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Environmental problems of copper complex in Bor area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 4
AbstractThe paper discusses some environmental problems caused by the presence of the copper mining and processing complex in the Bor area (Eastern Serbia). The Bor area is a serious hot spot in Serbia. Unsupervised operation of the mining company RTB Bor, without any protective measures, has led to extreme pollution of the Bor River, the Danube and underground waters, soil pollution with heavy metals, air-pollution with sulfur-dioxide etc. Recommendations are suggested as follows: a sustainable...
Autori: Slavka Zeković
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25137

An assessment of potential health threats to international travelers to varying global standards in packaged drinking water
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 4
AbstractSafe water is fundamental for positive health and well-being. Much of the ill-health in society, especially in the developing countries, can be attributed to lack of harmless water. Each country elaborates its own drinking water standards based on healthbased targets.To ensure reliable consistent water-treatment and supply, drinking water standards have been prescribed both for drinking water supply and packaged/bottled water. Different countries prescribe standards that vary significant...
Autori: B. S. Nanda Kumar, D. Venkatakrishnappa, Monto Mani, Santosh M. Avvannavar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25141

Quantification of lead pollution in bucharest area and potential risks for human health
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractLead is unique among the toxic air contaminants that the World Health Organization (WHO) has identified it in several ways. Lead concentration is increasing rapidly in the environment due to increased use in anthropic activity. Lead is released into the atmosphere from metallurgy and siderurgy industry, during coal burning, oil or wastes, from power plants which use solid fuel, from traffic and the building sites. Regardless the exposure mode, the presence of lead in urban air, even in r...
Autori: Alina Murariu, Aurelia Meghea, Aurelian Stanescu, Ioana Lacatusu, Mihaela Mihai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25205

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

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 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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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 1 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 1Nr. 4
Contain all the articles from this issue:ICEEM/01 -- Environmental Management Section Corporate environmental competence: A concept for characterising and assessing the environmental practice in companies and product chainsMichael S?¸gaard J?¸rgensen, Marianne Forman Life cycle assessment of some alternatives for the supply of thermal energy in the municipality of Iasi (Romania).Nicolae Peiu Management options for the industrial and municipal wastes in the city of Iasi Carmen Teod...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25169

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 2 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 2Nr. 3
Plants as biomarkers, biosensors and biomonitorsModelling of wastewater treatment of a pulp and paper mill for monitoringCatalysts for heterogeneous photocatalysts. Part I. Possibilities to improve photoefficiency through catalysts modificationThe global assessment method of the water qualityAspects regarding the wood certification in RomaniaDecolorizing of pulping effluents by ammonium lignosulphonate oxidationPowder coatings-based organic filmsOn environmental effects of the pulp and paper mil...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25172

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 2 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 2Nr. 4
Contain all the articles from this issueDestruction of Volatile Organic Compounds by catalytic oxidationAlice Oana Rusu, Emil DumitriuRisk assessment for a shipyard from Romanian Black Sea CoastAnca Florentina Caliman, Ion Balasanian Monitoring the behavior of the restoration interventions of the Probota Monastery’s indoor frescoes under the influence of the environmental factors. II. Modifications of the physical-structural and chemical characteristicsIon Sandu, Adrian Dima, Ioan Gabriel Sand...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25173

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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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25178

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 4 Nr.4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 4Nr. 4
Contain all the articles from this issueNitrous oxide decomposition over Fe-ZSM-5 catalysts prepared by different methodsMircea Teodor Nechita, Ioan Rosca, Daniel Sutiman, Gabriela Apostolescu, Ioan Iordache Geometrical correlation method for global estimation of the ecosystem stateCamelia Popa, Cornel Cojocaru, Matei MacoveanuImmobilized lipases as biocatalysts for organic synthesis 1. Transesterification of ethyl acetate with alcohols in the presence of free Candida antarctica lipase BBrindusa...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25181

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 6 Nr. 5
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
Include urmatoarele articole:� Keynote Lectures Energy from municipal solid waste: large-scale incineration or small-scale pyrolysis?� Electrical properties of SnO2-Pt/Al2O3 in reduction atmosphere� Corporate management tools to address sustainability Challenges. A reflection on the progress and difficulties experienced during the last decade� Emerging academic responsibilities and opportunities for promoting regional sustainability� Challenges for integrated water resources management...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25200

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25206

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
Include urmatoarele articole:� Synthesis of Ferrierite/ZSM-35 type zeolite with ethylenediamine as template� Recovery of p-hydroxybenzoic acid from wastewaters by reactive extraction 1. Extraction mechanism and influencing factors� Relationships between metals extent and cytological characteristics at Prunus persica L. pollen� Smoke Emissions From Diesel Vehicles: A Case Study� Carbon dioxide generation - implications for romanian pulp and paper industry � Enhanced decolorization of ...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25208

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

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

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25226

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25244

Quantification of impact and risk induced in surface water by heavy metals: Case study - Bahlui River Iasi
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 3
AbstractThe purpose of this paper was to quantify the environmental impact and risk applying a new integrated method designed as a soft SAB. The evaluation of impact and risk induced in environment was performed for surface  waters (Bahlui River, IaÂ?i), considering the presence of some minerals and heavy metals in surface water in high concentrations. The new method for integrated environmental impact and risk assessment that considers the pollutants concentration levels in surface water w...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Dumitru Bulgariu, Laura Bulgariu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25262

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

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

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
Include urmatoarele articole:� Removal of nickel from aqueous solution by Nordmann FIR (ABIES Nordmanniana (STEV.) SPACH SUBSP. Nordmanniana) cones� Determination of heavy metals in extracts and macerates from garden flowers� Biological phosphorus removal in a high performance single reactor � Advanced Cd2+ removal on dispersed TioO2-fly ash � Remediation techniques for contaminated soils� Separation of uranium(vi) from soils by extraction in aqueous PEG (1550) - Na2SO4 - Na2CO3 two-...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25296

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

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

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

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25340

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25347

Survey on the dynamic of urban air pollution in the municipality of Craiova, Dolj county
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractUrban air pollution is responsible for the highest burden of environmentally related diseases in Europe. Air pollutants with strongly indicated respiratory health effects are particulate matter, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide. The retrospective ecological survey has taken into account the urban air pollution with sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ammonia (NH3) and particulate matter (PM10). The analyzed data show that after applying the European regulations regarding the ...
Autori: Catalin Adrian Petrisor, Dorin Petrişor, Lucreţiu Radu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25348

Socio-environmental impact of idol immersion: dimensions and directions
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractIndia possesses a diverse and rich cultural heritage and is renowned as a 'land of festivals'. These festivals attract massive community involvement paving way to new materials such as 'Plaster of Paris' being used for 'modernizing' the representation of idols with very little thought given to the issues of toxicity and environmental impacts. Another dimension to the whole issue is the plight of the artisans and the workers involved in the trade. Owing to the unorganized nature of the in...
Autori: Nanda B. S. Kumar, Raghunath Babu Are, Santosh M. Avvannavar, Shrihari Surathal
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25349

Monitoring of PAHs in refinery effluents
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractA study was fulfilled concerning the source and the distribution of PAHs in the effluent proceeding from an oil refinery. The monitoring of the PAHs concentration in the refinery’s effluent also was performed during a year long. The practical goal of the work was to observe the complying with the limits imposed by the current legislation and to identify the potential risks of exceeding these limits in the future. For this study, gas chromatographic and HPLC methods were used. The metho...
Autori: Anca Iuliana Birladeanu, Claudia Irina Koncsag, Mariana Popescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25357

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Include urmatoarele articole:� Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 2� Bioengineering aspects of tissues culture bioreactors for medicine and environmental applications� Removal of bis (1-chloro-2-propyl) ether from wastewater using sonodegradation and biodegradation� A novel plasma reactor for toluene decomposition in contaminated air flow� Study of the copper (II) removal from aqueous solutions by chelating resin Purolite S930 � Analysis of some metal levels...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25371

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

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

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

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25385

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

Heavy metals contamination of commercial fish foodstuff - potential health risks on human consumers
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract Human exposure to heavy metals requires special surveillance measures on these elements in human body in order to detect a relation between heavy metal exposure and adverse health effects. The aim of this paper is focused on biomonitoring contamination with heavy metals in fish foodstuffs and in blood, and corroboration of contaminant levels with immunotoxicological effects on target groups of consumers. The final goal is to establish some recommendations on human diet with fish food...
Autori: Aurelia Meghea, Alina Murariu, Cristina Tanase, Eleonora Codorean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25398

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

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

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25422

From the risks evaluation to the health and safety preservation at work
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract As the prevention of the risks is one of the major stakes of any industrial activity, a priori, the evaluation of these risks constitutes one of the principal progress levers of the risks prevention step at a company. It is an opportunity to engage a prevention step in order to preserve health and to improve the employees' safety at work. However, as the companies are increasingly concerned of hygiene and quality, health at the work should be taken into account with the same interest...
Autori: Ghania Chaib, Rachid Chaib, Ion Verzea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25423

The environmental impact assessment caused by the dykes failure
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The paper presents a risk analysis and assessment of the defence linear systems failure (dykes) in case of accidental flood. Also, breach scenarios and hydrographs computation for the corresponding accidental high waters are provided. The impact assessment is highlighted through a global matrix model for costs quantification. It is also presented the flooding computation model for different versions of the linear defence systems and in a correspondent way the Inundation Accidental D...
Autori: Codruta Badaluta-Minda, Gheorghe Creţu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25433

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25436

Case studies regarding the remediation of polluted soils from inactive industrial sites
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The methods generally used for developing these studies are the assessment and investigation. Assessment – all methods used for measuring, reckoning, modeling, forecasting or estimating the presence of a pollutant in the environment. Investigation - the process of identifying the presence of pollutants in the environment, the spatial dispersion of these pollutants, the level of their concentration, as well as the analysis of the environment’s structure. The steps that were follow...
Autori: , Gheorghe - Viorel Cosara, Calin Baciu, Ileana - Codruta Stezar, Augusta - Diana Crisan, Camelia Costan, Cristina Modoi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25451

Land degradation and desertification risk in Dobrogea region
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract It's well known the degradation of many Romanian (including Dobrogea) soils, both in hill and in plain environments, due to the increasing anthropic pressure on natural resources. Soil erosion and organic matter loss are recognized as the main processes responsible of such degradation and of the rising risk of desertification, to which land use changes and politics for agriculture not suitable for land specificities often contribute. The knowledge of land use impact on soil quality i...
Autori: Marioara Nicolaescu, Naliana Lupascu,
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Surface water pollution generated by mining activities. Case study: Aries river middle catchment basin, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The Aries River, due to its geographic position and its significance in the Mures - Tisza Basin, has a major impact on environmental media, influencing their quality. In the Middle Catchment Basin the main industrial activity is mining, since the Roman times, when the first mines were opened. The mining operations in the region generated a severe pollution of all the environmental media. The paper identifies the risk areas in the middle Aries River in terms of surface water pollutio...
Autori: , Lucrina Stefanescu, Camelia Costan, Mirela Miclean, Cristina Modoi, Serban - Nicolae Vlad
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Emerging processes for soil and groundwater cleanup - potential benefits and risks
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The cleanup of environmental pollution involves a variety of techniques, ranging from simple biological processes to advanced engineering technologies. Cleanup activities may also address a wide range of contaminants. Technologies to remediate contaminated soil fall into two principal clean-up approaches: in-situ (which is always done onsite), or ex-situ (which can be done on- or off-site). In-situ treatment deals with contamination without removing material from the ground, while ex...
Autori: Maria Gavrilescu
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The carbohydrates synthesis in Calendula Officinalis l. Leaves influenced by some mutagene substances
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract It is known that carbonhydrates are precursors of all bioactive substances we tried in thes paper work to do some investigation on these substances in the environmental area of Iasi. To observe the influence of some chemical mutagens substances on carbohydrates biosynthesis we conducted investigations on plant material (leaves) taken from the Calendula officinalis L species. We used this assay to examine the effects of the herbicide 2,4- dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), etidium br...
Autori: Constantin Leonte, Roxana Vatavu, Teodor Robu, Irina Volf
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Bioavailability processes for contaminants in soils and their use in risk assessment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The individual physical, chemical, and biological interactions that determine the exposure of plants and animals to chemicals associated with soils are of great importance in the assessment of contaminants bioavailability. Understanding of bioavailability processes is at last needed to improve the scientific basis of risk assessment and is the purpose of the present research. Since bioavailability processes are embedded within existing human health and ecological risk frameworks, so...
Autori: Brindusa Mihaela Robu, Camelia Smaranda, Florentina Anca Căliman, Laura Carmen Apostol, Lucian Vasile Pavel, Maria Gavrilescu, Raluca Maria Hlihor
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Risk assessment and measurement of hazards in estonian enterprises
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The paper focuses on occupational hazards and the determination of risk levels. Indoor climate, lighting, noise, chemicals and dust are examined. A simple/flexible risk assessment method is provided. The results of measurements of occupational hazards in six industries (mechanical, printing, wood, plastic, clothing and water purification plants) in Estonia are presented. The overall purpose of the paper is to draw the attention to the importance of measurements of occupational hazard...
Autori: Piia Tint, Marina Jarvis, Karin Reinhold, Onnela Paas
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Impact of landfill leachate on soil quality in Iasi county
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Waste management hierarchy has as priorities waste recycling and energy recovery. Unfortunately, Romania is in the situation so as the waste landfilling is still considered as a suitable solution for waste management. European Union imposed a number of regulations and programs in the field of waste treatment and management that Romania must comply. The paper describes some aspects regarding characterization of the leachate originating from the Tomesti landfill (situated in Iasi County...
Autori: Ana-Maria Schiopu, Brindusa Mihaela Robu, Ion Apostol, Maria Gavrilescu
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Behaviour of persistent pollutants and risks associated with their presence in the environment - Integrated studies
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The paper describes the complex research developed within a national research project. The proposed studies and researches are according to the thematic frame of the program cooperation-environment of FP7, whose fundamental objective is related to the natural and anthropogenic environmental problems and resources. Under this context, the project proposes a coherent, conceptual framework for integrated environmental risk assessment and management, generated by the presence of persiste...
Autori: Maria Gavrilescu
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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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Validation of a knowledge-based risk model for biological foaming in anaerobic digestion simulation
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a complex biological system which can be affected by several operational problems. Among them, biological foaming is one of the most difficult to deal with. It has many effects, such as causing gas pipe clogging and probe failures, and it can affect mixing devices, etc. Since the mechanisms involved in biological foaming development are not fully understood, it is not included in standard anaerobic digestion models. For this reason, a knowledge-based risk ...
Autori: Eric Latrille, Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda, Jean-Philippe Steyer, Joaquim Comas, Jordi Dalmau
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SBC-MEDIU: A multi-expert system for environmental diagnosis
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract An efficient environmental management system needs some air, water and soil pollution analysis software tools. The paper presents a multi-expert system, SBC-MEDIU, developed for environmental diagnosis. The system has three modules: SBC-AIR, the module for air pollution analysis and dispersion assessments, SBC-WATER, the module for surface water pollution analysis, and SBC-SOIL, the module for soil erosion risk assessments. The experimental results obtained so far are also discussed....
Autori: Daniel Dunea, Mihaela Oprea
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 4
? POLLUTION PREVENTION, A KEY TO ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY ? A COMPARISON BETWEEN DIFFERENT SCENARIOS OF ROMANIAN MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE TREATMENT BEFORE LANDFILLING ? A STUDY ON ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN ROMANIA ? ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON STRESSED METALLIC SURFACES ? ASPECTS OF HYDRODYNAMICS AND MASS TRANSFER IN DIFFUSED AERATION SYSTEMS ? THE STATUS OF SOME SELECTED HEAVY METALS IN ROADSIDE SOILS OF BURSA PROVINCE, TURKEY ? PREPARATION AND CHARACTERI...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 6
? RESEARCH ON NaCl SALINE AEROSOLS I. NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL SOURCES AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS ? DECISION SUPPORT MODELS FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ? AN OVERVIEW ? POLICY AND STRATEGY FOR IMPROVING SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES ? APPLICATION OF SHALLOW POND SYSTEM USING WATER HYACINTH FOR DOMESTIC WASTEWATER TREATMENT IN THE PRESENCE OF HIGH TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS (TDS) AND HEAVY METAL SALTS ? TRENDS OF THE COMMUNITARIAN COHESION POLICIES AND ADVERTISING FOR EC...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 7
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 7
? MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLING AND TREATMENT OF RESULTING LIQUID EFFLUENTS ? ROMANIA: ENTREPRENEURIAL VALUES AND SUSTAINABILITY ? THE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF WOODEN BRIQUETTES USED AS RENEWABLE FUEL ? ECO-FRIENDLY EXTRACTION AND SEPARATION METHODS OF CAPSAICINES ? ADDRESSING ISSUES OF GEOENVIRONMENTAL RISKS IN DOBRUJA, ROMANIA/BULGARIA ? ADSORPTION OF 2,4-DINITROPHENOL AND 2,6-DINITROPHENOL ONTO ORGANOCLAYS AND INORGANIC-ORGANIC PILLARED CLAYS ? APPLICATION O...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 12
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 12
? POST-DARCY FILTRATION THROUGH RIGID PERMEABLE MEDIA ? BIOSORPTION OF Cr(VI) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS ONTO Hydrilla verticillata WEED: EQUILIBRIUM, KINETICS AND THERMODYNAMIC STUDIES ? IMPACT OF BUILDING A TIDAL GATE ON THE YONGJIANG RIVER IN CHINA ? MONITORING OF THE HYDROTECHNICAL TORRENT CONTROL STRUCTURES: A STATISTICAL APPROACH ? RESEARCH ON SOIL PROPERTIES CONSERVATION DURING THE PREPARATION OF GERMINATION BEDS IN GREENHOUSES ? MANAGEMENT OF THE POTATO CROPS FOR MIN...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 10 Nr. 1
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 1
? COMPACT MICROPULSE BACKSCATTER LIDAR: AIRBORNE AND GROUND-BASED APPLICATIONS ? STUDIES OF THE IMPACT OF AEROSOL OPTICAL PROPERTIES ON CLIMATE CHANGE PROCESSES ? A STUDY OF THE AEROSOL OPTICAL PROPERTIES AT TWO AERONET STATIONS FROM ROMANIA ? COMPLEMENTARY ATMOSPHERIC URBAN POLLUTION STUDIES IN THE NORTH-EAST REGION OF ROMANIA, IASI COUNTY ? ?NGSTR?M TURBIDITY IN THE LOWER LAYERS OF THE TROPOSPHERE ? LIDAR MONITORING OF ANTHROPOGENIC POLLUTION AND NATURAL PHENOMENA ...
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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

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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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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ASSESSING THE HUMAN EXPOSURE DUE TO WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS IN OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Wireless local area networks (WLAN) are an increasingly used communication technology employing energy of radiofrequency (RF). Although the power emitted by WLAN systems is relatively small (in Europe, a maximum of 100 mW is permitted in the classic 2.4 GHz frequency band), concerns about possible health effects risks from exposure to radiofrequency (RF) fields originating on WLAN are sometimes expressed by the general public. In such a context, this paper presents results of a survey conducted ...
Autori: Alexandra Salceanu, Eduard Lunca, Igor Creţescu, Valeriu David
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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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OCCURRENCE AND RISK ASSESSMENT OF ESTROGENS AND ANTIINFLAMMATORIES IN BAIYANGDIAN LAKE, NORTH CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractEstrogens and anti-inflammatories can pose adverse effects on human health and wildlife. This paper investigated four estrogens(estrone, E1; 17β-estradiol, E2; estriol, E3; 17α-ethynylestradiol, EE2) and three anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen, ketoprofen andnaproxen) by solid-phase extraction (SPE) and liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) in BaiyangdianLake during the dry (April) and wet seasons (September). These compounds were mostly detected at low levels ...
Autori: Jianghong Shi, Jinling Cao, Ting Bo, Xiaowei Liu, Yingxia Li
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APPLICATION OF GIS IN REGIONAL ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT OF WATER RESOURCES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractThe regional ecological risk assessment of water resources has spatial, nonlinear and stochastic characteristics. GIS technologycan handle large volumes of spatial information, conduct spatial analysis and spatial data management operations. It visuallydisplays the distribution trend of environmental factors and the relationship between topology and regional water ecological riskpattern. This paper presents the five stages of the application of GIS in the regional ecological assessment o...
Autori: Lin Gang Wang, Ning Lian Wang, Xiao BoWu, Ya Qian Zhao, Yin Ge Liu
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CHINA’S WATER MANAGEMENT – CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractChina has experienced enormously rapid development since the open door policy introduced in 1979. Population has increasedby 30% to 1.3 billion, and the annual GDP growth rate was 9.8 % in the last few years. However, frequent water disasters inrecent years have caused significant damages to China’s regional growth and societies. There are huge contemporary challengesfor Chinese water resource management. In this paper, we examine three major challenges for China’s water resourcemanageme...
Autori: Dabo Guan, Faith Ka Shun Chan, Joseph Holden, Yanan Jiang, Yaqian Zhao
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EDITORIAL A SPECIAL ISSUE ON PROGRESS IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT IN THE FRAME OF KNOWLEDGE-BASED SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
“The Exploratory Workshop „Progress inEnvironmental Engineering, Biotechnology andManagement in The Frame of Knowledge-BasedSustainable Economy” took place in the contextwhen worldwide research shows that the currentindustrial system supports a population that useresources and generates waste, consuming the Earth'ssupply, but who’s biocapacity is far outweighed bythe increased demand of products for a developmentsystem that often works on unsustainable bases.Today’s challenge is the integration ...
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MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT OF EFFLUENTS RESULTING FROM THEIR LANDFILLING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractEU policy on waste management stresses the importance of an integrated approach to waste management, which includesconstruction of waste disposal facilities with prevention of waste generation and recycling, in line with management hierarchy:prevention of waste and its negative impacts; recovery of waste through recycling, reuse, safe final disposal of waste where thereis no possibility of recovery.This paper address the issue of municipal waste management and the impacts generated into ...
Autori: Ana-Maria Şchiopu, Cristina Ghinea
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IDENTIFICATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS BY ANALYZING ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC SIGNAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractIt is already demonstrated that mental or psychological stress can affect human health, since it is a major risk factors for numerouscurrent diseases such as: high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, coronary diseases, stroke, causing often sudden death.These diseases are particularly dangerous in the case of car drivers, since they have to make accurate and fast decisions evenunder stress condition. Frequently, the stress can be detected by different methods with various degrees o...
Autori: Alexandru Păsărică, Cristian Rotariu, Hariton Costin
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ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH DYSPHONIA IN PROFESSIONAL VOICE USERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractGastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) seems to be frequently associated with laryngeal lesions and the occurrence ofdisphonia. The aim of the study was to evaluate the environmental factors associated with dysphonia in professional voice users.We prospective studied 50 intense voice users’ subjects (actors, singers, teachers, priests) with dysphonia in order to identify theenvironmental factors which may be involved in the alteration of voice. We demonstrated the importance of the risk...
Autori: Anca Ciubotaru, Bogdan Mihail Cobzeanu, Mihail Dan Cobzeanu, Monica Voineag, Octavian Dragos Palade, Vasile Liviu Drug
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LUNG CANCER RISK INDUCED BY RESIDENTIAL RADON IN CLUJ AND ALBA COUNTIES, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractA case-control study was conducted in two Romanian counties (Alba and Cluj) in order to investigate lung cancer risk due toresidential radon exposure. Two hundred and forty-one subjects were included, of which 104 cases and 137 controls. Residentialradon concentrations were monitored using CR-39 track detectors, exposed over a period of at least 6 months. The odds ratioswere estimated by using multivariable logistic regression adjusted for age, sex, smoking status, education and family h...
Autori: Alexandra Cucoş Dinu, Constantin Cosma, Dan Rădulescu, Doina Todea, Dorin Iancu, Ionel Papuc, Loredana Roşca, Mircea Rişteiu, Tiberius Dicu
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal - Vol 12, No 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
• STUDIES ON HEAT RECOVERY FROM CELLULOSIC TEXTILES FINISHING WASTEWATER    • ASSESSMENT OF SYNERGIC REGULATORY ACTIONS OF SPRUCE BARK EXTRACT AND DEUTERIUM DEPLETED WATER ON MAIZE (Zea mays L.) CROPS    • LUNG CANCER RISK INDUCED BY RESIDENTIAL RADON IN CLUJ AND ALBA COUNTIES, ROMANIA    • A CLEAR SKY IRRADIATION ASSESSMENT USING THE ESRA MODEL AND SRTM DATABASE    • ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH DYSPHONIA IN PROFESSIONAL VOICE USERS    ...
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EDITORIAL - A SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ECOIMPULS 2012 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, October 25-26, Timisoara, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
The first edition of the International Conference„ECOIMPULS 2012- Environmental Research andTechnology” plans to open a conference seriesdedicated exclusively environmental issues. Thescientific topics are devoted to the on-going research onenvironmental topics regarding: „Environment – apolitical, economic and social responsibility”,„Water in a changing world”, „ZERO – waste cities”and „ Energy – beyond the conventional”.This scientific event aims to bring togetherprofessionals, academics, scie...
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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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SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN ROMANIA: CURRENT AND FUTURE ISSUES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractWaste management includes all activities of collection, transport, treatment, recovery and disposal of waste, includingsupervising of such operations. The framework law that regulates waste management activities in Romania is Law no. 27/2007,approving Government Emergency Ordinance no. 61/2006, amending and supplementing Government Emergency Ordinance no.78/2000 on waste regime. This legislation sets the responsibilities for waste management from generation to disposal, thepriorities in ...
Autori: Constantin Mircea Orlescu, Ioana Alina Costescu
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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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WEB-BASED FLOOD INFORMATION SYSTEM: CASE STUDY OF SOMESUL MARE, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThis paper presents research into conceptualisation, design and implementation of an innovative web-based virtual environmentfor flood information sharing and dissemination. A system intended to be used by flood management authorities and potentiallyaffectedcitizens is demonstrated. Latest technological advances for collection, archiving and sharing of environmental data usingweb-based Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) are used for system implementation. Flood-related data and models are...
Autori: Adrian Almoradie, Andreja Jonoski, Dimitri Solomatine, Florin Stoica, Ioana Popescu
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EDITORIAL - A SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TO ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROSPECTS IN HYDROTECHNICAL, GEODESY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
In 2012, the Faculty of Hydrotechnics,Geodesy and Environmental Engineering of The"Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi,Romania celebrated 50 years of education in the fieldof hydraulic engineering at the Polytechnic Instituteof Iasi.In 1948, in the same time with the EducationReform in Romania, in Galati, the Faculty ofHidrology was founded. At the same time, studentswho were attending the Rural EngineeringSpecialization in Bucharest were also transferred tothe new established Faculty....
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ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF RIVERBED DESIGN ON WATER QUALITY – THE CASE STUDY OF BAHLUI RIVER, IAŞI, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractIn 2010 in the area of Iasi city, Romania started the “Water-course regulation of Bahlui River, County of Iaşi” a project which inits first phase of development. It has as the main purpose to improve stream flow capacity and to guarantee the defending againstflood. Also, the project aim at developing a section of approximately 2.5 km located between the Stone Bridge (km 14+073) andTudor Vladimirescu Bridge (km 11+615) for recreational purposes. In order to obtain water storage, it i...
Autori: Catrinel-Raluca Giurma-Handley, Costel Boariu, , Tomi-Alexăndrel Hrăniciuc
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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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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ISSUES IN FOOD INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractOne of the main objectives of S.C. AVI-TOP S.A. Războieni – Iasi management is the implementation and continuousimprovement of a functional environmental management system in accordance with European standards and their integration intothe unit’s management systems. Environmental management strategy at S.C. AVI-TOP S.A. Războieni – Iasi aims to achieve abalance between economic and environmental protection outcomes, directing all activities towards eliminating pollution. Thepap...
Autori: Aurel Chiran, Benedicta Drobotă, Elena Gindu, Monica-Ionela Pandelea
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WATER MANAGEMENT AT THE FORMER COPPER MINING SITE MEDET (BULGARIA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe scope of the present paper is water management dimensioning closed to the copper mining area in the Medet region(Bulgaria). The mining works left an open pit and several waste rock dumps within the catchment area of Medetska River. Atpresent although the flooding of open pit is going on, it will be finished approximately in 2018. Water treatment is necessary dueto the high concentrations of pollutants (sulphate and copper) in the waters influenced by mining. The objective of the stud...
Autori: Gabriela Biali, Petra Schneider, Ralf Löser
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SECOND GENERATION BIOFUELS AND BIOMASS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
Mother Earth Investments AG, is actively working onthe development 2nd generation bioenergy feedstocks.In this book, Mr. Jansen generously shares hisknowledge in the field, in particular, regarding thechallenges and opportunities in development ofbiomass-derived fuels. This essential guide toinvesting in bioenergy commodities details secondgeneration biofuels from a scientific, technical andeconomic perspective, and discusses their globalenvironmental, political and financial impact.The book is ...
Autori: Roland A. Jansen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26100

EDITORIAL - A SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION, SAFETY ENGINEERING AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
The ELSEDIMA International Conference on “Environmental Legislation, Safety Engineering and Disaster Management” held its 9th edition in 2012. This edition was organized by the “Babeş-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca - Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering, together with the Ministry of Administration and Interior - General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South – Eastern Europe and S.C. I...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REDUCED UPTAKE OF Cd AND Pb BY Miscanthus sinensis x giganteus CULTIVATED ON POLLUTED SOIL AND ITS USE AS BIOFUEL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract The cultivation of Miscanthus sinensis x giganteus on a polluted soil near Copsa Mica – Romania has started in 2008. Since then every March and August the roots and stems have been analyzed, showing a very low amount of heavy metals in the aerial parts in February, when the harvesting takes place. The combustion properties of the material are similar to those of lignite, but without sulphur and with low ash amount. Because cultivation of edible plants poses the risk of hea...
Autori: Constantin Horia Barbu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY OF HEAVY METAL POLLUTION AND BIOACCUMULATION IN THE BLACK SEA LIVING ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract The Black Sea is seriously affected by a large range of pollutants, despite severe laws regarding the protection of sea ecosystems. Heavy metals are among the most important xenobiotics from the environment, presenting also toxicity for humans. The studies upon heavy metals have proven that the sediments have the highest concentrations and they can release metals back to water and this fact represents a risk for the humans and aquatic ecosystem life. The use of aquatic ...
Autori: Oana Jitar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AQUATIC PHYTOTOXICITY OF HEAVY METALS: Cu, Cd AND Zn ECOTOXICOLOGICAL TESTS WITH DUCKWEED PLANTS (Lemna minor)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Heavy metals are common contaminants of freshwaters and they can produce toxic effects on aquatic fauna and flora. The ions of heavy metals existing in freshwaters are well known as toxicants for the aquatic organisms. Duckweed is an aquatic plant of small size that floats on fresh water surface of lakes and marshes. The small plants are highly exposed to aquatic pollutants and as a result they are very sensitive to the toxic effects. As consequence the duckweed plants are...
Autori: Vasile Oros
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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REMEDIATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE PRODUCED ON A SITE BY CONTAMINATION WITH PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Environmental degradation is today one of the great problems of mankind. Not only the need to exploit, but also the necessity to protect and preserve the natural environment have led to the adoption of specific rules for the prevention and remediation of environmental damages, according to EU standards. Taking into account that any human intervention on the natural and anthropogenic environment can lead to ecological risk diversification, occurrence of accidental pollut...
Autori: Aurica Grec
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPROVING MANAGEMENT OF RISKS AND NATURAL DISASTERS BY REGIONAL GIS DISTRIBUTED APPLICATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract The aim of this paper is to provide a framework for the improvement of the processes involving risks evaluation and management evaluation in Central East Moldavian Region, considering the occurrence of natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, forest fires and landslides. Consequently, a GIS application has been developed in order to graphically reflect and analyze these risks. The studies on the targeted region would be a starting point to further extensions to othe...
Autori: Iulian Furdu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ESSENTIAL TOOLS TO MITIGATE VRANCEA STRONG EARTHQUAKES EFFECTS ON MOLDAVIAN URBAN ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract In a world of uncertainty, the only constant is change and rapid change produces a multitude of diverse facts. Risk is an integral part of life. While no country in the world is entirely safe, the lack of capacity to limit the impact of hazards remains a major burden for all countries and while the world has witnessed an exponential increase in human and material losses due to natural disasters, there is a need to reverse trends in vulnerability to earthquakes. Available d...
Autori: Gheorghe Mărmureanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS OF WASTEWATER SLUDGE DISPOSAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Using sludge with dangerous substances content as an agricultural fertilizer can provide risks for humans and all environmental components. An important risk factor that had to be taken into account is the combination of sludge used as a fertilizer and agriculture activities that has its own consequences. In this paper, a risk evaluation for sludge disposal was elaborated. The most important risk factors in the studied case, wastewater sludge used as an agricultural fer...
Autori: Elena Manea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26141

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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APPLICATION OF A NEURO-GENETIC TECHNIQUE IN THE OPTIMIZATION OF HEAVY METALS REMOVAL FROM WASTEWATERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RISK REDUCTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract The reason for carrying out this research is related to the significant risk of heavy metals present in wastewater on the environment and human health. The removal of heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions was performed in a batch system, using peat (from Poiana Stampei, Romania) as adsorbent. The efficiency of the process was predicted with high accuracy (correlation with experimental data more than 0.99) based on a feed-forward neural network with two hidden layers. The...
Autori: Gabriel Dan Suditu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SURVEY ON TYPICAL ORGANIC POLLUTANTS AND HEALTH RISKS OF MAIN WATER SOURCES IN YELLOW RIVER BASIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractTo understand the typical organic pollutant contamination status of the main source water in Yellow River basin, samples werecollected from fifty source water points (including reservoir and river) in Yellow River basin. The samples were analyzed for therepresentative organic pollutants, including benzene homologous, chlorobenzene compounds, organophosphorous pesticides, and nitrobenzene compounds, total of 17 compounds. It was observed that all concentrations of the 17 compounds in the ...
Autori: Jijun Gao
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RISK ANALYSIS OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractAny hydraulic engineering construction project is a complex open system with large investment, long construction period,complex internal structure and numerous participants, subject to restrictions of time, resource, environment and other conditions.In this paper, the analytic hierarchy process principle and method were used to establish three-layer structure system ofagricultural hydraulic engineering construction, while risks of some agricultural hydraulic engineering construction were...
Autori: Shi-Bao Lu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RISK ASSESSMENT AND CLASSIFICATION FOR DETENTION BASINS BASED ON PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION - SUPPORT VECTOR REGRESSION (PSO-SVR) IN HUAIHE RIVER BASIN, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractWith global climate change, flood disasters occur frequently and detention basins are facing greater flooding risk. The flood riskassessment of detention basins becomes an important content for the management of detention basins.In this study, the index system of flood risk assessment of detention basins in Huaihe River Basin is established according to thenatural and social properties of detention basins flood disasters. The flood risk assessment methods are proposed based on support ve...
Autori: Junfei Chen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF A DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM TO THE TRANSPORT OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractThe transport of hazardous substances is an essential economic activity because it represents a quite relevant percentage of thetotal goods transportation. The risk associated to such an activity is fundamentally related to the possibility of an accidenttriggering that may cause negative environmental and public health consequences. A recent example is the Viareggio accident(2009), which involved the blast of tank wagons containing liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and caused more than thirt...
Autori: Vincenzo Torretta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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AN ECO SUSTAINABLE TECHNIQUE TO REDUCE CADMIUM AVAILABILITY TO AMARANTHUS CAUDATUS GROWN UNDER AGRICULTURAL WASTE AND FERTILISER AMENDED SOIL: GROWTH AND PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractPresent study deals with a technology that reduces the cadmium(Cd) availability to the leafy vegetable Amaranthus caudatusfrom Cd contaminated soil (6 μg Cd g-1soil), amended with farmyard manure FYM, FYM+NPK and agricultural wastes (ricehusk; RH and saw dust; SD) at different doses (0.5 %, 2 %, 5 % and 10 %). Among all the doses 5 % was found to the best foreach amendment showing maximum reduction in phytoavailability of Cd hence better vegetable yield. At this dose the reductionin...
Autori: Anita Singh
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SOURCES AND OCCURRENCE OF NON-PESTICIDE PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS (POPs). THE CASE STUDY OF TAIWAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractNon-pesticide persistent organic pollutants (POPs) under the Stockholm Convention include polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs),polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDDs/PCDFs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers(PBDEs), polybromobiphenyls (PBBs) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), which are industrial chemicals and/orunintentional byproducts that remain in the environment, bioaccumulate in human and animal tissue through the food chain, andhave adverse effects ...
Autori: Wen-Tien Tsai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ROUTING SYSTEM FOR INFECTIOUS HEALTHCARE-WASTE TRANSPORTATION IN TUNISIA: A CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractHealthcare waste management is one of the most important environmental problems in the world and particularly in Tunisia,because of the potential environmental hazards and public health risks. The collection of infectious healthcare waste is a highlyvisible and important service that involves large expenditures. This study discusses the off-site transport problem of infectioushealthcare waste from the 12 hospitals in the governorate of Sfax (Tunisia) to a planned steam sterilization disp...
Autori: Wafik Hachicha
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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RESEARCH ON WATER QUALITY OF LAKE BAFA IN TURKEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractThe Lake Bafa is an alluvial bar lake located in the Aegean Region in the Big Meander river basin in Aydın and Muğlaprovinces. However, the lake is currently threatened by severe pollution, being under the risk of serious degradation because of(i) uncontrolled urbanization; (ii) point and non-point source pollution; (iii) algae bloom; (iv) sediment transportation andpollution via influent creeks to the lake; and (v) severe degradation of the natural wetlands within its drainage...
Autori: Ebru Yilmaz
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MINIMIZATION OF CHEMICAL RISK BY USING RECOVERED ALUMINIUM FROM METALLURGICAL SLAG AS COAGULANT IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractSecondary aluminium production inherently generates significant amounts of slag of variate composition and including dangerous compounds. Consequently, a care treatment of the resulted slag is imperatively necessary for preventing the environment pollution and for recovering valuable materials even if present in low amounts. The aluminium recovering procedure is based on a chemical and hydrometallurgical slag treatment, leading to the technical grade aluminium sulphate (AS), possible to ...
Autori: Carmen Tociu, Cristina Maria, Elena Diacu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26295

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND RISK ASSESSMENT IN THE AREA OF “PATA RÂT” LANDFILL SITE, CLUJ–NAPOCA, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractThis study aims to investigate the environmental impacts of the municipal waste disposal facility of Pata Rat, Cluj-Napoca, Romania during dry periods of the year. The environmental impact assessment on the landfill site was carried out on the basis of the measurements of environmental quality indicators. Environmental indicators were measured in the surface water, soil and air. For the assessment of the environmental impacts generated by landfill on surface water measurements were carri...
Autori: Ákos Rédey, Anca Gurzau, Antoanela Popovici, Constantin Măruţoiu, Fazekas Bence, , Ildiko Varga, Raluca Mariana Haţegan, Tatiana Yuzhakova
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SURVEY OF DWELLING BUILDINGS FOR SEISMIC LOSS ASSESSMENT AT URBAN SCALE: THE CASE STUDY OF 18 VILLAGES IN VAL D’AGRI, ITALY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractThis paper offers a case study of the seismic vulnerability assessment of existing buildings in 18 villages located in the Val d’Agri area (Basilicata region, Southern Italy). A building-by-building inventory was carried out within the urban areas of the villages by trained technicians in two periods collecting typological data for a total of about 17,500 buildings. In the first period (2001-2003), a purposely drawn up inspection form (VSP-2001) based on the usability form adopted in Ita...
Autori: Angelo Masi, Carmelinda Samela, Leonardo Chiauzzi, Luigi Tosco, Marco Vona
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD LEVELS NEAR OVERHEAD TRANSMISSION LINES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractAccording to the contemporary research, there are some indications that extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields, such asthose originating from electric power transmission lines, can have some influence on human health. This work involved thecomputation of the magnetic field generated by one typical 110 kV power transmission line in Serbia by applying artificialintelligence techniques that, as previous investigations confirmed, allow accurate assessment. At first, the investigation...
Autori: Jasmina Skerlić, Jasna Radulović, Milorad Bojić, Vesna Ranković
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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MICROCYSTINS REMOVAL BY COAGULATION AND CHLORINATION UNDER LABORATORY CONDITIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractToxic cyanobacteria are an emerging and increasing threat to public water supplies across the world. As a result,it is essential tominimize the risk from toxic cyanobacteria and their metabolites, and the key is to be vigilant and monitor for cyanobacteria andcyanotoxins throughout the source water and the treatment plant. The present study aims to verify the validity of the traditionalprocess of coagulation and chlorination to remove microcystins (MCs) in the Xinxiang water plant in Chi...
Autori: Bang-Jun Zhang, Qiong-Qiong Ding, Wei-Hong Zhang, Xiao-Yu Li, You-Hai Xie
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECOLOGICAL RISK CAUSED IN SOIL BY HEAVY METALS IN THE WATER-LEVEL-FLUCTUATING ZONE OF A YANGTZE RIVER TRIBUTARY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractThis paper discussed the potential ecological risk, homologous relativity and spatial distribution of heavy metals in the waterlevel-fluctuating zone (WLFZ) of the Xiao River, a tributary of the Yangtze River. The Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn contents in the WLFZsoil were analyzed via atomic absorption spectroscopy. The potential ecological hazards of the heavy metals were also evaluatedusing the classical Lars Hakanson potential ecological risk index method. The average Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn contents ...
Autori: Chuan Fu, Dan Liu, Junjie Lin, Zhiguo Yu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AIRBORN SOILS POLLUTION RISK ASESSMENT NEAR OPEN - CAST IRON ORE MINES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractAccording to the study results, the level of soil pollution with heavy metals in the northern part of Kryvyy Rih iron ore basin(Kryvyy Rih district, Ukraine) reach to “moderately threating”. In the southern part of Kryvyy Rih basin (Shyroke district,Ukraine) the level of soil pollution was between two assessments: “moderately threating” and “permissible”. The results of thestudy on buffer capacity of usual black soils show that the tested elements can be arranged in the following descend...
Autori: Mykola Kharytonov
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PREVENTING RISK OF NOISE EXPOSURE IN WORKING ENVIRONMENT USING NOISE MAPPING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractIn the developed countries, excessive exposure to noise represents at least half of the reasons for which workers lose hearing.Noise inducing hearing loss is among the most common causes of occupational illness. In this paper, the noise is considered themost expensive risk factor in terms of the occupational diseases costs. Noise maps are treated essentially as a tool for both urbanor industrial noise monitoring and control. The maps we analyzed enable the real-time monitoring of the cur...
Autori: Silviu Nicolae Platon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RATIONALE AND CRITERIA DEVELOPMENT FOR RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL SELECTION IN WORK ENVIRONMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractWork accidents prevention is one of the strongest paradigms of safety management. When developing its own mental accidentcausation model, the occupational health and safety professional should acknowledge the benefits and drawbacks of the variousavailable models, to be able to critically assess the most fitted risk assessment tools for practical applications. Nevertheless, heshould be skilled enough to make the difference between "what is happening?" and what "should happen?" in the work...
Autori: Roland Iosif Moraru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CORRELATION OF EXPLOSION PARAMETERS AND EXPLOSION-TYPE EVENTS FOR PREVENTING ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractThe naturally or industrially occurring flammable mixtures containing combustible gases or/and dusts represent a potential risk ofexplosion with major consequences on the environment and human personnel. Methane and coal dust are among the best knowncomponents able of leading to the formation of such mixtures either in coal mining activities or in different industries using coaldust as fuel. In order to assess the risk of explosion and the explosion evolution in such composite mixtures, ...
Autori: Maria Prodan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF THERMO-VISION SYSTEMS DURING INTERVENTION AND RESCUE ACTIVITIES IN TOXIC, FLAMMABLE AND EXPLOSIVE ENVIRONMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractThe success of rescue in toxic, flammable and explosive environments can accurately be quantified by the number of injuredcaught at the event that occurs, identified, reanimated and transported safely to the nearest hospital or point of granting the firstaid. Unfortunately, in most cases, the area where these activities are developed, research is more or less accessible due to thepresence of smoke, toxic or explosive gases or lack of visibility. For this reason, most often we are witness...
Autori: Artur Găman
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26403

RISK ASSESSMENT OF WHOLE-BODY VIBRATIONS GENERATED BY INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractThis paper describes the model for forecasting the exposure risk of workers to global occupational vibrations. The research hasbeen achieved within the PN 07 45 01 18 Project in the framework of the NUCLEU/2012-2013 Program. This project has anational and European interest, entailing the increase of occupational health and safety level and ensuring sustainableenvironmental quality and comfort at workplaces.The scientific novelty is given by the complex and interdisciplinary aspect of the...
Autori: Gabriel Dragoş Vasilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26409

ENSURING SECURITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY AT BLASTING WORKPLACES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractUsing the blasting machines in explosive atmosphere involves the fulfillment of certain basic safety requirementst in Europe.Testing blasting machines to assess compliance with specific requirements is particularly important given the existing risk ofexplosion that has to be minimized so as to ensure safety of life, health and environment and to prevent damage to property andthe environment. This paper addresses the analysis of the essential health and safety requirements for blasting ma...
Autori: Leonard Lupu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26416

APPLICATION OF SPECIFIC MODELS AND SOFTWARE FOR IDENTIFICATION, ASSESSMENT AND PREVENTION OF OCCUPATIONAL RISKS IN THE ROMANIAN HEALTHCARE SECTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractThis paper describes the application of a specific model and software designated as EVASAN to identify, assess and prevent theoccupational health and safety risks in the Romanian health care sector, developed in the POSDRU/81/3.2/S/48872 projectCOMPEFSAN by the "Alexandru Darabont" National Research and Development Institute on Occupational Safety Bucharest,in partnership with the "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, the Romanian Institute on Economical -Social R...
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RISK MANAGEMENT FOR AMMONIA TANK FAILURE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe rapid technical and economic development in the last few years has brought significant advantages to the human society, butit has also generated very serious threats, such as: pollution, technological accidents, and some other forms of environmentaldegradation. Human actions, either intentional or accidental, imposed by the economic and social development, have had, insome cases, a major impact on the environment, turning into potential hazards and causing environmental damage.This p...
Autori: Daniel-Cătălin Felegeanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF DIGITAL MAPPING (GIS) TO DELINEATE FLOODPLAINS IN LOWER GUINEA, REPUBLIC OF GUINEA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractEvery year during the winter season, several regions of Guinea (Conakry) are damaged, and losses due to flooding are recorded.This problem is the result of an increase of the sea waters level firstly, and the flooding of coastal rivers on the other hand. So themeasure of water levels and the mapping of flood areas using geographical information systems became essential for civilprotection. The present article investigates the alternatives to delineate those areas, on the basis of the res...
Autori: Diaka Sidibe
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC MONITORING AND WARNING IN CASE OF ECOLOGICAL RISK FOR SURFACE WATERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe dynamic monitoring system continuously performs the monitoring of physicochemical quality indicators of water quality ininvestigated areas. In case of ecological risk due to accidental pollution situations, the system alarms in real time the decisionfactors for the diminution of the environmental impacts and other negative effects. The distributed networks of the system arecomposed of floatable structures of Buoys Monitoring (BM) type, autonomous and adaptable to the environmental co...
Autori: Constantin Vîlcu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDIES ON DUCTILE - BRITTLE TRANSITION FOR CARBON DIOXIDE PIPELINES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractIn order to diminish the climat changes due to greenhouse gases, the capture from the source, transport and storage of carbondioxide is one of the environmental priorities of the EU until 2050. Transportation of this gas through pipelines (one of thesolutions with most advantages in transport) can be done at ambient temperature only at high pressures, so the carbon dioxide toremain in the supercritical state. In case of underground pipelines, there is a risk of cracking at the wall of th...
Autori: Valentin Zichil
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE ROŞIA MONTANĂ - GOLD CORPORATION PROJECT IN THE OPINION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS – CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractThe present study is an exploratory one representing the first endeavor to test the opinion of a small group of EnvironmentalEngineering students from the “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Romania in terms of environmental issues. Thepurpose of the research presented in this paper is to determine the opinion of the students who are likely to become professionalsin the field of Environmental Engineering, on the consequences of the Roşia Montană - Gold Corporat...
Autori: Carmen Cătălina Ioan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF TECHNOLOGICAL AND NATECH RISK FOR TWO PETROLEUM PRODUCT TANKS LOCATED IN SEISMIC AREA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractThe failure of process equipment due to the impact of natural hazards, the so-called Natech events, have generated severalindustrial accidents, such as Fukushima, Japan - 2011, Ichihara, Japan - 2011, Tupras, Turkey - 1999, Northridge, US - 1994 etc.,causing the release of large quantities of hazardous materials in the environment. Earthquakes occupy a leading position in thelist of natural hazards with Natech potential, causing serious damage and the loss of containment in process equip...
Autori: Augusta Diana Gheorghiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WATER FOOTPRINT ASSESSMENT OF THE ETHYL ALCOHOL PRODUCTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractWater is essential for development and its use for the industrial and agricultural sector has grown to exceed natural supplies inmany parts of the world. Businesses have became more aware of the water-related risks of their products, facilities and/or supplychain and started to consider the water accounting tools useful for identifying the “hotspots” related to water use and its socialand environmental impacts, improving operational efficiency and communication with stakeholders.The main...
Autori: Simona-Andreea Ene Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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RESEARCH ON DESIGNING FOR FLOOD RISK BASED ON ADVANCED CHECKING-POINT (JC) METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractDesigning for flood risk is an important reference for hydroelectric project planning and design. In this paper, advancedchecking-point method (JC method), which is usually used to calculate structure reliability is introduced and used to analyze thedownstream design for flood risk, considering upper reservoirs’ influence; besides, the design for flood hydrograph is deducedfrom the typical flood hydrograph. So, JC method not only can consider the influence of upper reservoirs, but also c...
Autori: Lingzhi Huang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL IMPACT ON HUMAN HEALTH OF DUST AND CHEMICALS FROM MODERN TECHNOLOGIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThe paper concentrates on the risks of modern technologies (in wood processing and metal industry, spray-painting processes andcar washing technologies) in the industrial and office environments on human health. The problems discussed are the following:fine dust (PM2.5and PM1.0) penetrating deeply into the lungs; high concentration of carbon dioxide in the air of cities and officeareas that are situated close to the transport junctions. The health damages can be described as follows: all...
Autori: Ada Traumann
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: QUANTITATIVE METHOD FOR RED MUD DISPOSAL FACILITIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThe environmental impact assessment has gained a very important role in decision making processes regarding different projects,investments, actions and proposals. The environmental impact assessment is a systematic process which deals with theconsequences of the future developments in advance. The methodology of the assessment includes several techniques. Thequantitative methods focus on the evaluation of the impacts by assigning importance values to the environmental parameters andquali...
Autori: Anett Utasi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS DUE TO HEAVY METAL POLLUTION OF WATER RESULTED FROM MINING WASTES IN NW ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThe mining waste facilities in the Baia Mare region, Romania, resulted from the extraction of poly-metallic ores (including Au,Ag). Metal sulphide minerals from the mining waste facilities have a potential to produce acid rock drainage (ARD) and togenerate risk for the environment, including for the water resources. Some of the mining waste deposits from the region arelocated near the town of Baia Mare, close to the residential areas, the agricultural lands and the surface water. The sho...
Autori: Oana-Cristina Modoi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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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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FACTORS INFLUENCING THE SAFETY OF CO2 GEOLOGICAL STORAGE IN DEEP SALINE AQUIFERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract Carbon capture and storage is one of the critical technologies that can enable the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of large industrial sites worldwide. The injection of CO2 into saline water formations is related with many factors and processes that control the safety of its long-term storage. This paper analyzes the leakage risks and the factors that influence the integrity of the cap rock in deep saline aquifer formation. Several pathways have leakage potential risks d...
Autori: Xiaojuan Qiao
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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IMPACT AND RISK OF INSTITUTIONALIZED ENVIRONMENTS ON THE PSYCHO-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE HIV-POSITIVE YOUTH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract The purpose of the research is to highlight the impact of two aspects defining personal identity: the HIV/AIDS status and family background, on the individual self esteem of young people having grown up in a family or an orphanage environment. We evaluated 93 young people from families and placement centers, both HIV-positive and HIV-negative, for a period of 12 months, from January to December 2013. We used the Self Esteem Inventory to evaluate their overall self esteem, as well as...
Autori: Carmen Manciuc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PLANNED AND AUTONOMOUS ACTIONS: BELGRADE WATERFRONT ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract There is broad consensus that adaptation to climate change is necessary and urgent. Numerous documents and guidelines are available that provide advice on how to incorporate climate hazards and risks into spatial policies on the global, European and national scale. The experiences of less developed countries have shown that, rather than simply cascading uniform procedures, methods and techniques of adaptation down from higher to lower levels of governance, a realistic approach calls...
Autori: Nada Lazarevic Bajec
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND RISK ASSESSMENT OF THE MAIN POLLUTION SOURCES FROM THE ROMANIAN BLACK SEA COAST
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 2
Abstract The environmental impact assessment (EIA) is a compulsory evaluation instrument for environmental management and decision making processes and applies to different phases of activities (plans, programmes, projects and /or existing production or services), because it measures the natural and anthropogenic activities effects upon the environment. These impacts may affect the cultural richness, biodiversity, social-economic conditions and human health as well as the ecosystem equilibri...
Autori: Brindusa Robu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METALS AND POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS IN SOIL AT COKE OVEN GAS PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 2
Abstract Sites contaminated with hazardous materials pose serious risks to human health and ecological environments. Quantitative health risk assessment is a site-specific complex procedure requiring evaluation of all possible pathways. Several studies have focused on the evaluation of heavy metals or organic pollutants; however, only few studies focused on the evaluation of diverse pollutants such as heavy metals and organics. In this study, the health risk of heavy metals and organic pollu...
Autori: Hou Wei
ISSN: 1
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GRIDDED POPULATION DISTRIBUTION MAP FOR THE HEBEI PROVINCE OF CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract Mapping the distribution of populations has become an important issue in geographical and relative researchers. Combining population and spatial data allows for socio-graphic information to be visualized, in order to evaluate the total numbers of people at risk of environmental health hazards, who have died in natural disasters etc. Therefore, spatial distribution of population data is an effective way to integrate statistical and spatial data. This paper presents a multi-factor dat...
Autori: Yu Zhang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RISK FACTORS IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS: THE ROLE OF GENETIC, EPIGENETIC, IMMUNE AND ENVIRONMENTAL INTERACTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disorders that affect an individual’s ability to communicate and socialize, often associated with repetitive movements or behaviors. Frequently patients associate intellectual disability or digestive problems. Autism is more common in males and affects 1 in 88 children in USA. The mechanism that leads to ASD is very complex, involving genetic, epigenetic, immune and environmental factors that could...
Autori: Cristina Rusu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR BETTER ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – A REVIEW
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract The Organizations of the 21st century had evidenced that Management Systems and Standards have become a key aspect for their sustainable development and a prerequisite for their existence. In this recent decade, the Systems for Quality (ISO 9001:2008), Environment (ISO 14001:2004), Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001:2007), Corporate Social Responsibility (SA 8000:2008 and ISO 26000:2010) and Risk Management (ISO 31000:2009) form the core pillars of the Organization, supple...
Autori: Gopalakrishnan Muthu Samy
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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EXTREME RISK ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY (ERAM) IN AVIATION SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract The research is focused on the relationship between aviation systems and extreme terrorist events, the impacts of such events, and the solutions to manage the associated risks on medium and long term. The development of predictive models for extremeasymmetric events in aviation (EAEA) still represents an emerging direction of interdisciplinary research because not all mechanisms and interactions are understood. The testing of models is difficult due to lack of data and interpretatio...
Autori: Catalin Cioaca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STAKEHOLDERS’ PERCEPTIONS REGARDING EVALUATION CRITERIA OF FOREST ROAD OPTIONS IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract Transparent and participatory decision making in solving complex forest management problems are fostered by numerous forest policies. Thus, all relevant stakeholders should be involved in the process of evaluating forest road options from the early stages of planning. However, participatory tools are not yet used as a matter of course in the Romanian forest sector. This study aimed to stress the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in decision making in the forest sec...
Autori: Adrian Enache
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GEARBOXES NOISE REDUCTION BY APPLYING A FLUOROPOLYMER COATING PROCEDURE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract Every day, millions of people are exposed to noise at work and to all the associated risks. It is a clear fact that the noise is an important problem in the industrial areas and moreover it becomes a significant issue in a wide range of other non-industrial environments as well. The current trend in the construction of gearboxes, regarding the speed increasing, favors the increase of the dynamic loads, which are accompanying the operation of equipments. The dynamic contact phenomen...
Autori: Zoltan Iosif Korka
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CHARACTERIZATION OF AGRICULTURAL DROUGHTS USING STANDARDIZED PRECIPITATION INDEX (SPI) AND BHALME-MOOLEY DROUGHT INDEX (BDMI)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract In order to verify the possibility of agricultural drought forecasting and prediction of agricultural yields in a given region, two climatic indices were used to monitor drought: Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) and Bhalme - Mooley Drought Index (BMDI). For the case study were taken into account conditions in Oradea, from Crişurilor Plain, which is located in the Western Romania. Evolution of dry periods determined by the two indices is similar but there are differences i...
Autori: Nicu Cornel Sabău
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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EFFICIENT LIGHTNING PROTECTION: OPTIMIZATION OF ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY ASPECTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract It has been shown that the scale of damage in buildings with steel reinforcement, due to direct lightning strikes, is insignificantly small compared to lightning effects on buildings with no such steel reinforcement. Observed small-scale damages are also confined to points of strike; hence the only risk for occupants and properties is injury or damage caused by falling materials. A large number of such cases have been observed in Sri Lanka and Malaysia. All damaged structures, obser...
Autori: Chandima Gomes
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CITIZEN OBSERVATORIES AS FACILITATORS OF CHANGE IN WATER GOVERNANCE? EXPERIENCES FROM THREE EUROPEAN CASES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract In citizen observatories, the observations, insights and involvement of 'ordinary' citizens - alongside those of scientists and professionals - can be included in earth observation, environmental conservation as well as decision making. Facilitated by information and communication technologies (ICTs), such ICT-enabled citizen observatories have the potential to generate fundamental changes to existing governance structures. Based on an action research approach in three Europ...
Autori: Uta Wehn
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DATA SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN SMART CITIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract Urban environments present unique opportunities for developing new system architectures and applications aligned with the “Internet of things” paradigm. The data sources are still largely provided by physical sensors and technical devices, albeit a significant role is already played (e.g. in environmental monitoring networks) by virtual or soft sensors provided by simulation models, while a growing role is being played by human data generated thru participatory platforms...
Autori: Francesco Archetti
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RESEARCHES ABOUT THE CHARACTERIZATION OF METALLURGICAL SLAGS FOR LANDFILLED WASTES MINIMIZATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract The aim of this paper is to assess the chemical and mineralogical composition and the leaching behavior of the electric arc furnace slags (EAFS) in order to improve their management by identifying suitable reuse options in different fields. The chemical and mineralogical composition of slag varies from one type of steel to another, from one technological stage to another and from one steel plant to another. In order to minimize the slag quantities disposed in the slag dumps one has ...
Autori: Dana-Adriana Iluţiu-Varvara
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RISK ASSESSMENT OF WORK ACCIDENTS DURING THE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract Work accidents are a major issue in occupational safety and health. Employees of companies that offer telecommunications services are exposed to work accidents, especially during installation and operation of radio networks, operations that involve, in most cases, working at height (e.g. telecom towers or pylons). The exploiting of risk assessment tools by the ones involved in this business could cut both human and financial losses caused by workplace hazards. Starting from this pre...
Autori: Sebastian Marius Roşu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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EVALUATION OF SOURCE AND TRANSPORT OF PATHOGENIC MICROBES IN GROUNDWATER USING MICROBIOLOGICAL AND ISOTOPIC TECHNIQUES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 10
Abstract Isotopic composition and electrical conductivity (EC) of groundwater were analyzed to trace the source and transport of pathogenic microbes in shallow and deep groundwater wells over a depth range from 9 m to 75 m below land surface (bls). Stable isotopic composition was used for the identification of the source of water while environmental tritium contents were used to estimate the time elapsed since the recharge of the groundwater. The results revealed that drain water contaminate...
Autori: Anju Pant
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METALS IN COWS MILK IN RODNEI MOUNTAINS AREA, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract The aim of this study was to determine the content of the main essential trace (Co, Cr, Cu, Mn, Se and Zn) and toxic (As, Cd, Hg and Pb) elements in milk by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and cold vapor atomic fluorescence spectrometer (CV-AFS) following priory microwave-assisted digestion with HNO3-H2O2. The milk samples were collected from local small-scale producers of different parts of Rodnei Mountains, Eastern Carpathians, Romania. Mean concentrations in...
Autori: Oana Cadar
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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CRITICAL VARIETY UNDER PARAMETRIC UNCERTAINTY IN AN INDUSTRIAL REACTOR FOR BENZENE CATALYTIC OXIDATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract Safe operation of highly thermally sensitive industrial reactors is still considered a major issue in chemical engineering practice. The problem becomes even more stringent when highly exothermic reactions are conducted under randomly fluctuating operating variables, and especially when the set-point is located in a close vicinity of the runaway boundaries for increasing the reactor productivity. This study is aiming to derive the runaway boundaries and their associated region of co...
Autori: Constantin Muscalu
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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HAZARDOUS PROPERTIES OF AMMONIUM NITRATE AND MODELING OF EXPLOSIONS USING TNT EQUIVALENCY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract The paper presents a study on the hazards associated with solid ammonium nitrate (AN) storage and handling, in particular the hazard of explosion. Due to its flammable and explosive characteristics, AN is largely used as an explosive material in the mining industry. Some specific problems encountered in the risk estimation are related to the determination of the explosive power of the AN, which depends on several characteristics. The simulation results of AN explosion using differen...
Autori: Zoltán Török
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SPATIAL CHARACTERISTICS AND PUBLIC HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF ROAD TRAFFIC INJURIES IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract Romania has recorded a dramatic number of road traffic accidents in the last five years. The latest European documents and statistics indicate that the country has the highest number of traffic fatalities across the Member States of the European Union. The aim of the paper is twofold. First, the authors aim to analyze the spatial characteristics of traffic accidents for the period 2010-2014: spatial distribution of accidents at county level, number of vehicles involved, socio-spatia...
Autori: Silviu Marian Ciobanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN OVERVIEW OF MUD TECHNOLOGY AND CHALLENGES TOWARD GREENING OF DRILLING FLUID
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract The current industrial trend is toward the development of sustainable technologies, and environmentally-friendly chemicals that might be used to enhance the drilling activities. This is due to the fact that petroleum industry is regarded as one of the hazardous and risky industries. Unfortunately, the majority of the toxic materials that are used in the formulation of drilling mud are employed to improve the quality and functions of drilling fluid. Oil based muds (OBMs) from hydroca...
Autori: M. Enamul Hossain
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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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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GEOMORPHOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS FOR SUSCEPTIBILITY MAPPING OF LANDSLIDES IN NATURAL PARKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 2
This work establishes a mapping procedure to determine the risk of susceptibility to hillside movements (landslides) that can be applied to any territory by means of algebraic mapping of the passive or determining factors that influence risk. On the one hand, derivative morphometric mappings obtained from a Digital Terrain Model that notably influence the genesis of active processes have been generated; these mappings include gradient mapping, aspect mapping and type of curvature mapping. On ...
Autori: Antonio Miguel Martínez-Grańa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE IMPACT OF SLOPE ON FIRE SPREAD SIMULATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
Every year a lot of hectares of forest are burn in Europe, especially in the south part of Europe, where the climate is hot and dry during the summer. Last decades, with climate change, this part of the Europe becomes dryer and increase of the field fires is observed. The same problems arise in northern America, Australia and other dry regions. A model field fire spread can have several applications. The prevision of the fire front can help the fireman to optimize their work, and to reduce th...
Autori: Stefka Fidanova
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ORGANOCHLORINE PESTICIDE RESIDUES IN SOIL AND EDIBLE VEGETABLE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
Intensive vegetable crops are stressed by the influence of a large number of chemicals, applied to stimulate fructification, ripening, fertilization, pathogen, pest and weed control. The purpose of this study was to highlight the impact and risk on soil and vegetable plants and products during treatments application with organochlorine pesticides, on three cultivation systems: conventional, organic and in-conversion. The objective of this study was to monitor the content of organochlorine pes...
Autori: Vasile Stoleru
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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26980

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
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URBAN VERSUS RURAL: DOES THE ENVIRONMENT COUNT IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT?
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
This study is motivated by current debate about the importance of the environment as a determinant of later disease risk. Children in urban areas are considered to be more advantaged than those from rural areas due to higher standards of health, protection, education and sanitation. Our study aims to assess the differences between children from urban and rural environments with focus on auxologic parameters, comorbidities and the onset of puberty. An observational study was conducted on a ran...
Autori: Ionela Pascanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26993

SPATIAL MAPPING OF URANIUM IN GROUNDWATER AND RISK ASSESSMENT AROUND AN ATOMIC POWER STATION IN INDIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 4
This paper reports the distribution of natural uranium in different underground water sources and health risk evaluation around Narora Atomic Power Station, Narora, India. The uranium concentration at studied locations ranged from BDL (<0.2 μg/L) to 32.37 μg/L with geometric mean (GM) of 6.4 μg/L and geometric standard deviation of 7.85. The life time average daily dose of uranium in drinking water was 0.64 μg kg-1 day-1. The cancer morbidity and mortality risk were also calcul...
Autori: Manbir Singh
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MONITORING OF FUNGAL AEROSOLS IN SOME EDUCATIONAL BUILDINGS FROM IAŞI, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 4
The densities and distributions of airborne fungal spores known to cause respiratory tract disorders were monitored in three educational buildings located in different boroughs in Iaşi. Air samples from all locations were collected monthly over a period of 3 months (March-May 2011), using the Petri plate gravitational settling (passive) method. Petri plates containing nutrient media were exposed to room air for a 15-minute period, face upwards, to collect particles settling by gravity. A...
Autori: Florin Daniel Lipşa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF MINE VENTILATION SYSTEM RELIABILITY USING RANDOM SIMULATION METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 4
A mine ventilation system provides a fresh air flow to the underground workings in a coal mine. Such sufficient air volume can dilute and remove noxious gases (typically NOx, SO2, CH4, CO2 and CO) and maintain a suitable working environment for coal miners. On the other hand, a poor ventilation system often leads to serious consequences such as mine gas explosions, production loss or higher operational costs. Hence, the functions of mine ventilation system are very important for an undergroun...
Autori: Jianwei Cheng
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27008

HAZARD IDENTIFICATION IN WATERSHEDS BASED ON WATER SAFETY PLAN APPROACH: CASE STUDY OF CALI-COLOMBIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 4
Within the framework of the Water Safety Plan (WSP), it is necessary to assess and to manage risks in the catchment area, considered the first protection barrier of water supply systems. The Cauca River is one of the major water resources of Colombia and the principal source of drinking water supply for the city of Cali (approx. 2,300,000 people). Taking into account, usually in developing countries, available information and specialized technical resources are limited, in this study were eva...
Autori: Andrea Pérez-Vidal
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MONITORING OF RADIOACTIVITY LEVEL IN AUTOCLAVED AERATED CONCRETE PRODUCED IN ROMANIA AND RISK ASSESSMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 4
This paper presents the results of measurements related to the activity concentrations of 226Ra, 232Th and 40K in autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) used as building materials for various constructions in Romania. Radiation index (I) and the hazard index (HI) were estimated to assess the risk arising from the usage of AAC materials. Our study considered various AAC samples produced by different companies, in 2015. The activity concentrations of 226Ra, 232Th and 40K were measured using by a gam...
Autori: Dorina Nicolina Isopescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE USE OF NEW STURGEON MIGRATION MONITORING SYSTEMS ON THE LOWER DANUBE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
The hydrotechnical works (bottom sills, banks protections, and guiding wall) performed during 2011 -2017 period on the Danube river, between Calarasi and Braila (km 375-175), aimed to improve the fluvial navigation, and have imposed a continuous monitoring of biotic and abiotic environmental factors. The aim of these hydraulic works is to identify the possible negative effects which might appear and find the alternative solutions to eliminate the risks. The sturgeons, which are migratory spec...
Autori: Marius Constantin Raischi
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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AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD TO EVALUATE THE HEALTH STATUS FOR CONCRETE DAMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 6
Dam’s behavior monitoring is highly influenced by the existence of an appropriate instrumentation system installed in structure’s body, its foundation and in the neighboring area as well as by the periodical acquisition, collection, processing and interpretation of data. Existing monitoring systems may be enhanced with mobile labs that can perform regular or special measurements. Hybrid models appear to be an attractive option for the evaluation of the static and/or the dynamic be...
Autori: Altan Abdulamit
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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AN INTERVAL-PARAMETER QUEUING MODEL FOR PLANNING MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH COST-EFFECTIVE OBJECTIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
In this study, an interval-parameter queuing model (IPQM) for planning a municipal solid waste (MSW) management system with cost-effective objective is developed through introducing the queuing model with limited capacity into an interval-parameter linear programming (ILP) framework. IPQM can examine the effects of limited queue capacity on waste-flow allocation pattern and system cost under uncertainty. Random vehicles have to wait in queue due to limited capacities for disposing MSW, leadin...
Autori: Yongping Li
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27105

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27106

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27125

SANITATION RESPONSE IN EMERGENCIES: LESSONS LEARNT FROM PRACTITIONERS IN POST-EARTHQUAKE HAITI
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 9
The January 2010 earthquake in Haiti caused catastrophic damage, and the displacement of about 1.5 million people in urban and peri-urban areas of Port-au-Prince. A web-based questionnaire was developed and sent to international organizations working in Haiti through the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Cluster in order to assess how humanitarian actors responded to the sanitation needs for Internally Displaced People (IDP). The findings showed different sanitation systems being implement...
Autori: Daniela Giardina
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27133

INNOVATIVE METHOD FOR THE EVALUATION OF PROFESSIONAL RISK DURING CONTROLLED DEMOLITION WITH EXPLOSIVES OF CIVIL USE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 9
This paper presents an analytical approach to the evaluation concept of professional risk specific to activities of controlled demolition with civil use explosives of industrial/civil objectives, ensuring the appropriate level of safety to the effects generated by performing blasting to these types of constructions. The scientific research highlighted in this article was performed within the Project PN 7:45 1:28 in the frame of The National Programme for Research and Development CORE/2014. Th...
Autori: Gabriel Dragoş Vasilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27141

DEPRESSION OF SOIL MICROBIAL RESPIRATION, AMMONIFICATION AND CELLULOSE DEGRADATION UNDER THE STRESS OF ANTIBIOTIC RESIDUALS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
Antibiotic pollution has become one of the most important emerging soil contamination types, and has received great attentions in recent years. Understanding the microbial functional processes of soil ecosystems under antibiotic contamination is of critical importance for ecological risk assessment and pollution control. In this study, the responses of soil microbial respiratory activity and ammonification were studied under different concentrations of tetracycline, chlortetracycline, and nor...
Autori: Liangyin Yi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27151

A SMART ENVIRONMENT INFRASTRUCTURE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
Nowadays environmental protection has become a valuable asset for the entire society. The information based society can provide more efficient solutions in its risks mitigation. There are already in place complex infrastructures used to monitor and control the natural environment, but most of them have lower or no interdependency. A solution to gain this integration level is represented by the “smart cities” concept. This study will present an approach used to integrate almost eve...
Autori: Mihai Horia Zaharia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27164

CONVERGENCE OF HUMAN POPULATIONS IN CHINA: IMPACT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
Convergence, that is the concentration of human populations into small areas, has been common throughout history. However, convergence has now reached historically unprecedented levels. Historically, convergence has tended to increase the long-term risk to humanity caused by many factors, including the associated environmental damage. Large cities appear to be at greater risk of unforeseen disasters, and may even collapse when some maximum sustainable size is exceeded. Based on a review of publi...
Autori: Xin Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27173

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

MEASURING INDUCED FOOT CURRENTS CAUSED BY RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS EXPOSURE OF MANPACK RADIO TRANSCEIVERS USERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
In order to limit personnel exposure to electromagnetic fields, safety standards provide among others, limitations in terms of induced currents in limbs, which is the measurable quantity allowing the evaluation of thermal load in limbs in the real conditions of electromagnetic radiofrequency exposure. Using a clamp-on current meter, eleven subjects were measured for current passing through their feet during the use of backpacked radio equipment, configured in various operating modes while using ...
Autori: Annamaria Paljanos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27204

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

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

THE FORESTS OF ROMANIA IN SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE AND IN GEOGRAPHY. TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS AND ACTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
The aims of this research are (1) to analyze the topic of forests in Romania as presented in scientific literature and (2) to identify the Romanian Geography teachers’ perceptions of and opinions about (a) the consequences of human actions on the situation of forests in Romania, (b) their own actions that lead to diminishing vulnerability and risks for forest clearances, (c) factors that influenced their attitude and behavior towards forests, and (d) suggestions for actions of forest prote...
Autori: Maria Eliza Dulamă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27238

HUMAN HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT OF ARSENIC IN AIR, SOIL AND WATER IN AN INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX IN KOREA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
Many industrial complexes in Korea have produced a variety of potential toxic chemicals during manufacturing processes and activities by air emissions, effluents, or solid wastes over the past few decades. In this study, arsenic levels in air, soil, and water near an industrial complex were determined. Human health risk assessment for arsenic was conducted based on the levels and potential exposure pathways in a multimedia environment (air, soil, and water). The point estimate of incremental can...
Autori: Yong-Chul Jang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27249

AN ENHANCED ENVIRONMENTAL MULTIMEDIA MODELLING SYSTEM (FEMMS): PART I – DEVELOPMENT AND MODEL VERIFICATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
Public awareness and concern with impacts of pollution on multimedia environment have been greatly increased in the last few decades. There are growing needs for creating remediation strategy and setting effective standard and regulations to reduce pollutant levels in the environment. To satisfy such need, tools that can provide comprehensive understanding and characterize the behavior of chemical in the environment are required for environmental risk assessment and management. A new integrated ...
Autori: Zhi Chen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27251

CHARACTERIZATION OF SOIL HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATION AND POTENTIAL ECOLOGICAL RISK IN THE URBAN–RURAL TRANSITION ZONE OF TAIYUAN CITY, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
Soil in industrial cities and their surrounding regions sustains high levels of contamination due to the intense industrialization and urbanization. Taiyuan, a city in northern China, and its surrounding regions are a hotspot for the development of heavy industry. To assess the environmental quality, we collected surface soil samples from Taiyuan’s urban–rural transition zone. We determined concentrations of Cr, Cu, Pb, Zn, As, Cd, and Hg. The primary inputs of Cr and As were pedogen...
Autori: Jinchang Li
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27260

ASSESSMENT OF GROUNDWATER AND SURFACE WATER CONTAMINATION BY LANDFILL LEACHATE: A CASE STUDY IN NEAMT COUNTY, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 3
The aim of this study was to determine the actual impact of the uncontrolled landfill site in Roman town, Romania on the water resource quality. The surface water and groundwater samples were collected quarterly in two time periods: January 2012 - June 2013, when the landfill was operational and July 2013 - December 2014, after the landfill was closed. The parameters analyzed in this study include: pH, biological oxygen demand (BOD5), chemical oxygen demand (COD), NH4+ Cl-, NO2-, NO3-, SO42-, he...
Autori: Lacramioara Rusu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27283

ECO-FRIENDLY CORRUGATED BOARD AND SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING MANUFACTURING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 3
The paper is focused on the sustainability of packages manufactured from corrugated board. The arguments proving that corrugated board is an eco-friendly material intended for goods packaging are discussed considering carbon footprint, water footprint, Life Cycle data released as a result of comprehensive analyses elaborated by specialized bodies and scientists. A “cradle-to-cradle” approach is promoted since corrugated board is fully recyclable, it is reusable and easy disposable. M...
Autori: Teofil Câmpean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27290

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS INVOLVED IN GENESIS OF RETROMOLAR - OROPHARYNX JUNCTION CANCER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
The retromolar-oropharynx junction cancer is a rare malignancy situated at the border between the oral cavity and the oropharynx. There is an important number of factors involved in the ethiology, pathogenesis and evolution of patients with this kind of lesions. We performed a prospective study involving 50 patients with this type of cancer, hospitalized between 2013- 2015 in the Otorhinolaryngology and Maxillofacial Departments of the “Sf. Spiridon” Emergency Hospital, Iasi, Romania...
Autori: Bogdan Mihail Cobzeanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27304

DOSE REDUCTION STRATEGIES IN COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY OF CRANIO-FACIAL TRAUMA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
In emergency departments computed tomography (CT) has became the most important diagnostic tool because it is a very fast and accurate method, but the main drawback of the increased number of the CT examination is the high radiation dose and the potentially increased risk of developing cancer. That why, lowering the radiation dose at a level as reasonable achievable is the most important strategy in modern medical practice. This article has two parts: first part is a review of the physics of rad...
Autori: Bogdan Dobrovăț
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27313

PREDICTION OF THE CONCENTRATION OF POLLUTANTS WAVE IN AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT USING ROUGH SET THEORY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
A possible prediction methodology for the concentration of pollutants wave in aquatic environment using Rough Set Theory is presented. The issue is of increasingly importance especially for early pollution risk warning. The hydro-morphologic complex characteristics of surface water bodies should be taken into account when pollution dispersion models are designed. However, when more characteristics/multi-criteria are taken into account, including pollutants physical-chemical ones and their enviro...
Autori: Georgeta Mădălina Aramă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27319

BUSINESS PROCESS ANALYSIS FOR RISK MANAGEMENT IN PAV3M
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
Risk management forecasts those situations that can damage the proposed goals or jeopardize the completion of projects in time. The aim of this paper is to highlight risk management tailored practices for pavement roads maintenance projects. All presented practices and risk management analysis are consistent with international standards, processes and assets. Present work also describes a particular analysis and prioritization of risk factors for their implementation in a web application. For ri...
Autori: Dan Benta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27340

POSTCLOSURE INFLUENCE OF EMISSIONS RESULTED FROM MUNICIPAL WASTE DUMP SITES: A CASE STUDY OF THE NORTH-EAST REGION OF ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
The Strategy of Waste Management, Horizon 2014-2020, states 8 major objectives with the role of establishing new priorities for Waste Management. Thus, one of the proposed measures for the next 5 years is encouraging the wastes exploitation for energy recovery. In this context, the main goal of our study was to evaluate the level of pollution considering 5 closed municipal waste dump sites from the North-East region of Romania over the period 2013-2015, having in mind at a first glance, the poss...
Autori: Brînduşa Mihaela Slușer
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GREENHOUSE EFFECT REDUCTION THROUGH MINE METHANE VALORIZATION: OVERVIEW AND FEASIBILITY STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
Although the main reason for the extraction of methane from coal beds continues to address ensuring the safety of workers, an important driver is the need to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. In order to identify potential technical problems specific for available technologies implementation, we performed a comparative critical analysis, based on which the technically feasible systems resulted, their further selection being based on detailed analysis in financial and investment terms. The re...
Autori: Lucian-Ionel Cioca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NEW ASPECTS REGARDING IGNITION SENSITIVITY OF AIR-METHANE MIXTURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
In the economic activities related to combustible substances, it may occur possible emissions and explosive atmospheres. Some typical examples include industrial activities in general, firedamp mines and power generation in particular. The aim of this paper is to accentuate hidden aspects regarding ignition sensitivity of moisturized air methane mixtures. Therefore, the first objective of the paper is to emphasize the air humidity as an extra factor needed to be considered in relation to igniti...
Autori: Marius Darie
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RESEARCH ON MINES RESCUE BRIGADESMEN’S TRAINING IN A NEW TRAINING FACILITY DESIGNED AND BUILT FOR CONFINED SPACES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
Working in confined (limited) spaces represents a risk factor generating unwanted accidents or events, having an impact on human health. The success of intervention and rescue operations in toxic or chemical aggressive environments lies in optimal and efficient design of the training process for rescue personnel, which also includes rescue operations in confined spaces. The paper presents the scientific research behind designing and building a complex training facility with different training t...
Autori: George Artur Găman
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PREVENTION OF ACCIDENTAL POLLUTION WITH COMBUSTION GASES AFTER THE OCCURRENCE OF EXPLOSIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
This paper aims to study the behavior of air-gas explosion systems, in terms of propagation speed of pressure wave and flame front, based on experimental measurements in a shock tube, in order to prevent accidental pollution with the combustion gases. The characteristic parameters of the explosion process determined using the shock tube, the velocity of propagation of the flame front, the speed of propagation of the wave of pressure, explosion pressure at various distances from the source of in...
Autori: Emilian Ghicioi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NEW METHODOLOGY FOR ESTABLISHING THE OPTIMAL REUSE ALTERNATIVE OF DEGRADED LANDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
Ecological restoration and reuse of degraded lands must contribute to the region's sustainable development. Therefore, in order to determine the post degradation land destination, a number of opportunities and restrictions should be taken into account. For this reason, it is necessary to develop a methodology for establishing the optimal reuse alternative, which should be based on scientific principles, without neglecting economic issues and those related to population requirements. For thi...
Autori: Maria Lazăr
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION RISK ANALYSIS IN SUBSURFACE ENVIRONMENTS: CARBON MONOXIDE DATA PROCESSING TOOL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
Early detection of spontaneous combustion processes through dedicated tools aimed at processing significant measurement data, can provide major improvement of safety levels in underground working environments. As an index of self-heating event occurrence, the increase in carbon monoxide content in hard coal collieries atmosphere became significant since the early stages of this severe phenomenon. To highlight the changes in carbon monoxide average levels, this paper synthesizes the results of re...
Autori: Roland Iosif Moraru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR MANAGING ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT USED IN HAZARDOUS ATMOSPHERES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
Areas within which could arise explosive atmospheres having high concentrations, therefore requiring special precautions so as to guard the health and safety of concerned employees, are considered to be dangerous. If the electrical equipment used in these hazardous locations is not properly selected and installed for operating in explosive atmospheres, they are likely to generate an ignition and to result in explosion type events with significant environmental and material damages and, moreover...
Autori: Vlad Mihai Păsculescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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METHODS FOR REDUCING THE RISK OF HEARING LOSS IN POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE WORKPLACES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
Noise causes masking effect of the safety signals and alarms, covers the warning acoustic messages of danger and reduces attention and concentration capacity. To these may be added the degradation of communication between workers equipped with hearing protective equipment and it creates difficulties to locate the direction of danger signals. This article presents two researches regarding noise exposure level of the workers on a marine platform and a gas compressing station and establishes techn...
Autori: Silviu-Nicolae Platon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MONITORING THE WORK ENVIRONMENT USING THERMAL IMAGING CAMERAS IN ORDER TO PREVENT THE SELF-IGNITION OF COAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
The occurrence of spontaneous combustion phenomena in coal mines is generated by the reaction of mineral substance with atmospheric oxygen and favoured by the oxidation (self-ignition tendency) of coal, an oxidant environment and by the conditions in which heat exchange with the environment takes place. Preventing / Fighting against this phenomenon is regulated in the specific OHS requirements and in the General mining plan, comprising the technical and organisational measures for prevention an...
Autori: Cristian Tomescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TOOLS FOR PREVENTING OCCUPATIONAL RISKS FOR SMEs - A PREREQUISITE FOR IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
The paper is focused on a research project aiming to provide conditions for market competitiveness of producers and to guarantee the free movement of Romanian products on the EU. This is done by guaranteeing essential health and safety requirements applicable to work equipment in order to implement policies set out in the strategy EUROPE 2020. This strategy takes into account the priority of: favourable growth of inclusion-promoting an economy with a high rate of employment, ensuring social and ...
Autori: Anca Elena Antonov
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF THE POTENTIAL RISKS OF AIRBONE MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION IN SOLID RECOVERED FUEL PLANTS: A CASE STUDY IN ISTANBUL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
In this pilot study, exposure to airborne microorganisms in solid recovered fuel (SRF) plants has been measured. Different steps in SRF production processes such as separation and size reduction can cause generation of airborne microorganisms. Exposure to these biological agents can cause some health problems, so their levels should be measured to assess the potential risks. Therefore, exposure to airborne total bacteria, Gram-negative bacteria, actinomycetes and fungi were measured in the runn...
Autori: Şenol Yildiz
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A DECISION MAKING MODEL FOR SELECTING ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) PROJECT CONTRACTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
Because of increased environmental consciousness, pollution emissions reduction has been stressed by more and more governments these days, and the environmental management system (EMS) has become one approach for many firms to comply with environmental regulations. However, with rapidly changing technologies along with increasingly complicated environments, how to select a suitable EMS project has become an important issue that has never been discussed comprehensively. First, tolerating vague a...
Autori: Hsing Hung Chen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF METAL CONTAMINATION AND ECOLOGICAL RISK IN URBAN SOILS SITUATED NEAR A METALLURGICAL COMPLEX
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
Anthropogenic activities negatively affect the ecosystems by introducing high amounts of metals in the environment. The study assessed the contamination and ecological risk caused by As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb and Zn in urban soils situated near a metallurgical complex, based on geochemical load (Igeo), contamination factor (Cfi), degree of contamination (Cd), potential ecological risk factor (Eri) and potential ecological risk index (Ri). The results showed concentrations above the geochemical backg...
Autori: Maria-Alexandra Hoaghia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 7
Nr. 4
• EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON THE PARAMETERS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS    • CONCENTRATIONS OF CHROMIUM, CADMIUM AND NICKEL IN TWO CONSUMED FISH SPECIES OF PERSIAN GULF, IRAN    • IMPROVING THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS BY USING A DRAIN WATER HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM    • ASSESSMENT OF METAL CONTAMINATION AND ECOLOGICAL RISK IN URBAN SOILS SITUATED NEAR A METALLURGICAL COMPLEX    • FINANCIAL DE...
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 7
Nr. 4
EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON THE PARAMETERS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS    • CONCENTRATIONS OF CHROMIUM, CADMIUM AND NICKEL IN TWO CONSUMED FISH SPECIES OF PERSIAN GULF, IRAN    • IMPROVING THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS BY USING A DRAIN WATER HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM    • ASSESSMENT OF METAL CONTAMINATION AND ECOLOGICAL RISK IN URBAN SOILS SITUATED NEAR A METALLURGICAL COMPLEX    • FINANCIAL DEVELOPME...
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CRITICAL ISSUES CONCERNING DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION MANAGEMENT IN VILANCULOS (MOZAMBIQUE)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
The research work aimed at analysing the drinking water quality in Vilanculos (Mozambique) and at investigating the influence of poor sanitation management on drinking water quality. The purpose was to understand the reasons of water source contamination and re-contamination in the water supply chain, in order to define strategies to control source contamination and to suggest practical ways for reducing the risk of recontamination. A first phase of microbiological drinking water quality monito...
Autori: Silvia Gibellini
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF PERFORMANCE AND ADVANTAGES RELATED TO THE USE OF A NATURAL COAGULANT IN THE INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
The paper deals with the demonstration of the technical and environmental advantages related to the use of a tannin based coagulant in textile wastewater treatments. The natural coagulant was tested to evaluate its performance in the coagulation/flocculation process, the level of biodegradability in both aerobic and anaerobic conditions and the eco-toxicological risks for aquatic systems. Results were compared with a common inorganic metal based coagulant. The findings at lab scale showed th...
Autori: Antonio Giuliano
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT OF LAND-USE TYPES WITH RESPECT TO MAJOR ACCIDENT HAZARDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
A significant part of each risk informed land-use planning methodology, applied in the surroundings of Seveso installations, is the assessment of the vulnerability of all possible potential human and environmental targets. This paper focuses on the enhancement of the transparency of these methodologies, through the application of ELECTRE TRI, which is a well known and structured multi-criteria methodology. A broad set of multiple and conflicting criteria is considered, ranging from population...
Autori: Ioannis D. Mitsopoulos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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VARIATION AND ACCUMULATION OF SEDIMENTS AND ASSOCIATED HEAVY METALS ALONG CASCADE DAMS IN THE MEKONG RIVER, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
Cascade dams alter the movement and accumulation of heavy metals in sediments along the river continuum. 27 sample crosssections were taken in July 2011 from the Xiaowan, Manwan, and Dachaoshan dams in the middle reach of the Mekong River in southern China and analyzed for content of heavy metal (Zn, Cr, Pb, As, Cu, Ni, and Cd) concentrations in the dammed river reach. There were evident spatial variations of the heavy metal concentrations downstream and upstream of the three cascade dams; t...
Autori: Li Deng
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OVERVIEW OF URBAN HEAT ISLAND (UHI) PHENOMENON TOWARDS HUMAN THERMAL COMFORT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
Urban Heat Island (UHI) is expected to be a disastrous challenge to human in the following decade as a result of continuous urbanization without appropriate planning and design. The impacts of UHI are even getting worse due to large population density with improper building design especially in dense metropolitan cities. A lot of research has been carried out for UHI phenomenon both in tropical and seasonal climates. There are many factors contributing to the formation of UHI phenomenon that inc...
Autori: Yee Yong Lee
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT OF EXPOSURE TO TRAFFIC-RELATED AIR POLLUTION IN IASI CITY, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
Despite the industrial decline, air pollution continues to be a major issue in Romanian cities. As in many other urban areas, in Iasi city the traffic is one of the main sources of air pollution which has a high environmental impact, also exposing population’s health to a high risk. The study focuses on the small scale examining the spatial and temporal variability of air pollution in a very important and frequently circulated crossroad, Podu de Piatra. Using various data from air pollu...
Autori: Alexandru Banica
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL SITE USING RAPID IMPACT ASSESSMENT MATRIX (RIAM) ANALYSIS IN MASHHAD CITY, IRAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 10
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) disposal is currently one of the major environmental issues in big cities. Several tools and techniques have been developed for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of MSW disposal options, including scoping, checklists, matrices, qualitative and quantitative models and decision-support systems. Rapid Impact Assessment Matrix (RIAM) is a partially new method which is particularly advantageous over others as it provides a transparent and permanent record of analysi...
Autori: Zohreh Aliakbari-Beidokhti
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MONITORING OF MOBILIZATION AND UPTAKE OF NUTRIENTS IN RESPONSE TO EDTA ADDITIONS TO A CONTAMINATED AGRICULTURAL SOIL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
Mobilization of micro- and macronutrients and their uptake by Zea mays L. and Triticum aestivum L. in response to EDTA additions to risk metal contaminated agricultural soil was monitored over a three year period on the field scale. EDTA addition effectively increased the mobility of total water-soluble micronutrients (Cu, Fe, Mn) and macronutrients (Ca, Mg, P) in soil extracts. Mobilization was highest in the first year and decreased strongly over time. Elements with a high affinity for EDTA (C...
Autori: Reinhard Rauch
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL COMPATIBILITY OF FOREST ROADS AT THE SUBURBAN FOREST OF THESSALONIKI
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
Thessaloniki’s suburban forest is environmentally protected by law and also characterized as a high-fire-risk forest. It has a high road density due to its proximity to a city of 1.3 million. Following the disastrous fire of 1997, a number of rehabilitation works were conducted in the 2005- 2009 period along existing road routes. The existing environmental protection laws are not sufficient to assess the environmental impacts of these works within the forest environment. A method has been ...
Autori: Thomas Psilovikos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF ROCK PHOSPHATE AND SUPERPHOSPHATE APPLICATION ON MOBILITY OF ELEMENTS (Cd, Zn, Pb, As, Fe, Mn) IN CONTAMINATED SOILS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
Weakly acidic Litavka and alkaline Malín soils are some of the most contaminated soils by multiple risk elements in the Czech Republic. The aim of this paper was to determine the effect of P sources (rock phosphate, superphosphate), each applied at three rates on the mobility of risk elements (Cd, Zn, Pb, As) and micronutrients (Fe, Mn) in soils and to compare their effectiveness with lime and dolomite tested in our previous study. In 7, 14, 28, and 42 days, we determined CaCl2-extractabl...
Autori: Stanislava Vondráčková
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR PARTICLE MOTION APPLIED ON A MANURE SPREADING APPARATUS USED IN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
It is acknowledged that organic fertilizers and wastes, such as animal slurries/manure from intensive farm enterprise, sewage sludge, poultry litter are and will continue to be spread on agricultural land and provide beneficial nutrients to crops. However, many of these materials which are also potentially polluting if not properly managed can pose a risk to groundwater and surface water quality. Generally, their distribution on the soil is performed with specialized machines to reduce the risk...
Autori: Vasilica Ştefan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF INCENTIVE CONTRACTS LEADING ENTERPRISES TO PARTICIPATE IN LOW-CARBON AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
Based on principal-agent model, this paper tries to solve the asymmetric information problem between the investor and agriculture leading enterprises. A mathematical model of the incentive contract is designed, on the basis of which it is investigated the design of the incentive contract under different risk preference, the change of the income when implementing the incentive contract and the changing trends of the contractors’ costs when an observable variable is included in the incentiv...
Autori: Xitai Sheng
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN ENHANCED ENVIRONMENTAL MULTIMEDIA MODELLING SYSTEM (FEMMS): PART II – USER INTERFACE AND FIELD VALIDATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 4
Environmental quantitative risk assessment requires the development of multimedia modeling tools to address dynamic site conditions at field scale. This work is the second part in a two-part series. A new fuzzy-set enhanced environmental multimedia modeling system (FEMMS) has been presented in Part I. Environmental multimedia modeling often involves a sizeable amount of parameters and data. The challenges have been the difficulties to quantify the uncertainties and to manage the data and main mo...
Autori: Zhi Chen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECO-EFFICIENT DECISION SUPPORT MODEL OF SOLID WASTE RECYCLING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
This paper describes an eco-efficiency decision support model for of end-of-life solid waste recycling. A holistic approach in balancing environmental pollution concern and waste recycling is required. A system dynamic model is based on mathematical model of the supply chain, and decision-making analysis is supported with the online spreadsheets. A criterion function-based modelling is used as a core model for simulation that uses net present value-based metrics of the supply chain activities. T...
Autori: Stanislav Avsec
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SELECTION AND USE OF EMAS III INDICATORS AND AHP METHODOLOGY IN ANALYSIS OF ORGANIZATION ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 5
The paper presents a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) methodology to analyze environmental performance indicators of an organization designed according to Eco-Management and Audit Scheme III - Regulation (EMAS III). The newly proposed indicators are intended to achieve Best Environmental Management Practice (BEMP) to facilitate and harmonize the way the environmental performance is reported and analyzed periodically within the Environmental Management System (EMS) of the organization. Dur...
Autori: Georgeta Madalina Arama
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE (DOMINANCE BASED) ROUGH SET APPROACH APPLIED TO AIR POLLUTION IN A HIGH RISK RATE INDUSTRIAL AREA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
This study presents a Rough Set Analysis (RSA) application, partially based on dominance in relation to air micro-pollution management in an industrial place with a high environmental risk rate, such as the industrial area of Siracusa, located in the South of Italy. This new data analysis instrument has been applied to different decisional problems in various fields with considerable success. Therefore, it is believed that it could also be used for the environmental issue related to multi-att...
Autori: Agata Matarazzo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TOXIC COMPOUNDS GENERATED BY METALWORKING FLUIDS AND ALUMINUM SLAG LANDFILL AND THEIR EFFECTS ON ENVIRONMENT AND PEOPLE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
This paper presents an assessment of the toxic compounds released from metalworking fluids (MWFs) used in aluminum solid waste processing and from aluminum slag landfills, and their impact on environmental quality and human health. The mean concentrations of dust, oil mist, aldehydes, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released from metalworking fluids were determined in machine shops. The exposure in machine shops was quantitatively dominated by VOCs, whose concentrations varied in the range...
Autori: http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27677

RISKS OF LEPTOSPIROSIS LINKED TO LIVING AND WORKING ENVIRONMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 3
Although considered a rare disease, endemic to low-income regions and unsanitary environments, leptospirosis is still encountered in some parts of Romania, in both rural and urban environments. Its specific pathways of transmission caused it to be a threat to people working with animals, pest control, farmers or those whose jobs place them in the presence of waters, sewers or in flooded areas. This paper investigates the occurrence and effects of leptospirosis by analyzing 17 cases of infec...
Autori: Doina Carmen Manciuc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE “INSURANCE EFFECT”: HOW TO INCREASE THE INVESTMENT AMOUNT IN GREEN BUILDINGS –A MODEL-BASED APPROACH TO REDUCE THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY GAP
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 7
Real estate is an industry sector with high potential to increase energy efficiency. However, many of the existing green building investment opportunities (GBIO) are not utilized because economic valuation tools are complex and oftentimes difficult to understand. For this reason, we develop a formal, but comprehensible bottom-up model to determine the optimal investment amount from an economic perspective, placing particular emphasis on the descriptive valuation of risk, and point out the applic...
Autori: Hans Ulrich Buhl
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 8
Vol. 1Nr. 8
• INFLUENCING FACTORS OF THE ACCEPTABLE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION OF FARMERS FOR CONTROLLING FERTILIZER-INDUCED WATER POLLUTION    • DETERMINATION OF THE RARE EARTH METALS IN THE RED MUD FOR POSSIBLE UTILIZATION    • Fe(II) AND Mn(II) REMOVAL FROM CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER BY ADSORPTION: A COMPARISON OF ACTIVATED CARBON AND PINE BARK    • RESPONSE OF UPLAND COTTON GENOTYPES TO SALINITY AT EARLY GROWTH STAGES    • KINETICS AND ISOTH...
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INFLUENCING FACTORS OF THE ACCEPTABLE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION OF FARMERS FOR CONTROLLING FERTILIZER-INDUCED WATER POLLUTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 8
This paper aims to identify the influencing factors of the acceptable amount of compensation (AAC) of farmers for controlling fertilizer-induced water pollution, and build a valid ecological compensation mechanism to curb the water impact. To this end, the ecological compensation for farmers is viewed as a good way to reduce fertilizer-induced pollution at drinking water sources, and the opportunity cost is introduced into the discussion of farmers’ AAC. To avoid the gaps of previous studi...
Autori: Jie Lin
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METALS POLLUTION POTENTIAL OF ROAD SEDIMENT DERIVED FROM A SUBURBAN ROAD NETWORK UNDER DIFFERENT WEATHER CONDITIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 8
The quantification of heavy metals in dry and wet weather derived (runoff and snowfall) sediment from roads, under three different environmental conditions, has indeed the potential to allow improved understanding on urban diffuse pollution. With that aim, the reported study determined the concentrations of Cd, Cu, Pb, Ni, Cr and Zn in road sediment, which are reported to be found in elevated level in the road-traffic environment, and associated pollution levels at four different sites, represen...
Autori: Sudip K. Pal
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY OF SAND SAMPLES FROM TRANSYLVANIA AREA AND ASSESSMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS ON CIVIL AND LIVESTOCK HOUSING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 8
The present paper focuses upon the analysis of 226Ra, 232Th and 40K radionuclides, making use of high-resolution HPGe γ-spectrometry devices. By means of this technique, the radiological risk is investigated in the case of various sand samples. The natural concentrations for 226Ra, 232Th and 40K, from sand samples, ranged from (9.3-20.0 Bqkg-1), (9.1-23.7 Bqkg-1) and (203.5-403.3 Bqkg-1), respectively. The radium equivalent activity of sands under investigation was also analyzed and ranged...
Autori: Dorin Vasile Moldovan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 8
Vol. 1Nr. 4
• INFLUENCING FACTORS OF THE ACCEPTABLE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION OF FARMERS FOR CONTROLLING FERTILIZER-INDUCED WATER POLLUTION    • DETERMINATION OF THE RARE EARTH METALS IN THE RED MUD FOR POSSIBLE UTILIZATION    • Fe(II) AND Mn(II) REMOVAL FROM CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER BY ADSORPTION: A COMPARISON OF ACTIVATED CARBON AND PINE BARK    • RESPONSE OF UPLAND COTTON GENOTYPES TO SALINITY AT EARLY GROWTH STAGES    • KINETICS AND ISOTH...
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Environmental engineering and Management Journal No. 8
Vol. 1Nr. 4
• INFLUENCING FACTORS OF THE ACCEPTABLE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION OF FARMERS FOR CONTROLLING FERTILIZER-INDUCED WATER POLLUTION    • DETERMINATION OF THE RARE EARTH METALS IN THE RED MUD FOR POSSIBLE UTILIZATION    • Fe(II) AND Mn(II) REMOVAL FROM CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER BY ADSORPTION: A COMPARISON OF ACTIVATED CARBON AND PINE BARK    • RESPONSE OF UPLAND COTTON GENOTYPES TO SALINITY AT EARLY GROWTH STAGES    • KINETICS AND ISOTH...
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HEALTH DAMAGES FROM INDOOR AIR POLLUTION QUANTIFIED USING A NOVEL OFFICE BUILDING DIAGNOSIS METHODOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 9
This study applied a novel receptor design to the development of an indoor air quality diagnosis (IAQD) system. Indoor air pollutants were converted into simple air quality and health damage indices to evaluate the health risks associated with renovated and unrenovated offices. The outcomes of the IAQD methodology presented R2 values of 0.705 and 0.700 for renovated and unrenovated offices, respectively. These values indicate moderate level of prediction accuracy. IAQD results related to typical...
Autori: Huang-Chin Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SPATIAL VARIABILITY OF HEAVY METAL POLLUTION POTENTIAL FROM AN URBAN ROAD NETWORK
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 9
This study investigated the spatial variability of heavy metal emission patterns and associated measures of contamination on Riccarton Campus at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Road deposited sediments were collected from 12-different sites representing typical urban/sub-urban road layout over a 10 month period covering seasonal variations. The heavy metal concentrations of the road sediments collected from different sites of a road were determined by strong nitric acid digestion ...
Autori: Sudip K. Pal
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECOLOGICAL RISK PREDICTION IN RELATION TO THE POTENTIAL DETRIMENTAL CONSEQUENCES AT DISPOSAL OF DIFFERENT INDUSTRIAL WASTES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 9
The ecological risk related to the wastes disposal is that attached to functioning, closure and the post-closure phases of an ecological landfill lyfe cycle. The prediction of ecological risk in each of those three phases - i.e. the manifestation and evolution of possible negative consequences of different severities for different environmental targets - is an endeavor that organizations that possess and operate those ecological landfills should consider in order to ensure the maximum protection...
Autori: Lidia Kim
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A STUDY OF POLLUTION IN SEDIMENTS FROM ANZALI WETLAND WITH GEO-ACCUMULATION INDEX AND ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 9
The Anzali Wetland, is located in south west of the Caspian Sea, is one of the most important aquatic ecosystems in Iran. In recent decades much domestic and industrial untreated wastewater has been deposited in the wetland. This study was done to obtain a preliminary assessment of heavy metals contamination in the wetland sediments. Tests were done to determine levels and distribution of the heavy metals Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, and Zn in surface sediment of the wetland. Results showed that averages of ...
Autori: Maryam Panahandeh
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EVALUATION OF HUMAN HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH PESTICIDE DIETARY INTAKE - AN OVERVIEW ON QUANTITATIVE UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 9
The probabilistic estimation and the risk analysis of the exposure to pesticides through the ingestion of plants and food products is an important task for ensuring informed decision making and appropriate consumer protection. Monte Carlo-based methods are powerful tools in this regard, allowing for the empirical estimation of the distribution of exposure values, as well as for carrying out a corresponding uncertainty analysis. Such findings are important for assessing the exposure risk for mult...
Autori: Petronela Cozma
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPOSITION OF TRACE METALS IN INDOOR DUST DURING AND AFTER BUILDING RENOVATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 8
A study was conducted to determine the composition and concentration of trace metals in suspended particulate matter (PM10) and indoor dust in two academic buildings of Universiti KebangsaanMalaysia. One building was in the final phases of renovation (UR) and the other building had just finished renovation (AR). PM10 sampling of air was performed using a low volume sampler (LVS), and samples of indoor dust were obtained using a brush and a small plastic bag. The compositions of trace metals in b...
Autori: Mohd Talib Latif
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FROM THE APPLICATION OF WATER SAFETY PLAN TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE ISO 22000:2005 STANDARD: A CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 10
The Water Safety Plan (WSP) model provides a completely new, cross-cutting and multidisciplinary approach for the risk assessment of drinking water pollution. The concept of “control” of the drinking water supply system (DWSS) is replaced by the concept of “under control”, in order to protect human health. The key factor of the WSP approach is the identification and mitigation or, if possible, the elimination of all factors that may cause a chemical, physical, microbial a...
Autori: Maria Cristina Collivignarelli
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CONTROL MEASURES FOR Cyanobacteria AND Cyanotoxins IN DRINKING WATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 10
Algal bloom can represent a serious consequence of the eutrophication of surface water. Some of these algae, called cyanobacteria, are of particular interest for their effect on human health due to their capacity to produce cyanotoxins. In many countries, in fact, there are important problems of poisoning attributed to toxic cyanobacteria and contamination of water sources (specially lakes) resulting in increased cyanobacterial growth. Cyanobacteria can become particularly harmful for humans whe...
Autori: Sabrina Sorlini
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INTEGRATED APPROACH FOR INNOVATIVE MONITORING STRATEGIES OF RESERVOIRS AND LAKES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 10
An innovative strategy significantly increasing data density by introducing a flexible, problem-orientated, and cost-effective water quality monitoring approach is presented. Most current monitoring strategies produce water quality data based on fixed stations conducted on fixed dates throughout a defined period of time and, thus, often give a biased and insufficient picture of the water quality. Establishing a refined picture of water quality while not increasing monitoring costs clearly needs ...
Autori: Wiebke Warner
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A FUZZY MULTI-CRITERIA DECISION MAKING APPROACH FOR EVALUATING THE HEALTH-CARE WASTE TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 12
Hierarchical distance-based fuzzy multi-criteria group decision making (DBF–MCDM) was applied to evaluate the health-care waste (HCW) treatment alternatives for Qom hospitals. A list of aspects consisting of 6 criteria and 21 sub-criteria were evaluated based on a linguistic term set by five decision-makers. Also, four HCW treatment alternatives including “incineration”, “steam sterilization”, “chemical disinfection” and “controlled landfill”...
Autori: Ramin Nabizadeh
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BIOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATIONS IN THE ASSESSMENT OF HEALTH RISKS FOR OVER 35-YEAR-OLD PATIENTS AFFECTED BY ENVIRONMENTS WITH HEPATITIS A VIRUS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is well known as a major public health problem, with a high index of occurrence especially in regions and environments with poor sanitation and water quality. From a biochemical viewpoint, acute hepatitis A virus infection is revealed by the considerably elevated serum transaminase levels and by bilirubin metabolism disorders, since it may often be clinically asymptomatic. Our paper is aimed at analyzing the evolution and significance of biochemistry tests for this type o...
Autori: Andrei Vâță
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INVESTIGATIONS ON AIR QUALITY IN THE HISTORIC WOODEN CHURCH IN ORADEA CITY, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
The present study describes the results of air quality analysis and surfaces inside the Orthodox Church in Oradea City, Romania, a wooden monument (BH-II-m-B-20958), originally built in the village Letca from Sălaj County and displaced in 1991 to the campus of the University of Oradea. The paper focuses on the degree of microbial and fungal contamination of surfaces and air inside the wooden church. It also identifies various microbial species with potential risk on the health of parishione...
Autori: Dorina Camelia Ilieș
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CONSIDERATIONS ON IMPROVING OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PERFORMANCE IN COMPANIES USING ISO 45001 STANDARD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
Occupational health and safety (OHS) is one of the most important problem of a company because each manager should consider the workers as the most valuable resource of the enterprise. This issue is all the more important as in the last decades, the types of OHS risks have changed due to technological, social and economic advances, and companies should use new approaches and instruments to control and manage these risks. The paper focuses on the application of OHS management system as an import...
Autori: Doru Costin Darabont
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL AUDITING AS A RISK MANAGEMENT TOOL: CASE STUDY OF AN AUTOMOBILE AXLE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IN INDIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
According to “polluter pays” principle, there is huge burden on the industries to remediate contaminated sites. Mergers and acquisitions of industrial sites is a preferred mode of growth for corporations. The management of the acquiring company should be mindful of potential environmental risks which they may inherit as part of the acquisition and take appropriate risk management actions. If not, they may face financial, reputation and other liabilities due to the “polluter ...
Autori: Shweta Gaur
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS OF FLOOD RISK IN URBAN PLANNING: A CASE STUDY IN LAS QUEMADILLAS, CÓRDOBA, SPAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 11
This paper presents a mapping procedure for determining the environmental impact of flooding in spatial planning. This procedure is applied to a section of the Guadalquivir River in the Quemadillas sector of Córdoba, southern Spain, where flood risks are of great importance because of improper riverside planning and the absence of prevention measures. We performed a comprehensive environmental analysis in conjunction with hydrological and hydraulic modelling using GIS techniques, allowing...
Autori: Antonio Miguel Martínez-Grańa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARISON OF SOURCES AND SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF HEAVY METALS AT TWO PERI-URBAN AREAS IN SOUTHWEST SHENYANG, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 1
To investigate the sources and spatial distribution of heavy metals in soil, samples were collected at two scales from the alluvial plains of Shenyang, China. Statistical analysis at small scale showed average concentrations of Cu, Pb, Zn, Ni, Cr and As of 36.76, 33.33, 100.06, 37.98, 91.26, and 7.99 mg/kg, respectively. Corresponding large-scale concentrations were 34.11, 46.38, 82.44, 32.51, 83.77, and 24.06 mg/kg. At both scales, Ni and Cr were mainly controlled by parent materials and Pb ...
Autori: Jin Wu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS ON Cu, Ni, Zn AND Fe COMPLEXATION BY HUMIC SUBSTANCES DURING SEWAGE SLUDGE COMPOSTING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 1
The aim of this study was to determine how temperature conditions (max. 72oC, 81oC and 43.5oC) during sewage sludge composting affect the distribution of organically bound heavy metals in humic substances (HS). To accomplish this, the content of Cu, Ni, Zn and Fe was measured in the two main fractions of HS, humic acids (HAs) and the fulvic fraction (FF). In the feedstock, the FF was mainly responsible for binding all metals except Ni. During composting in the two series with thermophilic con...
Autori: Dorota Kulikowska
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AN OVERVIEW ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS OF WATER SUPPLY AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 2
The water supply system is very important for the development of the country. Furthermore, a wastewater treatment with more than two levels of treatment decreases the risk of environmental pollution with heavy metals and better cleans the water that will be reused. According to Eurostat, in 2011 more than 40% of the Romanian population was not connected to the public water supply and even more to the wastewater system. In the present study raw data were analyzed and plotted to show the evolut...
Autori: Stefan-Adrian Strungaru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF A DRINKING WATER TREATMENT PLANT: A LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT PERSPECTIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 2
Drinking water treatment aims to avoid or minimize some risks to human health and to provide adequate water quality by removing physical, chemical and biological contaminants. However, treatment processes require increasing efforts in terms of technology, chemicals and energy inputs, which generate increased secondary environmental impacts and added water production costs. The objective of this study is to evaluate the drinking water treatment plant (DWTP) in Iasi City (Romania) by life cycle...
Autori: George Barjoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY CONDITIONS IN SMALL MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES OF IRON FURNITURE MANUFACTURING UNITS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 3
This study was planned to identify factors which affect workers health and their safe working in unregistered and partially registered small iron units preparing 90- 95 % iron furniture under sheds. Focused group discussions (FGD) were conducted among workers of iron furniture manufacturing units (IFMU) employing a cross sectional, descriptive, analytic and time limited study. Personal interviews methodology was adopted to assess workers for their exposure to occupational risks, protective eq...
Autori: Saima Aslam Bharwana
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SEPARATION FAULT SCENARIOS IN INTRINSIC SAFETY CIRCUITS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 4
The intrinsic safety type of protection significantly increased in complexity during the last decades. Thus, it even provides the opportunity to use highly complex electronic circuits without involving a significant explosion risk within the oil industry or in power plants, but not limited to those two. In order to achieve this performance, the type of protection is based on three pillars: limiting of energy, heat and also fault tolerance. The potential failure of components, connections, and...
Autori: Marius Darie
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PARTICULATE MATTERS GENERATED BY CAPRISOARA TAILING POND AND THEIR IMPACT ON AIR QUALITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 4
Analyzing and reducing the possible effects of air pollution on human health became important issues for improving the quality of life in urban areas. Particulate matters (PM) are air pollutants with a potential important impact on the health of vulnerable people (e.g., children, elderly) and non-vulnerable people as well. The level of PM air pollution is mainly influenced by the PM concentration and by parameters such as the meteorological conditions and the synergic effects of other air pol...
Autori: Adrian Florea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF THE GROUND VIBRATION GENERATED BY BLASTING IN QUARRIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 4
In order to have a proper image of the seismic effect generated by blasting works performed in quarries, the assessment methods applied before starting the blasting activity using explosives for civil use have to take into account as many information as possible with regard to blasting conditions, type of explosive, blasting technique, characteristics of the environment in which the explosive is detonated and in which the seismic waves are generated. Given the complex mode of propagation of s...
Autori: Edward Gheorghiosu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF USEFUL TOOLS FOR MANAGING CHEMICAL RISKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 4
Databases on the exposure of workers to dangerous chemical agents are an important tool for assessing and managing chemical risk but also for recognizing occupational diseases caused by exposure to hazardous chemicals. Both the European Union (EU) authorities and European trade unions have recognized the need for some databases containing as much information as possible on the type and timing of exposure of workers to dangerous chemical agents. In Europe there are only a few databases for che...
Autori:
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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USING DRONES IN SUPPORT OF RESCUE INTERVENTIONS TEAMS IN TOXIC/FLAMMABLE/EXPLOSIVE ENVIRONMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 4
Intervention and rescue activities require knowledge of the real situation in the affected area as accurately as possible. Therefore, the physical exploration of this area is at the same time necessary and risky. The use of drones from a safe distance can protect the intervention team from exposure to unknown hazards. Endowment of the drone with a suite of sensors such as high resolution cameras, thermal imaging, infrared, and gas detection equipment permits vital data to be transmitted to t...
Autori: Alin Irimia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS OF PROTECTION SYSTEMS FOR REDUCING THE EFFECTS OF SHOCK WAVES PRODUCED BY EXPLOSIONS IN ENCLOSED SPACES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 4
Explosion-type accidents can cause significant human losses and material damages; therefore, special attention has to be granted to explosion risk assessments and to the development of appropriate explosion-protection measures. Such measures of protection aim to reduce the explosion risk to acceptable levels, in compliance with regulations and standards in force, so as to provide the proper safety level for humans as well as to prevent damage to the surrounding goods and environment. The flas...
Autori: Marin Silviu Nan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND EVACUATION IN BUILDING FIRES USING COMPUTER EVACUATION MODELS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 4
Human behavior in critical situations is at the core of all concerns about the fire safety of buildings, regardless of their destination. The way in which the human caught in the fire reacts to the risk factor to which he is exposed, his behavioral response to the direct action of the fire, or his psychological response to the effect of the fire (temperature, smoke opacity, reduced visibility, exposure to toxic combustion gases), are all factors that can drastically influence the required saf...
Autori: Marius Cornel Şuvar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECTS OF CHLORTETRACYCLINE AND COOPER ON SWINE MANURE ANAEROBIC DIGESTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 12
Chlortetracycline (CTC) and copper (Cu) are simultaneously used as feed additives to improve the growth performance and to prevent infection in pig farming. After ingestion by animals, most of these compounds are excreted and coexist in swine manure. They might have an influence on anaerobic digestion when the swine manure is used as substrate in a biogas plant. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of both CTC and Cu on batch swine manure anaerobic digestion in order to bette...
Autori: Rui Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27983

DEVELOPING FLOOD INDEX FROM PAST FLOOD HYDROGRAPHS AND USING IT AS A TOOL TO CHARACTERIZE FLOOD SEVERITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 5
The paper presents the development of a Flood Index (FI) based on the flood hydrograph characteristics, namely flood magnitude ratio, rising curve gradient and time to peak. These characteristic values are normalized to their respective values corresponding to a 100-year flood. The methodology developed to compute FI is applied to three case studies; Kentucky in USA, Oc-gok in the Republic of Korea and Haor in Bangladesh. The obtained results show advantages of the presented methodology over ...
Autori: Biswa Bhattacharya
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTS IN MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT (MSW) COMPANIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 5
The objective of this research was to analyze the factors present in occupational accidents occurred at work among Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) workers. Garbage, and rubbish from household waste were considered as MSW. The study was based on a total of 11,935 accidents occurring and reported in the MSW sector during the period 2009-2012 in Andalusia (Spain), as well as a survey of 572 workers in the above mentioned sector conducted in 2009. All the variables included in the accident reports we...
Autori: Antonio López-Arquillos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27993

LAB SIMULATION SYSTEM FOR CRITICAL SITUATIONS OBSERVED WITH THERMOVISION EQUIPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 5
The paper presents an experimental system enabling a laboratory simulation of several types of critical situations and aggravating circumstances (sources of smoke, fog, rain, heat) using a thermovision equipment. The critical situations taken into consideration are those caused by human negligence or natural disasters such as earthquakes. Aggravating circumstances are those considered as being limit. The proposed thermovision equipment with appropriate accessories must highlight and determine...
Autori: Catalin Spulber
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27997

DETERIORATION OF WATER QUALITY BY STAGNATION IN STORAGE TANKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 5
This study presents the influence of the storage recipients’ material and of the use and the type of stirring on the drinking water quality. The kinetics of drinkable water quality alteration under stationary conditions and under magnetic and sonical stirring have been monitored for a two weeks period. The microbiological parameters (total number of germs developed at 37°C and 22°C, lactose-positive and lactose-negative bacteria, coliform bacteria and Echerichia coli), as well a...
Autori: Laura Damian
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27999

EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND WEATHER CONDITIONS ON MYASTHENIA GRAVIS – IN SEARCH OF THE MISSING LINK
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 5
Ambient temperature can modulate neurotransmission in the peripheral nervous system. Transmission at the neuromuscular junction is also influenced by ambient temperature. Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease of the neuromuscular junction characterized by impaired transmission of the nerve impulses to the muscle fibers. The aim of the study was to determine if there is in fact a statistically significant correlation between environmental fluctuations and MG exacerbations among myast...
Autori: Dan Iulian Cuciureanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DISTRIBUTION OF METALS IN WATER, SEDIMENTS, AQUATIC PLANTS AND FISH FROM SNAGOV LAKE, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 6
This paper discussed the results of studies regarding metal ions distribution in water, sediments, aquatic plants and different tissues of fish from Snagov Lake, Romania, a natural lake situated 25-30 kilometers north from Bucharest, the capital of Romania. The concentration of several metal ions (Li, Ba, Al, Pb, As, Se) was measured in three points of the lake, namely receiving-input, middle and discharging-output ponds. The samples were collected during spring time from water, sediments, Ce...
Autori: Daniela Simina Ștefan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT MODEL OF STRATA PERMEABILITY CHANGE DUE TO UNDERGROUND LONGWALL MINING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 6
The coal gas is a potential risk for the safety production in coalmines. The practical experiences in coalmine show that the gas may suffer massive desorption and migration after coal seam mining and deformation of overlying strata. Therefore, gas extraction in mines focuses on mining ground pressure relief gas extraction. In this paper, the study is carried out on gas permeability and migration pathway based on movements of overlying strata over the working face and the spatial location of t...
Autori: Jianwei Cheng
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28019

INTEGRATION OF GIS TECHNOLOGY IN THE URBAN PLANNING TO EXTEND THE CITY OF ZAMORA, SPAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 7
The present study has established a methodology to determine the most environmentally sustainable area for the expansion of a city center using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. This technology permits the graphical information associated with a municipality to be manipulated, integrated, analyzed and represented in a simple way that is cost effective during the early decision making steps, which analyze the various options regarding the urbanistic planning prior to taking final...
Autori: Marco Criado
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28028

ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS ECO-EFFICIENCY: THE CASE OF A FILLING-STATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 7
Assessment of eco-efficiency for environmental costs is specific in that majority of the costs provide social rather financial benefit, and only some of the costs could be viewed from both social and financial perspectives. The model for assessment of environmental costs of a filling-station and the methodology for its application developed, with the methodology verified by analysis of analytical data of an actual enterprise is presented in this research. Application of the model to filling-s...
Autori: Neringa Stončiuvienė
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28029

IMPROVING INDOOR AIR QUALITY OF NATURALLY VENTILATED CLASSROOMS IN THE NORTHEAST OF PORTUGAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 7
This article addresses CO2 dynamics in school classrooms and analyses the improvement of ventilation and indoor air quality resulting from the simple window-opening ventilation strategies. CO2, temperature and relative humidity were measured in four different naturally ventilated classrooms of a Northeastern Portuguese education institution for a wide range of environmental conditions. Indoor CO2 levels were also simulated with a numerical model to help manage the indoor air quality of these ...
Autori: Filipe Rodrigues
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPROACH FOR COMPREHENSIVE SUPERVISION OF THE WORKPLACE EXPOSURE TO LEAD AND ITS COMPOUNDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 7
This paper presents an interdisciplinary methodology for handling the exposure of workers to lead and its compounds in a systematic way by connecting different disciplines, and thus enabling the comprehensive supervision of the workplace exposure. The exposure of workers to lead and its compounds was studied in the Republic of Slovenia. The research comprised 1079 employers being exposed to the lead concentrations between 0.01 and 0.9 mg/m3, which exceeded the limit value by 9 times. Workers ...
Autori: Lidija Korat
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28032

STUDENT’S ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTIONS: ROLE OF ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION AND RISK TAKEN ABILITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 7
After the recent global financial and economic crises, unemployment, especially among young people have become a particularly serious problem. Fostering young entrepreneurship represent not only a tool to combat young unemployment and social exclusion but also a way to encourage innovation and a country’s economic growth. Education and training can contribute in building an entrepreneurial society and may shape individuals attitudes versus risk-taking. Risk taken ability is an important...
Autori: Ana Iolanda Vodă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMBINED ASSESSMENT OF CHEMICAL AND ECOTOXICOLOGICAL DATA FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CONTAMINATED MARINE SEDIMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 10
Sediments in coastal areas can accumulate a variety of contaminants, acting as both carriers and long-term secondary sources of contamination for aquatic ecosystems. Nowadays, there is a growing interest on developing new assessment criteria of sediment ecological quality for setting priorities and management strategies of contaminated materials. According to the literature, the weight of evidence (WOE) approach has been developed to provide a multidisciplinary characterization which combines di...
Autori: Francesco Todaro
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28089

NANOMATERIALS IN CONSTRUCTION AND THEIR POTENTIAL IMPACTS ON HUMAN HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 18Nr. 11
Over the last few years, the use of nanomaterials in the construction industry has grown prominently. Nanomaterials can considerably modify the properties of construction materials and even improve their performance. Despite their merits, considerable research has reported that nanomaterials pose a potential risk to human health. For this reason, it is important to fully comprehend the effects of nanomaterials on human health and the environment throughout all phases of their life cycle, includ...
Autori: Saeed Kamali
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28091

COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS DISCRETE PHASE MODELLING IN STORM SEWERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 4
A Computational Fluid Dynamics (ANSYS Fluent CFD) software was applied for the examination of a critical combined sewer section of Budapest (Hungary) sewer network. The critical part of the main branch is located at a combined sewer overflow (CSO) which is implying environmental risk for the receiving water body. The CFD simulations proved the anticipated disadvantageous hydrodynamic effects of the lateral inflow. A discrete phase model (DPM) was also applied to analyse the sediment transport...
Autori: Marcell Knolmar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28183

THE 1991 SEISMIC CRISIS IN THE WEST OF ROMANIA AND ITS IMPACT ON SEISMIC RISK AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 4
The paper represents a multidisciplinary investigation of the relation between seismicity, active stress field and geological structure for the West of Romania. The study is based on revised and updated catalogues of earthquakes (3572 events) and focal mechanisms (89 solutions). The large spatio-temporal variations of the stress tensor parameters, b-value (b=0.74-0.81) and fractal dimensions of seismicity (D=1.05-2.34) highlight both clustering patterns along active fault systems and scattere...
Autori: Eugen Oros
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28188

ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT METHOD USING SPATIAL POINT SOURCE ACCUMULATION TECHNIQUE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 4
In this study, we discuss a risk assessment method for spatial point source accumulation that is suitable for regional comprehensive prevention and control of environmental risks. The distribution types of spatial risk sources and other related data are collected and analyzed by adopting Fengtai District, Beijing as an example. On the basis of the spatial analysis algorithm, the environmental risk of region is comprehensively assessed from the perspective of risk-inducing factors, risk substa...
Autori: Tianxin Li
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28194

A SURVEY OF FACTORS INFLUENCING SPREADSHEET RISK AWARENESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 5
Motivated both by reports on devastating financial and reputation-related consequences of spreadsheet errors and the results of previous studies suggesting a significant lack of users’ awareness of spreadsheet risks, this paper provides insight into factors that influence users’ perception of risks associated with creating and using spreadsheets. The survey was conducted on a sample of 161 spreadsheet users, whose attitudes were analyzed in accordance with 17 attributes. Statistical...
Autori: Lazar Raković
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28202

MICROBIAL QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF GREYWATER SOURCES TO REUSE FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 6
Water shortage is one of the most worrisome issues around the globe, especially with the increase in the human population. Nowadays, attention has been drawn towards the reuse of greywater because of its large volume and low contaminants. In the present research, greywater samples were collected from different sources including; households, restaurants, mosques, laundries, guest houses and sport clubs in Mansoura city, Egypt. The counts of total coliforms, Escherichia coli, Enterococcus sp., Ps...
Autori: Samir Radwanhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28221

FAST REMOVAL OF MALACHITE GREEN FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS USING HIGHLY HYDROPHOBIC WATER‒DISPERSIBLE MAGNETIC NANOCOMPOSITE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 7
Release of dyes without performing adequate treatment into the water can lead to environmental risk and serious health problems. The development of effective and economic adsorbent materials for the removal of dyes from industrial wastewaters has gained great consideration in recent years. In the present study, a novel bio-based nanocomposite has been developed for ultrasoundassisted adsorption of malachite green (MG) from aqueous solutions. The synthesized adsorbent consisting of both hydropho...
Autori: Mohsen Nekoeinia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28232

CONTAMINATED FLUORIDE IN BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES FROM MOUNTAINOUS AREAS IN THAILAND
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 7
The aims of the paper were to determine the contamination of fluoride in edible plants, meat and poultry products in contaminated areas. The urine samples from 373 village health volunteers living in 21 villages in Ma Khuea Chae sub-district, Lamphun province, Thailand, were collected and the fluoride concentration was measured by Ion Selective Electrode. Their village health volunteers were selected for further surveys regarding the consumption of edible plants, meat and poultry products which...
Autori: Sanhawat Chaiwong
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28247

EFFECTS OF CARBENDAZIM ON DNA DAMAGE AND RETROTRANSPOSON POLYMORPHISM IN Zea mays
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 8
Carbendazim (CBZ, methyl 2-benzimidazolecarbamate) is used widely in agriculture against fungal diseases. We aimed to determine the effects of CBZ (0, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.4 mM) on long terminal repeat (LTR) retrotransposon polymorphism and genomic template stability (GTS), DNA damage using ınter-simple sequence repeats (ISSR) and inter-retrotransposon amplified polymorphisms (IRAP) marker techniques. Our results showed that all doses of CBZ compose retrotransposition polymorphism. In additional, ou...
Autori: Nalan Yildirim
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28250

ASSOCIATION OF NEPHROLITHIASIS WITH DRINKING WATER QUALITY AND DIET IN PAKISTAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 8
Bad water quality has serious implications for human health, which may include gastrointestinal, liver, respiratory diseases and even cancer. In view of drinking water hardness in the study area, it was hypothesized that bad water quality has some association with the renal disorders. The possible association between nephrolithiasis, drinking water quality and diet in human subjects in district Abbottabad, Pakistan was investigated. Drinking water samples were collected from different areas (tot...
Autori: Suneela Jadoon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28252

ANALYSIS OF THE EFFICIENCY OF WATER TREATMENT PROCESS WITH CHLORINE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 8
The quality of drinking water can be kept under control through the protection of raw water sources and the permanent monitoring and control of the processes of treatment and distribution of drinking water. The dangers and risks faced by drinking water supply systems may arise from inside or outside the system. Water disinfection is the key element behind obtaining and maintaining quality. Chlorine is the most widely used disinfectant, due to its high efficiency. However, it has a major disadvan...
Autori: Alice Iordache
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28254

ESTIMATING HEALTH IMPACT OF EXPOSURE TO PM2.5, NO2 AND O3 USING AIRQ+ MODEL IN KERMAN, IRAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 8
Air pollutants have harmful effects on the human health and exacerbate morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study is to assess the short-and long-term effects of the suspended particulate matter with the diameter of smaller than 2.5 μm (PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and ozone (O3) on the mortality cases in city of Kerman in 2016 and 2017. In this study, AirQ+ software presented by European Center for Environment and Health and World Health Organization (WHO) was employed. Daily mean con...
Autori: Mohammad Malakootian
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28255

PHARMACEUTICALS IN WATER CYCLE: A REVIEW ON RISK ASSESSMENT AND WASTEWATER AND SLUDGE TREATMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 8
Pharmaceuticals in the environment are considered as emerging contaminants which are particularly persistent and which could represent a threat both for animals and humans following long-term exposure. Pharmaceuticals include, among others, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, steroid hormones, antidepressants, β-blockers and lipid regulators. Excretion from humans is considered the main source of release of such compounds in the environment. The excreted compounds reach wastewater treatm...
Autori: Cristiana Morosini
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28257

DROUGHT LEVEL PREDICTION BASED ON LOG-LINEAR MODEL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 9
Drought prediction is fundamental to the management of drought risks. This paper collects the monthly precipitation data in 1957~2009 from 19 meteorological stations in the Yellow River Basin, and sets up a log-linear model to predict the drought level in the study period using the standardized precipitation index (SPI). Based on the SPI drought classification criterion, the drought level sequences were established, the frequency of drought level conversion was determined, and the dominance and ...
Autori: Chunyan Huang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28267

ALLIANCE FOR WATER STEWARDSHIP: A NETWORK OF SUSTAINABLE WATER STEWARDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 10
Overexploitation and competitiveness over shared fresh water resources are some of the growing problems that affect numerous countries world-wide, in particular those characterized by high water-related risks linked to water scarcity, droughts and baseline water stress. Private and public sectors are driven to find alternative or best-practice strategies to conserve and optimize the water resource and guarantee a future use to all. The affiliate of Philip Morris Manufacturing and Technology Bol...
Autori: Matteo Magagni
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28287

PROXY EXPOSURE INDICATORS FOR INDOOR AIR POLLUTION, HEALTH IMPACT AND DEPRIVATION IN THE MARCHE REGION, ITALY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 10
Literature supports the correlation between worse indoor air quality, lower socio-economic status and disease, such as asthma, Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis (EAA) and Carbon Monoxide Intoxication (COI). In order to determine the extent of the phenomenon in the Marche Region, hospitalization risk for asthma, EAA and CO intoxication was assessed in association with Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5) air concentration and socio-economic Deprivation Index (DI). Hospital discharge records of residents o...
Autori: Katiuscia Di Biagio
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28294

BIOWYSE: A SOLUTION FOR REAL-TIME, AUTOMATED AND INTEGRATED BIOCONTAMINATION CONTROL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 10
Space exploration requires reliable, rapid, significant and safe methods for preventing, monitoring and controlling biocontamination risk in water loops and humid areas in manned Space habitats. Water is one of the most important resources of our everyday life. Its microbiological control in houses, public water dispensers and special conditions (e.g.: epidemics, catastrophes, isolation) is crucial. The presented solution is automated, compact and portable, and above all “integrated&rdquo...
Autori: Vincenzo Guarnieri
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28298

DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A WATER SAFETY PLAN FOR THE DRINKING WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM OF FLORENCE, ITALY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 10
The adoption of the Water Safety Plan (WSP) approach, as recommended by the World Health Organization, represents the most effective means to guarantee public health protection and improve drinking water safety. WSP is a risk assessment and management approach applied to all phases of the water supply chain. This study presents the development and implementation of the WSP for the municipality of Florence. The Florence drinking water supply system (DWSS) has two drinking water treatment plants ...
Autori: Roberta Muoio
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28303

DESIGNING A LOGISTIC NETWORK FOR HOSPITAL WASTE MANAGEMENT: A BENDERS DECOMPOSITION ALGORITHM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 11
Healthcare wastes are produced from all medical and therapeutic activities in hospitals and healthcare centres. Around 15-20% of these wastes are classified as infectious wastes that could be hazardous. Therefore, an effective approach is required for handling costs and environmental issues. In this paper, a bi-objective Mixed-Integer Linear Programming (MILP) model is presented for logistics of infectious and non-infectious wastes. The proposed bi-objective model aims to minimize network costs ...
Autori: Mohammad Nikzamir
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28314

APPRAISAL OF HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATION IN ROAD DUST AND HUMAN HEALTH RISK IN A MUNICIPALITY OF BANGLADESH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 12
Road dust from atmospheric deposition is considered as one of the significant environmental pollutants for containing toxic heavy metals. In this connection, to explore the present scenario of urban contamination and potential health risk of heavy metals present in road dust; this study was carried out in Tangail Municipality Area of Bangladesh. Road dust samples were collected seasonally from five different sampling sites encompassing different traffic homogeneity. Collected samples were proces...
Autori: Mir Talas Mahammad Diganta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28334

OPTIMIZATION OF THE EVACUATION ROUTE IN CHEMICAL PLANTS BASED ON THE DEPTH-FIRST SEARCH ALGORITHM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 19Nr. 12
Optimal evacuation routes are crucial to protect workers’ safety when accidental leakage of toxic gas occurs in chemical plants. However, the majority of route optimization focuses on the transport field and few on the evacuation routing optimization in chemical plants. This paper proposes a dynamic evacuation routing optimization method for chemical plants under toxic gas release scenarios. From the complete accident scenario set (CASS) built with wind fields and leakage sources, the leak...
Autori: Ying Liu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=28336

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