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

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

Solid waste management systems assessment: the municipality's point-of-view
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 1
AbstractThe objective of the paper is to present sustainability indicators for municipal solid waste management (MSWM). Sustainability implies environmental, economic and social acceptance. The complexity of the system-in-focus requires the employment of a systems (or cybernetic) approach: Acceptance implies clear objectives, from a specific point of view (here, the viewpoint of the municipal administration is taken), over a time horizon covering at least two generations, a life-cycle considerat...
Autori: Demetrios Panagiotakopoulos, Konstantinia Tsilemou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25112

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 Ia�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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25120

Removal of zinc (II) from aqueous solutions by romanian sphagnum peat moss
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
In recent years the removal of toxic substances especially heavy metals from water and wastewater by using of non-conventional low-cost sorbent (industrial wastes and some natural material including microorganisms, plant-derived materials, agricultural products and by-products, mineral oxides, clays) has received much attention. In this paper efficiency of Zn (II) removal from aqueous solutions by sorption onto Romanian sphagnum peat moss was studied in batch experiments involving process parame...
Autori: Angelica Kicsi, , Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25126

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25155

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 1 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 1Nr. 1
Contain all the articles from this issue Risk assessment and management - tools for sustainable developmentMaria GavrilescuSustainable alternatives for petrochemical wastewater managementCarmen Teodosiu, Lidy E. Fratila-ApachiteiThe role and the place of oxidant reagents in wastewater treatmentIoan RoscaEnvironmental Psychology, a new direction in the psychological fieldCarmen Catalina IoanChanging concepts of high performance to socially sustainable organizationCostache Rusu, Nerida DavisU...
Autori: Abdelnaser Omran
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25166

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 4 Nr.1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 4Nr. 1
Contain all the articles from this issueBiosorption of Cu2+ ions from aqueous solution by Enteromorpha sp.Loredana Brinza, Matthew Dring, Maria Gavrilescu  Environmental impact assessment for steel processingBrindusa Robu, Carmen Zaharia, Matei MacoveanuEnhanced primary treatment of municipal wastewater by ion exchange and membrane processesDaniela Teleman, Peter A. Wilderer, Carmen Teodosiu, Thilo K?¶tzle Best practices in kraft pulping - benefits and costs Dan GavrilescuAspects of waste m...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25177

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
Include urmatoarele articole:� Cost sensitivity analysis by Monte Carlo simulation� Mathematical modeling of gas drying by adsorption� Methyl isobutyl ketone combustion over Pt/Al2O3 catalyst� Distribution of oxygen transfer rate in stirred bioreactors with simulated broths� Unsteady heat transfer inside an elliptic cylinder� Triphasic external-loop airlift reactors. Hydrodynamic and dispersion studies� Sustainable combined utilization of renewable forest resources and coal in Roma...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25209

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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25214

Environmental pollution with VOCs and possibilities for emission treatment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractVolatile organic compounds (VOCs) constitutes an important class of environmental pollutants, which, together with other contaminants as NOx, SOx, CO, NH3, CO2 etc. participate in degradation of atmosphere and exhibit a potential risk for human health. VOC emissions may be generated in more than 25 percentages through the use of solvents in different industrial or house holding activities. For applying a certain plan concerning the pollution reduction, any user of organic solvents contai...
Autori: Florin Bandrabur, Ion Balasanian, Liliana Lazar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25218

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

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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25238

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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25254

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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25259

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

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

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

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

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

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25379

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25346

Sonic solution for the reduction of weight of the wind tower nacelle
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractThe paper presents an original method, as well as a calculus mode of the main hydraulic parameters, for the transfer of the aeolian power from the nacelle of the tower to its base. The system proposes the existence in the nacelle of a two-, three- or poly- phased sonic generator, from which the obtained energy is transferred by some pipes to the base of the tower, where this can be easily  transformed in electric energy. The paper treats the two-phase variant. An important consequen...
Autori: Ioan I. Pop, Ioana Denes-Pop
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25356

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25371

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
� Photocatalytic properties of titania - fly ash thin films� Study of the viscosity of some biodiesel – diesel oil blends� Aspects refering to technical and leaching properties of the secondary aluminium slags - cement composites� Studies regarding phenol and 4-chlorophenol sorption by surfactant modified zeolites� Cu-Ni nanostructured electrocatalysts obtained by electrocodeposition� Molecularly imprinted poly (vinyl alcohol) films for the selective absorption of glycyrrhizinic ac...
Autori: http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25373

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 5
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
� Photocatalytic properties of titania - fly ash thin films� Study of the viscosity of some biodiesel – diesel oil blends� Aspects refering to technical and leaching properties of the secondary aluminium slags - cement composites� Studies regarding phenol and 4-chlorophenol sorption by surfactant modified zeolites� Cu-Ni nanostructured electrocatalysts obtained by electrocodeposition� Molecularly imprinted poly (vinyl alcohol) films for the selective absorption of glycyrrhizinic ac...
Autori: http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25374

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
� Physiological changes in seedling germination and growth plant under chemical stress conditions� Studies on sorption and transport processes of cadmium in soils� Assessment of the anthropogenic impact on water systems by fluorescence spectroscopy� Research on the effects of soil improvement by fertilization on the quality of winter wheat� Halotherapy: From ethnoscience to scientific explanations� Study regarding the sorption of erythrosine from aqueous solution onto soil� Hydroxy...
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ISSN: 1582 - 9596
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25375

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25406

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25417

Research on the combustion of crude vegetable oils for energetic purposes
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The paper highlights the combustion possibilities of crude vegetable oils as fuels for stationary application. This is an opportunity of a new utilization in Romania of tee vegetable oils, for electricity production and heating systems, instead of the current situation of using in transportation as biodiesel fuel. The research focuses on crude vegetable oils obtained from some indigenous cultures: rape, soy, sunflower. An overview of the agricultural potential of oleaginous plants is...
Autori: Ion Oprea, Ionel Pisa, , Tudor Prisecaru, Gheorghe Lazaroiu, Gabriel Negreanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25424

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25433

Trends in selective collection of the household waste
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The paper presents actual trends concerning the selective collection of the household waste. The collecting methods used in the EU countries and the results obtained by the Romanian municipalities in the last two years are also exposed. The results show thedynamics of household collection and the expectations for the next years. It is known that a town of 100 000 inhabitants collecting 100% of its household recyclable packaging waste could recycle 780 tonnes of steel, 200 tonnes of a...
Autori: Liana Baltes, Camelia Draghici, Camelia Manea, Dan Ceausescu, Mircea Tierean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25440

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25444

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25451

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25462

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25470

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25473

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25474

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

The impact of regional development on the environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Various specialists draw attention on the conflict between the industrial civilization and the environment and mention two aspects: 1. The tendency of depletion of natural energy resources, raw materials and food, or consumption of renewable into a rhythm superior to their capacity of regeneration 2. Physical damage and pollution of the environment: water, air and land. It can be said that a sustainable society is the one that shapes its economic and social system so that natural ...
Autori: Dan Duran, Irina Duran, Ciprian Costescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25485

Issues on costs and investment for environmental protection
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The concept of sustainable development has emerged in order to correlate the need to continue increasing the level of human and increasingly fragile â€?health?? level of environment. At the industrial level, things have moved more quickly. Thus, many companies use waste as fuel, and in some localities they are trying to implement systems for heating cottage on the combustion of waste. They are first to have acknowledged the eco-economical importance of recovery and reuse waste....
Autori: Dan Duran, Irina Duran, Adrian Diaconu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25488

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

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25504

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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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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Economical and social assessments approach on paper recycling
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCC) and Social Life Cycle Analysis (SLCA) are available methodologies for the economic and social assessment of a product or process along its life cycle. Different approaches regarding LCC and SLCA have recently emerged and several hypotheses are currently on testing and discussing. This paper shows existing LCC and a SLCA approaches as well as the methodology applied in the particular case of a paper recycling process. This study gathers part of the Europ...
Autori: Beatriz Ferreira Pozo, Antonio Dobon Lopez, Carlos Lopez Lopez, Maria Calero Pastor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Using of industrial waste materials for textile wastewater treatment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Sorption is one of the several methods that have been successfully utilized for dyes removal. A large number of materials have been used as suitable sorbents for decolourization of industrial effluents: activated carbon (the most common but expensive adsorbent), polymeric resins, various low-cost adsorbents (agricultural and industrial by-products, peat, chitin, silica, bentonite, other clays, fly ash). Our paper is a review about our researches regarding different types of industri...
Autori: Daniela Suteu, Carmen Zaharia, Augustin Muresan, Rodica Muresan, Alina Popescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Adsorption characteristics of Co(II) ions from aqueous solutions on romanian peat moss
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Peat moss has been widely used as low-cost adsorbent to remove a variety of pollutants, including organic compounds and metal ions from aqueous effluents. Various functional groups allow such compounds to bind on active sites of peat moss. The adsorbent used in this study was Romanian peat moss sampled from Poiana Stampei (Romania). The adsorption of Co(II) ions from aqueous solutions on Romanian peat moss was studied in batch experiments, in order to establish the influence of initi...
Autori: Corneliu Caramalau, Laura Bulgariu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Nitrogen adsorption of shale for use as media in constructed wetland
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The constructed wetlands are considered as a low-cost alternative system for nitrogen removal. Shale was selected as a media in constructed wetlands, on the basis of adsorption capacity and suitability for plant growth. The specific objective of this study was to evaluate nitrogen adsorption capacity for using as a media in constructed wetlands. Shale was sieved into 5 particle sizes Shale A-E. The physical and chemical characteristics of shale showed that it is suitable to be use as...
Autori: Amara Daothaisong, Jareeya Yimrattanabovorn
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Removal of 4-chlorophenol by surfactant modified zeolites and surfactant modified alkali-treated natural zeolites
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Chlorophenols are contaminants in soils, sediments, surface waters and groundwater, largely because of their worldwide utilization in the last 50 years as wood preservatives and general biocides in industry and agriculture. The toxicity of chlorophenols and their persistence in the environment require advanced treatment techniques for their removal. Surfactant-modified natural zeolites (SMZs) represent an important class of sorbents for water treatment. This work presents a comparat...
Autori: Roxana Elena Apreutesei, Cezar Catrinescu, Adrian Ungureanu,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Contributions to the improvement of ambiental comfort in residential buildings
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The aim of the study is to outline new opportunities of improving buildings ambient comfort and thus to determine energy consumption cut down. The second half of the XX century witnessed the development of society disregarding the extent to which environment was affected by the industrial production; pollution was triggered by the widespread industry which made use of technologies whose main target was the increase of production output at any cost, an aggressive industry with respect...
Autori: Vladimir Corobceanu, Răzvan Giuşcă, Raluca Giusca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Recycling of waste from the grinding operations
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract This paper introduces and analyses the results of some research regarding the recovery of fine chips from the slurry resulted from the finishing operations (grinding) of the parts used in automobile industry. Little chips, in the form of slime, represent a very important source of raw materials when preparing the powders and at the same time it can be appreciated that the volume of these chips in the form of slurry is high enough so that its use can substantially diminish the product...
Autori: Olimpia Ghermec, Cristian Ghermec, Marin Didu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A social inquiry assessment of new water and wastewater disinfection devices
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract This paper aims at developing a study concerning a prototype production opportunity and its use for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as polluters and consumers, as well as for household consumers. The technical impact can be assessed through introduction of a new and low polluting technology which does not change the taste and smell of water, does not need chemical additives and uses a series of small and easy maintainable equipments with low costs. The method called �documenta...
Autori: Daniela Suteu, Irina Volf, Luminita Lupu, , Carmen Ioan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Strategic environmental assessment for plans, programs, policies in Romania: multi-criterial method
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The purpose of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is to ensure that environmental considerations inform and are integrated into strategic decision-making in support of environmentally sound and sustainable development. In particular, the SEA process assists authorities responsible for plans and programs, as well as decision-makers. The main benefits of SEA consist in: providing high level of environmental protection, improvement of the quality of plan, program or policy making,...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Costs evaluation for ballast water treatment applying the advanced oxidation technology
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Ballast water is used to supply stability on ships that have no load. It is loaded on before departure and often carries stowaways in the form of tiny organisms. To avoid that, the ballast water can be treated on board. Treating ballast water to free it from potentially harmful invasive species is a challenging problem. Alfa Laval in cooperation with Wallenius Water has been developed one system that cleans ballast water during ballasting and de ballasting operation. The paper presen...
Autori: Liviu Constantin Stan, Nicolae Buzbuchi, Feiza Memet
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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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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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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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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Ecological education for sustainable tourism in Romania?s North-East region
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The paper tackles the issue of ecological tourism in Romania?s North-East Region. This region offers some opportunities such as low costs for tourist operators and highly qualified local hosting personnel that can make it attractive. The concept of sustainable development is presented and its features are discussed in the context of tourism. Ecological education is presented as a collateral effect that naturally derives from developing a sustainable tourism, especially in Romania?s N...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Carmen Cătălina Ioan, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Monitoring of several radioisotopes in soils and plants from uranium mining areas
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract A five-year survey of gross ?ŽÂ±+?ŽÂ?, 226Ra, and 137Cs in soils and selected spontaneous plants (Hypnum cupressiforme, Urtica dioica, Dryopsteris filix-mas, and Cirsium arvense) in the Crucea and Lesu Ursului mining areas is presented. The maximum activities in soils were fond to not exceed 0.257 Bq/g for gross ?ŽÂ±+?ŽÂ?, 0.35 Bq/g 226Ra, and 0.05 Bq/g 137Cs. All plant species shown similar capabilities for gross ?ŽÂ±+?ŽÂ? and 226Ra accumulation. The soil-to-plant transfer coeffi...
Autori: Alexandru Cecal, Catalin C. Nica, Dan T. Costin, Danut G. Cozma, Karin Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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Environmental hazards and anaerobic treatment of wastewaters generated in alcohol industry
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract Finding solutions to the waste problems generated by human activity represents a high concern of authorities and environment specialists for many years. Furthermore, energy conservation and reduction of the dependency from fossil fuels represents a top priority of governmental organizations at world level. The developments in alcohol industry have resulted in the increase of wastewaters which are highly polluted with organic substances, causing environmental pollution hazards. A wide...
Autori: Carmen Mateescu, Ionel Constantinescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 10 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 3
? ADSORPTION OF DYE FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION USING SILVER WOOD SAWDUST CARBON ? TIME SERIES ANALYSIS OF THE HEAVY METALS LOADED WASTEWATERS RESULTED FROM CHROMIUM ELECTROPLATING PROCESS ? WATER QUALITY CHARACTERIZATION OF THE PRUT RIVER ? ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERS - BETWEEN REALITY AND HOPE ? INTERACTIONS AMONG CLIMATE, VEGETATION AND SOILS IN RADUCANENI ? IASI AREA ? DISTRIBUTION OF MIXING INTENSITY OF OXYGEN-VECTOR DISPERSIONS IN AERATED...
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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

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

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

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

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF A SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEM WITH DISH SOLAR COLLECTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:In order to comply with the 20-20-20 Directive, by which every EU member state has pledged to produce 20% of the energy byusing renewable sources, solar energy for heating became a much addressed to topic, as a viable and up-scalable option. Researchis devoted to increasing the efficiency while reducing the production costs and the development of novel solar thermal systemswith dish collectors can contribute with innovative solutions. Thus, the first step in the development process, the...
Autori: Daniela Ciobanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DESIGN OF THE SUSTAINABLE URBAN VEHICLES - NEW CONCEPTS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS IN AUTOMOTIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The demand for new and high performance products in the automotive industry is increasing exponentially and this trend imposesinnovative concepts for cars. The future solutions for the automotive industry may find their answer in the fabricationtechnologies and also in alternative propulsion and energy production.The car design field cannot ignore the global economic crisis, imposing new approaches in terms of materials and cost effectivetechnologies and by the means of environmental pr...
Autori: Mihai Comşiţ
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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4-BAR GEARED LINKAGE USED FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC AZIMUTH ORIENTATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:In order to capture as much solar energy as possible, the photovoltaic converter has to follow the sun movement during a day; thiscan be achieved by a tracking system. Most tracking systems have complex and costly structures that can provide wide anglevariations. This paper presents a geared linkage that is build up by a planetary system of gears fitted on a linkage, and thus helpsin reaching wide angles. Starting from a patented linkage, which reaches ≈200° angular strokes, by a...
Autori: Dorin Diaconescu, Ioana Hermenean, Nora Creanga
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REUSE OF PET WASTE AS THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:Composite manufacturing from plastic wastes of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) type, sand-blasting represents a materialrecovery of the wastes. This process can be achieved, with the purpose of reducing the material consumption which is in deficit,production costs, and the duration of the technological processes.Thermoplastics composites obtained by a melting process at 170-200 oC, wastes incorporation and solidification in forms replacesuccessfully the thermo rigid composites obtained...
Autori: Ioan Ropotă, Marcela Muntean, Mihai Bratu, Ovidiu Dumitrescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY ON ENERGY RESOURCES INTEGRATION AND SUSTAINABILITY OF THE NEW MODULAR AGRICULTURE PATTERN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The paper aims to present the new pattern of modular agriculture, as evolution of agri-food production in the coming decades aswell as to highlight the direct relation between this pattern and the massive energy support it requires.The paper basically deals with reactions to climate change, reductions of carbon emission, in addition to high quality and safetyrequirements for food production. The author envisages the PAC measures called for in order to ensure a sustainable developmentof ...
Autori: Romulus Gruia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF METHYL ORANGE AND METHYLENE BLUE DYES FROM WASTEWATER USING SAWDUST AND SAWDUST-FLY ASH AS SORBENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:Methyl orange and methylen blue are two dyes resulted from the textile industry. They are not raising just esthetical problems, butthey are toxic and hence harmful to aquatic animals. The aim of this study is to test the capacity of three types of sawdust (oak,willow and white poplar) and mixed substrates, sawdust: fly ash (FA), to remove the methyl orange (MO) and methylen blue(MB) from wastewater. The influence of contact time, solution pH and initial concentration of dyes on the blea...
Autori: Anca Duta, Dora Lucaci
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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THERMODYNAMIC DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF A SOLAR-DISH POWERED STIRLING ENGINE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:A thermodynamic model for accurately predicting the overall efficiency and power output of a solar assembly using a Stirlingengine is presented. It is based on the application of the First Law of Thermodynamics for Processes with Finite Speed and usesthe Direct Method. The proposed model could also be used to better design receivers that concentrate the solar radiation and toproperly size the receiver cavity for a dish solar concentrator. Examples of the optimization of the performance ...
Autori: Alexandru Dobrovicescu, Camelia Stanciu, Dorin Stanciu, Georgiana Tirca-Dragomirescu, Monica Costea, Stoian Petrescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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ECONOMIC AND CONSTRUCTION ANALYSIS OF LIGHTWEIGHT MEMBRANES IN HOUSING IN TEMPERATE CLIMATES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:Lightweight materials are more viable for use in invariably hot or cold climates than in temperate climates. However, it is possibleto use lightweight construction systems and specifically membranes even in housing buildings in temperate climate areas, if theirproperties are well explored, allowing better environmental performance and cost effectiveness than conventional solutions. In theouter skin and in dividing elements, architectural membranes can be used as thermal regulators, for ...
Autori: António Pedro Reis, João Pedro Couto, Paulo Mendonça
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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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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BIOMIMETIC HYDROXYAPATITE COATING ON C.P. Ti AND Ti-6Al-4V ALLOY BY ACID AND ALKALI TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:Titanium metal and its alloys have been widely used as implants under load-bearing conditions due to their biocompatibility, excellent corrosion resistance and lightness, but their inability to bond to living bone is a setback. The experiments outlined here investigated hydroxyapatite (HA) coating on Ti metal implants, used to enhance their bioactive properties. In this study, specimens of commercially pure titanium (c.p. Ti) and Ti-6Al-4V were etched in either H3PO4 or HCl, and subsequ...
Autori: Chao-Lun Fu, Hsueh-Chuan Hsu, Shih-Ching Wu, Shih-Kuang Hsu, Wen-Fu Ho
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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POST TREATMENT OF POULTRY SLAUGHTERHOUSE WASTEWATER AND APPRAISAL OF THE ECONOMIC OUTCOME
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:Recovery of residual ammonium nitrogen (NH4+-N) from dissolved air flotation (DAF) pretreated poultry slaughterhouse wastewater was studied by means of magnesium ammonium phosphate hexahydrate (MgNH4PO4.6H2O, MAP) precipitation in a lab-scale batch study. The maximum recovery values were obtained as 80.2%, 97.1% and 53.6% with the addition of MgCl2.6H2O + KH2PO4, NaH2PO4.2H2O + MgSO4.7H2O, and MgOHCO3 + 85% H3PO4 at pH 9.5, respectively. Based on the physicochemical findings, subsequent...
Autori: Aylin Gunay, Idil Ozis, Ilter Turkdogan-Aydinol, Kaan Yetilmezsoy
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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REMOVAL OF Cr(VI) FROM AQUEOUS ENVIRONMENT USING PEAT MOSS: EQUILIBRIUM STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The removal of Cr (VI) from aqueous solutions by sphagnum peat moss was investigated in batch experiments as a function of solution pH and initial Cr (VI) concentration. The highest removal percentage (R=99%) was obtained at pH = 1, in solutions of 20.8 mg Cr (VI)/L. In order to establish the mechanism of the removal process, Cr (VI) and total Cr (Cr (VI) + Cr (III)) in residual solutions was analyzed. The Cr (VI) removal by the peat moss at low pH is governed by two processes – electrostatic ...
Autori: Catalin Balan, Doina Bilba, Irina Volf, Matei Macoveanu, Petru Bulai
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PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND DYNAMICS OF THE WELLS WATER IN GALATI COUNTY (ROMANIA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The availability of good quality water is an indispensable condition for preventing diseases and improving the quality of life. Water is one of the most important renewable resources, which must be prevented from deterioration in quality. Various physicochemical parameters like pH, alkalinity, total hardness, total dissolved solids, calcium, magnesium, nitrate, have a significant role in determining the potability of drinking water. In this study, samples were collected from wells situated in vi...
Autori: Maria Cioroi, Mirela Praisler
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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
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EVALUATION OF ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION BY USING NATURAL LOW-COST SORBENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
In this study, we have tested the possibility of utilization of three types of natural low-cost sorbents: (Sphagnum moss peat, natural moss peat and alkaline treated moss peat) for the active biomonitoring of air quality from Căliman National Park area (Dorna Basin), during of two months (September – October 2010). The concentrations of some heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Cu, Mn and Fe) in the sorbent samples were used as an indicator of the level of air pollution in the studied region. After expo...
Autori: Iulian-Ovidiu Sandu, Laura Bulgariu, Matei Macoveanu
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REMOVAL OF Cd(II) IONS FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION BY RETENTION ON PINE BARK
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Among the different types of waste products tested, the bark of different Pinus species have been identified as a promising class of low- cost sorbents for heavy metal binding. In this context, the potential of Romanian pine bark wastes as green and economical sorbent for cadmium (II) ions removal from aqueous solutions has been tested in batch conditions as function of initial pH, contact time, sorbent dose, metal ion concentration and temperature. The equilibrium data at three different temper...
Autori: Anca Miron, Brindusa Robu, Carmen Paduraru, Lavinia Tofan, Roxana Laura Mihailescu Amalinei
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NEW POLYURETHANE – HYDROXYAPATITE COMPOSITES MEMBRANES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
This research investigates the influence of certain vitamins (A and D2) on the possibility of hydroxyapatite formation on polymer surfaces. A coating method based on biomimetic techniques was used to form a crystalline hydroxyapatite thin layer on porous polyurethane matrix. The method is based on a wet process of hydroxyapatite formation that involves porous polyurethane film soaking in a modified synthetic Simulated Body Fluid (SBF) solution. This modified SBF solution contains vitamin A and v...
Autori: Alina Costina Luca, Constantin Luca, Gabriela Ciobanu, Simona Ilisei
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CHARACTERIZATION OF NITRIFICATION PERFORMANCE AND MICROBIAL COMMUNITY IN A MBBR AND INTEGRATED GBBR-MBBR TREATING HEAVILY POLLUTED RIVER WATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
Abstract A one-stage aerobic moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) (Reactor A) and a combined reactor (Reactor B) involving an anoxicgravel-bed biofilm reactor (GBBR) and an aerobic MBBR were applied to the treatment of heavily polluted river water. Reactorperformance was investigated throughout the experiment for almost 200 days and molecular techniques including PCR-DGGE,FISH/CLSM and FISH/FCM were used to reveal the evolutions of bacteria community, abundance of nitrifying bacteria and their...
Autori: Linyun Gu, Xiangchun Quan, Yin Qian, Yuansheng Pei, Zhifeng Yang
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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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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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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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VOLUNTARY AGREEMENTS AS A WAY TO STIMULATE INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND THEIR CONDITIONS FOR SUCCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractNumerous governments have adopted innovative policy instruments to deal with important environmental policy challenges.Various forms of negotiated instruments may offer the potential to improve on environmental performance beyond whatregulation alone can accomplish. Dutch covenants, which represent negotiated agreements with sectors of industry as targets ofbehavioral change in terms of mitigation of pollution, waste minimization and sustainable products and processes, provide auseful sa...
Autori: , Kris Lulofs, Laura Franco, Theo de Bruijn, Yanyan Xue
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A TECHNO-ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF BIODIESEL PRODUCTION FROM MICROALGAE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractThe preliminary assessment of a cost-effective flow-sheet for the production of biodiesel from microalgae lipid fraction wascarried out. The study was based on approximated cost-estimation methods integrated with the simulation software Aspen Plus®.Several scenarios were investigated to compare costs regarding the main steps of the biodiesel production process. Ranges ofinput variables from downstream literature and experimental data were used to simulate the sections that define concret...
Autori: Antonio Marzocchella, Giuseppe Olivieri, Piero Salatino, Teresa Guida
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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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STREET LITTER REDUCTION PROGRAMS IN THE NETHERLANDS: REFLECTIONS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DUTCH LITTER REDUCTION PROGRAM FOR 2007 – 2009. LESSONS FROM A PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractOn a daily basis one is confronted with litter. Most forms of litter are, however, of no concern to people. Nonetheless, litteraccounts for serious economic costs, and causes negative effects to health, safety and biodiversity. Most countries implementlitter reduction policy programs, often in the form of litter collection and penalties for littering. Litter reduction does notnecessarily have to be a government initiative as grassroots and business initiatives have shown; for instance, c...
Autori: , Laura Franco - Garcia, Theo de Bruijn, Thomas Hoppe
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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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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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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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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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REMOVAL OF TWO INDUSTRIAL DYES FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS USING HYDROTALCITE-LIKE ANIONIC CLAYS AND THEIR DERIVED MIXED OXIDES AS HIGHLY EFFICIENT PHOTOCATALYSTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractMultifunctional materials based on iron substituted anionic clays and their derived mixed oxides owning specific porousproperties and textural characteristics are synthesized, characterized and tested as photocatalysts in the process of the azo-dyesdegradation from aqueous solutions. The features of X-ray diffraction patterns point out the modification of the lattice parameterswhen Fe3+ is substituted Al3+ in the brucite like layer. N2 adsorption-desorption analysis reveals specific poro...
Autori: Carmen Gherasim, Gabriela Carjă, Magda Puşcaşu, Mihaela Bîrsanu
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KINETIC STUDY OF HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM REMOVAL FROM WASTEWATERS BY ION EXCHANGE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractIn spite of the fact that concern on water quality protection raised in the last decades heavy metals pollution still represents agreat threat for both human health and environment quality. Ion exchange proved to be an effective technique for industrialwastewaters treatment, as long as it ensures an effective recovery of valuable compounds. The main purpose of this work is toassess the performances of a commercial ion resin sort (a strong basic anionic resin – VIONIT AT 21), to remove ch...
Autori: Alexandra Raluca Miron, Cristina Costache, Cristina Modrogan, Dumitru Giani Apostol, Oanamari Daniela Butucea, Redha Kouachi
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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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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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REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION BY UPGRADING PUMPING STATIONS IN WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractAdjusting the operating parameters of pumping stations equipped with fixed speed pumps is achieved by manipulating the valvesfrom the pumps’ discharge. In order to meet the requirements of the distribution networks, the pumps are being strangled atstartup and they remain so throughout the entire period of operation. This paper presents a method developed to estimate theenergy costs in a pumping station operation, based on an analysis using the data recorded in the register of the station...
Autori: Liviu Valer Hasegan, Sorin Perju
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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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KINETICS AND EQUILIBRIUM ADSORPTION STUDY OF LEAD (II) ONTO LOW COST CLAYS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThe performance of four low cost Iraqi clays, bentonite (BT), kaolinite (KT), attapalgite (AT) and flint (FT) to remove lead ionsfrom aqueous solutions by adsorption was investigated. Batch experiments were carried out at pre determined equilibration time,adsorbent dosage, solution pH, particle sizes, ionic strength, initial lead ions concentration and temperature. Adsorption of Pb2+ions was strongly affected by pH and best adsorption is achieved at pH 4.5. The systems were investigated ...
Autori: Najwa I. Abdulla
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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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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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RISK-BASED ANALYSIS OF AN INDUSTRIAL ROMANIAN SITE HISTORICALLY CONTAMINATED WITH HEAVY METALS AND TOTAL PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Contaminated land is a major problem and its remediation costs in Europe and the USA exceed €550 billion; however, rehabilitation proceeds only at a slow pace. The normally high cost of remediation, along with the inefficient use of the available funds, gives rise to a need for a method of effectively allocating remediation funds. Risk assessment based techniques sustain the decision-making process regarding contaminated sites rehabilitation, along with cost/benefit analys...
Autori: Ileana-Codruţa Stezar
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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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A COUPLED KARST-POROUS GROUNDWATER MODEL BASED ON THE ADAPTED GENERAL HEAD BOUNDARY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractGroundwater in karst aquifer and porous aquifer always have close hydraulic connection. However, groundwater in karst aquiferalways behaves as turbulent flow, while the porous groundwater flows in a laminar way. Due to the different flow properties, it is difficult to simulate the connection between the two types of groundwater simultaneously, in one model. This paper aims atdesigning a coupled model which is able to describe the hydraulic connection between the karst and porous groundwa...
Autori: Yuqiao Long
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APPRAISAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS ON SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION OF WATER IN THE WINE-PRODUCING SPANISH INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractThe aim of this work consists of presenting the need to improve the tributary regulation in order to stimulate the suitablemanagement of the water in the process of production of the wine. In this sense, it is analyzed the influence of the cost of thewater and the different taxes associated with the discharge of wastewater in order to encourage the system implantation of water recycling in the wine-producing Spanish industry. For that, it is studied the actual case of a winery, of its ne...
Autori: Isabel M. Román-Sánchez
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EFFECT OF ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES ON FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE: THE CASE OF ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractNowadays, companies at the electrical industry have to meet numerous environmental requirements which involve a largeincrement in their costs. However, it is considered that these investments made by organizations may affect positively to theirreputation and therefore to their profits.So the aim of this paper is to analyze the influence that some Environmental variables related to the emission and resourcereductions have on the Financial Performance of the electrical firms through a data...
Autori: Bernabé Escobar-Pérez
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RECONSIDERING ECONOMIC COAL RESOURCES IN DRAFTING ENERGY STRATEGIES. THE CASE OF ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractGlobal energy demand is following a strong upward trend. As highlighted by the latest analyses the overall black coal resourcesare able to satisfy human needs for more than 200 years including the particular case of intensive exploitation. According to theInternational Energy Agency (IEA) renewable energy and natural gas resources have encouraging perspectives for furtherexpansion. Even so coal will continue to cover almost a quarter of primary energy resources needs. The EU is currently...
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LOW-COST TECHNOLOGIES FOR SAFE DRINKING WATER IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA: OVERVIEW AND APPLICATION TO THE NORTH OF VIETNAM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractIn spite of the ambition of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), water supply and sanitation are still worryingly deficientin South-East Asia (SEA). Due to the rapid increase in population, increased urbanization and industrial activities, and absence ofa strong regulatory framework, water quality in this region is impaired due to the high levels of contamination. Because of thechallenge of providing safe drinking water from poor quality water sources, development of low-cost drinkin...
Autori: Pham Thi Thuy
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KINETICS AND EQUILIBRIUM OF COPPER AND CHROMIUM IONS REMOVAL FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS USING SAWDUST
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractThis work presents the removal of heavy metal ions (Cu2+ and Cr3+) from aqueous solutions with the use of pine (Pinus silvestris) sawdust. The experiments were conducted in a batch mode. Kinetic and equilibrium parameters of biosorption – which are best described by pseudo-second order and Langmuir models – were determined. The maximum sorption capacity at pH 5 and a temperature of 20°C for pine sawdust amounted to 21.47 mg/g for Cu2+ ions and 39.63 mg/g for Cr3+ ions, respectively.Therm...
Autori: Anna Witek-Krowiak
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF ACID BLACK DYE BY PUMICE STONE AS A LOW COST ADSORBENT: KINETIC, THERMODYNAMIC AND EQUILIBRIUM STUDIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractThe removal of Acid Black 1 dye was investigated by acid treated pumice stone as a low cost adsorbent, since acidicmodifications were expected to improve the sorption capacity. The main components of the considered adsorbent were SiO2 andAl2O3 and acid treated pumice shows irregular structure. The effect of various parameters such as the initial dye concentration,the contact time, the temperature and the pH were studied. An increase of the contact time, the initial dye concentration or a...
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TECHNO-ECONOMICAL EVALUATION OF POST- AND PRE- COMBUSTION CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE METHODS APPLIED FOR AN IGCC POWER GENERATION PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractGlobal warming is happening due to increasing level of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. In orderto reduce this rising level of CO2 emitted by human activities, carbon capture and storage technologies are being developed.The present paper investigates and compares, from a techno-economical point of view, two of the most used conceptual methods(post- and pre- combustion) for CO2 capture generated from the fossil fuel power generation sector. For post-combustio...
Autori: Anamaria Padurean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26217

AN ECO SUSTAINABLE TECHNIQUE TO REDUCE CADMIUM AVAILABILITY TO AMARANTHUS CAUDATUS GROWN UNDER AGRICULTURAL WASTE AND FERTILISER AMENDED SOIL: GROWTH AND PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractPresent study deals with a technology that reduces the cadmium(Cd) availability to the leafy vegetable Amaranthus caudatusfrom Cd contaminated soil (6 μg Cd g-1soil), amended with farmyard manure FYM, FYM+NPK and agricultural wastes (ricehusk; RH and saw dust; SD) at different doses (0.5 %, 2 %, 5 % and 10 %). Among all the doses 5 % was found to the best foreach amendment showing maximum reduction in phytoavailability of Cd hence better vegetable yield. At this dose the reductionin...
Autori: Anita Singh
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26228

ENERGY EFFICIENCY LANDSCAPES: AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY VISUAL TOOL FOR SUPPORTING DECISION MAKING IN BUILDINGS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractEnergy efficiency in buildings is a key issue in achieving sustainable development. Many decision support methodologies andtools have been developed, mainly based on energy consumption measurements or simulations and rules designed by experts toconstruct Building Energy Management Systems. An extension of this information from raw consumptions to energy efficiency isrequired. In addition, a visual depiction of this information with temporal and spatial resolution, applied to the differen...
Autori: Mark Richard Wilby
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26259

SELF-ORGANIZING MAP TO ESTIMATE SUSTAINABLE FLOOD RETENTION BASIN TYPES AND VARIABLES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractA sustainable flood retention basin (SFRB) is an impoundment or integrated wetland, which has a pre-defined or potential role inflood defense and diffuse pollution control that can be accomplished cost effectively through best management practice in urbanor remote regions. A database comprising 372 SFRB, which belong to 6 types and are characterized by 43 variables, has beendeveloped for the central Scotland area. However, the determination of SFRB types and some characterisation variabl...
Autori: Qinli Yang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ADSORPTIVE REMOVAL OF HAZARDOUS METHYLENE BLUE BY FRUIT SHELL OF Cocos nucifera
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractIn this work, fruit shell of Cocos nucifera (FSCN) treated with H3PO4 has been tested as a low cost adsorbent for the removal of methylene blue (MB) from aqueous solution in batch and column process. The adsorption of MB onto FSCN was affected by the initial solution pH, dye concentration, temperature, column internal diameter and adsorbent dose. The adsorption equilibrium data was fitted well to the Langmuir model and the maximum adsorption capacity was found to be 20.74 mg/g at 40ºC. K...
Autori: Pijush Kanti Mondal, Rais Ahmad, Rajeev Kumar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TREATMENT OF NYLON PRODUCTION WASTEWATER BY BIOLOGICAL ANAEROBIC FILTER IN COMBINATION WITH A/O PROCESS – A CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractThis paper presents the full-scale treatment of nylon production wastewater in a wastewater treatment plant in Henan province, Central China. In this case, a 9600 m3/d capacity wastewater treatment plant was installed to treat the wastewater generated from the production of nylon-66 salt, based on the biological anaerobic filter (BAnF) combined with an anoxic/oxic (A/O) process. The performance of the biological combined system was monitored over a 75-day period. The results revealed tha...
Autori: Chunlian Xu, Haiming Huang, Jiankun Dai, Jianrong Qi, Qianwu Song, Shaowei Wu, Wenjun Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF AVIATION EMISSIONS THROUGH ALTERNATIVE ROUTING STRATEGIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractThe significant increase in air transportation expected over the coming decades, combined with the initiation of the emissions trading system (EU-ETS) within European aviation, is increasing the requirement for airlines to find new levels of efficiency in their operating practices leading to reduced emission levels. Technological developments are expected to lead to substantial reductions in fuel burn and emissions over the long term, including aircraft design optimization and the use of...
Autori: Athanasios J. Kolios, Stuart Howe
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PERFORMANCE OF AN ACTIVE SOLAR STILL COUPLED TO EVACUATED TUBE COLLECTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractIn this study, the experimental performance of a single slope solar still coupled with an evacuated tube collector was investigated. A single slope passive solar still (PSS) and single slope active solar still (ASS) integrated with an evacuated tube collector were fabricated with an area of 1 m2 and tested in the composite climate of Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India, (Latitude: 11°N; Longitude: 77°E and an altitude of 409 m above sea level). High water  temperatures in the range of 84.2...
Autori: Karuppusamy Sampathkumar, Palanisamy Senthilkumar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DESIGN CRITERIA FOR INCREASING BUILDING FLEXIBILITY: DYNAMICS AND PROSPECTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractOne of the key issues in building construction is environmental sustainability. Conventional methods of construction do not consider the in-built capacity to adapt over time according to new technical requirements and environmental consequences. Therefore, any change or renovation of the building will result in significant cost and lost use during its lifecycle. Designing flexible buildings for easy change and adaptation will assist the main concept of sustainability by reducing material...
Autori: M. Fauzi M. Zain, Maslina Jamil, Nasibeh Sadafi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ADSORPTION OF METHYLENE BLUE DYE ONTO SURFACE MODIFIED CASHEW NUT SHELL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractIn the present study, batch adsorption experiments were performed for the removal of methylene blue (MB) dye from its aqueoussolution using newly prepared surface modified cashew nut shell (SMCNS) by varying the operating parameters like solution pH,adsorbent dose, initial dye concentration, contact time and temperature. The SMCNS has been prepared by treating the cashewnut shell with the sulphuric acid. Adsorption equilibrium data were analyzed by the model equations such as Langmuir,Fr...
Autori: Krishnan Gayathri Lashmi, Muthukumar Priyadharshini, Ponnusamy Senthil Kumar, Ramasundaram Vijayakumar Abhinaya, Subramanian Sivanesan, Vishwanathan Arthi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF LABORATORY AND FIELD-BASED METHODS TO MONITOR NATURAL ATTENUATION PROCESSES IN THE CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER OF A FORMER COKING PLANT SITE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThe monitored natural attenuation (MNA) of groundwater contamination is in many cases considered to be a cost-effective andappropriate strategy to manage the remediation of contaminated aquifers. A prerequisite for the public acceptance of such NAremediationapproaches is that the efficiency of the presumed NA-processes should be proven. This proof must be based on anextensive hydrogeological and in-situ characterization of the ongoing aquifer processes. Additional investigations of aquif...
Autori: Achim Möller, Anja Berning, Anne Berghoff, Bernd Mahro, Christoph Wortmann
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVING AND SIMPLIFYING ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS AND BURDENS FOR EMAS AND ISO 14001 CERTIFIED ORGANIZATIONS: EVIDENCES FROM ITALY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThis article aims to investigate the Italian initiatives related to legislative simplifications as incentives for the dissemination ofEMSs. An increasingly complex and varied environmental legislation entails many efforts by organisations such as SMEs that donot always have sufficient human and financial resources to meet all the obligations applicable to them.The goal of this article is therefore to analyse the main simplifications, describing their approach, operational modalities and ...
Autori: Fabio Iraldo, Francesco Testa, Marco Frey, Tiberio Daddi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MICROCYSTINS REMOVAL BY COAGULATION AND CHLORINATION UNDER LABORATORY CONDITIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractToxic cyanobacteria are an emerging and increasing threat to public water supplies across the world. As a result,it is essential tominimize the risk from toxic cyanobacteria and their metabolites, and the key is to be vigilant and monitor for cyanobacteria andcyanotoxins throughout the source water and the treatment plant. The present study aims to verify the validity of the traditionalprocess of coagulation and chlorination to remove microcystins (MCs) in the Xinxiang water plant in Chi...
Autori: Bang-Jun Zhang, Qiong-Qiong Ding, Wei-Hong Zhang, Xiao-Yu Li, You-Hai Xie
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PROMOTING ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY USING SANITARY TAX: THE CASE OF AGRO-FOOD INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER IN SPAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractThe discharge of industrial effluents is a growing concern for companies, policy makers and the sanitary water system due to thepossible damage to environment. In Spain, wastewater discharge made into the sewer network is regulated locally by the SanitaryTax (ST). Consequently, for the latter, regulation and cost differences exist. In this paper, the role of Spanish STs to promoteenvironmental protection through the treatment of industrial wastewater (IWW) is analyzed. The study is focus...
Autori: Irene Carra, Isabel María Román Sánchez, José Antonio Sánchez Pérez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SURVEY ON INTEGRATED MODELLING APPLIED IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractIn the context of the complexity of the environmental system, this paper addresses the problem of environmental modeling,considering the global aspects of sustainability as well as the linkage between environmental and economic issues. The survey onintegrated modeling highlights that the complexity of the environmental problems should be approached on the basis of multidisciplinarycooperation and studies. Furthermore, the European environmental standards and products quality standards im...
Autori: Ion Viorel Matei, Laura Ungureanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARISON OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS FOR THERMAL POWER PLANTS IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractThe energy and environmental regulations of thermal power plants became crucial issues in China due to the coal dependence ofelectricity generation. The regulation costs, which are distributed differently between the plants are evaluated based ondirectional distance functions approach using the input and pollution data of the main thermal power plants in 2008. The resultsof our analysis show that potential cost for complying with the regulations entailing coal consumption for power gener...
Autori: Jinyi Li, Wei Zhang, Xiaohua Xia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REGIONAL STUDY ON THE FEED-IN-TARIFF MECHANISM OF THE PHOTOVOLTAIC INDUSTRY IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractFeed-In-Tariff (FIT) mechanism is an important measure for government to incentive photovoltaic (PV) industry development. Inorder to secure the appropriate implementation of the Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) mechanism, this paper explores in the first place anoptimal bidding contract price by establishing a bidding model between government and photovoltaic power generationcompanies. On this basis, the paper adopts the Net Present Value (NPV) method and studies the impacts of the fluctuations ofd...
Autori: Hong Li, Juanrui Lou, Tingting Zhang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PREVENTING RISK OF NOISE EXPOSURE IN WORKING ENVIRONMENT USING NOISE MAPPING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractIn the developed countries, excessive exposure to noise represents at least half of the reasons for which workers lose hearing.Noise inducing hearing loss is among the most common causes of occupational illness. In this paper, the noise is considered themost expensive risk factor in terms of the occupational diseases costs. Noise maps are treated essentially as a tool for both urbanor industrial noise monitoring and control. The maps we analyzed enable the real-time monitoring of the cur...
Autori: Silviu Nicolae Platon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF THERMO-VISION SYSTEMS DURING INTERVENTION AND RESCUE ACTIVITIES IN TOXIC, FLAMMABLE AND EXPLOSIVE ENVIRONMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractThe success of rescue in toxic, flammable and explosive environments can accurately be quantified by the number of injuredcaught at the event that occurs, identified, reanimated and transported safely to the nearest hospital or point of granting the firstaid. Unfortunately, in most cases, the area where these activities are developed, research is more or less accessible due to thepresence of smoke, toxic or explosive gases or lack of visibility. For this reason, most often we are witness...
Autori: Artur Găman
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL SOUNDNESS OF VIRTUAL SIMULATIONS FOR COAL BED DEGASSING PROCESSES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractMining industry, by underground coal exploitations allows the release of important methane quantities in the atmosphere.Methane can be found stored both in coal deposits, as well as in sterile rocks from the proximity of coal beds. By carrying out thedegassing process in advance of the exploitation, there can be obtained at least three benefits simultaneously: a new source offuel for heating devices, methane emissions reduction and ventilation costs reduction.With the help of computer, s...
Autori: Nicolae-Ioan Vlasin
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PROCEDURE FOR METAL CUTTING USING EXPLOSIVES, WITH LOW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractResearches aim to develop new knowledge in the metal cutting field, using a relatively new technique with a low number ofapplications nationwide, namely the flexible explosive charge with cumulative effect for fast and precise cutting of metals. Theprocedure of cutting with explosives is a process that involves using and handling materials in their solid phase.This procedure isespecially applied in cases where materials are mostly metals and it uses a directed and controlled cumulative e...
Autori: Ilie Ciprian Jitea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DESIGN OF A MEASUREMENT MODEL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE: APPLICATION TO THE FOOD SECTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractIn light of recent environmental crises, companies are rethinking their relations with key stakeholders who live in theenvironments in which they operate. To meet the expectations of groups concerned about the environment, companies must adopta responsible attitude for their surroundings to maintain sustainable development. Environmental monitoring is not always easy,given the many environmental consequences generated by business activities. This study proposes an innovative measurementm...
Autori: Carlos Atienza-Sahuquillo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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VISITOR MANAGEMENT TOOLS FOR PROTECTED AREAS FOCUSED ON SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT: THE CROATIAN EXPERIENCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractThe protected natural areas are becoming increasingly popular vacation destinations with both international and domestictravellers. Protected area may be an area of land and/or sea dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity,and of natural and associated cultural resources, and managed through legal or other means. It might have many differentpurposes. This means that biodiversity protection, though a critically important function is far from being the only purpos...
Autori: Lidija Petrić
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HEAT RECOVERY FROM MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER: EVALUATION AND PROPOSALS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractMunicipal wastewater, characterized by temperatures of 14-22°C in the inflow of Wastewater Treatment Plants and above 35-40°C in domestic outflows, represents a relevant thermal energy source. A feasibility study of the implementation of heatrecovery from a specific sewer system should take into account several aspects: potential heat capacity (depending on wastewatertemperature and flow rate in the considered area and climate conditions, and on the sewer characteristics), users that cou...
Autori: Silvia Fiore
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NUMERICAL STUDY OF DESICCANT WHEEL BEHAVIOR FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractOpen-cycle desiccant air conditioning represents an attractive alternative to the classical method based on electric vaporcompression. The performance of the rotary dehumidifier has a significant effect on the capability, size and cost of the whole airconditioning system. In the present paper a detailed two-dimensional mathematical model of coupled heat and mass transferprocesses manifesting at the moist air-solid desiccant interface has been formulated. It was studied packed bed absorbe...
Autori: Carmen Ema Panaite
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BIOSORPTION OF AMARANTH DYE FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION BY ROOTS, LEAVES, STEMS AND THE WHOLE PLANT OF E. crassipes
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractIn the present work, the kinetics of amaranth dye biosorption onto the roots, stems, leaves and the whole plant of water hyacinth(Eichhornia crassipes) were studied for differential evaluation of the plant’s biosorptive potential to remove the toxic dye fromaqueous solutions. E. crassipes´ leaves showed the highest level of amaranth dye biosorption (43.1 mg/g), followed by the entireplant (31.18 mg/g), the roots (28.51 mg/g), and finally by the stems (23.97 mg/g). The same differential t...
Autori: Imelda Guerrero-Coronilla
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CONVENTIONAL vs. VACUUM SEWERAGE SYSTEM IN RURAL AREAS - AN ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractThe aim of this study is to investigate new perspectives with respect to the greening of the wastewater collection, subsequentlyassessing the value of the vacuum over the conventional wastewater collecting system in rural areas. The research was framedfrom the perspective of policy makers to aid in making decisions about benefits on long term horizon in implementing ecoinnovativeinfrastructure technologies. The study postulates the hypothesis that the vacuum sewerage system is technologi...
Autori: Iulia Carmen Ciobotici Terryn
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NEW TECHNOLOGIES - BETWEEN BUSINESS AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractRomania has implemented the most generous program of renewable energy development from the entire European Union. Thiswork studies the implications of the accelerated development of renewable energy and especially wind energy. Because of theinstability of this energy, the need to resort to more than what was recommended for the classic energy was inevitable. That iswhy the favorable impact on the environment was below expectations. Also, important unfavorable economic effects haveemerged...
Autori: Eugenia Grecu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL ANALYSES ON THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF A SOLAR AIR COLLECTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractThe present contribution describes the investigation of a solar air collector for space heating in order to develop more efficientand cost effective energy process. Various configurations of absorber and different air flows through the collector were tested.The influence of the air mass flow on the air outlet temperature and thermal efficiency has been studied. The thermal efficiency,fluid outlet temperature, heat increase and heat losses of the collector are calculated depending on the ...
Autori: Lizica Simona Paraschiv
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NEW APPROACHES IN THE DESIGN OF PLASTIC PRODUCTS FOR EASY RECYCLING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractThe researches were initiated in the context emphasized by the competition having the idea of profit at its base, and sustainabledevelopment, which imposes limitations through different regulations and standards which would involve supplementary costs.The research highlights the main trends in plastic product design in conditions of sustainable development of society. Plasticshave an important role in the configuration of the new products just in the phase of conception. Having in mind t...
Autori: Petrica Corabieru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES IN DRINKING WATER PURIFICATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractPathogenic bacteria are fetal to human health, requiring cost-effective and safe approaches to be removed from drinking watersource. With poly-allylamine-hydrochloride (PAAH) stabilization, magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) were introduced in this studyto remove pathogenic bacteria by electrostatic interaction and magnet capture. High removal efficiency was achieved for fourmain pathogenic species, as Escherichia, Acinetobacter, Pseudomonas and Bacillus, and over 99.5% of the pathogens can b...
Autori: Yunfeng Xu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE BASIS OF AN INNOVATIVE ECO-FRIENDLY WASTEWATER BIOREMEDIATION TECHNOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractBiodegradation is a “green”, powerful and cost-effective way to remediate polluted environment. Still traditional biodegradationtechnologies of hazardous hydrophobic pollutants are generally limited by low bioavailability of such contaminants. That is whythere is a need to develop innovative approaches to enhance the efficiency of biodegradation. The aim of the present work was todevelop the basis of an innovative eco-friendly wastewater treatment technology for remediation of effluents ...
Autori: Tatiana Pantsyrnaya
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26487

FTIR ANALYSIS OF ION EXCHANGE RESINS WITH APPLICATION IN PERMANENT HARD WATER SOFTENING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThe purpose of the present study is the comparative investigation of the calcium cations removal from aqueous solutions usingtwo strong acid cationic resins recommended during the last years for water softening. The performances of the two resins wereevaluated by the means of the cationic exchange capacity and the retention degree of the calcium cations. The evaluation of thetwo resins behaviour in the ion exchange process was performed by the means of the FTIR spectra recorded on the re...
Autori: Liliana Lazar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ATTITUDES TOWARDS ECO-INNOVATION IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: PERFORMANCE IMPLICATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractDespite a growing literature on the importance of environmental activities for firms’ strategies, there are still few studies aimed atanalysing whether an environmental orientation has any impact on innovation performance. Firms within the chemical industryhave a great concern for this subject, due to the larger impact that their decisions could have on the environment. This studyfocuses on the chemical industry and contributes important findings regarding the relationship between a firm...
Autori: Ángela González-Moreno
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DEFINING ENERGY- AND COST-SAVING POTENTIALS AND THEIR APPLICATION IN OPTIMAL BUILDING REFURBISHMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractIn this paper, we develop a rigorous theoretical framework and a practical implementation for the evaluation of the energy- andcost-saving potential of buildings. The goal is to promote sustainability in the context of building energetics by achieving themost efficient, optimal exploitation of the financial resources available for refurbishments. The practical realization of thisconcept requires the evaluation of the optimal refurbishment cost that maximizes the net energetic or financia...
Autori: Árpád Csík
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26535

COST-EFFECTIVE MASS PROPAGATION OF VIRGINIA FANPETALS (Sida hermaphrodita (L.) Rusby) FROM SEEDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractThe primary objective of this research was to develop safe, programmable and cost-effective technologies of plantlet productionfrom the seeds of undomesticated American populations of Virgina fanpetals (Sida hermphrodita RUSBY). During our seedpriming treatment experiments, approximately 40% of the Virginia fanpetals seeds that were high-quality, infection-free,normally imbibing and germinating seeds. Our spring propagation tray experiments indicated that the spring large-scale trayplant...
Autori: Erika Kurucz
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SOCIAL EMBEDDEDNESS OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDING METHODS IN THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAIN REGION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractThe aim of the study is to reveal the energy-efficient technologies, related knowledge and information sources of the populationin the Hungarian Northern Great Plain Region and to gain a understanding of their attitude towards the implementation of thesetechnologies. The survey included questions about the alternative building technologies as well as the cost burden limits ofconsidering their application. Special attention was given to getting information about the energy characteristics...
Autori: János Pénzes
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26547

APPLICATION OF RECONFIGURABLE HARDWARE TECHNOLOGY IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractDue to the continuously increasing trend in the costs of the traditional fossil fuels, the development of residential or commercialbuildings with reduced energy needs becomes a significant and more pressing scientific challenge. At the same time, consumersare increasingly demanding more comfortable buildings, where the energy needs are addressed using locally available renewableenergy resources. Consumers also require a higher level of security, supervision, and control of the building, ...
Autori: Géza Husi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26553

ECONOMICAL OPTIMIZATION OF AN INDIRECT SOLAR CABINET DRYER BASED ON MATHEMATICAL MODELING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractThis paper presents an optimization procedure to minimize the cost of drying in a solar cabinet dryer based on the results of amathematical model. The model has been developed previously for performance analysis of a solar cabinet dryer. The optimalvalues for geometry of the solar collector, mass flux of air through the collector, and initial moisture content are obtained in away that the drying cost is minimized. The results indicate that to optimize the drying cost, the best values of ...
Autori: Samaneh Sami
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26564

INTEGRATED AND SUSTAINABLE SYSTEM FOR MULTI-WASTE VALORIZATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractThe general aim of this paper is to demonstrate the sustainable management of a broad spectrum of wastes (livestock, industrial,agri-food, agricultural and non-recyclable fraction proceeding from waste treatment plants) in an integrated plant. Thetechnological development and practical application of the “Mixed Plant” concept is used to achieve this objective. In order tovalorize in a joint form all the above-mentioned categories of waste, two different processes have been integrated. Th...
Autori: Dolores Hidalgo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN EVALUATION OF THE DETERMINABILITY OF LOW LEVEL DIOXIN CONCENTRATIONS BY HRGC/LRMS-NCI
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract High resolution gas chromatography coupled with high resolution mass spectrometry systems are often used for the analyses of dioxins at low concentrations in environmental sample matrices such as soil, vegetation, sediment, air and food. Since the construction and operation costs of these systems are so expensive, the most of the laboratories in the developing countries haven’t the systems with high resolution mass spectrometry. Thus, cheaper systems with similar sensitivity s...
Autori: Mahmut Kemal Korucu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AGRICULTURAL GREEN GAS DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS IN THE NETHERLANDS. A STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract In the Netherlands green gas is seen as a sustainable alternative to natural gas. However, green gas is still not competitive to natural gas in terms of pricing, and production volumes are remarkably low. Currently, there is a lot of attention to green gas which stems from upgraded biogas, which is produced by manure-based anaerobic co-digestion by livestock farmers. In this article the central question is to understand green gas demonstration projects from stakeholders’ persp...
Autori: Thomas Hoppe
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26603

ADSORPTION PROPERTIES OF ACTIVATED CARBON FROM WILD PLANT PREPARED BY CHEMICAL ACTIVATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract Activated carbon was prepared from renewable plant material, that is Euphorbia rigida, by chemical activation using zinc chloride as activating reagents. The adsorption of Basic Blue 9 (BB9) onto activated carbon was investigated in a batch system with respect to contact time, pH and temperature from aqueous solutions. The experimental data indicated that the adsorption isotherms are well described by the Langmuir isotherm model and the calculated maximum adsorption capacity of acti...
Autori: Özgül Gerçel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26627

STUDY OF THE SYNTHESIS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REMOVAL OF 4,4’-DIPYRIDINE DERIVATIVES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 2
Abstract Dipyridine derivatives are used on large scale and pose significant environmental problems. We have synthesized dipyridine derivatives with: 5-chlorovaleric acid, α-dichlorhidrin, iodoacetamide and 11-bromoundecanoic acid. The synthesized substituted compounds were investigated by LC-MS. The adsorptive removal of dipyridine derivatives from aqueous solution has been studied using medicinal activated carbon. The adsorption rate has been investigated under the controlled process...
Autori: Ana Chira
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26638

CASE STUDY ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF BIOGAS PRODUCTION IN INDUSTRIAL ANAEROBIC DIGESTERS AT MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 2
Abstract Anaerobic digestion was analyzed as the biological process that converts the organic matter present in various types of wastes, activated sludge from the wastewater treatment facilities respectively, into biogas. Latest advancements in the mathematical modeling, simulation and control practices have helped in gaining a better insight of the process. In this paper, an energy efficiency and techno-economical investigation of anaerobic digestion technology for the CHP cogeneration unit...
Autori: Alexandrina Zuza
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26648

BIOSORPTION OF ANTIMONY BY BROWN ALGAE S. muticum AND A. nodosum
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 2
Abstract Environmental contamination by antimony has been described as a critical issue in many articles. In this study, the Sb(III) removal by two brown algae, Sargassum muticum and Aschophylum nodosum, has been tested. Algae were collected in Viana do Castelo beach (Portugal). Preliminary tests were carried out and, based on the results, Sargassum muticum was chosen for subsequent experiments. Kinetic data were described by pseudo second order model. After about four hours contact time the...
Autori: Gabriela Ungureanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENHANCING THE FENTON PROCESS BY UV LIGHT APPLIED IN TEXTILE WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract Nowadays, an efficient wastewater management involves the use of advanced treatment technologies able to decompose hardly biodegradable compounds with reasonable costs at the lowest possible environmental impact. In our work we used one of the most efficient advanced wastewater treatment, the Fenton reaction and its photo-assisted version. The hydrogen peroxide was the oxidizer; despite its relatively high cost, its high activity in oxidizing of a large variety of organic persistent...
Autori: Vasilica-Ancuta Simion
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NON-POLLUTING MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY FOR ENVIRONMENT AND PATIENT USED IN INFLAMMATORY DISEASES MONITORING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract This paper presents a medical diagnosis method, based on the interaction of the infrared laser beam and the human body, in a hospital environment, for inflammatory diseases, avoiding infected wastes. The main advantage of the laser bio-photometry is a rapid localization of the inflammation source, deep under the skin up to 5 cm, in emergency cases, when there is not enough time for classical medical procedures. Other advantages consist in the pollution absence for environment and pa...
Autori: Ala Bondarciuc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26696

COMBINATION OF ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS AND GENETIC ALGORITHM - GAMMA TEST METHOD IN PREDICTION OF ROAD TRAFFIC NOISE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract This paper proposes an expert system based on Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) to model road traffic noise. Feed-Forward Neural Networks (FFNNs) that are trained with the Levenberg-Marquardt back-propagation algorithm were used. Models were evaluated using mean squared error (MSE) and coefficient of determination (R2) as statistical performance parameters. In traffic noise modelling, the noise level at a receptor position due to the source of traffic emission is modelled as a funct...
Autori: Leila Khouban
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26700

DETERMINATION OF POLYPHENOLIC COMPOUNDS IN MURFATLAR WINES BY VALIDATED SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract Simple, cost effective, accurate and reproducible UV-spectrometric method was developed and validated in order to estimate total polyphenolics content (TPC) of some Romanian red and white wines. Furthermore, the total flavonoids and nonflavonoids of the wines were also determined. The TPC has been measured using the Folin-Ciocalteu method. The method was tested and validated for various parameters: specificity and selectivity, precision, accuracy, detection and quantization limits a...
Autori: Simona Dobrinas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT OF MARKETING SUSTAINABILITY IN THE PROCESS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract One of the changes in marketing refers to the redirection of focus from profit to sustainable development. Sustainability marketing can influence sustainable development. The key contribution of the paper is the presentation of holistic approach to sustainable development and sustainability marketing through three dimensions: goals, actors and capital. Holistic management of sustainability marketing in the process of sustainable development is focused on economic, environmental and ...
Autori: Beba Rakic
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26711

CO2 CAPTURE AND ITS INFLUENCE ON ENERGY AND ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY OF A COAL FIRED POWER PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract Currently, conventional energy sources i.e. fossil fuels represent the main segment as regards electricity generation. Thus, their contribution to global CO2 emissions is considerable. This study considers carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a promising solution for the environmental problems we are now facing. Based on previous research, post-combustion capture (PCC) has been recognized as being the more appropriate technology for CO2 capturing from the existing power plants. The m...
Autori: Ales Hribernik
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF 2,4 DICHLOROPHENOL FROM WASTEWATER ON COST-EFFECTIVE SORBENTS: KINETICS AND THERMODYNAMICS INVESTIGATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract Maximum removal (94±1.2%) of 2, 4 dichlorophenol (50 mg.dm-3) was achieved on silica with agitation of 4 hours, at pH 8 and 42°C. The positive enthalpy (ΔH) and negative free energy values (ΔG315K) suggested the endothermic and a spontaneous nature of sorption. The free energy of the process at all temperature was negative and increased with the increase in temperature. The values of free energy suggested a spontaneous process where the spontaneity decreased w...
Autori: Abdul Ghaffar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26718

INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR BETTER ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – A REVIEW
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract The Organizations of the 21st century had evidenced that Management Systems and Standards have become a key aspect for their sustainable development and a prerequisite for their existence. In this recent decade, the Systems for Quality (ISO 9001:2008), Environment (ISO 14001:2004), Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001:2007), Corporate Social Responsibility (SA 8000:2008 and ISO 26000:2010) and Risk Management (ISO 31000:2009) form the core pillars of the Organization, supple...
Autori: Gopalakrishnan Muthu Samy
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ADSORPTIVE REMOVAL OF METHYLENE BLUE FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS BY PUMICE POWDER: PROCESS MODELLING AND KINETIC EVALUATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract This study was carried out to investigate the adsorption of methylene blue (MB) onto pumice powder, as a low-cost adsorbent for the removal of dyes. The experiments were designed based on a central composite design (CCD) and the process was analyzed and modeled using response surface methodology (RSM). In order to study the adsorption process, three important factors viz. pumice dosage (20- 50 mg/50mL), MB concentration (20-40 mg/l) and contact times (5- 35 min) were chosen as varia...
Autori: Kiomars Sharafi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26729

DETERMINATION OF EQUILIBRIUM, KINETIC AND THERMODYNAMIC PARAMETERS OF ACID RED 88 ADSORPTION ONTO MONTMORILLONITIC CLAY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract The aim of this study is to evaluate adsorption kinetics, isotherms and thermodynamic parameters of anionic textile dye (Acid Red 88) onto montmorillonitic clay from aqueous solutions. The parameters of pH, initial dye concentrations, temperature, and the adsorbent dosage were investigated experimentally. Four kinetic models including pseudo-second order, pseudo-nth order, Bangham’s equation and double exponential equation (DEE) were selected to follow the adsorption process. ...
Autori: Sedef Dikmen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF ULTRASONIC EXTRACTION CONDITIONS FOR EXCESS SLUDGE PROTEIN USING RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract Response surface methodology and central composite experimental design were used to model and optimize the operational parameters of the excess sludge protein extraction yield by ultrasonic wave-assisted extraction. The three variables involved in this research were the ultrasonic extraction time, pH, and temperature. In the range studied, statistical analysis of the results showed that selected variables had a significant effect on protein extraction yield. The optimized extraction...
Autori: Yulin Xiang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26736

VALUE CO-CREATION IN A VIRTUAL SMART BUILDING SERVICE ENTERPRISE FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract Today, a new generation of software applications can be developed, as IT services developed by software providers can be integrated by solution developers in complex control and monitoring Smart Building Management solutions. This paper introduces the concept of Virtual Smart Building Service Enterprise (SBSE) as a novel perspective to develop an innovated services ecosystem for smart buildings. The Virtual SBSE allows different stakeholder categories to interact in order to develop...
Autori: Monica Drăgoicea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26739

A NEW KINETIC AND THERMODYNAMIC APPROACH TO PHENOL BIOSORPTION BY CHITOSAN AND KERATIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract Chitosan and keratin were tested as low cost biosorbents to remove phenol from water solutions at variable temperature (20- 50°C), initial phenol concentration (10-90 mg L-1) and pH (5.0-10.0), and fixed biosorbent dosage (10 g L-1). The pseudo-second order kinetic model exhibited the best fit to the experimental data and allowed estimating theoretical values of sorption capacity of 4.51 mg g-1 with keratin and 2.87 mg g-1 with chitosan. Equilibrium isotherms, described at best ...
Autori: Attilio Converti
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26743

CO2 AND ENERGY FOOTPRINT OF DIFFERENT RETAINING WALLS SOLUTIONS. MASONRY RETAINING WALL vs. CANTILEVER RETAINING WALL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract The paper presents the most economical and less polluting retaining wall system, calculated for the same site, having few different common heights used in design. The paper will highlight the importance of an environmentally friendly solution, but also the most economical solution, which should be the main criteria in the design. Two of the tools used in environmental life cycle assessments (LCA) are the carbon footprint and the energy footprint. The quantification of the carbon and...
Autori: Vasile Farcas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26753

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

ANALYSIS OF THE ROMANIAN PACKAGING WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract The aim of this study is to analyse Romanian situation regarding packaging waste generated and to find out how the targets imposed after integration were accomplished, based on data collected and published by Eurostat, as well by other publications. The municipal solid waste collection practice in Romania is based on mixed collection (approximately 96% of waste generated), without or with minor sorting at source. Waste recovery is applied to small percentages and only for certain ca...
Autori: Carmen Luiza Costuleanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26764

COST-EFFECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO CONTROL INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND COMFORT IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING RETROFITTING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract This paper presents a toolset for the efficient control of the indoor air quality and thermal comfort in retrofitted buildings. The refurbishment of existing buildings, compliant to actual regulations, often leads to airtightness and the consequent poor conditions for the occupants that could cause low productivity and even sickness. For this reason, the CETIEB (Cost Effective Tools for Better Indoor Environment in Retrofitted Energy Efficient Buildings) project developed innovative...
Autori: Gian Marco Revel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26770

WHY MANUFACTURERS OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT (EEE) CREATE PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY ORGANIZATIONS (PROS) TO COMPLY WITH THE WEEE DIRECTIVE? THE CASE OF ERP ITALIA SRL WITH FOCUS ON COSTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract This paper investigates the role of collective organizations created by producers to comply with the WEEE Directive. There are limited case studies on these producer responsibility organizations (PROs) despite the crucial role that they play in Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes. An important aspect in order to evaluate the efficiency of these compliance schemes is the analysis of their internal costs including transaction costs. First of all, this research provides an u...
Autori: Marinella Favot
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26781

EFFICIENT RECOVERY OF NON-SHREDDED TIRES VIA PYROLYSIS IN AN INNOVATIVE PILOT PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract New and end of life tires have been pyrolyzed in an innovative pilot plant that processes whole tires, thus saving the energy costs of shredding while allowing energy and materials recovery. Furthermore, the presence of a hydraulic guard guarantees high process safety. Several tests at different temperatures have been performed and the collected solid, liquid and gaseous products have been quantified and characterized. The influence of the maximum process temperature on yields and c...
Autori: Loris Giorgini
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26783

DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTRICRITERIA INDICATOR OF VIRTUOSITY IN WASTE MANAGEMENT ADDRESSED TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract As the percentage of segregated waste, taken as individual indicator, is insufficient to measure the virtuosity of a Municipality waste management, a multicriteria indicator has been developed to broaden the horizon of the analysis of waste management performance. The aim of this study is to experiment a new and easy–to-use methodology for the evaluation of Municipalities virtuosity in waste management, built from Public Administrators to verify the responsiveness between thei...
Autori: Alessandra Bonoli
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26786

INTEGRATION OF CONGESTION-RELATED EMISSIONS IN A TRANSIT BUS SCHEDULING PROBLEM DURING RUSH HOURS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract The wide spread traffic congestion witnessed in urban transportation network, especially during rush hours, aggravates vehicle exhaust emissions. Previous studies reveal that congestion not only slows down the traffic flow but also significantly increases emissions. This highlights the need of accounting for congestion-related emissions in transportation planning. In this paper, congestion-related emission is incorporated into a transit bus scheduling problem by a nonlinear programm...
Autori: Yan Chen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26806

RESEARCH ON SUPPLY CHAIN FUZZY-RANDOM MULTI-OBJECTIVE PROGRAMMING MODEL WITH CONSTRAINT OF CO2 EMISSIONS
Nr. 8
Abstract The uncertain phenomenon is very complex and using only fuzzy or random variable cannot describe it appropriate. In addition, low carbon is the requirement of the supply chain. In order to overcome those two issues, this paper describes the uncertain phenomenon in supply chain design under fuzzy random environment and constraints on CO2 emission. It considers that the demand rate is a fuzzy random variety, and builds a mixed integer optimization models featuring multiple products, m...
Autori: Zhixue Liao
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26808

DEVELOPMENT OF A SIMPLE, INEXPENSIVE AND ENVIRONMENTAL-FRIENDLY ARSENIC (III) DETECTION KIT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract Drinking of arsenic contaminated waters has been reported adversely affect our health even at a concentration level as low as 10 g/L, therefore the availability of a reliable and cheap, and an environmentally arsenic detection kit is really indispensable. Although simple field test kits have been developed, most of them use toxic mercuric salt as a color-generating reagent for arsenic detection. Hence this study was conducted to develop a simple, cost effective, and environm...
Autori: Keat Khim Ong
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26819

EFFICIENT LIGHTNING PROTECTION: OPTIMIZATION OF ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY ASPECTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract It has been shown that the scale of damage in buildings with steel reinforcement, due to direct lightning strikes, is insignificantly small compared to lightning effects on buildings with no such steel reinforcement. Observed small-scale damages are also confined to points of strike; hence the only risk for occupants and properties is injury or damage caused by falling materials. A large number of such cases have been observed in Sri Lanka and Malaysia. All damaged structures, obser...
Autori: Chandima Gomes
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26821

RESEARCH ON SUPPLY CHAIN FUZZY-RANDOM MULTI-OBJECTIVE PROGRAMMING MODEL WITH CONSTRAINT OF CO2 EMISSIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract The uncertain phenomenon is very complex and using only fuzzy or random variable cannot describe it appropriate. In addition, low carbon is the requirement of the supply chain. In order to overcome those two issues, this paper describes the uncertain phenomenon in supply chain design under fuzzy random environment and constraints on CO2 emission. It considers that the demand rate is a fuzzy random variety, and builds a mixed integer optimization models featuring multiple products, m...
Autori: Zhixue Liao
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26824

LAYERED MACHINE LEARNING FOR SHORT-TERM WATER DEMAND FORECASTING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract Water Distribution Networks (WDN) are large-scale systems whose management is a complex task, with increasing environmental and socio-economic implications worldwide, and with a renewed considerable attention by all stakeholders: local authorities, regulators, environmental groups and the scientific community. WDM managers need to reliably estimate the water demand in the short-term (typically 1 day ahead), in order to operate their reservoirs and treatment plants appropriately to ...
Autori: Antonio Candelieri
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26830

CERAMIC MEMBRANE BASED MICROFILTRATION FOR TREATMENT OF HIGHLY CONTAMINATED TANNERY WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract The feasibility of treating tannery wastewater having high organic loads was studied using ceramic membrane based microfiltration process. The common effluent treatment plant (CETP) of a centralized leather complex was selected for the study which accommodates about 450 tanneries in the city, processing hides from raw to finished products. Effluent sample was collected from different locations of the CETP, i.e. untreated composite effluent, effluent from primary clarifier and from ...
Autori: Priyankari Bhattacharya
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26837

HOW MUCH WOULD ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES COST? THE INTERNALIZATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS IN THE EUROPEAN TRANSPORT INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract Environmental issues have over the last few years become an increasing concern for both the public and for companies, but, less is known about how companies could internalize the negative effects of environmental issues. Public regulators are taking a tougher stance with regards to environmental regulations. As regulations become stricter, firms will have to pay the cost of compliance. In this paper, we attempt to shed some light on how firms could internalize these environmental ef...
Autori: Vera Ferrón-Vílchez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26838

SOCIAL COST OF FOSSIL-BASED ELECTRICITY GENERATION PLANTS IN IRAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 10
Abstract Energy costs not included in consumer utility invoices include human health problems triggered by air pollution from burning fossil fuels, and environmental degradation caused by global warming, acid rain, and water pollution. Such costs, peripheral to energy pricing, are called externalities because electricity producers and users do not pay for them directly. Society as a whole must pay. This pricing system masks the true costs of fossil-based electricity generation plants, result...
Autori: Hasan Karimzadegan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26862

OPTIMIZATION OF URBAN SELECTIVE WASTE COLLECTION ACTIVITY: GALATI CITY CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 10
Abstract The Waste Management activity (WM) is an urban action becoming more and more important in the municipal economy. In many cities, this activity is linked to significant revenues from the selective waste collection services. Because the current economic situation requires an increasing efficiency and profitability in order to succeed in cutting the operational costs, and as an important part of revenue comes from this selective waste collection activity, the effectiveness must be impr...
Autori: Gabriel Murariu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26872

AN EXAMPLE OF THE USE OF BIO-INDICATORS FOR AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENT IN AREAS WITH HIGH INDUSTRIAL PRESENCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract Air pollution is an increasing critical issue and the focus of innumerable studies and monitoring activities. In addition to automatic monitoring systems typically used to measure fine dust, ozone, nitrogen oxide and sulfur oxide, the use of bioaccumulation monitors can also be exploited, especially when monitoring large areas. The advantage of biomarkers is the very low costs involved compared to traditional monitoring systems. Bio-indicator techniques do not measure directly air q...
Autori: Vincenzo Torretta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26892

REMOVAL OF LEAD (II) IONS BY ACTIVATED CARBON PREPARED FROM DURIAN PEEL: ADSORPTION KINETICS AND ISOTHERMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract In this study, activated carbon was synthesized from durian peel and used for the removal of lead (II) ions from water. The activated carbon was produced with physical activation method using CO2 as the activating agent at 900 oC. Prior to the activation process, durian peel was carbonized under either nitrogen atmospheric or vacuum pyrolysis in order to compare the properties of the synthesized activated carbons. Suitable adsorption kinetics and isotherm models for the lead (II) re...
Autori: Samorn Hirunpraditkoon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26901

MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE CHARACTERISTICS AND MANAGEMENT IN SINOP, TURKEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
This paper presents municipal solid waste (MSW) responsibility and management structure in Sinop, Turkey together with the current situation of collection, recycling, transport and disposal of MSW. In order to examine the MSW management, a longterm study was conducted between 1994 and 2010. In this study, physical composition of MSW was determined. Proximate analysis (moisture content, density and calorific value) and ultimate analysis (carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur and ash) of ...
Autori: Nurdan Gamze Turan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26925

ECO-EFFICIENCY INDICATORS IN THE EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF THERMAL POWER PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Eco-efficiency is a key concept which brings together two essential aspects for economic progress and ecological aspect. Ecoefficiency indicators are very relevant and play an important role for environmental cost management. For a thermal power plant, which has a great impact on the environment, these indicators involve lower costs and efficient use of energy, water and fuel. The paper proposes a number of eco-efficiency indicators applicable to a thermal power plant, according with specific...
Autori: Roxana Grigore
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26938

A SYSTEM DYNAMICS ANALYSIS OF INCENTIVE MECHANISMS FOR DEMAND RESPONSE PROGRAMS IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Severe power shortages and poor performance of administrative demand response (DR) in China have motivated exploration of potentially more effective market-based approaches to promote DR deployment. We present a systems dynamics model for estimating DR-related costs and benefits to stakeholders. The model is used to study the performance of DR programs under various alternative incentive mechanisms. The systems dynamics process can quantitatively explain incentive-related obstacles in China ...
Autori: Beibei Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26945

DETERMINATION OF AIR CHANGE RATES BY USING INDOOR CO AS TRACER: APPLICABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 2
Air change rates and ventilation of a room was determined by CO Tracer Decay Technique. The tracer was generated by burning bulk amount of mosquito coils, an easy and low cost method of CO generation. The temporal decay in CO concentration in indoor air under closed and open room conditions were determined by collecting indoor air periodically at a few minutes interval in Tedler Bags and analyzing the same for CO. The air changes rate per hour (ACH) was calculated from the temporal decline of...
Autori: Deepanjan Majumdar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26965

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: A REVIEW
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 2
We analysed the body of knowledge on the topic of environmental management in the construction sector with the intention to identify the state of the art and opportunities for further research. The articles' database is from international journals in English and in Portuguese languages. We identified key features of interest related to environmental management in the construction sector by performing a systematic analysis. Relevant articles along with their level of citations and the reco...
Autori: Lucila M.S. Campos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26969

GASOLINE AND DIESEL AEROBIC BIODEGRADATION INVESTIGATED BY SPECTRAL AND CHEMOMETRICS TECHNIQUES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
Cameroon's coast that is located in the Guinea Gulf oil region was exposed to hydrocarbon pollution due to oil exploitations and other petroleum activities. The intrinsic biodegradation of hydrocarbons is essential for the depollution methods of the marine environment. Nevertheless, these do not represent a common practice in Cameroon. This study aimed to assess the capacity of bacteria of Cameroon’s waters coast to degrade gasoline and diesel. The kinetic degradation of gasoline an...
Autori: Lucie Leme Banock
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26983

WOOD WASTE AS A RENEWABLE SOURCE OF ENERGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
The renewable sources of energy represent a viable alternative for satisfying the energetic needs of humanity in case the fossil fuels reserves are exhausted, which is estimated to occur in maximum 25 years if the current rate of exploitation is maintained. Nowadays, there are several concerns about the valorization of the energetic potential of these resources (wind, water flows, solar, geothermal energy etc.), but also a series of extremely beneficial practical uses (i.e. wind parks, photov...
Autori: Daniela Suteu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26989

ASSESSMENT OF MINE VENTILATION SYSTEM RELIABILITY USING RANDOM SIMULATION METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 4
A mine ventilation system provides a fresh air flow to the underground workings in a coal mine. Such sufficient air volume can dilute and remove noxious gases (typically NOx, SO2, CH4, CO2 and CO) and maintain a suitable working environment for coal miners. On the other hand, a poor ventilation system often leads to serious consequences such as mine gas explosions, production loss or higher operational costs. Hence, the functions of mine ventilation system are very important for an undergroun...
Autori: Jianwei Cheng
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27008

SELENIUM IN THE ENVIRONMENT: ESSENTIAL OR TOXIC TO HUMAN HEALTH?
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 4
Selenium (Se) is a mineral of fundamental importance for human health. Se status in general population is very important due to its remarkable benefits to the human body: antioxidant, hormonal regulator, anti-carcinogen. At the same time Se can be toxic leaving a narrow optimal range for optimal intake. Both excess and deficit are known to cause a wide range of clinical manifestations. Even though a large body of evidence provides vast information about Se, the exact molecular mechanisms of i...
Autori: Cristina Preda
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27016

REMOVAL OF HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM FROM WATERS BY MEANS OF A TiO2-Fe3O4 NANOCOMPOSITE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
This paper aims to establish the capacity removal of hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] from wastewaters using a TiO2 – Fe3O4 based nanocomposite. Latest researches in the field point adsorption as a better option for removal of heavy metal ions from waters, this method being more efficient and cost effective, in comparison with other advanced methods like reverse osmosis, ion exchange, nanofiltration, etc. Based on this information, the goal of this work had as purpose the obtaining, charact...
Autori: Andra Predescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27025

NATURAL AND WASTE MATERIALS AS GREEN SORBENTS FOR Cd(II) REMOVAL FROM AQUEOUS EFFLUENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
Removal of Cd(II) from aqueous streams is of special concern because of its very high toxicity and persistent nature. The sorbents based on natural and waste materials have very promising performances in the treatment of Cd(II) contaminated waters. Very few reviews are available that provide valuable information on the various aspects of the utilization of natural and waste materials for Cd(II) metal ions removal. In this context, this review examines a wide range of materials as green sorben...
Autori: Lavinia Tofan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27033

BUILT ENVIRONMENTS AND ‘DIRECT’ ENERGY CONSUMPTION – A CONCEPTUAL METHODOLOGY FRAMEWORK TO FACILITATE DELIVERY OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE ACT 2008
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
The generation of energy via fossil fuel burning results in carbon emissions. These emissions contribute to the climate change of our world, particularly in terms of global warming. On the contrary, energy has become blood of life for the existence and functioning of our built environments. In order to control carbon emissions, the UK has taken lead among many countries around the globe and especially in Europe by passing a bill for the Climate Change Act 2008 which legally binds the UK to at...
Autori: Talib E. Butt
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27045

BIOREMOVAL OF TRIVALENT CHROMIUM USING INDIGENOUS Bacillus species – A BIOFILM BASED APPROACH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
Heavy metal pollution is a major source of aquatic contamination and has deleterious effect on the environment, therefore treatment of the polluted sites and wastewater becomes very essential. Biofilm based bioremoval of heavy metals have been a new area of research. Bacterial strains belonging to the genus Bacillus, isolated from chromium polluted soil (Palar river basin, India) have been employed as consortium for Cr(III) removal from chrome tanning effluent. The bacterial isolates were fou...
Autori: Aafreen Fathima
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27086

OPTIMIZATION OF SOME ALTERNATIVES TO NOISE BARRIERS AS NOISE MITIGATION MEASURES ON MAJOR ROADS IN EUROPE. CASE STUDY OF A HIGHWAY IN SPAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
There is an extensive literature covering a number of considerations for installing noise barriers to protect living areas. In fact, noise barriers are the most popular mitigation measure on major roads across Europe. This paper aims to review some situations where the use of noise barriers is not fully recommended. Fortunately, there are available wide ranges of technical noise solutions as an alternative to the barriers. What we propose in this article is to create a simple procedure to hel...
Autori: Alina Mihaela Petrovici
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27088

AN INTERVAL-PARAMETER QUEUING MODEL FOR PLANNING MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH COST-EFFECTIVE OBJECTIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
In this study, an interval-parameter queuing model (IPQM) for planning a municipal solid waste (MSW) management system with cost-effective objective is developed through introducing the queuing model with limited capacity into an interval-parameter linear programming (ILP) framework. IPQM can examine the effects of limited queue capacity on waste-flow allocation pattern and system cost under uncertainty. Random vehicles have to wait in queue due to limited capacities for disposing MSW, leadin...
Autori: Yongping Li
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27094

COMPARISON OF SOME NON-CONVENTIONAL SORBENTS FOR THE REMOVAL OF ARSENIC FROM WATERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
Iron humate (IH) produced as a waste by-product during the industrial manufacture of humic substances from young brown coal was tested as a new cost-effective sorbent for the removal of inorganic arsenic from waters. Its removal efficiency was compared with that of two other non-conventional sorbents – magnetite and oxihumolite (weathered brown coal). Magnetite and IH have been found to be effective in removing both forms of inorganic arsenic (arsenite and arsenate) from aqueous solutio...
Autori: Pavel Janoš
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27098

PLASTIC WASTE STORAGE AS MULTIFUNCTIONAL „GREEN” MODULES FOR TERRITORIAL USE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
The roots of this study are generated by the problems of plastic waste accumulations: insufficiency of storage spaces, storage costs and outgoings of plastic waste recycling, recovery, decomposition or reprocessing. The paper develops and details a modular prototype, for multifunctional territorial use, offering non-polluting and aesthetic possibility of plastic waste storage. The progress in the related fighting pollution areas have been approached, such as waste management through ecologica...
Autori: Doina Mira Dascălu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27112

DEVELOPING A GREEN REGISTER OF ECO-LABELED PRODUCTS IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
The green products market is growing up fast, but there is still a strong need to provide clear and verified information about their environmental performances in order to create a real consuming preference. The main preliminary results of a market survey conducted in Romania in 2010-2013 within the LIFE+ project -Promoting green products, aimed at evaluating the availability of eco-labeled products and at promoting their use, are presented in this paper. A national Green Register of type I e...
Autori: Antonina Temea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27114

EVALUATION OF BIOELECTROGENIC POTENTIAL OF FOUR INDUSTRIAL EFFLUENTS AS SUBSTRATE FOR LOW COST MICROBIAL FUEL CELLS OPERATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs), the bioelectrochemical devices for conversion of waste into electricity through bacterial metabolic activity can use substrates with different complexity and strength. Wastewaters with moderate to high organic content can be exploited as MFC substrates. In this study, four different industrial wastewaters (from a chemical company, milk industry, soyabased food and soft-drink company and laundry) with different compositions were used as substrates in identical MFCs...
Autori: Deepak Pant
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27117

OPTIMIZATION OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS MONITORING IN FLOW VARIATION CONDITIONS DUE TO RAIN EVENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 9
The direct measurement of the nutrients largely contributes to understand how the quality of the information, coming from the instruments, may improve the performances of the plants. The advanced knowledge acquired on the meaning of the signals gives new possibilities to control the biological processes and estimate the operational state of the plant, improving the quality of the effluent and keeping the operational costs as low as possible. Such information, furthermore, can be used to under...
Autori: Carmine Fiorentino
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27127

RAPESEED MEAL: AN AGRO-WASTE FOR CHEAP/LOW COST LACCASE PRODUCTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 9
Rapeseed meal (RM) is an abundant and cheap by-product of oil extraction process. RM is a rich source of nitrogen, carbon, and minerals. Thanks to these features, RM has a striking potential for eco-friendly production of high value products in biotechnological processes. In this study, the possibility of using a low-cost medium based on the water soluble fraction of RM for laccase production by the fungus Pleurotus ostreatus has been evaluated and compared with the use of synthetic complex ...
Autori: Lucia Guarino
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27129

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

ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR DECISION MAKING AND STAKEHOLDER INTERESTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
Today, different tools are associated with environmental protection context, which ca include, among others: environmental programmes, objectives and targets, training, incentive schemes, audit frequency, site inspections, administration and community relations. The assessment of different aspects of environmental quality and protection, in a qualitative or quantitative manner is based on various indicators, addressing the three components of sustainability: economic, social, environmental. ...
Autori: Mihnea Costoiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27163

MULTI-CRITERIA METHODS FOR SELECTION OF ENCAPSULATION MATERIALS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
In this paper we applied multi-criteria methods of decision in order to establish the best encapsulation material to be used in producing photovoltaic modules. The encapsulation materials play an important role in establishing the PV module performance, especially if referring to their ability to increase their life time. For our study, we have considered the most widely used encapsulation materials available on the market, such as Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA), Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB), Thermo...
Autori: Gabriela Demian
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27169

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

BIOSORPTION OF LEAD(II) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS USING ADSORBENTS PREPARED FROM PEANUT HULLS, SOYBEAN SHELLS AND GRAPEFRUIT PEELS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
Equilibrium and kinetics of biosorption of lead(II) from aqueous solutions by local low-cost agricultural by-products – peanut hulls, soybean shells and grapefruit peels were compared to develop high-efficient and low-cost biosorbents for removal of lead(II) from wastewater. Batch kinetics showed adsorption equilibrium at about 90 min and the adsorption process for the three biosorbents was better represented by the pseudo-second-order model than the pseudo-first-order model. Batch equilib...
Autori: Rui Yu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27176

HIGH EFFICIENCY INDUCTION ELECTRIC MOTORS FOR THE MINIMIZATION OF ENERGY LOSS AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
Following the current trend in fossil energy saving, emphasized both by sustainable economy principles and by environmental protection constraints, the electrical equipment producers are in competition for delivering high efficiency products on the global market. The fabrication of electrical motors is already regulated through efficiency product standards; complying with them represents a continuous tough challenge for manufacturers. The paper outlines the normative frame for developing energy ...
Autori: Cristina Mihaela Gheorghe
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27197

ADSORPTIVE REMOVAL OF Cu (II) IONS BY DATE PITS: KINETIC AND EQUILIBRIUM STUDIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
Date pits were used as a low-cost adsorbent to study the effective removal of copper (II) ions in an aqueous solution on the basis of adsorption kinetics and isotherm equations. Before and after the adsorption process, the date pits were characterized by electron scanning microscope (ESM) as well as Infrared spectroscopy (IR). The effects of the pH, zero point of charge, the adsorbent mass, and the adsorbent particle size on the adsorption of copper (II) were also studied. Equilibrium data were ...
Autori: Tarek E. Khalil
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27212

ION-EXCHANGE MECHANISM IN BIOSORPTION OF Pb2+ IONS FROM CONTAMINATED WATER BY BANANA STALK WASTE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
Banana stalk (BS) waste is used to remove Pb2+ from aqueous solution. Equilibrium data were analyzed with Langmuir and Freundlich adsorption models, which fit better in the former equation. The qmax (maximum metal uptake capacity) for Pb2+ adsorption was 105.14 mg/g of BS at pH 5.0, which followed pseudo-second order kinetics model. IR spectra confirmed the participation of hydroxyl, amino, and acidic functional moieties in the removal of Pb2+. The major mechanism involved in the biosorption of ...
Autori: Kashif Iqbal Sahibzada
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27214

RELIABILITY STUDY OF LABORATORY SCALE WATER TREATMENT BY ADVANCED OXIDATION PROCESSES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
The application of advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) emerged as an interesting topic during the last decade. Many studies have been devoted to the complexity of phenomena imposed by AOPs, and a lot of effort was made to justify the application of AOPs. However, the reliability of AOPs has not been an issue of any extensive work. In this work, failure analysis and comparative reliability study were performed for the chosen AOP system, i.e. a laboratory scale photo- and sonoreactor, during the p...
Autori: Ivana Grčić
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27220

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

TECHNO-ECONOMICAL EVALUATION OF HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM REMOVAL BY ELECTROCOAGULATION PROCESS WITH THE AID OF POLYALUMINUM CHLORIDE AS COAGULANT: OPTIMIZATION THROUGH RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
In this research, Response Surface Methodology (RSM) was employed to optimize five operating variables including initial pH, current, reaction time, initial hexavalent chromium concentration and dosage of polyaluminum chloride as a coagulant for the removal of hexavalent chromium and its relative operating cost by electrocoagulation process. Central Composite Design (CCD) was applied for the optimization process. The results showed that increase of polyaluminum chloride dosage was beneficial for...
Autori: Sepideh Sadeghi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27230

STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT: A CRITICAL REVIEW OF PROCEDURAL SOUNDNESS AND RELIABILITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
The Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is both a technical and administrative procedure with (mandatory) extensive application throughout Europe, holding a primary role in sustainable territorial development. Objectives of the SEA process are to: provide a high level of protection for the environment, and promote sustainability of development by contributing to the integration of appropriate environmental considerations in the adoption and implementation of specific plans and programs. In ...
Autori: Vincenzo Torretta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27231

SILICA GEL MODIFIED WITH AMINO IMINE GROUPS AS AN ADSORBENT FOR METALLIC CATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
In this study, silica gel initially reacted with N-(2-aminoethyl)-3-aminopropyl-triethoxysilane and subsequently with formaldehyde resulted in a modified solid that contained amino imine groups, Sil2NCH2. The solids were characterized by CHN elemental analysis, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA/DTG), FTIR spectroscopy, 13C solid-state NMR, and nitrogen adsorption/desorption measurements. The adsorption of Cd(II), Pb(II) and Cr(VI) ions onto Sil2NCH2 in aqueous solutions were examined to study the ...
Autori: Franklin Pessoa Aguiar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27242

ORNAMENTAL ROCK SOLID WASTE: A LOW-COST SORBENT FOR ARSENIC(V) AND MANGANESE(II)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
The capability of ornamental rocks solid waste (ORSW) as a low-cost sorbent was investigated in order to remove As(V) and Mn(II) from aqueous solution. Physical-chemical characterization analyses of the raw material presented albite and quartz as the main minerals. The solid waste presents low surface area (209.70 m2/g). The Langmuir, Freundlich, Sips (Langmuir-Freundlich), Redlich-Petersen and Tóth models were used to analyze sorption phenomena. The maximum sorption capability from the e...
Autori: Fernando Jorge Santos Oliveira
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27246

LOW-COST TREATMENT OF GREY WATER AND REUSE FOR IRRIGATION OF HOME GARDEN PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
Reuse of grey water is an attractive option when available water supplies are limited, and can reduce demand on water supplies and provide additional water resource. This comparative research was conducted to assess the suitability and effects of reusing grey water, treated and untreated, as irrigation water for vegetables, compared with tap water. Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) and green bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) plants were selected as examples. The collected grey water samples were treated ...
Autori: Jehad Y. Al-Zou by
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27254

ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF BANK EROSION IN THE LOWER PART OF THE KOLUBARA RIVER BASIN, SERBIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
Anthropogenic influences on the hydrological network in the lower part of the Kolubara River have been notably intensive since 1959, when huge river regulation works were constructed to open new mining fields for lignite exploitation. From that moment, the Kolubara River flowed through the Pestan's riverbed (its right tributary), and the bank erosion became stronger, resulting in the lateral migration of the river course on one hand and land loss, land use changes, and economic consequenc...
Autori: Slavoljub Dragicevic
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27257

INFLUENCE OF ELECTRODE MATERIAL ON PERFORMANCE OF SEDIMENT MICROBIAL FUEL CELL REMEDIATING AQUACULTURE WATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
Non-availability of good quality water in sufficient quantities and the environmental impacts of used water discharges have led to the treatment and reuse of the aquaculture water contaminated with dissolved organics and ammonia rather than discharging it. This paper explores the effectiveness of in-situ sediment microbial fuel cell (MFC) for aquaculture water treatment along with generation of electricity. A sediment microbial fuel cell (SMFC) was designed and the efficiency of stainless steel ...
Autori: Thypparampil Karunakaran Sajana
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27261

COMPETITIVE BIOSORPTION OF Pb(II), Cu(II), Cd(II) AND Zn(II) USING COMPOSTED LIVESTOCK WASTE IN BATCH AND COLUMN EXPERIMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
Composted livestock waste (CLW) was studied as one low-cost material to remove Pb(II), Cu(II), Cd(II) and Zn(II) from simulated acid mine drainage (AMD) by batch and column experiments. The adsorption isotherm data were well fitted by the Langmuir model. The maximum monolayer adsorption capacities were 0.5485 mmol/g for Pb(II), 0.4092 mmol/g for Cu(II), 0.2246 mmol/g for Cd(II), and 0.1879 mmol/g for Zn(II) at pH 4.0. Due to the competition effect, the adsorption capacity of the single metal ion...
Autori: Mingliang Zhang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27262

MODELING EQUILIBRIUM DATA FOR Cd (II) ADSORPTION BY PEAT USING NON-LINEAR REGRESSION ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 3
The Romanian peat was used as low-cost adsorbent to remove Cd(II) ions from aqueous solutions. The cadmium adsorption capacity of the peat was studied as a function of the solution pH (3-5.5) and temperature (293 – 333 K). Adsorption capacity was found to increase with the pH increasing and temperature decreasing and attained a maximum value of 27.9 mg/g at pH = 5±0.1 (acetate buffer) and 293 K. In addition, various thermodynamic parameters such as free energy change (ΔG0), en...
Autori: Catalin Balan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27276

OPTIMIZING THE OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS OF AN INSTALLATION FOR THERMAL DESORPTION TO DIMINISH GAS EMISSIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 3
This paper presents the results of a scientific study on industrial emissions based on requirements of the European Directive 2010/75/EU and Law 278/2013 referring to the minimization of greenhouse gas emissions into the environment. In this context, our study was focused on the decrease (in terms of environmental protection) of gas emissions generated by an installation for thermal desorption belonging to a commercial agent by adjusting its tunings after performing emission measurements. The in...
Autori: Angelica Călămar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27287

LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT AND LIFE CYCLE COST ANALYSIS OF A NEARLY ZERO ENERGY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING - A CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 3
Environmental issues have received ascending attention in recent years due to the increase of their negative effects. Greenhouse gas emission levels have experienced an exponential increase in the last decades mainly on account of the development of the building sector. Life cycle assessment (LCA) of buildings is a proper tool to analyse the full environmental impact during their designed lifespan. Inventory databases have a shortage of local parameters in some countries and need to be developed...
Autori: Iosif Boros
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27289

AIR DISPERSION MODELLING AND SIMULATION IN AERATION TANKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
The necessary oxygen concentration for the biological process depends on the organic matter present in wastewater characterized by organic matter reaction rate with oxygen, k. This article highlights the impact of the reaction coefficient on oxygen dispersion in water. The first stage of the research led to the determination of the ratio between the coefficient of reaction and the coefficient of dispersion on the vertical of the tank as k/εz ϵ [0.066 - 0.79]. Starting from this rat...
Autori: Corina Boncescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27298

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ORGANIC CONTAMINATED SOIL REMEDIATION WITH THE USE OF THERMAL DESORPTION TECHNOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
The purpose of this paper is to integrate recent results on the remediation of organic contaminated soils, and introduce a physical remediation method—thermal desorption technology. There are mainly four kinds of thermal desorption technology, which include rotary kiln, fluidized bed, microwave and vacuum strengthen far-infrared thermal desorption. Through comparing with four kinds of remediation methods, rotary kiln and fluidized bed are more mature technologies, which have high treatment...
Autori: Zhongxin Tan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27310

IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT OF INDUSTRIAL PACKAGING WASTE TRANSPORT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
Industrial packaging waste as an object of reverse logistics has nowadays from environmental and cost perspective become a huge task especially in retail. In addition to that most costs come from transportation, which if not rationalized leads to negative environmental impacts. The research consists out of two parts, where the first part provides an overview of domestic and foreign literature in the field of environmental impacts caused by transportation of packaging waste in retail and, the sec...
Autori: Vaska Pejić
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27311

VALORIZATION OF MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT SLUDGE AND AGRO-WASTE IN BUILDING MATERIALS WITH THERMAL INSULATION PROPERTIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
Considering the actual environmental issues, the waste management has become a major challenge in Europe and worldwide. Recycling the waste into sustainable products can be an alternative to landfill with positive effects on the costs and environmental pollution. In this respect, in the last years numerous studies and research emphasize the utilization of different type of waste to obtain materials for building applications. The aim of this paper is to assess the effect of using sewage sludge ge...
Autori: Petronela Nechita
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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: COMPETITIVENESS IN THE CONTEXT OF TEXTILE AND FASHION VALUE CHAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
In this paper we address Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a competitive factor in textile and fashion value chain. CSR assumes a large range of activities focused on one or multiple targets, from work conditions to social programs, or environmental impact. The influence of CSR strategies on market performance depend on how truthful consumers will understand and believe to be the values offered by companies. The qualitative research has considered seven case studies from Portuguese textil...
Autori: Graça Guedes
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CONTRIBUTION OF RETURNED PRODUCTS HANDLING SCENARIOS TO LIFE CYCLE IMPACTS – RESEARCH CASE OF WASHING MACHINE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
The paper is addressing the issue of returns in products life cycle, focusing on a washing machine as an example of a long-life product with a complex life cycle and numerous options concerning its handling as a return. The objective of the paper is to compare different return product handling scenarios in terms of their economic and environmental aspects. The used materials and methods are the survey results of Polish manufacturing companies, an environmental life cycle assessment and simple co...
Autori: Tomasz Nitkiewicz
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TECHNO-ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF A BUTANOL RECOVERY PROCESS BASED ON GAS STRIPPING TECHNIQUE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol (ABE) industrial production by fermentation is strongly affected by the low concentration of solvent (<25 g/L) that affects the cost of the recovery process. To decrease the overall cost of the butanol production, alternative routes for the recovery have proposed in literature. This paper presents a techno-economic analysis of an innovative butanol recovery process from ABE fermentation broth based on gas stripping technique. The comparison with a recovery process bas...
Autori: Lucia Salemme
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MONITORING THE WORK ENVIRONMENT USING THERMAL IMAGING CAMERAS IN ORDER TO PREVENT THE SELF-IGNITION OF COAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
The occurrence of spontaneous combustion phenomena in coal mines is generated by the reaction of mineral substance with atmospheric oxygen and favoured by the oxidation (self-ignition tendency) of coal, an oxidant environment and by the conditions in which heat exchange with the environment takes place. Preventing / Fighting against this phenomenon is regulated in the specific OHS requirements and in the General mining plan, comprising the technical and organisational measures for prevention an...
Autori: Cristian Tomescu
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OPTIMIZATION OF SOLID STATE FERMENTATION PROCESS FOR PROTEIN ENRICHMENT OF POTATO STARCH RESIDUE WITH MIXED STRAINS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
This study was to optimize the fermentation process for protein enrichment of potato starch residue (PSR) by solid state fermentation with mixed strains. Three single-factor experiments were conducted to optimize the fermentation conditions, and a Plackett-Burman design followed by a central composite design of response surface methodology was investigated to optimize the medium constituents. The optimal fermentation conditions were fermentation temperature 28°C, fermentation period 72 h and...
Autori: Heng Lei
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CHEMICAL, MECHANICAL AND THERMAL PROPERTIES OF MORTAR COMPOSITES CONTAINING WASTE PET
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
The main objective of this study was to investigate the potential utilization of polyethylene terephthalate PET waste in cementitious matrix, as substituent to cement, to develop lightweight construction materials and for preventing chemical attacks or repairing various reinforced concrete structures. Composites containing different amounts of PET particles, as partial replacement to cement by weight, were characterized by destructive and non-destructive testing. So, the thermal conductivity, ul...
Autori: Ahmed Soufiane Benosman
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REMOVAL OF LEAD IONS FROM INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER USING PRECIPITATION PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
Chemical precipitation is an effective and relatively low cost method for removal of heavy metals. The removal of lead ions from wastewater by a precipitation process was investigated using sodium sulfide and sodium carbonate. Precipitation experiments were performed using storage battery wastewater with lead concentration of 8.8 mg/L and synthetic wastewater with different lead concentration ranging from 5 to 600 mg/L. A series of experiments (each concentration) were carried out under differen...
Autori: Mehraban Sadeghi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A DECISION MAKING MODEL FOR SELECTING ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) PROJECT CONTRACTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
Because of increased environmental consciousness, pollution emissions reduction has been stressed by more and more governments these days, and the environmental management system (EMS) has become one approach for many firms to comply with environmental regulations. However, with rapidly changing technologies along with increasingly complicated environments, how to select a suitable EMS project has become an important issue that has never been discussed comprehensively. First, tolerating vague a...
Autori: Hsing Hung Chen
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SMART GROUND PROJECT: A NEW APPROACH TO DATA ACCESSIBILITY AND COLLECTION FOR RAW MATERIALS AND SECONDARY RAW MATERIALS IN EUROPE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
Steady Raw Materials (RM) supply is essential for the EU economy and increasingly under pressure to sustain the businesses and industries demand. The supply of RM is not only a matter of availability of primary but also of secondary raw materials (SRM). In fact a great amount of waste can be regained as practical and valuable SRM by enhancing the recovery processes from industrial, mining and municipal landfill sites, especially if we consider that Europe is highly dependent on the imports of...
Autori: Giovanna Antonella Dino
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ASSESSMENT OF PERFORMANCE AND ADVANTAGES RELATED TO THE USE OF A NATURAL COAGULANT IN THE INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
The paper deals with the demonstration of the technical and environmental advantages related to the use of a tannin based coagulant in textile wastewater treatments. The natural coagulant was tested to evaluate its performance in the coagulation/flocculation process, the level of biodegradability in both aerobic and anaerobic conditions and the eco-toxicological risks for aquatic systems. Results were compared with a common inorganic metal based coagulant. The findings at lab scale showed th...
Autori: Antonio Giuliano
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WATER FOOTPRINT APPLIED TO CONSTRUCTION SECTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
Water footprint is an indicator of freshwater use that looks not only at direct water use of a consumer or producer, but also at indirect water use; it can be regarded as a comprehensive indicator of freshwater resources appropriation, next to the traditional and restricted measure of water withdrawal. It could be counted in terms of the sum of direct and indirect water costs in all processes and input-output analysis to detailed water used in all plant. In this paper, the application of the...
Autori: Agata Matarazzo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PRELIMINARY ANALYSES ON AN ALGAE-BASED WATER SCRUBBER FOR SYNGAS CLEANSING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
Common issues of the gasification systems relate to filtering apparatus. Dry filtering processes are simple and reliable. However, the filtering material defines the maximum and minimum temperature at which the filter can operate properly. In addition, dry filtration is not effective on light tar compounds (i.e. benzene and toluene) or ammonia compounds. On the other hand, despite being very efficient, wet filters drop the gas temperature below the line of condensation of tar, ammonia and ste...
Autori: Giulio Allesina
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WASTE MANAGEMENT COMPANIES TOWARDS CIRCULAR ECONOMY: WHAT IMPACTS ON PRODUCTION COSTS?
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
Waste production and management is a strategic issue for all countries, because it relates to environmental, social, and economic conditions. The European Commission pushes EU member states to implement the “hierarchical principle”, which aims to prevent negative environmental impacts caused by waste. Within this context, the article deals with Italian municipal companies operating in the field of waste management. The objective is to verify if and how separate waste collection ra...
Autori: Francesca Bartolacci
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HIGH YIELD OF ETHANOL FROM WASTE APPLE JUICE by IMMOBILIZED CELLS OF Saccharomyces cerevisiae S-3S ON SUGAR CANE BAGASSE IN FED BATCH SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
The aim of present study was the effective utilization of waste apple for high yield of ethanol using immobilized cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae S-3S through fed-batch fermentation. Low cost biomaterial was also developed for immobilization. Immobilization was carried out on different inert supports (agar-agar, k-carrageenan, Ca-alginate, sugar cane bagasse and apple bagasse). The results revealed that immobilized cells of S. cerevisiae S-3S gave high yield of ethanol as compared to free c...
Autori: Arifa Tahir
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DETERMINATION OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY COST OF DECOLORIZATION OF C.I. ACID ORANGE 7 VIA TIO2-ASSISTED PHOTOCATALYSIS UNDER UV ILLUMINATION IN THE PRESENCE OF H2O2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
Decolorization of C.I. Acid Orange 7 (AO7) via TiO2-assisted photocatalysis under UV illumination in the presence of H2O2 has been investigated. The effect of pH on decolorization efficiency of AO7 was investigated in TiO2/UV/H2O2 process. The performance of TiO2/UV/H2O2 system was also evaluated by using synthetic dye-bath effluent of AO7. Solar driven TiO2 photocatalysis was found significantly efficient for the decolorization and degradation of AO7. The rates of decolorization and degrada...
Autori: Ozlem Esen Kartal
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DEODORIZATION OF SWINE MANURE USING A Lactobacillus STRAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 10
One of the environmental problems caused by the large-scale livestock industry in China is odor pollution. Using the microbial strains with high deodorization efficiency is a feasible strategy to handle this problem. In this study, a Lactobacillus strain A2 with high efficient deodorization was isolated. To find the optimal deodorization conditions of strain A2, the deodorization efficiencies at different temperatures and inoculation quantities were tested. Our result showed that suitable tem...
Autori: Zhiying Yan
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RESTORING WETLANDS AND NATURAL FLOODPLAIN ALONG THE LOWER BAŞEU RIVER IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 10
In Romania many rivers have been canalized by non-submersible damming, flow diversions and channeling towards new routes, transversal arrangements, etc. The modifications of natural flow regimes brought severe impacts on all ecological functions of wetlands and on the natural functioning of river-floodplain systems. Due to damming only few of the floodplains function nowadays in a natural manner. Rivers and wetlands rehabilitations are bringing the well-known environment benefits, reason for wh...
Autori: Lăcrămioara Vlad
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EVOLUTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION STRATEGY AMONG LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND ITS IMPACT ON REGIONAL ECOLOGICAL EFFICIENCY IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 10
An evolutionary game of environmental regulation among local governments in China was established in this paper, and we analyzed the dynamic evolution rules of the environmental regulation strategy among local governments as well as the impact of environmental regulation on regional ecological efficiency in China by using the spatial panel simultaneous equations based on the panel data of various regions in China from 2007 to 2014. The research results show that the local government will adjust ...
Autori: Li Xing
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PREPARATION AND SEM-EDX-XRD CHARACTERIZATION OF MAGNETIC ZEOLITIC MATERIALS OBTAINED FROM COAL FLY ASH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
A low-cost magnetic zeolitic material was synthesized from coal fly ash by means of a new, simple method involving alkaline hydrothermal zeolitization of fly ash (FA) followed by low-intensity wet magnetic separation. Scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive X-ray analysis was applied to characterize the composition, microstructure, and morphology of the material. The mineral and synthetic zeolite phases were identified by powder X-ray diffraction. The obtained magnetic zeolitic m...
Autori: Annie Shoumkova
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EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN FOR THE OPTIMIZATION OF COPPER BIOSORPTION BY IMMOBILIZED NANOSCALE Lentinus edodes
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
An experimental design methodology was applied to study the copper removal from aqueous solutions by immobilized nanoscale Lentinus edodes. The effect of the various variables (biomass loading, initial metal ions concentration, PH, contact time, agitation speed and temperature) were studied in the batch experiment. The results showed that pH, contact time and agitation speed were the most significant variables on biosorption of copper ions determined by Minimum Run Equireplicated Res V Design...
Autori: Rong Chen
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INCREASING THE VALUE OF CHINA’S ENVIRONMENT FOR RECREATION: THE CASE OF JIUZHAIGOU, SICHUAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
Nature-based tourism is increasing rapidly in China, forcing policy makers to pay ever-greater attention to the balance between tourism development and natural resource conservation. Taking Jiuzhaigou National Park in Sichuan, one of China’s most famous nature-based tourism sites as an example, this study uses travel cost and contingent valuation methods to estimate the landscape’s “use value” from recreation and users’ willingness to pay for additional measures of ...
Autori: Cheng Cheng
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REMOVAL OF DYES FROM WATER BY GALVANOCOAGULATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
Galvanocoagulation (GC) utilizing metallic iron chips and granular coke was studied as a potential technique for decolorization of dye-containing aqueous solutions. GC and chemical coagulation by inorganic metallic coagulants such as iron sulfates (Fe2+, Fe3+) were examined for the removal of individual dyes, used in the fur industry, from model aqueous solutions. The role of metal cations when progressively electrogenerated in situ was compared to when they are added simultaneously. The superio...
Autori: Marina R. Sizykh
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AN EXAMINATION INTO RECYCLING AND WASTE MANAGEMENT ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS BY UK EMPLOYEES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
This paper examines employees’ work-related attitudes to recycling and waste management systems whilst retaining a link with personal domestic behavior. A questionnaire of 38 Likert-type items measured employee attitudes to environmental, waste management and recycling, environmental and sustainability concerns, perceived costs and benefits to the company. The hypotheses included demographic differences in attitudes, that attitudes and behavior are related and that behaviors transfer from...
Autori: Oliver Heidrich
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ADSORPTION CHARACTERISTICS OF Cr(VI) ON CARBONIZED Eupatorium adenophorum SPRENG
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
The potential use of a novel low-cost adsorbent, Eupatorium adenophorum Spreng, as a solution to remove Cr(VI) ions from aqueous was reported. Effects of various regulating parameters, such as pH value of reaction, adsorbent dosage and temperature, were investigated. To fit the adsorption equilibrium data, Langmuir isotherm and Freundlich isotherm were invoked. Additionally, thermodynamic parameters of the adsorption process, such as ΔG, ΔS and ΔH, were also calculated. The res...
Autori: Chen Jin-fa
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CASTOR LEAF POWDER AS A BIOSORBENT FOR Cu(II) REMOVAL AND PRECONCENTRATION OF NATURAL WATER SAMPLES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
This paper describes the preparation and use of a low cost biosorbent made of castor leaves for the extraction of Cu(II) from an aqueous medium. The biosorbent was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), surface area and pore diameter measurements. The results showed absorption bands of carboxylic and amide groups at 1738 and 1540 cm-1, respectively, and the measured surface area was 1.3728 ± 0.0160 m2 g-1, with predominance of microporous < 10.51 Å. ...
Autori: Milene S. Pereira
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OPTIMIZATION OF INCENTIVE CONTRACTS LEADING ENTERPRISES TO PARTICIPATE IN LOW-CARBON AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
Based on principal-agent model, this paper tries to solve the asymmetric information problem between the investor and agriculture leading enterprises. A mathematical model of the incentive contract is designed, on the basis of which it is investigated the design of the incentive contract under different risk preference, the change of the income when implementing the incentive contract and the changing trends of the contractors’ costs when an observable variable is included in the incentiv...
Autori: Xitai Sheng
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COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF OPTIMIZING CONCENTRATED FEED BLENDS TO DECREASE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 4
Livestock production is under growing public and scientific scrutiny for its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This article contains a preliminary assessment of the inclusion of upstream life-cycle GHG emissions in concentrated feeds design, using the most common nonlinear programming optimization algorithms to determine feed composition. First, GHG emissions are included as costs in a single criteria optimization problem. The unit price of GHG emissions was obtained using a genetic algorithm. Sec...
Autori: Ricardo F.M. Teixeira
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 4
Vol. 1Nr. 11
• Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 4    • AN ENHANCED ENVIRONMENTAL MULTIMEDIA MODELLING SYSTEM (FEMMS): PART II – USER INTERFACE AND FIELD VALIDATION    • COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF OPTIMIZING CONCENTRATED FEED BLENDS TO DECREASE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS    • FATE AND BIODEGRADATION OF ESTROGENS IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENGINEERING SYSTEMS – A REVIEW    • ANALYSIS OF THE MATERIAL COMPOSITION OF MIXED MUN...
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 4
• Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 4    • AN ENHANCED ENVIRONMENTAL MULTIMEDIA MODELLING SYSTEM (FEMMS): PART II – USER INTERFACE AND FIELD VALIDATION    • COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF OPTIMIZING CONCENTRATED FEED BLENDS TO DECREASE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS    • FATE AND BIODEGRADATION OF ESTROGENS IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENGINEERING SYSTEMS – A REVIEW    • ANALYSIS OF THE MATERIAL COMPOSITION OF MIXED MUN...
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BIOGAS PRODUCTION FROM CORN BIOETHANOL WHOLE STILLAGE: EVALUATION OF TWO DIFFERENT INOCULA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
According to EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, Lithuania obligates to ensure sustainable growth, gain and maintain good condition of marine environment until 2020. In accordance with the sustainability approach, every potential cost and energy cutting as well as social sustainability measure for wastewater treatment should be explored. Nonetheless, Lithuania wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) in the sustainability context have never been evaluated before. A comprehensive set of 30 sustainab...
Autori: László Gyenge
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SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT OF THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE BALTIC SEA REGION: A CASE STUDY IN LITHUANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
According to EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, Lithuania has to ensure sustainable growth, gain and maintain good condition of marine environment until 2020. In accordance with the sustainability approach, every potential cost and energy cutting as well as social sustainability measure for wastewater treatment should be explored. Nonetheless, Lithuania wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) in the sustainability context have never been evaluated before. A comprehensive set of 30 sustainable dev...
Autori: Jolanta Dvarionienė
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OPTIMIZATION OF SOME CATIONS FOR REMOVAL OF ARSENIC FROM GROUNDWATER BY ELECTROCOAGULATION PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
This study dealt with investigation of arsenic removal from groundwater using electrocoagulation (EC) method in a batch mode by the Box-Behnken experimental design method. Effects of some cations like Ca, Fe, Mg, Mn and operating time on the removal were explored by an air injected EC reactor. The combined effects of these variables were analyzed by the quadratic model for predicting the highest removal efficiency of arsenic from groundwater. The arsenic removal efficiency was found to be depen...
Autori: Mehmet Kobya
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POWDERED MARBLE WASTES REUSE FOR CADMIUM REMOVAL FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS UNDER DYNAMIC CONDITIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
A factorial design analysis was performed in order to determine the significant factors influencing cadmium removal from aqueous solutions by powdered marble wastes (PMW), using a continuous stirring tank reactor (CSTR) system. Investigated factors were initial cadmium aqueous concentration (5-30 mg L-1), PMW dosage (5-15 g L-1) and flow rate (20-40 mL min-1). Results showed that the cadmium aqueous concentration and PMW dosage were the most influencing factors on metal removal from synthetic aq...
Autori: Ammar Mlayah
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ECO-EFFICIENT DECISION SUPPORT MODEL OF SOLID WASTE RECYCLING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
This paper describes an eco-efficiency decision support model for of end-of-life solid waste recycling. A holistic approach in balancing environmental pollution concern and waste recycling is required. A system dynamic model is based on mathematical model of the supply chain, and decision-making analysis is supported with the online spreadsheets. A criterion function-based modelling is used as a core model for simulation that uses net present value-based metrics of the supply chain activities. T...
Autori: Stanislav Avsec
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COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT LANDFILL COVERS IN SEMIARID ZONES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
In order to reduce the production of pollutants, it is most important that landfills are adapted to the climatic conditions of the area where they are located. In this sense, there are very few studies focused on how to reduce leachates from landfills in semiarid regions, which are especially sensitive to the impacts that this type of activity potentially has on water resources. The aim of this study is to identify the best type of landfill cover that reduces leachate production in semiarid regi...
Autori: Javier Senent-Aparicio
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IMPROVING RUNWAY STRIP PERFORMANCE TO FULFILL INTERNATIONAL REQUIREMENTS THROUGH ECO-EFFICIENT SOIL TREATMENTS: CASE STUDY OF A MAJOR ITALIAN AIRPORT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 6
The paper presents a case study of a significant intervention conducted on a major Italian airport for improving the structural and functional properties of the runway safety STRIP in order to fulfill specific national and international standards. The STRIP had to accomplish strict requirements in terms of the maximum longitudinal and transversal terrain slope and minimum values of bearing capacity; in particular, soil bearing capacity was identified as the main lack and thus the most urgent ac...
Autori: Maurizio Crispino
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Pb (ΙΙ) REMOVAL FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION BY ADSORPTION ON ACTIVATED CARBON FROM KIWI PEEL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 6
A new low-cost activated carbon was developed from kiwi peel for removing Pb(II) from aqueous solution. The adsorbent characteristics were determined by different analyses such as BET, FTIR and SEM. The adsorbent demonstrated remarkable characteristics such as high surface area (306.18 m2.g-1) and large total pore volume (0.4810 cm3.g-1). The effect of pH, contact time, initial concentration, shaking rate and adsorbent dosage on the Pb removal efficiency was investigated. It was found that the o...
Autori: Mostafa Rahimnejad
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CARBON EMISSION MANAGEMENT FOR GREENING SUPPLY CHAINS AT THE OPERATIONAL LEVEL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 6
Increased concern about global warming in today’s world has led to the legislation of regulations that seek to gradually reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by industrial sectors and along their supply chains. This study focuses on the amount of carbon emitted in a two-echelon supply chain in which one supplier delivers a single product to a group of retailers and attempts are made to integrate and coordinate its different members. A mixed integer programming model is thus develo...
Autori: Seyed Hesameddin Anvar
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KINETIC AND ENZYME RECYCLING STUDIES OF IMMOBILIZED β-GLUCOSIDASE FOR LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOMASS HYDROLYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 6
β-glucosidases are very important in the improvement of cellulose degradation rates by diminishing the inhibition of end products. Although, cellulase cost has reduced significantly in last decade but still the high costs of biomass saccharification is one of the main challenges for the commercialization of ethanol from LC biomass. In this work, β-glucosidase immobilization in calcium alginate was optimized using response surface methodology. 89% immobilization efficiency was achieved ...
Autori: Ruchi Agrawal
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ELUCIDATING THE EFFECTS OF NANOSILICA ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ALKALI-ACTIVATED THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY WASTE GLASS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 2
Thin-film transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT-LCD) waste glass can be used as a raw material for producing geopolymers, because it contains large amounts of silicon and aluminum in its amorphous structure. The setting time and compressive strength were evaluated to determine the quality of the geopolymer product with various amounts of nano-SiO2 (0%–3%) and TFT-LCD waste glass replacement (0% - 40%). The microstructures of the samples were characterized using mercury intrusion porosimet...
Autori: Kang Gao
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MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS OF WASTEWATER QUALITY OF DIFFERENT RURAL HUMAN SETTLEMENTS IN PUNJAB (INDIA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 2
An attempt has been made in the present study to investigate the wastewater characteristics from six different rural human settlements in the state of Punjab, India. The six selected rural catchments are located on a radius of about 5-50 kilometers from Phagwara town, Kapurthala district. The study area comprises the villages of the districts of Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar in Central Punjab. The wastewater samples were collected between January, 2012 and July, 2012 and a...
Autori: Puneet Pal S. Cheema
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EFFECTIVENESS OF LOW-CARBON GOVERNANCE IMPLEMENTATION IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
The Chinese government has established ambitious low-carbon targets and various low-carbon development strategies in recent years, showing a strong will for low-carbon governance. However, these strategies can only take effect by transferring into strong actions in practice. This paper, therefore, reviewed the effectiveness of these policies towards low-carbon economy at the governmental, organizational and personal levels. Literature, interview and internet surveys are adopted in the investi...
Autori: Wang Nannan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CASE STUDY OF LANDFILL RECLAMATION AT CZECH LANDFILL SITE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
The landfill reclamation project took place in the period from 2008 to 2009. Forestry reclamation was carried out in 2009. The aim of this project was to establish the growth of particular plant species, quantify plant species survival and changes in species properties over time. A phased approach was utilized to evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of the reclamation project; based on the results of these evaluations, in 2011 approximately 90 % of plant species survived during the...
Autori: Magdalena Daria Vaverková
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN INVESTIGATION ON GREYWATER TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR REUSE: RANKING BY ANALYTIC HIERARCHY PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
The objective of the present study was to (i) compare different treatment options for greywater (GW) reuse, (ii) assess the potential of treated GW for reuse, and (iii) select the optimal treatment option by using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). Raw GW was settled for 2 h. Five different treatment options were investigated simultaneously in parallel using the same influent (settled GW). The treatment options were (1) sand filtration, (2) sand/brick bat filtration, (3) alum coagulation/floc...
Autori: Dilip Machindra Ghaitidak
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MANAGEMENT PLANNING METHOD FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION FROM FOREST BIOMASS: DEVELOPMENT OF AN OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM AND CASE STUDY FOR A FINNISH ENERGY PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
In this study, we consider a potential Finnish solution to sustainable energy production to satisfy the European Union's forestrelated energy policies related to climate change. Conventional energy production includes a number of fossil fuel, peat, and renewable fuel procurement chains that supply a combined heat and power (CHP) plant during different periods of the year. In Finland, peat is commonly used as fuel by energy plants. However, it is not environmentally friendly because it is ...
Autori: Teijo Sakari Palander
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RISKS OF LEPTOSPIROSIS LINKED TO LIVING AND WORKING ENVIRONMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
Although considered a rare disease, endemic to low-income regions and unsanitary environments, leptospirosis is still encountered in some parts of Romania, in both rural and urban environments. Its specific pathways of transmission caused it to be a threat to people working with animals, pest control, farmers or those whose jobs place them in the presence of waters, sewers or in flooded areas. This paper investigates the occurrence and effects of leptospirosis by analyzing 17 cases of infec...
Autori: Doina Carmen Manciuc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A BRIEF REVIEW ON RECENT ADVANCES IN AIR-CATHODE MICROBIAL FUEL CELLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 7
The performance of cathode affects the overall performance of a microbial fuel cell (MFC), and cathode configuration affects the fabrication cost of this bioelectrochemical system in a large way. Various modifications in cathode structures have been observed in MFCs. Among them air-cathode MFCs are considered to be the most efficient and sustainable option due to elimination of aeration, as required in aqueous cathodes which consumes energy and increases operating cost of MFCs. An air cathode us...
Autori: Pritha Chatterjee
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CHANGES OF ARSENIC SPECIATION DURING SWINE MANURE WINDROW COMPOSTING AT FULL SCALE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 7
Organoarsenic compounds are used extensively as swine feed-additives to promote animal growth and control diseases, e.g. roxarsone (4-hydroxy-3-nitrobenzenearsonic acid) and arsanilic acid (4-aminophenylarsonic acid) are usually overused in swine industry in China. As a cost-effective technology for animal manure treatment and reuse, composting is widely used for swine manure treatment. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate changes of arsenic species and fractions during a full...
Autori: Rui Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INTEGRATED USE OF TWO MICROALGAL SPECIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF AQUACULTURE EFFLUENT AND BIOMASS PRODUCTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 7
One of the main challenges for the development of biomass algal system production is the high operational and capital costs for these technologies. A great opportunity to overcome these challenges may however exist in the integration of wastewater treatment with algal biomass production. The algae are used for treatment of industrial wastewater, for purification of effluent originating from livestock production, while the studies concerning the use of algae species for the treatment of aquacultu...
Autori: Katya Velichkova
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SURVEY OF INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PERFORMANCE WITH BIOLOGICAL MONITORING OF PROTOZOA IN THE INDUSTRIAL PARK OF ABADAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 7
Industrial wastewater is of particular importance. In most wastewater treatments, physicochemical parameters are used to determine the performances which are costly while protozoa can be used as less expensive biological indicators to determine the efficiency of the treatment plant. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between protozoa and physic-chemical characteristics of the Abadan wastewater treatment industry. Samples were collected from wastewater stabilization po...
Autori: Abotaleb Bay
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 8
Vol. 1Nr. 8
• INFLUENCING FACTORS OF THE ACCEPTABLE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION OF FARMERS FOR CONTROLLING FERTILIZER-INDUCED WATER POLLUTION    • DETERMINATION OF THE RARE EARTH METALS IN THE RED MUD FOR POSSIBLE UTILIZATION    • Fe(II) AND Mn(II) REMOVAL FROM CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER BY ADSORPTION: A COMPARISON OF ACTIVATED CARBON AND PINE BARK    • RESPONSE OF UPLAND COTTON GENOTYPES TO SALINITY AT EARLY GROWTH STAGES    • KINETICS AND ISOTH...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INFLUENCING FACTORS OF THE ACCEPTABLE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION OF FARMERS FOR CONTROLLING FERTILIZER-INDUCED WATER POLLUTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 8
This paper aims to identify the influencing factors of the acceptable amount of compensation (AAC) of farmers for controlling fertilizer-induced water pollution, and build a valid ecological compensation mechanism to curb the water impact. To this end, the ecological compensation for farmers is viewed as a good way to reduce fertilizer-induced pollution at drinking water sources, and the opportunity cost is introduced into the discussion of farmers’ AAC. To avoid the gaps of previous studi...
Autori: Jie Lin
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 8
Vol. 1Nr. 4
• INFLUENCING FACTORS OF THE ACCEPTABLE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION OF FARMERS FOR CONTROLLING FERTILIZER-INDUCED WATER POLLUTION    • DETERMINATION OF THE RARE EARTH METALS IN THE RED MUD FOR POSSIBLE UTILIZATION    • Fe(II) AND Mn(II) REMOVAL FROM CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER BY ADSORPTION: A COMPARISON OF ACTIVATED CARBON AND PINE BARK    • RESPONSE OF UPLAND COTTON GENOTYPES TO SALINITY AT EARLY GROWTH STAGES    • KINETICS AND ISOTH...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 8
Vol. 1Nr. 4
• INFLUENCING FACTORS OF THE ACCEPTABLE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION OF FARMERS FOR CONTROLLING FERTILIZER-INDUCED WATER POLLUTION    • DETERMINATION OF THE RARE EARTH METALS IN THE RED MUD FOR POSSIBLE UTILIZATION    • Fe(II) AND Mn(II) REMOVAL FROM CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER BY ADSORPTION: A COMPARISON OF ACTIVATED CARBON AND PINE BARK    • RESPONSE OF UPLAND COTTON GENOTYPES TO SALINITY AT EARLY GROWTH STAGES    • KINETICS AND ISOTH...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PLANNING AND DECISION-MAKING MODELS IN ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING APPLIED TO TAIWAN MID-WEST COAST
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 9
The aim of this study is to identify the influential factors which affect the planning and construction process in coastal ecological engineering. Through the application of AHP to analyze weight, it applies the data obtained from descriptive statistics as a reference in decision-making. Research methods are by means of expert questionnaire. To understand the same and different points of views from the experts and scholars, then according to different purposes it uses the results of this study i...
Autori: Chi-Shun Hsu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EMISSION INTENSITY AND ABATEMENT COST OF FOSSIL FUEL POWER PLANTS IN THAILAND
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 9
Monitoring of air emission and pollution control cost is a key to improve air quality management of electricity generation industry. This research comprehensively evaluates abatement cost of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), emission intensity and emission inventory of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM), and carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from Thailand’s fossil fuel power plants. The research applied bottom-up approach with continuously monitored ...
Autori: Wasin Pinprateep
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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LOW-COST ORTHOPEDIC SHOES BASED ON RECYCLED MATERIALS: MANUFACTURING, PLANTAR CORRECTION EVALUATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 8
The paper describes a flexible and low cost method regarding the progress of improvement, in terms of foot diseases, in case of wearing orthopedic shoes containing progressive correction orthotic insoles. The research in the field aims at two purposes. The first one is to find an effective method for orthopedic shoe insoles manufacturing, with the role of progressively correcting plantar diseases by using cheap solutions based on the recycled materials. The research focused on an adaptive insole...
Autori: Barbu Braun
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SORPTION OF SELECTED CHLORINATED SOLVENTS ON PLANT DEBRIS COLLECTED IN A CITY PARK
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 8
Debris from deciduous trees in the form of park green waste was investigated as a potential biosorbent for the removal of chlorinated solvents from water. The sorption properties of beech leaves and cupules, oak leaves and acorns, birch leaves and lime leaves (all tree species common for a moderate climate) in a non-modified form were investigated with regard to the removal of perchloroethylene, 1,1,2-trichloroethane and 1,1,1,2-tetrachlorothane. The preliminary results showed that these biosorb...
Autori: Marek Tobiszewski
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TOWARDS THE OPTIMAL DESIGN AND OPERATION OF MULTI-ENERGY SYSTEMS: THE “EFFICITY” PROJECT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 10
The development of Multi-Energy Systems (MES) or District Energy Systems (DES) requires suitable design and operation optimization tools, in order to assess their feasibility and economic profitability. These tools can be helpful in choosing the proper technologies and also in the perspective of defining proper incentive or taxation schemes. A critical result of the analysis of MES is that, when optimizing their design, the operation strategy and the part load behavior of the units must be consi...
Autori: Matteo Zatti
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27795

REUSE AND VALORIZATION OF SILT FROM AGGREGATES CRUSHING OF ALLUVIAL GRAVEL AND SAND, FOR THE MANUFACTURING OF CEMENT BASED BUILDING ELEMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 9
The development of Multi-Energy Systems (MES) or District Energy Systems (DES) requires suitable design and operation opti-mization tools, in order to assess their feasibility and economic profitability. These tools can be helpful in choosing the proper technologies and also in the perspective of defining proper incentive or taxation schemes. A critical result of the analysis of MES is that, when optimizing their design, the operation strategy and the part load behavior of the units must be cons...
Autori: Marco Migliore
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SEPARATE COLLECTION OF ORGANIC WASTE AND CARDBOARD: ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF A DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION PROJECT IN TULKAREM, WEST BANK
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 10
This research aimed to analyze the impact of the introduction of a separate collection system for organic waste and cardboard in the Governorate of Tulkarem, West Bank (Occupied Palestinian Territories). The amount of waste diverted from the final disposal at the landfill of Zahret Al-Finjan was quantified and the quality of separate materials was evaluated. An economic and environmental analysis was performed to quantify the impact of separate collection in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and...
Autori: Francesca Villa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REUSE AND VALORIZATION OF SILT FROM AGGREGATES CRUSHING OF ALLUVIAL GRAVEL AND SAND, FOR THE MANUFACTURING OF CEMENT BASED BUILDING ELEMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 10
The development of Multi-Energy Systems (MES) or District Energy Systems (DES) requires suitable design and operation opti-mization tools, in order to assess their feasibility and economic profitability. These tools can be helpful in choosing the proper technologies and also in the perspective of defining proper incentive or taxation schemes. A critical result of the analysis of MES is that, when optimizing their design, the operation strategy and the part load behavior of the units must be cons...
Autori: Marco Migliore
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27803

INTEGRATED APPROACH FOR INNOVATIVE MONITORING STRATEGIES OF RESERVOIRS AND LAKES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 10
An innovative strategy significantly increasing data density by introducing a flexible, problem-orientated, and cost-effective water quality monitoring approach is presented. Most current monitoring strategies produce water quality data based on fixed stations conducted on fixed dates throughout a defined period of time and, thus, often give a biased and insufficient picture of the water quality. Establishing a refined picture of water quality while not increasing monitoring costs clearly needs ...
Autori: Wiebke Warner
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SARDINELLE BY-PRODUCT HYDROLYZATES AS NITROGEN SOURCE FOR MICROBIAL GROWTH AND PROTEASE PRODUCTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
Tunisian fish-processing industries generates large amounts of by-products. Their disposal is an increasing environmental and health problem. For an economic utilization, these by-products may be used in producing higher value-added products such as protein hydrolyzates. In this study, protein hydrolyzates with different degrees of hydrolysis (12%, 20% and 26%) were prepared from heads and viscera of Sardinella aurita using crude protease of Bacillus licheniformis NH1. The obtained hydrolyzates ...
Autori: Nabil Souissi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27852

ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS OF FLOOD RISK IN URBAN PLANNING: A CASE STUDY IN LAS QUEMADILLAS, CÓRDOBA, SPAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
This paper presents a mapping procedure for determining the environmental impact of flooding in spatial planning. This procedure is applied to a section of the Guadalquivir River in the Quemadillas sector of Córdoba, southern Spain, where flood risks are of great importance because of improper riverside planning and the absence of prevention measures. We performed a comprehensive environmental analysis in conjunction with hydrological and hydraulic modelling using GIS techniques, allowing...
Autori: Antonio Miguel Martínez-Graña
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECO-INDICATOR 99, ReCiPe AND ANOVA FOR EVALUATING BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES UNDER LCA UNCERTAINTIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
The Eco-Indicator 99 (EI99) method and the ReCiPe method are used to determine the fundamental uncertainties in the life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) model through the configurations of the following six methodological options: egalitarian/egalitarian (e/e), egalitarian/average (e/a), hierarchist/hierarchist (h/h), hierarchist/average (h/a), individualist/individualist (i/i), and individualist/average (i/a). In this study, the aforementioned options were presented as (i) a set of methodologica...
Autori: Oleg Verbitsky
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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LABORATORY INVESTIGATION ON THE PURIFICATION OF FOOD WASTEWATER BY FREEZE CONCENTRATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
This study was carried out to determine the feasibility of applying a freeze concentration technique to rarefy milking wastewater using either a stationary wastewater vessel (the first series of tests) or a rotary ice–making machine (the second series of tests). In this study, we investigated the impact of freezing temperature, initial milking wastewater concentration and vessel depth upon the removal rate of chemical oxygen demand (COD). Results show that when the freezing temperature ...
Autori: Yingjie Dai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MULTI-OBJECTIVE ANALYSIS FOR THE SELECTION OF A SUSTAINABLE GREYWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 1
Greywater reuse is widely accepted as a suitable response to the increasing demand of fresh water in urban areas. On the other hand, strict environmental regulations have obligated the development and implementation of membrane separation technologies for production of municipal potable water, in industrial water supply and in wastewater treatment. Potential energy crisis in the future has highlighted the importance of using renewable source of energy for membrane separation processes. This r...
Autori: Mohammad Ramezanianpour
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF MANUFACTURING PROCESSES ECO-EFFICIENCY BASED ON MFA-LCA-MFCA METHODS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 2
The objective of this paper is to investigate eco-efficiency in a durable goods manufacturing system. It is intended to apply a method used in a company producing heating devices within the boiler sector. A hybrid methodology is used to assess the eco-efficiency of manufacturing processes, based on combining Material Flow Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment, and Material Flow Cost Accounting. This provides an effective approach to evaluate environmental and economic performance in the context of ...
Autori: Aldona Kluczek
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF A DRINKING WATER TREATMENT PLANT: A LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT PERSPECTIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 2
Drinking water treatment aims to avoid or minimize some risks to human health and to provide adequate water quality by removing physical, chemical and biological contaminants. However, treatment processes require increasing efforts in terms of technology, chemicals and energy inputs, which generate increased secondary environmental impacts and added water production costs. The objective of this study is to evaluate the drinking water treatment plant (DWTP) in Iasi City (Romania) by life cycle...
Autori: George Barjoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27922

COMPUTATIONAL SIMULATION MODEL FOR DYE ADSORPTION IN NANO TIO2 FILM FOR THE APPLICATIONS IN DYE SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 3
The theoretical and computational studies of dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) can contribute to a deeper understanding of these types of solar cells. The DSSCs are the novel design of solar cells which could be used as power producing windows or skylights. They represent a particular promising approach to a direct conversion of sunlight into electrical energy at low cost and with high efficiency. The light adsorption occurs in dye molecules adsorbed on a highly porous structure of TiO2 film...
Autori: Nnditshedzeni Eric Maluta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SPOTTED GOLDEN THISTLE STALKS AS A NOVEL LOW-COST SORBENT FOR METHYLENE BLUE SORPTION FROM SYNTHETIC AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS: EQUILIBRIUM AND KINETICS STUDIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 3
The present study explores the potential use of plant waste i.e. spotted golden thistle (Scolymus maculatus L.) stalks, as an inexpensive sorbent for the removal of methylene blue from synthetic aqueous solutions. Firstly, the waste material was characterized using different analysis methods, then kinetics and equilibrium of dye sorption were investigated using a batch sorption technique. The influence of contact time, initial dye concentration, sorbent dose, particle size and agitation speed...
Autori: Zoubida Senouci Bereksi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 3
Vol. 14Nr. 4
• ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES IN NORTH-EASTERN ROMANIA – A TRIGGER FACTOR FOR LYME DISEASE    • HYDROGEOCHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISOTOPE COMPOSITIONS AND THEIR EVOLUTION IN GEOTHERMAL GROUNDWATER IN YIZHANG, HUNAN PROVINCE, CHINA    • CONSTRUCTION OF A BIOGAS HEAT STORAGE GREENHOUSE ECOSYSTEM UNDER THE CONTEXT OF WATER POLLUTION RESULTING FROM LIVESTOCK BREEDING    • ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE: HEALTH AND POLICY - AN UP TO DATE MINIREVIEW  &nb...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 3
Vol. 14Nr. 4
• ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES IN NORTH-EASTERN ROMANIA – A TRIGGER FACTOR FOR LYME DISEASE    • HYDROGEOCHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISOTOPE COMPOSITIONS AND THEIR EVOLUTION IN GEOTHERMAL GROUNDWATER IN YIZHANG, HUNAN PROVINCE, CHINA    • CONSTRUCTION OF A BIOGAS HEAT STORAGE GREENHOUSE ECOSYSTEM UNDER THE CONTEXT OF WATER POLLUTION RESULTING FROM LIVESTOCK BREEDING    • ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE: HEALTH AND POLICY - AN UP TO DATE MINIREVIEW  &nb...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 3
Vol. 14Nr. 6
• ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES IN NORTH-EASTERN ROMANIA – A TRIGGER FACTOR FOR LYME DISEASE    • HYDROGEOCHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISOTOPE COMPOSITIONS AND THEIR EVOLUTION IN GEOTHERMAL GROUNDWATER IN YIZHANG, HUNAN PROVINCE, CHINA    • CONSTRUCTION OF A BIOGAS HEAT STORAGE GREENHOUSE ECOSYSTEM UNDER THE CONTEXT OF WATER POLLUTION RESULTING FROM LIVESTOCK BREEDING    • ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE: HEALTH AND POLICY - AN UP TO DATE MINIREVIEW  &nb...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27968

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