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  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Darwish, Wageh Sobhy; Chiba, Hitoshi; Elhelaly, Abdelazim Elsayed; Hui, Shu-Ping;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Cadmium (Cd) is an environmental pollutant that can get entry into human body via ingestion of contaminated foods causing multiple organ damage. This study aimed at monitoring Cd residues in 20 foodstuffs of animal origin that are commonly consumed in Egypt. Health risk...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    I. M. Olesen; Michael Bruhn Barfod;
    Country: Denmark

    Transport projects have numerous consequences for the environment, society and economy, and thus an EU Directive has stated a number of impacts that need to be assessed prior to any major intervention. This paper is set in a Danish context where the EU requirements have...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Hayrol Azril Mohamed Shaffril; Asnarulkhadi Abu Samah; Samsul Farid Samsuddin;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    This study proposes a set of GuFSyADD guidelines on steps for developing suggestions that enhance of its rigor in systematic literature review (SLR) for studies related to climate change adaptation. The prescribed guidelines are based on the following six steps, (1) gui...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Jinlong Han; Yue Yin; Duo Xu; Hao Wang; Shuang Yu; Dongyun Han; Yunxia Niu; Runyu Xu;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    With the increasing eutrophication of the aquatic environments, cyanobacteria blooms caused certain damage to the animals and plants in the aquatic environments. In this experiment, two species were selected from six species of submerged macrophytes, the experimental co...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Jianli Hao; Zhikun Chen; Zihan Zhang; Gisela Loehlein;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Due to the rapid pace of urbanization in China, there has been a significant increase in construction work, which has resulted in the generation of more waste. Reducing the waste at source is the most efficient way to reduce its negative impacts, and prefabrication is a...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Brim Stevy Ondon; Shengnan Li; Qixing Zhou; Fengxiang Li;
    Publisher: Springer International Publishing

    Soil is an essential part of our ecosystem and plays a crucial role as a nutrient source, provides habitat for plants and other organisms. Overuse of antibiotics has accelerated the development and dissemination of antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resi...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Arata, Caleb; Heine, Nadja; Wang, Nijing; Misztal, Pawel K.; Wargocki, Pawel; Bekö, Gabriel; Williams, Jonathan; Nazaroff, William W; Wilson, Kevin R.; Goldstein, Allen H.;
    Publisher: American Chemical Society (ACS)
    Countries: Denmark, United States
    Project: EC | IMPACT (674911)

    Previous work examining the condensed-phase products of squalene particle ozonolysis found that an increase in water vapor concentration led to lower concentrations of secondary ozonides, increased concentrations of carbonyls, and smaller particle diameter, suggesting t...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    R. A. Alhiall; A.-A. Alsalihi;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    This research is monitoring and exploring the evaluation of dose levels and determination of the specific activity of natural and artificial radionuclides in different rice types consumed in Basrah/Iraq. This study was the first radiological study focused on the compari...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Parveen Fatemeh Rupani; Mehrbakhsh Nilashi; Rabab Ali Abumalloh; Shahla Asadi; Sarminah Samad; Shuang Wang;
    Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the official name of a respiratory infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus that started first in Wuhan, China, and outspread worldwide with an unexpectedly fast speed. Flights have been canceled worldwide and transportation ...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Fernando Esperón; Beatriz Albero; María Ugarte-Ruiz; Lucas Domínguez; Matilde Carballo; José L. Tadeo; María del Mar Delgado; Miguel A. Moreno; Ana de la Torre;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    The poultry industry in the European Union produces 13 million tons of manure annually, which represents a major health and environmental challenge. Composting is an environmental-friendly technique for the management of manure, but there are few studies about antibioti...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Lobna Elleuch; Olfa Ben Salem-Berrabah; Yasmin Cherni; Besma Sghaier-Hammami; Mariam Kasmi; Cristian Botta; Ikram Ouerghi; Irene Franciosa; Luca Simone Cocolin; Ismail Trabelsi; +1 more
    Country: Italy

    Kefir grains are a microbial consortium of different genera of bacteria and yeasts. In this study, the performance of Tunisian Kefir grains during the biological treatment of a mixture of Gouda cheese whey and white wastewaters (GCW) in ratio 1:1 with very high organic ...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Shijun Huang; Meng Cao; Q. Huang; Bei Liu; Jun Jiang;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Aquathermolysis is an important approach to in situ conversion, a form of heavy oil thermal recovery technology. The aquathermolysis reaction models for high-sulfur heavy oil previously proposed by scholars are not suitable for low-sulfur heavy oil. Additionally, the es...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Md. Faruque Hossain;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    A mathematical comparison between global carbon emissions and sequestration rate has been performed, which demonstrated that global environment is currently experiencing severe vulnerability to survive all living being on earth. The annual global carbon emission rate ha...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Zhenyu Zhang; Jinliang Huang; Cairong Xiao; J.C. Huang;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Well-defined targets for nitrogen (N) release into the local environment are essential for water management in creeks, but difficulties often arise from working with data that are too sparse to achieve reliable evaluations. Here, a simulation-optimization approach based...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Trabelsi, Wafa; Chetoui, Imene; Fouzai, Chaima; Bejaoui, Safa; Rabeh, Imen; Telahigue, Khaoula; Chalghaf, Mohamed; El Cafsi, Mhamed; Soudani, Nejla;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Acrylamide (ACR), a ubiquitous agent, has various chemical and industrial applications, and it is found in backed or fried carbohydrate-rich food. It has been related to multiple toxicological effects, and it causes high cytotoxicity through oxidative stress. The presen...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Jesús Clemente Sierra-Cortés; Salvador Vega y León; Rey Gutiérrez-Tolentino; Rutilio Ortis-Salinas; José Pérez-González; Arturo Escobar-Medina;
    Publisher: Centro de Ciencias de la Atmosfera

    The presence of organochlorine pesticides in aquatic systems is an issue of vital importance, because it affects non-renewable natural resources and as consequence the quality of water for organisms that live and use this resource. Coastal lagoons are aquatic systems th...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Wei-Ying Ouyang; Jan Birkigt; Hans H. Richnow; Lorenz Adrian;
    Publisher: American Chemical Society (ACS)

    Sulfamethoxazole (SMX) is a veterinary antibiotic that is not efficiently removed from wastewater by routine treatment and therefore can be detected widely in the environment. Here, we investigated whether microbial anaerobic transformation can contribute to the removal...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Feng Xin; Siming Ma; Jianping Yang; Yongchun Zhao; Junying Zhang; Chuguang Zheng;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Reduction of mercury emission from coal combustion is a serious task for public health and environmental societies. Herein, Ce-doped TiO2 (Ce/TiO2) catalyst coupling with a novel optical fiber monolith reactor was applied to efficiently remove elemental mercury (Hg0) fr...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Mohammad Javad Ershadi; Omid Qhanadi Taghizadeh; Seyyed Mohammad Hadji Molana;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Nowadays budget and schedule constraints have forced organizations to select six sigma projects based on pre-defined success criteria. Also, progressive approaches based on green and lean paradigm are vital for companies to enhance their social and environmental perform...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Yun Hao; Jun Lu;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Nonpoint source (NPS) pollution is mainly driven by hydrological processes; climate oscillation can affect regional water cycle processes. However, the relationship between climate oscillation and NPS pollution is still unclear, which increases the difficulty of water q...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Thind, Parteek Singh; Chandel, Kamal Kumar; Sharma, Sudhir Kumar; Mandal, Tuhin Kumar; John, Siby;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Seasonal snow cover in the Himalayas acts as source of fresh water for several Asian rivers such as Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Yangtze. Early loss of seasonal snow exposes the ice layer of the glaciers directly to sunlight, consequently leading to their ablation an...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Meleah Boyle; Lucy Kavi; Lydia M. Louis; Walkiria Pool; Amir Sapkota; Linyan Zhu; Anna Z. Pollack; Stephen B. Thomas; Ana M. Rule; Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá;
    Publisher: American Chemical Society (ACS)

    Hairdressers may be differentially exposed to phthalates through hair salon services provided and products used, yet no U.S. studies have investigated these exposures in this population. We characterized concentrations and exposure determinants to nine phthalate metabol...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Junxiang Guo; Yuran Li; Bin Wang; Tingyu Zhu;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    To reduce chemical carbon consumption in activated coke technology used for flue gas purification, the carbon consumption mechanism of commercial activated coke in the presence of water vapor was studied. A fixed-bed reactor and a Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spect...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Sun, Xiaoping; Zhang, Yinlong; Shen, Yu; Randhir, Timothy O.; Cao, Mingchang;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Land use change has a significant impact on ecosystem services in watershed systems. The upper part of Qiantang River, Kaihua Country has experienced land-use changes over the past 15 years, but the effect of these changes on ecosystem services remains unknown. This stu...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Othman A. Hamed; Bahia Abu Lail; Abdalhadi Deghles; Basima Qasem; K. Azzaoui; Ahmad Abu Obied; Manuel Algarra; Shehdeh Jodeh;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    A cross-linked cellulose-amine polymer composed of nanocrystalline cellulose and 1,4-pheneylnediamine was synthesized, and its application as an adsorbent of metal ions from wastewater was dementated. The nanocrystalline cellulose was generated from an olive industry so...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Sourav Bhattacharya; Arijit Das; Kavitha Krishnan; Nischita A Patil; Jaffar Sadique;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Phenol and its derivatives behave as mutagens, teratogens and carcinogens inducing adverse physiological effects and are considered environmental hazards. The present study focuses on high concentration phenol utilization by Aspergillus niger FP7 under various physicoch...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Yingying Xiang; Michael Gonsior; Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin; Chii Shang;
    Publisher: American Chemical Society (ACS)

    The UV/H2O2 process is a promising advanced oxidation process (AOP) for micropollutant abatement in drinking water treatment and water reuse plants. However, during micropollutant degradation by the AOP, dissolved organic matter (DOM) and the disinfection byproduct (DBP...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Carla Eliana Davico; Aline Guimarães Pereira; Luciane Nezzi; Michael L. Jaramillo; Madson Silveira de Melo; Yara Maria Rauh Müller; Evelise Maria Nazari;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Glyphosate-based herbicides are widely used in global agriculture, and their effects on different non-target animal organisms have been the focus of many toxicological studies. Regarding the potential role of glyphosate-based herbicides as an endocrine disruptor, the pr...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Ščevková, Jana; Hrabovský, Michal; Kováč, Jozef; Rosa, Samuel;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Fungal spores are an important cause of allergic respiratory diseases worldwide. However, little is known about the intradiurnal pattern of spore concentrations of different fungal spore types in the air of the urban area. In this study, we evaluated bihourly variation ...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Noé Saldaña-Robles; Cesar E. Damian-Ascencio; A. J. Gutiérrez-Chávez; Gabriela Ana Zanor; Ricardo Guerra-Sánchez; Israel E. Herrera-Díaz; Adriana Saldaña-Robles;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    In the present work, a spatio-temporal study of arsenic (As) concentration in groundwater and its impact in barley uptake is presented. The impact of As on barley is studied through the determination of its bioaccumulation in the soil-plant system, As uptake, as well as...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Wang, Weihua; Zhang, Wanfeng; Liang, Hong; Gao, Dawen;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    As a new pollutant, antibiotics in the environment and their removal in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have gained considerable attention. However, few studies investigated antibiotics in the north-eastern areas of China. By employing high-performance liquid chroma...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Chong-Miao Zhang; Pengcheng Xu; Xiaochang C. Wang; Limei Xu;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    To understand the characteristics of bacterial viability and diversity in landscape waters replenished with reclaimed water, the typical landscape lake using reclaimed water was investigated in this study. Samples were collected from a reclaimed water inlet (P1), a recl...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Duo Zhang; Panithi Saktrakulkla; Kristopher Tuttle; Rachel F. Marek; Hans-Joachim Lehmler; Kai Wang; Keri C. Hornbuckle; Michael W. Duffel;

    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are persistent toxic chemicals with both legacy sources (e.g., Aroclors) and new sources (e.g., unintentional contaminants in some pigments and varnishes). PCB sulfates are derived from further metabolism of hydroxylated PCBs (OH-PCBs), ...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Xu, Suyun; Yan, Ning; Cui, Minghao; Liu, Hongbo;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    In this study, ozone-oxidation was used to treat synthetic chemical plating solution containing Cu(II)/Ni(II)-EDTA solution to realize the purpose of decomplexation. The effects of solution pH, initial concentration of Cu(II)/Ni(II)-EDTA, the molar ratio of EDTA to Cu(I...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    S. Demars; Gaboury Benoit;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Chemicals leached from concrete are an important way that urban stormwater can influence water quality. In this study, we evaluated the weathering properties of sidewalk samples and tested how carbonation (exposure to elevated levels of gaseous CO2) can be used to simul...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Zhongying Wang; Qingsong Tu; Alison Sim; Julie Yu; Yanghua Duan; Sidney Poon; Bei Liu; Qi Han; Jeffrey J. Urban; David L. Sedlak; +1 more
    Publisher: American Chemical Society (ACS)

    Point-of-use (POU) devices with satisfactory lead (Pb2+) removal performance are urgently needed in response to recent outbreaks of lead contamination in drinking water. This study experimentally demonstrated the excellent lead removal capability of two-dimensional (2D)...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Town, Raewyn M.; van Leeuwen, Herman P.; Duval, Jérôme F. L.;
    Countries: Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany

    Abstract: Latest knowledge on the reactivity of charged nanoparticulate complexants toward aqueous metal ions is discussed in mechanistic detail. We present a rigorous generic description of electrostatic and chemical contributions to metal ion binding by nanoparticulat...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Ping Zhang; Rui-tang Guo; Li-jun Wu; Wei-guo Pan;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    CO pretreatment was found to effectively improve the SCR performance of CeO2, with over 90% at about 300 °C. The larger specific area and the decrease of CeO2 crystallization indicated the modification of the surface structure after CO pretreatment. Abundant Ce3+ specie...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Bojie Yan; Yaxing Li; Yanfang Qin; Jingjie Yan;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    This study aimed to optimise the layout of pig breeding in the south water network area and guide the transfer of pig production capacity to the areas with large environmental capacity and the main maize-producing areas. Combining with the alarm value of equivalent pig ...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Ibukun M. Adesiyan; Mary A. Bisi-Johnson; Aderemi O. Ogunfowokan; Anthony I. Okoh;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Vibrio species, widely distributed in water environments, has emerged as a prominent cause of water and food-related disease outbreaks posing significant risk to human and animal health worldwide. About 40% of presumptive isolates recovered from four selected rivers in ...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Ghasem Shekari; Jamal Javanmardi;
    Publisher: OMICS Publishing Group

    A greenhouse experiment was carried out to determine the influence of replacing 80% of urea in broccoli fertilization with L-cysteine and L-methionine foliar spray at two concentrations 100 and 200 mgL-1 and amino acid containing fertilizer (AA) at 750 and 1500 mgL-1 on...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Kaliyamoorthy Krishnappa; Mathalaimuthu Baranitharan; K. Elumalai; Jeganathan Pandiyan;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Jussiaea repens (L.) leaf ethanol extract (LEE) and its major phyto-compound (MPC) have effects against larvae and adults of dengue, malarial, and filarial vectors. Total larval death rates were recorded from LEE and MPC has significant larval killing activity with LC50...

  • Authors: 
    Luyuan Li; Veerle Van Eetvelde; Xin Cheng; Pieter Uyttenhove;
    Publisher: Informa UK Limited

    Stormwater runoff is the major source of surface flooding in urban communities. Urban surface water flooding is one of the most worrisome issues, due to their negative impacts on public health. Gre...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Entwistle, James; Latta, Drew E.; Scherer, Michelle M.; Neumann, Anke;
    Publisher: American Chemical Society (ACS)

    For decades, there has been evidence that Fe-containing minerals might contribute to abiotic degradation of chlorinated ethene (CE) plumes. Here, we evaluated whether Fe(II) in clay minerals reduce...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Simons, Anthony; Avegnon, Kossi L. M.; Addy, Cyrus;
    Publisher: Hindawi

    The next phase of industrialization in the world is the use of 3D printing technology. Various 3D printing technologies are employed all over the world and for different purposes, from 3D printed houses to 3D printed food nutrients. Printer movement is achieved by carri...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Paula Bastida-Molina; Elias Hurtado-Perez; Ángel Pérez-Navarro; David Alfonso-Solar;
    Publisher: Springer-Verlag
    Country: Spain

    [EN] The alarming increase in the average temperature of the planet due to the massive emission of greenhouse gases has stimulated the introduction of electric vehicles (EV), given transport sector is responsible for more than 25% of the total global CO2 emissions. EV p...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Guiyan Zang; Pingping Sun; Eunji Yoo; Amgad Elgowainy; Adarsh Bafana; Uisung Lee; Michael Wang; Sarang D. Supekar;
    Publisher: American Chemical Society (ACS)

    Captured CO2 is a potential feedstock to produce fuel/chemicals using renewable electricity as the energy source. We explored resource availability and synergies by region in the United States and conducted cost and environmental analysis to identify unique opportunitie...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Hui-jing Gu; Li Peng; Wen-cai Jiang; Yi-mei Tan; Guo-jiang Zhou; Haidong Kan; Renjie Chen; Ying Zou;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    The potential roles of solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) as an environmental risk factor in inducing atopic dermatitis (AD) have not been well quantified. To determine the short-term associations between UVR and AD outpatient visits, we obtained daily outpatient visits ...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Guo, Si-Dai; Li, Hang; Zhao, Rui; Zhou, Xiao;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    This study employed a data envelopment analysis (DEA) by using slacks-based measure (SBM) with undesirable outputs to assess the industrial environmental efficiency of western China during the period of 2001–2015. The Malmquist index was further used to examine the chan...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    G. Onaran; L. Gürel; H. Argun;
    Publisher: Aperta
    Country: Turkey
    Project: TUBITAK | Kağıt Atığından Karanlık ... (113Y187)

    This study presents 5-hydroxymethylfurfural removal from waste hand paper hydrolysate using activated carbon adsorption. In this context, the effects of adsorbent dosage, initial 5-hydroxymethylfurfural concentration, temperature, and agitation speed on 5-hydroxymethylf...