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Catalytic destruction of aromatic VOCs on SCR-DeNOx commercial catalyst
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 1
AbstractAromatic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) proved to have enhanced polluting behavior upon the atmosphere and human health. Their catalytic destruction is an alternative for environmental pollution reduction in the case of gaseous emissions with low contents of VOC.In this paper, an experimental study is presented, concerning the conversion of benzene and its mono-halogenated derivatives on SCR-DeNOx (V2O5-WO3/TiO2) commercial catalyst, specific for the reduction process of nitrogen oxid...
Autori: Florin Bandrabur, Heinz Koser, Ion Balasanian, Liliana Lazar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Ecological Economics And Transport Systems
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 1
AbstractEcological economics is an emerging field that offers significant room for creativity and innovation at the conceptual level on how to operationalize sustainability. It integrates economics with ecology and many elements from both the natural and social sciences to provide an integrated perspective on environment-economy interactions. A major policy dilemma that ecological economics addresses is how policy-makers can influence markets, so that they receive the 'right' signals from the na...
Autori: Kes McCormick
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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

Solid waste management systems assessment: the municipality's point-of-view
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 1
AbstractThe objective of the paper is to present sustainability indicators for municipal solid waste management (MSWM). Sustainability implies environmental, economic and social acceptance. The complexity of the system-in-focus requires the employment of a systems (or cybernetic) approach: Acceptance implies clear objectives, from a specific point of view (here, the viewpoint of the municipal administration is taken), over a time horizon covering at least two generations, a life-cycle considerat...
Autori: Demetrios Panagiotakopoulos, Konstantinia Tsilemou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Evaluating the performance of solid waste management models
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 2
The great variety of available Solid Waste Management System (SWMS) models, along with a plethora of continuously developing technological advancements in the design and operation of the treatment facilities and collection and transport schemes, the continous updating of national (and/or European) regulations on waste management and the increased computer literacy and availability, renders the selection of a SWMS model a complex endeavor. From the view point of a municipality, the following ques...
Autori: Demetrios Panagiotakopoulos, Konstantinia Tsilemou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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Fugitive emissions estimation from petroleum storage tanks
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 2
Liquid petroleum fuel products such as High Speed Diesel (HSD), Superior Kerosene Oil (SKO), Motor Sprit (MS) are stored in floating roof tanks under atmospheric conditions. The Storage tanks are provided with fittings like rimseals, gauge float wells,sample ports, deck drains and access hatches and becomes the sources of hydrocarbon vapour emissions released to the atmosphere. The net throughput and the annual turnovers of the fuel products and annual average meteorological conditions were cons...
Autori: Bandari Chakradhar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Determination of water quality deterioration at pilgrimage centre along river netravathi, mangalore using WQI approach
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 2
An attempt has been made to develop Water Quality Index (WQI), using six water quality parameters at riverside stations located in the vicinity of temples of Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka, South India. Rating curves were drawn based on the tolerance limits of inland waters and health point of view. Bhargava WQI method and Harmonic Mean WQI method were used to find overall WQI along the stretch of the river basin. Five point rating scale was used to classify water quality in each of the st...
Autori: Santosh M. Avvannavar, Surathkal Shrihari
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Leptospirosis:clinical and environmental aspects of the IaÂ?i county
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 2
During 2005 and 2006, in the Infectious Diseases Hospital in IaÂ?i, there were admitted 26 patients suffering by Leptospirosis. The clinical investigations followed the tests of inflammation, the renal and hepatic proofs, the cefalo-rahidian liquid’s aspect, the ELISA Leptospirosis serum tests etc. The Leptospirosis etiology shown that on 50% of the patients, the affection was owed to L.ichterohemoragiae. The average cost of the treatment for a patient was evaluated as around 1000 Euro. The pa...
Autori: Carmen Dorobăţ, Doina Carmen Manciuc, Mihai Nicu, Mihnea Hurmuzache
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Emerging academic responsibilities and opportunities for promoting regional sustainability
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractAcademics have had numerous responsibilities during the centuries. However, now with global climate changes and the attendant, looming crises, it is increasingly crucial that administrators, faculty members, graduate, undergraduate students, staff members and alumni work together with governmental, non-governmental and industrial members in envisioning societies that are truly sustainable. The visions must then be effectively and efficiently implemented in numerous locations throughout t...
Autori: Donald Huisingh
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 6 No.4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 4
Iinclude urmatoarele articole:� Process water of papermaking: model building and characterization� Landfill inventory in the Republic of Moldova: problems and solutions� Floodplain revegetation and river basin restoration� Environmental problems of copper complex in Bor area� Researches on air micro flora determination from public indoor spaces and hospital wards in an urban area� Current practice of solid waste management in Malaysia and its disposal� An assessment of potential he...
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Removal of zinc (II) from aqueous solutions by romanian sphagnum peat moss
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
In recent years the removal of toxic substances especially heavy metals from water and wastewater by using of non-conventional low-cost sorbent (industrial wastes and some natural material including microorganisms, plant-derived materials, agricultural products and by-products, mineral oxides, clays) has received much attention. In this paper efficiency of Zn (II) removal from aqueous solutions by sorption onto Romanian sphagnum peat moss was studied in batch experiments involving process parame...
Autori: Angelica Kicsi, , Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Removal of persistent organic pollutants from textile wastewater by membrane processes
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
AbstractThe textile industry is a large water consumer. Stringent regulations of wastewater characteristics require the use of membrane processes for the removal of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) from textile wastewater prior to discharge or recycling of these effluents.This paper presents an overview of research related to the removal of persistent organic pollutants from textile industry by membrane processes, discussing also the correlations with actual pre-treatment and removal rates. ...
Autori: , Corina - Petronela Musteret
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Development trends of cold plasma reactors in the global context of carbon emission reduction
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
This paper brings a review on the trends of arc plasma reactors, in the new millennium, as an alternative contribution to the reduction of carbon emission at global level. The development of technically and economically feasible plasma processes for the production of hydrogen is analyzed. Literature provides data on achievable intensification of the involved chemical processes comparing with those from the classic reactors. The hydrogen production is studied starting from hydrocarbons and alcoho...
Autori: Iulian Rusu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Assessing the potential of wind power in Romania within Kyoto targets
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
The Kyoto target for Romania was to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 8 % from the 1989 levels. The 1989 emissions were around 260 million tones. In 2000 the net CO2 emission - some 125 million tones - were 54% of the net CO2 emission in the reference year -1989, leaving some 115 million tones as a reserve or as a tradable resource to other countries that can not met their Kyoto targets. Assuming that Romania will sell 100 millions tones of its extra quota in accordance to Article 17 under ...
Autori: Ciprian Sebastian Munteanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Sustainability evaluation of an urban residential settlement
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
AbstractThe Kyoto target for Romania was to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 8 % from the 1989 levels. The 1989 emissions werearound 260 million tones. In 2000 the net CO2 emission - some 125 million tones - were 54% of the net CO2 emission in the reference year -1989, leaving some 115 million tones as a reserve or as a tradable resource to other countries that can not met their Kyoto targets. Assuming that Romania will sell 100 millions tones of its extra quota in accordance to Article 17...
Autori: Koshy Varghese, L. S. Ganesh,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Electrochemical investigations on the behaviour of Ni-Cr based dental materials in the sodium chloride - oxalic acid - lactic acid system
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
AbstractThe corrosion behaviour of three commercial nickel-chromium based dental materials was investigated by electrochemical methods in a corroding mixture of sodium chloride, oxalic acid and lactic acid. In order to establish electrochemical parameters of the corrosion process, linear and cyclic polarization curves were plotted. The samples performances in the corroding system were investigated by weight loss, pH and electrical conductivity measurements. The quantitative analysis related with...
Autori: , Daniel Mareci, Daniel Sutiman, Mircea Teodor Nechita
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Marine micro and macro algal species as biosorbents for heavy metals
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
AbstractThis paper reviews some practical aspects of the application of algal biomass for the biosorption of heavy metals from wastewater. The ability of different algal species to remove metals varies with algal group and morphology, with the speciation of specific metals and their competition with others in wastewater, and with environmental or process factors. The scattered literature on the uptake of heavy metals by both living and dead algal biomass - both macroalgae and immobilized microal...
Autori: Loredana Branza, Maria Gavrilescu, Matthew J. Dring
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Corporate management tools to address sustainability Challenges. A reflection on the progress and difficulties experienced during the last decade
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
A number of corporate management tools have been developed during the last decades. This has given the impression that industry is in the lead for developing a more environmentally sound and sustainability-adopted future as concerns the production and the products they are working responsible from. This paper includes a short review of some key tools, including cleaner production assessments, life cycle assessments, environmental management systems, environmental management accounting and variou...
Autori: Thomas Lindhqvist
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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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
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Environmental problems of copper complex in Bor area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 4
AbstractThe paper discusses some environmental problems caused by the presence of the copper mining and processing complex in the Bor area (Eastern Serbia). The Bor area is a serious hot spot in Serbia. Unsupervised operation of the mining company RTB Bor, without any protective measures, has led to extreme pollution of the Bor River, the Danube and underground waters, soil pollution with heavy metals, air-pollution with sulfur-dioxide etc. Recommendations are suggested as follows: a sustainable...
Autori: Slavka Zeković
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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Current practice of solid waste management in Malaysia and its disposal
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 4
AbstractMalaysia is a country that has recorded a phenomenal economic development success story. One of the most important problems is solid waste due to inadequate management practices. This resulted in an increase in the amount of waste generated. The national average in at 0.5-0.8 kg/person/day, but in the cities the figures have escalated to 1.7 kg/person/day. This paper addresses the current practice of solid waste management and its disposal in Malaysia. Currently, the waste management app...
Autori: Abdelnaser Omran, Abdullah Mahmood,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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An assessment of potential health threats to international travelers to varying global standards in packaged drinking water
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 4
AbstractSafe water is fundamental for positive health and well-being. Much of the ill-health in society, especially in the developing countries, can be attributed to lack of harmless water. Each country elaborates its own drinking water standards based on healthbased targets.To ensure reliable consistent water-treatment and supply, drinking water standards have been prescribed both for drinking water supply and packaged/bottled water. Different countries prescribe standards that vary significant...
Autori: B. S. Nanda Kumar, D. Venkatakrishnappa, Monto Mani, Santosh M. Avvannavar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Layered double hydroxides as potential solid for obtaining more environmentally friendly pesticides
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 4
AbstractThe paper describes the synthesis and characterization of layered double hydroxides (LDH) intercalated with 4,6-dinitro-o-cresol(DNOC) and 2,6-dichlorobenzonitrile (2,6DBN) by anionic exchange method. The incorporation of the organic pesticides in the structure of layered double hydroxides can offer premises to increase the pesticide active life by reducing its volatilization, controlling the release of the pesticide from the layered structure and decreasing the pesticide adsorption in s...
Autori: Gabriela Lisa, Marcel Ionel Popa, Mihaela Frunza
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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Solid waste in romania: management, treatment and pollution prevention practices
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractThe paper analyzes some aspects of waste management in Romania and, in particular, in Iasi County, in view of the European perspective. Urban and rural waste management is considered and collection, transport, processing, recycling or disposal of waste materials is discussed relative to the National Waste Management Strategy and the National Plan for Waste Management, as well as European and national legislative framework.It was showed that land disposal will continue to be a disposal op...
Autori: Ana-Maria Schiopu, Ion Apostol, Maria Gavrilescu, Monica Hodoreanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Quantification of lead pollution in bucharest area and potential risks for human health
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractLead is unique among the toxic air contaminants that the World Health Organization (WHO) has identified it in several ways. Lead concentration is increasing rapidly in the environment due to increased use in anthropic activity. Lead is released into the atmosphere from metallurgy and siderurgy industry, during coal burning, oil or wastes, from power plants which use solid fuel, from traffic and the building sites. Regardless the exposure mode, the presence of lead in urban air, even in r...
Autori: Alina Murariu, Aurelia Meghea, Aurelian Stanescu, Ioana Lacatusu, Mihaela Mihai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Keynote Lectures Energy from municipal solid waste: large-scale incineration or small-scale pyrolysis?
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractMunicipal solid waste (MSW) management is an important and challenging issue for sustainable development. It is also one of themost controversial problems and a subject of an ongoing debate between different interested parties. A particularly controversial issue is MSW incineration (with or without energy recovery) which has in many countries become a socially unacceptable option for dealing with solid waste. On the other hand, the increasing amounts of waste each year demand immediate a...
Autori: Adisa Azapagic
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Challenges for integrated water resources management in Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
This study presents an overview of the current activities and results undertaken within the CEEX SIWMANET project dealing with an assessment of the actual challenges for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) implementation in Romania,seen especially in relation with the R&D system and the need to develop especially the cooperation, training and participatory processes that are required for actual implementation in which the universities may play an important role in terms of catalyst ...
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Practical applications and evolution of the new water treatment technologies
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
The article presents the principles on which the upgrading of the ground and surface water treatment plants, respectively the implementation of new technologies are based. The outcome obtained in Timisoara consequently to applying the aforesaid principles and the strategies for the improvement in drinking water quality are also provided....
Autori: Ilie Vlaicu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Pilot plant treatment of water for drinking purpose by PAC
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
Experiments in a Pilot Plant (PP) are extremely important and relevant for the substantiation of research. This is the way to set up the most suitable coagulation-flocculation reagents, optimum operating conditions (injection point, reaction times, etc.),compatibility with the processes at the actual Water Works and real possibilities for further improvement.The present work aimed at verifying the previously obtained results in laboratory under PP working conditions for optimizing the coagulatio...
Autori: Adina Pacala, Alina Anghelina, Dalila Marşavina, Ilie Vlaicu, Katalin Bodor, Mihaela Anghel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Organic food in Denmark - from grass root initiative to market niche: potentials and barriers for further sustainable transition
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractThe mechanisms in the shaping of organic food in Denmark since the 1970'ies are analysed as a contribution to the discussion of strategies for a more sustainable production and consumption of food. The background is the major  achievements in Denmark within organic food since the 1970'ies, but also the recent years' reduction in the land converted to organic farming. The analyses are based on experiences from projects, analyses and literature and draw on innovation theory and theory...
Autori: Michael Sogaard Jorgensen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Municipal pricing of water considering that water is both an economic and a social good - a pricing reform with implications for Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractOne of the basic principles in the European policy to cope with the growing challenge of water scarcity is that water demand management should be considered before opting for additional water infrastructure. The implication of this is that water must be treated as an economic good, which means that the "user's pays' principle"has to be implemented. At the same time there is much political consensus that the water price has to be "equitable". Water can be subsidized without violating the ...
Autori: Lars Hansson
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Simultaneous voltammetric detection of organics from wastewater on a copper oxide-copper electrode
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
The amperometric response in dynamic or fixed potential conditions, as cyclic voltammetry (CV) and chronoamperometry (CA) of a copper oxide-copper electrode was studied and proposed for the fast characterization of the simulated wastewaters containing acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and sulfur compounds, i.e., thioacetamide (TA) as organic pollutant models. The additivity of the individual amperometric signals in the overall response of the electrode for mixed solutions corresponded to over 95% recov...
Autori: Aniela Pop, Ciprian Radovan, Florica Manea, Georgeta Burtica, Ilie Vlaicu, Joop Schoonman, Marcel Morariu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 1 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 1Nr. 2
Contain all the articles from this issueICEEM /01 PLENARY CONFERENCETen years of Environmental Engineering and Management education and research at the Technical University of IasiMatei Macoveanu, Carmen Teodosiu ICEEM/01  - Environmental Engineering SectionRemoval of nitrogen oxides from Diesel exhaust: Laboratory studies for development of an SCR-catalyst-system using solid urea as reducing agentWerner Weisweiler High temperature desulphurization of hydrogen sulphide containing ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 1 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 1Nr. 3
Contain all the articles from this issueICEEM/01 -- Environmental Engineering SectionThermodynamic and kinetic study of gas desulphurization by adsorption on zeolites  Ion Untea, Dan Brasoveanu, Madeleine Dancila, Szidonia Bocskor Mixed oxides derived from vanadium substituted layered double hydroxides as catalysts precursors for SO2 oxidationGabriela Carja, Ionel Popa, Gabriela Ciobanu, Nicolae Aelenei The impact of energy production on environment in RomaniaCarmen Zaharia, Mioara Sur...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 2 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 2Nr. 1
Contain all the articles from this issueEnvironmental analysis by capillary electrophoresis. Atmospheric samplesCamelia Draghici, Gheorghe Coman, Mihaela Sica,Dana Perniu, Mihaela Badea   The ecological farms - A solution for sustainable agriculture. II. Position and perspectives of the ecofarms in the frame of the productive agricultural system Stela Axinte, Alina Stanciu, Lorica Axinte  The extraction and clean up of organochlorine pesticides and PCB's from water using solid phase ex...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 2 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 2Nr. 2
Contain all the articles from this issueEditorialEstablishing effluent discharge limits - have we got it right?Yusuf Chisti Full papersSurvey on the treatment of gaseous streams containing volatile organic compoundsOana Penciu, Maria GavrilescuEU environmental policy for industrial pollution control. IPPC DirectiveElena Bobu Environmental monitoring Antonius A.F. KettrupProcess The sonochemical degradationof cyanide ions using atmospheric oxygen as oxidizing agentIoan Iordache, Mircea Teodor Nec...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 2 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 2Nr. 4
Contain all the articles from this issueDestruction of Volatile Organic Compounds by catalytic oxidationAlice Oana Rusu, Emil DumitriuRisk assessment for a shipyard from Romanian Black Sea CoastAnca Florentina Caliman, Ion Balasanian Monitoring the behavior of the restoration interventions of the Probota Monastery’s indoor frescoes under the influence of the environmental factors. II. Modifications of the physical-structural and chemical characteristicsIon Sandu, Adrian Dima, Ioan Gabriel Sand...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 3 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 3Nr. 1
Contain all the articles from this issueConsiderations concerning ecological footprint of RomaniaNicolae Peiu, Matei MacoveanuEffects of some industrial wastes on different plant species in hydroponics experimentsRuxandra Bodarlau, Carmen-Alice Teaca, Valentin I.Popa The pollution index, a new technical tool in water quality assessmentMihai Nicu, Marcel Perjoiu Solid waste management in pulp productionDan Gavrilescu Curricular development perspectives: education for sustainabledevelopmentCarmen ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 3 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 3Nr. 2
Contain all the articles from this issueCatalysis for heterogeneous photocatalysis. Part II. Methods for synthesisAnca Florentina Caliman, Ion BalasanianpH influence on sonochemical degradation of cyanides with H2O2 and O2Ioan Iordache, Mircea Teodor Nechita, Nicolae Aelenei, Gabriela Apostolescu, Ioan Rosca Studies of various wastewater nitrification bioreactor types based on modelling and simulationDiana Lupasteanu, Florina Ungureanu, Maria Gavrilescu Wastewater from winemaking industry: monit...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 3 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 3Nr. 4
Contain all the articles from this issueICEEM /02 PLENARY SESSION:"Environmental Engineering and Management in the Context of Sustainable Development"Design for sustainability (D4S): towards advanced product conceptsHan Brezet, Sacha SilvesterICEEM/02 - ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SECTION"Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies"Complex approach to the problem of persistent organic pollutants degradation in water environmentVictor Covaliov, Olga Covaliova, Angela Cincilei, Gilles Mailhot, Pasca...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 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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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 4 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 4Nr. 2
Contain all the articles from this issueCatalysis for heterogeneous photocatalysis. Part II. Methods for synthesisAnca Florentina Caliman, Ion BalasanianpH influence on sonochemical degradation of cyanides with H2O2 and O2Ioan Iordache, Mircea Teodor Nechita, Nicolae Aelenei,Gabriela Apostolescu, Ioan RoscaStudies of various wastewater nitrification bioreactor types based on modelling and simulationDiana Lupasteanu, Florina Ungureanu, Maria Gavrilescu Wastewater from winemaking industry: monitor...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 4 Nr.3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 4Nr. 3
Contain all the articles from this issueLignin in crop cultivations and bioremediationAlfred Abaecherli, Valentin I. PopaMaterials for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells and for proton exchange membrane fuel cellsAnnemarie Huijser, Joop SchoonmanAre interfacial biocatalysts important tools for nonpolluting technologies? 2. Immobilization of lipases and their  representative applications Brindusa Dragoi, Emil DumitriuUASB treatment of fruit canning wastewater: pilot-scale invest...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 4 Nr.4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 4Nr. 4
Contain all the articles from this issueNitrous oxide decomposition over Fe-ZSM-5 catalysts prepared by different methodsMircea Teodor Nechita, Ioan Rosca, Daniel Sutiman, Gabriela Apostolescu, Ioan Iordache Geometrical correlation method for global estimation of the ecosystem stateCamelia Popa, Cornel Cojocaru, Matei MacoveanuImmobilized lipases as biocatalysts for organic synthesis 1. Transesterification of ethyl acetate with alcohols in the presence of free Candida antarctica lipase BBrindusa...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 3 Nr. 3 (II)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 3Nr. 3
Contain all the articles from this issueICEEM/02 - ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SECTION"Treatment Technologies for Gaseous Fluxes"Surface chemistry studies on molybdena–alumina catalystTatiana Yuzhakova, ?kos R?Šdey, Endre Domokos, J??zsef Kov??cs, Monica Caldararu, Cristian Hornoiu, Mariana Carata, G.Postole, Cornel Munteanu, Larisa Strukova, Jozse FazakasHebicidal behaviour of a new N,N'- biquaternary salt of 4,4'- bipyridineServilia Oancea, Marinela Irimia, Gabriela Carja, Anton Airinei, Nicu...
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Modelling and simulation of heavy metals transport in water and sediments
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 2
AbstractHeavy metals can be transported by rivers which flow through areas with industrial pollution, both as metal in solution and metal adsorbed to suspended solids. They can settle in lakes and accumulate in the sediment, exhibiting significant effects on wildlife and humans if they enter into the food chain.In this work, heavy metals transport and sedimentation is simulated based on an analytical model proposed in literature, considering the material balance and complementary equations, unde...
Autori: Camelia Beţianu, Florina Ungureanu, Loredana Branza, Lucian Vasile Pavel, Maria Gavrilescu, Simona Pintilie
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 6 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
Include urmatoarele articole:� Removal of persistent organic pollutants from textile wastewater by membrane processes� Sustainability evaluation of an urban residential settlement� Removal of zinc (II) from aqueous solutions by romanian sphagnum peat moss� Development trends of cold plasma reactors in the global context of carbon emission reduction� Assessing the potential of wind power in Romania within Kyoto targets� Research on the impact induced in the environment by milk process...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 6 Nr. 5
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
Include urmatoarele articole:� Keynote Lectures Energy from municipal solid waste: large-scale incineration or small-scale pyrolysis?� Electrical properties of SnO2-Pt/Al2O3 in reduction atmosphere� Corporate management tools to address sustainability Challenges. A reflection on the progress and difficulties experienced during the last decade� Emerging academic responsibilities and opportunities for promoting regional sustainability� Challenges for integrated water resources management...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
? Kinetics considerations concerning the oxidative degradation by photo-fenton process of some antibiotics ? Catalytic wet hydrogen peroxide oxidation of 4-chlorophenol over iron-exchanged clays ? Researches on the negative effects assessment (slugging, clogging, ash deposits) developed at the biomass-coal co-firing ? Contribution to the study of the environmental heritage of a former chemical plant ? Impact of chemicals on derivatives with important therapeutic activity in C...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 6 Nr. 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
Iinclude urmatoarele articole:â€? Phenol degradation in water through a heterogeneous photo-fenton processâ€? Study concerning the influence of oxidizing agents on heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation of persistent organic pollutantsâ€? Nonmarket valuation of acequias: Stakeholder analysisâ€? Metals concentration in soils adjacent to waste depositsâ€? Polyelectrolyte - surfactant complexesâ€? Modelling of sorption equilibrium of Cr(vi) on isomorphic substituted Mg/Zn-Al - type hydrotalcitesâ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
Include urmatoarele articole:� "Waste not, want not" a study of household attitude toward recycling of solid wastes� A kinetic model for the crystal violet mineralization in water by the electro- fenton process� Development of a coagulation/flocculation predictive model for turbidity removal from tehran water treatment plants� Removal of cadmium (II) from aqueous solutions by sphagnum moss peat: Equilibrium study� Environmental sustainability based on fuzzy models� Impact of dust emi...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 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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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
Include urmatoarele articole:� Cost sensitivity analysis by Monte Carlo simulation� Mathematical modeling of gas drying by adsorption� Methyl isobutyl ketone combustion over Pt/Al2O3 catalyst� Distribution of oxygen transfer rate in stirred bioreactors with simulated broths� Unsteady heat transfer inside an elliptic cylinder� Triphasic external-loop airlift reactors. Hydrodynamic and dispersion studies� Sustainable combined utilization of renewable forest resources and coal in Roma...
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Phenol degradation in water through a heterogeneous photo-fenton process
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractA new photo-Fenton catalyst has been manufactured from synthetic layered clay laponite (Laponite RD) by the pillaring technique Eight different catalyst samples were prepared: four without thermal aging (WTA) calcined at 523 0K, 623 0K, 723 0K and 8230 K, and other four with thermal aging (TA) calcined at the same temperatures. The activity of the TA- 623 sample was evaluated in the phenol degradation by the photo - Fenton process. The influence of five important operating factors has be...
Autori: Beatrice Iurascu, Ilie Siminiceanu, Miguel Vincente
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Study concerning the influence of oxidizing agents on heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation of persistent organic pollutants
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractIn this paper, the application of the heterogeneous photocatalysis in degradation of a cationic copper phtalocyanine dye, used as model of persistent organic compound is investigated by assessing the efficiency of the process. The influence of hydrogen peroxide on the photocatalytic process is studied using two types of commercial catalysts, such as TiO2 Degussa (88% anatase, 20% rutile) and TiONa Millennium (100% anatase). Another electron acceptor, FeCl3 is also used for investigation ...
Autori: Anca Florentina Caliman, , , Ioannis Poulios, Maria Gavrilescu
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Nonmarket valuation of acequias: Stakeholder analysis
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractFrom a traditional market economy perspective, the productivity attained when water and land is used for acequias is much lower than the productivity achieved when applying these same resources to urban and industrial uses. An analysis of key stakeholders has indicated that there are cultural and environmental attributes of acequia agriculture landscapes that are not captured in the market-assigned value of acequias. This analysis revealed the motivations behind the value placed on acequ...
Autori: Joseph Ulibarri, Steven Archambault
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Polyelectrolyte - surfactant complexes
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThe formation of the polyelectrolyte- surfactant complexes has been studied. On this purpose has been measured the critical micelle concentration for every polyelectrolyte and surfactant which had been used. The phase behaviour of mixtures of a cationic polyelectrolyte (Praestol 611) and an anionic surfactant (sodium lauryl sulphate - SLS) has been studied. For a given polyelectrolyte concentration, with increasing surfactant concentration, three phase regions were identified. The first ...
Autori: Cristina Costache, Gabriel Dabija, Mihaela Mihai
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Virtual environmental measurement center based on remote instrumentation
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractIn this paper we propose system architecture for virtual environmental measurement center based on remote instrumentation. We use Internet facilities for transmission of the information. The station center can be used in remote control mode. Circumstance data can be collected with logging field station (Web-E-Nose or meteorological station). The environmental measurement center collects and automatically save data about the temperature in the air, relative humidity, pressure, wind speed ...
Autori: , Carmen Alexandru, Codrin Donciu, Cristina Schreiner, Marius Branzila
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Microwave-assisted chemistry. A review of environmental applications
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThe extraction of some pollutants from different matrices, the treatment of hazardous and infectious wastes, the destruction of refractory compounds and the prevention of noxious emissions are the main environmental applications of microwave-assisted chemistry. The advantages and disadvantages of this technique are also considered....
Autori: Carmen Zaharia, Georgiana G. Surpăţeanu, Mioara Surpăţeanu
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Using GPS technology and distributed measurement system for air quality maping of rezidential area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThe project’s idea is really simple: using the LabView environment, we have realized a virtual instrument able to get from the GPS the information about latitude, longitude, altitude and from a prototype data acquisition board for environmental monitoring parameters the information about air pollution factors. The perfect solution regarding the costs, the covered area and the accuracy of the measured data is the use of a glider for flight, because of its characteristics: free flights (...
Autori: , Codrin Donciu, Marius Branzila, Marius Paslaru, Romeo Cristian Ciobanu
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Kinetics of carbon dioxide absorption into aqueous solutions of 1, 5, 8, 12- tetraazadodecane (APEDA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThe absorption of CO2 into an aqueous solution with 1.45 mol/L 1,5,8,12-tetraazadodecane (APEDA) polyamine has been studied at three temperature (298, 313, 333 K) in a Lewis type absorber with a constant gas-liquid interface area of (15.34 Âą 0.05) x 10-4 m2. The experimental results have been interpreted using the equations derived from the two film model with the assumption that the absorption occurred in the fast pseudo- first- order kinetic regime. The results confirmed the validity ...
Autori: Chakib Bouallou, Ilie Siminiceanu, Ramona-Elena Tataru-Farmus
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Urban traffic pollution reduction using an intelligent video semaphoring system
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThe present paper suggests making an intelligent video system of command over crossroads with traffic lights, its main goal being diminishing road congestion, a better traffic speed of vehicles, diminishing the environment pollution and improvement of negative effects that vehicle concentration has over the physical and psychological state of the population....
Autori: Codrin Donciu, Marinel Temneanu,
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Methods and procedures for environmental risk assessment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThis work presents the state of the art of qualitative and quantitative risk assessment methodologies in a variety of fields. Because risk exists in all ranges of human activity, both private and professional, risk assessment is an attempt to analyze precipitating causes of risk in order to more efficiently reduce its probability and effects. Numerous methodological guidelines within the field of environmental science exist to provide guidance for a risk assessment program, although the ...
Autori: , , Florentina Anca Căliman, Maria Gavrilescu
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Waste not, want not" a study of household attitude toward recycling of solid wastes
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractSolid waste management in Malaysia has become an increasingly important task of local government authorities over the recent years as a result of urban population growth, industrialization and an increase in quantity and variation in the types of waste generated. For this reason the government of Malaysia through the Ministry of Housing and Local Government has taken various measures to promote recycling amongst its population. However, a recycling program is only successful if household...
Autori: Abdelnaser Omran, Adam D. Read
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A kinetic model for the crystal violet mineralization in water by the electro- fenton process
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractThe mineralization of acidic aqueous solutions with 0.166 to 1.333 mM Crystal Violet (CV) in 50 mM Na2SO4 as background electrolyte has been studied by the electro- Fenton method, where the oxidizing hydroxyl radicals were produced from the Fenton reaction between added ferrous ions and hydrogen peroxide generated at a oxygen- diffusion cathode. The influence of a new operating factor on the mineralization degree has been investigated: anode material (platinum versus boron doped diamond)...
Autori: Carmen-Ionela Alexandru, Eric Brillas, Ilie Siminiceanu
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Development of a coagulation/flocculation predictive model for turbidity removal from tehran water treatment plants
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractAluminum and ferric salts are widely used as coagulants in water and wastewater treatment. They are effective in removing a broad range of impurities from water, including colloidal particles and dissolved organic substances. As well as traditional additives, such as aluminum sulphate ("alum") and ferric chloride, other products containing prehydrolized metal ions such as polyaluminum chlorides are now commonly used. The aim of this study was to develop a model for coagulation/flocculati...
Autori: Avid Banihashemi, Manouchehr Nikazar, , Reza Maknoon
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Environmental sustainability based on fuzzy models
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractEnvironmental pollution has become much more of a problem in recent years than it has been in the past. Pollution caused by garbage disposal, toxic substances sloping from different sources has attracted a great deal of attention and can be a great inconvenient for the environment and for the people. In the face of growing social expectations encompassing both standards of living and environmental concerns, the idea of sustainable development has become popular among governments, industr...
Autori: , Marius Paslaru,
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Mineralization of two phenyl urea herbicides in water by a heterogeneous photo-Fenton process
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractThe paper presents new experimental results on the photodegradation of two important phenyl urea herbicides in water: Monuron and Isoproturon. The photodegradation was performed by two Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs): the homogeneous photo- Fenton process (, UV-H2O2 - Fe3+) and a heterogeneous photo - Fenton reaction using an iron pillared Laponide- RD catalyst (Fe-Lap-RD). The Fe-Lap-RD catalyst was prepared from iron nitrate 0.2 M solution and a suspension of Laponite - RD clay. Th...
Autori: Elsa Lundanes, Ilie Siminiceanu, Maria-Magdalena Bobu
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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and organochlorine pesticides contents in tap and surface waters
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractPolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) contamination levels were determined in the water samples of Danube river (two sites in Romanian area), of one Romanian spring water (Pelisor), in tap water (from Constantza and from Borovetz) and sea water (the Black Sea and the Mediteranean Sea). These levels were compared to those available for other surface waters. The studied water samples were analyzed by gas chromatography with mass spectrometer detector ...
Autori: Alina Soceanu, , Simona Dobrinas, Valentina Coatu
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Polyelectrolyte - surfactant complexes used in the coagulation floculation processes
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractThe removal of formasine fines particles from water by precipitation with polyelectrolyte and surfactant complex of Polyacrylamide (industrial product Praestol 611 made by Degussa) and Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) was experimentally studied. Calcium oxide was added to initiate precipitation of the polyelectrolyte complex together with the fines particles. The experiments were carried out with complexes having the surfactants concentration higher then the critical aggregation concentratio...
Autori: Cristina Costache, Gabriel Dabija, Mihaela Mihai
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Assessment of water pollution potential by acide drainage
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractAn assessment of acide drainage forming potential for a mining waste material resulted in a former mine of nonferrous and precious metals ore has been made. The waste material has the following contents: 2,20?ˇ2,28% sulphide sulphur, 2,53?ˇ2,58% Fe, 0,07% Cu, 0,05% Zn, 0,36?ˇ0,40% Pb, 0,008?ˇ0,013% Ca and 3,85?ˇ7,97% sulphate. Bacterial leaching tests in percolating columns during 380 days have been made. The leaching liquor has been recirculated at a liquid:solid ratio of 1L:1kg. After ...
Autori: Vasile Oros
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Surfactant - modified natural zeolites for environmental applications in water purification
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
AbstractThis paper presents an overview of research related to use of surfactant modified natural zeolites (SMZ) in water and wastewater treatment. The most common natural zeolite, widely used as starting material is clinoptilolite, but other natural zeolites have also been used (chabasite, heulandite, mordenite). In the first part, the preparation methods and the influence of process parameters on the final product properties is reviewed. The discussion is focused on the influence of surfactant...
Autori: , Cezar Catrinescu, Roxana Elena Apreutesei
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Pulsed plasma treatment of surface water using lowtemperature corona reactor
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
AbstractThe disinfection of water containing microorganisms by exposure to pulsed-discharge plasma using a low-temperature gas-liquid hybrid discharge (HD) reactor was studied.The HD reactor consists of a plexiglas cylinder containing the liquid of high voltage electrode above liquid' s surface and grounded electrode submerged in the liquid. The HD could produce both arc discharges in gas and liquid phases. The high-energy plasma arc produces a pressure shock wave, which kills the targeted micro...
Autori: Gamal M. El-Aragi
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Evaluation of lead pollution in Bucharest. Part II: Theoretical aspects of risk management strategy for impact of lead on human health
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
AbstractDespite its well known toxic effects, lead continues to be a part of modern life. Lead concentrations in the environment have increased steadily throughout history, with a huge increase when lead became a common additive to paint and gasoline. Although the use of lead in gasoline and most paint has been banned in many countries, there are still many ways for lead to be released on the environment. The effects of lead on human health have been the subject of significant international exam...
Autori: Alina Murariu, Aurelia Meghea, Ioana Lacatusu, Mihaela Mihai
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Enhanced decolorization of reactive blue 19 dye from synthetic textile wastewater through uv photolysis in alkaline conditions
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
AbstractLaboratory scale experiments were conducted in order to investigate the photolysis of Reactive Blue 19 (RB 19) dye using UV as the irradiation source in alkaline solution. The effects of operating parameters such as, pH, initial dye concentration, UV dosage, hydrogen peroxide and oxygen have been evaluated. The results indicate that the UV photolysis process in alkaline solution is ideal for decolorizing of RB 19 and it can be taken as a starting step to establish the economical feasibil...
Autori: Abbas Rezaee, Ebrahim Hajizadeh, Gholamreza Mosavi, Mohamadtaghi Ghaneian, Seyyed Jamalodin Hashemian
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Carbon dioxide generation - implications for romanian pulp and paper industry
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
AbstractAs a member of the European Union, and as part of the Kyoto Protocol, Romania has the obligation to implement environmental legislation regarding greenhouse gases (GHG) and to take appropiate actions for emissions reduction. The paper deals with Romanian GHG legislation and with its requirements concerning monitoring, reporting and reduction of GHG emissions, within the field of pulp and paper manufacturing....
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Studies on air pollution with air-floated powders and lead in Tg. Jiu city, Gorj County
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
AbstractThe health effects caused by air pollutants may range from slight biochemical and physiological changes to difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing and aggravation of existing respiratory and cardiac conditions. This paper presents an experimental study of air quality in the city of Tg. Jiu, Gorj County, by evaluating the air-floated powders of the PM10 fraction and lead from air. The analysis was performed by measurements in sampling points using the method presented in the European Nor...
Autori: Camelia Capatana, Claudia Maria Simonescu
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Smoke Emissions From Diesel Vehicles: A Case Study
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
AbstractWith a greater emphasis on the increasing number of diesel vehicles provided with pollution control systems complying to regulatory standards these days than ever before, it is also necessary to look into the emission characteristics of the diesel vehicles with respect to vehicle-related parameters with a view to ascertain as to how the tail pipe emission from the diesel vehicles could be kept under control by adopting suitable strategies. Considering the constraints of data collection a...
Autori: Manoranjan Parida, Mishra Rajeev Kumar, Pandey Govind
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Smart soluble grafted polysiloxanes with potential applications in waterborne paints
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractThe synthesis of some grafted polysiloxane and azo-polysiloxanes with potential applications as rheology modifiers or surfactants for waterborne paints is reported. Nowadays it became very important to design environmentally friendly systems exhibiting the best end-uses properties. Due to their complex architecture and their sensitivity to UV radiation the studied polymeric systems exhibit very interesting rheological properties. All the polymers containing the azobenzenic groups in the ...
Autori: Constanta Ibanescu, Ioana Moleavin, Iulian Nor, Nicolae Hurduc, Viorel Sandu
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Analytical approach to estimate the air flow rate in the boundary layer of a heated furnace wall
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractThe critical analysis of the transfer processes intensification techniques is carried out by identification of the methods that can be applied, regardless of the process nature. The main priority is the development of a consistent methodology that will represent the basis of specific practical methods development by establishing a theoretical frame for studying the heat transfer processes. The main purpose is to reduce the stationary time of the charge in the installation, accomplishing ...
Autori: Adrian Dima, Alina Adriana Minea
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Improving energy efficiency in water distribution systems based on water consumption profiling
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractTogether with other public utilities, water supply systems management aims to provide an efficient operation of the system and lower operational costs. In complex water distribution systems there is a large variety of consumers, which differ from one another not only by values of inflows, but also by how this inflows vary from hour to hour. This paper presents a self-organizing based approach to the problem of classification of water consumption profiles from the nodes of a water distrib...
Autori: Gilda Gavrilaş, Mihai Gavrilas
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Utilization of coal fly ash from power plants I. Ash characterization
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractA comprehensive characterization of fly ash from Iasi, Romania has been carried out in order to set up the utilization potential of fly ash resulting in appreciable amounts from thermal power plants as a waste, which leads to soil and groundwater contamination, as well as atmospheric pollution. This fly ash can be classified on the base chemical and technological properties in F class. Having in mind the assignment of the processing conditions, the fly ash can be used as sorbent for poll...
Autori: , Maria Harja, Marinela Bărbuţă, Nicolae Apostolescu
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Effects of coagulants on the DCS accumulation in process water of papermaking
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractAdvanced closing of paper machine circuits results in the accumulation of the dissolved and colloidal substances (DCS) in the process water. At a critical concentration, the DCS are destabilizing even by small variations in paper machine parameters, producing operational and product quality problems. This article presents results of lab experiments simulating the process water recycling in short circuit of paper machine, without and with addition of fixing agents. Tests were performing w...
Autori: Dan Belosinschi, Elena Bobu
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Quantification of impact and risk induced in surface water by heavy metals: Case study - Bahlui River Iasi
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractThe purpose of this paper was to quantify the environmental impact and risk applying a new integrated method designed as a soft SAB. The evaluation of impact and risk induced in environment was performed for surface  waters (Bahlui River, IaÂ?i), considering the presence of some minerals and heavy metals in surface water in high concentrations. The new method for integrated environmental impact and risk assessment that considers the pollutants concentration levels in surface water w...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Dumitru Bulgariu, Laura Bulgariu, Matei Macoveanu
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Effective mass transfer area determining of a mellapak 750 Y structured packing
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractThe effective mass transfer area of a Mellapak 750 Y structured packing was measured in a bench-scale plant with a column having an internal diameter of 100mm, and a packing height of 518 mm, using a broad range of gas and liquid flow rates. The absorption of carbon dioxide into natrium hydroxide aqueous solutions of 0.5 and 1.0 mol/L has been employed as test reaction. The validity of data obtained was tested by checking the two conditions of fast pseudo first order irreversible reactio...
Autori: Anton Friedl, Ilie Siminiceanu, Michael Harasek, Mihaela Dragan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25264

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

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

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

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

Distribution of oxygen transfer rate in stirred bioreactors with simulated broths
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractThe study on distribution of oxygen transfer rate for a stirred bioreactor and simulated broths was carried out for four positions inside the broth and indicated the significant variation of kla on the bioreactor height. For all considered positions, kla initially increased to a maximum value with mixing intensification, decreasing then, as the result of the modification of mixing mechanism in presence of air bubbles. The increase of broth viscosity led to the significantly reducing of o...
Autori: Adina Segneanu, Anca-Irina Galaction, Dan Caşcaval, Radu Z. Tudose
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25270

Methyl isobutyl ketone combustion over Pt/Al2O3 catalyst
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractCatalytic combustion of methyl isobutyl ketone in diluted air streams over Pt/Al2O3 commercial catalyst was experimentally investigated. The experiments were carried out at space velocities between 180 000 - 600 000 cm3/ (gcat¡h) and ketone concentrations in the range of 900 - 2600 ppmv. On the studied domain of working parameters, carbon monoxide was not detected, although some organic intermediates were formed (especially acetic acid). Their presence was detected in the product mixtur...
Autori: Anamaria Soare, Cristina Gheorghiu, Grigore Bozga, Magdalena Boşomoiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Mathematical modeling of gas drying by adsorption
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractTheoretical and experimental studies of gas drying processes by adsorption in fixed bed of grains are presented in this paper. Based on an extensive literature study, some of the most representative mathematical models describing gas adsorption in fixed bed and consequently gas drying processes by adsorption in fixed bed are also presented. Using a mathematical model from those mentioned describing adsorption under isotherm regime, the temperature and gas flow velocity effects over the d...
Autori: Marius Sebastian Secula, Stelian Petrescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25272

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

Municipal solid waste management in developing countries: A perspective on Vietnam
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractEnvironmental pollution has posed and continues to cause specific to and complicated problems. The unsustainable production and consumption patterns result in waste that can harm health and the environment. Because of rapid population growth and urbanization, industrialization process and rural to urban migration, solid waste management is becoming more and more critical now, being a problem in rapidly growing urban centers in developing countries. All these threaten the health and well-...
Autori: Abdelnaser Omran, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25275

Electricity load prediction for water supply systems
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractThe efficient management of electricity consumption is an important tool to approach the basic objectives in the field of energy efficiency and environment protection. The paper describes an artificial neural network (ANN) approach to the problem of electric load profile prediction for a water supply system. The analysis was directed towards two main objectives: to determine the optimum input structure of the ANN with respect to the electric load profiles’ history and to determine the ...
Autori: Gilda Gavrilaş, Mihai Gavrilas, Ovidiu Ivanov
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25278

Methods for analisys and evaluation of occupational accidents and diseases risks
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractThe evaluation of the occupational risk represents an operation whose purpose is to assess the risk for accidents and occupational diseases which can occur during the development of some hazards produced by human activities inside the working system, with the view to giving a qualitative and a quantitative size of this element.In the study, mathematical patterns are developed to be used for laying foundations of modern methods for the analysis and assessment of occupational risks. The sc...
Autori: Angelica Nicoleta Draghici, Constantin Baciu, Gabriel Dragoş Vasilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25280

Studies on heat treatment of an AlCu4Mg1 alloy
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractThis paper presents experimental and theoretical studies regarding the behavior after heat treatment of an AlCu4Mg1 aluminum alloy with positive effect on corrosion resistance. On the basis of these experiments and the regression data obtained, an analysis regarding the influence of heating parameters on quenching and aging in order to obtain a certain stress was made. Two cases were considered: stress and quenching temperature are fixed and aging temperature was determined; stress and a...
Autori: Adrian Dima, Alina Adriana Minea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25281

Analytical noise contour construction using inverse square law of sound propagation
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractOne of the most important environmental problems is traffic noise in urban areas. In order to assess and monitor its influence on environmental quality, road traffic noise measurements are necessary. In generation of noise contour map, two main problems are encountered: noise measurements, which take considerable amount of time, and the method for rigorous production of noise contour map.An extrapolation technique was developed to construct noise contours using actual sound level measure...
Autori: Cahit Tagi Celik, Lale Guremen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25284

Global dimming - An environmental hypothesis on climate change
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractThe paper approaches studies of projections of future climate change that use a hierarchy of coupled ocean/atmosphere/seaice/ land-surface models to provide indicators of global response as well as possible regional patterns of climate change. It is evidenced that, after the global warming, a new phenomenon that occurs in the terrestrial atmosphere has drawn the attention of the scientific community. It is called global dimming - the decrease of the solar beams capacity (infrared, visibl...
Autori: Catrinel-Raluca Giurma-Handley, Constantin-Marin Antohi, Ioan Crăciun, Ion Giurma
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25285

Recovery of some inorganic compounds from the sludges resulted after the leaching of uranyl ions from uranium ores
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractIn this work it had been tested the recovery of some compounds like: Fe2O3, TiO2, PO4 3- ions, Al2O3 from the sludges, which result in the industrial facilities for output of pure uranium dioxide. Solubilization of the chemical compounds from the uraniumwastes was performed in strong acidic media, using adequate methods....
Autori: Alexandru Cecal, Doina Humelnicu, Romeo Iulian Olariu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25288

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

Biological phosphorus removal in a high performance single reactor
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractThe possibility of biological phosphorus removal (BPR) was studied using a lab-scale single reactor the same as SHARON process. Up to now, there has been no investigation of the feasibility of SHARON process for the purpose of phosphate removal. The optimal operation conditions were established to obtain highest removal rates. Under the experimental conditions, the phosphorus concentration dropped from an influent concentration of 1000 mg/L to levels around 0.1 mg/L or less. It was concl...
Autori: Abbas Rezaee, Hatam Godini, Masod Solimani, Nayera Nami
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25293

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
Include urmatoarele articole:� Removal of nickel from aqueous solution by Nordmann FIR (ABIES Nordmanniana (STEV.) SPACH SUBSP. Nordmanniana) cones� Determination of heavy metals in extracts and macerates from garden flowers� Biological phosphorus removal in a high performance single reactor � Advanced Cd2+ removal on dispersed TioO2-fly ash � Remediation techniques for contaminated soils� Separation of uranium(vi) from soils by extraction in aqueous PEG (1550) - Na2SO4 - Na2CO3 two-...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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

Microbial cellulose as support material for the immobilization of denitrifying bacteria
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the immobilization of denitrifying bacteria on microbial cellulose (MC) for biological denitrification. A novel denitrifying bacterium, Pseudomonas stutzeri, was immobilized in microbial cellulose and introduced into an up flow packed bed reactor in order to remove nitrate from synthetic influent. The MC presented the high biomass concentration throughout the experiment, achieving 3.4 mg biomass/g support. The efficiency of the system for deni...
Autori: Abbas Rezaee, Hatam Godini, Hossein Bakhtou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25302

Valorification of herbs in phytotherapy - an alternative of chemical treatments in agriculture
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractIn agricultural culture there are numerous weeds diminishing the production which are controlled by several methods. The most common and efficient method with the modern agriculture is the chemical method of controlling weeds, using a large range of herbicides. A great part of these herbicides have long lasting remanence, even over three years. A great part of the active substances of the herbicides pollute the soil and subsequently the waters, sometimes with disastrous action for the en...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Sabina Robu, Teodor Robu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25303

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

Biomass - an important renewable source of energy in Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractAt the beginning of 3rd century the humankind finds at a crossroads. Daily, people assist at miracles, live in a time of change, both in economical and rational areas. Energy demand is expected to increase steadily over the next couple of decades, as income levels and economic output expand, especially in the new democratic states after ’90th.Renewable energy resources represent a new opportunity in Romania, with less participation in the market than those forums outside of the country...
Autori: Camelia Ciubota-Rosie, Maria Gavrilescu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Studies on the interaction between birch veneer and compounds with biocide potential action
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractThis paper discusses the results of study concerning the interaction between the birch veneer and some compounds with biocide potential action are presented. With this end in view the samples of veneer were immersed in solutions with a concentration of 5% of the following products: unmodified straw lignin or modified through hydroxymethylation, furan resin and tannins dissolved in 0.1 N ammonia solution. To make a comparison, the same combined treatments were applied, using ammonia solut...
Autori: Adina-Mirela Capraru, Elena Ungureanu, Valentin I. Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25309

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

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 5
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
Include urmatoarele articole:� Biomass - A source of chemicals and energy for sustainable development � Equilibrium study of Pb(II) and Hg(II) sorption from aqueous solutions by moss peat� Wood-based epoxy resins and the ramie fiber reinforced composites� Studies on the interaction between birch veneer and compounds with biocide potential action� Effect of methanogenic inhibitors, inocula type, and temperature on biohydrogen production from food components� Energy from biomass in pul...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Quality analysis of the soils in the Cordun metallurgical platform area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe present article deals with the study of the quality of the soils in the Cordun area – the waste dump. This refers to the characteristics of the analyzed location site (geomorphological, geological considerations, the pedological and agrochemical characterization of the soils in the area outside the plant), but also to the establishment of the pollution rate in the location site (experimenata data, results and debates). The conclusion of the present article is that the analyzed area...
Autori: Elena Doinita Carlig, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25315

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

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

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

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

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

The Gorgon method as a tool in sustainable behavior and development
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe paper proposes a solution for life quality improvement by changing the individual’s mentality and creating a sustainable behavior. The solution consists of the development of a psycho-behavioral pattern starting from the Gorgon experiences. The latter are hurtful experiences in the individual’s life the effect of which is a complete or partial emotional components blockage. The hindrance of these components performance affects the individual’s behavior, placing him or her in a ...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, , Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25323

Identification, communication and management of risks relating to drinking water pollution in Bihor county
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractAt global level, the microbiological quality of water is a matter of concern, since diarrhoea represents the second cause of mortality. In addition, nitrates represent a significant problem and their high concentration - above the accepted limits - in drinking water is frequently encountered in Romania. Water samples have been analyzed in accordance with the methodology recommended by The Public Health Institute Bucharest. 78.15% of the water samples evaluated during the interval 2004-20...
Autori: Claudia Sarmasan, Lucia Daina, Sonia Draghici
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25325

Earth oil extraction - major environmental pollution source
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe work presents the negative environmental impact produced by an extraction of crude oil activity. To highlight and quantify the negative effects on the environment produced from such activity, the experimental part has been focused on evidence of samples of soil, water from groundwater aquifers and surface, and the air emissions. The values of quality indicators are presented in graphs and tables, highlighting an activity with all major impact on the environment....
Autori: Aurica Grec, Corneliu Maior
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25326

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

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

Groundwater contamination from waste storage works
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractGroundwater is an important source of drinking water, especially for rural population. In the last years, bacteria, nitrate, organic chemicals and other pollutants existing in groundwater have increased public concern about the quality of groundwater. Groundwater provides about 22% of all freshwater withdrawals; 37% of agricultural use (mostly for irrigation); 37% of the public water supply withdrawals; 51% of all drinking water for the total population and 99% of drinking water for the ...
Autori: Ancuţa Rotaru, Paulica Raileanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25329

Implementing a sea pollution and safety management system in the navigation companies
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe paper presents the main causes of the sea accidents and disasters, which call for the implementation of a sea pollution and safety management system (SMS) in the navigation companies, for certification purposes, in compliance with the International Management Code for the safe vessel operation and pollution prevention (ISM). For this purpose the objectives of the ISM codes are presented and which are to be found in the implemented Management System.From the main causes of the safety ...
Autori: Carmen Gasparotti, Lucian Georgescu, Mirela Voiculescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25330

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

An integrated assessment of the suitability of domestic solar still as a viable safe water technology for India
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractImproving access to safe drinking water can result in multi-dimensional impacts on people’s livelihood. This has been aptly reflected in the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) as one of the major objectives. Despite the availability of diverse and complex set of technologies for water purification, pragmatic and cost-effective use of the same is impeding the use of available sources of water. Hence, in country like India simple low-energy technologies such as solar still are likely to ...
Autori: , Nanda Kumar, Santosh M. Avvannavar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25337

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

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
- Artificial intelligence applications in the atmospheric environment: status and future trends- Kernel methods and neural networks for water resources management- Environmental decision support systems based on models and model-based reasoning- Towards an intelligent tutoring system for environmental decision makers- SBC-MEDIU: A multi-expert system for environmental diagnosis- Fast and accurate residential fire detection using wireless sensor networks- Validation of a knowledge-based risk mode...
Autori: http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25377

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
Include urmatoarele articole:� Composite membranes with cross-linked matrimid selective layer for gas separation� Determination of organic compounds from different types of coffee by Hplc and Gc-Ecd analysis� An integrated assessment of the suitability of domestic solar still as a viable safe water technology for India� Investigations on the possibility of natural hemp fibers use for Zn(II) ions removal from wastewaters� Removal of acid red 398 dye from aqueous solutions by coagulation...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A computing model for optimal sizes of protected areas considering animal bioindicators
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractThe authors propose a calculation example of the optimal sizes regarding the protected areas, taking into account the biological, ecological and behavioral needs of the animal species which are situated in the top of the trophic pyramid. Carnivores and great herbivores are considered the best bioindicators for the Romanian ecosystems....
Autori: Corneliu Maior, Petru Aurel Darau, Viorel Soran
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Removal of some environmentally relevant heavy metals using low-cost natural sorbents
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract        The sorption of metal ions from aqueous solution plays an important role in water pollution control and in recent years there has been considerable interest in the use of low-cost adsorbents. Many researchers have tried to exploit naturally occurring materials as low-cost adsorbents, for removing of heavy metals. In this article the removal performance of various low-cost adsorbents derived from agricultural waste or natural material is evaluate...
Autori: Raluca Maria Hlihor, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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An overview of decision support systems for integrated water resources management
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractIntegrated water resources management requires planning and management activities, as well as adequate information and communication within a structure that groups different stakeholders (industry, agriculture and other types of water users, civil society representatives, university and research institutions, water authorities and waterworks companies), being thus characterized by a high level of complexity, and requiring the involvement of numerous decision-makers operating at different...
Autori: , , Luminita Lupu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Numerical modelling of longshore currents in marine environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractThe present work carries out a parallel analysis between the performances and, on the other hand, of the restrictions of two different model systems designed to assess the nearshore circulation. These are SHORECIRC, which is a widely known general prediction system for nearshore circulation and ISSM (the Interface for SWAN and SURF Models). SHORECIRC is a quasi-3D model that combines a numerical solution for the depth-integrated 2D horizontal momentum balance equations with an analytical...
Autori: Eugen Rusu, Silviu Macuţă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Titanium dioxide extraction from paint sludge of automotive industry Case study: Paint sludge of Saipa paint shop
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractPaint sludge of automotive industry contains heavy metals and other toxic substances. Due to this matter, it has a high pollution potential. Incorrect disposal of paint sludge led to kinds of environmental pollution. Recycling and reusing of wastes can be one of the best solutions for decreasing of pollutant entrance to environment. The purpose of this study was to present a new method of extracting the main components of paint sludge, for determining concentration of elements in paint s...
Autori: Azadeh Akhavan Bloorchian, Seyed Mostafa Khezri
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Research in the engineering of complex systems safety
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractAn efficient design and development of the occupational health and safety managing system in a working system involves a suitable tailoring of occupational health and safety state in relation to the risk level associated to the conditions for the occurrence of general and specific hazards all through its length of operation.This paper presents a methodological approach for the analysis and for a likelihood estimate of industrial risks identified inside complex structures of the working s...
Autori: Constantin Baciu, Gabriel Dragoş Vasilescu, Tiberiu Attila Csaszar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Survey on the dynamic of urban air pollution in the municipality of Craiova, Dolj county
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractUrban air pollution is responsible for the highest burden of environmentally related diseases in Europe. Air pollutants with strongly indicated respiratory health effects are particulate matter, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide. The retrospective ecological survey has taken into account the urban air pollution with sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ammonia (NH3) and particulate matter (PM10). The analyzed data show that after applying the European regulations regarding the ...
Autori: Catalin Adrian Petrisor, Dorin Petrişor, Lucreţiu Radu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Socio-environmental impact of idol immersion: dimensions and directions
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractIndia possesses a diverse and rich cultural heritage and is renowned as a 'land of festivals'. These festivals attract massive community involvement paving way to new materials such as 'Plaster of Paris' being used for 'modernizing' the representation of idols with very little thought given to the issues of toxicity and environmental impacts. Another dimension to the whole issue is the plight of the artisans and the workers involved in the trade. Owing to the unorganized nature of the in...
Autori: Nanda B. S. Kumar, Raghunath Babu Are, Santosh M. Avvannavar, Shrihari Surathal
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The Algae Blooms phenomenon - A mathematical model
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
Pollution with sources from towns and industrial centres affect considerable the ecosystem waters. An accumulation of nutrients favourable to the growth of certain tiny marine organisms called phytoplankton stimulates their rapid reproduction in the water.These plankton blooms appear as patches on the surface of the water. The consequence of this process is the diminishing of the amount of oxygen from water (in the process of decompose the algae), the decease of aquatic animal and the multiply o...
Autori: Laura Stefanescu, Laura Ungureanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental impact assessment induced by an industrial unit of basic chemical organic compounds synthesis using the alternative method of global pollution index
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractThe technological process of basic chemical organic compounds synthesis is included among the economic activities that can affect the environment quality. The environmental impact of chemical organic synthesis is evaluated using the alternative method of global pollution index that considers the concentric circles graphical methodology proposing a scale of the arithmetic mean values for the evaluation scores of each environmental components (e.g. water resources, gaseous emission, soil a...
Autori: Carmen Zaharia, Ilie Murăraşu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Solid waste management practices in Penang state: A review of current practices and the way forward
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractSolid waste management problems proved to be complex in origin and in solution. The rapid economic development and population growth experienced by the State of Penang, Malaysia have resulted in a tremendous increase in the quantities and types of solid wastes generated. Domestic solid waste is the most visible consequence of this economic development. However, considerable amounts of this waste could be recycled and reutilized if separated. This paper reviews the current status of solid...
Autori: Abdelnaser Omran, Abdelsalam O. El-Amrouni, Abdul Hamid Pakir, , Latifa K. Suliman, Mahyuddin Ramli
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Radiolytic output of hydrogen as environmentally friendly energy vector
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractThis study deals with the radiolytical decomposition of water molecules, in the presence of some catalysts, getting out hydrogen as unpolluting and cheaper energy vector. Instead of the spent nuclear fuel elements taken out from nuclear power plants, as irradiation source it was used the 60Co radionuclide having a specific activity of 1.1.105 Ci. It was observed that the radiolytic yield of resulted molecular hydrogen from water radiolysis in the presence of used catalysts decreased as:N...
Autori: Ada Macovei, Alexandru Cecal, Dumitru Ganju, , Oana R. Haută
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Monitoring of PAHs in refinery effluents
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractA study was fulfilled concerning the source and the distribution of PAHs in the effluent proceeding from an oil refinery. The monitoring of the PAHs concentration in the refinery’s effluent also was performed during a year long. The practical goal of the work was to observe the complying with the limits imposed by the current legislation and to identify the potential risks of exceeding these limits in the future. For this study, gas chromatographic and HPLC methods were used. The metho...
Autori: Anca Iuliana Birladeanu, Claudia Irina Koncsag, Mariana Popescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Glucose oxidase - vanadium substituted anionic clay as bionanocomposite formulations for biosensors applications
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractChemical sensors utilizing immobilized enzymes and proteins are important for monitoring chemical processes and biological systems. Glucose oxidase (GOx) from Aspergillum Niger is a flavoenzyme that has been used to determine glucose. Among the conventional methods of enzyme deposition the main strategy consists in its entrapment in an inert matrix adsorbed on the electrode surface. We report here the synthesis and physical – chemical characterization of a new bionanocomposites obtaine...
Autori: , Gabriela Ciobanu, Ion Balasanian, Simona Ratoi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Residues of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in different stages of Capsicum annuum (pepper) and Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) growing
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractPolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are included in the European Community (EC) and in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) priority pollutant list due to their mutagenic and carcinogenic properties. PAHs emissions from automobile traffic and industry activities were shown to influence the PAHs levels and profiles in vegetables grown nearby. The levels of 15 PAHs were determinate in samples of pepper (Capsicum Annuum) and tomato (SolanumLlycopersicum) in different stages of plan...
Autori: Alina Soceanu, Dan Tiberius Epure, Gabriela Stanciu, Simona Dobrinas, Valentina Coatu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Analysis of distribution of oxygen transfer rate in stirred bioreactors for bacterial broths
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractThe study on the distribution of oxygen transfer rate in a stirred bioreactor for Propionibacterium shermanii broths underlined the major influence of the presence and concentration of biomass on the interphasic transfer of oxygen. Owing to the bubbles surface blockage by the bacterial cells, the accumulation of biomass from 30.5 to 120.5 g/l d.w. led to the decreasing of kla for about 1.3- 2.4 times. Compared with the simulated broths without biomass having similar apparent viscosity, t...
Autori: Adina Segneanu, Anca-Irina Galaction, Dan Caşcaval
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Trend in exhaust emissions from in-use gasoline vehicles
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractThe main goal of this study is to determine the trend in exhaust concentrations during the last 12 years. Accordingly, a nondisperse infrared gas analyzer was used to measure the concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbons (HC) emitted from vehicle exhaust. A total of 449 vehicles distributed across model years ranging between 1968 and 2005 were tested under idling conditions. The results indicated that there is a strong relationship between the age of the vehicle and the con...
Autori: Kamel Al Zboon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
Include urmatoarele articole:� CsHSO4/mesoporous silica composites - new electrolytes for solid acid fuel cells� Trend in exhaust emissions from in-use gasoline vehicles� Analysis of distribution of oxygen transfer rate in stirred bioreactors for bacterial broths� Electrochemical characteristics of Ti6Al7Nb alloy in Ringer's solution� Pulsed high voltage discharge technology as a new method for killing Hepatitis C virus (HCV) cells� Hydrodynamic modelling of pollution with LNAPL gene...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Include urmatoarele articole:� Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 2� Bioengineering aspects of tissues culture bioreactors for medicine and environmental applications� Removal of bis (1-chloro-2-propyl) ether from wastewater using sonodegradation and biodegradation� A novel plasma reactor for toluene decomposition in contaminated air flow� Study of the copper (II) removal from aqueous solutions by chelating resin Purolite S930 � Analysis of some metal levels...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
â€? Bioremediation of contaminated air using a bioscrubberâ€? Quality risk evaluation of the groundwater resources on the moldavian areaâ€? Electrochemical characterization of some dental materials in accelerated environmental testingâ€? Preliminary study of simple and Fenton oxidation with hydrogen peroxide applied on final effluents from a zootechnical farmâ€? The environmental impact assessment caused by the dykes failureâ€? Revaluation of beer industry byproducts – medical implicationsâ€? ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
â€? Photocatalytic properties of titania - fly ash thin filmsâ€? Study of the viscosity of some biodiesel – diesel oil blendsâ€? Aspects refering to technical and leaching properties of the secondary aluminium slags - cement compositesâ€? Studies regarding phenol and 4-chlorophenol sorption by surfactant modified zeolitesâ€? Cu-Ni nanostructured electrocatalysts obtained by electrocodepositionâ€? Molecularly imprinted poly (vinyl alcohol) films for the selective absorption of glycyrrhizinic ac...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 5
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
â€? Photocatalytic properties of titania - fly ash thin filmsâ€? Study of the viscosity of some biodiesel – diesel oil blendsâ€? Aspects refering to technical and leaching properties of the secondary aluminium slags - cement compositesâ€? Studies regarding phenol and 4-chlorophenol sorption by surfactant modified zeolitesâ€? Cu-Ni nanostructured electrocatalysts obtained by electrocodepositionâ€? Molecularly imprinted poly (vinyl alcohol) films for the selective absorption of glycyrrhizinic ac...
Autori: http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25374

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
� Physiological changes in seedling germination and growth plant under chemical stress conditions� Studies on sorption and transport processes of cadmium in soils� Assessment of the anthropogenic impact on water systems by fluorescence spectroscopy� Research on the effects of soil improvement by fertilization on the quality of winter wheat� Halotherapy: From ethnoscience to scientific explanations� Study regarding the sorption of erythrosine from aqueous solution onto soil� Hydroxy...
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ISSN: 1582 - 9596
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Survey of electromagnetic environment due to mobile communications
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThis paper presents an analysis of the levels of electromagnetic fields caused by cellular base stations or mobile phones, measured in some residential areas. A statistical processing of the data has also been done in order to estimate both the short-term and the long-term variability of the fields caused by cellular base stations in some apartments and on the terraces of the apartment buildings at tens or hundreds of meters distance from the antenna systems. In some places, comparative ...
Autori: Alexandru Salceanu, Ionut Nica, Valeriu David
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Entrepreneurial capacity for sustainable development of economic environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract Based on qualitative research conducted on teams of Romanian students in Engineering and Management that participated in transnational teams within the framework of an international simulation program on global technologies for sustainable development, specific features in relation with the development of entrepreneurship capacity (values, skills competencies) were identified and examined. It was found that specific cultural biases influenced the way the Romanian students approached var...
Autori: Aida Carmen Hutu, Silvia Avasilcăi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Optimization of a gas chromatographic method for acrylamide analysis applications for risk management
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe paper proposes a simple and less expensive gas chromatographic method for analyzing acrylamide in food and reveals comparative results regarding the acrylamide content in commercial and home toasted bread. Validation of the method has been achieved by establishing parameters linearity, limit of detection (LOD = 0.1 mg/L), limit of quantization (LOQ = 0.5 mg/L), precision, stability. Run-to-run precision was determined by carrying out five replicate determinations for three acrylamide...
Autori: Anca Irina Burlacu, Rodica Cuciureanu, Patricia Fitterman, Michel Larroque
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Improving the recycleability of printing paper by in-situ filler loading
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to analyze the recycling potential of printing papers, which are obtained by two different filler loading processes: conventional loading by direct addition of calcium carbonate to cellulose fiber suspension and in-situ loading by precipitating calcium carbonate within cell wall and lumen of pulp fibres. In order to evidence the influences of the both filler content and loading method, a reference sample for recycling was obtained without filler, but using th...
Autori: Maria Ciobanu, Elena Bobu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Materials processing using solar energy
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe main aspects refer to metals and refractory materials behaviour, at high temperature, to materials purifying and to achieve some chemical syntheses.The main technological parameter of the heating is temperature, heating obtained by focusing Sun's rays. The heating can be used inside the furnace to produce metallic material into a crucible, without any complementary power source.For the future, a bigger interest presents some other metals melting, more expensive than steel, such as ti...
Autori: Petrica Vizureanu, Cornel Samoila, Daniel Cotfas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Research on the use of environmentally friendly additives in the building industry
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe use of adhesives for floor covering have been deeply modified for longtime, by formulations of polymer-based products in aqueous dispersion as an alternative to organic solvents. These advances envisaged ways for obtaining nonpolluting products. Developing these adhesives required the parallel development of methods for monitoring and analyzing the emissions over time. This paper shows the results of some research devoted to identify the indoor presence of volatile organic compounds ...
Autori: Irina Ioniţă, Domnica Ciobanu, Monica Tulbure, Iulian Tanţoş
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Treatment and management of distillery fermentedfruit spent marc. I. Processing into compacted solid fuel
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe study presents the processing possibilities for marc resulted as still residue from the distillation of fermented fruits in view to obtain a compacted solid fuel. Initial marc composition (carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulphur and oxygen contents) determined by elemental analysis is evidenced, as well as technical characterisation (ash and moisture contents) and ash's qualitative composition, chemical characterisation of the liquid phase (pH, total phosphorus, acidity and conductivity)...
Autori: Daniela Simina Stefan, Anca-Ileana Penu, Mircea Stefan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Study of adsorption equilibrium of some wet aircomposite material systems
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractEquilibrium data of water vapor adsorption from wet air on several materials were experimentally determined at temperature values of 313 and 333 K and air relative humidity values ranged between 30 and 90 %. Experimental data were correlated with Langmuir and Freundlich models. The obtained results emphasize the significant difference between the water retained on the adsorbent materials impregnated with various salt solutions, and on classic adsorbents....
Autori: Ioan Mămăligă, Constantin Baciu, Stelian Petrescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Application of natural materials as sorbents for persistent organic pollutants
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractPersistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemicals that adversely affect human health and the environment around. This group of priority pollutants consists of pesticides, industrial chemicals and unintentional by-products of industrial processes. Natural materials, waste from industry and agriculture and bioadsorbents can be employed as inexpensive adsorbents to remove POPs from environmental components by sorption processes. The paper presents various natural sorbents and some ou...
Autori: Laura Carmen Apostol, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Bioengineering aspects of tissues culture bioreactors for medicine and environmental applications
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract Development of industrial cell culture processes needs a good engineering practice and system expertise in achieving a successful integrated process using disposable components. The bioreactors for 3D tissues systems could be an advantageous alternative in terms of low contamination risk, easiness of handling and scaling-up. A careful and strategic design of these equipments provides a better process control and a safe and reproducible production of tissue construct. They can offer t...
Autori: Anca-Irina Galaction, Dan Caşcaval, Dan Zaharia, Radu Ciorap
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Plant protection products and their sustainable and environmentally friendly use
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Protection of plants from diseases, pests and weeds plays a decisive role in agricultural development, as an essential part in planning and policy of numerous countries. Since the plant protection products are mainly chemicals and may be not only poisonous for humans and fauna, but they may also pollute water bodies, ground water and soil with hazardous pollutants, their use have to be environmentally friendly and sustainable. The paper discuss some aspects of benefits and risks con...
Autori: Manuela Olga Pogăcean, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Methodology for real estate appraisal of green value
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Green buildings are considered a quick and effective approach to protect the environment by slowing down the consumption rate of primary energy resources and by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In Europe, appraisals of properties should take into consideration this new feature of buildings by implementing data from Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) into real estate assessment. With this respect, a methodology is proposed and analyzed to be considered in the sales comparison rea...
Autori: Daniela Popescu, Emilia Cerna Mladin, Rodica Boazu, Sven Bienert
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Treatment and management of distillery fermented fruit spent marc. II. Processing by composting
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract This paper presents a comparative study of natural and mechanically mixed composting processes of marc resulting as a byproduct during the production of alcohol obtained from fermented fruits. Moisture, temperature, pH values, soluble fraction, total organic carbon, Kjeldahl nitrogen and ash content were monitored for 60 days. During this period the atmospheric temperature varied from 18Â?C to 21Â?C. The composting process could be considered a combination of three stages: mesophilic...
Autori: Anca-Ileana Penu, Daniela Simina Stefan, Mircea Stefan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Research on the treatment of wastewater in the textile industry
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Taking into account the statistical data gathered in two previously published papers concerning the pollution sources in the production sector, namely Finishing section, various solutions are proposed for wastewater treatment. Bearing in mind the results obtained through the sampling method on different types of water in the urban sanitary sewer system, the conclusion was that the most convenient alternative, besides the source control is the treatment in wastewater treatment plants...
Autori: Irina-Isabella Savin, Romen Butnaru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Study on the multi-annnual variability of particulate matter PM10 in Suceava City
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Fine particulate matter and ground-level ozone are now generally recognized as the most significant in terms of health impacts. This study shows that concentrations of particulate matter up to 10 microns in diameter (PM10) in Suceava city exceeded EU limits set to protect human health during 2004-2007. In order to design effective PM10 air quality management programmes, it is essential to identify the sources affecting PM10 background levels. For this, PM10 data series were analyzed ...
Autori: Lacramioara Gina Ursul, , Doina Carmen Manciuc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental monitoring of co emissions: Statistical character of acquired data
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract A set of experimental data resulted from environmental monitoring and its informational content has to be revealed and checked for its statistical character. As a result in this paper the aim was to verify if the environmental monitoring data obtained for a specific air pollutant monitored during three years presents statistical properties. Based on the results obtained by applying statistical requirements such as fixed location, fixed variation, randomness and fixed distribution, a ...
Autori: Irina Meghea, Mihaela Mihai, Ioana Lacatusu, Tiberiu Apostol
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Assessment of some heavy metals in soils, drinking water, medicinal plants and their liquid extracts
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Pollution with toxic metals is a serious concern, because once these elements enter in the soil they can be present for a long time, with the potential contamination of drinking water sources. Certain metals in soil may be taken up by plants which are subsequently harvest for human consumption. Our objective was to study the presence of heavy metals in soils, groundwater sources, some medicinal plants from areas of the water sources and in its watery extracts. All of the samples, af...
Autori: Diana Diaconu, Victor Nastase, Mara Mihaela Nanau, Ovidiu Nechifor, Elena Nechifor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Preparation and characterization of sodium alginatechitosan microparticles for controlled release of ibuprofen in a sustainable way
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The preparation of microspheres containing chitosan, sodium alginate and ibuprofen and the pH dependent drug release were investigated. The microspheres were prepared by two experimental routes: the first one starting with a chitosan/ibuprofen core subsequently coated by an alginate shell (S1) and the second one based on an alginate/ibuprofen core, later coated by a chitosan layer (S2). The physical-chemical characterization was done by using Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Atomic Fo...
Autori: Luminiţa Elena Balău, Nicolae Aelenei, Marcel Ionel Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Iron containing anionic clays supported with iron and cerium oxides as catalyst precursors for NOx reduction
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract A facile and straightforward synthesis route, based on the anionic clay structural â€?memory effect??, has been used to obtain Fe2O3 or CeO2 supported on iron substituted hydrotalcite-like clay (FeLDH). The surface properties of the metal oxide / anionic clay ensembles were studies by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). After calcination at 550°C the derived mixed oxides were tested as new catalysts in the process of the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NOx using NH3...
Autori: Gabriela Carja, Sofronia Dranca, Elena Husanu, Irina Volf
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Researches on possibility to recover and reuse the Iron(II) sulphate from etching of rolled steels
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The etching of iron materials in sulphuric acid solutions allows the dissolution of the iron oxides with formation of iron sulphates. The relatively low solubility of the formed sulphates imposes their separation for avoiding the contamination of the etching bath, as well as for preventing the environmental pollution through the wastewater. Within the flow sheet of the processing of the hot or cold rolled steel, a stage of separation by crystallization of iron sulphate is foreseen. T...
Autori: Liliana Lazar, Ion Balasanian, Florin Bandrabur
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Numerical simulation of pollution with anion SO4 2- for the aquifer inside a metallurgical waste hall
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The current paper describes the concept and the mathematical models axed upon flow transport and transport of pollutants in the aquifer inside a metallurgical waste hall. Then, using a complex of basic data related to a representative case study - several information being achieved by systematic measurements, for long period, throughout ten drillings - and the pack of FEFLOW 5.1 programmes, the dispersion of an uppermost pollutant (the anion SO4) has been numerically simulated, for t...
Autori: Elena Doinita Carlig, Esmeralda Chiorescu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Phytoremediation technology for remediation of radiostrontium (90SR) and radiocaesium (137CS) byCatharanthus roseus (L.) G. don in aquatic environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Phytoremediation is an eco-friendly, cost effective, in situ treatment technology. In the present research study, phytoremediation technology has been employed for remediation of radionuclides namely 137Cs and 90Sr by using living green plant Catharanthus roseus. C. roseus plants were exposed to different activity levels of 137Cs and 90Sr in aquatic condition to assess the efficiency of plants for remediation of radionuclides. C. roseus plants have been found to remediate 70%, 52% an...
Autori: Singh Anamika, Susan Eapen, Madhusudan H. Fulekar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Exploratory investigation of bioprocesses sustainability improvement by multicriteriamultilevel optimization
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Up to the present days, the bioprocesses were designed and operated with the aim at achieving some economic, environmental, and social criteria. Sustainability based optimization has to be the next step towards the improvement of the economical, environmental and social parameters of bioprocesses. In this work, sustainability will be treated as an optimization task where the objective function(s) is/are either a performance index or a set of performance indices, subject to economic, ...
Autori: Alexandru Woinaroschy, Dana Irina Ofiteru, Vasile Lavric
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Utilization of coal fly ash from power plants II. Geopolymer obtaining
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Study of geopolymer is a developing field of research for capitalizing solid waste and by-products in the view of new materials achievement having characteristics necessary for using as cement substitute. Also, it provides a solution to many problems regarding environment, such as reduction of gaseous emissions and particles matter resulted from cement industry and raw materials economy. In this paper, the experimental conditions for obtaining new materials on the basis of fly ash f...
Autori: Maria Harja, , Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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Experimental technique for saving energy in oval furnaces
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Changing the working space by introducing some radiant panels has the purpose of intensifying the heat transfer by convection and radiation. By centralizing the experimental results, has been obtained an energetic saving of 28.67 – 32.74 % by using radiant panels; the heating speed of the charge raises with almost 50 % and the heating time of the charge decreases. In conclusion, changing the working space by introducing some radiant panels inside the furnace leads to important ener...
Autori: Alina Adriana Minea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The local storage coefficient of a layered soil
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Analytical equations for the variation of soil moisture content and for the local storage coefficient for a layered soil with a relatively shallow water table were developed in this study, based on a linear distribution law of the moisture retention on soil's profile, and the van Genuchten-Mualem parametrical model for the moisture-suction curve. By considering this mathematical model, an original computer code was written in MATLAB to determine and then to graphically represent the...
Autori: Dan Prepelita, Stefan Popescu, Esmeralda Chiorescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Photocatalytic oxidation process of sulfamethazine. Modeling based on neural networks
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The photocatalytic degradation of sulfamethazine, a sulfonamide drug, has been investigated experimentally, in aqueous heterogeneous solutions containing n-type oxide semiconductors as photocatalysts, and by simulation, using neural network modeling. Through direct neural network modeling, the evolution of the photocatalytic oxidation process is evaluated as function of illumination time and type of catalyst. Inverse neural network modeling is a particular optimization that gives inf...
Autori: Ciprian George Piuleac, Ioannis Poulios, Silvia Curteanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Sustainable use of vegetal fibers in composite materials. Sources of vegetal fibers
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Transition to a more sustainable economy and the consequences of the Kyoto protocol on global climate change, includes a shift of feedstock for energy and chemical industries from fossil fuels and petrochemicals to renewable resources. The use of vegetal fibers as major source of renewable resources represents a valuable alternative both from economical and environmental points of view. Traditionally, vegetal fibers are widely used in textile industry, paper manufacture, and packagin...
Autori: Dan Gavrilescu, Bogdan Marian Tofanica, Adrian Catalin Puitel, Puiu Petrea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The environmental impact assessment caused by the dykes failure
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The paper presents a risk analysis and assessment of the defence linear systems failure (dykes) in case of accidental flood. Also, breach scenarios and hydrographs computation for the corresponding accidental high waters are provided. The impact assessment is highlighted through a global matrix model for costs quantification. It is also presented the flooding computation model for different versions of the linear defence systems and in a correspondent way the Inundation Accidental D...
Autori: Codruta Badaluta-Minda, Gheorghe Creţu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Preliminary study of simple and Fenton oxidation with hydrogen peroxide applied on final effluents from a zootechnical farm
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The paper presents the preliminary experimental results performed at laboratory scale set-up for different combined mechanochemical treatments of final effluents from a zootechnical farm from the central Moldavian region of Romania. Because of the high content of pollutants into wastewaters, the soil can be polluted and also the ground waters. To avoid this soil pollution episode, some combined mechano-chemical processes were studied and applied into a specific technological order as...
Autori: Carmen Zaharia, Mioara Surpăţeanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Electrochemical characterization of some dental materials in accelerated environmental testing
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The aim of this study is to investigate the electrochemical behavior of a three casting non-precious dental alloys: Vera PDI (Co-Cr based), Heraenium (Ni-Cr based) and NPG+2 (Cu-Al based) three test solutions: artificial saliva (AFNOR, pH = 8), acidified saliva (pH = 2.5) and fluoridated acidified saliva (1000 ppm F-, pH = 2.5). Open circuit potential (EOC) measurement; potentiodynamic polarization curves and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) are the electrochemical proce...
Autori: Daniel Mareci, Daniel Sutiman, Adrian Cailean, Julia Claudia Mirza Rosca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Quality risk evaluation of the groundwater resources on the moldavian area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The analysis over the underground water monitoring system and the collected data from survey drilling show that the underground water has an unsatisfactory quality due to some physical and chemical characteristics. Along with these, factors like the surface water pollution, the hydrodynamic exchange between surface and underground waters and the reintroduction in the agricultural activities of nitrates and phosphorus based fertilizers lowers, as well, the quality that it has been tal...
Autori: Ioan Crăciun, Catrinel-Raluca Giurma-Handley, Ion Giurma
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Opportunities for valorization of steel slags
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Using slag in steel making represents a challenge for road construction industry and decreasing environment interactions also.Steel making slag wit granulations of < 10 mm, which today have not a sure solution, represents the research object. The technological research solutions have aimed reducing CaO free content in these slugs, and reducing slug fraction with granulationof ...
Autori: Florian Zaman, Mirela Gabriela Sohaciu, Ecaterina Matei, Cristian Predescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Magnetic density separation of diamonds from gangue
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract In view of the predicted diamond shortage in 2010, a number of innovative processes have been proposed recovering ...
Autori: Frederike Weijmans, Erwin Bakker, Peter Rem
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Carbon dioxide emission associated with the production of plastics - A comparison of production from crude oil and recycling for the dutch case
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Literature data show that in general, plastics produced through the mechanical recycling route involve less carbon dioxide emission than when produced from crude oil. A review of readily available data shows that road transport of untreated waste plastics account for a significant portion of the carbon dioxide emission generated during recycling. Therefore, much carbon dioxide emission can be saved by optimizing the logistics in the recycling of plastics. On the example of polyolefi...
Autori: Peter C. Rem, Stig Olsen, Jan-Henk Welink, Norbert Fraunholcz
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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High-purity products from plastic waste: The w2plastics project
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The European annual consumption of plastic materials has increased from 24.6 Mtons in 1993 to 39.7 M tons in 2003 and it is likely to keep growing. Europe is faced with the challenge of managing millions of tons of waste plastics. At the same time, polymer recyclers and manufacturing industries do not find enough secondary polymers of consistent quality. Plastics production and use has a range of environmental impacts because of the considerable quantity of resources needed as raw ma...
Autori: Peter Rem, Venga Solaria, Francesco Di Maio
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental friendly welding - An evolution from 3D (Dirty, Dusty, Dangerous) to 3C (Cool, Clever and Clean)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The paper approaches the environment issue in the context of welding fabrication processes. The introduction presents, synthetically, the place and dimension of welding in the manufacturing industry. Negative aspects regarding the image of weldingdue to the impact on the environment are identified. The driving factors and the main development trends of environmentalfriendly welding processes are analyzed. An action program to change the image of welding from the present "3 D - Dirty,...
Autori: Dorin Dehelean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Nanocomposite materials based on polymers and alumina nanoparticles
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The synergistic combination of polymers and inorganic compounds via sol-gel process has attracted great attention, by manipulating structure at molecular level, for developing new materials with desired properties. These new hybrid materials could have a controllable combination of the benefits of polymers (flexibility, toughness, ease of processing) and those of ceramics or glasses (hardness, durability, thermal stability). The microstructures and the properties of hybrid materials...
Autori: Lucia Dumitrescu, Ileana Manciulea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Energy conservation and CO2 emissions reduction for clinker portland cement manufacturing process
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract At present, dangerous industrial wastes are a main source of environmental pollution because they are stored and deposited improperly. Besides, dangerous industrial wastes could also be a source of secondary raw materials which are not well capitalized. This fact causes substantial losses of secondary raw materials and energy and it is explained by the lack of certain technologies of treatment, capitalization and final removal that are technically and economically sustainable. To ide...
Autori: Neculai Mihailescu, Vasilica Daescu, Elena Holban, Mariana Nicoleta Badea, Jenica Paceagiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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Residues of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from refinery spent catalysts
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Spent hydroprocessing catalysts from petroleum refining industries have been classified as hazardous wastes due to their content in heavy metal and persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The aim of our paper determine the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) residues contents in spent catalysts samples from four different units of the Romanian refinery Rompetrol Rafinare,Constanta: Hydrogen (H), Gas Desulfurization Sulfur Recovery (GDSR), Hydrofining Turbojet Kerosene (HTK) and Pet...
Autori: Camelia Draghici, , , Gabriela Stanciu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Case studies regarding the remediation of polluted soils from inactive industrial sites
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The methods generally used for developing these studies are the assessment and investigation. Assessment – all methods used for measuring, reckoning, modeling, forecasting or estimating the presence of a pollutant in the environment. Investigation - the process of identifying the presence of pollutants in the environment, the spatial dispersion of these pollutants, the level of their concentration, as well as the analysis of the environment’s structure. The steps that were follow...
Autori: , Gheorghe - Viorel Cosara, Calin Baciu, Ileana - Codruta Stezar, Augusta - Diana Crisan, Camelia Costan, Cristina Modoi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Preliminary investigation aimed to ecological reclaiming by phytoremediation of a large flotation tailing dump in baia mare mining area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The flotation tailing pond Bozinta is located at 5 Km West from Baia Mare town. It is closed and is preparing for ecological reclaiming. Preliminary investigations have been made on the meteorological and climatologic indicators of the site. The temperature, air relative humidity, the wind speed, the rain values and the soil temperature have been measured during the vegetation period of 2008 year. The air temperature on the tailing pond is always 1?ˇ2 0C higher than the values regist...
Autori: Vasile Oros, Mirela Coman, Monica Marian, Leonard G. Mihaly, Anca Mihaly
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Sludge recycling in ceramic matrix
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract In the new millennium to sustain a healthy life in harmony with nature, it will be extremely important to develop various materials and processes that minimize any harmful influence on the environment. The feasibility of sludge recycling in the brick manufacture was evaluated through laboratory testing. Several ceramic masses with clay, sand and various proportion of sludge have been synthesized and than characterized by their physical-mechanical properties. Sludge fineness also has ...
Autori: Ana - Maria Szoke, Marcela Muntean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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On the influence of ETS - 10 porosity and surface properties in retention of some nanoions and nanomolecules
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Mesoporosity of about 7 nm in ETS-10 titanosilicate was generated by postsynthesis treatment with hydrogen peroxide under microwave irradiation, resulting in an increased external surface area of the materials (55 m2/g). The influence of titanosilicate porosity and its surface modification by phosphorus atoms (ET(P)S-10) on the retention of some nanoions (??-emitting radioactive U(VI) and Th(IV) ions) and biomolecules (the proteins cytochrome c, papain, and ??-globulin) was investiga...
Autori: Robert Gradinaru, Sorin O. Valu, Stefan Postolache, Claudiu C. Pavel, Ion Sandu, Karin Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Iron oxides from electrofilter ash for water treatment (arsenic removal)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Arsenic (As)-contaminated drinking water is a major problem around the world. The removal efficiency depends strongly on the size of Fe3O4 sorbents.Fe3O4 prepared in laboratory is more efficient in the removal of As and is also more easily recovered from column of magnetic separator than the commercial materials. This would be beneficial in a water treatment system because the As-contaminated Fe3O4 could be flushed from the column permitting reuse of the separator system. The dispers...
Autori: Ionel Balcu, Adina Segneanu, Marius Mirica, Mirela Iorga, Catalin Badea, Iuliana Firuta Fitigau
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Non-ferrous heavy metal metallurgy wastewater treatment by the electro-floto-coagulation method
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Electroflotocoagulation is used for the treatment of liquid wastes of various origins, containing suspended matter. The metal hydroxide formed by electrochemical metallic ions generation acts to aggregate the colloidal impurities, and the hydrogen bubbles evolved at the cathode allow flotation of foam containing the impurities. The aggregates formed (containing the impurities) and lifted above the solution can then be removed. Electroflotocoagulation (simultaneous electrocoagulation ...
Autori: Marius Constantin Mirica, Mirela Ioana Iorga, Adina Segneanu, Ionel Balcu, Doru Buzatu, Cristian Vaszilcsin
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Performances of biochemical treatment stage from municipal wastewater treatment plant
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The paper presents new studies about the removal efficiency of the biochemical treatment process of the Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant from Constanta city, during 2008. Influent and effluent samples of biochemical treatment stage were collected and ammonium concentration, chemical oxygen demand (CODCr) and biochemical oxygen demand in five days (BOD5) were measured, aiming to study the evolution of the removal efficiency, during 2008. Additional analyses have been performed in ...
Autori: Elisabeta Chirilă, Camelia Draghici, Adriana Puhacel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Mannich basis - Corrosion inhibitors in saline water
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract This paper presents the corrosion processes of steel samples with different composition, in aggressive corrosion solutions containing chloride ions. The inhibition capacity of two new Mannich basis: 2-aceto-4-morpholylmetyl-1-naphtol (BM1) and 1- (2'-hydroxynaphtyl)-3-(4-morpholyl)-1-propanone (BM2) was tested and compared. The corrosion tests were done in a potentiostatic installation and, based on the polarization curves, the Tafel plots were obtained. The kinetic and thermodynamic...
Autori: Ileana Manciulea, Cristina Bogatu, Eugenia Comanita, Anca Duta, Lucia Dumitrescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Adsorption of Cu2+ on White Poplar and Oak Sawdust
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The studies of Cu (II) adsorption were conducted by testing various sawdust types. Two biomass, oak sawdust wood (Querqus robur) and white poplar sawdust wood (Populus alba), have been compared considering their efficiency for copper removal from diluted water solutions. Raw sawdust proved no efficiency in adsorption. Therefore, pre-treatment processes were developed and optimized, to enhance the sawdust affinity for heavy metals adsorption. The optimized pre-treatment conditions are...
Autori: Dora Lucaci, Anca Duta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Sorption removal of chromate in single batch systems by uncalcined and calcined Mg/Zn-Al - Type hydrotalcites
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract This work investigated the sorption removal of chromate anion, in single batch systems, from aqueous solutions. The process involves the sorption of the chromate by a series of Mg/Zn-Al - type hydrotalcites, with four Mg/Zn/Al ratios, in two forms: uncalcined and calcined at 500 °C. The calcined Mg-Al (Mg/Zn/Al = 2/0/1) material showed the highest sorption capacity: 35.7 mg/g. The three-parametered Langmuir-Freundlich model approximated the experimental equilibrium data over the con...
Autori: Laura Cocheci, Rodica Pode, Eveline Popovici, Emiliana Dvininov, Aurel Iovi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Comparative study on surface water treatment using aluminium sulphate and polyaluminium chlorides as coagulant reagents
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The paper presents the comparative study regarding the turbidity removal using aluminium sulphate Al2(SO4)3*18H2O and polyaluminum chlorides, Aln(OH)mCl3n-m, commercial name, Sachtoklarr 39, in water treatment plant from Covasna City. The parameters that influence the treatment process and the efficiency of turbidity removal were studied. The water characteristic parameters of Basca Mare and Covasna rivers - the two sources of water alimentation for Covasna water treatment plant were...
Autori: Daniela Simina Stefan, Cristina Costache, Viorica Ruxandu, Monica Balas, Mircea Stefan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Clouds influence on the solar radiation for a mountain location
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract In designing an efficient photovoltaic system, the meteorological data of the system location must be considered. Field data registered over years prove the importance of the implementation site characteristics in the design and optimal exploitation of a PV system, because wetting and atmospheric gaseous and particulate pollution can strongly distort the incident solar radiation. Thus, in addition to the efficiency of the solar module, the tracking efficiency, the clouds crossing fac...
Autori: Dorin Valentin Diaconescu, , Ioana Sinziana Hermenean, Maria Monica Vatasescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Quantitative estimation of the solar radiation loss in Brasov area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Increasing the solar energy conversion into electrical or thermal energy represents an European and national priority, because it offers clean alternatives to the use of fossil fuels, in no pollutant systems, based on photovoltaic modules and solar collectors. The global solar radiation is the most important factor affecting the amount of energy produced by a PV module. In direct connection with the change in the solar energy conversion, the TR - Loss Coefficient (Tr??bungsfaktor) is...
Autori: , Dorin Valentin Diaconescu, Maria Valentina Dinicu (Popa), Bogdan Gabriel Burduhos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Olt river monitoring and quality assessment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract This paper aims to present an assessment of Olt River water quality along Brasov county area, using data acquired during 2005- 2007. Olt River is an important river in Romania, and its basin is covering almost 10 counties, which main part of its middle section passes Brasov County. Olt River is providing water for industry, agriculture and human use, but is also collecting treated and not treated wastewaters from different sources. Two important sampling sites were studied: Feldioar...
Autori: Mihaela Sica, Dorina Dragan, Ramona Furnica, Camelia Draghici,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Surface water pollution generated by mining activities. Case study: Aries river middle catchment basin, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The Aries River, due to its geographic position and its significance in the Mures - Tisza Basin, has a major impact on environmental media, influencing their quality. In the Middle Catchment Basin the main industrial activity is mining, since the Roman times, when the first mines were opened. The mining operations in the region generated a severe pollution of all the environmental media. The paper identifies the risk areas in the middle Aries River in terms of surface water pollutio...
Autori: , Lucrina Stefanescu, Camelia Costan, Mirela Miclean, Cristina Modoi, Serban - Nicolae Vlad
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Enhanced heavy metal adsorption on dye-modified fly ash
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The use of fly ash (FA) in wastewater treatment received a lot of attention for the immobilization of heavy metal cations, mainly Cd2+, Pb2+, Ni2+, Zn2+, Cu2+. For an up-scalable wastewater treatment process, the substrate must have good adsorption efficiency and relatively constant behaviour. Modifying the fly ash surface can be a solution for reaching both goals. The use of FA for heavy metals removal, from wastewaters resulted in the dye finishing industry, faces a supplementary p...
Autori: Maria Visa, Anca Duta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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New ecomaterials for wood preservation
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Wood has been used as an engineering material because it is low in cost, renewable and strong and it requires low processing energy. Wood has many excellent properties that result from its exceptional combination of microstructural, ultrastructural and molecular features. The main drawback is its dimensional instability in the presence of moisture, which can affects also the biological stability. Wood is susceptible to degradation in a number of ways, including rot or decay, insect a...
Autori: Lucia Dumitrescu, Ileana Manciulea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Anti-inflammatory constituents from different plant species
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Herbs have been used as food and for medicinal purposes for centuries. In recent years, natural compounds such as phenolic acids, phenolic diterpenes and triterpenes, present in various plants, have been the subject of intense research due to their potential benefits for human health. It has been demonstrated that the antioxidant and radical scavenge activities are the main properties of these compounds. The main difficulties in using natural products as a source for pharmaceutical ...
Autori: Ruxanda Bodirlau, Iuliana Spiridon, Carmen Alice Teaca, Narcis Anghel, Maria Ichim, Svetlana Colceru , Alice Armatu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Membrane support of polyetheretherketone
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract A crucial stage which makes the other directions of development of membrane processes is getting new membrane materials, to meet increasingly stringent of selectivity and productivity. Polyetheretherketone shows high stability against chemical and physical agents but is poorly soluble in most common solvents. Present studies on obtaining the support of the polyetheretherketone membranes were limited by: solubility of polyetheretherketone in concentrated sulfuric acid and fast speed a...
Autori: Mihaela Emanuela Craciun, Aurelia Cristina Nechifor, Florin Aldea, Gheorghe Nechifor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Characteristics of double jet imobilized membrane
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract This paper presents an experimentally study of the anionic iodide separation from a mixture with immobilized liquid membrane. The experiments were carried out in a double jet installation. In order to intensify the transfer of iodide ions from the source phase to the receiving phase, the both phases are dispersed as droplets in the membrane and the hydrodynamic parameters of the dispersed phases are measured with the photographic method. The photos of the droplets were taken with a C...
Autori: Mihaela Emanuela Craciun, Mihaela Mihai, Gheorghe Nechifor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Wastewater treatment using optimized TiO2 photocatalytic properties
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The paper presents a comparative approach concerning the properties of TiO2 thin layers obtained via spray pyrolysis deposition (SPD) using hydrophilic and hydrophobic polymers as additives. The influences of composition (X-ray diffraction), morphology (Atomic Force Mycroscopy, Contact angle) and optoelectric (electrical conductivity, absorption, band gap and photocurrent) properties on the photocatalytic activity of the layers were studied. ...
Autori: Alexandru Enesca, Luminita Andronic, Anca Duta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Studies on titanium oxide catalyst doped with heavy metals (cadmium, copper and nickel)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract In order to improve the photo-efficiency of the electronic process as well as the response into the visible part of the spectrum, TiO2 doping with heavy metal (cadmium, cooper and nickel) have been employed. The objectives of this work are: (a) to prepare doped Me(Cd, Cu, Ni) TiO2 by doctor blade (DB) and spray pyrolysis deposition (SPD) techniques, (b) to characterize the catalysts, (c) to study and compare the activity of the Cd-TiO2, Cu-TiO2 and Ni-TiO2 catalysts on methyl orange ...
Autori: Luminita Andronic, Bianca Hristache, Alexandru Enesca, Anca Duta, Maria Visa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25480

Nanoparticle-based materials for catalysis
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Highly dispersed nanoparticles of transition and noble metals are utilized for hydrocarbon reactions and rearrangements important to the chemical industry. The need to obtain 1 to 3 nm particles with narrow size distributions has prompted the development of alternative processing methods. Due to widespread speculation concerning the enhanced properties of nanoparticles over their bulk and atomic material equivalents, nanoparticle synthesis has become an active field of research withi...
Autori: , Irina Dumitriu,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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New materials for water ozonization
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Application of ozone is known to yield favorable results in purification of phosphate plant water from elemental phosphorus, in treatment of water of alkali aluminate solutions of aluminum plants, in decontamination of cyanide-containing waste water of enrichment plants, and so on. It has been proved that halogen-containing compounds, most of which have mutagenic properties, and some of which are carcinogenic to humans, are formed when water is treated with chlorine. Conclusions made...
Autori: Irina Dumitriu, ,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Gold nanoparticles for biological target conjugates
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Nanotechnologies may have properties of self-assembly, stability, specificity, drug encapsulation and biocompatibility as a result of their material composition. Nano-particles are being actively developed for tumour imaging in vivo, bio-molecular profiling of cancer biomarkers, and targeted drug delivery. These particles are stable, environmentally benign, and their chemical properties can be easily tailored by chemically modifying their surfaces. Conjugated with pharmacological a...
Autori: Simona-Florentina Pop, ,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Quality assurance and languages in technical education
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The process of quality assurance in the study of foreign languages in Technical Higher Education builds and increases employers’ confidence in the graduates. Thus, acquiring technical and communicative competences becomes a â€?must?? when entering a competitive job market. The qualitative results of our research have revealed some of the factors sustaining students’ excellence performance in the study of foreign languages. In conclusion, the elaboration and implementation o...
Autori: Anca Greculescu, Gheorghe Solomon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25486

East european particularities of the sustainable development
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The paper presents a case study developed within the Danube Environmental Center from the Romanian University â€?Gheorghe Cristea?? of Bucharest. This center is targeted toward linking the material science with the sustainable development concepts, in order to move the awareness of the community alongside sustainable development, as a leading concept of the European development, which becomes essential for the new members as well, in the environmental education field, the geopo...
Autori: Lidia Cristea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25489

Utilization of waste materials in concrete production for sustainable development
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract In order to reduce the cement content used in concrete production utilization of waste materials for substitution of a part of cement can be considered. In this study, two pozzolanic-waste materials, silica fume and fly ash, are used as a part of cement up to 12% and 40%, respectively in concrete and compressive strength as well as permeability properties were determined. The test results were evaluated by using the response surface method. By keeping the cement content in concrete c...
Autori: Dogan U. Anil, Ozkul M. Hulusi, Ekincioglu Ozgur
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Density of ecological wooden briquettes obtained from woody biomass
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The paper proposes itself to present some aspects about woody biomass as renewable source of energy and about one of the main product namely wooden briquettes. There will be put the accent on physical features of wooden briquettes namely its density but there has be not forgotten the ecological influences. It is also stated the conditions of experimental, type of machine that is used in laboratory experiments, type and feature of raw material and wooden briquettes. Finally some condi...
Autori: Aurel Lunguleasa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Field testing and microscopy - Important tools for a realistic long-term evaluation of wood improvement treatments
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The paper briefly presents the principle, methodology basics and the research opportunities offered by a modified L-joint test for a complex in-field evaluation of wood behaviour in outdoor above ground exposure, corresponding to the biological use class 3. A comprehensive and detailed examination of the tested samples, looking not only to the biological degradation of wood but also to wood cracking and coating performance (cracking, flaking, exfoliation, adherence), was performed an...
Autori: Maria Cristina Timar, Emanuela Beldean, Mihaela Porojan, Lidia Gurau
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Cu-Ni nanostructured electrocatalysts obtained by electrocodeposition
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract A simple method to synthesize copper, nickel and Cu-Ni nanotubes in alumina membrane by direct electrochemical deposition technique is presented. This work is divided into three main parts: - elaboration of the nanostructured metals supported on Cu and Ni electroconductive support; - SEM - EDX characterization of nanodeposits; - electrochemical characterization of the nanostructured electrodes; Cu and Cu-Ni nanostructures were obtained by deposition through an alumina membrane (...
Autori: Maria Jitaru, Ana-Maria Toma, Mihaela-Claudia Tertis, Ancuta Trifoi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Studies regarding phenol and 4-chlorophenol sorption by surfactant modified zeolites
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Phenols and chlorophenols are contaminants in soils, sediments, surface waters and groundwater, largely because of their worldwide utilization in the last 50 years as wood preservatives and general biocides in industry and agriculture. The toxicity of chlorophenols and their persistence in the environment require advanced treatment techniques for their removal. This study presents the results of a comparative evaluation of the adsorption of phenol and 4-chlorophenol from aqueous sol...
Autori: , Cezar Catrinescu, Roxana Elena Apreutesei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25497

Photocatalytic properties of titania - fly ash thin films
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The paper presents the results obtained when using thin films (doctor blade) of titanium oxide powder (Degussa P25) and fly ashactivated with NaOH, for advanced treatment of complex waters resulted in the textile industry. There are studied the heavy metal(cadmium, copper) adsorption and the dyes (methyl orange and methylene blue) photo-degradation using these novel substrates.The thin films crystallinity (XRD), morphology and roughness (AFM) were evaluated and no significant changes...
Autori: Anca Duta, Luminita Andronic, Maria Visa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Emerging processes for soil and groundwater cleanup - potential benefits and risks
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The cleanup of environmental pollution involves a variety of techniques, ranging from simple biological processes to advanced engineering technologies. Cleanup activities may also address a wide range of contaminants. Technologies to remediate contaminated soil fall into two principal clean-up approaches: in-situ (which is always done onsite), or ex-situ (which can be done on- or off-site). In-situ treatment deals with contamination without removing material from the ground, while ex...
Autori: Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25501

The carbohydrates synthesis in Calendula Officinalis l. Leaves influenced by some mutagene substances
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract It is known that carbonhydrates are precursors of all bioactive substances we tried in thes paper work to do some investigation on these substances in the environmental area of Iasi. To observe the influence of some chemical mutagens substances on carbohydrates biosynthesis we conducted investigations on plant material (leaves) taken from the Calendula officinalis L species. We used this assay to examine the effects of the herbicide 2,4- dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), etidium br...
Autori: Constantin Leonte, Roxana Vatavu, Teodor Robu, Irina Volf
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Agricultural soil mapping
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The recent results of technical development of low cost GPS systems, geographic information systems, equipment and sensors which are needed to identify the state of the crops and soils have shown a growing awareness in agriculture and related sciences. The actual demand for modern crop management is dominated by the economic pressure and by the social request to increase the transparency of environmental impact of agricultural land. Currently, worldwide there are the public policy a...
Autori: Vergil Marian Muraru, Cornelia Muraru-Ionel, Ion Pirna, Ion Tenu, Petru Cardei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Evaluation of petroleum contaminants in soil by fluorescence spectroscopy
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Preliminary investigation of contaminated soil in the surrounding area of a petroleum tank has been carried out based on fluorescence techniques: excitation emission matrix (EEM) and synchronous fluorescence scan (SFS). A fluorescence fingerprints library containing several EEM and SFS maps for various dilutions of Romanian crude oil in methanol, was used to confirm the identity of the soil contaminant. A calibration curve was created to estimate the contamination level of soil sampl...
Autori: Dan Savastru, Elfrida M. Carstea, Gabriela Pavelescu, Luminita Cristescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The impact of mechanization technologies on soil
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
AbstractThe mechanization technologies of soil works have a major impact on physical state of soil. This situation is generated by the mechanical action of working parts which are involved in soil works and by the traffic of running systems of tractors and agricultural machines.These mechanization technologies have been tested to determine which of them correspond to the highest degree of sustainable agriculture concept and ensure protection, preservation and improvement of agricul...
Autori: Cornelia Muraru-Ionel, Gerard Jitareanu, Ioan Tenu, Petru Cojocariu, Vergil Marian Muraru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Monitoring of environmental low frequency magnetic fields
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
AbstractWith a view to make a long term survey of the magnetic fields generated by the power line sources, appliances or, generally, by the low frequency magnetic field sources, a tri-axis magnetic field meter was proposed. Referring to the magnetic field sensor, both the characteristic proportional of the field strength and proportional to the time derivate of the field strength were considered. Thus, two active magnetic field meters working in 40 Hz ? 200 kHz frequency range were designed. In ...
Autori: Alexandru Salceanu, Ionut Nica, Liviu Breniuc, Valeriu David
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25507

Abiotic and biotic mitigation of volatile methyl siloxanes in anaerobic gas-phase biomatrices
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract This paper presents preliminary results of a batch-scale study assessing the contribution of the multiple phenomena involved in siloxane removal in three-phase biomatrices. Batch scale experiments were undertaken in shaken flasks containing acclimatised culture medium, solid media and siloxane vapours (octamethylcylotetrasiloxane and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane, respectively) under anaerobic gas-phase conditions. Abiotic and biotic phenomena, considered to be possible siloxane remov...
Autori: Gabriela Soreanu, Patricia Falletta, Michel Beland, Kara Edmonson, Peter Seto
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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25512

Numeric simulation of air pollution due to naval engines
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract This paperwork tried to simulate the combustion inside the naval engines using the newest computer methods and technologies with the result of a diverse and rich palette of solutions, extremely useful for the study and prediction of complex phenomena of the fuel combustion. The paperwork is contributing to the theoretical systematization of the area of interest bringing into attention a thoroughly inventory of the thermodynamic description of the phenomena which take place in the co...
Autori: Nicolae Buzbuchi, Liviu Constantin Stan, Daniela-Elena Mitu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25514

Methods for evaluating packaging sustainability
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract There are different parameters, which may affect packaging and its sustainability. Up to date, several methodologies and tools have been developed not only to quantify but also to assess the environmental impacts from packaging. Different criteria and indicators have been used depending on the objectives, scope and nature of the evaluation. One of the software tools developed is that one that assesses the packaging sustainability according to the Sustainable Packaging Alliance (SPA) ...
Autori: Jose Jorge Espi Gallart, Jose Luis Vivancos Bono, Mercedes Hortal Ramos, Susana Aucejo Romero
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25516

Alignment of the manufacturing technologies of automotive metallic component to the environment european directives
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Alignment of the manufacture technologies to the environment European directives requirements represents a modern approach of the environment issues considered as integrant part of the lasting development which will represent one of the connecting ways of the Romanian economy to the globalization process. In the present work a pertinent study is made regarding the harmonizing into the limits imposed by the environment European directives (Dir. 99/13/CE, Dir. 76/464/CEE and Dir. 2000/...
Autori: Stefan Velicu, Petrica Corabieru, Dumitru Zait, Anisoara Corabieru, Dan Dragos Vasilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25518

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25519

European frame for sustainable agriculture in romania: policies and strategies
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The idea of sustainable farming relies on raising its yield along with a safe and constant gain with minimum environmental impact and by ensuring the population’s food security. Sustainable agriculture is a large concept that encompasses the complexity of this production system, the biological stability of farming plants and varieties, the conservation and protection of natural resources, but also the implementing and generalization of high-output modern technologies. Sustainable a...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Carmen Cătălina Ioan, Edinel Robu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Risk assessment and measurement of hazards in estonian enterprises
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The paper focuses on occupational hazards and the determination of risk levels. Indoor climate, lighting, noise, chemicals and dust are examined. A simple/flexible risk assessment method is provided. The results of measurements of occupational hazards in six industries (mechanical, printing, wood, plastic, clothing and water purification plants) in Estonia are presented. The overall purpose of the paper is to draw the attention to the importance of measurements of occupational hazard...
Autori: Piia Tint, Marina Jarvis, Karin Reinhold, Onnela Paas
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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25523

Tendences and perspectives regarding the recycling of automotive waste
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The work studies the orientations regarding the recycling of the products from the industry of auto-vehicles parts and components, orientations that can provide solutions which permit to the enterprises producing auto components the efficient management of the related products and services during the whole life cycle of the products, from the conception phase to that of recycling. The new way of approaching the development of metallic auto products promoted in Romania will contribut...
Autori: Petrica Corabieru, Stefan Velicu, Dumitru Zait, Anisoara Corabieru, Dan Dragos Vasilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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Equilibrium and kinetic studies of copper (ii) removal on Purolite S930 resin
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The presence of heavy metals in the environment is a major concern due to their non-biodegradability, bioaccumulation tendency, persistence in nature and toxicity to many life forms. Different treatment techniques for wastewater laden with copper have been developed in recent years to decrease the amount of wastewater produced and to improve the quality of the treated effluent. All techniques have their advantages and limitations in application. One of the most used techniques to rem...
Autori: Petru Bulai, Catalin Balan, Camelia Scripcariu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Adsorption characteristics of Co(II) ions from aqueous solutions on romanian peat moss
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Peat moss has been widely used as low-cost adsorbent to remove a variety of pollutants, including organic compounds and metal ions from aqueous effluents. Various functional groups allow such compounds to bind on active sites of peat moss. The adsorbent used in this study was Romanian peat moss sampled from Poiana Stampei (Romania). The adsorption of Co(II) ions from aqueous solutions on Romanian peat moss was studied in batch experiments, in order to establish the influence of initi...
Autori: Corneliu Caramalau, Laura Bulgariu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25533

Influence of soil particle size onto sorption of tartrazine from aqueous solutions
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Tartrazine, (CI 19140) is an azo dye widely used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and foodstuff, as well as for coloring the textiles, hence it can be easily found in municipal wastewaters or wastewaters originating from textile, food, drugs and cosmetic industry. In this work, the capacity of a Romanian soil to retain Tartrazine from aqueous solution by sorption onto soil particles of different size has been investigated. The sorption kinetics was studied by applying five kinetic model...
Autori: Florentina Anca Căliman, Laura Carmen Apostol, Dumitru Bulgariu, Laura Bulgariu, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25534

Nitrogen adsorption of shale for use as media in constructed wetland
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The constructed wetlands are considered as a low-cost alternative system for nitrogen removal. Shale was selected as a media in constructed wetlands, on the basis of adsorption capacity and suitability for plant growth. The specific objective of this study was to evaluate nitrogen adsorption capacity for using as a media in constructed wetlands. Shale was sieved into 5 particle sizes Shale A-E. The physical and chemical characteristics of shale showed that it is suitable to be use as...
Autori: Amara Daothaisong, Jareeya Yimrattanabovorn
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Reorganization of water and waste water management in Romania: From local to regional water governance
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Romania’s drinking water and wastewater sector is currently going through a process of regionalization. This process involves a replacement of a local-focused governance structure by a regional-focused governance structure. The objective of this paper is to explore and explain this regionalization from a governance perspective. In two case studies, the situation before and after the regionalization are investigated. Analyses of the case studies show that the local-focused governanc...
Autori: Joanne Vinke-de Kruijf, Valentina Dinica, Denie C.M. Augustijn
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25536

Removal of 4-chlorophenol by surfactant modified zeolites and surfactant modified alkali-treated natural zeolites
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Chlorophenols are contaminants in soils, sediments, surface waters and groundwater, largely because of their worldwide utilization in the last 50 years as wood preservatives and general biocides in industry and agriculture. The toxicity of chlorophenols and their persistence in the environment require advanced treatment techniques for their removal. Surfactant-modified natural zeolites (SMZs) represent an important class of sorbents for water treatment. This work presents a comparat...
Autori: Roxana Elena Apreutesei, Cezar Catrinescu, Adrian Ungureanu,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25537

A green route to synthesize CeO2 nanoparticles
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The paper presents the surfactant-assisted solvo-thermal route to synthesize nanoparticles of cerium oxide with different shape and morphology. The precursor was calcined at 400°C for 4 h in order to obtain CeO2 nanoparticles. The obtained samples were characterized by means of thermal analysis and FTIR spectroscopy. The UV-Vis analysis was used to study the optical properties. The morphologies and nano-structures were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and XRD. It...
Autori: Nicolae Apostolescu, Gabriela Carja, Gabriela Apostolescu, Elena Husanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25541

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25542

Environmentally friendly industrial technologies: Case studies
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Nowadays the global climate change is one of the most significant questions from environmental, social, political and economic point of views. Global warming caused by green house gases emitted into the air is a result of the human activities (Energy Revolution, 2005-2007). The majority of the industrial processes has significant impact to human life and deteriorates the natural environment. In this paper different technologies (three industrial technologies) will be dealt with spec...
Autori: Zsofia Kovacs, Orsolya Kakucs, Janos Lako, , Tamas Fulop, Tatiana Yuzhakova, , Endre Domokos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Assessment of heavy metal contamination and impact on surface waters in IaÂ?i city, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The paper makes qualitative and quantitative analyses of heavy metal contamination of surface waters in Iasi City. The examination of data acquisited from the specific sections of the rivers Bahlui (upstream section, Iasi water treatment plant, Holboca section, downstream section, Iasi water treatment station), Nicolina (quarterly data from the established monitoring system) was performed, based on data provided by the Environmental Protection Agency of Iasi District and Prut Water D...
Autori: Corneliu Horaicu, Florea Cornel Gabrian, Irina Grozavu, Catalin Constantin Calu, Monica Horaicu, Brindusa Robu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Behaviour of persistent pollutants and risks associated with their presence in the environment - Integrated studies
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The paper describes the complex research developed within a national research project. The proposed studies and researches are according to the thematic frame of the program cooperation-environment of FP7, whose fundamental objective is related to the natural and anthropogenic environmental problems and resources. Under this context, the project proposes a coherent, conceptual framework for integrated environmental risk assessment and management, generated by the presence of persiste...
Autori: Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25548

Contributions to the improvement of ambiental comfort in residential buildings
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The aim of the study is to outline new opportunities of improving buildings ambient comfort and thus to determine energy consumption cut down. The second half of the XX century witnessed the development of society disregarding the extent to which environment was affected by the industrial production; pollution was triggered by the widespread industry which made use of technologies whose main target was the increase of production output at any cost, an aggressive industry with respect...
Autori: Vladimir Corobceanu, Răzvan Giuşcă, Raluca Giusca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25549

Plasma chemistry and the environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Plasma is often called the fourth state of matter. It is distinct from other lower-energy states of matter, most commonly solid, liquid, and gas, although it is closely related to the gas phase in that it also has no definite form or volume. Plasma technique may use any gas or gas mixture, within equipment limitations. Each gas or mixture of gases produces distinctive plasma, making possible a very diverse range of chemical environments. Besides the recombination mechanisms developed...
Autori: Marian I. Totolin, Ghiocel E. Ioanid, Iordana Neamtu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25550

Improvement of buildings ambiental comfort by using environmental friendly materials and methods
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Starting from the disadvantages of the polystyrene system – the most important being that they are not biodegradable and their life cycle is relatively small, up to fifteen years – there were conceived several structures for outside walls made of perforated bricks vertically disposed and filled with granular materials. In this manner the thermal resistance is improved knowing that in gaps bigger than twenty millimeters there appear convective streams which substantially decrease ...
Autori: Răzvan Giuşcă, Vladimir Corobceanu, Raluca Giusca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25551

Evaluation of corrosive effects in co-firing process of biomass and coal
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The paper examines the effects of high temperature corrosion of the surfaces of heat exchange due to corrosive components formed in the co-combustion of biomass and coal. High temperature corrosion of the surfaces of heat exchange becomes a priority in the combustion of biomass with high chlorine and alkali metals, as alkali chlorides formed deposited on the surfaces of heat transfer, leading to serious consequences for them. Forms of manifestation of corrosion are numerous, the most...
Autori: Ionel Pisa, Corina Rădulescu, Lucian Mihăescu, Gheorghe Lăzăroiu, Gabriel Negreanu, Simona Zamfir, Danut Vairenu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Water footprint and challenges for its application to integrated water resources management in Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract: This paper analyses and discusses the concept of water footprint, developed in order to have an indicator of water use in relation to consumption of people. The water footprint of a country is defined as the volume of water needed for the production of the goods and services consumed by the inhabitants of the country. The use of water resources comprises water use in the agricultural, industrial and domestic sectors. The overall objective of water management, which adopts integrate...
Autori: , Simona-Andreea Ene Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Link between environmental and economic efficiency
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The study contains a theoretical and methodological examination of the relationship between the environmental and economic efficiency of firms. It reframes the crucial question, not whether, but when environmental efficiency improvements are profitable for firms? The paper develops the novel concept of eco - profit and try to identifies three gaps in the previous knowledge: (1) the relationship may not be constant across environmental efficiency levels, which means that it needs to b...
Autori: Luminita Horhota
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Strategic environmental assessment for plans, programs, policies in Romania: multi-criterial method
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The purpose of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is to ensure that environmental considerations inform and are integrated into strategic decision-making in support of environmentally sound and sustainable development. In particular, the SEA process assists authorities responsible for plans and programs, as well as decision-makers. The main benefits of SEA consist in: providing high level of environmental protection, improvement of the quality of plan, program or policy making,...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Assessment of human and natural impacts over water quality in the prut river basin, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) concept evolved over time, the focus on river basin management, consultation and coordination with all water users, and the use of the â€?polluter pays?? principle being all included in the EU Water Framework Directive (EC Directive, 2000), which forms the basis of water management undertaken in Europe. The role and significance of water resources for sustainable development, as well as the water crisis experienced nowadays are ...
Autori: , Claudia Cojocariu, Corina - Petronela Musteret, Ioana Gabriela Dascalescu, Ionut Caraene
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Inter-cities transfer of a transportation project
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Transferability process identifies the transportation projects which could be implemented successfully in different cities in order to encourage the good practices. This paper proposes a method to evaluate the environmental efficiency of a project by using a hybrid approach based on utility theory and data mining techniques. Transferability principle is applied to show the environmental efficiency of an access controlled area in the hyper centre of two different cities. COPERT III te...
Autori: Catalin Popescu, Luminita Ion, Tatiana Cucu, Jean-Marie Boussier, Augustin Mitu, Daniela Uta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Modeling the extraction process of oil from seeds of white mustard (Sinapis alba)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract White mustard (Sinapis white) is an annual plant of the Cruciferae family originating from the Mediterranean region and is cultivated in Europe and Asia, mainly for its seeds, but also for animal feed or crop rotation. White mustard seed is also an important source of vegetable oil that can be used as fuel. The chemical composition of mustard seed (Sinapis alba) includes glucosinolate (sinalbozida, sinapina free), essential oils, fatty oils (glycerides of oleic acid, linoleic, linole...
Autori: Camelia Ciubota-Rosie, Rodica Diaconescu, Irina Volf, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Modeling and simulation of quality indicators of surface water
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The efficient understanding and application of mathematical models in the study of environmental phenomena keep up with the latest results in the mathematical domain which could provide solutions for controlling, analyzing, predicting and study of risk phenomena. This paper presents a browsing through some mathematical categories of interpreting statistical data, examples and their analysis in connection with the degree of polluting the water down the Danube River with the help of qu...
Autori: Valerian Antohe, Constantin Stanciu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SnO2-CeO2 oxidation catalysts
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The aim of this work was to obtain ceria-based catalysts with improved oxidation properties by adding tin dioxide (5, 10 and 20 wt %) and using the co-precipitation method of preparation. The samples were characterized by BET, ESEM, and DRIFT spectroscopy. The activity of SnO2-CeO2 catalytic systems in CO oxidation was studied between room temperature to 673 K. It was found that the increase of SnO2 content obviously increases the low temperature CO conversion. However, at 673 K all ...
Autori: Tatiana Yuzhakova, , Monica Caldararu, Jozsef Kovacs, Anca Vasile, Georgeta Postole, Cristian Hornoiu, Endre Domokos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Arsenate removal by Withania frutescens plant from the south-western Morocco
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Withania frutescens plant from the south-western Morocco was used as an environmentally friendly material for the removal of As(V) ions from aqueous solutions. This work presents the characteristics of the adsorption and the desorption processes of As(V) using the dried W. frutescens plant as an environmentally friendly adsorbent. The mass of the adsorbent, the As(V) concentration, the contact time and the pH of the tested aqueous solutions were used as controlled variable parameters...
Autori: Mohamed Chiban, Gabriela Lehutu, Fouad Sinan, Gabriela Carja
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Application of several aluminium prehydrolysed coagulants in surface water treatment for potabilization
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract A prehydrolyzed aluminium chloride (PAC), commercial product selected from a previously studied series, and the electrochemically obtained PAC (E-PAC) were tested as coagulants, comparatively with the classical aluminium sulfate (alum). A new method for producing E-PAC has been applied. The level of turbidity, the amount of total organic carbon, the UV-254 absorbance and the residual aluminium were evaluated, for determining the efficiency of the coagulation process in all situations...
Autori: Adina Pacala, Ilie Vlaicu, Ciprian Radovan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Textile wastewater treatment by homogeneous oxidation with hydrogen peroxide
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The textile wastewaters have a diverse composition depending both on the used raw materials and applied manufacturing technologies. These wastewaters may contain various pollutants such as organic compounds (e.g. residual dyes), suspended solids, metal ions etc. Most of dyes are synthetic compounds with aromatic molecular structures and non-biodegradable. The oxidative destruction via homogenous oxidation processes with hydrogen peroxide (simple chemical oxidation with H2O2 or advanc...
Autori: Carmen Zaharia, Daniela Suteu, Augustin Muresan, Rodica Muresan, Alina Popescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Halotherapy: From ethnoscience to scientific explanations
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract This article presents the use of salt water springs in the Moldavian Oriental sub-Carpathians for treating certain diseases, based on archaeological discoveries and ethnographical surveys, correlated with known facts from the literature in the field. Nevertheless, what differentiates it from other similar area in Europe is the intense, unexpected continuity of traditional, nonindustrial water supplying coming from salt springs. Among the uses of salt water and halite in the area, th...
Autori: Ion Sandu, Marius Alexianu, Roxana-Gabriela Curca, Olivier Weller, Constantin Pascu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Research on the effects of soil improvement by fertilization on the quality of winter wheat
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Some doses of compost obtained in farms were tested during 2004-2006, comparative to chemical fertilization, at S.C. Soimul S.R.L. from Vacareni Plain, Jijila village, Tulcea district. It was found out that fertilization with 30 t/ha of compost had established the highest production of wheat Dropia variety, 6512 kg/ha, with 40.7% higher than unfertilized variant and 16.8% higher than N160P80K80 fertilized variant. The highest protein content of 15.21% has been obtained in the case o...
Autori: Mihail Axinte, Teodor Robu, Marius Zaharia, Costel Moglan, Carmen Ghitau
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Assessment of the anthropogenic impact on water systems by fluorescence spectroscopy
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Organic matter is ubiquitous in every type of aquatic system and due to the influence that it has on their ecological health, can be used as a useful water quality indicator. Fluorescence spectroscopy has been efficiently used in the past decades to determine and characterize organic matter, and its link to function and chemical water quality. In this paper, fluorescence fingerprints are presented in order to evidence the anthropogenic influence on different aquatic systems. Using f...
Autori: Elfrida M. Carstea, Luminita Ghervase, Gabriela Pavelescu, Dan Savastru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Studies on sorption and transport processes of cadmium in soils
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Heavy metals produced and released by anthropogenic activities generate serious environmental problems. Ions of toxic metals can bind to the mineral surface in a number of ways, including absorption, adsorption, precipitation, ion exchange. The paper shows that the fate and migration of heavy metals in soils strongly depend on the physical properties and chemical and mineralogical composition of such environments. Cadmium is one of the most toxic metals with carcinogenic and teratog...
Autori: Vasile Lucian Pavel, Dumitru Bulgariu, Laura Bulgariu, Raluca Maria Hlihor, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Physiological changes in seedling germination and growth plant under chemical stress conditions
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract When plants are exposed to heavy metals influence, the processes of growth inhibition, ion leakage of all membrane, distribution of pigment and even more death of plants are produced. The physiological and biochemical changes in germinating seedling and cultivation in plastic pots experiments of different plant species (maize, bean, oat, and spinach) were investigated under the influence of copper ions as stress agent. Differences between tolerances against copper excess in the case ...
Autori: Alina Stingu, Irina Volf, Valentin I. Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Overview on paper and board recycling in Europe
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract In Europe, recovered paper is a valuable raw material for the paper industry already since the early 20th century, actually corresponding to half of the total use of fibres for paper and board production. The aim of this paper is to describe the present status of paper recycling in Europe and thereby to create a data basis for evaluation the results of the FP7 project ?Recovered Paper Sorting by Innovative Technologies ? SORT IT. The overview is based on specific questionnaires addre...
Autori: Dan Gavrilescu, Elena Bobu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Management of the northern-eastern region of romania viewed from the perspective of ecotourism development
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract Tourism and services are important components of any developed European society. The Northern-Eastern Region of Romania (NER), which comprises six counties with various problems, is lacking of good promotion and there are major gaps between the component counties. The failures of the communication and promotion system are caused by an insufficient development of the domestic network of tourist information offices within the towns and villages. The limited financial resources of the l...
Autori: Florin Alexandru Luca, Igor Creţescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Valorization of plaster molds waste from fine ceramic industry
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The Environment Action Program foresees the development of a Thematic Strategy concerning the sustainable use of natural resources and waste management (Report EUR 21002 EN, 2004). In this context, the activities regarding the research and industrial development related to waste valorization through recycling and reusing have been grown. The wastes resulted from the fine ceramic technological process (scraps, used molds etc.) may be valorized. The used molds can be valorized in other...
Autori: Ion Balasanian, Liliana Lazar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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The treatment and minimization of metallurgical slag as waste
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The slags are an important waste and by-products of metallurgical industry. The present paper summarizes results obtained from physical and chemical analyses on metallurgical slag provided from S.C. ?Mittal Steel Galati? S.A. The physical structure and gradation of granulated slag depend on the chemical composition of the slag, its temperature at the time of water quenching, and the method of production. The following mineralogical components were noticed through bypowder X-ray diffr...
Autori: Maria Cioroi, Licuta Nistor Cristea, Igor Creţescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Integrated treatment of leachate from municipal waste solid landfill
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The present paper proposes an integrated-treatment process of leachate from a municipal landfill, which involves two treatment steps. The first step consists in diminishing the organic content through an advanced oxidation process using ozone and hydrogen peroxide. The second step is performed in order to diminish the content of heavy metals through a sorption process on a natural low-cost biosorbent, thus the traces of organic substances remained after oxidative degradation or oxida...
Autori: Carmen Paduraru, Corneliu Pohontu, Igor Creţescu, Lavinia Tofan, Marius Sebastian Secula, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Analysis of factors determining the behaviour of chromium in some romanian soils
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract Chromium (Cr) is one of the most common metal contaminants in soil because of its use in ore refining, production of steel and alloys, metal plating, tanneries, wood preservation, and pigmentation. In soil environment, the most stable oxidation states of chromium are Cr (III) and Cr (VI). While Cr (III) is considered an essential trace element for the functioning of living organisms, Cr (VI) is toxic and carcinogenic to humans via inhalation for long exposures, since it is easily sol...
Autori: Dumitru Bulgariu, Laura Bulgariu, Maria Gavrilescu, Raluca Maria Hlihor, Vasile Lucian Pavel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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In vitro corrosion study by electrochemical and surface analysis techniques of a ti50ta alloy for dental applications
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract Commercial pure titanium (Cp-Ti) and titanium alloys are used on large scale in restorative dentistry due to their advantages as compared with other similar materials: chemical inertia, low density, high strength, high corrosion resistance in biological media and increased biocompatibility.The effect of fluoride and pH on the corrosion behaviour of Cp-Ti and a new Ti50Ta alloy were examined by open circuit potential (EOC) measurement, linear polarization, potentiodynamic polarization...
Autori: Daniel Mareci, Daniel Sutiman, Georgiana Ciurescu, Igor Creţescu, Romeo Chelariu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmentally friendly techniques for chemical pulp bleaching
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract In the last decades there has been a rapid evolution of techniques for production of bleached pulp. Much of these processes have been environmentally driven. New techniques have been developed in order to replace chlorine-based reagents in producing bleached pulp. Reducing the environmental impact of pulp production can be attain by using non-pollutant bleaching reagents like oxygen and related compounds. This paper deals with present findings and general trends in environmentally-s...
Autori: Adrian Catalin Puitel, Alexandru Botar, Dan Gavrilescu, Gheorghe Dutuc, Grigore Craciun
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Biosorption of malachite green from aqueous solutions onto biomaterials
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The use of biomaterials as biosorbents for treatment of wastewaters will provide as a potential alternate to the conventional treatment methods. The main advantages of biosorption are high selectivity , cost effectiveness and good removal performance. World wide numerous low cost bio materials have tried for biosorption of dyes. In this present investigation, the dead biomass of Penicillium sp. fungus and wood sawdust was used as biosorbents and their capacity to removed malachite gr...
Autori: Cornel Pohontu, Florin Luca, Igor Creţescu, Manea Liliana, Mariana Diaconu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Device for rapid preparation of samples for detection and identification of the toxic compounds
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract This paper presents a portable device for rapid preparation of samples, in situ, in order to facilitate the detection and identification of toxic substances. This product is for research and provides increased sensitivity NBC detection equipment (ion mobility spectrometers, indicated tubes), and decreasing the time needed for preparation solid and liquid samples to identify toxic substances by spectrometric techniques (gas chromatography with mass spectrometry). It is used especially...
Autori: Alexandru Bobes, Aurica Dumitrescu, Doru Alexe, Gabriel Epure, Liliana Rece, Nicoleta Petrea, Petrisor Zamora Iordache, Razvan Petre, Vasile Somoghi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Impact of chemicals on derivatives with important therapeutic activity in Calendula Officinalis L. flores
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract In the study, the accumulation of secondary metabolites present in Calendula officinalis L. flowers with importance in therapeutics was examined, after the treatment with some substances considered being mutagens. The effect of substances appliedat different concentrations and different times of action was studied, qualitatively and quantitatively, considering various methanol extracts, obtained from the inflorescenses of Calendula officinalis L, which contained polyphenolic fraction...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Constantin Leonte, Elvira Gile, Roxana Vatavu, Teodor Robu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25598

Researches on the negative effects assessment (slugging, clogging, ash deposits) developed at the biomass-coal co-firing
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract Using biomass in combustion, as a renewable source of energy, from ecological and economic considerations, sets special demands for control of the co-firing process. The paper aimed to study the problems like slugging, clogging and ash deposits formed on heat exchange surfaces during the co-firing process of agricultural biomass with coal. There are identifies the main factors that influence the formation of flying ash deposits and corrosion process. Most problems of co-firing proces...
Autori: Corina Rădulescu, Danut Vairenu, Elena Popa, Gheorghe Lazaroiu, Ionel Pisa, Lucian Mihăescu, Simona Zamfir, Tudor Prisecaru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Catalytic wet hydrogen peroxide oxidation of 4-chlorophenol over iron-exchanged clays
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract Chlorophenols were selected for this study because most of them are toxic and difficult to biodegrade. They represent a particular group of priority toxic pollutants listed by the US EPA in the Clean Water Act and by the European Decision 2455/2001/EC. The efficiency of advanced oxidation processes for degradation of chlorophenols has been extensively documented. The catalytic wet hydrogen peroxide oxidation process, involving oxidation with H2O2 and solid catalysts in mild reaction ...
Autori: Brindusa Dragoi, , Cezar Catrinescu, Daniela Arsene
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Kinetics considerations concerning the oxidative degradation by photo-fenton process of some antibiotics
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The aim of this study is the evaluation of photo-Fenton as a suitable advanced oxidation process to degrade ampicillin and streptomycin antibiotics. The degradation was studied by monitoring the organic substrate concentration changes in aqueous solution as a function of reaction time using COD analysis. The oxidation process follows two successive stages. In the first stage (I) the oxidation of the antibiotics takes place with high reaction rate, leading to intermediate oxidation pr...
Autori: Cristina Orbeci, Daniela Simina Stefan, Ion Untea, Madelene Dancila
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Industrial district revitalization through sustainable development policies
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract Despite their success, the so-called Italian Industrial Districts (IIDs) have to face the crisis caused by the phenomenon of globalization. The paper presents the interventions carried out in two industrial districts, tannery district of Arzignano and artistic glass district of Murano, in order to help the public administrations to improve the environmental situation. Introducing strategic and social considerations in environmental initiatives and implementing ?radical? environmenta...
Autori: Flaviano D'Amico, Giulio D'Amico, Ion Tanase, Marian Mihai Buleandra, Mihaela Buleandra
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Energy consumption estimation in water distribution systems using fuzzy techniques
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract This paper applies a fuzzy method for the estimation of the daily electrical energy consumption of the fresh water hydrophore stations of a water distribution system. Based on the uncertainties of the water distribution system, the fuzzy logic was used to simulate a correlation between water and electrical energy quantities. Thus, the proposed method is proven as a useful tool for estimation of the daily electrical energy consumption considering the flow and the pressure growth of th...
Autori: Gheorghe Grigoras, Marcel Istrate
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25607

Adaptive neuro-fuzzy approach for sand permeability estimation
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract Characterization of soil permeability is of great importance for several geotechnical analyses. In common practice, because of the difficulty in sampling of granular material, constant head permeability tests are usually employed on specimens having similar relative densities to those in the field. An alternative approach to permeability tests for granular soils is the prediction of permeability levels by means of empirical equations depending on several particle size distribution an...
Autori: Alper Sezer, Burak A. Goktepe, Selim Altun
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25609

Fast and accurate residential fire detection using wireless sensor networks
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract Prompt and accurate residential fire detection is important for on-time fire extinguishing and consequently reducing damages and life losses. To detect fire sensors are needed to measure the environmental parameters and algorithms are required to decide about occurrence of fire. Recently, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have been used for environmental monitoring and real-time event detection because of their low implementation costs and their capability of distributed sensing and pr...
Autori: Majid Bahrepour, Nirvana Meratnia, Paul J. M. Havinga
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Kernel methods and neural networks for water resources management
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract This paper offers a hybrid approach, for the effective estimation of the maximum water supply and the special water flow in the watersheds of Thasos Island. This modeling effort was carried out by employing both artificial neural networks (ANNs) and kernel algorithms. Moreover support vector machines (SVMs) were used for the optimization of the ANNs. Support vector machines were applied to determine the loss of the developed ANN and to enhance its ability to generalize. As a matter o...
Autori: Lazaros S. Iliadis, Stavros Tachos, Stefanos I. Spartalis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25615

Artificial intelligence applications in the atmospheric environment: status and future trends
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract The Air Quality Management problem calls for detailed, case-specific knowledge and requires, due to legal mandates, the development of operational, environmental parameter related, incident forecasting. Both targets can be met by applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods, and by employing relevant computational algorithms that are capable of producing reliable results. The current paper provides with an overview of the problem domain, identifies goals and proposes methods that ma...
Autori: Kostas D. Karatzas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25616

The characterization and the synthesis of a new coordination compound for removal of Cr(III) from wastewaters
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract The Schiff base N,N??(salicylidene)-methylenediamine, known as Salmen in combination with Cr(III) forms at pH = 4.5 a greenish precipitate, which is stable at room temperature but decomposed on heating. The study of the Infrared spectra, Electron Spin Resonance (ESR), X-ray diffraction and thermogravimetry has pointed out that the precipitation form is a complex, while the molar ratio showed that the combination rate of Cr(III): N,N?-bis(salicylidene)-methylenediamine is 1:1. The new...
Autori: Doina Sibiescu, Ioan Roşca, Irina Spatarescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25619

Disinfection reagents in prut river treatment for drinking water production
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract The chlorine is the reagent of the widest application in disinfection processes of drinking water but it shows the short coming of reacting with the organic substances therein giving trihalomethanes with possible cancerous action. For this reason the tendency is noticed of replacing chlorine by reagents with higher disinfecting properties and lack of final toxic products. The chlorine dioxide could be used to this purpose. A comparative study on the effects obtained by treating the P...
Autori: Corneliu Oniscu, Dan George Popovici
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25620

Strategies for the aerobic biological treatment of the dairy wastewaters in controlled conditions
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the capacity of certain bacterial and fungal strains - isolated from the dairy industry wastewater - to biodegrade the organic compounds such as casein, lactose and lactic acid similarly to those which determine the organic pollution. The strains able to rapidly biodegrade organic compounds were identified and screened for the inoculum preparation which is afterward tested for the aerobic biological treatment of the simulated dairy-processing was...
Autori: Gabriela Bahrim, George Ifrim, Marian Barbu, Mihaela Palela, Sergiu Caraman
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental hazards and anaerobic treatment of wastewaters generated in alcohol industry
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract Finding solutions to the waste problems generated by human activity represents a high concern of authorities and environment specialists for many years. Furthermore, energy conservation and reduction of the dependency from fossil fuels represents a top priority of governmental organizations at world level. The developments in alcohol industry have resulted in the increase of wastewaters which are highly polluted with organic substances, causing environmental pollution hazards. A wide...
Autori: Carmen Mateescu, Ionel Constantinescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25626

Assessment of Jajrood river watershed microbial pollution: Sources and fates
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract The Jajrood River watershed is one of the main drinking water resources of Tehran, the capital city of Iran. In addition it provides many recreational usages. However, a variety of microbial pollutions is commonly perceived in the Jajrood River, among them a high concentration of coliform group bacteria that has caused strong concerns. In this article, different aspects of microbial pollution as well as the main microbial pollution sources in the region are discussed. Coliform group ...
Autori: Mahdi Jamshidi, Mahdi Maghrebi, Masoud Tajrishy
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25627

Modeling and simulation of an ultrafiltration process for the removal of suspended solids and colloids from wastewater
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract Mathematical modeling of the ultrafiltration (UF) process is motivated by the complexity of retention phenomena that occur during the UF in conjunction with the complexity of wastewater matrices submitted to ultrafiltration, as well as by the need to predict the process behavior in extreme conditions, such as high pollution loads for UF-membrane cleaning cycles optimization or for automated control of the process. Thus, series of laboratory-scale ultrafiltration experiments were perf...
Autori: , George Barjoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Chemical oxidation of treated textile effluent by hydrogen peroxide and fenton process
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract In this study the possibility to apply the oxidation process for treating textile effluents, by using hydrogen peroxide and Fenton process was evaluated through determining the color and chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal. The experimental variables studied include the dosages of hydrogen peroxide and iron salts, oxidation time and pH value. The result showed that oxidation process using hydrogen peroxide alone is inefficient in COD and color removal, since only 25 % of COD removal...
Autori: Abdelnaser Omran, , Marniyanti Mamat Noor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Equilibrium and kinetic modeling of Zn (II) sorption from aqueous solutions by sphagnum moss peat
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract Equilibrium and kinetics of sorption of Zn (II) ions from aqueous solutions of pH 5 on indigene (Romanian) peat moss were investigated in batch system. The experimental equilibrium sorption data at three temperatures were analysed by Freundlich, Langmuir, Tempkin and Dubinin-Radushkevich sorption isotherm models. Results indicate the following order in to fit the isotherm equations: Langmuir > Tempkin > Dubinin-Radushkevich > Freundlich. The equilibrium sorption capacity determine...
Autori: Angelica Kicsi, Doina Bilba, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Olive mill wastewater as a renewable resource
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract The olive mill wastewater (OMW) is a stable emulsion composed by water, olive pulp and residual oil. An approach for using this waste as a renewable resource is of greater interest. Several authors have been studding physicochemical treatment methods. However, the biological treatments allow not only the treatment, but also the effluent valorization, by producing several valuable products. This effluent is also a source of natural antioxidants and its extraction is economically attra...
Autori: Carina Pereira, Cristiana Goncalves, Isabel Belo, Madalena Alves
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Identifying anaerobic digestion models using simultaneous batch experiments
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract Mathematical models have become a valuable tool to study the anaerobic digestion process, to guide plant design and optimize operation strategies. Models require accurate and significant parameter values for being useful. Although the identification problem is an issue of concern, often is neglected. The described method for model calibration consists on the performance of simultaneous batch experiments (SBE), which requires simple and usually available equipment, and is based on the...
Autori: Belen Fernandez, Jordi Palatsi, Josep Illa, M. Angels Colomer, Xavier Flotats
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 5
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 5
? SUSTAINABLE CONCRETE HARDENING PROCESSES IN NORMAL CLIMATIC AND THERMAL TREATMENT CONDITIONS ? THE ENVIRONMENTAL DIMENSION ? AN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREA ? MENU PLANNING STRATEGY BASED ON ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT ? EVALUATING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF NIGERIAN COMPOSTED WASTES USING LABORATORY EXTRACTION TEST ? IN SITU RADIOFREQUENCY FIELD LEVEL ASSESSMENT IN TWO URBAN AREAS IN ROMANIA: OPEN QUESTIONS TO ELECTROMAGNETIC POLLUTION ? INNOVATIVE SOLUTION FOR WARNING ON HI...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 4
? POLLUTION PREVENTION, A KEY TO ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY ? A COMPARISON BETWEEN DIFFERENT SCENARIOS OF ROMANIAN MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE TREATMENT BEFORE LANDFILLING ? A STUDY ON ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN ROMANIA ? ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON STRESSED METALLIC SURFACES ? ASPECTS OF HYDRODYNAMICS AND MASS TRANSFER IN DIFFUSED AERATION SYSTEMS ? THE STATUS OF SOME SELECTED HEAVY METALS IN ROADSIDE SOILS OF BURSA PROVINCE, TURKEY ? PREPARATION AND CHARACTERI...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 6
? RESEARCH ON NaCl SALINE AEROSOLS I. NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL SOURCES AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS ? DECISION SUPPORT MODELS FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ? AN OVERVIEW ? POLICY AND STRATEGY FOR IMPROVING SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES ? APPLICATION OF SHALLOW POND SYSTEM USING WATER HYACINTH FOR DOMESTIC WASTEWATER TREATMENT IN THE PRESENCE OF HIGH TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS (TDS) AND HEAVY METAL SALTS ? TRENDS OF THE COMMUNITARIAN COHESION POLICIES AND ADVERTISING FOR EC...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 10
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 10
? AN ASSESSMENT OF OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF CHLOROPHENOLS FROM WASTEWATER ? ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES: A PSYCHOLOGICAL-BEHAVIORAL MODEL FOR RESEARCHERS ? ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE: DYNAMICS OF THE BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES IN SOILS CULTIVATED WITH MAIZE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ORGANIC FERTILIZATION ? SOLAR-ASSISTED JOULE-BRAYTON ENGINES USED TO REDUCE CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS ? STUDY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF HEATING SYSTEMS ? MIXED JET-VORTEX METHOD FOR ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 11
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 11
? COMPARATIVE CONSIDERATIONS ON THE STRUCTURE OF SOME MOLYBDENUM/NIOBIUM DOUBLE PEROVSKITES OXIDES ? THE INFLUENCE OF THE STORAGE TIME ON THE STABILITY OF BUTTER ? CaCO3 CONTROLLABLE SYNTHESIS BY DOUBLE EXCHANGE METHOD USING CaCl2 RESIDUAL SOLUTIONS ? OPTIMIZATION OF COAGULATION-FLOCCULATION IN THE TREATMENT OF CANAL WATER ? ANODIC DETERMINATION OF PENTACHLOROPHENOL FROM WATER USING CARBON NANOFIBER-BASED COMPOSITE ELECTRODE ? STUDY OF PRECIPITATES GROWTH IN COAGULATION ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 10 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 1
? COMPACT MICROPULSE BACKSCATTER LIDAR: AIRBORNE AND GROUND-BASED APPLICATIONS ? STUDIES OF THE IMPACT OF AEROSOL OPTICAL PROPERTIES ON CLIMATE CHANGE PROCESSES ? A STUDY OF THE AEROSOL OPTICAL PROPERTIES AT TWO AERONET STATIONS FROM ROMANIA ? COMPLEMENTARY ATMOSPHERIC URBAN POLLUTION STUDIES IN THE NORTH-EAST REGION OF ROMANIA, IASI COUNTY ? ?NGSTR?M TURBIDITY IN THE LOWER LAYERS OF THE TROPOSPHERE ? LIDAR MONITORING OF ANTHROPOGENIC POLLUTION AND NATURAL PHENOMENA ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 10 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 2
? Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 4 ? THE PROTECTION OF EQUIPMENTS USING VOLATILE INHIBITORS ? CONTINUOUS SURFACE TEMPERATURE MONITORING TO ESTIMATE SENSIBLE HEAT LOSS BY BUILDING FINISHES ? RECYCLE OF POLYAMIDE DYEING WASTEWATER FOLLOWING DECOLORIZATION WITH POLYMERIC SORBENTS ? PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF AMINO ACID SALT-BASED COMPLEX ABSORBENTS FOR CO2 CAPTURE ? ADSORPTION EQUILIBRIUM STUDIES ON COPPER (II) IONS REMOVAL BY NATURAL WASTE USIN...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 10 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 4
? EFFECT OF ELECTRICAL CURRENT ON H2/ H2O2 GENERATION IN NON-THERMAL PLASMA GLIDING ARC REACTORS ? ADVANCES IN THE VISUALIZATION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL SEISMIC VOLUME DATA ? CHARACTERIZATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION FROM A PATIENT MONITOR ? METHODS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE REDUCTION IN ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC SIGNAL ACQUISITION ? SPHERICAL MODEL OF THE HUMAN HEAD EXPOSED TO ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD ? BRAIN ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY RECORDING IN SOME ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONM...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 10 Nr. 5
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 5
? HYDROGEL MICROSPHERES BASED ON ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY POLYMERS WITH POTENTIAL BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS ? STUDY ON THE MIXING EFFICIENCY IN A BASKET BIOREACTOR WITH IMMOBILIZED YEASTS CELLS ? MANAGEMENT OF WASTE FROM ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT IN CYPRUS ? A CASE STUDY ? SEPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ANTHOCYANINS BY ANALYTICAL AND ELECTROCHEMICAL METHODS ? AN INTEGRATED DECISION AID FOR IDENTIFYING AND PRIORITIZING STRATEGIES IN FOREST MANAGEMENT ? INFLUEN...
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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

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

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

STUDY ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ROOTS DISTRIBUTIONS AREA IN THE CARAGANA-GRASS COMPOUND SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
This study was aimed to explore root spatial distributions on the different sizes of belt spaces in the caragana-grass compound system in Siziwangqi county, Inner Mongolia. The root spatial distributions were observed at selected typical sample plots within the 5m, 10m and 16 m belt-space caragana - grass compound systems. The area of roots spatial distributions were highly correlated with the caragana-grass compound system belt space. Root distribution area was found to decrease with soil depth...
Autori: Yongjun De, Huijun An, Qiuju Guo, Dongmei Ye, Liansheng Guohttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25681

COLONIZATION AND Chlorpyrifos DEGRADATION OF STRAIN Stenotrophomonas acidaminiphila lux-β IN SOIL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
A chlorpyrifos-degrading strain of Stenotrophomonas acidaminiphila, lux-β was chosen for research object, and the survival and chlorpyrifos-degrading activity of strain lux-β in the soil with different treatments have been investigated in this study, so as to provide technique support for monitoring the colonization and degrading activity of chlorpyrifos-degrading bacteria in natural environment. The result indicated that the quantity of lux-β in the soil rose first and decreased ...
Autori: Dao-Sheng Wang, Ri-Mao Hua, Xin-Yun Tang, Rui-Xue Li, Jun Zhang, Yun-Lu Wanghttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25684

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SOLAR SYSTEMS FOR WOOD DRYING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:Drying wood requires a significant amount of thermal energy, in order to heat-up wood and evaporate the water inside it.Therefore, solutions to minimize this consumption are a topic of maximum interest for wood-processing industries. Employingsolar power for drying wood is not a novelty, considering that this possibility was already acknowledged at the end of the 17thcentury, but since then, kiln design was significantly improved, once with the progress of knowledge regarding the mechan...
Autori: Ion Marinescu, Mihaela Câmpean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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QUANTIFYING THE BENEFICIAL EFFECT OF DIFFERENT PLANT SPECIES ON AIR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
The beneficial effect of urban plants in improving air quality is often mentioned in literature but is seldom quantified and valuated. Quantification and valuation of the benefits provided by urban plants allow direct comparison between plant species and help make more informed urban planning decisions. Based on fieldwork study and data processing, carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration, oxygen (O2) generation, transpiration cooling, sulfur dioxide (SO2) removal and dust interception are quantified ...
Autori: Qijiao Xie, Zhixiang Zhou, Fang Chenhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25710

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

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

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

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

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

ALGORITHM FOR LIFETIME ESTIMATION OF BATTERIES BASED ON VOLTAGE DISTRIBUTION SHAPE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:In spite of the large use of batteries throughout the years, both in photovoltaic systems and in other uses, there are still nocomprehensive analyses in ageing studies and, when they exist, statistics turn out to be limited. In this sense, this macro-grid is aunique experience, since the experiment is already composed of 1600 identical stand-alone photovoltaic systems and almost 10years of data taking on 10 minute interval for the main magnitudes.In this paper, it is proposed a method f...
Autori: Angeles López Agüera, Daniel Rey Rey, Iago Rodriguez Cabo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PHOTODEGRADATION PROCESSES FOR ADVANCED TREATMENT OF INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The textile industry uses high quantities of water which in many cases are disposed to the environment with inadequate treatment.In this work the effluents from the polyamide textile industry containing Bemacid Gelb, Bemacid Rot and Bemacid Blau weretreated by heterogeneous photodegradation. Treatment performances have been evaluated in terms of conductivity, turbidity, totaldissolved solids (TSD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), total organic carbon (TOC), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5...
Autori: Luminita Andronic
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PREDICTION OF TiO2 AND WO3 NANOPOWDERS SURFACE CHARGE BY THE EVALUATION OF POINT OF ZERO CHARGE (PZC)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:Point of zero charge (PZC) is defined as the condition at which the surface charge density of a material equals to zero and, formost of the solids it is strongly pH dependent. The PZC can be controlled by tuning the solid surface properties (crystallinestructure, morphology) and by a proper environment control, thus it is important to evaluate the PZC for a certain type of material,in given working conditions, for enhancing the efficiency in the targeted application (e.g. layer by layer...
Autori: Laura Maria Bertus, Radu Adrian Carcel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A MICRO-HYDROPOWER STATION FOR THE CONVERSION OF FLOWING WATER KINETIC ENERGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:An efficient conversion of kinetic energy of river waters into mechanical or electrical energy without building barrages isprovided by micro-hydropower stations. Increased efficiency is achieved by an optimum position of the blades withhydrodynamic profile. The formulation used to compute the hydrodynamic forces is an inviscid - boundary layer model. Microhydropowerstation provides kinetic energy conversion of river water into mechanical or electrical energy without buildingbarrages. In...
Autori: Anatol Sochireanu, Ion Bostan, Ion Dicusară, Nicolae Trifan, Oleg Ciobanu, Radu Ciobanu, Valeriu Dulgheru, Viorel Bostan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CHALLENGES FOR BIO-BASED PRODUCTS IN SUSTAINABLE VALUE CHAINS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:This work concerns studies related to strategic development of products in which bio-based plastics are or will be applied, referredto as bio-based products. The studies cover (1) current and potential benefits of bio-based products in extended value chainsincluding activities after end-of-life of products, (2) value communication between stakeholders in extended value chains, and (3)creating an integrated development approach for optimized bio-based products. Most existing models for v...
Autori: J.W. Lin, Jarmila Kopecká, Kim Ragaert, Ludwig Cardon, Maarten De Groote, Rolf Koster
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DETERMINATION OF AROMATIC VOLATILE COMPOUNDS IN PETROCHEMICAL WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:A method based on headspace and capillary gas chromatography with flame ionization detector technique was validated for thesimultaneous determination of five individual aromatic volatile pollutants: benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, m/p-xylene and oxylene.The validation took in consideration liniarity, accuracy, precision, limit of detection, limit of quantification anduncertainty estimation criteria and concluded that the proposed method is suitable to determine the pollutants of interes...
Autori: Camelia Draghici, Elena Paunescu, Elisabeta Chirilă, Gabriela Stanciu, Simona Dobrinas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SPECIFIC FEATURES OF A COUNTER-ROTATING TRANSMISSION FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:A specific topical issue both for small hydropower plants and wind turbines refers to the discrepancy between the relatively lowspeed of the water turbine/wind rotor and relatively high speed of the electric generator: the turbine/rotor has higher performancesat lower speeds, while the generator performances are increasing with the speed. Usually, this problem can be solved connecting aproper speed increaser between the turbine (increaser input) and generator (increaser output). Besides...
Autori: Codruta Jaliu, Oliver Climescu, Radu Saulescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DESIGN OF THE SUSTAINABLE URBAN VEHICLES - NEW CONCEPTS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS IN AUTOMOTIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The demand for new and high performance products in the automotive industry is increasing exponentially and this trend imposesinnovative concepts for cars. The future solutions for the automotive industry may find their answer in the fabricationtechnologies and also in alternative propulsion and energy production.The car design field cannot ignore the global economic crisis, imposing new approaches in terms of materials and cost effectivetechnologies and by the means of environmental pr...
Autori: Mihai Comşiţ
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WIRELESS SYSTEM FOR MONITORING THE SOLAR RADIATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The article presents a method of monitoring the solar radiation components taking into consideration the isotropic model. Thewireless solar radiation monitoring system developed is innovative and original in comparison with the systems already availableon the market. The use of the wireless device, of the rechargeable batteries, of the sensors used for measuring the solar radiationcomponents and the temperature make this system an autonomous and a portable one. An experimental prototype...
Autori: Cornel Samoila, Daniel T. Cotfas, Doru Ursutiu, Paul Borza, Petru A. Cotfas
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4-BAR GEARED LINKAGE USED FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC AZIMUTH ORIENTATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:In order to capture as much solar energy as possible, the photovoltaic converter has to follow the sun movement during a day; thiscan be achieved by a tracking system. Most tracking systems have complex and costly structures that can provide wide anglevariations. This paper presents a geared linkage that is build up by a planetary system of gears fitted on a linkage, and thus helpsin reaching wide angles. Starting from a patented linkage, which reaches ≈200° angular strokes, by a...
Autori: Dorin Diaconescu, Ioana Hermenean, Nora Creanga
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HYDRAULIC ASPECTS OF SCALING IN GEOTHERMAL ENERGY SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The European countries have few fossil fuel reserves and the main goal of the Lisbon strategy is to promote the utilization ofrenewable energy sources. In Hungary, because of the huge amount of thermal water reserves, geothermal energy might be one ofthe energy sources which can help to raise the share of renewables in the energy market of the country. Beside the positive aspectsthe use of thermal water for energy purposes have some important physical, environmental and economical aspec...
Autori: Ferenc Kalmár, Imre Csáki
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION TOOLS FOR THE STABILIZATION OF THE WASTE-BED TEMPERATURE WITHIN A WASTE-TO-ENERGY PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:Incineration plants are used since the beginning of the twentieth century to transform the mixed municipal waste into thermalenergy and to convert the hazardous components of waste into harmless compounds. To minimize the environmental pollutionand maximize the energy efficiency of the produced energy, the control of the complex processes that occur into the waste toenergy conversion is of major importance. In this work, the system identification approach is used to determine the dynami...
Autori: Adrian Danila
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MOTION LAW OF A PSEUDO-EQUATORIAL SOLAR THERMAL COLLECTOR FOR SPECIAL WORKING REQUIREMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:A comparative analysis is drawn on the energetic responses numerically simulated for Brasov, Romania location, delivered bytwo mono-axial pseudo-equatorial STCs (solar thermal collectors): a flat plate STC and a STC with heat pipes; the two systemsare destined for future implementation on Transilvania University Campus. Accordingly, two tracking programs are consideredfor the diurnal motion: a) of 1h constant duration steps, for school courses interval (September-June) and b) 1-step pro...
Autori: Maria M. Vatasescu, Veronica E. Dombi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE MINING INDUSTRY APPLIED FOR GORJ COUNTY, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The national legal framework harmonization, including in areas concerning environmental protection, with the Europeanstandards in the field, is a goal of paramount importance with regard to Romania's accession to the EU structures. From thisperspective, all the organizations, agencies and individuals operating in this field must be acquainted with the European Union'sprograms of environmental action.In this context, the paper aims to provide an overview of the relevant trends and develo...
Autori: Constanţa Enea, Constantin Enea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INFLUENCE OF PRECURSOR COMPOSITION ON OPTOELECTRIC AND PHOTOCATALYTIC PROPERTIES OF TIO2 AND WO3 FILMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The paper presents the influence of different WO3:TiO2 ratios on the photocatalytic and photoelectrolytic properties of the films.The investigations are focused on the morphological (Atomic Force Microscopy, Contact angle), compositional (X-raydiffraction), optoelectric (conductivity, photocurrent) and photocatalytic properties of titanium dioxide films mixed with tungstenoxide. The most important application of these layers is in wastewater purification and hydrogen production using ap...
Autori: Alexandru Enesca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STEP-TRACKING PROGRAM SYNTHESIS OF AN AZIMUTH TRACKED CONCENTRATING PHOTOVOLTAIC (CPV) SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:For the optimal working of the concentrating photovoltaic systems (CPV), these are usually tracked, and the accuracy required infollowing the sun path is much higher than in non-concentrating system. The paper focuses on the synthesis of the optimal steptracking program of an azimuth tracking system, used for accurate tracking of a CPV system. The paper presents the synthesismodelling algorithm and the numerical simulations for a CPV system, orientated with an azimuth tracking system, i...
Autori: Ioana Sinziana Hermenean, Ion Visa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COPPER SULFIDES THIN FILMS WITH CONTROLLED PROPERTIES FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:Films of CuxS with 430-700 nm thickness were deposited by robotic spray pyrolysis technique, at T = 300Â?C, using 90 sprayingsequences, from water:ethanol:glycerol = 7:2:1 (in volumes) solutions with a molar ratio Cu:S = 1:2.5-3.5. Relative dense,homogenous and uniform films of CuxS (x = 1.8-2), with Eg = 1.97-2.49 eV and exhibiting electric resistance behavior wereobtained. The as-deposited films were annealed in air or in sulfur atmosphere, at 300 Â?C, for one hour. Dense and uniform ...
Autori: Alexandru Enesca, Anca Duta, Ionut Popovici, Luminita Isac
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS OF FLOOR AND CEILING HEATING WITH INTERMITTENT OPERATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:One of the most complex aspects of water accounting is the assessment of point and diffuse source pollution. At present, thebuilding sector in European countries is responsible for 40% of the total energy consumption. To reduce the European Uniondependency on energy import, the strategy undertaken in Lisbon is to reduce as much as possible the energy consumption ofbuildings and to increase the share of renewable energy sources. As an average, house heating represents about 75% from the ...
Autori: Ferenc Kalmár, Tünde Kalmár
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HUMAN COMPONENTS OF LOW ENERGY BUILDINGS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The concept of passive and low energy houses became fashionable in the last years and the European Parliament also initiated aproposal to build only near zero energy houses from 2018. The regulations already in force aim at low energy consumption (mostlikely influenced by the wide spreading of the �Passivhaus� concept in Europe) and by 2018 harmonized regulations andstandards will require the near zero energy building. According to the concept of the Energy Performance of Building D...
Autori: András Zöld, Tünde Kalmár
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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CORROSION INHIBITION IN SALINE ENVIRONMENT USING KETONIC MANNICH BASE FROM ortho-HYDROXYACETOPHENONE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The paper presents the results obtained when using one ketonic Mannich base BM (1-(2’-hydroxyphenyl)-3-(1-piperidinylamino)propan-1-one hydrochloride) as corrosion inhibitor in saline environment, for different types of carbon steels,with various alloying elements. The Mannich base was synthesized and used in corrosion experiments, in concentrations varyingfrom 0….1300 ppm. The corrosion experiments were performed by potentiodynamic polarization studies, with 50 mVs-1 scanrate. The ...
Autori: Andreea Milea, Cristina Bogatu, Ileana Manciulea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF HYBRID NANOCOMPOSITES FILMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:Hybrid nanocomposites may synergistically combine and enhance the properties of inorganic nanoparticles and organicmolecules.The objective of this paper is to examine particular nanocomposites films based on binary copolymers and inorganic TiO2nanoparticles from the structure and properties point of view. These nanoparticles were dispersed in maleic anhydride-styrene(MAS) copolymer by using elaidic acid, trans isomer of the oleic acid, as coupling agent in order to increase the compatib...
Autori: Alina Matei, Dana Perniu, Ileana Cernica, Irina Popescu, Lucia Dumitrescu, Vasilica Schiopu
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SHAFTS DESIGN OF A GEAR BASED AZIMUTHAL TRACKED PHOTOVOLTAIC PLATFORM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:It is of major importance that the mechanical structures and components of a photovoltaic (PV) system to have the same durabilityas the PV modules. The embodiment design process of the mechanical structure becomes significant as the results provide anoverall view of the PV system durability. The performance of the mechanical system must be attained based on functional andoperational requirements of the PV system. Therefore, the modelling and theoretical analysis of the mechanical behavi...
Autori: Bianca Butuc, Gheorghe Moldovean, Radu Velicu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HYDROTHERMAL SYNTHESIZED TiO2 BASED NANOPOWDERS FOR PHOTOCATALYTIC APPLICATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:Hydrothermal synthesis was used to obtain nanostructured TiO2 based nanopowders. There were prepared pure and ZrO2 dopedcompositions consisting mainly of anatase phase with crystallite size up to 20 nm. The agglomerates of the as-synthesizedmaterials had dimensions ranging from a few hundreds nanometers to 200 microns. The investigations concerning the thermalbehavior revealed the presence of an exothermal effect at around 550oC which could indicate a possible phase transformation ofana...
Autori: Adrian Mihail Motoc, Anca Duta, Oana Raita, Radu Adrian Carcel, Radu Robert Piticescu
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LIFELONG LEARNING OF HUMAN RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The aim of this paper is to present an assessment of the importance of mobility in the context of lifelong learning in the field offuture human resources - students, in particular - in order to contribute to sustainable development. Developing, adapting andbroadening the range of skills of individuals to create and fill the jobs of the future are the most important contemporary Europeanaim. The process of improving workforce skills involves a mutual gain for both employers and companies...
Autori: Crina Radulescu, Madlena Nen, Radu Stoika
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT - COMPLEXITY AND RISKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:Hydropower exploitation has become a multifaceted task due to continuously increasing interest in all parts of the world but alsodue to inhomogeneity of framework conditions in the social, the political, the regulatory and the economic view. The final successof a plant is not only ensured by a good technical concept or design but additionally by a suitably model of financing, by selectingthe most reliable partners, by evaluating the environmental restrictions or the political stability ...
Autori: Bernhard Pelikan
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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EXERGY ANALYSIS OF A SOLAR STIRLING ENGINE ASSEMBLY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:A thermodynamic model for studying the overall efficiency and power output of a solar assembly using a Stirling engine ispresented. It is based on the application of the energy and exergy balance equations to the system components. The results of theproposed model are generated as a function of solar incident radiation whose analytical estimation is presented. The numericalapplication is set for a solar assembly operating in Bucharest, composed by a parabolic dish mirror, a plane receiv...
Autori: Adina Gheorghian, Alexandru Dobrovicescu, Camelia Stanciu, Dorin Stanciu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MONITORING OF A PERFORMANCE-ORIENTED POLICY MODEL FOR RETROFITTING �PANEL BUILDINGS�
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The state support programs on retrofitting buildings built with prefabricated technology has a decade-long history in Hungary.The launch of the Green Investment Scheme (GIS) in 2009 has introduced a new path: the performance-oriented approach. Thenew model is designed for implementing more complex renovations on a deeper level. The system is in accordance with theEPBD (EPBD, 2002) and exact savings must be quantified for all projects. The present paper outlines the past and the present ...
Autori: Attila Talamon, Tamás Csoknyai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CALCULATION SCHEME OF A THERMODYNAMICAL TIME DEPENDENT MODEL OF THE HEAT REGENERATION PROCESS IN A SOLAR STIRLING ENGINE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The aim of this paper is to propose a set of thermal models for the regenerator by taking into account the time dependent heattransfer processes, and to combine them with the thermodynamic lumped description of the solar Stirling engine, accordingly torecent description.By using analytical and numerical methods, the optimum power of the engine is sought when various constrains (or not) areconsidered, particularly fixed heat transfer rate available at the source.A sensitivity analysis of...
Autori: Alexandru Dobrovicescu, Andreea Marin, Catalina Dobre, Georgiana Tirca-Dragomirescu, Michel Feidt, Monica Costea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF NATURAL SHADING WITH CLIMBING PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The work presents the results in investigating the thermal behaviour of passive solar elements, for expanding the existing analysisand prediction methodologies. The interest focuses on solar control through natural shading with deciduous plants. This providesa natural path for incorporating all advantages the passive behaviour, available throughout the year. The simulation of thedynamic energy performance of building elements is developed, starting with a physical modelling of the vario...
Autori: Angelos D. Tzachanis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RAPID MANUFACTURING BY POLYJET TECHNOLOGY OF CUSTOMIZED TURBINES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:In Romania, the small hydro power scheme (mini-, micro- and pico- hydro power) represents a potential renewable energy sourcefor electrical energy. Nevertheless, this small hydro potential must be used efficiently. The paper proposes an innovative e-methodof integrating design with manufacturing, for a small Pelton turbine. The first part presents the application of Rapid ProductDevelopment (RPD) with focus on Product Design (PD) of a new, very small customized hydropower turbine. This ...
Autori: Anisor Nedelcu, Bogdan Deaky, Razvan Udroiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CLEAN ENERGY RESPONSE OF PV SYSTEMS WITH AZIMUTH AND PSEUDO-EQUATORIAL TRACKING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The present study proposes a comparative analysis on the clean electric energy response given by two types of PV (photovoltaic)tracking systems implemented on the same location: the azimuth and the pseudo-equatorial. The analysis is done based on analgorithm applied on the two-axes and one-axis systems. The tracking is done according to various laws, obtained by combiningdaily, seasonal and annual tracking programs. The algorithm and the comparative analysis are exemplified, by numerica...
Autori: Dorin Diaconescu, Maria Monica Vatasescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARATIVE HEAVY METALS AND DYES REMOVAL EFFICIENCY ON FLY ASH AND WOOD ASH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:Ash is a waste that can be an efficient substrate in wastewater treatment for the immobilization of heavy metals and for dyesremoval. For an up-scalable wastewater treatment process, efficient substrates, with relatively constant behavior are needed andmodifying the adsorbent surface can be a feasible solution. Fly ash, resulted from coal burning, and wood ash are mixtures mainlycontaining metal oxides and carbon in various proportion, depending on the initial raw material.The paper pre...
Autori: Maria Visa, Mihaela Nacu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REDUCING THE VOLUME OF WASTE BY COMPOSTING VEGETABLE WASTE, SEWAGE SLUDGE AND SAWDUST
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:Our research was focused on developing some new procedures to reduce the biodegradable wastes by composting. The aim of thisstudy was to obtain and asses at laboratory scale the maturity of three compost samples of different proportion of vegetable waste,beech sawdust and sewage sludge by analyzing their FT-IR spectra and C/N ratio. The composting process was monitored by testsperformed weekly on the three samples in order to investigate the physical parameters (pH and electroconductivi...
Autori: Anca Sauciuc, Claudia Zaha, Ileana Manciulea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25772

VARIATION ANALYSIS OF HEAVY METAL RESIDUES IN MILK AND THEIR INCIDENCE IN MILK PRODUCTS FROM MOLDAVIA, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:The study was conducted to evaluate the concentration variation of heavy metals in milk collected from two different groups ofsources: milk collecting centers and dairy farms. Also, their incidence in milk products, as pasteurized milk, butter milk, yogurt,cream, cheese, hard cheese was determined in the NE Romania (Moldavia).The analytical results revealed that the milk samples from the collecting centers had higher levels than the samples from the dairyfarms of Pb (2.90 to 3.45 vs. 1....
Autori: Andrei - Cristian Grădinaru, Gheorghe Solcan, Ovidiu Popescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC PARAMETERS FOR ORGANIC MATTER CHARACTERIZATION IN RAW AND TREATED SURFACE WATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:This study aimed to assess the coagulation performance using simple aluminum sulfate (Alum) and pre-hydrolyzed polyaluminumchloride (PACl) coagulation agents by conventional global parameters, i.e., turbidity and organic matter expressed by totalorganic carbon (TOC) and chemical oxygen demand (COD), and non-conventional spectrophotometric parameters.Non-conventional spectrophotometric parameters, expressed as absorbance recorded at different wavelengths, i.e., A254, A280,A365, allowed d...
Autori: Florica Manea, Georgeta Burtică, Ilie Pisoi, Smaranda Masu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION ON CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER IN HIGH TEMPERATURE SOLAR RECEIVER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abnstract:In recent years, solar receivers have been employed in several applications where high temperature fluids are involved, such aspower plants and solar thermal reactor. The possible presence of high temperature gradients could determine reduced receiverefficiency and a short life of the material. Thermal and fluid dynamic analysis of the receiver allows to highlight possible presenceof temperature gradients and to evaluate their values and the more critical zone of the material. Compress...
Autori: Alina Adriana Minea, Oronzio Manca, Salvatore Tamburrino, Sergio Nardini
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FUZZY SYNTHETIC EVALUATION OF WEIHE WATER QUALITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:Based on the fuzzy logic principle, a modified Fuzzy Synthetic Evaluation (FSE) is proposed to assess water quality status ofWeihe River (Baoji, China). The potential application of the FSE has been tested in a case study. Twelve sampling locations ofWeihe River and its tributaries in Baoji area were selected and seven water quality parameters of BOD5, COD, fluoride, ammonia,total phosphorus (TP), total nitrogen (TN) and permanganate index, were monitored from 2008 to 2009. The findings...
Autori: Chundi Xu, Jun Zhang, Qi Zhou, Yani Geng, Yaqian Zhao
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECONOMIC AND CONSTRUCTION ANALYSIS OF LIGHTWEIGHT MEMBRANES IN HOUSING IN TEMPERATE CLIMATES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:Lightweight materials are more viable for use in invariably hot or cold climates than in temperate climates. However, it is possibleto use lightweight construction systems and specifically membranes even in housing buildings in temperate climate areas, if theirproperties are well explored, allowing better environmental performance and cost effectiveness than conventional solutions. In theouter skin and in dividing elements, architectural membranes can be used as thermal regulators, for ...
Autori: António Pedro Reis, Joăo Pedro Couto, Paulo Mendonça
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DETERMINING THE LEVEL OF SUBSIDIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY VEHICLES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:The present paper is concerned with the determination of the appropriate subsidy level for environmental friendly technologyvehicles. For this purpose, the economic calculation of the corresponding environmental benefit is necessary, which is realizedthrough the calculation of the negative environmental externality that could be avoided, if the examined subsidies have beenestablished. For the calculation of the latter, the EcoSenseLE tool has been applied here, using life-cycle airborne...
Autori: Dimitrios A. Georgakellos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF POLLUTION CONTROL IN LAKES AND AN APPLICATION FOR THE GOVORA LAKE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:In this paper, the mathematical model is improved by considering the density variations of the liquid from the pollution source vs.pollutant’s concentration of this liquid and by including the sorption-desorption term (SDT), which takes into account thisphysical process, played by a first-order decay model defined by two coefficients and an exponent. In order to practically use thisimproved mathematical model, the authors inferred the calculating relationships from automatic processin...
Autori: Daniel Bucur, Esmeralda Chiorescu, Gheorghe Ţigaret
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE LIMESTONE QUARRIES USING SATELLITE IMAGES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:Surface exploitations in the limestone quarries have a major impact on the environment both by area and intensity. The valuationof the impact can be carried out through different means, one of them being the satellite remote sensing. In this article we analyzethe effects that limestone exploitations in the outskirts of BraÂ?ov city have on the landscape, using RGB combination, vegetationindices and spectrum profiles. A series of Landsat 5 TM satellite images taken in 1984, 1989 and 2009...
Autori: Iosif Vorovencii
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BIOREMEDIATION OF PETROLEUM SLUDGE UNDER ANAEROBIC MICROENVIRONMENT: INFLUENCE OF BIOSTIMULATION AND BIOAUGMENTATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:Bioremediation is considered as one of the prominent and cost-effective cleanup technology to treat oily sludge disposals. In the present investigation anaerobic bioremediation of petroleum based oily sludge was studied in a slurry reactor by applying different experimental strategies viz., bioaugmentation, biostimulation and co-substrate addition. Total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) present in the oily sludge before and after degradation was extracted using soxhlet extraction procedure....
Autori: Asha Juwarkar, Kuppam Chandrasekhar, Mamilla Prathima Devi, Motakatla Venkateswar Reddy, Ponnapalli Nageswara Sarma, Srinivasula Reddy Venkata Mohan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DEGRADATION OF METHYL ORANGE MEDIATED BY CuO-DOPED ZnO PHOTOCATALYSTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstact:0.5 - 2.0% CuO-doped ZnO (CuO-ZnO) photocatalysts were prepared with a simple mixing method where the oxides wereinitially synthesized through precipitation. The physico-chemical properties of CuO-doped ZnO photocatalysts were studied viaXRD, TEM, XRF and BET method and their photoactivity was evaluated by degrading methyl orange (MO) dye. The propertiesof ZnO were not affected by the addition of CuO except for the particle size of the photocatalyst, which increased proportionallywith Cu...
Autori: Abdul Halim Abdullah, Md. Jelas Haron, Nor Zafirah Razali
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EXTENSION OF ACTIVATED SLUDGE MODEL NO 1 WITH TWO-STEP NITRIFICATION AND DENITRIFICATION PROCESSES FOR OPERATION IMPROVEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:The present paper presents an enhanced Activated Sludge Model No. 1 in which nitrification and denitrification are modelled astwo-step processes. The nitrification process is considered as a sequence of two steps carried out by two distinct genera ofbacteria, with nitrite as an intermediate product. For the denitrification process a parallel approach was used that considers nitrateand nitrite to be directly reduced to molecular nitrogen. The new model is compared to the original Activat...
Autori: George Simion Ostace, Paul Şerban Agachi, Vasile Mircea Cristea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INFLUENCE OF SOME PARAMETERS ON NITRATE REMOVAL FROM WATER BY PUROLITE A-520E RESIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:In this study, removal of nitrate from aqueous solutions was investigated using an anion exchange resin, Purolite A-520E. Theinfluence of several experimental parameters, such as initial solution pH, resin dosage, phase contact time, initial concentration ofnitrate ions from aqueous solution, and temperature, has been examined in batch experiments. The results of this investigationreveal that the ion exchange process is favored at the initial solution pH (around) 6.8. The resin studied ...
Autori: Anca Ceica, Igor Creţescu, Ion Balasanian, Laura Bulgariu, Liliana Lazăr
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY IN SHIPPING FOCUSING ON EMISSION STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY MEASURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:There is a growing concern that the Earth’s atmospheric composition is being altered by human activities which can lead toclimate change. Policy measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions are on the agenda of the International Maritime Organization(IMO) and the European Union (EU). Climate Change is an environmental problem and answers have to be sought among robustenvironmental policies that are often classified in market-based, command-and-control and voluntary instruments. Althoug...
Autori: Christos A. Kontovas, Harilaos N. Psaraftis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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USE OF D2EHPA-IMPREGNATED XAD7 RESIN FOR THE REMOVAL OF Cd(II) AND Zn(II) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:The adsorption performance of a novel support for metal ions sorption and their removal from aqueous solutions was examined.The support is a new solvent-impregnated resin (SIR) which can be considered as an alternative adsorbent material capable ofselective sorption. The adsorbent was prepared by impregnating di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phosphoric acid (D2EHPA) onto AmberliteXAD7 resin beads, by dry impregnation method. The interaction between XAD7 resin and D2EHPA was evaluated by FTIRspectrosco...
Autori: Adina Negrea, Adriana Popa, Cornelia Muntean, Corneliu Davidescu, Lavinia Lupa, Mihaela Ciopec, Petru Negrea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BIOMIMETIC HYDROXYAPATITE COATING ON C.P. Ti AND Ti-6Al-4V ALLOY BY ACID AND ALKALI TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:Titanium metal and its alloys have been widely used as implants under load-bearing conditions due to their biocompatibility, excellent corrosion resistance and lightness, but their inability to bond to living bone is a setback. The experiments outlined here investigated hydroxyapatite (HA) coating on Ti metal implants, used to enhance their bioactive properties. In this study, specimens of commercially pure titanium (c.p. Ti) and Ti-6Al-4V were etched in either H3PO4 or HCl, and subsequ...
Autori: Chao-Lun Fu, Hsueh-Chuan Hsu, Shih-Ching Wu, Shih-Kuang Hsu, Wen-Fu Ho
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK FOR WILDLIFE MONITORING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:This paper illustrates a detailed analysis of specific problems and limitations of a WSN designed for an environmental protection/wildlife tracking application. Since the main challenge in designing the network is energy minimization for activities that does not concern detection itself, we will concentrate on methods (and results) to achieve that. For data transmissions, physical and MAC layers were defined in ZigBee (IEEE 802.15.4) and WiFi (IEEE 802.11b) standards....
Autori: Alexandru Frujină, Alina-Mihaela Bădescu, Octavian Fratu, Simona Halunga
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE USE OF THE A.G.P. TEST FOR DETERMINING THE PHYTOPLANKTON PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION IN THE THERMALLY STRATIFIED RESERVOIRS: THE CASE OF YONGDAM RESERVOIR IN KOREA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract: The paper focuses on eutrophication due to nutrients load into a reservoir. A thermally stratified reservoir water body is divided in vertical layers and horizontal zones according to water temperature and depth. The layers show different compositions of limiting nutrient because of the density of flow and due to inhabitants on the bottom of the reservoir exposed to sunlight. The bioassay for algal growth potential test (AGPT) is the most direct and effective way to determine a limitin...
Autori: Dimitri Solomatine, Ioana Popescu, Jae-Ki Shin, Nahm-Chung Jung, Peter Kelderman, Roland K. Price
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DRINKING WATER QUALITY IN WATER-SUPPLY NETWORKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:The paper describes some studies on the influence of water flow rates through water-supply networks on drinking water quality. Water residence time in pipelines for more than seven days in buried pipes and two days in above-ground pipes promotes the development of biochemical systems when the flow rates are low and very low having detrimental consequences on drinking water quality. These shortcomings are due to the residual chlorine decrease below the allowed technical limits (0.5 m/s) ...
Autori: Adrian Carabeţ, Alina Gîrbaciu, Constantin Florescu, Cristian Stăniloiu, Ion Mirel, Irina Olaru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYTICAL CONTROL OF SOIL AND GROUND WATER QUALITY ON A NORTHERN ROMANIAN LANDFILL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:This paper evaluates the efficiency of some technical depollution actions applied on a Northern Romanian landfill of solid municipal wastes, that provides ca 128 000 inhabitants and 171 economic companies, considering a great variety of specific physicochemical quality indicators for soil (8 indicators) and ground waters (34 indicators). The environmental status of the landfill was previously studied in 2004, through periodic analytical control of ground water (4 observation drilling we...
Autori: Carmen Zaharia, Daniela Suteu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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USE OF ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK FOR PREDICTION OF COAGULATION/FLOCCULATION PROCESS BY PAC IN WATER TREATMENT PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:The paper presents the results of a study carried out using the Artificial Neural Network (ANN) for prediction the coagulation/flocculation process of suspended solids in water treatment plant (WTP). In this research 5 kinds of Poly Aluminum Chloride (PAC) as coagulant were used to examine the impact of coagulant kinds, PAC dosage and influent turbidity for removal of suspended solids. Determination of optimal coagulant doses is vital, as insufficient dosing will result in undesirable t...
Autori: Gagik Badalians Gholikandi, Mohammad Delnavaz, Reza Riahi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMMOBILIZATION OF CONIDIOBOLUS CORONATUS ALKALINE PROTEASE ON WASTE FUNGAL BIOMASS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:Alkaline protease from Conidiobolus coronatus which is optimally active at pH 10 and 40°C finds application in leather and detergent industries as well as for recovery of silver from waste photographic films. The protease was immobilized in Ca-alginate, polyacrylamide gel and alkali treated waste fungal biomass (ATWFB). ATWFB was found to be most suitable among the matrices tested. Glutaraldehyde marginally increased the binding to ATWFB. Binding of protease to ATWFB seems to be through...
Autori: Ryali Seeta Laxman, Shiv Shankar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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KINETICS AND EQUILIBRIUM STUDIES OF REACTIVE YELLOW 125 ADSORPTION ON A NITROGEN DOPED TiO2 MODIFIED ZEOLITE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:In this study, the adsorption mechanism of a reactive azo dye, Reactive Yellow 125 (RY 125), onto a nitrogen doped TiO2 modified zeolite (Z-TiO2-N) has been examined in order to identify the affinity of the material for the investigated pollutant envisaging its degradation by heterogeneous photocatalysis. Equilibrium experiments were performed and the data obtained were fitted with different isotherm equations, i.e., Langmuir, Freundlich, and Dubinin-Radushkevich (D-R). The Freundlich i...
Autori: Cornelia Ratiu, Elida Cristina Ilinoiu, Florica Manea, Laura Cocheci, Liliana Andreea Colar, Rodica Pode
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WASTE CHARACTERIZATION AND WASTE MANAGEMENT PERCEPTION IN RURAL COMMUNITIES IN MEXICO: A CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:The insufficient waste collection service and scarcity of studies about municipal solid waste (MSW) generation in rural communities from developing countries has negatively influenced how MSW is managed by residents and authorities. This has brought about pollution and affected the quality of life of the residents from those communities. This study aims to determine the quantity and type of household waste generated, as well as to know the perception of the community on MSW management i...
Autori: Carolina Armijo, Paul Taboada-González, Quetzalli Aguilar-Virgen, Sara Ojeda-Benítez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INVESTIGATION OF DRINKING WATER QUALITY CHANGES IN THE DISTRIBUTION NETWORK OF IASI CITY BY MEANS OF AN ON-LINE MONITORING SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:Drinking water produced in water treatment plants almost invariably fulfils the water quality requirements set, for example by the European Union Drinking Water Directive 98/83/EC (EU DWD) and national legislation. However, EU DWD requires that water quality should also meet the requirements at the consumers’ tap. The quality of drinking water changes due to the transportation through the distribution networks and the time spent in the reservoirs until the last point of consumption. W...
Autori: , Ioana Gabriela Dascalescu, Maria Cohl
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HOW COMPANIES INTEGRATE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES INTO THEIR MARKETING STRATEGIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
An increased level of environmental awareness by consumers has caused marketing to pay special attention to the deteriorating environment. This is a consequence of markets punishing those companies that fail to consider environmental concerns in their marketing efforts. However, how environmental proactivity is integrated into marketing strategy has been scarcely analyzed in the marketing literature. The present paper aims to fill this gap in the literature by theoretically analyzing the ways in...
Autori: José-Felipe Jiménez-Guerrero, Juan Carlos Gázquez-Abad, Juan-Antonio Mondejar-Jimenez, María Cordente-Rodríguez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECO-EFFICIENCY: EFFECTS ON ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE. EVIDENCES FROM DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY EUROPE INDEX
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
In recent years, a new line of research, named eco-efficiency theory has become an issue of considerable interest. The most important works in relation with this topic focus on the fact that enterprises can maximize their economic benefits and minimize the impact on the environment at the same time. Therefore, the recommendation is to choose the so called strategy win-win, which allows for getting a double economic environmental benefit by means of a good management of productive resources, the ...
Autori: Esteban Pérez-Calderón, Jose Mondejar-Jimenez, María-Leticia Meseguer-Santamaría, Patricia Milanés-Montero
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE INTEGRATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROACTIVITY INTO MANAGERIAL STRATEGY. IDENTIFICATION OF BENEFITS, DIFFICULTIES AND FACILITATORS AT THE SPANISH AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Industrial firms around the world are focusing on environmental sustainability seeking competitive advantages. Environmental proactivity stands as a fundamental part of these actions. The objective of this work is to understand who and why, companies include the environmental proactivity as an element of the company's strategy. This research has been divided into two separate but interconnected, methodological phases. The first step applied qualitative methods to describe a generic model environ...
Autori: Ángel Peiró-Signes, Baldomero Segura-García-del-Río, Conrado Carrascosa-López, María-del-Val Segarra-Ońa
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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE ENVIRONMENT AND COMPETITIVE STRATEGIES IN HOTELS IN ANDALUSIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
The environment is an intrinsic component of most tourism products, and in segments, such as rural and outdoor tourism, it is the reason for their existence. In recent years, tourists have been including respect for the environment as a factor in their purchasing decisions; and many businesses are using this factor as a differential component to increase their market competitiveness. However, few studies have examined the use of the environment by tourism firms as a competitive strategy and what...
Autori: Alejandro García-Pozo, José-Luis Sánchez-Ollero, Macarena Marchante-Lara
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE SUSTAINABILITY OF TOURISM IN SPAIN'S REGIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Measuring progress of the tourism destinations in the area of sustainability has now become one of the major challenges facing policymakers action. Sustainability is a dynamic concept. In fact, in reality, it really can be measured is not �sustainability�, but �progress towards sustainability�, bearing in mind that this is not an ideal target linked to a fixed state of harmony, but a continuous process of adjustment and reorientation of tourism development to achieve the balance between ...
Autori: Juan-Ignacio Pulido-Fernández, Marcelino Sánchez-Rivero, Yaiza López-Sánchez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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, ,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL DISCLOSURE AND LEGITIMACY THEORY: AN EUROPE PERSPECTIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Given the scenario of conflicting evidence found in previous literature with respect to the best Theory to explain the relationship between Environmental Disclosure and Environmental Performance, in this study we have tested Legitimacy Theory by using a time series structure for DJS Europe Index and controlling for the kind of industry. We have used Panel Data Methodology to eliminate the individual heterogeneity and Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) to control for problems of endogeneity by u...
Autori: Esteban Pérez-Calderón, Patricia Milanés-Montero
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECO-INNOVATION ATTITUDE AND INDUSTRY’S TECHNOLOGICAL LEVEL - AN IMPORTANT KEY FOR PROMOTING EFFICIENT VERTICAL POLICIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
This paper links two theoretical constructs underpinned by sustainable values, management of sustainable development and ecoinnovation. The first one becomes a crucial process and adds competitive value and, the second, plays a pivotal role in the search for a sustainable economy and society. This research is an attempt to explore the Spanish companies´ attitude towards sustainability when innovating. Industries were categorized as to their actual technological performance status as low, medium...
Autori: Ángel Peiró-Signes, Luis Miret-Pastor, María-del-Val Segarra-Ońa, Rohit Verma
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AGRICULTURAL DIVERSIFICATION AND THE SUSTAINABILITY OF AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS: POSSIBILITIES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AGROTOURISM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Agrotourism, a form of tourism that falls within the framework of rural tourism, is based on the tourism taking place on farms with the possibility of doing work with the owners of the farm with this being seen as a leisure activity, educational in nature and of interest to members of many groups. The importance of this kind of tourism resides in the possibility of complementing the income generated from the farm with income produced by the tourism, as well as assuring the conservation of the en...
Autori: Ana-María Campón-Cerro, Antonio Pérez-Díaz, Felipe Leco-Berrocal, José-Manuel Hernández-Mogollón
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PHOSPHATE REMOVAL FROM WATER AND RECOVERY USING IRON (Fe+3)OXIDE/HYDROXIDE NANOPARTICLES-BASED AGGLOMERATES SUSPENSION (AggFe) AS ADSORBENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
An iron(Fe+3) oxide/hydroxide nanoparticles-based agglomerates (AggFe) suspension adsorbent was synthesized for efficient, cost-effective phosphate removal. A strong effect of AggFe concentration and pH level of water containing phosphate on removal efficiency was shown. It was found that phosphate adsorption onto the AggFe suspension may be described by pseudo-secondorder reaction kinetics and the Langmuir isotherm model. The unique adsorption properties of synthesized AggFe adsorbent are demon...
Autori: Grigori Zelmanov, Raphael Semiat
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARISON BETWEEN RADAR ESTIMATED AND RAIN GAUGE MEASURED PRECIPITATION IN THE MOLDAVIAN PLATEAU
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 4
Heavy rainfall events have produced significant damages and casualties in the Moldavian Plateau (Romania) in the last decades. Such phenomena are characterized by large spatial and temporal variations, and the forecast of their occurrence is thus very challenging. This study aims to compare the radar estimations and the rain gauge measurements, in order to improve the quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE) in the area of interest. The research uses data from the WSR-98D (Weather Surveillanc...
Autori: Alexandru Dumitrescu, Aurora Bell, Bogdan Antonescu, Sorin Burcea, Sorin Cheval, Traian Breza
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IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE OF A SENSOR TO MONITOR THE DYNAMICS OF THE HYDRAULIC CHARACTERISTICS OF SOIL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Soil hydraulic characteristics are variable, being influenced by climate changes. Research conducted until now in this area has been based on field soil sampling; their laboratory analysis using experimental techniques; and the use of models and programs for data processing and interpretation. The present research is based on the idea of incorporating smart sensors on site, each one having its own network address, accessible for any location. They can be programmed to send an alarm signal when t...
Autori: Constantin Victor Stătescu, Dorin Cotiusca Zauca, Florian Stătescu
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HSLA STEEL AND CAST IRON CORROSION IN NATURAL SEAWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
The corrosion products of high strength low-alloyed steel and of cast iron, maintained a prolonged period in natural seawater, were analyzed. A part of the corrosion products are soluble compounds of divalent and trivalent iron, the iron dissolution being accelerated when divalent ions are formed and in the case of the aerated seawater. The solid corrosion product formed during corrosion in seawater is principally oxy-hydroxide (FeOOH), but were identified small quantities of Fe2O3, Fe3O4 and so...
Autori: Daniel Mareci, Maria Lungu, Nicanor Cimpoeşu, Nicolae Aelenei
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ENSURING ECONOMICAL AND FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY: STATE FISCAL CONTROL - A WAY TO PREVENT AND REDUCE TAX AVOIDANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Human nature constantly tends to place personal interest first, to the detriment of general interest. In this respect, tax and duty payers have always attempted to evade payments on their tax liabilities, resorting to various tactics, as they view such compulsory payments as detrimental to their wealth and income. On the other hand, the state seeks to maximise its receipts from taxes, duties, excises etc. In Romania, after 1990, an entire range of anti-tax reactions occurred in the sphere of pub...
Autori: Carmen Sandu, , Marius Vorniceanu,
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EVALUATING THE CLIMATIC CHANGES IN THE HYDROLOGICAL FLOW REGIME OF THE MOLDAVIAN AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Increased intensity of precipitation events in a future climate provide result in a number of regions with improved, more detailed models. Many mathematical models include this part of hydrological cycle with implications regarding the climatic changes. The case study shows aspects regarding the climatic changes and its impact on designing the hydraulic structures and the hydrotechnical constructions behaviour in the case of extreme hydro-meteorological phenomena....
Autori: Catrinel-Raluca Giurma-Handley, Ioan Crăciun, Ion Giurma, , Valentin Boboc
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SUSTAINABILITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Abstract:The concept of sustainable development has become an important objective for policy makers, since the key principle ofsustainable development understands the interdependence between economy, environment and society concerns.The objective of this study is to analyze the supports for sustainable environmental remediation, considering sustainabilityindicators and sustainable remediation practices, based on both methods that are known for a long time as well as emergentprocesses and technol...
Autori: Isabela Maria Simion, Maria Emiliana Fortuna, Maria Gavrilescu
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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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POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS IN WASTEWATER SEWERAGE SYSTEM FROM THE CLUJ-NAPOCA AREA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are by-products of petrol transformation; a report prepared by ICON, London, United Kingdom in 2001, showed that the principal sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in wastewater are domestic usage, storm runoff and commercial effluent. This work presents the results on 14 commonly occurring and/or highly carcinogenic PAH compounds listed as priority pollutants by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the European Union. Wastewater sa...
Autori: Dumitru Ristoiu, Edward Muntean, Livia Alhafez, Nicoleta Muntean, Radu Mihaiescu, Tania Mihaiescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECO-EFFICIENCY: EFFECTS ON ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE. EVIDENCES FROM DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY EUROPE INDEX
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
In recent years, a new line of research, named eco-efficiency theory has become an issue of considerable interest. The most important works in relation with this topic focus on the fact that enterprises can maximize their economic benefits and minimize the impact on the environment at the same time. Therefore, the recommendation is to choose the so called strategy win-win, which allows for getting a double economic environmental benefit by means of a good management of productive resources, the ...
Autori: Esteban Pérez-Calderón, Jose Mondejar-Jimenez, María-Leticia Meseguer-Santamaría, Patricia Milanés-Montero
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MATHEMATICAL MODELS TO SUPPORT POLLUTION COUNTERACTION IN CASE OF ACCIDENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
This paper presents a mathematical model for the prediction of pollutant transport in rivers. The model has been developed and calibrated using the Matlab software and relying on field data from Romanian Someş River (collected in case of accidental cyanide release). Field data has been used to estimate model parameters (e.g. dispersion coefficient, velocity) as variable in time and space in order account for river features non-uniformity in time and also in space. These initial parameter va...
Autori: Elisabeta-Cristina Ani, Vasile Mircea Cristea, Paul Serban Agachi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF Cr(VI) FROM AQUEOUS ENVIRONMENT USING PEAT MOSS: EQUILIBRIUM STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The removal of Cr (VI) from aqueous solutions by sphagnum peat moss was investigated in batch experiments as a function of solution pH and initial Cr (VI) concentration. The highest removal percentage (R=99%) was obtained at pH = 1, in solutions of 20.8 mg Cr (VI)/L. In order to establish the mechanism of the removal process, Cr (VI) and total Cr (Cr (VI) + Cr (III)) in residual solutions was analyzed. The Cr (VI) removal by the peat moss at low pH is governed by two processes – electrostatic ...
Autori: Catalin Balan, Doina Bilba, Irina Volf, Matei Macoveanu, Petru Bulai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND RHEOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF COMPLEX COAGULANTS DERIVED FROM WEAK AND MEDIUM ANIONIC POLYMERS AND MEDIUM CATIONIC SURFACTANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
This paper presents the physicochemical and rheological properties of some complex coagulants derived from the weak and medium anionic polymers and medium cationic surfactant in order to evaluate the opportunity to use them in destabilizing and removing the colloidal systems from water and wastewater. In this respect, weak anionic and medium anionic copolymers of acrylamide and sodium acrylate with commercial names of Preastol 2515 and Preastol 2540, and a medium cationic surfactant derived from...
Autori: Constantin Bobirică, Gabriel Dabija, Liliana Bobirica, Mihaela Mihai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EQUILIBRIUM AND KINETICS STUDY OF NITRATE REMOVAL FROM WATER BY PUROLITE A520-E RESIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Equilibrium and kinetics of nitrate removal from aqueous solutions of pH = 6.8 were investigated using the strong base anion exchange resin (Purolite A-520E) in the batch method. The experimental equilibrium data were analyzed by means of the Langmuir, Freundlich and Dubinin-Radushkevich sorption isotherm models. The Langmuir model describes sorption isotherm of nitrates with high correlation coefficients and better than Dubinin-Radushkevich and Freundlich models. The effect of temperature on th...
Autori: Anca Ceica, Igor Creţescu, Ion Balasanian, Laura Bulgariu, Liliana Lazăr
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CONTROLLING THE ACTIVITY AND CHEMOSELECTIVITY IN THE CINNAMALDEHYDE HYDROGENATION BY INSERTION OF NONNOBLE METALS IN THE MATRIX OF HYDROALCITE-LIKE MATERIALS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The purpose of this study was to prepare new nanocomposite catalysts of Metal/LDHs type by mild reduction of transition metal cations Co2+ and Cu2+ substituted in the matrix of ZnAl-LDH at 150°C and atmospheric pressure, under hydrogen flow. To this end, a series of ZnCuCoAl layered double hydroxides (LDH) precursors were synthesized by co-precipitation method. M2+/M3+ (i.e., Zn2+/Al3+) molar ratios were kept constant while the Cu2+/Co2+ molar ratios were varied in order to investigate their in...
Autori: Adrian Ungureanu, Alexandra Sasu, Alexandru Chirieac, Alina Moscu Corcodel, Brindusa Dragoi, Constantin Rudolf, Emil Dumitriu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND DYNAMICS OF THE WELLS WATER IN GALATI COUNTY (ROMANIA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The availability of good quality water is an indispensable condition for preventing diseases and improving the quality of life. Water is one of the most important renewable resources, which must be prevented from deterioration in quality. Various physicochemical parameters like pH, alkalinity, total hardness, total dissolved solids, calcium, magnesium, nitrate, have a significant role in determining the potability of drinking water. In this study, samples were collected from wells situated in vi...
Autori: Maria Cioroi, Mirela Praisler
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOREFINERY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Biomass is a very interesting natural source to obtain renewable energy as well as chemical products based on a renewable feedstock. Fuel produced from renewable resources is widely regarded as an option to substitute traditional fossil fuels and thus to answer to the adjunct climate debate. For the production of chemical substances from renewable substrates many process options are in investigation worldwide at the moment. However the ecological benefits of these technological options have to b...
Autori: Anton Friedl
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF PULP AND PAPER MILLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The paper aims to present the environmental impact of pulp and paper manufacturing and the most important production and control practices to minimizing this impact. The environmental consequences of manufacturing pulp and paper from pulping and bleaching processes are discussed in qualitative and quantitative terms. In these processes, sulfur compounds and nitrogen oxides are emitted to the air, and chlorinated and organic compounds and nutrients are discharged to the wastewaters. Large quantit...
Autori: Adrian Catalin Puitel, Dan Gavrilescu, Gheorghe Dutuc, Grigore Craciun
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INFRASOUND IMPACT ON THE AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS AND LIFE QUALITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Infrasound is a sound wave with a range of frequencies below that of human hearing and is a constituent of the environment in which we live. Taking into consideration that infrasound is below the audible range and that its overall effects on the entire human organism are yet unknown, the ambiguity of the phenomenon requires further research. Although infrasound has been analyzed in depth in the past few decades and assumptions have been made regarding experiments on human subjects (with or witho...
Autori: Carmen Cătălina Ioan, Cornelia Ursu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF PACKAGING PAPER PRODUCTION BASED ON RECYCLED FIBRE RAW MATERIAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
This paper is part of LCA studies performed in the frame of FP7 project �Recovered Paper Sorting by Innovative Technologies - SORT IT�. It analysis the results obtained by Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) of the reference case for recycled packaging paper manufacturing (current sorting technology), which will constitute a comparison base for new sorting technology developed in SORT IT project. The main stages considered in the life cycle were: recovered paper (RP) transport from collectio...
Autori: Alina Iosip, Antonio Dobon, Elena Bobu, Mercedes Hortal
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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LEVELS OF METALS AND ORGANOCHLORINE COMPOUNDS IN SEAFOOD CONSUMED IN CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Marine species (n=36) available in a supermarket of Cluj-Napoca city, Romania were collected and analyzed for the levels of heavy metals (Cr, Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb, Hg) and As, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), such as dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and analogous, hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs) and hexachlorobenzene (HCB). The collection included samples from twelve fish groups (sardine, tuna, herring, pangasius, marbled rockcod, hake, shrimp, pink shrimp, lo...
Autori: Adriana Gog, Claudiu Tanaselia, Ioan Ştefan Groza, Marin Senila, Mirela Miclean, Oana Cadar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EVALUATION OF DIFFERENT CONTROL STRATEGIES OF THE WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT BASED ON A MODIFIED ACTIVATED SLUDGE MODEL NO. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The first part of this work presents the development and implementation in the Benchmark Simulation Model No 1 (BSM1) of a modified Activated Sludge Model No 3 (ASM3). The enhanced ASM3 presented in this study has three modifications compared to the original ASM3. The first modification is the representation of the simultaneous heterotrophic biomass growth on the primary substrate and on the internal storage products. Second, nitrification is modeled as a two-step process with nitrite as an inte...
Autori: George Simion Ostace, Paul Şerban Agachi, Vasile Mircea Cristea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EVALUATION OF HEAVY METALS TOXICITY ON TWO MICROBIAL STRAINS ISOLATED FROM SOIL: Azotobacter sp. AND Pichia sp.
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Chromium and cadmium are heavy metals that occur naturally in the environment and especially in soils. Their toxic effect is more pronounced at high concentrations and it depends on the oxidation states. While Cr (III) is considered an essential trace element for the metabolism of living organisms, Cr (VI) has a higher mobility and is easily soluble in soils and can be leached into surface water or groundwater, and taken up by plants. That leads to a toxic and carcinogenic effect to humans via i...
Autori: Dumitru Bulgariu, Florian Statescu, Maria Gavrilescu, Mariana Diaconu, Vasile Lucian Pavel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF EXTRACTS FROM INFLORESCENCES OF Calendula officinalis L. SPECIES TREATED WITH MUTAGENE SUBSTANCES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The most important argument of this experiment was to demonstrate an increased content of active principles under the influence of some substances (considered in the literature as mutagene), when used in low concentration, do not affect the environment. The purpose of this study was the selection of some treatment variants, which, during the experimentations show the same biosynthetic potential, stabilized or increased. The substances used in the experiment were ethidium bromide at the concentra...
Autori: Constantin Leonte, Marius Zaharia, Roxana Vatavu, Teodor Robu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EVALUATION OF ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION BY USING NATURAL LOW-COST SORBENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
In this study, we have tested the possibility of utilization of three types of natural low-cost sorbents: (Sphagnum moss peat, natural moss peat and alkaline treated moss peat) for the active biomonitoring of air quality from Căliman National Park area (Dorna Basin), during of two months (September – October 2010). The concentrations of some heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Cu, Mn and Fe) in the sorbent samples were used as an indicator of the level of air pollution in the studied region. After expo...
Autori: Iulian-Ovidiu Sandu, Laura Bulgariu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IN SITU STUDY OF THE ELECTRICAL/DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF ALUMINA SUPPORTED VANADIA USED AS COMBUSTION CATALYSTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The synthesis of vanadium oxide systems (with 5 and 20 wt% V2O5 loadings) supported on commercial γ-alumina was carried out by a wet impregnation method. The samples were characterized by low-temperature nitrogen adsorption (BET), inductively coupled plasma (ICP) method and by in situ electrical conductance/capacitance measurements. The adsorption of CO was used to investigate the acidic properties of alumina support and V2O5/-Al2O3 catalysts by FTIR spectroscopy. The catalytic acti...
Autori: , Cristian Hornoiu, Mariana Scurtu, Monica Caldararu, Niculae I. Ionescu, Tatiana Yuzhakova, Veronica Bratan
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POSSIBLE APPLICATION OF METAL SENSITIVE RED FLUORESCENT PROTEINS IN ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The metal sensitivity and selectivity of two fluorescent proteins was investigated. The studied proteins are mutant forms of the red fluorescent protein (DsRed); according to our results, both proteins showed sensitivity to the presence of copper[II] and nickel ions. The fluorescence intensity of the proteins has decreased significantly in the presence of copper ions in the micromolar range. Metal binding by these proteins is a reversible process, as addition of a chelating agent liberates the b...
Autori: Beata Abraham, Ildiko Miklossy, Judit Petres, Laszlo Szilagyi, Maria Szabo (Palfi), Szabolcs Lanyi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF Cd(II) IONS FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION BY RETENTION ON PINE BARK
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Among the different types of waste products tested, the bark of different Pinus species have been identified as a promising class of low- cost sorbents for heavy metal binding. In this context, the potential of Romanian pine bark wastes as green and economical sorbent for cadmium (II) ions removal from aqueous solutions has been tested in batch conditions as function of initial pH, contact time, sorbent dose, metal ion concentration and temperature. The equilibrium data at three different temper...
Autori: Anca Miron, Brindusa Robu, Carmen Paduraru, Lavinia Tofan, Roxana Laura Mihailescu Amalinei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CARBON NANOTUBES COMPOSITE FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY SENSING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The performances of two types of multi-walled carbon nanotubes-based composite electrodes, i.e., MWCNT-Epoxy (CNTEpoxy) and Natural Zeolite-modified- MWCNT- Epoxy (NZ-CNT-Epoxy) are described in order to use them for electroanalytical application. Both electrodes were synthesized, electrically and electrochemically characterized and tested for the detection of ascorbic acid (AA) in aqueous solutions. The electrochemical characterization using classical potassium ferricyanide method showed a high...
Autori: Adriana Remes, Anamaria Baciu, Elida Ilinoiu, Florica Manea, Joop Schoonman, Stephen J. Picken
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN ESTONIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The indoor climate of educational institutions (kindergartens, secondary schools and universities) in Estonia is investigated. The main hazards for students’ health are: the high concentration (over 800 ppm) of carbon dioxide in the classrooms that refers to the inappropriate ventilation; the non-ergonomic computer workplaces where the direction of the natural light (without blinds for the windows) is causing glare on the monitors; the low humidity of the air in winter; the low air temperature...
Autori: Ada Traumann, Piia Tint, Viiu Tuulik
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT OF HERBICIDES REMOVAL BY INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Herbicides industry is a large consumer of water, as well as a major wastewater generator, its effluents contain priority organic pollutants in very high concentrations which have severe effects on human health and on the environment due to their toxicity and bio-recalcitrant nature, persistence in the environment and bioaccumulation. A vast number of herbicides and other priority organic pollutants have been found in wastewater effluents, surface water, and drinking water around the world. The ...
Autori: Bianca Weinberg,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THERMAL STABILITY AND SURFACE STRUCTURE OF SnO2-CeO2 IMPREGNATED CATALYSTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Newly prepared SnO2-CeO2 catalyst samples used as depollution catalysts were characterized applying low-temperature nitrogen adsorption (BET), X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermo-gravimetry (TG-dTG) and temperature-programmed reduction (TPR) methods. Pure SnO2 has higher surface area (17 m2/g) than the pure CeO2 (8 m2/g). Addition of organic tin oxide precursor to ceria in amount of 5 wt% slightly decreases the surface area of CeO2 (SSn5-Ce= 7 m2/g). The increase of tin oxide content to 10 and 20 wt...
Autori: , Anca Vasile, , Cristian Hornoiu, Jozsef Kovacs, Tatiana Yuzhakova, Veronica Bratan
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Letter to Editor
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
This manuscript pointed out an error on pseudo-second-order rate equation. The mistake in the model was duplicated in number of papers in recent years. This type of error could be avoided if authors have had paid more attentions to details about the model from the original paper. In addition, it may leads to trouble for the reader to locate the original articles. It is very provoking and time-consuming to search for a reference when the information is not correct. This comment offered informatio...
Autori: Yuh-Shan Ho
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HOMOGENEOUS AREAS DELIMITATION BY CONSIDERING THE ENERGY DEMAND FOR PLANTS GROWING IN COVERED SPACES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
This paper presents an experimental study on the energy requirement for greenhouse heating. The evaluation of necessary energy for crop plants was made by systematic measurements of the thermal behavior for three non heated tunnel greenhouses, covered with polyethylene. From the comparative analysis of the measured temperatures inside and outside the tunnel, it was established the relationship for estimating the inside greenhouse average temperature (tmi), lower than the minimum temperature nece...
Autori: Maria Harja, Roxana Dana Bucur
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REAL-TIME MONITORING OF AN URBAN RIVER CONTAMINATED WITH PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Fluorescence spectroscopy is a promising approach to the characterization of natural aquatic components and organic pollutants, due to its rapid analysis and high sensitivity. Petroleum products had been studied, using fluorescence technique, in numerous occasions, as seawater and soil contaminant or as raw sample. Nevertheless, no complex assessment has been made on fluorescence real–time spectra of freshwater diesel oil contamination. This study reports a 5–days experiment on an urban rive...
Autori: Elfrida M. Carstea, Gabriela Pavelescu, Luminita Ghervase, Marina Tautan
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IMPROVING SOIL QUALITY BY ADDING MODIFIED ASH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Fly ash and fly ash based zeolites are inorganics used for improving soil quality. In the current paper, the hydrothermal modification of fly ash was studied. Three methods have been employed for this purpose. The first method involved the use of an autoclave, where synthesis has been performed at a temperature of 120 0C and a treatment time of 4 to 8 hours. Within the second method, the modification of the ash at a temperature of 600 0C by fusion was carried-out. In this method, a mixture of as...
Autori: Corneliu Munteanu, Daniel Bucur, Lacramioara Rusu, Maria Harja, Marinela Barbuta, Ramona Carla Ciocinta
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THE BEHAVIOR OF THE FERROUS MATERIALS MAGNETIZED IN EXTREME CONDITIONS CAUSING ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The paper proposes a method and a technology that allows the generation of a very high intensity magnetic field, at a high pressure and within an extremely short period of time into a ferrous material, in order to study the behavior of such material from the magnetic and structural perspective. The method consists in producing the �compression� of an initial magnetic flux that is generated in a coil that has inside a ferrous material cylinder (the armature), subject to testing, done by a con...
Autori: Nicolae Badara, Octavian Tarabuta, Vasile Dobref
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NEW TECHNIQUE FOR SPEEDING UP THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SIMULATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The Landra Wastewater Treatment Expert System is developed by the University of Pannonia (Hungary, Veszpr?Šm). The flexible, simulation-based software provides the possibility to choose the built-in mathematical models or the user may create a new one arbitrarily. A customized program codes can be created according to the technological description, the input data and the control strategy provided by the user. This way the efficiency and reliability of the system is significantly enhanced. An imp...
Autori: , Endre Domokos, Tatiana Yuzhakova, Viola Somogyi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSING IMPACTS OF TRIAZINE PESTICIDES USE IN AGRICULTURE OVER THE WELL WATER QUALITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The herbicide use can be seen as an auxiliary path for new farming methods, providing more advantageous farming and land use capabilities and increasing crop yields. Some of them are quickly degraded but others persist in the environmental compartments being toxic for human health and the environment.The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of some triazine herbicides from agricultural sources on quality of well and surface water, in two regions of Romania with different agricultural act...
Autori: Andreea Dragus, Mihail Simion Beldean-Galea, Radu Mihaiescu, Tania Mihaiescu, Dumitru Ristoiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EUTROPHICATION MODELLING OF GOLESTI RESERVOIR IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Global existence of a large percentage of lakes with eutrophication problems (54% in Romania) demands a predictive tool for the quality of these ecosystems. In this context, this paper proposes an eutrophication model that describes the thermal and biochemical behaviour of an eutrophic reservoir. This model was used to study an artificial lake (Goleşti reservoir) located in Romania. The conceptual model concerns a lake, which is considered as a closed aquatic system, and analyze a simply fo...
Autori: Gabriela Elena Dumitran, Iulia Rodica Damian, Liana Ioana Vuta
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ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF SPECIFIC PROCESSES FROM ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND PROTECTION BASED ON SUSTAINABILITY INDICATORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
This paper describes the scientific framework established within doctoral and postdoctoral programs designed to contribute to a thorough understanding of the specific processes involved in environmental engineering and protection, as to improve the environmental management and performance in an efficient and sustainable way. A coherent conceptual framework is developed for the analysis and management of some specific approaches in engineering and environmental protection (pollution phenomena, de...
Autori: Cristina Ghinea, Daniela Tudorache Fertu, Isabela Maria Simion, Laura Carmen Apostol, Mădălina Petraru, Maria Emiliana Fortuna, Maria Gavrilescu, Petronela Cozma, Raluca Maria Hlihor
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MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF BUCHAREST METROPOLITAN AREA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The concept of collaborative management is considered to be one of the most efficient instruments for sustainable development of some areas, which are under anthropic pressure due to the production of solid waste. The paper stands for the necessity of promoting a collaborative management among the main actors involved in an efficient and sustainable urban solid waste management, in the metropolitan area of Bucharest. The present management is mainly based on the strictly economic vision of manag...
Autori: Andrei Schvab, Daniela Zamfir, Gabriel Pascariu, Ioan Ianoş, Loreta Cercleux, Valentina Stoica
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THE MANAGEMENT OF N AND P NUTRITION OF PLANTS USING NITROGEN FIXING AND PHOSPHORUS SOLUBILIZING BACTERIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The nitrogen and phosphorus management in agricultural systems leads to an increased input of plant nutrients and sustains the soil fertility. Microbes contribute through different mechanisms to nutrient cycles, transforming it available for plants. Isolation of 18 Azospirillum and 18 Azotobacter bacterial isolates was effectuated from the rizosphere and interior roots of the following plants: Carex fusca All., Carex rostrata Stokes., Eriogonum latifolium Sm., Carex elata All., and from Equisetu...
Autori: Csaba Dezso Andras, Eva Gyorgy, Eva Laslo, Gyongyver Mara, Rozalia Veronika Salamon, Sarolta Szentes, Szabolcs Lanyi
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AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN IASI CITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
According to the Romanian Law no. 265/2006, which adopted the Governmental Decision no. 195/2005 on environmental protection, environmental agencies are responsible for air quality monitoring in Romania. Since Romania is now an EU Member State, such a plan is a must to enhance life quality, in order to meet the objectives of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development. Having regarded to this Strategy and the Kyoto Protocol signed in 1997, this paper provides the results from a study of am...
Autori: Corina AnaMaria Ioan, Florin Luca
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ASSESSING THE HUMAN EXPOSURE DUE TO WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS IN OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Wireless local area networks (WLAN) are an increasingly used communication technology employing energy of radiofrequency (RF). Although the power emitted by WLAN systems is relatively small (in Europe, a maximum of 100 mW is permitted in the classic 2.4 GHz frequency band), concerns about possible health effects risks from exposure to radiofrequency (RF) fields originating on WLAN are sometimes expressed by the general public. In such a context, this paper presents results of a survey conducted ...
Autori: Alexandra Salceanu, Eduard Lunca, Igor Creţescu, Valeriu David
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ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE – PART OF MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The approached subject presents some features of a methodology for original research, considering the environmental performance as a component of the organizations management performance quantification, by considering the environmental management approach as an integrated environmental informational and decisional concept. The current trend in the assessment of performance management is the integration of the environmental management in the organizations management in a conscious and regulated w...
Autori: Mihaela Luminita Lupu, Nicolae Trofin, Orest Trofin
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ASSESSMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF SOME NEW ARYLOXYALKYL CARBOXILIC ACID DERIVATIVES APPLIED AS PLANT PROTECTION COMPOUNDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Five new aryloxyalkylcarboxylic acid derivatives (diazoaminoderivatives) are studied for their thermal behavior by applying a coupled TG-FTIR technique over the (30-400 oC) range in correlation with the environmental impact of gaseous species resulting by thermal degradation. These compounds are of a particular practical significance since they show a high biological potential as agrochemicals, such as pesticides (herbicides, acaricides, fungicides, growing stimulators etc.). This is why the pap...
Autori: Anca Mihaela Mocanu, Carmen Zaharia, Constantin Iordache, Constantin Luca, Lucia Odochian
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COMPARATIVE STUDIES ON THE EFFICIENCY OF ALUMINIUM COAGULANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
An alternative preparation method for PAC (pre-hydrolyzed aluminium chloride with general formula Alm(OH)nCl3n-m) by electrochemical synthesis is presented in this paper. The electrochemically obtained PAC (E-PAC), in which the most effective species of the polymeric Al component were estimated by 27Al RMN method, with properties similar to the properties of a commercially available PAC solution, was successfully generated in a electrochemical reactor. For obtaining as much as Al13 polymer by el...
Autori: Adina Pacala, Ciprian Radovan, Ilie Vlaicu
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ENHANCEMENT OF PHENOL OXIDATION BY OZONE IN WASTEWATER. II: KINETIC MODELING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Four processes have been used to enhance the ozonation of phenol in water: I-pH increasing (O3-pH), II- hydrogen peroxide addition (O3- H2O2), III- UV irradiation (O3- UV), and in the presence of both H2O2 and UV; IV-(O3- UV- H2O2). In each of these processes the rate of phenol degradation has two components: direct and indirect....
Autori: Eszter Arany, Ildiko Bartalis, Ilie Siminiceanu
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OCPS AND PAHS DISTRIBUTION IN DIFFERENT STAGES OF TOMATO GROWING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The presence of pollutants in food raises some serious questions concerning their potential impact on consumers health, being necessary to monitor their distribution in the environment. The present work provides data regarding levels of organochlorine pesticides (lindane, p,p’- DDT, p,p’- DDE, p,p’- DDD, HCB, aldrin, dieldrin, endrin and hepthaclor) and PAHs: acenaphthene (Ace), acenaphthylene (Acy), fluorene (F), naphthalene (Np), anthracene (An), fluoranthene (Fl), phenanthrene (Ph), ben...
Autori: Alina Soceanu, Danut Tiberius Epure, Gabriela Stanciu, Simona Dobrinas, Viorica Popescu
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EFFECTS OF Fe(III) ON DISSIMILATORY FERRIC REDUCTION, NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS REMOVAL IN ACTIVATED SLUDGE PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
Abstract An activated sludge from SBBR (sequencing biofilm batch reactor) reactor filled with Fe0  as filler had been acclimated to Fe(III)rich environment aiming at secure an enrichment culture of iron-reducing bacteria. The dissimilatory Fe(III) reduction ability and its efficiency on the effect of nitrogen and phosphorous removal by dosing different Fe(III) under anaerobic condition were investigated. The mechanism was also proposed based on the results derived from the experiment a...
Autori: Jie Li, Juanjuan Feng, Siyuan Zhai, Ya’e Wang
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WHOLE CELL BIOREPORTER FOR THE ESTIMATION OF OIL CONTAMINATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
Abstract Oil contamination has been one of the most common environmental pollution due to its threat to both human health andecosystems. It is difficult for the application of conventional chemical analysis to detect oil contamination in-situ, estimatebioavailability and rapidly assess the environmental risk. In this study, two bioreporters were employed for the rapid and directdetection of oil content and genotoxicity in a cutting oil contaminated site in China. Acinetobacter baylyi ADPWH_...
Autori: Bo Jiang, Chuan Li, Dayi Zhang, Guanghe Li, Wei E. Huang, Yizhi Song
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CONTROL MODE OF RURAL NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION IN TAI LAKE BASIN, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractEutrophication in Tai Lake Basin is becoming severe in recent years. Although extensive efforts have been made, seeking analternative cost-effective approach to control water pollution in the area is still an urgent priority. In this paper, the reasons led tothe poor control of rural nonpoint source pollution in Tai Lake Basin area were discussed. Thereafter, the paper proposed theways and means to reduce rural nonpoint source pollutants by a case study in Fenshui village along Caoqiao R...
Autori: Chuang Zhou, Houhu Zhang, Jingcheng Duan, Yang Yang, Yimin Zhang, Yuexiang Gao
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ENHANCED NITROGEN REMOVAL FROM REJECT WATER OF MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS USING A NOVEL EXCESS ACTIVATED SLUDGE (EAS) BASED NITRIFICATION AND DENITRIFICATION PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractIn this study, a novel excess activated sludge (EAS) based nitrification and denitrification process was developed using EAS toprovide nitrifiers and denitrifers for nitrogen removal from the reject water of a municipal wastewater treatment plant (MWWTP).This can achieve a significant reduction in the nitrogen (N) loading in wastewater treatment plants. The results show that theammoniacal-nitrogen (NH4+-N) and total nitrogen (TN) removal efficiencies were in the range from 74.7% to 93.1%...
Autori: Wei Li, Xiaoxia Yang, Xinchao Guo, Yongzhe Yang
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ADSORPTION OF HEXACHLOROCYCLOHEXANE BY RAW AND SURFACTANT MODIFIED MEERSCHAUM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractThe adsorption of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) by modified meerschaum was studied. The comparison of the meerschaummodified by anion and cation surfactant was conducted to explore their effect on HCH adsorption. The results showed that theabsorbability of HCH by the CTMAB-M (cetyltrimethylammonium bromide-modified) is better than that of SAS-M (sodiumdodecyl sulphonate-modified) because the CTMAB-M has fluffier fibers structure. The addition of amount of adsorbents shouldimprove the adsor...
Autori: Chanjuan Gao, Shengke Yang, Wenke Wang, Yaqian Zhao, Yue Zhao
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FUNCTIONALIZATION AND IMMOBILIZATION OF WHOLE CELL BIOREPORTERS FOR THE DETECTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractThe detection of environmental pollutants has challenged conventional chemical analysis for the rapid estimation of thebioavailability and toxicity of the contamination impact on human health and ecosystems. Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs)functionalization as bioreporters can enhance the ability for biosensing in complex contaminated samples such as soils, and theimmobilization of bioreporters will promote the detection of gas and online monitoring. In this study, Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1...
Autori: Aizhong Ding, Cheng Chen, Dayi Zhang, Musen Duan, Steven F. Thornton, Wei E. Huang, Yanjun Luo
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APPLICATION OF GIS IN REGIONAL ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT OF WATER RESOURCES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractThe regional ecological risk assessment of water resources has spatial, nonlinear and stochastic characteristics. GIS technologycan handle large volumes of spatial information, conduct spatial analysis and spatial data management operations. It visuallydisplays the distribution trend of environmental factors and the relationship between topology and regional water ecological riskpattern. This paper presents the five stages of the application of GIS in the regional ecological assessment o...
Autori: Lin Gang Wang, Ning Lian Wang, Xiao BoWu, Ya Qian Zhao, Yin Ge Liu
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GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF REDUCED INORGANIC SULFUR IN A COASTAL ENVIRONMENT, BOHAI BAY, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
Geochemical cycling of reduced inorganic sulfur in sediments may affect water quality. This study investigated the reducedinorganic sulfur distribution and environmental behaviour in superficial sediments in different watersheds and coastal zones inBohai Bay, China. Acid volatile sulfur (AVS), chromium (II)-reducible sulfur (CRS) and elemental sulfur (ES) distributed insurface sediment were quantified. Total organic carbon and total nitrogen were presented in higher concentrations in the fluvial...
Autori: Robert Mortimer, Simon Bottrell, Wenjing Shi, Yanqing Sheng
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SOLVING WATER RESOURCES ALLOCATION PROBLEMS USING HEURISTIC-BASED METHODS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractDue to rapid growth in both population and economic development in China, water demand is increasing dramatically andChina is facing more and more severe water scarcity problems. Thus competitions for water (between uses, users and regions) areincreasing which make water use efficiency an important issue in China, together with the uneven spatial and temporaldistribution of water, all of which drive the Chinese government and water planners to find the optimal water resource allocationpl...
Autori: Adrian T. McDonald, Linda See, Martin Clarke, Yanan Jiang
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ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS INDUCED BY GROUNDWATER AND THEIR THRESHOLDS IN THE ARID AREAS IN NORTHWEST CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractBased on the field survey, this paper analyzes the relationship between groundwater and ecological environment in arid andsemiarid areas in northwest China. Groundwater in the arid and semiarid areas is a natural resource with economic and ecologicalvalues. The concept of the ecological value of groundwater is firstly presented. This ecological value can be reflected in fouraspects: (1) the maintenance of base flow in rivers and areas of lakes and wetland; (2) the supply of physiological...
Autori: Donghui Cheng, Jinling Kong, Lei Duan, Wenke Wang, Zeyuan Yang, Zhoufeng Wang
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ESTIMATING AND MODELLING THE SLUDGE EXCESS DISCHARGE IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractA rapid increase of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) has made the disposal of excess sludge from WWTPs a seriousproblem. In order to enhance the management of sludge, both development of sludge reduction technologies and sludgeevaluation system are of great importance. Based on the survey data from 696 plants in China in 2009, an empirical model wasdeveloped to simulate the production and discharge of excess sludge, which considered influent, temperature, Chemical OxygenDemand (COD), ...
Autori: Chengwen Wang, Tao Xie
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A SPECIAL ISSUE ON RECENT ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND POLLUTION CONTROL: WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
A fast economic development in China over thelast three decades has lifted hundreds of millions ofpeople out of poverty. However, an annual GDPincrease of over 10% due to the large scale industrialactivities and fast urbanization has released substantialamounts of pollutants into the environment and exertedtremendous pressure on local ecosystems. Although alarge amount of investment has been made by theChinese government and a series of efforts have beenmade by the environmental regulators, scie...
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CHINA’S WATER MANAGEMENT – CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractChina has experienced enormously rapid development since the open door policy introduced in 1979. Population has increasedby 30% to 1.3 billion, and the annual GDP growth rate was 9.8 % in the last few years. However, frequent water disasters inrecent years have caused significant damages to China’s regional growth and societies. There are huge contemporary challengesfor Chinese water resource management. In this paper, we examine three major challenges for China’s water resourcemanageme...
Autori: Dabo Guan, Faith Ka Shun Chan, Joseph Holden, Yanan Jiang, Yaqian Zhao
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EDITORIAL A SPECIAL ISSUE ON PROGRESS IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT IN THE FRAME OF KNOWLEDGE-BASED SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
“The Exploratory Workshop „Progress inEnvironmental Engineering, Biotechnology andManagement in The Frame of Knowledge-BasedSustainable Economy” took place in the contextwhen worldwide research shows that the currentindustrial system supports a population that useresources and generates waste, consuming the Earth'ssupply, but who’s biocapacity is far outweighed bythe increased demand of products for a developmentsystem that often works on unsustainable bases.Today’s challenge is the integration ...
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INDUSTRIAL AND COMMUNAL SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT IN HUNGARY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractConsumption and related waste production is an integral part of our daily lives. The waste generation worldwide depends on theeconomic strength of the given region/country, and it increases from year to year. More and more attention is drawn to the re-use,recycling, reutilization of the waste which are driven mainly by environmental concerns and economic interests. Regional wastemanagement systems have been established in Hungary with the support of EU funds, which process the waste acco...
Autori: Ákos Rédey, , Attila Sarkady, László Dióssy, Róbert Kurdi, Tatiana Yuzhakova
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ENGINEERING CHALLENGES IN ADVANCED WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractWastewater streams and particularly industrial effluents tend to increase in volumes and to get more complex in terms ofpollution. Nevertheless, nowadays the focus is directed towards recycling or reuse of treated wastewater so as to close the wateruse loop. Advanced wastewater treatment allows these possible applications by achieving good quality effluent to suit the newpurposes, but the implementation of this treatment stage is a difficult task. This study gives an example on how to ap...
Autori: , Daniela Cailean, Florina Ungureanu
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VOLUNTARY AGREEMENTS AS A WAY TO STIMULATE INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND THEIR CONDITIONS FOR SUCCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractNumerous governments have adopted innovative policy instruments to deal with important environmental policy challenges.Various forms of negotiated instruments may offer the potential to improve on environmental performance beyond whatregulation alone can accomplish. Dutch covenants, which represent negotiated agreements with sectors of industry as targets ofbehavioral change in terms of mitigation of pollution, waste minimization and sustainable products and processes, provide auseful sa...
Autori: , Kris Lulofs, Laura Franco, Theo de Bruijn, Yanyan Xue
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ASPECTS ON POLYMER-SOLVENT EQUILIBRIUM AND DIFFUSION IN POLYMERIC MEMBRANES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractThe transport of gases and solvents in polymeric membranes is an important phenomenon with many technical applications, suchas the mixture separation using polymeric membranes, the polymeric membrane preparation, the polymer devolatilization and theselection of appropriate polymeric membranes for a certain process. In most membrane separation operations and manufacturing,equilibrium and diffusion data are required.Useful information on equilibrium and diffusion can be obtained from the s...
Autori: Ciprian Constantin Negoescu, Eugenia Teodora Iacob Tudose, Ioan Mămăligă, Nicoleta Bunduc
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INTEGRATED NETWORK OF CONTINUOUS REACTORS FOR THE DECONTAMINATION OF GASEOUS STREAMS IN HETEROGENEOUS CATALYTIC GAS-LIQUID-SOLID SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractIn this paper integrated network of continuous reactors for the decontamination of gaseous flows in heterogeneouscatalytic gas-liquid-solid – also applicable for bioremediation systems is investigated. For this purpose, duringprocess integration we have identified strategies to develop an optimal system for a variety of well-definedrequirements and to discover ways to ensure cost efficiency to achieve the requirements of sustainable industry in theframe of knowledge-based sustainable eco...
Autori: Maria Gavrilescu, Oana Marlena Penciu
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ADAPTIVE IMPLEMENTATION FOR RIVER RESTORATIONS IN CANADA AND THE NETHERLANDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractAdaptive implementation is important for implementing projects that are complex and dynamic. The two cases chosen in thisarticle are longer - term, integrated and multi - purpose projects where adaptive implementation is part of a modern approach towater management. This article provides the results of an analysis of two stream restoration cases, one in Canada and the other inthe Netherlands. The cases are used to identify strategies for implementation of projects that attempt to improve...
Autori: Cheryl de Boer
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AWARENESS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDE IN THE CONTEXT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WITHIN A KNOWLEDGE-BASED SOCIETY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractSince contemporary economical development trends are not sustainable, and given the fact that public involvement, educationand training are key to a society that aims toward sustainability, it is obvious that the role of education is to trigger and developchanges in the individual’s values system, behavioral patterns, skills, and attitudes. Providing benchmarks in establishing ageneral framework on education for sustainable development represents a key feature, thus making it possible to...
Autori: Carmen Cătălina Ioan, Maria Ileana Carcea
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IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ENFORCEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractEnforcement is a crucial final step in any policy process, including environmental policies. Ideally policy formulation issubsequently implemented and enforced. Enforcement is needed to make sure that the envisioned effects are realized in the end.The questions we put forward in this paper are what the meaning of enforcement is; how enforcement can be put on the politicaland administrative agenda; what difficulties are to be countered when strengthening enforcement at the local level. We...
Autori: , Theo de Bruijn, Vera Vikolainen
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POLYMERIC WASTES FROM AUTOMOTIVES AS SECOND RAW MATERIALS FOR LARGE SCALE PRODUCTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractEfficient large-scale recycling of polymeric wastes for automotives is of increased interest from ecologic and economic point ofview and represents an important goal for the car recycling industry. One alternative is to develop novel composite materials,relying on waste car parts, for indoor or outdoor large-scale applications, without using small molecular plasticizer or otheradditives but insuring a good compatibility for large percentages of thermoset plastics in the composite. Previo...
Autori: Anca Duta, Cristina Cazan, Dana Perniu, Mihaela Cosnita
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REDUCING EMISSIONS OF GREENHOUSE GASES FROM MUNICIPAL LANDFILLS-BETWEEN THEORY AND REALITY. MITIGATION OF METHANE EMISSIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractMethane landfill emissions are a general concern and should be estimated for taking the proper measures for global warmingmitigation. The European legislation is supporting all techniques that avoid, reduce or treat CH4 emissions. One of the maindirections is reducing the quantities of biodegradable waste disposed in landfills. The efforts for GHG emissions reduction andalso compliance with European legislation in the field of waste management does not mean only putting in place some sta...
Autori: Liliana Bobirica, Rodica Stanescu
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INSTRUMENTS FOR INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: WATER QUALITY MODELING FOR SUSTAINABLE WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractThis study presents the development and use of a hydraulic-coupled water quality model for the simulation of BiochemicalOxygen Demand (BOD) concentrations in the Bahlui River, a small river located in northeastern Romania. This river experiencesthe typical pollution problems for many Romanian water bodies: heavy pollution from both diffuse and point sources, lowconnectivity to wastewater systems in rural areas and moderate removal of pollutants in municipal wastewater treatment plants.Th...
Autori: , Claudia Cojocariu, Denie C.M. Augustijn, George Bârjoveanu, Ioan Crăciun
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MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT OF EFFLUENTS RESULTING FROM THEIR LANDFILLING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractEU policy on waste management stresses the importance of an integrated approach to waste management, which includesconstruction of waste disposal facilities with prevention of waste generation and recycling, in line with management hierarchy:prevention of waste and its negative impacts; recovery of waste through recycling, reuse, safe final disposal of waste where thereis no possibility of recovery.This paper address the issue of municipal waste management and the impacts generated into ...
Autori: Ana-Maria Şchiopu, Cristina Ghinea
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DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXPERT SYSTEM FOR SURFACE WATER QUALITY MONITORING IN THE CONTEXT OF SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF WATER RESOURCES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractThe paper presents and discusses some aspects concerning the development of an expert system designed for surface watermonitoring in the context of sustainable management of water resources in Romania and neighboring countries. Technicalconsiderations, which are worthy to be included in the analysis of such kind of systems, are addressed: the system structure(number, type and location of hydrometric stations), number and type of measured indicators, transducers and sensors used formeasur...
Autori: Anatolie Iavorschi, B. S. Nanda Kumar, Victor Sontea
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INTER-REGGIO: CONCEPT OF RESTORATION PROJECTS OF LOCAL STREAMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractWorldwide efforts are made to conserve biodiversity, to avoid degradation of ecosystems and not least to restore ecologicalstreams. Ecological restoration is a field which assume multidisciplinary and multisectoral involvements. In the last yearsecological restoration has emerged as an important component of ecosystem management and environmental protection. Manyprojects were planned and implemented to maintain and improve the ecological integrity of streams, by restoring naturalecosyste...
Autori: Cristina Ghinea, Maria Gavrilescu
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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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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE EXTREMELY LOW-FREQUENCY MAGNETIC FIELD EXPOSURE FROM OVERHEAD POWER LINES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThe aim of this study is to carry out a theoretical investigation of the extremely low-frequency (ELF) magnetic fields produced bytypical configurations of overhead power lines of the Romanian power grid. The computation of the magnetic flux density isachieved by the following two approaches: i) using an interactive LabVIEW program developed on fundamental formulas and ii)by numerical modeling with FEMM 4.2, a software package based on the finite-element method. Analytical results are th...
Autori: Alexandru Salceanu, Eduard Lunca, Marcel Istrate
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FLOW PATTERNS IN THE MAGNETIC NANOFLUID CORE OF A MINIATURE PLANAR SPIRAL TRANSFORMER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThis paper analyses mathematical models and numerical simulation results for a notional miniature, planar, spiral transformer(MPST) fabricated in MEMS technology, for galvanic separation, proposed to equip an electric harvesting device (EHD). Twotypes of core – ferrite and (partially) magnetic nanofluid – are considered. We found that magnetization body forces occur in thesuper-paramagnetic nanofluid core and they result in complex, steady state flows consisting of fully 3D recirculation...
Autori: Alexandru Mihail Morega, Jean Bogdan Dumitru, Lucian Pîslaru-Dănescu, Mihaela Morega
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REPRESENTATION OF 3D ATMOSPHERIC DATA USING A MULTI-STAGE VISUALIZATION PIPELINE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThe representation of relevant information from data generated through atmospheric imaging is of substantial importance toenvironmental sciences, meteorology, as well as in weather hazard predictive models for disaster prevention. As the techniquesfor the acquisition of such data have progressed and grown in complexity, so have the visualization algorithms required to processthe related data and to produce images or animations of the underlying information. To this extent, we present a g...
Autori: Marius Gavrilescu
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REAL TIME ELECTROCARDIOGRAM SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR R PEAK DETECTION USING WIGNER AND WAVELET FUNCTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractElectrocardiogram (ECG) signal processing systems must consider various levels of noise/artifacts and develop the techniquesto deal with wide range of noise situations. The authors develop a method based two functions (Wigner and Wavelet),highlighting the importance of selecting one of these functions for signal processing in real-time or off-line case. Making use ofvirtual instrumentation, it was showed that Wigner function can be appropriate for real time monitoring and for mobile devi...
Autori: Marius Branzila, Valeriu David
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WIRELESS MONITORING SYSTEM FOR PATIENTS HAVING CARDIAC PACEMAKERS WITH ATRIAL FIBRILLATION DETECTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThis paper describes an integrated system of wireless temporary pacemakers for remote monitoring of patients suffering fromcardiac arrhythmias, especially atrial fibrillation. The system is built around a low power cardiac pacemaker with wireless datatransmission capability, used for patient monitoring into a limited area. The proposed system is designed to be used in emergencysituations, in healthcare institutes, helping to keep the patient’s heartbeat stable. Each wireless pacemaker at...
Autori: Cristian Rotariu, Hariton Costin
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ANALYSIS OF BRAIN ACTIVITY IN THE CASE OF MAGNETIC FIELD EXPOSURE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThis paper presents some results of the brain electrical activity’s analysis in case of the magnetic stimulation. It was recorded andanalyzed the electroencephalography (EEG) signal during magnetotherapy procedures in abdominal region, considering this factlike as a possible exposure of subject at magnetic field. The recordings of EEG signals are performed on 13 healthy volunteers inthree conditions (before, during and after magnetic stimulation), using three types of sinusoidal pulses. ...
Autori: Călin Corciovă, Doru Andriţoi, Mariana Ciorap, Radu Ciorap, Valeriu David
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RECORDING AND PROCESSING ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY SIGNALS DURING MAGNETOTHERAPY PROCEDURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThis paper presents the results of electrocardiography (ECG) signals recording when the subjects were exposed to magnetotherapy procedure, with different magnetic field pulses. After the time domain and frequency domain representations of therecorded signals, there were trying to recover ECG signals waveforms, especially those during magneto therapy. In order toidentify possible changes in ECG signals during the exposure to magnetic fields, there were also determined the R-R intervalvari...
Autori: Doru Andriţoi, Marius Branzila, Radu Ciorap, Valeriu David
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METHOD FOR UNOBTRUSIVE MEASUREMENT OF INDOOR AIR EFFECTS ON THE CARDIO-RESPIRATORY FUNCTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractIn this paper we describe a wireless system, including smart sensing nodes for indoor air quality and unobtrusive cardiorespiratorymonitoring. The sensing nodes include a set of solid state gas sensors, sensors for temperature and relative humidity, amicrowave Doppler radar sensor for cardio-respiratory function, and appropriate conditioning circuits expressed by active filtersand amplifiers. The analog signals provided by the signal conditioning circuits is applied to a data acquisition...
Autori: Gabriela Postolache, Octavian Postolache, Pedro Silva Girăo
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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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LUNG CANCER RISK INDUCED BY RESIDENTIAL RADON IN CLUJ AND ALBA COUNTIES, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractA case-control study was conducted in two Romanian counties (Alba and Cluj) in order to investigate lung cancer risk due toresidential radon exposure. Two hundred and forty-one subjects were included, of which 104 cases and 137 controls. Residentialradon concentrations were monitored using CR-39 track detectors, exposed over a period of at least 6 months. The odds ratioswere estimated by using multivariable logistic regression adjusted for age, sex, smoking status, education and family h...
Autori: Alexandra Cucoş Dinu, Constantin Cosma, Dan Rădulescu, Doina Todea, Dorin Iancu, Ionel Papuc, Loredana Roşca, Mircea Rişteiu, Tiberius Dicu
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ASSESSMENT OF SYNERGIC REGULATORY ACTIONS OF SPRUCE BARK EXTRACT AND DEUTERIUM DEPLETED WATER ON MAIZE (Zea mays L.) CROPS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThe aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of polyphenolic extract and deuterium depleted water (DDW) as bioregulators inmaize (Zea mays L.) plant cultivation. The aqueous extract obtained from spruce bark (two levels of concentration), pure DDWand DDW in combination with spruce extract were used. The test solutions were applied by spraying and the maize plant growthand alelopatic effect on the development were studied. The following specific plants parameters were monitored: growt...
Autori: Corneliu Tănase, Irina Volf, Valentin I. Popa
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STUDIES ON HEAT RECOVERY FROM CELLULOSIC TEXTILES FINISHING WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractDue to high energy costs and the rising consciousness of energy issues in the textile industry, saving energy became a significantproblem. Since a large amount of the energy required in textile finishing is needed in the form of steam for various processes,recovering wastewater heat has great potential for cost reduction. In this research, it was studied the heat recovery from cellulosictextiles finishing wastewater, based on a case study in a textile company. After examining the wastewa...
Autori: Armand F. Bertea, Gheorghe Condurache, Răzvan Berariu, Romen Butnaru
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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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ANALYTICS FOR SUPPORTING URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractWater distribution networks are complex systems that require innovative technological solutions enabling an integrated andrational water resource management. This paper presents the application of data analytics approaches on flow and pressure data,continuously measured at crucial points of the network, for improving efficiency of leak localization. The general goal is toreduce time and costs for physical check and consequent rehabilitation activities.Although the general benefits provid...
Autori: Antonio Candelieri, Enza Messina, Francesco Archetti
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ENERGY RECOVERY FROM SLUDGE WITH LOW ORGANIC LOADS RESULTED FROM WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe developing of the infrastructure for wastewater collection and treatment in Romania is leading more and more to theproduction of huge quantities of activated sludge, as direct result of the application of state of wastewater treatment. The rapidand rational development of a national policy for management of activated on short, medium and long term has emerged as anecessity, and must be implemented urgently.The EU 27 countries consider environmental management of activated sludge as a...
Autori: Ilie Vlaicu, Ioan Neamt, Ioana Ionel, Mihail Reinhold Wächter
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SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN ROMANIA: CURRENT AND FUTURE ISSUES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractWaste management includes all activities of collection, transport, treatment, recovery and disposal of waste, includingsupervising of such operations. The framework law that regulates waste management activities in Romania is Law no. 27/2007,approving Government Emergency Ordinance no. 61/2006, amending and supplementing Government Emergency Ordinance no.78/2000 on waste regime. This legislation sets the responsibilities for waste management from generation to disposal, thepriorities in ...
Autori: Constantin Mircea Orlescu, Ioana Alina Costescu
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DSA ELECTRODES FOR TREATING PHARMACEUTICAL EFFLUENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractIn the last years many papers have reported about the occurrence of the pharmaceuticals in the surface waters and theirundesirable effects upon the aquatic life. Most of pharmaceuticals pass through the wastewater treatment plants unchangedbecause they are biorefractory compounds and as a result they enter the water bodies. Therefore, it is necessary to improve thebiodegradability of pharmaceuticals effluents (PhEs) before their discharge in the sewerage systems. The aim of this paper wa...
Autori: Carmen Lazău, Florica Manea, Monica Ihos
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COMBINED CATALYTIC OXIDATION AND ADSORPTION OF PRIORITY ORGANIC POLLUTANTS FOR WASTEWATER RECYCLING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe increased concentrations of priority pollutants in wastewaters have imposed the completion of conventional treatment withadvanced treatment stages (such as catalytic oxidation, membrane processes, adsorption, ion exchange, etc.) for their removal bychemical degradation and/or physical separation.In this study, 4-chlorophenol (4-CP) is proposed as model-pollutant for the priority organic pollutants present in syntheticwastewaters and several processes which can act as advanced treatme...
Autori: Carmen Teodosiu, Corina Petronela Musteret, Daniela Arsene, Daniela Cailean, George Bârjoveanu, Petru Apopei, Roxana Elena Apreutesei
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REMOVAL OF TWO INDUSTRIAL DYES FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS USING HYDROTALCITE-LIKE ANIONIC CLAYS AND THEIR DERIVED MIXED OXIDES AS HIGHLY EFFICIENT PHOTOCATALYSTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractMultifunctional materials based on iron substituted anionic clays and their derived mixed oxides owning specific porousproperties and textural characteristics are synthesized, characterized and tested as photocatalysts in the process of the azo-dyesdegradation from aqueous solutions. The features of X-ray diffraction patterns point out the modification of the lattice parameterswhen Fe3+ is substituted Al3+ in the brucite like layer. N2 adsorption-desorption analysis reveals specific poro...
Autori: Carmen Gherasim, Gabriela Carjă, Magda Puşcaşu, Mihaela Bîrsanu
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COPPER IMPREGNATED ACTIVATED CARBON FOR THE TREATMENT OF SULPFUROUS WATERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThis paper deals with the experimental investigation related to removal of hydrogen sulfide from simulated groundwater byadsorption/oxidation on activated carbons. Carbonaceous adsorbents were synthesized from peach stones by physical-chemicalactivation method and modified by oxidation following impregnation with Cu2+ by ion-exchange method. Obtained carbonaceousadsorbents were characterized by specific surface area and micropore volume. Surface chemistry properties were evaluated usingB...
Autori: , , Vasile Rusu
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MAGNETIC FLUID EQUIPMENT FOR SORTING SECONDARY POLYOLEFINS FROM WASTE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe paper presents the research made on the FP7 project „Magnetic Sorting and Ultrasound Sensor Technologies for Productionof High Purity Secondary Polyolefins from Waste” in order to develop a magnetic fluid equipment for sorting of polypropylene(PP) and polyethylene (PE) from polymers mixed waste streams. Because both PP and PE float in water, it is difficult to separateone from the other. The paper presents the principles of inverse magnetic density separation process and the results ...
Autori: Bin Hu, Francesco Di Maio, Guillaume Houzeaux, Liana Baltes, Mircea Tierean, Peter Rem
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SYNTHESIS OF NANOCRYSTALLINE ZnFe2O4 AND ITS USE FOR THE REMOVAL OF CONGO RED FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe paper describes the synthesis of nanocrystalline zinc ferrite starting from 1,4-butanediol and a mixture of zinc and ironnitrates. During the heating of the obtained solution, a redox reaction takes place with emission of brown nitrogen oxides andformation of a solid powder. This powder was characterized by thermal analysis and FT-IR spectrometry, techniques thatconfirmed the formation of a mixture of zinc and iron carboxylates. This mixture was further used as precursor for zinc fer...
Autori: Cornelia Muntean, Marcela Stoia, Paul Barvinschi
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CFD MODELING AND SIMULATION OF A SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PILOT PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe hydrodynamics of two equipments from a surface water treatment pilot plant has been investigated through residence timedistribution (RTD) experiments using brine solution as tracer. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) procedure, which isincreasingly utilized to study a wide variety of complex environmental fluid mechanics processes, was used to predict the flowpatterns and other properties of flowing fluids (e.g. velocity, concentration of species etc.). In this work, ANSYS Fluent 14....
Autori: Adina Pacala, Alain Liné, Alexandru-Dan Filep, Cosmina-Mariana Militaru, Teodor Todinca
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SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES AND TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN SUCEAVA COUNTY, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractMaking tourism more sustainable, means not only to control and manage the negative environmental impacts of this sector.Tourism is unique in the sense that it can provide both economic and social benefits for local communities and it can alsostrengthen the awareness and support for environmental conservation. The purpose of this paper is to provide a framework formore sustainable tourism development policies, but also a set of instruments to implement these policies. We used in this stud...
Autori: Carmen Teodosiu, Elena Elisabeta Pomeanu, Eric Boutin, Simona-Andreea Ene Popa
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KINETIC, EQUILIBRIUM AND THERMODYNAMIC STUDIES OF CESIUM REMOVAL FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS USING AMBERJET UP1400 AND AMBERLITE IR120 RESINS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe performance of two cation exchanger resins, Amberjet UP1400 and Amberlite IR120 in the process of Cs(I) ions removalfrom aqueous solutions was examined. Batch experiments were carried out to determine the influence of several parameters(resin dosage, contact time, temperature and initial concentration of Cs(I) ions) on the removal process. The equilibrium wasreached after 60 min for Amberlite IR120 and after 120 min for Amberjet UP1400, with an overall adsorption performance of~97% f...
Autori: Adina Negrea, Cornelia Muntean, Corneliu Mircea Davidescu, , Mihaela Ciopec, Petru Negrea
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UNMODIFIED/TIO2-MODIFIED CARBON NANOTUBES COMPOSITE ELECTRODES FOR PENTACHLOROPHENOL DETECTION FROM WATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractIn this work, cyclic voltammetry (CV) and differential-pulsed voltammetry (DPV) were used to detect pentachlorophenol (PCP)at two types of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNT)-based composite electrode, i.e., TiO2-modified-CNT-Epoxy (TiO2-CNTEpoxy)and CNT-Epoxy in 0.1 M sodium sulphate solution supporting electrolyte. The electrochemical behaviour of theelectrodes was investigated in the absence and presence of UV irradiation. A single oxidation peak at a potential value of about+1 V vers...
Autori: , Ágnes Jakab, Aniela Pop, Cornelia Bandas, Florica Manea, Joop Schoonman, Rodica Pode
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SYNTHESIS OF TITANIUM DIOXIDE WITH HYDROTHERMAL METHOD AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY AGAINST E. coli
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractA comparative study regarding the shape, dimension and bactericidal activity of the undoped and Ag-doped TiO2 nanocrystalswas achieved. In this way, two hydrothermal methods, classical hydrothermal and microwave-assisted hydrothermal, was usedfor nanoparticles synthesis. The obtained materials were investigated by X-ray diffraction, DRUV-VIS spectroscopy, BET andSEM/EDX analysis. Antibacterial activity of undoped and Ag-doped TiO2 materials was tested on real water from Bega River.The be...
Autori: Carmen Lazau, Corina Misca, Corina Orha, Cornelia Bandas, Sorin Olariu
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TECHNICAL, ECONOMICAL, SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF VACUUM SEWAGE SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractIn this paper we analyzed some characteristics of vacuum sewer systems from technical, economical, environmental and socialperspectives. The vacuum sewer systems transport wastewater with lower pressure (p<pat), and are compared to conventionalsewer systems with free level (p = bed) - gravity and under pressure systems (p>pat) - gravity or pumping systems. Vacuumsewer systems are recommended for rural communities and residential neighbourhoods surrounding urban areas, developed ons...
Autori: Corina Panfil, Ion Mirel, Izabella Szigyarto, Monica Isacu
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CHALLENGES FOR 2D WATER QUALITY MODELLING OF LAKE TAIHU IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractLake Taihu is a shallow, wind-driven lake where eutrophication is always a serious problem. The study presented hereininvestigates the effect of wind on the eutophication of the lake, by using a two-dimensional (2D) hydrodynamic model coupledwith a 2D water quality model. The 2D water quality model looks in particular at the water quality situation of Lake Taihu in theyear 2008 and predicts future changes in the algae bloom situation. The Delft3D modelling tool was used to build thehydro...
Autori: Arthur Mynett, Chao Yue, Ioana Popescu, Leo Postma, Quan Pan
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HUMAN HEALTH RELATED TO IODINE ENVIRONMENTAL OCCURRENCE AND ITS DEFICIENCY IN WATER AND FOOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractIodine is essential for the synthesis of thyroid hormones which are extremely important in the process of growth and developmentof human body. The effects of iodine deficiency implies thyroid enlargement (goiter) and others disturbances so called iodinedeficiency disorders (IDD). The iodine deficiency is an ancient but still existing problem with medical and environmentalconnotation. Soil and water from various regions worldwide are iodine deficient. This problem is aggravated by defores...
Autori: Carmen Vulpoi, Cristina Cristea, Cristina Preda, Letitia Leustean, Maria Christina Ungureanu, Maria Gavrilescu, Voichita Mogos
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HYBRID MATERIALS FOR THE REMOVAL OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS FROM WATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractWater quality is an inportant concern for the ecosystem state from a particular region. Since the continuous urban and economicdevelopment induces a negative impact on entire hydrological cycle, this study investigates the water quality of a Romanian lake,located in the Surduc area - Timis County. This perimeter has undergone significant economic development in the past twodecades due to increased tourism potential and the number of holiday residences.We proposed hybrid materias for the ...
Autori: Adina-Elena Segneanu, Cornelia Bandas, Florentina Cziple, Ioan Grozescu, Paula Sfîrloagă, Titus Slavici
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RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY APPLIED FOR THE OPTIMIZATION OF REACTIVE BLACK 5 DISCOLORATION IN A FENTON-LIKE PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThere are many treatment methods used to remove color from textile wastewater, and Fenton oxidation, a well known AdvancedOxidation Process is one of the most efficient. Apart of Fe(II), other metal ions have been used as catalysts in Fenton’s Reagent,and Cu(II) proved to be a good alternative.In this study the effect of the concentration of dye, catalyst and hydrogen peroxide were studied and optimized for thediscoloration process of Reactive Black 5 using a Fenton-like process, H2O2/Cu...
Autori: Andrei-Petru Bertea, Armand-Florin Bertea, Romen Butnaru
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A NEW CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION BASED ON FRACTAL PHILOSOPHY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe expression „environmental decision” cannot be explained or summarized by a simple formula containing all the ideasfocused on it.This paper aims to develop a conceptual framework for environmental decision (at organizations level) using fractal paradigmphilosophy in its construction, with the purpose to bring order and simplicity for this type of decision. The study is based on theanalysis of several environmental documentations (existing at the level of large organizations located in...
Autori: Abdessamad Kobi, Christian Robledo, Ionuţ Viorel Herghiligiu, Mihaela Luminiţa Lupu
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EDITORIAL - A SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TO ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROSPECTS IN HYDROTECHNICAL, GEODESY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
In 2012, the Faculty of Hydrotechnics,Geodesy and Environmental Engineering of The"Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi,Romania celebrated 50 years of education in the fieldof hydraulic engineering at the Polytechnic Instituteof Iasi.In 1948, in the same time with the EducationReform in Romania, in Galati, the Faculty ofHidrology was founded. At the same time, studentswho were attending the Rural EngineeringSpecialization in Bucharest were also transferred tothe new established Faculty....
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ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF RIVERBED DESIGN ON WATER QUALITY – THE CASE STUDY OF BAHLUI RIVER, IAŞI, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractIn 2010 in the area of Iasi city, Romania started the “Water-course regulation of Bahlui River, County of Iaşi” a project which inits first phase of development. It has as the main purpose to improve stream flow capacity and to guarantee the defending againstflood. Also, the project aim at developing a section of approximately 2.5 km located between the Stone Bridge (km 14+073) andTudor Vladimirescu Bridge (km 11+615) for recreational purposes. In order to obtain water storage, it i...
Autori: Catrinel-Raluca Giurma-Handley, Costel Boariu, , Tomi-Alexăndrel Hrăniciuc
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EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES IN THE AGRICULTURAL PRACTICAL TEACHING PARTNERSHIPS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractActing on the recommendations of the Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth - Androulla Vassiliou,EU politicians agreed, at the European Council in Brussels - 2010, that education and training are vital for development and thesuccess of society and the current knowledge-based economy. Educational partnerships among all stakeholders engaged ineducation are increasingly important, while teachers and all the professionals involved in training young people must suppor...
Autori: Carmen Olguţa Brezuleanu, ,
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INCREASING ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS BY UPGRADING THE CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT PROCESS WITH NEREDA TECHNOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractGranular sludge technology – NEREDA is one of the most significant achievements in environmental biotechnology of the XXIstcentury. NEREDA is the latest innovative technology for biological wastewater treatment, which purifies water using the uniquecharacteristics of aerobic granular biomass. Unlike conventional processes, bacteria of the biological process naturally focus incompact granules with good settling properties.Due to the variety of biological processes that occur simultaneousl...
Autori: Ilinca Dinu, Ioan Crăciun, Teodora-Manuela Cornea
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CALCULATION OF DISTANCE BETWEEN DRAINS IN MULTILAYER (INHOMOGENEOUS) GROUND IN PERMANENT FLOW REGIME
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThere is no analytical method for calculating the distance between drains placed in multilayer (heterogeneous) ground operating inpermanent flow regime in the literature. The calculation method proposed in the paper, for this situation, is based on the equationelaborated by Ernst for a bilayer ground with drains whose centers are on the borderline between hydrogeological layers. Thepaper presents the calculation model, the equation specific to the situation and the considerations on all ...
Autori: Dragoş Cojocaru, Ioan Cojocaru, Paula Cojocaru
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MODELING THE IMPACTS OF HUMAN ACTIVITIES ON WATER QUALITY OF JIJIA RIVER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractQuality of water bodies is influenced by their ability to self-clean and disperse the existing substances in water originating fromnatural or anthropogenic sources. Creating mathematical models, using design software and simulation, in terms of surface waterquality monitoring, are standard design and interpretation of studies necessary for rational management of water resources. Andwe must respect the concept of "sustainable development”. In this paper we highlight this by modeling data ...
Autori: Florentin Nacu, Ion Giurma, Valentin Boboc
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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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HYDRAULIC CALCULATION OF CHANNELS WITH COMPOSED CROSS SECTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe paper analyzes the hydraulic calculation of channels with composed cross section having horizontal benches. Influences ofthe computation models on results of flows key are shown. There single cross section flow and parallel flows, by dividing thecross section, are considered.The nearest key of flows to the actually one corresponds to results of the model of dividing the composed cross section intosimply by horizontal, defined the banquet elevation....
Autori: Josif Bartha, Stefan Popescu
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METRIC AND NON-METRIC CAMERAS CALIBRATION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF REAL-TIME MONITORING PROCESS RESULTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractIn recent years non-metric digital cameras have known a great development, being used in wide applications, such as: real timemonitoring and preservation of cultural heritage, the shoreline dynamics study, the wave movement for costal protection, soilerosion, etc. Clasic photogrammetry with the use of metric cameras are still of great use in areas such as architecture andenvironmental imaging. An old problem occurs when we want to extract metric information from our environment using clo...
Autori: Ersilia Oniga, Maximilian Diac
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EFFECTS OF HEAVY METALS ON Lepidium sativum GERMINATION AND GROWTH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractBasic principles for assessing phytotoxicity are the same whether the test compound is a heavy metal, herbicide, fungicide,insecticide or other toxic compounds. The difference lies not in the method of evaluation, but in the experimental program andworking methodology.In this paper the phytotoxic effects of heavy metals, Cr (VI) and Cd (II) on plants germination and growth were studied. Stocksolutions of the two heavy metals were prepared at a concentration of 1000 mg/L, in distilled wat...
Autori: Dana Luminiţa Sobariu, , Maria Gavrilescu, Mariana Diaconu, Vasile Lucian Pavel
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DETERMINATION OF ANNUAL AVERAGE TURBIDITY IN A RIVER SECTION USING EMPIRIC RELATIONSHIPS BASED ON GIS TECHNIQUES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe design of hydrotechnical constructions requires knowing certain hydrological quantities necessary for their dimensioning.The annual average turbidity is one of these quantities. The issue is that, in some river sections direct observations andmeasurements do not exist regarding this hydrological quantity, so that different empirical relationships developed by variousauthors based on long observations and measurements are applied, such as that developed by Poliakov. Turbidity depends ...
Autori: Ilinca Dinu, , Tomi-Alexăndrel Hrăniciuc
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WASTEWATER FOR IRRIGATION IN AGRICULTURE: SOME EFFECTS OF EFFLUENT ON SOIL QUALITY AND CANOLA (Brassica napus oleifera) GROWTH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractConsidering the decrease water resources in the past decade, research for rational solutions on water use has become a worldwideconcern. Agriculture is the largest consumer of water, and when the soil moisture level is not assured of precipitation, it issupplemented by irrigation. In the current context of climate change, and consequently the arid territories growth, the researchersare looking for solutions to rational water consumption, and equally to cover the deficit of water in agric...
Autori: Cristina Elena Iurciuc,
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MAPPING NITRATE LEVELS IN GROUNDWATER USING GIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThis paper is an analysis of a case study which entails the assessment of pollution degree with nitrate in the Prut river basin, byanalysing 23 wells. The novelty of this work is the use of modeling done by GIS techniques, namely the Digital Terrain Model(DTM) interpolation technique, to obtain further information starting from discrete information.In the present paper, we emphasized the increasing tendency of nitrates and nitrites content in the underground waters, in directcorrelation ...
Autori: Florian Statescu, Gabriela Biali, Lucian Vasile Pavel
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PRELIMINARY TRIAL APPLICATION OF BIOLOGICAL DESULFONATION IN ANAEROBIC DIGESTORS FROM PIG FARMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThis paper describes preliminary tests carried out in treatment plants serving two different pig farms in Northern Italy, in order toassess the feasibility of implementing biological sulphur removal from biogas produced by anaerobic digestion processes. Thisnormally consists of mixture of CH4, CO2, and other gases; in the presence of sulphur, H2S is also formed, which must beremoved prior to the gas use in thermal engines, to avoid corrosion phenomena. Sulphur removal in the plants consi...
Autori: Andrea G. Capodaglio, Arianna Callegari, Vincenzo Torretta
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APPLICATION OF GIS TECHNIQUE IN LAND EVALUATION FOR AGRICULTURAL USES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to analyze the opportunity of GIS technique implementation for the research of agricultural landsquality. Taking into account that the factors which determine the quality of agricultural lands have a spatial distribution, weconsidered that the complex activities (especially on large surfaces) can be better done within the framework of an informationsystem. Compared to other methods applied for assessing the productive potential of agricultural lands, the GIS ...
Autori: Florian Statescu, Gabriela Biali
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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ISSUES IN FOOD INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractOne of the main objectives of S.C. AVI-TOP S.A. Războieni – Iasi management is the implementation and continuousimprovement of a functional environmental management system in accordance with European standards and their integration intothe unit’s management systems. Environmental management strategy at S.C. AVI-TOP S.A. Războieni – Iasi aims to achieve abalance between economic and environmental protection outcomes, directing all activities towards eliminating pollution. Thepap...
Autori: Aurel Chiran, Benedicta Drobotă, Elena Gindu, Monica-Ionela Pandelea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WATER MANAGEMENT AT THE FORMER COPPER MINING SITE MEDET (BULGARIA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe scope of the present paper is water management dimensioning closed to the copper mining area in the Medet region(Bulgaria). The mining works left an open pit and several waste rock dumps within the catchment area of Medetska River. Atpresent although the flooding of open pit is going on, it will be finished approximately in 2018. Water treatment is necessary dueto the high concentrations of pollutants (sulphate and copper) in the waters influenced by mining. The objective of the stud...
Autori: Gabriela Biali, Petra Schneider, Ralf Löser
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DEVELOPMENT OF A TOOL FOR INDUSTRIAL ATMOSPHERIC EMISSION MANAGEMENT IN THE APULIA REGION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractAtmospheric emission inventories are useful tools to support informed decision making in air quality management. In theframework of Apulia Region emission inventory, a tool for the industrial atmospheric emission management called TerritorialEmissions Cadastre (CET) was developed. CET is a Web-based system able to store all data related to the industrial plants and toperform spatial queries; its components are used for synchronizing, exporting and querying the underlined database. CET al...
Autori: Eleonora Andriani
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TRAFFIC NOISE MEASUREMENT AND PREDICTION OF THE BARRIER EFFECT ON TRAFFIC NOISE AT DIFFERENT BUILDING LEVELS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractWith the development of transportation systems, the associated traffic noise problem has drawn more and more attention in HongKong. Under the Hong Kong Planning Standards and Guidelines, a standard of 70 dB(A), measured as LA10 (1 hour), has been setfor road traffic noise. The Calculation of Road Traffic Noise (CRTN) method has been adopted in Hong Kong to estimate suchnoise. This study first examined and evaluated the accuracy of this method in predicting traffic noise at different floo...
Autori: Cheuk Ming Mak
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CHEMOMETRIC CLASSIFICATION OF ADVANCED OXIDATION PROCESSES FOR THE DEGRADATION OF PHARMACEUTICALS AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThe present study was focused to classify various advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) to degrade sixteen commonpharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs). The classification was based on the degradation rate constant (h-1).Chemometric techniques like principal component analysis (PCA) and cluster analysis (CA) were used to classify AOPs whichcan efficiently degrade a certain class of PPCPs. The bipolt based on first two principal components (PCs) of PCA modelidentified two distin...
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EXPERIMENTAL STUDY AND NUMERICAL MODELLING OF THE WATER/OZONE CONTACT SYSTEM IN BUBBLE COLUMNS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThe ozone oxidation and disinfection stages constitute important technological phases in the modern systems of water treatment,both as unitary stages as integrated ones into systems that use advanced oxidation processes (AOP). More than half of thewater/ozone contact systems used nowadays in the water treatment plants are based on systems of contact in the bubble column.This work here aims at experimentally analysing, in terms of scale, a water-ozone contact system in the bubble column a...
Autori: Sorin Claudiu Ulinici
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ELECTROCHEMICAL MINERALIZATION OF REACTIVE RED 147 DYE ON BORON-DOPED DIAMOND ELECTRODES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractA study on the electrochemical decolourisation, aromatic ring degradation and mineralization of Reactive Red 147 (RR) syntheticsolutions using boron-doped diamond (BDD) electrodes is presented. Electrolyses were carried out under galvanostaticconditions in 0.1 M Na2SO4 supporting electrolyte using undivided electrolytic cell. Prior to electrolysis application, theelectrochemical behaviour of BDD electrode was characterized in the presence of RR dye by cyclic voltammetry in order toestabl...
Autori: Sorina Moţoc
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ASSESSMENT OF MACROMYCETES USING FOURIER TRANSFORM INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY AND CHEMOMETRICS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractEight species of macromycetes which grow in phytocoenosis from “Călimani National Park” (Eastern Carpathians, Romania)have been analysed using Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Among the analysed species, five species are beingconsidered edible (Clitopilus prunulus, Pleurotus eryngii, Macrolepiota rhacodes, Lacaria laccata and Suillus luteus) and threespecies are being considered toxic (Lyophyllum connatum, Paxillus involutus şi Gyromitra infula). The results of f...
Autori: Aurel Pui
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DRIVING FORCES OF WEEE MANAGEMENT: A PEST ANALYSIS OF ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractWaste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE, e-waste) represent the category of municipal waste with the fastest growthrate of the quantities generated particularly in developed countries. In Romania the WEEE management concerns have emergedrecently and the amount of information and data available is limited and sometimes irrelevant. In this case, studying the forcesthat influence WEEE management system directly or indirectly is useful for both the national and international stakehol...
Autori: Nadia Ciocoiu
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INFLUENCE OF NITRATE LOAD ON SULFUR TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE RHIZOSPHERE OF Juncus effusus IN LABORATORY-SCALE CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS TREATING ARTIFICIAL DOMESTIC WASEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractTwo laboratory-scale constructed wetlands planted with Juncus effusus were used to investigate the effect of nitrate load on thesulfur transformation dynamics related to the removal of organic carbon and ammonium. Organic carbon was removed at aconstant high mean level of 80% (inflow of 25 mg/L total organic carbon), irrespective of the nitrate load. In contrast, sulfatereduction responded immediately to the presence or absence of nitrate in an opposing manner, indicating a high abundanc...
Autori: Shubiao Wu
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR TRADITIONAL VERSUS RECYCLED ROAD ASPHALT MIXTURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThe evaluation of the environmental impact of transport infrastructure entails a complex characterization of factors, attitudes andconsequences. In the frame of an ecologically friendly approach, sustainable alternatives and solutions for road asphaltpavements production and exploitation must be identified. A comparative evaluation of the environmental impact for recycledand traditional road pavements asphalt mixtures, expressed as the amount of equivalent carbon dioxide, per ton of mixt...
Autori: Alina Mihaela Nicuţă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE OF THE RECYCLED CEMENT CONCRETE AGGREGATES FOR DURABLE ROAD PAVEMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThis paper presents the results of the research analyses and laboratory studies, aiming to develop design guidelines and suitabletechnologies for the construction of durable and environmental friendly rigid pavements by using recycled cement concrete,resulted from various demolition works. Various recycling principles and technologies, specific laboratory methods of improvedtechnical solutions to enhance wear coefficients, density homogeneity, mixture contamination and water absorption o...
Autori: Marius Muscalu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707Abstract This paper presents the results of the research analyses and laboratory studies, aiming to develop design guidelines and suitable technologies for the construction of durable and environmental friendly rigid pavements by using recycled
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TOWARD A BLACK SEA COMMUNITY TAKING THE ADVANTAGES OF HYDROGEN ECONOMY-ENERGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThere are a quite large number of studies published in the last decade, dealing with the possible pass of the human society to thehydrogen-based energy. The efforts made by researchers all around the world, in order to bring technical solutions, seemremarkable, but at global level only minor progresses were made toward this major change. Furthermore, most of studiespredicted a fuel crisis, but not a possible economical crisis with significant effects on the developing renewable energytec...
Autori: Ştefan Stanciugelu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SECOND GENERATION BIOFUELS AND BIOMASS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
Mother Earth Investments AG, is actively working onthe development 2nd generation bioenergy feedstocks.In this book, Mr. Jansen generously shares hisknowledge in the field, in particular, regarding thechallenges and opportunities in development ofbiomass-derived fuels. This essential guide toinvesting in bioenergy commodities details secondgeneration biofuels from a scientific, technical andeconomic perspective, and discusses their globalenvironmental, political and financial impact.The book is ...
Autori: Roland A. Jansen
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THE ROLE OF GREEN CHEMISTRY IN BIOMASS PROCESSING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
The book edited by Haibo Xie and NicholasGathergood focuses on one of the most importantscientific issues of the 21 century which is thereplacing fossil fuel with sustainable alternatives suchas biomass. Fossil fuels are conventional rawmaterials for many industrial sectors includingchemical and energy production. Usage of fossil fuelis limited by their availability, price and carbonfootprint. Biomass is a renewable resource globallyavailable, cheaper and carbon sequestering. Step bystep shiftin...
Autori: Adrian Catalin Puitel
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EDITORIAL - A SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION, SAFETY ENGINEERING AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
The ELSEDIMA International Conference on “Environmental Legislation, Safety Engineering and Disaster Management” held its 9th edition in 2012. This edition was organized by the “Babeş-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca - Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering, together with the Ministry of Administration and Interior - General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South – Eastern Europe and S.C. I...
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ASSESSING THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY OF THE VENICE LAGOON WATERS USING THE E-QUALITY SOFTWARE TOOL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract According to the Water Frameword Directive the classification of water bodies environmental quality and the achievement of “good status” by 2015 are requested for all the European aquatic environment, including transitional waters such as coastal lagoons. Although progresses have been done and many results have been achieved, several aspects of the WFD implementation can be further improved and current limitations are more evident for some categories of water bodies such a...
Autori: Andrea Critto
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RP-HPLC ANALYSIS OF CARBONYL COMPOUNDS IN SOME INDOOR AIR SAMPLES IN A FACULTY FROM CLUJ-NAPOCA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract This study describes a reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) method for the analysis of several carbonyl compounds in air samples. The air samples were collected using a passive sampling method and cartridges based on florisil impregnated with 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (2,4-DNPH). After derivatization the carbonyl compounds were analyzed by liquid chromatography technique coupled with UV detection. The developed RP-HPLC method was used to analyze...
Autori: Carmen Roba
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REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ESTABLISHMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY CLUSTERS IN NORTH-WEST REGION OF ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract In order to link the question of renewable energy to regional development and territorial cohesion, the article aims to present and evaluate recent initiatives taking place in the North-West Development Region of Romania, with emphasis on emerging renewable energy clusters. Moreover, we will present a case-study on geothermal energy cluster in Northern Transylvania. The state-of-art analysis is a result of a previous FP7 project, while the action plan has been derived from...
Autori: József Benedek
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FAST CHARACTERIZATION OF PYRIDINE USING ION MOBILITY SPECTROMETRY AND PHOTOIONIZATION DETECTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Being involved in the synthesis of precursors for amphetamine and amphetamine-like drugs, pyridine (Py) may be also regarded as a by-product found when these drugs are obtained via the Leuckart method. Also, pyridine is well known as a biomarker of microorganisms, when those are subjected to pyrolysis before analysis by various instrumental techniques. Consequently, since Py is not commonly found in the air, its presence as a contaminant at trace levels in a room could ind...
Autori: George-Bogdan Ghira
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TRIHALOMETHANES VARIATION IN URINE UNDER DIFFERENT CONDITIONS OF HUMAN EXPOSURE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Known as the most important byproducts of water disinfection with chlorigen chemicals, trihalomethanes (THMs) are incriminated in causing severe effects upon human health. The exposure pathways that can lead to potentially significant uptake of THMs include for adults ingestion of tap water and inhalation of THMs in vapor phase resulting from bathing, showering and washing. The purpose of this paper is the exposure assessment to THMs through ingestion, inhalation and derma...
Autori: Anca Elena Gurzău
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STUDY OF HEAVY METAL POLLUTION AND BIOACCUMULATION IN THE BLACK SEA LIVING ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract The Black Sea is seriously affected by a large range of pollutants, despite severe laws regarding the protection of sea ecosystems. Heavy metals are among the most important xenobiotics from the environment, presenting also toxicity for humans. The studies upon heavy metals have proven that the sediments have the highest concentrations and they can release metals back to water and this fact represents a risk for the humans and aquatic ecosystem life. The use of aquatic ...
Autori: Oana Jitar
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ROMANIAN SURFACE WATER QUALITY: TARNAVA MARE RIVER BETWEEN MEDIAS AND COPSA MICA CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract A set of 500 water samples collected from various sites of Tarnava Mare River, between Medias and Copsa Mica were analyzed, during three years (2010-2012). The physicochemical parameters like: temperature, pH, electrical conductivity (EC), total dissolved solids (TDS), salinity, calcium (Ca2+), magnesium (Mg2+), sodium (Na+), lead (Pb2+), chloride (Cl-), sulfate (SO4 2-), ammonium (NH4 +), nitrite (NO2 -) and nitrate (NO3 -) were determined. The results were co...
Autori: Ioana Piştea
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STUDY OF TROPOSPHERIC AEROSOL TYPES OVER IASI, ROMANIA, DURING SUMMER OF 2012
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract This research has been performed during summer time at Iasi Atmosphere Optics, Spectroscopy and Lasers Laboratory site (LOA-SL), aerosol monitoring station (47.19N, 27.55E). In order to properly identify and characterize the aerosol types, Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) data and sun-photometer measurements were analysed using parameters such as: optical thickness, spectral dependence of Ĺngström exponent (α), spectral dependence of Single Scattering Albedo and the ...
Autori: Florin Unga
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ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract The environmental impact assessment has gained a very important role in the decision making regarding different projects, investments, actions and proposals. The environmental impact assessment is a systematic process which deals with the consequences of the future developments in advance. The methodology of the assessment includes several techniques. The quantitative methods focus on the evaluation of the impacts by assigning importance values to the environmental paramet...
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SAFETY LEVELS REACHED BY REINFORCED SOIL STRUCTURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract The paper deals with reinforced soil structures used in critical infrastructures for ecological landfills. During the last 17 years in Romania 28 such landfills were completed. Romania is however a country where strong earthquakes often occur. About 60% of its territory feels the seismic actions which combine with the existing ones. During earthquakes in the massive structures of landfills, huge inertial forces are developing. Due to uncontrolled movements and deformations...
Autori: Cristina Feodorov
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SIMULATIONS FOR INCLUDING THE ENVIRONMENTAL TAX IN MOTOR LIABILITY INSURANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Nowadays, all over the world, the car transport sector is one of the main factors responsible for the Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The current systems of emission taxation do not take into consideration the distance travelled by cars; therefore, they are not fully compliant with the “polluter pays” principle. In addition to the produced inequality, these systems do not encourage the reduction of the distances travelled annually (with possible favorable effects on pollution an...
Autori: Cristian-Mihai Dragos
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AQUATIC PHYTOTOXICITY OF HEAVY METALS: Cu, Cd AND Zn ECOTOXICOLOGICAL TESTS WITH DUCKWEED PLANTS (Lemna minor)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Heavy metals are common contaminants of freshwaters and they can produce toxic effects on aquatic fauna and flora. The ions of heavy metals existing in freshwaters are well known as toxicants for the aquatic organisms. Duckweed is an aquatic plant of small size that floats on fresh water surface of lakes and marshes. The small plants are highly exposed to aquatic pollutants and as a result they are very sensitive to the toxic effects. As consequence the duckweed plants are...
Autori: Vasile Oros
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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
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STUDY ON RECYCLING FEASIBILITY OF ACTIVATED GLASS FROM WEEE EQUIPMENT TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract The main purpose of this paper is to identify, highlight and analyze the recycling possibilities for the activated glass derived from the treatment of the cathode ray tubes (CRT) waste equipment and to demonstrate the recycling viability, economical and environment protection efficiency. A total of 95 pieces of waste electronic equipments (TVs and PC monitors) were processed and a number of five TVs and five PC monitors from the ‘95s were analyzed. Significant quantitie...
Autori: Antoanela Popovici
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ANALYSIS OF AIR QUALITY IN TWO SITES WITH DIFFERENT LOCAL CONDITIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract The aim of this paper is to analyze how local and atmospheric conditions influence pollutants’ distribution. Two different sites in Romania were chosen for measurement campaigns: Surlari (44° 34', 26° 19') located into a forest and near a lake, and a suburban area, Magurele (44° 21', 26° 2'), where the anthropogenic activities dominate. The same equipments for measurements of surface ozone, CO, NO2, NO and PM10 were used at the two sites. The measurements were performed in...
Autori: Sabina Ştefan
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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
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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
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FUZZY-BASED CLUSTERING OF EPICENTERS AND STRONG EARTHQUAKE-PRONE AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract An original Discrete Perfect Sets (DPS) algorithm was developed and applied to clustering of earthquake epicenters with M≥3.0 in California. The obtained clusters correspond well with the locations of the epicenters of strong earthquakes with M≥6.5. This fact allows considering them as earthquake-prone areas for the magnitude M≥6.5. We compared the obtained clusters with the areas recognized in 1976 using Earthquake-Prone Areas (EPA) method. The compariso...
Autori: Alexei Gvishiani
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IMPROVING MANAGEMENT OF RISKS AND NATURAL DISASTERS BY REGIONAL GIS DISTRIBUTED APPLICATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract The aim of this paper is to provide a framework for the improvement of the processes involving risks evaluation and management evaluation in Central East Moldavian Region, considering the occurrence of natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, forest fires and landslides. Consequently, a GIS application has been developed in order to graphically reflect and analyze these risks. The studies on the targeted region would be a starting point to further extensions to othe...
Autori: Iulian Furdu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BEHAVIOUR OF SOLID PARTICLES ON A FLAT OSCILLATING SURFACE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract In many industrial applications most of the solid particles are separated by size and for this purpose there are used the oscillating sieves. The separation process based on sieves is a complex one and it depends on several factors, such as the properties of solid particles submitted to the separation process and on the operating regimes of the separating equipment. We have studied the separation process of the behaviour of solid particles on a flat oscillating surface...
Autori: Ovidiu Bontas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFICIENCY OF FILTERS WITH DIFFERENT FILTERING MATERIALS: COMPARATIVE STUDY IN WATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract In order to accomplish the water quality standards required for a specific use, the continental surface water is treated through a sequence of operations and unit processes. The treatment technological flowsheets carry out, partially or totally, the removal of various pollutants, every treatment step being used for improving one or more qualitative parameter. The treatment scheme is specific to water source type and water use. One of the basic operations for water treatmen...
Autori: Oana Tirtoacă Irimia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPROVING FOOD SECURITY USING GIS DATABASE FOR MECHANIZED RICE FARMS MANAGEMENT IN NORTHWESTERN COTE D’IVOIRE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Agriculture is an axis of socio-economic development of the area of Denguele, Cote d’Ivoire. The evaluation of a project carried out as part of an agricultural campaign requires the handling of large amounts of heterogeneous data for effective monitoring. The design of an appropriate management tool is needed to organize and communicate information useful for decision making. The aim of this work is to provide a useful tool for a better management of information related to...
Autori: Arthur Brice Konan-Waidhet
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MACRO AND ULTRA-MICRO SCALE CHANGES OF RAPESEED SEEDLINGS GERMINATED FROM SEEDS EXPOSED TO UVA-VIS RADIATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Our researches have focused primarily on variations of different biophysical and biochemical effects on vegetal and animal material at macro, micro, and ultra-micro scale resulted from changes in environmental condition. Growth and spectral parameters of rapeseed seedlings from seeds exposed to UVA-VIS radiation with a high pressure lamp which emits incoherent continuously radiation for different time periods were examined 14 days after germination. These studied parameter...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS FROM WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract One of the causes of climate change is the accumulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Methane (CH4) is one of the greenhouse gases, with an ability to trap heat in Earth's atmosphere 21 times greater than carbon dioxide (CO2) per unit mass and in the same period of time. Because the lifetime of methane in the atmosphere is relatively short, it could be kept under control. Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are anthropogenic sources of CH4 emissions. Anaerobic digestion of t...
Autori: Doru Lucian Manea
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

CHANGES IN GROWTH OF WHEAT PLANTLETS INDUCED BY THE ACTION OF THIAMETHOXAM AND THIOPHANATE-METHYL ON SEEDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Pesticides can be considered useful to eliminate pests, but can also induce negative effects to the processes of germination, growth and development of plants or disrupt some physiological and metabolic processes. By studying the effect of pesticides on treated seeds germination, and determination of growth indices, it was possible to evaluate the positive or negative influence or toxicity of the chemical compounds. The aim of this research is to highlight the effects of d...
Autori: Daniela Nicuţă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ATR-FTIR CHARACTERIZATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF AVOCADO OILS FROM FIVE CAMEROON CULTIVARS EXTRACTED WITH A FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Avocado post-harvest losses and cultivar-oriented trade are relevant issues in Cameroon that affect producers and retailers incomes. Identifying specific chemical characteristics of avocado oils would give an added value to underutilized species. Five avocado varieties, Booth 7, Booth 8, Collinson, Hickson and Lula, were subjected to aqueous extraction and the Attenuated Total Reflectance-Fourier Transformed Infrared spectrometry coupled with chemometrics (ATR-FTIR) profil...
Autori: Brice Ulrich Saha Foudjo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NEW EXPERIMENTAL PARAMETERS FOR MONITORING ENERGY SPECTRA OF GAMMA-RAY RADIATIONS IN THE ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Large amount of radioactive sources generate gamma rays of various energies and intensities. Gamma-ray spectroscopy is applied for the quantitative study of the energy spectra of gamma-ray sources. In the present paper, a statistical analysis of the energy spectra of gamma-ray spectroscopy monitored during 4 years at the “Dosimetry and Radioprotection” Laboratory from ”Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacău is provided. Several new mathematical parameters were calcula...
Autori: Marius Stamate
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF A MIXED CYCLE GAS TURBINE TITAN 130S TYPE OPERATING UNDER PARTIAL LOADS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract The paper presents several aspects regarding the optimization of the operation for a mixed cycle gas turbine, Titan 130S type, installed at S.C. CET S.A. Bacau, during the warm season. The optimization entails the partial loads operation and has been done using the multicriterial analysis, taking into consideration the operation restrictions required for this type of gas turbine. The criteria that regard this analysis are: thermal energy requirements, the global efficiency...
Autori: Marius-Ion Stanila
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE RELEVANCE OF VOLCANIC HAZARD IN ROMANIA: IS THERE ANY?
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Volcanic hazard is ignored in natural hazard studies in Romania because no active volcano is known on its territory. However, the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland and its consequences on air traffic safety across Europe and the whole northern hemisphere dramatically demonstrated that volcanic hazard in a certain area, such as a country, is not necessarily related to the presence of active volcanoes in the same territory. Therefore, target-focused approa...
Autori: Alexandru Szakács
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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ANALYSIS AND MODELLING OF THE SOLUBILITY OF BIOGAS COMPONENTS IN WATER FOR PHYSICAL ABSORPTION PROCESSES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Biogas can be used as a renewable and green energy source by upgrading to natural gas. Water scrubbing, which is one of the most widely-applied upgrading technologies, involves an accurate knowledge of the solubility of the main biogas components in water, which is essential to the design and optimization of the biogas upgrading process. In this work, we use several thermodynamic models available in the Aspen Plus software modeling environment to calculate the solubilit...
Autori: Petronela Cozma
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26148

APPLICATION OF ORGANIC FLOCCULANTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF SLUDGE FROM MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract After any treatment process of wastewater results residual sludge that is characterized depending on the type of the wastewater or by the sludge treatment type. The sludge treatment process can be divided in three important stages: the preliminary stage (with the sludge thickening), the stabilization stage, and the dewatering stage. The paper shows the results of the research for the identification of the most efficient organic cationic flocculants, which might be used wit...
Autori: Mariana Turcu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26149

INFLUENCE OF TOTAL PRECIPITATION AND AIR TEMPERATURE ON THE COMPOSITION OF MUNICIPAL LANDFILL LEACHATE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Municipal waste landfill leachate results in different stages of waste stabilization and has a negative impact on the environment. When implementing a new policy on waste handling, monitoring landfill leachate should be carried out under conditions of a modern solid waste landfill. The paper discusses the quality of leachate observed in old and recently built landfills in Vilnius - the capital city of Lithuania. The landfills are situated at a distance of 20 kilometres fro...
Autori: Kristina Baziene
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26151

EQUILIBRIUM STUDY OF Pb(II) AND Cd(II) BIOSORPTION FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION ON MARINE GREEN ALGAE BIOMASS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract The biosorption of Pb(II) and Cd(II) ions from aqueous solution on marine green algae biomass (Ulva lactuca sp.) was studied in batch systems, at initial solution pH of 5.0 and biomass dose of 8.0 g/L, considered as optimum experimental conditions. The obtained results from experiments of a single-component biosorption were analyzed using Langmuir, Freundlich and Dubinin- Radushkevich isotherm models. The Langmuir equation describe the biosorption isotherm of Pb(II) and Cd...
Autori: Laura Bulgariu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26152

EDITORIAL - A SPECIAL ISSUE ON PROGRESS IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY FOR GREEN DEVELOPMENT OF URBAN AND RURAL AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
The special topic “PROGRESS IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY FOR GREEN DEVELOPMENT OF URBAN ANDRURAL AREAS” focus on the important issues of energy resources and anthropogenic pollution of the environment in modern agriculture and industrial manufacture, and proposes some ideas and methods for green progress in sustainability of energy andenvironment....
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