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Catalytic destruction of aromatic VOCs on SCR-DeNOx commercial catalyst
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 1
AbstractAromatic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) proved to have enhanced polluting behavior upon the atmosphere and human health. Their catalytic destruction is an alternative for environmental pollution reduction in the case of gaseous emissions with low contents of VOC.In this paper, an experimental study is presented, concerning the conversion of benzene and its mono-halogenated derivatives on SCR-DeNOx (V2O5-WO3/TiO2) commercial catalyst, specific for the reduction process of nitrogen oxid...
Autori: Florin Bandrabur, Heinz Koser, Ion Balasanian, Liliana Lazar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Alternative energy sources in transition countries. The case of bioenergy in Ukraine
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 1
AbstractDuring the transition to a market economy, many countries with a planned economy in Central and Eastern Europe face similar challenges when the established socio-economic systems and infrastructures deemed inefficient in a market economy. Also new issues are being raised by the trends of globalization and the vision of sustainable development. In the energy sector the challenges raised by the Kyoto Protocol and its implementation mechanisms are especially interesting, because they are in...
Autori: Andrius Plepys, Giulia Gervasoni, Jean-Philippe Boutin, Kes McCormick, Kristin Seyboth, Luis Mundaca, Marko Ratton, Patrick Lamers, Robert Hlep
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 6 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 2
Include urmatoarele articole� Degradation of alcian blue 8 gx by heterogeneous and homogeneous photocatalytic processes� Evaluating the performance of solid waste management models� Bioreactors with stirred bed of immobilized cells 1. Studies on mixing efficiency� Fugitive emissions estimation from petroleum storage tanks� New Ni(II) coordination polymers with insulating and anticorrosive properties� Determination of water quality deterioration at pilgrimage centre along river netrav...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 6 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 1
Contine urmatoarele articole:??Â?Â? Alternative energy sources in transition countries. The case of bioenergy in Ukraine??Â?Â? Catalytic destruction of aromatic VOCs on SCR-DeNOx commercial catalyst??Â?Â? Ecological Economics And Transport Systems??Â?Â? Bioleaching of uranyl ions from uranium ores by some algae??Â?Â? Irreversible affinity immobilization of lentil seedling??Â?Â? Evaluation of artificial neural network techniques for river flow forecasting??Â?Â? Hydrogen and sustainable energy. Re...
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Ecological Economics And Transport Systems
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 1
AbstractEcological economics is an emerging field that offers significant room for creativity and innovation at the conceptual level on how to operationalize sustainability. It integrates economics with ecology and many elements from both the natural and social sciences to provide an integrated perspective on environment-economy interactions. A major policy dilemma that ecological economics addresses is how policy-makers can influence markets, so that they receive the 'right' signals from the na...
Autori: Kes McCormick
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Hydrogen and sustainable energy. Research for hydrogen production
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 1
Abstract Hydrogen could be considered a synthetic secondary power carrier fuel in the years to come, subsequent to the fossil fuels economy. Thus the concept 'hydrogen economy' shall be defined, and it will also have a great influence in the future years.The field of power generation (producing electric power), transports, (electric cars), chemistry (hydrogen is a major raw material) are potential users of hydrogen.The experts support, by means of a series of economical and strategic analysis ma...
Autori: Corina Rădulescu, Elisabeta Păsculete, Florentina Condrea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Solid waste management systems assessment: the municipality's point-of-view
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 1
AbstractThe objective of the paper is to present sustainability indicators for municipal solid waste management (MSWM). Sustainability implies environmental, economic and social acceptance. The complexity of the system-in-focus requires the employment of a systems (or cybernetic) approach: Acceptance implies clear objectives, from a specific point of view (here, the viewpoint of the municipal administration is taken), over a time horizon covering at least two generations, a life-cycle considerat...
Autori: Demetrios Panagiotakopoulos, Konstantinia Tsilemou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Analysis of the models for life cycle assessment of the building and building products
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 1
The environment is the relations in life and all settings life is consist of. A building is an artificial environment designed and built to meet the users' needs. These needs are fulfilled with the properties of building products that form the building. Building and building products are directly or indirectly in interaction with the environment during their life cycle process.There are some models like 'LEED', 'Athena', 'BEES', 'BRE', 'Analytica', 'Pre', 'GaBi', 'TEAM', 'GB Tool', 'Woolley','Cu...
Autori: Ayşe Balanlı, Gokce Tuna Taygun
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Leptospirosis:clinical and environmental aspects of the IaÂ?i county
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 2
During 2005 and 2006, in the Infectious Diseases Hospital in IaÂ?i, there were admitted 26 patients suffering by Leptospirosis. The clinical investigations followed the tests of inflammation, the renal and hepatic proofs, the cefalo-rahidian liquid’s aspect, the ELISA Leptospirosis serum tests etc. The Leptospirosis etiology shown that on 50% of the patients, the affection was owed to L.ichterohemoragiae. The average cost of the treatment for a patient was evaluated as around 1000 Euro. The pa...
Autori: Carmen Dorobăţ, Doina Carmen Manciuc, Mihai Nicu, Mihnea Hurmuzache
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Methyl tert- butyl ether occurrence and degradation in water
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 2
The use of gasoline oxygenated with MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether) reduced significantly air pollution (16 - 23% lower emissions of CO and 18% lower emissions of unburned hydrocarbons) but increased water pollution. There is no European or national regulations for MTBE in drinking water except for Denmark, which has set a limit value of 30 µg/ L for MTBE. USEPA proposed a maximum concentration of 20- 40 µg/L. This paper is a review with 70 references on the MTBE production, use, properties and...
Autori: Camelia Beţianu, Florina Ungureanu, Loredana Branza, Lucian Vasile Pavel, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 6 No.4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 4
Iinclude urmatoarele articole:� Process water of papermaking: model building and characterization� Landfill inventory in the Republic of Moldova: problems and solutions� Floodplain revegetation and river basin restoration� Environmental problems of copper complex in Bor area� Researches on air micro flora determination from public indoor spaces and hospital wards in an urban area� Current practice of solid waste management in Malaysia and its disposal� An assessment of potential he...
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Research on the impact induced in the environment by milk processing Industry case study: S.C. Raraul ltd. Campulung, Suceava county
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
The paper presents some investigations and assessments on the impact induced in the environment by a milk processing unit which makes a variety of products. The balance sheets for raw materials were elaborated for all the activities carried on the location; based on these, the synthetic indexes of the impact on the environment were drawn, as well as the specific factors: the extent of the usage of raw material, materials and specific effluents....
Autori: Adriana Ilisoi, , Letitia Cezar, Mihai Nicu
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Marine micro and macro algal species as biosorbents for heavy metals
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
AbstractThis paper reviews some practical aspects of the application of algal biomass for the biosorption of heavy metals from wastewater. The ability of different algal species to remove metals varies with algal group and morphology, with the speciation of specific metals and their competition with others in wastewater, and with environmental or process factors. The scattered literature on the uptake of heavy metals by both living and dead algal biomass - both macroalgae and immobilized microal...
Autori: Loredana Branza, Maria Gavrilescu, Matthew J. Dring
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Corporate management tools to address sustainability Challenges. A reflection on the progress and difficulties experienced during the last decade
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
A number of corporate management tools have been developed during the last decades. This has given the impression that industry is in the lead for developing a more environmentally sound and sustainability-adopted future as concerns the production and the products they are working responsible from. This paper includes a short review of some key tools, including cleaner production assessments, life cycle assessments, environmental management systems, environmental management accounting and variou...
Autori: Thomas Lindhqvist
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Process water of papermaking: model building and characterization
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 4
Actual trends in papermaking concern on the use of recycled fibers and minimizing effluent volume by closing water circuit. Beside environmental and economic advantages, both trends can lead to serious problems in papermaking processes due to contaminants introduced with recycled fibers and their accumulation in closed water system. A key factor to avoid disturbances in the papermaking is to prevent the accumulation of detrimental compounds. In this respect, first it is necessary to find out met...
Autori: Dan Belosinschi, Elena Bobu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental problems of copper complex in Bor area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 4
AbstractThe paper discusses some environmental problems caused by the presence of the copper mining and processing complex in the Bor area (Eastern Serbia). The Bor area is a serious hot spot in Serbia. Unsupervised operation of the mining company RTB Bor, without any protective measures, has led to extreme pollution of the Bor River, the Danube and underground waters, soil pollution with heavy metals, air-pollution with sulfur-dioxide etc. Recommendations are suggested as follows: a sustainable...
Autori: Slavka Zeković
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Zero discharge: technological progress towards eliminating pulp mill liquid effluent
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractThe goal of this paper is to examine the potential for ecologically and economically sustainable kraft pulp mills. This paper reviews technical and scientific literature on a wide range of factors that will influence the overall impact of a pulp mill on its total environment. The emphasis is on efforts to achieve "closed-loop," or Totally Effluent Free (TEF) mills which eliminate all liquid effluent and minimize the quantity and environmental impact of air and land discharges. An attempt...
Autori: Adrian Puitel, Dan Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Researches on air micro flora determination from public indoor spaces and hospital wards in an urban area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 4
AbstractMicrobial flora is an indicator of the environmental potential of allowing the air-transmitting infections. The paper presents the determination of micro-flora from public indoor spaces and hospital wards in an urban zone. There were used the following sampling and insemination methods: harvesting by sedimentation (Koch method) and harvesting by aspiration, filtration methods, barbotage method, impact method, electro-precipitation method and biotest Hycon. Air micro-flora determinations ...
Autori: Capatina Camelia, Cristinel Racoceanu, Gheorghe Lazăr
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http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25139

E-waste management
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 4
AbstractE-waste is a new term coined in the market of hazardous substances. It has taken a new bourgeoning route since the boom of Information Technology (IT). The problems regarding the transportation, handling and dispose have to be tackled at the earliest as it might cause detrimental effects on environment. Presently in India there is no distinct and lucid regulation(s) regarding e-waste management. There should one stop solution! In the present paper, some of the Technical and E-Management ...
Autori: Santosh M. Avvannavar, Surathkal Shrihari
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Layered double hydroxides as potential solid for obtaining more environmentally friendly pesticides
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 4
AbstractThe paper describes the synthesis and characterization of layered double hydroxides (LDH) intercalated with 4,6-dinitro-o-cresol(DNOC) and 2,6-dichlorobenzonitrile (2,6DBN) by anionic exchange method. The incorporation of the organic pesticides in the structure of layered double hydroxides can offer premises to increase the pesticide active life by reducing its volatilization, controlling the release of the pesticide from the layered structure and decreasing the pesticide adsorption in s...
Autori: Gabriela Lisa, Marcel Ionel Popa, Mihaela Frunza
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25144

Quantification of lead pollution in bucharest area and potential risks for human health
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractLead is unique among the toxic air contaminants that the World Health Organization (WHO) has identified it in several ways. Lead concentration is increasing rapidly in the environment due to increased use in anthropic activity. Lead is released into the atmosphere from metallurgy and siderurgy industry, during coal burning, oil or wastes, from power plants which use solid fuel, from traffic and the building sites. Regardless the exposure mode, the presence of lead in urban air, even in r...
Autori: Alina Murariu, Aurelia Meghea, Aurelian Stanescu, Ioana Lacatusu, Mihaela Mihai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Keynote Lectures Energy from municipal solid waste: large-scale incineration or small-scale pyrolysis?
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractMunicipal solid waste (MSW) management is an important and challenging issue for sustainable development. It is also one of themost controversial problems and a subject of an ongoing debate between different interested parties. A particularly controversial issue is MSW incineration (with or without energy recovery) which has in many countries become a socially unacceptable option for dealing with solid waste. On the other hand, the increasing amounts of waste each year demand immediate a...
Autori: Adisa Azapagic
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Challenges for integrated water resources management in Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
This study presents an overview of the current activities and results undertaken within the CEEX SIWMANET project dealing with an assessment of the actual challenges for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) implementation in Romania,seen especially in relation with the R&D system and the need to develop especially the cooperation, training and participatory processes that are required for actual implementation in which the universities may play an important role in terms of catalyst ...
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Organic food in Denmark - from grass root initiative to market niche: potentials and barriers for further sustainable transition
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractThe mechanisms in the shaping of organic food in Denmark since the 1970'ies are analysed as a contribution to the discussion of strategies for a more sustainable production and consumption of food. The background is the major  achievements in Denmark within organic food since the 1970'ies, but also the recent years' reduction in the land converted to organic farming. The analyses are based on experiences from projects, analyses and literature and draw on innovation theory and theory...
Autori: Michael Sogaard Jorgensen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Study of the non-catalytic and catalytic oxidative destruction of VOCs
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
In recent years, the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) has received much attention. Catalytic oxidation of VOCs, found in small concentration in industrial gas emissions constitutes an alternative for environmental pollution reduction.In this paper, a comparative study regarding the non-catalytic and catalytic oxidative destruction of non-halogenated or halogenated C6 hydrocarbons (C6H14, C6H12, C6H6, Cl-C6H5, Br-C6H5), is presented. Catalytic oxidation was studied in the presence of ...
Autori: Florin Bandrabur, Heinz Koser, Ion Balasanian, Liliana Lazar
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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
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 1 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 1Nr. 2
Contain all the articles from this issueICEEM /01 PLENARY CONFERENCETen years of Environmental Engineering and Management education and research at the Technical University of IasiMatei Macoveanu, Carmen Teodosiu ICEEM/01  - Environmental Engineering SectionRemoval of nitrogen oxides from Diesel exhaust: Laboratory studies for development of an SCR-catalyst-system using solid urea as reducing agentWerner Weisweiler High temperature desulphurization of hydrogen sulphide containing ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 1 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 1Nr. 3
Contain all the articles from this issueICEEM/01 -- Environmental Engineering SectionThermodynamic and kinetic study of gas desulphurization by adsorption on zeolites  Ion Untea, Dan Brasoveanu, Madeleine Dancila, Szidonia Bocskor Mixed oxides derived from vanadium substituted layered double hydroxides as catalysts precursors for SO2 oxidationGabriela Carja, Ionel Popa, Gabriela Ciobanu, Nicolae Aelenei The impact of energy production on environment in RomaniaCarmen Zaharia, Mioara Sur...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 1 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 1Nr. 4
Contain all the articles from this issue:ICEEM/01 -- Environmental Management Section Corporate environmental competence: A concept for characterising and assessing the environmental practice in companies and product chainsMichael S?¸gaard J?¸rgensen, Marianne Forman Life cycle assessment of some alternatives for the supply of thermal energy in the municipality of Iasi (Romania).Nicolae Peiu Management options for the industrial and municipal wastes in the city of Iasi Carmen Teod...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 2 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 2Nr. 1
Contain all the articles from this issueEnvironmental analysis by capillary electrophoresis. Atmospheric samplesCamelia Draghici, Gheorghe Coman, Mihaela Sica,Dana Perniu, Mihaela Badea   The ecological farms - A solution for sustainable agriculture. II. Position and perspectives of the ecofarms in the frame of the productive agricultural system Stela Axinte, Alina Stanciu, Lorica Axinte  The extraction and clean up of organochlorine pesticides and PCB's from water using solid phase ex...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 2 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 2Nr. 2
Contain all the articles from this issueEditorialEstablishing effluent discharge limits - have we got it right?Yusuf Chisti Full papersSurvey on the treatment of gaseous streams containing volatile organic compoundsOana Penciu, Maria GavrilescuEU environmental policy for industrial pollution control. IPPC DirectiveElena Bobu Environmental monitoring Antonius A.F. KettrupProcess The sonochemical degradationof cyanide ions using atmospheric oxygen as oxidizing agentIoan Iordache, Mircea Teodor Nec...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 2 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 2Nr. 3
Plants as biomarkers, biosensors and biomonitorsModelling of wastewater treatment of a pulp and paper mill for monitoringCatalysts for heterogeneous photocatalysts. Part I. Possibilities to improve photoefficiency through catalysts modificationThe global assessment method of the water qualityAspects regarding the wood certification in RomaniaDecolorizing of pulping effluents by ammonium lignosulphonate oxidationPowder coatings-based organic filmsOn environmental effects of the pulp and paper mil...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 2 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 2Nr. 4
Contain all the articles from this issueDestruction of Volatile Organic Compounds by catalytic oxidationAlice Oana Rusu, Emil DumitriuRisk assessment for a shipyard from Romanian Black Sea CoastAnca Florentina Caliman, Ion Balasanian Monitoring the behavior of the restoration interventions of the Probota Monastery’s indoor frescoes under the influence of the environmental factors. II. Modifications of the physical-structural and chemical characteristicsIon Sandu, Adrian Dima, Ioan Gabriel Sand...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 3 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 3Nr. 1
Contain all the articles from this issueConsiderations concerning ecological footprint of RomaniaNicolae Peiu, Matei MacoveanuEffects of some industrial wastes on different plant species in hydroponics experimentsRuxandra Bodarlau, Carmen-Alice Teaca, Valentin I.Popa The pollution index, a new technical tool in water quality assessmentMihai Nicu, Marcel Perjoiu Solid waste management in pulp productionDan Gavrilescu Curricular development perspectives: education for sustainabledevelopmentCarmen ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 3 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 3Nr. 2
Contain all the articles from this issueCatalysis for heterogeneous photocatalysis. Part II. Methods for synthesisAnca Florentina Caliman, Ion BalasanianpH influence on sonochemical degradation of cyanides with H2O2 and O2Ioan Iordache, Mircea Teodor Nechita, Nicolae Aelenei, Gabriela Apostolescu, Ioan Rosca Studies of various wastewater nitrification bioreactor types based on modelling and simulationDiana Lupasteanu, Florina Ungureanu, Maria Gavrilescu Wastewater from winemaking industry: monit...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 3 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 3Nr. 4
Contain all the articles from this issueICEEM /02 PLENARY SESSION:"Environmental Engineering and Management in the Context of Sustainable Development"Design for sustainability (D4S): towards advanced product conceptsHan Brezet, Sacha SilvesterICEEM/02 - ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SECTION"Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies"Complex approach to the problem of persistent organic pollutants degradation in water environmentVictor Covaliov, Olga Covaliova, Angela Cincilei, Gilles Mailhot, Pasca...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 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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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 3 Nr. 3 (I)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 3Nr. 3
Contain all the articles from this issueICEEM /02 PLENARY SESSION:"Environmental Engineering and Management in the Context of Sustainable Development"Green technology foresight of high technology: Hype of potentials - The challenges from nanotechnology, Biotechnology and ICTMichael S?¸gaard J?¸rgensenIntrinsic properties of noble metals in catalytic selective reduction of NO by propene in lean burn conditionsAnne Giroir-Fendler, Helleh Saadallah, Adela HaletaICEEM/02 - ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 4 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 4Nr. 2
Contain all the articles from this issueCatalysis for heterogeneous photocatalysis. Part II. Methods for synthesisAnca Florentina Caliman, Ion BalasanianpH influence on sonochemical degradation of cyanides with H2O2 and O2Ioan Iordache, Mircea Teodor Nechita, Nicolae Aelenei,Gabriela Apostolescu, Ioan RoscaStudies of various wastewater nitrification bioreactor types based on modelling and simulationDiana Lupasteanu, Florina Ungureanu, Maria Gavrilescu Wastewater from winemaking industry: monitor...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 4 Nr.3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 4Nr. 3
Contain all the articles from this issueLignin in crop cultivations and bioremediationAlfred Abaecherli, Valentin I. PopaMaterials for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells and for proton exchange membrane fuel cellsAnnemarie Huijser, Joop SchoonmanAre interfacial biocatalysts important tools for nonpolluting technologies? 2. Immobilization of lipases and their  representative applications Brindusa Dragoi, Emil DumitriuUASB treatment of fruit canning wastewater: pilot-scale invest...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 4 Nr.4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 4Nr. 4
Contain all the articles from this issueNitrous oxide decomposition over Fe-ZSM-5 catalysts prepared by different methodsMircea Teodor Nechita, Ioan Rosca, Daniel Sutiman, Gabriela Apostolescu, Ioan Iordache Geometrical correlation method for global estimation of the ecosystem stateCamelia Popa, Cornel Cojocaru, Matei MacoveanuImmobilized lipases as biocatalysts for organic synthesis 1. Transesterification of ethyl acetate with alcohols in the presence of free Candida antarctica lipase BBrindusa...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 5 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 5Nr. 1
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 5 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 5Nr. 2
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 5 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 5Nr. 3
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 5 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 5Nr. 4
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 5 Nr. 5
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 5Nr. 5
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 5 Nr. 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 5Nr. 6
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 3 Nr. 3 (II)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 3Nr. 3
Contain all the articles from this issueICEEM/02 - ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SECTION"Treatment Technologies for Gaseous Fluxes"Surface chemistry studies on molybdena–alumina catalystTatiana Yuzhakova, ?kos R?©dey, Endre Domokos, J??zsef Kov??cs, Monica Caldararu, Cristian Hornoiu, Mariana Carata, G.Postole, Cornel Munteanu, Larisa Strukova, Jozse FazakasHebicidal behaviour of a new N,N'- biquaternary salt of 4,4'- bipyridineServilia Oancea, Marinela Irimia, Gabriela Carja, Anton Airinei, Nicu...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 6 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
Include urmatoarele articole:� Removal of persistent organic pollutants from textile wastewater by membrane processes� Sustainability evaluation of an urban residential settlement� Removal of zinc (II) from aqueous solutions by romanian sphagnum peat moss� Development trends of cold plasma reactors in the global context of carbon emission reduction� Assessing the potential of wind power in Romania within Kyoto targets� Research on the impact induced in the environment by milk process...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 6 Nr. 5
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
Include urmatoarele articole:� Keynote Lectures Energy from municipal solid waste: large-scale incineration or small-scale pyrolysis?� Electrical properties of SnO2-Pt/Al2O3 in reduction atmosphere� Corporate management tools to address sustainability Challenges. A reflection on the progress and difficulties experienced during the last decade� Emerging academic responsibilities and opportunities for promoting regional sustainability� Challenges for integrated water resources management...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
? Kinetics considerations concerning the oxidative degradation by photo-fenton process of some antibiotics ? Catalytic wet hydrogen peroxide oxidation of 4-chlorophenol over iron-exchanged clays ? Researches on the negative effects assessment (slugging, clogging, ash deposits) developed at the biomass-coal co-firing ? Contribution to the study of the environmental heritage of a former chemical plant ? Impact of chemicals on derivatives with important therapeutic activity in C...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 6 Nr. 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
Iinclude urmatoarele articole:â€? Phenol degradation in water through a heterogeneous photo-fenton processâ€? Study concerning the influence of oxidizing agents on heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation of persistent organic pollutantsâ€? Nonmarket valuation of acequias: Stakeholder analysisâ€? Metals concentration in soils adjacent to waste depositsâ€? Polyelectrolyte - surfactant complexesâ€? Modelling of sorption equilibrium of Cr(vi) on isomorphic substituted Mg/Zn-Al - type hydrotalcitesâ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
Include urmatoarele articole:� "Waste not, want not" a study of household attitude toward recycling of solid wastes� A kinetic model for the crystal violet mineralization in water by the electro- fenton process� Development of a coagulation/flocculation predictive model for turbidity removal from tehran water treatment plants� Removal of cadmium (II) from aqueous solutions by sphagnum moss peat: Equilibrium study� Environmental sustainability based on fuzzy models� Impact of dust emi...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
Include urmatoarele articole:� Synthesis of Ferrierite/ZSM-35 type zeolite with ethylenediamine as template� Recovery of p-hydroxybenzoic acid from wastewaters by reactive extraction 1. Extraction mechanism and influencing factors� Relationships between metals extent and cytological characteristics at Prunus persica L. pollen� Smoke Emissions From Diesel Vehicles: A Case Study� Carbon dioxide generation - implications for romanian pulp and paper industry � Enhanced decolorization of ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
Include urmatoarele articole:� Cost sensitivity analysis by Monte Carlo simulation� Mathematical modeling of gas drying by adsorption� Methyl isobutyl ketone combustion over Pt/Al2O3 catalyst� Distribution of oxygen transfer rate in stirred bioreactors with simulated broths� Unsteady heat transfer inside an elliptic cylinder� Triphasic external-loop airlift reactors. Hydrodynamic and dispersion studies� Sustainable combined utilization of renewable forest resources and coal in Roma...
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Nonmarket valuation of acequias: Stakeholder analysis
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractFrom a traditional market economy perspective, the productivity attained when water and land is used for acequias is much lower than the productivity achieved when applying these same resources to urban and industrial uses. An analysis of key stakeholders has indicated that there are cultural and environmental attributes of acequia agriculture landscapes that are not captured in the market-assigned value of acequias. This analysis revealed the motivations behind the value placed on acequ...
Autori: Joseph Ulibarri, Steven Archambault
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25212

Virtual environmental measurement center based on remote instrumentation
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractIn this paper we propose system architecture for virtual environmental measurement center based on remote instrumentation. We use Internet facilities for transmission of the information. The station center can be used in remote control mode. Circumstance data can be collected with logging field station (Web-E-Nose or meteorological station). The environmental measurement center collects and automatically save data about the temperature in the air, relative humidity, pressure, wind speed ...
Autori: , Carmen Alexandru, Codrin Donciu, Cristina Schreiner, Marius Branzila
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25216

Microwave-assisted chemistry. A review of environmental applications
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThe extraction of some pollutants from different matrices, the treatment of hazardous and infectious wastes, the destruction of refractory compounds and the prevention of noxious emissions are the main environmental applications of microwave-assisted chemistry. The advantages and disadvantages of this technique are also considered....
Autori: Carmen Zaharia, Georgiana G. Surpăţeanu, Mioara Surpăţeanu
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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
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Using GPS technology and distributed measurement system for air quality maping of rezidential area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThe project’s idea is really simple: using the LabView environment, we have realized a virtual instrument able to get from the GPS the information about latitude, longitude, altitude and from a prototype data acquisition board for environmental monitoring parameters the information about air pollution factors. The perfect solution regarding the costs, the covered area and the accuracy of the measured data is the use of a glider for flight, because of its characteristics: free flights (...
Autori: , Codrin Donciu, Marius Branzila, Marius Paslaru, Romeo Cristian Ciobanu
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http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25221

Urban traffic pollution reduction using an intelligent video semaphoring system
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThe present paper suggests making an intelligent video system of command over crossroads with traffic lights, its main goal being diminishing road congestion, a better traffic speed of vehicles, diminishing the environment pollution and improvement of negative effects that vehicle concentration has over the physical and psychological state of the population....
Autori: Codrin Donciu, Marinel Temneanu,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25224

Study of increasing soil fertility into a site with high electric field around using polymeric conditioning agent
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThis paper discusses the applications of synthetic PONILIT GT-2 anionic polyelectrolyte as soil conditioning agent into a site with high electric field around. All experimental data conclude that the use of a polymeric conditioning agent was increased the soil ability to support vegetation expressed as germination degree for some grass species (e.g., Raigras aristat). The performed values for germination degree increase from 3.05 % to 12.20 % when was added fertilized soil, and respectiv...
Autori: Carmen Zaharia, Ioan Ivanov Dospinescu, Matei Macoveanu
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Methods and procedures for environmental risk assessment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractThis work presents the state of the art of qualitative and quantitative risk assessment methodologies in a variety of fields. Because risk exists in all ranges of human activity, both private and professional, risk assessment is an attempt to analyze precipitating causes of risk in order to more efficiently reduce its probability and effects. Numerous methodological guidelines within the field of environmental science exist to provide guidance for a risk assessment program, although the ...
Autori: , , Florentina Anca Căliman, Maria Gavrilescu
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Comparative study of some essential elements in different types of vegetables and fruits
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractSome industry activities in the area of Constanta (Romania) contribute to the polluting of the environment with heavy metals. In order to estimate the pollution level and the danger created by this phenomenon, some analyses are required with regard to determining the concentration of the pollutant metals in plants samples. The investigated metals were determined by flame atomic absorbtion spectrometry in different types of vegetables and fruits, after the chemical mineralization of the s...
Autori: Alina Soceanu, , Simona Dobrinas, Vasile Magearu, Viorica Popescu
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Removal of cadmium (II) from aqueous solutions by sphagnum moss peat: Equilibrium study
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractCadmium is listed by US-EPA as one of priority pollutant and as a known carcinogen, and therefore its removal from wastewaters of various industrial processes is a very important environmental problem. The paper analyzes the effectiveness of a Romanian sphagnum moss peat as available and cheaper sorbent in removal of Cd (II) from aqueous solutions. Batch sorption experiments were carried out in order to establish the influence of solution pH, peat dose, contact time and initial cadmium c...
Autori: Catalin Balan, , Matei Macoveanu
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Environmental sustainability based on fuzzy models
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractEnvironmental pollution has become much more of a problem in recent years than it has been in the past. Pollution caused by garbage disposal, toxic substances sloping from different sources has attracted a great deal of attention and can be a great inconvenient for the environment and for the people. In the face of growing social expectations encompassing both standards of living and environmental concerns, the idea of sustainable development has become popular among governments, industr...
Autori: , Marius Paslaru,
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Impact of dust emission on plant vegetation in the vicinity of cement plant
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractEnvironment is a major issue which confronts industry and business in today's world on daily basis. Different industrial activities are degrading various environmental components like water, air, soil and plant vegetation. Cement industry is one of the 17 most polluting industries listed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The Jaypee Rewa Cement Cement industry, Rewa, Madhaya Pradesh is located between 24o 33' North longitude and 81o 10' east latitude and is situated at Jay Pr...
Autori: Baby Sunisha, Nagpure Ajay Singh, Shrivastava Preeti, Shukla Ravindra Nath, Shukla Sudheer Kumar, Singh Deepali, Vivek Kumar
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Corrosion behavior of some low-carbon steels in organic environment in the presence of succinic and adipic acids
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractThe behaviour of three types of steel, with a variable carbon concentration (from 0.20 to 0.40 %) is studied in medium of ethylene glycol - 10 % methanol - 5 % succinic or adipic acid with water concentration varying between 1 % to 5 %. IR spectroscopy, Xray diffraction and chemical analysis were the methods used for corrosion compounds analysis. The weight losses were measured; also the polarization curves were plotted and the corrosion parameters were established. Based on the obtained...
Autori: Daniel Mareci, Daniel Sutiman, Ioan Iordache, Mircea Teodor Nechita
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Surfactant - modified natural zeolites for environmental applications in water purification
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
AbstractThis paper presents an overview of research related to use of surfactant modified natural zeolites (SMZ) in water and wastewater treatment. The most common natural zeolite, widely used as starting material is clinoptilolite, but other natural zeolites have also been used (chabasite, heulandite, mordenite). In the first part, the preparation methods and the influence of process parameters on the final product properties is reviewed. The discussion is focused on the influence of surfactant...
Autori: , Cezar Catrinescu, Roxana Elena Apreutesei
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Evaluation of lead pollution in Bucharest. Part II: Theoretical aspects of risk management strategy for impact of lead on human health
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
AbstractDespite its well known toxic effects, lead continues to be a part of modern life. Lead concentrations in the environment have increased steadily throughout history, with a huge increase when lead became a common additive to paint and gasoline. Although the use of lead in gasoline and most paint has been banned in many countries, there are still many ways for lead to be released on the environment. The effects of lead on human health have been the subject of significant international exam...
Autori: Alina Murariu, Aurelia Meghea, Ioana Lacatusu, Mihaela Mihai
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Carbon dioxide generation - implications for romanian pulp and paper industry
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
AbstractAs a member of the European Union, and as part of the Kyoto Protocol, Romania has the obligation to implement environmental legislation regarding greenhouse gases (GHG) and to take appropiate actions for emissions reduction. The paper deals with Romanian GHG legislation and with its requirements concerning monitoring, reporting and reduction of GHG emissions, within the field of pulp and paper manufacturing....
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Smart soluble grafted polysiloxanes with potential applications in waterborne paints
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractThe synthesis of some grafted polysiloxane and azo-polysiloxanes with potential applications as rheology modifiers or surfactants for waterborne paints is reported. Nowadays it became very important to design environmentally friendly systems exhibiting the best end-uses properties. Due to their complex architecture and their sensitivity to UV radiation the studied polymeric systems exhibit very interesting rheological properties. All the polymers containing the azobenzenic groups in the ...
Autori: Constanta Ibanescu, Ioana Moleavin, Iulian Nor, Nicolae Hurduc, Viorel Sandu
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Utilization of coal fly ash from power plants I. Ash characterization
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractA comprehensive characterization of fly ash from Iasi, Romania has been carried out in order to set up the utilization potential of fly ash resulting in appreciable amounts from thermal power plants as a waste, which leads to soil and groundwater contamination, as well as atmospheric pollution. This fly ash can be classified on the base chemical and technological properties in F class. Having in mind the assignment of the processing conditions, the fly ash can be used as sorbent for poll...
Autori: , Maria Harja, Marinela Bărbuţă, Nicolae Apostolescu
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Quantification of impact and risk induced in surface water by heavy metals: Case study - Bahlui River Iasi
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractThe purpose of this paper was to quantify the environmental impact and risk applying a new integrated method designed as a soft SAB. The evaluation of impact and risk induced in environment was performed for surface  waters (Bahlui River, IaÂ?i), considering the presence of some minerals and heavy metals in surface water in high concentrations. The new method for integrated environmental impact and risk assessment that considers the pollutants concentration levels in surface water w...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Dumitru Bulgariu, Laura Bulgariu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25262

Synthesis of highly ordered titanium-containing SBA-15 mesoporous silicas for catalytic eco-friendly oxidations
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractMesoporous Ti-SBA-15 materials have been synthesized up to a Si/Ti ratio of 20 using a two-step pH adjusting method. Low angle X-ray diffraction and diffuse reflectance UV-Vis spectroscopy revealed that the optimal pH value to synthesize highly ordered mesoporous solids having Ti atoms primarily in tetrahedral coordination environments is around 7.5. The nitrogen physisorption and TEM indicated also ordered mesostructures having relatively large surface areas and uniform mesopore size di...
Autori: Adrian Ungureanu, Alexandru Chirieac, Brindusa Dragoi, Cezar Catrinescu, Emil Dumitriu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25263

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

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

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
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Research on the impact induced in the environment bymilk processing industry 4. The impact induced by the ecological dairy farm Panaci (Suceava)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractThe investigation focused on the impact on the environment caused by a dairy farm which supplies SC CAMYLACT LTD Panaciwith raw materials, a milk processing unit whose impact on the environment was analyzed. The material balance for the activityon the farm was resized and, thanks to this, the synthetic indicators of the impact on the environment, such as the specificinfluents of materials and specific effluents could be calculated....
Autori: Constantin Hutupas, Mihai Nicu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Electricity load prediction for water supply systems
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractThe efficient management of electricity consumption is an important tool to approach the basic objectives in the field of energy efficiency and environment protection. The paper describes an artificial neural network (ANN) approach to the problem of electric load profile prediction for a water supply system. The analysis was directed towards two main objectives: to determine the optimum input structure of the ANN with respect to the electric load profiles’ history and to determine the ...
Autori: Gilda Gavrilaş, Mihai Gavrilas, Ovidiu Ivanov
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25278

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

Sustainable development and environmental assessment in the Bor basin
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractIn Serbia, the more recent sustainable development policy faces a number of serious problems, which are emphasized by the slow pace at which post-socialist r,eforms have been performed. Environmental aspects of transition reforms have hardly been tackled so far, the copper complex in the area of Bor (Eastern Serbia) being a notable example of such a delay. In effect, the practice of a more rigorous and systematic ex ante evaluation of possible future development scenarios is at its very ...
Autori: Miodrag Vujosevic,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25282

Eco-management and the paradigm of Self-regulation
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractSelf-regulation can be defined as a public scheme in which private parties volunteer to meet standards established by public authorities; this is the case of the European Commission's eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS). The EMAS aims at promoting improvement in industry's environmental performance by the implementation of company-level environmental management systems, and the systematic evaluation of performance by accredited auditors. Self-regulatory initiatives have in common a co...
Autori: Voicu - Dan Dragomir
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25283

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

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

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

Relationship between composition of the lignin-based interpolymer complex and its structuring ability
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractA new environmentally friendly lignosulfonate-based glue (LSG), which represents the lignin-containing interpolymer complex, has been developed for structuring sandy soils. It has been found that the changes in the LSG composition result in a change in its rheological properties, which are associated with the LSG binding ability and, thereby, have to influence the fractional composition and properties of the created soil aggregates. ...
Autori: Galia Shulga, Julia Brovkina, Juris Ozolinš, Olga Aniskevicha, Talrits Betkers
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25289

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

Advanced Cd2+ removal on dispersed TioO2-fly ash
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractThe paper proposes a suitable solution for a one step treatment process of the wastewaters resulted from the textile industry, using a mixture of anatase and modified fly ash. The dyes photo-degradation on TiO2 anatase is well known. The use of fly ash in advanced wastewater treatment, for heavy metal adsorption, represents an environmental friendly process, efficient if the fly ash surface charge is controlled by solubilisation/reprecipitation. The first step in implementing the single ...
Autori: Anca Duta, Maria Visa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25292

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
Include urmatoarele articole:� Removal of nickel from aqueous solution by Nordmann FIR (ABIES Nordmanniana (STEV.) SPACH SUBSP. Nordmanniana) cones� Determination of heavy metals in extracts and macerates from garden flowers� Biological phosphorus removal in a high performance single reactor � Advanced Cd2+ removal on dispersed TioO2-fly ash � Remediation techniques for contaminated soils� Separation of uranium(vi) from soils by extraction in aqueous PEG (1550) - Na2SO4 - Na2CO3 two-...
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http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25296

Biomass power for energy and sustainable development
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractThe paper discusses some aspects concerning the utilization of biomass as a bioenergy resource worldwide and in Romania, since  biomass is considered a sustainable, potentially environmentally sound and a replenishable resource. The biomass categories for bioenergy are analyzed, considering the factors which influence its availability. Biomass energy potential and current use in different regions as well as in Europe is accounted. Also, biomass power as an important alternative for ...
Autori: Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25298

Opportunities and barriers for development of biogas technologies in Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractThe development of technologies for waste treatment, simultaneously with minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, has become a matter of great concern at global level. Biogas systems can help in the fight against global warming by avoiding to escape methane from organic waste, into the atmosphere. Biogas technology is of great benefit to the end-users and the environment by energy, compost and nutrient recovery. Romania is a country with a huge biomass potential. Implementing of biogas techn...
Autori: , Corina Alice Babutanu, Gheorghe Băran
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Valorification of herbs in phytotherapy - an alternative of chemical treatments in agriculture
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractIn agricultural culture there are numerous weeds diminishing the production which are controlled by several methods. The most common and efficient method with the modern agriculture is the chemical method of controlling weeds, using a large range of herbicides. A great part of these herbicides have long lasting remanence, even over three years. A great part of the active substances of the herbicides pollute the soil and subsequently the waters, sometimes with disastrous action for the en...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Sabina Robu, Teodor Robu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Integration of biorefinery clusters towards zero emissions
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractDepletion of world recourses, increasing pollution, and climate change make us shift from linear economy to system economy - an economy of technologies integrated to reach a non-polluting zero emissions production system. Transition to renewable resources requires replacement the present crude oil refinery by biomass refinery. Along with conventional biomass refinery technologies bioengineering and nano-technologies become significant players of systems in the design of clusters of integ...
Autori: Arnis Kokorevics, Janis Abolins, Janis Gravitis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Biomass - an important renewable source of energy in Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractAt the beginning of 3rd century the humankind finds at a crossroads. Daily, people assist at miracles, live in a time of change, both in economical and rational areas. Energy demand is expected to increase steadily over the next couple of decades, as income levels and economic output expand, especially in the new democratic states after ’90th.Renewable energy resources represent a new opportunity in Romania, with less participation in the market than those forums outside of the country...
Autori: Camelia Ciubota-Rosie, Maria Gavrilescu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Phytoremediation: the application of vermicompost to remove zinc, cadmium, copper, nickel and lead by sunflower plant
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractA greenhouse experiment was conducted to determine the phytotoxic effect of heavy metals such as Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn on the growth of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus): on the seed germination, root/shoot growth and uptake of metals in soil-vermicompost media. The selected metals were dosed at various concentrations ranging from 0, 5, 10, 20, 40 and 50 ppm separately in soil - vermicompost media (3:1) in pot experiment. The seed germination, root and shoot growth were found significantly a...
Autori: Chhotu D. Jadia, Madhusudan H. Fulekar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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Biomass - A source of chemicals and energy for sustainable development
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractNowadays, energetic utilization of biomass, biotechnology attracts a big attention not only from the environmental point of view but also have a social, political and economical impact. According to the Directive 2003/30/EC of the European Parliament and the European Council the emission of greenhouse gases can be reduced by 49% using bioethanol produced by a manufacturing process based on corn, instead of crude oil based fuels. Moreover in Hungary from 1st of July 2007 only gasoline wit...
Autori: , , Gyula Marton, , Jenő Hancsók, Tatiana Yuzhakova
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 5
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
Include urmatoarele articole:� Biomass - A source of chemicals and energy for sustainable development � Equilibrium study of Pb(II) and Hg(II) sorption from aqueous solutions by moss peat� Wood-based epoxy resins and the ramie fiber reinforced composites� Studies on the interaction between birch veneer and compounds with biocide potential action� Effect of methanogenic inhibitors, inocula type, and temperature on biohydrogen production from food components� Energy from biomass in pul...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental issues from an economic perspective
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe paper discusses some aspects concerning environmental issues considered from an economic perspective, since economic globalization as well as ecological globalization follows new ways of conditioning each other. In the past the most important thing was the impact of the environmental protection pressure - soil deterioration, water system, the atmosphere and the forests - uponeconomical perspectives. In the recent past years the society had to face the quick growth of the economical i...
Autori: Ionel Bostan, Petru Condrea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Quantification of environmental impact and risk induced by industrial activities on ground water quality: Case study Cordun - Roman area, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe question of whether environmental assessment has achieved its goal of helping to reach better decisions has continually engaged the attention of academics, policy makers and environmental impact assessment practitioners. Answering this question requires several different groups working together and/or in sequence, and examining the effectiveness of environmental impact and risk assessment. EIA has tended to focus on the identification of impacts associated with planned activities or ...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Elena Doinita Carlig, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25321

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

Environmental engineering education in Iran: needs, problems and solutions
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractSince public concerns about the environmental issues have increased, several universities all over the world have been establishing environmental engineering programs. Environmental engineering programs in Iran at graduate level have been developed since 1990. At the present time, there are ten universities are presenting environmental engineering programs at graduate levels. The environmental engineering education systems of almost all Iran universities are quite traditional. As the env...
Autori: Ahmad Tahershamsi, , Reza Maknoon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25324

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

Migration and fate of persistent organic pollutants in the atmosphere - A modelling approach
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractConsidering that the fate and behaviour of contaminants within the environment is an extremely complex issue, this paper analyzes the development of predictive models which can contribute to the understanding of the release of a contaminant.  Different types of models concerning the atmospheric transport of POPs are examined, taking into consideration that these models can be used to simulate the behaviour of contaminants. A successful simulation, in which there is satisfactory agre...
Autori: Camelia Smaranda, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
- Artificial intelligence applications in the atmospheric environment: status and future trends- Kernel methods and neural networks for water resources management- Environmental decision support systems based on models and model-based reasoning- Towards an intelligent tutoring system for environmental decision makers- SBC-MEDIU: A multi-expert system for environmental diagnosis- Fast and accurate residential fire detection using wireless sensor networks- Validation of a knowledge-based risk mode...
Autori: http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25377

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
Include urmatoarele articole:� Composite membranes with cross-linked matrimid selective layer for gas separation� Determination of organic compounds from different types of coffee by Hplc and Gc-Ecd analysis� An integrated assessment of the suitability of domestic solar still as a viable safe water technology for India� Investigations on the possibility of natural hemp fibers use for Zn(II) ions removal from wastewaters� Removal of acid red 398 dye from aqueous solutions by coagulation...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Impact of human activities on the soil in Vaslui county
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractThe soil is a fundamental component of both urban and rural environment, the main reason behind the fact that the protection of soil and subsoil is a matter of national importance. By its position and characteristics, the soil is, in fact, the convergence area of all the pollutants, of which the most are airborne. The present paper, which presents the sources of heavy metals as well the impact of those on the soil from Vaslui county, is part of a series of papers published as preparation...
Autori: Mihaela Budianu,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Removal of some environmentally relevant heavy metals using low-cost natural sorbents
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract        The sorption of metal ions from aqueous solution plays an important role in water pollution control and in recent years there has been considerable interest in the use of low-cost adsorbents. Many researchers have tried to exploit naturally occurring materials as low-cost adsorbents, for removing of heavy metals. In this article the removal performance of various low-cost adsorbents derived from agricultural waste or natural material is evaluate...
Autori: Raluca Maria Hlihor, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25379

Numerical modelling of longshore currents in marine environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractThe present work carries out a parallel analysis between the performances and, on the other hand, of the restrictions of two different model systems designed to assess the nearshore circulation. These are SHORECIRC, which is a widely known general prediction system for nearshore circulation and ISSM (the Interface for SWAN and SURF Models). SHORECIRC is a quasi-3D model that combines a numerical solution for the depth-integrated 2D horizontal momentum balance equations with an analytical...
Autori: Eugen Rusu, Silviu Macuţă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25345

Titanium dioxide extraction from paint sludge of automotive industry Case study: Paint sludge of Saipa paint shop
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractPaint sludge of automotive industry contains heavy metals and other toxic substances. Due to this matter, it has a high pollution potential. Incorrect disposal of paint sludge led to kinds of environmental pollution. Recycling and reusing of wastes can be one of the best solutions for decreasing of pollutant entrance to environment. The purpose of this study was to present a new method of extracting the main components of paint sludge, for determining concentration of elements in paint s...
Autori: Azadeh Akhavan Bloorchian, Seyed Mostafa Khezri
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Survey on the dynamic of urban air pollution in the municipality of Craiova, Dolj county
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractUrban air pollution is responsible for the highest burden of environmentally related diseases in Europe. Air pollutants with strongly indicated respiratory health effects are particulate matter, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide. The retrospective ecological survey has taken into account the urban air pollution with sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ammonia (NH3) and particulate matter (PM10). The analyzed data show that after applying the European regulations regarding the ...
Autori: Catalin Adrian Petrisor, Dorin Petrişor, Lucreţiu Radu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Socio-environmental impact of idol immersion: dimensions and directions
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractIndia possesses a diverse and rich cultural heritage and is renowned as a 'land of festivals'. These festivals attract massive community involvement paving way to new materials such as 'Plaster of Paris' being used for 'modernizing' the representation of idols with very little thought given to the issues of toxicity and environmental impacts. Another dimension to the whole issue is the plight of the artisans and the workers involved in the trade. Owing to the unorganized nature of the in...
Autori: Nanda B. S. Kumar, Raghunath Babu Are, Santosh M. Avvannavar, Shrihari Surathal
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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National Environmental Guard Institution in Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractThe central authority for environmental protection fulfils, by specialized organism, the attributions regarding the environment supervision, prevention and contravention penalty as well as the intimation of the legal authorities in case of offences committed in this domain as a result of the activities carried out by civilians or legal company representatives within the limits of our country....
Autori: Ionel Bostan, Petru Condrea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25350

Environmental impact assessment induced by an industrial unit of basic chemical organic compounds synthesis using the alternative method of global pollution index
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractThe technological process of basic chemical organic compounds synthesis is included among the economic activities that can affect the environment quality. The environmental impact of chemical organic synthesis is evaluated using the alternative method of global pollution index that considers the concentric circles graphical methodology proposing a scale of the arithmetic mean values for the evaluation scores of each environmental components (e.g. water resources, gaseous emission, soil a...
Autori: Carmen Zaharia, Ilie Murăraşu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25352

Radiolytic output of hydrogen as environmentally friendly energy vector
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractThis study deals with the radiolytical decomposition of water molecules, in the presence of some catalysts, getting out hydrogen as unpolluting and cheaper energy vector. Instead of the spent nuclear fuel elements taken out from nuclear power plants, as irradiation source it was used the 60Co radionuclide having a specific activity of 1.1.105 Ci. It was observed that the radiolytic yield of resulted molecular hydrogen from water radiolysis in the presence of used catalysts decreased as:N...
Autori: Ada Macovei, Alexandru Cecal, Dumitru Ganju, , Oana R. Haută
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25354

GHG emissions evaluation from fossil fuel with CCS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractA present challenge for research is to determine how to use the combination of oil, gas and coal most efficiently with the minimum environmental damage. In this paper the authors have compared technologies to produce the electricity using natural gas and coal. The objective of this paper consists in evaluation of the life cycle assessment of the natural gas and coal in order to compare their greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. In this way, three systems with and without CCS were examined: ...
Autori: Adrian-Alexandru Badea, Cristian Dincă, Gheorghe Lăzăroiu, Tiberiu Apostol
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Residues of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in different stages of Capsicum annuum (pepper) and Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) growing
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractPolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are included in the European Community (EC) and in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) priority pollutant list due to their mutagenic and carcinogenic properties. PAHs emissions from automobile traffic and industry activities were shown to influence the PAHs levels and profiles in vegetables grown nearby. The levels of 15 PAHs were determinate in samples of pepper (Capsicum Annuum) and tomato (SolanumLlycopersicum) in different stages of plan...
Autori: Alina Soceanu, Dan Tiberius Epure, Gabriela Stanciu, Simona Dobrinas, Valentina Coatu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
Include urmatoarele articole:� CsHSO4/mesoporous silica composites - new electrolytes for solid acid fuel cells� Trend in exhaust emissions from in-use gasoline vehicles� Analysis of distribution of oxygen transfer rate in stirred bioreactors for bacterial broths� Electrochemical characteristics of Ti6Al7Nb alloy in Ringer's solution� Pulsed high voltage discharge technology as a new method for killing Hepatitis C virus (HCV) cells� Hydrodynamic modelling of pollution with LNAPL gene...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25367

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Include urmatoarele articole:� Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 2� Bioengineering aspects of tissues culture bioreactors for medicine and environmental applications� Removal of bis (1-chloro-2-propyl) ether from wastewater using sonodegradation and biodegradation� A novel plasma reactor for toluene decomposition in contaminated air flow� Study of the copper (II) removal from aqueous solutions by chelating resin Purolite S930 � Analysis of some metal levels...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
â€? Bioremediation of contaminated air using a bioscrubberâ€? Quality risk evaluation of the groundwater resources on the moldavian areaâ€? Electrochemical characterization of some dental materials in accelerated environmental testingâ€? Preliminary study of simple and Fenton oxidation with hydrogen peroxide applied on final effluents from a zootechnical farmâ€? The environmental impact assessment caused by the dykes failureâ€? Revaluation of beer industry byproducts – medical implicationsâ€? ...
Autori: http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25372

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

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

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

Application of inductively coupled plasma - atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) based analysis for water quality control
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe quantification of heavy metals presence in the environment is a very important aspect regarding water quality control. The limits for those metals are very well established by Romanian laws and the essence of every validation report is to prove that the method, the apparatus and the operator can reach the established limits. In the present paper such a validation report is presented, proving the appropriate use of Inductively Coupled Plasma - Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AE...
Autori: Irina Dumitriu, , Ioana Raluca Bunghez, Rodica - Mariana Ion
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25380

Survey of electromagnetic environment due to mobile communications
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThis paper presents an analysis of the levels of electromagnetic fields caused by cellular base stations or mobile phones, measured in some residential areas. A statistical processing of the data has also been done in order to estimate both the short-term and the long-term variability of the fields caused by cellular base stations in some apartments and on the terraces of the apartment buildings at tens or hundreds of meters distance from the antenna systems. In some places, comparative ...
Autori: Alexandru Salceanu, Ionut Nica, Valeriu David
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Minimization of cutting fluids ecological impact by near dry machining
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThis paper analyses a new technology for minimizing the use of metalworking fluids (MWF) during the machining process. Despite the fact that near dry machining (NDM) produces almost similar cutting performance to conventional flood supply machining while using much less MWF, for being fully utilized in industry is necessary to research ecological impact of these machining techniques. To take full advantage of minimal quantity lubrication (MQL) technique and expand its applicability, an u...
Autori: Domnita Florina Fratila
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25382

Wind power systems with hydrostatic transmission for clean energy
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractWind energy is being used extensively in various areas as an economically and environmentally friendly type of energy. The number of wind farms is continuously developing and it is foreseen a three time increase in contribution of wind energy to European electricity consumption for next twenty years. A complementary trend, of large potential and expectations, is the revival of the small wind turbines (SWT) (<100 kW), suitable for operating in rural areas with moderate winds. In the ca...
Autori: Irina Tiţa, Doru Calarasu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25383

Entrepreneurial capacity for sustainable development of economic environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract Based on qualitative research conducted on teams of Romanian students in Engineering and Management that participated in transnational teams within the framework of an international simulation program on global technologies for sustainable development, specific features in relation with the development of entrepreneurship capacity (values, skills competencies) were identified and examined. It was found that specific cultural biases influenced the way the Romanian students approached var...
Autori: Aida Carmen Hutu, Silvia Avasilcăi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25384

Improving the recycleability of printing paper by in-situ filler loading
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to analyze the recycling potential of printing papers, which are obtained by two different filler loading processes: conventional loading by direct addition of calcium carbonate to cellulose fiber suspension and in-situ loading by precipitating calcium carbonate within cell wall and lumen of pulp fibres. In order to evidence the influences of the both filler content and loading method, a reference sample for recycling was obtained without filler, but using th...
Autori: Maria Ciobanu, Elena Bobu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25386

Research on the use of environmentally friendly additives in the building industry
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe use of adhesives for floor covering have been deeply modified for longtime, by formulations of polymer-based products in aqueous dispersion as an alternative to organic solvents. These advances envisaged ways for obtaining nonpolluting products. Developing these adhesives required the parallel development of methods for monitoring and analyzing the emissions over time. This paper shows the results of some research devoted to identify the indoor presence of volatile organic compounds ...
Autori: Irina Ioniţă, Domnica Ciobanu, Monica Tulbure, Iulian Tanţoş
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25388

Priority organic pollutants removal by ultrafiltration for wastewater recycling
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractUltrafiltration (UF) represents an important option for the advanced wastewater treatment as it offers good performances from both technical and economical points of view, for the removal of suspended solids, colloids and some of the organic compounds present in different effluents. The occurrence of priority organic pollutants in wastewaters streams and the environment has raised intensive scientific debates about their effects and the possible abatement technologies. As part of a broad...
Autori: George Barjoveanu,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25390

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

A novel plasma reactor for toluene decomposition in contaminated air flow
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract A new type of wire-cylinder plasma reactor, in which air flow shapes into gas torches is developed. The decomposition performance of toluene in contaminated air flow induced by pulsed corona discharge in the reactor is investigated experimentally under atmosphere pressure and room temperature. It is found that the decomposition efficiency is affected dramatically by air introduction way, and the ejection stimulates the decomposition of toluene compared with the conventional method. T...
Autori: Zhihui Xie, Lingen Chen, Fengrui Sun, Qizheng Ye
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25402

Bioengineering aspects of tissues culture bioreactors for medicine and environmental applications
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract Development of industrial cell culture processes needs a good engineering practice and system expertise in achieving a successful integrated process using disposable components. The bioreactors for 3D tissues systems could be an advantageous alternative in terms of low contamination risk, easiness of handling and scaling-up. A careful and strategic design of these equipments provides a better process control and a safe and reproducible production of tissue construct. They can offer t...
Autori: Anca-Irina Galaction, Dan Caşcaval, Dan Zaharia, Radu Ciorap
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25404

Plant protection products and their sustainable and environmentally friendly use
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Protection of plants from diseases, pests and weeds plays a decisive role in agricultural development, as an essential part in planning and policy of numerous countries. Since the plant protection products are mainly chemicals and may be not only poisonous for humans and fauna, but they may also pollute water bodies, ground water and soil with hazardous pollutants, their use have to be environmentally friendly and sustainable. The paper discuss some aspects of benefits and risks con...
Autori: Manuela Olga Pogăcean, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25405

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

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

Preparation and characterization of sodium alginatechitosan microparticles for controlled release of ibuprofen in a sustainable way
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The preparation of microspheres containing chitosan, sodium alginate and ibuprofen and the pH dependent drug release were investigated. The microspheres were prepared by two experimental routes: the first one starting with a chitosan/ibuprofen core subsequently coated by an alginate shell (S1) and the second one based on an alginate/ibuprofen core, later coated by a chitosan layer (S2). The physical-chemical characterization was done by using Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Atomic Fo...
Autori: Luminiţa Elena Balău, Nicolae Aelenei, Marcel Ionel Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Iron containing anionic clays supported with iron and cerium oxides as catalyst precursors for NOx reduction
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract A facile and straightforward synthesis route, based on the anionic clay structural â€?memory effect??, has been used to obtain Fe2O3 or CeO2 supported on iron substituted hydrotalcite-like clay (FeLDH). The surface properties of the metal oxide / anionic clay ensembles were studies by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). After calcination at 550°C the derived mixed oxides were tested as new catalysts in the process of the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NOx using NH3...
Autori: Gabriela Carja, Sofronia Dranca, Elena Husanu, Irina Volf
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Researches on possibility to recover and reuse the Iron(II) sulphate from etching of rolled steels
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The etching of iron materials in sulphuric acid solutions allows the dissolution of the iron oxides with formation of iron sulphates. The relatively low solubility of the formed sulphates imposes their separation for avoiding the contamination of the etching bath, as well as for preventing the environmental pollution through the wastewater. Within the flow sheet of the processing of the hot or cold rolled steel, a stage of separation by crystallization of iron sulphate is foreseen. T...
Autori: Liliana Lazar, Ion Balasanian, Florin Bandrabur
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Phytoremediation technology for remediation of radiostrontium (90SR) and radiocaesium (137CS) byCatharanthus roseus (L.) G. don in aquatic environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Phytoremediation is an eco-friendly, cost effective, in situ treatment technology. In the present research study, phytoremediation technology has been employed for remediation of radionuclides namely 137Cs and 90Sr by using living green plant Catharanthus roseus. C. roseus plants were exposed to different activity levels of 137Cs and 90Sr in aquatic condition to assess the efficiency of plants for remediation of radionuclides. C. roseus plants have been found to remediate 70%, 52% an...
Autori: Singh Anamika, Susan Eapen, Madhusudan H. Fulekar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Exploratory investigation of bioprocesses sustainability improvement by multicriteriamultilevel optimization
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Up to the present days, the bioprocesses were designed and operated with the aim at achieving some economic, environmental, and social criteria. Sustainability based optimization has to be the next step towards the improvement of the economical, environmental and social parameters of bioprocesses. In this work, sustainability will be treated as an optimization task where the objective function(s) is/are either a performance index or a set of performance indices, subject to economic, ...
Autori: Alexandru Woinaroschy, Dana Irina Ofiteru, Vasile Lavric
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Utilization of coal fly ash from power plants II. Geopolymer obtaining
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Study of geopolymer is a developing field of research for capitalizing solid waste and by-products in the view of new materials achievement having characteristics necessary for using as cement substitute. Also, it provides a solution to many problems regarding environment, such as reduction of gaseous emissions and particles matter resulted from cement industry and raw materials economy. In this paper, the experimental conditions for obtaining new materials on the basis of fly ash f...
Autori: Maria Harja, , Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Reactive dyes removal from wastewater by combined advanced treatment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Textile industry is one of the most pollutant and water consuming industries. Large quantities of water are required in materials preparation and dyeing, so consumption and waste generation have become serious concerns for textile manufacturers and finishers. Textile effluents are characterized by high values of quality indicators such as BOD and COD, suspended solids and heavy metals. A serious environmental problem and also an aesthetic problem is the color of the effluent. Reactiv...
Autori: Daniela Cailean, George Barjoveanu, Corina - Petronela Musteret, Liliana Rozemarie Manea, Nicolae Sulitanu,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Involvement of legal responsibility for severe acts of pollution and noncompliance
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract According to several factors, the infringement of environmental regulations can be considered a simple contravention or a crime. The present approach aims to discuss the conditions for involving criminal responsibility according to the nature of environmental crimes. Our considerations related to serious noncompliance that harms the environment focus on pollution crimes and legal infringements, in relation to the personal characteristics of criminal law responsibility. ...
Autori: Ionel Bostan, Aurel Burciu, Petru P. Condrea, Gheorghe Durac
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Experimental technique for saving energy in oval furnaces
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Changing the working space by introducing some radiant panels has the purpose of intensifying the heat transfer by convection and radiation. By centralizing the experimental results, has been obtained an energetic saving of 28.67 – 32.74 % by using radiant panels; the heating speed of the charge raises with almost 50 % and the heating time of the charge decreases. In conclusion, changing the working space by introducing some radiant panels inside the furnace leads to important ener...
Autori: Alina Adriana Minea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25426

Impact evaluation within strategic environmental assessment: The case study of the waste management. Regional plan for Kolubara region in Serbia
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) represents one of the most important instruments for implementation of the sustainable development strategy in planning. The paper presents methodological framework and method used for SEA impact evaluation of the Waste Management Regional plan for Kolubara region in Serbia. The methodological approach and method are based on planer’s approach that has results in practice. The method is found after the multicriterion evaluation of the plan s...
Autori: Bosko Josimovic, Tijana Crnčević
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A theoretical analysis of the economy - ecology - environment system
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract This paper aims to analyze theoretically events in the economy - ecology - environment (natural resources) mega - system. This analysis includes methodologies making use of the first and second thermodynamic principles (for approaching the waste role in technological processes contour toward environment and the entropy variation importance in the main environmental segments), the application of systems theory and theories relating to emergy. The obtained results allow us to propose, ba...
Autori: Avram Nicolae, Cristian Predescu, Maria Nicolae, Mirela Gabriela Sohaciu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25428

Sustainable use of vegetal fibers in composite materials. Sources of vegetal fibers
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Transition to a more sustainable economy and the consequences of the Kyoto protocol on global climate change, includes a shift of feedstock for energy and chemical industries from fossil fuels and petrochemicals to renewable resources. The use of vegetal fibers as major source of renewable resources represents a valuable alternative both from economical and environmental points of view. Traditionally, vegetal fibers are widely used in textile industry, paper manufacture, and packagin...
Autori: Dan Gavrilescu, Bogdan Marian Tofanica, Adrian Catalin Puitel, Puiu Petrea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The environmental impact assessment caused by the dykes failure
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The paper presents a risk analysis and assessment of the defence linear systems failure (dykes) in case of accidental flood. Also, breach scenarios and hydrographs computation for the corresponding accidental high waters are provided. The impact assessment is highlighted through a global matrix model for costs quantification. It is also presented the flooding computation model for different versions of the linear defence systems and in a correspondent way the Inundation Accidental D...
Autori: Codruta Badaluta-Minda, Gheorghe Creţu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25433

Electrochemical characterization of some dental materials in accelerated environmental testing
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The aim of this study is to investigate the electrochemical behavior of a three casting non-precious dental alloys: Vera PDI (Co-Cr based), Heraenium (Ni-Cr based) and NPG+2 (Cu-Al based) three test solutions: artificial saliva (AFNOR, pH = 8), acidified saliva (pH = 2.5) and fluoridated acidified saliva (1000 ppm F-, pH = 2.5). Open circuit potential (EOC) measurement; potentiodynamic polarization curves and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) are the electrochemical proce...
Autori: Daniel Mareci, Daniel Sutiman, Adrian Cailean, Julia Claudia Mirza Rosca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25435

Opportunities for valorization of steel slags
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Using slag in steel making represents a challenge for road construction industry and decreasing environment interactions also.Steel making slag wit granulations of < 10 mm, which today have not a sure solution, represents the research object. The technological research solutions have aimed reducing CaO free content in these slugs, and reducing slug fraction with granulationof ...
Autori: Florian Zaman, Mirela Gabriela Sohaciu, Ecaterina Matei, Cristian Predescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25439

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
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High-purity products from plastic waste: The w2plastics project
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The European annual consumption of plastic materials has increased from 24.6 Mtons in 1993 to 39.7 M tons in 2003 and it is likely to keep growing. Europe is faced with the challenge of managing millions of tons of waste plastics. At the same time, polymer recyclers and manufacturing industries do not find enough secondary polymers of consistent quality. Plastics production and use has a range of environmental impacts because of the considerable quantity of resources needed as raw ma...
Autori: Peter Rem, Venga Solaria, Francesco Di Maio
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25444

Environmental friendly welding - An evolution from 3D (Dirty, Dusty, Dangerous) to 3C (Cool, Clever and Clean)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The paper approaches the environment issue in the context of welding fabrication processes. The introduction presents, synthetically, the place and dimension of welding in the manufacturing industry. Negative aspects regarding the image of weldingdue to the impact on the environment are identified. The driving factors and the main development trends of environmentalfriendly welding processes are analyzed. An action program to change the image of welding from the present "3 D - Dirty,...
Autori: Dorin Dehelean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25445

Energy conservation and CO2 emissions reduction for clinker portland cement manufacturing process
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract At present, dangerous industrial wastes are a main source of environmental pollution because they are stored and deposited improperly. Besides, dangerous industrial wastes could also be a source of secondary raw materials which are not well capitalized. This fact causes substantial losses of secondary raw materials and energy and it is explained by the lack of certain technologies of treatment, capitalization and final removal that are technically and economically sustainable. To ide...
Autori: Neculai Mihailescu, Vasilica Daescu, Elena Holban, Mariana Nicoleta Badea, Jenica Paceagiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Case studies regarding the remediation of polluted soils from inactive industrial sites
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The methods generally used for developing these studies are the assessment and investigation. Assessment – all methods used for measuring, reckoning, modeling, forecasting or estimating the presence of a pollutant in the environment. Investigation - the process of identifying the presence of pollutants in the environment, the spatial dispersion of these pollutants, the level of their concentration, as well as the analysis of the environment’s structure. The steps that were follow...
Autori: , Gheorghe - Viorel Cosara, Calin Baciu, Ileana - Codruta Stezar, Augusta - Diana Crisan, Camelia Costan, Cristina Modoi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Land degradation and desertification risk in Dobrogea region
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract It's well known the degradation of many Romanian (including Dobrogea) soils, both in hill and in plain environments, due to the increasing anthropic pressure on natural resources. Soil erosion and organic matter loss are recognized as the main processes responsible of such degradation and of the rising risk of desertification, to which land use changes and politics for agriculture not suitable for land specificities often contribute. The knowledge of land use impact on soil quality i...
Autori: Marioara Nicolaescu, Naliana Lupascu,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Sludge recycling in ceramic matrix
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract In the new millennium to sustain a healthy life in harmony with nature, it will be extremely important to develop various materials and processes that minimize any harmful influence on the environment. The feasibility of sludge recycling in the brick manufacture was evaluated through laboratory testing. Several ceramic masses with clay, sand and various proportion of sludge have been synthesized and than characterized by their physical-mechanical properties. Sludge fineness also has ...
Autori: Ana - Maria Szoke, Marcela Muntean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Non-ferrous heavy metal metallurgy wastewater treatment by the electro-floto-coagulation method
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Electroflotocoagulation is used for the treatment of liquid wastes of various origins, containing suspended matter. The metal hydroxide formed by electrochemical metallic ions generation acts to aggregate the colloidal impurities, and the hydrogen bubbles evolved at the cathode allow flotation of foam containing the impurities. The aggregates formed (containing the impurities) and lifted above the solution can then be removed. Electroflotocoagulation (simultaneous electrocoagulation ...
Autori: Marius Constantin Mirica, Mirela Ioana Iorga, Adina Segneanu, Ionel Balcu, Doru Buzatu, Cristian Vaszilcsin
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Noise pollution and health impact in urban Arges area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Economical development in the Arges district, in the recent years, presents some aspects regarding the compliance with noise environmental regulations. The noise and its impact on human health is one of the most important objectives of the health assurance policy. In this paper a comparative study of urban noise in the principal cities of the Arges district is performed. The data monitoring of noise polution were carried out by using of specific standard methods with a Sonometer Delt...
Autori: Ion Iosub, Silvia Iosub, Victor Grigorie, Aurelia Meghea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25463

Quantitative estimation of the solar radiation loss in Brasov area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Increasing the solar energy conversion into electrical or thermal energy represents an European and national priority, because it offers clean alternatives to the use of fossil fuels, in no pollutant systems, based on photovoltaic modules and solar collectors. The global solar radiation is the most important factor affecting the amount of energy produced by a PV module. In direct connection with the change in the solar energy conversion, the TR - Loss Coefficient (Tr??bungsfaktor) is...
Autori: , Dorin Valentin Diaconescu, Maria Valentina Dinicu (Popa), Bogdan Gabriel Burduhos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The eco-impact of small hydro implementation
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The development of energy from renewable resources is a very important action in the reduction of CO2 emissions. Hydropower is a renewable source able to reduce the CO2 emissions by more than 67 million tons / year. The paper analyzes a small hydropower plant to be implemented in Brasov region, from the environmental point of view. The reduction in the CO2 emissions brought by the small hydro is estimated by taking into account an ex-ante emission factor, based on validated and regis...
Autori: Codruta Jaliu, Dorin Diaconescu, Mircea Neagoe, Radu Saulescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Surface water pollution generated by mining activities. Case study: Aries river middle catchment basin, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The Aries River, due to its geographic position and its significance in the Mures - Tisza Basin, has a major impact on environmental media, influencing their quality. In the Middle Catchment Basin the main industrial activity is mining, since the Roman times, when the first mines were opened. The mining operations in the region generated a severe pollution of all the environmental media. The paper identifies the risk areas in the middle Aries River in terms of surface water pollutio...
Autori: , Lucrina Stefanescu, Camelia Costan, Mirela Miclean, Cristina Modoi, Serban - Nicolae Vlad
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Anticorrosive protection system based on nanocomposites
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Corrosion control, using inhibitors like, polymerisable porphyrins and multifunctional nanocomposites, is extremely useful in many environments. Phosphogypsum is a waste product resulted from the process of obtaining the phosphoric acid and it can be also used as corrosion inhibitor; in a mixture with other coating materials. Two types of modified porphyrin: Na4TFP Ac - dissolved in KOH and H2SO4 and H2TPP - dissolved in benzonitrile, were tested. The structure characterization of pho...
Autori: Ionel Balcu, Adina-Elena Segneanu, Marius Constantin Mirica, Mirela Ioana Iorga, Corina Amalia Macarie, Iuliana Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25477

Microwaves effect over biomass hydrolysis
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Changing fuel consumption to a more ecological environmentally alternative is replacing fossil fuels with fuels generated from renewable resources. Ethanol, a renewable fuel, can be produced mainly from crops, lignocellulosic biomass and different other environmental wastes. Although ethanol has been produced mainly from crops, there is a great interest in using cheaper lignocellulosic materials as a feedstock for ethanol production. The aim of this paper is study of dilute acid hyd...
Autori: Ionel Balcu, Adina-Elena Segneanu, Marius Constantin Mirica, Mirela Ioana Iorga, Corina Macarie, Raluca Martagiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25481

Gold nanoparticles for biological target conjugates
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Nanotechnologies may have properties of self-assembly, stability, specificity, drug encapsulation and biocompatibility as a result of their material composition. Nano-particles are being actively developed for tumour imaging in vivo, bio-molecular profiling of cancer biomarkers, and targeted drug delivery. These particles are stable, environmentally benign, and their chemical properties can be easily tailored by chemically modifying their surfaces. Conjugated with pharmacological a...
Autori: Simona-Florentina Pop, ,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The impact of regional development on the environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Various specialists draw attention on the conflict between the industrial civilization and the environment and mention two aspects: 1. The tendency of depletion of natural energy resources, raw materials and food, or consumption of renewable into a rhythm superior to their capacity of regeneration 2. Physical damage and pollution of the environment: water, air and land. It can be said that a sustainable society is the one that shapes its economic and social system so that natural ...
Autori: Dan Duran, Irina Duran, Ciprian Costescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25485

Research on eco-business training requirements
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The motivation of this paper derives from the lack of integrated research and structures for managerial training and consultancy regarding the environment responsibility for eco-business. Also, the research underline the need of training and consultancy for eco-business in industrial small and medium size enterprises (SME) from the West part of Romania. The main aspects that were investigated were: the most needed items regarding the training programs, details about the consulting it...
Autori: Anca Draghici, Monica Izvercianu, Mihaela Vartolomei, Vasile Duran
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Issues on costs and investment for environmental protection
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The concept of sustainable development has emerged in order to correlate the need to continue increasing the level of human and increasingly fragile â€?health?? level of environment. At the industrial level, things have moved more quickly. Thus, many companies use waste as fuel, and in some localities they are trying to implement systems for heating cottage on the combustion of waste. They are first to have acknowledged the eco-economical importance of recovery and reuse waste....
Autori: Dan Duran, Irina Duran, Adrian Diaconu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25488

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

Compression strength of branch wood as alternative eco-material to stem wood
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The evolution of the request in wood production leads to larger stem wood consumption, intensive harvesting and consequently the environmental impact increases. One of the most ignored secondary resources in spite of limited reserves, branch wood could be used in new added value products as an alternative to stem wood, providing its characteristics are known and understood. This paper is part of a larger research project, which here compares the compression strength parallel to the g...
Autori: Lidia Gurau, Marina Cionca, Cristina Timar, Alin Olarescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25492

Ecological polymer used for macro-defect-free cements (MDF) production
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Macro-Defect-Free (MDF) cements are polymer-cement composites characterized by high value of flexural strength. Due to their thermal and electrical insulating properties, MDF cements could replace other insulators obtained by environmental non-friendlier technologies or being themselves toxic and non-biodegradable. MDF cements obtained by the use of an ecologic polymer (poly(vinyl alcohol)) shows high mechanical resistance in the initial state but also it’s dramatic decrease after ...
Autori: , Georgeta Moise, Hulusi Ozkul, Ozgur Ekincioglu, Catalin Croitoru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Studies regarding phenol and 4-chlorophenol sorption by surfactant modified zeolites
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Phenols and chlorophenols are contaminants in soils, sediments, surface waters and groundwater, largely because of their worldwide utilization in the last 50 years as wood preservatives and general biocides in industry and agriculture. The toxicity of chlorophenols and their persistence in the environment require advanced treatment techniques for their removal. This study presents the results of a comparative evaluation of the adsorption of phenol and 4-chlorophenol from aqueous sol...
Autori: , Cezar Catrinescu, Roxana Elena Apreutesei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25497

Aspects refering to technical and leaching properties of the secondary aluminium slags - cement composites
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The purpose of this work is to investigate the secondary Al slag (SAS) relating to its technical and environmental properties and, as consequence, to its compatibility with Portland cement matrix. This study may be a contribution to establish of SAS potential valorization as secondary raw material (SRM) in low strength cement matrix composites, as construction products. DRX mineralogical analyses revealed that SAS includes transition alumina compounds, especial boehmite. The hydrati...
Autori: Maria Gheorghe, Nastasia Panait, Romanita Teodorescu, Maria Roman
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25498

Photocatalytic properties of titania - fly ash thin films
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The paper presents the results obtained when using thin films (doctor blade) of titanium oxide powder (Degussa P25) and fly ashactivated with NaOH, for advanced treatment of complex waters resulted in the textile industry. There are studied the heavy metal(cadmium, copper) adsorption and the dyes (methyl orange and methylene blue) photo-degradation using these novel substrates.The thin films crystallinity (XRD), morphology and roughness (AFM) were evaluated and no significant changes...
Autori: Anca Duta, Luminita Andronic, Maria Visa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25500

Emerging processes for soil and groundwater cleanup - potential benefits and risks
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The cleanup of environmental pollution involves a variety of techniques, ranging from simple biological processes to advanced engineering technologies. Cleanup activities may also address a wide range of contaminants. Technologies to remediate contaminated soil fall into two principal clean-up approaches: in-situ (which is always done onsite), or ex-situ (which can be done on- or off-site). In-situ treatment deals with contamination without removing material from the ground, while ex...
Autori: Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25501

The carbohydrates synthesis in Calendula Officinalis l. Leaves influenced by some mutagene substances
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract It is known that carbonhydrates are precursors of all bioactive substances we tried in thes paper work to do some investigation on these substances in the environmental area of Iasi. To observe the influence of some chemical mutagens substances on carbohydrates biosynthesis we conducted investigations on plant material (leaves) taken from the Calendula officinalis L species. We used this assay to examine the effects of the herbicide 2,4- dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), etidium br...
Autori: Constantin Leonte, Roxana Vatavu, Teodor Robu, Irina Volf
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25502

Passive biomonitoring of atmospheric pollution with heavy metals using native epigeic moss
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract It were investigated some atmospheric sediments of copper and chromium in mining areas of Dorna Basin by passive monitoring with six species of native epigeic moss (Mnium hornum, Mnium cuspidatum, Mnium punctatum, Polytrichum strictum, Thamnium alopecurum si Cephalozia bicuspidate) in two stages: April - September 2005 and October 2005 - March 2006. Thesedeterminations were achieved in 4 locations: Dealul Boambei, Saru Dornei, Sarisorul Mic, Neagra Sarului. In the same time was deter...
Autori: Catalin Dumitrel Balan, Ionela Mezdrea Cojocareanu Pata, Matei Macoveanu, Sandu-Marius Pata
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25503

Agricultural soil mapping
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The recent results of technical development of low cost GPS systems, geographic information systems, equipment and sensors which are needed to identify the state of the crops and soils have shown a growing awareness in agriculture and related sciences. The actual demand for modern crop management is dominated by the economic pressure and by the social request to increase the transparency of environmental impact of agricultural land. Currently, worldwide there are the public policy a...
Autori: Vergil Marian Muraru, Cornelia Muraru-Ionel, Ion Pirna, Ion Tenu, Petru Cardei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Monitoring of environmental low frequency magnetic fields
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
AbstractWith a view to make a long term survey of the magnetic fields generated by the power line sources, appliances or, generally, by the low frequency magnetic field sources, a tri-axis magnetic field meter was proposed. Referring to the magnetic field sensor, both the characteristic proportional of the field strength and proportional to the time derivate of the field strength were considered. Thus, two active magnetic field meters working in 40 Hz ? 200 kHz frequency range were designed. In ...
Autori: Alexandru Salceanu, Ionut Nica, Liviu Breniuc, Valeriu David
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Study of copper and cadmium accumulation by bean
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Bioremediation of heavy metal contaminated soil is one of the major concerns of our days. Phytoextraction has been lately utilized as an alternative of in situ remediation technology for polluted soils but is generally perceived to be too slow. Even so, phytoextraction is an efficient long lasting, accessible and environmentally friendly technique. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the phytoextraction potential of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in stress conditions induced by heavy me...
Autori: Alina Stingu, Irina Volf, Valentin I. Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The product's anticipated success ratio on the turbulent markets: A genuine tool for the agile enterprises
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract To become "flexible" is the equivalent of becoming successfully for almost any firm - the activities based on old and traditional product "recipes" are, obviously, excluded. But, in the framework of a global economy crisis, the statistics seems to prove that flexibility is no longer enough in order to avoid troubles. At the same time, another statistics prove that almost 80% of the products are failing at their first release on market. The paper presents a genuine marketing aggregate...
Autori: Gabriel-Petru Luca, Ion Verzea, Irina Cozminca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The analysis of alternative investments for sustainable agriculture
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The rationality of allotting the resources for investments in sustainable agriculture needs the selection of alternative projects depending on numerous factors. The decision analysis process allows the identification of one variant with the highest utility that corresponds to the exigencies of economic, social and environmental impact efficiency. The integrated approach of the objectives specific for sustainable development actually leads to the selection of the investment portfolio ...
Autori: Camelia Burja
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The advertising efficiency ratio: A marketing aggregate indicator modeling for a noisy and turbulent market
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract This paperwork is trying to achieve some of theoretical and practical objectives concerning the "agility" concept: to make the differences operational, and to ensure the present surviving and the future development of economical activities in a, more and more, turbulent business environment. Also, the paperwork comes to display a genuine aggregate indicator "Advertising Efficiency Ratio", special developed to help the market players to face - throughout their advertising process - th...
Autori: Gabriel-Petru Luca, Ion Verzea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Methods for evaluating packaging sustainability
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract There are different parameters, which may affect packaging and its sustainability. Up to date, several methodologies and tools have been developed not only to quantify but also to assess the environmental impacts from packaging. Different criteria and indicators have been used depending on the objectives, scope and nature of the evaluation. One of the software tools developed is that one that assesses the packaging sustainability according to the Sustainable Packaging Alliance (SPA) ...
Autori: Jose Jorge Espi Gallart, Jose Luis Vivancos Bono, Mercedes Hortal Ramos, Susana Aucejo Romero
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Bioavailability processes for contaminants in soils and their use in risk assessment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The individual physical, chemical, and biological interactions that determine the exposure of plants and animals to chemicals associated with soils are of great importance in the assessment of contaminants bioavailability. Understanding of bioavailability processes is at last needed to improve the scientific basis of risk assessment and is the purpose of the present research. Since bioavailability processes are embedded within existing human health and ecological risk frameworks, so...
Autori: Brindusa Mihaela Robu, Camelia Smaranda, Florentina Anca Căliman, Laura Carmen Apostol, Lucian Vasile Pavel, Maria Gavrilescu, Raluca Maria Hlihor
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Innovative solutions creates environmental advantages
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract This paper is a study about the symbiosis between the environmental aspects – innovation and competitive character of an industrial organization in our modern and sophisticated world. In actually global market and in conditions of world sever recession, for any organization or economic sector, the chance for surviving and development is given by adopting an innovative culture. This work contains case studies about the necessary steps for developing an innovative organization, a deb...
Autori: Florin Negoescu, Eugen Axinte, Gheorghe Nagit, Adrian Iosub
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Alignment of the manufacturing technologies of automotive metallic component to the environment european directives
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Alignment of the manufacture technologies to the environment European directives requirements represents a modern approach of the environment issues considered as integrant part of the lasting development which will represent one of the connecting ways of the Romanian economy to the globalization process. In the present work a pertinent study is made regarding the harmonizing into the limits imposed by the environment European directives (Dir. 99/13/CE, Dir. 76/464/CEE and Dir. 2000/...
Autori: Stefan Velicu, Petrica Corabieru, Dumitru Zait, Anisoara Corabieru, Dan Dragos Vasilescu
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Economic and environmental sustainability of project effects
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Economic viability depends upon the sustainability of project effects. The economic analysis of projects should include an analysis of the financial sustainability of project agencies, and the environmental sustainability of outputs and inputs. Practical experience of project effects has drawn attention to the way in which financial and environmental effects impinge on benefit sustainability. Postevaluation experience also shows that, unless such factors are taken into account, econo...
Autori: Luminita Horhota
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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Impact of landfill leachate on soil quality in Iasi county
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Waste management hierarchy has as priorities waste recycling and energy recovery. Unfortunately, Romania is in the situation so as the waste landfilling is still considered as a suitable solution for waste management. European Union imposed a number of regulations and programs in the field of waste treatment and management that Romania must comply. The paper describes some aspects regarding characterization of the leachate originating from the Tomesti landfill (situated in Iasi County...
Autori: Ana-Maria Schiopu, Brindusa Mihaela Robu, Ion Apostol, Maria Gavrilescu
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Wastes used in obtaining polymer composite
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract In the paper is analyzed the possibility of using some industrial wastes for obtaining new building materials. From the industry or from the power station a lot of by-products or wastes have resulted and their storage is a big problem for the environment. In the building material industry a part of these wastes can be used in different ways: for replacing the cement, as addition in concrete, as component of cements, in the mixture of polymer concrete, etc. In the present investigati...
Autori: Marinela Bărbuţă, Nicolae Taranu, Maria Harja
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A new technology to obtain ecological steels
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract A friendly technology with the environment which consists of the elaboration of carbon steels through specific proceedings to powder metallurgy has in view the contribution of methane gas in iron powders at the same time with sintering. This technology is advantageous from various points of view: the final product is a part which does not need afterward processing with solid waste result and therefore the specific energy consume is lower, the wear and corrosion behavior is similar to...
Autori: Olimpia Ghermec, Cristian Ghermec, Traian Popescu
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Driving forces and barriers for sustainable use of recovered paper in papermaking
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Recovered paper is a valuable raw material for the paper industry at global level. Paper made from recovered paper reduces the demand on forests, uses less energy, water and chemicals, produces less toxic releases and reduces solid wastes that must be landfilled or incinerated. This paper is mainly aiming to analyze the driving forces for sustainable use of recovered paper and to discuss the benefits of recovered paper use on paper and board production, as well as on the environment....
Autori: Dan Gavrilescu, Elena Bobu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Governing sustainable tourism: the relevance of boundary judgments
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Worldwide, tourism is the fastest growing major industry, but not all consequences are positive. This has lead to a growing attention for â€?sustainable tourism’. Compared to international guidelines, the current governance for sustainable tourism in the Netherlands proves to be very weak. Is this just because of stakeholders’ interests and their motivation to protect and conserve, on the one hand, or just encourage growth, on the other? We find some support for this, but also fi...
Autori: Hans Bressers, Valentina Dinica
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Equilibrium and kinetic studies of copper (ii) removal on Purolite S930 resin
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The presence of heavy metals in the environment is a major concern due to their non-biodegradability, bioaccumulation tendency, persistence in nature and toxicity to many life forms. Different treatment techniques for wastewater laden with copper have been developed in recent years to decrease the amount of wastewater produced and to improve the quality of the treated effluent. All techniques have their advantages and limitations in application. One of the most used techniques to rem...
Autori: Petru Bulai, Catalin Balan, Camelia Scripcariu, Matei Macoveanu
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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,
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Studies regarding advanced processes used for reactive dyes removal from textile effluents
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract In the textile finishing and dyeing industries, the total volume of water consumed is around 150 millions tons/year, and thus very large quantities of water are processed and produced as wastewater by textile plants. Quality indicators of textile wastewaters, like BOD and COD, have values which, in some cases, exceed 5 times the maximum concentration value (allowed by the national quality standards). One of the greatest concerns in wastewater treatment of a textile effluent is the co...
Autori: Daniela Cailean, , Florin Brinza
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Studies regarding the potential of biodiesel production in the north-east development region of Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract It is well known that the conventional fuels are responsible for environmental pollution. On the other hand, the unconventional sources for energy and biofuels are more environmentally friendly with a lower pollution degree than the conventional ones. Following the European Union Directive 2003/30/EC regarding the use of biodiesel in mixture with conventional diesel and its gradual replacement, Romania has either to produce its own percentage of biodiesel for the mixture or to import...
Autori: Teodor Robu, Alexandru Dragos Robu, Aurel Chiran, Elena Gindu
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Study of morphology for geopolymer materials obtained from fly ash
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Geopolymerization is a continuous developing field of research for utilizing solid waste and by-products. It provides a solution to many problems where hazardous residue has to be treated and stored under critical environmental conditions. Consumption of fly ash in the manufacture of geopolymer is an important strategy in making materials more environmentally friendly. Fly ash has been chosen as a base material in order to utilize this industrial waste. Previous researches have show...
Autori: Maria Harja, Marinela Bărbuţă, Maria Gavrilescu
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Environmentally friendly industrial technologies: Case studies
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Nowadays the global climate change is one of the most significant questions from environmental, social, political and economic point of views. Global warming caused by green house gases emitted into the air is a result of the human activities (Energy Revolution, 2005-2007). The majority of the industrial processes has significant impact to human life and deteriorates the natural environment. In this paper different technologies (three industrial technologies) will be dealt with spec...
Autori: Zsofia Kovacs, Orsolya Kakucs, Janos Lako, , Tamas Fulop, Tatiana Yuzhakova, , Endre Domokos
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Assessment of heavy metal contamination and impact on surface waters in IaÂ?i city, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The paper makes qualitative and quantitative analyses of heavy metal contamination of surface waters in Iasi City. The examination of data acquisited from the specific sections of the rivers Bahlui (upstream section, Iasi water treatment plant, Holboca section, downstream section, Iasi water treatment station), Nicolina (quarterly data from the established monitoring system) was performed, based on data provided by the Environmental Protection Agency of Iasi District and Prut Water D...
Autori: Corneliu Horaicu, Florea Cornel Gabrian, Irina Grozavu, Catalin Constantin Calu, Monica Horaicu, Brindusa Robu
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Assessment of the environmental impacts generated by rubber processing activity
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract This work presents a global approach of the impact generated in the environment by rubber processing activity. The objective analyzed as a case study is a company that produces rubber tires for trucks and industrial vehicles. The experimental part includes the determination of quality indicators for each environmental factor (air, water, soil) and the evaluation of environmental impact on these factors. Determination of the environmental quality indicators was done by sampling and a...
Autori: Aurica Grec, Florin Dumescu, Corneliu Maior
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Behaviour of persistent pollutants and risks associated with their presence in the environment - Integrated studies
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The paper describes the complex research developed within a national research project. The proposed studies and researches are according to the thematic frame of the program cooperation-environment of FP7, whose fundamental objective is related to the natural and anthropogenic environmental problems and resources. Under this context, the project proposes a coherent, conceptual framework for integrated environmental risk assessment and management, generated by the presence of persiste...
Autori: Maria Gavrilescu
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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
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Plasma chemistry and the environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Plasma is often called the fourth state of matter. It is distinct from other lower-energy states of matter, most commonly solid, liquid, and gas, although it is closely related to the gas phase in that it also has no definite form or volume. Plasma technique may use any gas or gas mixture, within equipment limitations. Each gas or mixture of gases produces distinctive plasma, making possible a very diverse range of chemical environments. Besides the recombination mechanisms developed...
Autori: Marian I. Totolin, Ghiocel E. Ioanid, Iordana Neamtu
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Improvement of buildings ambiental comfort by using environmental friendly materials and methods
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Starting from the disadvantages of the polystyrene system – the most important being that they are not biodegradable and their life cycle is relatively small, up to fifteen years – there were conceived several structures for outside walls made of perforated bricks vertically disposed and filled with granular materials. In this manner the thermal resistance is improved knowing that in gaps bigger than twenty millimeters there appear convective streams which substantially decrease ...
Autori: Răzvan Giuşcă, Vladimir Corobceanu, Raluca Giusca
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Public management and local policy regarding city environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract In the last decades human society came to realize that pollution and irrational use of resources diminish the capacities for future generations to satisfy their needs. That is why policies regarding environment protection start being implemented at city level with the participation of local authorities and the support of citizens. Moreover, such policies are beginning to have results, at environmental level. The example of the city of Ploiesti is commented upon in this paper. The cit...
Autori: Augustin Mitu, Catalin Popescu, Daniela Uta
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Water footprint and challenges for its application to integrated water resources management in Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract: This paper analyses and discusses the concept of water footprint, developed in order to have an indicator of water use in relation to consumption of people. The water footprint of a country is defined as the volume of water needed for the production of the goods and services consumed by the inhabitants of the country. The use of water resources comprises water use in the agricultural, industrial and domestic sectors. The overall objective of water management, which adopts integrate...
Autori: , Simona-Andreea Ene Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Link between environmental and economic efficiency
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The study contains a theoretical and methodological examination of the relationship between the environmental and economic efficiency of firms. It reframes the crucial question, not whether, but when environmental efficiency improvements are profitable for firms? The paper develops the novel concept of eco - profit and try to identifies three gaps in the previous knowledge: (1) the relationship may not be constant across environmental efficiency levels, which means that it needs to b...
Autori: Luminita Horhota
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Strategic environmental assessment for plans, programs, policies in Romania: multi-criterial method
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The purpose of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is to ensure that environmental considerations inform and are integrated into strategic decision-making in support of environmentally sound and sustainable development. In particular, the SEA process assists authorities responsible for plans and programs, as well as decision-makers. The main benefits of SEA consist in: providing high level of environmental protection, improvement of the quality of plan, program or policy making,...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Assessment of human and natural impacts over water quality in the prut river basin, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) concept evolved over time, the focus on river basin management, consultation and coordination with all water users, and the use of the â€?polluter pays?? principle being all included in the EU Water Framework Directive (EC Directive, 2000), which forms the basis of water management undertaken in Europe. The role and significance of water resources for sustainable development, as well as the water crisis experienced nowadays are ...
Autori: , Claudia Cojocariu, Corina - Petronela Musteret, Ioana Gabriela Dascalescu, Ionut Caraene
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Inter-cities transfer of a transportation project
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Transferability process identifies the transportation projects which could be implemented successfully in different cities in order to encourage the good practices. This paper proposes a method to evaluate the environmental efficiency of a project by using a hybrid approach based on utility theory and data mining techniques. Transferability principle is applied to show the environmental efficiency of an access controlled area in the hyper centre of two different cities. COPERT III te...
Autori: Catalin Popescu, Luminita Ion, Tatiana Cucu, Jean-Marie Boussier, Augustin Mitu, Daniela Uta
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Modeling and simulation of quality indicators of surface water
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The efficient understanding and application of mathematical models in the study of environmental phenomena keep up with the latest results in the mathematical domain which could provide solutions for controlling, analyzing, predicting and study of risk phenomena. This paper presents a browsing through some mathematical categories of interpreting statistical data, examples and their analysis in connection with the degree of polluting the water down the Danube River with the help of qu...
Autori: Valerian Antohe, Constantin Stanciu
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Particulate matter pollution in university area: Traffic flow analysis
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract University campuses can be seen as â€?small cities’ due to their high population (students, professors, employees) and corresponding high traffic flow, which may have a significant impact on both environment and people health. The objective of this work was to analyze particulate matter seasonal trends in the university area of Cosenza (University of Calabria). The relationship between sources emission, meteorological parameters and particle properties was defined. Sampling was co...
Autori: Monica Filice, Pierantonio De Luca, Giuseppe Piero Guido
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Arsenate removal by Withania frutescens plant from the south-western Morocco
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Withania frutescens plant from the south-western Morocco was used as an environmentally friendly material for the removal of As(V) ions from aqueous solutions. This work presents the characteristics of the adsorption and the desorption processes of As(V) using the dried W. frutescens plant as an environmentally friendly adsorbent. The mass of the adsorbent, the As(V) concentration, the contact time and the pH of the tested aqueous solutions were used as controlled variable parameters...
Autori: Mohamed Chiban, Gabriela Lehutu, Fouad Sinan, Gabriela Carja
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Studies on sorption and transport processes of cadmium in soils
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract Heavy metals produced and released by anthropogenic activities generate serious environmental problems. Ions of toxic metals can bind to the mineral surface in a number of ways, including absorption, adsorption, precipitation, ion exchange. The paper shows that the fate and migration of heavy metals in soils strongly depend on the physical properties and chemical and mineralogical composition of such environments. Cadmium is one of the most toxic metals with carcinogenic and teratog...
Autori: Vasile Lucian Pavel, Dumitru Bulgariu, Laura Bulgariu, Raluca Maria Hlihor, Maria Gavrilescu
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Valorization of plaster molds waste from fine ceramic industry
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The Environment Action Program foresees the development of a Thematic Strategy concerning the sustainable use of natural resources and waste management (Report EUR 21002 EN, 2004). In this context, the activities regarding the research and industrial development related to waste valorization through recycling and reusing have been grown. The wastes resulted from the fine ceramic technological process (scraps, used molds etc.) may be valorized. The used molds can be valorized in other...
Autori: Ion Balasanian, Liliana Lazar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A new real-time monitoring technique of the biochemical constituents of the environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract As a result of the global climatic changes generated by the alteration of the environment through polution, the ecosystems' natural ressources are incontrollably distributed, generating unforseeable effects at the level of the subsequent evolution of the natural balance factors. One of the greatest challenges of the science concerned with environment protection, is that of real time monitoring of the biochemical constitution. The real time monitoring of a great number of biochemical ...
Autori: Andrada Pretorian, Bojin Dionezie, Gabriel Epure, Ion Savu, Lucia Mutihac, Mihaela Muresan, Nicoleta Petrea, Petrisor Zamora Iordache, Razvan Petre, Rodica Lungu, Vasile Somoghi
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New complexes used to increase the dying process efficiency of the textile materials in the context of sustainable development
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract This work presentes a study of preparation and stability in aqueous medium of complexes obtained by the reaction between Fe(III) with 2-amino-6-methoxy-benzothiazol-sodium sulphonate ??†’1 naphtol-4-sodium sulphonate. In this purpose, the investigation methods applied were as follows: pH-metry, conductometry, and the UV-VIS spectrophotometry. The molar combination ratio of ligand to central metallic atom, and the stability constants for new obtained compounds were determined usin...
Autori: Doina Sibiescu, Gabriela Carja, Ioan Roşca, Laura Chirila, Mihaela Vizitiu, Romen Butnaru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Chelating sorbent containing two types of functional groups hydroxamic acid and amidoxime for lead (II) ions effluent management
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The removal efficiency of Pb(II) from aqueous solutions by sorption on a bifunctional acrylic ion exchange resin with groups of hydroxamic acid and amidoxime is presented. It was found that Pb(II) sorption potential varies as function of solution pH, initial metal concentration, contact time and temperature. From aqueous solutions with Pb(II) initial concentration of 82.96 ?ŽÂ?g/mL the sorption percentage is 98.64%. The Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms were used to model the Pb(II) ...
Autori: Anca Ceica, Carmen Paduraru, Igor Creţescu, Lavinia Tofan, Violeta Neagu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Analysis of factors determining the behaviour of chromium in some romanian soils
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract Chromium (Cr) is one of the most common metal contaminants in soil because of its use in ore refining, production of steel and alloys, metal plating, tanneries, wood preservation, and pigmentation. In soil environment, the most stable oxidation states of chromium are Cr (III) and Cr (VI). While Cr (III) is considered an essential trace element for the functioning of living organisms, Cr (VI) is toxic and carcinogenic to humans via inhalation for long exposures, since it is easily sol...
Autori: Dumitru Bulgariu, Laura Bulgariu, Maria Gavrilescu, Raluca Maria Hlihor, Vasile Lucian Pavel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmentally friendly techniques for chemical pulp bleaching
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract In the last decades there has been a rapid evolution of techniques for production of bleached pulp. Much of these processes have been environmentally driven. New techniques have been developed in order to replace chlorine-based reagents in producing bleached pulp. Reducing the environmental impact of pulp production can be attain by using non-pollutant bleaching reagents like oxygen and related compounds. This paper deals with present findings and general trends in environmentally-s...
Autori: Adrian Catalin Puitel, Alexandru Botar, Dan Gavrilescu, Gheorghe Dutuc, Grigore Craciun
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Device for rapid preparation of samples for detection and identification of the toxic compounds
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract This paper presents a portable device for rapid preparation of samples, in situ, in order to facilitate the detection and identification of toxic substances. This product is for research and provides increased sensitivity NBC detection equipment (ion mobility spectrometers, indicated tubes), and decreasing the time needed for preparation solid and liquid samples to identify toxic substances by spectrometric techniques (gas chromatography with mass spectrometry). It is used especially...
Autori: Alexandru Bobes, Aurica Dumitrescu, Doru Alexe, Gabriel Epure, Liliana Rece, Nicoleta Petrea, Petrisor Zamora Iordache, Razvan Petre, Vasile Somoghi
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Calendula officinalis L., diclorphenoxiacetic acid (2,4 D), mutagenic, polyphenolic acids
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The former Arad Chemical Fertilizer Plant had an important polluting effect on environment and, although it was shut down in 1990, its environmental heritage still exists. The paper contains a short description of the former plant and its impact on the environment, mainly on the quality of water and soil and emphasizes the effects of polluting heritage that still exists. Today, one of the major problems on the platform of the former Fertilizer Plant is the existence of all concrete b...
Autori: Aurica Grec, Florin Dumescu, Ladislau Klein
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Researches on the negative effects assessment (slugging, clogging, ash deposits) developed at the biomass-coal co-firing
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract Using biomass in combustion, as a renewable source of energy, from ecological and economic considerations, sets special demands for control of the co-firing process. The paper aimed to study the problems like slugging, clogging and ash deposits formed on heat exchange surfaces during the co-firing process of agricultural biomass with coal. There are identifies the main factors that influence the formation of flying ash deposits and corrosion process. Most problems of co-firing proces...
Autori: Corina Rădulescu, Danut Vairenu, Elena Popa, Gheorghe Lazaroiu, Ionel Pisa, Lucian Mihăescu, Simona Zamfir, Tudor Prisecaru
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Industrial district revitalization through sustainable development policies
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract Despite their success, the so-called Italian Industrial Districts (IIDs) have to face the crisis caused by the phenomenon of globalization. The paper presents the interventions carried out in two industrial districts, tannery district of Arzignano and artistic glass district of Murano, in order to help the public administrations to improve the environmental situation. Introducing strategic and social considerations in environmental initiatives and implementing ?radical? environmenta...
Autori: Flaviano D'Amico, Giulio D'Amico, Ion Tanase, Marian Mihai Buleandra, Mihaela Buleandra
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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
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SBC-MEDIU: A multi-expert system for environmental diagnosis
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract An efficient environmental management system needs some air, water and soil pollution analysis software tools. The paper presents a multi-expert system, SBC-MEDIU, developed for environmental diagnosis. The system has three modules: SBC-AIR, the module for air pollution analysis and dispersion assessments, SBC-WATER, the module for surface water pollution analysis, and SBC-SOIL, the module for soil erosion risk assessments. The experimental results obtained so far are also discussed....
Autori: Daniel Dunea, Mihaela Oprea
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Towards an intelligent tutoring system for environmental decision makers
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract The paper presents a novel approach which aims to support the training of decision makers in maritime environmental pollution policies via an intelligent tutoring system that focuses on the automatic generation of self-assessment material. More specifically, the paper reports on the automatic construction of multiple-choice question tests from knowledge bases i.e. domain ontologies, instances, if-then rules, and multimedia objects. The reported work has been conducted with a prototyp...
Autori: Andreas Papasalouros, Konstantinos Kotis, Nikitas Nikitakos
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Environmental decision support systems based on models and model-based reasoning
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract Decision trees and rule-based systems including variants based on propositional and fuzzy logic have been the method of choice for knowledge representation in many applications of environmental decision support systems. Reasons are the ease of use, the capability of representing uncertainty, and the fast computation of results at runtime when using decision trees, rule-based systems, or other similar means for knowledge representation. Unfortunately there are drawbacks related with t...
Autori: Franz Wotawa, Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda, Joaquim Comas
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Kernel methods and neural networks for water resources management
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract This paper offers a hybrid approach, for the effective estimation of the maximum water supply and the special water flow in the watersheds of Thasos Island. This modeling effort was carried out by employing both artificial neural networks (ANNs) and kernel algorithms. Moreover support vector machines (SVMs) were used for the optimization of the ANNs. Support vector machines were applied to determine the loss of the developed ANN and to enhance its ability to generalize. As a matter o...
Autori: Lazaros S. Iliadis, Stavros Tachos, Stefanos I. Spartalis
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Artificial intelligence applications in the atmospheric environment: status and future trends
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract The Air Quality Management problem calls for detailed, case-specific knowledge and requires, due to legal mandates, the development of operational, environmental parameter related, incident forecasting. Both targets can be met by applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods, and by employing relevant computational algorithms that are capable of producing reliable results. The current paper provides with an overview of the problem domain, identifies goals and proposes methods that ma...
Autori: Kostas D. Karatzas
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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
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Assessment of Jajrood river watershed microbial pollution: Sources and fates
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract The Jajrood River watershed is one of the main drinking water resources of Tehran, the capital city of Iran. In addition it provides many recreational usages. However, a variety of microbial pollutions is commonly perceived in the Jajrood River, among them a high concentration of coliform group bacteria that has caused strong concerns. In this article, different aspects of microbial pollution as well as the main microbial pollution sources in the region are discussed. Coliform group ...
Autori: Mahdi Jamshidi, Mahdi Maghrebi, Masoud Tajrishy
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Chemical - analytical characteristic of marine environmental pollution in the ports of northern Black Sea Basin
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract As a result of the chemical-analytical studies of the marine environment of the water area of some Black Sea ports it was found that the water content of standardized components - toxins do not exceed their maximum allowable concentration, and the corresponding sediment significantly contaminated with cadmium, lead, phenols, petroleum products....
Autori: Anatoliy Andrianov, Eugeniy Malinovsky, Inna Bezlutskaya, Inna Chebotarskaya, Oleg Nedostoup, Tatyana Kovalchuk, Valeriy Antonovich
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Chemical oxidation of treated textile effluent by hydrogen peroxide and fenton process
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract In this study the possibility to apply the oxidation process for treating textile effluents, by using hydrogen peroxide and Fenton process was evaluated through determining the color and chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal. The experimental variables studied include the dosages of hydrogen peroxide and iron salts, oxidation time and pH value. The result showed that oxidation process using hydrogen peroxide alone is inefficient in COD and color removal, since only 25 % of COD removal...
Autori: Abdelnaser Omran, , Marniyanti Mamat Noor
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Studies on the biosorption of Terasil dye by Aspergillus Niger dead biomass
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract Textile dyeing process is an important source of contamination responsable for the continous pollution of the environment. Control of water pollution has importance for both organisms, which live in water and those who benefit from water. Many dyes reaching the water source are difficult to decompose and cause many problems due to their carcinogenicity. Consequently, it is important to remove these pollutants from wastewater before their final disposal. This paper reports the resuls ...
Autori: Alina Dughila, Alina Stefanache, Cornel Pohontu, Igor Creţescu, Mariana Diaconu
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 5
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 5
? SUSTAINABLE CONCRETE HARDENING PROCESSES IN NORMAL CLIMATIC AND THERMAL TREATMENT CONDITIONS ? THE ENVIRONMENTAL DIMENSION ? AN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREA ? MENU PLANNING STRATEGY BASED ON ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT ? EVALUATING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF NIGERIAN COMPOSTED WASTES USING LABORATORY EXTRACTION TEST ? IN SITU RADIOFREQUENCY FIELD LEVEL ASSESSMENT IN TWO URBAN AREAS IN ROMANIA: OPEN QUESTIONS TO ELECTROMAGNETIC POLLUTION ? INNOVATIVE SOLUTION FOR WARNING ON HI...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 4
? POLLUTION PREVENTION, A KEY TO ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY ? A COMPARISON BETWEEN DIFFERENT SCENARIOS OF ROMANIAN MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE TREATMENT BEFORE LANDFILLING ? A STUDY ON ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN ROMANIA ? ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON STRESSED METALLIC SURFACES ? ASPECTS OF HYDRODYNAMICS AND MASS TRANSFER IN DIFFUSED AERATION SYSTEMS ? THE STATUS OF SOME SELECTED HEAVY METALS IN ROADSIDE SOILS OF BURSA PROVINCE, TURKEY ? PREPARATION AND CHARACTERI...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 6
? RESEARCH ON NaCl SALINE AEROSOLS I. NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL SOURCES AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS ? DECISION SUPPORT MODELS FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ? AN OVERVIEW ? POLICY AND STRATEGY FOR IMPROVING SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES ? APPLICATION OF SHALLOW POND SYSTEM USING WATER HYACINTH FOR DOMESTIC WASTEWATER TREATMENT IN THE PRESENCE OF HIGH TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS (TDS) AND HEAVY METAL SALTS ? TRENDS OF THE COMMUNITARIAN COHESION POLICIES AND ADVERTISING FOR EC...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 7
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 7
? MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLING AND TREATMENT OF RESULTING LIQUID EFFLUENTS ? ROMANIA: ENTREPRENEURIAL VALUES AND SUSTAINABILITY ? THE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF WOODEN BRIQUETTES USED AS RENEWABLE FUEL ? ECO-FRIENDLY EXTRACTION AND SEPARATION METHODS OF CAPSAICINES ? ADDRESSING ISSUES OF GEOENVIRONMENTAL RISKS IN DOBRUJA, ROMANIA/BULGARIA ? ADSORPTION OF 2,4-DINITROPHENOL AND 2,6-DINITROPHENOL ONTO ORGANOCLAYS AND INORGANIC-ORGANIC PILLARED CLAYS ? APPLICATION O...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 8
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 8
? GREEN SYNTHESIS OF SYMMETRICAL CARBONATE FT-IR STUDY ? SINTERED BASALT AS A PROMISING SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ? DESIGN OF BUILDINGS INCLUDING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ? ANALYSIS METHODS FOR PYRAZINE-2,3-DICARBOXYLIC ACID SYNTHESIZED USING ELECTROCHEMICALLY REGENERATED KMnO4 ? RESEARCH ON NaCl SALINE AEROSOLS II. NEW ARTIFICIAL HALOCHAMBER CHARACTERISTICS ? DETERMINATION OF AEROSOLS POLLUTANTS ON MEMBRANES. 1. MEMBRANES PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATIO...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 9
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 9
? STUDY OF BIODIESEL PRODUCTION FROM OILSEED PLANTS II. EVALUATION OF BIODISEL PRODUCTION FROM SOME CULTIVARS OF RAPES ? STUDY OF BIODIESEL PRODUCTION FROM OILSEED PLANTS I. EVALUATION OF THE GENETIC SIMILARITY OF SOME Brassica Napus CULTIVARS USING RAPD MARKERS ? STRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION AND IN VITRO CYTOTOXIC POTENTIAL OF COAL DUST IN A ROMANIAN POWER PLANT ? MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN BENGHAZI (LIBYA): CURRENT PRACTICES AND CHALLENGES ? COMPARATIVE ENVIRONM...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 10
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 10
? AN ASSESSMENT OF OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF CHLOROPHENOLS FROM WASTEWATER ? ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES: A PSYCHOLOGICAL-BEHAVIORAL MODEL FOR RESEARCHERS ? ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE: DYNAMICS OF THE BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES IN SOILS CULTIVATED WITH MAIZE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ORGANIC FERTILIZATION ? SOLAR-ASSISTED JOULE-BRAYTON ENGINES USED TO REDUCE CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS ? STUDY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF HEATING SYSTEMS ? MIXED JET-VORTEX METHOD FOR ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 11
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 11
? COMPARATIVE CONSIDERATIONS ON THE STRUCTURE OF SOME MOLYBDENUM/NIOBIUM DOUBLE PEROVSKITES OXIDES ? THE INFLUENCE OF THE STORAGE TIME ON THE STABILITY OF BUTTER ? CaCO3 CONTROLLABLE SYNTHESIS BY DOUBLE EXCHANGE METHOD USING CaCl2 RESIDUAL SOLUTIONS ? OPTIMIZATION OF COAGULATION-FLOCCULATION IN THE TREATMENT OF CANAL WATER ? ANODIC DETERMINATION OF PENTACHLOROPHENOL FROM WATER USING CARBON NANOFIBER-BASED COMPOSITE ELECTRODE ? STUDY OF PRECIPITATES GROWTH IN COAGULATION ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 12
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 12
? POST-DARCY FILTRATION THROUGH RIGID PERMEABLE MEDIA ? BIOSORPTION OF Cr(VI) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS ONTO Hydrilla verticillata WEED: EQUILIBRIUM, KINETICS AND THERMODYNAMIC STUDIES ? IMPACT OF BUILDING A TIDAL GATE ON THE YONGJIANG RIVER IN CHINA ? MONITORING OF THE HYDROTECHNICAL TORRENT CONTROL STRUCTURES: A STATISTICAL APPROACH ? RESEARCH ON SOIL PROPERTIES CONSERVATION DURING THE PREPARATION OF GERMINATION BEDS IN GREENHOUSES ? MANAGEMENT OF THE POTATO CROPS FOR MIN...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 10 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 1
? COMPACT MICROPULSE BACKSCATTER LIDAR: AIRBORNE AND GROUND-BASED APPLICATIONS ? STUDIES OF THE IMPACT OF AEROSOL OPTICAL PROPERTIES ON CLIMATE CHANGE PROCESSES ? A STUDY OF THE AEROSOL OPTICAL PROPERTIES AT TWO AERONET STATIONS FROM ROMANIA ? COMPLEMENTARY ATMOSPHERIC URBAN POLLUTION STUDIES IN THE NORTH-EAST REGION OF ROMANIA, IASI COUNTY ? ?NGSTR?M TURBIDITY IN THE LOWER LAYERS OF THE TROPOSPHERE ? LIDAR MONITORING OF ANTHROPOGENIC POLLUTION AND NATURAL PHENOMENA ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 10 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 2
? Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 4 ? THE PROTECTION OF EQUIPMENTS USING VOLATILE INHIBITORS ? CONTINUOUS SURFACE TEMPERATURE MONITORING TO ESTIMATE SENSIBLE HEAT LOSS BY BUILDING FINISHES ? RECYCLE OF POLYAMIDE DYEING WASTEWATER FOLLOWING DECOLORIZATION WITH POLYMERIC SORBENTS ? PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF AMINO ACID SALT-BASED COMPLEX ABSORBENTS FOR CO2 CAPTURE ? ADSORPTION EQUILIBRIUM STUDIES ON COPPER (II) IONS REMOVAL BY NATURAL WASTE USIN...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 10 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 4
? EFFECT OF ELECTRICAL CURRENT ON H2/ H2O2 GENERATION IN NON-THERMAL PLASMA GLIDING ARC REACTORS ? ADVANCES IN THE VISUALIZATION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL SEISMIC VOLUME DATA ? CHARACTERIZATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION FROM A PATIENT MONITOR ? METHODS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE REDUCTION IN ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC SIGNAL ACQUISITION ? SPHERICAL MODEL OF THE HUMAN HEAD EXPOSED TO ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD ? BRAIN ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY RECORDING IN SOME ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONM...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 10 Nr. 5
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 5
? HYDROGEL MICROSPHERES BASED ON ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY POLYMERS WITH POTENTIAL BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS ? STUDY ON THE MIXING EFFICIENCY IN A BASKET BIOREACTOR WITH IMMOBILIZED YEASTS CELLS ? MANAGEMENT OF WASTE FROM ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT IN CYPRUS ? A CASE STUDY ? SEPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ANTHOCYANINS BY ANALYTICAL AND ELECTROCHEMICAL METHODS ? AN INTEGRATED DECISION AID FOR IDENTIFYING AND PRIORITIZING STRATEGIES IN FOREST MANAGEMENT ? INFLUEN...
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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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THE ESTABLISHMENT OF EIPs-MFA MODEL FOR THE EVALUATION OF MATERIAL METABOLISM EFFICIENCY IN INDUSTRIAL AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
Material Flow Analysis (MFA), as a method of Industrial Ecology (IE), is a useful tool to measure and analyze the material metabolism or physical dimensions of a society’s production and consumption at various scales. However, there are different MFA frameworks and points corresponding to different researching scales. This paper proposes to introduce a physical Input- Output Table (PIOT), as means to establish the Eco-industrial parks MFA model (EIPs-MFA) and indicator systems, for analyzing t...
Autori: Yao Shi, Rusong Wang, Jingru Liu, Jianxin Yang, Tianzhen Juhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25676

BACKFILLING TECHNOLOGY OF SUBSTITUTING WASTE AND FLY ASH FOR COAL UNDERGROUND IN CHINA COAL MINING AREA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
As one of the very few countries using coal as its dominant energy resources, China has the coal production exceeding one thirds of in the world, added to it are the problems of environmental damages and soil resource destructions result from the solid waste, such as mining waste discharged in the process of coal production and fly ash deserted from the electric power plant etc. In this paper, the mineral ingredient of waste and fly ash was tested by X-ray Diffraction. Meanwhile, the deformation...
Autori: Yanli Huang, Jixiong Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Shoujiang Niehttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25677

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EVALUATION AND APPLICATION OF SEMI-DRY FUEL GAS DESULFURIZATION (FGD) WITH FABRIC FILTER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
Semi-dry FGD with fabric filter has been extensively studied in recent years. After a series of industrial tests on 300MW boiler with semi-dry FGD and fabric filter, some operation notes were obtained. The test results show that CFB-FGD with fabric filter can be run longer and stable, and its actual performance is even higher than the design parameters. Moreover, the pressure drop of fabric filter after CFB-FGD is 600~800Pa (higher than normal). The fabric filter, which contributes to the desulf...
Autori: Tong Li, Han Yi, Han Xu, Reti Hai, Wang Wenxinghttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25716

PHOTODEGRADATION PROCESSES FOR ADVANCED TREATMENT OF INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The textile industry uses high quantities of water which in many cases are disposed to the environment with inadequate treatment.In this work the effluents from the polyamide textile industry containing Bemacid Gelb, Bemacid Rot and Bemacid Blau weretreated by heterogeneous photodegradation. Treatment performances have been evaluated in terms of conductivity, turbidity, totaldissolved solids (TSD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), total organic carbon (TOC), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5...
Autori: Luminita Andronic
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PREDICTION OF TiO2 AND WO3 NANOPOWDERS SURFACE CHARGE BY THE EVALUATION OF POINT OF ZERO CHARGE (PZC)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:Point of zero charge (PZC) is defined as the condition at which the surface charge density of a material equals to zero and, formost of the solids it is strongly pH dependent. The PZC can be controlled by tuning the solid surface properties (crystallinestructure, morphology) and by a proper environment control, thus it is important to evaluate the PZC for a certain type of material,in given working conditions, for enhancing the efficiency in the targeted application (e.g. layer by layer...
Autori: Laura Maria Bertus, Radu Adrian Carcel
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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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HYDRAULIC ASPECTS OF SCALING IN GEOTHERMAL ENERGY SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The European countries have few fossil fuel reserves and the main goal of the Lisbon strategy is to promote the utilization ofrenewable energy sources. In Hungary, because of the huge amount of thermal water reserves, geothermal energy might be one ofthe energy sources which can help to raise the share of renewables in the energy market of the country. Beside the positive aspectsthe use of thermal water for energy purposes have some important physical, environmental and economical aspec...
Autori: Ferenc Kalmár, Imre Csáki
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION TOOLS FOR THE STABILIZATION OF THE WASTE-BED TEMPERATURE WITHIN A WASTE-TO-ENERGY PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:Incineration plants are used since the beginning of the twentieth century to transform the mixed municipal waste into thermalenergy and to convert the hazardous components of waste into harmless compounds. To minimize the environmental pollutionand maximize the energy efficiency of the produced energy, the control of the complex processes that occur into the waste toenergy conversion is of major importance. In this work, the system identification approach is used to determine the dynami...
Autori: Adrian Danila
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE MINING INDUSTRY APPLIED FOR GORJ COUNTY, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The national legal framework harmonization, including in areas concerning environmental protection, with the Europeanstandards in the field, is a goal of paramount importance with regard to Romania's accession to the EU structures. From thisperspective, all the organizations, agencies and individuals operating in this field must be acquainted with the European Union'sprograms of environmental action.In this context, the paper aims to provide an overview of the relevant trends and develo...
Autori: Constanţa Enea, Constantin Enea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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VIRTUAL PROTOTYPING OF A SPRAYING ROBOTIC SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The paper presents the virtual prototype of a robotic system for spray pyrolysis deposition (SPD). To design of the mechanicaldevice model of the robotic system, the MBS environment ADAMS of MSC Software was used, while the MATLAB/Simulink ofMathworks was used for the dynamic analysis of the robotic system, according to the mechatronic concept. A control loop waschosen, composed by a multi-body mechanical model, connected to the dynamic model of each motor. The main objective is toverif...
Autori: Cătălin Alexandru, Monica Enescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF SOLAR DRYING TECHNOLOGIES FOR BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS CONSERVATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The drying of biological materials plays an important role in influencing energy savings, quality of end-products and alsoenvironmental issues. Several new approaches in application of solar dryers and a great number of biological materials have beendeveloped. In the paper the background of solar drying, current solar drying arrangements, and some of the recently focusedbiological products such as grain, fruit, vegetable etc. are selected and discussed. Additionally an integrated energy...
Autori: Istvan Farkas
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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CORROSION INHIBITION IN SALINE ENVIRONMENT USING KETONIC MANNICH BASE FROM ortho-HYDROXYACETOPHENONE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The paper presents the results obtained when using one ketonic Mannich base BM (1-(2’-hydroxyphenyl)-3-(1-piperidinylamino)propan-1-one hydrochloride) as corrosion inhibitor in saline environment, for different types of carbon steels,with various alloying elements. The Mannich base was synthesized and used in corrosion experiments, in concentrations varyingfrom 0….1300 ppm. The corrosion experiments were performed by potentiodynamic polarization studies, with 50 mVs-1 scanrate. The ...
Autori: Andreea Milea, Cristina Bogatu, Ileana Manciulea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT - COMPLEXITY AND RISKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:Hydropower exploitation has become a multifaceted task due to continuously increasing interest in all parts of the world but alsodue to inhomogeneity of framework conditions in the social, the political, the regulatory and the economic view. The final successof a plant is not only ensured by a good technical concept or design but additionally by a suitably model of financing, by selectingthe most reliable partners, by evaluating the environmental restrictions or the political stability ...
Autori: Bernhard Pelikan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PARAMETERS EFFECT ON THE PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION IN THE BIOMASS TO FISCHER-TROPSCH FUELS PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The increasing of energy consumption and fossil fuel emissions (especially CO2, SO2 and NOx) and the limitation of crude oilreserves, determined a growing trend toward renewable energy technologies, like solar, wind, geo-thermal energy and biomass forbiofuels.From all the renewable energies sources, biomass attracts more and more interest being a renewable resource with economicpotential, which can be found all over the world, with positive environmental properties due to neutral emissi...
Autori: Anca Sauciuc, Angela Potetz, Georg Schlaub, Gerald Weber, Hermann Hofbauer, Lucia Dumitrescu, Reinhard Rauch, Ziad Abosteif
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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METALLIC MEMBRANES OBTAINED WITH GRADED STRUCTURE FOR MICROFILTRATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:The aim of this work is to obtain sintered porous membranes with graded structure for microfiltration by sedimentation andsintering of metallic powders. Our previous studies have demonstrated the possibility of obtaining sintered porous materials withgraded structure by sedimentation. In this paper, spherical nickel particles were used having a grain size in the 2-90 µm rangemeasured by the laser scattering particle size analyzer. The powders were sedimented into a sintering die in a s...
Autori: Gyorgy Thalmaier, Ioan Vida-Simiti, Nicolaie Jumate, Niculina Sechel, Valentin Moldovan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FUZZY SYNTHETIC EVALUATION OF WEIHE WATER QUALITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:Based on the fuzzy logic principle, a modified Fuzzy Synthetic Evaluation (FSE) is proposed to assess water quality status ofWeihe River (Baoji, China). The potential application of the FSE has been tested in a case study. Twelve sampling locations ofWeihe River and its tributaries in Baoji area were selected and seven water quality parameters of BOD5, COD, fluoride, ammonia,total phosphorus (TP), total nitrogen (TN) and permanganate index, were monitored from 2008 to 2009. The findings...
Autori: Chundi Xu, Jun Zhang, Qi Zhou, Yani Geng, Yaqian Zhao
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECONOMIC AND CONSTRUCTION ANALYSIS OF LIGHTWEIGHT MEMBRANES IN HOUSING IN TEMPERATE CLIMATES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:Lightweight materials are more viable for use in invariably hot or cold climates than in temperate climates. However, it is possibleto use lightweight construction systems and specifically membranes even in housing buildings in temperate climate areas, if theirproperties are well explored, allowing better environmental performance and cost effectiveness than conventional solutions. In theouter skin and in dividing elements, architectural membranes can be used as thermal regulators, for ...
Autori: António Pedro Reis, João Pedro Couto, Paulo Mendonça
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DETERMINING THE LEVEL OF SUBSIDIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY VEHICLES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:The present paper is concerned with the determination of the appropriate subsidy level for environmental friendly technologyvehicles. For this purpose, the economic calculation of the corresponding environmental benefit is necessary, which is realizedthrough the calculation of the negative environmental externality that could be avoided, if the examined subsidies have beenestablished. For the calculation of the latter, the EcoSenseLE tool has been applied here, using life-cycle airborne...
Autori: Dimitrios A. Georgakellos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE LIMESTONE QUARRIES USING SATELLITE IMAGES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:Surface exploitations in the limestone quarries have a major impact on the environment both by area and intensity. The valuationof the impact can be carried out through different means, one of them being the satellite remote sensing. In this article we analyzethe effects that limestone exploitations in the outskirts of BraÂ?ov city have on the landscape, using RGB combination, vegetationindices and spectrum profiles. A series of Landsat 5 TM satellite images taken in 1984, 1989 and 2009...
Autori: Iosif Vorovencii
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BIOREMEDIATION OF PETROLEUM SLUDGE UNDER ANAEROBIC MICROENVIRONMENT: INFLUENCE OF BIOSTIMULATION AND BIOAUGMENTATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:Bioremediation is considered as one of the prominent and cost-effective cleanup technology to treat oily sludge disposals. In the present investigation anaerobic bioremediation of petroleum based oily sludge was studied in a slurry reactor by applying different experimental strategies viz., bioaugmentation, biostimulation and co-substrate addition. Total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) present in the oily sludge before and after degradation was extracted using soxhlet extraction procedure....
Autori: Asha Juwarkar, Kuppam Chandrasekhar, Mamilla Prathima Devi, Motakatla Venkateswar Reddy, Ponnapalli Nageswara Sarma, Srinivasula Reddy Venkata Mohan
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INCREASED SECURITY OPERATION OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES BY USING REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS WITH ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FREON
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:One of the basic conditions for the operation of nuclear installations is security operation. The complexity of the phenomena inheavy water detritiation plants, determine the use of advanced equipment for technological processes involved. Pilot Plant forTritium and Deuterium Separation developed the cryogenic technology of tritium separation from tritiated heavy water. Theprocess is based on an catalyzed isotopic exchange module, where the tritium is extracted from tritiated heavy water...
Autori: Sorin Gherghinescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY IN SHIPPING FOCUSING ON EMISSION STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY MEASURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:There is a growing concern that the Earth’s atmospheric composition is being altered by human activities which can lead toclimate change. Policy measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions are on the agenda of the International Maritime Organization(IMO) and the European Union (EU). Climate Change is an environmental problem and answers have to be sought among robustenvironmental policies that are often classified in market-based, command-and-control and voluntary instruments. Althoug...
Autori: Christos A. Kontovas, Harilaos N. Psaraftis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK FOR WILDLIFE MONITORING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:This paper illustrates a detailed analysis of specific problems and limitations of a WSN designed for an environmental protection/wildlife tracking application. Since the main challenge in designing the network is energy minimization for activities that does not concern detection itself, we will concentrate on methods (and results) to achieve that. For data transmissions, physical and MAC layers were defined in ZigBee (IEEE 802.15.4) and WiFi (IEEE 802.11b) standards....
Autori: Alexandru Frujină, Alina-Mihaela Bădescu, Octavian Fratu, Simona Halunga
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYTICAL CONTROL OF SOIL AND GROUND WATER QUALITY ON A NORTHERN ROMANIAN LANDFILL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:This paper evaluates the efficiency of some technical depollution actions applied on a Northern Romanian landfill of solid municipal wastes, that provides ca 128 000 inhabitants and 171 economic companies, considering a great variety of specific physicochemical quality indicators for soil (8 indicators) and ground waters (34 indicators). The environmental status of the landfill was previously studied in 2004, through periodic analytical control of ground water (4 observation drilling we...
Autori: Carmen Zaharia, Daniela Suteu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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USE OF ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK FOR PREDICTION OF COAGULATION/FLOCCULATION PROCESS BY PAC IN WATER TREATMENT PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:The paper presents the results of a study carried out using the Artificial Neural Network (ANN) for prediction the coagulation/flocculation process of suspended solids in water treatment plant (WTP). In this research 5 kinds of Poly Aluminum Chloride (PAC) as coagulant were used to examine the impact of coagulant kinds, PAC dosage and influent turbidity for removal of suspended solids. Determination of optimal coagulant doses is vital, as insufficient dosing will result in undesirable t...
Autori: Gagik Badalians Gholikandi, Mohammad Delnavaz, Reza Riahi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MONITORING AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING – IMPORTANT TOOLS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:Analysis and debates of the scientific world and regional/local communities led to the conclusion that environmental problems are a global priority. European Union requested Member States the implementation of the Framework Directive specific for each environmental factor. In this context, Romania has pledged to achieve „good ecological status of water bodiesâ€? by the year 2015. The paper deals with the water quality monitoring of the Upper Olt River and the mathematical modeling of ...
Autori: Gabriel-Oreste Sumbasacu, Nicolai Sîrbu, Virgil Petrescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HOW COMPANIES INTEGRATE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES INTO THEIR MARKETING STRATEGIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
An increased level of environmental awareness by consumers has caused marketing to pay special attention to the deteriorating environment. This is a consequence of markets punishing those companies that fail to consider environmental concerns in their marketing efforts. However, how environmental proactivity is integrated into marketing strategy has been scarcely analyzed in the marketing literature. The present paper aims to fill this gap in the literature by theoretically analyzing the ways in...
Autori: José-Felipe Jiménez-Guerrero, Juan Carlos Gázquez-Abad, Juan-Antonio Mondejar-Jimenez, María Cordente-Rodríguez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECO-EFFICIENCY: EFFECTS ON ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE. EVIDENCES FROM DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY EUROPE INDEX
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
In recent years, a new line of research, named eco-efficiency theory has become an issue of considerable interest. The most important works in relation with this topic focus on the fact that enterprises can maximize their economic benefits and minimize the impact on the environment at the same time. Therefore, the recommendation is to choose the so called strategy win-win, which allows for getting a double economic environmental benefit by means of a good management of productive resources, the ...
Autori: Esteban Pérez-Calderón, Jose Mondejar-Jimenez, María-Leticia Meseguer-Santamaría, Patricia Milanés-Montero
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE INTEGRATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROACTIVITY INTO MANAGERIAL STRATEGY. IDENTIFICATION OF BENEFITS, DIFFICULTIES AND FACILITATORS AT THE SPANISH AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Industrial firms around the world are focusing on environmental sustainability seeking competitive advantages. Environmental proactivity stands as a fundamental part of these actions. The objective of this work is to understand who and why, companies include the environmental proactivity as an element of the company's strategy. This research has been divided into two separate but interconnected, methodological phases. The first step applied qualitative methods to describe a generic model environ...
Autori: Ángel Peiró-Signes, Baldomero Segura-García-del-Río, Conrado Carrascosa-López, María-del-Val Segarra-Oña
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THE IMPACT OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION ON THE BENEFIT FUNCTIONS OF ENTERPRISES: PROPOSAL OF AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY INDICATOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Abstract:Energy Efficiency is a topical concept managed by a wide variety of individuals and institutions from very different areas, bothacademic and professional. Economists, Engineers, Environmentalists, Lawyers and other specialists show, each one of them, anspecific dimension of this so relevant concept, not only for its implications on global evolution of Earth but for its impact onbenefit functions of enterprises.What this paper proposes is to shape a theoretical framework in which, firstl...
Autori: Jesus Rivas, Marta Magadán
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE ENVIRONMENT AND COMPETITIVE STRATEGIES IN HOTELS IN ANDALUSIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
The environment is an intrinsic component of most tourism products, and in segments, such as rural and outdoor tourism, it is the reason for their existence. In recent years, tourists have been including respect for the environment as a factor in their purchasing decisions; and many businesses are using this factor as a differential component to increase their market competitiveness. However, few studies have examined the use of the environment by tourism firms as a competitive strategy and what...
Autori: Alejandro García-Pozo, José-Luis Sánchez-Ollero, Macarena Marchante-Lara
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE SUSTAINABILITY OF TOURISM IN SPAIN'S REGIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Measuring progress of the tourism destinations in the area of sustainability has now become one of the major challenges facing policymakers action. Sustainability is a dynamic concept. In fact, in reality, it really can be measured is not �sustainability�, but �progress towards sustainability�, bearing in mind that this is not an ideal target linked to a fixed state of harmony, but a continuous process of adjustment and reorientation of tourism development to achieve the balance between ...
Autori: Juan-Ignacio Pulido-Fernández, Marcelino Sánchez-Rivero, Yaiza López-Sánchez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN FACTORS ON RURAL FIRE OCCURRENCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Understanding the influence of environmental factors and human activities on fire occurrence in rural areas is of considerable interest in order to facilitate effective prevention strategies. The newly named Natural Area of Sierra Nevada (both a National and Natural Park) is one of the larger areas of environmental and tourism interest in Spain and includes, among other areas, much of Granada Alpujarra and Almer?­a Alpujarra and the outskirts of the principal ski resort. These areas receive each...
Autori: Esteban Navarrete-Álvarez, José-Manuel Quesada-Rubio, María-Dolores Huete-Morales, ,
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PER CAPITA CO2 EMISSION TRENDS AMONG EUROPEAN OECD COUNTRIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
The relationships between economic growth, environmental sustainability and energy are of great interest among researchers and policy makers. One of the theoretical conclusions that have received most attention is the convergence of the per capita carbon emission levels. But empirical results of theoretical growth models that include the environmental variable or estimated Environmental Kuznets Curve are not conclusive. This paper uses a multivariate state-space model to examine the process of c...
Autori: Gema Fernández-Avilés, Jose Mondejar-Jimenez, Josep Illa, Manuel Vargas-Vargas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FACTORS INFLUENCING WATER SAVING BEHAVIOUR FOR SPANISH HOUSEHOLDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Freshwater is a fundamental natural resource. It is essential for sustaining life, supports the development of ecosystems and economies and is also used as a recreational resource. Therefore, its appropriate management is critical if we want to guarantee the long-term sustainability of the supply. The aim of this paper is to analyze the main aspects influencing water saving in Spanish households. To accomplish this goal, we start by developing a theoretical analysis of those aspects that affect ...
Autori: Juan Carlos Gázquez-Abad, Juan-Antonio Mondejar-Jimenez, Manuel Vargas-Vargas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL DISCLOSURE AND LEGITIMACY THEORY: AN EUROPE PERSPECTIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Given the scenario of conflicting evidence found in previous literature with respect to the best Theory to explain the relationship between Environmental Disclosure and Environmental Performance, in this study we have tested Legitimacy Theory by using a time series structure for DJS Europe Index and controlling for the kind of industry. We have used Panel Data Methodology to eliminate the individual heterogeneity and Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) to control for problems of endogeneity by u...
Autori: Esteban Pérez-Calderón, Patricia Milanés-Montero
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECO-INNOVATION ATTITUDE AND INDUSTRY’S TECHNOLOGICAL LEVEL - AN IMPORTANT KEY FOR PROMOTING EFFICIENT VERTICAL POLICIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
This paper links two theoretical constructs underpinned by sustainable values, management of sustainable development and ecoinnovation. The first one becomes a crucial process and adds competitive value and, the second, plays a pivotal role in the search for a sustainable economy and society. This research is an attempt to explore the Spanish companies´ attitude towards sustainability when innovating. Industries were categorized as to their actual technological performance status as low, medium...
Autori: Ángel Peiró-Signes, Luis Miret-Pastor, María-del-Val Segarra-Oña, Rohit Verma
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A STATISTICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Environment and sustainability are key issues for the policy maker. A policy should be first designed and realistically inserted in its proper context (regional, national, European) in order to be correctly assessed. After that, suitable models need to be chosen consistently with the policy context and with the evaluation purpose, to make easier the policy maker task. The aim of this paper is twofold. Firstly, to propose a Statistical Information System (SIS) approach in order to correctly write...
Autori: Giorgio Garau, Giovanni Mandras, Lucia Schirru
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AGRICULTURAL DIVERSIFICATION AND THE SUSTAINABILITY OF AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS: POSSIBILITIES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AGROTOURISM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Agrotourism, a form of tourism that falls within the framework of rural tourism, is based on the tourism taking place on farms with the possibility of doing work with the owners of the farm with this being seen as a leisure activity, educational in nature and of interest to members of many groups. The importance of this kind of tourism resides in the possibility of complementing the income generated from the farm with income produced by the tourism, as well as assuring the conservation of the en...
Autori: Ana-María Campón-Cerro, Antonio Pérez-Díaz, Felipe Leco-Berrocal, José-Manuel Hernández-Mogollón
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PREDICTIVE MODELLING OF ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE LEVELS IN LITHUANIAN URBAN AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Modelling of environmental noise is a process aimed at estimating the noise levels in an area of interest under a particular set of conditions. The aim of the work is to evaluate the impact of the planned reconstruction work on the change of noise level in Panevė??ys city. The software MapNoise was used for modelling work. Strategic noise maps are updated on a regular basis and information dating back not more than three years will be used for their build. Values of emissions from each indi...
Autori: Egidijus Petraitis, , Petras Vaitiekūnas, Raimondas Leopoldas Idzelis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SUSTAINABILITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Abstract:The concept of sustainable development has become an important objective for policy makers, since the key principle ofsustainable development understands the interdependence between economy, environment and society concerns.The objective of this study is to analyze the supports for sustainable environmental remediation, considering sustainabilityindicators and sustainable remediation practices, based on both methods that are known for a long time as well as emergentprocesses and technol...
Autori: Isabela Maria Simion, Maria Emiliana Fortuna, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 10/12
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
� SUSTAINABILITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION � EVALUATING THE CLIMATIC CHANGES IN THE HYDROLOGICAL FLOW REGIME OF THE MOLDAVIAN AREAS � ENSURING ECONOMICAL AND FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY: STATE FISCAL CONTROL - A WAY TO PREVENT AND REDUCE TAX AVOIDANCE � COMBINED OXIDATION AND ULTRAFILTRATION PROCESSES FOR THE REMOVAL OF PRIORITY ORGANIC POLLUTANTS FROM WASTEWATERS � THE FREE LEVEL UNIFORM POST-DARCY FILTRATION THROUGH A SPHERE-MADE HOMOGENOUS MEDIUM � HSLA ST...
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ABIOTIC FILTERING OF BENTHIC INVERTEBRATE GUILDS IN THE MARGHERITA DI SAVOIA SALT PAN, ITALY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 4
The structure of biological communities is a result of the combined action of an environmental selection, determined by the physico-chemical characteristics of an ecosystem. This process results in the selection of the species depending on their tolerances (abiotic filter) and their ability to cope with the interactions among species (biotic filter). In this work, the importance of abiotic filters on the structure of benthic macro-invertebrate guilds was evaluated in a hyperalyne transitional wa...
Autori: Alberto Basset, Aurelia Caldararu, Catalina Iticescu, Enrico Barbone, Ilaria Rosati, Lucian P. Georgescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS IN WASTEWATER SEWERAGE SYSTEM FROM THE CLUJ-NAPOCA AREA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are by-products of petrol transformation; a report prepared by ICON, London, United Kingdom in 2001, showed that the principal sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in wastewater are domestic usage, storm runoff and commercial effluent. This work presents the results on 14 commonly occurring and/or highly carcinogenic PAH compounds listed as priority pollutants by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the European Union. Wastewater sa...
Autori: Dumitru Ristoiu, Edward Muntean, Livia Alhafez, Nicoleta Muntean, Radu Mihaiescu, Tania Mihaiescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECO-EFFICIENCY: EFFECTS ON ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE. EVIDENCES FROM DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY EUROPE INDEX
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
In recent years, a new line of research, named eco-efficiency theory has become an issue of considerable interest. The most important works in relation with this topic focus on the fact that enterprises can maximize their economic benefits and minimize the impact on the environment at the same time. Therefore, the recommendation is to choose the so called strategy win-win, which allows for getting a double economic environmental benefit by means of a good management of productive resources, the ...
Autori: Esteban Pérez-Calderón, Jose Mondejar-Jimenez, María-Leticia Meseguer-Santamaría, Patricia Milanés-Montero
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE 6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT ICEEM06, 2011
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Management, ICEEM 2011, at its 6th Edition, represents a scientific event that is dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of the scientific results obtained at national and international level in the fields of environmental engineering, environmental management and sustainability. The event was initiated and organized every 2 years, since 2002, by the Department of Environmental Engineering and Management, Faculty of Chemical Eng...
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REMOVAL OF Cr(VI) FROM AQUEOUS ENVIRONMENT USING PEAT MOSS: EQUILIBRIUM STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The removal of Cr (VI) from aqueous solutions by sphagnum peat moss was investigated in batch experiments as a function of solution pH and initial Cr (VI) concentration. The highest removal percentage (R=99%) was obtained at pH = 1, in solutions of 20.8 mg Cr (VI)/L. In order to establish the mechanism of the removal process, Cr (VI) and total Cr (Cr (VI) + Cr (III)) in residual solutions was analyzed. The Cr (VI) removal by the peat moss at low pH is governed by two processes – electrostatic ...
Autori: Catalin Balan, Doina Bilba, Irina Volf, Matei Macoveanu, Petru Bulai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF PULP AND PAPER MILLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The paper aims to present the environmental impact of pulp and paper manufacturing and the most important production and control practices to minimizing this impact. The environmental consequences of manufacturing pulp and paper from pulping and bleaching processes are discussed in qualitative and quantitative terms. In these processes, sulfur compounds and nitrogen oxides are emitted to the air, and chlorinated and organic compounds and nutrients are discharged to the wastewaters. Large quantit...
Autori: Adrian Catalin Puitel, Dan Gavrilescu, Gheorghe Dutuc, Grigore Craciun
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE IMPACT OF ORGANIC AND MINERAL FERTILIZERS ON THE YIELD AND MINERALS CONTENTS OF Fabaceae FROM PERMANENT GRASSLAND
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
This paper presents original studies about the influence of mineral and/or organic fertilization on the minerals contents (P, Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Ni and Pb) in leguminous plants from permanent grassland situated in a hill area of Banat County. Determination of minerals in grassland is very important both for the nutritional or toxic effects of these elements and their compounds, in the plants, animals and environment. Phosphorous was analyzed colorimetric and all the others metals hav...
Autori: Alexandru Moisuc, Iosif Gergen, Monica Harmanescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INFRASOUND IMPACT ON THE AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS AND LIFE QUALITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Infrasound is a sound wave with a range of frequencies below that of human hearing and is a constituent of the environment in which we live. Taking into consideration that infrasound is below the audible range and that its overall effects on the entire human organism are yet unknown, the ambiguity of the phenomenon requires further research. Although infrasound has been analyzed in depth in the past few decades and assumptions have been made regarding experiments on human subjects (with or witho...
Autori: Carmen Cătălina Ioan, Cornelia Ursu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF PACKAGING PAPER PRODUCTION BASED ON RECYCLED FIBRE RAW MATERIAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
This paper is part of LCA studies performed in the frame of FP7 project �Recovered Paper Sorting by Innovative Technologies - SORT IT�. It analysis the results obtained by Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) of the reference case for recycled packaging paper manufacturing (current sorting technology), which will constitute a comparison base for new sorting technology developed in SORT IT project. The main stages considered in the life cycle were: recovered paper (RP) transport from collectio...
Autori: Alina Iosip, Antonio Dobon, Elena Bobu, Mercedes Hortal
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECTS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS ON TWO FISH POPULATIONS REVEALED BY STATISTICAL AND SPECTRAL ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The aquatic species are permanently subjected to various stresses through the ecosystem and the food habit. Elucidating the impact at the cellular level allows us to understand the ways in which the polluting elements and their derivatives can disrupt the metabolism of aquatic organisms triggering apoptosis in individual cells or necrosis affecting groups of neighbouring cells. The aim of this preliminary study is to highlight the influence of the environmental factors on two fish population by ...
Autori: , Camelia Ureche, Dorel Ureche, Gabriel Lazar, Ileana Denisa Nistor, Irina Loredana Ifrim, Iuliana Mihaela Lazar, Marius Stamate, Valentin Nedeff
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EVALUATION OF HEAVY METALS TOXICITY ON TWO MICROBIAL STRAINS ISOLATED FROM SOIL: Azotobacter sp. AND Pichia sp.
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Chromium and cadmium are heavy metals that occur naturally in the environment and especially in soils. Their toxic effect is more pronounced at high concentrations and it depends on the oxidation states. While Cr (III) is considered an essential trace element for the metabolism of living organisms, Cr (VI) has a higher mobility and is easily soluble in soils and can be leached into surface water or groundwater, and taken up by plants. That leads to a toxic and carcinogenic effect to humans via i...
Autori: Dumitru Bulgariu, Florian Statescu, Maria Gavrilescu, Mariana Diaconu, Vasile Lucian Pavel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF EXTRACTS FROM INFLORESCENCES OF Calendula officinalis L. SPECIES TREATED WITH MUTAGENE SUBSTANCES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The most important argument of this experiment was to demonstrate an increased content of active principles under the influence of some substances (considered in the literature as mutagene), when used in low concentration, do not affect the environment. The purpose of this study was the selection of some treatment variants, which, during the experimentations show the same biosynthetic potential, stabilized or increased. The substances used in the experiment were ethidium bromide at the concentra...
Autori: Constantin Leonte, Marius Zaharia, Roxana Vatavu, Teodor Robu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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POSSIBLE APPLICATION OF METAL SENSITIVE RED FLUORESCENT PROTEINS IN ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The metal sensitivity and selectivity of two fluorescent proteins was investigated. The studied proteins are mutant forms of the red fluorescent protein (DsRed); according to our results, both proteins showed sensitivity to the presence of copper[II] and nickel ions. The fluorescence intensity of the proteins has decreased significantly in the presence of copper ions in the micromolar range. Metal binding by these proteins is a reversible process, as addition of a chelating agent liberates the b...
Autori: Beata Abraham, Ildiko Miklossy, Judit Petres, Laszlo Szilagyi, Maria Szabo (Palfi), Szabolcs Lanyi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CARBON NANOTUBES COMPOSITE FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY SENSING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The performances of two types of multi-walled carbon nanotubes-based composite electrodes, i.e., MWCNT-Epoxy (CNTEpoxy) and Natural Zeolite-modified- MWCNT- Epoxy (NZ-CNT-Epoxy) are described in order to use them for electroanalytical application. Both electrodes were synthesized, electrically and electrochemically characterized and tested for the detection of ascorbic acid (AA) in aqueous solutions. The electrochemical characterization using classical potassium ferricyanide method showed a high...
Autori: Adriana Remes, Anamaria Baciu, Elida Ilinoiu, Florica Manea, Joop Schoonman, Stephen J. Picken
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT OF HERBICIDES REMOVAL BY INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Herbicides industry is a large consumer of water, as well as a major wastewater generator, its effluents contain priority organic pollutants in very high concentrations which have severe effects on human health and on the environment due to their toxicity and bio-recalcitrant nature, persistence in the environment and bioaccumulation. A vast number of herbicides and other priority organic pollutants have been found in wastewater effluents, surface water, and drinking water around the world. The ...
Autori: Bianca Weinberg,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WATER POLLUTION REDUCTION BY USING NEW PREMETALATED DYES IN DYEING WOOL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
2This study shows the dyeing behaviour and impact over the wastewaters quality resulted from dyeing wool fibres, of a new synthesized premetalated dyes, derived from new acid dye, sodium(E)-2 –((1-amino-4-sulphonatonaphthalen-2-yl)diazenyl)-6- methoxybenzo[d]thiazole- 5 or 7 –sulphonate, as a result of interaction with Ni(II) and Zn(II) ions. In order to characterize the complexed dyes they were studied in both phase: solution and solid phase. The dyeing performances assessment and the envir...
Autori: Ion Sandu, Laura Chirila, Maria Marcela Tarlea, Romen Butnaru, Viorica Vasilache
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE BEHAVIOR OF THE FERROUS MATERIALS MAGNETIZED IN EXTREME CONDITIONS CAUSING ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The paper proposes a method and a technology that allows the generation of a very high intensity magnetic field, at a high pressure and within an extremely short period of time into a ferrous material, in order to study the behavior of such material from the magnetic and structural perspective. The method consists in producing the �compression� of an initial magnetic flux that is generated in a coil that has inside a ferrous material cylinder (the armature), subject to testing, done by a con...
Autori: Nicolae Badara, Octavian Tarabuta, Vasile Dobref
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSING IMPACTS OF TRIAZINE PESTICIDES USE IN AGRICULTURE OVER THE WELL WATER QUALITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The herbicide use can be seen as an auxiliary path for new farming methods, providing more advantageous farming and land use capabilities and increasing crop yields. Some of them are quickly degraded but others persist in the environmental compartments being toxic for human health and the environment.The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of some triazine herbicides from agricultural sources on quality of well and surface water, in two regions of Romania with different agricultural act...
Autori: Andreea Dragus, Mihail Simion Beldean-Galea, Radu Mihaiescu, Tania Mihaiescu, Dumitru Ristoiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF SPECIFIC PROCESSES FROM ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND PROTECTION BASED ON SUSTAINABILITY INDICATORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
This paper describes the scientific framework established within doctoral and postdoctoral programs designed to contribute to a thorough understanding of the specific processes involved in environmental engineering and protection, as to improve the environmental management and performance in an efficient and sustainable way. A coherent conceptual framework is developed for the analysis and management of some specific approaches in engineering and environmental protection (pollution phenomena, de...
Autori: Cristina Ghinea, Daniela Tudorache Fertu, Isabela Maria Simion, Laura Carmen Apostol, Mădălina Petraru, Maria Emiliana Fortuna, Maria Gavrilescu, Petronela Cozma, Raluca Maria Hlihor
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AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN IASI CITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
According to the Romanian Law no. 265/2006, which adopted the Governmental Decision no. 195/2005 on environmental protection, environmental agencies are responsible for air quality monitoring in Romania. Since Romania is now an EU Member State, such a plan is a must to enhance life quality, in order to meet the objectives of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development. Having regarded to this Strategy and the Kyoto Protocol signed in 1997, this paper provides the results from a study of am...
Autori: Corina AnaMaria Ioan, Florin Luca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSING THE HUMAN EXPOSURE DUE TO WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS IN OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Wireless local area networks (WLAN) are an increasingly used communication technology employing energy of radiofrequency (RF). Although the power emitted by WLAN systems is relatively small (in Europe, a maximum of 100 mW is permitted in the classic 2.4 GHz frequency band), concerns about possible health effects risks from exposure to radiofrequency (RF) fields originating on WLAN are sometimes expressed by the general public. In such a context, this paper presents results of a survey conducted ...
Autori: Alexandra Salceanu, Eduard Lunca, Igor Creţescu, Valeriu David
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE – PART OF MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The approached subject presents some features of a methodology for original research, considering the environmental performance as a component of the organizations management performance quantification, by considering the environmental management approach as an integrated environmental informational and decisional concept. The current trend in the assessment of performance management is the integration of the environmental management in the organizations management in a conscious and regulated w...
Autori: Mihaela Luminita Lupu, Nicolae Trofin, Orest Trofin
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MODELING THE IMPACT OF ROAD TRAFFIC ON AIR POLLUTION IN URBAN ENVIRONMENT CASE STUDY: A NEW OVERPASS IN THE CITY OF CRAIOVA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Since the last century, as a consequence of advanced industrialization, the remarkable growth of population, and its mobility have turned the field of transport into the main factor responsible for air pollution attributable to mobile sources of pollution. The continuous accumulation of various pollutants in the environment determines severe consequences on humans, animals and plants, buildings, works of art and landscape. Road transport represents, through its characteristic features – high f...
Autori: Gabriela Mitran, Ion Tabacu, Sorin Ilie, Viorel Nicolae
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF SOME NEW ARYLOXYALKYL CARBOXILIC ACID DERIVATIVES APPLIED AS PLANT PROTECTION COMPOUNDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Five new aryloxyalkylcarboxylic acid derivatives (diazoaminoderivatives) are studied for their thermal behavior by applying a coupled TG-FTIR technique over the (30-400 oC) range in correlation with the environmental impact of gaseous species resulting by thermal degradation. These compounds are of a particular practical significance since they show a high biological potential as agrochemicals, such as pesticides (herbicides, acaricides, fungicides, growing stimulators etc.). This is why the pap...
Autori: Anca Mihaela Mocanu, Carmen Zaharia, Constantin Iordache, Constantin Luca, Lucia Odochian
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN ROMANIA: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN NORTH OF MOLDOVA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Tourism is one of the essential components of population services and a major influence factor for economic and social development. The tourism industry is characterized by a great structural complexity, in multiple forms of this service.This industry can also have an impact on the natural resources and environment in the various tourist destinations, on everyday life of these locations and also on the individuals from those areas, whether rural or urban. Nowadays, tourism faces different challe...
Autori: , Elena Elisabeta Pomeanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OCPS AND PAHS DISTRIBUTION IN DIFFERENT STAGES OF TOMATO GROWING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The presence of pollutants in food raises some serious questions concerning their potential impact on consumers health, being necessary to monitor their distribution in the environment. The present work provides data regarding levels of organochlorine pesticides (lindane, p,p’- DDT, p,p’- DDE, p,p’- DDD, HCB, aldrin, dieldrin, endrin and hepthaclor) and PAHs: acenaphthene (Ace), acenaphthylene (Acy), fluorene (F), naphthalene (Np), anthracene (An), fluoranthene (Fl), phenanthrene (Ph), ben...
Autori: Alina Soceanu, Danut Tiberius Epure, Gabriela Stanciu, Simona Dobrinas, Viorica Popescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECTS OF Fe(III) ON DISSIMILATORY FERRIC REDUCTION, NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS REMOVAL IN ACTIVATED SLUDGE PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
Abstract An activated sludge from SBBR (sequencing biofilm batch reactor) reactor filled with Fe0  as filler had been acclimated to Fe(III)rich environment aiming at secure an enrichment culture of iron-reducing bacteria. The dissimilatory Fe(III) reduction ability and its efficiency on the effect of nitrogen and phosphorous removal by dosing different Fe(III) under anaerobic condition were investigated. The mechanism was also proposed based on the results derived from the experiment a...
Autori: Jie Li, Juanjuan Feng, Siyuan Zhai, Ya’e Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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TREATMENT OF AN ALKALINE BUTYL RUBBER WASTEWATER BY THE PROCESS OF COAGULATION AND FLOCCULATION - HYDROLYSIS ACIDIFICATION - BIOLOGICAL CONTACT OXIDATION - MBR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractWastewater from butyl rubber production is causing an increasing environmental problem due to its large quantity and complexquality. In this paper, two types of wastewaters generated from rubber synthesis, i.e. alkaline wastewater (AW) and cleaning andflushing wastewater (CFW), were investigated. Coagulation and flocculation were firstly applied to remove suspended solids(SS) from the AW. By single factor experiment, the optimum operational conditions were obtained as pH 8, PAC dosage 40...
Autori: Lujun Chen, Rui Liu, Wei Li, Wei Zheng, Yan Zhang, Ying Li
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FUNCTIONALIZATION AND IMMOBILIZATION OF WHOLE CELL BIOREPORTERS FOR THE DETECTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractThe detection of environmental pollutants has challenged conventional chemical analysis for the rapid estimation of thebioavailability and toxicity of the contamination impact on human health and ecosystems. Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs)functionalization as bioreporters can enhance the ability for biosensing in complex contaminated samples such as soils, and theimmobilization of bioreporters will promote the detection of gas and online monitoring. In this study, Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1...
Autori: Aizhong Ding, Cheng Chen, Dayi Zhang, Musen Duan, Steven F. Thornton, Wei E. Huang, Yanjun Luo
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OCCURRENCE AND RISK ASSESSMENT OF ESTROGENS AND ANTIINFLAMMATORIES IN BAIYANGDIAN LAKE, NORTH CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractEstrogens and anti-inflammatories can pose adverse effects on human health and wildlife. This paper investigated four estrogens(estrone, E1; 17β-estradiol, E2; estriol, E3; 17α-ethynylestradiol, EE2) and three anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen, ketoprofen andnaproxen) by solid-phase extraction (SPE) and liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) in BaiyangdianLake during the dry (April) and wet seasons (September). These compounds were mostly detected at low levels ...
Autori: Jianghong Shi, Jinling Cao, Ting Bo, Xiaowei Liu, Yingxia Li
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APPLICATION OF GIS IN REGIONAL ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT OF WATER RESOURCES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractThe regional ecological risk assessment of water resources has spatial, nonlinear and stochastic characteristics. GIS technologycan handle large volumes of spatial information, conduct spatial analysis and spatial data management operations. It visuallydisplays the distribution trend of environmental factors and the relationship between topology and regional water ecological riskpattern. This paper presents the five stages of the application of GIS in the regional ecological assessment o...
Autori: Lin Gang Wang, Ning Lian Wang, Xiao BoWu, Ya Qian Zhao, Yin Ge Liu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF REDUCED INORGANIC SULFUR IN A COASTAL ENVIRONMENT, BOHAI BAY, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
Geochemical cycling of reduced inorganic sulfur in sediments may affect water quality. This study investigated the reducedinorganic sulfur distribution and environmental behaviour in superficial sediments in different watersheds and coastal zones inBohai Bay, China. Acid volatile sulfur (AVS), chromium (II)-reducible sulfur (CRS) and elemental sulfur (ES) distributed insurface sediment were quantified. Total organic carbon and total nitrogen were presented in higher concentrations in the fluvial...
Autori: Robert Mortimer, Simon Bottrell, Wenjing Shi, Yanqing Sheng
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF WATER ENVIRONMENTAL CARRYING CAPACITY IN XI’AN, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractA comprehensive evaluation methodology for water environmental carrying capacity (WECC) has been proposed. It is based ona new definition of WECC and reasonable evaluation models compared with vector norm method for water resources supply,environmental assimilative capacity, and society supporting capacity. Evaluation index of WECC is determined for Xi’an city,depending on characteristics of the water environment in Xi’an and selection principles of WECC evaluation index. Three-layerstru...
Autori: Jun Zhang, Qi Zhou, Ya-qian Zhao, Yani Geng
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SOLVING WATER RESOURCES ALLOCATION PROBLEMS USING HEURISTIC-BASED METHODS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractDue to rapid growth in both population and economic development in China, water demand is increasing dramatically andChina is facing more and more severe water scarcity problems. Thus competitions for water (between uses, users and regions) areincreasing which make water use efficiency an important issue in China, together with the uneven spatial and temporaldistribution of water, all of which drive the Chinese government and water planners to find the optimal water resource allocationpl...
Autori: Adrian T. McDonald, Linda See, Martin Clarke, Yanan Jiang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS INDUCED BY GROUNDWATER AND THEIR THRESHOLDS IN THE ARID AREAS IN NORTHWEST CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractBased on the field survey, this paper analyzes the relationship between groundwater and ecological environment in arid andsemiarid areas in northwest China. Groundwater in the arid and semiarid areas is a natural resource with economic and ecologicalvalues. The concept of the ecological value of groundwater is firstly presented. This ecological value can be reflected in fouraspects: (1) the maintenance of base flow in rivers and areas of lakes and wetland; (2) the supply of physiological...
Autori: Donghui Cheng, Jinling Kong, Lei Duan, Wenke Wang, Zeyuan Yang, Zhoufeng Wang
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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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INDUSTRIAL AND COMMUNAL SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT IN HUNGARY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractConsumption and related waste production is an integral part of our daily lives. The waste generation worldwide depends on theeconomic strength of the given region/country, and it increases from year to year. More and more attention is drawn to the re-use,recycling, reutilization of the waste which are driven mainly by environmental concerns and economic interests. Regional wastemanagement systems have been established in Hungary with the support of EU funds, which process the waste acco...
Autori: Ákos Rédey, , Attila Sarkady, László Dióssy, Róbert Kurdi, Tatiana Yuzhakova
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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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AWARENESS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDE IN THE CONTEXT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WITHIN A KNOWLEDGE-BASED SOCIETY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractSince contemporary economical development trends are not sustainable, and given the fact that public involvement, educationand training are key to a society that aims toward sustainability, it is obvious that the role of education is to trigger and developchanges in the individual’s values system, behavioral patterns, skills, and attitudes. Providing benchmarks in establishing ageneral framework on education for sustainable development represents a key feature, thus making it possible to...
Autori: Carmen Cătălina Ioan, Maria Ileana Carcea
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IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ENFORCEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractEnforcement is a crucial final step in any policy process, including environmental policies. Ideally policy formulation issubsequently implemented and enforced. Enforcement is needed to make sure that the envisioned effects are realized in the end.The questions we put forward in this paper are what the meaning of enforcement is; how enforcement can be put on the politicaland administrative agenda; what difficulties are to be countered when strengthening enforcement at the local level. We...
Autori: , Theo de Bruijn, Vera Vikolainen
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SIMULATION OF PROCESSES IN PAPERMAKING BY WinGEMS SOFTWARE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractThe WINGEMS software is a useful tool in analyzing, mathematical modeling and synthesis of chemical processes. Thissoftware can be applied to simulate various stages of the papermaking process. An example of simulation and modeling ofprocess is presented for paper stock preparation line for papermaking. On the basis of data obtained during process analysis, it ispossible to elaborate a strategy for control and monitoring of technological parameters and, while the efficiency of the proces...
Autori: Corina Măluțan, Theodor Măluţan
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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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NEW TRENDS IN COMMUNAL WASTE MANAGEMENT AT THE REGIONAL LEVEL: WASTE TREATMENT PLANTS IN HUNGARY AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractThe waste management is increasingly important from the point of view of our future and to keep our environment safe for thefuture generations to come. The European Union sets up strategic objectives and goals on priorities and actions in the field ofwaste management. The Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC stipulates and sets forth the goals and actions for the nextdecades. The paper deals with the European strategy and the Hungarian practices with special focus on the North-Balatoncom...
Autori: Ákos Rédey, Attila Sarkady, László Dióssy, Róbert Kurdi, Tatiana Yuzhakova
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MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT OF EFFLUENTS RESULTING FROM THEIR LANDFILLING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractEU policy on waste management stresses the importance of an integrated approach to waste management, which includesconstruction of waste disposal facilities with prevention of waste generation and recycling, in line with management hierarchy:prevention of waste and its negative impacts; recovery of waste through recycling, reuse, safe final disposal of waste where thereis no possibility of recovery.This paper address the issue of municipal waste management and the impacts generated into ...
Autori: Ana-Maria Şchiopu, Cristina Ghinea
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INTER-REGGIO: CONCEPT OF RESTORATION PROJECTS OF LOCAL STREAMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractWorldwide efforts are made to conserve biodiversity, to avoid degradation of ecosystems and not least to restore ecologicalstreams. Ecological restoration is a field which assume multidisciplinary and multisectoral involvements. In the last yearsecological restoration has emerged as an important component of ecosystem management and environmental protection. Manyprojects were planned and implemented to maintain and improve the ecological integrity of streams, by restoring naturalecosyste...
Autori: Cristina Ghinea, Maria Gavrilescu
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EDITORIAL - A SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TO - ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS ON ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY AND ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
This special issue of EnvironmentalEngineering and Management Journal is dedicated tointerdisciplinary research and discusses multipleresults addressing environmental issues inElectromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) andEngineering in Medicine and Biology (EMB) areas.Some of the most significant researchdirections considered in this issue entail theelectromagnetic pollution together with a survey ofelectromagnetic environment in order to analyze andquantify the biological and health effects ofelectro...
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INNOVATIVE IMMUNITY TO ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE TESTING METHOD USING THE VERY-FAST TRANSMISSION LINE PULSE CONCEPT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThe transmission line pulse (TLP) method it is one of the most advantageous electrostatic discharge (ESD) testing method forsemiconductor devices. A new factual approach is developed in this paper which is based on TLP method. The new method isnamed “very-fast transmission line pulse” (VF-TLP), having as principal characteristics the very short pulse width and small risetime. The appropriate device under test (DUT) is a gate-grounded (GG) NMOS transistor. The testing signal was applied o...
Autori: Alexandru Salceanu, Ana-Maria Nicuta, Paul Bicleanu
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IMPLEMENTING EUROPEAN METHODOLOGIES TO ASSESS ENVIRONMENTAL ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD LEVELS: SOME DIFFICULTIES AND SOLUTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractDuring the last decade, European methodologies on electromagnetic field measurement and human exposure assessment havebeen extensively developed and improved. At present, there is a large number of complex technical standards dedicated to variousexposure situations. The implementation of the new methodology in the national practice might be difficult, expensive and timeconsuming. Taking into account the methodological change, we analyzed some practical difficulties that might occur and w...
Autori: Cristian Goiceanu, Eugenia Dănulescu, Răzvan Dănulescu, Raluca Dănulescu
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ANALYSIS OF MAGNETIC GRADIENT SIGNAL IN UNSHIELDED ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThe paper analyses the spatial distribution of the magnetic field and the first and second order gradients produced by two sources,a disturbances source and a biosignal source, as well as the effect of the gradiometer basis on gradient measurement. Thecontribution of a magnetic disturbance to signal/disturbance ratio is analyzed when the biomagnetic field is measured in anelectromagnetic unshielded environment....
Autori: Miuta Carmina Rau, Octavian Baltag
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REPRESENTATION OF 3D ATMOSPHERIC DATA USING A MULTI-STAGE VISUALIZATION PIPELINE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThe representation of relevant information from data generated through atmospheric imaging is of substantial importance toenvironmental sciences, meteorology, as well as in weather hazard predictive models for disaster prevention. As the techniquesfor the acquisition of such data have progressed and grown in complexity, so have the visualization algorithms required to processthe related data and to produce images or animations of the underlying information. To this extent, we present a g...
Autori: Marius Gavrilescu
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ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH DYSPHONIA IN PROFESSIONAL VOICE USERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractGastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) seems to be frequently associated with laryngeal lesions and the occurrence ofdisphonia. The aim of the study was to evaluate the environmental factors associated with dysphonia in professional voice users.We prospective studied 50 intense voice users’ subjects (actors, singers, teachers, priests) with dysphonia in order to identify theenvironmental factors which may be involved in the alteration of voice. We demonstrated the importance of the risk...
Autori: Anca Ciubotaru, Bogdan Mihail Cobzeanu, Mihail Dan Cobzeanu, Monica Voineag, Octavian Dragos Palade, Vasile Liviu Drug
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LUNG CANCER RISK INDUCED BY RESIDENTIAL RADON IN CLUJ AND ALBA COUNTIES, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractA case-control study was conducted in two Romanian counties (Alba and Cluj) in order to investigate lung cancer risk due toresidential radon exposure. Two hundred and forty-one subjects were included, of which 104 cases and 137 controls. Residentialradon concentrations were monitored using CR-39 track detectors, exposed over a period of at least 6 months. The odds ratioswere estimated by using multivariable logistic regression adjusted for age, sex, smoking status, education and family h...
Autori: Alexandra Cucoş Dinu, Constantin Cosma, Dan Rădulescu, Doina Todea, Dorin Iancu, Ionel Papuc, Loredana Roşca, Mircea Rişteiu, Tiberius Dicu
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STUDIES ON HEAT RECOVERY FROM CELLULOSIC TEXTILES FINISHING WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractDue to high energy costs and the rising consciousness of energy issues in the textile industry, saving energy became a significantproblem. Since a large amount of the energy required in textile finishing is needed in the form of steam for various processes,recovering wastewater heat has great potential for cost reduction. In this research, it was studied the heat recovery from cellulosictextiles finishing wastewater, based on a case study in a textile company. After examining the wastewa...
Autori: Armand F. Bertea, Gheorghe Condurache, Răzvan Berariu, Romen Butnaru
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal - Vol 12, No 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
• STUDIES ON HEAT RECOVERY FROM CELLULOSIC TEXTILES FINISHING WASTEWATER    • ASSESSMENT OF SYNERGIC REGULATORY ACTIONS OF SPRUCE BARK EXTRACT AND DEUTERIUM DEPLETED WATER ON MAIZE (Zea mays L.) CROPS    • LUNG CANCER RISK INDUCED BY RESIDENTIAL RADON IN CLUJ AND ALBA COUNTIES, ROMANIA    • A CLEAR SKY IRRADIATION ASSESSMENT USING THE ESRA MODEL AND SRTM DATABASE    • ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH DYSPHONIA IN PROFESSIONAL VOICE USERS    ...
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EDITORIAL - A SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ECOIMPULS 2012 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, October 25-26, Timisoara, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
The first edition of the International Conference„ECOIMPULS 2012- Environmental Research andTechnology” plans to open a conference seriesdedicated exclusively environmental issues. Thescientific topics are devoted to the on-going research onenvironmental topics regarding: „Environment – apolitical, economic and social responsibility”,„Water in a changing world”, „ZERO – waste cities”and „ Energy – beyond the conventional”.This scientific event aims to bring togetherprofessionals, academics, scie...
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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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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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CFD MODELING AND SIMULATION OF A SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PILOT PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe hydrodynamics of two equipments from a surface water treatment pilot plant has been investigated through residence timedistribution (RTD) experiments using brine solution as tracer. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) procedure, which isincreasingly utilized to study a wide variety of complex environmental fluid mechanics processes, was used to predict the flowpatterns and other properties of flowing fluids (e.g. velocity, concentration of species etc.). In this work, ANSYS Fluent 14....
Autori: Adina Pacala, Alain Liné, Alexandru-Dan Filep, Cosmina-Mariana Militaru, Teodor Todinca
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SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES AND TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN SUCEAVA COUNTY, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractMaking tourism more sustainable, means not only to control and manage the negative environmental impacts of this sector.Tourism is unique in the sense that it can provide both economic and social benefits for local communities and it can alsostrengthen the awareness and support for environmental conservation. The purpose of this paper is to provide a framework formore sustainable tourism development policies, but also a set of instruments to implement these policies. We used in this stud...
Autori: Carmen Teodosiu, Elena Elisabeta Pomeanu, Eric Boutin, Simona-Andreea Ene Popa
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TECHNICAL, ECONOMICAL, SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF VACUUM SEWAGE SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractIn this paper we analyzed some characteristics of vacuum sewer systems from technical, economical, environmental and socialperspectives. The vacuum sewer systems transport wastewater with lower pressure (p<pat), and are compared to conventionalsewer systems with free level (p = bed) - gravity and under pressure systems (p>pat) - gravity or pumping systems. Vacuumsewer systems are recommended for rural communities and residential neighbourhoods surrounding urban areas, developed ons...
Autori: Corina Panfil, Ion Mirel, Izabella Szigyarto, Monica Isacu
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HUMAN HEALTH RELATED TO IODINE ENVIRONMENTAL OCCURRENCE AND ITS DEFICIENCY IN WATER AND FOOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractIodine is essential for the synthesis of thyroid hormones which are extremely important in the process of growth and developmentof human body. The effects of iodine deficiency implies thyroid enlargement (goiter) and others disturbances so called iodinedeficiency disorders (IDD). The iodine deficiency is an ancient but still existing problem with medical and environmentalconnotation. Soil and water from various regions worldwide are iodine deficient. This problem is aggravated by defores...
Autori: Carmen Vulpoi, Cristina Cristea, Cristina Preda, Letitia Leustean, Maria Christina Ungureanu, Maria Gavrilescu, Voichita Mogos
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PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN ROMANIA: ISSUES, EXPECTATIONS AND ACTUAL INVOLVEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractWater and its sustainable use is closely connected to developments in other fields, such as industry, agriculture and services,energy, nature conservation and health. The pressures imposed by the higher water demands, quality of discharges and climatechange raise new water challenges which can be overcome only by coordinated efforts of multiple stakeholders throughcooperation and participatory processes.This study presents how public participation – within the context of integrated water...
Autori: Carmen Teodosiu, George Bârjoveanu, Joanne Vinke-de Kruijf
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Spirulina platensis AS BIOSORBENT OF ZINC IN WATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractZinc is an important metal for humans and the environment. Its intensive application in industry has led to water and soilcontamination. A lot of microorganisms both unicellular and multicellular can be applied for removal of metals from theenvironment. The process of zinc adsorption by cyanobacteria Spirulina platensis biomass was investigated. The concentrationsof 0.34 mM and 3.4 mM of ZnSO4·7H2O were used. The process of biosorption of zinc was studied during 1-hour experiment.To dete...
Autori: Gheorghe Duca, Inga Zinicovscaia, Liliana Cepoi, Marina V. Frontasyeva, Sergey S. Pavlov, Svetlana F. Gundorina, Tatiana Chiriac, Valeriu Rudic
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A NEW CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION BASED ON FRACTAL PHILOSOPHY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe expression „environmental decision” cannot be explained or summarized by a simple formula containing all the ideasfocused on it.This paper aims to develop a conceptual framework for environmental decision (at organizations level) using fractal paradigmphilosophy in its construction, with the purpose to bring order and simplicity for this type of decision. The study is based on theanalysis of several environmental documentations (existing at the level of large organizations located in...
Autori: Abdessamad Kobi, Christian Robledo, Ionuţ Viorel Herghiligiu, Mihaela Luminiţa Lupu
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PHYTOEXTRACTION OF HEAVY METALS FROM INDUSTRIALLY POLLUTED ZONE USING Lolium perenne AND Lemna minor
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe paper intends to contribute to the stages of bioremediation technologies elaboration, by means of experiments and efficiencydemonstrations of adequate biological depollution and ecological reconstruction methods. During the 2009-2011 period, heavymetals and metalloids, etc phytoextraction tests were performed with Lolium perenne L, from tailing samples collected fromwaste heaps and tailings dams of the mining exploitations (Rodna, Bistriţa–Năsăud, Fundu-Moldovei, Sucea...
Autori: Alexandru Crihan, Alin Bolonyi, Bianca Malschi Florian, Cecilia Roman, Dana Malschi, Dorian Brăhaiţa, George Ghira, , Marin Şenilă, Mirela Miclean
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WEB-BASED FLOOD INFORMATION SYSTEM: CASE STUDY OF SOMESUL MARE, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThis paper presents research into conceptualisation, design and implementation of an innovative web-based virtual environmentfor flood information sharing and dissemination. A system intended to be used by flood management authorities and potentiallyaffectedcitizens is demonstrated. Latest technological advances for collection, archiving and sharing of environmental data usingweb-based Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) are used for system implementation. Flood-related data and models are...
Autori: Adrian Almoradie, Andreja Jonoski, Dimitri Solomatine, Florin Stoica, Ioana Popescu
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EDITORIAL - A SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TO ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROSPECTS IN HYDROTECHNICAL, GEODESY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
In 2012, the Faculty of Hydrotechnics,Geodesy and Environmental Engineering of The"Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi,Romania celebrated 50 years of education in the fieldof hydraulic engineering at the Polytechnic Instituteof Iasi.In 1948, in the same time with the EducationReform in Romania, in Galati, the Faculty ofHidrology was founded. At the same time, studentswho were attending the Rural EngineeringSpecialization in Bucharest were also transferred tothe new established Faculty....
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INCREASING ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS BY UPGRADING THE CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT PROCESS WITH NEREDA TECHNOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractGranular sludge technology – NEREDA is one of the most significant achievements in environmental biotechnology of the XXIstcentury. NEREDA is the latest innovative technology for biological wastewater treatment, which purifies water using the uniquecharacteristics of aerobic granular biomass. Unlike conventional processes, bacteria of the biological process naturally focus incompact granules with good settling properties.Due to the variety of biological processes that occur simultaneousl...
Autori: Ilinca Dinu, Ioan Crăciun, Teodora-Manuela Cornea
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METRIC AND NON-METRIC CAMERAS CALIBRATION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF REAL-TIME MONITORING PROCESS RESULTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractIn recent years non-metric digital cameras have known a great development, being used in wide applications, such as: real timemonitoring and preservation of cultural heritage, the shoreline dynamics study, the wave movement for costal protection, soilerosion, etc. Clasic photogrammetry with the use of metric cameras are still of great use in areas such as architecture andenvironmental imaging. An old problem occurs when we want to extract metric information from our environment using clo...
Autori: Ersilia Oniga, Maximilian Diac
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EFFECTS OF HEAVY METALS ON Lepidium sativum GERMINATION AND GROWTH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractBasic principles for assessing phytotoxicity are the same whether the test compound is a heavy metal, herbicide, fungicide,insecticide or other toxic compounds. The difference lies not in the method of evaluation, but in the experimental program andworking methodology.In this paper the phytotoxic effects of heavy metals, Cr (VI) and Cd (II) on plants germination and growth were studied. Stocksolutions of the two heavy metals were prepared at a concentration of 1000 mg/L, in distilled wat...
Autori: Dana Luminiţa Sobariu, , Maria Gavrilescu, Mariana Diaconu, Vasile Lucian Pavel
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SOME EFFECTS OF ECO-CEMENT STABILIZATION OF EXPANSIVE SOILS ON CRITICAL STATE PARAMETERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe objective of this paper is to investigate the effect of expansive soil treatment with Eco-Cement (EC) stabilizer, as beingcomposed of an alternative binder that partly substitutes the Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC). The extended use of EC in soilstabilization will carry several significant environmental benefits. Firstly the by-product resulted from the production of iron in ablast furnace will be reused, that otherwise will be stored on the ground in deposits representing an importa...
Autori: Anghel Stanciu, Irina Lungu, Mircea Aniculăesi
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ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT APPLIED IN THE ASSESSMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractConstruction and demolition waste (C&DW) are the result of inefficient and unsustainable use of natural resources and energy inproduction processes and other human activities, leading to economic losses. In this paper, the Ecological Footprint (EF), as a newindicator and methodology in environmental sustainability assessment was used to calculate where and how the humans induceimpacts on the environment, in particular due to the generation of C&DW. Ecological footprint makes a re...
Autori: Alessandra Bonoli, Cristina Ghinea, Isabela Maria Simion, Maria Gavrilescu, Nicolae Taranu, Sebastian George Maxineasa
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APPLICATION OF GIS TECHNIQUE IN LAND EVALUATION FOR AGRICULTURAL USES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to analyze the opportunity of GIS technique implementation for the research of agricultural landsquality. Taking into account that the factors which determine the quality of agricultural lands have a spatial distribution, weconsidered that the complex activities (especially on large surfaces) can be better done within the framework of an informationsystem. Compared to other methods applied for assessing the productive potential of agricultural lands, the GIS ...
Autori: Florian Statescu, Gabriela Biali
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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ISSUES IN FOOD INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractOne of the main objectives of S.C. AVI-TOP S.A. Războieni – Iasi management is the implementation and continuousimprovement of a functional environmental management system in accordance with European standards and their integration intothe unit’s management systems. Environmental management strategy at S.C. AVI-TOP S.A. Războieni – Iasi aims to achieve abalance between economic and environmental protection outcomes, directing all activities towards eliminating pollution. Thepap...
Autori: Aurel Chiran, Benedicta Drobotă, Elena Gindu, Monica-Ionela Pandelea
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ISOTHERM AND KINETIC STUDIES OF RESIDUAL OIL ADSORPTION FROM PALM OIL MILL EFFLUENT (POME) USING BOILER FLY ASH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThe removal of residual oil from palm oil mill effluent (POME) using boiler fly ash was studied in this paper, with focus on theadsorption isotherms and kinetic studies by measuring the residual oil concentration using UV-spectrophotometer. The percentresidual oil adsorbed decreased from 80% to 5% as contact time was increased from 10 mins to 120 mins but increased from2.74% to 72.98% as initial concentration of residual oil increased from 0.04812 mg/L to 0.2406 mg/L. Pseudo-second order...
Autori: Jude C. Igwe, Stella N. Anioke, Uche Arukwe
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ACTIONS TO REDUCE AIR POLLUTION FROM A COAL THERMAL POWER PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThe slag and the ash, resulted after the lignite burning in the boilers of Thermal Power Plant located at Timisoara South(Romania), are hydraulically evacuated at the storage facility for slag and ash near village Utvin. Fine ash from compartments ofslag and ash deposits that are not covered by water can be driven by air currents, causing pollution. After admission of Romaniain European Community, the rules for environmental protection are strictly applied. This paper presents the review...
Autori: Emilian Stefan Valea
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LST CALCULATOR: A PROGRAM FOR RETRIEVING LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE FROM LANDSAT TM/ETM+ IMAGERY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractIn this study, a computer program, the Land Surface Temperature Calculator (LST Calculator) was developed in Visual Basic.NET (2008) which employs the Radiative Transfer Equation (RTE) method. The LST Calculator is a valuable tool to studythermal environments using the thermal band of Landsat TM/ETM+ data and make the land surface temperature retrieval muchsimpler and faster. LST can be retrieved with this tool by inputting required parameters in the program. Thus, this program willbe he...
Autori: Hakan Oguz
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STUDIES ON THE TOXICITY OF COMPOSITE TANNERY EFFLUENT USING GUPPY (Poecilia reticulata) AS A FISH MODEL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractEast Calcutta Wetland ecosystem is a Ramsar Site in India covering almost 51 km2 and is one of the largest of its type. Thiswetland receives a massive load of almost untreated industrial and domestic effluents every day, throughout the year, that hasbeen effectively utilized in pisciculture for having a better yield (2.85 metric tons of fish per 0.01 km2 of water body per annum).The present investigation was carried out to study the toxicity of the untreated effluents discharged from tan...
Autori: Utpal Singha Roy
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR TRADITIONAL VERSUS RECYCLED ROAD ASPHALT MIXTURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThe evaluation of the environmental impact of transport infrastructure entails a complex characterization of factors, attitudes andconsequences. In the frame of an ecologically friendly approach, sustainable alternatives and solutions for road asphaltpavements production and exploitation must be identified. A comparative evaluation of the environmental impact for recycledand traditional road pavements asphalt mixtures, expressed as the amount of equivalent carbon dioxide, per ton of mixt...
Autori: Alina Mihaela Nicuţă
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UTILIZATION OF OLIVE OIL AS A POTENTIAL OXYGEN-VECTOR IN STIRRED BIOREACTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractA new approach to environmental protection management is the aerobic microbial digestion of food industry wastewaters byusing those waters as substrate, while the pollutants contained work also as oxygen-vectors. In biotechnology, oxygen masstransfer is a key parameter involved in the design and operation of mixing–sparging bioreactors and it can be analyzed by meansof the oxygen mass transfer coefficient (kLa). The influence of a second liquid phase with higher oxygen affinity (in this ...
Autori: Elena Folescu
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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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EDITORIAL - A SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION, SAFETY ENGINEERING AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
The ELSEDIMA International Conference on “Environmental Legislation, Safety Engineering and Disaster Management” held its 9th edition in 2012. This edition was organized by the “Babeş-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca - Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering, together with the Ministry of Administration and Interior - General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South – Eastern Europe and S.C. I...
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ASSESSING THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY OF THE VENICE LAGOON WATERS USING THE E-QUALITY SOFTWARE TOOL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract According to the Water Frameword Directive the classification of water bodies environmental quality and the achievement of “good status” by 2015 are requested for all the European aquatic environment, including transitional waters such as coastal lagoons. Although progresses have been done and many results have been achieved, several aspects of the WFD implementation can be further improved and current limitations are more evident for some categories of water bodies such a...
Autori: Andrea Critto
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RP-HPLC ANALYSIS OF CARBONYL COMPOUNDS IN SOME INDOOR AIR SAMPLES IN A FACULTY FROM CLUJ-NAPOCA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract This study describes a reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) method for the analysis of several carbonyl compounds in air samples. The air samples were collected using a passive sampling method and cartridges based on florisil impregnated with 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (2,4-DNPH). After derivatization the carbonyl compounds were analyzed by liquid chromatography technique coupled with UV detection. The developed RP-HPLC method was used to analyze...
Autori: Carmen Roba
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DESCRIPTION OF AEROSOL PROPERTIES OVER CLUJ-NAPOCA DERIVED FROM AERONET SUN-PHOTOMETRIC DATA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract This paper presents some optical and microphysical properties of aerosols measured over the Cluj-Napoca city, at the Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering, Babeş-Bolyai University. This site is part of the Romanian Atmospheric 3D Research Observatory (RADO) and the Aerosol Robotic Network (NASA-AERONET) and is equipped with the only sun and sky tracking radiometer (Cimel CE 318A sun-photometer) in Transylvania. By analyzing Direct Sun measurements like Aero...
Autori: Nicolae Ajtai
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STUDY OF HEAVY METAL POLLUTION AND BIOACCUMULATION IN THE BLACK SEA LIVING ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract The Black Sea is seriously affected by a large range of pollutants, despite severe laws regarding the protection of sea ecosystems. Heavy metals are among the most important xenobiotics from the environment, presenting also toxicity for humans. The studies upon heavy metals have proven that the sediments have the highest concentrations and they can release metals back to water and this fact represents a risk for the humans and aquatic ecosystem life. The use of aquatic ...
Autori: Oana Jitar
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ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract The environmental impact assessment has gained a very important role in the decision making regarding different projects, investments, actions and proposals. The environmental impact assessment is a systematic process which deals with the consequences of the future developments in advance. The methodology of the assessment includes several techniques. The quantitative methods focus on the evaluation of the impacts by assigning importance values to the environmental paramet...
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SIMULATIONS FOR INCLUDING THE ENVIRONMENTAL TAX IN MOTOR LIABILITY INSURANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Nowadays, all over the world, the car transport sector is one of the main factors responsible for the Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The current systems of emission taxation do not take into consideration the distance travelled by cars; therefore, they are not fully compliant with the “polluter pays” principle. In addition to the produced inequality, these systems do not encourage the reduction of the distances travelled annually (with possible favorable effects on pollution an...
Autori: Cristian-Mihai Dragos
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FLY ASH FROM THERMAL POWER PLANT, RAW MATERIAL FOR GLASS-CERAMIC
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Waste recycling represents a very significant issue for the protection of our environment. Large waste quantities (slag and ashes) are products of the coal extraction industry and its subsequent combustion in thermal power stations. The possibilities of obtaining crystallized glasses in the CaO-Al2O3-Fe2O3-SiO2 system by introducing in the raw materials mixture ashes from Mintia Deva thermal power station have been studied. The physical and chemical characterization of the...
Autori: Firuţa Goga
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STUDY ON RECYCLING FEASIBILITY OF ACTIVATED GLASS FROM WEEE EQUIPMENT TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract The main purpose of this paper is to identify, highlight and analyze the recycling possibilities for the activated glass derived from the treatment of the cathode ray tubes (CRT) waste equipment and to demonstrate the recycling viability, economical and environment protection efficiency. A total of 95 pieces of waste electronic equipments (TVs and PC monitors) were processed and a number of five TVs and five PC monitors from the ‘95s were analyzed. Significant quantitie...
Autori: Antoanela Popovici
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GREEN MARKETING - FACTOR OF COMPETITIVENESS IN RETAILING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Over the last years an increasing number of retailers have undertaken green marketing-specific actions with the purpose of not only bolstering their reputation but also of improving their awareness, increasing their trust or enhancing the target groups’ appeal for the company. These actions/measures will eventually exert a positive effect on how customers perceive retailers. Once a proper, positive and proactive image has been developed in consumers’ mind, the chance of ga...
Autori: Dan-Cristian Dabija
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REMEDIATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE PRODUCED ON A SITE BY CONTAMINATION WITH PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Environmental degradation is today one of the great problems of mankind. Not only the need to exploit, but also the necessity to protect and preserve the natural environment have led to the adoption of specific rules for the prevention and remediation of environmental damages, according to EU standards. Taking into account that any human intervention on the natural and anthropogenic environment can lead to ecological risk diversification, occurrence of accidental pollut...
Autori: Aurica Grec
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RESEARCH ON NOISE POLLUTION IN DENSELY POPULATED URBAN AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Being constantly surrounded by sound, in most cases we operate ignoring this “environmental noise”, but when the noise intensity increases, it becomes a pollutant, adversely affecting the level of professional performance, leading to fatigue, causing nervousness or decreasing the quantitative and/or qualitative level of performance. The main objective of this paper is to evaluate the noise problem in the Strand district of Sibiu and to highlight the negative effects affect...
Autori: Valentin Petrescu
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MACRO AND ULTRA-MICRO SCALE CHANGES OF RAPESEED SEEDLINGS GERMINATED FROM SEEDS EXPOSED TO UVA-VIS RADIATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Our researches have focused primarily on variations of different biophysical and biochemical effects on vegetal and animal material at macro, micro, and ultra-micro scale resulted from changes in environmental condition. Growth and spectral parameters of rapeseed seedlings from seeds exposed to UVA-VIS radiation with a high pressure lamp which emits incoherent continuously radiation for different time periods were examined 14 days after germination. These studied parameter...
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ESSENTIAL TOOLS TO MITIGATE VRANCEA STRONG EARTHQUAKES EFFECTS ON MOLDAVIAN URBAN ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract In a world of uncertainty, the only constant is change and rapid change produces a multitude of diverse facts. Risk is an integral part of life. While no country in the world is entirely safe, the lack of capacity to limit the impact of hazards remains a major burden for all countries and while the world has witnessed an exponential increase in human and material losses due to natural disasters, there is a need to reverse trends in vulnerability to earthquakes. Available d...
Autori: Gheorghe Mărmureanu
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ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS OF WASTEWATER SLUDGE DISPOSAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Using sludge with dangerous substances content as an agricultural fertilizer can provide risks for humans and all environmental components. An important risk factor that had to be taken into account is the combination of sludge used as a fertilizer and agriculture activities that has its own consequences. In this paper, a risk evaluation for sludge disposal was elaborated. The most important risk factors in the studied case, wastewater sludge used as an agricultural fer...
Autori: Elena Manea
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ATR-FTIR CHARACTERIZATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF AVOCADO OILS FROM FIVE CAMEROON CULTIVARS EXTRACTED WITH A FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Avocado post-harvest losses and cultivar-oriented trade are relevant issues in Cameroon that affect producers and retailers incomes. Identifying specific chemical characteristics of avocado oils would give an added value to underutilized species. Five avocado varieties, Booth 7, Booth 8, Collinson, Hickson and Lula, were subjected to aqueous extraction and the Attenuated Total Reflectance-Fourier Transformed Infrared spectrometry coupled with chemometrics (ATR-FTIR) profil...
Autori: Brice Ulrich Saha Foudjo
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NEW EXPERIMENTAL PARAMETERS FOR MONITORING ENERGY SPECTRA OF GAMMA-RAY RADIATIONS IN THE ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Large amount of radioactive sources generate gamma rays of various energies and intensities. Gamma-ray spectroscopy is applied for the quantitative study of the energy spectra of gamma-ray sources. In the present paper, a statistical analysis of the energy spectra of gamma-ray spectroscopy monitored during 4 years at the “Dosimetry and Radioprotection” Laboratory from ”Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacău is provided. Several new mathematical parameters were calcula...
Autori: Marius Stamate
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ANALYSIS AND MODELLING OF THE SOLUBILITY OF BIOGAS COMPONENTS IN WATER FOR PHYSICAL ABSORPTION PROCESSES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Biogas can be used as a renewable and green energy source by upgrading to natural gas. Water scrubbing, which is one of the most widely-applied upgrading technologies, involves an accurate knowledge of the solubility of the main biogas components in water, which is essential to the design and optimization of the biogas upgrading process. In this work, we use several thermodynamic models available in the Aspen Plus software modeling environment to calculate the solubilit...
Autori: Petronela Cozma
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APPLICATION OF A NEURO-GENETIC TECHNIQUE IN THE OPTIMIZATION OF HEAVY METALS REMOVAL FROM WASTEWATERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RISK REDUCTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract The reason for carrying out this research is related to the significant risk of heavy metals present in wastewater on the environment and human health. The removal of heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions was performed in a batch system, using peat (from Poiana Stampei, Romania) as adsorbent. The efficiency of the process was predicted with high accuracy (correlation with experimental data more than 0.99) based on a feed-forward neural network with two hidden layers. The...
Autori: Gabriel Dan Suditu
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INFLUENCE OF TOTAL PRECIPITATION AND AIR TEMPERATURE ON THE COMPOSITION OF MUNICIPAL LANDFILL LEACHATE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Municipal waste landfill leachate results in different stages of waste stabilization and has a negative impact on the environment. When implementing a new policy on waste handling, monitoring landfill leachate should be carried out under conditions of a modern solid waste landfill. The paper discusses the quality of leachate observed in old and recently built landfills in Vilnius - the capital city of Lithuania. The landfills are situated at a distance of 20 kilometres fro...
Autori: Kristina Baziene
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Reviewer Acknowledgment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
The Environmental Engineering and Management Journal editorial staff is grateful to the Peer-Reviewers for their time and efforts in assisting with the reviewing of papers for issues 1-12 of volume 11/2012. The journal achievements and quality would not have been possible without the efforts of the Reviewers. We hope that we can continue to benefit from their expertise and support in the next year. ...
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EDITORIAL - A SPECIAL ISSUE ON PROGRESS IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY FOR GREEN DEVELOPMENT OF URBAN AND RURAL AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
The special topic “PROGRESS IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY FOR GREEN DEVELOPMENT OF URBAN ANDRURAL AREAS” focus on the important issues of energy resources and anthropogenic pollution of the environment in modern agriculture and industrial manufacture, and proposes some ideas and methods for green progress in sustainability of energy andenvironment....
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RISK ANALYSIS OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractAny hydraulic engineering construction project is a complex open system with large investment, long construction period,complex internal structure and numerous participants, subject to restrictions of time, resource, environment and other conditions.In this paper, the analytic hierarchy process principle and method were used to establish three-layer structure system ofagricultural hydraulic engineering construction, while risks of some agricultural hydraulic engineering construction were...
Autori: Shi-Bao Lu
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EVALUATION OF URBANIZED ECOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT QUALITY: A CASE STUDY ON BEIJING CHAOYANG DISTRICT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractThe objective of this study is to evaluate the urbanized ecological environment quality with land use classification system(artificial ecological subsystem, water ecological subsystem and continental ecological subsystem). Three land use type ecosystem combined with characteristics of urban ecological environment conditions (space pattern, environment characteristics, biological characteristics, ecosystem service) established the urban ecological environment quality synthetic evaluation ...
Autori: Zhang Chen
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IN-SITU ECOLOGICAL CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY IN DESERT OPEN-PIT MINING AREA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractSurface mining has the most obvious and direct influence on ecology. It has great effects on the vulnerable ecologicalenvironment in Shendong coalmine area. Therefore, it’s necessary to develop an ecological protection technology whichcontributes to a positive evolution of the open desert mining area. In view of the natural conditions, soil characteristics andfeatures of ecological functions of Majiata open-pit coalmine, technology of in-situ ecological construction of desert open pitcoa...
Autori: Yongkang Yang
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IMPACTS OF URBAN LANDSCAPE FUNCTIONAL TYPES ON URBAN GREENSPACE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractStudying the relationship between urban typical landscape functional types and vegetation communities will conduct toinformation on management measures, people’s activities etc. Moreover, this could attain an important role for the research ofother ecological phenomena where human activities are involved. According to the data collected from the said plots, the impactof typical landscape functional types of urban core areas on the plant species was analysed. The results show that indigen...
Autori: Yantun Song
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ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METALS CONTAMINATIONS FROM SOLIDIFIED WASTE DRILLING MUD LANDFILLING POND IN ORDOS PLATEAU (SEMI-ARID REGION), CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractThe solidified waste drilling mud has been landfilled into slurry ponds with impermeable layer at oil & gas field since 1990s. Thisarticle aims to elucidate the heavy metal contaminations from landfill ponds at semiarid region. The heavy metal concentration inthe waste and its potential mobility based on its binding forms was studied. Furthermore, the blocking effect of impermeable layer was used to elaborate the environmental effects of heavy metals. From the analysis, Cr was found ...
Autori: Yun Ma
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DYNAMIC SIMULATION OF CHINA’S CARBON INTENSITY AND ENERGY INTENSITY EVALUATION FOCUSING ON INDUSTRY AND ENERGY STRUCTURE ADJUSTMENTS BY 2020
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractAlong with the rapid economic development of China, the large amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission has become constrainton future sustainable development. The Chinese government has established a series of policies to come with the high CO2-emission resulting from economic development with the target to reduce its carbon intensity (CO2-emissions per unit of grossdomestic product (GDP)) by 40-45%, and to decrease the energy intensity (energy consumption per unit of GDP) by 20% by theye...
Autori: Feng Xu
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WETLAND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES BASED ON EMERGY ANALYSIS OF LAKE NANSI IN SHANDONG, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractAdopting the theories and methods of emergy analysis, the annual average emergy input-output of the Lake Nansi wetlandecosystem is calculated. Further, the emergy analysis chart is drawn to evaluate the energy flow and the economic value of thelake. The structure and functions of the Lake Nansi wetland ecosystem are analyzed as a whole. The results showed that theamount of the input solar emergy (including sunlight, wind and rainfall) of the Lake Nansi is 1.11×1021 1021 solar emergyjoule...
Autori: Liang Chunling
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ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS OF COAL FIRE AND THEIR PREVENTION IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractCoal fire is a serious hazard in China and also in other coal-producing countries. A lot of studies have been done by manyinvestigators. This paper analyzes the environmental hazards of coal fire and introduces the current prevention methods. Thestudy reveals that coal fires in Northwest China still induce severe hazards. They result in serious air pollution, water pollution,ecological disturbance and geological disasters, which are analyzed in detail. The current coal fire prevention me...
Autori: Xuyao Qi
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STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGICAL PROBLEMS CAUSED BY SLOPE MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractThe influence of slope management on the surrounding environment is an important environmental geological problem. How toevaluate the slope stability is the most important problem in slope management, and reasonable slope supporting measures can beselected based on the stability of slope and surrounding environment. This paper proposed a new method for evaluating the slopestability. This method is based on the current stress state and the preferred sliding direction. This method is simpl...
Autori: Mingwei Guo
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CAN ECO-INNOVATIVE ORIENTATION BE EXPLAINED? AN ATTEMPT TO UNDERSTAND UNCOVERED PATTERNS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractEco-innovation, understood as innovation clearly focused toward sustainable development, is a key element in the articulation ofboth public policies and actions at the corporate level as it is a determining differentiating aspect. The objective of this work is toanalyze which variables determine that companies go one step further and consider the improvement of the environment as anobjective when developing innovative activities. We analyzed 7682 Spanish companies using data from the Spa...
Autori: Ángel Peiró-Signes
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ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS OF TOURISTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractThis paper focuses on the relationship between individual factors of environmental attitudes and behavior intentions of touristsvisiting a World Heritage City. We adopt a model based on the Theory of Planned Behavior with three environmental attitudinalfactors (Responsibility, Knowledge and Values) and research data was collected through tourist surveys in Cuenca (Spain).Estimation results show that there is a positive relationship between dimensions of environmental attitudes and behavi...
Autori: Ainhoa Rodríguez-Oromendía
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26188

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY IN THE TOURISTIC AREA AND ITS INFLUENCE ON CUSTOMER TRUST
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractToday's society experiences a growing interest in social problems. This leads to the need for companies to assess their impact onthe environment, in its social, environmental and economic dimensions. As a result, organizations are incorporating socialpractices that are used as variables of marketing to attract and retain customers. In this context, the purpose of the present study is twofold; namely to analyze the organizational culture change of the hotels directors because of the requi...
Autori: Isabel María Rosa Díaz
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26190

AUTHENTICITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL HIGH-QUALITY DESTINATIONS: A RELEVANT FACTOR FOR GREEN TOURISM DEMAND
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractEven though natural spaces form authentic tourism resources, scientific literature has devoted little attention to study theauthenticity of the environmental heritage. Therefore the purpose of this work is to analyze the antecedents and behavioralconsequences of the perceived authenticity of high-quality environmental destinations. Destination image and quality areproposed as the main antecedents. Global satisfaction and loyalty are displayed towards the destination as the possibleconseq...
Autori: José-Manuel Hernández-Mogollón
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26191

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY MEASURES AND THEIR IMPACTS ON HOTEL ROOM PRICING IN ANDALUSIA (SOUTHERN SPAIN)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to analyze the impact on rooms pricing of environmental management practices in the hotels ofAndalusia (Southern Spain). Empirical evidence is obtained using a database that was created as part of the project Quality,Productivity and Competitiveness in the Hospitality Industry for Andalusia (PO7/SEJ-02889). From this database, we use asample statistically representative of hotels in the region and applied a hedonic pricing model. The main reason for using thi...
Autori: Alejandro García-Pozo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26192

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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26193

UNRAVELLING THE RELATION BETWEEN THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROACTIVE ORIENTATION OF FIRMS AND THEIR ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractEnvironmental proactivity is a key research topic as it arises as a value-adding creator and therefore constitutes a competitiveadvantage for companies. In this paper, we classify industrial companies according to their environmental proactivity and thenwe determine whether their economic performance differs in relation to the firms’ environmental position. We analyzed 132Spanish industrial firms located in the Valencian region and apply quantitative methods to conduct the analysis. The ...
Autori: María-del-Val Segarra-Oña
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26194

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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26195

DRIVERS OF ECO-INNOVATION IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractEco-innovation is defined as any form of innovation aiming at significant and demonstrable progress towards the goal ofsustainable development, through reducing impacts on the environment or achieving a more efficient and responsible use ofnatural resources, including energy. The chemical industry is usually considered one of the most polluting industries. Ensuringsafe production, transport and handling of its products, with care for the environment and in full accordance with regulation...
Autori: Ángela González-Moreno
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26196

ON THE ROLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE TRANSFORMATION OF TOURISM GROWTH INTO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractThough at a first sight the potential of tourism was advocated, without any doubt, as an routine tool for improving the welfare ofthe population, in recent years several works have appeared that criticize the universal validity of tourism as a development tool,whose premise is that the relationship is not automatic between the two dimensions, but instead a country must meet certaincharacteristics in order for this link to occur and, therefore, calls into question the solution implemented...
Autori: Juan Ignacio Pulido-Fernández
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26197

IMPROVING THE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCES OF IRON POWDERS CARBURIZING PROCESS IN A METHANE-BEARING ATMOSPHERE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractConsidering the advantages of steel surface hardening, when less expensive low- and medium- carbon steels can be surfacehardened without the problems of distortion and cracking associated with the through hardening of thick sections, we developedsome research entailing the increase in environmental performance of iron powders carburizing process using methane as carrier.Apart of studies on optimal working parameters and methods, our research addresses improvements in environmentalperform...
Autori: Olimpia Ghermec
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26198

APPLICATION OF A DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM TO THE TRANSPORT OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractThe transport of hazardous substances is an essential economic activity because it represents a quite relevant percentage of thetotal goods transportation. The risk associated to such an activity is fundamentally related to the possibility of an accidenttriggering that may cause negative environmental and public health consequences. A recent example is the Viareggio accident(2009), which involved the blast of tank wagons containing liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and caused more than thirt...
Autori: Vincenzo Torretta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26200

ANALYSIS OF INTEGRATION OF SOLAR COLLECTOR SYSTEMS INTO DISTRICT HEAT SUPPLY NETWORKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractSupply of heat energy is of the high importance in the northern countries of the Europe. EU energy policy and high prices of theheat energy resources takes a challenge to find any alternative resources for generation of heat energy. Therefore in this paper the integration of renewable energy source - solar energy into the existent heat energy supply system is analyzed as the alternative or additional source of heat energy. The case study of the Girionys boiler-house (at Kaunas district, ...
Autori: Jolanta Dvarionienė
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26201

STUDENTS’ ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPETENCIES AND ORIENTATION: CURRENT STATUS AND PERSPECTIVES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractCurrently one can witness a revolutionary change in teaching/learning strategies and an evolution which should reconsider therelation between educational institutions, teaching staff, and students, on the one hand, and economic agents, public or privatecompanies, firms, and NGOs, on the other. Despite the large amount of research focusing on the entrepreneurial phenomenon,there has been limited focus on the effect of education upon enterprise performance in terms of venture creation and ...
Autori: Gabriela Boldureanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26204

STUDIES ON EXCESS SLUDGE REDUCTION AND MICROBIAL COMMUNITY GROWING IN A NOVEL A+OSA REACTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractExcess biomass produced in the degradation processes of organic pollutants is creating environmental challenges for wastewatertreatment plants. The A+OSA system, a modification of the anoxic / oxic (A/O) process via insertion of a sludge holding tankinto a sludge return line, has been demonstrated to be capable of achieving simultaneous nutrient removal and sludge reduction.Here we report the results of an investigation aimed at evaluating the impact of the sludge holding tank on the bio...
Autori: Li Jia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26207

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF MANUFACTURING SMES: EVIDENCE FROM LESVOS, GREECE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractThe current literature on SMEs presents a range of factors that influence their decisions regarding the adoption of environmentalmanagement practices. In particular, some common factors are the pressure from stakeholders, the awareness of environmentalissues, the level of local authorities’ support, the benefits arising from the adoption of such practices and the role ofenvironmental regulations. This paper examines some of these factors through a case study research methodology on two G...
Autori: Ioannis E. Nikolaou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26213

STUDY ON THE RELATIONSHIP OF VISIBILITY AND AEROSOL CHARACTERISTICS IN TAIPEI
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractIn an urban environment, visibility strongly reflects human safety and welfare. Generally, visibility is dependent on particlescattering and absorption. The former is influenced by light wavelength, atmospheric gaseous species and particle characteristics,especially number and size distribution. Therefore, it is necessary to establish the relationship between visibility and particlecharacteristics. Furthermore, it is important to understand the formation mechanism of secondary aerosols. ...
Autori: Chih-Ming Ma
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26221

AN EVALUATION OF WILDLIFE-VEHICLE COLLISION PATTERN AND ASSOCIATED MITIGATION STRATEGIES IN LITHUANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractWildlife-vehicle collisions are only a human safety problem, but road mortality can significantly impact some wildlifepopulations. Metal wire mesh fences are one of in most popular preventative means to reduce number of wildlife-vehicleaccidents in Lithuania. The fencing of this highway started in 2006 and continued in 2008 and 2009. The aim of this presentationis to give the investigation results on the impact of wildlife-vehicle accident prevention installations, e.g. underpasses and f...
Autori: Vytautas Oškinis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26230

ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK FOR PREDICTING NUTRIENTS CONCENTRATION IN RUNOFF FROM BEEF CATTLE FEEDLOT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractNutrient runoff is an environmental concern. There is a need for a robust method of predicting nutrient concentrations in runofffrom feedlots to facilitate management practices. To investigate the feasibility of using multiple linear regression (MLR) andartificial neural network (ANN) in predicting nutrients in runoff, simple water quality paramters (e.g., pH and EC) of runoff froma feedlot in North Dakota, USA, were used to train an ANN. Both models accurately predicted potassium concen...
Autori: Bilal Cemek
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26236

EFFECTS OF CANNED FOOD INDUSTRY SLUDGE AMENDMENT ON ENZYME ACTIVITIES IN SOIL WITH EARTHWORMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractWastewater sludges are organic and nutrient-rich materials that could be used to improve soil tilth. However, the land applicationof sludge needs to be properly managed to avoid the detrimental effects on micro and macroorganisms in the soil. Earthwormsare one of the most important soil macroorganisms. Addition of sludge to the soil environment may impact earthworm activity,and in turn, soil productivity and health. In this study, sludge from the canned food industry was added to soil mi...
Autori: Efsun Dindar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26238

SOURCES AND OCCURRENCE OF NON-PESTICIDE PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS (POPs). THE CASE STUDY OF TAIWAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractNon-pesticide persistent organic pollutants (POPs) under the Stockholm Convention include polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs),polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDDs/PCDFs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers(PBDEs), polybromobiphenyls (PBBs) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), which are industrial chemicals and/orunintentional byproducts that remain in the environment, bioaccumulate in human and animal tissue through the food chain, andhave adverse effects ...
Autori: Wen-Tien Tsai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26239

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FORMULATIONS OF 2,6-DICHLOROBENZONITRILE PESTICIDE INTERCALATED INTO CALCINED LAYERED DOUBLE HYDROXIDES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractThe intercalation of 2,6-dichlorobenzonitrile (DBN) into the NiMgAlLDH, CuMgAlLDH and MgAlLDH layered doublehydroxides was carried out using the calcination-rehydration reaction using NiMgAl, CuMgAl and MgAl oxide precursors,obtained by calcination at 550oC. X-ray diffraction (XRD), elemental analysis, infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) andthermogravimetric analysis (TG-DTG) confirmed that DBN molecules were successfully intercalated into the interlayer spaces ofLDHs. The resulting solid produ...
Autori: Mihaela Silion
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26244

ON THE NOx EMISSION LEVELS OF AN ASYMMETRIC VORTEX FLAME COMBUSTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractThe vortex flame concept of combustion has been well known to produce low levels of NOx. This feature qualifies it to be usedin industrial processes and in power generation to comply with the environmental regulations concerning nitrogen oxideemissions. An asymmetric vortex flame combustor has been recently proposed by the authors. The present article reports thelevels of NOx emissions of such combustor for the first time. An experimental platform designed and developed to examine theNOx...
Autori: Khalid M. Saqr
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26245

OIL SPILL RESPONSE AND PREPAREDNESS SYSTEM BASED ON CASE - BASED REASONING - DEMONSTRATED USING A HYPOTHETICAL CASE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractFor the purpose of coping with oil spills successfully, it is important to establish effective response and preparedness plans. Inprevious study, we proposed the use of Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) technology to develop environmental emergency responseand preparedness plans. In this paper, we present how to develop a CBR-Oil Spill Response and Preparedness System (CBROSRPS). In particular, the Frame method is employed to do case representation, the modified Heterogeneous Euclidean-Overlap ...
Autori: Zhenliang Liao
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26247

BIODEGRADATION OF PHENOLIC WASTEWATERS BY CALCIUM ALGINATE IMMOBILIZED Aeromonas SPECIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractIndigenous isolated bacterium Aeromonas sp. was immobilized in calcium alginate and the related immobilization parameterslike bead diameter, inoculum size and the initial phenol concentration required for biodegradation were determined. Thebiodegradation activity was most efficient with 4 mm calcium alginate beads. The optimal immobilized biomass required wasabout 28 109 cells/mL. Compared with free-cell suspensions, the alginate matrix used for immobilization of cells provided betterenv...
Autori: Abdelkader Namane
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26249

STUDIES ON BUILDING CERAMICS MANUFACTURING BY INCORPORATING DRIED SLUDGE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractThe paper analyses the opportunity of recycling sewage sludge in the manufacturing of ceramic building materials. Wastewatertreatment plants (WWTP) produce annually a great volume of sludge and its processing become more difficult. On the otherhand, there is an increased need to develop new alternatives beyond the already known methods. The use of WWTP sludge asraw material for the production of bricks may become an interesting alternative, both from an industrial and environmental point...
Autori: Anna-Maria Szőke
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26251

ROUTING SYSTEM FOR INFECTIOUS HEALTHCARE-WASTE TRANSPORTATION IN TUNISIA: A CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractHealthcare waste management is one of the most important environmental problems in the world and particularly in Tunisia,because of the potential environmental hazards and public health risks. The collection of infectious healthcare waste is a highlyvisible and important service that involves large expenditures. This study discusses the off-site transport problem of infectioushealthcare waste from the 12 hospitals in the governorate of Sfax (Tunisia) to a planned steam sterilization disp...
Autori: Wafik Hachicha
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26252

COMPUTER-AIDED IMAGE ANALYSIS AND EPR CHARACTERIZATION OF TRANSFORMED ASBESTOS CONTAINING WASTES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractInvestigations on thermochemical transformation of asbestos fibers followed by computer aided image analysis are presented.Asbestos Containing Wastes (ACW), notably asbestos-cement, were characterized before and after microwave heating withadditives aimed at reacting with and transforming asbestos fibers. Microprobe analysis helped determine the chemicalcompositions. X ray diffraction (XRD) was used to confirm decomposition of asbestos fibers during microwave heating. Electronparamagneti...
Autori: Yan Yvon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26256

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

OPTIMIZATION OF ANAEROBIC BAFFLED REACTOR (ABR) USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK IN MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractThis study is focused on simulating and optimizing design and configuration of anaerobic baffled reactor (ABR) by means ofartificial neural network (ANN). This approach is aimed to assess an efficient ABR performance in various operational conditionstreating municipal wastewater. For this purpose, to analyze comprehensively on a base of experimental data, the system isoperated in two pilots of 48 liters net volume made of 8 compartments. In 7 months, more than 130 sets of data are obtain...
Autori: Gagik Badalians Gholikandi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26260

URBAN ENERGY SAVING AND CARBON REDUCTION POTENTIAL OF NEW-TYPES OF BUILDING MATERIALS BY RECYCLING COAL MINING WASTES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractThe construction industry is one of the main sectors of energy consumption and carbon emissions in China. The new-types ofbuilding materials can be produced by recycling industrial solid wastes which is an effective solution to development of greenbuilding materials and abatement of environmental emissions. In this paper, new-types of bricks made of fly ash (residuesgenerated in coal combustion) and coal gangue (a kind of solid wastes generated in coal mining and coal production) and the...
Autori: Haitao Zhang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26265

PLANT SITE SELECTION FOR RECYCLING PLANTS OF WASTE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT IN TURKEY BY USING MULTI CRITERIA DECISION MAKING METHODS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractWaste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is increasing day by day more than the amount of municipal wastes in thedeveloping world. According to researches of Ministry of Environment and Urbanism in Turkey, to meet growing waste demandin all regions, 850 collection points for the district municipalities and 15 large collection centres are needed. From this point ofview, in this study, the site selection of the plants used for planning and recycling of electrical and electronic equ...
Autori: Müfide Banar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26268

A NOVEL TECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE OIL SPILLS CONTROL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractOil spills inflict serious pollution on the environment. Numerous environmental rules and regulations have been made to improve oil spill response and cleanup performance. However, current oil spill control technologies have failed to ensure environmental safety and ecosystem integrity. Cleanup efforts often lead to more environmental hazards in one way or the other causing public outcry for alternate energy sources. Since hydrocarbon driven energy demand is expected to rise in the fores...
Autori: Abdul Aziz Al-Majed, Abdulrauf Rasheed Adebayo, Mohammed Enamul Hossain
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26278

SOURCE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractOceans have been proved to be an important resource due to their abundant reserves in oil and gas. However, because of the extent of oil exploration and development in recent years, the marine ecological environment has been increasingly affected. At present, the control and treatment of environmental pollution from offshore drilling both at home and abroad have focused on end-treatment after problems have already emerged. Nevertheless, preventative measures and appropriate control links...
Autori: Guancheng Jiang, Guangquan Liu, Hao Deng, Rongsha Wang, Shuixiang Xie, Yu Xu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26279

SUSTAINABILITY IN TRADITIONAL HANDLOOMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractThe handloom sector constitutes a distinct feature of the rich cultural heritage of India and plays a vital role in the economy and cultural identity of the country. It is an ancient industry and is source of livelihood for many villages in India. Its spread varies in style, practice and scale throughout the country - in certain regions it is has a proficient industry, while in others its establishment is localized, where it is a family-based activity. While, hand-woven fabrics are well-...
Autori: Monto Mani, Nallaval Chinnaswamy Balaji
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26285

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

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

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26293

CHANGES IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL PERCEPTION, ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOUR OF PARTICIPANTS AT THE END OF NATURE TRAINING PROJECTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractThe most effective precautions to prevent environmental problems comprise the society’s willingness to save the environment, more than the politics set by the authorities. In this context, nature training projects offer great facilities for individuals by supplying the deficiencies for nature and environment in formal training programs and in means of gaining environment-friendly individuals to the society. “The Nature Training Projects at Natural Protected Areas in Isparta ” which has b...
Autori: İdris Oğurlu, Hasan Alkan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26294

MINIMIZATION OF CHEMICAL RISK BY USING RECOVERED ALUMINIUM FROM METALLURGICAL SLAG AS COAGULANT IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractSecondary aluminium production inherently generates significant amounts of slag of variate composition and including dangerous compounds. Consequently, a care treatment of the resulted slag is imperatively necessary for preventing the environment pollution and for recovering valuable materials even if present in low amounts. The aluminium recovering procedure is based on a chemical and hydrometallurgical slag treatment, leading to the technical grade aluminium sulphate (AS), possible to ...
Autori: Carmen Tociu, Cristina Maria, Elena Diacu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26295

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND RISK ASSESSMENT IN THE AREA OF “PATA RÂT” LANDFILL SITE, CLUJ–NAPOCA, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractThis study aims to investigate the environmental impacts of the municipal waste disposal facility of Pata Rat, Cluj-Napoca, Romania during dry periods of the year. The environmental impact assessment on the landfill site was carried out on the basis of the measurements of environmental quality indicators. Environmental indicators were measured in the surface water, soil and air. For the assessment of the environmental impacts generated by landfill on surface water measurements were carri...
Autori: Ákos Rédey, Anca Gurzau, Antoanela Popovici, Constantin Măruţoiu, Fazekas Bence, , Ildiko Varga, Raluca Mariana Haţegan, Tatiana Yuzhakova
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26296

EVALUATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF ROAD PAVEMENTS FROM A LIFE CYCLE PERSPECTIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractThe road infrastructure has a major environmental impact by covering important land surfaces and consuming enormous amounts of raw materials for construction and maintenance. The impact of transport pavements needs to be considered from the design stage and to be examined during the whole life cycle of the infrastructure: raw materials extraction and initial transformation, manufacturing, placement on site, exploitation, maintenance, and demolition. This paper evaluates the impact of asp...
Autori: Isabela Maria Simion, Laura Dumitrescu, Maria Gavrilescu, , Radu Andrei, Sebastian George Maxineasa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26297

DETECTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES DUE TO WINDTHROWS USING LANDSAT 7 ETM+ SATELLITE IMAGES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThe changes caused by windthrows regarding spruce stand lead to significant environmental modifications. In this article aspectsregarding the detection of environmental changes caused by windthrows in Sanmartin Forest Division within Miercurea CiucForest District of National Forest Administration are covered using Landsat 7 ETM+ satellite images. Two pre and post-eventsatellite images, from 2001 when massive windthrows occurred, were used in this study. The techniques used in changesdete...
Autori: Iosif Vorovencii
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26311

VALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSETS BY THE MULTICRITERIA AMUVAM METHOD AND ITS APPLICATION TO THE PEGO-OLIVA WETLAND
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThe ever-growing demand for environmental assets is a phenomenon of our times. Calculating the value of these assets couldplay an important role in providing information about them and also contribute to their conservation and improvement. However,the intangible and subjective aspects involved in this kind of valuation make it difficult, if not impossible, to value them by thetraditional methods. This paper proposes the use of the Analytic Multicriteria Valuation Method (AMUVAM), which i...
Autori: Jerónimo Aznar, María Vallés-Planells, Vicente Estruch-Guitart
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PUBLIC AWARENESS AND PERFORMANCE REGARDING NITRATE POLLUTION IN NITRATE-POLLUTED AREA OF TEHRAN, IRAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThe main aim of this study is to evaluate the residents public awareness from water-polluted areas in Tehran city, in terms ofwater quality (in particular nitrate pollution), and to measure their different performance and approaches to this environmentalproblem. For this purpose, district 18 (Yaft Abad, southwest of Tehran) was selected as a case study. A questionnaire wasprepared and distributed randomly among residents of the selected area in May 2011. The data were analyzed statistica...
Autori: Mohammad Mahdi Azadegan, , Reza Maknoon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF HYDRO- AND OSMO-PRIMING ON MEMBRANE DETERIORATION, PROLINE ACCUMULATION AND H2O2 SCAVENGING ENZYMES IN TWO SALT STRESSED CHICKPEA CULTIVARS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractSeed priming has been reported to be a simple technique for enhancing seedling establishment in environment and cropproduction under stressed condition. In this study, we investigated osmo and hydropriming effect in two salt stressed chickpeacultivars. This research monitors the changes in growth factors, proline content, lipid peroxidation and H2O2 scavenging enzymesactivities in osmo (mannitol 4%) and hydro (water) primed plantlets of two salt stressed chickpea cultivars (Arman and Biv...
Autori: Akbar Mostajeran, Fatemeh Khodabakhsh, Rayhaneh Amooaghaie
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD LEVELS NEAR OVERHEAD TRANSMISSION LINES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractAccording to the contemporary research, there are some indications that extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields, such asthose originating from electric power transmission lines, can have some influence on human health. This work involved thecomputation of the magnetic field generated by one typical 110 kV power transmission line in Serbia by applying artificialintelligence techniques that, as previous investigations confirmed, allow accurate assessment. At first, the investigation...
Autori: Jasmina Skerlić, Jasna Radulović, Milorad Bojić, Vesna Ranković
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MANAGEMENT PERCEPTIONS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY USE AND EFFICIENT ENERGY CONSUMPTION: A CASE OF SLOVENIAN COMPANIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractResearch concerning the efficient use of energy (EUE) and use of renewable energy sources (RES) is growing in the scientificliterature. However, there is a general lack of research concerning management perceptions of companies’ EUE, especiallycompared to research on households. This study examines management perceptions of companies as energy consumers inSlovenia. Data were collected using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methodology. The major finding is thatawareness of t...
Autori: Aleksandra Pisnik Korda, Borut Milfelner, Damijan Mumel
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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ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HYDROGELS BASED ON POLYACRYLAMIDE AND ACETONE-FORMALDEHYDE RESINS: RHEOLOGICAL MONITORING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractCosmetics, toiletry and household cleaning products are often based on different types of polymeric gels with specific rheologicalbehavior. Dynamic shear oscillation measurements were used for the monitoring of in situ polymerization process, and todetermine the viscoelastic properties of the hydrogels based on polyacrylamide and acetone-formaldehyde resin. Both storagemodulus G’ and loss modulus G” were measured in real time during the gelation process carried out directly between the p...
Autori: Andrei Rosu, Camelia Mihăilescu, Constanţa Ibănescu, Gabriela Halitchi, Maria Lungu, Maricel Danu, Simona Bistriceanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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1,2-DICHLOROBENZENE OXIDATION USING INDIVIDUAL AND COMBINED EFFECTS OF OZONE AND ULTRAVIOLET IRRADIATION: CHEMICAL ABATEMENT AND IMPACT ON WATER TOXICITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractDue to its toxicity, persistence in the environment and specific properties, 1,2-dichlorobenzene (DCB) has been listed as apriority pollutant by the European Agency. In this study, the oxidation with ozone alone as well as in combination withultraviolet irradiation was applied for the degradation of DCB. This article presents the abatements obtained, after the varioustreatments proposed, in the levels of chemical pollution as monitored by chromatographic techniques (GC/ECD, GC/MS andHPLC...
Autori: Bertrand Sancey, Corina Bradu, Grégorio Crini
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INFLUENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC FACTORS ON ENDEMIC FLORA IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThe optimal development and survival of certain animal and plant species has sometimes been used as a sustainability indicatorregarding environmental health or quality in a given territory. In this sense, the number of endemic species is an importantindicator of proper environmental conservation. In this paper we study the relationship between the number of endemic plantsand certain environmental variables related to human and economic development in various European countries. A statist...
Autori: Esteban Navarrete-Álvarez, José-Manuel Quesada-Rubio, María-Dolores Huete-Morales, ,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND WASTE MINIMIZATION IN THE AREA OF COPPER MINE BOR, SERBIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractThis paper discusses some environmental problems caused by the mine waste from the Copper Mine Bor in Serbia. The CopperMine Bor and the Smelter generated about 2x109 tones of waste materials, located in the vicinity of the Bor. They cover mining,flotation tailings and smelting slag wastes. The existing mine waste have been formed during a hundred-year-old of mining andmetallurgical activities in Bor. Also, new quantities of wastes (up to ten thousand tones) have been produced daily by u...
Autori: Jovica M. Sokolović, Novica Milosević, Rodoljub D. Stanojlović
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF MEDIUM NUTRIENTS ON Cr(III) REMOVAL BY Phanerochaete chrysosporium, Aspergillus niger AND Aspergillus oryzae
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractIn this work, the effect of the addition of some nutrients on fungal growth and removal of Cr(III) were investigated. Theconsidered fungi, isolated from real tanning factory environment were Phanerochaete chrysosporium, Aspergillus niger and A.oryzae. Firstly, the optimal conditions for fungal growth were determined as a function of pH, contact time, temperature andagitation speed. Secondly, the effect of the addition of some nutrients on fungal growth was examined. Without the addition ...
Autori: Abdeltif Amrane, Mansur Zarrabi, Mohammad Noori Sepehr
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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LONG-TERM ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES ANALYSIS USING CORINE DATA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
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Autori: Alexandru-Ionuţ Petrişor, Cezar-Petre Simion-Melinte, Mircea Grigorovschi, Vasile Meiţă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A THIRD-GENERATION OPTICAL FIBRE TRANSDUCER FOR LANDSLIDE MONITORING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractMonitoring an unstable slope is quite important for environmental safety. Based on our previous studies, this paper presents athird-generation distributed optical fibre transducer. The operating mechanism of this novel transducer was analysed for itsresponse to a single concentrated and uniform load, and a theoretical study was conducted on the elongation of the bottomsurfacefibres of a bending resistance model at the phases of linear elasticity and total cross-section cut-off stage. A b...
Autori: Bang Liu, Dong-Yan Liu, Hu Luo, Jing-Cheng Liu, Qiao-Ying Yuan, Yun-Ju Luo, Zheng-Wei Zhu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL TRENDS IN ENERGY SUSTAINABILITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractThe importance of energy sustainability has been constantly growing in scientific, political and economic circles. The reason forthis lies in numerous energy and environmental issues that the entire world is facing on an everyday basis. There are severaltheories about the basic elements of energy sustainability. Nevertheless, the dominant current in scientific circles sees energysustainability as a concept relying on two basic elements: energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. Thi...
Autori: Aleksandar M. Vuckovic, Dejan C. Petrovic, Marko M. Mihic
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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DETERMINATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND INDICATOR SPECIES AFFECTING THE DISTRIBUTION OF Origanum onites L.: A CASE STUDY FROM THE LAKES DISTRICT, TURKEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractFactors influencing the distribution of Origanum onites L., (locally known as Turkish oregano) were analyzed on the LakesDistrict of Turkey, using Two-tailed Wilcoxon’s runk sum statistics and Pearson chi-square χ2 test contained in the SPSS 17.0package. An inter-specific correlation analysis (ICA) was also applied to determine indicator plant species of O. onites. Analysesperformed on environmental factors showed that there is a relatively high correlation between the occurance of ...
Autori: Mehmet Güvenç Negiz, Serkan Gülsoy
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS, TECHNICAL PROGRESS AND CORPORATE PERFORMANCE: EMPIRICAL STUDY BASED ON CHINESE PROVINCIAL PANEL DATA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractEnvironmental regulation and its impact on corporate performance have attracted both the Government’s and the academia’sgrowing focus. The “Porter Hypothesis” theory shows that environmental regulation would exert direct impact on corporateperformance, while technology progress would compensate for it indirectly. In this paper, we completely and specificallyexamines those two effects by setting the three models and creating the interaction variable in the third one. The panel data from20...
Autori: Chengming Huang, Hong Li, Wei Liu, Xianqi Zhang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF ENERGY SAVING FOR WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractWireless sensor network (WSN) has been widely used in national defense, military and security, environmental monitoring andmany other fields. It’s of great significance to design WSN which consumes little energy but supports service quality flexibly andeffectively. To further improve the performance of WSN, this article, focusing on aspects of low energy consumption and longlife cycle of the WSN and taking energy limits and coverage requirements in WSN into account, attributes the covera...
Autori: Wenjuan Cheng, Yiming Tian, Yourui Huang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RESEARCH ON THE STATUS OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN CHINA’S CAPITAL UNIVERSITIES. SELECTING PEKING UNIVERSITY AS A SAMPLE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractOn the basis of questionnaire strategies with non-parametric statistic methods this article studies empirically the current status ofcapital undergraduates’ environmental knowledge, environmental awareness and environmental behavior based on a sampleselected from Peking University. The results show that environmental education atmosphere is not satisfactory, the linkage ofcollege and secondary school environmental education is problematic, environmental literacy among students is overall...
Autori: Di Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MEASURING EFFICIENCY OF RECYCLING SYSTEMS BASED ON DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS (DEA) NETWORK: A CASE FROM CHINESE PROVINCIAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractAs a typical environment-economy linking system, recycling and its efficiency measurement with a triple-bottom-line (TBL)thinking, increasingly play an important role in the development of real economies and environmental protection. Since theclassic black-box-based data envelopment analysis DEA model may over-estimate the operation performance of a decisionmaking unit (DMU), this paper describes a novel network based on DEA model to narrow the gap between the DEA theory andpractical nee...
Autori: Huaqing Wu, Qiong Xia, Weidong Zhu, Yixian Liu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL EFFICIENCY OF CHINESE PAPER MILLS ALONG HUAI RIVER: A DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS (DEA) BASED STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractTo deal with the undesirable factors in Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), a non-linear DEA model was previously developedfor a paper production system, where the desirable outputs are increased and the undesirable outputs are decreased for efficiencyimprovement. To convert the proposed non-linear model into a linear one, a linear approximation to the non-linear constraint isused and an approximate efficiency score is obtained. In this paper, we propose a new method to solve the non-linear...
Autori: Jie Wu, Zhixiang Zhou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MODELING AND SIMULATION OF VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT SYSTEM OF COMPLEX COALMINE USING MULTI-AGENT TECHNOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractInvestigating and exploring new methods of coal-mining environment has become a new project to resolve the safety of mineproduction. The virtual reality technology provides new ways and ideas for the safety of mine production, and the intelligence ofthe virtual environment is enhanced as the multi-agent is applied. Based on multi-agent technology and the investigation of themodeling approach of the virtual environment of the complex coal mine, a three-layer architecture model and the for...
Autori: Chaoli Tang, Chunling Wang, Liguo Qu, Liuyi Ling
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ACCOUNTING IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractWith the rapid development of China’s economy, the demand for resources and energy increases. Under the situation of limitedresources and sustainable development, the environmental accounting in China is emerged. The paper reviews and evaluates thedevelopment of China’s environmental accounting theory, and also point out the shortcomings and future development trend. Theresearcher analyzes the current implementation status of the environmental accounting in China, find out the existing p...
Autori: Hong Huang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A CROSS-EFFICIENCY DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS (DEA) BASED MODEL FOR MEASURING ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractUndesirable outputs are increasingly considered in data envelopment analysis (DEA) for environmental performance assessmentbecause of hot environment issues. However, many practical conditions are not considered during modeling undesirable outputtogether with desirable outputs and inputs. In this paper, we presented several new approaches with considering weightconstraints between undesirable outputs and inputs. Then we constructed cross-efficiency models for measuring eco-efficiency.Fin...
Autori: Jing Yang, Xianguo Li, Zhixiang Zhou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF COORDINATED DEVELOPMENT OF ENVIRONMENT-ECONOMY SYSTEM IN CHINA: STATISTICAL ANALYSIS AND COMBINATION PREDICTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractBalance and coordination between environment and economy can promote the sustainable development of society. By usingSBM model which considers non-desirable output and econometrical model on the coordination degree of environment -economy system, the article makes quantitative analyses on the coordination conditions between environment and economy inChina during the period of 1992 to 2010 and then calculates annual coordination degrees between environment and economy;subsequently, throug...
Autori: Long Xu, Malin Song, Yuanxiang Zhou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HOW TO ACHIEVE A LOW-CARBON ECONOMY IN CHINA: FROM INDIVIDUAL ATTITUDES TO ACTUAL CONSUMPTION BEHAVIORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractBased on an analysis of the attitude formation process, a theoretical model of the realization of low-carbon (LC) consumptionwas constructed. An empirical study of China was then carried out to identify the reasons for differences between attitudes andactual behavior to investigate ways of realizing an LC economy. The results indicate that environmental cognition has a positiveinfluence on social consciousness consumption behavior and a negative influence on individual consciousness cons...
Autori: Dandan Zhu, Hong Chen, Jia Wei, Qun Fen, Wenjing Niu
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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ENERGY CONSUMPTION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CARBON EMISSIONS IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractBased on the improved C-D production function model, the relationship of China’s energy consumption, economic growth andcarbon emissions are comprehensively studied in this paper through the panel data in China from1991 to 2009. The researchshows that energy consumption and economic growth have a long-term equilibrium and a one-way causality relationship fromenergy consumption to economic growth. In both elasticity coefficients and contributive rate, energy consumption plays the mostimpo...
Autori: Huifeng Pan, Jian-Min Wang, Li Yang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS AND REGULATION OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI) IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractThe environmental pressure brought by foreign direct investment (FDI) to China has been an increasingly common topic. It is thecurrent and later policy tropism to protect environment all-sided and keep the environmental elements continual use in making useof FDI in China. Environmental effect of FDI is a "double blade sword". This paper first analyzes the environmental effects ofFDI and the terms of its positive effect, and then analyzes the negative environmental impacts of FDI in China...
Autori: Hong-Min Qu, Lu Yang, Yan-Bo Zhang, Ye Liu, Ze-Shen Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS IN IRON AND STEEL ENTERPRISES BY ENTROPY WEIGHT FUZZY COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION MODEL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractTo assess the shares of each indicator of environmental and economic benefits in iron and steel enterprises, the entropy weightfuzzy comprehensive evaluation model is built in this paper based on the consideration of entropy theory and fuzzy mathematicaltheory. The weights of each indicator are determined by entropy optimal theory, and the correlative indicators are processed byfuzzy synthesis evaluation, so as to provide some references for environmental and economic benefits evaluation...
Autori: Bin Wang, Hua Li
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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RESOURCE ALLOCATION APPROACH BASED ON DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTAL DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS (DEA) TECHNOLOGIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractAs environmental problems are of concern in modern times, decision makers, dealing with resource allocation, should considerenvironmental aspects. This paper examines a resource allocation problem confronted by a central decision making unit. Thecentral unit is assumed to be interested in maximizing the total amount of desirable outputs. The optimal scale of production isobtained by allocating available resources to decision making units (DMUs) efficiently under the current production po...
Autori: Gongbing Bi, Tao Zhu, Yan Luo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INDUSTRIAL TESTS OF WASTE ROCK DIRECT BACKFILLING UNDERGROUND IN FULLY MECHANIZED COAL MINING FACE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractFor efficient, economical and environmentally disposing the waste rock underground, based on principles of waste directbackfilling in fully mechanized coal mining, this paper carries out a field test in 6304-1 working face of Jining No.3 Coal Mine.We first design a waste rock direct underground processing system, including screening-crushing system, transportation system,transfer system, stope backfilling system and coal mining system. Then optimize the waste backfilling and coal miningt...
Autori: Jixiong Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Xu Zhao, Yanli Huang, Zhan Liu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SYMBIOSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY IN TOXIC, EXPLOSIVE AND FLAMMABLE ATMOSPHERES: CURRENT KNOWLEDGE AND ADVANCES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
SANITATION POLICY AND PREVENTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION IN SOUTH AFRICA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
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Autori: Shafick Hoossein
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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VARIATION OF ANNUAL, SEASONAL, NOCTURNAL AND DIURNAL CONCENTRATIONS OF GASEOUS AND PARTICULATE POLLUTANTS IN SIX AREAS OF BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractThe importance of air pollution for health results from the major role the air plays in preserving life. The air pollution is one ofthe most serious problems of the current society, both temporally and spatially. The air pollution of the environment is stronglyinfluenced by meteorological factors because of a complex combination of emission processes, transport, chemicaltransformations and the removal of pollutants through wet and dry processes. This study established a database on ozone...
Autori: Gilda Rusu-Zagar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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QUALITY FUNCTION DEPLOYMENT (QFD) BASED EXPERT SYSTEM FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY STRUCTURES. A WIND TURBINE CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractMost of the European countries have implemented large renewable energy systems that use wind energy, solar energy and waterenergy. In our country only water energy was used for many years. In the last period there is an obvious orientation towards theuse of all types of renewable energy systems, which are both efficient and environmental friendly. The objective of our paper isto design an instrument for the evaluation of the best suited renewable energy system for different areas and typ...
Autori: Monica Leba
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RATIONALE AND CRITERIA DEVELOPMENT FOR RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL SELECTION IN WORK ENVIRONMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractWork accidents prevention is one of the strongest paradigms of safety management. When developing its own mental accidentcausation model, the occupational health and safety professional should acknowledge the benefits and drawbacks of the variousavailable models, to be able to critically assess the most fitted risk assessment tools for practical applications. Nevertheless, heshould be skilled enough to make the difference between "what is happening?" and what "should happen?" in the work...
Autori: Roland Iosif Moraru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MULTICRITERIAL ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS IN THERMOELECTRIC POWER STATION AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractThe paper represents the application of a multicriterial analysis for establishing the decisional priorities in the field of impactsgenerated by polluting emissions from large burning installations. The analytic hierarchy process (AHP) method was used inorder to express quantitatively how the environmental protection and sustainable development objectives are met. Based onexperimental determinations carried out on site at Mintia Power Station, Romania and the brainstorming sessions held ...
Autori: Dan Codruț Petrilean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SIMULATED IMPACT OF ACID RAIN ON ORGANIC MATTER, PHOSPHORUS AND OTHER SOIL COMPONENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractAcid rain is a general term used to describe acid depositions, i.e. rain, fog and snow (known as wet deposition), as well as acidgases and particles (known as dry deposition). Acid rain is of particular environmental concern in Romania, as many soils havelately become acidic, causing serious damages to plants, animals and human beings. The purpose of this study is to evaluate bysimulation the impact of acid rain on a podzol sample taken from the Retezat National Park, a Romanian protecte...
Autori: Clementina Moldovan
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INTEGRATED IT TOOLS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF PROTECTED AREAS. CASE STUDY: BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION IN JIU VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractDuring the last decades, the biodiversity conservation became a constant concern for the specialists in environmental resourcemanagement by increasing the awareness of the complexity, fragility and inestimable value of our planet. Nowadays, this issueshould be an ethical duty for all the 7.2 billion inhabitants of the planet. The biodiversity conservation should be approached as amultidisciplinary research field, developed in response to the actual world crisis. In this multidisciplinary...
Autori: Csaba Lorinţ
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CORRELATION OF EXPLOSION PARAMETERS AND EXPLOSION-TYPE EVENTS FOR PREVENTING ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractThe naturally or industrially occurring flammable mixtures containing combustible gases or/and dusts represent a potential risk ofexplosion with major consequences on the environment and human personnel. Methane and coal dust are among the best knowncomponents able of leading to the formation of such mixtures either in coal mining activities or in different industries using coaldust as fuel. In order to assess the risk of explosion and the explosion evolution in such composite mixtures, ...
Autori: Maria Prodan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES APPLIED TO PREVENT AND REDUCE CONCENTRATIONS OF DUST AND GASES RELEASED FROM POWER PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractEmployers notified about working places under special conditions are required to develop Preventive and Protective RevisedPlan, in order to ensure the improvement of workers safety and health protection, including specific measures and actions, so thatthose working places comply with the norms and operate under normal conditions by the late 31 December 2013.This paper considers some outcomes of the Nucleu Program PN 07450226 funded by Romanian National Authority for Research(ANCS) and de...
Autori: Marius Kovacs
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS OF EXPLOSIVITY PARAMETERS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY FOR COMBUSTIBLE DUSTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractIn industrial plants many types of combustible dusts are generated, processed, handled and stored. When ignited, they can burnrapidly and with a considerable explosion force, when mixed with air in proper proportions. This is the reason why adequateprecautions have to be adopted, to ensure all equipment is appropriately protected so that the ignition likelihood of the explosiveatmosphere is diminished.Explosion preventing and protection precautions aim to stop explosion occurrence, by el...
Autori: Adrian Jurca
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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RISK ASSESSMENT OF WHOLE-BODY VIBRATIONS GENERATED BY INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractThis paper describes the model for forecasting the exposure risk of workers to global occupational vibrations. The research hasbeen achieved within the PN 07 45 01 18 Project in the framework of the NUCLEU/2012-2013 Program. This project has anational and European interest, entailing the increase of occupational health and safety level and ensuring sustainableenvironmental quality and comfort at workplaces.The scientific novelty is given by the complex and interdisciplinary aspect of the...
Autori: Gabriel Dragoş Vasilescu
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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DYNAMIC CHANGE AND INFLUENTIAL FACTORS OF CARBON FOOTPRINT FOR ENERGY CONSUMPTION: A CASE STUDY OF WUHAN CITY, HUBEI PROVINCE, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractAs the threat posed by global climate change becomes more acute, action must be taken to mitigate carbon emission. Carbonfootprint, as a widely used term and concept, is increasingly being recognized as a valuable indicator in the field of GHG andcarbon emissions management. However, few attempts have been made to investigate precise relationship between carbonfootprint and influential factors. In this paper, STIRPAT model was employed to reveal the dynamic relationships betweencarbon fo...
Autori: Xiangmei Li
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENSURING SECURITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY AT BLASTING WORKPLACES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractUsing the blasting machines in explosive atmosphere involves the fulfillment of certain basic safety requirementst in Europe.Testing blasting machines to assess compliance with specific requirements is particularly important given the existing risk ofexplosion that has to be minimized so as to ensure safety of life, health and environment and to prevent damage to property andthe environment. This paper addresses the analysis of the essential health and safety requirements for blasting ma...
Autori: Leonard Lupu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY OF VARIABLE HEAT EXCHANGE BETWEEN A THICKNESS LIMITED CYLINDRICAL PIPE AND THE ROCK MASSIF FOR APPLICATION IN MINE ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractThe problem the paper deals with is the determination of ground heat distribution on different distances inside a cylindrical minework. Both interior radius and the exterior radii of the cylinder are known. The use of the range of temperatures is useful for thecalculation of the heat exchange rock - air. Results dissemination allow the development of a mathematical, model which may be applied to a seriesof natural conditions as well as to different geometrical shapes closer or not to the...
Autori: Dan Codruț Petrilean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DETECTION OF ACCIDENTAL LEAKS IN NATURAL GAS MAIN PIPELINES BY FUZZY LOGIC TOOLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractPipeline crack-like defects are detected and localized through the monitoring of the transport parameters of the transmissionnetwork. Under SCADA monitoring, accidental gas loss is reduced and the negative environmental impact of the hydrocarbons isavoided. This paper presents a method for the localization of accidental gas leaks, the pressure gradient method combined with afuzzy analysis method, which operates simultaneously both numerical data and lexical arguments in order to accurate...
Autori: Adrian Bucur
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION FOR GREEN MECHANICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
EDITORIALA SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TOSUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATIONFOR GREEN MECHANICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING...
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MODELLING WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESS IN A SMALL PLANT USING A SEQUENCING BATCH REACTOR (SBR)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe industrial development, the demographic growth and the limitation of the natural regions have determined a continuousdegradation of the water quality due to high concentrations and complexity of pollutants from the wastewater. The centralizedand decentralized treatment systems apply treatment procedures and techniques which can be complementary in solving theenvironmental pollution problems due to wastewater. In the present paper a three-dimensional mathematical model waselaborated b...
Autori: Narcis Barsan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY ON THE COMPOSITION OF MUNICIPAL WASTE IN URBAN AREAS OF PRAHOVA COUNTY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractIn Romania’s industrialized areas there are a large number of people, and therefore the amount of generated waste becomesimportant. Moreover, waste management activities have a high share in local and national administration. Prahova County hadthe highest national average density of 62.83 inhabitants/km2. With two major cities, Ploiesti and Campina, the composition ofthe urban and rural waste stored in landfill does not always respect the existing norms at national and local level. The s...
Autori: Casen Panaitescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RISK MANAGEMENT FOR AMMONIA TANK FAILURE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe rapid technical and economic development in the last few years has brought significant advantages to the human society, butit has also generated very serious threats, such as: pollution, technological accidents, and some other forms of environmentaldegradation. Human actions, either intentional or accidental, imposed by the economic and social development, have had, insome cases, a major impact on the environment, turning into potential hazards and causing environmental damage.This p...
Autori: Daniel-Cătălin Felegeanu
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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POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GEO-MATERIALS EXPLOITATION IN THE CITY OF KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe supply of building materials in the city of Kinshasa is one of the major challenges for sustainable development andespecially at this time when the authorities are committed to rebuild the country and to rehabilitate the basic infrastructure,mobilization and knowledge of these materials appears to be of paramount importance. In this context, the Kinshasa morphologywill change day by day because of the operations of construction materials extraction, to meet the needs of the populatio...
Autori: Holenu Holy Mangenda
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NEW VIABLE INDUSTRIAL WASTES MIX FOR FODDER YEASTS PRODUCTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe study aimed the diversification of fodder yeast assortments with viable economic effects while reducing the environmentpollution by capitalization of wastewaters with high monosaccharides content from pulp and paper industry and residual wheyfrom milk industry. Using the Response Surface Methodology the fabrication recipe has been optimized according to anexperimental program based on a mathematical model with biomass, protein and residual sugar as response functions. Theculture medi...
Autori: Livia Manea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MONITORING EMISSIONS FROM LARGE COMBUSTION PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe most important aspect of the national environmental policy concerns air pollutant emission decrease. The studies led in orderto identify the atmospheric pollution sources have revealed that the energy sector is one of the biggest pollutants in the economy.Given the negative impact of the pollutant emissions on the environment and the possibility of closing the large combustionplants in case necessary measures to comply with the legal regulations in the field are not taken will signif...
Autori: Mirela Panainte
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE EVOLUTION OF ECO-LABELED PRODUCTS IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractNowadays, when the problem of environmental protection is quite stringent, the producers are concerned to bring on the marketproducts, which have reduced environmental impact. In their turn, the consumers have become more aware and selective inpurchasing products or services. Due to the financial crisis, consumers buy less but they are asking for quality and environmentalfriendly products. Under these circumstances the producers must find solutions in order to satisfy the consumers’ requ...
Autori: Mirela Panainte
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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PERSPECTIVES FOR ENERGETIC VALORIZATION OF WASTEWATER SEWAGE SLUDGE: THE TURIN CASE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe right individuation of the more convenient solution for final treatment and destination of sewage sludge deriving fromwastewater plants, normally after anaerobic digestion process, is a very interesting problem, in accounting of urgent needs foracceptable solutions. The produced sludge, primarily after thermal drying, can be sent to energetic valorization processes as, forexample, incineration, gasification and also pyrolysis. In this work we examined the thermal solutions (both dire...
Autori: Deborah Panepinto
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECOTOXICOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF ANAEROBIC STABILIZED SEWAGE SLUDGE SUBJECTED TO SANITIZATION TREATMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe aim of our investigations was to assess the potential ecotoxicological effects induced by complex chemical mixtures ofanaerobically digested sewage sludge. The sensitivity of monocotyledonae cereal (Triticum aestivum L.) test plant to varioussanitization treatments of anaerobic stabilized sewage sludge was evaluated. Several biometrical and biochemical responseindicators were selected as endpoint in this ecotoxicological tests. Thus, the ecotoxicity of sewage sludge was evaluated thr...
Autori: Dumitra Raducanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECTS OF REUSING ABRASIVE MATERIAL IN ABRASIVE WATER JET CUTTING ON THE QUALITY OF PROCESSED SURFACES AND ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe aim of the current study is to analyse the effects of reusing the abrasive material, in different rates, on the quality of surfacesprocessed by abrasive water jet cutting (AWJ) and to correlate it with the environmental impact. In view of this, two aluminiumalloys are processed, Al 2024 T3 and Al 6065 T651, respectively, with large applicability in the aeronautic and machine buildingindustries. It was found that for reusing rates of the abrasive material higher than 60%, a better qua...
Autori: Carol Schnakovszky
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A NEW METHOD FOR THE EVALUATION OF RADON CONCENTRATION WITHIN A DEDICATED VESSEL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractEvaluation of radon concentration is a very difficult task and a very important issue, in relation to the protection of human health.This is especially the case when there is an increase in concentration of radon on a deterministic basis, as is the case of nearbyphosphogypsum residues or geological characteristics. Radon gaseous that can be found in the environment occurs mainly fromnatural radioactive decay chains. The gamma ray spectroscopy is a powerful tool in order to monitor the en...
Autori: Marius Stamate
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MATHEMATICAL MODELLING OF SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL ATTENUATION TRANSMITTED BY AN ACOUSTIC SCREEN IN INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThis paper presents a three-dimensional mathematical model which characterizes the variation of sound pressure levelpropagation and the variation of attenuation of the sound pressure level propagated in an enclosed space. The variable taken intoconsideration both in the experiments and in the mathematical modeling were: the positions of the acoustic screen to noisesource; the height of the microphone to record the sound pressure level for a variable number of walls. The mathematical mode...
Autori: Claudia Tomozei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC MONITORING AND WARNING IN CASE OF ECOLOGICAL RISK FOR SURFACE WATERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe dynamic monitoring system continuously performs the monitoring of physicochemical quality indicators of water quality ininvestigated areas. In case of ecological risk due to accidental pollution situations, the system alarms in real time the decisionfactors for the diminution of the environmental impacts and other negative effects. The distributed networks of the system arecomposed of floatable structures of Buoys Monitoring (BM) type, autonomous and adaptable to the environmental co...
Autori: Constantin Vîlcu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MODELING LEVELS OF ENVIRONMENTAL TEMPERATURES IN THE REGION OF RUSE, BULGARIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe purpose of this article is to elaborate a mathematical model for the prediction of average monthly environmental/outsidetemperature (T) levels in the region of Ruse, Bulgaria. Based on the method of harmonic analysis, amplitudes and phases of themain harmonic oscillations were defined. The results show the dominance of the first three harmonics for the period of theresearch. Visualization of experimental and theoretical values of the model shows a high degree of consistency between t...
Autori: Stoyan Yanev
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDIES ON DUCTILE - BRITTLE TRANSITION FOR CARBON DIOXIDE PIPELINES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractIn order to diminish the climat changes due to greenhouse gases, the capture from the source, transport and storage of carbondioxide is one of the environmental priorities of the EU until 2050. Transportation of this gas through pipelines (one of thesolutions with most advantages in transport) can be done at ambient temperature only at high pressures, so the carbon dioxide toremain in the supercritical state. In case of underground pipelines, there is a risk of cracking at the wall of th...
Autori: Valentin Zichil
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GROUNDWATER - UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES INTERACTION IN URBAN ENVIRONMENT IN BUCHAREST AREA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractUnderground space represents an area with multiple management problems, mainly related to water resources management,difficulties for new underground constructions (as diaphragm walls, tunnels, dewatering systems etc.), interpretation of hydrogeologicaldata or influence of the new constructions on the existing ones. The management of this area is even more difficultdue to the multitude of works, of the (sometimes) chaotic development, of the poor legislation, various ownerships of the la...
Autori: Loretta Batali
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INTEGRATING ADAPTIVE LEARNING INTO ADAPTIVE WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractAdaptive water resources management recognizes the centrality of learning to its effective implementation. However, theliterature on learning in Adaptive Management (AM) is disjointed and lacks rigorous treatment. The purpose of this paper is toclarify how learning associated with AM is distinctive and to explain the importance of successfully integrating it into policydesign. Because adaptive learning holds a unique position within the adaptive management and assessment process, it shou...
Autori: Wietske Medema
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE CLUSTER APPROACH AS A SOLUTION TO IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AT SMEs LEVEL: A COMPARISON STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThis research aims to investigate the level of cluster approach adoption to support the environmental management of small andmedium enterprises and reduce their environmental impact. The research identifies the main phases of cluster approachmethodology and assesses the level of its adoption in 28 international case studies included in 5 different categories of cluster.Our study carried out a comparative analysis between the experiences of each cluster category and the level of implement...
Autori: Sara Tessitore
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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METHOD FOR INVENTORYING CO EMISSIONS FROM ROAD TRAFFIC IN URBAN AREAS THROUGH TRANSPORT MODELING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractCarbon monoxide (CO) is a gas obtained both from natural sources (bush fires, volcanic emissions and electric discharges) andby anthropogenic processes (incomplete combustion of fossil fuels). Together with particulate matter, nitrogen oxides andhydrocarbons, it is part of the air pollutants associated with the transport sector, which have a negative impact on human health,animals and vegetation. In this paper the authors propose a methodology for assessing CO emissions from road traffic...
Autori: Gabriela Mitran
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THE 7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, ICEEM07, 2013
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
A SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TOTHE 7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTALENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, ICEEM07, 201319-20 September 2013, Vienna, AustriaIntegration Challenges for Sustainability...
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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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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL AREAS: A CHALLENGE FOR ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractIntegration in the European Union has faced Romania with new challenges and objectives out of which sustainable developmentin rural areas is a priority. A diverse and efficient rural economy is needed, capable of generating resources that will increase thequality of life and observe environmental protection. The analysis presented in the paper brings into evidence economic, socialand environmental characteristics from the Romanian rural areas, compared to EU-27 and a series of developed ...
Autori: Camelia Burja
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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THE ROŞIA MONTANĂ - GOLD CORPORATION PROJECT IN THE OPINION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS – CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractThe present study is an exploratory one representing the first endeavor to test the opinion of a small group of EnvironmentalEngineering students from the “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Romania in terms of environmental issues. Thepurpose of the research presented in this paper is to determine the opinion of the students who are likely to become professionalsin the field of Environmental Engineering, on the consequences of the Roşia Montană - Gold Corporat...
Autori: Carmen Cătălina Ioan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF TECHNOLOGICAL AND NATECH RISK FOR TWO PETROLEUM PRODUCT TANKS LOCATED IN SEISMIC AREA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractThe failure of process equipment due to the impact of natural hazards, the so-called Natech events, have generated severalindustrial accidents, such as Fukushima, Japan - 2011, Ichihara, Japan - 2011, Tupras, Turkey - 1999, Northridge, US - 1994 etc.,causing the release of large quantities of hazardous materials in the environment. Earthquakes occupy a leading position in thelist of natural hazards with Natech potential, causing serious damage and the loss of containment in process equip...
Autori: Augusta Diana Gheorghiu
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SUSTAINABLE USE OF RECOVERED PAPER IN THE ROMANIAN PAPER INDUSTRY. PART II – ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractIn the last decades, the surface of Romanian forests decreased due to an intensive harvesting and, as a consequence, the price ofpulpwood significantly increased. In the same time, the regulations for environmental protection were successively hardened inRomania, so that all chemical pulp mills were closed for economic and environmental reasons. In these circumstances, Romanianpaper producers shifted to recovered paper as raw material. This decision is in accordance with trends of Europe...
Autori: Adrian Cătălin Puiţel
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ELECTROCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF FLUORINATED HYDRAZINO-PYRAZOLES IN [BMIM+][BF4 -] IONIC LIQUID
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractThe electrochemical properties of two fluorinated substrates, namely 1H-3-methyl-4-ethoxycarbonyl-5-(4-fluorobenzylidenehydrazino)-pyrazole (Ia) and 1H-3-methyl-4-ethoxycarbonyl-5-(2-fluoro-benzylidenehydrazino)-pyrazole (Ib)respectively have been investigated in the room temperature ionic liquid (RTIL) 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborateon a platinum electrode. The voltammetric investigation of the above compounds in the mentioned RTIL shows mainly twoirreversible anodic peaks...
Autori: Liviu-Virgil Costea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLED PAPER SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractMunicipal solid waste management is a matter experienced by the entire world, mostly encountered in urban areas as a result ofpopulation growth and increased income per capita. This issue always posed threats to environmental quality and human health,and continues to be one of the major environmental problems people continues to face. In the last few decades, the systemsanalysis techniques have been applied to manage the municipal solid waste (MSW) streams through a range of integrativem...
Autori: Cristina Ghinea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WATER FOOTPRINT ASSESSMENT OF THE ETHYL ALCOHOL PRODUCTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractWater is essential for development and its use for the industrial and agricultural sector has grown to exceed natural supplies inmany parts of the world. Businesses have became more aware of the water-related risks of their products, facilities and/or supplychain and started to consider the water accounting tools useful for identifying the “hotspots” related to water use and its socialand environmental impacts, improving operational efficiency and communication with stakeholders.The main...
Autori: Simona-Andreea Ene Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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DYNAMICS OF A RHIZODEGRADATION PILOT UNIT TREATING GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATED WITH BISPHENOL-A
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractBisphenol-A (BPA; 2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane) is a monomer used primarily in the production of polycarbonate andepoxy resins that has been reported to have estrogenic activity. The biodegradability of BPA has been previously investigated inseveral studies designed to simulate surface waters and biological wastewater treatment systems. However, there is littleinformation available about the phytoremediation of groundwater contaminated with BPA. Halophytic species are of specialintere...
Autori: Margarita A. Petoussi
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TOTAL AND DISSOLVED METALS OCCURRENCE IN MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT EFFLUENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractConcentrations of seven heavy metals (Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ni, Pb and Zn) in the discharged effluents of four wastewater treatmentplants located on the Romanian Black Seacoast, evaluated as average values for four seasons, during 2010-2011 are presented.Total and dissolved metals occurrence was investigated from seasonal samples, to assess the bioavailability of the heavy metalsin the discharged effluents. The analytical measurements were performed by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAA...
Autori: Elisabeta Chirilă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PHONIC POLLUTION AND STRATEGIC ACOUSTIC MAPPING WITH GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThe phonic pollution has become a more serious problem in the recent years, especially because of traffic increase. This kind ofpollution is generated by all kinds of means of transport. One of its peculiarities is the repercussion it has on people, unlike theother types of pollution, i.e.: water pollution, air pollution, soil pollution, which can affect, to a certain extent, the entireenvironment. The phonic pollution is considered to be the most widely spread type. The numerous surveys...
Autori: Carmen Grecea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL IMPACT ON HUMAN HEALTH OF DUST AND CHEMICALS FROM MODERN TECHNOLOGIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThe paper concentrates on the risks of modern technologies (in wood processing and metal industry, spray-painting processes andcar washing technologies) in the industrial and office environments on human health. The problems discussed are the following:fine dust (PM2.5and PM1.0) penetrating deeply into the lungs; high concentration of carbon dioxide in the air of cities and officeareas that are situated close to the transport junctions. The health damages can be described as follows: all...
Autori: Ada Traumann
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TOOLS FOR ASSESSING DANUBE DELTA SYSTEMS WITH MACRO INVERTEBRATES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThis study, analyzes the benthic macroinvertebrates community structure and composition in order to assess the ecological statusas required by the Water Framework Directive (WFD). Macroinvertebrates are the appropriate indicators to describe habitatheterogenity and the water bodies ecological status by turning the allochtone material into biomass, which is then transferred tothe upper trophic levels. Moreover, the macroinvertebrates have the capacity to integrate in their structure the e...
Autori: Catalina Stoica
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COMPARISON BETWEEN A RETROFITTED AND A NEWLY-DESIGNED OXYCOMBUSTION BOILER INTENDED TO BE USED IN CARBON DIOXIDE SEQUESTRATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractGreenhouse gases emissions represent a first-degree concern in power generation from fossil fuels combustion. Over the past twoand a half centuries, since the dawn of the industrial era, huge amounts of carbon dioxide have been released into the atmospherefrom combustion processes, most of it coming from fossil fuel-fired power plants. The effects of CO2 accumulation in theatmospheric environment become more and more apparent due to the increasingly strong greenhouse effect leading to gl...
Autori: Bogdan Horbaniuc
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ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: QUANTITATIVE METHOD FOR RED MUD DISPOSAL FACILITIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThe environmental impact assessment has gained a very important role in decision making processes regarding different projects,investments, actions and proposals. The environmental impact assessment is a systematic process which deals with theconsequences of the future developments in advance. The methodology of the assessment includes several techniques. Thequantitative methods focus on the evaluation of the impacts by assigning importance values to the environmental parameters andquali...
Autori: Anett Utasi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS IN VEGETABLES GROWN IN URBAN AND RURAL AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractVegetables are an important part of a healthy diet because of their nutritional value. Contamination in vegetable may provehazardous for population. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are compounds widespread in the environment, many ofthem showing carcinogenic effects. These compounds can reach the food chain by different ways and, therefore, the analysis ofPAHs in food is a matter of concern.The present work provides data regarding levels of PAHs: acenaphthene (Ace), acenaphthylen...
Autori: Alina Soceanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS DUE TO HEAVY METAL POLLUTION OF WATER RESULTED FROM MINING WASTES IN NW ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThe mining waste facilities in the Baia Mare region, Romania, resulted from the extraction of poly-metallic ores (including Au,Ag). Metal sulphide minerals from the mining waste facilities have a potential to produce acid rock drainage (ARD) and togenerate risk for the environment, including for the water resources. Some of the mining waste deposits from the region arelocated near the town of Baia Mare, close to the residential areas, the agricultural lands and the surface water. The sho...
Autori: Oana-Cristina Modoi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DECONTAMINATION OF SYNTHETIC WASTEWATER CONTAINING PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAMINANTS BY ANODIC OXIDATION WITH BORON- DOPED DIAMNOND (BDD) ELECTRODE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractTetracycline (TC) are used as bacteriostatic agents, inhibits the synthesis of bacterial proteins, with activity against awide variety of organisms with application in human and veterinary medicine. The presence of TC in theenvironment constitutes a serious problem, being weakly metabolized or absorbed into the human or animal bodycon. TC residues even in low concentration may produce serious toxic and other effects on humans and livingorganism. In this study are presented the applicatio...
Autori: Carmen Ionela Brînzilă
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STUDY ON THE ALKYLATON MECHANISM OF ISOBUTANE WITH 1-BUTENE USING ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY CATALYSTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThe alkylation of light hydrocarbons leads to produce the high octane number gasoline blending components. The homogeneouscatalytic alkylation reaction is usually carried out at low temperature in the presence of H2SO4 and HF. The use of heterogeneouscatalysis for this reaction is a promising solution for the replacement of hazardous acids to environmentally friendly zeolitecatalyst. The alkylation reaction of isobutane with 1-butene was studied on selected zeolite catalysts. The objecti...
Autori: Tatjána Juzsakova
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND THERMAL PERFORMANCES OF MODERN EARTH SHELTERED HOUSES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThe impact of modern structures on the environment during the building process and actual life-cycle becomes more and more ofa problem and needs to be minimized using unconventional architectural and building solutions, materials and overallacknowledgement of the whole concept.This study has the task of determining the feasibility of a modern earth sheltered house solution by comparing its thermalperformances and environmental impact to a conventional above-ground building solution. Alth...
Autori: Horia Tundrea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPACT OF HYDRAULIC SCHEMES ON OLT RIVER AND ON ITS FLOODPLAIN ENVIRONMENT IN CIUC DEPRESSION, HARGHITA COUNTY, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThis paper presents the effects of regularization and embankment of the Olt River and drainage of its floodplain on thegroundwater table from meadows and on the erosion base levels of tributaries within Ciuc Depression. The hydraulic worksreduced the wetlands and had important impact on the aquatic flora and fauna of the river and its floodplain. Measurements andobservations (before 1985 and after implementation of hydraulic works in 2008) undertaken upon the river, upon the drainagesyst...
Autori: Iosif Bartha
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ELECTROCHEMICAL RECLAMATION OF WASTEWATER RESULTED FROM PETROLEUM TANKER TRUCK CLEANING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractPetroleum tanker trucks are integral vehicles for delivering fuel and other petrochemical products from place to place and must becleaned regularly. Pressure washing with hot or cold water serving to remove oil and filth from the tanker truck container,produces oily waste water with an oil concentration of about 300-500 mg L-1 which, according to environmental standards andregulations worldwide, must be disposed of and treated properly. In the present paper an integrated electrochemical ...
Autori: Konstantinos Dermentzis
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SECONDARY MUNICIPAL EFFLUENT TREATMENT BY CATALYTIC WET HYDROGEN PEROXIDE OXIDATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractWater recycling and reuse, answering the needs of creating cleaner water resources, need to be closely related with water resourcemanagement and technologies. Current municipal wastewater treatment plants are capable to control conventional pollutants(carbonaceous compounds, particulate matter, nutrients). Priority organic compounds, like polyaromatic hydrocarbons,polychlorinated biphenyls, endocrine disrupting chemicals, personal care products, pesticides etc., may escape the treatment ...
Autori: Andreea Chelba
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ARE COMPANIES ENVIRONMENTAL SCORES AFFECTED BY DIVERSITY OF POLICIES AND WOMEN’S PRESENCE? AN OVERVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractThis paper examines the impact of diversity policies and women’s participation in the workplace on the environmental scores ofcompanies. Using data from 3895 firms present in the ASSET4 database during 2006–2010, we report on the impact of diversitypolicies, women’s presence, and the major market location of companies on their environmental scores. The results show thatenvironmental scores increase with the presence of diversity policies and the location of the company outside Asia. Furt...
Autori: María-del-Val Segarra-Oña
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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ENERGY EFFICIENCY OBLIGATION SCHEMES IN THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY DIRECTIVE – AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractThis paper will focus on the 2012/27/EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED). Because the EED is a rather new legal act, itsassessment from an environmental law perspective has been neglected in the scientific literature. The previous regulation(Directive 2006/32/EC on end-use energy efficiency) has already been analyzed from an ecological point of view (Bányai, 2013).Therefore, the next question automatically arises: does the new directive take steps to improve the European Union (EU)regul...
Autori: Orsolya Bányai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SOME ENVIRONMENTAL LAW QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE EXTENSION OF PAKS NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractThe Hungarian Parliament’s Decision 25/2009 (IV.2.) gave the approval to start preparatory activities for establishing newreactors on-site at Paks Nuclear Power Plant. Furthermore, Hungary ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation, signed inMoscow on January 14, 2014, for cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Through these activities, Hungary has madeits commitment to nuclear energy clear. In this article, we attempt to prove that neither the law of the European Union, n...
Autori: László Fodor
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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF A PRECAST CONCRETE BUILDING STOCK IN A TIME PERSPECTIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractThe sustainable refurbishment of the existing building stock is a key issue in achieving the ambitious long-term energy andenvironmental goals of the European Union. Europe has a vast building stock built with prefabricated reinforced concrete largepanelconstruction technology after World War II to decrease the general housing shortage, mostly in the Eastern-Europeancountries and East Germany.This study focuses on the environmental evaluation of the retrofitting of the existing precast l...
Autori: Sára Hrabovszky-Horváth
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ROLE OF URBAN MORPHOLOGY IN DEVELOPMENT OF THE THERMAL EXCESS IN THE CITY OF DEBRECEN, HUNGARY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractThe thermal excess in a settlement compared to its rural environment is called urban heat island (UHI). It has a significant effecton human comfort in open urban spaces and indoor environment. UHI intensities (the thermal difference between the settlementand its close-to natural environment) are determined by buildup characteristics of settlements as static endowments and synopticweather conditions as dynamic factors. Effects of build-up characteristics are traced in the case of the city...
Autori: Sándor Szegedi
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CHARACTERISTICS OF ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS IN DIFFERENT REGIONS OF EUROPE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractAmong the various environmental problems arising today, special attention must be paid to the issues related to energy; inparticular one of the most important tasks to address environmental issues is the decreasing of the energy consumption ofbuildings. As a result, much attention has been given recently to research projects aiming to analyze the technological,economical and environmental features of energy efficient buildings. This paper examines such buildings in four regions ofEurope ...
Autori: Gábor Kozma
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INCREASING ROLE OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES IN THE MAINTENANCE OF SETTLEMENTS IN EASTERN HUNGARY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractThe most important issues of the new millennium are the adaption of renewable energies; and the establishment and operation ofsocial and technical systems that have little impact on the environment. People must undertake to solve this problem during theestablishment of the everyday life of the settlements. In the course of this study, the authors surveyed the documents related tothe energy strategy of the local municipalities of the Northern Great Plain region. This document analysis was...
Autori: Balázs Kulcsár
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TESTING ALGORITHMS FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF ASBESTOS ROOFING BASED ON HYPERSPECTRAL DATA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractThere are several environmental issues in urban areas that are caused by the unintentional consequences of past activities. One ofthese issues is the wide application of asbestos cement in roofing materials in the 2nd half of the 1900s. In this study, our goal wasto identify different roof types and to determine those with asbestos components using high-ground (1 m) and spectral (126bands) resolution airborne hyperspectral imagery (AISA Eagle II) and several classification approaches. In...
Autori: Szilárd Szabó
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APPLICATION OF GIS TECHNIQUES FOR THE QUANTIFICATION OF LAND DEGRADATION CAUSED BY WATER EROSION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractLand decay processes caused by erosion are very serious by their long term impact on the quality of soils, surface waters,environment and living standards. This article presents the results of a spatial erosion modelling. A new methodology is herebyproposed to estimate the soil losses caused by water erosion. The method is based on using GIS techniques, and its noveltyconsists in applying the mathematic calculation model on the pixel/ cell level, by using the “overlay” technique, which g...
Autori: Gabriela Biali
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A THEORETICAL APPROACH OF A NEW INDEX-BASED METHODOLOGY FOR RISK ASSESSMENT OF PIPELINES (I)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractEnvironmental and territorial compatibility of industrial activities can be evaluated by considering several criteria, usuallyformalized in the contest of a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA); the pipelines sector, however, is not as wellstandardized as others. In this paper, a new methodology to evaluate territorial compatibility of proposed pipelines is presented.This approach can be useful to assess proper development compatibility of oil and gas pipeline networks, and it could ...
Autori: Vincenzo Torretta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INFLUENCE OF NON-IONIZING ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS ON REDOX SYSTEMS IN SOLUTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractThis paper presents the experimental results obtained during testing in an electromagnetic field with non-ionizing radiations fromlow-intensity microwaves acting on a group of substances consisting of: double distilled water, neutralized to pH = 7; drinkingwater with pH = 7.3; slightly acidic aqueous solutions obtained by diluting the acetic acid at concentrations of 2.25‰, 4.5‰ and9‰ in double distilled water, for pH = 6.8, 6.7 and 6.5, respectively. The exposure of the samples was perf...
Autori: Gheorghe Morariu
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THE ROLE OF UNIVERSITY IN ECO-ENTREPRENEURSHIP: EVIDENCE FROM THE EUROBAROMETER SURVEY ON ATTITUDES OF EUROPEAN ENTREPRENEURS TOWARDS ECO-INNOVATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractThere is an increasing social and political awareness of the importance of sustainable innovations. Strategic partnerships betweenpolicy makers, businesses, researchers and citizens are keys to developing, implementing and applying eco-innovation, essentialfor the transition to a competitive green economy. Within this innovation ecosystem, universities can play a central role increating viable alternative models that are driven by environmental sustainability.Based on evidence from the f...
Autori: Francisco José Sáez-Martínez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY: AN INTERNATIONAL ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractThe hotel industry constitutes a major sector of the wider tourism industry and, in common with other industries, hospitalityoperations inevitably entail environmental impacts. Requirements for corporate financial reporting are commonplace, but publicdisclosure of the environmental effects of organizations’ economic actions - referred to as environmental reporting – whilegenerally only a voluntary commitment offers a potentially valuable contribution towards assessing the industry’s glob...
Autori: Patricia Milanés-Montero
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GEOSTATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF THE CAUSES OF ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE IN SPAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractThe problem of noise levels in the home is of increasing interest for reasons of health and psychological well-being, amongothers. This study analyses in detail the meta-data compiled in the Spanish Census of Population and Housing, which provideddata on a large number of environmental variables, including noise pollution in the home. A geostatistical study is conductedfrom the data provided by the latter survey, in which spatial autocorrelation is measured by analytical techniques by us...
Autori: María-Dolores Huete-Morales
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES TO PROFILE THE CONSUMERS’ ATTITUDE: A LATENT SEGMENTATION APPROACH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
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Autori: Giacomo Del Chiappa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ESTIMATING NATIONAL WILDFIRE EMISSIONS FOR THE LAST DECADE IN TURKEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract Wildfire emissions are a major contributor of atmospheric gaseous and particulate pollutants for local air pollution levels. With respect to wildfires, Turkey faces one of Europe’s most severe problems during summer. In this study, a database which holds data for wildfire emissions in Turkey for the last decade (between 2000 and 2009) was established in order to create a wildfire emissions inventory. The emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), methane (CH4), n...
Autori: Faruk Dincer
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENHANCED TANNERY WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND ELECTRICITY GENERATION IN MICROBIAL FUEL CELL BY BACTERIAL STRAINS ISOLATED FROM TANNERY WASTE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract Toxic chemical nature of tannery wastewater makes it difficult to be treated by routine biological treatment processes. Microbes, already present in tannery wastewater can adapt to these conditions and degrade the organics in tannery wastewater. In the present contribution, three bacterial electrogenic strains, tolerant to tannery environment, were isolated from soil contaminated with tannery waste and named as BS1, BS2, and BS3. Tannery wastewater was treated with these pure and mi...
Autori: Abhilasha Singh Mathuriya
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN FORESTS FROM BUCHAREST METROPOLITAN AREA, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract The assessment of heavy metals pollution using Xanthoria parietina (L.) Th. Fr. as an indicator species was performed for forests from Bucharest metropolitan area. This study aims to provide original data concerning environmental quality in relation to the intensity of car traffic. Metal concentrations in Xanthoria parietina measured in sites adjacent to roads were compared with those measured at a distance from traffic. The results show significant correlations between the Cd and C...
Autori: Ioana Vicol
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GREEN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (GIT) AND GENDER DIVERSITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract Over the past few years, green computing has received an increasing amount of attention since it is considered as one of the critical factors for protecting the environment. This study investigates gender diversity in terms of applying Green Information Technology (GIT) based on the differences between significance tests result for males and females. For this purpose, a survey was conducted among IT professionals from public and private sector organizations since GIT is a new concep...
Autori: Alok Mishra
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HEAVY METALS CONTENT AND ESSENTIAL OIL YIELD OF Juniperus phoenicea L. IN DIFFERENT ORIGINS IN JORDAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract The present study was conducted to determine the heavy metals (Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Pb, and Cd) and essential oils content in the berries of Juniperus phoenicea L. grown in two different geographic origins; Dana conservation and Al-Hisha forest in Jordan. Atomic absorption and Hydrodistillation methods were used to determine heavy metals concentrations and oil contents in plant samples of J. phoenicea L., respectively. Results showed that, the oil yielded from J. phoenicea L. berries in ...
Autori: Mohammad Sanad Abu-darwish
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
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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
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ENVIRONMENTAL PERCEPTION OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF PÁTZCUARO REGION, MEXICO
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract Patzcuaro Lake, placed in the lacustrine zone of Michoacán (central México), has four municipalities around its shoreline, and is an important tourist attraction in the region. Because the area is predominantly rural it lacks many efficient public services, amount them adequate management of solid wastes that is reflected in the insufficient collection services and lack of landfills in the area. The object of this research was to determine the local environmental perce...
Autori: Otoniel Buenrostro
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26604

PARTICULATE MATTER STATUS IN ROMANIAN URBAN AREAS: PM10 POLLUTION LEVELS IN BUCHAREST
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract In the present study, the results of PM10 pollution levels assessment in the most populated town from Romania, namely Bucharest, the capital of the country are presented for a 10 years period, 2004 – 2013, respectively, with the aim of emphasizing the progress recorded after the implementation of Directive 2004/107/EC and Directive 2008/50/EC provisions. Data were collected from 8 monitoring stations located in different areas of Bucharest. PM10, Cd, Pb and Ni from PM10 averag...
Autori: Marian Proorocu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26606

IMPACT AND RISK OF INSTITUTIONALIZED ENVIRONMENTS ON THE PSYCHO-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE HIV-POSITIVE YOUTH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract The purpose of the research is to highlight the impact of two aspects defining personal identity: the HIV/AIDS status and family background, on the individual self esteem of young people having grown up in a family or an orphanage environment. We evaluated 93 young people from families and placement centers, both HIV-positive and HIV-negative, for a period of 12 months, from January to December 2013. We used the Self Esteem Inventory to evaluate their overall self esteem, as well as...
Autori: Carmen Manciuc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPLEMENTATION OF GREEN MARKETING IN THE ANALYSIS OF MUNICIPAL WASTE PRODUCED IN ROMANIA, CORRELATED WITH ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract This study has an exploratory character, aiming to perform an analysis of the manner to approach the green marketing and the activity of selective collection of waste in Romania. The objectives of this study are indissolubly linked to the fact that currently, Romania does not develop a marketing strategy in terms of waste management. By processing data regarding the municipal waste situation from national and European level, we aim to provide a picture of the actual situation, based...
Autori: Florin Alexandru Luca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REHABILITATION AND EXTENSION OF WETLANDS WITHIN FLOODPLAINS OF EMBANKED RIVERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract Embankment works modify the river and floodplain hydrology by interrupting the transversal connectivity of the water bodies. The altered river flow regime affects riparian wetlands. This paper describes the rehabilitation possibilities of embanked areas by restoring connectivity of the river and topographically low zones on the floodplain (oxbows, backwaters, brooks). The following measures are proposed: refreshing inland waters from the river during droughts and evacuation of the e...
Autori: Josif Bartha
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26609

PLANNED AND AUTONOMOUS ACTIONS: BELGRADE WATERFRONT ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract There is broad consensus that adaptation to climate change is necessary and urgent. Numerous documents and guidelines are available that provide advice on how to incorporate climate hazards and risks into spatial policies on the global, European and national scale. The experiences of less developed countries have shown that, rather than simply cascading uniform procedures, methods and techniques of adaptation down from higher to lower levels of governance, a realistic approach calls...
Autori: Nada Lazarevic Bajec
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ELECTROMAGNETIC POLLUTION OF THE HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT DUE TO NEW GENERATION MOBILE PHONES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract The aim of this paper is to characterize the electromagnetic pollution of the hospital environment and to determine what effects it could have on patient care, focusing on the electromagnetic interference phenomena of medical devices due to new generation mobile phones emissions. Measurements results of the electromagnetic background and mobile phone emissions are presented, along with the effects on specific susceptible medical devices. ...
Autori: Vlad Dafinescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26620

SUBSTRATE INHIBITION KINETICS OF MALATHION BIODEGRADATION AND THE EFFECT OF MOLASSES AS COSUBSTRATE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract Malathion is a toxic, wide-spectrum organophosphorus pesticide. The removal of this pesticide from water is one of the major environmental concerns. In this study, the biodegradation of malathion using batch activated sludge was studied. The effect of initial malathion concentration (5 to 140 mg/L) on the degradation process was investigated. The biokinetic parameters (rs max, Ks and Ki) were estimated. Identification of dominant bacterial flora was also achieved. In addition, two k...
Autori: Djaber Tazdaït
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CAUSAL ANALYSIS ON THE SPECIFIED PAROXYSMAL WATER POLLUTION INCIDENTS IN THE HUAI RIVER BASIN, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
In the Huai River Basin, pollutant masses are frequently concentrated into dams and sluices, which are subsequently discharged anddestroying the downstream ecology and environment. This phenomenon has been termed the specified paroxysmal water pollution incident (SPWPI), which has attracted worldwide attention as a large-scale water pollution problem. Studies of the formation mechanism of SPWPIs have become an urgent topic for fundamental research in water pollution prevention and control. I...
Autori: Şukru Dursun
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PRODUCT ECODESIGN IN COMPANIES WITH ISO 14001 CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract Product eco-innovation based on ecodesign principles is based on the idea of including the environmental aspects of a product over its entire life-cycle, thus providing the opportunity for manufacturing companies to intervene earlier during product development processes. The aim of this study was to gather information and evaluate the situation regarding ecodesign within the ISO 14001 certified medium and large manufacturing companies in the Republic of Slovenia by means of a questi...
Autori: Gregor Radonjič
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26630

EVALUATION AND ABATEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE. A CASE STUDY FOR DISTRICT HEATING PLANT PLACED IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA OF BRASOV – ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract In order to reduce public annoyance produced by the noise generated from a District Heating Plant (DHP) upon an urban residential area, a noise assessment was performed. The paper illustrates the evaluation of noise envelope around the DHP, considered as an overall source made of six distinct sound sources. As receptors, there were considered five points on the facades of the closest residential blocks. The specific feature of the research work was the configuration of the area havi...
Autori: Mihail-Tudor Marcu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26632

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

DEVELOPMENT AND OPTIMIZATION OF WATER BASED PAINT FORMULA IN ORDER TO REDUCE VOCs EMISSIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 2
Abstract The interest in waterborne paints amelioration increased lately due to the toxicological effect of certain ingredients on human health, the restrictive environmental legislation and the depletion and escalation in price of raw materials. Research efforts in formulating waterborne paints are directed to insure low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emission while maintaining and even improving their properties. This paper presents a waterborne paint formulation process. The required ...
Autori: Andrei Ionut Simion
ISSN: 1843 - 3707