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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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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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Evaluating the performance of solid waste management models
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 2
The great variety of available Solid Waste Management System (SWMS) models, along with a plethora of continuously developing technological advancements in the design and operation of the treatment facilities and collection and transport schemes, the continous updating of national (and/or European) regulations on waste management and the increased computer literacy and availability, renders the selection of a SWMS model a complex endeavor. From the view point of a municipality, the following ques...
Autori: Demetrios Panagiotakopoulos, Konstantinia Tsilemou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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New Ni(II) coordination polymers with insulating and anticorrosive properties
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 2
A series of new Ni(II) poly-phosphinates have been synthesised using Ni(II) acetylacetonate as nickel precursor and a succession of ligands derived from phosphinic acid: ethyl-butyl-phosphinic acid, ethyl-butyl-thio-phosphinic acid, and respectively ethylbutyl-di-thio-phosphinic acid. Chemical analysis gel-chromatography, infrared spectroscopy (IR), spin electronic resonance (RES), X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), electrical resistance measurements at different temper...
Autori: Daniel Sutiman, Doina Sibiescu, , Mircea Teodor Nechita
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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Electrochemical investigations on the behaviour of Ni-Cr based dental materials in the sodium chloride - oxalic acid - lactic acid system
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
AbstractThe corrosion behaviour of three commercial nickel-chromium based dental materials was investigated by electrochemical methods in a corroding mixture of sodium chloride, oxalic acid and lactic acid. In order to establish electrochemical parameters of the corrosion process, linear and cyclic polarization curves were plotted. The samples performances in the corroding system were investigated by weight loss, pH and electrical conductivity measurements. The quantitative analysis related with...
Autori: , Daniel Mareci, Daniel Sutiman, Mircea Teodor Nechita
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Landfill inventory in the Republic of Moldova: problems and solutions
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 4
AbsractThe paper highlights the inventory of landfill, focusing on the feasibility study of solid waste disposal sites inventory in the Republic of Moldova and existing situation in waste management, including landfills analysis. The paper contains relevant information on landfills characteristics, their location and description of disposed waste. Technical assistance for the study was provided by the regional project Capacity building for improving the quality of greenhouse gas inventories (Eur...
Autori: Tatiana Tugui
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Wet hydrogen peroxide catalytic oxidation of parachlorophenol over clay based catalysts
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
This study presents an evaluation of the catalytic performances of Fe containing clay-based catalysts for the wet hydrogen peroxide catalytic oxidation (WHPCO) of 4-chlorophenol (4-CP) aqueous wastes. The catalysts were prepared by well-established techniques, their properties being determined by DRX, BET and chemical analysis techniques. All the tests were performed on a laboratory scale set-up. The ion-exchanged clays were the most active catalysts (100 % 4-CP and 84 % COD removal for Fe-Mt) b...
Autori: , Cezar Catrinescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Effects of water level fluctuation on reproduction and spawning habits of fish species in lake Balaton
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractIn 2004, the types of shoreline were estimated on Lake Balaton, such as rip-rap covered, reedy, concrete or grit. Exact area of a specific face of a rock in the rip-rap covered parts can be determined by digital image analysis. Wetted rocky area of the shore was estimated as a function of water level in 10 cm steps of level changes. Taking into account the reproduction characteristics of the studied fish species (Cyprinidae) the potential substrates for spawning are dominantly the shallo...
Autori: Gabor Borbely, Gabor Paulovits, Laszlo G. Toth, Nora Kovats
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Challenges for integrated water resources management in Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
This study presents an overview of the current activities and results undertaken within the CEEX SIWMANET project dealing with an assessment of the actual challenges for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) implementation in Romania,seen especially in relation with the R&D system and the need to develop especially the cooperation, training and participatory processes that are required for actual implementation in which the universities may play an important role in terms of catalyst ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 1 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 1Nr. 2
Contain all the articles from this issueICEEM /01 PLENARY CONFERENCETen years of Environmental Engineering and Management education and research at the Technical University of IasiMatei Macoveanu, Carmen Teodosiu ICEEM/01  - Environmental Engineering SectionRemoval of nitrogen oxides from Diesel exhaust: Laboratory studies for development of an SCR-catalyst-system using solid urea as reducing agentWerner Weisweiler High temperature desulphurization of hydrogen sulphide containing ...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 1 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 1Nr. 3
Contain all the articles from this issueICEEM/01 -- Environmental Engineering SectionThermodynamic and kinetic study of gas desulphurization by adsorption on zeolites  Ion Untea, Dan Brasoveanu, Madeleine Dancila, Szidonia Bocskor Mixed oxides derived from vanadium substituted layered double hydroxides as catalysts precursors for SO2 oxidationGabriela Carja, Ionel Popa, Gabriela Ciobanu, Nicolae Aelenei The impact of energy production on environment in RomaniaCarmen Zaharia, Mioara Sur...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 2 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 2Nr. 1
Contain all the articles from this issueEnvironmental analysis by capillary electrophoresis. Atmospheric samplesCamelia Draghici, Gheorghe Coman, Mihaela Sica,Dana Perniu, Mihaela Badea   The ecological farms - A solution for sustainable agriculture. II. Position and perspectives of the ecofarms in the frame of the productive agricultural system Stela Axinte, Alina Stanciu, Lorica Axinte  The extraction and clean up of organochlorine pesticides and PCB's from water using solid phase ex...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 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. 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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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Waste not, want not" a study of household attitude toward recycling of solid wastes
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractSolid waste management in Malaysia has become an increasingly important task of local government authorities over the recent years as a result of urban population growth, industrialization and an increase in quantity and variation in the types of waste generated. For this reason the government of Malaysia through the Ministry of Housing and Local Government has taken various measures to promote recycling amongst its population. However, a recycling program is only successful if household...
Autori: Abdelnaser Omran, Adam D. Read
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Polyelectrolyte - surfactant complexes used in the coagulation floculation processes
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractThe removal of formasine fines particles from water by precipitation with polyelectrolyte and surfactant complex of Polyacrylamide (industrial product Praestol 611 made by Degussa) and Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) was experimentally studied. Calcium oxide was added to initiate precipitation of the polyelectrolyte complex together with the fines particles. The experiments were carried out with complexes having the surfactants concentration higher then the critical aggregation concentratio...
Autori: Cristina Costache, Gabriel Dabija, Mihaela Mihai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Assessment of water pollution potential by acide drainage
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractAn assessment of acide drainage forming potential for a mining waste material resulted in a former mine of nonferrous and precious metals ore has been made. The waste material has the following contents: 2,20?·2,28% sulphide sulphur, 2,53?·2,58% Fe, 0,07% Cu, 0,05% Zn, 0,36?·0,40% Pb, 0,008?·0,013% Ca and 3,85?·7,97% sulphate. Bacterial leaching tests in percolating columns during 380 days have been made. The leaching liquor has been recirculated at a liquid:solid ratio of 1L:1kg. After ...
Autori: Vasile Oros
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Studies on air pollution with air-floated powders and lead in Tg. Jiu city, Gorj County
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
AbstractThe health effects caused by air pollutants may range from slight biochemical and physiological changes to difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing and aggravation of existing respiratory and cardiac conditions. This paper presents an experimental study of air quality in the city of Tg. Jiu, Gorj County, by evaluating the air-floated powders of the PM10 fraction and lead from air. The analysis was performed by measurements in sampling points using the method presented in the European Nor...
Autori: Camelia Capatana, Claudia Maria Simonescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Smoke Emissions From Diesel Vehicles: A Case Study
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
AbstractWith a greater emphasis on the increasing number of diesel vehicles provided with pollution control systems complying to regulatory standards these days than ever before, it is also necessary to look into the emission characteristics of the diesel vehicles with respect to vehicle-related parameters with a view to ascertain as to how the tail pipe emission from the diesel vehicles could be kept under control by adopting suitable strategies. Considering the constraints of data collection a...
Autori: Manoranjan Parida, Mishra Rajeev Kumar, Pandey Govind
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Synthesis of Ferrierite/ZSM-35 type zeolite with ethylenediamine as template
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
AbstractThe crystallization of ferrierite/ZSM-35 zeolite at 180 ± 50C in the presence of ethylenediamine as a structure-directing agent from reaction mixtures containing various active NaOH/SiO2 ratios has been studied. X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, TG/DTG/DSC analysis, nitrogen sorption measurements and temperature-programmed ammonia desorption were used to characterize the ferrierite/ZSM-35 solids. The XRD data reveal that the samples synthesized in optimized conditions are...
Autori: Ioana Droahna, Iuliean Asaftei, Nicolae Bilba
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Analytical approach to estimate the air flow rate in the boundary layer of a heated furnace wall
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractThe critical analysis of the transfer processes intensification techniques is carried out by identification of the methods that can be applied, regardless of the process nature. The main priority is the development of a consistent methodology that will represent the basis of specific practical methods development by establishing a theoretical frame for studying the heat transfer processes. The main purpose is to reduce the stationary time of the charge in the installation, accomplishing ...
Autori: Adrian Dima, Alina Adriana Minea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Textural properties of chabazite crystalized from Cs+, Na+ - aluminosilicate gels
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractZeolites Cs+, Na+-chabazite with SiO2 /Al2O3 ratio of 7 were prepared from gels with molar composition (2.41-2.73)(Cs+ + Na+)2O : (0.02 TPAOH) : Al2O3 : 7.21 SiO2 : (194-204) H2O in static hydrothermal conditions at 108 – 132 0C for 8-21 days. The solids were characterized by X - ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, thermal analysis and nitrogen sorption measurements. The nitrogen sorption isotherms at -1960C present a hysteresis loop which is indicative for the existence of ...
Autori: Ionela Droahna, Iuliean Asaftei, Nicolae Bilba
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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Analysis of fluxes between industrial branches using technological coefficients
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractIn the theory of relations between economical branches, a variety of balance of connections between the branches (BLR) models is used, whose theoretical construction is based on a series of hypotheses according to the purpose of each model. In this paper models which make use of the natural units are applied in the analysis of fluxes between industrial branches. ...
Autori: Aurel Burciu, Ionel Bostan, Petru P. Condrea
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

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

Low-carbon steels corrosion in water-contaminated organic mixtures of adipic acid and methanol
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractThe corrosion resistance of three types of low-carbon steels in water-contaminated mixtures of adipic acid and methanol was investigated. The concentration of water in the organic mixture was progressively raised from 1% to 5%, while the carbon concentration in the steel samples varied from 2% to 4%. Infrared spectroscopy (IR) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) were used to investigate the insoluble corrosion products. Based on the weight losses measurements, on the polarization curves and on t...
Autori: Adrian Cailean, Daniel Mareci, Daniel Sutiman, Mircea Teodor Nechita
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25287

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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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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Wastewater characteristics in textile finishing mills
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe aim of this paper was to accurately analyze the sources of water pollution and loading concentrations in textile finishing mills. A process data collection was performed and integrated with a characterization of the process effluents in terms of treatability and reusability. In order to evaluate properly the wastewater loading, an analysis course was set. The samples have been gathered for two months; instantaneous samples (PI) were drawn from the wastewater, as well as from the pain...
Autori: Irina-Isabella Savin, Romen Butnaru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Quality analysis of the soils in the Cordun metallurgical platform area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe present article deals with the study of the quality of the soils in the Cordun area – the waste dump. This refers to the characteristics of the analyzed location site (geomorphological, geological considerations, the pedological and agrochemical characterization of the soils in the area outside the plant), but also to the establishment of the pollution rate in the location site (experimenata data, results and debates). The conclusion of the present article is that the analyzed area...
Autori: Elena Doinita Carlig, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Equations for alluvial soil storage coefficients
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe paper defines the average and local soil storage coefficients, for a soil with relatively shallow water table. By means of an adequate law for the suction distribution on soils level and certain parametrical models for the moisture retention curve of soil, the analytical equations for these storage coefficients were determined. Theoretical results are to be applied for a case study and on the basis of a pertinent analysis, and some recommendations were made for the practical use of f...
Autori: Daniel Toma, Esmeralda Chiorescu, Stefan Popescu
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
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Establishing the acceptable risk level in occupational accidents and diseases based on a formal analysis
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe occupational safety is that state of the working system where there is no possibility that occupational accidentsand diseases should occur. Considering the specific features of the component elements there are no such full safe working systems for men because there is always a hazard of occupational accidents and diseases.Generally speaking, all the component parts of the system, together with the relations built among them have beenconceived, designed and produced so that there is n...
Autori: Constantin Baciu, Gabriel Dragoş Vasilescu, Valeriu Plesea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Identification, communication and management of risks relating to drinking water pollution in Bihor county
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractAt global level, the microbiological quality of water is a matter of concern, since diarrhoea represents the second cause of mortality. In addition, nitrates represent a significant problem and their high concentration - above the accepted limits - in drinking water is frequently encountered in Romania. Water samples have been analyzed in accordance with the methodology recommended by The Public Health Institute Bucharest. 78.15% of the water samples evaluated during the interval 2004-20...
Autori: Claudia Sarmasan, Lucia Daina, Sonia Draghici
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Effect of vanadium replacement by zirconium on the electrochemical behavior of Ti6Al4V alloy in Ringer´s solution
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe electrochemical behaviour of Ti6Al4V and Ti6Al4Zr alloys has been evaluated in Ringer's solution at 250C. The effect of the substitution of vanadium in Ti6Al4V alloy has been specifically addressed. The evaluation of the corrosion resistance was carried out through the analysis of the open circuit potential variation with time, potentiodynamic polarization curves, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) tests. Very low current densities were obtained (order of nA/cm2) from t...
Autori: Adrian Cailean, Daniel Mareci, Daniel Sutiman, Igor Creţescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Determination of organic compounds from different types of coffee by Hplc and Gc-Ecd analysis
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
A study was conducted to investigate the organic compounds residues in different types of coffee from market inThe detection limits ranged from 0.02 ng/kg to 0.04 ng/kg and quantification limits were 0.2 ng/kg. Calibration and recovery studies gave satisfactory results. Concentrations of OCPs in coffee samples varied from 0.001 mg/Kg to 0.007 mg/Kg. The methods provide a rapid and accurate determination of these organic compounds in coffee samples....
Autori: Gabriela Stanciu, Mariana Popescu, , Simona Dobrinas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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Numerical modelling of longshore currents in marine environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractThe present work carries out a parallel analysis between the performances and, on the other hand, of the restrictions of two different model systems designed to assess the nearshore circulation. These are SHORECIRC, which is a widely known general prediction system for nearshore circulation and ISSM (the Interface for SWAN and SURF Models). SHORECIRC is a quasi-3D model that combines a numerical solution for the depth-integrated 2D horizontal momentum balance equations with an analytical...
Autori: Eugen Rusu, Silviu Macuţă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Research in the engineering of complex systems safety
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractAn efficient design and development of the occupational health and safety managing system in a working system involves a suitable tailoring of occupational health and safety state in relation to the risk level associated to the conditions for the occurrence of general and specific hazards all through its length of operation.This paper presents a methodological approach for the analysis and for a likelihood estimate of industrial risks identified inside complex structures of the working s...
Autori: Constantin Baciu, Gabriel Dragoş Vasilescu, Tiberiu Attila Csaszar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Glucose oxidase - vanadium substituted anionic clay as bionanocomposite formulations for biosensors applications
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractChemical sensors utilizing immobilized enzymes and proteins are important for monitoring chemical processes and biological systems. Glucose oxidase (GOx) from Aspergillum Niger is a flavoenzyme that has been used to determine glucose. Among the conventional methods of enzyme deposition the main strategy consists in its entrapment in an inert matrix adsorbed on the electrode surface. We report here the synthesis and physical – chemical characterization of a new bionanocomposites obtaine...
Autori: , Gabriela Ciobanu, Ion Balasanian, Simona Ratoi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Electrochemical characteristics of Ti6Al7Nb alloy in Ringer’s solution
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractTitanium alloys show attractive properties for biomedical applications where the most important factors are biocompatibility, corrosion resistance, low modulus of elasticity, very good strength-to-weight ratio, reasonable formability and osseointegration. The aim of present study was to evaluate the electrochemical behaviour of Ti6Al7Nb alloy in Ringer’s solution of different pH. This evaluation was carried out through the analysis of the potentiodynamic polarization curves, and electr...
Autori: Daniel Mareci, Julia Claudia Mirza Rosca, Marina Garcia Falcon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Analysis of distribution of oxygen transfer rate in stirred bioreactors for bacterial broths
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractThe study on the distribution of oxygen transfer rate in a stirred bioreactor for Propionibacterium shermanii broths underlined the major influence of the presence and concentration of biomass on the interphasic transfer of oxygen. Owing to the bubbles surface blockage by the bacterial cells, the accumulation of biomass from 30.5 to 120.5 g/l d.w. led to the decreasing of kla for about 1.3- 2.4 times. Compared with the simulated broths without biomass having similar apparent viscosity, t...
Autori: Adina Segneanu, Anca-Irina Galaction, Dan Caşcaval
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CsHSO4/mesoporous silica composites - new electrolytes for solid acid fuel cells
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractHigh proton conductivity of CsHSO4 opened new opportunities for applications as electrolyte in solid acid fuel cells (SAFC). Relatively recent, it was proved that the accommodation of this solid electrolyte by silica supports improves its proton conductivity. During this work, solid acid CsHSO4 and its composites with mesoporous silica of SBA-15 and MCF-types as host materials were synthesized and studied for the first time. Studies were mainly focused on the influence of mesoporous supp...
Autori: Adrian Ungureanu, Brindusa Dragoi, Emil Dumitriu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
Include urmatoarele articole:� CsHSO4/mesoporous silica composites - new electrolytes for solid acid fuel cells� Trend in exhaust emissions from in-use gasoline vehicles� Analysis of distribution of oxygen transfer rate in stirred bioreactors for bacterial broths� Electrochemical characteristics of Ti6Al7Nb alloy in Ringer's solution� Pulsed high voltage discharge technology as a new method for killing Hepatitis C virus (HCV) cells� Hydrodynamic modelling of pollution with LNAPL gene...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Include urmatoarele articole:� Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 2� Bioengineering aspects of tissues culture bioreactors for medicine and environmental applications� Removal of bis (1-chloro-2-propyl) ether from wastewater using sonodegradation and biodegradation� A novel plasma reactor for toluene decomposition in contaminated air flow� Study of the copper (II) removal from aqueous solutions by chelating resin Purolite S930 � Analysis of some metal levels...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
� Bioremediation of contaminated air using a bioscrubber� Quality risk evaluation of the groundwater resources on the moldavian area� Electrochemical characterization of some dental materials in accelerated environmental testing� Preliminary study of simple and Fenton oxidation with hydrogen peroxide applied on final effluents from a zootechnical farm� The environmental impact assessment caused by the dykes failure� Revaluation of beer industry byproducts – medical implications� ...
Autori: http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25372

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
� Physiological changes in seedling germination and growth plant under chemical stress conditions� Studies on sorption and transport processes of cadmium in soils� Assessment of the anthropogenic impact on water systems by fluorescence spectroscopy� Research on the effects of soil improvement by fertilization on the quality of winter wheat� Halotherapy: From ethnoscience to scientific explanations� Study regarding the sorption of erythrosine from aqueous solution onto soil� Hydroxy...
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ISSN: 1582 - 9596
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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
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Survey of electromagnetic environment due to mobile communications
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThis paper presents an analysis of the levels of electromagnetic fields caused by cellular base stations or mobile phones, measured in some residential areas. A statistical processing of the data has also been done in order to estimate both the short-term and the long-term variability of the fields caused by cellular base stations in some apartments and on the terraces of the apartment buildings at tens or hundreds of meters distance from the antenna systems. In some places, comparative ...
Autori: Alexandru Salceanu, Ionut Nica, Valeriu David
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Optimization of a gas chromatographic method for acrylamide analysis applications for risk management
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe paper proposes a simple and less expensive gas chromatographic method for analyzing acrylamide in food and reveals comparative results regarding the acrylamide content in commercial and home toasted bread. Validation of the method has been achieved by establishing parameters linearity, limit of detection (LOD = 0.1 mg/L), limit of quantization (LOQ = 0.5 mg/L), precision, stability. Run-to-run precision was determined by carrying out five replicate determinations for three acrylamide...
Autori: Anca Irina Burlacu, Rodica Cuciureanu, Patricia Fitterman, Michel Larroque
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Research on the use of environmentally friendly additives in the building industry
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe use of adhesives for floor covering have been deeply modified for longtime, by formulations of polymer-based products in aqueous dispersion as an alternative to organic solvents. These advances envisaged ways for obtaining nonpolluting products. Developing these adhesives required the parallel development of methods for monitoring and analyzing the emissions over time. This paper shows the results of some research devoted to identify the indoor presence of volatile organic compounds ...
Autori: Irina Ioniţă, Domnica Ciobanu, Monica Tulbure, Iulian Tanţoş
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Treatment and management of distillery fermentedfruit spent marc. I. Processing into compacted solid fuel
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe study presents the processing possibilities for marc resulted as still residue from the distillation of fermented fruits in view to obtain a compacted solid fuel. Initial marc composition (carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulphur and oxygen contents) determined by elemental analysis is evidenced, as well as technical characterisation (ash and moisture contents) and ash's qualitative composition, chemical characterisation of the liquid phase (pH, total phosphorus, acidity and conductivity)...
Autori: Daniela Simina Stefan, Anca-Ileana Penu, Mircea Stefan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Optimization of process variables for cadmium removal from synthetic wastewaters by sphagnum moss peat
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract The efficiency of Cd (II) removal from aqueous solutions was investigated using Sphagnum moss peat as sorbent. A 23 orthogonal central composite design was successfully employed for experimental design and analysis of results. The combined effect of the initial solution pH, peat dosage and initial Cd (II) concentration was studied and optimized using Response Surface Methodology (RSM). The optimum values of these variables were found to be pH = 4.72, 14.7 g peat /L and 13.64 mg Cd /L, ...
Autori: Catalin Balan, Corneliu Cojocaru, Petru Bulai, Doina Bilba, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Decontaminate effect of the functionalized materials with undoped and doped (Ag) TiO2 nanocrystals
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract This paper presents the preliminary results of photocatalytic oxidation of humic acid from water using two types of catalysts, i.e., TiO2 and Ag-doped TiO2 modified zeolite (TMZ and Ag-TMZ). TMZ and Ag-TMZ, with zeolite granulation of 315-500 ?¬m was synthesized by sol-gel method, and the morphology and composition of the unmodified/modified zeolite were characterized by BET (Brunauer–Emmet–Teller) method, X-ray Diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dis...
Autori: Cornelia Ratiu, Carmen Lazau, Paula Sfirloaga, Corina Orha, Daniela Sonea, Stefan Novaconi, Florica Manea, Georgeta Burtica, Ioan Grozescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Analysis of some metal levels in Danube river water
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract The concentrations of some metallic ions (chromium, iron and copper) in Danube River water were determined by molecular absorption spectroscopy. There were studied five sites from Constanta County, in winter, spring and summer of 2008 year. The results can be interpreted having in view the natural and anthropical factors. The highest concentrations of metallic ions, which proved that some of water samples are of 5th quality class, were determined in winter. The quality of Danube Rive...
Autori: Anca Dumbrava,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental monitoring of co emissions: Statistical character of acquired data
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract A set of experimental data resulted from environmental monitoring and its informational content has to be revealed and checked for its statistical character. As a result in this paper the aim was to verify if the environmental monitoring data obtained for a specific air pollutant monitored during three years presents statistical properties. Based on the results obtained by applying statistical requirements such as fixed location, fixed variation, randomness and fixed distribution, a ...
Autori: Irina Meghea, Mihaela Mihai, Ioana Lacatusu, Tiberiu Apostol
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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Evolution of emissions of heavy metals in Vaslui County
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Elaboration of the inventory of the pollutants emissions in atmosphere constitutes the basis for elaboration of the strategies and reglementations, assessment of the trends in evolutions of emissions, modeling of the pollutants dispersions, analysis of new sources, establishment of emission taxes, compliance with legislation, as well as review of existing reglementation and standards regarding the air quality. The current paper describes both the evolution of the emissions of the he...
Autori: Mihaela Budianu, Mihai Nicu
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
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The local storage coefficient of a layered soil
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Analytical equations for the variation of soil moisture content and for the local storage coefficient for a layered soil with a relatively shallow water table were developed in this study, based on a linear distribution law of the moisture retention on soil's profile, and the van Genuchten-Mualem parametrical model for the moisture-suction curve. By considering this mathematical model, an original computer code was written in MATLAB to determine and then to graphically represent the...
Autori: Dan Prepelita, Stefan Popescu, Esmeralda Chiorescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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The environmental impact assessment caused by the dykes failure
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The paper presents a risk analysis and assessment of the defence linear systems failure (dykes) in case of accidental flood. Also, breach scenarios and hydrographs computation for the corresponding accidental high waters are provided. The impact assessment is highlighted through a global matrix model for costs quantification. It is also presented the flooding computation model for different versions of the linear defence systems and in a correspondent way the Inundation Accidental D...
Autori: Codruta Badaluta-Minda, Gheorghe Creţu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Quality risk evaluation of the groundwater resources on the moldavian area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The analysis over the underground water monitoring system and the collected data from survey drilling show that the underground water has an unsatisfactory quality due to some physical and chemical characteristics. Along with these, factors like the surface water pollution, the hydrodynamic exchange between surface and underground waters and the reintroduction in the agricultural activities of nitrates and phosphorus based fertilizers lowers, as well, the quality that it has been tal...
Autori: Ioan Crăciun, Catrinel-Raluca Giurma-Handley, Ion Giurma
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Opportunities for valorization of steel slags
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Using slag in steel making represents a challenge for road construction industry and decreasing environment interactions also.Steel making slag wit granulations of < 10 mm, which today have not a sure solution, represents the research object. The technological research solutions have aimed reducing CaO free content in these slugs, and reducing slug fraction with granulationof ...
Autori: Florian Zaman, Mirela Gabriela Sohaciu, Ecaterina Matei, Cristian Predescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Recycling of mixed polyolefin wastes
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The mass of usage of secondary plastics are mostly determined by their quality and price. Therefore it was essentially to collect and evaluate the related aspects and expectations from the potential secondary-plastics users. To enable this in the frame of the W2Plastics EU7 project (Magnetic Sorting and Ultrasound Sensor Technologies for Production of High Purity Secondary Polyolefins from Waste) an adequate questionnaire was worked and sent out to automotive plastics end-product man...
Autori: Andrea Toldy, Brigitta Bodzay, Mircea Tierean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Nanocomposite materials based on polymers and alumina nanoparticles
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The synergistic combination of polymers and inorganic compounds via sol-gel process has attracted great attention, by manipulating structure at molecular level, for developing new materials with desired properties. These new hybrid materials could have a controllable combination of the benefits of polymers (flexibility, toughness, ease of processing) and those of ceramics or glasses (hardness, durability, thermal stability). The microstructures and the properties of hybrid materials...
Autori: Lucia Dumitrescu, Ileana Manciulea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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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

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
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The analysis of alternative investments for sustainable agriculture
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The rationality of allotting the resources for investments in sustainable agriculture needs the selection of alternative projects depending on numerous factors. The decision analysis process allows the identification of one variant with the highest utility that corresponds to the exigencies of economic, social and environmental impact efficiency. The integrated approach of the objectives specific for sustainable development actually leads to the selection of the investment portfolio ...
Autori: Camelia Burja
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25512

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

Economic and environmental sustainability of project effects
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Economic viability depends upon the sustainability of project effects. The economic analysis of projects should include an analysis of the financial sustainability of project agencies, and the environmental sustainability of outputs and inputs. Practical experience of project effects has drawn attention to the way in which financial and environmental effects impinge on benefit sustainability. Postevaluation experience also shows that, unless such factors are taken into account, econo...
Autori: Luminita Horhota
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25519

Economical and social assessments approach on paper recycling
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCC) and Social Life Cycle Analysis (SLCA) are available methodologies for the economic and social assessment of a product or process along its life cycle. Different approaches regarding LCC and SLCA have recently emerged and several hypotheses are currently on testing and discussing. This paper shows existing LCC and a SLCA approaches as well as the methodology applied in the particular case of a paper recycling process. This study gathers part of the Europ...
Autori: Beatriz Ferreira Pozo, Antonio Dobon Lopez, Carlos Lopez Lopez, Maria Calero Pastor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Studies regarding the potential of biodiesel production in the north-east development region of Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract It is well known that the conventional fuels are responsible for environmental pollution. On the other hand, the unconventional sources for energy and biofuels are more environmentally friendly with a lower pollution degree than the conventional ones. Following the European Union Directive 2003/30/EC regarding the use of biodiesel in mixture with conventional diesel and its gradual replacement, Romania has either to produce its own percentage of biodiesel for the mixture or to import...
Autori: Teodor Robu, Alexandru Dragos Robu, Aurel Chiran, Elena Gindu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A green route to synthesize CeO2 nanoparticles
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The paper presents the surfactant-assisted solvo-thermal route to synthesize nanoparticles of cerium oxide with different shape and morphology. The precursor was calcined at 400°C for 4 h in order to obtain CeO2 nanoparticles. The obtained samples were characterized by means of thermal analysis and FTIR spectroscopy. The UV-Vis analysis was used to study the optical properties. The morphologies and nano-structures were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and XRD. It...
Autori: Nicolae Apostolescu, Gabriela Carja, Gabriela Apostolescu, Elena Husanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Self-bonded ets-10 pellets containing iron
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract In this work the experimental conditions to synthesize, by direct hydrothermal synthesis, self-bonded pellets of ETS-10 phase containing iron were studied. The following gel composition was used: xNa2O-0.6KF-1.28xHCl-yFe2O3-0.2TiO2-1.49SiO2-39.5H2O with 0.8Â???xÂ???1.4 and 0.015Â???yÂ???0.08. The products obtained were characterized through X-ray diffraction on powders (XRD), thermal analysis (TG, DSC, DTG), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and microanalysis (EDS). The data obtai...
Autori: Pierantonio De Luca, Danilo Vuono, Monica Filice
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Assessment of heavy metal contamination and impact on surface waters in IaÂ?i city, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The paper makes qualitative and quantitative analyses of heavy metal contamination of surface waters in Iasi City. The examination of data acquisited from the specific sections of the rivers Bahlui (upstream section, Iasi water treatment plant, Holboca section, downstream section, Iasi water treatment station), Nicolina (quarterly data from the established monitoring system) was performed, based on data provided by the Environmental Protection Agency of Iasi District and Prut Water D...
Autori: Corneliu Horaicu, Florea Cornel Gabrian, Irina Grozavu, Catalin Constantin Calu, Monica Horaicu, Brindusa Robu
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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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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
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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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Optimization of process variables to maximize the copper loading capacity of Purolite S930 resin
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The practical capacity of an ion exchange or chelating resin depends on various process variables, such as initial solution pH, initial metal ion concentration, metal/resin ratio, contact time and temperature. This work presents the optimization of process variables to maximize the copper loading capacity of chelating resin Purolite S930. To study the combined effect of the initial solution pH, initial Cu (II) concentration and resin dosage were used a 23 orthogonal central composi...
Autori: Petru Bulai, Catalin Balan, Corneliu Cojocaru, Matei Macoveanu
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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 �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
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Halotherapy: From ethnoscience to scientific explanations
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract This article presents the use of salt water springs in the Moldavian Oriental sub-Carpathians for treating certain diseases, based on archaeological discoveries and ethnographical surveys, correlated with known facts from the literature in the field. Nevertheless, what differentiates it from other similar area in Europe is the intense, unexpected continuity of traditional, nonindustrial water supplying coming from salt springs. Among the uses of salt water and halite in the area, th...
Autori: Ion Sandu, Marius Alexianu, Roxana-Gabriela Curca, Olivier Weller, Constantin Pascu
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Overview on paper and board recycling in Europe
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract In Europe, recovered paper is a valuable raw material for the paper industry already since the early 20th century, actually corresponding to half of the total use of fibres for paper and board production. The aim of this paper is to describe the present status of paper recycling in Europe and thereby to create a data basis for evaluation the results of the FP7 project ?Recovered Paper Sorting by Innovative Technologies ? SORT IT. The overview is based on specific questionnaires addre...
Autori: Dan Gavrilescu, Elena Bobu
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The treatment and minimization of metallurgical slag as waste
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The slags are an important waste and by-products of metallurgical industry. The present paper summarizes results obtained from physical and chemical analyses on metallurgical slag provided from S.C. ?Mittal Steel Galati? S.A. The physical structure and gradation of granulated slag depend on the chemical composition of the slag, its temperature at the time of water quenching, and the method of production. The following mineralogical components were noticed through bypowder X-ray diffr...
Autori: Maria Cioroi, Licuta Nistor Cristea, Igor Creţescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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In vitro corrosion study by electrochemical and surface analysis techniques of a ti50ta alloy for dental applications
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract Commercial pure titanium (Cp-Ti) and titanium alloys are used on large scale in restorative dentistry due to their advantages as compared with other similar materials: chemical inertia, low density, high strength, high corrosion resistance in biological media and increased biocompatibility.The effect of fluoride and pH on the corrosion behaviour of Cp-Ti and a new Ti50Ta alloy were examined by open circuit potential (EOC) measurement, linear polarization, potentiodynamic polarization...
Autori: Daniel Mareci, Daniel Sutiman, Georgiana Ciurescu, Igor Creţescu, Romeo Chelariu
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Biosorption of malachite green from aqueous solutions onto biomaterials
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The use of biomaterials as biosorbents for treatment of wastewaters will provide as a potential alternate to the conventional treatment methods. The main advantages of biosorption are high selectivity , cost effectiveness and good removal performance. World wide numerous low cost bio materials have tried for biosorption of dyes. In this present investigation, the dead biomass of Penicillium sp. fungus and wood sawdust was used as biosorbents and their capacity to removed malachite gr...
Autori: Cornel Pohontu, Florin Luca, Igor Creţescu, Manea Liliana, Mariana Diaconu
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Equilibrium and kinetic studies of acid dye sorption onto soils from Iasi area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the Congo Red (CR) sorption behavior onto six soils from Ia?…?¸i area, with different characteristics. The rate of sorption of Congo red dye molecules from aqueous solution by soil was studied in batch conditions. The rate of sorption was very rapid in the first 5-10 minutes and reached a maximum in 20 minutes. Kinetic modeling analysis of the pseudo-first-order, pseudo-second-order, intraparticle diffusion and Elovich equations reveals that t...
Autori: Camelia Smaranda, Dumitru Bulgariu, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Impact of chemicals on derivatives with important therapeutic activity in Calendula Officinalis L. flores
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract In the study, the accumulation of secondary metabolites present in Calendula officinalis L. flowers with importance in therapeutics was examined, after the treatment with some substances considered being mutagens. The effect of substances appliedat different concentrations and different times of action was studied, qualitatively and quantitatively, considering various methanol extracts, obtained from the inflorescenses of Calendula officinalis L, which contained polyphenolic fraction...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Constantin Leonte, Elvira Gile, Roxana Vatavu, Teodor Robu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Kinetics considerations concerning the oxidative degradation by photo-fenton process of some antibiotics
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The aim of this study is the evaluation of photo-Fenton as a suitable advanced oxidation process to degrade ampicillin and streptomycin antibiotics. The degradation was studied by monitoring the organic substrate concentration changes in aqueous solution as a function of reaction time using COD analysis. The oxidation process follows two successive stages. In the first stage (I) the oxidation of the antibiotics takes place with high reaction rate, leading to intermediate oxidation pr...
Autori: Cristina Orbeci, Daniela Simina Stefan, Ion Untea, Madelene Dancila
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GIS analysis of wetland covered by Natura 2000 sites
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract Geographical Information Systems (GIS) can be used in biological conservation as decision support systems, integrating the spatially referenced CORINE land cover and using data to assess whether natural protected areas cover particular types of ecosystems and/or biogeographical diversity. This study analyzes whether the Natura 2000 sites, which are Special Protection Areas and Special Areas of Conservation declared in Romania cover the diversity of wetlands and coastal areas habitat...
Autori: Alexandru-Ionut Petrisor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Analysis of distribution of oxygen transfer rate in stirred bioreactors for fungus broths 1. Suspensions of P. Chrysogenum free mycelia
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract Unlike the P. shermanii and S. cerevisiae cultures, the study on the distribution of oxygen transfer in stirred bioreactor for P. chrysogenum free mycelia broths indicated that this process is controlled mainly by the high apparent viscosity of broths, and less by the presence of fungus biomass. For this reason, the influence of fungus accumulation on the reduction of kla is attenuated compared with that obtained for bacterial or yeasts broths. The lower influence of fungus biomass i...
Autori: Anca-Irina Galaction, Dan Caşcaval, Marius Turnea, Stefanica Camarut
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Identifying anaerobic digestion models using simultaneous batch experiments
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract Mathematical models have become a valuable tool to study the anaerobic digestion process, to guide plant design and optimize operation strategies. Models require accurate and significant parameter values for being useful. Although the identification problem is an issue of concern, often is neglected. The described method for model calibration consists on the performance of simultaneous batch experiments (SBE), which requires simple and usually available equipment, and is based on the...
Autori: Belen Fernandez, Jordi Palatsi, Josep Illa, M. Angels Colomer, Xavier Flotats
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 5
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 5
? SUSTAINABLE CONCRETE HARDENING PROCESSES IN NORMAL CLIMATIC AND THERMAL TREATMENT CONDITIONS ? THE ENVIRONMENTAL DIMENSION ? AN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREA ? MENU PLANNING STRATEGY BASED ON ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT ? EVALUATING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF NIGERIAN COMPOSTED WASTES USING LABORATORY EXTRACTION TEST ? IN SITU RADIOFREQUENCY FIELD LEVEL ASSESSMENT IN TWO URBAN AREAS IN ROMANIA: OPEN QUESTIONS TO ELECTROMAGNETIC POLLUTION ? INNOVATIVE SOLUTION FOR WARNING ON HI...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 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. 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. 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. 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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EFFECT OF THE INCYLINDER FORCED SWIRLS ON PERFORMANCE AND EMISSION OF DIESEL ENGINE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
The combustion process plays the important role to improve performance and emission of diesel engine. To improve the rate of combustion process, the fuel-air mixing process should be accelerated. In this paper, based on the Double Swirl combustion chamber, from the macroscopic characteristics and simulation analysis, the effect of the incylinder forced swirls on performance and emission of diesel engine was studied. The results indicated that due to the incylinder forced swirls, the distribution...
Autori: Chang-Yuan Wang, Fu-Shui Liu, Xiang-Rong Lihttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25673

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

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

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

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

EXERGY ANALYSIS OF HYDROGEN PRODUCTION VIA BIOMASS STEAM GASIFICATION AND PARTIAL OXIDATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
Hydrogen production via biomass steam gasification and partial oxidation is analyzed from exergy aspect. Based on cypress sawdust gasified from 800°C to 1200°C, the exergy value of H2 from steam gasification rises from 1410.80 kJ kg-1 to 7922.89 kJ kg-1, while that from partial oxidation increases from 988.30 kJ kg-1 to 3097.81 kJ kg-1. The exergy efficiency of H2 from biomass also increases for both steam gasification (6.42–36.08%) and partial oxidation (4.50–14.11%). However, the exergy ...
Autori: Yaning Zhang, Bingxi Li, Hongtao Li, Bo Zhang, Hui Liuhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25693

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

PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CALCIUM ZINCATE SYNTHESIZED BY MICROWAVE METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
Calcium zincate as an active material in Zn/Ni secondary battery has been successfully synthesized by microwave method. The sample was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis, scanning electron microscope (SEM), chargedischarge test (CT) and cyclic voltammetry (CV) analysis. The results show that the chemical composition of sample is Ca(OH)2·2Zn(OH)2·2H2O with regular spherical shapes. The results from CV and CT measurement indicate that the battery has very high d...
Autori: Mengliang Tong, Xuanyan Liuhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25700

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

INFLUENCE OF THE Nocardia sp. C-14-1 REMEDIATION ON THE GROWTH OF POTTED PLANTS IN CONTAMINATED SOIL AND ON MICROORGANISM BIO-DIVERSITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
The combination method of culture and PCR-DGGE technique is applied for a preliminary study of the diversity of the different contaminated soil. The bacteria DNA of the soil was extracted and used for PCR-DGGE analysis. The results show the plant height, total weight and florescence of two tested plant, inhibited by adding phenol or hexadecane in the soil. There are significant differences between test groups which add contaminants and control group, and no significant differences between test g...
Autori: Hai-Juan Ma, Guang-Ming Li, Ya-Lei Zhang, Ping Fanghttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25706

STRENGTH AND MICRO-STRUCTURAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SLAG-FLY ASH BASED CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
Slag-Fly Ash Based cementitious material materials with high volume of fly ash and slag and less cement clinker was prepared, with low water requirement, well fluidity and with high strength, and can be used to the preparation of High Performance Concrete (HPC). When the W/C is 0.36, the 28d compressive strength is 58.93 Mpa, 28d flexural strength is 14.26 Mpa. By XRay diffraction analysis (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) analysis, the results show that main materials in grinded samp...
Autori: Chenghong Fu, Wen Ni, Hui Wu, Mingyang Tianhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25708

ALGORITHM FOR LIFETIME ESTIMATION OF BATTERIES BASED ON VOLTAGE DISTRIBUTION SHAPE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:In spite of the large use of batteries throughout the years, both in photovoltaic systems and in other uses, there are still nocomprehensive analyses in ageing studies and, when they exist, statistics turn out to be limited. In this sense, this macro-grid is aunique experience, since the experiment is already composed of 1600 identical stand-alone photovoltaic systems and almost 10years of data taking on 10 minute interval for the main magnitudes.In this paper, it is proposed a method f...
Autori: Angeles López Agüera, Daniel Rey Rey, Iago Rodriguez Cabo
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PERFORMANCE STUDY OF SOLAR DRYER FOR AGRICULTURAL AND MARINE PRODUCTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:In the current work design and mathematical description of thermal performance analysis of solar dryer for agricultural andmarine products is presented. Proposed solar dryer includes two main subunits: 1) Solar PV-Thermal dehydrator (heat transferfluid is air), which is used as heat source for dryer; 2) Drying cabin with multistage trays. The pilot unit of proposed systemdeveloped in Renewable Energy Department of Physics Faculty of University of Santiago de Compostela. Investigations o...
Autori: Angeles López Agüera, Daniel Rey Rey, E. Virites Montes, Iago Rodriguez Cabo, Jasurjon S. Akhatov, Vicente Gándara
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DESIGN OF THE SUSTAINABLE URBAN VEHICLES - NEW CONCEPTS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS IN AUTOMOTIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The demand for new and high performance products in the automotive industry is increasing exponentially and this trend imposesinnovative concepts for cars. The future solutions for the automotive industry may find their answer in the fabricationtechnologies and also in alternative propulsion and energy production.The car design field cannot ignore the global economic crisis, imposing new approaches in terms of materials and cost effectivetechnologies and by the means of environmental pr...
Autori: Mihai Comşiţ
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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4-BAR GEARED LINKAGE USED FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC AZIMUTH ORIENTATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:In order to capture as much solar energy as possible, the photovoltaic converter has to follow the sun movement during a day; thiscan be achieved by a tracking system. Most tracking systems have complex and costly structures that can provide wide anglevariations. This paper presents a geared linkage that is build up by a planetary system of gears fitted on a linkage, and thus helpsin reaching wide angles. Starting from a patented linkage, which reaches ≈200° angular strokes, by a...
Autori: Dorin Diaconescu, Ioana Hermenean, Nora Creanga
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ECOLOGIC MODIFICATION OF WOOD USING ALKYLIMIDAZOLIUM-BASED IONIC LIQUIDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:In this paper, the influence of two types of imidazolium-based ionic liquids (ILs) on the properties of sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) veneers, at 25 0C, 60 0C and 80 0C has been studied by using contact angle measurements and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analysis. The measurements showed that wood wettabillity is increased by IL treatment. It has been determined that the ILs decrease the crystallinity and improve the flexibility of the cellulose matrix. Also, it has be...
Autori: Attila Porzsolt, Catalin Croitoru, Christian Friedrich, Silvia Patachia
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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
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MOTION LAW OF A PSEUDO-EQUATORIAL SOLAR THERMAL COLLECTOR FOR SPECIAL WORKING REQUIREMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:A comparative analysis is drawn on the energetic responses numerically simulated for Brasov, Romania location, delivered bytwo mono-axial pseudo-equatorial STCs (solar thermal collectors): a flat plate STC and a STC with heat pipes; the two systemsare destined for future implementation on Transilvania University Campus. Accordingly, two tracking programs are consideredfor the diurnal motion: a) of 1h constant duration steps, for school courses interval (September-June) and b) 1-step pro...
Autori: Maria M. Vatasescu, Veronica E. Dombi
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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
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OPTIMIZATION OF THE STRENGTH STRUCTURE FOR 10 kW WIND TURBINE BLADES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:This technical paper presents some aspects concerning the static finite element analysis of a wind turbine blade. For themanufacturing of the blades for a 10 kW wind turbine elaborated at the Technical University of Moldova composite materialsmade up of polyester matrix reinforced with fiber glass are being used. In order to determine the mechanical properties of theproposed composite materials 10 different samples of laminated composite plates were numerically simulated in ANSYS 11....
Autori: Marin Guţu, Viorel Bostan
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ANALYSIS OF FLOOR AND CEILING HEATING WITH INTERMITTENT OPERATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:One of the most complex aspects of water accounting is the assessment of point and diffuse source pollution. At present, thebuilding sector in European countries is responsible for 40% of the total energy consumption. To reduce the European Uniondependency on energy import, the strategy undertaken in Lisbon is to reduce as much as possible the energy consumption ofbuildings and to increase the share of renewable energy sources. As an average, house heating represents about 75% from the ...
Autori: Ferenc Kalmár, Tünde Kalmár
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SHAFTS DESIGN OF A GEAR BASED AZIMUTHAL TRACKED PHOTOVOLTAIC PLATFORM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:It is of major importance that the mechanical structures and components of a photovoltaic (PV) system to have the same durabilityas the PV modules. The embodiment design process of the mechanical structure becomes significant as the results provide anoverall view of the PV system durability. The performance of the mechanical system must be attained based on functional andoperational requirements of the PV system. Therefore, the modelling and theoretical analysis of the mechanical behavi...
Autori: Bianca Butuc, Gheorghe Moldovean, Radu Velicu
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LIFELONG LEARNING OF HUMAN RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The aim of this paper is to present an assessment of the importance of mobility in the context of lifelong learning in the field offuture human resources - students, in particular - in order to contribute to sustainable development. Developing, adapting andbroadening the range of skills of individuals to create and fill the jobs of the future are the most important contemporary Europeanaim. The process of improving workforce skills involves a mutual gain for both employers and companies...
Autori: Crina Radulescu, Madlena Nen, Radu Stoika
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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
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EXERGY ANALYSIS OF A SOLAR STIRLING ENGINE ASSEMBLY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:A thermodynamic model for studying the overall efficiency and power output of a solar assembly using a Stirling engine ispresented. It is based on the application of the energy and exergy balance equations to the system components. The results of theproposed model are generated as a function of solar incident radiation whose analytical estimation is presented. The numericalapplication is set for a solar assembly operating in Bucharest, composed by a parabolic dish mirror, a plane receiv...
Autori: Adina Gheorghian, Alexandru Dobrovicescu, Camelia Stanciu, Dorin Stanciu
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MONITORING OF A PERFORMANCE-ORIENTED POLICY MODEL FOR RETROFITTING �PANEL BUILDINGS�
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The state support programs on retrofitting buildings built with prefabricated technology has a decade-long history in Hungary.The launch of the Green Investment Scheme (GIS) in 2009 has introduced a new path: the performance-oriented approach. Thenew model is designed for implementing more complex renovations on a deeper level. The system is in accordance with theEPBD (EPBD, 2002) and exact savings must be quantified for all projects. The present paper outlines the past and the present ...
Autori: Attila Talamon, Tamás Csoknyai
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CALCULATION SCHEME OF A THERMODYNAMICAL TIME DEPENDENT MODEL OF THE HEAT REGENERATION PROCESS IN A SOLAR STIRLING ENGINE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The aim of this paper is to propose a set of thermal models for the regenerator by taking into account the time dependent heattransfer processes, and to combine them with the thermodynamic lumped description of the solar Stirling engine, accordingly torecent description.By using analytical and numerical methods, the optimum power of the engine is sought when various constrains (or not) areconsidered, particularly fixed heat transfer rate available at the source.A sensitivity analysis of...
Autori: Alexandru Dobrovicescu, Andreea Marin, Catalina Dobre, Georgiana Tirca-Dragomirescu, Michel Feidt, Monica Costea
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THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF NATURAL SHADING WITH CLIMBING PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The work presents the results in investigating the thermal behaviour of passive solar elements, for expanding the existing analysisand prediction methodologies. The interest focuses on solar control through natural shading with deciduous plants. This providesa natural path for incorporating all advantages the passive behaviour, available throughout the year. The simulation of thedynamic energy performance of building elements is developed, starting with a physical modelling of the vario...
Autori: Angelos D. Tzachanis
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CLEAN ENERGY RESPONSE OF PV SYSTEMS WITH AZIMUTH AND PSEUDO-EQUATORIAL TRACKING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The present study proposes a comparative analysis on the clean electric energy response given by two types of PV (photovoltaic)tracking systems implemented on the same location: the azimuth and the pseudo-equatorial. The analysis is done based on analgorithm applied on the two-axes and one-axis systems. The tracking is done according to various laws, obtained by combiningdaily, seasonal and annual tracking programs. The algorithm and the comparative analysis are exemplified, by numerica...
Autori: Dorin Diaconescu, Maria Monica Vatasescu
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LEACHING OF NONFERROUS METALS FROM OXIDIZED LOW GRADE COMPLEX CONCENTRATE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:The oxidation of low grade complex concentrates (Cu, Pb and Zn) in aqueous media (weak alkaline) oxidized nonferrous metalsconcentrates is carried out at high pressure. Leaching is the subsequent processing step in metal extraction. The paper studies theinfluence of some parameters (temperature, time, L:S ratio, excess) on the leaching efficiency of nonferrous metals from oxidizedconcentrate. The optimum parameters determined are: S/L ratio of 10/1, 25% reactive excess, leaching tempera...
Autori: Cornelia Lupu, Dragoş Taloi, Liliana Gherghe, Luminita Mara, Teodor Velea, Vasile Predica
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VARIATION ANALYSIS OF HEAVY METAL RESIDUES IN MILK AND THEIR INCIDENCE IN MILK PRODUCTS FROM MOLDAVIA, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:The study was conducted to evaluate the concentration variation of heavy metals in milk collected from two different groups ofsources: milk collecting centers and dairy farms. Also, their incidence in milk products, as pasteurized milk, butter milk, yogurt,cream, cheese, hard cheese was determined in the NE Romania (Moldavia).The analytical results revealed that the milk samples from the collecting centers had higher levels than the samples from the dairyfarms of Pb (2.90 to 3.45 vs. 1....
Autori: Andrei - Cristian Grădinaru, Gheorghe Solcan, Ovidiu Popescu
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OPTIMIZATION OF PHOTO-CATALYTIC PROCESS BY TiO2 NANO POWDER IMMOBILIZED ON CONCRETE SURFACE FOR TREATMENT OF PHENOLIC WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:In this paper, photo-catalytic process for treatment of phenolic wastewater by TiO2 nano powder immobilized on concrete surfacein a recirculation hydraulic flow was investigated. The process affected by different operational conditions that the optimum onescould be obtained from variables interchange. Taguchi method as a proper method for design of experiments and optimizationwas used to find optimum conditions. Selected five parameters at four levels were consists of initial phenol con...
Autori: Bita Ayati, Hossein Ganjidoust, Mohammad Delnavaz, Sohrab Sanjabi
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NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION ON CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER IN HIGH TEMPERATURE SOLAR RECEIVER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abnstract:In recent years, solar receivers have been employed in several applications where high temperature fluids are involved, such aspower plants and solar thermal reactor. The possible presence of high temperature gradients could determine reduced receiverefficiency and a short life of the material. Thermal and fluid dynamic analysis of the receiver allows to highlight possible presenceof temperature gradients and to evaluate their values and the more critical zone of the material. Compress...
Autori: Alina Adriana Minea, Oronzio Manca, Salvatore Tamburrino, Sergio Nardini
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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
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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
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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
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POST TREATMENT OF POULTRY SLAUGHTERHOUSE WASTEWATER AND APPRAISAL OF THE ECONOMIC OUTCOME
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:Recovery of residual ammonium nitrogen (NH4+-N) from dissolved air flotation (DAF) pretreated poultry slaughterhouse wastewater was studied by means of magnesium ammonium phosphate hexahydrate (MgNH4PO4.6H2O, MAP) precipitation in a lab-scale batch study. The maximum recovery values were obtained as 80.2%, 97.1% and 53.6% with the addition of MgCl2.6H2O + KH2PO4, NaH2PO4.2H2O + MgSO4.7H2O, and MgOHCO3 + 85% H3PO4 at pH 9.5, respectively. Based on the physicochemical findings, subsequent...
Autori: Aylin Gunay, Idil Ozis, Ilter Turkdogan-Aydinol, Kaan Yetilmezsoy
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LEAD (II) BIOSORPTION BY A METAL TOLERANT STREPTOMYCES STRAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:The aim of the present study is the optimization of biosorption conditions using a metal tolerant actinomycete (strain 723) for the removal of lead ions from waste water in batch and dynamic flow mode. The optimum conditions for lead biosorption by the strain were determined as initial pH 3.0, biomass amount 2.0 g L-1, and initial metal concentration 400 mg L-1 in the batch condition. The maximum lead biosorption performance was obtained with a 19 mm diameter column, a 1 mL min-1 flow r...
Autori: Ayşe Betül Karaduman, Maria Julia Amoroso, Mustafa Yamaç, Sergio Antonio Cuozzo, Zerrin Pat
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RISK OF EXPOSURE TO ASBESTOS IN CASE OF THE MECHANICAL DEGRADATION OF SOME ASBOCEMENT COMPOSITES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:The hereby article presents a part of the results of the research made by the author during his PhD degree preparation with respect to asbestos and plastics wastes recycling in the form of composite with polymeric matrix, respectively the toxicological tests performed on the new product. In this respect, three categories of tests were made based on complex and modern analysis methodologies, with high results accuracy: spectral analysis of the wear wastes, morphological analysis of the w...
Autori: Cristina Corpodean, Silvian Ionescu, Valeriu Deac
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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 bodies� 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
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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
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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
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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
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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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FACTORS INFLUENCING WATER SAVING BEHAVIOUR FOR SPANISH HOUSEHOLDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Freshwater is a fundamental natural resource. It is essential for sustaining life, supports the development of ecosystems and economies and is also used as a recreational resource. Therefore, its appropriate management is critical if we want to guarantee the long-term sustainability of the supply. The aim of this paper is to analyze the main aspects influencing water saving in Spanish households. To accomplish this goal, we start by developing a theoretical analysis of those aspects that affect ...
Autori: Juan Carlos Gázquez-Abad, Juan-Antonio Mondejar-Jimenez, Manuel Vargas-Vargas
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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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IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE OF A SENSOR TO MONITOR THE DYNAMICS OF THE HYDRAULIC CHARACTERISTICS OF SOIL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Soil hydraulic characteristics are variable, being influenced by climate changes. Research conducted until now in this area has been based on field soil sampling; their laboratory analysis using experimental techniques; and the use of models and programs for data processing and interpretation. The present research is based on the idea of incorporating smart sensors on site, each one having its own network address, accessible for any location. They can be programmed to send an alarm signal when t...
Autori: Constantin Victor Stătescu, Dorin Cotiusca Zauca, Florian Stătescu
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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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ACTIVATED SLUDGE FLOC CHARACTERIZATION BY CONFOCAL LASER SCANNING MICROSCOPY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 3
The aim of this work is the study of activated sludge floc samples stained with different dyes and imaged by Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (CLSM). Activated sludge flocs were stained for lipids, sugars and esterase enzyme producing bacteria. Images were acquired for different samples to analyze the structural characteristics of the bioaggregates. The analysis of the CLSM images allowed for the localization and estimation of the quantity of different build-up materials. The 3-D reconstructio...
Autori: Bela Abraham, Botond Raduly, Dan Niculae Robescu, Szabolcs Lanyi, Szabolcs Szilveszter, Szilard Bucs
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REMOVAL OF Cr(VI) FROM AQUEOUS ENVIRONMENT USING PEAT MOSS: EQUILIBRIUM STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The removal of Cr (VI) from aqueous solutions by sphagnum peat moss was investigated in batch experiments as a function of solution pH and initial Cr (VI) concentration. The highest removal percentage (R=99%) was obtained at pH = 1, in solutions of 20.8 mg Cr (VI)/L. In order to establish the mechanism of the removal process, Cr (VI) and total Cr (Cr (VI) + Cr (III)) in residual solutions was analyzed. The Cr (VI) removal by the peat moss at low pH is governed by two processes – electrostatic ...
Autori: Catalin Balan, Doina Bilba, Irina Volf, Matei Macoveanu, Petru Bulai
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PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND DYNAMICS OF THE WELLS WATER IN GALATI COUNTY (ROMANIA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The availability of good quality water is an indispensable condition for preventing diseases and improving the quality of life. Water is one of the most important renewable resources, which must be prevented from deterioration in quality. Various physicochemical parameters like pH, alkalinity, total hardness, total dissolved solids, calcium, magnesium, nitrate, have a significant role in determining the potability of drinking water. In this study, samples were collected from wells situated in vi...
Autori: Maria Cioroi, Mirela Praisler
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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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
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MICROWAVE-ASSISTED HYDROTHERMAL SYNTHESIS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS BASED ON ZEOLITE-TiO2 NANOCRYSTALS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 3
The composite materials based on natural zeolite and undoped and N-doped TiO2, i.e., Z-Na-TiO2 and Z-Na-TiO2-N, were successfully synthesized by solid-state reaction in microwave-assisted hydrothermal conditions. Undoped TiO2 and N-doped TiO2 nanocrystals were previously synthesized by sol-gel method. The X-rays diffraction results of TiO2 nanocrystals indicated that anatase TiO2 is the dominant crystalline type. The composite materials were structural and morphological characterized by X-ray di...
Autori: Cornelia Bandas (Ratiu), Carmen Lazau, Paula Sfirloaga, Florica Manea, Rodica Pode
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
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HOMOGENEOUS AREAS DELIMITATION BY CONSIDERING THE ENERGY DEMAND FOR PLANTS GROWING IN COVERED SPACES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
This paper presents an experimental study on the energy requirement for greenhouse heating. The evaluation of necessary energy for crop plants was made by systematic measurements of the thermal behavior for three non heated tunnel greenhouses, covered with polyethylene. From the comparative analysis of the measured temperatures inside and outside the tunnel, it was established the relationship for estimating the inside greenhouse average temperature (tmi), lower than the minimum temperature nece...
Autori: Maria Harja, Roxana Dana Bucur
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REAL-TIME MONITORING OF AN URBAN RIVER CONTAMINATED WITH PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Fluorescence spectroscopy is a promising approach to the characterization of natural aquatic components and organic pollutants, due to its rapid analysis and high sensitivity. Petroleum products had been studied, using fluorescence technique, in numerous occasions, as seawater and soil contaminant or as raw sample. Nevertheless, no complex assessment has been made on fluorescence real–time spectra of freshwater diesel oil contamination. This study reports a 5–days experiment on an urban rive...
Autori: Elfrida M. Carstea, Gabriela Pavelescu, Luminita Ghervase, Marina Tautan
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NEW POLYURETHANE – HYDROXYAPATITE COMPOSITES MEMBRANES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
This research investigates the influence of certain vitamins (A and D2) on the possibility of hydroxyapatite formation on polymer surfaces. A coating method based on biomimetic techniques was used to form a crystalline hydroxyapatite thin layer on porous polyurethane matrix. The method is based on a wet process of hydroxyapatite formation that involves porous polyurethane film soaking in a modified synthetic Simulated Body Fluid (SBF) solution. This modified SBF solution contains vitamin A and v...
Autori: Alina Costina Luca, Constantin Luca, Gabriela Ciobanu, Simona Ilisei
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IMPROVING SOIL QUALITY BY ADDING MODIFIED ASH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Fly ash and fly ash based zeolites are inorganics used for improving soil quality. In the current paper, the hydrothermal modification of fly ash was studied. Three methods have been employed for this purpose. The first method involved the use of an autoclave, where synthesis has been performed at a temperature of 120 0C and a treatment time of 4 to 8 hours. Within the second method, the modification of the ash at a temperature of 600 0C by fusion was carried-out. In this method, a mixture of as...
Autori: Corneliu Munteanu, Daniel Bucur, Lacramioara Rusu, Maria Harja, Marinela Barbuta, Ramona Carla Ciocinta
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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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FTIR SPECTROSCOPY – A NONDESTRUCTIVE METHOD TO MONITOR THE IMPACT OF DIFFERENT FERTILIZERS ON THE FLORISTIC MATRIX OF PERMANENT GRASSLAND
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Quantification of the floristic matrix is important both for animal’s nutrition and for the biodiversity monitoring of plants species under the influences of substance flow. Our researches have the main aim to study the possibilities offered by Infrared Spectroscopy in rapid, unpolluted and non-destructive analysis of floristic matrix modification from perennial grassland fertilized with organic and/or mineral fertilizers. It was performed three different FTIR models: for Poaceae (R2=0.949; RM...
Autori: Iosif Gergen, Moisuc Alexandru, Monica Harmanescu
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
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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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ENHANCED NITROGEN REMOVAL FROM REJECT WATER OF MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS USING A NOVEL EXCESS ACTIVATED SLUDGE (EAS) BASED NITRIFICATION AND DENITRIFICATION PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractIn this study, a novel excess activated sludge (EAS) based nitrification and denitrification process was developed using EAS toprovide nitrifiers and denitrifers for nitrogen removal from the reject water of a municipal wastewater treatment plant (MWWTP).This can achieve a significant reduction in the nitrogen (N) loading in wastewater treatment plants. The results show that theammoniacal-nitrogen (NH4+-N) and total nitrogen (TN) removal efficiencies were in the range from 74.7% to 93.1%...
Autori: Wei Li, Xiaoxia Yang, Xinchao Guo, Yongzhe Yang
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AEROBIC SLUDGE GRANULATION FOR PARTIAL NITRIFICATION OF AMMONIA-RICH INORGANIC WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractPartial nitrification for the biological nitrogen removal (BNR) via nitrite has recently gained interest for treating high-strengthammonium wastewater with low organic matter content. However, stability of partial nitrification is still a challenge in activatedsludge system. In the present study, the technique of aerobic granulation was developed to produce granules for stable nitritation,treating ammonia-rich inorganic influent with 400 mg NH4+-N/L. The morphology, physical properties, ...
Autori: An-Jie Li, Xiang-Chun Quan, Xiao-Yan Li, Zhi-Feng Yang
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STRUCTURAL EVOLUTION OF HEAT-TREATED COLLOIDAL PYRITE UNDER INERT ATMOSPHERE AND ITS APPLICATION FOR THE REMOVAL OF Cu(II) ION FROM WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractIn this paper, we report a study on structural evolution, magnetic susceptibility and arsenic content of colloidal pyrite fromXinqiao deposits in Tongling, Anhui Province, China. The pyrite was treated under N2 atmosphere and charaterized with X-raypowder diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), magnetic susceptibility analysis, and atomicfluorescence spectroscopy (AFS). We observed that heating of colloidal pyrite in N2 atomosphere did not change the crys...
Autori: Dong Chen, Ping Li, Tianhu Chen, Xiao Zhu, Yadan Shi, Yan Yang
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FUNCTIONALIZATION AND IMMOBILIZATION OF WHOLE CELL BIOREPORTERS FOR THE DETECTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractThe detection of environmental pollutants has challenged conventional chemical analysis for the rapid estimation of thebioavailability and toxicity of the contamination impact on human health and ecosystems. Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs)functionalization as bioreporters can enhance the ability for biosensing in complex contaminated samples such as soils, and theimmobilization of bioreporters will promote the detection of gas and online monitoring. In this study, Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1...
Autori: Aizhong Ding, Cheng Chen, Dayi Zhang, Musen Duan, Steven F. Thornton, Wei E. Huang, Yanjun Luo
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APPLICATION OF GIS IN REGIONAL ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT OF WATER RESOURCES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractThe regional ecological risk assessment of water resources has spatial, nonlinear and stochastic characteristics. GIS technologycan handle large volumes of spatial information, conduct spatial analysis and spatial data management operations. It visuallydisplays the distribution trend of environmental factors and the relationship between topology and regional water ecological riskpattern. This paper presents the five stages of the application of GIS in the regional ecological assessment o...
Autori: Lin Gang Wang, Ning Lian Wang, Xiao BoWu, Ya Qian Zhao, Yin Ge Liu
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CHARACTERISTICS AND FEASIBILITY STUDY OF SEWAGE SLUDGE FOR LANDSCAPING APPLICATION IN XI’AN, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractBy investigating the basic physicochemical characteristics, nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) and heavy metalconcentrations of the excess sludges from four wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Xi’an city, the feasibility of applyingsewage sludge to landscaping in Xi'an was studied. The results showed that the basic physicochemical properties of sewagesludge satisfy the requirement of most plants growth. The sewage sludges are rich of organisms, nitrogen and phosphorus, butre...
Autori: Bohan Yin, Qin Zheng, Rixia Zhang, Sheping Wang, Xinan Liu, Zhengliang Yang
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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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A TECHNO-ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF BIODIESEL PRODUCTION FROM MICROALGAE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractThe preliminary assessment of a cost-effective flow-sheet for the production of biodiesel from microalgae lipid fraction wascarried out. The study was based on approximated cost-estimation methods integrated with the simulation software Aspen Plus®.Several scenarios were investigated to compare costs regarding the main steps of the biodiesel production process. Ranges ofinput variables from downstream literature and experimental data were used to simulate the sections that define concret...
Autori: Antonio Marzocchella, Giuseppe Olivieri, Piero Salatino, Teresa Guida
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COMPARISON OF COMBINED ETHANOL AND BIOGAS POLYGENERATION FACILITIES USING EXERGY ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractIn this paper, the background of bioethanol as an alternative fuel to conventional one is analyzed with the aim of examining theefficiency of biomass-to-fuel conversion by poly-generation taking into account the energy integration approach for a completerecovery of the process’ exergy potential.Based on literature data it is underlined that exergy analysis represents a primary tool to analyze the ethanol production processfrom an integrated point of view....
Autori: Anton Friedl, Maria Gavrilescu, Petronela Cozma
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ADAPTIVE IMPLEMENTATION FOR RIVER RESTORATIONS IN CANADA AND THE NETHERLANDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractAdaptive implementation is important for implementing projects that are complex and dynamic. The two cases chosen in thisarticle are longer - term, integrated and multi - purpose projects where adaptive implementation is part of a modern approach towater management. This article provides the results of an analysis of two stream restoration cases, one in Canada and the other inthe Netherlands. The cases are used to identify strategies for implementation of projects that attempt to improve...
Autori: Cheryl de Boer
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AWARENESS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDE IN THE CONTEXT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WITHIN A KNOWLEDGE-BASED SOCIETY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractSince contemporary economical development trends are not sustainable, and given the fact that public involvement, educationand training are key to a society that aims toward sustainability, it is obvious that the role of education is to trigger and developchanges in the individual’s values system, behavioral patterns, skills, and attitudes. Providing benchmarks in establishing ageneral framework on education for sustainable development represents a key feature, thus making it possible to...
Autori: Carmen Cătălina Ioan, Maria Ileana Carcea
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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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POLYMERIC WASTES FROM AUTOMOTIVES AS SECOND RAW MATERIALS FOR LARGE SCALE PRODUCTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractEfficient large-scale recycling of polymeric wastes for automotives is of increased interest from ecologic and economic point ofview and represents an important goal for the car recycling industry. One alternative is to develop novel composite materials,relying on waste car parts, for indoor or outdoor large-scale applications, without using small molecular plasticizer or otheradditives but insuring a good compatibility for large percentages of thermoset plastics in the composite. Previo...
Autori: Anca Duta, Cristina Cazan, Dana Perniu, Mihaela Cosnita
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DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXPERT SYSTEM FOR SURFACE WATER QUALITY MONITORING IN THE CONTEXT OF SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF WATER RESOURCES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractThe paper presents and discusses some aspects concerning the development of an expert system designed for surface watermonitoring in the context of sustainable management of water resources in Romania and neighboring countries. Technicalconsiderations, which are worthy to be included in the analysis of such kind of systems, are addressed: the system structure(number, type and location of hydrometric stations), number and type of measured indicators, transducers and sensors used formeasur...
Autori: Anatolie Iavorschi, B. S. Nanda Kumar, Victor Sontea
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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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ADVANCES IN MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS OF ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE SIGNIFICANCE OF HUMAN BODY CAPACITANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThe first part of the paper is focused on actual measurements of Human Body Capacitance (HBC). Even if we have developedthree fundamental key diagrams for factual measurements of this capacitance, we have here detailed and compared only theobtained results for two variants of the method based on the measurement of the influence of a precisely-known capacitance uponthe human (alternative or continuous) potential, with respect to earth.The second part aims to investigate the relationship b...
Autori: Alexandru Salceanu, Eduard Lunca, Oana Beniuga
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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE EXTREMELY LOW-FREQUENCY MAGNETIC FIELD EXPOSURE FROM OVERHEAD POWER LINES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThe aim of this study is to carry out a theoretical investigation of the extremely low-frequency (ELF) magnetic fields produced bytypical configurations of overhead power lines of the Romanian power grid. The computation of the magnetic flux density isachieved by the following two approaches: i) using an interactive LabVIEW program developed on fundamental formulas and ii)by numerical modeling with FEMM 4.2, a software package based on the finite-element method. Analytical results are th...
Autori: Alexandru Salceanu, Eduard Lunca, Marcel Istrate
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STUDIES OF INDUCTANCE VARIATION FOR SQUARE SPIRAL INDUCTORS USING CIBSOC SOFTWARE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThis paper presents the most recent developments regarding the square spiral inductors inductance evaluation. The study wasperformed in order to develop, implement and validate powerful software, CIBSOC able to determine the inductances of spiralinductors and also to optimize the spiral inductors layouts.We have studied the inductance variation of square spiral inductors. The four modules of the CIBSOC software were described,applied for the computation of inductance and the optimization...
Autori: Adina Racasan, Calin Munteanu, Claudia Hebedean, Claudia Pacurar, Vasile Topa
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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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ANALYSIS OF BRAIN ACTIVITY IN THE CASE OF MAGNETIC FIELD EXPOSURE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThis paper presents some results of the brain electrical activity’s analysis in case of the magnetic stimulation. It was recorded andanalyzed the electroencephalography (EEG) signal during magnetotherapy procedures in abdominal region, considering this factlike as a possible exposure of subject at magnetic field. The recordings of EEG signals are performed on 13 healthy volunteers inthree conditions (before, during and after magnetic stimulation), using three types of sinusoidal pulses. ...
Autori: Călin Corciovă, Doru Andriţoi, Mariana Ciorap, Radu Ciorap, Valeriu David
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IDENTIFICATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS BY ANALYZING ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC SIGNAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractIt is already demonstrated that mental or psychological stress can affect human health, since it is a major risk factors for numerouscurrent diseases such as: high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, coronary diseases, stroke, causing often sudden death.These diseases are particularly dangerous in the case of car drivers, since they have to make accurate and fast decisions evenunder stress condition. Frequently, the stress can be detected by different methods with various degrees o...
Autori: Alexandru Păsărică, Cristian Rotariu, Hariton Costin
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Environmental 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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ON THE INFLUENCE OF BED FORMS ON FLOOD LEVELS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractFlood inundation modelling and flood risk mapping are primary cornerstones of flood risk assessment and management.Modelling activities generally assume that the morphology of the conveyance does not change, which certainly is not true foralluvial rivers. River bed elevations can quickly change during flood events. Flood water can induce different bed-forms (ripples,dunes, plain bed, etc.), which affects the flow resistance and as a result the flood water level. As a result integrating t...
Autori: Biswa Bhattacharya, Ioana Popescu, MdShamim Shams
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EMBANKMENT FAILURE MODELING USING THE HR BREACH MODEL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe HR BREACH model is a physically based numerical model for the simulation of breach initiation and formation throughembankment dams, dykes, and flood embankments. The model is used for the analysis of homogenous as well ascomposite/zoned embankments. Simulation can also include the effect of surface protection such as grass or rock blocks. Twobreach failure modes are available: failure by overtopping and failure by piping. Breach growth can proceed through surfaceerosion or head-cut e...
Autori: Andreja Jonoski, Ioana Popescu, Mark Morris, Mohamed Hassan, Tseganeh Gichamo
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COMPOSITE MATERIAL BASED ON SILVER-DOPED ZEOLITE AND MULTI-WALL CARBON NANOTUBES FOR HUMIC ACID REMOVAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractIn this paper the synthesis, characterization and testing of composite material based on multi-wall carbon nanotubes and silverdopednatural zeolite (MWCNT-ZAg) has been investigated for humic acid (HA) adsorption. The surface characterization of thecomposite material has been investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM/ EDX) analysis.The Langmuir and Dubinin-Radushkevich (D-R) models fitted the best experimental data informing that adsorption process ofH...
Autori: Aniela Pop, Corina Orha, Florica Manea, Virgil Tiponut
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REMOVAL OF TWO INDUSTRIAL DYES FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS USING HYDROTALCITE-LIKE ANIONIC CLAYS AND THEIR DERIVED MIXED OXIDES AS HIGHLY EFFICIENT PHOTOCATALYSTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractMultifunctional materials based on iron substituted anionic clays and their derived mixed oxides owning specific porousproperties and textural characteristics are synthesized, characterized and tested as photocatalysts in the process of the azo-dyesdegradation from aqueous solutions. The features of X-ray diffraction patterns point out the modification of the lattice parameterswhen Fe3+ is substituted Al3+ in the brucite like layer. N2 adsorption-desorption analysis reveals specific poro...
Autori: Carmen Gherasim, Gabriela Carjă, Magda Puşcaşu, Mihaela Bîrsanu
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SYNTHESIS OF NANOCRYSTALLINE ZnFe2O4 AND ITS USE FOR THE REMOVAL OF CONGO RED FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe paper describes the synthesis of nanocrystalline zinc ferrite starting from 1,4-butanediol and a mixture of zinc and ironnitrates. During the heating of the obtained solution, a redox reaction takes place with emission of brown nitrogen oxides andformation of a solid powder. This powder was characterized by thermal analysis and FT-IR spectrometry, techniques thatconfirmed the formation of a mixture of zinc and iron carboxylates. This mixture was further used as precursor for zinc fer...
Autori: Cornelia Muntean, Marcela Stoia, Paul Barvinschi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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SYNTHESIS OF TITANIUM DIOXIDE WITH HYDROTHERMAL METHOD AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY AGAINST E. coli
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractA comparative study regarding the shape, dimension and bactericidal activity of the undoped and Ag-doped TiO2 nanocrystalswas achieved. In this way, two hydrothermal methods, classical hydrothermal and microwave-assisted hydrothermal, was usedfor nanoparticles synthesis. The obtained materials were investigated by X-ray diffraction, DRUV-VIS spectroscopy, BET andSEM/EDX analysis. Antibacterial activity of undoped and Ag-doped TiO2 materials was tested on real water from Bega River.The be...
Autori: Carmen Lazau, Corina Misca, Corina Orha, Cornelia Bandas, Sorin Olariu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RECOVERY OF PRECIOUS METALS FROM WASTE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractPrinted circuit boards-PCBs are particularly rich in copper and precious metals. Recoveries of metals in our work started withtests for electrodeposition of Au, Ag and Cu from synthetic solutions on graphite and copper electrodes. Processes were studiedusing cyclic voltammetry in ranges: (-1200)-500 mV and (-800)-(-200) mV and (-400)-1400 mV. Different supportingelectrolytes like: H2SO4 0.5M, HCl 0.1M and HNO3 0.1M were used. Electrodeposition of studied metals from real solutions wasfol...
Autori: Adina Căta, Cristian Tănasie, Daniel Boc, Firuţa Fiţigau, Mariana Nela Stefănuţ, Paula Sfîrloagă, Raluca Pop, Zoltan Űrmösi
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY APPLIED FOR THE OPTIMIZATION OF REACTIVE BLACK 5 DISCOLORATION IN A FENTON-LIKE PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThere are many treatment methods used to remove color from textile wastewater, and Fenton oxidation, a well known AdvancedOxidation Process is one of the most efficient. Apart of Fe(II), other metal ions have been used as catalysts in Fenton’s Reagent,and Cu(II) proved to be a good alternative.In this study the effect of the concentration of dye, catalyst and hydrogen peroxide were studied and optimized for thediscoloration process of Reactive Black 5 using a Fenton-like process, H2O2/Cu...
Autori: Andrei-Petru Bertea, Armand-Florin Bertea, Romen Butnaru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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EDITORIAL - A SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TO ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROSPECTS IN HYDROTECHNICAL, GEODESY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
In 2012, the Faculty of Hydrotechnics,Geodesy and Environmental Engineering of The"Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi,Romania celebrated 50 years of education in the fieldof hydraulic engineering at the Polytechnic Instituteof Iasi.In 1948, in the same time with the EducationReform in Romania, in Galati, the Faculty ofHidrology was founded. At the same time, studentswho were attending the Rural EngineeringSpecialization in Bucharest were also transferred tothe new established Faculty....
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ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF RIVERBED DESIGN ON WATER QUALITY – THE CASE STUDY OF BAHLUI RIVER, IAŞI, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractIn 2010 in the area of Iasi city, Romania started the “Water-course regulation of Bahlui River, County of Iaşi” a project which inits first phase of development. It has as the main purpose to improve stream flow capacity and to guarantee the defending againstflood. Also, the project aim at developing a section of approximately 2.5 km located between the Stone Bridge (km 14+073) andTudor Vladimirescu Bridge (km 11+615) for recreational purposes. In order to obtain water storage, it i...
Autori: Catrinel-Raluca Giurma-Handley, Costel Boariu, , Tomi-Alexăndrel Hrăniciuc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NUMERICAL MODELLING OF CHLORINE DISTRIBUTION IN AN URBAN WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractA simplified numerical model of the water distribution network of a medium sized town (with 30,000 inhabitants), of elongatedshape, was implemented in EPANET. The decay of chlorine residual concentration in the above mentioned network was studied,using the extended time analysis capabilities of EPANET, for a 3 days period. The water supply system, composed of one tank, 86pipes and 52 nodes is driven by gravity. The chlorine is injected at the tank with a constant concentration amount. Th...
Autori: Andrei-Mugur Georgescu, Sanda-Carmen Georgescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MODELING THE IMPACTS OF HUMAN ACTIVITIES ON WATER QUALITY OF JIJIA RIVER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractQuality of water bodies is influenced by their ability to self-clean and disperse the existing substances in water originating fromnatural or anthropogenic sources. Creating mathematical models, using design software and simulation, in terms of surface waterquality monitoring, are standard design and interpretation of studies necessary for rational management of water resources. Andwe must respect the concept of "sustainable development”. In this paper we highlight this by modeling data ...
Autori: Florentin Nacu, Ion Giurma, Valentin Boboc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CROSS-SPECTRUM ANALYSIS APPLIED TO AIR POLLUTION TIME SERIES FROM SEVERAL URBAN AREAS OF ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe paper presents the application of cross-spectrum analysis (CSA) to air pollution and meteorological time series collected fromseven air quality monitoring stations located in three urban agglomerations of Romania, affected by industrial and trafficpollution: Braşov, Ploieşti and Târgovişte. Data have been collected from November 2011 till March 2012, at one hour samplingrate. The purpose of the analysis was to reveal the correlations between two series at different fre...
Autori: Ştefania Iordache, Daniel Dunea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DEVELOPMENT OF LABOUR MARKET AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT IN RURAL AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractIncreasing the labor force employment and participation rates is sustained by capitalization of human opportunities existent inrural areas. This entails a flexible and inclusive labour market and a decreasing rate of exclusion for some rural groups.This paper highlights the need of facilitating the access to the labour market by achievement of professional skills needed in nonagriculturalsectors from rural areas for the vulnerable groups as well as the entrepreneurial groups. The analysi...
Autori: Carmen Olguta Brezuleanu, ,
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ANALYSIS OF DEFORMATIONS IN CARTOGRAPHIC PROJECTIONS USED IN CADASTRAL WORKS PERFORMED IN THE CITY OF IASI
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe geodetic, photogrammetric and topographic works necessary for the introduction of cadastre were performed in the city ofIasi in a series of various coordinate systems depending of the cartographic projections used in different periods of time. In a firstphase (1951-1973) the creation and the organization of topographical plans relied on the coordinate system of the LocalStereographic Projection - Iasi with the central point at Golia and the Gauss - Krüger Conformal Transverse Cylindr...
Autori: Adrian Popia, Ersilia Oniga, Valeriu Moca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION BY UPGRADING PUMPING STATIONS IN WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractAdjusting the operating parameters of pumping stations equipped with fixed speed pumps is achieved by manipulating the valvesfrom the pumps’ discharge. In order to meet the requirements of the distribution networks, the pumps are being strangled atstartup and they remain so throughout the entire period of operation. This paper presents a method developed to estimate theenergy costs in a pumping station operation, based on an analysis using the data recorded in the register of the station...
Autori: Liviu Valer Hasegan, Sorin Perju
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FUNDAMENTATION OF HUMAN RESOURCES IN AGRICULTURAL EXPLOITATIONS ON THE BASIS OF LABOUR PRODUCTIVITY INDICATORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe role of human resources in agricultural exploitations proved to be an essential matter due to the decisive influence on theagricultural crop efficiency and production results. There exist particularities regarding the calculation of the human resourcesnecessary in vegetal crop production, animal husbandry and other activities connected with agriculture. From an economicalfinancialpoint of view, the analysis of human resources efficiency is based on two indicators, as follows: labour ...
Autori: Carmen Olguta Brezuleanu, ,
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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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MAPPING NITRATE LEVELS IN GROUNDWATER USING GIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThis paper is an analysis of a case study which entails the assessment of pollution degree with nitrate in the Prut river basin, byanalysing 23 wells. The novelty of this work is the use of modeling done by GIS techniques, namely the Digital Terrain Model(DTM) interpolation technique, to obtain further information starting from discrete information.In the present paper, we emphasized the increasing tendency of nitrates and nitrites content in the underground waters, in directcorrelation ...
Autori: Florian Statescu, Gabriela Biali, Lucian Vasile Pavel
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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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STATISTICAL SPATIAL MODELS OF SOIL PARAMETERS. AN APPROACH USING DIFFERENT METHODS AT DIFFERENT SCALES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThe Romanian Soil Survey System does not imply, up to the present date, the use of digital methods in representing fieldcampaign results or for mapping soil parameters. The presented study tests several geostatistical methods to model some soilparameters (soil pH and topsoil humus content), mainly in order to observe the differences induced by the scale of the approachand to test existing data. In this respect, three differently dimensioned analysis scales were chosen, all parts of the s...
Autori: Ionuţ Vasiliniuc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STATISTICAL DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS FOR THE Cr(VI) ADSORPTION ON WEED Salvinia cucullata
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractExperiments were designed to optimize the Cr(VI) adsorption on Salvinia cucullata. The significance of different adsorptionparameters along with their combined effect on the adsorption process has been established. A regression equation wasformulated by representing percentage of Cr(VI) adsorption as a function of different independent variables such as contact time,pH, adsorbate concentration and adsorbent dose. The insignificant terms were assessed through student ‘t’ test and are remo...
Autori: Saroj Sundar Baral
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CHEMOMETRIC CLASSIFICATION OF ADVANCED OXIDATION PROCESSES FOR THE DEGRADATION OF PHARMACEUTICALS AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThe present study was focused to classify various advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) to degrade sixteen commonpharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs). The classification was based on the degradation rate constant (h-1).Chemometric techniques like principal component analysis (PCA) and cluster analysis (CA) were used to classify AOPs whichcan efficiently degrade a certain class of PPCPs. The bipolt based on first two principal components (PCs) of PCA modelidentified two distin...
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ASSESSMENT OF MACROMYCETES USING FOURIER TRANSFORM INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY AND CHEMOMETRICS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractEight species of macromycetes which grow in phytocoenosis from “Călimani National Park” (Eastern Carpathians, Romania)have been analysed using Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Among the analysed species, five species are beingconsidered edible (Clitopilus prunulus, Pleurotus eryngii, Macrolepiota rhacodes, Lacaria laccata and Suillus luteus) and threespecies are being considered toxic (Lyophyllum connatum, Paxillus involutus şi Gyromitra infula). The results of f...
Autori: Aurel Pui
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DRIVING FORCES OF WEEE MANAGEMENT: A PEST ANALYSIS OF ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractWaste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE, e-waste) represent the category of municipal waste with the fastest growthrate of the quantities generated particularly in developed countries. In Romania the WEEE management concerns have emergedrecently and the amount of information and data available is limited and sometimes irrelevant. In this case, studying the forcesthat influence WEEE management system directly or indirectly is useful for both the national and international stakehol...
Autori: Nadia Ciocoiu
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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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TOWARD A BLACK SEA COMMUNITY TAKING THE ADVANTAGES OF HYDROGEN ECONOMY-ENERGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThere are a quite large number of studies published in the last decade, dealing with the possible pass of the human society to thehydrogen-based energy. The efforts made by researchers all around the world, in order to bring technical solutions, seemremarkable, but at global level only minor progresses were made toward this major change. Furthermore, most of studiespredicted a fuel crisis, but not a possible economical crisis with significant effects on the developing renewable energytec...
Autori: Ştefan Stanciugelu
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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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RP-HPLC ANALYSIS OF CARBONYL COMPOUNDS IN SOME INDOOR AIR SAMPLES IN A FACULTY FROM CLUJ-NAPOCA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract This study describes a reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) method for the analysis of several carbonyl compounds in air samples. The air samples were collected using a passive sampling method and cartridges based on florisil impregnated with 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (2,4-DNPH). After derivatization the carbonyl compounds were analyzed by liquid chromatography technique coupled with UV detection. The developed RP-HPLC method was used to analyze...
Autori: Carmen Roba
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REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ESTABLISHMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY CLUSTERS IN NORTH-WEST REGION OF ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract In order to link the question of renewable energy to regional development and territorial cohesion, the article aims to present and evaluate recent initiatives taking place in the North-West Development Region of Romania, with emphasis on emerging renewable energy clusters. Moreover, we will present a case-study on geothermal energy cluster in Northern Transylvania. The state-of-art analysis is a result of a previous FP7 project, while the action plan has been derived from...
Autori: József Benedek
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EFFECT OF BATCH TIME ON THE PARETO OPTIMAL OPERATING SOLUTIONS FOR A CHEMICAL REACTOR BASED ON FAILURE PROBABILITY INDICES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Recently, a new failure probability index was introduced that characterizes the operation of highly sensitive chemical reactors (i.e. when highly exothermic / hazardous reactions are conducted). Based on this, the current paper exemplifies the application of the risk analysis methodology proposed to generate the Pareto optimal operating solutions accounting for reactor productivity maximization (product yield) and probabilistic risk minimization. The multi-objective optimi...
Autori: Anca Dan
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FAST CHARACTERIZATION OF PYRIDINE USING ION MOBILITY SPECTROMETRY AND PHOTOIONIZATION DETECTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Being involved in the synthesis of precursors for amphetamine and amphetamine-like drugs, pyridine (Py) may be also regarded as a by-product found when these drugs are obtained via the Leuckart method. Also, pyridine is well known as a biomarker of microorganisms, when those are subjected to pyrolysis before analysis by various instrumental techniques. Consequently, since Py is not commonly found in the air, its presence as a contaminant at trace levels in a room could ind...
Autori: George-Bogdan Ghira
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RISK-BASED ANALYSIS OF AN INDUSTRIAL ROMANIAN SITE HISTORICALLY CONTAMINATED WITH HEAVY METALS AND TOTAL PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Contaminated land is a major problem and its remediation costs in Europe and the USA exceed €550 billion; however, rehabilitation proceeds only at a slow pace. The normally high cost of remediation, along with the inefficient use of the available funds, gives rise to a need for a method of effectively allocating remediation funds. Risk assessment based techniques sustain the decision-making process regarding contaminated sites rehabilitation, along with cost/benefit analys...
Autori: Ileana-Codruţa Stezar
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SAFETY LEVELS REACHED BY REINFORCED SOIL STRUCTURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract The paper deals with reinforced soil structures used in critical infrastructures for ecological landfills. During the last 17 years in Romania 28 such landfills were completed. Romania is however a country where strong earthquakes often occur. About 60% of its territory feels the seismic actions which combine with the existing ones. During earthquakes in the massive structures of landfills, huge inertial forces are developing. Due to uncontrolled movements and deformations...
Autori: Cristina Feodorov
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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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MONITORING THE QUALITY OF THE SLUDGE RESULTED FROM DOMESTIC WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF RISK FACTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Monitoring the quantity of the sludge resulted from domestic wastewater treatment is a current concern in Romania due to the necessity to reduce any risk. This paper discusses the results of monitoring and examination of sludge deposited temporarily in a domestic wastewater treatment plant (5000 people equivalent) from qualitative point of view, following the analysis of the physical-chemical parameters: pH, total solids, specific resistance to filtration, humidity and den...
Autori: Casen Panaitescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF THERMAL DESORPTION USING LINEAR REGRESSION ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract The article presents the development of a mathematical model concerning thermal desorption in a tubular electric furnace, using the linear regression analysis principle. With a range of experimental data obtained from some laboratory tests on water evaporation plus pollutant (Hexaclorocyclohexane - HCH), evaporation resulting from the application of thermal desorption on some soil samples; a mathematical model was developed to calculate the mass of substance evaporated fro...
Autori: Calin Vasile Prodan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS OF AIR QUALITY IN TWO SITES WITH DIFFERENT LOCAL CONDITIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract The aim of this paper is to analyze how local and atmospheric conditions influence pollutants’ distribution. Two different sites in Romania were chosen for measurement campaigns: Surlari (44° 34', 26° 19') located into a forest and near a lake, and a suburban area, Magurele (44° 21', 26° 2'), where the anthropogenic activities dominate. The same equipments for measurements of surface ozone, CO, NO2, NO and PM10 were used at the two sites. The measurements were performed in...
Autori: Sabina Ştefan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EXPLORATORY ANALYSIS OF GAS EMISSIONS FROM NON-COMPLIANT MUNICIPAL LANDFILL USED FOR ENERGETIC EVALUATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract This paper presents a research method for the exploratory analysis of non-compliant municipal waste landfills by determining the gas composition of emissions. The proposed method has the following stages: establishing municipal landfill surface contour by topographic measurements; setting measuring points on the deposit surface; setting the number of points needed and their spatial coordinate; field location of points for making exploratory measurements; making and recordi...
Autori: Michaela Bianca Vac Soporan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FUZZY-BASED CLUSTERING OF EPICENTERS AND STRONG EARTHQUAKE-PRONE AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract An original Discrete Perfect Sets (DPS) algorithm was developed and applied to clustering of earthquake epicenters with M≥3.0 in California. The obtained clusters correspond well with the locations of the epicenters of strong earthquakes with M≥6.5. This fact allows considering them as earthquake-prone areas for the magnitude M≥6.5. We compared the obtained clusters with the areas recognized in 1976 using Earthquake-Prone Areas (EPA) method. The compariso...
Autori: Alexei Gvishiani
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26132

TIME SERIES ANALYSIS OF WIND SPEED AND TEMPERATURE IN TIRASPOL, MOLDOVA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract This research analyses time series of air temperature and wind speed. Trends and periodical components are defined for both time series with no significant statistical relationship between them. The spectral analysis of temperature series with no trends shows the peak frequency fc = 1/12, corresponding to a seasonal periodical component. The graph of the spectral density function of the wind speed time series does not manifest a seasonal periodic component. Forecasting of ...
Autori: Rasid Burtiev
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26135

IMPROVING FOOD SECURITY USING GIS DATABASE FOR MECHANIZED RICE FARMS MANAGEMENT IN NORTHWESTERN COTE D’IVOIRE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Agriculture is an axis of socio-economic development of the area of Denguele, Cote d’Ivoire. The evaluation of a project carried out as part of an agricultural campaign requires the handling of large amounts of heterogeneous data for effective monitoring. The design of an appropriate management tool is needed to organize and communicate information useful for decision making. The aim of this work is to provide a useful tool for a better management of information related to...
Autori: Arthur Brice Konan-Waidhet
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MACRO AND ULTRA-MICRO SCALE CHANGES OF RAPESEED SEEDLINGS GERMINATED FROM SEEDS EXPOSED TO UVA-VIS RADIATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Our researches have focused primarily on variations of different biophysical and biochemical effects on vegetal and animal material at macro, micro, and ultra-micro scale resulted from changes in environmental condition. Growth and spectral parameters of rapeseed seedlings from seeds exposed to UVA-VIS radiation with a high pressure lamp which emits incoherent continuously radiation for different time periods were examined 14 days after germination. These studied parameter...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CHANGES IN GROWTH OF WHEAT PLANTLETS INDUCED BY THE ACTION OF THIAMETHOXAM AND THIOPHANATE-METHYL ON SEEDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Pesticides can be considered useful to eliminate pests, but can also induce negative effects to the processes of germination, growth and development of plants or disrupt some physiological and metabolic processes. By studying the effect of pesticides on treated seeds germination, and determination of growth indices, it was possible to evaluate the positive or negative influence or toxicity of the chemical compounds. The aim of this research is to highlight the effects of d...
Autori: Daniela Nicuţă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ATR-FTIR CHARACTERIZATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF AVOCADO OILS FROM FIVE CAMEROON CULTIVARS EXTRACTED WITH A FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Avocado post-harvest losses and cultivar-oriented trade are relevant issues in Cameroon that affect producers and retailers incomes. Identifying specific chemical characteristics of avocado oils would give an added value to underutilized species. Five avocado varieties, Booth 7, Booth 8, Collinson, Hickson and Lula, were subjected to aqueous extraction and the Attenuated Total Reflectance-Fourier Transformed Infrared spectrometry coupled with chemometrics (ATR-FTIR) profil...
Autori: Brice Ulrich Saha Foudjo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26143

NEW EXPERIMENTAL PARAMETERS FOR MONITORING ENERGY SPECTRA OF GAMMA-RAY RADIATIONS IN THE ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Large amount of radioactive sources generate gamma rays of various energies and intensities. Gamma-ray spectroscopy is applied for the quantitative study of the energy spectra of gamma-ray sources. In the present paper, a statistical analysis of the energy spectra of gamma-ray spectroscopy monitored during 4 years at the “Dosimetry and Radioprotection” Laboratory from ”Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacău is provided. Several new mathematical parameters were calcula...
Autori: Marius Stamate
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF A MIXED CYCLE GAS TURBINE TITAN 130S TYPE OPERATING UNDER PARTIAL LOADS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract The paper presents several aspects regarding the optimization of the operation for a mixed cycle gas turbine, Titan 130S type, installed at S.C. CET S.A. Bacau, during the warm season. The optimization entails the partial loads operation and has been done using the multicriterial analysis, taking into consideration the operation restrictions required for this type of gas turbine. The criteria that regard this analysis are: thermal energy requirements, the global efficiency...
Autori: Marius-Ion Stanila
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS AND MODELLING OF THE SOLUBILITY OF BIOGAS COMPONENTS IN WATER FOR PHYSICAL ABSORPTION PROCESSES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Biogas can be used as a renewable and green energy source by upgrading to natural gas. Water scrubbing, which is one of the most widely-applied upgrading technologies, involves an accurate knowledge of the solubility of the main biogas components in water, which is essential to the design and optimization of the biogas upgrading process. In this work, we use several thermodynamic models available in the Aspen Plus software modeling environment to calculate the solubilit...
Autori: Petronela Cozma
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26148

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

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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26159

EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH ON CHANGES IN THE MECHANICAL PROPERTY LAW OF RESERVOIR BANK SANDSTONE UNDER "IMMERSION-AIR DRY" CIRCULATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractDuring the normal operating of reservoir, the rock mass quality in hydro-fluctuation belt of reservoir bank will degrade graduallyunder the water-rock interaction because of the periodically impoundment and drainage. In this article, with the consideration ofthe change of water pressure, an experiment was performed to simulate the process of “immersion-air dry” cycles with sandstones selected from the hydro-fluctuation belt of Three Gorges reservoir area. Test results indicates that the ...
Autori: Huafeng Deng
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26161

ANALYSIS OF ADDITIVE LOAD OF PIPE JACKING CONSTRUCTION ON ADJACENT PILE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractBased on the method of images, the three-dimensional soil additive load formula caused by pipe jacking soil loss was derived byusing non-uniform soil displacement mode. Combining the formulas of additive load induced both by bulkhead additive thrust,force of friction between shield and soil, force of friction between follow-up pipes, which are based on the Mindlin solution, theformulas of total soil additive load were obtained. The distribution regularity of total additive load on adjace...
Autori: Gang Wei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26166

COORDINATION ANALYSIS ON URBANIZATION LEVEL AND LAND USE EFFICIENCY OF XINJIANG BASED ON ESDA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractThis paper analyzes spatial effect of urbanization level, land use efficiency and their coordinative development degree of Xinjiangfrom 1995 to 2010 based on Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis and coordinative development degree model. It was found that the urbanization level and land use efficiency take on apparent spatial agglomeration. The hot spots concentrate mainly in the north slope of Tianshan Mountain and the corridor along South Xinjiang railway, and the cold spots distribute ma...
Autori: Yuanjing Qi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26171

EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION ON WET FLUE GAS DESULFURIZATION WITH ELECTROSTATICALLY-ASSISTED TWIN-FLUID ATOMIZATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractA wet flue gas desulfurization (WFGD) system adopting electrostatically-assited twin-fluid atomization injector was presented.Spatial distributions of the droplet sizes, velocity for different voltages were measured using limewater and SO2 removalefficiency for different voltages and Ca/S ratios were tested using limewater drops. The physical and chemical improvementmechanisms were analyzed using spray characteristics and double film theory. The analysis showed that electrostatically-ass...
Autori: Zhentao Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26175

EXPLORING LANDSCAPE DESIGN OF COMMUNITY PARKS FROM ECOLOGY AND RECREATION PERSPECTIVES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractWith the rapid development of the city, people feel increasingly great pressure. Community Parks are playing more significantroles in people’s daily life. Community Parks with the theme of leisure and recreation provide communication platforms forresidents and have enriched their outdoor activities. The parks not only ease people’s life and work pressure, but also improvecommunication among neighbours. An excellent Community Park not only needs to satisfy residents’ utility requirements,...
Autori: Wenting Wu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26176

DYNAMIC SIMULATION OF CHINA’S CARBON INTENSITY AND ENERGY INTENSITY EVALUATION FOCUSING ON INDUSTRY AND ENERGY STRUCTURE ADJUSTMENTS BY 2020
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractAlong with the rapid economic development of China, the large amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission has become constrainton future sustainable development. The Chinese government has established a series of policies to come with the high CO2-emission resulting from economic development with the target to reduce its carbon intensity (CO2-emissions per unit of grossdomestic product (GDP)) by 40-45%, and to decrease the energy intensity (energy consumption per unit of GDP) by 20% by theye...
Autori: Feng Xu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26181

EFFECTS OF ACIDIC AND ALKALINE POLLUTANTS ON THERMAL BEHAVIOUR, MICROSTRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CLAYS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractThermal behaviour, microstructure and mechanical properties of the clay polluted by acidic and alkaline pollutants wereinvestigated by thermogravimetric/differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA), scanning electronic microscope (SEM), mercuryintrusion experiments, permeability coefficient and unconfined compressive strength tests. The clay polluted by alkaline solutionpresented distinct exothermic peaks at 304-310oC, while it’s not observed for the one polluted by acidic solution due to thed...
Autori: Zhao Ying
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26183

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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26186

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

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

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

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

REMOVAL OF ACID BLACK DYE BY PUMICE STONE AS A LOW COST ADSORBENT: KINETIC, THERMODYNAMIC AND EQUILIBRIUM STUDIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractThe removal of Acid Black 1 dye was investigated by acid treated pumice stone as a low cost adsorbent, since acidicmodifications were expected to improve the sorption capacity. The main components of the considered adsorbent were SiO2 andAl2O3 and acid treated pumice shows irregular structure. The effect of various parameters such as the initial dye concentration,the contact time, the temperature and the pH were studied. An increase of the contact time, the initial dye concentration or a...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26211

ENHANCED REMOVAL OF FECAL BACTERIA BY ZINC-MODIFIED ZEOLITE IN AN INTERMITTENT MEDIA INFILTRATION SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractThe reuse of a wastewater treatment system was investigated using intermittent media infiltration (IMI) to evaluate the fecalcoliform (FC) removal efficiency with natural zeolite containing clinoptilolite from the state of San Luis Potosí, Mexico and itszinc-modified form (Zeo-Zn). The municipal wastewater, which was from Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, was treated for FC analysisfor four months. The physicochemical properties of zeolite were analyzed, and their behavior as filter media for ...
Autori: Sasirot Khamkure
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26212

LEACHING PROPERTIES OF LEAD PASTE IN SPENT LEAD-ACID BATTERY WITH A HYDROMETALLURGICAL PROCESS AT ROOM TEMPERATURE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractIn this study, as part of developing a green recycling process of spent lead-acid battery that can avoid both smelting and electrowinning, leaching agent citric acid and other additives (such as sodium citrate and hydrogen peroxide) in aqueous media were reacted with spent lead-acid battery paste. PbO, PbO2 and PbSO4, which are the three main components in a spent lead-acid battery paste, were leached to form lead citrate precursor which was crystallized and then separated from the solut...
Autori: Xinfeng Zhu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26215

TECHNO-ECONOMICAL EVALUATION OF POST- AND PRE- COMBUSTION CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE METHODS APPLIED FOR AN IGCC POWER GENERATION PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractGlobal warming is happening due to increasing level of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. In orderto reduce this rising level of CO2 emitted by human activities, carbon capture and storage technologies are being developed.The present paper investigates and compares, from a techno-economical point of view, two of the most used conceptual methods(post- and pre- combustion) for CO2 capture generated from the fossil fuel power generation sector. For post-combustio...
Autori: Anamaria Padurean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26217

INDICATORS FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF EXPOSURE TO GEOMORPHOLOGIC AND HYDROLOGIC PROCESSES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractThe recrudescence and diversification of natural and anthropic hazards over the past decades are mainly attributed to an increasein the vulnerability of human communities. Understanding this vulnerability, as central predictive variable within the riskequation, proves to be a highly useful tool in land planning, namely in the development of various strategies. The current paperaims at proposing and integrating certain indicators into the methodology used in the evaluation of exposure to ...
Autori: Adrian Grozavu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26218

MODELING OF PERMEABLE PAVEMENTS FOR TREATMENT OF URBAN RUNOFF USING SELF-ORGANIZING MAPS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractKohonen Self-organizing map (KSOM) modeling have been applied increasingly for analysis, estimation and prediction ofseveral water quality processes, which are embedded with high complexity, dynamism and non-linearity. KSOM or unsupervisedneural networks were applied to microbial data (Escherichia coli, faecal streptococci, and total coliforms) from the effluent of atwo year data set (2008-2010) on two permeable (pervious) pavement systems used to treat storm water runoff contaminated wi...
Autori: Kiran Tota-Maharaj
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26226

A NOVEL APPROACH FOR MODELING Cu2+ AND Zn2+ ADSORPTION FROM INDUSTRIAL LEACHATE BY PEANUT SHELLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractIn this work the adsorption of Cu2+ and Zn2+ from industrial wastewater by peanut shells without any pretreatment wasinvestigated through optimization techniques such as a feed-forward back-propagation artificial neural network and a simplexalgorithm. The Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm was the best back-propagation algorithm, with a minimum mean squared error of0.000217 for Cu(II) and of 0.000229 for Zn2+. Mean square error on the validation set is used as an estimate for variance.Accordi...
Autori: Başak Mesci
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26227

PHOSPHATE REMOVAL BY ELECTROCOAGULATION PROCESS: OPTIMIZATION BY RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractIn this research, response surface methodology (RSM) was applied to model the effect of main operational variables includinginitial pH, initial phosphate concentration, current density and reaction time on phosphate removal by electrocoagulation. It wasfound that the decrease of initial pH and initial phosphate concentration, and the increase of current density and reaction time are beneficial for improving phosphate removal efficiency. According to the ANOVA (analysis of variance) resul...
Autori: Mohsen Behbahani
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26237

PROCESS INTEGRATION IN THE BLEACHING SECTION OF A PAPER MILL FOR MINIMIZATION OF FRESH WATER CONSUMPTION AND WASTEWATER GENERATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractWater system integration can minimize both fresh water consumption and wastewater discharge from the paper mills. In thepresent study, Pinch Technology was used to analyze and optimize the water network of an integrated paper mill. A system wasdeveloped and a limiting constraint (COD concentration) was identified based on investigations for water quality, and thenminimum fresh water and wastewater targets were determined without considering water losses. The analysis was extended byestim...
Autori: Sudheer Kumar Shukla
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26240

OPTIMIZATION OF PROCESS FOR TOTAL RECOVERY OF ALUMINUM FROM SMELTING SLAG 1. REMOVAL OF SOLUBLE SALTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractWashing black aluminum (Al) slag to obtain soluble salts is an important stage of the smelting slag treatment at technologicalprocess. This process is used to recover Al as a coagulant for water purification. This research aims at establishing the optimalconditions for washing (e.g. temperature (T), solid: liquid ratio (S : L), time, the recirculation waters in the system). The goal ofresearch was to determine: a) the removal with maximum efficiency of the soluble salts from black Al sla...
Autori: Romanita Teodorescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26243

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
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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
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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
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OPTIMIZATION OF PROCESS FOR TOTAL RECOVERY OF ALUMINUM FROM SMELTING SLAG 2. REMOVAL OF ALUMINUM SULFATE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractThis paper continues the previous investigations regarding the technology for the Aluminum (Al) recovery as Al sulfate fromblack Al slag. Leaching is the next compulsory step in the Al extraction process. The paper studies the influence of mothersolutions´ (MS) recirculation resulted from the process within the system over the quality of Al sulfate and the siliceous residue(R) and, the aluminum nitride (AlN) hydrolyses in the leaching process. The optimum parameters determined are: *the ...
Autori: Romanita Teodorescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF BIOPOLYMERS IN DISTILLERY SPENTWASH USING IRIDIUM OXIDE COATED TITANIUM MESH ANODE AND POLYALUMINUM CHLORIDE: OPTIMIZATION AND SEQUENTIAL STUDIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractThe purpose of the undertaken research work is to degrade the biopolymeric pigments present in the distillery spentwash. This isdone by direct electro-oxidation using iridium oxide coated titanium mesh as catalytic anode. The effects of current intensity,dilution, pH and time of electro-oxidation were studied. The combined effects were analyzed using Box-Behnken design foroptimization and statistical analysis. The rate constant for first order electrochemical kinetics relating the rate c...
Autori: R. Krishna Prasad
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ARTIFICIAL AERATION TO ENHANCE THE MINERALIZATION OF MONO AZO (METHYL ORANGE)-CONTAINING WASTEWATER USING RECIRCULATED UP-FLOW CONSTRUCTED WETLAND
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractThe aim of this study is to evaluate the treatment performance of mono azo dye Methyl Orange (MO)-containing wastewater byrecirculated up-flow constructed wetland (UFCW) with and without supplementary aeration. The successive anaerobic andaerobic treatment of the UFCW reactors could effectively remove color, organic matters and intermediate aromatic aminessimultaneously in a single reactor. With influent 50 mg/L of MO, the removal efficiencies of COD and MO were 91 and 75 %,respectively,...
Autori: Soon-An Ong
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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ENERGY EFFICIENCY LANDSCAPES: AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY VISUAL TOOL FOR SUPPORTING DECISION MAKING IN BUILDINGS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractEnergy efficiency in buildings is a key issue in achieving sustainable development. Many decision support methodologies andtools have been developed, mainly based on energy consumption measurements or simulations and rules designed by experts toconstruct Building Energy Management Systems. An extension of this information from raw consumptions to energy efficiency isrequired. In addition, a visual depiction of this information with temporal and spatial resolution, applied to the differen...
Autori: Mark Richard Wilby
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF FOURIER TRANSFORM INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY FOR THE CHARACTERIZATION OF SUSTAINABLE COSMETICS AND INGREDIENTS WITH ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractThe aim of this study is to elaborate a survey on the efficiency of three anti-aging cosmetic formulations by applying FourierTransform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) with Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR) in order to characterize and identify thespecific recognition markers of the active ingredients. FTIR (ATR) spectrometry in specific regions was applied also to theingredients used in these products, depending on their role in the specific cream. Comparing the different composition of th...
Autori: Anca Maria Juncan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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POLLUTION WITH METALS (As, Sb, Hg, Zn) IN AGRICULTURAL SOIL LOCATED CLOSE TO ZARSHURAN GOLD MINE, IRAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractZarshuran As-Au deposit is the major ore deposit in northwest of Iran. Having been exposed to weathering, the accumulatedmining waste is consumed to deteriorate regional soil and water quality. Accordingly, 11 composite surface soil samples werecollected to evaluate the metallic pollution. Mean concentration of elements As, Sb, Hg and Zn were measured to be 234.9, 19.6,24.2 and 476.7 ppm, respectively. In comparison with mean earth crust and local guidelines for agricultural soil, the sa...
Autori: Abdolreza Karbassi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RELIABILITY MODEL FOR STORM SEWER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractReliability model which can quantitatively calculate the probability of failure of storm sewer was developed in this study. Annualmaximum rainfall intensities of six South-Korean cities were used to determine the statistical distribution for reliability model.From the results of reliability analysis, it was found that statistical distribution for the annual maximum rainfall intensities of sixcities in Korea is well matched with Gumbel distribution. Rational equation was applied to determ...
Autori: Hyuk Jae Kwon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SOLID MATERIAL MOTION LAW IN VERTICAL FEEDING SYSTEM WITHIN FULLY MECHANIZED COAL MINING AND BACKFILLING TECHNOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractBased on principles of feeding solid waste into vertical boreholes in fully mechanized coal mining and backfilling technology,the literature established a trajectory model of particles in gas-solid two-phase flow for the sake of reducing the damage tostorage silo underground done by enormous impulsive force generated by falling solid waste. In addition, dynamical analysismethod in gas-solid two-phase flow field was adopted herein to study the solid particles’ force characteristics and th...
Autori: Nan Zhou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY ON THE REMOVAL CHARACTERISTIC OF ACID VIOLET DYE FROM SYNTHETIC WASTEWATER USING A NOVEL RHA/PFA/CFA SORBENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractA novel RHA/PFA/CFA sorbent was developed by sol-gel method using three types of ashes, i.e. rice husk ash (RHA), palm oilfuel ash (PFA) and coal fly ash. From surface analysis of selected RHA/PFA/CFA sorbents, the spent sorbent had more compactstructures covered by irregular rough surface and the specific structure of raw RHA, PFA, and CFA were no longer visible. Inaddition, lower specific surface area was obtained for spent RHA/PFA/CFA sorbent. Batch studies were performed to evaluatet...
Autori: Irvan Dahlan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF FLUORIDE IONS BY ION EXCHANGE RESIN: KINETIC AND EQUILIBRIUM STUDIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractThe extent of the problem of the excessive fluoride in drinking water remains an important health issue. In the present work,strong-base anion resins were investigated to assess their sorptive removal capacity of fluoride from water. It was found that theremoval of fluoride was high at natural pH (7) and was improved for increasing contact time and adsorbent dosage. Themaximum sorption of the resin was 13.7 mg/g according to the Langmuir model, namely higher than the values reported in t...
Autori: Mohammad Taghi Samadi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TREATMENT OF NYLON PRODUCTION WASTEWATER BY BIOLOGICAL ANAEROBIC FILTER IN COMBINATION WITH A/O PROCESS – A CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractThis paper presents the full-scale treatment of nylon production wastewater in a wastewater treatment plant in Henan province, Central China. In this case, a 9600 m3/d capacity wastewater treatment plant was installed to treat the wastewater generated from the production of nylon-66 salt, based on the biological anaerobic filter (BAnF) combined with an anoxic/oxic (A/O) process. The performance of the biological combined system was monitored over a 75-day period. The results revealed tha...
Autori: Chunlian Xu, Haiming Huang, Jiankun Dai, Jianrong Qi, Qianwu Song, Shaowei Wu, Wenjun Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MECHANISM OF Cr(VI) BIOACCUMULATION BY Phanerochaete chrysosporium
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractThe aim of the present study was to investigate the mechanism of Cr(VI) bioaccumulation by livingand active Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Fungal growth was inhibited beyond 10 mg L-1 Cr(VI) concentration thereby reducing the chromium bioaccumulation capacity. The optimum pH was found to be 6 for the growth and bioaccumulation of Cr(VI) by P. chrysosporium. Bioaccumulation efficiency decreased from 81.47% to 23.82% when Cr(VI) concentration was increased from 10 to 40 mg L-1. A Fourier tra...
Autori: Kaustubha Mohanty, Somasundaram Murugavelh
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PERFORMANCE OF AN ACTIVE SOLAR STILL COUPLED TO EVACUATED TUBE COLLECTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractIn this study, the experimental performance of a single slope solar still coupled with an evacuated tube collector was investigated. A single slope passive solar still (PSS) and single slope active solar still (ASS) integrated with an evacuated tube collector were fabricated with an area of 1 m2 and tested in the composite climate of Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India, (Latitude: 11°N; Longitude: 77°E and an altitude of 409 m above sea level). High water  temperatures in the range of 84.2...
Autori: Karuppusamy Sampathkumar, Palanisamy Senthilkumar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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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
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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
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EFFECTS OF UV BLOCKING AND HEAT-RESISTANT PLASTIC BAGS ON SOLAR DISINFECTION OF RAINWATER AT DIFFERENT WEATHERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractThe efficiency of solar disinfection (SODIS) was evaluated and enhanced by concentrating sunlight at low pH values in a solar collector disinfection (SOCODIS) system at different sunlight intensities and is highlighted in the author’s earlier findings. In order for further improving the rainwater disinfection, simple technique like wrapping the PET bottles with heat-resistant plastic bags (Wp) were used for enhancing the thermal/synergistic effects of solar radiations. An analysis of the...
Autori: Abdulrahman Ali Alazba, Mooyoung Han, Muhammad Nasir Amin, Muhammad Tahir Amin
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FENTON AND PHOTO-FENTON OXIDATION OF SULFIDIC SPENT CAUSTIC: A COMPARATIVE STUDY BASED ON STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThis investigation compared the performance of Fenton and photo-Fenton oxidation processes in the treatment of sulfidic spentcaustic wastewater. Response surface methodology, particularly central composite design was used to investigate the effect ofFe/H2O2 and H2O2/COD in assessing treatment process efficiency. Empirical models were developed to describe the relationshipbetween the factors and responses. The models were validated through analysis of variance and were further used in pro...
Autori: Azmi Aris, Mohd Ariffin Abu Hassan, Sharifah Hanis Yasmin Sayid Abdullah, Siti Fadilah Md Noor, Zainura Zainon Noor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DISCHARGE FACTORS OF BIOMEDICAL WASTE OF HOSPITALS IN TAIWAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThis investigation consists of an analysis of data collected by the Industrial Waste Control Center Report System. Biomedicalwaste accounted for 20.90-25.54% of all hospital waste in Taiwan from 2005 to 2011. The waste discharge factors were 2.31 and3.26 kg/bed/day at bed occupancy rates of 80% and 60%, the biomedical waste discharge factors were 0.50 and 0.83 kg/bed/day,respectively. These discharge factors can be used to determine whether the amount of solid waste reported by a hospita...
Autori: Jim Juimin Lin, Mei-Chuan Huang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DEVELOPMENT OF A FUZZY-MARKOV-BASED INTERVAL STOCHASTIC DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING MODEL FOR RESERVOIR OPERATION MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractIn this study, a fuzzy-Markov-based interval stochastic dynamic (FM-ISDP) analysis method is developed for reservoir operationmanagement (ROM). In ROM, uncertainties could be represented as discrete intervals, fuzzy sets, and fuzzy-stochastic forms.FM-ISDP is framed on the integration of interval analysis, fuzzy vertex analysis, stochastic dynamic optimization approaches andthe fuzzy-Markov chain. The developed model is applied to a case of ROM within a multi-user, multi-uncertainty and ...
Autori: Dianzheng Fu, Guohe Huang, Ying Zhu, Yongping Li
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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

COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF LABORATORY AND FIELD-BASED METHODS TO MONITOR NATURAL ATTENUATION PROCESSES IN THE CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER OF A FORMER COKING PLANT SITE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThe monitored natural attenuation (MNA) of groundwater contamination is in many cases considered to be a cost-effective andappropriate strategy to manage the remediation of contaminated aquifers. A prerequisite for the public acceptance of such NAremediationapproaches is that the efficiency of the presumed NA-processes should be proven. This proof must be based on anextensive hydrogeological and in-situ characterization of the ongoing aquifer processes. Additional investigations of aquif...
Autori: Achim Möller, Anja Berning, Anne Berghoff, Bernd Mahro, Christoph Wortmann
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF DISTRIBUTION CHARACTERISTICS AND CONTAMINATION WITH HEAVY METALS IN SURFACE SEDIMENTS OF LAKE CHAOHU, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThe distribution and fractionation of nine heavy metals (Cr, Co, Ni, Cu, Cd, Zn, V, Pb and As) in the sediments of Lake Chaohu,a shallow eutrophic lake, were investigated using the BCR sequential extraction procedure. The level of pollution attributed tothese nine heavy metals was evaluated employing the potential ecological risk index (RI) and geoaccumulation index (Igeo). Metalconcentrations in sediments ranged from 65.00~104.00 for Cr, 14.50~21.70 for Co, 28.50~50.90 for Ni, 25.40~51....
Autori: Beidou Xi, Fengyu Zan, Guangchao Zhao, Jing Su, Kevin M. Yeager, Shouliang Huo, Xiujuan Yu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A ROBUST INEXACT TYPE-2 FUZZY SETS LINEAR OPTIMIZATION PROGRAMMING FOR IRRIGATION WATER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT UNDER UNCERTAINTY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThis research introduces a new Robust Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Set Linear Programming (R-IT2FSLP) model to manage irrigationwater resources. This method improves upon previous interval fuzzy bound models by allowing uncertainties presented asmultiple fuzzy boundaries. It creates additional degrees of freedom and enable direct modeling of uncertainties within anoptimization framework. It more explicitly reflects the system’s uncertainties under the fuzzy membership function. The more ofR-IT2...
Autori: Guohe Huang, Lei Jin
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION AND EFFICIENCY OF PACKAGING WASTE COLLECTION PRACTICES IN KOCAELI, TURKEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThe aim of this study was to evaluate the results of an urban pilot project on separate collection of packaging wastes. The projecthas been performed in a developed and industrialized city of Turkey, Kocaeli with the aim of collecting packaging wastesgenerated in residents, public offices and other business offices. The project was carried out according to packaging wastemanagement plans developed by sub-municipalities in coordination with Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality. Total monthly...
Autori: İsmail Özbay
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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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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NUMERICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON THE THERMO-AERODYNAMIC BEHAVIOR OF A DOUBLE-SKIN GLAZED FAÇADE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractThis paper presents a study of the thermoaerodynamic spectrum inside an asymmetrically heated vertical channel of a doubleskinfaçade. A double-skin façade is an envelope construction that consists of two transparent surfaces separated by an airchannel. The numerical modeling was developed using the Ansys-Fluent simulation software under conditions of forcedconvection, using a three-dimensional geometry and a “k-ε standard” turbulence model. Then, experimental tests were performedon ...
Autori: Cătălin George Popovici, Cătălin Grigoraş, , Theodor Mateescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EVALUATION OF THE ADSORPTION OF COPPER (II) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION BY D151 RESIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractStudies about the adsorption behavior of Cu(II) on D151 resin were conducted. Parameters including the effects of pH,temperature, contact time and initial metal ion concentration were studied by batch methods. Results showed that the adsorptionwas strongly dependent on pH of the medium, and the maximum uptake was obtained at pH 6.90. In the batch system, the D151resin exhibited the highest Cu(II) uptake as 277.8 mg/g at 318K, calculated by the Langmuir model. The adsorption kinetics were...
Autori: Caiping Yao, Chunhua Xiong, Xinyi Chen
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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MODELS FOR TREND OF PRECIPITATION IN DOBRUDJA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractPredicting the precipitation evolution is of big importance, especially for the regions affected by drought, where the irrigationsystems are necessary. Dobrudja is a region situated in the South – East of Romania, where the drought period is about 6 monthper year. Therefore, finding a model for the precipitation trend is the first step on understanding the weather evolution and itsprediction. In order to evaluate the precipitation variability in Dobrudja the annual and monthly precipitat...
Autori: Alina Bărbulescu, Judicael Deguenon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF Cu (II) IONS FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION BY ADSORPTION ONTO ACTIVATED CARBON PRODUCED FROM Guazuma ulmifolia SEEDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractGuazuma ulmifolia seeds activated carbon was modified by sulphuric acid to enhance the adsorption capacity for Cu(II) ions.This modified activated carbon produced from Guazuma ulmifolia seeds (GUAC) was investigated by observing the changes inits characteristics and the Cu(II) adsorption behavior. The prepared GUAC was characterized by BET, FTIR and SEM analysis.The kinetic data were analyzed using four adsorption kinetic models: the pseudo-first and pseudo-second order equations,intrapa...
Autori: Muthukumar Priyadharshini, Palanichamy Baskaralingam, Palanichamy RajKumar, Ponnusamy Senthil Kumar, Selvaraj Dinesh Kirupha, Subramanian Sivanesan
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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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HIERARCHICAL MODELLING BASED ECOLOGICAL LAND CLASSIFICATION IN A FOREST DISTRICT OF MEDITERRANEAN REGION, TURKEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractThis study was conducted to generate a hierarchical modelling based on ecological land classification in the Yukarıgokdere forestdistrict of the Mediterranean region, Turkey. Two ways indicator species analysis was applied to obtain response variables fromthe relevant vegetation matrix at each level. Response variables were modelled by using classification tree technique at eachlevel. Validation tests (i.e. multi-response permutation procedures for determination of differences of pl...
Autori: Kürşad Özkan
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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EVALUATION OF ENERGY PRODUCTION COMPANIES EFFICIENCY BASED ON THE COMBINATION OF PRINCIPAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS (PCA) AND DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS (DEA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractThe optimizing transformation of our country’s energy structure relies on the improvement of production efficiencies of domesticEnergy Companies. The efficiency improvement, in turn, is theoretically based on a set of scientific evaluation approaches. DataEnvelopment Analysis, a nonparametric method to evaluate the relative effectiveness of decision-making units, has a strongdiscriminating power to exclude invalid factors. However, DEA is sensitive to the number of evaluated decision-mak...
Autori: Lei Li, Mingyue Li
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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
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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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CARBON TAX DESIGN AND ITS IMPACT ON CHINESE REGIONAL ECONOMY BASED ON EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractThe adoption of Carbon tax is usually thought to be one kind of important economic measures to reduce carbon emissions. Onthe one hand, the adoption of carbon tax can reduce the use of fuels that contain high percentage of carbon, and promote thedevelopment and use of renewable energy. On the other hand, the measure will affect energy prices, supply and demand, andincome distribution, thus causing negative effects on economic growth. This paper discusses the design of the basic taxations...
Autori: Yan-bing Cai
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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
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INFLUENCE OF INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SPILLOVER ON CHINA’S CARBON EMISSIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractBased on the 1995-2009 panel data from 29 provinces of China mainland, this paper uses the panel co-integration model to assessthe influence of technology spillover effect from Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and that from import on the carbon emissionsof China. The result shows that both have an inhibitory effect on the carbon emissions, and the inhibitory effects brought by thelatter is more distinct than the former. Based on the analysis, we put forward several points on how to take b...
Autori: Jianping Liu, Qingbin Guo
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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
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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
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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
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REGIONAL STUDY ON THE FEED-IN-TARIFF MECHANISM OF THE PHOTOVOLTAIC INDUSTRY IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractFeed-In-Tariff (FIT) mechanism is an important measure for government to incentive photovoltaic (PV) industry development. Inorder to secure the appropriate implementation of the Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) mechanism, this paper explores in the first place anoptimal bidding contract price by establishing a bidding model between government and photovoltaic power generationcompanies. On this basis, the paper adopts the Net Present Value (NPV) method and studies the impacts of the fluctuations ofd...
Autori: Hong Li, Juanrui Lou, Tingting Zhang
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SPATIAL EFFECT ANALYSIS OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI) ON CARBON INTENSITY IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractBecause of the current researches ignoring the spatial spillover effects of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), this study empiricallyanalyses the spatial spillover effects of FDI on carbon emission intensity by using the spatial panel data model. Results show thatthe spatial autocorrelation between FDI and carbon emission intensity in China is evident, and that FDI is not only conducive toreducing of carbon emission intensity of the local region whose space spillover effects but also has a...
Autori: Wei Zhang, Xiongfeng Pan, Yue Yang
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DYNAMIC EVOLUTION MECHANISM OF CHINA TOTAL FACTOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY: COINTEGRATION ANALYSIS USING THE PANEL DATA FROM 1991 TO 2009
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractIn this paper, the panel data model is built to research the dynamic evolution mechanism of the total factor energy efficiency(TFEE). Then by using the panel data of China from 1991 to 2009, this paper estimates China’s TFEE based on the input to theguide DEA model, and empirically researches on the dynamic evolution mechanism of the China’s TFEE by comparativelyanalyzing the contribution rate of every influencing factor to the growth rate of TFEE. The empirical research results show tha...
Autori: Chuan-Xu Wang, Jian-Min Wang, Li Yang
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COMPOSITE ASSESSMENT OF PRODUCTIVE, PROTECTIVE AND RECREATIONAL FUNCTIONS IN FOREST PLANNING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractWoodland covers about one third of Italy. No longer just a source of products for fuels and buildings, forests also have aprotective function against natural disasters like landslides and they also serve as recreational areas for people.Our primary goal was to define an overall method for assessing the possible uses of woodland areas to help those preparing forestplanning instruments for evaluating the productive, protective and recreational functions of the woodlands. We quantified, usi...
Autori: Alessandro Toccolini, Giulio Senes, Natalia Fumagalli, Paolo Ferrario
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INVESTIGATION ON IMPACT OF BIODIESEL ON INJECTION PROCESS OF UNIT PUMP FUEL SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractThis work investigated the impacts of biodiesel properties on the complete fuel injection process of a high-pressure unit pump(UP) fuel system. Analysis based on a one-dimension flow model in the UP system deduces that both the injection pressure andthe pressure changing rate may be affected by the fuel properties. A serial of experiments were conducted under varied operationconditions to compare the influences of the diverse fuel properties on the fuel injection process. The test result...
Autori: Hefei Dai, Jing Peng, Tao Qiu, Xuchu Li, Yan Lei
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MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF OCCUPATIONAL RISK RELATED TO MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES OF WORK EQUIPMENT IN COMPANIES BY USING SOFTWARE TOOLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractMaintenance activities are among activities at work that can affect the safety and health of workers, both operators and thoseinvolved in maintenance operations of work equipment in use. Lack of maintenance can lead to a temporary or total stop of theproduction process, which means loss of production, as well as a high risk for the workers involved. Employers who do notmaintain or use, at a high safety level, the work equipment may produce major accidents at work.Taking into account the ...
Autori: Anca Elena Antonov
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PREVENTING WORKING ACCIDENTS BY SHORT-CIRCUIT CURRENTS IN ISOLATED NEUTRAL SYSTEMS OVER 1 KV
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractThirty two per cent of all injury risks identified at work are risks arising from work equipment. In this sense, the use of protectiveequipment, respectively earthing devices during interventions / works in electrical installations are the main protective measureagainst these risks. Short-circuit current calculation is necessary to determine the stress on both switching devices and protectionequipment in substations, and for choosing protective equipment for workers. This paper aims to m...
Autori: Constantin Beiu
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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
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ANALYSIS OF TRANSITORY PHENOMENA GENERATED BY UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS UPON THE VENTILATION NETWORKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractThe explosion phenomenon is an extremely complex physical-chemical process, which leads to the physical change of objectsand objectives encountered on the propagation path, as wells as the chemical modification of the underground atmosphere fromthe area of influence. During the underground propagation of the explosion, the most affected objectives are the following:ventilation constructions, regulation and insulation doors and the insulation dams. Dynamic pressure waves generated by thee...
Autori: Doru Cioclea
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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
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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
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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
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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
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SAFETY AND HEALTH ANALYSIS OF WORKPLACES EXPOSED TO STYRENE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractThe objective of this work was to analyse safety and health at work regarding the exposure of workers to styrene, and to establishthe basis for an exposure control system over the entire Republic of Slovenia. The main goals were to determine the number ofexposed workers, the levels of exposure at workplaces, and the effects to workers health. The measurements of the airbornestyrene concentrations and the biological monitoring of the exposed workers were performed. One thousand four hundr...
Autori: Lidija Korat
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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
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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
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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
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ACCIDENTAL POLLUTION WITH AMMNONIA. INFLUENCE OF METEOROLOGICAL FACTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractAir quality in urban areas mostly depends on the type and size of industrial activities, traffic intensity, municipal and industrialwaste management. In addition to these factors, air quality in urban areas also depends on the size and quality of green areas,population density, geographic and climatic conditions. This paper reveals the correlations between air quality aspects in BacauCity, Romania (related to 2011) and the most representative climatic factors that influence the pollutant...
Autori: Doina Capsa
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SPATIAL AND SEASONAL ECOLOGICAL STATUS OF FRESH WATER EVALUATED BY MULTIVARIATE ANALYSES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe changes in fresh water quality are reflected, over time, in the structure of the biocenosis by adjusting the composition, theabundance and the spatial distribution of species, in an attempt to maintain a constant equilibrium. It is difficult to identify thisequilibrium just by analysing the physicochemical measurements because they represent water quality conditions of the moment,while the analysis based on biological indicators which are reflecting the composition of macrozoobenthos...
Autori: Roxana Nechifor
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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
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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
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PROTECTIVE EFFECT OF EDIBLE CUCURBITACEAE SEED EXTRACT FROM CAMEROON AGAINST OXIDATIVE STRESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractAmong foods that possess potent medicinal properties, Cucurbitaceae seeds stand as a promising source, since they are assumedto have a protective effect against oxidative stress. In order to analyze the antioxidant compounds of the seeds of Citrulluslanatus, Lagenaria siceraria, Telfaria occidentalis, Cucurbita maxima, Cucumis sativus, Cucumeropsis mannii, and Cucurbitamoschata, the dried seeds were extracted in MeOH-H2O (50 %; v/v) mixture at constant mixing rate. Qualitative phytochemi...
Autori: Aristide Guillaume Silapeux Kamda
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EFFECTIVNESS OF SOIL AND WATER ASSESSMENT TOOL MODEL TO SIMULATE WATER FLOW IN A LARGE AGRICULTURAL COMPLEX WATERSHED: CASE OF BUYO LAKE BASIN, WEST OF CÔTE D’IVOIRE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe objective of the study is to set up and calibrate a model using the soil and water assessment tool (SWAT) in order to simulatethe water flow in the Buyo Lake located in west of Cote d’Ivoire and to test and evaluate the usefulness and the performance ofthe model. In this study, we had used the ArcSWAT graphical user interface to manipulate and execute the major functions ofSWAT model from ArcGIS tool. Hydrological modeling of Buyo Lake Basin was carried out with the ArcSWAT interface...
Autori: Tanoh Jean-Jacques Koua
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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
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SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS FOR URANIUM SOILS DECONTAMINATION USING A MONTE CARLO SIMULATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe washing method for uranium contaminated soils using three different reagents was investigated. Experimental data havebeen obtained for four types of soils, which have been characterized in terms of particle size distribution, as well as structure andchemical composition. Thus, the decontamination degree for each type of soil and reagent respectively has been measured.Subsequently, the decontamination process has been simulated using an artificial neural network. Based on this neural ...
Autori: Alexandru Woinaroschy
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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
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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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BIODEGRADATION OF THE HERBICIDE LINURON IN A PLUG-FLOW PACKED-BED BIOFILM CHANNEL EQUIPPED WITH TOP AERATION MODULES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractA lab-scale packed-bed biofilm channel reactor that operates as a plug-flow system equipped with top aeration modules wasconstructed and evaluated. To assess the reactor performance a microbial community able to degrade linuron was used. Changingthe fluid flow rates and the linuron concentrations in the inflowing medium the volumetric loading rates of linuron (BV,L) weregradually increased from 0.29 to 14.93 mg/Lh. During the operation of the reactor, an airflow rate of 0.15 ± 0.05 L/min...
Autori: Erick Marrón-Montiel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CONVENTIONAL vs. VACUUM SEWERAGE SYSTEM IN RURAL AREAS - AN ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractThe aim of this study is to investigate new perspectives with respect to the greening of the wastewater collection, subsequentlyassessing the value of the vacuum over the conventional wastewater collecting system in rural areas. The research was framedfrom the perspective of policy makers to aid in making decisions about benefits on long term horizon in implementing ecoinnovativeinfrastructure technologies. The study postulates the hypothesis that the vacuum sewerage system is technologi...
Autori: Iulia Carmen Ciobotici Terryn
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TECHNICAL SOLUTION TO REDUCE SOIL EROSION PRODUCED BY TAZLAU RIVER IN TARATA PERIMETER, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractThe paper analyses the hydrologic parameters of the Tarata perimeter with alluvial soils, in order to estimate the values of theTazlau River behaviour, in case of flooding. Tazlau River flow rate has an annual average value of 4.9 m³/s, with a torrentialcharacter when the level of precipitation is increasing. The analysis of this perimeter is of interest today as a result of the existingexcessive erosion. We identified a possible solution to reduce soil erosion through the exploitation o...
Autori: Stelian Cartacuzencu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EVALUATION OF CONTROL TECHNIQUES APPLIED ON A WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESS WITH ACTIVATED SLUDGE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractWastewater treatment processes with activated sludge are described in the specialized literature by complex models withnonlinear parameterization, such as for example Activated Sludge Model ASM1, ASM2 or ASM3. Under these conditions, thedesign of control structures using the state space representation is very difficult. Suitable techniques to approach the control ofthese processes are using control structures based on an input-output model or using control structures obtained without eve...
Autori: Daniela Carp
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SILICA IMPREGNATED WITH CYPHOS IL-101 FOR Cs+ ADSORPTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractA series of experiments were performed to quantify the adsorption of Cesium on Silica impregnated withtrihexyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium chloride (Cyphos IL-101). Non-radioactive cesium solution was used as a surrogate of theradioactive 137Cs. The obtained impregnated Silica with the studied ionic liquid was characterized through scanning electronmicroscopy, energy dispersive X-ray analysis and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy in order to put in evidence that theimpregnation with the...
Autori: Adina Negrea
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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FAULT AND EVENT-TREE TECHNIQUES IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH-SAFETY SYSTEMS – PART I: INTEGRATED RISK-EVALUATION SCHEME
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractFault-Trees (FT) and Event-Trees (ET) are well recognized techniques worldwide, which have been used by reliability experts infailure analysis of complex technical systems. In risk assessment (RA) of Occupational Health-Safety Systems (OHSS), thesituation is absolutely different, since their application is not quite expanded and has not been extensively incorporated in themain risk assessment methodologies of OHSSs, despite their significance. In this article, we review and classify FT/E...
Autori: Panagiotis Marhavilas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FTIR ANALYSIS OF ION EXCHANGE RESINS WITH APPLICATION IN PERMANENT HARD WATER SOFTENING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThe purpose of the present study is the comparative investigation of the calcium cations removal from aqueous solutions usingtwo strong acid cationic resins recommended during the last years for water softening. The performances of the two resins wereevaluated by the means of the cationic exchange capacity and the retention degree of the calcium cations. The evaluation of thetwo resins behaviour in the ion exchange process was performed by the means of the FTIR spectra recorded on the re...
Autori: Liliana Lazar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EXPLORATORY SPATIAL DATA ANALYSIS OF HEAVY METALS CONCENTRATION IN TWO SAMPLING SITES ON SIRET RIVER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThe study site is located on South of Bacau City, Romania, on two water courses: the Siret River – the branch flowing throughthe old riverbed downstream Galbeni Reservoir, and one of its tributaries - an infiltration channel, both of them being used by thelocals for fishing and irrigation, and the common meadow for grazing. The study covers the right side of the Siret River, betweenthe interception point up to Galbeni Reservoir dam and the equivalent length of the infiltration channel. T...
Autori: Maria Ema Faciu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FLUORESCENCE FINGERPRINTS OF LAKE AND RIVER AQUATIC SYSTEMS USING PARAFAC ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractFluorescence spectroscopy and parallel factor (PARAFAC) form a powerful tool in separating different fluorophores and maybe useful in detecting the fluorescent signature of dissolved organic matter (DOM). Despite the large number of studies onfluorescence and PARAFAC it is still uncertain if this combination is capable to separate DOM from different water types byanalyzing the presence of specific components and their spectral shape. This paper presents a preliminary study on thefluoresc...
Autori: Elfrida M. Carstea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF AIR FLOW AND CO2 CONCENTRATION IN A NATURALLY VENTILATED DAIRY BUILDING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractAir flow measurements as well as concentration measurements within a naturally ventilated dairy barn (NVD) were carried outduring one summer season of 2012. Air flow measurements were performed using ultrasonic anemometers (UA), either as shortduration (20 min duration) measurements with a higher spatial distribution (using up to 9 UAs at the same time) or as long period(roughly 2 weeks) measurements with a lower spatial resolution (3 to 5 UAs). Measurements were conducted at two heights...
Autori: Merike Fiedler
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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DETERMINATION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS AND PARTICULATE MATTER LEVELS IN AN URBAN AREA FROM ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractAs air quality becomes increasingly deteriorated in world-wide cities, air quality monitoring has extended beyond the criteriapollutants (CO, SO2, NOx, O3 and PM) in order to include several toxic air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds(VOCs). In the present study it was investigated the presence of 29 VOCs and PM including PM2.5, PM2.5-10 and PM>10 fractions,in an urban area from Romania. The total VOCs was higher in the urban area (176.72 - 192.54 μg/m3) than in the r...
Autori: Carmen Roba
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CHALLENGING ANALYTICAL TASK: ANALYSIS AND MONITORING OF ARSENIC SPECIES IN WATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractAnalysis and monitoring of arsenic is still a challenging analytical task. Due to its complex behaviour (different forms of arsenicthat can be present depending on pH and oxidation states of arsenic) as well as demanding analytical procedures and instrumentaltools for control of arsenic concentration in drinking water which is set to 10 μg L–1, there are still some open questions andissues when arsenic is the scientific topic. In this paper the idea was to use a multivariate statist...
Autori: Vladana N. Rajakovic-Ognjanovic
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY ON THE QUALITY OF WATER SUPPLY SOURCES FOR IASI CITY, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractEvaluation of the quality of natural waters used as sources for drinking water supply is very important for selection of the propertechnological treatment system that would ensure the compliance of physical, chemical and microbiological parameters with thespecific standards. The current study aims at investigating the quality of two natural waters used as sources for drinking watersupply of Iasi City: Prut River (surface water) and Timisesti (groundwater). The experimental analysis of th...
Autori: Maria Cohl
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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FAULT AND EVENT-TREE TECHNIQUES IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH-SAFETY SYSTEMS – PART II: STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractFault-Trees (FT) and Event-Trees (ET) are useful analytic tools for the assessment of reliability and safety of complex technicalsystems, and occupational health-safety systems (OHSS), as well. In this work we broaden and expand our previous studyregarding the features of FT/ET methods. To clarify this further, in the present article we statistically analyzed the results of aliterature survey, concentrated on FT/ET techniques applied in risk assessment (RA) of OHSSs, in order to (i) depi...
Autori: Panagiotis Marhavilas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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QUALITATIVE CHARACTERIZATION OF HOUSEHOLD GREYWATER IN THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAIN REGION OF HUNGARY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractGreywater (GW) has attracted global attention as an alternative water source over the last few decades. GW treatment andreliable reuse require the overall qualitative characterization of samples from different sources. This paper represents aninvestigation of household-generated GW in the Northern Great Plain Region of Hungary. Modern and reliable analyticaltechniques and instruments (ion chromatography, microwave plasma atomic emission spectrometry, Zetasizer Nano Z analysis,etc.) were ...
Autori: Ildiko Bodnar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS OF PRIMARY ENERGY USE OF TYPICAL BUILDINGS IN HUNGARY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractThe building stock in Eastern European countries varies greatly in terms of the thermal properties of the materials used. Duringrecent decades, the requirements related to building energy performance have been changed. Nevertheless, the number of newlybuilt buildings has decreased in recent years, so there are few buildings that fulfill the strictest requirements that were recentlyintroduced. Several national programs have been started to help owners improve the energy use of their build...
Autori: Béla Bodó
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS OF DEGREE DAY AND COOLING ENERGY DEMAND IN EDUCATIONAL BUILDINGS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractIn European countries, because of low fossil fuel reserves, energy saving is one of the primary research goals in every energyconsumer sector. In the last several years, several directives were elaborated by the European Commission to enhance the energyefficiency in buildings and increase the use of renewable energy sources. In European countries with temperate climates, in aresidential building with a “traditional” insulation of the envelope, heating represents approximately 65 to 75% o...
Autori: Imre Csáky
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HYDRAULIC BALANCING ANALYSIS OF A CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM WITH CONSTANT SUPPLY TEMPERATURE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractIn European countries with temperate climates, heating represents approximately 70% of the total energy consumption of aresidential building. Different Directives of the European Parliament and Council prescribe the enhancement of energy efficiencyand the reduction of energy demand of buildings. Consequently, the control of delivered heat is indispensable. The properoperation of the control system is possible only for balanced central heating systems. In the case of central heating syste...
Autori: Sándor Hámori
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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MODELING AND VIBRATION ANALYSIS OF LIMESCALE DEPOSITION IN GEOTHERMAL PIPES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractFailures of geothermal system pipes are often caused by limescale buildup on the walls of the pipes. The primary aim of thiswork is to investigate the influence of the scale formed on the walls of the pipes on the vibration parameters and naturalfrequencies of pipelines. To this end, the different phases of deposition are artificially simulated in the model experiments. In thedifferent states, vibration tests are preformed to evaluate the status of the pipe section and the rate of deposi...
Autori: Dénes Kocsis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COST-EFFECTIVE MASS PROPAGATION OF VIRGINIA FANPETALS (Sida hermaphrodita (L.) Rusby) FROM SEEDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractThe primary objective of this research was to develop safe, programmable and cost-effective technologies of plantlet productionfrom the seeds of undomesticated American populations of Virgina fanpetals (Sida hermphrodita RUSBY). During our seedpriming treatment experiments, approximately 40% of the Virginia fanpetals seeds that were high-quality, infection-free,normally imbibing and germinating seeds. Our spring propagation tray experiments indicated that the spring large-scale trayplant...
Autori: Erika Kurucz
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF MOISTURE IN THE TIME LAG OF BUILDING WALLS WITH DIFFERENT INSULATING MATERIALS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractThe thermal and water insulation of buildings is extremely important. Currently, the most applied insulation materials in thebuilding sector are plastic foams and fibrous materials. Different types of polystyrene materials are used as water and thermalinsulators, e.g., expanded polystyrene (EPS) and extruded polystyrene (XPS). The differences between the different polystyrenematerials is found in their manufacturing processes and thus in their microstructure. Our research focuses on the ...
Autori: Ákos Lakatos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SOCIAL EMBEDDEDNESS OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDING METHODS IN THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAIN REGION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractThe aim of the study is to reveal the energy-efficient technologies, related knowledge and information sources of the populationin the Hungarian Northern Great Plain Region and to gain a understanding of their attitude towards the implementation of thesetechnologies. The survey included questions about the alternative building technologies as well as the cost burden limits ofconsidering their application. Special attention was given to getting information about the energy characteristics...
Autori: János Pénzes
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF A BIOGAS POWER PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractIn our study, we examined the annual carbon footprint and energy balance of a Hungarian biogas power plant with a poweroutput of 0.637 MW in 2013, with reference to the complete life cycle of the biogas production. The life cycle analysis (LCA)considered the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) during the production of feedstock and its transportation into the powerplant, during the operation of the factory and during the process of rendering the discarded waste materials harmless. Weesta...
Autori: György Szabó
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPACTS OF LAND COVER CHANGE AND SOCIOECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ON ECOSYSTEM SERVICE VALUES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractSocial and economic development can cause land cover changes that significantly affect ecosystem services and functions. Thisstudy investigated the temporal variation in ecosystem service values in response to land cover changes caused mainly by humanactivities in Harbin City, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in northeast China. The aim was to provide guidance forregional sustainable development. An evaluation method for ecosystem service values based on land cover change wa...
Autori: Zi Tang
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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SOLUBILIZATION OF HEAVY METALS IN SLUDGE DURING SONICATION: IMPACT OF SONICATION TIME AND POWER DENSITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractHeavy metals in sludge have been one of the limiting factors for sludge reclamation, and therefore the changes of heavy metalsduring sludge treatment process should be concerned. This study investigated the detailed profile of changes of seven typicalheavy metals (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Hg) in the activated sludge during ultrasonic treatment process. The influences ofsonication time and ultrasonic power density were studied. Results showed that heavy metals in sludge were released i...
Autori: Tian Wan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECONOMICAL OPTIMIZATION OF AN INDIRECT SOLAR CABINET DRYER BASED ON MATHEMATICAL MODELING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractThis paper presents an optimization procedure to minimize the cost of drying in a solar cabinet dryer based on the results of amathematical model. The model has been developed previously for performance analysis of a solar cabinet dryer. The optimalvalues for geometry of the solar collector, mass flux of air through the collector, and initial moisture content are obtained in away that the drying cost is minimized. The results indicate that to optimize the drying cost, the best values of ...
Autori: Samaneh Sami
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PREPARATION, CHARACTERIZATION AND VALORIZATION OF REGENERATED LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE/POLYPROPYLENE BLENDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractThe aim of this work is to study the valorisation of two regenerated low density polyethylene (LDPE) coming from dirty wastesby blending with polypropylene (PP) in presence of compatibilizer. The first step was the determination of the physico-chemicalproperties of the two regenerated samples (density, melt flow index, water absorption, melting temperature and oxidation index)and the mechanical properties (tensile and shore D hardness).The second step was the characterization of the phys...
Autori: Nabila Guerfi
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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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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ANALYSIS OF THE OPERATING CONDITIONS IN THE TREATMENT OF COSMETIC WASTEWATER BY SEQUENCING BATCH REACTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract The biological removal of organic matter from a cosmetic wastewater by sequencing batch reactors has been optimized by analyzing the influence of the hydraulic retention time as well as the inclusion of anoxic and/or aerobic stages in the process sequence. Hydraulic retention time of 5 d led to the highest total organic carbon and chemical oxygen demand removal regardless the sequence used. Although a completely aerobic sequence can be used for cosmetic wastewaters treatment, the al...
Autori: Montserrat Tobajas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF CADMIUM DISSOLUTION FROM A HAZARDOUS WASTE BY STATISTICAL DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract Cadmium leaching experiments from hazardous waste containing 16.5 wt% CdO were conducted using H2SO4. Dominant experimental and process parameters were determined by factorial design. Six controlling factors were considered, i.e. solidliquid ratio, acid concentration, reaction time, particle size, stirring speed and temperature. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to identify main effects and their interactions. An empirical model, based upon experimental results, was developed to...
Autori: Mahdi Gharabaghi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENERGY USE, CONSERVATION AND EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS IN TAIWANESE COSMETICS INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract This work performs an energy flow case study on the cosmetics industry in Taiwan. In addition, the energy-saving potential of these options is evaluated. It is found that the total potential energy saving amounts to around 2397.0 GJ. It represented a potential reduction of 179.8 tonnes in carbon dioxide emissions. This study establishes an energy flow analysis and energysaving method for this case study, in addition to identifying potential energy-saving areas. The greatest energy-s...
Autori: Te-Li Su
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF ECODESIGN METHODOLOGY IN SMEs RUN ACCORDING TO LEAN MANAGEMENT: THE CASE OF A FURNITURE PUBLISHING COMPANY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract The aim of this paper is the adaptation of an Ecodesign methodology for product publishing SMEs that have implemented Lean Management. To obtain verification of this methodology, an eco-redesign case study of a product has been carried out from a furniture publishing SME which applies lean management to its entire production chain. Some proposed improvements resulting from this case study were: Design for dismantling, Multifunction, Dematerialisation, Increasing the material of rene...
Autori: Sara González-García
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS OF THE UTILIZATION OF WASTE CATALYSTS FROM CATALYTIC CRACKING REACTORS IN OIL INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract This article covers the investigation of the catalyst waste (T.R.M 1 and T.R.M 2) produced in the reactor of oil catalytic cracking. The analysis of this waste was carried out. The properties of T.R.M 1 and T.R.M 2 were investigated and determined, the mineralogical analysis of catalyst waste was implemented, the analysis of thermal effects during the burning was performed. Catalyst waste materials investigated were used in a ceramic system (from 7  to 20  of the ove...
Autori: Olga Kizinievič
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN EVALUATION OF THE DETERMINABILITY OF LOW LEVEL DIOXIN CONCENTRATIONS BY HRGC/LRMS-NCI
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract High resolution gas chromatography coupled with high resolution mass spectrometry systems are often used for the analyses of dioxins at low concentrations in environmental sample matrices such as soil, vegetation, sediment, air and food. Since the construction and operation costs of these systems are so expensive, the most of the laboratories in the developing countries haven’t the systems with high resolution mass spectrometry. Thus, cheaper systems with similar sensitivity s...
Autori: Mahmut Kemal Korucu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AGRICULTURAL GREEN GAS DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS IN THE NETHERLANDS. A STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract In the Netherlands green gas is seen as a sustainable alternative to natural gas. However, green gas is still not competitive to natural gas in terms of pricing, and production volumes are remarkably low. Currently, there is a lot of attention to green gas which stems from upgraded biogas, which is produced by manure-based anaerobic co-digestion by livestock farmers. In this article the central question is to understand green gas demonstration projects from stakeholders’ persp...
Autori: Thomas Hoppe
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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SCREENING THE WEEKDAYS/WEEKEND PATTERNS OF AIR POLLUTANT CONCENTRATIONS RECORDED IN SOUTHEASTERN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract Some of the major stressors of air quality in the urban areas are nitrogen oxides, ozone and suspended particles. The effect of air pollution on respiratory diseases can increase considerably at high levels of pollution and might trigger asthma symptoms. Longterm exposure can increase the rate of respiratory infections and symptoms at population level, but particularly in children. The goal was to analyze with statistical techniques the pollutant concentrations (NO, NO2, and SO2) re...
Autori: Daniel Dunea
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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ASSESSMENT OF SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION AND POLLUTION WITH HEAVY METALS IN ROADSIDE SOILS ALONG XI’AN-BAOJI HIGHWAY IN NORTHWEST CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract Xi’an-Baoji Highway is one of the oldest and most important highways in northwest China. In this study, the concentrations (0-20 cm) of Pb, Zn, Cu and Cr at 5-1000 m distances in the roadside soils along Xi’an-Baoji Highway were experimentally determined to analyze their spatial distribution and evaluate their contamination levels. The spatial distribution (mg·kg-1) of Pb, Zn, Cu and Cr at 5-1000 m distances from the both roadsides (North/South) is, respectively, ...
Autori: Shuanxi Fan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BATCH AND COLUMN REMOVAL OF CHROMIUM (VI) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION USING POLYPYRROLE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract The present study deals with the removal of Cr (VI) from aqueous solution by polypyrrole (PPy). Response surface methodology (RSM) was applied for the design and analysis of experiments in the optimization of pH, temperature, initial concentration, contact time and adsorbent dose during the removal of the Cr (VI). The optimum adsorbent dose, temperature, initial concentration of Cr (VI), pH and contact time were found to be 0.8 g, 46.5 oC, 187.5 mg/L, 5.3 and 15.4 min respectively. ...
Autori: Ehsan Hasani
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EXAMINATION OF THE USE OF AMMONIUM ACETATE AS LIXIVIANT IN RECOVERY OF ZINC FROM WASTE BATTERIES AND KINETIC ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract This study is focused on the dissolution kinetics of zinc oxide in ammonium acetate solutions to recover the zinc from alkaline and zinc-carbon spent battery powders. This study represents a first step for further studies in which actual waste powder is to be used. Therefore, the experiments were performed by using pure zinc oxide powder to evaluate the dissolution behavior of zinc. The effects of ammonium acetate concentration, reaction temperature, stirring speed and solid to liqu...
Autori: Nizamettin Demirkıran
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MAGNITUDE OF DAMAGE EVENTS ON HYDROTECHNICAL TORRENT CONTROL STRUCTURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract The objectives of this paper address the identification and statistical analysis of the laws underlying the variability of the magnitude of the damages to torrent control structures induced by four of the most well-known events affecting their stability, resistance and durability. The research set consists of 100 torrent control structures that have continuously functioned for almost three decades in a managed torrential watershed in the forested mountainous area of Romania. In the ...
Autori: Ioan Clinciu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ELUCIDATING CHARACTERISTICS OF GEOPOLYMER WITH SOLAR PANEL WASTE GLASS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract This study examined the characteristics of geopolymer with solar panel waste glass. After 28 days of curing, the compressive strengths of the geopolymer samples containing 10 mass % and 20 mass % solar panel waste glass were 63.3± 1.8 and 49.1 ± 2.2 MPa, respectively. The geopolymer sample with 10% solar panel waste glass exhibited a stronger reaction than that with 20% solar panel waste glass, and the strength decreased as the amount of solar panel waste glass increas...
Autori: HuiCong Hao
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS FOR AN IRREVERSIBLE COMBINED THERMIONIC-THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR WITH FINITE RATE HEAT TRANSFER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract A model of an irreversible combined thermionic-thermoelectric generator with internal and external irreversibilities is established in this paper. The performances of the combined generator, in which the heat transfers obey radiative heat transfer law, are analyzed and optimized by using the combination of finite time thermodynamics and non-equilibrium thermodynamics. The general expressions for power output and efficiency versus drop voltage are derived. The influence of finite rat...
Autori: Zemin Ding
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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ANAEROBIC BIOREMEDIATION OF PAH–CONTAMINATED SOIL: ASSESSMENT OF THE DEGRADATION OF CONTAMINANTS AND BIOGAS PRODUCTION UNDER THERMOPHILIC AND MESOPHILIC CONDITIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract The degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) including fluorene, phenanthrene, anthracene, fluoranthene and pyrene were investigated under thermophilic and mesophilic anaerobic-methanogenic conditions. By using central composite design, the impact of PAH concentration and soil to inocula ratio were systematically studied for their influence on PAH removal and biogas production. During the first 30 days, PAH concentration decreased in all samples indicating that the ino...
Autori: Tahseen Sayara
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ESTIMATING CROWN CLOSURE OF FOREST STANDS USING LANDSAT TM DATA: A CASE STUDY FROM TURKEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract Remote sensing data has been broadly used in assessing and monitoring natural resources. Monitoring forest resources with Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) and other fine resolution sensors has become a challenging work in a wide variety of forest applications. In this paper, the relationships between stand crown closure with spectral reflectance values and some vegetation indices (VIs) obtained from Landsat TM were investigated in a case study area. The Pearson correlation and multiple ...
Autori: Alkan Günlü
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RESEARCH AND TRENDS IN PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract During the creation of a product, the majority of the enterprises still apply a linear approach. This approach has been imposed by the organization way of the company and by the informational flow between the different departments. In the present time different models of integrated engineering oppose to the sequential organization. These models permit the simultaneity of the activities deploying or at least their partial overlap. The activities overlap can be imagined eliminating fi...
Autori: Petrică Corăbieru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A SIMULATION STUDY ON THE DIESEL ENGINE COMBUSTION PROCESS BASED ON THE FIELD-EFFECT ANALYSIS METHOD OF COMBINED COMBUSTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract Based on the spray mixing field-effect analysis method, this paper has taken into consideration the variation in the distribution of oxygen concentration in the combustion process and has put forward the combined combustion field-effect analysis method. The method is applied to the matching study of a certain kind of diesel engine’s combustion chamber with air admission and fuel injection parameters and can also be used to complete the simulation analysis and evaluation of mix...
Autori: Xiang-Rong Li
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FORECASTING THE PRESENCE OF Ca2+ AND Mg2+ CATIONS IN MINERAL WATERS. A MODEL BASED ON FUZZY LOGIC
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract This paper aims to develop the theoretical framework and the applicative implementation of a new analysis method, which has the purpose of determining and classifying mineral waters in Romania and Europe, with the use of mathematical modelling and fuzzy logic. Firstly, the article underlines the properties of mineral waters in terms of curative effects, particularly the role of Ca2+ and Mg2+ upon the human metabolism. The values of these two chemical elements will constitute an inde...
Autori: Alina Stefanache
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REASONS FOR NON-PARTICIPATION IN RECYCLING OF SOLID WASTE IN NORTHERN MALAYSIA: A CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract It is widely accepted that public support is vital to the success of most recycling programmes. The actions of householders are paramount to the success of any sustainable waste management policies whether local, regional or national. This paper presents a study of householders’ attitudes to recycling of solid wastes in Malaysia, which supports the idea that careful planning and design are critical for the success of a new recycling programme. A postal questionnaire survey was...
Autori: Abdelnaser Omran
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CORRELATION ANALYSIS OF CH4 EMISSIONS FROM PADDY SOILS WITH CHANGES IN OXIDIZABLE ORGANIC CARBON
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract Soil organic carbon is one of the key substrates affecting methane emissions in paddy fields. However, not all soil organic carbon forms methane. This study therefore involved comparative analysis of the methanogenesis of different organic carbon sources (rice straw, chicken manure and pig manure) in paddy field soils. The results indicated that whereas methane emissions from the pig manure treatment (PM) were not significantly different to those associated with the application of c...
Autori: Jiamei Wu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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AN IMPROVED METHODOLOGY FOR DETERMINATION OF RADIOCHEMICAL AND CHEMICAL IMPURITIES IN THE SYNTHESIS PROCESS OF 18F-FDG (2-[18F] FLUORO-2-DEOXY-D-GLUCOSE)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 2
Abstract 18F-FDG is a glucose analog in which the hydroxyl group on the second carbon is substituted with 18F, being used as an indicator of glucose uptake and cell viability. The aim of this work was to synthesize the 18F-FDG and to validate the methodology for the assessment of its both radiochemical and chemical purities, according to the European Pharmacopoeia. The proposed methodology encompasses three chromatographic methods: radio-HPLC, radio-TLC and HS/GC. Radiochemical impurities ...
Autori: Mirela Mihon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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VOLATILES IN TĂMÂIOASĂ ROMÂNEASCĂ VIA SUPERCRITICAL FLUID EXTRACTION (SFE) ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 2
Abstract Wine analysis is a complex process, requiring multiple techniques and very in-depth multidisciplinary knowledge. Moreover, when talking about sensorial potent wines, like Muscat or Tămâioasă Românească (from aromatic Romanian grape variety), the identification and characterization of its volatile compounds is achieved through different methods, most calling for powerful solvents to separate the aroma substances. Supercritical fluid extraction is a powerfu...
Autori: Lucia Cintia Colibaba
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INFLUENCE OF HYDROXYPROPYL-BETA-CYCLODEXTRIN ON THE PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF A FLAVONE WITH IMPORTANT PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 2
Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin on diosmin, substance from the flavones category with important pharmacological properties. We carried out solubility studies, calculating the solubility constant of the complex formed between diosmin and hydroxypropyl-cyclodextrin at various temperatures (20, 25 and 37 0C) and in the presence of increasing cyclodextrin concentrations. AL type curves were obtained which suggest the format...
Autori: Constantin Ciobanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RURAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE OPTIMIZATION OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 2
Abstract The development strategy of the European Union until the year 2020, Europe 2020, militates for an intelligent economy, sustainable and favorable to inclusion. Following these principles, each Member State establishes its targets and action plans at a national level. On the other hand, the rural zones benefit from diverse forms of renewable energy which can assure their development and energetic autonomy, bringing important advantages to the rural community: the diminishing of energy...
Autori: Liliana Topliceanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CHARACTERIZATION OF DYES LOADED POLYVINYL ALCOHOL (PVA) BASED HYDROGELS THROUGH CIELAB METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 2
Abstract Hydrogel membranes obtained by neat polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) or PVA with various bio insertions like: Scleroglucan (Scl), Zein (Zein) or Cellulose (Cel), were subjected to diffusion and sorption/desorption experiments using different type of dyes such as: Crystal Violet (CV), Methylene Blue (MB), Congo Red (CR). If the sorption, desorption or diffusion of a dye in/from/through a hydrogel is usually monitored by the dye solution analysis, in this case the transport phenomena are follo...
Autori: Adina Papancea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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LAYERED DOUBLE HYDROXIDES AS ADSORBENTS FOR ANIONIC DYE REMOVAL FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 2
Abstract Reactive Blue 19 (RB 19) dye removal from aqueous solutions by using layered double hydroxides containing nitrate as the intergallery anion (MgAlLDH) as adsorbents was investigated. The adsorption process was found to be influenced by the contact time, the initial dye concentration, the presence of inorganic anions and the temperature. The XRD and FTIR analysis evidence two competitive processes: adsorption and/or intercalation of the molecules may take place, depending on the initi...
Autori: Maria Celina Alexandrica
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NEW COMPLEXES OF 2-(1H-1, 2, 4-TRIAZOL-3-YL) PYRIDINE WITH Co(II), Cd(II), Rh(III), IONS: SYNTHESIS, STRUCTURE, PROPERTIES AND POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 2
Abstract Co(II), Cd(II) and Rh(III) complexes with 2-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)pyridine (Htzp) as ligand were synthesized and investigated. The neutral mononuclear complexes with a generic [M(tzp)n] structure have been prepared from Htzp and corresponding transition metals chlorides at 2:1 and 3:1, respectively molar ratios in H2O–EtOH. The resulted crystalline complexes were investigated through magnetic and molar conductivity measurements, elemental analysis, FT-IR, mass spectroscopy, t...
Autori: Petronela Horlescu
ISSN: 1
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STUDIES ON THE PHOTOCATALYTIC DEGRADATION OF ORGANIC DYES USING CeO2 - ZnO MIXED OXIDES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 2
Abstract A new catalytic mixture of nanosized dioxide (CeO2) and zinc oxide (ZnO) powders have been synthesized by surfactant-assisted solvo-thermal route, characterized and evaluated for photocatalytic activity. The prepared catalysts were characterized by TG, XRD, SEM and EDAX methods. SEM analysis showed that the catalyst particles have spheroidal shape and their sizes range from 50 to 80 nm, organised as uniform distributed aggregates with large surface area, leading to the existence of ...
Autori: Gabriela Antoaneta Apostolescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A NEW STRATEGY FOR PENTACHLOROPHENOL MONITORING IN WATER SAMPLES USING ULTRA-HIGH PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY - MASS SPECTROMETRY TANDEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract A novel sensitive and rapid analytical approach based on ultra-high performance liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry (UHPLC/MS/MS) tandem was developed for the monitoring of pentachlorophenol in water samples. Chromatographic separation was carried out on Acquity BEH C18 (100 x 2.1 mm, 1.7 μm) column under gradient mode using a mobile phase consisting of acetonitrile/ultrapure water/formic acid. Quantification of pentachlorophenol was performed on a triple-quadrupole tandem ...
Autori: Yassine Kadmi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF ISES FOR SIMULTANEOUS NH4 +, NO3 - AND NO2 - MONITORING IN SYNTHETIC WASTEWATER USING SOLVER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract The adaptation of commercially available ion-selective electrodes (ISEs) for use in wastewater matrices was demonstrated using multivariate analysis and optimization with the Microsoft Excel Solver tool. The electrodes were characterized in pure analyte solutions, and their parameters were estimated using multivariate analysis and Solver optimization. The ammonium, nitrate, and nitrite ions were measured in model systems that were designed to simulate wastewater. The accuracy of the...
Autori: Natalija Koprivanac
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CHALLENGES AND OPORTUNITIES IN GREEN PLASTICS: AN ASSESSMENT USING THE ELECTRE DECISION-AID METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract Bioplastics are biobased materials, usually easy biodegradable, derived from renewable resources. Evolution of bioplastics production is related to: bio starch and starch mixtures (74.5%); bioplastic products from fermentation (13%), bioplastic from petrochemicals materials (12.5%). They are seen as a viable solution to avoid some environmental impacts caused by the use of fossil-based conventional plastics. In this context, the general objectives of this study entail the analysis a...
Autori: Elena-Diana Comaniţă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A FUZZY NON-RADIAL DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS (DEA) APPROACH TO MEASURE REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract Data envelopment analysis (DEA) has been recently utilized as a multiple criteria tool for environmental performance evaluation by incorporating undesirable outputs. Most DEA models to measure environmental performance follows the assumptions of crisp data and radial measures. In this paper, we present a fuzzy non-radial DEA approach with Russell measure for environmental performance evaluation. A pair of bi-level mathematical programs is formulated to calculate the lower and upper ...
Autori: Zhongbao Zhou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26691

STUDY OF AIR POLLUTION IN BUCHAREST, ROMANIA DURING 2005 - 2007
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract The main purpose of this paper is to assess the concentration levels of pollutants at six urban sites in Bucharest, Romania in order to draw conclusions on their temporal variability in different sources and under different meteorological conditions. The analysis of measured pollutant concentrations (NOx, NO2, CO, PM10) runs over three years: 2005, 2006 and 2007, and uses data from the network of monitoring stations of Environmental Protection Agency of Bucharest, which was establis...
Autori: Sabina Stefan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INDIVIDUAL EXPOSURE OF WOMEN TO FINE AND COARSE PM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract Individual exposure to particulate matter (PM) fractions is mainly determined by indoor source characteristics and personal activity patterns. This paper discusses experimental results obtained through the analysis of individual exposure of women to PM10 and PM2.5. To this purpose, 15 volunteers of different ages and lifestyles living/working in Ceccano (Italy) were selected and their exposures to PM10 and PM2.5 were measured through a handheld photometer. They also filled out a tim...
Autori: Giorgio Buonanno
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SYNTHESIS AND BIOEVALUATION OF MAGNETIC PARTICLES BASED ON CHITOSAN AND PHYTOCOMPONENTS FROM Eugenia carryophyllata AQUEOUS EXTRACT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract In this study we report the preparation and evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of a new hybrid material based on chitosan (CH), magnetite (Fe3O4) and phytocomponents from the Eugenia carryophyllata aqueous extract (AE). CH/Fe3O4 was prepared by chemical precipitation of Fe2+ and Fe3+ ions in aqueous solution of sodium hydroxide and CH. E. carryophyllata’s dried buds were hydrodistilled under microwave conditions. The AE was separated in three equal parts, one for the chl...
Autori: Ion Anghel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REMOVAL OF Pb(II) AND Cu(II) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS BY Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: INFRARED AND THERMAL ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract The removal efficiency of algal biomass Chlamydomonas reinhardtii for Pb and Cu metal ions was evaluated in single and binary metal systems. Biosorption experiments were performed in solutions containing 0.2 g L-1 of algal biomass at 30oC and pH 6. Initial metal ion concentrations ranged from 10-7 M to 10-6 M. Thermal analysis of the biosorbent indicated that algal cells are composed of groups containing C, H, N, and S. The presence of ionisable functional groups responsible for bio...
Autori: Roula Flouty
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26709

NOVEL ELECTROKINETIC REMEDIATION SYSTEM - BORON DOPED DIAMOND (EKR-BDD) PROCESS FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF POLYAROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHs) IN LIQUID PHASE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract This research evaluated two electrokinetic remediation systems (EKR) for separating phenanthrene from bentonite and its electrochemical destruction by using a Boron Doped Diamond (BDD) electrode. The effect of the electrochemical potential for the oxidation of phenanthrene in liquid phase with Ti/BDD was analyzed by Normal Pulse Voltammetry and Hydroxyl Radical (●OH) analysis using the Spin Trapping Technique. The results showed that 70% of phenanthrene was removed from benton...
Autori: Alejandro Medel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26710

THE ROLE OF AGRI-ENVIRONMENT SCHEMES IN FARM ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY FROM HIGH NATURAL VALUE TRANSYLVANIAN AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract The paper investigates the role of the Common Agriculture Policy support in the economic sustainability of sheep breeding farms from North-Western Romania (Transylvania), focusing particularly on the Agri-Environment Schemes (AES). The region has important High Natural Value (HNV) grassland areas significant for bio-conservation. To analyze their importance in the overall economic viability, individual data was collected from 207 farms using a stratified sample. A principal componen...
Autori: Mugurel I. Jitea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SYNTHETIC TEXTILE DYE REMOVAL FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION USING MODIFIED LOCAL CLAY ADSORBENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract Locally sourced clay from Kuala-Kangsar town in Perak state Malaysia was used in both its raw (RKKC) and modified (MKKC) form as adsorbents for the removal of methylene blue (MB) from synthetic textile wastewater in batch adsorption process. The raw clay was modified through H2SO4 acid treatment, Al(OH)3 ion exchange, calcinations and then molded into beads before freeze drying. The BET surface areas of RKKC and MKKC were 11 and 100 m2/g, respectively; their elemental analysis and ...
Autori: Manase Auta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF AN AGRICULTURAL TECHNIQUE BASED ON AEOLIAN DEPOSITION, IN A SEMIARID ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract Wind erosion, which strongly affects both plant and soil development in arid environments, is dependent on soil properties, wind characteristics and plant cover. In a semiarid zone in SE Spain, a new technique consisting of dusting plants with a forced wind stream reduces tillage and significantly increases productivity. By using a blower once a year, dust is raised and partly retained by plants, and eventually ends up in the understory. To assess the influence of this technique on ...
Autori: Carlos Asensio
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26735

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

DISCHARGE WATERS: DETERMINATION OF POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBON (PAH) LEVELS BY A GC-MS/MS METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract The aim of this work was to determine polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) levels in discharge waters from municipal and industrial treatment plants. For this purpose a simple and sensitive method for the analysis of 16 PAHs at ultra-trace levels in water has been developed and validated using liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) and gas chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS). The total PAH content was in the range 100-800 ng L-1 for samples from surface treatment ...
Autori: Nadia Crini
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS OF WASTE THERMAL WATER DISPOSAL: LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF THERMAL WATER SEEPAGE ON DIFFERENT SOIL TYPES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract In Hungary, 0.5 million m3 of thermal water is exploited every day for diverse purposes. After utilization, this enormous amount of thermal water becomes sewage water with a high concentration of salts, heavy metals, ammonia, nitrate, an unfavorable ion composition and high temperature. A common treatment is to dispose of waste water into a surface recipient through uninsulated channels surrounded by arable land. By infiltration, sewage water can cause potential salinization/sodific...
Autori: Andrea Farsang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26742

NETWORK ANALYSIS FOR RESILIENCE EVALUATION IN WATER DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract Resilience is meant in this paper as the capability of a networked infrastructure to provide its service even if some components are failed: it depends both on net-wide measures of connectivity and the role of a single component. This paper has two objectives: first to show how a set of global measures can be obtained using techniques from network theory, in particular how the spectral analysis of the adjacency and Laplacian matrices allows us to obtain a characterization of global ...
Autori: Antonio Candelieri
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26746

COMPARATIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF SOME POLYMERIC MATERIALS IMPREGNATED WITH IONIC LIQUID FOR THE REMOVAL OF RADIONUCLIDES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract In order to remove various radionuclides (Tl+, Sr2+and La3+) from wastewaters we used three solid supports of (styrenedivinylbenzene) grafted with different pendant groups (1-triphenylphosphonium; 2-izo-propylphosphonate; 3- aminoethylaminomethyl). The solid supports with different pendant groups were impregnated with ionic liquid (Cyphos IL-101- trihexyltetradecylphosphonium chloride). IR-spectra, EDX-ray and SEM image were used to characterize the adsorbent obtained after the imp...
Autori: Mihaela Ciopec
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26749

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

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

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF WASTE MANAGEMENT IN BANJALUKA REGION WITH FOCUS ON LANDFILLING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract This paper presents the application of life cycle assessment (LCA) modelling used in the process of comparing the best technology for disposal municipal solid waste (MSW) in the Banjaluka region. Three scenarios were considered: unsanitary landfill, sanitary landfill with gas collection and burning on flare and sanitary landfill with energy recovery. The Banjaluka landfill is currently an unsanitary landfill because a system for collecting and treating gas has not yet been implement...
Autori: Draženko Bjelić
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26767

THE EXPERIENCE OF THE FIRST INDUSTRIAL SYMBIOSIS PLATFORM IN ITALY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract This paper reports the activity, promoted by the Italian agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable economic development (ENEA), in the framework of the project for the development and implementation of the first Italian Platform for Industrial Symbiosis implemented in Sicily (2011-2015). The goals of the project were: to provide a methodology and an instrument for industrial symbiosis implementation at regional scale, to implement a IS Platform as a support to SMEs to ind...
Autori: Laura Cutaia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26774

MULTIDISCIPLINARY AND INNOVATIVE METHODOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT IN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract Sustainability issues have driven academic researchers towards the definition of methodological tools to assess the impacts derived from products and services and to make them more ecologically friendly, economically profitable and socially suitable, and whose results have to be clear and understandable to a broad public. In the evaluation of complex socio-environmental systems, like agricultural ones, uncertainty often arises and the quality of decision processes can be a high conc...
Autori: Anna Irene De Luca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AROMATIC HYDROCARBON LEVELS AND PM2.5 CHARACTERIZATION IN ROME URBAN AREA: PRELIMINARY RESULTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract The preliminary results of aromatic hydrocarbon (AR) levels and PM2.5 physico-chemical characterization in Rome urban air throughout the 2014 are reported. A gas chromatograph was used for continuous measurements of AR concentrations with 30 minute time intervals. PM2.5 was collected by PM swam Dual Channel. Metal content was determined by ICP-MS. Single particle characterization was performed by Scanning Electron Microscopy equipped with a thin window system for X-ray microanalysis...
Autori: Carla Fanizza
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26780

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

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

INTERSECTORIAL REUSE OF WASTE AND SCRAPS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BUILDING PRODUCTS: STRATEGIES AND VALORIZATION OF WASTE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract The European Commission has introduced a whole range of policies and initiatives to promote the product eco-innovation and the environmental impacts reductions. One of the key topic for the reduction of the environmental impacts is the waste recycling and reuse (turning waste into useful resources). A teamwork of Politecnico di Milano has developed a research work, still ongoing and continuously updated, called “The usefulness of the useless. Cross-sectorial evaluation of wast...
Autori: Marco Migliore
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26788

FUNGAL LACCASES PRODUCTION USING TOMATO-BASED MEDIUM: A FACTORIAL DESIGN APPROACH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract This study was aimed to stimulate laccase production by Trametes pubescens MUT 2400 by using a tomato-based medium. Two sequential 2x2 factorial designs were used to determine the effect of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) source concentration on laccase activity and biomass concentration; copper was used as the sole inducer (0.75 mM). Analysis of the first factorial design showed that N had a strong positive effect on the maximum laccase activity, which occurred at day 12 of cultivation...
Autori: Federica Spina
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF INDOOR POLLUTION IN A SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT THROUGH BOTH PASSIVE AND CONTINUOUS SAMPLINGS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract The aim of this study is to assess indoor air quality in an educational institute located in a suburban area of the Po plain (Italy). Samplings are carried out in preschool and elementary school classrooms, and also in the garden of the institute, to have information on outdoor levels. The monitoring is performed to determine the most important indoor pollutants (i.e. volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbonyls and NO2), by using diffusive passive samplers. Sampling in the classroo...
Autori: Ivano Vassura
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DEVELOPING UNCONVENTIONAL OIL AND GAS RESOURCES IN CHINA: A CONCEPTUAL ANALYSIS FRAMEWORK
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract Chinese political winds encourage unconventional resource exploitation. However, replication of “shale gas miracle” outside North America seems impossible because of things like problematical accumulation in geological conditions. There are many obstacles and difficulties China faced in this context. The accuracy of resource assessment and technology progress are key aspect to lower investment risk. Based on these, this paper provides integrate ways to make resource esti...
Autori: Shubin Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CHINA’S OPTIMAL STRATEGY AGAINST THE EUROPEAN UNION AVIATION CARBON TAX SCHEME: A TWO-STAGE GAME MODEL ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract A two-stage game model is proposed in this paper to study how China can best respond to the European Union (EU) Aviation Carbon Tax Scheme. Four possible strategies of China can be chosen, including “non-resistance”, “refusal of pay”, “retaliatory duties” and “credible threat”. The analytic result shows that the strategy “refusal of pay” makes a consensus with the Chinese policy as an optimal strategy for China. The main co...
Autori: Qiao Han
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26801

DEVELOPING URBAN LOW-CARBON TRANSPORT SYSTEM IN DEVELOPED CITIES OF CHINA: THE EXAMPLE OF JINAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract Economy depends heavily on transport. Since the overwhelming motor vehicles burn fossil fuels at present, transport system keeps producing CO2, which will speed up the climate change if fossil fuels are consumed excessively. Thus, Jinan, the economic center of China’s second developed province, aims to formulate a low-carbon transport system in future. This paper analyzes the causal relationship in transport system and discusses its CO2 emission situation according to the time...
Autori: Qiang Han
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26802

DYNAMICS ANALYSIS OF A MICROBIAL FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND PID CONTROL OF ITS POWER AND CURRENT BASED ON THE CRITICAL PROPORTION DEGREE METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract In this paper, the structure and working principles of a microbial fuel cell (MFC) are analysed, and a mathematical simulation model of MFCs is established based on the electrochemical equation, kinetic equation and material balance equation of a MFC. A simulation analysis and discussions are conducted in a MATLAB environment to investigate the effect of acetate concentration, influent flow and external resistance on the performance of a MFC system. The simulation model is demonstra...
Autori: Aimin An
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26803

INDUSTRIAL ENERGY CONSERVATION AND EMISSION REDUCTION TOTAL FACTOR PRODUCTIVITY IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract For the purpose of evaluating the effect of environmental regulations addressing Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction (ECER) on Chinese industry, this paper introduces a non-radial, non-oriented and slacks-based data envelopment analysis (DEA) model, energy conservation and undesirable output reduction slacks-based Malmquist index (EUSM index) and its decompositions. This model can simultaneously measure energy and non-energy inputs along with pollutant emissions in addition t...
Autori: Jing Xiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26805

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

MODEL FOR LOSS ASSESSMENT DUE TO FLOOD IN THE LOWER YELLOW RIVER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract Large and frequent floods of the floodplain have caused huge loss to local residents in the lower reaches of the Yellow River. Since 1949, the population affected by the flood in the Yellow River has been about 8.87 million, and the submerged cultivated land area has been about 25.6 million acres. In order to provide the basis for flood control and disaster mitigation, it is very important to build a loss assessment model to evaluate flood damage. In this study, the relationship fun...
Autori: Xianqi Zhang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26816

WETLAND OF INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE: THE BRAILA SMALL ISLAND EXPOSED TO NOISE POLLUTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract Braila Small Island is situated on the Danube, in Braila County, Romania being considered a protected area, in the category V IUCN - Natural Parks. Because of aggressive tourism, inappropriate behaviour of the tourists as well as of the residents, as well as of the fact that the navigation channels are open and the transit is made by engine boats, the whole ecosystem is endangered by noise pollution. The purpose of this paper is to determine the level of the noise pollution emerging...
Autori: Mihaela Picu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26823

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

MERGING EARTH OBSERVATION DATA, WEATHER PREDICTIONS, IN-SITU MEASUREMENTS AND HYDROLOGICAL MODELS FOR WATER INFORMATION SERVICES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract There is an increasing variety of hydrometeorological information sources available for operational water management. These comprise in-situ measurements, Earth Observation, meteorological models, and hydrological models. The effective use of all these information sources together is challenged by two aspects. First, there is an information and communication technology (ICT) challenge of acquiring, processing, merging, and presenting the various data streams operationally. Secondly,...
Autori: Isnaeni M. Hartanto
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26827

POLLUTION DETECTION ON THE CYBERWATER PLATFORM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract Following the implementation rules of EU INSPIRE Directive, we designed, developed and tested a system for pollution detection, alert and pollution propagation simulation on the Cyberwater platform. We address the challenge of providing public information about water quality parameters measured by Wireless Sensor Networks placed on the river shore. The system provides pollution alerts based on the analysis made on the monitored water parameters. Furthermore, it is able to estimate t...
Autori: Lucia Vacariu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26828

MULTIPLE MODELING PARADIGMS APPLIED FOR ACCIDENTAL POLLUTION MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract Models are very important in the development of information systems for water management and they concern not only hydrology aspects, but also representations of complex software applications. Their conception requires big and orchestrated efforts of various stakeholders, like hydrologists, software and electrical engineers, emergency professionals, GIS specialists and ecologists. Water management blends multi-disciplinary aspects; therefore software analysis and design for this dom...
Autori: Anca Daniela Ionita
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26829

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

IMPACT OF BRUNAUER EMMETT TELLER ISOTHERM ON RESEARCH IN SCIENCE CITATION INDEX EXPANDED
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract A bibliometric analysis along with a brief historical and modifications overview and scientific applications was carried out to reveal the impact of Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) isotherm on scientific research. The data was based on the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED) database of the Thomson Reuters Web of Science. BET isotherm received a total of 10,418 citations from its publication to 2012. Among them, 9,117 (88%) were research articles by 20,108 authors with 95% m...
Autori: Moonis Ali Khan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26839

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF Cu AND Ni BASED CATALYSTS IN THE HYDROGENATION PROCESS OF GLYCEROL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract The paper describes a numerical analysis concerning the behaviour of Cu and Ni based catalysts having different mole ratios of Ni to Cu in the process of glycerol hydrogenolysis. The impregnation technique was used to prepare the copper and nickel based catalysts. Our study revealed that their performances are different and depends on the Ni/Cu ratio. The catalysts were tested using various reaction conditions, such as time and temperature, and their performances analysed based on t...
Autori: Adriana Marinoiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26843

QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF LANDSLIDE SUSCEPTIBILITY IN THE BÂRLAD BASIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract Landslides constitute an abrupt and short-lived geomorphic risk phenomena, which may cause significant damages to human made infrastructures or even claim human lives. The present study aims to assess landslide susceptibility, at regional scale, in the Bârlad Basin, situated in eastern Romania. The subject is approached by means of logistic regression analysis, which is one of the main methods employed for this purpose worldwide. A landslide inventory was carried out by digiti...
Autori: Cristian Valeriu Patriche
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26846

GENOMICS AND PROTEOMICS TECHNIQUES IN NANOPARTICLES STUDIES – NEW APPROACH IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 10
Abstract Environmental research has been significantly enriched by genomic and proteomic methodologies. Particularly in the atmospheric pollution studies, where a variety of environmental hazards act simultaneously and frequently in close interrelationship, only such integrative methods can provide a comprehensive analysis. Nanoparticles are a heterogeneous class of particles, but their health effects have also common aspects. The scope of the article is to present the contribution of genomi...
Autori: Marina Otelea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26852

OPTIMIZATION OF PROCESS VARIABLES TO MAXIMIZE THE PERCENT OF IRON REMOVAL FROM 34% CaCl2 SOLUTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 10
Abstract This work presents the optimization of process variables to maximize the percent of Fe (II) removal, R (%), by chelating resin Purolite S930 from 34% CaCl2 solutions. To study the combined effect of the initial solution pH, initial Fe (II) concentration and resin dosage was used a 23 orthogonal central composite design and Response Surface Methodology (RSM) for analysis of experimental data. To optimize the regression equation was used The Gradient method. The study discovered that ...
Autori: Camelia Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26856

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

GIS-BASED FUZZY MULTI-CRITERIA DECISION MAKING MODEL FOR COASTAL AQUACULTURE SITE SELECTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 10
Abstract The first step for scientific and sustainable aquaculture development is appropriate site selection, and the success or failure of any aquaculture development largely depends on the right selection of the site. Due to favorable climatic conditions, suitable water quality, soil high natural productivity and space availability, the long southern coastline of Iran is regarded as highly suitable for aquaculture development. Site selection can be viewed as a multi-criteria decision makin...
Autori: Freydoon Vafaie
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26866

ROLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL RISK FACTORS IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE: BUCOVINA REGION CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 10
Abstract Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that occurs due to a progressive degeneration of dopaminergic (DA) neurons. Brain area affected by progressive destruction of neurons controls movements, and patients with PD reveal rigid and uncontrollable gestures, postural instability, small handwriting and tremor. There are some risk factors that have been proven to trigger PD with a certain probability (for example insecticides exposure, and genetic and environmental ...
Autori: Oana Geman
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26868

EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON ADSORPTION OF PHOSPHORUS ON SEDIMENT COMPONENTS WITH DIFFERENT PARTICLE SIZES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 10
Abstract The adsorption of phosphorus (P) on sediment plays a significant role in phosphorus transport in aquatic systems. This research examined the effect of the main components of sediments (including iron (Fe), manganese (Mn) oxides and organic matter (OM)) on P adsorption and to evaluate their relative contribution with different sediment particle sizes. The sediments were separated into four particle-size fractions: 0-30 μm, 30-62 μm, 62-90 μm, and 90-125 μm, and then selec...
Autori: Yang Xiao
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26873

SUSCEPTIBILITY OF THERMOPLASTIC BASED COMPOSITES TO DEGRADATION BY MICROORGANISMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract In the present study, several selected formulations based on recycled (rPP) or virgin polyolefins (vPP) and lignocelluloses were prepared and subjected to microorganism attack. Biodegradation tests were performed with microbial strains belonging to fungal genera, like Aspergillus, Penicillium and Fusarium. The initiation of biodegradation was demonstrated by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) micrographs showing the colonization of surface samples by microbial strains. The crystalli...
Autori: Luiza Jecu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INFLUENCE OF FIREBALL COUPLED WITH A TOXIC PUFF RELEASE ACCIDENT CONDITION ON CONSEQUENCES AND POSSIBLE DOMINO EFFECT OCCURRENCE FOR TWO RISKY NEIGHBORING CHEMICAL PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract A study of a classical BLEVE fireball model associated with a toxic Puff release one was made in order to evaluate the influence of accident conjugate conditions on its consequences in two neighbouring industrial plants. The possible occurrence of the Domino effect is also exemplified for the approached chemical complex including two sensitive neighbouring chemical plants including tubular reactors for catalytic oxidation of butane to maleic anhydride and catalytic hydrogenation of ...
Autori: Hasan Hadi Salman Khwayyir
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF POLLUTANTS INPUT OF ACID MINE DRAINAGE AND DOMESTIC ACTIVITIES IN ARIES RIVER WATER, ROMANIA – A CHEMOMETRIC APPROACH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract To assess the pollutants input of acid mine drainage (AMD) and domestic activities in Aries River, the water was monitored monthly, during one year, in 15 sampling points along the River. The dissolved metals (Ca, Mg, Na, K, Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn), anions (SO42-, NO3- and Cl-), pH and electrical conductivity were analyzed. The obtained data were assessed against the water quality standards, Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Hierarchical Cluster Analysis. The results revealed the water...
Autori: Erika Andrea Levei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RESEARCH ON WASTEWATER PHYTOREMEDIATION USING AQUATIC SPECIES FOR HEAVY METALS PHYTOEXTRACTION AND BIOACCUMULATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract Phytoremediation tests on heavy metals bioaccumulation were performed during 2012-2014 with aquatic species Lemna minor, Pistia stratiotes, Eichhornia crassipes, Vallisneria spiralis, Hydrilla verticillata, Cladophora glomerata on samples of contaminated waters collected from the toxic pond of waste landfill Şomârd-Mediaş, Sibiu County. With the purpose to check the species capacity for heavy metal removal and bioaccumulation, comparative analysis of water samples wa...
Autori: Dana Malschi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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USING GIS AS A SUPPORT TOOL FOR ASSESSING THE REMEDIATION METHODS APPLIED IN ACCIDENTAL OIL SPILLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract Accidental oil spills represent one of the environmental threats affecting the surface water in Romania, where their number has an increasing trend during the last decade, this type of events being registered mostly on the inner rivers, and not on the Black Sea. Because the inland rivers are used as drinking water sources for populated areas and raw water for industry, the response to accidental oil spills has to be rapid and tailored to their particular dynamic conditions. The cont...
Autori: Delia Popescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN EXAMPLE OF THE USE OF BIO-INDICATORS FOR AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENT IN AREAS WITH HIGH INDUSTRIAL PRESENCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract Air pollution is an increasing critical issue and the focus of innumerable studies and monitoring activities. In addition to automatic monitoring systems typically used to measure fine dust, ozone, nitrogen oxide and sulfur oxide, the use of bioaccumulation monitors can also be exploited, especially when monitoring large areas. The advantage of biomarkers is the very low costs involved compared to traditional monitoring systems. Bio-indicator techniques do not measure directly air q...
Autori: Vincenzo Torretta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NOVEL BIOACTIVE AND BIODEGRADABLE MATERIALS FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract Poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) is the most widely used material for the production of medical devices such as intravenous fluid bags and tubing, enteral feeding, dialysis equipment and catheters. Despite of their numerous advantages, the plastic medical devices are non biodegradable and prone to microbial colonization causing biofilm associated infections which are difficult to treat and tend to chronicisation. A possible solution to surpass these limitations could be the fabrication of...
Autori: Petruța Stoica
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TIME SERIES ANALYSIS OF AIR POLLUTANTS RECORDED FROM ROMANIAN EMEP STATIONS AT MOUNTAIN SITES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract The present study analyzes the background pollution in Romania using official data reported for recorded air pollutants from the automated regional stations located at three mountain sites. A series of key figures regarding the trend of background pollution at Romanian mountain sites was extracted based on annual average concentrations recorded between 2010 and 2013 i.e. 8.8 ± 5.2 μg NO2/m3, 5.3 ± 1.6 μg SO2/m3, 0.075 ± 0.035 μg CO/m3, 3.2 ± 0.9 ...
Autori: Daniel Dunea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE EXPOSURE TO ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD AND ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC SIGNAL MODIFICATION TO MEDICAL PERSONNEL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract This paper presents the results of electrocardiography (ECG) signal acquisition, the heart rate variability (HRV) extraction method and the statistical processing of the extracted features on human exposed below the maximum level of exposure of the electromagnetic field. The ECG recordings were acquired in common situation of electromagnetic fields exposure occurring in hospitals: the power line supply (50 Hz), the fluorescent lights tubs (5 KHz - 150 KHz) and the electrosurgical un...
Autori: Narcis Iulian Adochiei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF BENZENE ON FORMALDEHYDE REMOVAL BY SHOOTS OF THREE INDOOR PLANT SPECIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract Much attention is paid to removing formaldehyde from indoor air to decrease the health risk for urban inhabitants since formaldehyde is a main indoor pollutant causing various symptoms. In this study, formaldehyde removal by the shoots of potted Chlorphytum comosum (spider plant), Epipremnum aureum (golden pothos) and Aloe vera (aloe) was investigated with a dynamic chamber technique. The results indicated that the order of formaldehyde removal capacities for the plant shoots was C....
Autori: Haiping Hou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BIODEGRADATION OF HIGH GRAVITY DISTILLERY EFFLUENTS USING MICROBES FROM DIFFERENT ECOLOGICAL HABITATS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract The distillery wastewaters lead to multiple environmental concerns due to release in large volume of pollutants in water-bodies. In the present study, microbes tolerant to 10-50%, v/v of distillery spent wash (DSW) and decolorization capacity were explored for decontamination. Total 32 microbes from various eco-habitats and depositary were examined to degrade DSW, initially at 10% and successively to 25 and 50%. Of these, 3 thermotolerant Pichia sp. viz. Y4, Y16 and D1C and an isola...
Autori: Bhagyashri Dandi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FERLENT® - A CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZER PRODUCED FROM A POLYMERIC MATERIAL WITH AGRONOMIC BENEFITS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract The possibility to use release controlled fertilizers in the agriculture of the tropical countries is more important than in the agriculture of the countries of the cold regions. In this context, the purpose of this work is the characterization of an encapsulated commercial Fertilizer of Controlled Release named FERLENT®, which was covered with a polymeric material, obtained in situ, under controlled conditions, which allowed to corroborate the fairly well adjustment of the synt...
Autori: Mayra González Hurtado
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GIS-BASED DRINKING WATER WATERSHED MANAGEMENT: A CASE STUDY OF THE GALYAN WATERSHED IN TURKEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract Water is one of the most important resources for sustainable development and human life. To meet future water needs, water resources and drinking water watersheds (DWWs) should be placed under protection using efficient methods. The spatial planning and spatial data has an important role in sustainable DWW management. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is extensively used for spatial data production effectively based on spatial planning. The use of large-extended data, the analy...
Autori: Recep Nisanci
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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VULNERABILITY OF GROUNDWATER UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE AND LAND COVER: A NEW SPATIAL ASSESSMENT METHOD APPLIED ON BELIŞ DISTRICT (WESTERN CARPATHIANS, ROMANIA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract A new assessment method of groundwater vulnerability was done using multilayer data analysis through GIS Spatial Analyst Tools. The method presented here refers at Beliș district territory and describes two tasks: (1) groundwater vulnerability determination from Water Surplus, Ecosystem Services, Aquifers map, and Infiltration map; (2) the future vulnerability assessment for 2050, considering four scenarios of land cover and climate data changes. First results, carried out by p...
Autori: Mărgărit-Mircea Nistor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RETHINKING WASTE MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE RESOURCE-EFFICIENT CONCEPT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract The paper aims at supporting and catalysing discussions (and possible options) on how the widely common waste management concept could be efficiently transformed to a level where phasing out residual waste becomes technically feasible. As such, this paper presents thoughts on the (possible) future meaning of term “waste”, but it also addresses the important relationship between the terms “waste” and “level of country development”. Although this re...
Autori: Andjelka Mihajlov
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH OF LAND COVER AT LOCAL LEVEL: STUDINEŢ CATCHMENT (EASTERN ROMANIA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Abstract This paper is an environmental approach of land cover in rural areas, based on a case study of Eastern Romania: Studineţ catchment (9669 hectares). The information necessary to shape the profile of the research area is obtained through diachronic and comparative analysis of different land cover categories. For this purpose, three distinct aspects were analyzed: weight and fragmentation of arable land; evolution and current weight of forests; expansion of xerotermophilous shrubs...
Autori: Iulian Cătălin Stângă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE CHARACTERISTICS AND MANAGEMENT IN SINOP, TURKEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
This paper presents municipal solid waste (MSW) responsibility and management structure in Sinop, Turkey together with the current situation of collection, recycling, transport and disposal of MSW. In order to examine the MSW management, a longterm study was conducted between 1994 and 2010. In this study, physical composition of MSW was determined. Proximate analysis (moisture content, density and calorific value) and ultimate analysis (carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur and ash) of ...
Autori: Nurdan Gamze Turan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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POPULATION ANALYSIS IN HIGH-NITRATE WASTEWATER TREATMENT IN SEQUENCING BATCH REACTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
The pickling liquor used in the stainless steel manufacturing process is a mixture of nitric and hydrofluoric acid which generates wastewater with nitrate concentrations ranging between 500 and 6000 mgNO3--N/L. In the present study, laboratory-scale anoxic Sequencing Batch Reactors (SBRs) were used to treat high nitrate wastewaters. Two different sludge inocula were tested: one from a Municipal Solid Waste Leachate Treatment Plant (LTP), and the other from a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP). Meth...
Autori: Ana Isabel Pelaez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF CLAY SOIL CONTENT ON FECAL BACTERIA REMOVAL IN AN INTERMITTENT MEDIA INFILTRATION SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Water scarcity, the degradation of freshwater resources, and wastewater pollution are reaching crisis levels, especially in arid regions of the world. The reuse of wastewater was investigated by using intermittent media infiltration (IMI) to evaluate fecal coliform (FC) removal efficiency. Twelve IMI columns were packed with soil and natural filtering materials (sand, zeolite, vermicompost and charcoal) at percentages of 25, 50 and 75. The municipal wastewater was treated for the FC analysis ...
Autori: Sasirot Khamkure
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF THE INTERACTION OF EARTHWORMS AND SUBSTRATES ON PHOTOSYNTHETIC CHARACTERISTICS, NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS UPTAKE BY Iris pseudacorus IN CONSTRUCTED WETLAND SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
This study investigates the effects of earthworms and a variety of substrates on photosynthetic characteristics and rate of uptake of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) by Iris pseudacorus L. (Iridaceae) in a constructed wetland system under greenhouse conditions. The study seeks to identify those factors that maximize the efficient removal of N and P. Four substrates were tested: pure sand, sand and soil, sand and organic matter, and a mixture of sand, soil and organic matter. The photosyntheti...
Autori: Defu Xu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECO-EFFICIENCY INDICATORS IN THE EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF THERMAL POWER PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Eco-efficiency is a key concept which brings together two essential aspects for economic progress and ecological aspect. Ecoefficiency indicators are very relevant and play an important role for environmental cost management. For a thermal power plant, which has a great impact on the environment, these indicators involve lower costs and efficient use of energy, water and fuel. The paper proposes a number of eco-efficiency indicators applicable to a thermal power plant, according with specific...
Autori: Roxana Grigore
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26938

MINERALIZATION OF SALICYLIC ACID IN WATER BY CATALYTIC OZONATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
The influence of key process parameters of homogenous catalytic ozonation using ferrous or manganese catalysts on the mineralization rate of salicylic acid (SA), model pharmaceutical pollutant, in water was investigated. In order to assess the combined influence and interactions of studied process parameters as well, the empirical/statistical approach applying Box- Behnken experimental design (BBD) combined with response surface methodology (RSM) was applied. Three numerical and one categori...
Autori: Kresimir Koricic
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN EVALUATION OF BLUE WATER PREDICTION IN SOUTHERN PART OF IRAN USING THE SOIL AND WATER ASSESSMENT TOOL (SWAT)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Soil and water are the two major resources in the Earth’s hydro biological and geological systems. The hydrology of arid areas has become a topic of interest recently for hydrologists as water shortage at these areas can affect the agriculture, irrigation, and industry as a whole. This has also prompted water resource planners to more thoroughly investigate water resource crisis at arid areas. In this respect, the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), a semi-distributed hydrological mo...
Autori: Milad Jajarmizadeh
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A SYSTEM DYNAMICS ANALYSIS OF INCENTIVE MECHANISMS FOR DEMAND RESPONSE PROGRAMS IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Severe power shortages and poor performance of administrative demand response (DR) in China have motivated exploration of potentially more effective market-based approaches to promote DR deployment. We present a systems dynamics model for estimating DR-related costs and benefits to stakeholders. The model is used to study the performance of DR programs under various alternative incentive mechanisms. The systems dynamics process can quantitatively explain incentive-related obstacles in China ...
Autori: Beibei Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DETERMINANTS OF ENERGY CONSERVATION INTENTION: EVIDENCE FROM MALAYSIAN UNIVERSITIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Fostering energy conservation behavior is an important component of moving towards a sustainable energy future. This study aims to identify the key determinants predicting energy conservation intention in a university setting. The theory of planned behavior is adopted as the theoretical framework to investigate the underlying determinants of energy conservation intention using structural equation modeling analysis. A total of 2,000 students from the five leading public universities in Malaysi...
Autori: Low Sheau-Ting
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INCIDENCE OF SELECTED ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING ESTROGENS IN WATER BODIES OF HYDERABAD AND ITS RELATION TO WATER QUALITY PARAMETERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 2
Environmental persistence of endocrine disrupting estrogen chemicals (EDC) subsequent to endocrine function even at nanogram concentration in environmental matrices has garnered significant global attention due to their possible disruptive effects in an intact organism, or its progeny. An attempt was made in present study to investigate the occurrence of two estrogens viz. natural (estriol, E3) and synthetic (17α-ethynylestradiol, EE2) in the surface waster bodies of Hyderabad, India. A...
Autori: A. Kiran Kumar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SOURCES AND PATHWAYS OF HEAVY METALS IN FRUITS AND THE COUNTERMEASURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 2
To explore the main sources and pathways of heavy metals entering fruits and the corresponding countermeasures, a field survey was conducted in Pujiang County, Zhejiang Province, China. The results showed that heavy metals in fruits came mainly from the use of foliar fertilizers, ripening agents, fungicides, pesticides, and other sprayed materials during the flowering and ripening stages. Therefore, a government program should be established to improve monitoring of agricultural products ente...
Autori: Bin Fang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: A REVIEW
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 2
We analysed the body of knowledge on the topic of environmental management in the construction sector with the intention to identify the state of the art and opportunities for further research. The articles' database is from international journals in English and in Portuguese languages. We identified key features of interest related to environmental management in the construction sector by performing a systematic analysis. Relevant articles along with their level of citations and the reco...
Autori: Lucila M.S. Campos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ALLELOPATHIC POTENTIAL OF THE Ranunculus rionii LAGGER AND Ceratophyllum demersum L. EXTRACTS AGAINST MICROBIAL AND MICROALGAL CULTURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 2
Ranunculus rionii and Ceratophyllum demersum develop aquatic dense stands, which lately started to represent a major ecological concern for all the ponds and/or lakes in Romania. The potential relationships between the phytochemical compounds detected in these plant extracts (acids, phenols, heterocycles, alcohols, hydrocarbures) and the allelopathic properties against Gram positive and Gram negative bacterial strains and microalgal cultures were investigated and discussed in the current stud...
Autori: Mariana Lupoae
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SURVEY ON THE BUYERS’ ECO-RESPONSIBILITY AND THE URBAN WHITE POLLUTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 2
White pollution is a form of environmental pollution which has taken unprecedented dimensions in many cities of Europe over the last two decades. It is estimated that by 2020, European Union citizens will reduce the consumption of plastic shopping bags by 80% in ways that will be identified and implemented by each member state. Starting from these two main dimensions, necessity and opportunity, we have conducted a survey on the eco-responsible behavior of consumers in Bucharest. The main aim...
Autori: Armenia Androniceanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WASTE MANAGEMENT IN ROMANIA: CURRENT DATA AND APPLICATION OF A DECISION SUPPORT TOOL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
The present paper discusses the current situation in the municipal solid management existing in the North-East region of Romania. Furthermore, a Decision Support Tool is implemented in order to compare viable alternative waste management scenarios. The most recent data on the available current infrastructure and the amount of the generated waste have been used so as to determine the baseline status, while the results from the onsite waste analysis were also used as input data. To verify sever...
Autori: Vassilis Inglezakis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS OF HYDRIC EROSION PRODUCED BY THE SIRET RIVER, ROMANIA DURING 1989 - 2008
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
The objective of this article is to study the evolution of soil erosion produced by the Siret River during 1989 – 2008. The hydrophysical and mechanic action of the river flow manifests by freeze, thaw, erosion, transportation, and alluvial deposit processes. The researched section was delimited in a sector of Siret River bed, where the exploitation of mineral aggregates is carried out on large areas. The influences and effects of deficient exploitation of mineral aggregates have a dire...
Autori: Stelian Cartacuzencu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A COMBINED METHOD FOR THE ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT OF RISKS AND INDUSTRIAL SAFETY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
Risk can be defined as the probability that an existing hazard could turn into an accident. It can be evaluated through the potential losses in the manufacturing process or the harmful level of accidents with an impact on human health, caused by unpredictable technical events. Romanian authorities have not found yet a nationwide method for evaluating the risks in the establishments that fall under the scope of the SEVESO Directive. Starting from the potential risk that an accident might occur...
Autori: Daniel-Cătălin Felegeanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SEASONAL INFLUENCE AND RISK ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METALS CONTAMINATION IN GROUNDWATER, ARJAAT VILLAGE, MOROCCO
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
The application of chemical fertilizers and fungicides is an important source of heavy metals into the agricultural soil. Leaching and weathering can facilitate the transport of the contaminants through soil to the groundwater. In most rural areas, groundwater is used for drinking and irrigation purposes, without any treatment, population being exposed to direct contamination. The study area in this paper, Arjaat Village from Rabat Salé Zemour Zaer Region of Morocco, matches into this ...
Autori: François Xavier Nshimiyimana
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS OF OUTDOOR 222Rn AND 220Rn CONCENTRATION MEASURED AT BACAU, ROMANIA: A DETERMINISTIC STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
During three years, 2011-2013, time series of 222Rn (radon) and 220Rn (thoron) progeny concentration measured at Bacau, Romania have been analyzed with different deterministic instruments in order to extract valuable information about their deterministic behavior. The time series of data were obtained within the framework of the monitoring program performed by the Environmental Radioactivity Monitoring Station, Bacau. Correlations with the deterministic nature of atmospheric temperature and ...
Autori: Marius Stamate
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26982

GASOLINE AND DIESEL AEROBIC BIODEGRADATION INVESTIGATED BY SPECTRAL AND CHEMOMETRICS TECHNIQUES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
Cameroon's coast that is located in the Guinea Gulf oil region was exposed to hydrocarbon pollution due to oil exploitations and other petroleum activities. The intrinsic biodegradation of hydrocarbons is essential for the depollution methods of the marine environment. Nevertheless, these do not represent a common practice in Cameroon. This study aimed to assess the capacity of bacteria of Cameroon’s waters coast to degrade gasoline and diesel. The kinetic degradation of gasoline an...
Autori: Lucie Leme Banock
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT PRETREATMENTS ON BIOMASS COMPOSITION EVALUATED BY SPECTRAL AND CHEMOMETRIC TECHNIQUES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
Biomass is a very important source for the production of biofuels. During the hydrolysis step of the process for obtaining biofuels the rate of decomposition of biomass is strictly related to its organic matter content and the operating mode of the facilities. This paper highlights the effect of different pretreatments on the composition of biomass at the molecular level using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and Principal Component Analysis (PCA). For this experiment, a mixture...
Autori: Andreea Cocarcea Rusei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IDENTIFYING HISTORIC POLLUTION ON LAKE BACAU I, ROMANIA USING GIS AND SATELLITE IMAGES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
The Lake Bacau I, located in Bacau City, Romania was built in 1966 with a double purpose: as reservoir belonging to the energy system of the Bistrita River and to provide the water needed for the industrial units located in the area. Also, for more than 40 years, the lake was used by the same plants to discharge the wastewater, more or less treated. In present, most of the industrial units are closed and the discharge of wastewater in the lake is banned, the area being used mainly for recreat...
Autori: Maria-Ema Faciu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26987

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

OCCURRENCE OF PLASTIC WASTE IN THE ENVIRONMENT: ECOLOGICAL AND HEALTH RISKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
Environmental threats posed in the environment by plastic production and plastic wastes continue to be a major problem today, closely connected with the increase of plastics consumption by the population. Moreover, little efforts are involved in some parts of the world associated to plastic waste collection, recycling and reuse. Considering all these prerequisites, the identification and discussion of risks generated by plastic production and waste in the environment are performed in this pap...
Autori: Elena - Diana Comăniță
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26990

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

CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE LIFE CYCLE IMPACT ASSESSMENT METHODS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 4
The diversity of life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) methods may create barriers to life cycle assessment (LCA) since the focus and outcomes generated could be quite different. Furthermore, these could lead to different interpretations and hence affect the robustness of LCA. While previous studies have attempted to compare various LCIA methods, their results are limited to the cases that were used in their respective studies. To assist LCA participants in selecting a suitable LCIA method to a...
Autori: Ya Hong Dong
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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USE OF THE “HOTSPOT” CODE FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY ANALYSIS IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS: A CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 4
Accidents in spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plants are a critical issue for the safety of people, of operators and the environment, as well as for the security of the plants. The purpose of this work is to demonstrate the possibility to use a free license code to simulate radiological diffusion after an accident in these particular plants, in order to obtain a model which allows identifying escape routes for the people potentially involved in the fallout. The authors performed a benchmark an...
Autori: Mariachiara Carestia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Ni-Ti ROTARY INSTRUMENT FRACTURE ANALYSIS AFTER CLINICAL USE. STRUCTURE CHANGES IN USED INSTRUMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
Over the past three decades, nickel–titanium engine-driven files have become instruments “sine qua non” for root canal treatment. They are increasingly used by dentists to facilitate the cleaning and shaping of root canals, during the mechanical treatment phase in endodontic therapy, increasing not only the speed of the treatment but also assuring a proper shape of the canal preparation. During the repeated use of these instruments, separation of the file occurs. It has been...
Autori: Teodora Stefanescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A. hippocastanum L. AND T. cordata MILL. AS BIOMONITORING PLANTS FOR AIR POLLUTION IN URBAN AREAS. A CASE STUDY: CITY OF CLUJ-NAPOCA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
Air quality became a concern of highest priority in cities and town agglomerations, worldwide. Professional environmental monitoring strategies are prerequisites for supplying appropriate programmes destined to maintain air quality. Due to their capacity of bioaccumulation, tree species may be used as biomonitoring agents within programmes of monitoring air quality in urban spaces. The present study aims to emphasize the ability of A. hippocastanum L., and T. cordata Mill. leaves to be used a...
Autori: Ilie Covrig
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPROVING THE NUTRITIONAL QUALITY OF FODDER YEASTS BY ADDING MINERALS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
The aim of this study was the diversification of fodder yeast assortments with viable economic effects while reducing the pollution to the environment by capitalisation of wastewaters with high monosaccharides content from pulp and paper industry. As inoculum, in the bioreactor, a mixture of two species of yeasts Candida utilis and Candida arboreea (1:1 ratio) was used at 38°C, pH 5.5 and an air flow of 0.02 L/h was insured. Wastewaters from technological process of pulping of softwood wi...
Autori: Andrei I. Simion
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INFLUENCE OF SOME NATURAL ORGANIC ADDITIVES ON THE QUALITY OF VEGETAL COMPOST
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
Composting is one of the most used biowaste recycling method. The paper highlights the influence of some natural organic additives such as cattle and poultry manure on the quality of compost and especially on the content in microelements and heavy metals. The mature compost showed the following macro and microelements concentrations: total N 1.12-1.38%, P 0.56-0.90%, K 0.68-0.92%, Ca 1.18-1.70%. Mg 0.38-0.66%. The compost that included cattle manure showed the highest content in humic substa...
Autori: Irina Smical
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTIPARAMETRIC QUALITY INDEX FOR WATER QUALITY MONITORING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
The multi-parametric quality index (ICPM) is a dimensionless number used to evaluate the overall water quality and it is a useful tool for policy makers and for the public. This study aims to introduce the ICPM algorithm. The ICPM was developed to assess the water quality of the Lower Danube River using information obtained from the analysis of 41 water quality indicators from a monitoring program during 2011-2014. ICPM used the data for the previous 28 months as reference to evaluate the lat...
Autori: Violeta-Monica Radu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF STURGEONS SWIMMING CAPACITY ABOVE THE BOTTOM SILL BY NUMERICAL SIMULATION. BALA BRANCH CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
The need of hydraulic structures for the improvement of the navigation conditions on the Danube, between Calarasi and Braila (km 375 and km 175), led to the development of studies regarding the environmental impact. The studies were made by correlating the dynamic implementation of hydraulic works with the results of the environmental monitoring, biotic and abiotic factors. The hydraulic works designed to be built-up on the Bala branch, raised issues regarding sturgeons’migration in thi...
Autori: Alina-Florina Nicolae
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A FRAMEWORK FOR FUZZY EVALUATION OF EMERGENCY RESPONSES TO CHEMICAL LEAKAGE ACCIDENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
A quick and efficient response to an emergency incident is critical to avoiding further damage, so its evaluation is important before taking real action. In this study, a framework for response strategy evaluation is proposed based on a whole-process risk analysis of historical accidents, which provides a method to compare the efficiency of different response strategies in a hypothetical scenario. The framework is a multi-step procedure consisting of three major steps: system definition, inde...
Autori: Lei Huang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PROFILING ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY TOURISTS IN ROMANIAN MOUNTAIN DESTINATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
The main purpose of this research is to outline a profile of the environmentally friendly tourist in a Romanian mountain destination. Using quantitative research the paper investigates tourists’ environmental awareness, their eco-friendly intentions and their demographic and travel characteristics. The analysis is based on 331 observations collected in the most important Romanian mountain resort, namely Poiana Brasov. The research findings have allowed us to create a profile of the env...
Autori: Adina Nicoleta Candrea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BUILT ENVIRONMENTS AND ‘DIRECT’ ENERGY CONSUMPTION – A CONCEPTUAL METHODOLOGY FRAMEWORK TO FACILITATE DELIVERY OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE ACT 2008
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
The generation of energy via fossil fuel burning results in carbon emissions. These emissions contribute to the climate change of our world, particularly in terms of global warming. On the contrary, energy has become blood of life for the existence and functioning of our built environments. In order to control carbon emissions, the UK has taken lead among many countries around the globe and especially in Europe by passing a bill for the Climate Change Act 2008 which legally binds the UK to at...
Autori: Talib E. Butt
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPREHENSIVE COMPARISON OF A FEW VARIANTS OF CLUSTER ANALYSIS AS DATA MINING TOOL IN SUPPORTING ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 6
A few variants of hierarchical cluster analysis (CA) as tool of assessment of multidimensional similarity in environmental dataset are compared. The dataset consisted of analytical results of determination of metals (Na, K, Ca, Sc, Fe, Co, Zn, As, Br, Rb, Mo, Sb, Cs, Ba, La, Ce, Sm, Hf and Th) in ambient air dried and kept alive, by the means of hydroponics, moss baskets collected in 12 locations on the area of Tricity (Poland). The selected urban locations covered sites of various anthropoge...
Autori: Aleksander Astel
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PRESERVATION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE USING GIS TECHNOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 6
Starting from the destructive nature of the preventive and/or rescue archaeological researches, the archaeological investigations is imposed by the steps of building, alteration, extension or repair on the works affecting the soil surface in the archaeological heritage areas, regardless of the land’s region and ownership. Considering that geographical information systems (GIS) - that are part of a broader class of information systems and are mainly characterized by data processing depen...
Autori: Ionut Maican
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RESPONSE OF THE FISH COMMUNITY TO OXBOW LAKE RESTORATION IN A LOW-GRADIENT RIVER FLOODPLAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 6
The effects of reconnecting three oxbow lakes to the Słupia River (northern Poland) on the fish community were analysed on the background of environmental factors. The ecological effects of restoring the hydrological connectivity of the river-floodplain system (RFS) were analysed in an intermediate time span (from 2008 to 2012). Oxbow lakes that were cut off from their mother river were characterised by a low abundance and relatively low diversity (Shannon index, H’) but high speci...
Autori: Krystian Obolewski
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DISTRIBUTION OF HEAVY METALS IN SOILS IN A POSTGLACIAL RIVER VALLEY - A GEOCHEMICAL LANDSCAPE APPROACH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 6
The paper deals with the amounts of total and plant available forms of heavy metals (Pb, Cr and Cu) and relation between soil properties in three catenas in postglacial area of the Łyna River valley, NE Poland. The results were presented on the background of four geochemical landscapes distinguished within the study area: eluvial or trans-eluvial, eluvial accumulative, trans-superaqual and super-aqual. The average total content of heavy metals amounted to: Pb – 14.05 mg kg-1 d.m., ...
Autori: Paweł Sowiński
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FACTORS INFLUENCING THE THERMOCHEMICAL BEHAVIOURS OF TIRE RUBBER: PART I - INFLUENCE OF FIBER AND METAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 6
In this paper both kinetic and thermodynamic parameters of thermochemical transformation of waste tires are evaluated by using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). For rubber thermochemical decomposition, individually and in the presence of other tires components, some kinetic and thermodynamic parameters such as energy of activation (Ea), frequency factor (A), reaction enthalpy (ΔH), entropy (ΔS) and free energy (ΔG) have been calculated by using the integration method. The e...
Autori: Sana Kordoghli
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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USING OLD MAPS AND SOIL PROPERTIES TO RECONSTRUCT THE FOREST SPATIAL PATTERN IN THE LATE 18TH CENTURY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 6
Deforestation has been recognized as an important environmental threat in the hilly area of Eastern Romania during the last two centuries. Nowadays, these former forested lands are extremely degraded through soil erosion and gullying due to improper human impact. Under such background, the paper aims at reconstituting the natural forest cover of the late 18th century, prior the aggressive deforesting actions. The methodology is based on two key elements: old maps and soil typology, both integ...
Autori: Iulian Cătălin Stângă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROACTIVITY AND ITS DETERMINANTS IN THE HOTEL INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
The economic literature provides ample evidence that tourism makes intensive use of land both as a product and as a production factor. However, what is now known as mass tourism was developed in a setting in which respect for the environment among businesses and consumers was conspicuous by its absence. This situation has recently changed as consumers increasingly demand sustainable tourism products and require companies to respect specific environmental commitments. How companies manage thi...
Autori: José Luis Sánchez-Ollero
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WORLD HERITAGE CITIES DECLARATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN EUROPEAN CITIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
There is a great deal of research focusing primarily on the analysis of cities’ sustainable development, in which the role of culture plays an important role. Accordingly, a range of research disciplines consider the influence of culture on sustainable development. The relationship between culture and sustainable development is analysed from two perspectives: the development of the cultural sector and the presence of cultural dimension in different public policies. One of the elements t...
Autori: Juan Antonio Mondéjar-Jiménez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY OF AN ANNUAL WASTE RECYCLING INDEX IN SPAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
The management of urban solid waste is a growing priority both in large cities and in rural settings, and in developed and developing countries. Many factors can influence the type and amount of waste generated, including population density, level of industrialisation, quality of life of households, type of area (urban/rural) and local climate. In this paper, we introduce an index of solid waste recycling over a ten-year period and examine the influence of several such factors on this index. ...
Autori: María-José Del-Moral-Ávila
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DETERMINANTS OF ECO-INNOVATION: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE INDUSTRIAL AND SERVICES SECTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
This study analyzed the determinants of eco-innovation in a sample of companies drawn from several sectors of economic activity in Spain and studied similarities and differences in their activity. The analysis used information obtained from the Technological Innovation Panel (PITEC) database created by the Spanish Institute of Statistics. The methodology used showed that although all the variables used in the model were significant for all sectors of activity, their effects were specific to e...
Autori: Alejandro García-Pozo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPEN AND GREEN INNOVATION IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
Hospitality is the main industry in the service sector in Spain, contributing to more than 10% of the gross domestic product and approximately 12% of all employees. Firms in this industry are beginning to adopt eco-innovations to reduce their environmental impact and optimize the use of natural resources. However, most companies do not have the necessary resources to tackle ecoinnovation on their own and need to cooperate with different agents. The purpose of this paper is to examine how open...
Autori: Francisco José Sáez-Martínez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HOW DO COUNTRY RISK RATINGS AFFECT TOURISM ACTIVITY? AN INDIRECT MEASURE OF THE ENVIRON
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
Since the link between tourism and economic growth is not automatic, a country must meet certain characteristics in order for this link to occur and make it sustainable through time. Among these characteristics, environmental and sustainable policies, the existence of hard and soft infrastructure, a regulated labour market and economic and financial indicators play a key role. Therefore, Country Risk Score (CRS) can represent a good indicator of the sustainability of countries. Using Country ...
Autori: Roberto Cervelló-Royo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN DESTINATIONS: A LATENT CLASS SEGMENTATION ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
This article addresses a cross-destination research to study a key issue for the growth and competitiveness of the tourism sector, which is the perceived environmental sustainability of a destination. Particularly, a segmentation analysis is developed to examine potential unobserved heterogeneity across tourists regarding their perception of environmental sustainability of the destination. 918 tourists of five Mediterranean Sea Basin cities are studied using a latent class segmentation techni...
Autori: Raquel Sánchez-Fernández
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF THE BIOSORPTION OF Cr3+, Cd2+ AND Pb2+ USING A NEW BIOWASTE: Zea mays SEED CHAFF
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
This study highlights the potential use of yellow Zea mays seed chaff (YZMSC) biomass as a biosorbent for the removal of Cr3+, Cd2+ and Pb2+ ions from aqueous solutions. Fourier transformed Infrared analysis of the biomass suggests that YZMSC biomass is basically composed of cellulose and methyl cellulose. The biosorption capacities, qmax, of YZMSC biomass for Cr3+, Cd2+ and Pb2+ are 14.68, 121.95 and 384.62 mg/g respectively. Biosorption equilibrium was achieved at 20, 30 and 60 min for Cr3+...
Autori: Jonathan Oyebamiji Babalola
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF SOME ALTERNATIVES TO NOISE BARRIERS AS NOISE MITIGATION MEASURES ON MAJOR ROADS IN EUROPE. CASE STUDY OF A HIGHWAY IN SPAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
There is an extensive literature covering a number of considerations for installing noise barriers to protect living areas. In fact, noise barriers are the most popular mitigation measure on major roads across Europe. This paper aims to review some situations where the use of noise barriers is not fully recommended. Fortunately, there are available wide ranges of technical noise solutions as an alternative to the barriers. What we propose in this article is to create a simple procedure to hel...
Autori: Alina Mihaela Petrovici
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SUSTAINABILITY IN RELATIONSHIP MARKETING: AN EXPLORATORY MODEL FOR THE INDUSTRIAL FIELD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
The present paper proposes a new perspective on relationship marketing in international businesses, advancing a multidimensional model, further referred to as CRMS model (the Cs of Relationship Marketing Sustainability), developed on five key dimensions of Relationship Marketing Sustainability: Convergence, Commonality, Compatibility, Credibility, Connectivity. Surpassing unidimensional approaches, the study makes a step forward to proposing and testing the CRMS integrative model which explo...
Autori: Teodor Păduraru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SEQUESTRATION OF COPPER (II) FROM SIMULATED WASTEWATER USING PRE–TREATED RICE HUSK WASTE BIOMASS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
This paper reports the potential of rice husk waste biomass to remove copper (II) from simulated wastewater under different experimental conditions. For this, rice husk has been pre–treated by boiling, formaldehyde and concentrated sulphuric acid. Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy dispersive analysis X–ray analyses were performed before and after adsorption, to explore number and position of the functional groups available for copper ...
Autori: Manjeet Bansal
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INFLUENCE OF PRINTING MICROCLIMATE PARAMETERS ON ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL EMISSION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
The concentrations of isopropyl alcohol were monitored during the working time (8 hours) in three different printing plants (two sheet-fed offset and one digital) in Novi Sad, Serbia, using portable gas chromatograph. The concentration levels were below the recommended limits by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Unequal presence of isopropyl alcohol in printing plants involved a multiple linear regression analysis of microclimate parameters using program ORIGIN 5...
Autori: Jelena Kiurski
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INVESTIGATION OF CURRENT MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SITUATION IN AMASYA, TURKEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
This research focuses an examination of municipal solid waste (MSW) generation and composition in Amasya, providing overview of the current state of MSW management, an analysis of existing problems in MSW collection, separation, recycling and disposal. Municipal solid waste comprises more than 95% of Amasya’s solid waste, while three other types of solid waste comprise less than 5% of it, namely industrial waste (3.5%), hospital waste (1.0%) and construction and demolition waste (0.5%)...
Autori: Semra Çoruh
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARATIVE LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT STUDY OF THREE WINTER WHEAT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
Three different winter wheat production systems for three European countries (United Kingdom, France and Italy), all with different climatic conditions, soil management and input levels (e.g. tillage, fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides) were analysed from an environmental perspective. The intended applications were the analysis and comparison from a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) perspective and the identification of the key parameters which have the greatest influence on final results. The ...
Autori: Daniele Cambria
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE USING THE INTELLIGENT DECISION SYSTEM (IDS) METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
About 1800 tons of daily solid waste disposal is one of the consequences of the speedy industrial expansion in the province of Khuzestan in the south west of Iran. There are more often than not diverse criteria for assessing the resulted pollution loads from solid waste disposal. In this paper, a new application for the Intelligent Decision System (IDS) is demonstrated for industrial solid waste assessment. IDS software is a Windows-based package for handling Multiple Criteria Decision Making...
Autori: Armaghan Abed-Elmdoust
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A FRACTIONAL FUZZY SIMULATION METHOD FOR PREDICTING DISSOLVED TOLUENE AND OXYGEN CONCENTRATIONS IN AQUIFERS UNDER MICROBIAL ATTENUATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
This study proposes a modified fractional fuzzy simulation (MFFS) method to predict the toluene and oxygen concentrations in aquifers under microbial attenuation conditions. The method integrates the modeling of groundwater flow contaminant transport and fuzzy parameters analysis within a general framework. Compared to conventional fractional fuzzy simulation (FFS), decreased interior points of fuzzy parameters need to be used, thus reducing the simulation time. The method is applied to an a...
Autori: Li He
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT IN THE PRODUCTION OF RECYCLED WOOL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 9
We computed the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) to identify the environmental performance of recycled wool by means of data belonging to a real case study in Italy. First, we analyzed inventory data quality by computing the data quality rating (DQR) index, according to the criteria provided by the PEF protocol. Quality of specific and generic data (selected from the Ecoinvent database) was evaluated as excellent and good, respectively. We then quantified the impacts related to each rele...
Autori: Silvia Bamonti
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF ODOR ACTIVE VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS EMITTED FROM PERFUMES BY GC/MS-O
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 9
The selection of proper compounds to include in perfumes’ formulation is of particular interest for the perfume industry. Essential oils and perfumes are subject to quality control as well as to chemical characterization; therefore, GC/MS-O methodology can be considered a useful tool for research purposes and/or for improving industrial manufacturing processes. In this study, GC/MS-O methodology was applied to a commercial brand perfume and a natural-derived one, both characterized by ...
Autori: Antonella Amenduni
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF WATER LEAK DETECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODOLOGIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 9
In this paper the problem of water leakage is shown widely as well as the impact in Mexico resources, which is reflected in a huge economic and environmental impact. Also several leak detection systems and methodologies are presented in a comparative analysis that was carried out in order to provide the reader a clear idea of how the operation of the systems are affected by means of various factors which in turn leads the reader to know about the requirements of systems and methodologies and ...
Autori: Pedro Rosas Quiterio
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SUSTAINABLE USE OF METALLIC MINERAL RESOURCES OF SERBIA FROM AN ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 9
Sustainable use of metallic mineral resources of Serbia, being a part of natural resources, represents the basis for the planning, functioning, development and growth of numerous sectors of the economy as well as the basis for assessing the positions and perspectives for further socio-economic development of the country. Following a two-decade long period of socio-economic regression and economic and financial decline in Serbia, as well as problems in the functioning of institutions and strat...
Autori: Radule Tošović
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PHYTOSYNTHESIS OF SILVER-BASED MATERIALS USING Cornus mas L. FRUITS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 9
The aim of the present study was to prepare environmentally friendly silver-based materials using Cornus mas L. fruits extract. For this purpose, silver nanoparticles (Cornus mas-AgNPs) were green synthesized using this plant extract. The bioreduction of silver ions was analyzed by UV–VIS and ATR-FTIR spectroscopic studies. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) analysis revealed the formation of spherical phyto-nanosilver particles with size ranging between 12 and 40 nm. Different amounts ...
Autori: Ioana-Raluca Suica-Bunghez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THERMOPHLIC COMPOSTING PERFORMANCE OF PIG MANURE SPIKEDWITH CARBADOX
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
Carbadox is a veterinary antibiotic and widely used in livestock production as feed additives. Carbadox and its metabolites have the potential of provoking a tumor-inducing mutation. In this study, the influence of carbadox addition on composting performance and its removal during thermophilic composting were investigated. The results showed that the carbadox addition slightly influenced pH variation and C/N ratio, and also improved the decomposition of organic matter. However, XRD analysis indi...
Autori: Lin Shi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS OF TOTAL EMISSIONS REDUCTION OF LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY POLLUTANTS IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
During the Twelfth Five-Year period (2011-2015), agricultural sources have been incorporated in the total emission reduction policy for the first time in China. The discharge from livestock and poultry industry has become a focus for increased research. Based on the present situation of total emission reduction from livestock and poultry industry, this paper analyzes the pollution reduction problems such as data, measures and regulations, and provides the suggestions such as “reliable d...
Autori: Yueying Wu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27148

ENHANCED DEGRADATION OF CHLORAMPHENICOL IN SOIL USING ACTIVATED CARBON FIBER SUPPORTED NANOSCALE ZEROVALENT IRON COUPLED WITH MICROWAVE IRRADIATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
The objective of this research was to study the degradation of chloramphenicol (CAP) in soil using activated carbon fiber supported nanoscale zerovalent iron (ACF/nZVI) coupled with microwave (MW) irradiation. Compared to ACF/MW, nZVI/MW and MW alone, the ACF/nZVI/MW system had a higher degradation efficiency. A Box-Behnken experimental design was employed to analyse relative significance of independent variables A (irradiation time), B (MW power), and C (MW absorber dosage), and combined ef...
Autori: Wengui Liu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR DECISION MAKING AND STAKEHOLDER INTERESTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
Today, different tools are associated with environmental protection context, which ca include, among others: environmental programmes, objectives and targets, training, incentive schemes, audit frequency, site inspections, administration and community relations. The assessment of different aspects of environmental quality and protection, in a qualitative or quantitative manner is based on various indicators, addressing the three components of sustainability: economic, social, environmental. ...
Autori: Mihnea Costoiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27163

EQUILIBRIUM STUDIES ON THE BIOSORPTION OF LEAD (Pb2+) CONTAMINATED WASTEWATER USING CATTAILS LEAVES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
Dried Typha angustifolia (TA) leavesor commonly known as the common cattail were evaluated as an adsorbent for the adsorption of lead in synthetic aqueous solutions. Equilibrium studies were conducted in a batch mode and the selected sorption isotherms were then applied. Equilibrium was achieved after 8 hours. The selected sorption isotherms were the Langmuir, Freundlich, D-R and Temkin model. Data fitting was done based on linear regression analysis. The adsorption system fitted the Langmui...
Autori: Yen Ling Sharain-Liew
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27166

ANALYSIS OF SOLID WASTE GENERATION IN A UNIVERSITY CAFETERIA IN BRAZIL: A CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
Environmental problems that result from increases in the generation of urban solid waste are compounded by the inadequate management of wastes generated by large-scale meal production at Food and Nutrition Units (FNUs). With the growth of eating out sector, solid waste management of FNUs should be focused on minimizing waste generation, while considering all regulations enforced, including those related to hygienic quality of food. The goal of this study was to determine the quantities and t...
Autori: Jaqueline Zotesso
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27168

PRO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: THE INFLUENCE OF THE LAW OF ENTROPY ON ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
The discovery of entropy in thermodynamics has set fundamental premises for the study and analysis of the relationship between the entropy law and economic processes, as one of the main objectives of such endeavours was to separate the qualitative aspects from the realm of economics. The law we have chosen to focus on in the present paper states that, in the universe or in isolated structures, entropy increases constantly and irreversibly, thus causing a continuous and unidirectional degradat...
Autori: Ionel Bostan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27179

COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT DURATION OF ANAEROBIC AND AEROBIC PHASES ON ACID RED 18 REMOVAL IN SEQUENCING BATCH REACTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
In this work, the effect of cyclic anaerobic/aerobic conditions on the biodegradative capability of the mixed microbial culture for the azo dye Acid Red 18 was investigated in the sequencing batch reactors. For this purpose, five anaerobic/aerobic sequencing batch reactors were operated under the same operation conditions at different anaerobic/aerobic reaction times. The whole reaction time was 22-h with anaerobic/aerobic periods of 6/16, 10/12, 14/8, 18/4 and 22/0 (h/h) in An/ASBR1 to 5, respe...
Autori: Mohammad Hakimelahi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27191

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

ANALYSIS AND IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR THE TRANSFER FUNCTION OF A PLANAR LOW – PASS FILTER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
In this paper new techniques for the analysis and improvement of the transfer function of a low-pass filter made in planar electromagnetic technology are proposed. The low pass filter is a fundamental element of the filter used for conduction electromagnetic interferences suppression. For this purpose, in order to determine the filter’s transfer function, 3D electromagnetic CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) are coupled with simulation software programs which use equivalent electric circ...
Autori: Adina Racasan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27198

PARTIAL DIRECTED COHERENCE OF CARDIOTOCOGRAPHIC SIGNALS FOR ANALYSIS OF PRETERM BIRTH RISK
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
Traditional methods of fetal monitoring are used mainly during labor, leaving the only course of action − the caesarean intervention − in cases with high risk of fetal distress. We used another approach and set up a database that consists of cardiotocographic (CTG) recordings acquired ante partum during the 25th-28th week of pregnancy, by means of a Monica Healthcare AN24 fetal monitoring system. The analyzed signals are the maternal heart rate (MHR), the fetal heart rate (FHR) and t...
Autori: Alexandru Păsărică
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27201

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

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

APPLICATION OF FLY ASH AS AMENDMENT IN AGRICULTURAL FIELD OF Avena sativa
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
Intensive cereal crops planted on soils from the Western part of Romania determine, annually, significant losses of essential microelements and macronutrients for plant development from the agricultural soil, which lead to the depletion of such lands. Fly ash (FA) resulted from coal combustion at the CET Timisoara power plant, can be used as supplement to an organic fertilizer, such as manure (M) to restore the balance of micro- and macronutrients, important to obtain healthy cereal crops and hi...
Autori: Smaranda Masu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27208

ANALYSIS OF THE SOCIO-ECOLOGICALLY STRUCTURED STRATEGIC PORTFOLIOS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
The need to develop models for analyzing socio-ecologically structured strategic portfolios derives from concerns regarding the sustainable development manifested in the current economy. Such models are useful for underlying the strategy of the organizations oriented towards achieving their objectives and the requirements of sustainable development. The model that we propose is based on an algorithm of strategic portfolio classification focused on the organization’s potential of sustainab...
Autori: Oliver Constantin Pricop
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27209

GROUNDWATER QUALITY STUDIES IN TWO TRANSYLVANIAN RURAL COMMUNITIES USING PARALLEL ION CHROMATOGRAPHY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
Groundwater originating from two rural communities from Cluj and Bistrita Nasaud counties was analyzed using parallel ion chromatography, the focus being on major anions (chloride, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate and sulphate) and cations (potassium, sodium, ammonium, calcium and magnesium). These analytes were determined simultaneously using a Shimadzu two-channel instrument with non-suppressed conductivity detection, separations being carried out using an Allsep Anion 7u column and an Universal Ca...
Autori: Edward Muntean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27211

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

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

LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN CLUJ COUNTY, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a methodology that can be used to evaluate the environmental performance of municipal solid waste management systems (MSWMS). Despite of Waste Directive provisions, this methodology is insufficiently applied as a decision-support method able to identify the best option for the waste management in Romania. In this paper we applied LCA methodology to study of the municipal waste management system of Cluj County, supported by GaBi software. The aim of this study is to...
Autori: Gabriela-Emilia Popiţa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27225

CHROMATOGRAPHIC METHOD FOR THE ANALYSIS OF SOME PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOUNDS FROM RIVER WATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
The pharmaceutical compounds are emerging pollutants for which the international scientific community has paid special attention in recent years, because these substances can have adverse effects on living organisms in the aquatic environment. In this paper we developed a chromatographic method for the quantification of trace class of analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs in river water. The present method is a simple and economical way to perform a preliminary screening of eight widely used pha...
Autori: Vasile Ion Iancu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27227

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

KINETIC CONSTANTS DETERMINATION OF PETROLEUM REFINERY EFFLUENT TREATMENT IN A UASB REACTOR USING RSM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
In this study, an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) bioreactor at the mesophilic temperature (38ºC) was successfully used for the treatment of petroleum refinery effluents. Response surface methodology (RSM) was applied for the design and analysis of experiments to predict the behavior of the initial COD and the hydraulic retention time (HRT) in the bioreactor. A statistical analysis indicated that the models adequately represented the experimental data. At the optimal conditions, the ...
Autori: Seyed Omid Rastegar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27233

RESEARCH REGARDING THE IMPLEMENTATION, DEVELOPMENT AND IMPACT OF AGRITOURISM ON ROMANIA’S RURAL AREAS BETWEEN 1990 AND 2015
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
Based on more than 25 years of research in the field of agritourism, the current work represents a pertinent, realistic and critical analysis of the main factors favourable to the implementation and development of agritourism and rural tourism in Romania. Firstly, we examined the main natural and anthropic tourist resources which constitute the country’s tourist treasures, and we concluded that Romania has rich, varied and attractive tourist resources that have not been fully exploited and...
Autori: Aurel Călina
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27237

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

ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN PUSHING FORWARD MANUFACTURING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT MODE IN DEVELOPING REGIONS: A CASE OF MAINLAND CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
The sustainable development (SD) mode is a way by which enterprise behaviors are harmoniously compatible with human health and the environment. The implementation of SD mode amongst manufacturers is better for socially sustainable development. However, the motivation for manufacturers to apply the SD mode is limited in most developing regions. The remedial measures for this problem are studied in this paper. By applying evolutionary game theory mainly as well as empirical analysis, how to promot...
Autori: Jian Cao
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27241

SILICA GEL MODIFIED WITH AMINO IMINE GROUPS AS AN ADSORBENT FOR METALLIC CATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
In this study, silica gel initially reacted with N-(2-aminoethyl)-3-aminopropyl-triethoxysilane and subsequently with formaldehyde resulted in a modified solid that contained amino imine groups, Sil2NCH2. The solids were characterized by CHN elemental analysis, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA/DTG), FTIR spectroscopy, 13C solid-state NMR, and nitrogen adsorption/desorption measurements. The adsorption of Cd(II), Pb(II) and Cr(VI) ions onto Sil2NCH2 in aqueous solutions were examined to study the ...
Autori: Franklin Pessoa Aguiar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SPECIES DIVERSITY OF PLANKTONIC ROTIFERS IN LOTIC ECOSYSTEMS: A CASE OF STUDY OF DANUBE, SFÂNTU GHEORGHE BRANCH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
Rotifers are known as cosmopolitan organisms, found in high density in most waters, often representing the dominant group in terms of species diversity and abundance in the zooplankton community. Since the functionality of an ecosystem is closely related to the diversity of communities, analysis of rotifers assemblage may be a useful tool in understanding the mechanisms of the spatial and temporal changes on this level. Data were collected from 2008 until 2010, in distinct areas of Danube, Sf...
Autori: Larisa Florescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27247

ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA OF BRASOV, ROMANIA, USING LANDSAT MULTITEMPORAL SATELLITE IMAGES