River Basin, pollutant masses are frequently concentrated into dams and sluices, which are subsequently discharged anddestroying the downstream ecology and environment. This phenomenon has been termed the specified paroxysmal water pollution incident (SPWPI), which has attracted worldwide attention as a large-scale water pollution problem. Studies of the formation mechanism of SPWPIs have become an urgent topic for fundamental research in water pollution prevention and control. I...
Autori: Şukru Dursun
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COPPER NANOPARTICLES SUPPORTED ON POLYETHERFUNCTIONALIZED MESOPOROUS SILICA. SYNTHESIS AND APPLICATION AS HYDROGENATION CATALYSTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 2
Abstract Copper nanoparticles were successfully synthesized on polyether-functionalized mesoporous silica to investigate the effect of metal loading (10, 25 and 35 wt. % Cu) on their structural and catalytic properties. The oxide forms of these nanocomposite materials were thoroughly characterized by nitrogen physisorption, SAXS, WAXS, TEM, EDXS, and TPR, whereas the metallic forms were analysed by N2O chemisorption. The results indicated that the mesostructured SBA-15-like hybrids favoured ...
Autori: Constantin Rudolf
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26653

HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METALS AND POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS IN SOIL AT COKE OVEN GAS PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 2
Abstract Sites contaminated with hazardous materials pose serious risks to human health and ecological environments. Quantitative health risk assessment is a site-specific complex procedure requiring evaluation of all possible pathways. Several studies have focused on the evaluation of heavy metals or organic pollutants; however, only few studies focused on the evaluation of diverse pollutants such as heavy metals and organics. In this study, the health risk of heavy metals and organic pollu...
Autori: Hou Wei
ISSN: 1
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26663

EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON THE AERATION OXYGENATION INTO PRINTING AND DYEING WASTEWATER USING JET AERATOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 2
Abstract This study focused on the use of jet aeration to treat printing and dyeing wastewater. The related environmental factors influencing the dynamical efficiency of a jet aerator were investigated. Results showed that an ideal linear relation existed between dynamical efficiency and working pressure (R2 > 0.98), with dynamical efficiency decreasing gradually as the working pressure increased. When the gas–liquid ratio was approximately 0.6:1 to 1.4:1, more bubbles were formed b...
Autori: Chunsheng Le
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26664

DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF A PLANT FOR GLYCEROL CONVERSION TO ACROLEIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract The development of biodiesel industry in the recent past brought into discussion the valorization of glycerol as the byproduct of this technology. Dehydration of glycerol leads to acrolein, mainly used as a raw material in the production of acrylic acid and its esters. Several research efforts dealing with the synthesis of acrolein from glycerol are reported in the literature. However, they are limited to catalyst testing on laboratory scale, no attention being paid to the process f...
Autori: Ionut Banu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26666

EVOLUTION OF TROPHIC PARAMETERS FROM AMARA LAKE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract The transformation of lentic ecosystems in other types of ecosystems (plain, forest) is a part of normal process of ecological succession that occurs slowly, at geological scale. The filling of cuvette with eroded material transported by precipitations, air masses or detritus produced in situ, start from the moment when the body of water lakes is formed and has different rates depending on many factors: geographical location, geological substrate type, types of existing uses in the ...
Autori: Ofelia Axinte
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A NEW STRATEGY FOR PENTACHLOROPHENOL MONITORING IN WATER SAMPLES USING ULTRA-HIGH PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY - MASS SPECTROMETRY TANDEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract A novel sensitive and rapid analytical approach based on ultra-high performance liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry (UHPLC/MS/MS) tandem was developed for the monitoring of pentachlorophenol in water samples. Chromatographic separation was carried out on Acquity BEH C18 (100 x 2.1 mm, 1.7 μm) column under gradient mode using a mobile phase consisting of acetonitrile/ultrapure water/formic acid. Quantification of pentachlorophenol was performed on a triple-quadrupole tandem ...
Autori: Yassine Kadmi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26673

SELECTIVE RECOVERY OF PHENOLIC DERIVATIVES THROUGH THE TECHNIQUE OF LIQUID MEMBRANES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract In the present paper we studied the competitive transport of p-nitrophenol (pNP) and 2,4-dinitrophenol (2,4-dNP) from aqueous media using the technique of liquid membranes. This technique is very efficient, economic and selective when compared to other removal techniques of phenolic derivatives. The paper presents the influence of the sodium carbonate concentration from the stripping phase, the influence of the concentration ratio [2,4-dNP]/[pNP] upon the selectivity of the transpor...
Autori: Ioana Diaconu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26681

GRIDDED POPULATION DISTRIBUTION MAP FOR THE HEBEI PROVINCE OF CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract Mapping the distribution of populations has become an important issue in geographical and relative researchers. Combining population and spatial data allows for socio-graphic information to be visualized, in order to evaluate the total numbers of people at risk of environmental health hazards, who have died in natural disasters etc. Therefore, spatial distribution of population data is an effective way to integrate statistical and spatial data. This paper presents a multi-factor dat...
Autori: Yu Zhang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26686

OPTIMIZATION OF ISES FOR SIMULTANEOUS NH4 +, NO3 - AND NO2 - MONITORING IN SYNTHETIC WASTEWATER USING SOLVER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract The adaptation of commercially available ion-selective electrodes (ISEs) for use in wastewater matrices was demonstrated using multivariate analysis and optimization with the Microsoft Excel Solver tool. The electrodes were characterized in pure analyte solutions, and their parameters were estimated using multivariate analysis and Solver optimization. The ammonium, nitrate, and nitrite ions were measured in model systems that were designed to simulate wastewater. The accuracy of the...
Autori: Natalija Koprivanac
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DEGRADATION AND ADSORPTION BEHAVIOR OF DIBUTYL PHTHALATE IN METHANOGENIC PHASE REFUSE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract The degradation and adsorption behavior of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) in methanogenic phase refuse was investigated through laboratory microcosm experiments. The results showed that the half-life of DBP in the sterilized refuse was 5.9 times higher than in unsterilized samples, but that it decreased by 35.8% when dominant bacterial strains were added. Different concentrations of DBP did not have obvious effects on its degradation. The half-lives of DBP were decreased by 53.0%, 37.2% an...
Autori: Chengran Fang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26690

BIODEGRADATION OF ATRAZINE BY FREE AND IMMOBILIZED CELLS OF Arthrobacter sp. STRAIN DNS10
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract The main purpose of this research was to study the biodegradation ability of atrazine by using Arthrobacter sp. as free and immobilized cells of the strain DNS10, under several important environmental factors such as temperature, pH, salinity, substrate concentration. Furthermore, this paper objective was also to assess the process considering the immobilization under extreme conditions, such as high salinity and high atrazine concentration. DNS10 was immobilized on a sodium alginat...
Autori: Zhang Ying
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26702

DETERMINATION OF POLYPHENOLIC COMPOUNDS IN MURFATLAR WINES BY VALIDATED SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract Simple, cost effective, accurate and reproducible UV-spectrometric method was developed and validated in order to estimate total polyphenolics content (TPC) of some Romanian red and white wines. Furthermore, the total flavonoids and nonflavonoids of the wines were also determined. The TPC has been measured using the Folin-Ciocalteu method. The method was tested and validated for various parameters: specificity and selectivity, precision, accuracy, detection and quantization limits a...
Autori: Simona Dobrinas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26708

RISK FACTORS IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS: THE ROLE OF GENETIC, EPIGENETIC, IMMUNE AND ENVIRONMENTAL INTERACTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disorders that affect an individual’s ability to communicate and socialize, often associated with repetitive movements or behaviors. Frequently patients associate intellectual disability or digestive problems. Autism is more common in males and affects 1 in 88 children in USA. The mechanism that leads to ASD is very complex, involving genetic, epigenetic, immune and environmental factors that could...
Autori: Cristina Rusu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26712

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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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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26727

ADSORPTIVE REMOVAL OF METHYLENE BLUE FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS BY PUMICE POWDER: PROCESS MODELLING AND KINETIC EVALUATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract This study was carried out to investigate the adsorption of methylene blue (MB) onto pumice powder, as a low-cost adsorbent for the removal of dyes. The experiments were designed based on a central composite design (CCD) and the process was analyzed and modeled using response surface methodology (RSM). In order to study the adsorption process, three important factors viz. pumice dosage (20- 50 mg/50mL), MB concentration (20-40 mg/l) and contact times (5- 35 min) were chosen as varia...
Autori: Kiomars Sharafi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26729

COMPARISON OF PARTICLE-SIZE ANALYZING LABORATORY METHODS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract Particle size distribution is one of the most influential factors of most soil physical and even some soil chemical characteristics. As modern measurement techniques are being introduced, the need for comparing new methods with older methodologies arises because comparability means data continuity. Here, three institutes conducted a comparison of particle size measurement among the laser, areometer and pipette techniques. The purpose of the comparison was to a) discover any differen...
Autori: Csaba Centeri
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26733

SOCIAL PERCEPTION OF PASSIVE POLLUTION BY ASBESTOS IN DARABANI TOWN, BOTOŞANI COUNTY, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract Social perception is a tool widely used in the environment research, due to the emphasis put on the one hand on the human component, as an important factor in the development of society, and on the other hand on the man-environment interaction of the past decades. The aim of the present study is to assess the population concern about the environment, and particularly about the use of asbestos (a material partly forbidden in Romania since 2007), for construction purposes. The case st...
Autori: Elena Matei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26734

OPTIMIZATION OF ULTRASONIC EXTRACTION CONDITIONS FOR EXCESS SLUDGE PROTEIN USING RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract Response surface methodology and central composite experimental design were used to model and optimize the operational parameters of the excess sludge protein extraction yield by ultrasonic wave-assisted extraction. The three variables involved in this research were the ultrasonic extraction time, pH, and temperature. In the range studied, statistical analysis of the results showed that selected variables had a significant effect on protein extraction yield. The optimized extraction...
Autori: Yulin Xiang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26736

ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS OF WASTE THERMAL WATER DISPOSAL: LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF THERMAL WATER SEEPAGE ON DIFFERENT SOIL TYPES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract In Hungary, 0.5 million m3 of thermal water is exploited every day for diverse purposes. After utilization, this enormous amount of thermal water becomes sewage water with a high concentration of salts, heavy metals, ammonia, nitrate, an unfavorable ion composition and high temperature. A common treatment is to dispose of waste water into a surface recipient through uninsulated channels surrounded by arable land. By infiltration, sewage water can cause potential salinization/sodific...
Autori: Andrea Farsang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26742

GENERAL ASPECTS ON URBAN HYDROGEOLOGY AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM BUCHAREST (ROMANIA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract The interaction between groundwater systems and urban environments has become an important challenge that fast developing modern cities must face. Contributing factors are, but not limited to, the continuous horizontal and vertical expansion of cities, population growth, climate change, water scarcity and water quality degradation. The present paper provides an overview on several aspects related to the interaction between aquifer systems and urban infrastructures. A review of urban...
Autori: Mohamed Amine Boukhemacha
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26748

COMPARATIVE PHOTOCATALYTIC PERFORMANCES OF UNDOPED/N-DOPED TIO2 UNDER SOLAR IRRADIATION FOR A REACTIVE YELLOW 125 AZO REACTIVE DYE DEGRADATION FROM WATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract In this study, the comparative photocatalytic activities of undoped and N-doped TiO2 anatase nanocrystals towards the degradation of Reactive Yellow 125 (RY125) azo reactive dye in aqueous solutions under UV and VIS irradiation ranges were investigated. Both nanocrystals prepared by a fast-hydrothermal method using titanium isopropoxide as precursor were characterized morpho-structurally by X-ray diffraction, SEM/EDX analysis and BET measurements. Also, optical features of the nano...
Autori: Corina Orha
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26757

CLOSE-RANGE PHOTOGRAMMETRY ENABLES DOCUMENTATION OF ENVIRONMENT-INDUCED DEFORMATION OF ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract Deformation, damage and permanent loss of heritage assets due to various physical and environmental factors has always been a major problem. As the availability of funds for conservation and restoration is limited, the digital documentation of heritage objects and monitoring of environment-induced deformations are increasingly important for cultural heritage preservation. Our study elucidates developments in the digital image capturing and processing for recording architectural heri...
Autori: Jūratė Sužiedelytė-Visockienė
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26759

GEOGRAPHICAL ENVIRONMENT AND GLOBAL HEALTH. CONCEPTUAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract The link between the spread of diseases and the geographical environment has been made by scientists since a long time. Every element has an entire spectrum of possible effects on a community. One of the main reasons of studying the environment is the understanding of the way the environment conditions influence the human health and the identification of the modalities through which the negative effects of some external factors on this universal good of the society can be reduced. T...
Autori: Călin-Cornel Pop
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26760

STAKEHOLDERS’ PERCEPTIONS REGARDING EVALUATION CRITERIA OF FOREST ROAD OPTIONS IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract Transparent and participatory decision making in solving complex forest management problems are fostered by numerous forest policies. Thus, all relevant stakeholders should be involved in the process of evaluating forest road options from the early stages of planning. However, participatory tools are not yet used as a matter of course in the Romanian forest sector. This study aimed to stress the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in decision making in the forest sec...
Autori: Adrian Enache
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26763

INDOOR AND OUTDOOR VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS MONITORING IN A MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract A VOC monitoring was carried out inside and outside a multi-storey car park in order to characterize the emission profile of vehicular traffic source in an indoor environment. BTEX, and in particular toluene, were the most abundant compounds in all monitored sites, with different compositions between indoor parking areas and outdoor sites. The motor vehicle exhaust and gasoline vapor emission in these enclosed parking garages were characterized by diffusion or degradation phenomena ...
Autori: Gianluigi de Gennaro
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26778

FUNGAL LACCASES PRODUCTION USING TOMATO-BASED MEDIUM: A FACTORIAL DESIGN APPROACH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract This study was aimed to stimulate laccase production by Trametes pubescens MUT 2400 by using a tomato-based medium. Two sequential 2x2 factorial designs were used to determine the effect of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) source concentration on laccase activity and biomass concentration; copper was used as the sole inducer (0.75 mM). Analysis of the first factorial design showed that N had a strong positive effect on the maximum laccase activity, which occurred at day 12 of cultivation...
Autori: Federica Spina
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26795

EVALUATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT LEVEL OF LOW-CARBON LOGISTICS IN BEIJING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract Low-carbon logistics is an important part of the fight against global climate change. It is particularly important that rapidly expanding cities establish scientific and comprehensive evaluation indexes for low-carbon logistics in order to accurately and quickly determine their logistics development situation. This paper develops an evaluation index system, especially including low carbon technological progress, and applies the entropy weight method to calculate the weights of indic...
Autori: Yanchun Chen
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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SYSTEM DYNAMICS FOR URBAN TRAFFIC JAM MANAGEMENT IN BEIJING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract The supply and demand contradiction of urban transport in China is increasingly prominent. And the urban traffic jam becomes more and more serious. It affects the normal urban residents, causes aggravating environmental pollution, and influences the normal operation of the urban logistics seriously. It becomes the restrictive factors of urban economic and social development. Accordingly, the paper analyzes the current situation of traffic jams, the reasons, and summarized existing c...
Autori: Haoxiong Yang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IDENTIFICATION OF NONPOINT SOURCE OF POLLUTION WITH NITROGEN BASED ON SOIL AND WATER ASSESSMENT TOOL (SWAT) IN QINHUANGDAO CITY, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract The identification of the critical source of nonpoint source pollution (NPS) plays an important role in formulation of Best Management Practices (BMPs). SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) was adopted for NPS nitrogen pollution modeling for Qinhuangdao City. The model was calibrated and validated by Sequential Uncertainty Fitting Version 2 algorithm of SWATCUP (SWAT Calibration and Uncertainty Programs) software. The model was used to quantify contributions of different nitrogen ...
Autori: Jihong Qu
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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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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WASTE MANAGEMENT IN CIVIL ENGINEERING: A DYNAMIC FRAMEWORK
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract The recycling and later use of construction and demolition waste (C&D waste) as construction materials present a strategic inconvenience for many stakeholders involved in the sustainable construction. In some countries, the recycling percentage of C&D waste is around 80% of the C&D generated. However, in other countries this percentage is much lower. This complexity requires a better understanding of the recycling dynamic. In the specific case of Spain, the National Inte...
Autori: Nuria Calvo
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 BAYESIAN STATIC GAMES IN RIVER WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract One of the imperative concerns in river water quality management is to develop pollution control strategies, which are satisfactory for all pollution load dischargers. The game theory can be applied for modeling the natural process of decision making among dischargers under the condition of having just one water quality checkpoint in a river reach, which receives pollution loads of several dischargers who would be penalized for any water quality violation from the standards. In this...
Autori: Armaghan Abed-Elmdoust
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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IMPLICATIONS OF WIND POWER GENERATION: PERCEPTIONS OF PEOPLE EXPOSED TO TURBINE NOISE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract The current study aims at analyzing the perceptions of people exposed to wind turbine noise. Noise measurements were carried out in a wind farm in the north of Portugal and the data were analyzed and crossed with the answers to a survey applied in four nearby villages. It was concluded that the direct visibility of the wind turbines from the respondents’ houses seems to affect the reported annoyance due to noise exposure. Besides, there is a significant relationship between th...
Autori: Pedro M. Arezes
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF LANDSLIDE SUSCEPTIBILITY IN THE BÂRLAD BASIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract Landslides constitute an abrupt and short-lived geomorphic risk phenomena, which may cause significant damages to human made infrastructures or even claim human lives. The present study aims to assess landslide susceptibility, at regional scale, in the Bârlad Basin, situated in eastern Romania. The subject is approached by means of logistic regression analysis, which is one of the main methods employed for this purpose worldwide. A landslide inventory was carried out by digiti...
Autori: Cristian Valeriu Patriche
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HYDROLOGICAL EFFECT OF ARTIFICIAL DRAINAGE IN LOWLAND RIVER CATCHMENTS IN LITHUANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract Although in Lithuania artificial land drainage is a common water management practice, there are still concerns about its downstream hydrological effects. Due to the complexity of flow driving factors, the hydrological effect of drainage is very uncertain, making it difficult to determine its relative importance. Aiming to distinguish between the influence of drainage and other factors in this study, the extent of changes of twenty hydrologic variables (flow magnitude, frequency, dur...
Autori: Arvydas Povilaitis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL CHANGES IN WATER QUALITY PARAMETERS OF A SHALLOW LAKE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 10
Abstract This article presents the result of investigation on the spatial and temporal changes in water quality of Uluabat Lake. It examines the relationship between water and sediment quality parameters, and assesses the factors affecting eutrophication. Water and sediment quality are examined at 8 stations in the lake between May 2008, and May 2009. Water and sediment quality parameters measured are T, pH, EC, SD, NH4-N, NO3-N, TN, PO4-P, TP. Also DO, alkalinity, hardness, SS, BOD, COD, Ch...
Autori: Feza Karaer
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ROLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL RISK FACTORS IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE: BUCOVINA REGION CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 10
Abstract Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that occurs due to a progressive degeneration of dopaminergic (DA) neurons. Brain area affected by progressive destruction of neurons controls movements, and patients with PD reveal rigid and uncontrollable gestures, postural instability, small handwriting and tremor. There are some risk factors that have been proven to trigger PD with a certain probability (for example insecticides exposure, and genetic and environmental ...
Autori: Oana Geman
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF THE OXYGENATION PROCESS IN A GROWING SUPERINTENSIVE FISH TANK
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 10
Abstract Superintensive growth of fish in a controlled environment involves taking a series of measures to ensure the oxygen necessary to provide optimal living conditions for stocks. Considering the fact that oxygen has a relatively low solubility in water, the photosynthesis in basins does not occur and the rate of incoming water may be low, it is imperative to supplement the water with oxygen. The paper presents theoretical researches on mathematical modelling and numerical simulation of ...
Autori: Vasilica Ştefan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DISSOLUTION OF BASE METALS FROM WASTE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract The aim of the present study was to determine the most feasible experimental conditions for the dissolution of base metals (Cu, Ni, Zn, Pb, etc.) from waste printed circuit boards (WPCBs) obtained from WMP. The leaching of WPCB samples was performed with FeCl3 in HCl solution which allowed the separation of a precious metal rich solid residue and a high base metal concentration solution adequate for base metal recovery. The most favorable conditions for the leaching process were ide...
Autori: Szabolcs Fogarasi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE SORTING AND TREATMENT SCHEMES FOR THE MAXIMIZATION OF MATERIAL AND ENERGY RECOVERY IN A LATEST EU MEMBER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract This paper analyses mass and energy balances of some Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Systems (IMSWS) focusing on MSW sorting, treatment and energy recovery conversion chains suitable for the last entries into the European Union (EU). In particular the Romanian case-study has been developed as reference scenario. In this context the actions timelines for the case-study are immediate (S1A), midterm (S1B) and long term (S2). In the scenarios S1A, S1B a poor selective collection (SC) i...
Autori: Gabriela Ionescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TIME SERIES ANALYSIS OF AIR POLLUTANTS RECORDED FROM ROMANIAN EMEP STATIONS AT MOUNTAIN SITES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract The present study analyzes the background pollution in Romania using official data reported for recorded air pollutants from the automated regional stations located at three mountain sites. A series of key figures regarding the trend of background pollution at Romanian mountain sites was extracted based on annual average concentrations recorded between 2010 and 2013 i.e. 8.8 ± 5.2 μg NO2/m3, 5.3 ± 1.6 μg SO2/m3, 0.075 ± 0.035 μg CO/m3, 3.2 ± 0.9 ...
Autori: Daniel Dunea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FROM SEEDS TO BIODIESEL: EXTRACTION, ESTERIFICATION, TRANSESTERIFICATION AND BLENDING OF Jatropha curcas OIL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract The aim of this research was to find the optimal method of extracting oil from jatropha seeds and to discovery a technically viable process in which high quality biodiesel can be produced. To begin with, the oil extraction yield obtained with solvent extraction was 34%, using n-hexane in 2 hours. Then, the properties and fatty acid composition of jatropha oil were investigated. We must emphasize that jatropha oil contains about 11% of free fatty acids (FFA), which is far beyond the ...
Autori: Carmen María Fernández
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CAPABILITY OF AQUATIC PLANTS FOR HEAVY METALS UPTAKE IN SIMULATED SEDIMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract Heavy metals are considered important pollutants found in sewage sludge. That is why sewage sludge can have a limited use as fertilizer in agriculture. Some aquatic plants can remove nutrients and heavy metals from media as sewage sludge or contaminated sediments. In this paper, we investigated the effects of different concentration levels of two heavy metals (Ni and Cd), respectively, 10, 35, 85 and 20, 50, 150 mg/kg in sedimentary media on plant uptake of Ni and Cd, considering th...
Autori: Shahram Goudarzi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH OF LAND COVER AT LOCAL LEVEL: STUDINEŢ CATCHMENT (EASTERN ROMANIA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Abstract This paper is an environmental approach of land cover in rural areas, based on a case study of Eastern Romania: Studineţ catchment (9669 hectares). The information necessary to shape the profile of the research area is obtained through diachronic and comparative analysis of different land cover categories. For this purpose, three distinct aspects were analyzed: weight and fragmentation of arable land; evolution and current weight of forests; expansion of xerotermophilous shrubs...
Autori: Iulian Cătălin Stângă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FATE OF METRONIDAZOLE UNDER SOLAR IRRADIATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Photodegradation caused by sun irradiation may be of major significance in the natural elimination process of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs). The fate of metronidazole (MET) in surface water under solar irradiation was investigated. Several parameters affecting the photochemical degradation rate of MET were investigated, including the initial pharmaceutical concentration, continuous input and the presence of other pharmaceuticals like tinidazole (TNZ) with similar structur...
Autori: Bo Wu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION CONDITIONS AND APPLICATION OF MOVING BED BIOFILM REACTOR FOR MATURE LANDFILL LEACHATE TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) technique is a useful technology for the treatment of mature landfill leachate. The reactor start-up and acclimation processes illustrated that many factors, such as biomass, C/N ratio, and influent volumetric loading rates, could affect the ammonium-nitrogen (NH4+–N) and COD removal. The factorial experiments were carried out to determine the optimal reactor operational conditions, and the results demonstrated that when DO 2-4 mg/L, pH 7.5, and hydraul...
Autori: Wei Li
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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EFFECT OF THE INTERACTION OF EARTHWORMS AND SUBSTRATES ON PHOTOSYNTHETIC CHARACTERISTICS, NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS UPTAKE BY Iris pseudacorus IN CONSTRUCTED WETLAND SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
This study investigates the effects of earthworms and a variety of substrates on photosynthetic characteristics and rate of uptake of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) by Iris pseudacorus L. (Iridaceae) in a constructed wetland system under greenhouse conditions. The study seeks to identify those factors that maximize the efficient removal of N and P. Four substrates were tested: pure sand, sand and soil, sand and organic matter, and a mixture of sand, soil and organic matter. The photosyntheti...
Autori: Defu Xu
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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OPTIMIZATION OF THE COMBINED UV/ELECTROCOAGULATION PROCESS FOR DYE REMOVAL FROM TEXTILE WASTEWATER USING RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
In this study, response surface methodology (RSM) method was applied based on a five-level and four-variable central composite design. The optimization of the C.I. Direct Red 81 (DR81) removal by the combination of electrocoagulation (EC) and UV processes was also performed. The effect of initial pH, reaction time, current density and initial dye concentration on the dye removal was investigated to obtain the optimal experimental conditions. The optimal conditions with the dye removal of 95% ...
Autori: Elmira Pajootan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A SYSTEM DYNAMICS ANALYSIS OF INCENTIVE MECHANISMS FOR DEMAND RESPONSE PROGRAMS IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Severe power shortages and poor performance of administrative demand response (DR) in China have motivated exploration of potentially more effective market-based approaches to promote DR deployment. We present a systems dynamics model for estimating DR-related costs and benefits to stakeholders. The model is used to study the performance of DR programs under various alternative incentive mechanisms. The systems dynamics process can quantitatively explain incentive-related obstacles in China ...
Autori: Beibei Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A REVIEW OF FERROELECTRIC PACKED BED NON THERMAL PLASMA REACTOR FOR VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS DECOMPOSITION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 2
One way to improve the performance of non-thermal plasma (NTP) reactor for volatile organic compound decomposition is by the introduction of ferroelectric materials into the discharge zone of NTP. This paper is a review of the breakthroughs and the current status of the applications of this technology for the abatement of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It covers the process of energy generation in NTP, VOCs decomposition processes and the effects of critical factors such as type of packed...
Autori: Abdullahi Mohammed Evuti
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GEOMORPHOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS FOR SUSCEPTIBILITY MAPPING OF LANDSLIDES IN NATURAL PARKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 2
This work establishes a mapping procedure to determine the risk of susceptibility to hillside movements (landslides) that can be applied to any territory by means of algebraic mapping of the passive or determining factors that influence risk. On the one hand, derivative morphometric mappings obtained from a Digital Terrain Model that notably influence the genesis of active processes have been generated; these mappings include gradient mapping, aspect mapping and type of curvature mapping. On ...
Autori: Antonio Miguel Martínez-Graña
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DECONTAMINATION OF DIESEL-POLLUTED SOIL THROUGH FLOTATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 2
This paper studies, in lab scale, the possibility of removing a rich-in-pollutant soil fraction using flotation, with the clean fraction been restored to its natural condition. The tests were carried out in a conventional flotation cell with mechanical agitation. Artificially polluted soil was used throughout this study by mixing soil with diesel fuel. The effect of the following flotation factors was studied: pulp pH, collector type and quantity, conditioning and flotation time, initial soil...
Autori: Nickolaos Georgiou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26960

THE IMPACT OF SLOPE ON FIRE SPREAD SIMULATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
Every year a lot of hectares of forest are burn in Europe, especially in the south part of Europe, where the climate is hot and dry during the summer. Last decades, with climate change, this part of the Europe becomes dryer and increase of the field fires is observed. The same problems arise in northern America, Australia and other dry regions. A model field fire spread can have several applications. The prevision of the fire front can help the fireman to optimize their work, and to reduce th...
Autori: Stefka Fidanova
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26973

INFLUENCE OF CLIMATIC FACTORS ON THE POLLUTION WITH NITROGEN OXIDES (NOX) IN BACAU CITY, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
Air pollution has a significant impact on human health and natural ecosystems. The principal gaseous pollutants compounds result from different types of combustion processes. In this category there are included carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), dust and hydrocarbons. Nitrogen oxides are a group of highly reactive gases, which contain nitrogen and oxygen in varying amounts. Most of the nitrogen oxides are colorless and odorless gas. This paper highlights the c...
Autori: Doina Capşa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26988

POTENTIALLY TOXIC ELEMENTS IN URBAN SOILS OF IASI (ROMANIA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
Our study aims to analyse soil quality based on the concentrations of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) in natural or slightly modified anthropogenic soils, technosols and landfill deposits in Iasi. The pollution level analysis based on lognormal distribution plot allows the differentiation of elements coming from the parent material (Mo, Cd, Ni and As) of those with anthropogenic origin (Pb, Zn and Cu). The enrichment factor (EF) calculated based on manganese (Mn) as reference in the parent ...
Autori: Cristian Vasilica Secu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26991

A SURVEY OF SICK BUILDING SYNDROME PREVALENCE AMONG THE INHABITANTS OF EKBATAN IN TEHRAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 4
In this study, Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is surveyed in the residential buildings of Ekbatan, a district in the Western part of Tehran. A number of 330 individuals were selected randomly. It was investigated whether factors such as the physical conditions of the sampled buildings, occupation and lifestyle-related behavior such as smoking were associated with the intensification of irritation and mental symptoms. The symptoms of SBS were observed positive in 56.4% of the cases. The worst sy...
Autori: Amir Sheikhmohammadi
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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INVESTIGATION OF AMMONIUM ION ADSORPTION ONTO REGENERATED SPENT BLEACHING EARTH: PARAMETERS AND EQUILIBRIUM STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 4
The release of nitrogen compounds into the environment is a major concern worldwide. Different studies howed that recycled materials have a high removal capacity for pollutants. Bentonite and its major clay minerals, smectites clays are common bleaching agents used for oil refinery bleaching and known as bleaching earth (BE). In this study regeneration of spent bleaching earth (SBE) acquired from the vegetable oil industry was surveyed via different methods and the regenerated spent bleaching...
Autori: Mohammad Malakootian
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF CARBONIZATION ON BANANA PEELS FOR REMOVAL OF CADMIUM IONS FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 4
Adsorption studies of cadmium(II) were conducted on 623oK or 723oK carbonized banana peels named as BP623 and respectively BP723 as well as on the dried ones (BP). Carbonization enhances the quality of organic by-product used as adsorbent, reduces the equilibrium time and improves the quality of the final product (water). Evaluation of the effects of pH, contact time and solution temperature showed that the uptake of cadmium(II) ions was highly dependent on these factors, and increased with ...
Autori: Josiane Ponou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27009

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27012

REVIEW ON RECENT ADVANCES IN ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION AND RELATED TOXICITY OF ENGINEERED NANOPARTICLES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 4
Production and utilization of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs), which are smart materials with ability of sensing and destroying chemical contaminants, is growing rapidly. However, these materials seem to have some ecological and health adverse effects. Hence, the main goal of this review study is to give a brief description about the recent developments of the commercial available engineered nano particles in the environmental remediation and also to note the current state of findings about t...
Autori: Mohammadreza Kamali
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27017

DIFFERENTIAL RESPONSES OF RICE YIELD TO CLIMATE CHANGE BETWEEN RECLAMATION AND GENERAL AGRICULTURAL AREAS IN THE HEILONGJIANG PROVINCE OF CHINA FROM 1951 TO 2011
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 4
Rice is one of the main staple foods in China and plays an extremely important role in ensuring the country’s food security. Therefore, the impacts of climate change on rice yields have garnered considerable attention. In this study, meteorological and rice yield records during 1951-2011 from the Reclamation area (RA) and general agricultural area (GAA) in the Heilongjiang province of Northeast China were used to assess the impacts of climate change on rice yield trends using multiple r...
Autori: Yang Zhou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27019

MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES USED IN ENVINRONMENTAL ENGINEERING FOR Pb AND Zn REMOVAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
Maghemite nanoparticles (γ-Fe2O3) were synthesized in order to be used as magnetic adsorbent for two heavy metals, Pb(II) and Zn(II), from aqueous solutions. γ-Fe2O3 was prepared from magnetite nanoparticles and was tested for single and binary aqueous solutions. Efficiency removal (%) for single solutions appears only after 10 minutes and was higher than 80%. In case of binary solutions, same results regarding efficiency removal were registered after 60 minutes, being almost 90% ...
Autori: Ecaterina Matei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF STURGEONS SWIMMING CAPACITY ABOVE THE BOTTOM SILL BY NUMERICAL SIMULATION. BALA BRANCH CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
The need of hydraulic structures for the improvement of the navigation conditions on the Danube, between Calarasi and Braila (km 375 and km 175), led to the development of studies regarding the environmental impact. The studies were made by correlating the dynamic implementation of hydraulic works with the results of the environmental monitoring, biotic and abiotic factors. The hydraulic works designed to be built-up on the Bala branch, raised issues regarding sturgeons’migration in thi...
Autori: Alina-Florina Nicolae
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE USE OF NEW STURGEON MIGRATION MONITORING SYSTEMS ON THE LOWER DANUBE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
The hydrotechnical works (bottom sills, banks protections, and guiding wall) performed during 2011 -2017 period on the Danube river, between Calarasi and Braila (km 375-175), aimed to improve the fluvial navigation, and have imposed a continuous monitoring of biotic and abiotic environmental factors. The aim of these hydraulic works is to identify the possible negative effects which might appear and find the alternative solutions to eliminate the risks. The sturgeons, which are migratory spec...
Autori: Marius Constantin Raischi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPREHENSIVE COMPARISON OF A FEW VARIANTS OF CLUSTER ANALYSIS AS DATA MINING TOOL IN SUPPORTING ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 6
A few variants of hierarchical cluster analysis (CA) as tool of assessment of multidimensional similarity in environmental dataset are compared. The dataset consisted of analytical results of determination of metals (Na, K, Ca, Sc, Fe, Co, Zn, As, Br, Rb, Mo, Sb, Cs, Ba, La, Ce, Sm, Hf and Th) in ambient air dried and kept alive, by the means of hydroponics, moss baskets collected in 12 locations on the area of Tricity (Poland). The selected urban locations covered sites of various anthropoge...
Autori: Aleksander Astel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RESPONSE OF THE FISH COMMUNITY TO OXBOW LAKE RESTORATION IN A LOW-GRADIENT RIVER FLOODPLAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 6
The effects of reconnecting three oxbow lakes to the Słupia River (northern Poland) on the fish community were analysed on the background of environmental factors. The ecological effects of restoring the hydrological connectivity of the river-floodplain system (RFS) were analysed in an intermediate time span (from 2008 to 2012). Oxbow lakes that were cut off from their mother river were characterised by a low abundance and relatively low diversity (Shannon index, H’) but high speci...
Autori: Krystian Obolewski
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27059

FACTORS INFLUENCING THE THERMOCHEMICAL BEHAVIOURS OF TIRE RUBBER: PART I - INFLUENCE OF FIBER AND METAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 6
In this paper both kinetic and thermodynamic parameters of thermochemical transformation of waste tires are evaluated by using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). For rubber thermochemical decomposition, individually and in the presence of other tires components, some kinetic and thermodynamic parameters such as energy of activation (Ea), frequency factor (A), reaction enthalpy (ΔH), entropy (ΔS) and free energy (ΔG) have been calculated by using the integration method. The e...
Autori: Sana Kordoghli
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROACTIVITY AND ITS DETERMINANTS IN THE HOTEL INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
The economic literature provides ample evidence that tourism makes intensive use of land both as a product and as a production factor. However, what is now known as mass tourism was developed in a setting in which respect for the environment among businesses and consumers was conspicuous by its absence. This situation has recently changed as consumers increasingly demand sustainable tourism products and require companies to respect specific environmental commitments. How companies manage thi...
Autori: José Luis Sánchez-Ollero
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY OF AN ANNUAL WASTE RECYCLING INDEX IN SPAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
The management of urban solid waste is a growing priority both in large cities and in rural settings, and in developed and developing countries. Many factors can influence the type and amount of waste generated, including population density, level of industrialisation, quality of life of households, type of area (urban/rural) and local climate. In this paper, we introduce an index of solid waste recycling over a ten-year period and examine the influence of several such factors on this index. ...
Autori: María-José Del-Moral-Ávila
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27071

DETERMINANTS OF ECO-INNOVATION: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE INDUSTRIAL AND SERVICES SECTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
This study analyzed the determinants of eco-innovation in a sample of companies drawn from several sectors of economic activity in Spain and studied similarities and differences in their activity. The analysis used information obtained from the Technological Innovation Panel (PITEC) database created by the Spanish Institute of Statistics. The methodology used showed that although all the variables used in the model were significant for all sectors of activity, their effects were specific to e...
Autori: Alejandro García-Pozo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DIMENSION IN THE HOTEL INDUSTRY AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH CONSUMER PERCEPTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is implemented unevenly in the Spanish tourism industry. The country’s hotel infrastructure is not an exception. Many researchers have focused on finding out to what extent the implementation of CSR is ideal from a hotel management perspective and what its effects and consequences are. To a lesser extent, this work has analyzed how and how much consumers rate socially responsible actions, particularly those associated with the environment, society a...
Autori: José Mondéjar Jiménez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27077

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27087

SUSTAINABILITY IN RELATIONSHIP MARKETING: AN EXPLORATORY MODEL FOR THE INDUSTRIAL FIELD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
The present paper proposes a new perspective on relationship marketing in international businesses, advancing a multidimensional model, further referred to as CRMS model (the Cs of Relationship Marketing Sustainability), developed on five key dimensions of Relationship Marketing Sustainability: Convergence, Commonality, Compatibility, Credibility, Connectivity. Surpassing unidimensional approaches, the study makes a step forward to proposing and testing the CRMS integrative model which explo...
Autori: Teodor Păduraru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27090

COMPARATIVE LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT STUDY OF THREE WINTER WHEAT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
Three different winter wheat production systems for three European countries (United Kingdom, France and Italy), all with different climatic conditions, soil management and input levels (e.g. tillage, fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides) were analysed from an environmental perspective. The intended applications were the analysis and comparison from a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) perspective and the identification of the key parameters which have the greatest influence on final results. The ...
Autori: Daniele Cambria
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTION OF CHEMICALS 1. IMPROVEMENT OF ENZYMATIC PRODUCTION OF ACETOPHENONE BY DIRECT EXTRACTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
Acetophenone can be enzymatically produced by conversion of methylbenzylamine using transaminase. The enzymatic process is strongly affected by the product inhibition, thus requiring the acetophenone removal from the media during its synthesis. In this purpose, the individual and selective extraction of acetophenone and methylbenzylamine with the biocompatible solvent nheptane containing 1-octanol, D2EHPA or TOA has been analyzed at three values of pH (5, 7, and 9). Regardless of the solvent ...
Autori: Lenuţa Kloetzer
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27111

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27113

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27124

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27137

EMISSION OF CH4, N2O AND NH3 FROM VEGETABLE FIELD FERTILIZEDWITH ANIMAL MANURE COMPOSTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from vegetable land are of great concern because agricultural land is one of major sources contributing to global GHG emissions. In this study, the emission of GHG (methane, CH4; nitrous oxide, N2O; and ammonia, NH3), as well as the factors affecting GHG and NH3 emission were investigated in land planted with Lactuca sativa L. and treated with different animal manure composts in a greenhouse located in Beijing. Methane emission flux was significantly affected by so...
Autori: Zhen Ge
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27153

ENHANCED DEGRADATION OF CHLORAMPHENICOL IN SOIL USING ACTIVATED CARBON FIBER SUPPORTED NANOSCALE ZEROVALENT IRON COUPLED WITH MICROWAVE IRRADIATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
The objective of this research was to study the degradation of chloramphenicol (CAP) in soil using activated carbon fiber supported nanoscale zerovalent iron (ACF/nZVI) coupled with microwave (MW) irradiation. Compared to ACF/MW, nZVI/MW and MW alone, the ACF/nZVI/MW system had a higher degradation efficiency. A Box-Behnken experimental design was employed to analyse relative significance of independent variables A (irradiation time), B (MW power), and C (MW absorber dosage), and combined ef...
Autori: Wengui Liu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27154

IMPACT OF COD:N RATIO ON N2O EMISSIONS DURING LIVESTOCK WASTEWATER TREATMENT VIA THE NITRITE PATHWAY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
This study examines the impact of the chemical oxygen demand to nitrogen ratio (COD:N) on nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions during N removal via a nitrite (NO2−) pathway for synthetic livestock wastewater treatment. Based on typical cycle operations, 1.07 ± 0.07% of the incoming N load was emitted as N2O at a COD:N ratio of 3:1. This was higher than the 0.83 ± 0.08% emitted at a COD:N ratio of 6:1. The low COD:N ratio in the synthetic livestock wastewater may thus cause increa...
Autori: Qiang Kong
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27157

CONVERGENCE OF HUMAN POPULATIONS IN CHINA: IMPACT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
Convergence, that is the concentration of human populations into small areas, has been common throughout history. However, convergence has now reached historically unprecedented levels. Historically, convergence has tended to increase the long-term risk to humanity caused by many factors, including the associated environmental damage. Large cities appear to be at greater risk of unforeseen disasters, and may even collapse when some maximum sustainable size is exceeded. Based on a review of publi...
Autori: Xin Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27173

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

USE OF CHITOSAN-IRON(III) FOR THE ADSORPTION OF THE DYE ACID RED 29: ISOTHERM, KINETIC, REUSE AND FACTORIAL DESIGN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
In this study, chitosan-iron(III) was used as adsorbent of the dye acid red 29. The effect of pH, temperature and concentration of the dye on the adsorption capacity were evaluated. The maximum adsorption capacity was calculated from the adsorption isotherms which were well fitted by Sips isotherm model. The process followed the kinetic model of pseudo-second-order. The activation parameters showed that the adsorption process is spontaneous and favorable. A decrease in adsorption capacity was ob...
Autori: Carla Albertina Demarchi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27181

PREDICTING RAT OCCURRENCE IN OIL-PALM PLANTATION USING GIS AND GEOEYE DATA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
Rats (Rattus spp.) can cause substantial economic loss to oil palm (Elaeis quineensis Jacq.) plantations. Spatial occurrence of rat in oil palm plantation has not been adequately dealt. We evaluated the rat occurrence at an oil palm plantation in Sabah, Malaysia using habitat factors from GIS and GeoEye data. Among the regression models examined, binomial logistic regression model best predicted the rat occurrence. Overall accuracy of the occurrence prediction calculated from an independent data...
Autori: Mui-How Phua
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27189

SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND CATALYTIC BEHAVIOR OF Mg-Zn FERRITES SUPPORTED ON ALUMINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
Catalysts based on nanocrystalline Mg-Zn ferrites supported on commercial alumina were prepared by in situ sol-gel auto-combustion technique. The as-obtained materials were characterized using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) specific surface area measurement. These materials were tested as catalysts for hydrogen peroxide decomposition and phenol oxidation reactions. The catalytic activity of ...
Autori: Tamara Slatineanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27192

A NEW SIMPLE MODEL FOR THE PREDICTION OFWASTE SLUDGE FLOW RATE IN THE STEADY-STATE COMPLETELY MIXED ACTIVATED SLUDGE PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
A new simple empirical model is proposed to describe the waste sludge volumetric flow rate in the steady-state completely mixed activated sludge process. The model is derived based on the nonlinear regression analysis by using the Richardson’s extrapolation method and the Levenberg–Marquardt algorithm. The application of the model has been explored for a wide range of eleven fundamental biological design variables and tested against a total of 1500 additional computational scenarios ...
Autori: Kaan Yetilmezsoy
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27202

THE LUCAS 2012 TOPSOIL SURVEY AND DERIVED CROPLAND AND GRASSLAND SOIL PROPERTIES OF BULGARIA AND ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
As part of the 2012 Land Use/Land Cover Area Frame Survey (LUCAS), topsoil samples were collected in Bulgaria and Romania using the same methodology as for other EU Member States in an equivalent survey carried out in 2009. In total, 664 Bulgarian and 1384 Romanian samples were collected which enabled a comparative assessment of topsoil properties under different land covers within, and between, these countries, as well as in a broader European context. The samples were analysed for basic soil p...
Autori: Gergely Tóth
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27205

IMPLEMENTING AGRITOURISM MARKETING STRATEGY AS TOOLS FOR THE EFFICIENCY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL TOURISM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
Any modern enterprise, with focus on marketing and management success have to be based on market principles, pursuing the main objectives, of increasing production and services in terms of sustainable development. In this context, rural tourism and agritourism, with a high rate in rural areas, is a major factor, with direct consequences on local development and meeting the consumption needs of tourists. There are several advantages of the agritourism which had been described previously such as: ...
Autori: Elena Leonte
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27206

RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY (RSM) BASED OPTIMIZATION OF BIODIESEL-DIESEL BLENDS AND INVESTIGATION OF THEIR EFFECTS ON DIESEL ENGINE OPERATING CONDITIONS AND EMISSION CHARACTERISTICS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
In this study, Response Surface Methodology (RSM) was applied to investigate both the effects of biodiesel percentage in fuel mixture and engine operating parameters (engine load and engine speed) on emission characteristics (unburned hydrocarbons (HC), CO and NOx) of a diesel engine. The optimization of biodiesel percentage in fuel mixture and engine operating parameters also was performed using the desirability approach of the response surface methodology for lower emission characteristics. Th...
Autori: Alireza Shirneshan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27217

CROSSFLOW MICROFILTRATION OF DISTILLERY STILLAGE: A RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY APPROACH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
Stillage (distillery wastewater) is a major waste by-product from process of bioethanol production. It contains large amounts of organic matter and suspended solids, so it should not be disposed in the nature before previous treatment. This work studies the application of ceramic microfiltration membrane for stillage purification. Also, the influence of operating factors on permeate flux and removal efficiency was investigated using Response Surface Methodology. The factors considered for design...
Autori: Vesna Vasić
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27218

AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH FOR CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION FROM ROAD TRANSPORT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
The important factor for health hazards in major cities in India is air pollution. Due to the sudden increase in vehicular population in the city of Chennai, South India, there is a high increase in vehicular emission caused by the vehicular effluents like Carbon monoxide, oxides of Nitrogen, oxides of Sulfur and other Particulate Matter. This study proposes an advanced state of the art technology (On Board Diagnostics) to acquire and process data from the vehicular emissions through online data...
Autori: Gunaselvi Manohar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27221

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

EFFECT OF WATER HYACINTH MULCH ON SOIL TEMPERATURE, WATER CONTENT AND MAIZE YIELD (Zea mays L.) IN SOUTHEAST CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
Maize (Zea mays L.) is considered one of the most popular grain crops in China. Among various agricultural technologies, soil mulching is the one that is used more and more in recent years. Mulches influence the soil temperature, retard the loss of soil water, and limit the growth of weeds; and these are important factors in the production of maize. A two-year field experiment was carried out at Shanghai, in southeast of China, in order to evaluate the effects of water hyacinth residues as mulch...
Autori: Dayong Xu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27229

STUDY ON PHOTO-DEGRADATION OF MULCHING FILMS UNDER UV IRRADIATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
In this paper photo-oxidative degradation of degradable mulching films was studied. Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) films were denominated as 3# and 4# (containing 3.43% and 0.44% degradable masterbatch, respectively), They were exposed to different irradiation condition of i: ultra violet A irradiation (UVA), ii: ultra violet A and B irradiation (UVA-B), both at 58±2°C. The physical chemical property of the plastic film is influenced by factors in many aspects, especially the composi...
Autori: Ya-xi Huang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27232

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27237

THE FORESTS OF ROMANIA IN SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE AND IN GEOGRAPHY. TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS AND ACTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
The aims of this research are (1) to analyze the topic of forests in Romania as presented in scientific literature and (2) to identify the Romanian Geography teachers’ perceptions of and opinions about (a) the consequences of human actions on the situation of forests in Romania, (b) their own actions that lead to diminishing vulnerability and risks for forest clearances, (c) factors that influenced their attitude and behavior towards forests, and (d) suggestions for actions of forest prote...
Autori: Maria Eliza Dulamă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27238

MONITORING AND STATISTICAL ASSESSEMENT OF HEAVY METALS IN SOIL AND LEAVES OF Populus Nigra L
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
In this article we present the results of the study concerning the relationship between the concentration of trace elements (lead, chromium, cadmium, cobalt, copper, zinc and nickel) in soil and in the leaves and bark of Populus nigra L. The samples were collected in the period May 2010 – October 2010 in two areas from the Romanian North Littoral of Black Sea. The concentrations of the trace elements in soil, leaves and bark were determined using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (F...
Autori: Lucica Barbeş
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27239

FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ADOPTION OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: A REVIEW
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
Developing countries have seriously low adoption rates of sustainable agricultural practices (SAPs) and there is a need to understand why. This paper reviews 31 past studies focusing on the factors influencing the adoption of SAPs. Using a vote count methodology, SAPs adoption is revealed as a complex set of behaviors which depend on a range of socio-economic, agro-ecological, institutional, informational, psychological factors and perceived attributes. Identified within these six dimensions, ma...
Autori: Yeong Sheng Tey
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27253

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27255

EVALUATION OF AIR POLLUTION SOURCES IN SELECTED ZONE OF TEXTILE INDUSTRIES IN PAKISTAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
The present work reports the gaseous emissions of the following industries, Interloop Textile (IP Tex), Crescent Textile (CT Tex), Kalash Textile (KH Tex), Noor Fatima Textile (NF Tex), Bashir Textile (BP Tex) and Hina Sana Texile (HS Tex), which are located in Faisalabad, Pakistan. Industries were tested for the mixture of gases containing carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur oxides (SOx), carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2) emitting from these industries. The maximum amounts...
Autori: Muhammad Zubair
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CHARACTERIZATION OF SOIL HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATION AND POTENTIAL ECOLOGICAL RISK IN THE URBAN–RURAL TRANSITION ZONE OF TAIYUAN CITY, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
Soil in industrial cities and their surrounding regions sustains high levels of contamination due to the intense industrialization and urbanization. Taiyuan, a city in northern China, and its surrounding regions are a hotspot for the development of heavy industry. To assess the environmental quality, we collected surface soil samples from Taiyuan’s urban–rural transition zone. We determined concentrations of Cr, Cu, Pb, Zn, As, Cd, and Hg. The primary inputs of Cr and As were pedogen...
Autori: Jinchang Li
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DEVELOPMENT OF A KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING PARTICULATE MATTER AIR POLLUTION EFFECTS ON HUMAN HEALTH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 3
Analyzing and reducing the possible effects of air pollution on human health became important issues for improving the quality of life in urban areas. Particulate matters (PM) are air pollutants with a potential important impact on human health of vulnerable people (e.g., children, elderly) and non-vulnerable people as well. The level of PM air pollution is mainly influenced by the PM concentration and parameters such as meteorological conditions and synergic effects of other air pollutants. The...
Autori: Mihaela Oprea
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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
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EFFECT OF SEWAGE SLUDGE APPLICATION ON WHEAT CROP PRODUCTIVITY AND HEAVY METAL ACCUMULATION IN SOIL AND WHEAT GRAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
The present work illustrates the results of a long-term field experiment with sewage sludge used on agricultural land in order to assess the influence of sewage sludge on wheat crop productivity. The experimental research was conducted for three years as following: the evaluation of the agricultural use of sewage sludge in the year of application and its residual effect in grain and in soil for the next two years. The sewage sludge considered in the framework of the study was from Sfantu Gheorgh...
Autori: Diana Mariana Cocarta
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ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS INVOLVED IN GENESIS OF RETROMOLAR - OROPHARYNX JUNCTION CANCER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
The retromolar-oropharynx junction cancer is a rare malignancy situated at the border between the oral cavity and the oropharynx. There is an important number of factors involved in the ethiology, pathogenesis and evolution of patients with this kind of lesions. We performed a prospective study involving 50 patients with this type of cancer, hospitalized between 2013- 2015 in the Otorhinolaryngology and Maxillofacial Departments of the “Sf. Spiridon” Emergency Hospital, Iasi, Romania...
Autori: Bogdan Mihail Cobzeanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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USE OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF SENSORS FOR SIZE MEASUREMENT OF SOME AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS (FRUITS) GROWN IN MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATIC CONDITIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
Climate and environmental conditions primarily affect the yield and quality of agricultural products. Turkey’s environment shows different characteristics between regions because of the position of the Turkey in the World. In the agricultural product industry, different techniques are used to measure the physical properties (diameter) of the agricultural products to determine the effect of the climatic difference between regions on the quality of goods. Many factors affect the classificati...
Autori: Metin Dağtekin
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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: COMPETITIVENESS IN THE CONTEXT OF TEXTILE AND FASHION VALUE CHAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
In this paper we address Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a competitive factor in textile and fashion value chain. CSR assumes a large range of activities focused on one or multiple targets, from work conditions to social programs, or environmental impact. The influence of CSR strategies on market performance depend on how truthful consumers will understand and believe to be the values offered by companies. The qualitative research has considered seven case studies from Portuguese textil...
Autori: Graça Guedes
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IMPACT OF LAND USE ON URBAN WATER-LOGGING DISASTER: A CASE STUDY OF BEIJING AND NEW YORK CITIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
Urban water-logging disasters are induced by multiple causes, such as land use structure, limited capacity of drainage system, climate change and lack of enforcement. Significant increase of impervious surface area is the main cause of urban water-logging disaster in big cities like Beijing. This article takes Beijing “7.21” storm and New York hurricane “Sandy” as examples, and explains the cause of urban water-logging from the perspective of land use structure. In this s...
Autori: Xiaolu Li
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF DICLOFENAC FROM SECONDARY WASTEWATER EFFLUENTS BY FENTON BASED PROCESSES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
This study considers the removal of diclofenac (an important representative of pharmaceuticals and personal care products - PPCPs) from the secondary effluents of Iasi municipal wastewater treatment plant by means of different advanced oxidation processes (homogeneous Fenton, photo-Fenton and photolysis), carried out in a laboratory scale reaction system. The influence of three qualitative or quantitative factors (Fe3+ concentration, the absence/presence of UV-A radiation and H2O2) was studied i...
Autori: Cezar Catrinescu
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HEAVY METALS AND GAMMA RADIOACTIVITY BIOACCUMULATIONIN Artemisia absinthium L. GROWN ON A WASTE DUMP
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
In the current context of industrialization, chemical and radioactive pollution is a concern for environmental protection and interference with human health. Care for environmental protection also includes vegetation that grows spontaneously in potentially contaminated places, thus avoiding illness among the population if consumed. The study area is located at 4.5km SSE from downtown Bacău City, Romania and is the result of the manufacture of H3PO4 through the wet method. In this study, t...
Autori: Mioara Săndulache Rachieru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BUSINESS PROCESS ANALYSIS FOR RISK MANAGEMENT IN PAV3M
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
Risk management forecasts those situations that can damage the proposed goals or jeopardize the completion of projects in time. The aim of this paper is to highlight risk management tailored practices for pavement roads maintenance projects. All presented practices and risk management analysis are consistent with international standards, processes and assets. Present work also describes a particular analysis and prioritization of risk factors for their implementation in a web application. For ri...
Autori: Dan Benta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. EEA PROGRAMME IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
Environmental education is an important field of study at the university level and also in the framework of adult education. Awareness about the environmental issues at global level is becoming increasingly important for the new society, representing one of the most significant factors for ensuring sustainability. In this respect, a number of European programs are addressed to the people willing to develop projects on this topic, aiming to stimulate the mobility of the involved staff, in order t...
Autori: Madlena Nen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NEW ASPECTS REGARDING IGNITION SENSITIVITY OF AIR-METHANE MIXTURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
In the economic activities related to combustible substances, it may occur possible emissions and explosive atmospheres. Some typical examples include industrial activities in general, firedamp mines and power generation in particular. The aim of this paper is to accentuate hidden aspects regarding ignition sensitivity of moisturized air methane mixtures. Therefore, the first objective of the paper is to emphasize the air humidity as an extra factor needed to be considered in relation to igniti...
Autori: Marius Darie
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RESEARCH ON MINES RESCUE BRIGADESMEN’S TRAINING IN A NEW TRAINING FACILITY DESIGNED AND BUILT FOR CONFINED SPACES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
Working in confined (limited) spaces represents a risk factor generating unwanted accidents or events, having an impact on human health. The success of intervention and rescue operations in toxic or chemical aggressive environments lies in optimal and efficient design of the training process for rescue personnel, which also includes rescue operations in confined spaces. The paper presents the scientific research behind designing and building a complex training facility with different training t...
Autori: George Artur Găman
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NEW METHODOLOGY FOR ESTABLISHING THE OPTIMAL REUSE ALTERNATIVE OF DEGRADED LANDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
Ecological restoration and reuse of degraded lands must contribute to the region's sustainable development. Therefore, in order to determine the post degradation land destination, a number of opportunities and restrictions should be taken into account. For this reason, it is necessary to develop a methodology for establishing the optimal reuse alternative, which should be based on scientific principles, without neglecting economic issues and those related to population requirements. For thi...
Autori: Maria Lazăr
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FACTORS INFLUENCING THE DETERMINATION OF MAXIMUM SURFACE TEMPERATURE FOR EXPLOSION-PROOF LUMINAIRES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
Explosion-proof equipment must be designed so that the ignition of the surrounding explosive atmosphere to be avoided. This is very important because an explosion can have particular implications over goods, life and not least over the environment. One of the ignition sources of an explosive atmosphere is represented by hot surfaces. Each equipment designed to operate in explosive atmospheres develops a maximum surface temperature. The specific standards used to assess explosion protection chara...
Autori: Lucian Moldovan
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DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR MANAGING ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT USED IN HAZARDOUS ATMOSPHERES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
Areas within which could arise explosive atmospheres having high concentrations, therefore requiring special precautions so as to guard the health and safety of concerned employees, are considered to be dangerous. If the electrical equipment used in these hazardous locations is not properly selected and installed for operating in explosive atmospheres, they are likely to generate an ignition and to result in explosion type events with significant environmental and material damages and, moreover...
Autori: Vlad Mihai Păsculescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MICROELEMENTS INFLUENCE ON COAL OXIDATION AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IMPLICATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
The spontaneous combustion of coal or self-oxidation is a phenomenon encountered both in underground mines and coal deposits on the surface, which results from heating the carbonaceous materials by slow oxidation that may occur only through the passage of air (created by air depression). Coal oxidation process generates oxidation products which are also an environmental problem. If we consider the CO2 or CO, their composition depends on the coal properties and other factors from the process. Th...
Autori: Maria Prodan
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STUDY ON THE BEHAVIOUR OF MINE RESCUE BRIGADESMEN EXPOSED TO HIGH TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY IN THE TRAINING FACILITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
Intervention and rescue activity in special conditions may be conducted only by trained and authorized personnel using individual protective breathing equipment. While working with the insulating respiratory device, there are a number of factors that make work stressful. As a rule, those working under protection of the insulating respiratory devices, besides carrying on their back a device weighing 14-18 kg, are also subject to great difficulty, in terms of securing their own safety, saving liv...
Autori: Daniel Pupăzan
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WORKERS EXPOSURE TO NOISE IN SURFACE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
Discomfort caused by noise is ever-present, having numerous physiological, psychological and social implications. One of the most important discomfort factors for personnel working in the processes of surface coal extraction is represented by noise. This paper examines how noise generated by the process of lignite extraction influences the working capacity of employees. The covering effect of voice or different sound and verbal signals, during work, leads to tiring efforts of attention, thus de...
Autori: Sorin Simion
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OPTIMIZATION OF SOLID STATE FERMENTATION PROCESS FOR PROTEIN ENRICHMENT OF POTATO STARCH RESIDUE WITH MIXED STRAINS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
This study was to optimize the fermentation process for protein enrichment of potato starch residue (PSR) by solid state fermentation with mixed strains. Three single-factor experiments were conducted to optimize the fermentation conditions, and a Plackett-Burman design followed by a central composite design of response surface methodology was investigated to optimize the medium constituents. The optimal fermentation conditions were fermentation temperature 28°C, fermentation period 72 h and...
Autori: Heng Lei
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A DECISION MAKING MODEL FOR SELECTING ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) PROJECT CONTRACTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
Because of increased environmental consciousness, pollution emissions reduction has been stressed by more and more governments these days, and the environmental management system (EMS) has become one approach for many firms to comply with environmental regulations. However, with rapidly changing technologies along with increasingly complicated environments, how to select a suitable EMS project has become an important issue that has never been discussed comprehensively. First, tolerating vague a...
Autori: Hsing Hung Chen
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ASSESSMENT OF METAL CONTAMINATION AND ECOLOGICAL RISK IN URBAN SOILS SITUATED NEAR A METALLURGICAL COMPLEX
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
Anthropogenic activities negatively affect the ecosystems by introducing high amounts of metals in the environment. The study assessed the contamination and ecological risk caused by As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb and Zn in urban soils situated near a metallurgical complex, based on geochemical load (Igeo), contamination factor (Cfi), degree of contamination (Cd), potential ecological risk factor (Eri) and potential ecological risk index (Ri). The results showed concentrations above the geochemical backg...
Autori: Maria-Alexandra Hoaghia
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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON THE PARAMETERS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
This work presents an experimental analysis of the influence of a monocrystalline photovoltaic (PV) panels’ temperature on its main operating parameters. Victron Energy, SPM 30-12 PV panel is tested, using a double climatic chamber. The PV panel is placed as a barrier between the two rooms of the climatic chamber. The study is focused on the establishing the effect of raising temperature of PV panel over electrical parameters: voltage, current and power produced and also over the effici...
Autori: Sebastian Valeriu Hudisteanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BIOPHYSICAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE ANAEROBIC DIGESTION OF WASTE COOKING OIL IN MODEL SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
The anaerobic digestion (AD) of fat-containing waste is often prolonged in time and problematic. Differences in AD performances could rely in a different probability for microorganisms to access the substrate. The aim of this study was to study the AD of waste cooking oil (WCO) with a biophysical approach. Two laboratory experiments were carried out using model systems consisting of WCO + hydration medium (HM) in 100 mL, static, in-batch reactors. In the first experiment, we assumed the WCO to H...
Autori: Francesca Fiume
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WASTE MANAGEMENT COMPANIES TOWARDS CIRCULAR ECONOMY: WHAT IMPACTS ON PRODUCTION COSTS?
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
Waste production and management is a strategic issue for all countries, because it relates to environmental, social, and economic conditions. The European Commission pushes EU member states to implement the “hierarchical principle”, which aims to prevent negative environmental impacts caused by waste. Within this context, the article deals with Italian municipal companies operating in the field of waste management. The objective is to verify if and how separate waste collection ra...
Autori: Francesca Bartolacci
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CIRCULAR ECONOMY STRATEGIES FOR ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT: A FUZZY COGNITIVE MAP
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
A worldwide trend is leading the international community to explore the possible paths for the transition from a linear to a circular economic model. Recent studies identified the main enabling factors to facilitate this transition, among which closed loop logistics models and new service-based and function-oriented business models play a significant role. The diffusion of new business models relating to the use of a product rather than its ownership can indeed reduce material consumption and th...
Autori: Maria Grazia Gnoni
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AMOUNT AND STRUCTURE OF TREE DAMAGE WHEN USING CUT-TO-LENGTH SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
The research was conducted in a spruce stand with disseminated beech and larch trees from the Carpathian Mountains, where thinning operations had taken place. The CTL (Cut-To-Length) system was applied by using harvester and forwarder. The research was aimed at determining the amount of damage to trees, identifying the damage types, their frequency, extent, form and distribution at the level of trees and at the level of the entire stand. Thus, 7.5 % of remaining trees were damaged with the am...
Autori: Vasile Răzvan Câmpu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OVERVIEW OF URBAN HEAT ISLAND (UHI) PHENOMENON TOWARDS HUMAN THERMAL COMFORT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
Urban Heat Island (UHI) is expected to be a disastrous challenge to human in the following decade as a result of continuous urbanization without appropriate planning and design. The impacts of UHI are even getting worse due to large population density with improper building design especially in dense metropolitan cities. A lot of research has been carried out for UHI phenomenon both in tropical and seasonal climates. There are many factors contributing to the formation of UHI phenomenon that inc...
Autori: Yee Yong Lee
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DECOLORIZATION OF CHLOROLIGNIN WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE IN THE PRESENCE OF SILICA [BIS(DIBENZOYLMETHIDO) COPPER II] AS CATALYST
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 10
This paper reports an improved chlorolignin (CL) oxidative decolorization in alkaline media by the use of a heterogeneous system consisting of hydrogen peroxide and a silica [bis(dibenzoylmethido) copper II] (S1) catalyst. The catalytic functions of S1 in the presence of H2O2 were evaluated by comparing the chlorolignin decolorization in media with and without addition of catalyst. Since decolorization is associated with CL degradation, the pH variation and chloride release assays were carrie...
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MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR CALCULATION OF SOIL LOSS ON WATERSHED SLOPES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 10
Soil erosion by water, sediment transport, sediment deposition and their impact on watershed area are complex processes. Therefore, the state of theoretical knowledge and mathematical modeling of them are still in an incipient phase. Most of the existing mathematical models are based on relations obtained either experimentally or in laboratory conditions, either in situ or physical models; because of existence of multitude factors involved in these processes and influence each other. These m...
Autori: Erika Beilicci
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RESTORING WETLANDS AND NATURAL FLOODPLAIN ALONG THE LOWER BAŞEU RIVER IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 10
In Romania many rivers have been canalized by non-submersible damming, flow diversions and channeling towards new routes, transversal arrangements, etc. The modifications of natural flow regimes brought severe impacts on all ecological functions of wetlands and on the natural functioning of river-floodplain systems. Due to damming only few of the floodplains function nowadays in a natural manner. Rivers and wetlands rehabilitations are bringing the well-known environment benefits, reason for wh...
Autori: Lăcrămioara Vlad
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
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NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF INTERNAL MICROCLIMATE INSIDE A LIVESTOCK BUILDING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
In the current work, a numerical model for the prediction of temperature, air velocity, relative humidity and ammonia distribution released by sheep and goats manure inside a naturally ventilated livestock building is presented. Given that noteworthy amount of gaseous pollutants are emitted by the agricultural and animal husbandry activities, the study of the indoor microclimate is essential to be investigated for the healthy growth of the breeding livestock. The developed numerical model is sat...
Autori: Catherine Baxevanou
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STUDY ON THE USE OF GEOTEXTILES FOR ENSURING DRAINAGE CONDITIONS WITHIN INDUSTRIAL FLY ASH PONDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
Fly ash ponds are dangerous for the environment because the fly ash can cause multiple harmful effects. This is cause for major concern for researchers and industry people alike. The rise of the water table level inside the ash structure may cause a loss of stability over time, with adverse effects on the environment. Therefore it is necessary to adopt efficient solutions to ensure the stability of ash ponds and rapid measures that can be applied. The use of geosynthetic materials has proven to ...
Autori: Lidia Niculiţă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ACTIVE ELECTRODE SHAPE EFFECT ON THE CORONA DISCHARGE IN AN ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
An experimental study of the wires-two plates is presented in this paper. The principal running of these types of electrostatic precipitators is based on the corona discharge on which depend their performances. The factors affecting corona formation on wire - to- plate gaps are investigated experimentally. There are many factors affecting such corona formation. The investigated factors were the interspace between the two wires, gap length between the wire and the plate, ambient temperature, r...
Autori: Nouri Hamou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF BIOMASS AND ENDO-Β-1,4-GLUCANASE BY WHITE ROT FUNGI NATIVE FROM ARGENTINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
A large number of microorganisms are capable of producing cellulases; however, fungi are considered among the most active enzymes producers. Different strains of white rot fungi (WRF) were reported to have a great potential for biotechnological applications and cellulase enzymes is much involved in this effect, especially for bioethanol production. Misiones is included in a forest region characterized by a vast biodiversity, and within this environment, a large number of microorganisms can be...
Autori: Ernesto M. Giorgio
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PHENOL TOLERANCE AND BIODEGRADATION OPTIMIZATION OF Serratia marcescens NSO9-1 USING PLACKETT-BURMAN AND BOX-BEHNKEN DESIGN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
The phenol degradation capacity of Serratia marcescens NSO9-1 isolated from olive mill wastewater was evaluated and optimized in this study. Plackett-Burman design coupled with Box-Behnken methodology was used to evaluate the effects of medium components and significant parameters on phenol degradation by this relevant strain. According to Plackett-Burman-based statistical screening, seven of the eleven components of the medium had a significant effect on the metabolism of phenol degradation. Th...
Autori: Nurdan Saraç
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS FOR DECOLOURIZATION OF ANAEROBICALLY DIGESTED MOLASSES SPENTWASH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
Fungal isolate Aspergilius niger V-8 (IITB) was isolated from the sludge of anaerobic digester of distillery wastewater treatment plant and was found to be an appropriate fungal isolate for the purposes of decolourization of anaerobically digested molasses spentwash (ADMS). The study aimed at optimization of the environmental parameters for achieving maximum decolourization of ADMS using isolated fungal species. Environmental parameters like initial pH, mixing, immobilization and surfactant a...
Autori: Mrityunjay Singh Chauhan
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APPLYING IO AND AHP TO LOCATE COASTAL TOURISM SITES USING GIS: A CASE STUDY OF MAZANDARAN PROVINCE, IRAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
Increase in tourism demand in the coastal areas of Mazandaran Province, Iran, as one of the major tourist attractions near Tehran, has led to tourism development and consequently adverse environmental impacts. However, given the tourism potential within the region, tourism managers and planners seek to follow sustainable development principles. In this regard, determining sites capable of tourism development and finding an optimal site among the alternatives are two main challenges that they ...
Autori: Jafar Nouri
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OPTIMIZATION OF IMPORTANT PROCESS PARAMETERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF Cr(VI) BY A MODIFIED WASTE MATERIAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
This paper highlights the utility of rice husk ash for the adsorption of Cr(VI) ions from aqueous solutions. Rice husk ash (RHA) is produced when rice husk is burnt for various purposes. Application of Treated Rice Husk Ash (TRHA) as an adsorbent for the removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solutions has been investigated. For this purpose, RHA was thermally treated. RHA and treated RHA (TRHA) were characterized by XRD, SEM and FTIR to investigate the effect of treatment on the nature and surface char...
Autori: Varsha Srivastava
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INFLUENCE OF PROCESS VARIABLES ON ADSORPTION OF CONGO RED ONTO MANGO LEAF CHAR USING FACTORIAL DESIGN ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
Influence of process variables like pH, adsorbent dosage (D), initial dye concentration (C0), particle size (S) and temperature (T) on adsorption of a direct dye on carbon derived from mango leaf were studied using a 25 factorial design. The main effects and interaction effects were determined using statistical methods. Maximum uptake obtained was 55.7 mg/g (pH = 2, T = 40 °C, D = 0.5 g/dm³, C0= 100 mg/dm³ and S = 53 μm). It was found that the effects of process variables namely...
Autori: Varadarajan Gunasekar
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APPLICATION OF FEAHP METHOD IN NOISE PROTECTION PROJECTS SELECTION: THE CASE OF SERBIAN PUBLIC ROADS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
Noise is one of the most significant contemporary environmental pollutants. Sources of noise are numerous, but traffic is undoubtedly one of the most prominent. In practice, there is a growing interest in traffic noise protection, but the selection of an adequate solution represents quite a challenge. The purpose of this paper is to suggest an innovative approach to selecting the optimal road noise protection solutions. The theoretical approach for public roads noise protection has been teste...
Autori: Vladimir Lj. Obradovic
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL COMPATIBILITY OF FOREST ROADS AT THE SUBURBAN FOREST OF THESSALONIKI
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
Thessaloniki’s suburban forest is environmentally protected by law and also characterized as a high-fire-risk forest. It has a high road density due to its proximity to a city of 1.3 million. Following the disastrous fire of 1997, a number of rehabilitation works were conducted in the 2005- 2009 period along existing road routes. The existing environmental protection laws are not sufficient to assess the environmental impacts of these works within the forest environment. A method has been ...
Autori: Thomas Psilovikos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF FLY ASH-STABILIZED MUNICIPAL SEWAGE SLUDGE ON GROWTH OF Brassica chinensis AND HEAVY METAL TRANSFER IN POT EXPERIMENT WITH A BARREN SOIL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
Pot experiments were performed with a barren soil amended with fly ash stabilized municipal sewage sludge to cultivate Brassica chinensis. Accumulation and transformation of heavy metals in the tested soil-plant system were investigated. The results showed that appropriate application of fly ash-sludge mixture could improve the growth of Brassica chinensis. The plants cultivated in F30 treatment, which contained 14% (volumetric) sludge and 6% (volumetric) fly ash, presented the highest yield and...
Autori: Ruilian Yu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DYNAMIC AIR TOXIC EMISSION FACTOR OF MOTORCYCLES IN BANGKOK, THAILAND
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
Average emission factors of air toxic compounds, emitted from motorcycles in Bangkok, Thailand were analyzed using the IVE (International Vehicle Emission) model. The model was utilized taking into account the actual fleet and characteristics of motorcycles of the study area. Four air toxic compounds (namely benzene, 1,3 butadiene, acetaldehyde and formaldehyde) and their emission rates were calculated under two main pollution abatement scenarios (the improvement of fuel quality and switching of...
Autori: Pantitcha Outapa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TRIGGERING EVENTS FOR CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP LEADING TO INVESTMENTS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
Renewable energy investments may be threatened by uncertainty regarding current support regulations. Incentives for investments would need to integrate more aspects regarding the companies that enter the renewable energy market. The current paper explores the triggering events for corporate entrepreneurship that lead to investments in the renewable energy field. It presents an empirical analysis based on a qualitative approach, aiming at identifying which types of triggering events influence ...
Autori: Adrian Dumitru Tanţău
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INVESTIGATING EFFECTS OF PRODEGRADANT CONTENT ON SELECTED PROPERTIES OF POLYMER COMPOSITE MATERIALS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
This paper introduces basic information on the biodegradation of polymers as well as the mechanisms of degradation and factors influencing this process. This paper describes prodegradant additives that induce decomposition of polymers to biodegradable compounds with regard to additives causing oxo-biodegradation. Based on the results of experiments conducted for molded pieces made of polypropylene and extrudates made of low density polyethylene with a d2w prodegradant additive, dependences betwe...
Autori: Tomasz Jachowicz
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PRO-ENVIRONMENTALISM BEHAVIOR, ORGANIZATIONAL PRESSURE, SUSTAINABLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF MALAYSIAN SERVICE FIRMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
Many firms are beginning to use sustainable Information Technology (IT) initiatives in their daily operations. The usage is generally associated with several factors, among them pro- environmentalism behavior and organizational pressure. Furthermore, the usage of sustainable IT initiatives has been considered to have influenced the financial performance of firms. Hence, this paper seeks to examine the factors associated with sustainable IT usage and their impact on the financial performance of ...
Autori: Noor Ismawati Jaafar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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MODEL FOR REGIONAL MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC WASTE (WEEE) FLOWS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
The tenacious technological development at latter decades has conditioned the growth of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) amount and generation of their waste. That is a global heterogeneous problem including different stakeholders and various aspects: environmental, economic, social and technological. The regional electrical and electronic waste (WEEE) management systems (MS) are developed in order to solve this problem. The implementation of WEEE recycling and collection targets is not...
Autori: Inga Gurauskienė
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PRECONCENTRATION AND DETERMINATION OF SAFRANINE T IN ENVIRONMENTAL WATER SAMPLES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
A micelle-mediated preconcentration method has been developed for determination of Safranine T at trace amounts, which is widely used in textile industry. It can be evaluated as one of the dangereous chemicalsdue to its carcinogenicity and toxic properties. The method is based on the cloud point extraction (CPE) of Safranine T at pH 8.0 in the presence of Triton X-114 as nonionic surfactant. The obtained surfactant–rich phase (SRP) was diluted with ethanol and its absorbance was measured ...
Autori: Songül Ulusoy
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CASTOR LEAF POWDER AS A BIOSORBENT FOR Cu(II) REMOVAL AND PRECONCENTRATION OF NATURAL WATER SAMPLES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
This paper describes the preparation and use of a low cost biosorbent made of castor leaves for the extraction of Cu(II) from an aqueous medium. The biosorbent was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), surface area and pore diameter measurements. The results showed absorption bands of carboxylic and amide groups at 1738 and 1540 cm-1, respectively, and the measured surface area was 1.3728 ± 0.0160 m2 g-1, with predominance of microporous < 10.51 Å. ...
Autori: Milene S. Pereira
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR PARTICLE MOTION APPLIED ON A MANURE SPREADING APPARATUS USED IN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
It is acknowledged that organic fertilizers and wastes, such as animal slurries/manure from intensive farm enterprise, sewage sludge, poultry litter are and will continue to be spread on agricultural land and provide beneficial nutrients to crops. However, many of these materials which are also potentially polluting if not properly managed can pose a risk to groundwater and surface water quality. Generally, their distribution on the soil is performed with specialized machines to reduce the risk...
Autori: Vasilica Ştefan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF INCENTIVE CONTRACTS LEADING ENTERPRISES TO PARTICIPATE IN LOW-CARBON AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
Based on principal-agent model, this paper tries to solve the asymmetric information problem between the investor and agriculture leading enterprises. A mathematical model of the incentive contract is designed, on the basis of which it is investigated the design of the incentive contract under different risk preference, the change of the income when implementing the incentive contract and the changing trends of the contractors’ costs when an observable variable is included in the incentiv...
Autori: Xitai Sheng
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MATHEMATICAL MODELLING FOR PHENOLATION OF SPENT SULFITE LIQUOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 4
In this study major factors affecting the phenolation process of lignosulfonate (LS) waste liquor (recovered from pulp and paper industry) were optimized in order to improve LS substitution for replacing petroleum-based phenols during phenolic resin manufacturing. Four different parameters, namely phenol/lignosulfonate ratio, time, temperature and lignosulfonate waste liquor concentration, were varied in an experimental program having as response function the reaction yield. Response Surface Met...
Autori: Andrei Ionuţ Simion
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECTIVENESS FACTOR APPROACH FOR CHEMICAL ABSORPTION PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 4
Absorption of gases into liquids, with chemical reaction, is an important unit operation useful in many fields, especially synthesis of new products and waste gas treatment. Gas treatment means the separation of pollutants: acid gases, organic sulphur compounds, and other contaminants which may be found in gaseous streams. The absorption into liquid is a process almost exclusively used for removal of contaminants. The removal refers to retention of the majority of acid gases present in high conc...
Autori: Maria Harja
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MASS TRANSFER IN SOLID-LIQUID EXTRACTION AT HIGH SOLUTE CONCENTRATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 4
The solid-liquid extraction process and some of its influencing factors such as solid-liquid ratio, temperature and salt initial amount have been investigated. Also, mathematical modeling for mass transfer coefficients calculation was applied. An inert porous solid material (coal), impregnated with 10% and 20% mass NaCl or 15% and 30% mass CaCl2, was used. The leaching was conducted in a fixed bed column, in laminar flow. The CaCl2 impregnated samples were investigated in a column with a height...
Autori: Marcel Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 4
Vol. 1Nr. 11
• Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 4    • AN ENHANCED ENVIRONMENTAL MULTIMEDIA MODELLING SYSTEM (FEMMS): PART II – USER INTERFACE AND FIELD VALIDATION    • COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF OPTIMIZING CONCENTRATED FEED BLENDS TO DECREASE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS    • FATE AND BIODEGRADATION OF ESTROGENS IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENGINEERING SYSTEMS – A REVIEW    • ANALYSIS OF THE MATERIAL COMPOSITION OF MIXED MUN...
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 4
• Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 4    • AN ENHANCED ENVIRONMENTAL MULTIMEDIA MODELLING SYSTEM (FEMMS): PART II – USER INTERFACE AND FIELD VALIDATION    • COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF OPTIMIZING CONCENTRATED FEED BLENDS TO DECREASE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS    • FATE AND BIODEGRADATION OF ESTROGENS IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENGINEERING SYSTEMS – A REVIEW    • ANALYSIS OF THE MATERIAL COMPOSITION OF MIXED MUN...
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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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POWDERED MARBLE WASTES REUSE FOR CADMIUM REMOVAL FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS UNDER DYNAMIC CONDITIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
A factorial design analysis was performed in order to determine the significant factors influencing cadmium removal from aqueous solutions by powdered marble wastes (PMW), using a continuous stirring tank reactor (CSTR) system. Investigated factors were initial cadmium aqueous concentration (5-30 mg L-1), PMW dosage (5-15 g L-1) and flow rate (20-40 mL min-1). Results showed that the cadmium aqueous concentration and PMW dosage were the most influencing factors on metal removal from synthetic aq...
Autori: Ammar Mlayah
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GAS HOLD UP IN THE CULTIVATION OF A PETROLEUM-DEGRADING BACTERIAL CONSORTIUM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
The hydrodynamic behavior of bubble column bioreactors (BCB) is strongly dependent on the bubbly flow regime. Therefore, the influence of superficial gas velocity (Ug) and Sauter mean diameter (d32) on gas hold up (εg) was evaluated for the cultivation of a petroleum-degrading consortium. Hydrodynamic parameters were determined by photographic techniques. Also, the biomass cultivation was quantified by suspended solids formation (SS). Our findings indicated that the d32 increased at high...
Autori: Olivia Tzintzun-Camacho
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL ANALYSES OF DANUBE RIVER WATER QUALITY AT GALATI, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
This paper presents the research on the temporal variability of water quality parameters for the most important river system in Romania and Europe – Danube River. The data on the river water quality had been obtained during ten years. The investigation was systematic and complex. Using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, and traditional statistical methods based on correlation matrix - Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Factor Analysis (FA), and ANOVA all the samples data sets were classified...
Autori: Paula Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS ABATEMENT IN OLIVE MILL WASTEWATER BY FENTON’S LIKE TREATMENT WITH H2O2/Cu2+ UNDER MICROWAVE USING EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
This work describes the application of Fenton’s like system (H2O2/Cu2+) assisted by microwaves to the removal of phenolic compounds from olive mill wastewater (OMWs). The effect of various operating conditions, namely copper ion concentrations (X1), hydrogen peroxide (X2), time of irradiation (X3) and microwave power (X4) were evaluated by factorial design of experiments. Results showed that X1, X2, X3 and X4 had significant effects on the response followed by the interactions X1X2, X1X3, ...
Autori: Hamida Iboukhoulef
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FLY ASH CONCRETE WITH FIBERS: COMPARISON OF TENSILE STRENGTH USING NEURAL NETWORK AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS METHODS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 6
Neural networks are a series of simple mathematical models, created on the architecture of human brain which gives a superior capacity of learning based on numerous connections established among neurons. The artificial neural networks have strong units of processing which are characterized by an extreme simplicity, but because of their whole interaction, the results are complex. The paper presents the comparison of two methods: mathematical regression and artificial neural network, used for pred...
Autori: Daniel Lepadatu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF WASTEWATER BASED MEDIA FOR BIOPOLYMERS PRODUCTION BY Rhizobium leguminosarum
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 6
The present work aimed to optimize a new economic medium for biopolymers production by Rhizobium leguminosarum. Biopolymers were poly-β-hydroxybutyrate and exopolysaccharide (EPS and PHB). They were extensively used in various industrial sectors. Statistical experimental designs and Response Surface Methodology were employed to optimize the medium components. A central composite design was applied to increase the production yield and predict the optimal values of the selected factors. An op...
Autori: Mohamed Sellami
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TRACE METALS IN WATER AND SEDIMENTS OF THE PRUT RIVER, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 6
A 120 kilometers reach of the Prut River, Romania was surveyed and the concentrations of four trace metals (copper, cadmium, lead and zinc) were determined in water and sediments. These elements are the main pollutants expected in the region, as a steel-producing factory in Romania is located in the close neighborhood of an area under protection, the Lower Prut Floodplain Natural Park. Samples were collected in 2010 and 2011 from the water-sediment interface at six locations along the lower sect...
Autori: Marius Lucian Matache
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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OLFACTORY EFFECT ON LANDSCAPE PREFERENCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 6
Landscape preference is a result of multi-sensory input. However, the effect of interactions between multi-sensors on it is rarely involved in previous works, especially in olfactory effect on landscape preference. This research project selected three odors (flower of Osmanthus fragrans (FO), flower of Lilium longiflorum (FL), and sediment on riverbed (SR)) and ten photographs to explore the effect of odor-photograph combinations on landscape preference. The evaluation by undergraduate students ...
Autori: Jingwei Zhao
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 6
FLUCTUATION OF RIVER NETWORK WATER ENVIRONMENTAL CARRYING CAPACITY IN A COMPLICATED RIVER-LAKE SYSTEM    • MINERALOGY AND GEOCHEMICAL DISTRIBUTION OF HEAVY METALS FOR THE FAGUL CETĂȚII TAILINGS, ROMANIA    • ACCUMULATION AND AVAILABILITY OF TRACE ELEMENTS FROM SOIL INTO ORIENTAL TOBACCO GROWN IN MACEDONIA    • OLFACTORY EFFECT ON LANDSCAPE PREFERENCE    • EFFECT OF MOLASSES ADDITION AS BIODEGRADABLE MATERIAL ON PHENOL REMO...
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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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RE-USE OF INDUSTRIAL WASTES IN CEMENT BOUND MIXTURES FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 2
The paper describes the main results from a study of cement bound mixtures for road foundations with the aggregate matrix consisting of industrial wastes, i.e. foundry sands (FS), electric arc furnace (EAF) steel slags and bottom ash from municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI), combined in five different proportions. The laboratory investigation involved a preliminary analysis of the chemical, leaching, physical and mechanical properties of the industrial wastes, followed by a mechanical char...
Autori: Marco Pasetoo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27645

REMOVAL OF AQUEOUS Cu(II) WITH NATURAL KAOLIN: KINETICS AND EQUILIBRIUM STUDIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 2
Copper pollution is common across the world and has caused serious public health problems recently. Among the conventional methods, adsorption has proved effective, economic, versatile and simple for the removal of aqueous Cu(II) contaminants. Deposits of natural Kaolin are abundant around the world, and are regarded as valueless due to its limited usage in industry. In this study, the adsorption behavior of natural Kaolin towards Cu(II) was evaluated. According to the results, the isothermal ad...
Autori: Qiang Tang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OVERVIEW OF EUROPEAN ECO-INDUSTRIAL PARKS: EVALUATION OF INDUSTRIAL SYMBIOSIS POTENTIAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 2
Eco-industrial parks (EIPs) and other eco-industrial developments have different histories, sizes, locations and organizational forms. In order to characterize them several classifications and models have been elaborated. In this work for the first time the existing European EIPs are overviewed with the help of four classifications. These classifications are based on (1) the stage of the development of the area, (2) the starting point, (3) the activity of the EIP and (4) the location of the comp...
Autori: Ewa Liwarska-Bizukojc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CONTAMINATION OF GROUNDWATER WITH PHENOL DERIVATIVES AROUND A DECOMMISSIONED CHEMICAL FACTORY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
In this study, the concentrations of 15 phenol derivatives were analyzed from the phreatic and groundwater wells surrounding a decommissioned chemical factory in a village from the western part of Romania. An UPLC-MS method was used to assess the concentrations of the chemical target compounds in the water samples. The most frequent compounds were 4-chlorophenol, 4-tertoctylphenol and 4-nonylphenol, being detected in 17 of the 19 sampling sites, while the least frequent compound was 2,4,6- t...
Autori: Elena Preda
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ESTIMATION OF REAL-SKY GLOBAL AND DIFFUSE RADIATION FOR BRAŞOV URBAN AREA, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
This paper proposes a study on the estimation of daily solar irradiation (global and diffuse irradiation) under real-sky conditions and the validation of proposed estimation models by analyzing the most important statistical indicators. Two types of regressions are proposed for the estimation of solar daily global irradiation; the first type is based on the second order degree Ångström-Prescott correlations; the second type uses the second order Ångström-Prescott correla...
Autori: Elena Eftimie
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ESTIMATING CURRENT STATE OF SOIL EROSION INDUCED BY SKID TRAILS GEOMETRY IN MOUNTAINOUS CONDITIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
Timber harvesting activity represents one of the major sources of the forest terrain erosion. Several studies have been performed in order to quantify the rate of soils erosion by considering the practices used in forestry, and some of them concluded that the associated erosion can be regarded as the price of having roads. The current study focused on the used practices in developing skidding trails and the associated erosion phenomena. There was found that some of the used practices (the lon...
Autori: Cristian Ionuţ Duţă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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LABORATORY INVESTIGATION OF THE HYDRAULIC PERFORMANCE ON A GEOFILM WITH VARIOUS SIZED FLAWS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
Leakage through flaws in geofilm was examined with laboratory tests by flexible wall permeameter. Samples cracks were cut open by the sharp blade, with the results that the widths of the flaws were the same while the lengths were different. During the research, a series of laboratory permeameter tests have been performed to determine the influence of the various factors on the leakage rate of water through the flaw at the center of geofilm. The impact of various parameters examined included t...
Autori: Guangwei Zhang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27674

MEMBRANE WETTING IN CARBON DIOXIDE ABSORPTION PROCESS USING MEMBRANE CONTACTORS: A REVIEW
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
Porous membranes as gas-liquid contactors are widely used in carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption systems. It provides larger mass transfer area and excellent operational flexibility. Membrane contactors have been considered as alternative to conventional approaches in removing CO2. In spite of its advantages over conventional technologies, membrane wetting is a major problem which reduces performance of CO2 absorption. This paper explains the concept of membrane wetting phenomenon and its influen...
Autori: Abdul Latif Ahmad
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RISKS OF LEPTOSPIROSIS LINKED TO LIVING AND WORKING ENVIRONMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
Although considered a rare disease, endemic to low-income regions and unsanitary environments, leptospirosis is still encountered in some parts of Romania, in both rural and urban environments. Its specific pathways of transmission caused it to be a threat to people working with animals, pest control, farmers or those whose jobs place them in the presence of waters, sewers or in flooded areas. This paper investigates the occurrence and effects of leptospirosis by analyzing 17 cases of infec...
Autori: Doina Carmen Manciuc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM USING TWO INNOVATIVE ADSORBENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 7
Hexavalent chromium Cr(VI), a constituent of wastewater from many industries, is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of the priority pollutants. Adsorption is an important technique that can be used for Cr(VI) removal from wastewater. The challenge in adsorption techniques is to find a cheap, widely available adsorbent that has a high adsorption capacity to Cr(VI). Dates stones (DS) and palm fiber (PF) are two agricultural wastes that are produced from palm trees. These...
Autori: Reda Abubeah
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FACTORS AFFECTING THE PATTERN OF VEGETATION CARBON DENSITY IN A KARST REGION IN NORTHWEST GUANGXI, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 7
The changing characteristics of vegetation carbon patterns in the karst region of northwest Guangxi, China and their impact factors were analyzed on the basis of vegetation inventory data from 2005 to 2010. A radial basis function network model (RBFN) was constructed using data from 1377 samples and 13 environmental factors. The results for the 5-year study period were as follows: (1) The total carbon storage of vegetation had increased with an annual growth rate of 1.84% and the carbon density ...
Autori: Mingyang Zhang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27692

CONTRASTIVE SOIL PROPERTIES, MICROBIAL STRUCTURE AND SOIL ENZYMES IN THE RHIZOSPHERE OF Scirpus triqueter AND BULK SOIL IN PETROLEUM-CONTAMINATED WETLAND
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 7
Though Scirpus triqueter plays an important role in protecting the ecological functions of Yangtze River estuary wetland which is frequently contaminated by petroleum, knowledge is limited about the mechanisms involved. In this study, comparative analysis of soil properties, microbial community structure and soil enzymes in the rhizosphere of S. triqueter and bulk soil was conducted throughout one year to provide an insight into the phytoremediation mechanism in the field. The total petroleum hy...
Autori: Jing Wei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27697

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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HEAVY METALS CONTENT IN THE SPROUTS OF Glyceria maxima (Hartm.) Holmb. AND IN RIVER SEDIMENTS (NORTHERN POLAND)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 7
The aim of this study was to evaluate the content of Zn, Mn, Cu and Ni in the aboveground and underground shouts of Glyceria maxima and in the bottom sediments of the Słupia River. These studies allow for assessment of the existing and potential hazards resulting from toxic influence of heavy metals on water environment and human health. The concentration of research elements was determined by atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS). Results indicate that the concentration of heavy metals in t...
Autori: Agnieszka Parzych
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 8
Vol. 1Nr. 8
• INFLUENCING FACTORS OF THE ACCEPTABLE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION OF FARMERS FOR CONTROLLING FERTILIZER-INDUCED WATER POLLUTION    • DETERMINATION OF THE RARE EARTH METALS IN THE RED MUD FOR POSSIBLE UTILIZATION    • Fe(II) AND Mn(II) REMOVAL FROM CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER BY ADSORPTION: A COMPARISON OF ACTIVATED CARBON AND PINE BARK    • RESPONSE OF UPLAND COTTON GENOTYPES TO SALINITY AT EARLY GROWTH STAGES    • KINETICS AND ISOTH...
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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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HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM ADSORPTION CAPABILITY ONTO CARBON BLACK: KINETIC AND THERMODYNAMIC ASPECTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 8
The adsorption rate and dynamic behavior of the system are important factors as regards the process design and operational control. The aim of this study was to find a suitable kinetic model for the hexavalent chromium removal in a batch reactor. The experimental data were analyzed using four adsorption kinetic models: the pseudo- first and second order equations, the Elovich equation, and the intraparticle diffusion equation, so as to determine the best fit equation of the Cr(VI) adsorption ont...
Autori: Ankica Radjenovic
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECTS OF SOIL pH ON MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF GLASS REINFORCED PLASTIC PIPES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 8
Influence of soil pH on the mechanical characteristics of glass reinforced plastic (GRP) pipes type was often investigated in different situations encountered in the field. GRP degradation is directly proportional to the exposure to soil with non-neutral reaction. The theoretical and experimental results lead during time to design standards, which allow the application of GRP pipes in water and soil, so as minimum interferences with the materials used in the manufacture of pipes would appear. Sa...
Autori: Ana Diana Ancas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARATIVE COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE APPROACH FOR HEAT TRANSFER ANALYSIS OF CORRUGATED PLATE HEAT EXCHANGERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 8
6In this paper, an application artificial neural network (ANN) and adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) are presented to predict the heat transfer rate and effectiveness in the corrugated plate heat exchangers. First, the thermal performances of the corrugated plate heat exchangers were evaluated experimentally. Experimental data were used for training and testing network. The results of the ANN are compared with the ANFIS in which the same data sets are used. The ANN model is slight...
Autori: Bayram Kılıç
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 8
Vol. 1Nr. 4
• INFLUENCING FACTORS OF THE ACCEPTABLE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION OF FARMERS FOR CONTROLLING FERTILIZER-INDUCED WATER POLLUTION    • DETERMINATION OF THE RARE EARTH METALS IN THE RED MUD FOR POSSIBLE UTILIZATION    • Fe(II) AND Mn(II) REMOVAL FROM CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER BY ADSORPTION: A COMPARISON OF ACTIVATED CARBON AND PINE BARK    • RESPONSE OF UPLAND COTTON GENOTYPES TO SALINITY AT EARLY GROWTH STAGES    • KINETICS AND ISOTH...
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 8
Vol. 1Nr. 4
• INFLUENCING FACTORS OF THE ACCEPTABLE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION OF FARMERS FOR CONTROLLING FERTILIZER-INDUCED WATER POLLUTION    • DETERMINATION OF THE RARE EARTH METALS IN THE RED MUD FOR POSSIBLE UTILIZATION    • Fe(II) AND Mn(II) REMOVAL FROM CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER BY ADSORPTION: A COMPARISON OF ACTIVATED CARBON AND PINE BARK    • RESPONSE OF UPLAND COTTON GENOTYPES TO SALINITY AT EARLY GROWTH STAGES    • KINETICS AND ISOTH...
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PLANNING AND DECISION-MAKING MODELS IN ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING APPLIED TO TAIWAN MID-WEST COAST
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 9
The aim of this study is to identify the influential factors which affect the planning and construction process in coastal ecological engineering. Through the application of AHP to analyze weight, it applies the data obtained from descriptive statistics as a reference in decision-making. Research methods are by means of expert questionnaire. To understand the same and different points of views from the experts and scholars, then according to different purposes it uses the results of this study i...
Autori: Chi-Shun Hsu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLYING THE TOPSIS-F METHOD TO ASSESS AIR POLLUTION IN VILNIUS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 9
These days many works analyse air pollution, sources of air pollution, the impact of air pollution on human health, and ways to reduce air pollution. Since air pollution is affected by many factors, this paper presents a multi-attribute decision-making approach to assess air pollution. The proposed approach comprises four steps: selecting the attributes for the assessment, applying the TOPSIS-F method (the Technique for Order of Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution with fuzzy sets) in the ...
Autori: Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas
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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FROM THE APPLICATION OF WATER SAFETY PLAN TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE ISO 22000:2005 STANDARD: A CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 10
The Water Safety Plan (WSP) model provides a completely new, cross-cutting and multidisciplinary approach for the risk assessment of drinking water pollution. The concept of “control” of the drinking water supply system (DWSS) is replaced by the concept of “under control”, in order to protect human health. The key factor of the WSP approach is the identification and mitigation or, if possible, the elimination of all factors that may cause a chemical, physical, microbial a...
Autori: Maria Cristina Collivignarelli
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF PARTICLES SIZE OF CRT GLASS WASTE ON PROPERTIES OF POLYMER CONCRETES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 10
The research has been focused on concretes in which the continuous phase is some kind of polymeric resin and the discrete phase is some type of mineral aggregate. Such composite materials are known as Polymer concretes (PC) and boast several advantages such as lower weights, higher resistance to corrosive environments and chemical attacks, faster curing and lower permeabilities. In PC the inorganic fraction can reach up to 90% of the total and is made up of aggregates such as sand and gravel. Th...
Autori: Paolo Pozzi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ADOPTION OF IRRIGATION SCHEDULING: ROLE OF EXTENSION AND TRAINING IN CENTRAL CHILE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 12
This article applies a Logit regression model to examine the factors that contribute to the adoption of irrigation scheduling by small-scale farmers in Central Chile. Socio-economic and productive information was collected from a random sample of 112 small-scale, irrigated farms during the 2010/2011 season. One important feature of this research is the specific extension and training in irrigation scheduling received by some of the farmers. Irrigation scheduling consists of estimating the optimu...
Autori: Roberto Jara-Rojas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF RELATIVE HUMIDITY IN A MASONRY WALL APPLYING THREE DIFFERENT WATERPROOFING MEMBRANES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 12
The analysis by numerical simulations can be applied to building materials subjected to different climatic conditions to envisage the influence of environmental factors in terms of drying time, water absorption and thermal performance of materials. Currently there is a wide variety of new building materials used for insulation, waterproofing and rehabilitation, each contributing in a specific way to constructions improvement during their service life. In time, every building is subjected to degr...
Autori: Alexandra Alisa Găină
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FACTORS AFFECTING THE REPRODUCIBILITY OF WASTE SAMPLING AND COMPOSITION ANALYSES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
STUDY ON INTERFACE ENVIRONMENT - FOOD WITH CHANGE OF PARADIGM TOWARDS HEALTH GENERATING GASTRONOMY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
The study performs an approach to the "environment - life quality - biotechnological molecular gastronomy" direction, an axis with consistent theoretic and practical potential in offering attractive and pleasant culinary products for the consumers, with the same effect on health as supplementary under pharmaceutics format. The paper proposes a change of paradigm, in order to develop certain excellence gastronomic preparations, based on incorporating functional and/or nutraceutic foo...
Autori: Romulus Gruia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TREATMENT OF FORGING INDUSTRY WASTEWATER USING NON-HYBRID AND HYBRID PROCESSES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
In this study, five distinctive separation processes namely sand filtration (SF), adsorption, microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF) and nanofiltration (NF) were examined in two ways for the treatment of forging industry wastewater. At first, each process was examined separately, and then they were applied in association with each other as hybrid processes including pretreatment, main treatment, and post-treatment. The results related to non-hybrid experiments show that none of the mentioned...
Autori: Reza Aminzadeh
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PREDICTION OF E-WASTE GENERATION BASED ON GREY MODEL (1,1) AND MANAGEMENT IN BOTSWANA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
This paper seeks to evaluate the quantities of e-waste in Botswana from 2000-2019, with a view towards formulating an effective and sound e-waste management system. Due to a lack of complete historical records on e-waste quantity and quality, this was achieved by the Grey Model GM(1,1) forecasting method. Our estimations indicate that an average weight of about 293.18 tons of e-waste will be generated in 2019 in the country. Considering an economic lifespan of between 3 and 10 years, more e-wast...
Autori: Daniel Mmereki
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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VARIETY BEHAVIORS OF DEPTH AND SURFACE FILTER MEDIA WITH THE AGES FOR PLEATED FILTER CARTRIDGES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
The aim of this study is to investigate a variety behaviors of two kinds of media (multiple-layer structures and multiple-layer structures combined with surface treatment, such as finer fibers) with ages using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and to determine the effect of fabric microstructures on cake formation and pulse cleaning. The results show that fine particles are readily deposited on the surface and inside depth filter medium. The fine fibers with diameters (~0.08 microns, this val...
Autori: Yan Cuiping
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SOIL METAL POLLUTION RELATED TO ACTIVE BUCHIM COPPER MINE, REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
Within this study a total content of 20 elements was determined in 25 soil samples taken from the vicinity of the "Buchim" mine, Republic of Macedonia, covering an area of 14.2 km2. The results have been compared to new Dutchlist and NOAA standards and it was concluded that the content of As, Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn in most of the samples is over the corresponding optimal or action values probably due to the anthropogenic activities. Thus As values ranged 13.1-225 mg kg-1 with 20 above the o...
Autori: Todor Serafimovski
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF SYNTHESIS PARAMETERS ON SORPTIVE PROPERTIES OF GLYCEROL-DERIVED MESOPOROUS CARBON
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 1
The effect of synthesis conditions on sorptive properties of glycerol-derived mesoporous carbon materials were studied. Sorption properties of the synthesized carbon-based materials regarding to different adsorbate molecules, as well as water vapors, phenol and methylene blue molecules were analyzed. The sorption capacity of the synthesized mesoporous carbons depends upon synthesis conditions, namely upon pyrolyzing temperature and carbon precursor to silica weight ratio, being determined by ...
Autori: Maria Ignat
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MULTI-OBJECTIVE ANALYSIS FOR THE SELECTION OF A SUSTAINABLE GREYWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 1
Greywater reuse is widely accepted as a suitable response to the increasing demand of fresh water in urban areas. On the other hand, strict environmental regulations have obligated the development and implementation of membrane separation technologies for production of municipal potable water, in industrial water supply and in wastewater treatment. Potential energy crisis in the future has highlighted the importance of using renewable source of energy for membrane separation processes. This r...
Autori: Mohammad Ramezanianpour
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SAND TREATMENT PROCEDURES FOR CHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND BEACH SAND QUALITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 1
Sand contamination is an important factor when assessing the health hazard potential of public beaches. The goals of this study are to assess the performance of four sand washing procedures on the removal of surface adsorbed chemical species, and to identify which chemical components are best suited for monitoring the health quality of beach sand. Four washing treatments were investigated: contact, stirring, sonication, and boiling. Sand samples were collected from three Portuguese beaches an...
Autori: Mário Dias Almeida
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NEW CATALYSTS USED IN THE HYDROGENOLYSIS REACTION OF GLYCEROL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 1
The catalytic hydrogenolysis of glycerol, a by-product of the biodiesel manufacturing process was studied on copper chromite catalysts with different chemical composition. The obtaining of propylene glycol was studied under mild reaction conditions (180- 240oC temperature range, 8 hours reaction time and moderate pressures). These important parameters have significant effects on the glycerol conversion and that is way the actual study was concerned to the obtaining of a superior selectivity t...
Autori: Adriana Marinoiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EMISSION FACTORS FOR LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THREE-WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTER BASED ON MICRO-REACTOR STUDIES: A PROPOSAL FOR AMMONIA, NITROUS OXIDE AND MOLECULAR HYDROGEN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 2
In this work, we report a methodology to provide emission factors based on micro-reactor studies. We propose emission factors for ammonia (NH3, 158 mg/km), nitrous oxide (N2O, 322 mg/km) and molecular hydrogen (H2, 72 mg/km) for vehicles equipped with three-way catalytic converter (TWC). Our experimental conditions were similar to those prevailing on vehicles during catalyst light-off and transient urban driving cycle. NH3 and H2 emission factors reported in this work are quantitatively simil...
Autori: Gustavo Ariel Fuentes
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PERSONAL VALUES, PERCEIVED CONSUMER EFFECTIVENESS AND DEMOGRAPHIC EFFECTS ON GREEN PURCHASING BEHAVIOR OF KOREAN CONSUMERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 2
This study is an examination of personal values, perceived consumer effectiveness (PCE), and demographic factors for their influence on Korean consumers’ green purchasing behavior. A survey conducted in Seoul, Korea, meaningfully supports the proposed relationships between value orientations, PCE, education level, and green purchasing behavior. Specifically, structuralequation modeling confirms that egoism directly and negatively influences green purchases, and that PCE moderates the in...
Autori: Yong-Ki Lee
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOMASS CHARACTERISTICS FOR BIOENERGY APPLICATION: AN OVERVIEW
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 2
Considering world energy demand and its security, much attention has been focused on identifying promising lignocellulosic substrates to generate a variety of downstream fuels and chemicals. In response, a recent key research area has centered on hydrolysis of cell wall polysaccharides by various physical, chemical and biological means. Due to their complex chemical and molecular structure, there is a substantial knowledge gap in understanding of biomass recalcitrance and its relationship wit...
Autori: Nadeem Akhtar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INDOOR/OUTDOOR CORRELATIONS REGARDING INDOOR AIR POLLUTION WITH PARTICULATE MATTER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 2
This paper presents the results of a case study conducted between 2.04 and 24.04.2013 in order to establish the most relevant indicators that characterize the influence of outdoor air pollution, with particulate matter having a nominal diameter less than 2.5μm (PM2.5), on the quality of indoor air from a new building. The tests consisted in simultaneous determination of the daily average PM2.5 concentrations at four indoor sites and at one outside, nearby the building. The average PM2.5 c...
Autori: Elena Bucur
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OUTSOURCING ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES: NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE FACTORS INFLUENCING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 2
Recent studies have demonstrated how buyers can influence the environmental performance of suppliers. However, although industrial waste accounts for much of the waste generated in the west, little is known about how industrial waste is managed downstream. We present an analysis of the drivers influencing the decision to opt for waste-to-recovery rather than disposal facilities. The drivers were investigated by a questionnaire survey. Findings show that the manufacturing industry is more like...
Autori: Natalia Marzia Gusmerotti
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY CONDITIONS IN SMALL MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES OF IRON FURNITURE MANUFACTURING UNITS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 3
This study was planned to identify factors which affect workers health and their safe working in unregistered and partially registered small iron units preparing 90- 95 % iron furniture under sheds. Focused group discussions (FGD) were conducted among workers of iron furniture manufacturing units (IFMU) employing a cross sectional, descriptive, analytic and time limited study. Personal interviews methodology was adopted to assess workers for their exposure to occupational risks, protective eq...
Autori: Saima Aslam Bharwana
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A HYBRID MULTI-CRITERIA DECISION ANALYSIS APPROACH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: AN EXAMPLE OF THE TFT-LCD MANUFACTURERS IN TAIWAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 3
The study developed a quantitative evaluation model of environmental performance, using a hybrid multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) approach by key environmental indicators based on the ISO14031 environmental performance evaluation (EPE) dimensions. The causal relationships and influence intensity among the EPE dimensions were explored to construct the network evaluation structure. Three well-known thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel manufacturers in Taiwan were us...
Autori: Hung-Yi Wu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPUTATIONAL SIMULATION MODEL FOR DYE ADSORPTION IN NANO TIO2 FILM FOR THE APPLICATIONS IN DYE SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 3
The theoretical and computational studies of dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) can contribute to a deeper understanding of these types of solar cells. The DSSCs are the novel design of solar cells which could be used as power producing windows or skylights. They represent a particular promising approach to a direct conversion of sunlight into electrical energy at low cost and with high efficiency. The light adsorption occurs in dye molecules adsorbed on a highly porous structure of TiO2 film...
Autori: Nnditshedzeni Eric Maluta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFICIENT REMOVAL OF HEAVY METALS BY KOH ACTIVATED Diplotaxis harra BIOMASS: EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN OPTIMIZATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 3
The aim of this study was to produce high quality activated carbons from Diplotaxis harra biomass by potassium hydroxide activation and their application in heavy metals removal. To reduce the number of experiments, full factorial experimental design at two levels (24) was carried out to occur optimal preparation conditions for efficient removal of cadmium and cobalt ions from aqueous solutions. Different variables influencing activation process, such as carbonization temperature (500–6...
Autori: Hanane Tounsadi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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METHODOLOGIES FOR INVESTIGATING OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTS AND THEIR USE IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY RESEARCH. LITERATURE REVIEW
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 3
The objective of this paper is to review the main studies published on occupational accidents to recognize, classify and describe the scientific methodologies used. To achieve the objective set we used a method that has already been implemented and validated, consisting of an extensive review of international scientific literature related to the methodologies for investigating accidents in occupational health and safety. Then, to assess the importance of these methodologies, we analyzed the ...
Autori: Francisco Salguero-Caparros
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES IN WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF DANUBE RIVER, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 3
Multivariate statistical methods such as factor analysis (FA) and cluster analysis (CA) were applied to identify the main factors and pollution sources affecting on the water quality of Danube River and to evaluate spatial and temporal similarities or dissimilarities among the sampling sites and monitoring periods. Water quality of 14 parameters has been considered in four sampling stations during 1 year period. The results of factor analysis specified three factors representing 64.369% of th...
Autori: Alhassan H. Ismail
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 CHANGES IN NORTH-EASTERN ROMANIA – A TRIGGER FACTOR FOR LYME DISEASE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 3
Lyme disease is a zoonosis with systemic clinical manifestations, determined by species of the genus Borrelia and transmitted to humans through the sting of infected ticks. In order to assess the incidence of Lyme borreliosis among patients in the North-Eastern part of Romania, we performed a retrospective study, following the cases of patients with tick bites who presented themselves at the “Sf. Parascheva” Infectious Diseases Clinical Hospital, Iasi, between 1 January 2017 and 3...
Autori: Carmen Manciuc
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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IMPROVING THE SAFETY LEVEL OF PYROTECHNIC ARTICLES TESTING IN VARIABLE CONDITIONS OF MICROCLIMATE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 4
The related European directives in force stipulate that product testing shall be performed in conditions that reproduce as accurately as possible the real ones that may be encountered during their operation. These are products whose intended use are specified in the safety data sheet or within the instructions for use, and whose limits of the micro-climatic parameters that can be encountered (temperature, humidity, wind - for the outside ones, temperature, humidity, generation of restricted t...
Autori: Ilie Ciprian Jitea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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MODELLING THE PISTON EFFECT IN SUBWAY TUNNELS USING FIRE DYNAMICS SIMULATOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 4
The influence of the piston effect in subway tunnels depends on a train speed, the geometry of a tunnel and a train, the types of air flow caused by mechanical ventilation and other variable characteristics. Tables and graphs of changes in air flows generated by the effect of the piston are presented depending on the speed of a train and the degree of fill rate of a tunnel. It is noted that the piston effect is characterized by two phases. At the first stage, the piston effect and the process...
Autori: Omar Lanchava
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MODELLING THE SOURCE TERM FOR POLLUTANTS GENERATED FROM GALVANIC CELLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 4
Being able to estimate the quantity of pollutants that can be spread in the environment is a factor of paramount importance in the industrial panorama. In order to accomplish such aim, a crucial step is the estimation of the so-called source term, that is the rate of generation (or release) of a substance in a generic process. A proper estimation requires to consider both the machinery and the unit operations present into the analysed system. For such reasons, ad hoc considerations and models...
Autori: Marco Barozzi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND EVACUATION IN BUILDING FIRES USING COMPUTER EVACUATION MODELS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 4
Human behavior in critical situations is at the core of all concerns about the fire safety of buildings, regardless of their destination. The way in which the human caught in the fire reacts to the risk factor to which he is exposed, his behavioral response to the direct action of the fire, or his psychological response to the effect of the fire (temperature, smoke opacity, reduced visibility, exposure to toxic combustion gases), are all factors that can drastically influence the required saf...
Autori: Marius Cornel Şuvar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTS IN MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT (MSW) COMPANIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 5
The objective of this research was to analyze the factors present in occupational accidents occurred at work among Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) workers. Garbage, and rubbish from household waste were considered as MSW. The study was based on a total of 11,935 accidents occurring and reported in the MSW sector during the period 2009-2012 in Andalusia (Spain), as well as a survey of 572 workers in the above mentioned sector conducted in 2009. All the variables included in the accident reports we...
Autori: Antonio López-Arquillos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DETERIORATION OF WATER QUALITY BY STAGNATION IN STORAGE TANKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 5
This study presents the influence of the storage recipients’ material and of the use and the type of stirring on the drinking water quality. The kinetics of drinkable water quality alteration under stationary conditions and under magnetic and sonical stirring have been monitored for a two weeks period. The microbiological parameters (total number of germs developed at 37°C and 22°C, lactose-positive and lactose-negative bacteria, coliform bacteria and Echerichia coli), as well a...
Autori: Laura Damian
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ON THE BIOMASS OF BENTHIC DIATOM IN RIVERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 5
This paper aims to disclose the quantitative relationship between benthic diatom biomass in natural rivers and environmental factors. For this purpose, the author selected seven natural rivers in the basin of Minjiang River as the objects. First, the samples of benthic diatoms and the environmental factors were collected from 14 different sampling sites of five rivers and the diatom density and Chlorophyll a (Chl a) content were selected to characterize the diatom biomass. Then, the number of...
Autori: Baichuan Zhang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY RECYCLING: SYSTEM DYNAMICS GAME BASED ANALYSIS FOR THE INFLUENCING FACTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 5
With the rapid development of electric vehicles (EV), more and more EV batteries will intensively face the retirement. If they are treated improperly, EV batteries might pose a serious threat to human health and environment. Therefore, recycling spent EV battery is full of significance. However, the recycling system and specific policies have not be well established in China. This paper aims to evaluate several recycling subsidy policies being considered and tested in China for their influenc...
Autori: Xin Li
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DISTRIBUTION OF METALS IN WATER, SEDIMENTS, AQUATIC PLANTS AND FISH FROM SNAGOV LAKE, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 6
This paper discussed the results of studies regarding metal ions distribution in water, sediments, aquatic plants and different tissues of fish from Snagov Lake, Romania, a natural lake situated 25-30 kilometers north from Bucharest, the capital of Romania. The concentration of several metal ions (Li, Ba, Al, Pb, As, Se) was measured in three points of the lake, namely receiving-input, middle and discharging-output ponds. The samples were collected during spring time from water, sediments, Ce...
Autori: Daniela Simina Ștefan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS OF WATER AREA IN CAOFEIDIAN WETLAND IN 1984~2013 BASED ON REMOTE SENSING IMAGE DATA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 6
As one of the largest coastal wetlands in northern China, the ecological function of Caofeidian wetland has gradually degraded due to the influence of climate and surrounding environment. In order to regulate and repair the water area of the wetland, it is necessary to study and analyse the historical changes and influencing factors of the water area of Caofeidian wetland This paper extracts the water area of Caofeidian Wetland in 1984~2013 from the images collected by Landsat satellites usin...
Autori: Shaoxiong Zhang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TRACE ELEMENTS EXTRACTION FROM METAL CONTAMINATED SOILS - IMPLICATION FOR RECLAMATION OF GOLD MINE AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 9
Trace elements (TEs) in contaminated soils are considered as primary jeopardy issues in developing countries which can cause major concerns for this industry and also menace the surrounding ecosystems, human health and wildlife, so urgent reclamation methods are required. The present research aims to evaluate potential phytoremediation capability of selected plant species Tamarix Spp., Haloxylon Spp. and Malcolmia Africana to grow in TE contaminated soils. Muteh Gold mine, a widespread mountaino...
Autori: Ali Daryabeigi Zand
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CARBON FOOTPRINTS ASSOCIATED WITH ELECTRICITY GENERATION FROM BIOMASS SYNGAS AND DIESEL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 7
The limited availability of fossil fuels, as well as the already proven effects of global warming, highlight the need for alternative, environmentally-friendly energy generation. Consideration of primary energy inputs from new and renewable energy resources and technologies represent a major scientific challenge, and a major innovation if realized. This will open up new opportunities for benefit and realized value, in the form of lower costs of energy supply, through the utilization of indige...
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INTEGRATION OF GIS TECHNOLOGY IN THE URBAN PLANNING TO EXTEND THE CITY OF ZAMORA, SPAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 7
The present study has established a methodology to determine the most environmentally sustainable area for the expansion of a city center using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. This technology permits the graphical information associated with a municipality to be manipulated, integrated, analyzed and represented in a simple way that is cost effective during the early decision making steps, which analyze the various options regarding the urbanistic planning prior to taking final...
Autori: Marco Criado
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY ON WEEE COLLECTION AND RECYCLING SCHEME IN TYPICAL ASIA-PACIFIC COUNTRIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 7
The environmental and economic impacts posed by waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) make an effective collection and recycling scheme necessary for developing countries. Currently, developing countries in the Asia-Pacific regions are highly variable in terms of their present state of WEEE management, due to different economic conditions and levels of management. In this paper, we surveyed existing WEEE collection and recycling system in three Asia-Pacific developing countries &nd...
Autori: Yuan Chen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDENT’S ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTIONS: ROLE OF ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION AND RISK TAKEN ABILITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 7
After the recent global financial and economic crises, unemployment, especially among young people have become a particularly serious problem. Fostering young entrepreneurship represent not only a tool to combat young unemployment and social exclusion but also a way to encourage innovation and a country’s economic growth. Education and training can contribute in building an entrepreneurial society and may shape individuals attitudes versus risk-taking. Risk taken ability is an important...
Autori: Ana Iolanda Vodă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY AND PHENOLICS CONTENT OF Capsella bursa-pastoris AND Marrubium vulgare DEPENDING ON ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 7
In this work we aimed to examine the influence of the main abiotic factors (temperature, rainfall, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure) on the synthesis of active compounds (phenolics, flavonoids), with antioxidant and therapeutic effect of two herbs - Capsella bursa-pastoris (shepherd's purse) and Marrubium vulgare (horehound) collected from two different areas of Romania: Dobrogea (Constanta) and Muntenia (Bucharest). The studies have shown that biogenesis and accumulation of second...
Autori: Elena Neagu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY ON PREDICTION MODEL OF SPACE-TIME DISTRIBUTION OF AIR POLLUTANTS BASED ON ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 7
Along with the development of industrialization and urbanization, the pollution of the atmosphere increases and the air quality decreases gradually, especially in the developed regions such as Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei in China. The frequent occurrence of haze leads to the decrease of visibility day by day, which causes great inconvenience to people’s mind and body. Therefore, an indepth study of regional weather quality impact factors can improve the air quality in the regions, which ...
Autori: Zhuang Wu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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URBAN HEAT ISLAND EFFECT OF CHENGGONG DISTRICT IN KUNMING, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 7
This paper measures the temperatures along a test route through Chenggong District, Kunming, by mobile measurement, and revises the measured data to 4 different time points of the test period, aiming to enhance the data utilization efficiency. The modified data were plotted into isotherm slices at the four time points, and the urban heat island (UHI) features, as well as its influencing factors were analysed on geographic information system (GIS) software. The results of the measurements show...
Autori: Bai Yufu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A MULTI-OBJECTIVE PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION ALGORITHM BASED ON HUMAN SOCIAL BEHAVIOR FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS DISPATCH PROBLEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 7
Due to emissions from power station using fossil fuels, the decrease of existing pollution as well as of operational costs should be taken into consideration, when resolving environmental economic dispatch problems. In this research, we will evidence that nonlinear constraints of generating units, forbidden regions, and ramp-rate of generating units will reduce operational costs and environmental pollution, to achieve environmental economic dispatch effectiveness, by employing an improved mul...
Autori: Daqing Wu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SPATIAL ASSESSMENT OF SOIL SALINITY BY ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION SURVEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 9
Salinization occurs in natural conditions as a result of a complex of factors such as climate, topography, and hydrogeology. Salinity principally occurs in sub-humid to arid regions but secondary salinization is a consequence of direct human activities it extends by the day. In the field, soil salinity is deduced from apparent electrical conductivity (ECa) by using a range of devices. Although a number of proximal sensors have recently been used worldwide to simplify fieldwork, few studies using...
Autori: Mihai Buta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A SYSTEM DYNAMICS-BASED ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE SIMULATION OF CONSTRUCTION WASTE REDUCTION MANAGEMENT: EFFECTIVE APPLICATION OF PREFABRICATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 11
Cost effective management of construction and demolition waste (C&DW) has become a serious issue with increased construction activity and modern urban lifestyle which is damaging environment, eating up resources and causing rapid land use changes. These factors have influenced the construction industry significantly and therefore gained the practitioners’ attention in recent past. New strategies of C&DW reduction management are being devised and reported; this research aims at prov...
Autori: Ahsen Maqsoom
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PRELIMINARY STUDY OF SOIL COMPOSITION FROM BALKAN ENDEMIC NEPHROPATHY AREAS, USING A GC-MS METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 11
Balkan endemic nephropathy (BEN) is a chronic kidney disease occurring predominantly in certain rural villages from Balkan Peninsula, including Romania. Peculiar environmental factors, such as drinking water, organic contaminants derived from coal, plant toxins, mycotoxins, heavy metals have been proposed to be causing the disease. Still, one of these etiological factors stands out: Aristolochia clematitis L., a plant that contains aristolochic acids (AAs) known as carcinogenic and nephrotoxic c...
Autori: Lavinia Paula Drăghia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ESTIMATION OF CONTAMINATION WITH VANADIUM AND ARSENIC IN COASTAL SEDIMENTS OF BANDAR ABBAS (PERSIAN GULF, IRAN) ON THE BASIS OF GEOCHEMICAL-ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 11
In the present research, the intensity of contamination with heavy elements Vanadium (V) and Arsenic (As) in the coastal sediments of Bandar Abbas is gauged and rated using the method of Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy. All processes of sampling and assimilation of sediments are performed according to the guideline of the Manual of Oceanographic Observations and Pollutant Analyses Methods (MOOPAM) Standard issued by the Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment (RAPMI).T...
Autori: Akbar Elsagh
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDYING DEFORESTATION AND CHANGES IN FOREST LAND COVER USING AGENT-BASED MODELLING. CASE STUDY: TONKABON, IRAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 12
Deforestation and changes in forest cover are subject to the effects of many factors: economic, social, cultural, political, and environmental and their interactions. To assess these factors, one should necessarily know their nature and then model them. Nowadays many models have been introduced to explore deforestation, however most of them are based on past events and do not pay enough attention to socioeconomic factors. Moreover, considering the future is sometimes absent in those models. The ...
Autori: Maryam Jadidi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EXPLORING THE INDOOR ENVIRONMENT OF HERITAGE BUILDINGS AND ITS ROLE IN THE CONSERVATION OF VALUABLE OBJECTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 12
This study is an attempt to monitor the indoor microclimate and the microbiological contamination of some indoor objects inside a wooden Orthodox church. Standard microbiological techniques were used for the isolation and identification of the fungi present in the dust of the superficial surface of the paintings chosen to be investigated for biodeterioration. Samples were taken from approximately 1 cm2 of the surface of the analysed paintings (cotton canvas, wood, on primer) using the cotton swa...
Autori: Dorina Camelia Ilieș
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TEMPORAL–SPATIAL CHARACTERISTICS AND KEY INFLUENCING FACTORS OF PM2.5 CONCENTRATIONS IN CHINA BASED ON STIRPAT MODEL AND KUZNETS CURVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 12
China’s tremendous economic developments are achieved at the expense of environmental deterioration. In recent years, PM2.5 pollution has become increasingly serious in China, attracting widespread attention from the citizens and the government. This study aims to investigate the temporal–spatial characteristics of PM2.5 in China in 1998–2012, fully considering the potential influencing factors of PM2.5. The satellite remote sensing data compensate for the deficiency of surface...
Autori: Wenyang Huang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE INFLUENCE OF FIRES ON THE BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY OF FOREST SOILS IN VRANCEA, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 12
Soils are influenced by stand composition and hydrological regime as well as by stress abiotic factors, including forest fires. As such, this study analyzed three stands affected by fires of different severities. Soil samples were gathered during the spring of 2017 from three sample areas in Vrancea County, eastern part of Romania. For each area studied, soil profiles were studied in 3 areas affected by fires and in control areas located close to each other. The soil respiration was determined b...
Autori: Aurelia Oneț
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FORMULATION OF COMPOSITE BEADS ALGINATE/HYDROXIDE SLUDGE FOR THE REMOVAL OF DYES FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 12
To produce drinking water, the water treatment plants generate huge quantities of sludge, this sludge is a waste and they are evacuated to the dump. The valuation of these sludge will be benific This study focuses on the development of composite alginates beads and sludge activated chemically by sulphuric acid and thermally for the removal of dyes from aqueous solutions. Two dyes were studied; a basic cationic dye (methylene blue) and an acidic anionic dye (Congo red) to compare the adsorption m...
Autori: Hasna Elmontassir
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A TEMPORAL HISTORICAL ANALYSIS ON HOW SELECTIVE COLLECTION OF RECYCLABLE WASTE IS INFLUENCED BY EDUCATION-RELATED AND REGIONAL FACTORS AT A UNIVERSITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 12
The aim of the study was to determine the relation between the composition of university recyclable material collected (plastic, paper, metal and glass), education-related factors such as the academic calendar and work stoppages, and regional factors such as climate, regional economy and composition of the urban waste collected over an 8-year period. The study was conducted based on the composition of recyclable dry solid wastes at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, quantified after th...
Autori: Victor Becker Tavares
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EVOLUTION OF THE MOLLIC REDDISH PRELUVISOL IN A ROMANIAN RIVERINE REGION AND THE ASSESSMENT OF ITS AGRO-PRODUCTIVE PROPERTIES IN FARMS AND AGRO-TOURISTIC HOUSEHOLDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 12
The research focuses on the assessment of the main agro-productive properties and the evolution of the mollic reddish (red-brown) preluvisol between the Jiu and Olt rivers, under the new conditions of soil formation and exploitation, created after radical transformations in Romanian agriculture, when most of the lands were passed from state to private ownership. The first comparative analysis of the properties of the soil that evolved on the terrains utilized for crop culture on farms and agrito...
Autori: Jenica Călina
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CORRELATION BETWEEN AERATION AND ERGOSTEROL PRODUCTION BY YEASTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 12
The present study represents an extension of ergosterol production by Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation processes using oxygen-vector by establishing the influence of the analyzed main factors, such as aeration efficiency and hydrocarbon concentration. The study has been developed for batch and fed-batch fermentation systems and has been focused on the variation of ergosterol content inside the yeast cells during the fermentation cycle in correlation with hydrocarbon volumetric fraction, COV...
Autori: Corina Ciobanu
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GREY DEMATEL TECHNIQUE FOR EVALUATING PRODUCT RETURN DRIVERS: A MULTIPLE STAKEHOLDERS’ PERSPECTIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 1
In order to reduce environmental impacts from final disposal, an interest in reverse logistics has caught the attention of both firms and academicians. However, motivational factors or drivers have to be considered to efficiently perform reverse logistics, as well as the different perspectives from stakeholders. Thus, the purpose of this study is to evaluate the interrelationship among reverse logistics drivers under the perspectives of the key stakeholders. A grey-based DEMATEL (Decision Makin...
Autori: Marina Bouzon
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OLEFINS AND FUELS FROM FRYING PALM OIL THROUGH PYROLYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 2
The pyrolysis of frying palm oil was studied in continuous stationary process, in a micropilot plant. The main factors affecting the products yields are temperature and residence time. For the studied parameters range (temperature: 475oC - 630oC and residence time: 120 s- 240 s), the gas yield varied between 7.9% (w/w) and 63.3% (w/w), related to feed. Unsaturated hydrocarbon yields (olefins) can reach 24-29% (w/w) related to feed, at the right processing parameters, the main products having goo...
Autori: Ana Maria Sivriu
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ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLINICAL CONTEXT IN MENINGOCOCCEMIA: BIOCHEMICAL MODIFICATION OF STIEHM-DAMROSCH/NIKLASSON SEVERITY SCORE – PROGNOSTIC FACTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 3
The study considers meningococcemia which is one of the most severe form of meningococcal disease and represents a significant worldwide health problem. The occurrence of meningococcemia was investigated based on a case study developed in a Romanian hospital using data taken from the medical records of patients with the diagnosis of meningococcemia. The pathogen can produce a fulminant form of the disease that can lead to death within a few hours of onset. The signs and symptoms of meningococcem...
Autori: Carmen Manciuc
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SNOW EVAPORATION CHARACTERISTICS RELATED TO MELTING PERIOD IN A FORESTED CONTINUOUS PERMAFROST REGION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 3
In cold, high-latitude regions, snow evaporation can significantly influence the snow water equivalent and thus change the regional water balance in early spring. In order to explore how the snowfall event and environmental factors affected the snow evaporation rate in the northern Daxing'an Mountains in China. From the snow melting period of March 2016 to April 2018, the eddy covariance method was used to explore the relationship between environmental factors and snow evaporation. The resul...
Autori: Youwei Lin
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EVALUATION OF THE NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF STRAWBERRY DURING THE PRODUCTION SEASON
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 4
The mineral contents of leaf, leaf petiole, fruit and fruit peduncle during the early and late stages of the production cycle may explain differences in response to fertilization in several strawberry genotypes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the nutritional status of two strawberry cultivars grown in soil. The nutritional status was determined as the amounts of nutrients taken up by the strawberry plants and the nutrient distribution within various parts of the plants during the produ...
Autori: Antonio Domínguez
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http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28187

ELEMENTAL PROFILE OF NON-COMMERCIAL WINES IN CHANGING TRADITIONAL RURAL REGIONS FROM EASTERN EUROPE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 4
Traditional winemaking for subsistence is at the heart of rural households in traditional cultural landscapes where the bioclimatic conditions allow wine production. As these wines are typically not assessed for their elemental content, their consumers could be exposed to various contaminants. Our goals were the followings: (i) to understand the elemental composition of non-commercial traditional wines from three cultural regions of Eastern Europe (Romania) and (ii) to find the main chemical fac...
Autori: Xintia Odett Dembroszky
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ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT METHOD USING SPATIAL POINT SOURCE ACCUMULATION TECHNIQUE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 4
In this study, we discuss a risk assessment method for spatial point source accumulation that is suitable for regional comprehensive prevention and control of environmental risks. The distribution types of spatial risk sources and other related data are collected and analyzed by adopting Fengtai District, Beijing as an example. On the basis of the spatial analysis algorithm, the environmental risk of region is comprehensively assessed from the perspective of risk-inducing factors, risk substa...
Autori: Tianxin Li
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A SURVEY OF FACTORS INFLUENCING SPREADSHEET RISK AWARENESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 5
Motivated both by reports on devastating financial and reputation-related consequences of spreadsheet errors and the results of previous studies suggesting a significant lack of users’ awareness of spreadsheet risks, this paper provides insight into factors that influence users’ perception of risks associated with creating and using spreadsheets. The survey was conducted on a sample of 161 spreadsheet users, whose attitudes were analyzed in accordance with 17 attributes. Statistical...
Autori: Lazar Raković
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PHYSICAL STATUS OF TORRENT CONTROL STRUCTURES IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 5
Torrential watershed management actions should be integrated and their results designed to last for a long time. In Romania and in other countries, these actions cover the entire area of the watershed (slopes, banks, and riverbeds). They consist of complex sets of structural and non-structural measures and works designed to control runoffs and erosion, protect social-economic objectives and improve degraded lands. The most vulnerable structures are the hydrotechnical structures, which are place...
Autori: Alin-Lucian Mihalache
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28211

WIND TURBINE SELECTION METHOD BY USING ANALYTICAL NETWORK PROCESS ASSOCIATED WITH COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 5
Wind turbine evaluation is very crucial in the overall effectiveness of a wind project where the stakeholders are challenging for selection among very different wind turbines. Consequently, this study proposes a method which incorporates analytic network process and cost benefit analysis to choose appropriate turbines during development and investment of a wind plant. A case study is implemented for performance evaluation of various wind turbine types, determining the evaluation priority of fac...
Autori: Fikri Barış Uzunlar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28212

ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCES OF LONG-SPAN BEAMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 6
In the last decades, the effects of the climate change phenomena and the consumption rates of raw materials have led to an increasing awareness regarding the need of implementing the sustainable development concept at the global scale. The activities we complete each day have a direct negative influence over the current situation of the natural ecosystems, and therefore it is highly important to understand and reduce at the same time our global environmental footprint. One of the most significa...
Autori: Sebastian George Maxineasa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28219

ADDITION OF ADAPTED MICROORGANISMS FOR LEAF COMPOSTING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 6
Techniques such as composting, a controlled process of decomposition of organic materials, have become fundamental to minimize the problems associated with the organic fraction of urban solid waste, as the potential to cause damage to public health, the environment and, consequently, to economic and administrative aspects can be related to this kind of waste. Microbial activity is also highlighted as a relevant factor since the microorganisms are fundamental in the degradation of organic matter...
Autori: Priscila da Costa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28222

EFFECT OF THE NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION OF FRUIT WASTES ON METHANE GAS PRODUCTION AND ENERGY POTENTIAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 7
Nutrients have been considered the main factor affecting microorganisms responsible for methane gas production during anaerobic digestion processes. In this study, the nutritional composition of some fruit wastes; mango (M), watermelon (W), pawpaw (P), their effects on methane gas production, and resulting energy values were assessed. Substrate samples for anaerobic digestion where prepared into various slurry treatments; M, W, P, WM, PW, MP, MWP and CONTROL. Proximate compositions of the subst...
Autori: Ogemdi Chinwendu Anika
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28233

GREEN TOTAL FACTOR PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT AND GREEN TECHNOLOGY CAPABILITY SPILLOVER IN WESTERN REGION OF CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 7
In the current situation of increasingly urgent environmental problems, how to improve the capacity of green technology through spillover means based on the existing green knowledge and technology stock in the western region of China, so that the economy of the western region can move towards a low-carbon, coordinated and sustainable direction in a short period of time is worthy of our deep discussion. This study measured the carbon dioxide emissions and calculated the green total factor produc...
Autori: Xing Li
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28234

QUANTITATIVE ESTIMATION OF HEALTHCARE WASTES GENERATED BY BRAZILIAN HOSPITALS: A LITERATURE REVIEW
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 7
Poor management of health care waste (HCW) is still recurrent in developing countries, as HCW control thought legislation is recent in many of these countries. One challenging factor that contributes to this is the lack of representative quantification of HCW generation. This kind of indicator is important, principally for hospitals as significant HCW generator, in order to obtain a better waste management. In this context, the aim of this study is proposing a quantitative estimation of HCW gene...
Autori: Patrícia Albernáz Melo Ribeiro
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28238

EVALUATION OF HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION IMPACT ON ECOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT OF QINGHAI-TIBET PLATEAU
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 7
This study is designed in order to determine the impact of Zhadao highway construction on ecological environment of Qinghai- Tibet Plateau, by comparing the quality of ecological environment before and after highway implementation. An index system of ecological environment impact evaluation of highway area is established, including terrain slope, vegetation coverage, desertification index and land use type. With the help of data mining and grey correlation degree theory, an ecological environmen...
Autori: Xingli Jia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28239

SCALE-DEPENDENT EFFECTS OF FOREST EDGES ON MOUNTAIN GRASSLAND BIOGEOCHEMISTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 7
Current landscapes have been intensively modified by humans and forest fragmentation has created substantial increases of forest edges. So far, scale-dependence between observable ecological patterns and the underlying processes affected by forest fragmentation have been widely ignored. To overcome the widespread ambiguity in selecting relevant spatial scales for studying the ecological effects of forest fragmentation, we investigated the effect of forest prevalence and edge length on carbon st...
Autori: Emilia I. Cojoc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28242

ANALYZING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT QUALITY STATE AND EVOLUTION BASED ON A MULTI-CRITERIA APPROACH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 7
The paper is focused on the integrated modelling of environmental quality. It shows how we can use multi-criteria decision analysis to study some aspects about the environmental quality status in a region and its evolution during a certain period of time. The global analysis is created by taking into account the concurrent contributions of different factors such as air quality, drinking-water quality and noise pollution, on the quality of the environment people live in. We propose an indicator,...
Autori: Luminita Grecu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28246

ASSOCIATION OF NEPHROLITHIASIS WITH DRINKING WATER QUALITY AND DIET IN PAKISTAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 8
Bad water quality has serious implications for human health, which may include gastrointestinal, liver, respiratory diseases and even cancer. In view of drinking water hardness in the study area, it was hypothesized that bad water quality has some association with the renal disorders. The possible association between nephrolithiasis, drinking water quality and diet in human subjects in district Abbottabad, Pakistan was investigated. Drinking water samples were collected from different areas (tot...
Autori: Suneela Jadoon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28252

ANALYSIS OF THE EFFICIENCY OF WATER TREATMENT PROCESS WITH CHLORINE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 8
The quality of drinking water can be kept under control through the protection of raw water sources and the permanent monitoring and control of the processes of treatment and distribution of drinking water. The dangers and risks faced by drinking water supply systems may arise from inside or outside the system. Water disinfection is the key element behind obtaining and maintaining quality. Chlorine is the most widely used disinfectant, due to its high efficiency. However, it has a major disadvan...
Autori: Alice Iordache
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28254

ESTIMATING HEALTH IMPACT OF EXPOSURE TO PM2.5, NO2 AND O3 USING AIRQ+ MODEL IN KERMAN, IRAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 8
Air pollutants have harmful effects on the human health and exacerbate morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study is to assess the short-and long-term effects of the suspended particulate matter with the diameter of smaller than 2.5 μm (PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and ozone (O3) on the mortality cases in city of Kerman in 2016 and 2017. In this study, AirQ+ software presented by European Center for Environment and Health and World Health Organization (WHO) was employed. Daily mean con...
Autori: Mohammad Malakootian
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28255

IMPACTS OF DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS ON CARBON EMISSIONS BASED ON THE STIRPAT MODEL AND THE PLS METHOD: A CASE STUDY OF SHANGHAI
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 8
The heavy dependence on fossil-based energy and inefficient use of energy add to the relentless growth of carbon emissions in China, and also lead to an array of serious environmental pollution issues, such as haze and smog. This situation threatens the health of residents and the sustainable development of society. China has to face the huge pressure of carbon emissions from international and domestic societies. This study aims to investigate the demographic driving factors of carbon emission ...
Autori: Yan Li
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28265

LANDSCAPE PATTERN AND DESIGN FOR THE ECOSYSTEM IN CONSTRUCTED WETLAND
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 9
The urban eco-environment is greatly affected by the ecosystem and landscape pattern of the wetlands nearby. Based on geological information system (GIS), this paper explores the landscape, plant distribution and animal distribution in a constructed wetland of the Yellow River Basin through field survey, identifies the landscape pattern of the ecosystem in the study area through correlation analysis, and thoroughly evaluates the health of the wetland ecosystem based on statistical results. The ...
Autori: XueLing Zhang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28266

SWOT ANALYSIS ON TOURIST ECO-FOOTPRINT AND ECOLOGICAL CARRYING CAPACITY IN POVERTY-STRICKEN AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 9
Tourist cities are facing an ecological crisis due to population boom, pollution and environmental damage. To solve the crisis, this paper attempts to make an accurate evaluation of ecological carrying capacity of tourist cities, identify the factors affecting the ecosustainability of such cities, and prepare a feasible solution to these factors. Specifically, the tourism ecological footprint theory was introduced into the evaluation of sustainable tourism development in tourist areas based on S...
Autori: Bowen Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28269

MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS OF AGRICULTURAL WASTE RECYCLING EFFICIENCY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 9
Research on the efficiency of agricultural waste recycling by farmers is helpful to help us understand the status of agricultural waste recycling based on micro perspective From this perspective, this paper uses a three-stage Data Envelopment Analysis model to measure the agricultural waste recycling efficiency of peasant households. Through research, the concludes that the three-stage Data Envelopment Analysis model seems more scientific and rational to measure the performance of farmers&rsquo...
Autori: Xiaoyuan Geng
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28271

CONTRACT COORDINATION FOR GREEN LOGISTICS CAPABILITIES INVOLVING THE LOGISTICS SERVICE DEMAND SIDE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 9
In order to study how to effectively green the logistics capability, we establish a Stackelberg game model of logistics service demand side and logistics service provider. Taking the logistics service provider as the leading factor, this paper analyzes the coordination effect of revenue-sharing contract, cost-sharing contract and combination contract of revenue-sharing contract and cost-sharing contract on the enthusiasm of logistics service providers to rebuild green logistics capability. At t...
Autori: Zhigang Song
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28273

DIFFERENCES IN CARBON EMISSION LEVELS AND INFLUENCING FACTORS IN THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY OF BEIJING-TIANJIN-HEBEI REGION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 9
As one of China’s fastest growing regions, Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei (B-T-H), which contains one of the most intensive logistics networks in China, developed rapidly from 2005 to 2016. However, such growth also led to increases in energy consumption and carbon emissions. From 2005 to 2011, the growth rate of logistics carbon emissions in the B-T-H was maintained at 8%–10%. Subsequently, owing to policies and technological progress related to energy saving and emission reducti...
Autori: Jianfeng Zhao
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28274

NATURAL VEGETATION DISTRIBUTION AND CLIMATE ECOLOGY PREDICTION BASED ON GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 9
The global climate change, especially global warming, has seriously affected our living environment and the terrestrial biosphere. The typical consequences include biosystem destruction, crop failure and the rise of sea level. Therefore, a growing attention has been paid to quantify the relationship and mutual influence between vegetation and climate in the recent decade. In this paper, the vegetation distribution across China is digitized using the geographic information system (GIS) software....
Autori: Yan Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28282

HOW TO TURN CAR FLUFF PROBLEM INTO AN OPPORTUNITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 10
Car fluff is an important problem for the industrial compartment, especially for Italy, considering the huge amount of waste produced by the automotive sector, approx. 180.000 ton/year. Although car fluff (CER 191004) is suitable for CSS-Combustible production, with destination to cement factories, a very low amount of it reaches this destination. An alternative way to transform this problem into an opportunity consists into the transformation of bioliquid after its thermochemical transformati...
Autori: Ivana Moscato
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28289

EXPLOITING THE POTENTIAL OF POLYETHYLENE MECHANICAL RECYCLING: ECONOMIC AND SUSTAINABILITY ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 10
Plastic and circular economy are key words that characterize our present and seek to address the future of the global social economic system. Plastic, on the one hand, is the emblem of modern times, a low cost material with unparalleled functional properties. Circular economy, on the other hand defines an alternative model to traditional economy that focuses on sustainability. In this work, the author presents a case study relating to a virtuous example of circular economy applied to the industr...
Autori: Leonardo Mita
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28301

DYNAMIC VISUALIZATION OF SPATIO-TEMPORAL PROCESS MODEL BASED ON NetCDF AND OPTIMAL INTERPOLATION FOR MARINE ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 11
The ocean is an indispensable source of materials and energy for the survival of human beings and social development. It is also an essential factor affecting climate change and ecological balance. In view of the dynamic, three-dimensional (3D), and complex marine environment, this study proposes the construction and dynamic visualization of a marine spatio-temporal process model based on Network Common Data Form (NetCDF) and optimal interpolation. The proposed model combines the advantages of ...
Autori: Xu Shenghua
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28315

ASSESSMENT OF WASTE SLUDGE CHANGES DURING SOLAR DRYING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 11
This research presents the efficiency of an air-based solar drying system for providing comprehensive information on optimal management of the wastewater treatment plant sludge (WWTPs) by using renewable energy. The solar drying method was appropriate for utilizing facilities to remove ammonia and able to inactivate environmentally stable Escherichia coli (E. coli) microorganisms which were dropped at 2 logs CFU/gr. The thermal efficiency of the dryer was recognized under the realistic circumst...
Autori: Zeinab Amin
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28324

THE EUROPEAN INTEGRATION PROBLEMS OF FORMATION OF THE UKRAINIAN AGRICULTURAL LAND MARKET IN THE CONTEXT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 11
This article presents the existing problems of formation and further functioning agricultural land market with current trends in greening agricultural production and changes in the strategic reorientation of undertakings in agricultural markets. In this regard, there were suggested the best marketing strategies for businesses depending on their pricing strategy and evaluated problematic aspects of land reform in Ukraine. Attention is paid to the problems of further European integration of Ukrai...
Autori: Oksana Drebo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28327

ANALYSIS OF CO2 EMISSIONS BETWEEN CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS: LIGHT STEEL FRAME AND CONVENTIONAL MASONRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 12
Since the emission of greenhouse gases is an important environment issue, this paper presents an analysis of CO2 emissions between two different building methodologies: conventional masonry and light steel frame. To this end, a 70m² building project used in Social Brazilian Housing Programs (SBHP) built according to both methods was analyzed. In addition to that, the quantitative materials used were determined, according to the building services (infrastructure, superstructure, closing and...
Autori: Silmara Dias Feiber
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28332

APPRAISAL OF HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATION IN ROAD DUST AND HUMAN HEALTH RISK IN A MUNICIPALITY OF BANGLADESH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 12
Road dust from atmospheric deposition is considered as one of the significant environmental pollutants for containing toxic heavy metals. In this connection, to explore the present scenario of urban contamination and potential health risk of heavy metals present in road dust; this study was carried out in Tangail Municipality Area of Bangladesh. Road dust samples were collected seasonally from five different sampling sites encompassing different traffic homogeneity. Collected samples were proces...
Autori: Mir Talas Mahammad Diganta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28334

EVALUATION OF THE EFFECT OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ON WILDLIFE ROADKILL IN CENTRAL TURKEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 12
Transport networks, including highways, have many negative ecological impacts, such as habitat loss and landscape fragmentation. One of the most consicuous negative effects is wildlife vehicle collision (WVC). The basic aims of this study, conducted on the Kırıkkale-Çankırı Highway, Turkey, are the following: i) identifying locations of WVC events, ii) modeling the effects of landscape pattern and traffic characteristics on WVC and iii) proposing a solution to mitigate WVC. In the st...
Autori: Ali Uğur Özcan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28337

Larus relictus HABITAT HIERARCHICAL EVALUATION BASED ON A DATA DRIVEN APPROACH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 12
The application of Species Distribution Models (SDM) in the management of species habitat and environmental impact changes has been widely used by scientists and ecologists globally, however this study proposes a novel analytical technique involving the combination of a statistical ranking algorithm and Remote sensing GIS data (habitat and threat) to analyze the suitability hierarchy of the habitat of a signature water-bird (Larus relictus). The results indicate that about 47.63% of the study re...
Autori: Harrison Odion Ikhumhen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28339

STUDY ON THE TEMPORAL-SPATIAL EVOLUTION RULES OF INTER-PROVINCIAL ECO-EFFICIENCY IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 12
To study the inter-provincial eco-efficiency in China from multiple perspectives and various aspects, this paper built the superefficiency data envelopment analysis (US-DEA) model of undesirable outputs, σ convergence model, spatial correlation model and Malmquist index. The model constructed was used to analyze the convergence of inter-provincial eco-efficiency of different years based on the inter-provincial panel data from 2008 to 2017 in China. The spatial correlation of inter-provinci...
Autori: Weiyang Yu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28343

FACTORS INFLUENCING STUDENTS’ ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOR FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 20Nr. 1
The present study proposes to identify some important factors for sustainable environmental development. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 from Agenda 2030 is focused on education including university. In addition, higher education has a central role in delivering a number of the other SDGs. The universities become a role model of sustainable development and environmental protection behavior and practices. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between environmental attitu...
Autori: Sinan Saraçli
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28345

DEVELOPING A QUANTITATIVE MODEL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN THE FUNCTIONAL SCOPE OF LARGE DAMS. A CASE STUDY OF KARKHEH DAM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 20Nr. 1
This study was performed to quantify the effects of land use changes resulting from the construction of Karkheh Dam, in southwest of Iran, on the water quality of Karkheh River. For this purpose, the periodical Landsat TM and ETM+ images were used to assess the changing trends of the land use types before and after the dam construction. The water quality data were collected from the hydrometric stations and the possible correlation between the changes in the land use types and water quality par...
Autori: Shahla Kaabzadeh
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28347

ECO-FRIENDLY SYNTHESIS OF SILVER NANOPARTRICLES USING Gazania rigens AND EVALUATION OF ACTIVITIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 20Nr. 1
The present study describes the facile synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) by green method using aqueous extract of Gazania rigens. The size, morphological, compositional and optical properties of silver nanoparticles were examined through X-ray diffraction (XRD), Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), and UV-Vis spectroscopy respectively. Ultraviolet-Visible spectra showed the absorbance band between 425–460 nm which indicated the synthesis o...
Autori: Tayyaba Shahzadi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28349

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