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Ecological Economics And Transport Systems
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 1
AbstractEcological economics is an emerging field that offers significant room for creativity and innovation at the conceptual level on how to operationalize sustainability. It integrates economics with ecology and many elements from both the natural and social sciences to provide an integrated perspective on environment-economy interactions. A major policy dilemma that ecological economics addresses is how policy-makers can influence markets, so that they receive the 'right' signals from the na...
Autori: Kes McCormick
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25106

Development trends of cold plasma reactors in the global context of carbon emission reduction
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
This paper brings a review on the trends of arc plasma reactors, in the new millennium, as an alternative contribution to the reduction of carbon emission at global level. The development of technically and economically feasible plasma processes for the production of hydrogen is analyzed. Literature provides data on achievable intensification of the involved chemical processes comparing with those from the classic reactors. The hydrogen production is studied starting from hydrocarbons and alcoho...
Autori: Iulian Rusu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25128

Assessing the potential of wind power in Romania within Kyoto targets
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
The Kyoto target for Romania was to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 8 % from the 1989 levels. The 1989 emissions were around 260 million tones. In 2000 the net CO2 emission - some 125 million tones - were 54% of the net CO2 emission in the reference year -1989, leaving some 115 million tones as a reserve or as a tradable resource to other countries that can not met their Kyoto targets. Assuming that Romania will sell 100 millions tones of its extra quota in accordance to Article 17 under ...
Autori: Ciprian Sebastian Munteanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25129

Sustainability evaluation of an urban residential settlement
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 3
AbstractThe Kyoto target for Romania was to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 8 % from the 1989 levels. The 1989 emissions werearound 260 million tones. In 2000 the net CO2 emission - some 125 million tones - were 54% of the net CO2 emission in the reference year -1989, leaving some 115 million tones as a reserve or as a tradable resource to other countries that can not met their Kyoto targets. Assuming that Romania will sell 100 millions tones of its extra quota in accordance to Article 17...
Autori: Koshy Varghese, L. S. Ganesh,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25130

Corporate management tools to address sustainability Challenges. A reflection on the progress and difficulties experienced during the last decade
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
A number of corporate management tools have been developed during the last decades. This has given the impression that industry is in the lead for developing a more environmentally sound and sustainability-adopted future as concerns the production and the products they are working responsible from. This paper includes a short review of some key tools, including cleaner production assessments, life cycle assessments, environmental management systems, environmental management accounting and variou...
Autori: Thomas Lindhqvist
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25148

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

Effects of water level fluctuation on reproduction and spawning habits of fish species in lake Balaton
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractIn 2004, the types of shoreline were estimated on Lake Balaton, such as rip-rap covered, reedy, concrete or grit. Exact area of a specific face of a rock in the rip-rap covered parts can be determined by digital image analysis. Wetted rocky area of the shore was estimated as a function of water level in 10 cm steps of level changes. Taking into account the reproduction characteristics of the studied fish species (Cyprinidae) the potential substrates for spawning are dominantly the shallo...
Autori: Gabor Borbely, Gabor Paulovits, Laszlo G. Toth, Nora Kovats
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25204

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

Keynote Lectures Energy from municipal solid waste: large-scale incineration or small-scale pyrolysis?
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
AbstractMunicipal solid waste (MSW) management is an important and challenging issue for sustainable development. It is also one of themost controversial problems and a subject of an ongoing debate between different interested parties. A particularly controversial issue is MSW incineration (with or without energy recovery) which has in many countries become a socially unacceptable option for dealing with solid waste. On the other hand, the increasing amounts of waste each year demand immediate a...
Autori: Adisa Azapagic
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25147

Equilibrium isotherms studies for sorption of lead ions from aqueous solutions using Romanian peat sorbent
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 5
In this work, the ability of Romanian peat for sorption of Pb (II) ions from aqueous solution has been determined using the batch experimental techniques. The sorption equilibrium has been studied at different pH values. The equilibrium adsorption level was determined to be dependent of the pH of solution and initial Pb(II) concentration.The equilibrium adsorption capacity of Romanian peat sorbent for lead has been described by seven types of mathematical model isotherms, namely: Freundlich, Lan...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Corneliu Cojocaru, Laura Bulgariu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25160

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25167

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. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 3Nr. 4
Contain all the articles from this issueICEEM /02 PLENARY SESSION:"Environmental Engineering and Management in the Context of Sustainable Development"Design for sustainability (D4S): towards advanced product conceptsHan Brezet, Sacha SilvesterICEEM/02 - ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SECTION"Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies"Complex approach to the problem of persistent organic pollutants degradation in water environmentVictor Covaliov, Olga Covaliova, Angela Cincilei, Gilles Mailhot, Pasca...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25176

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

Comparative study of some essential elements in different types of vegetables and fruits
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 6Nr. 6
AbstractSome industry activities in the area of Constanta (Romania) contribute to the polluting of the environment with heavy metals. In order to estimate the pollution level and the danger created by this phenomenon, some analyses are required with regard to determining the concentration of the pollutant metals in plants samples. The investigated metals were determined by flame atomic absorbtion spectrometry in different types of vegetables and fruits, after the chemical mineralization of the s...
Autori: Alina Soceanu, , Simona Dobrinas, Vasile Magearu, Viorica Popescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25227

Development of a coagulation/flocculation predictive model for turbidity removal from tehran water treatment plants
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractAluminum and ferric salts are widely used as coagulants in water and wastewater treatment. They are effective in removing a broad range of impurities from water, including colloidal particles and dissolved organic substances. As well as traditional additives, such as aluminum sulphate ("alum") and ferric chloride, other products containing prehydrolized metal ions such as polyaluminum chlorides are now commonly used. The aim of this study was to develop a model for coagulation/flocculati...
Autori: Avid Banihashemi, Manouchehr Nikazar, , Reza Maknoon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25230

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and organochlorine pesticides contents in tap and surface waters
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 1
AbstractPolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) contamination levels were determined in the water samples of Danube river (two sites in Romanian area), of one Romanian spring water (Pelisor), in tap water (from Constantza and from Borovetz) and sea water (the Black Sea and the Mediteranean Sea). These levels were compared to those available for other surface waters. The studied water samples were analyzed by gas chromatography with mass spectrometer detector ...
Autori: Alina Soceanu, , Simona Dobrinas, Valentina Coatu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25237

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

Smoke Emissions From Diesel Vehicles: A Case Study
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
AbstractWith a greater emphasis on the increasing number of diesel vehicles provided with pollution control systems complying to regulatory standards these days than ever before, it is also necessary to look into the emission characteristics of the diesel vehicles with respect to vehicle-related parameters with a view to ascertain as to how the tail pipe emission from the diesel vehicles could be kept under control by adopting suitable strategies. Considering the constraints of data collection a...
Autori: Manoranjan Parida, Mishra Rajeev Kumar, Pandey Govind
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25248

Relationships between metals extent and cytological characteristics at Prunus persica L. pollen
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 2
The heavy metal concentrations exceeding the standard admissibility, determine modifications of some cytological parameters. Therefore, by this paper, there were determined the concentrations of copper, iron, manganese and zinc from Prunus persica L. pollen grains (Research-Development Fruitgrowing Station, Constantza, Romania) using wet digestion followed by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS). Then, the main cytological parameters (such as citological viability and germination capacity...
Autori: Dan Mandalopol, Elena Doroftei, Manuela Rotaru-Stancic, Simona Dobrinas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25249

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

Performance of traffic noise models for metropolitan cities
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
AbstractIn India, transportation sector is growing fast and the number of vehicles on Indian roads is increasing at a rate more than 7 percent a year. During the period of 50 years from 1951 to 2001, the number of vehicles has increased from 0.3 million to 43 million i.e. an increase of almost 143 times. This has led to overcrowded roads and noise pollution. The transportation sector is one of the major contributors to noise in urban areas, accounting to as much as 55 percent of total noise on t...
Autori: Arvind Kumar Shukla, Jyoti Bhushan Srivastava, Manoranjan Parida, Sukhvir Singh Jain
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25279

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

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

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

Separation of uranium(vi) from soils by extraction in aqueous PEG (1550) - Na2SO4 - Na2CO3 two-phase systems. I. Preliminary results
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
Abstract In this paper preliminary results of studies concerning the extraction of uranium(VI) from soils in aqueous PEG (1550) 20 % - Na2SO4 20 % - Na2CO3 10-2-10-3 M two-phase systems are presented, as well as the spectrophotometric determination of extracted uranium with pirocatechol violet (PV). A special attention was given to the experimental factors (pH, redox potential, CO32- anion concentration and initial uranium concentration), which was found to influence both the formation and stabi...
Autori: Daniel Condorachi, Doru Juravle, Dumitru Bulgariu, Laura Bulgariu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25290

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

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 4
Include urmatoarele articole:� Removal of nickel from aqueous solution by Nordmann FIR (ABIES Nordmanniana (STEV.) SPACH SUBSP. Nordmanniana) cones� Determination of heavy metals in extracts and macerates from garden flowers� Biological phosphorus removal in a high performance single reactor � Advanced Cd2+ removal on dispersed TioO2-fly ash � Remediation techniques for contaminated soils� Separation of uranium(vi) from soils by extraction in aqueous PEG (1550) - Na2SO4 - Na2CO3 two-...
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Opportunities and barriers for development of biogas technologies in Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractThe development of technologies for waste treatment, simultaneously with minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, has become a matter of great concern at global level. Biogas systems can help in the fight against global warming by avoiding to escape methane from organic waste, into the atmosphere. Biogas technology is of great benefit to the end-users and the environment by energy, compost and nutrient recovery. Romania is a country with a huge biomass potential. Implementing of biogas techn...
Autori: , Corina Alice Babutanu, Gheorghe Băran
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25300

Combustion of pitcoal-wood biomass brichettes in a boiler test facility
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractThe use of composite fuels using pitcoal and sawdust represents a high perspective. The paper deals with the experimental results focusing on the combustion efficiency of composite fuel briquettes and on the polluting emissions level. A special care is given to the determination of boiler efficiency and to the establishment of exploiting economic conditions, like the supply, cleaning etc. The research of the combustion of pitcoal-wood biomass briquettes is conducted on a 55 kW boiler.A n...
Autori: Gabriel Negreanu, Gheorghe Lăzăroiu, Ion Oprea, Ionel Pisa, Lucian Mihăescu, Radu Indries, Tudor Prisecaru
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http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25301

Biomass - an important renewable source of energy in Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 5
AbstractAt the beginning of 3rd century the humankind finds at a crossroads. Daily, people assist at miracles, live in a time of change, both in economical and rational areas. Energy demand is expected to increase steadily over the next couple of decades, as income levels and economic output expand, especially in the new democratic states after ’90th.Renewable energy resources represent a new opportunity in Romania, with less participation in the market than those forums outside of the country...
Autori: Camelia Ciubota-Rosie, Maria Gavrilescu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25305

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

Environmental issues from an economic perspective
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe paper discusses some aspects concerning environmental issues considered from an economic perspective, since economic globalization as well as ecological globalization follows new ways of conditioning each other. In the past the most important thing was the impact of the environmental protection pressure - soil deterioration, water system, the atmosphere and the forests - uponeconomical perspectives. In the recent past years the society had to face the quick growth of the economical i...
Autori: Ionel Bostan, Petru Condrea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Equations for alluvial soil storage coefficients
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe paper defines the average and local soil storage coefficients, for a soil with relatively shallow water table. By means of an adequate law for the suction distribution on soils level and certain parametrical models for the moisture retention curve of soil, the analytical equations for these storage coefficients were determined. Theoretical results are to be applied for a case study and on the basis of a pertinent analysis, and some recommendations were made for the practical use of f...
Autori: Daniel Toma, Esmeralda Chiorescu, Stefan Popescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Quantification of environmental impact and risk induced by industrial activities on ground water quality: Case study Cordun - Roman area, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe question of whether environmental assessment has achieved its goal of helping to reach better decisions has continually engaged the attention of academics, policy makers and environmental impact assessment practitioners. Answering this question requires several different groups working together and/or in sequence, and examining the effectiveness of environmental impact and risk assessment. EIA has tended to focus on the identification of impacts associated with planned activities or ...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Elena Doinita Carlig, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Establishing the acceptable risk level in occupational accidents and diseases based on a formal analysis
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractThe occupational safety is that state of the working system where there is no possibility that occupational accidentsand diseases should occur. Considering the specific features of the component elements there are no such full safe working systems for men because there is always a hazard of occupational accidents and diseases.Generally speaking, all the component parts of the system, together with the relations built among them have beenconceived, designed and produced so that there is n...
Autori: Constantin Baciu, Gabriel Dragoş Vasilescu, Valeriu Plesea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental engineering education in Iran: needs, problems and solutions
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractSince public concerns about the environmental issues have increased, several universities all over the world have been establishing environmental engineering programs. Environmental engineering programs in Iran at graduate level have been developed since 1990. At the present time, there are ten universities are presenting environmental engineering programs at graduate levels. The environmental engineering education systems of almost all Iran universities are quite traditional. As the env...
Autori: Ahmad Tahershamsi, , Reza Maknoon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Identification, communication and management of risks relating to drinking water pollution in Bihor county
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
AbstractAt global level, the microbiological quality of water is a matter of concern, since diarrhoea represents the second cause of mortality. In addition, nitrates represent a significant problem and their high concentration - above the accepted limits - in drinking water is frequently encountered in Romania. Water samples have been analyzed in accordance with the methodology recommended by The Public Health Institute Bucharest. 78.15% of the water samples evaluated during the interval 2004-20...
Autori: Claudia Sarmasan, Lucia Daina, Sonia Draghici
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 2
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
- Artificial intelligence applications in the atmospheric environment: status and future trends- Kernel methods and neural networks for water resources management- Environmental decision support systems based on models and model-based reasoning- Towards an intelligent tutoring system for environmental decision makers- SBC-MEDIU: A multi-expert system for environmental diagnosis- Fast and accurate residential fire detection using wireless sensor networks- Validation of a knowledge-based risk mode...
Autori: http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25377

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 7 Nr. 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 7Nr. 6
Include urmatoarele articole:� Composite membranes with cross-linked matrimid selective layer for gas separation� Determination of organic compounds from different types of coffee by Hplc and Gc-Ecd analysis� An integrated assessment of the suitability of domestic solar still as a viable safe water technology for India� Investigations on the possibility of natural hemp fibers use for Zn(II) ions removal from wastewaters� Removal of acid red 398 dye from aqueous solutions by coagulation...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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An overview of decision support systems for integrated water resources management
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractIntegrated water resources management requires planning and management activities, as well as adequate information and communication within a structure that groups different stakeholders (industry, agriculture and other types of water users, civil society representatives, university and research institutions, water authorities and waterworks companies), being thus characterized by a high level of complexity, and requiring the involvement of numerous decision-makers operating at different...
Autori: , , Luminita Lupu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Research in the engineering of complex systems safety
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractAn efficient design and development of the occupational health and safety managing system in a working system involves a suitable tailoring of occupational health and safety state in relation to the risk level associated to the conditions for the occurrence of general and specific hazards all through its length of operation.This paper presents a methodological approach for the analysis and for a likelihood estimate of industrial risks identified inside complex structures of the working s...
Autori: Constantin Baciu, Gabriel Dragoş Vasilescu, Tiberiu Attila Csaszar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Survey on the dynamic of urban air pollution in the municipality of Craiova, Dolj county
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractUrban air pollution is responsible for the highest burden of environmentally related diseases in Europe. Air pollutants with strongly indicated respiratory health effects are particulate matter, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide. The retrospective ecological survey has taken into account the urban air pollution with sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ammonia (NH3) and particulate matter (PM10). The analyzed data show that after applying the European regulations regarding the ...
Autori: Catalin Adrian Petrisor, Dorin Petrişor, Lucreţiu Radu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Socio-environmental impact of idol immersion: dimensions and directions
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractIndia possesses a diverse and rich cultural heritage and is renowned as a 'land of festivals'. These festivals attract massive community involvement paving way to new materials such as 'Plaster of Paris' being used for 'modernizing' the representation of idols with very little thought given to the issues of toxicity and environmental impacts. Another dimension to the whole issue is the plight of the artisans and the workers involved in the trade. Owing to the unorganized nature of the in...
Autori: Nanda B. S. Kumar, Raghunath Babu Are, Santosh M. Avvannavar, Shrihari Surathal
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Monitoring of PAHs in refinery effluents
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractA study was fulfilled concerning the source and the distribution of PAHs in the effluent proceeding from an oil refinery. The monitoring of the PAHs concentration in the refinery’s effluent also was performed during a year long. The practical goal of the work was to observe the complying with the limits imposed by the current legislation and to identify the potential risks of exceeding these limits in the future. For this study, gas chromatographic and HPLC methods were used. The metho...
Autori: Anca Iuliana Birladeanu, Claudia Irina Koncsag, Mariana Popescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Residues of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in different stages of Capsicum annuum (pepper) and Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) growing
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 1
AbstractPolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are included in the European Community (EC) and in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) priority pollutant list due to their mutagenic and carcinogenic properties. PAHs emissions from automobile traffic and industry activities were shown to influence the PAHs levels and profiles in vegetables grown nearby. The levels of 15 PAHs were determinate in samples of pepper (Capsicum Annuum) and tomato (SolanumLlycopersicum) in different stages of plan...
Autori: Alina Soceanu, Dan Tiberius Epure, Gabriela Stanciu, Simona Dobrinas, Valentina Coatu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 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...
Autori:
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 3
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
� Bioremediation of contaminated air using a bioscrubber� Quality risk evaluation of the groundwater resources on the moldavian area� Electrochemical characterization of some dental materials in accelerated environmental testing� Preliminary study of simple and Fenton oxidation with hydrogen peroxide applied on final effluents from a zootechnical farm� The environmental impact assessment caused by the dykes failure� Revaluation of beer industry byproducts – medical implications� ...
Autori: http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25372

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 8 Nr. 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
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Survey of electromagnetic environment due to mobile communications
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThis paper presents an analysis of the levels of electromagnetic fields caused by cellular base stations or mobile phones, measured in some residential areas. A statistical processing of the data has also been done in order to estimate both the short-term and the long-term variability of the fields caused by cellular base stations in some apartments and on the terraces of the apartment buildings at tens or hundreds of meters distance from the antenna systems. In some places, comparative ...
Autori: Alexandru Salceanu, Ionut Nica, Valeriu David
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Optimization of a gas chromatographic method for acrylamide analysis applications for risk management
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe paper proposes a simple and less expensive gas chromatographic method for analyzing acrylamide in food and reveals comparative results regarding the acrylamide content in commercial and home toasted bread. Validation of the method has been achieved by establishing parameters linearity, limit of detection (LOD = 0.1 mg/L), limit of quantization (LOQ = 0.5 mg/L), precision, stability. Run-to-run precision was determined by carrying out five replicate determinations for three acrylamide...
Autori: Anca Irina Burlacu, Rodica Cuciureanu, Patricia Fitterman, Michel Larroque
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Improving the recycleability of printing paper by in-situ filler loading
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to analyze the recycling potential of printing papers, which are obtained by two different filler loading processes: conventional loading by direct addition of calcium carbonate to cellulose fiber suspension and in-situ loading by precipitating calcium carbonate within cell wall and lumen of pulp fibres. In order to evidence the influences of the both filler content and loading method, a reference sample for recycling was obtained without filler, but using th...
Autori: Maria Ciobanu, Elena Bobu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Application of natural materials as sorbents for persistent organic pollutants
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
AbstractPersistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemicals that adversely affect human health and the environment around. This group of priority pollutants consists of pesticides, industrial chemicals and unintentional by-products of industrial processes. Natural materials, waste from industry and agriculture and bioadsorbents can be employed as inexpensive adsorbents to remove POPs from environmental components by sorption processes. The paper presents various natural sorbents and some ou...
Autori: Laura Carmen Apostol, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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Analysis of some metal levels in Danube river water
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract The concentrations of some metallic ions (chromium, iron and copper) in Danube River water were determined by molecular absorption spectroscopy. There were studied five sites from Constanta County, in winter, spring and summer of 2008 year. The results can be interpreted having in view the natural and anthropical factors. The highest concentrations of metallic ions, which proved that some of water samples are of 5th quality class, were determined in winter. The quality of Danube Rive...
Autori: Anca Dumbrava,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Bioengineering aspects of tissues culture bioreactors for medicine and environmental applications
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 2
Abstract Development of industrial cell culture processes needs a good engineering practice and system expertise in achieving a successful integrated process using disposable components. The bioreactors for 3D tissues systems could be an advantageous alternative in terms of low contamination risk, easiness of handling and scaling-up. A careful and strategic design of these equipments provides a better process control and a safe and reproducible production of tissue construct. They can offer t...
Autori: Anca-Irina Galaction, Dan Caşcaval, Dan Zaharia, Radu Ciorap
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Plant protection products and their sustainable and environmentally friendly use
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Protection of plants from diseases, pests and weeds plays a decisive role in agricultural development, as an essential part in planning and policy of numerous countries. Since the plant protection products are mainly chemicals and may be not only poisonous for humans and fauna, but they may also pollute water bodies, ground water and soil with hazardous pollutants, their use have to be environmentally friendly and sustainable. The paper discuss some aspects of benefits and risks con...
Autori: Manuela Olga Pogăcean, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Research on the treatment of wastewater in the textile industry
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Taking into account the statistical data gathered in two previously published papers concerning the pollution sources in the production sector, namely Finishing section, various solutions are proposed for wastewater treatment. Bearing in mind the results obtained through the sampling method on different types of water in the urban sanitary sewer system, the conclusion was that the most convenient alternative, besides the source control is the treatment in wastewater treatment plants...
Autori: Irina-Isabella Savin, Romen Butnaru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Study on the multi-annnual variability of particulate matter PM10 in Suceava City
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Fine particulate matter and ground-level ozone are now generally recognized as the most significant in terms of health impacts. This study shows that concentrations of particulate matter up to 10 microns in diameter (PM10) in Suceava city exceeded EU limits set to protect human health during 2004-2007. In order to design effective PM10 air quality management programmes, it is essential to identify the sources affecting PM10 background levels. For this, PM10 data series were analyzed ...
Autori: Lacramioara Gina Ursul, , Doina Carmen Manciuc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Assessment of some heavy metals in soils, drinking water, medicinal plants and their liquid extracts
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Pollution with toxic metals is a serious concern, because once these elements enter in the soil they can be present for a long time, with the potential contamination of drinking water sources. Certain metals in soil may be taken up by plants which are subsequently harvest for human consumption. Our objective was to study the presence of heavy metals in soils, groundwater sources, some medicinal plants from areas of the water sources and in its watery extracts. All of the samples, af...
Autori: Diana Diaconu, Victor Nastase, Mara Mihaela Nanau, Ovidiu Nechifor, Elena Nechifor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Preparation and characterization of sodium alginatechitosan microparticles for controlled release of ibuprofen in a sustainable way
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The preparation of microspheres containing chitosan, sodium alginate and ibuprofen and the pH dependent drug release were investigated. The microspheres were prepared by two experimental routes: the first one starting with a chitosan/ibuprofen core subsequently coated by an alginate shell (S1) and the second one based on an alginate/ibuprofen core, later coated by a chitosan layer (S2). The physical-chemical characterization was done by using Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Atomic Fo...
Autori: Luminiţa Elena Balău, Nicolae Aelenei, Marcel Ionel Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Phytoremediation technology for remediation of radiostrontium (90SR) and radiocaesium (137CS) byCatharanthus roseus (L.) G. don in aquatic environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Phytoremediation is an eco-friendly, cost effective, in situ treatment technology. In the present research study, phytoremediation technology has been employed for remediation of radionuclides namely 137Cs and 90Sr by using living green plant Catharanthus roseus. C. roseus plants were exposed to different activity levels of 137Cs and 90Sr in aquatic condition to assess the efficiency of plants for remediation of radionuclides. C. roseus plants have been found to remediate 70%, 52% an...
Autori: Singh Anamika, Susan Eapen, Madhusudan H. Fulekar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Exploratory investigation of bioprocesses sustainability improvement by multicriteriamultilevel optimization
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Up to the present days, the bioprocesses were designed and operated with the aim at achieving some economic, environmental, and social criteria. Sustainability based optimization has to be the next step towards the improvement of the economical, environmental and social parameters of bioprocesses. In this work, sustainability will be treated as an optimization task where the objective function(s) is/are either a performance index or a set of performance indices, subject to economic, ...
Autori: Alexandru Woinaroschy, Dana Irina Ofiteru, Vasile Lavric
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Sustainable development research perspectives in EU documents as seen by researchers from â€?Gheorghe Asachi?? Technical University of Iasi: A case study
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Knowledge-based society, sustainable development, and digital technology as concepts of the contemporary times that stem from the responsibility towards the future of mankind, are the results of intense scientific research. As a consequence of its commitment of turning Europe into the world's most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy, and aware of the role played by research in the development the human society, the EU has defined at Lisbon in 2000 the framework of action ...
Autori: Carmen Cătălina Ioan, Maria Ileana Carcea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Evolution of emissions of heavy metals in Vaslui County
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract Elaboration of the inventory of the pollutants emissions in atmosphere constitutes the basis for elaboration of the strategies and reglementations, assessment of the trends in evolutions of emissions, modeling of the pollutants dispersions, analysis of new sources, establishment of emission taxes, compliance with legislation, as well as review of existing reglementation and standards regarding the air quality. The current paper describes both the evolution of the emissions of the he...
Autori: Mihaela Budianu, Mihai Nicu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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The environmental impact assessment caused by the dykes failure
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 3
Abstract The paper presents a risk analysis and assessment of the defence linear systems failure (dykes) in case of accidental flood. Also, breach scenarios and hydrographs computation for the corresponding accidental high waters are provided. The impact assessment is highlighted through a global matrix model for costs quantification. It is also presented the flooding computation model for different versions of the linear defence systems and in a correspondent way the Inundation Accidental D...
Autori: Codruta Badaluta-Minda, Gheorghe Creţu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25433

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

Nanocomposite materials based on polymers and alumina nanoparticles
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The synergistic combination of polymers and inorganic compounds via sol-gel process has attracted great attention, by manipulating structure at molecular level, for developing new materials with desired properties. These new hybrid materials could have a controllable combination of the benefits of polymers (flexibility, toughness, ease of processing) and those of ceramics or glasses (hardness, durability, thermal stability). The microstructures and the properties of hybrid materials...
Autori: Lucia Dumitrescu, Ileana Manciulea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Uncertainty estimation-Case study for phenolic compounds determination in municipal wastewaters
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The Romanian standard for the analytical method for phenols measurements in aquatic media was subject of internal validation procedure, adapted to the specific concentration domain of the laboratory. Method performance criteria were investigated on standard samples measurements: selectivity, linearity domain, precision, accuracy, limit of detection, limit of quantification androbustness. The validated method was further used on real samples of domestic and industrial wastewaters from...
Autori: Carmen Dima, Cristina Jelescu, Camelia Draghici
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Case studies regarding the remediation of polluted soils from inactive industrial sites
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The methods generally used for developing these studies are the assessment and investigation. Assessment – all methods used for measuring, reckoning, modeling, forecasting or estimating the presence of a pollutant in the environment. Investigation - the process of identifying the presence of pollutants in the environment, the spatial dispersion of these pollutants, the level of their concentration, as well as the analysis of the environment’s structure. The steps that were follow...
Autori: , Gheorghe - Viorel Cosara, Calin Baciu, Ileana - Codruta Stezar, Augusta - Diana Crisan, Camelia Costan, Cristina Modoi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Land degradation and desertification risk in Dobrogea region
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract It's well known the degradation of many Romanian (including Dobrogea) soils, both in hill and in plain environments, due to the increasing anthropic pressure on natural resources. Soil erosion and organic matter loss are recognized as the main processes responsible of such degradation and of the rising risk of desertification, to which land use changes and politics for agriculture not suitable for land specificities often contribute. The knowledge of land use impact on soil quality i...
Autori: Marioara Nicolaescu, Naliana Lupascu,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Noise pollution and health impact in urban Arges area
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Economical development in the Arges district, in the recent years, presents some aspects regarding the compliance with noise environmental regulations. The noise and its impact on human health is one of the most important objectives of the health assurance policy. In this paper a comparative study of urban noise in the principal cities of the Arges district is performed. The data monitoring of noise polution were carried out by using of specific standard methods with a Sonometer Delt...
Autori: Ion Iosub, Silvia Iosub, Victor Grigorie, Aurelia Meghea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Surface water pollution generated by mining activities. Case study: Aries river middle catchment basin, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The Aries River, due to its geographic position and its significance in the Mures - Tisza Basin, has a major impact on environmental media, influencing their quality. In the Middle Catchment Basin the main industrial activity is mining, since the Roman times, when the first mines were opened. The mining operations in the region generated a severe pollution of all the environmental media. The paper identifies the risk areas in the middle Aries River in terms of surface water pollutio...
Autori: , Lucrina Stefanescu, Camelia Costan, Mirela Miclean, Cristina Modoi, Serban - Nicolae Vlad
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Issues on costs and investment for environmental protection
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract The concept of sustainable development has emerged in order to correlate the need to continue increasing the level of human and increasingly fragile â€?health?? level of environment. At the industrial level, things have moved more quickly. Thus, many companies use waste as fuel, and in some localities they are trying to implement systems for heating cottage on the combustion of waste. They are first to have acknowledged the eco-economical importance of recovery and reuse waste....
Autori: Dan Duran, Irina Duran, Adrian Diaconu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25488

Ecological polymer used for macro-defect-free cements (MDF) production
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 4
Abstract Macro-Defect-Free (MDF) cements are polymer-cement composites characterized by high value of flexural strength. Due to their thermal and electrical insulating properties, MDF cements could replace other insulators obtained by environmental non-friendlier technologies or being themselves toxic and non-biodegradable. MDF cements obtained by the use of an ecologic polymer (poly(vinyl alcohol)) shows high mechanical resistance in the initial state but also it’s dramatic decrease after ...
Autori: , Georgeta Moise, Hulusi Ozkul, Ozgur Ekincioglu, Catalin Croitoru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Emerging processes for soil and groundwater cleanup - potential benefits and risks
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The cleanup of environmental pollution involves a variety of techniques, ranging from simple biological processes to advanced engineering technologies. Cleanup activities may also address a wide range of contaminants. Technologies to remediate contaminated soil fall into two principal clean-up approaches: in-situ (which is always done onsite), or ex-situ (which can be done on- or off-site). In-situ treatment deals with contamination without removing material from the ground, while ex...
Autori: Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Evaluation of petroleum contaminants in soil by fluorescence spectroscopy
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Preliminary investigation of contaminated soil in the surrounding area of a petroleum tank has been carried out based on fluorescence techniques: excitation emission matrix (EEM) and synchronous fluorescence scan (SFS). A fluorescence fingerprints library containing several EEM and SFS maps for various dilutions of Romanian crude oil in methanol, was used to confirm the identity of the soil contaminant. A calibration curve was created to estimate the contamination level of soil sampl...
Autori: Dan Savastru, Elfrida M. Carstea, Gabriela Pavelescu, Luminita Cristescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Study of copper and cadmium accumulation by bean
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Bioremediation of heavy metal contaminated soil is one of the major concerns of our days. Phytoextraction has been lately utilized as an alternative of in situ remediation technology for polluted soils but is generally perceived to be too slow. Even so, phytoextraction is an efficient long lasting, accessible and environmentally friendly technique. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the phytoextraction potential of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in stress conditions induced by heavy me...
Autori: Alina Stingu, Irina Volf, Valentin I. Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Bioavailability processes for contaminants in soils and their use in risk assessment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The individual physical, chemical, and biological interactions that determine the exposure of plants and animals to chemicals associated with soils are of great importance in the assessment of contaminants bioavailability. Understanding of bioavailability processes is at last needed to improve the scientific basis of risk assessment and is the purpose of the present research. Since bioavailability processes are embedded within existing human health and ecological risk frameworks, so...
Autori: Brindusa Mihaela Robu, Camelia Smaranda, Florentina Anca Căliman, Laura Carmen Apostol, Lucian Vasile Pavel, Maria Gavrilescu, Raluca Maria Hlihor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Economic and environmental sustainability of project effects
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Economic viability depends upon the sustainability of project effects. The economic analysis of projects should include an analysis of the financial sustainability of project agencies, and the environmental sustainability of outputs and inputs. Practical experience of project effects has drawn attention to the way in which financial and environmental effects impinge on benefit sustainability. Postevaluation experience also shows that, unless such factors are taken into account, econo...
Autori: Luminita Horhota
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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European frame for sustainable agriculture in romania: policies and strategies
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The idea of sustainable farming relies on raising its yield along with a safe and constant gain with minimum environmental impact and by ensuring the population’s food security. Sustainable agriculture is a large concept that encompasses the complexity of this production system, the biological stability of farming plants and varieties, the conservation and protection of natural resources, but also the implementing and generalization of high-output modern technologies. Sustainable a...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Carmen Cătălina Ioan, Edinel Robu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Risk assessment and measurement of hazards in estonian enterprises
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract The paper focuses on occupational hazards and the determination of risk levels. Indoor climate, lighting, noise, chemicals and dust are examined. A simple/flexible risk assessment method is provided. The results of measurements of occupational hazards in six industries (mechanical, printing, wood, plastic, clothing and water purification plants) in Estonia are presented. The overall purpose of the paper is to draw the attention to the importance of measurements of occupational hazard...
Autori: Piia Tint, Marina Jarvis, Karin Reinhold, Onnela Paas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Impact of landfill leachate on soil quality in Iasi county
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Waste management hierarchy has as priorities waste recycling and energy recovery. Unfortunately, Romania is in the situation so as the waste landfilling is still considered as a suitable solution for waste management. European Union imposed a number of regulations and programs in the field of waste treatment and management that Romania must comply. The paper describes some aspects regarding characterization of the leachate originating from the Tomesti landfill (situated in Iasi County...
Autori: Ana-Maria Schiopu, Brindusa Mihaela Robu, Ion Apostol, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Driving forces and barriers for sustainable use of recovered paper in papermaking
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Recovered paper is a valuable raw material for the paper industry at global level. Paper made from recovered paper reduces the demand on forests, uses less energy, water and chemicals, produces less toxic releases and reduces solid wastes that must be landfilled or incinerated. This paper is mainly aiming to analyze the driving forces for sustainable use of recovered paper and to discuss the benefits of recovered paper use on paper and board production, as well as on the environment....
Autori: Dan Gavrilescu, Elena Bobu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmentally friendly industrial technologies: Case studies
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 5
Abstract Nowadays the global climate change is one of the most significant questions from environmental, social, political and economic point of views. Global warming caused by green house gases emitted into the air is a result of the human activities (Energy Revolution, 2005-2007). The majority of the industrial processes has significant impact to human life and deteriorates the natural environment. In this paper different technologies (three industrial technologies) will be dealt with spec...
Autori: Zsofia Kovacs, Orsolya Kakucs, Janos Lako, , Tamas Fulop, Tatiana Yuzhakova, , Endre Domokos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Assessment of heavy metal contamination and impact on surface waters in IaÂ?i city, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The paper makes qualitative and quantitative analyses of heavy metal contamination of surface waters in Iasi City. The examination of data acquisited from the specific sections of the rivers Bahlui (upstream section, Iasi water treatment plant, Holboca section, downstream section, Iasi water treatment station), Nicolina (quarterly data from the established monitoring system) was performed, based on data provided by the Environmental Protection Agency of Iasi District and Prut Water D...
Autori: Corneliu Horaicu, Florea Cornel Gabrian, Irina Grozavu, Catalin Constantin Calu, Monica Horaicu, Brindusa Robu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Behaviour of persistent pollutants and risks associated with their presence in the environment - Integrated studies
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The paper describes the complex research developed within a national research project. The proposed studies and researches are according to the thematic frame of the program cooperation-environment of FP7, whose fundamental objective is related to the natural and anthropogenic environmental problems and resources. Under this context, the project proposes a coherent, conceptual framework for integrated environmental risk assessment and management, generated by the presence of persiste...
Autori: Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Contributions to the improvement of ambiental comfort in residential buildings
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The aim of the study is to outline new opportunities of improving buildings ambient comfort and thus to determine energy consumption cut down. The second half of the XX century witnessed the development of society disregarding the extent to which environment was affected by the industrial production; pollution was triggered by the widespread industry which made use of technologies whose main target was the increase of production output at any cost, an aggressive industry with respect...
Autori: Vladimir Corobceanu, Răzvan Giuşcă, Raluca Giusca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Public management and local policy regarding city environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract In the last decades human society came to realize that pollution and irrational use of resources diminish the capacities for future generations to satisfy their needs. That is why policies regarding environment protection start being implemented at city level with the participation of local authorities and the support of citizens. Moreover, such policies are beginning to have results, at environmental level. The example of the city of Ploiesti is commented upon in this paper. The cit...
Autori: Augustin Mitu, Catalin Popescu, Daniela Uta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Link between environmental and economic efficiency
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The study contains a theoretical and methodological examination of the relationship between the environmental and economic efficiency of firms. It reframes the crucial question, not whether, but when environmental efficiency improvements are profitable for firms? The paper develops the novel concept of eco - profit and try to identifies three gaps in the previous knowledge: (1) the relationship may not be constant across environmental efficiency levels, which means that it needs to b...
Autori: Luminita Horhota
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Strategic environmental assessment for plans, programs, policies in Romania: multi-criterial method
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The purpose of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is to ensure that environmental considerations inform and are integrated into strategic decision-making in support of environmentally sound and sustainable development. In particular, the SEA process assists authorities responsible for plans and programs, as well as decision-makers. The main benefits of SEA consist in: providing high level of environmental protection, improvement of the quality of plan, program or policy making,...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Assessment of human and natural impacts over water quality in the prut river basin, Romania
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) concept evolved over time, the focus on river basin management, consultation and coordination with all water users, and the use of the â€?polluter pays?? principle being all included in the EU Water Framework Directive (EC Directive, 2000), which forms the basis of water management undertaken in Europe. The role and significance of water resources for sustainable development, as well as the water crisis experienced nowadays are ...
Autori: , Claudia Cojocariu, Corina - Petronela Musteret, Ioana Gabriela Dascalescu, Ionut Caraene
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Modeling and simulation of quality indicators of surface water
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract The efficient understanding and application of mathematical models in the study of environmental phenomena keep up with the latest results in the mathematical domain which could provide solutions for controlling, analyzing, predicting and study of risk phenomena. This paper presents a browsing through some mathematical categories of interpreting statistical data, examples and their analysis in connection with the degree of polluting the water down the Danube River with the help of qu...
Autori: Valerian Antohe, Constantin Stanciu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Application of several aluminium prehydrolysed coagulants in surface water treatment for potabilization
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 8Nr. 6
Abstract A prehydrolyzed aluminium chloride (PAC), commercial product selected from a previously studied series, and the electrochemically obtained PAC (E-PAC) were tested as coagulants, comparatively with the classical aluminium sulfate (alum). A new method for producing E-PAC has been applied. The level of turbidity, the amount of total organic carbon, the UV-254 absorbance and the residual aluminium were evaluated, for determining the efficiency of the coagulation process in all situations...
Autori: Adina Pacala, Ilie Vlaicu, Ciprian Radovan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A new real-time monitoring technique of the biochemical constituents of the environment
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract As a result of the global climatic changes generated by the alteration of the environment through polution, the ecosystems' natural ressources are incontrollably distributed, generating unforseeable effects at the level of the subsequent evolution of the natural balance factors. One of the greatest challenges of the science concerned with environment protection, is that of real time monitoring of the biochemical constitution. The real time monitoring of a great number of biochemical ...
Autori: Andrada Pretorian, Bojin Dionezie, Gabriel Epure, Ion Savu, Lucia Mutihac, Mihaela Muresan, Nicoleta Petrea, Petrisor Zamora Iordache, Razvan Petre, Rodica Lungu, Vasile Somoghi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Ecological education for sustainable tourism in Romania?s North-East region
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The paper tackles the issue of ecological tourism in Romania?s North-East Region. This region offers some opportunities such as low costs for tourist operators and highly qualified local hosting personnel that can make it attractive. The concept of sustainable development is presented and its features are discussed in the context of tourism. Ecological education is presented as a collateral effect that naturally derives from developing a sustainable tourism, especially in Romania?s N...
Autori: Brindusa Robu, Carmen Cătălina Ioan, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Calendula officinalis L., diclorphenoxiacetic acid (2,4 D), mutagenic, polyphenolic acids
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 1
Abstract The former Arad Chemical Fertilizer Plant had an important polluting effect on environment and, although it was shut down in 1990, its environmental heritage still exists. The paper contains a short description of the former plant and its impact on the environment, mainly on the quality of water and soil and emphasizes the effects of polluting heritage that still exists. Today, one of the major problems on the platform of the former Fertilizer Plant is the existence of all concrete b...
Autori: Aurica Grec, Florin Dumescu, Ladislau Klein
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Analysis of distribution of oxygen transfer rate in stirred bioreactors for fungus broths 1. Suspensions of P. Chrysogenum free mycelia
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract Unlike the P. shermanii and S. cerevisiae cultures, the study on the distribution of oxygen transfer in stirred bioreactor for P. chrysogenum free mycelia broths indicated that this process is controlled mainly by the high apparent viscosity of broths, and less by the presence of fungus biomass. For this reason, the influence of fungus accumulation on the reduction of kla is attenuated compared with that obtained for bacterial or yeasts broths. The lower influence of fungus biomass i...
Autori: Anca-Irina Galaction, Dan Caşcaval, Marius Turnea, Stefanica Camarut
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Adaptive neuro-fuzzy approach for sand permeability estimation
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract Characterization of soil permeability is of great importance for several geotechnical analyses. In common practice, because of the difficulty in sampling of granular material, constant head permeability tests are usually employed on specimens having similar relative densities to those in the field. An alternative approach to permeability tests for granular soils is the prediction of permeability levels by means of empirical equations depending on several particle size distribution an...
Autori: Alper Sezer, Burak A. Goktepe, Selim Altun
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SBC-MEDIU: A multi-expert system for environmental diagnosis
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 2
Abstract An efficient environmental management system needs some air, water and soil pollution analysis software tools. The paper presents a multi-expert system, SBC-MEDIU, developed for environmental diagnosis. The system has three modules: SBC-AIR, the module for air pollution analysis and dispersion assessments, SBC-WATER, the module for surface water pollution analysis, and SBC-SOIL, the module for soil erosion risk assessments. The experimental results obtained so far are also discussed....
Autori: Daniel Dunea, Mihaela Oprea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental hazards and anaerobic treatment of wastewaters generated in alcohol industry
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 3
Abstract Finding solutions to the waste problems generated by human activity represents a high concern of authorities and environment specialists for many years. Furthermore, energy conservation and reduction of the dependency from fossil fuels represents a top priority of governmental organizations at world level. The developments in alcohol industry have resulted in the increase of wastewaters which are highly polluted with organic substances, causing environmental pollution hazards. A wide...
Autori: Carmen Mateescu, Ionel Constantinescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 5
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 5
? SUSTAINABLE CONCRETE HARDENING PROCESSES IN NORMAL CLIMATIC AND THERMAL TREATMENT CONDITIONS ? THE ENVIRONMENTAL DIMENSION ? AN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREA ? MENU PLANNING STRATEGY BASED ON ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT ? EVALUATING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF NIGERIAN COMPOSTED WASTES USING LABORATORY EXTRACTION TEST ? IN SITU RADIOFREQUENCY FIELD LEVEL ASSESSMENT IN TWO URBAN AREAS IN ROMANIA: OPEN QUESTIONS TO ELECTROMAGNETIC POLLUTION ? INNOVATIVE SOLUTION FOR WARNING ON HI...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 4
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 4
? POLLUTION PREVENTION, A KEY TO ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY ? A COMPARISON BETWEEN DIFFERENT SCENARIOS OF ROMANIAN MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE TREATMENT BEFORE LANDFILLING ? A STUDY ON ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN ROMANIA ? ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON STRESSED METALLIC SURFACES ? ASPECTS OF HYDRODYNAMICS AND MASS TRANSFER IN DIFFUSED AERATION SYSTEMS ? THE STATUS OF SOME SELECTED HEAVY METALS IN ROADSIDE SOILS OF BURSA PROVINCE, TURKEY ? PREPARATION AND CHARACTERI...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 6
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 6
? RESEARCH ON NaCl SALINE AEROSOLS I. NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL SOURCES AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS ? DECISION SUPPORT MODELS FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ? AN OVERVIEW ? POLICY AND STRATEGY FOR IMPROVING SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES ? APPLICATION OF SHALLOW POND SYSTEM USING WATER HYACINTH FOR DOMESTIC WASTEWATER TREATMENT IN THE PRESENCE OF HIGH TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS (TDS) AND HEAVY METAL SALTS ? TRENDS OF THE COMMUNITARIAN COHESION POLICIES AND ADVERTISING FOR EC...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 7
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 9Nr. 7
? MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLING AND TREATMENT OF RESULTING LIQUID EFFLUENTS ? ROMANIA: ENTREPRENEURIAL VALUES AND SUSTAINABILITY ? THE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF WOODEN BRIQUETTES USED AS RENEWABLE FUEL ? ECO-FRIENDLY EXTRACTION AND SEPARATION METHODS OF CAPSAICINES ? ADDRESSING ISSUES OF GEOENVIRONMENTAL RISKS IN DOBRUJA, ROMANIA/BULGARIA ? ADSORPTION OF 2,4-DINITROPHENOL AND 2,6-DINITROPHENOL ONTO ORGANOCLAYS AND INORGANIC-ORGANIC PILLARED CLAYS ? APPLICATION O...
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 9 Nr. 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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SIMULATING HUMAN-INDUCED CHANGES OF WATER RESOURCES IN THE UPPER XILIAOHE RIVER BASIN, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 6
Human activities can considerably change water resources of river basins. This is particularly true in Laohahe River Basin (LRB) located in upper Xiliaohe River in northern China, where intensive irrigation has resulted in almost full cessation of the water inflow, as well as the drastic drop in underground water level. The impact induced by climate change effects and human activities on stream flow changes in LRB was weighed up and distinguished by using Soil and Water Assessment Tool. Simulati...
Autori: Hao Lu, Zhang Xiaoyu, Gao Jingminhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25680

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

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

DEVELOPMENT OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHICAL UNITS AND URBAN SYSTEMS IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 7
On the basis of spot investigation of dozens of cities and hundreds of towns and villages in different regions in China, combining with the fundamental methods of municipal solid waste management (MSWM), three development modes of MSWM were proposed according to the land area, economic level, nature condition and population distribution of various geographical units and urban systems. They were respectively for the city/district system, the city/town (district)/village system and the city/ count...
Autori: Haibin Chen, Li Zhang, Jingcheng Zhou, Yang Huhttp://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=25707

EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH ON TRANSIENT REGIMES OF SOLAR AIR HEAT COLLECTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 8
Abstract:The operation of solar air heat collectors consists in a sequence of transient regimes, being conditioned by the availability in timeof the solar resource. This paper presents the results of an experimental research on transient regimes of two types of solar air heatcollectors. The absorbers of the collectors have different configurations and are made of different materials. One collector is acommercial passage air collector with the absorber made of aluminum. The other collector is an ...
Autori: Adrian Ciocănea, Andrei Dragomirescu, Sanda Budea
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LIFELONG LEARNING OF HUMAN RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The aim of this paper is to present an assessment of the importance of mobility in the context of lifelong learning in the field offuture human resources - students, in particular - in order to contribute to sustainable development. Developing, adapting andbroadening the range of skills of individuals to create and fill the jobs of the future are the most important contemporary Europeanaim. The process of improving workforce skills involves a mutual gain for both employers and companies...
Autori: Crina Radulescu, Madlena Nen, Radu Stoika
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT - COMPLEXITY AND RISKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:Hydropower exploitation has become a multifaceted task due to continuously increasing interest in all parts of the world but alsodue to inhomogeneity of framework conditions in the social, the political, the regulatory and the economic view. The final successof a plant is not only ensured by a good technical concept or design but additionally by a suitably model of financing, by selectingthe most reliable partners, by evaluating the environmental restrictions or the political stability ...
Autori: Bernhard Pelikan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MONITORING OF A PERFORMANCE-ORIENTED POLICY MODEL FOR RETROFITTING �PANEL BUILDINGS�
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 9
Abstract:The state support programs on retrofitting buildings built with prefabricated technology has a decade-long history in Hungary.The launch of the Green Investment Scheme (GIS) in 2009 has introduced a new path: the performance-oriented approach. Thenew model is designed for implementing more complex renovations on a deeper level. The system is in accordance with theEPBD (EPBD, 2002) and exact savings must be quantified for all projects. The present paper outlines the past and the present ...
Autori: Attila Talamon, Tamás Csoknyai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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VARIATION ANALYSIS OF HEAVY METAL RESIDUES IN MILK AND THEIR INCIDENCE IN MILK PRODUCTS FROM MOLDAVIA, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:The study was conducted to evaluate the concentration variation of heavy metals in milk collected from two different groups ofsources: milk collecting centers and dairy farms. Also, their incidence in milk products, as pasteurized milk, butter milk, yogurt,cream, cheese, hard cheese was determined in the NE Romania (Moldavia).The analytical results revealed that the milk samples from the collecting centers had higher levels than the samples from the dairyfarms of Pb (2.90 to 3.45 vs. 1....
Autori: Andrei - Cristian Grădinaru, Gheorghe Solcan, Ovidiu Popescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF PHOTO-CATALYTIC PROCESS BY TiO2 NANO POWDER IMMOBILIZED ON CONCRETE SURFACE FOR TREATMENT OF PHENOLIC WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:In this paper, photo-catalytic process for treatment of phenolic wastewater by TiO2 nano powder immobilized on concrete surfacein a recirculation hydraulic flow was investigated. The process affected by different operational conditions that the optimum onescould be obtained from variables interchange. Taguchi method as a proper method for design of experiments and optimizationwas used to find optimum conditions. Selected five parameters at four levels were consists of initial phenol con...
Autori: Bita Ayati, Hossein Ganjidoust, Mohammad Delnavaz, Sohrab Sanjabi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECONOMIC AND CONSTRUCTION ANALYSIS OF LIGHTWEIGHT MEMBRANES IN HOUSING IN TEMPERATE CLIMATES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:Lightweight materials are more viable for use in invariably hot or cold climates than in temperate climates. However, it is possibleto use lightweight construction systems and specifically membranes even in housing buildings in temperate climate areas, if theirproperties are well explored, allowing better environmental performance and cost effectiveness than conventional solutions. In theouter skin and in dividing elements, architectural membranes can be used as thermal regulators, for ...
Autori: António Pedro Reis, Joăo Pedro Couto, Paulo Mendonça
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DETERMINING THE LEVEL OF SUBSIDIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY VEHICLES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:The present paper is concerned with the determination of the appropriate subsidy level for environmental friendly technologyvehicles. For this purpose, the economic calculation of the corresponding environmental benefit is necessary, which is realizedthrough the calculation of the negative environmental externality that could be avoided, if the examined subsidies have beenestablished. For the calculation of the latter, the EcoSenseLE tool has been applied here, using life-cycle airborne...
Autori: Dimitrios A. Georgakellos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EXTENSION OF ACTIVATED SLUDGE MODEL NO 1 WITH TWO-STEP NITRIFICATION AND DENITRIFICATION PROCESSES FOR OPERATION IMPROVEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 10
Abstract:The present paper presents an enhanced Activated Sludge Model No. 1 in which nitrification and denitrification are modelled astwo-step processes. The nitrification process is considered as a sequence of two steps carried out by two distinct genera ofbacteria, with nitrite as an intermediate product. For the denitrification process a parallel approach was used that considers nitrateand nitrite to be directly reduced to molecular nitrogen. The new model is compared to the original Activat...
Autori: George Simion Ostace, Paul Şerban Agachi, Vasile Mircea Cristea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE USE OF THE A.G.P. TEST FOR DETERMINING THE PHYTOPLANKTON PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION IN THE THERMALLY STRATIFIED RESERVOIRS: THE CASE OF YONGDAM RESERVOIR IN KOREA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract: The paper focuses on eutrophication due to nutrients load into a reservoir. A thermally stratified reservoir water body is divided in vertical layers and horizontal zones according to water temperature and depth. The layers show different compositions of limiting nutrient because of the density of flow and due to inhabitants on the bottom of the reservoir exposed to sunlight. The bioassay for algal growth potential test (AGPT) is the most direct and effective way to determine a limitin...
Autori: Dimitri Solomatine, Ioana Popescu, Jae-Ki Shin, Nahm-Chung Jung, Peter Kelderman, Roland K. Price
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYTICAL CONTROL OF SOIL AND GROUND WATER QUALITY ON A NORTHERN ROMANIAN LANDFILL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:This paper evaluates the efficiency of some technical depollution actions applied on a Northern Romanian landfill of solid municipal wastes, that provides ca 128 000 inhabitants and 171 economic companies, considering a great variety of specific physicochemical quality indicators for soil (8 indicators) and ground waters (34 indicators). The environmental status of the landfill was previously studied in 2004, through periodic analytical control of ground water (4 observation drilling we...
Autori: Carmen Zaharia, Daniela Suteu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WASTE CHARACTERIZATION AND WASTE MANAGEMENT PERCEPTION IN RURAL COMMUNITIES IN MEXICO: A CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 11
Abstract:The insufficient waste collection service and scarcity of studies about municipal solid waste (MSW) generation in rural communities from developing countries has negatively influenced how MSW is managed by residents and authorities. This has brought about pollution and affected the quality of life of the residents from those communities. This study aims to determine the quantity and type of household waste generated, as well as to know the perception of the community on MSW management i...
Autori: Carolina Armijo, Paul Taboada-González, Quetzalli Aguilar-Virgen, Sara Ojeda-Benítez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HOW COMPANIES INTEGRATE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES INTO THEIR MARKETING STRATEGIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
An increased level of environmental awareness by consumers has caused marketing to pay special attention to the deteriorating environment. This is a consequence of markets punishing those companies that fail to consider environmental concerns in their marketing efforts. However, how environmental proactivity is integrated into marketing strategy has been scarcely analyzed in the marketing literature. The present paper aims to fill this gap in the literature by theoretically analyzing the ways in...
Autori: José-Felipe Jiménez-Guerrero, Juan Carlos Gázquez-Abad, Juan-Antonio Mondejar-Jimenez, María Cordente-Rodríguez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE ENVIRONMENT AND COMPETITIVE STRATEGIES IN HOTELS IN ANDALUSIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
The environment is an intrinsic component of most tourism products, and in segments, such as rural and outdoor tourism, it is the reason for their existence. In recent years, tourists have been including respect for the environment as a factor in their purchasing decisions; and many businesses are using this factor as a differential component to increase their market competitiveness. However, few studies have examined the use of the environment by tourism firms as a competitive strategy and what...
Autori: Alejandro García-Pozo, José-Luis Sánchez-Ollero, Macarena Marchante-Lara
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE SUSTAINABILITY OF TOURISM IN SPAIN'S REGIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Measuring progress of the tourism destinations in the area of sustainability has now become one of the major challenges facing policymakers action. Sustainability is a dynamic concept. In fact, in reality, it really can be measured is not �sustainability�, but �progress towards sustainability�, bearing in mind that this is not an ideal target linked to a fixed state of harmony, but a continuous process of adjustment and reorientation of tourism development to achieve the balance between ...
Autori: Juan-Ignacio Pulido-Fernández, Marcelino Sánchez-Rivero, Yaiza López-Sánchez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PER CAPITA CO2 EMISSION TRENDS AMONG EUROPEAN OECD COUNTRIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
The relationships between economic growth, environmental sustainability and energy are of great interest among researchers and policy makers. One of the theoretical conclusions that have received most attention is the convergence of the per capita carbon emission levels. But empirical results of theoretical growth models that include the environmental variable or estimated Environmental Kuznets Curve are not conclusive. This paper uses a multivariate state-space model to examine the process of c...
Autori: Gema Fernández-Avilés, Jose Mondejar-Jimenez, Josep Illa, Manuel Vargas-Vargas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECO-INNOVATION ATTITUDE AND INDUSTRY’S TECHNOLOGICAL LEVEL - AN IMPORTANT KEY FOR PROMOTING EFFICIENT VERTICAL POLICIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
This paper links two theoretical constructs underpinned by sustainable values, management of sustainable development and ecoinnovation. The first one becomes a crucial process and adds competitive value and, the second, plays a pivotal role in the search for a sustainable economy and society. This research is an attempt to explore the Spanish companies´ attitude towards sustainability when innovating. Industries were categorized as to their actual technological performance status as low, medium...
Autori: Ángel Peiró-Signes, Luis Miret-Pastor, María-del-Val Segarra-Ońa, Rohit Verma
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PHOSPHATE REMOVAL FROM WATER AND RECOVERY USING IRON (Fe+3)OXIDE/HYDROXIDE NANOPARTICLES-BASED AGGLOMERATES SUSPENSION (AggFe) AS ADSORBENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
An iron(Fe+3) oxide/hydroxide nanoparticles-based agglomerates (AggFe) suspension adsorbent was synthesized for efficient, cost-effective phosphate removal. A strong effect of AggFe concentration and pH level of water containing phosphate on removal efficiency was shown. It was found that phosphate adsorption onto the AggFe suspension may be described by pseudo-secondorder reaction kinetics and the Langmuir isotherm model. The unique adsorption properties of synthesized AggFe adsorbent are demon...
Autori: Grigori Zelmanov, Raphael Semiat
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PREDICTIVE MODELLING OF ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE LEVELS IN LITHUANIAN URBAN AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Modelling of environmental noise is a process aimed at estimating the noise levels in an area of interest under a particular set of conditions. The aim of the work is to evaluate the impact of the planned reconstruction work on the change of noise level in Panevė??ys city. The software MapNoise was used for modelling work. Strategic noise maps are updated on a regular basis and information dating back not more than three years will be used for their build. Values of emissions from each indi...
Autori: Egidijus Petraitis, , Petras Vaitiekūnas, Raimondas Leopoldas Idzelis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE OF A SENSOR TO MONITOR THE DYNAMICS OF THE HYDRAULIC CHARACTERISTICS OF SOIL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Soil hydraulic characteristics are variable, being influenced by climate changes. Research conducted until now in this area has been based on field soil sampling; their laboratory analysis using experimental techniques; and the use of models and programs for data processing and interpretation. The present research is based on the idea of incorporating smart sensors on site, each one having its own network address, accessible for any location. They can be programmed to send an alarm signal when t...
Autori: Constantin Victor Stătescu, Dorin Cotiusca Zauca, Florian Stătescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE FREE LEVEL UNIFORM POST-DARCY FILTRATION THROUGH A SPHERE-MADE HOMOGENOUS MEDIUM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
This paper refers to the post-Darcy free level uniform filtration. The capillary tube fascicle model is applied to this filtration. The theoretical Ch?©zy coefficient is computed and also experimentally verified for a homogenous and isotropic material, made of glass spheres. The typical features for the free-level post-Darcy filtration (depending on slope) are the lover, critical and higher stages flows....
Autori: Aron Gabor Molnar, Daniel Toacă, Daniel Toma, Iosif Bartha, Nicolae Marcoie, Victor Gabor
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENSURING ECONOMICAL AND FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY: STATE FISCAL CONTROL - A WAY TO PREVENT AND REDUCE TAX AVOIDANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Human nature constantly tends to place personal interest first, to the detriment of general interest. In this respect, tax and duty payers have always attempted to evade payments on their tax liabilities, resorting to various tactics, as they view such compulsory payments as detrimental to their wealth and income. On the other hand, the state seeks to maximise its receipts from taxes, duties, excises etc. In Romania, after 1990, an entire range of anti-tax reactions occurred in the sphere of pub...
Autori: Carmen Sandu, , Marius Vorniceanu,
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SUSTAINABILITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
Abstract:The concept of sustainable development has become an important objective for policy makers, since the key principle ofsustainable development understands the interdependence between economy, environment and society concerns.The objective of this study is to analyze the supports for sustainable environmental remediation, considering sustainabilityindicators and sustainable remediation practices, based on both methods that are known for a long time as well as emergentprocesses and technol...
Autori: Isabela Maria Simion, Maria Emiliana Fortuna, Maria Gavrilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 10/12
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 10Nr. 12
� SUSTAINABILITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION � EVALUATING THE CLIMATIC CHANGES IN THE HYDROLOGICAL FLOW REGIME OF THE MOLDAVIAN AREAS � ENSURING ECONOMICAL AND FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY: STATE FISCAL CONTROL - A WAY TO PREVENT AND REDUCE TAX AVOIDANCE � COMBINED OXIDATION AND ULTRAFILTRATION PROCESSES FOR THE REMOVAL OF PRIORITY ORGANIC POLLUTANTS FROM WASTEWATERS � THE FREE LEVEL UNIFORM POST-DARCY FILTRATION THROUGH A SPHERE-MADE HOMOGENOUS MEDIUM � HSLA ST...
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ABIOTIC FILTERING OF BENTHIC INVERTEBRATE GUILDS IN THE MARGHERITA DI SAVOIA SALT PAN, ITALY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 4
The structure of biological communities is a result of the combined action of an environmental selection, determined by the physico-chemical characteristics of an ecosystem. This process results in the selection of the species depending on their tolerances (abiotic filter) and their ability to cope with the interactions among species (biotic filter). In this work, the importance of abiotic filters on the structure of benthic macro-invertebrate guilds was evaluated in a hyperalyne transitional wa...
Autori: Alberto Basset, Aurelia Caldararu, Catalina Iticescu, Enrico Barbone, Ilaria Rosati, Lucian P. Georgescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE 6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT ICEEM06, 2011
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Management, ICEEM 2011, at its 6th Edition, represents a scientific event that is dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of the scientific results obtained at national and international level in the fields of environmental engineering, environmental management and sustainability. The event was initiated and organized every 2 years, since 2002, by the Department of Environmental Engineering and Management, Faculty of Chemical Eng...
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INFRASOUND IMPACT ON THE AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS AND LIFE QUALITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Infrasound is a sound wave with a range of frequencies below that of human hearing and is a constituent of the environment in which we live. Taking into consideration that infrasound is below the audible range and that its overall effects on the entire human organism are yet unknown, the ambiguity of the phenomenon requires further research. Although infrasound has been analyzed in depth in the past few decades and assumptions have been made regarding experiments on human subjects (with or witho...
Autori: Carmen Cătălina Ioan, Cornelia Ursu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECTS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS ON TWO FISH POPULATIONS REVEALED BY STATISTICAL AND SPECTRAL ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The aquatic species are permanently subjected to various stresses through the ecosystem and the food habit. Elucidating the impact at the cellular level allows us to understand the ways in which the polluting elements and their derivatives can disrupt the metabolism of aquatic organisms triggering apoptosis in individual cells or necrosis affecting groups of neighbouring cells. The aim of this preliminary study is to highlight the influence of the environmental factors on two fish population by ...
Autori: , Camelia Ureche, Dorel Ureche, Gabriel Lazar, Ileana Denisa Nistor, Irina Loredana Ifrim, Iuliana Mihaela Lazar, Marius Stamate, Valentin Nedeff
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LEVELS OF METALS AND ORGANOCHLORINE COMPOUNDS IN SEAFOOD CONSUMED IN CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
Marine species (n=36) available in a supermarket of Cluj-Napoca city, Romania were collected and analyzed for the levels of heavy metals (Cr, Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb, Hg) and As, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), such as dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and analogous, hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs) and hexachlorobenzene (HCB). The collection included samples from twelve fish groups (sardine, tuna, herring, pangasius, marbled rockcod, hake, shrimp, pink shrimp, lo...
Autori: Adriana Gog, Claudiu Tanaselia, Ioan Ştefan Groza, Marin Senila, Mirela Miclean, Oana Cadar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF EXTRACTS FROM INFLORESCENCES OF Calendula officinalis L. SPECIES TREATED WITH MUTAGENE SUBSTANCES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
The most important argument of this experiment was to demonstrate an increased content of active principles under the influence of some substances (considered in the literature as mutagene), when used in low concentration, do not affect the environment. The purpose of this study was the selection of some treatment variants, which, during the experimentations show the same biosynthetic potential, stabilized or increased. The substances used in the experiment were ethidium bromide at the concentra...
Autori: Constantin Leonte, Marius Zaharia, Roxana Vatavu, Teodor Robu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EVALUATION OF ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION BY USING NATURAL LOW-COST SORBENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 1
In this study, we have tested the possibility of utilization of three types of natural low-cost sorbents: (Sphagnum moss peat, natural moss peat and alkaline treated moss peat) for the active biomonitoring of air quality from Căliman National Park area (Dorna Basin), during of two months (September – October 2010). The concentrations of some heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Cu, Mn and Fe) in the sorbent samples were used as an indicator of the level of air pollution in the studied region. After expo...
Autori: Iulian-Ovidiu Sandu, Laura Bulgariu, Matei Macoveanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HOMOGENEOUS AREAS DELIMITATION BY CONSIDERING THE ENERGY DEMAND FOR PLANTS GROWING IN COVERED SPACES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
This paper presents an experimental study on the energy requirement for greenhouse heating. The evaluation of necessary energy for crop plants was made by systematic measurements of the thermal behavior for three non heated tunnel greenhouses, covered with polyethylene. From the comparative analysis of the measured temperatures inside and outside the tunnel, it was established the relationship for estimating the inside greenhouse average temperature (tmi), lower than the minimum temperature nece...
Autori: Maria Harja, Roxana Dana Bucur
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE BEHAVIOR OF THE FERROUS MATERIALS MAGNETIZED IN EXTREME CONDITIONS CAUSING ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The paper proposes a method and a technology that allows the generation of a very high intensity magnetic field, at a high pressure and within an extremely short period of time into a ferrous material, in order to study the behavior of such material from the magnetic and structural perspective. The method consists in producing the �compression� of an initial magnetic flux that is generated in a coil that has inside a ferrous material cylinder (the armature), subject to testing, done by a con...
Autori: Nicolae Badara, Octavian Tarabuta, Vasile Dobref
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF SPECIFIC PROCESSES FROM ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND PROTECTION BASED ON SUSTAINABILITY INDICATORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
This paper describes the scientific framework established within doctoral and postdoctoral programs designed to contribute to a thorough understanding of the specific processes involved in environmental engineering and protection, as to improve the environmental management and performance in an efficient and sustainable way. A coherent conceptual framework is developed for the analysis and management of some specific approaches in engineering and environmental protection (pollution phenomena, de...
Autori: Cristina Ghinea, Daniela Tudorache Fertu, Isabela Maria Simion, Laura Carmen Apostol, Mădălina Petraru, Maria Emiliana Fortuna, Maria Gavrilescu, Petronela Cozma, Raluca Maria Hlihor
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ASSESSING THE HUMAN EXPOSURE DUE TO WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS IN OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Wireless local area networks (WLAN) are an increasingly used communication technology employing energy of radiofrequency (RF). Although the power emitted by WLAN systems is relatively small (in Europe, a maximum of 100 mW is permitted in the classic 2.4 GHz frequency band), concerns about possible health effects risks from exposure to radiofrequency (RF) fields originating on WLAN are sometimes expressed by the general public. In such a context, this paper presents results of a survey conducted ...
Autori: Alexandra Salceanu, Eduard Lunca, Igor Creţescu, Valeriu David
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE – PART OF MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The approached subject presents some features of a methodology for original research, considering the environmental performance as a component of the organizations management performance quantification, by considering the environmental management approach as an integrated environmental informational and decisional concept. The current trend in the assessment of performance management is the integration of the environmental management in the organizations management in a conscious and regulated w...
Autori: Mihaela Luminita Lupu, Nicolae Trofin, Orest Trofin
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ASSESSMENT OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN ROMANIA: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN NORTH OF MOLDOVA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
Tourism is one of the essential components of population services and a major influence factor for economic and social development. The tourism industry is characterized by a great structural complexity, in multiple forms of this service.This industry can also have an impact on the natural resources and environment in the various tourist destinations, on everyday life of these locations and also on the individuals from those areas, whether rural or urban. Nowadays, tourism faces different challe...
Autori: , Elena Elisabeta Pomeanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OCPS AND PAHS DISTRIBUTION IN DIFFERENT STAGES OF TOMATO GROWING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 11Nr. 2
The presence of pollutants in food raises some serious questions concerning their potential impact on consumers health, being necessary to monitor their distribution in the environment. The present work provides data regarding levels of organochlorine pesticides (lindane, p,p’- DDT, p,p’- DDE, p,p’- DDD, HCB, aldrin, dieldrin, endrin and hepthaclor) and PAHs: acenaphthene (Ace), acenaphthylene (Acy), fluorene (F), naphthalene (Np), anthracene (An), fluoranthene (Fl), phenanthrene (Ph), ben...
Autori: Alina Soceanu, Danut Tiberius Epure, Gabriela Stanciu, Simona Dobrinas, Viorica Popescu
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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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AEROBIC SLUDGE GRANULATION FOR PARTIAL NITRIFICATION OF AMMONIA-RICH INORGANIC WASTEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractPartial nitrification for the biological nitrogen removal (BNR) via nitrite has recently gained interest for treating high-strengthammonium wastewater with low organic matter content. However, stability of partial nitrification is still a challenge in activatedsludge system. In the present study, the technique of aerobic granulation was developed to produce granules for stable nitritation,treating ammonia-rich inorganic influent with 400 mg NH4+-N/L. The morphology, physical properties, ...
Autori: An-Jie Li, Xiang-Chun Quan, Xiao-Yan Li, Zhi-Feng Yang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS INDUCED BY GROUNDWATER AND THEIR THRESHOLDS IN THE ARID AREAS IN NORTHWEST CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
AbstractBased on the field survey, this paper analyzes the relationship between groundwater and ecological environment in arid andsemiarid areas in northwest China. Groundwater in the arid and semiarid areas is a natural resource with economic and ecologicalvalues. The concept of the ecological value of groundwater is firstly presented. This ecological value can be reflected in fouraspects: (1) the maintenance of base flow in rivers and areas of lakes and wetland; (2) the supply of physiological...
Autori: Donghui Cheng, Jinling Kong, Lei Duan, Wenke Wang, Zeyuan Yang, Zhoufeng Wang
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A SPECIAL ISSUE ON RECENT ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND POLLUTION CONTROL: WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 7
A fast economic development in China over thelast three decades has lifted hundreds of millions ofpeople out of poverty. However, an annual GDPincrease of over 10% due to the large scale industrialactivities and fast urbanization has released substantialamounts of pollutants into the environment and exertedtremendous pressure on local ecosystems. Although alarge amount of investment has been made by theChinese government and a series of efforts have beenmade by the environmental regulators, scie...
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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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AWARENESS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDE IN THE CONTEXT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WITHIN A KNOWLEDGE-BASED SOCIETY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractSince contemporary economical development trends are not sustainable, and given the fact that public involvement, educationand training are key to a society that aims toward sustainability, it is obvious that the role of education is to trigger and developchanges in the individual’s values system, behavioral patterns, skills, and attitudes. Providing benchmarks in establishing ageneral framework on education for sustainable development represents a key feature, thus making it possible to...
Autori: Carmen Cătălina Ioan, Maria Ileana Carcea
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IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ENFORCEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractEnforcement is a crucial final step in any policy process, including environmental policies. Ideally policy formulation issubsequently implemented and enforced. Enforcement is needed to make sure that the envisioned effects are realized in the end.The questions we put forward in this paper are what the meaning of enforcement is; how enforcement can be put on the politicaland administrative agenda; what difficulties are to be countered when strengthening enforcement at the local level. We...
Autori: , Theo de Bruijn, Vera Vikolainen
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NEW TRENDS IN COMMUNAL WASTE MANAGEMENT AT THE REGIONAL LEVEL: WASTE TREATMENT PLANTS IN HUNGARY AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractThe waste management is increasingly important from the point of view of our future and to keep our environment safe for thefuture generations to come. The European Union sets up strategic objectives and goals on priorities and actions in the field ofwaste management. The Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC stipulates and sets forth the goals and actions for the nextdecades. The paper deals with the European strategy and the Hungarian practices with special focus on the North-Balatoncom...
Autori: Ákos Rédey, Attila Sarkady, László Dióssy, Róbert Kurdi, Tatiana Yuzhakova
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MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT OF EFFLUENTS RESULTING FROM THEIR LANDFILLING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 8
AbstractEU policy on waste management stresses the importance of an integrated approach to waste management, which includesconstruction of waste disposal facilities with prevention of waste generation and recycling, in line with management hierarchy:prevention of waste and its negative impacts; recovery of waste through recycling, reuse, safe final disposal of waste where thereis no possibility of recovery.This paper address the issue of municipal waste management and the impacts generated into ...
Autori: Ana-Maria Şchiopu, Cristina Ghinea
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IMPLEMENTING EUROPEAN METHODOLOGIES TO ASSESS ENVIRONMENTAL ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD LEVELS: SOME DIFFICULTIES AND SOLUTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractDuring the last decade, European methodologies on electromagnetic field measurement and human exposure assessment havebeen extensively developed and improved. At present, there is a large number of complex technical standards dedicated to variousexposure situations. The implementation of the new methodology in the national practice might be difficult, expensive and timeconsuming. Taking into account the methodological change, we analyzed some practical difficulties that might occur and w...
Autori: Cristian Goiceanu, Eugenia Dănulescu, Răzvan Dănulescu, Raluca Dănulescu
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REAL TIME ELECTROCARDIOGRAM SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR R PEAK DETECTION USING WIGNER AND WAVELET FUNCTIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractElectrocardiogram (ECG) signal processing systems must consider various levels of noise/artifacts and develop the techniquesto deal with wide range of noise situations. The authors develop a method based two functions (Wigner and Wavelet),highlighting the importance of selecting one of these functions for signal processing in real-time or off-line case. Making use ofvirtual instrumentation, it was showed that Wigner function can be appropriate for real time monitoring and for mobile devi...
Autori: Marius Branzila, Valeriu David
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IDENTIFICATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS BY ANALYZING ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC SIGNAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractIt is already demonstrated that mental or psychological stress can affect human health, since it is a major risk factors for numerouscurrent diseases such as: high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, coronary diseases, stroke, causing often sudden death.These diseases are particularly dangerous in the case of car drivers, since they have to make accurate and fast decisions evenunder stress condition. Frequently, the stress can be detected by different methods with various degrees o...
Autori: Alexandru Păsărică, Cristian Rotariu, Hariton Costin
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ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH DYSPHONIA IN PROFESSIONAL VOICE USERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractGastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) seems to be frequently associated with laryngeal lesions and the occurrence ofdisphonia. The aim of the study was to evaluate the environmental factors associated with dysphonia in professional voice users.We prospective studied 50 intense voice users’ subjects (actors, singers, teachers, priests) with dysphonia in order to identify theenvironmental factors which may be involved in the alteration of voice. We demonstrated the importance of the risk...
Autori: Anca Ciubotaru, Bogdan Mihail Cobzeanu, Mihail Dan Cobzeanu, Monica Voineag, Octavian Dragos Palade, Vasile Liviu Drug
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LUNG CANCER RISK INDUCED BY RESIDENTIAL RADON IN CLUJ AND ALBA COUNTIES, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractA case-control study was conducted in two Romanian counties (Alba and Cluj) in order to investigate lung cancer risk due toresidential radon exposure. Two hundred and forty-one subjects were included, of which 104 cases and 137 controls. Residentialradon concentrations were monitored using CR-39 track detectors, exposed over a period of at least 6 months. The odds ratioswere estimated by using multivariable logistic regression adjusted for age, sex, smoking status, education and family h...
Autori: Alexandra Cucoş Dinu, Constantin Cosma, Dan Rădulescu, Doina Todea, Dorin Iancu, Ionel Papuc, Loredana Roşca, Mircea Rişteiu, Tiberius Dicu
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ASSESSMENT OF SYNERGIC REGULATORY ACTIONS OF SPRUCE BARK EXTRACT AND DEUTERIUM DEPLETED WATER ON MAIZE (Zea mays L.) CROPS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 6
AbstractThe aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of polyphenolic extract and deuterium depleted water (DDW) as bioregulators inmaize (Zea mays L.) plant cultivation. The aqueous extract obtained from spruce bark (two levels of concentration), pure DDWand DDW in combination with spruce extract were used. The test solutions were applied by spraying and the maize plant growthand alelopatic effect on the development were studied. The following specific plants parameters were monitored: growt...
Autori: Corneliu Tănase, Irina Volf, Valentin I. Popa
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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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ANALYTICS FOR SUPPORTING URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractWater distribution networks are complex systems that require innovative technological solutions enabling an integrated andrational water resource management. This paper presents the application of data analytics approaches on flow and pressure data,continuously measured at crucial points of the network, for improving efficiency of leak localization. The general goal is toreduce time and costs for physical check and consequent rehabilitation activities.Although the general benefits provid...
Autori: Antonio Candelieri, Enza Messina, Francesco Archetti
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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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TECHNICAL, ECONOMICAL, SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF VACUUM SEWAGE SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractIn this paper we analyzed some characteristics of vacuum sewer systems from technical, economical, environmental and socialperspectives. The vacuum sewer systems transport wastewater with lower pressure (p<pat), and are compared to conventionalsewer systems with free level (p = bed) - gravity and under pressure systems (p>pat) - gravity or pumping systems. Vacuumsewer systems are recommended for rural communities and residential neighbourhoods surrounding urban areas, developed ons...
Autori: Corina Panfil, Ion Mirel, Izabella Szigyarto, Monica Isacu
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CHALLENGES FOR 2D WATER QUALITY MODELLING OF LAKE TAIHU IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractLake Taihu is a shallow, wind-driven lake where eutrophication is always a serious problem. The study presented hereininvestigates the effect of wind on the eutophication of the lake, by using a two-dimensional (2D) hydrodynamic model coupledwith a 2D water quality model. The 2D water quality model looks in particular at the water quality situation of Lake Taihu in theyear 2008 and predicts future changes in the algae bloom situation. The Delft3D modelling tool was used to build thehydro...
Autori: Arthur Mynett, Chao Yue, Ioana Popescu, Leo Postma, Quan Pan
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A NEW CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION BASED ON FRACTAL PHILOSOPHY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 5
AbstractThe expression „environmental decision” cannot be explained or summarized by a simple formula containing all the ideasfocused on it.This paper aims to develop a conceptual framework for environmental decision (at organizations level) using fractal paradigmphilosophy in its construction, with the purpose to bring order and simplicity for this type of decision. The study is based on theanalysis of several environmental documentations (existing at the level of large organizations located in...
Autori: Abdessamad Kobi, Christian Robledo, Ionuţ Viorel Herghiligiu, Mihaela Luminiţa Lupu
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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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EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES IN THE AGRICULTURAL PRACTICAL TEACHING PARTNERSHIPS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractActing on the recommendations of the Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth - Androulla Vassiliou,EU politicians agreed, at the European Council in Brussels - 2010, that education and training are vital for development and thesuccess of society and the current knowledge-based economy. Educational partnerships among all stakeholders engaged ineducation are increasingly important, while teachers and all the professionals involved in training young people must suppor...
Autori: Carmen Olguţa Brezuleanu, ,
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DEVELOPMENT OF LABOUR MARKET AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT IN RURAL AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractIncreasing the labor force employment and participation rates is sustained by capitalization of human opportunities existent inrural areas. This entails a flexible and inclusive labour market and a decreasing rate of exclusion for some rural groups.This paper highlights the need of facilitating the access to the labour market by achievement of professional skills needed in nonagriculturalsectors from rural areas for the vulnerable groups as well as the entrepreneurial groups. The analysi...
Autori: Carmen Olguta Brezuleanu, ,
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SOIL STRUCTURE AND WATER-STABLE AGGREGATES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe stability of soil aggregates is an indicator of soil structure. Soil acidity affects soil structure stability. Soil acidity has twocomponents: active acidity and exchangeable acidity. In natural conditions, each soil type has a certain level of acidity, which isgiven by its composition, natural vegetation, the chemical composition of precipitations and other factors that cause changes overtime in soil pH. Acidic soils are characterized by physical, chemical and biological properties ...
Autori: Dorin Cotiusca Zauca, , Lucian Vasile Pavel
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STUDY ON GLOBAL DIMMING GENERATED BY ATMOSPHERIC AEROSOLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThe global diming means a gradual reduction on the earth's surface of global direct irradiance. The global dimming blocks thesunlight that would otherwise cause evaporation, thereby interacting with the global warming. In order to determine somecharacteristics confirming the global dimming were conducted a series of measurements of temperature and luminosity in Iasi.The purpose of the study was to link the urban pollution to the decrease in the solar luminosity during the time of a month...
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WASTEWATER FOR IRRIGATION IN AGRICULTURE: SOME EFFECTS OF EFFLUENT ON SOIL QUALITY AND CANOLA (Brassica napus oleifera) GROWTH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractConsidering the decrease water resources in the past decade, research for rational solutions on water use has become a worldwideconcern. Agriculture is the largest consumer of water, and when the soil moisture level is not assured of precipitation, it issupplemented by irrigation. In the current context of climate change, and consequently the arid territories growth, the researchersare looking for solutions to rational water consumption, and equally to cover the deficit of water in agric...
Autori: Cristina Elena Iurciuc,
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MAPPING NITRATE LEVELS IN GROUNDWATER USING GIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 4
AbstractThis paper is an analysis of a case study which entails the assessment of pollution degree with nitrate in the Prut river basin, byanalysing 23 wells. The novelty of this work is the use of modeling done by GIS techniques, namely the Digital Terrain Model(DTM) interpolation technique, to obtain further information starting from discrete information.In the present paper, we emphasized the increasing tendency of nitrates and nitrites content in the underground waters, in directcorrelation ...
Autori: Florian Statescu, Gabriela Biali, Lucian Vasile Pavel
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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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TRAFFIC NOISE MEASUREMENT AND PREDICTION OF THE BARRIER EFFECT ON TRAFFIC NOISE AT DIFFERENT BUILDING LEVELS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractWith the development of transportation systems, the associated traffic noise problem has drawn more and more attention in HongKong. Under the Hong Kong Planning Standards and Guidelines, a standard of 70 dB(A), measured as LA10 (1 hour), has been setfor road traffic noise. The Calculation of Road Traffic Noise (CRTN) method has been adopted in Hong Kong to estimate suchnoise. This study first examined and evaluated the accuracy of this method in predicting traffic noise at different floo...
Autori: Cheuk Ming Mak
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SPEED DISTRIBUTION INFLUENCE IN ROAD TRAFFIC NOISE PREDICTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractIn road traffic noise issues, experimental measurements are a relevant element in order to understand the problem and to adjustmodels. Sometimes, when measurements are not possible or in the designing phase, prediction models are used to perform anestimation of the equivalent level produced by a road infrastructure. Usually models parameters are obtained by a statistical datafit and thus they are related to the area where measurements have been performed. These models are suitable for st...
Autori: Gerardo Iannone
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INFLUENCE OF NITRATE LOAD ON SULFUR TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE RHIZOSPHERE OF Juncus effusus IN LABORATORY-SCALE CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS TREATING ARTIFICIAL DOMESTIC WASEWATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractTwo laboratory-scale constructed wetlands planted with Juncus effusus were used to investigate the effect of nitrate load on thesulfur transformation dynamics related to the removal of organic carbon and ammonium. Organic carbon was removed at aconstant high mean level of 80% (inflow of 25 mg/L total organic carbon), irrespective of the nitrate load. In contrast, sulfatereduction responded immediately to the presence or absence of nitrate in an opposing manner, indicating a high abundanc...
Autori: Shubiao Wu
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TOWARD A BLACK SEA COMMUNITY TAKING THE ADVANTAGES OF HYDROGEN ECONOMY-ENERGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
AbstractThere are a quite large number of studies published in the last decade, dealing with the possible pass of the human society to thehydrogen-based energy. The efforts made by researchers all around the world, in order to bring technical solutions, seemremarkable, but at global level only minor progresses were made toward this major change. Furthermore, most of studiespredicted a fuel crisis, but not a possible economical crisis with significant effects on the developing renewable energytec...
Autori: Ştefan Stanciugelu
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SECOND GENERATION BIOFUELS AND BIOMASS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 3
Mother Earth Investments AG, is actively working onthe development 2nd generation bioenergy feedstocks.In this book, Mr. Jansen generously shares hisknowledge in the field, in particular, regarding thechallenges and opportunities in development ofbiomass-derived fuels. This essential guide toinvesting in bioenergy commodities details secondgeneration biofuels from a scientific, technical andeconomic perspective, and discusses their globalenvironmental, political and financial impact.The book is ...
Autori: Roland A. Jansen
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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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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
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EFFECT OF BATCH TIME ON THE PARETO OPTIMAL OPERATING SOLUTIONS FOR A CHEMICAL REACTOR BASED ON FAILURE PROBABILITY INDICES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Recently, a new failure probability index was introduced that characterizes the operation of highly sensitive chemical reactors (i.e. when highly exothermic / hazardous reactions are conducted). Based on this, the current paper exemplifies the application of the risk analysis methodology proposed to generate the Pareto optimal operating solutions accounting for reactor productivity maximization (product yield) and probabilistic risk minimization. The multi-objective optimi...
Autori: Anca Dan
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FAST CHARACTERIZATION OF PYRIDINE USING ION MOBILITY SPECTROMETRY AND PHOTOIONIZATION DETECTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Being involved in the synthesis of precursors for amphetamine and amphetamine-like drugs, pyridine (Py) may be also regarded as a by-product found when these drugs are obtained via the Leuckart method. Also, pyridine is well known as a biomarker of microorganisms, when those are subjected to pyrolysis before analysis by various instrumental techniques. Consequently, since Py is not commonly found in the air, its presence as a contaminant at trace levels in a room could ind...
Autori: George-Bogdan Ghira
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STUDY OF HEAVY METAL POLLUTION AND BIOACCUMULATION IN THE BLACK SEA LIVING ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract The Black Sea is seriously affected by a large range of pollutants, despite severe laws regarding the protection of sea ecosystems. Heavy metals are among the most important xenobiotics from the environment, presenting also toxicity for humans. The studies upon heavy metals have proven that the sediments have the highest concentrations and they can release metals back to water and this fact represents a risk for the humans and aquatic ecosystem life. The use of aquatic ...
Autori: Oana Jitar
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RISK-BASED ANALYSIS OF AN INDUSTRIAL ROMANIAN SITE HISTORICALLY CONTAMINATED WITH HEAVY METALS AND TOTAL PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Contaminated land is a major problem and its remediation costs in Europe and the USA exceed €550 billion; however, rehabilitation proceeds only at a slow pace. The normally high cost of remediation, along with the inefficient use of the available funds, gives rise to a need for a method of effectively allocating remediation funds. Risk assessment based techniques sustain the decision-making process regarding contaminated sites rehabilitation, along with cost/benefit analys...
Autori: Ileana-Codruţa Stezar
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SAFETY LEVELS REACHED BY REINFORCED SOIL STRUCTURES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract The paper deals with reinforced soil structures used in critical infrastructures for ecological landfills. During the last 17 years in Romania 28 such landfills were completed. Romania is however a country where strong earthquakes often occur. About 60% of its territory feels the seismic actions which combine with the existing ones. During earthquakes in the massive structures of landfills, huge inertial forces are developing. Due to uncontrolled movements and deformations...
Autori: Cristina Feodorov
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
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MONITORING THE QUALITY OF THE SLUDGE RESULTED FROM DOMESTIC WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF RISK FACTORS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Monitoring the quantity of the sludge resulted from domestic wastewater treatment is a current concern in Romania due to the necessity to reduce any risk. This paper discusses the results of monitoring and examination of sludge deposited temporarily in a domestic wastewater treatment plant (5000 people equivalent) from qualitative point of view, following the analysis of the physical-chemical parameters: pH, total solids, specific resistance to filtration, humidity and den...
Autori: Casen Panaitescu
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REMEDIATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE PRODUCED ON A SITE BY CONTAMINATION WITH PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Environmental degradation is today one of the great problems of mankind. Not only the need to exploit, but also the necessity to protect and preserve the natural environment have led to the adoption of specific rules for the prevention and remediation of environmental damages, according to EU standards. Taking into account that any human intervention on the natural and anthropogenic environment can lead to ecological risk diversification, occurrence of accidental pollut...
Autori: Aurica Grec
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RESEARCH ON NOISE POLLUTION IN DENSELY POPULATED URBAN AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 2
Abstract Being constantly surrounded by sound, in most cases we operate ignoring this “environmental noise”, but when the noise intensity increases, it becomes a pollutant, adversely affecting the level of professional performance, leading to fatigue, causing nervousness or decreasing the quantitative and/or qualitative level of performance. The main objective of this paper is to evaluate the noise problem in the Strand district of Sibiu and to highlight the negative effects affect...
Autori: Valentin Petrescu
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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
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MACRO AND ULTRA-MICRO SCALE CHANGES OF RAPESEED SEEDLINGS GERMINATED FROM SEEDS EXPOSED TO UVA-VIS RADIATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Our researches have focused primarily on variations of different biophysical and biochemical effects on vegetal and animal material at macro, micro, and ultra-micro scale resulted from changes in environmental condition. Growth and spectral parameters of rapeseed seedlings from seeds exposed to UVA-VIS radiation with a high pressure lamp which emits incoherent continuously radiation for different time periods were examined 14 days after germination. These studied parameter...
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STUDY ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS FROM WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract One of the causes of climate change is the accumulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Methane (CH4) is one of the greenhouse gases, with an ability to trap heat in Earth's atmosphere 21 times greater than carbon dioxide (CO2) per unit mass and in the same period of time. Because the lifetime of methane in the atmosphere is relatively short, it could be kept under control. Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are anthropogenic sources of CH4 emissions. Anaerobic digestion of t...
Autori: Doru Lucian Manea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ESSENTIAL TOOLS TO MITIGATE VRANCEA STRONG EARTHQUAKES EFFECTS ON MOLDAVIAN URBAN ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract In a world of uncertainty, the only constant is change and rapid change produces a multitude of diverse facts. Risk is an integral part of life. While no country in the world is entirely safe, the lack of capacity to limit the impact of hazards remains a major burden for all countries and while the world has witnessed an exponential increase in human and material losses due to natural disasters, there is a need to reverse trends in vulnerability to earthquakes. Available d...
Autori: Gheorghe Mărmureanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS OF WASTEWATER SLUDGE DISPOSAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Using sludge with dangerous substances content as an agricultural fertilizer can provide risks for humans and all environmental components. An important risk factor that had to be taken into account is the combination of sludge used as a fertilizer and agriculture activities that has its own consequences. In this paper, a risk evaluation for sludge disposal was elaborated. The most important risk factors in the studied case, wastewater sludge used as an agricultural fer...
Autori: Elena Manea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NEW EXPERIMENTAL PARAMETERS FOR MONITORING ENERGY SPECTRA OF GAMMA-RAY RADIATIONS IN THE ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract Large amount of radioactive sources generate gamma rays of various energies and intensities. Gamma-ray spectroscopy is applied for the quantitative study of the energy spectra of gamma-ray sources. In the present paper, a statistical analysis of the energy spectra of gamma-ray spectroscopy monitored during 4 years at the “Dosimetry and Radioprotection” Laboratory from ”Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacău is provided. Several new mathematical parameters were calcula...
Autori: Marius Stamate
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF A MIXED CYCLE GAS TURBINE TITAN 130S TYPE OPERATING UNDER PARTIAL LOADS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract The paper presents several aspects regarding the optimization of the operation for a mixed cycle gas turbine, Titan 130S type, installed at S.C. CET S.A. Bacau, during the warm season. The optimization entails the partial loads operation and has been done using the multicriterial analysis, taking into consideration the operation restrictions required for this type of gas turbine. The criteria that regard this analysis are: thermal energy requirements, the global efficiency...
Autori: Marius-Ion Stanila
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APPLICATION OF A NEURO-GENETIC TECHNIQUE IN THE OPTIMIZATION OF HEAVY METALS REMOVAL FROM WASTEWATERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RISK REDUCTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 1
Abstract The reason for carrying out this research is related to the significant risk of heavy metals present in wastewater on the environment and human health. The removal of heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions was performed in a batch system, using peat (from Poiana Stampei, Romania) as adsorbent. The efficiency of the process was predicted with high accuracy (correlation with experimental data more than 0.99) based on a feed-forward neural network with two hidden layers. The...
Autori: Gabriel Dan Suditu
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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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NAPHTHALENE DEGRADATION IN SOIL INOCULATED WITH MIXED DENITRIFYING BACTERIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractKnown concentrations of naphthalene were added to soil samples to investigate the anaerobic degradation potential by theinoculated naphthalene-adapted bacteria under nitrate reducing conditions. Naphthalene could be anaerobically biodegraded tonon-detectable levels within 35 days when the initial concentrations were 5.8 mg/kg, 34.7 mg/kg, 61.4 mg/kg, 93.7 mg/kg and146.6 mg/kg in soil, respectively. The degradation rates of naphthalene increased with increasing initial concentrations. The...
Autori: Junfeng Dou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY ON WATER QUALITY AND BIODIVERSITY OF SURFACE MICROLAYER IN FRESH WATERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractTo explore the water quality and biodiversity of surface microlayer (SML) in fresh waters, we investigated the water status ofSML and subsurface water (SSW) of three fresh waters in China during April to August of 2010, by chemical and biologicalmonitoring methods. The results showed that the indexes such as total nitrogen (TN), total phosphorus (TP), chemical oxygendemand (COD) exceeded the national III or IV level of surface water quality, and the contents of indexes of SML were muchhi...
Autori: Jiang Yu
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
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EVALUATION OF URBANIZED ECOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT QUALITY: A CASE STUDY ON BEIJING CHAOYANG DISTRICT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractThe objective of this study is to evaluate the urbanized ecological environment quality with land use classification system(artificial ecological subsystem, water ecological subsystem and continental ecological subsystem). Three land use type ecosystem combined with characteristics of urban ecological environment conditions (space pattern, environment characteristics, biological characteristics, ecosystem service) established the urban ecological environment quality synthetic evaluation ...
Autori: Zhang Chen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COORDINATION ANALYSIS ON URBANIZATION LEVEL AND LAND USE EFFICIENCY OF XINJIANG BASED ON ESDA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractThis paper analyzes spatial effect of urbanization level, land use efficiency and their coordinative development degree of Xinjiangfrom 1995 to 2010 based on Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis and coordinative development degree model. It was found that the urbanization level and land use efficiency take on apparent spatial agglomeration. The hot spots concentrate mainly in the north slope of Tianshan Mountain and the corridor along South Xinjiang railway, and the cold spots distribute ma...
Autori: Yuanjing Qi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPACTS OF URBAN LANDSCAPE FUNCTIONAL TYPES ON URBAN GREENSPACE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 9
AbstractStudying the relationship between urban typical landscape functional types and vegetation communities will conduct toinformation on management measures, people’s activities etc. Moreover, this could attain an important role for the research ofother ecological phenomena where human activities are involved. According to the data collected from the said plots, the impactof typical landscape functional types of urban core areas on the plant species was analysed. The results show that indigen...
Autori: Yantun Song
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
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DYNAMIC SIMULATION OF CHINA’S CARBON INTENSITY AND ENERGY INTENSITY EVALUATION FOCUSING ON INDUSTRY AND ENERGY STRUCTURE ADJUSTMENTS BY 2020
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractAlong with the rapid economic development of China, the large amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission has become constrainton future sustainable development. The Chinese government has established a series of policies to come with the high CO2-emission resulting from economic development with the target to reduce its carbon intensity (CO2-emissions per unit of grossdomestic product (GDP)) by 40-45%, and to decrease the energy intensity (energy consumption per unit of GDP) by 20% by theye...
Autori: Feng Xu
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CAN ECO-INNOVATIVE ORIENTATION BE EXPLAINED? AN ATTEMPT TO UNDERSTAND UNCOVERED PATTERNS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractEco-innovation, understood as innovation clearly focused toward sustainable development, is a key element in the articulation ofboth public policies and actions at the corporate level as it is a determining differentiating aspect. The objective of this work is toanalyze which variables determine that companies go one step further and consider the improvement of the environment as anobjective when developing innovative activities. We analyzed 7682 Spanish companies using data from the Spa...
Autori: Ángel Peiró-Signes
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ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY MEASURES AND THEIR IMPACTS ON HOTEL ROOM PRICING IN ANDALUSIA (SOUTHERN SPAIN)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to analyze the impact on rooms pricing of environmental management practices in the hotels ofAndalusia (Southern Spain). Empirical evidence is obtained using a database that was created as part of the project Quality,Productivity and Competitiveness in the Hospitality Industry for Andalusia (PO7/SEJ-02889). From this database, we use asample statistically representative of hotels in the region and applied a hedonic pricing model. The main reason for using thi...
Autori: Alejandro García-Pozo
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ON THE ROLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE TRANSFORMATION OF TOURISM GROWTH INTO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.10
AbstractThough at a first sight the potential of tourism was advocated, without any doubt, as an routine tool for improving the welfare ofthe population, in recent years several works have appeared that criticize the universal validity of tourism as a development tool,whose premise is that the relationship is not automatic between the two dimensions, but instead a country must meet certaincharacteristics in order for this link to occur and, therefore, calls into question the solution implemented...
Autori: Juan Ignacio Pulido-Fernández
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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LOW-COST TECHNOLOGIES FOR SAFE DRINKING WATER IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA: OVERVIEW AND APPLICATION TO THE NORTH OF VIETNAM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractIn spite of the ambition of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), water supply and sanitation are still worryingly deficientin South-East Asia (SEA). Due to the rapid increase in population, increased urbanization and industrial activities, and absence ofa strong regulatory framework, water quality in this region is impaired due to the high levels of contamination. Because of thechallenge of providing safe drinking water from poor quality water sources, development of low-cost drinkin...
Autori: Pham Thi Thuy
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EFFECTS OF NATURAL AND MODIFIED MONTMORILLONITE ON PLANT AVAILABILITY OF Cd(II) AND Pb(II) IN POLLUTED SOILS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractSimultaneous uptake of Cd(II) and Pb(II) by corn in two artificially contaminated soils (sandy and sandy loam) amended withtwo doses of natural (NM) and modified (MM) montmorillonite were investigated in a pot experiment under greenhouseconditions. Results showed that the addition of NM and MM to sandy loam soils didn’t have significant effect on the uptake ofCd(II) by roots, then is translocated to the aerial tissues. On the contrary, uptake of Cd(II) by shoots was increased in potscont...
Autori: Hadis Hosseini
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF MANUFACTURING SMES: EVIDENCE FROM LESVOS, GREECE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractThe current literature on SMEs presents a range of factors that influence their decisions regarding the adoption of environmentalmanagement practices. In particular, some common factors are the pressure from stakeholders, the awareness of environmentalissues, the level of local authorities’ support, the benefits arising from the adoption of such practices and the role ofenvironmental regulations. This paper examines some of these factors through a case study research methodology on two G...
Autori: Ioannis E. Nikolaou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TECHNO-ECONOMICAL EVALUATION OF POST- AND PRE- COMBUSTION CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE METHODS APPLIED FOR AN IGCC POWER GENERATION PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractGlobal warming is happening due to increasing level of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. In orderto reduce this rising level of CO2 emitted by human activities, carbon capture and storage technologies are being developed.The present paper investigates and compares, from a techno-economical point of view, two of the most used conceptual methods(post- and pre- combustion) for CO2 capture generated from the fossil fuel power generation sector. For post-combustio...
Autori: Anamaria Padurean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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REDUCING AMMONIA, CHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND AND COLOR FROM PRAWN POND WASTEWATER USING COMPOSITE MEDIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractLow water quality due to high levels of ammonia, chemical oxygen demand (COD), abnormal pH, and undesirable water color isprevalent in many prawn ponds in Malaysia. A composite medium used in the treatment of prawn pond effluent was examinedfor the reduction of undesirable parameters. The composite medium is a mixture of limestone, activated carbon, zeolite, and ricehusk. Experiments were conducted under three different conditions, i.e., sole aeration, adsorption, and adsorption with pre...
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IMPACT OF THE SOUTH-TO-NORTH WATER DIVERSION PROJECT ON GROUNDWATER RESOURCES: A CASE STUDY IN PINGGU BASIN, BEIJING, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr. 11
AbstractThe South-to-North Water Diversion Project is a huge project to better utilize water resources available to China, especially forsolving the shortage of water resources in northern china. Increasing attention has been paid to the impact of the project on thegroundwater of water-receiving areas. Beijing is one of the important water-receiving areas of The Middle Route, and the waterwill be transferred into Beijing in 2014. The main objective of this study is to analyze the influence of S-...
Autori: Haizhen Xu
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WATER QUALITY IN THE GHESHLAGH RESERVOIR (IRAN) AND DOWNSTREAM THE DAM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractIn 1979, the Gheshlagh river continuum was affected by the construction of Gheshlagh dam. More than three decades afterpresence and operation of this dam, there is a necessity to evaluate water quality in Gheshlagh reservoir. Therefore, water quality data was determined monthly from October 2008 to September 2009, to evaluate the impact of Gheshlagh dam presence and operation on the reservoir’s water quality. Eight parameters were analyzed (dissolved oxygen, biological oxygen demand,chem...
Autori: Fariba Rezaei
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
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AN EVALUATION OF WILDLIFE-VEHICLE COLLISION PATTERN AND ASSOCIATED MITIGATION STRATEGIES IN LITHUANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractWildlife-vehicle collisions are only a human safety problem, but road mortality can significantly impact some wildlifepopulations. Metal wire mesh fences are one of in most popular preventative means to reduce number of wildlife-vehicleaccidents in Lithuania. The fencing of this highway started in 2006 and continued in 2008 and 2009. The aim of this presentationis to give the investigation results on the impact of wildlife-vehicle accident prevention installations, e.g. underpasses and f...
Autori: Vytautas Oškinis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OZONE POLLUTION AND THE EFFECTS ON CROP YIELDS AT A COASTAL SITE IN THE YANGTZE DELTA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractBased on the measurement at a coastal site in the Yangtze Delta, the temporal variation characteristics of ozone and theinfluences of the precursors (NO, NO2, and CO) and meteorological conditions were analyzed. Also the crop yield loss by ozoneexposure at the site was estimated and discussed. The variation of daytime ozone showed a two-peak pattern during the year with one peak in spring and the other in summer, while the nighttime ozone just presented one peak in spring. The diurnal va...
Autori: Wenpo Shan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF PHOSPHATE REMOVAL FROM SYNTHETIC WASTEWATER BY BACTERIAL CONSORTIUM USING BOX-BEHNKEN DESIGN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractIn this work, a four factor three-level Box–Behnken factorial design based on response surface methodology (RSM) wasemployed to optimize the removal of phosphate from synthetic wastewater (mineral salts medium-MSM) by the bacterialconsortium (Bacillus sp. RS-1, Pseudomonas sp. YLW-7, Enterobacter sp. KLW-2). A mathematical model was then developedto show the effect of each medium composition and their interactions on phosphate removal. The effect of the lactoseconcentration (X1), pH (X2)...
Autori: Krishnaswamy Usharani
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PHOSPHATE REMOVAL BY ELECTROCOAGULATION PROCESS: OPTIMIZATION BY RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractIn this research, response surface methodology (RSM) was applied to model the effect of main operational variables includinginitial pH, initial phosphate concentration, current density and reaction time on phosphate removal by electrocoagulation. It wasfound that the decrease of initial pH and initial phosphate concentration, and the increase of current density and reaction time are beneficial for improving phosphate removal efficiency. According to the ANOVA (analysis of variance) resul...
Autori: Mohsen Behbahani
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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OPTIMIZATION OF PROCESS FOR TOTAL RECOVERY OF ALUMINUM FROM SMELTING SLAG 1. REMOVAL OF SOLUBLE SALTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractWashing black aluminum (Al) slag to obtain soluble salts is an important stage of the smelting slag treatment at technologicalprocess. This process is used to recover Al as a coagulant for water purification. This research aims at establishing the optimalconditions for washing (e.g. temperature (T), solid: liquid ratio (S : L), time, the recirculation waters in the system). The goal ofresearch was to determine: a) the removal with maximum efficiency of the soluble salts from black Al sla...
Autori: Romanita Teodorescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ON THE NOx EMISSION LEVELS OF AN ASYMMETRIC VORTEX FLAME COMBUSTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractThe vortex flame concept of combustion has been well known to produce low levels of NOx. This feature qualifies it to be usedin industrial processes and in power generation to comply with the environmental regulations concerning nitrogen oxideemissions. An asymmetric vortex flame combustor has been recently proposed by the authors. The present article reports thelevels of NOx emissions of such combustor for the first time. An experimental platform designed and developed to examine theNOx...
Autori: Khalid M. Saqr
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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UTILIZATION OF AGROINDUSTRIAL WASTE AND DAIRY WASTE IN SOLID STATE PRODUCTION OF LACTIC ACID
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 12Nr.12
AbstractThe abundant availability of solid agroindustrial waste, sugarcane bagasse from sugar mills and juice extraction units, can bepotentially beneficial for the production of fermentation based biochemicals, paper boards and power. However, its role incausing bagassosis, an acute respiratory disease among the personnel handling large dry deposits has also been detected. Disposal of liquid waste whey from dairy industries poses a formidable threat to the aquatic ecosystem due to high BOD and ...
Autori: Manoj K. Ghosh
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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EVALUATING TRENDS OF WATER QUALITY INDEX OF SELECTED KELANG RIVER TRIBUTARIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractConcerns for the river environment in Malaysia were highlighted. There had been occurrences of inadequate supply of water incertain cities and unexpected floods over the last few years. This paper discusses the results and efforts to clean the Gombak Riverwhich passes through several industrial areas and the City of Kuala Lumpur and the Penchala River which has an extra burden ofpassing through a highly densely populated Kuala Lumpur satellite city. Both rivers were considered polluted w...
Autori: Zubaidah Ismail
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF FOURIER TRANSFORM INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY FOR THE CHARACTERIZATION OF SUSTAINABLE COSMETICS AND INGREDIENTS WITH ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractThe aim of this study is to elaborate a survey on the efficiency of three anti-aging cosmetic formulations by applying FourierTransform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) with Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR) in order to characterize and identify thespecific recognition markers of the active ingredients. FTIR (ATR) spectrometry in specific regions was applied also to theingredients used in these products, depending on their role in the specific cream. Comparing the different composition of th...
Autori: Anca Maria Juncan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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SOLID MATERIAL MOTION LAW IN VERTICAL FEEDING SYSTEM WITHIN FULLY MECHANIZED COAL MINING AND BACKFILLING TECHNOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 1
AbstractBased on principles of feeding solid waste into vertical boreholes in fully mechanized coal mining and backfilling technology,the literature established a trajectory model of particles in gas-solid two-phase flow for the sake of reducing the damage tostorage silo underground done by enormous impulsive force generated by falling solid waste. In addition, dynamical analysismethod in gas-solid two-phase flow field was adopted herein to study the solid particles’ force characteristics and th...
Autori: Nan Zhou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26271

INFLUENCE OF REFILL SOIL AND BUILDING MATERIAL EQUIVALENT DOSE RATE ON NEW NUCLEAR POWER PLANT SITES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractLithuania is planning to construct a new nuclear power plant nearby the closed one. The possible radioactive pollution can be one of the main problems in its surroundings. Results of investigations of the gamma radiation equivalent dose rate (EDR) at new nuclear power plant sites are presented. Main factors influencing the level of the EDR are identified and evaluated, and geological structure of alternative sites is discussed. The gamma spectrometry data showed that the dominant influen...
Autori: Raselė Girgždienė, Vigilija Cidzikienė
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF AVIATION EMISSIONS THROUGH ALTERNATIVE ROUTING STRATEGIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractThe significant increase in air transportation expected over the coming decades, combined with the initiation of the emissions trading system (EU-ETS) within European aviation, is increasing the requirement for airlines to find new levels of efficiency in their operating practices leading to reduced emission levels. Technological developments are expected to lead to substantial reductions in fuel burn and emissions over the long term, including aircraft design optimization and the use of...
Autori: Athanasios J. Kolios, Stuart Howe
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PREDICTION OF RATE CONSTANTS FOR NITRATE RADICAL REACTIONS USING A SVM MODEL BASED ON DENSITY FUNCTIONAL THEORY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractIn the present paper, support vector machines (SVMs) are used to develop a quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSAR) model for the reaction rate constants (-logkNO3) of 115 heterogeneous organic compounds, through reaction with nitrate radicals (NO3•) in the troposphere. Two quantum chemical descriptors used as the inputs for the SVM model were calculated with density functional theory (DFT), at the B3LYP level of theory with 6-31G(d) basis set. The best predictions were obtai...
Autori: Bing Yi, Jiyong Deng, Xinliang Yu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PERFORMANCE OF AN ACTIVE SOLAR STILL COUPLED TO EVACUATED TUBE COLLECTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 2
AbstractIn this study, the experimental performance of a single slope solar still coupled with an evacuated tube collector was investigated. A single slope passive solar still (PSS) and single slope active solar still (ASS) integrated with an evacuated tube collector were fabricated with an area of 1 m2 and tested in the composite climate of Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India, (Latitude: 11°N; Longitude: 77°E and an altitude of 409 m above sea level). High water  temperatures in the range of 84.2...
Autori: Karuppusamy Sampathkumar, Palanisamy Senthilkumar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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PUBLIC AWARENESS AND PERFORMANCE REGARDING NITRATE POLLUTION IN NITRATE-POLLUTED AREA OF TEHRAN, IRAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThe main aim of this study is to evaluate the residents public awareness from water-polluted areas in Tehran city, in terms ofwater quality (in particular nitrate pollution), and to measure their different performance and approaches to this environmentalproblem. For this purpose, district 18 (Yaft Abad, southwest of Tehran) was selected as a case study. A questionnaire wasprepared and distributed randomly among residents of the selected area in May 2011. The data were analyzed statistica...
Autori: Mohammad Mahdi Azadegan, , Reza Maknoon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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REMOVING AND SIMPLIFYING ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS AND BURDENS FOR EMAS AND ISO 14001 CERTIFIED ORGANIZATIONS: EVIDENCES FROM ITALY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractThis article aims to investigate the Italian initiatives related to legislative simplifications as incentives for the dissemination ofEMSs. An increasingly complex and varied environmental legislation entails many efforts by organisations such as SMEs that donot always have sufficient human and financial resources to meet all the obligations applicable to them.The goal of this article is therefore to analyse the main simplifications, describing their approach, operational modalities and ...
Autori: Fabio Iraldo, Francesco Testa, Marco Frey, Tiberio Daddi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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1,2-DICHLOROBENZENE OXIDATION USING INDIVIDUAL AND COMBINED EFFECTS OF OZONE AND ULTRAVIOLET IRRADIATION: CHEMICAL ABATEMENT AND IMPACT ON WATER TOXICITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 3
AbstractDue to its toxicity, persistence in the environment and specific properties, 1,2-dichlorobenzene (DCB) has been listed as apriority pollutant by the European Agency. In this study, the oxidation with ozone alone as well as in combination withultraviolet irradiation was applied for the degradation of DCB. This article presents the abatements obtained, after the varioustreatments proposed, in the levels of chemical pollution as monitored by chromatographic techniques (GC/ECD, GC/MS andHPLC...
Autori: Bertrand Sancey, Corina Bradu, Grégorio Crini
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26328

PREDICTION OF URBAN TRAFFIC NOISE USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK APPROACH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractIn this study artificial neural network (ANN) has been applied to predict noise pollution level in Chandigarh, a newly plannedcity of India. Factors that predominantly influence noise pollution level in a traffic noise model framework were classified intotwo categories: traffic volume and traffic speed. Volume, speed and noise level data of traffic were collected at nine identifiedlocations in the city. For development of ANN model, classified traffic volume (Car/Jeep/Van, Scooter/ Motor...
Autori: Kranti Kumar, Manoranjan Parida, Vinod Kumar Katiyar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NICKEL AND IRON CONCENTRATIONS IN PLANTS FROM MINING AREA POGRADEC, ALBANIA†
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractMetal concentrations in plants, soil and sediment were evaluated in the vicinity of a former iron/nickel enriching factory atPogradec, near Ohrid Lake in Albania. Metal levels were significantly higher in soil samples than in the corresponding plants.Iron concentrations in both soil and plants were much higher than the nickel ones. Lower plants (lichens, mosses and fungi) had ahigher uptake and accumulation of nickel, followed by water plants and non-cultivated (wild) plants. Iron levels...
Autori: Dimitrios Bellos, Dimitrios Veros, John M. Halley, Lazaros Symeonidis, Sonila Llupo, Thomas Sawidis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON WATER RESOURCES IN TURKEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractGlobal climate change affects the temperature and precipitation. These changes have serious impacts on the availability of waterresources on regional basis. Turkey, being located in the Mediterranean Basin, is predicted to be severely affected by the adverseeffects of global climate change, particularly in terms of water resources. It is important to figure out the situation of the countryin terms of water scarcity induced by anthropogenic climate change in order to provide rational meas...
Autori: Özgür Aktaş
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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HIERARCHICAL MODELLING BASED ECOLOGICAL LAND CLASSIFICATION IN A FOREST DISTRICT OF MEDITERRANEAN REGION, TURKEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 4
AbstractThis study was conducted to generate a hierarchical modelling based on ecological land classification in the Yukarıgokdere forestdistrict of the Mediterranean region, Turkey. Two ways indicator species analysis was applied to obtain response variables fromthe relevant vegetation matrix at each level. Response variables were modelled by using classification tree technique at eachlevel. Validation tests (i.e. multi-response permutation procedures for determination of differences of pl...
Autori: Kürşad Özkan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26352

CARBON TAX DESIGN AND ITS IMPACT ON CHINESE REGIONAL ECONOMY BASED ON EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractThe adoption of Carbon tax is usually thought to be one kind of important economic measures to reduce carbon emissions. Onthe one hand, the adoption of carbon tax can reduce the use of fuels that contain high percentage of carbon, and promote thedevelopment and use of renewable energy. On the other hand, the measure will affect energy prices, supply and demand, andincome distribution, thus causing negative effects on economic growth. This paper discusses the design of the basic taxations...
Autori: Yan-bing Cai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26371

COMPARISON OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS FOR THERMAL POWER PLANTS IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractThe energy and environmental regulations of thermal power plants became crucial issues in China due to the coal dependence ofelectricity generation. The regulation costs, which are distributed differently between the plants are evaluated based ondirectional distance functions approach using the input and pollution data of the main thermal power plants in 2008. The resultsof our analysis show that potential cost for complying with the regulations entailing coal consumption for power gener...
Autori: Jinyi Li, Wei Zhang, Xiaohua Xia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REGIONAL STUDY ON THE FEED-IN-TARIFF MECHANISM OF THE PHOTOVOLTAIC INDUSTRY IN CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractFeed-In-Tariff (FIT) mechanism is an important measure for government to incentive photovoltaic (PV) industry development. Inorder to secure the appropriate implementation of the Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) mechanism, this paper explores in the first place anoptimal bidding contract price by establishing a bidding model between government and photovoltaic power generationcompanies. On this basis, the paper adopts the Net Present Value (NPV) method and studies the impacts of the fluctuations ofd...
Autori: Hong Li, Juanrui Lou, Tingting Zhang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DYNAMIC EVOLUTION MECHANISM OF CHINA TOTAL FACTOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY: COINTEGRATION ANALYSIS USING THE PANEL DATA FROM 1991 TO 2009
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 5
AbstractIn this paper, the panel data model is built to research the dynamic evolution mechanism of the total factor energy efficiency(TFEE). Then by using the panel data of China from 1991 to 2009, this paper estimates China’s TFEE based on the input to theguide DEA model, and empirically researches on the dynamic evolution mechanism of the China’s TFEE by comparativelyanalyzing the contribution rate of every influencing factor to the growth rate of TFEE. The empirical research results show tha...
Autori: Chuan-Xu Wang, Jian-Min Wang, Li Yang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26380

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26393

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26396

SIMULATED IMPACT OF ACID RAIN ON ORGANIC MATTER, PHOSPHORUS AND OTHER SOIL COMPONENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractAcid rain is a general term used to describe acid depositions, i.e. rain, fog and snow (known as wet deposition), as well as acidgases and particles (known as dry deposition). Acid rain is of particular environmental concern in Romania, as many soils havelately become acidic, causing serious damages to plants, animals and human beings. The purpose of this study is to evaluate bysimulation the impact of acid rain on a podzol sample taken from the Retezat National Park, a Romanian protecte...
Autori: Clementina Moldovan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26399

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26402

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

COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION OF MINE VENTILATION NETWORKS FOR SUSTAINABLE DECISION MAKING PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractThe simulation of different situations that may occur in the operation of the mine ventilation network is performed on its virtualmodel, developed and optimized using dedicated software. Depending on the chosen scenario, on the network model are applieda number of changes (addition of new ventilation workings, addition / removal of branches and nodes, changes in aerodynamicparameters: pressure, air flow driven by the fan etc.), the ultimate goals being: to assess how the new model obtain...
Autori: Marius Cornel Șuvar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26408

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

SAFETY AND HEALTH ANALYSIS OF WORKPLACES EXPOSED TO STYRENE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 6
AbstractThe objective of this work was to analyse safety and health at work regarding the exposure of workers to styrene, and to establishthe basis for an exposure control system over the entire Republic of Slovenia. The main goals were to determine the number ofexposed workers, the levels of exposure at workplaces, and the effects to workers health. The measurements of the airbornestyrene concentrations and the biological monitoring of the exposed workers were performed. One thousand four hundr...
Autori: Lidija Korat
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26415

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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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY ON THE COMPOSITION OF MUNICIPAL WASTE IN URBAN AREAS OF PRAHOVA COUNTY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractIn Romania’s industrialized areas there are a large number of people, and therefore the amount of generated waste becomesimportant. Moreover, waste management activities have a high share in local and national administration. Prahova County hadthe highest national average density of 62.83 inhabitants/km2. With two major cities, Ploiesti and Campina, the composition ofthe urban and rural waste stored in landfill does not always respect the existing norms at national and local level. The s...
Autori: Casen Panaitescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RISK MANAGEMENT FOR AMMONIA TANK FAILURE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe rapid technical and economic development in the last few years has brought significant advantages to the human society, butit has also generated very serious threats, such as: pollution, technological accidents, and some other forms of environmentaldegradation. Human actions, either intentional or accidental, imposed by the economic and social development, have had, insome cases, a major impact on the environment, turning into potential hazards and causing environmental damage.This p...
Autori: Daniel-Cătălin Felegeanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26426

EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF NOISE LEVELS GENERATED BY ROLLING BEARINGS IN DIFFERENT STAGES OF DETERIORATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractRolling bearings are one of the most commonly mechanical elements used in the construction of dynamic equipment. Thiselement can be considerate as a noise source as a result of relative motion of the components from their construction: rings,rolling elements and cage. The noise level increase with the increase of the roller bearings wear. By analyzing of the rollerbearings wear level, which appear due to the component failure, it can be determine the deterioration stage and their remaini...
Autori: Dumitru-Cristinel Nadabaica
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26430

PERSPECTIVES FOR ENERGETIC VALORIZATION OF WASTEWATER SEWAGE SLUDGE: THE TURIN CASE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe right individuation of the more convenient solution for final treatment and destination of sewage sludge deriving fromwastewater plants, normally after anaerobic digestion process, is a very interesting problem, in accounting of urgent needs foracceptable solutions. The produced sludge, primarily after thermal drying, can be sent to energetic valorization processes as, forexample, incineration, gasification and also pyrolysis. In this work we examined the thermal solutions (both dire...
Autori: Deborah Panepinto
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26435

IMPACTS OF ANTHROPOGENIC ACTIVITIES IN BACAU AREA UPON HEAVY METALS CONCENTRATION ON BISTRITA RIVER SIDES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe main objective of the current research is to determine the content of heavy metals from the Bistrita river banks, respectivelyupstream of Bacau city, Romania, in Bogdan Voda area, and downstream of Bacau city. Because of their bio-accumulationtendency heavy metals can generate a negative impact on soil, as well as on certain physiological and biochemical indicators ofplants and animals metabolism. The selection of sampling points (upstream and downstream of Bacau city) took intoconsi...
Autori: Cristian Radu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26436

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26439

EFFECTIVNESS OF SOIL AND WATER ASSESSMENT TOOL MODEL TO SIMULATE WATER FLOW IN A LARGE AGRICULTURAL COMPLEX WATERSHED: CASE OF BUYO LAKE BASIN, WEST OF CÔTE D’IVOIRE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe objective of the study is to set up and calibrate a model using the soil and water assessment tool (SWAT) in order to simulatethe water flow in the Buyo Lake located in west of Cote d’Ivoire and to test and evaluate the usefulness and the performance ofthe model. In this study, we had used the ArcSWAT graphical user interface to manipulate and execute the major functions ofSWAT model from ArcGIS tool. Hydrological modeling of Buyo Lake Basin was carried out with the ArcSWAT interface...
Autori: Tanoh Jean-Jacques Koua
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MATHEMATICAL MODELLING OF SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL ATTENUATION TRANSMITTED BY AN ACOUSTIC SCREEN IN INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThis paper presents a three-dimensional mathematical model which characterizes the variation of sound pressure levelpropagation and the variation of attenuation of the sound pressure level propagated in an enclosed space. The variable taken intoconsideration both in the experiments and in the mathematical modeling were: the positions of the acoustic screen to noisesource; the height of the microphone to record the sound pressure level for a variable number of walls. The mathematical mode...
Autori: Claudia Tomozei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26443

SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC MONITORING AND WARNING IN CASE OF ECOLOGICAL RISK FOR SURFACE WATERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe dynamic monitoring system continuously performs the monitoring of physicochemical quality indicators of water quality ininvestigated areas. In case of ecological risk due to accidental pollution situations, the system alarms in real time the decisionfactors for the diminution of the environmental impacts and other negative effects. The distributed networks of the system arecomposed of floatable structures of Buoys Monitoring (BM) type, autonomous and adaptable to the environmental co...
Autori: Constantin Vîlcu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MODELING LEVELS OF ENVIRONMENTAL TEMPERATURES IN THE REGION OF RUSE, BULGARIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThe purpose of this article is to elaborate a mathematical model for the prediction of average monthly environmental/outsidetemperature (T) levels in the region of Ruse, Bulgaria. Based on the method of harmonic analysis, amplitudes and phases of themain harmonic oscillations were defined. The results show the dominance of the first three harmonics for the period of theresearch. Visualization of experimental and theoretical values of the model shows a high degree of consistency between t...
Autori: Stoyan Yanev
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDIES ON DUCTILE - BRITTLE TRANSITION FOR CARBON DIOXIDE PIPELINES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractIn order to diminish the climat changes due to greenhouse gases, the capture from the source, transport and storage of carbondioxide is one of the environmental priorities of the EU until 2050. Transportation of this gas through pipelines (one of thesolutions with most advantages in transport) can be done at ambient temperature only at high pressures, so the carbon dioxide toremain in the supercritical state. In case of underground pipelines, there is a risk of cracking at the wall of th...
Autori: Valentin Zichil
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE CLUSTER APPROACH AS A SOLUTION TO IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AT SMEs LEVEL: A COMPARISON STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 7
AbstractThis research aims to investigate the level of cluster approach adoption to support the environmental management of small andmedium enterprises and reduce their environmental impact. The research identifies the main phases of cluster approachmethodology and assesses the level of its adoption in 28 international case studies included in 5 different categories of cluster.Our study carried out a comparative analysis between the experiences of each cluster category and the level of implement...
Autori: Sara Tessitore
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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BIOSORPTION OF AMARANTH DYE FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION BY ROOTS, LEAVES, STEMS AND THE WHOLE PLANT OF E. crassipes
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractIn the present work, the kinetics of amaranth dye biosorption onto the roots, stems, leaves and the whole plant of water hyacinth(Eichhornia crassipes) were studied for differential evaluation of the plant’s biosorptive potential to remove the toxic dye fromaqueous solutions. E. crassipes´ leaves showed the highest level of amaranth dye biosorption (43.1 mg/g), followed by the entireplant (31.18 mg/g), the roots (28.51 mg/g), and finally by the stems (23.97 mg/g). The same differential t...
Autori: Imelda Guerrero-Coronilla
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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METHOD FOR INVENTORYING CO EMISSIONS FROM ROAD TRAFFIC IN URBAN AREAS THROUGH TRANSPORT MODELING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractCarbon monoxide (CO) is a gas obtained both from natural sources (bush fires, volcanic emissions and electric discharges) andby anthropogenic processes (incomplete combustion of fossil fuels). Together with particulate matter, nitrogen oxides andhydrocarbons, it is part of the air pollutants associated with the transport sector, which have a negative impact on human health,animals and vegetation. In this paper the authors propose a methodology for assessing CO emissions from road traffic...
Autori: Gabriela Mitran
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26466

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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TECHNICAL SOLUTION TO REDUCE SOIL EROSION PRODUCED BY TAZLAU RIVER IN TARATA PERIMETER, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractThe paper analyses the hydrologic parameters of the Tarata perimeter with alluvial soils, in order to estimate the values of theTazlau River behaviour, in case of flooding. Tazlau River flow rate has an annual average value of 4.9 mł/s, with a torrentialcharacter when the level of precipitation is increasing. The analysis of this perimeter is of interest today as a result of the existingexcessive erosion. We identified a possible solution to reduce soil erosion through the exploitation o...
Autori: Stelian Cartacuzencu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26469

MONITORING OF MERCURY FROM AIR AND URBAN DUST IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREA OF IASI MUNICIPALITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractThe present work is dealing with the identification of the mercury sources and the quantification of the mercury level in air andurban dust in the industrial area of Iasi municipality. A correlation between some meteorological indicators, atmospheric mercurycontent and the urban dust from the investigated area was pointed out, based on the real time measurements as well as spatialdistribution of other heavy metals in urban dust.The measurements of mercury level in air were carried out at...
Autori: Oana Maria Tucaliuc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26479

LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLED PAPER SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractMunicipal solid waste management is a matter experienced by the entire world, mostly encountered in urban areas as a result ofpopulation growth and increased income per capita. This issue always posed threats to environmental quality and human health,and continues to be one of the major environmental problems people continues to face. In the last few decades, the systemsanalysis techniques have been applied to manage the municipal solid waste (MSW) streams through a range of integrativem...
Autori: Cristina Ghinea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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WATER FOOTPRINT ASSESSMENT OF THE ETHYL ALCOHOL PRODUCTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 8
AbstractWater is essential for development and its use for the industrial and agricultural sector has grown to exceed natural supplies inmany parts of the world. Businesses have became more aware of the water-related risks of their products, facilities and/or supplychain and started to consider the water accounting tools useful for identifying the “hotspots” related to water use and its socialand environmental impacts, improving operational efficiency and communication with stakeholders.The main...
Autori: Simona-Andreea Ene Popa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26485

RESEARCH ON PARAMETERS CHANGES OF THE TWO-LEVEL MULTICHANNEL CYCLONE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThe conducted research has proved the dependence of gas flow rate in the separate channels of the two-level multichannel cycloneat a different inflow velocity and the number of channels. The carried out investigation demonstrates the dependence of changesin velocity in the channels under varying relations between peripheral and transitional flows. The work of a cyclone of the channelis based on centrifugal forces and an additionally occurring filtration process caused by the interaction ...
Autori: Pranas Baltrėnas
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26488

FACTORS CONTROLLING KEY NITROGEN FLUXES IN GRASSLAND ECOSYSTEMS: CASE STUDIES – SOUTHERN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractEnhanced nitrogen inputs to both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems affects biodiversity at all its levels. Grasslands provide acomplex range of functions, due to their wide representation throughout terrestrial ecosystems. Numerous studies demonstratesoil acidification, eutrophication and species richness reduction as a result of elevated reactive nitrogen availability. The presentstudy aims to assess soil nitrogen stocks and transformations for two Romanian grasslands during November 2...
Autori: Carmen Postolache
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26497

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26501

TOOLS FOR ASSESSING DANUBE DELTA SYSTEMS WITH MACRO INVERTEBRATES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThis study, analyzes the benthic macroinvertebrates community structure and composition in order to assess the ecological statusas required by the Water Framework Directive (WFD). Macroinvertebrates are the appropriate indicators to describe habitatheterogenity and the water bodies ecological status by turning the allochtone material into biomass, which is then transferred tothe upper trophic levels. Moreover, the macroinvertebrates have the capacity to integrate in their structure the e...
Autori: Catalina Stoica
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26502

DETERMINATION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS AND PARTICULATE MATTER LEVELS IN AN URBAN AREA FROM ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractAs air quality becomes increasingly deteriorated in world-wide cities, air quality monitoring has extended beyond the criteriapollutants (CO, SO2, NOx, O3 and PM) in order to include several toxic air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds(VOCs). In the present study it was investigated the presence of 29 VOCs and PM including PM2.5, PM2.5-10 and PM>10 fractions,in an urban area from Romania. The total VOCs was higher in the urban area (176.72 - 192.54 μg/m3) than in the r...
Autori: Carmen Roba
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26504

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26508

POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS IN VEGETABLES GROWN IN URBAN AND RURAL AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractVegetables are an important part of a healthy diet because of their nutritional value. Contamination in vegetable may provehazardous for population. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are compounds widespread in the environment, many ofthem showing carcinogenic effects. These compounds can reach the food chain by different ways and, therefore, the analysis ofPAHs in food is a matter of concern.The present work provides data regarding levels of PAHs: acenaphthene (Ace), acenaphthylen...
Autori: Alina Soceanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26510

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26512

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26518

IMPACT OF HYDRAULIC SCHEMES ON OLT RIVER AND ON ITS FLOODPLAIN ENVIRONMENT IN CIUC DEPRESSION, HARGHITA COUNTY, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractThis paper presents the effects of regularization and embankment of the Olt River and drainage of its floodplain on thegroundwater table from meadows and on the erosion base levels of tributaries within Ciuc Depression. The hydraulic worksreduced the wetlands and had important impact on the aquatic flora and fauna of the river and its floodplain. Measurements andobservations (before 1985 and after implementation of hydraulic works in 2008) undertaken upon the river, upon the drainagesyst...
Autori: Iosif Bartha
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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HEAVY METALS CONTAMINATION LEVELS IN PROCESSED MEAT MARKETED IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 9
AbstractAtomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS) technique was applied in order to identify the occurrence of certain heavy metals insamples of pork products, such as bacon, ham, sausage and salami, taken from four commercial centers in Romania. Lead levelsin samples varied from 0.58 to 0.96 mg/kg, Cadmium values from 0.11 to 0.21 mg/ kg, Copper from 0.73 to 1.32 mg/kg, whileZinc levels were detected between 32.19 and 42.12 mg/kg. Lead, Copper and Zinc found in samples were lower than themaximu...
Autori: Gabriel Vasile Hoha
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LARGE OIL COMPANIES AND THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractAn important target of the European Union and national governments is to increase the contribution of renewable energy to thetotal energy supply. According to numerous estimates, the proportion of renewable energy sources of the global energyconsumption could reach 15 to 20 percent by the middle of the 21th century; moreover the total amount of investments inrenewable energy sources could be 2.5 times greater than the current level. This increased investment is definitely achievable duet...
Autori: György Csomós
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF A PRECAST CONCRETE BUILDING STOCK IN A TIME PERSPECTIVE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractThe sustainable refurbishment of the existing building stock is a key issue in achieving the ambitious long-term energy andenvironmental goals of the European Union. Europe has a vast building stock built with prefabricated reinforced concrete largepanelconstruction technology after World War II to decrease the general housing shortage, mostly in the Eastern-Europeancountries and East Germany.This study focuses on the environmental evaluation of the retrofitting of the existing precast l...
Autori: Sára Hrabovszky-Horváth
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PRICE AND INCOME ELASTICITY OF ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION IN HUNGARY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractThe electricity consumption of a country is influenced by several parameters of the national economic structure, the level ofsocietal advancement and the economic climate. Indicators based on the rate of GDP and electricity consumption are widely usedfor characterizing the productivity of an economy. In this paper, the electricity consumption of the household and productivesectors is analyzed based on reference electricity consumption (proportional to GDP) and the relationship between co...
Autori: Judit T. Kiss
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSUMPTION, R&D AND GDP IN EUROPEAN UNION COUNTRIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractThe relationship between the use of renewable energy sources and other characteristics of national economies has frequently beeninvestigated, and a wide range of approaches can be observed in publications. The aim of this study to examine the potentialrelationship between the ratio of renewable consumption in gross energy consumption, GDP per capita, and R&D expenditures inEuropean Union countries. Data are analyzed in their original forms, and a mathematical model is presented that ...
Autori: Imre Kocsis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MEASUREMENTS OF THE THERMAL CONDUCTIVITIES OF SOME COMMONLY USED INSULATING MATERIALS AFTER WETTING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractCurrently, thermal insulation of buildings is required from both an energy savings perspective and a money savings perspective.Insulation is primarily installed on the outer surface of the buildings. Weather and other circumstances can produce humidity thatcan act on the building structure, e.g., by changing its heat capacity, the heat transfer coefficient and/or other factors. As a result,it is important to measure the sorption behaviors of the construction materials. To perform sorptio...
Autori: Ferenc Szodrai
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF RECONFIGURABLE HARDWARE TECHNOLOGY IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 11
AbstractDue to the continuously increasing trend in the costs of the traditional fossil fuels, the development of residential or commercialbuildings with reduced energy needs becomes a significant and more pressing scientific challenge. At the same time, consumersare increasingly demanding more comfortable buildings, where the energy needs are addressed using locally available renewableenergy resources. Consumers also require a higher level of security, supervision, and control of the building, ...
Autori: Géza Husi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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APPLICATION OF GIS TECHNIQUES FOR THE QUANTIFICATION OF LAND DEGRADATION CAUSED BY WATER EROSION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractLand decay processes caused by erosion are very serious by their long term impact on the quality of soils, surface waters,environment and living standards. This article presents the results of a spatial erosion modelling. A new methodology is herebyproposed to estimate the soil losses caused by water erosion. The method is based on using GIS techniques, and its noveltyconsists in applying the mathematic calculation model on the pixel/ cell level, by using the “overlay” technique, which g...
Autori: Gabriela Biali
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A THEORETICAL APPROACH OF A NEW INDEX-BASED METHODOLOGY FOR RISK ASSESSMENT OF PIPELINES (I)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractEnvironmental and territorial compatibility of industrial activities can be evaluated by considering several criteria, usuallyformalized in the contest of a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA); the pipelines sector, however, is not as wellstandardized as others. In this paper, a new methodology to evaluate territorial compatibility of proposed pipelines is presented.This approach can be useful to assess proper development compatibility of oil and gas pipeline networks, and it could ...
Autori: Vincenzo Torretta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY: AN INTERNATIONAL ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractThe hotel industry constitutes a major sector of the wider tourism industry and, in common with other industries, hospitalityoperations inevitably entail environmental impacts. Requirements for corporate financial reporting are commonplace, but publicdisclosure of the environmental effects of organizations’ economic actions - referred to as environmental reporting – whilegenerally only a voluntary commitment offers a potentially valuable contribution towards assessing the industry’s glob...
Autori: Patricia Milanés-Montero
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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GEOSTATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF THE CAUSES OF ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE IN SPAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractThe problem of noise levels in the home is of increasing interest for reasons of health and psychological well-being, amongothers. This study analyses in detail the meta-data compiled in the Spanish Census of Population and Housing, which provideddata on a large number of environmental variables, including noise pollution in the home. A geostatistical study is conductedfrom the data provided by the latter survey, in which spatial autocorrelation is measured by analytical techniques by us...
Autori: María-Dolores Huete-Morales
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TECHNOLOGICAL POSTURE AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: EFFECTS ON INNOVATION PERFORMANCE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 10
AbstractInterest in the relationship between innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has grown considerably in the last fewyears. The aim of this paper is to analyze the relationship between a company’s technological posture and CSR, as one of themain determinants of technological innovation performance. From knowledge-based and stakeholders’ theories a structuralequations model of relationships was established and statistically tested through Smart PLS on a sample of Spanish firms ...
Autori: María I. González-Ramos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ESTIMATING NATIONAL WILDFIRE EMISSIONS FOR THE LAST DECADE IN TURKEY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract Wildfire emissions are a major contributor of atmospheric gaseous and particulate pollutants for local air pollution levels. With respect to wildfires, Turkey faces one of Europe’s most severe problems during summer. In this study, a database which holds data for wildfire emissions in Turkey for the last decade (between 2000 and 2009) was established in order to create a wildfire emissions inventory. The emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), methane (CH4), n...
Autori: Faruk Dincer
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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EFFECTS OF CADMIUM AND ZINC ON GROWTH AND METAL ACCUMULATION OF Mathiola flavida BOISS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract The effects of cadmium (Cd), Zinc (Zn), and Cd–Zn on growth and their accumulation in the Matthiola flavida shoots were investigated. A factorial experiment with two factors (Cd and Zn) concerning four concentrations of Cd (0, 5, 10 and 20 mg L-1) and four Zn concentrations (0, 10, 20 and 40 mg L-1) were carried out. The shoot and root biomass of M. flavida growing in Cd- Zn medium decreased significantly (p<0.01) compared to the control. Growing in the presence of 20 mg L-...
Autori: Naser Jamali
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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TAKAGI-SUGENO ALGORITHM FOR GLOBAL SOLAR IRRADIATION USING AIR TEMPERATURE DATA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract Air temperature is certainly the most measured surface meteorological parameter and accurate forecasting of air temperature is usually performed worldwide. This fact inspired the idea that a predicted value of air temperature may be used as input in solar radiation air temperature-based models, aiming to generate the reference solar radiation year or to forecast solar irradiation. Following this, a Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy model for estimating global solar irradiation via air temperature...
Autori: Remus Şt. Boata
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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SCREENING THE WEEKDAYS/WEEKEND PATTERNS OF AIR POLLUTANT CONCENTRATIONS RECORDED IN SOUTHEASTERN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract Some of the major stressors of air quality in the urban areas are nitrogen oxides, ozone and suspended particles. The effect of air pollution on respiratory diseases can increase considerably at high levels of pollution and might trigger asthma symptoms. Longterm exposure can increase the rate of respiratory infections and symptoms at population level, but particularly in children. The goal was to analyze with statistical techniques the pollutant concentrations (NO, NO2, and SO2) re...
Autori: Daniel Dunea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PARTICULATE MATTER STATUS IN ROMANIAN URBAN AREAS: PM10 POLLUTION LEVELS IN BUCHAREST
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract In the present study, the results of PM10 pollution levels assessment in the most populated town from Romania, namely Bucharest, the capital of the country are presented for a 10 years period, 2004 – 2013, respectively, with the aim of emphasizing the progress recorded after the implementation of Directive 2004/107/EC and Directive 2008/50/EC provisions. Data were collected from 8 monitoring stations located in different areas of Bucharest. PM10, Cd, Pb and Ni from PM10 averag...
Autori: Marian Proorocu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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IMPLEMENTATION OF GREEN MARKETING IN THE ANALYSIS OF MUNICIPAL WASTE PRODUCED IN ROMANIA, CORRELATED WITH ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract This study has an exploratory character, aiming to perform an analysis of the manner to approach the green marketing and the activity of selective collection of waste in Romania. The objectives of this study are indissolubly linked to the fact that currently, Romania does not develop a marketing strategy in terms of waste management. By processing data regarding the municipal waste situation from national and European level, we aim to provide a picture of the actual situation, based...
Autori: Florin Alexandru Luca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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REHABILITATION AND EXTENSION OF WETLANDS WITHIN FLOODPLAINS OF EMBANKED RIVERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract Embankment works modify the river and floodplain hydrology by interrupting the transversal connectivity of the water bodies. The altered river flow regime affects riparian wetlands. This paper describes the rehabilitation possibilities of embanked areas by restoring connectivity of the river and topographically low zones on the floodplain (oxbows, backwaters, brooks). The following measures are proposed: refreshing inland waters from the river during droughts and evacuation of the e...
Autori: Josif Bartha
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION AND POLLUTION WITH HEAVY METALS IN ROADSIDE SOILS ALONG XI’AN-BAOJI HIGHWAY IN NORTHWEST CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 13Nr. 12
Abstract Xi’an-Baoji Highway is one of the oldest and most important highways in northwest China. In this study, the concentrations (0-20 cm) of Pb, Zn, Cu and Cr at 5-1000 m distances in the roadside soils along Xi’an-Baoji Highway were experimentally determined to analyze their spatial distribution and evaluate their contamination levels. The spatial distribution (mg·kg-1) of Pb, Zn, Cu and Cr at 5-1000 m distances from the both roadsides (North/South) is, respectively, ...
Autori: Shuanxi Fan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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EVALUATION AND ABATEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE. A CASE STUDY FOR DISTRICT HEATING PLANT PLACED IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA OF BRASOV – ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract In order to reduce public annoyance produced by the noise generated from a District Heating Plant (DHP) upon an urban residential area, a noise assessment was performed. The paper illustrates the evaluation of noise envelope around the DHP, considered as an overall source made of six distinct sound sources. As receptors, there were considered five points on the facades of the closest residential blocks. The specific feature of the research work was the configuration of the area havi...
Autori: Mihail-Tudor Marcu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A SIMULATION STUDY ON THE DIESEL ENGINE COMBUSTION PROCESS BASED ON THE FIELD-EFFECT ANALYSIS METHOD OF COMBINED COMBUSTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 1
Abstract Based on the spray mixing field-effect analysis method, this paper has taken into consideration the variation in the distribution of oxygen concentration in the combustion process and has put forward the combined combustion field-effect analysis method. The method is applied to the matching study of a certain kind of diesel engine’s combustion chamber with air admission and fuel injection parameters and can also be used to complete the simulation analysis and evaluation of mix...
Autori: Xiang-Rong Li
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26634

RURAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE OPTIMIZATION OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 2
Abstract The development strategy of the European Union until the year 2020, Europe 2020, militates for an intelligent economy, sustainable and favorable to inclusion. Following these principles, each Member State establishes its targets and action plans at a national level. On the other hand, the rural zones benefit from diverse forms of renewable energy which can assure their development and energetic autonomy, bringing important advantages to the rural community: the diminishing of energy...
Autori: Liliana Topliceanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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A NEW STRATEGY FOR PENTACHLOROPHENOL MONITORING IN WATER SAMPLES USING ULTRA-HIGH PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY - MASS SPECTROMETRY TANDEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract A novel sensitive and rapid analytical approach based on ultra-high performance liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry (UHPLC/MS/MS) tandem was developed for the monitoring of pentachlorophenol in water samples. Chromatographic separation was carried out on Acquity BEH C18 (100 x 2.1 mm, 1.7 μm) column under gradient mode using a mobile phase consisting of acetonitrile/ultrapure water/formic acid. Quantification of pentachlorophenol was performed on a triple-quadrupole tandem ...
Autori: Yassine Kadmi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MAGNETIC CONTAMINATION OF ENVIRONMENT – LABORATORY SIMULATION OF MIXED IRON OXIDES IMPACT ON MICROORGANISM CELLS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 3
Abstract Magnetic contamination is considered more and more as a challenging issue related to biosphere pollution with magnetic materials originating in natural and artificial sources (volcanic eruptions and respectively industrial activities that contributed to iron and other metal compounds spreading in air, water and soil). Aiming to study the impact of magnetic metal ions such as iron and cobalt on the metabolism of some environmental microorganisms, in this paper an experimental simulat...
Autori: Lacramioara Oprica
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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A FUZZY NON-RADIAL DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS (DEA) APPROACH TO MEASURE REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract Data envelopment analysis (DEA) has been recently utilized as a multiple criteria tool for environmental performance evaluation by incorporating undesirable outputs. Most DEA models to measure environmental performance follows the assumptions of crisp data and radial measures. In this paper, we present a fuzzy non-radial DEA approach with Russell measure for environmental performance evaluation. A pair of bi-level mathematical programs is formulated to calculate the lower and upper ...
Autori: Zhongbao Zhou
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMBINATION OF ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS AND GENETIC ALGORITHM - GAMMA TEST METHOD IN PREDICTION OF ROAD TRAFFIC NOISE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract This paper proposes an expert system based on Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) to model road traffic noise. Feed-Forward Neural Networks (FFNNs) that are trained with the Levenberg-Marquardt back-propagation algorithm were used. Models were evaluated using mean squared error (MSE) and coefficient of determination (R2) as statistical performance parameters. In traffic noise modelling, the noise level at a receptor position due to the source of traffic emission is modelled as a funct...
Autori: Leila Khouban
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26700

STUDY OF AIR POLLUTION IN BUCHAREST, ROMANIA DURING 2005 - 2007
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract The main purpose of this paper is to assess the concentration levels of pollutants at six urban sites in Bucharest, Romania in order to draw conclusions on their temporal variability in different sources and under different meteorological conditions. The analysis of measured pollutant concentrations (NOx, NO2, CO, PM10) runs over three years: 2005, 2006 and 2007, and uses data from the network of monitoring stations of Environmental Protection Agency of Bucharest, which was establis...
Autori: Sabina Stefan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INDIVIDUAL EXPOSURE OF WOMEN TO FINE AND COARSE PM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract Individual exposure to particulate matter (PM) fractions is mainly determined by indoor source characteristics and personal activity patterns. This paper discusses experimental results obtained through the analysis of individual exposure of women to PM10 and PM2.5. To this purpose, 15 volunteers of different ages and lifestyles living/working in Ceccano (Italy) were selected and their exposures to PM10 and PM2.5 were measured through a handheld photometer. They also filled out a tim...
Autori: Giorgio Buonanno
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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CO2 CAPTURE AND ITS INFLUENCE ON ENERGY AND ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY OF A COAL FIRED POWER PLANT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract Currently, conventional energy sources i.e. fossil fuels represent the main segment as regards electricity generation. Thus, their contribution to global CO2 emissions is considerable. This study considers carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a promising solution for the environmental problems we are now facing. Based on previous research, post-combustion capture (PCC) has been recognized as being the more appropriate technology for CO2 capturing from the existing power plants. The m...
Autori: Ales Hribernik
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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THE ROLE OF AGRI-ENVIRONMENT SCHEMES IN FARM ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY FROM HIGH NATURAL VALUE TRANSYLVANIAN AREAS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 4
Abstract The paper investigates the role of the Common Agriculture Policy support in the economic sustainability of sheep breeding farms from North-Western Romania (Transylvania), focusing particularly on the Agri-Environment Schemes (AES). The region has important High Natural Value (HNV) grassland areas significant for bio-conservation. To analyze their importance in the overall economic viability, individual data was collected from 207 farms using a stratified sample. A principal componen...
Autori: Mugurel I. Jitea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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THE EFFECTS OF TREE SPECIES ON REDUCTION OF THE RATE OF NOISE POLLUTION AT THE EDGE OF HYRCANIAN FOREST ROADS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract Plants have an effective role in reducing noise pollution. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of broad-leaved and coniferous species on reducing noise pollution according to the distance from the sound source and the tree species type. For this purpose, 25 plots for coniferous species and 25 plots for the broadleaved species was selected. The decibel-meter (Casella Enhances CEL-630) and the trumpet (FIAMM) of machine were used to measure the sound level. Results indica...
Autori: Mehran Nasiri
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DECOLORIZATION AND MINERALIZATION OF REACTIVE RED 198 IN SALINE WATER: PERFORMANCE COMPARISON OF PHOTOLYSIS, UV/TiO2, AND UV/ZNO PROCESSES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract The objective of this study was to identify differences between three of the most conventional UV-based advanced oxidation processes, namely photolysis, UV/TiO2, and UV/ZnO for the decolorization and mineralization of reactive red 198 (RR198) model dye in saline media. The study investigated influences of solution pH levels, salt concentration, reaction time and dye concentration on the degradation of RR198. The most effective dye removal and mineralization was observed at pH levels...
Autori: Gholamreza Moussavi
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ADSORPTIVE REMOVAL OF METHYLENE BLUE FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS BY PUMICE POWDER: PROCESS MODELLING AND KINETIC EVALUATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract This study was carried out to investigate the adsorption of methylene blue (MB) onto pumice powder, as a low-cost adsorbent for the removal of dyes. The experiments were designed based on a central composite design (CCD) and the process was analyzed and modeled using response surface methodology (RSM). In order to study the adsorption process, three important factors viz. pumice dosage (20- 50 mg/50mL), MB concentration (20-40 mg/l) and contact times (5- 35 min) were chosen as varia...
Autori: Kiomars Sharafi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SOCIAL PERCEPTION OF PASSIVE POLLUTION BY ASBESTOS IN DARABANI TOWN, BOTOŞANI COUNTY, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract Social perception is a tool widely used in the environment research, due to the emphasis put on the one hand on the human component, as an important factor in the development of society, and on the other hand on the man-environment interaction of the past decades. The aim of the present study is to assess the population concern about the environment, and particularly about the use of asbestos (a material partly forbidden in Romania since 2007), for construction purposes. The case st...
Autori: Elena Matei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DISCHARGE WATERS: DETERMINATION OF POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBON (PAH) LEVELS BY A GC-MS/MS METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract The aim of this work was to determine polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) levels in discharge waters from municipal and industrial treatment plants. For this purpose a simple and sensitive method for the analysis of 16 PAHs at ultra-trace levels in water has been developed and validated using liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) and gas chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS). The total PAH content was in the range 100-800 ng L-1 for samples from surface treatment ...
Autori: Nadia Crini
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS OF WASTE THERMAL WATER DISPOSAL: LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF THERMAL WATER SEEPAGE ON DIFFERENT SOIL TYPES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 5
Abstract In Hungary, 0.5 million m3 of thermal water is exploited every day for diverse purposes. After utilization, this enormous amount of thermal water becomes sewage water with a high concentration of salts, heavy metals, ammonia, nitrate, an unfavorable ion composition and high temperature. A common treatment is to dispose of waste water into a surface recipient through uninsulated channels surrounded by arable land. By infiltration, sewage water can cause potential salinization/sodific...
Autori: Andrea Farsang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MODELING THE MIXING PROCESS OF INDUSTRIAL AND DOMESTIC WASTEWATER SLUDGE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract An experimental study of mixing in autoclave vessel equipped with an anchor impeller was performed on the sludge proceeding from the treatment of mixed municipal and industrial wastewater. This unit operation is part of a process for the recovery of sludge. The mathematical modelling of the mixing was done having in view the scaling-up of this process. The mathematical model allows the calculation of the mixing power N as a function of the impeller diameter d, the vessel diameter D,...
Autori: Ancaelena Eliza Sterpu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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NETWORK ANALYSIS FOR RESILIENCE EVALUATION IN WATER DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract Resilience is meant in this paper as the capability of a networked infrastructure to provide its service even if some components are failed: it depends both on net-wide measures of connectivity and the role of a single component. This paper has two objectives: first to show how a set of global measures can be obtained using techniques from network theory, in particular how the spectral analysis of the adjacency and Laplacian matrices allows us to obtain a characterization of global ...
Autori: Antonio Candelieri
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ALLELOPATHY POTENTIAL OF Aesculus hippocastanum EXTRACTS ASSESSED BY PHYTOBIOLOGICALTEST METHOD USING Zea mays
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract Natural herbicides may be more sustainable than their chemical homologues, but they are still toxic substances that can affect humans and animals. Implementation of natural herbicides may require just as many safety precautions as the application of commercial herbicides, hence the need not to confuse the term "organic" with "non toxic". Allelopathy is accomplished through chemical inhibition of species towards each other, being an antagonistic phenomenon. Respon...
Autori: Ana Maria Vîrteiu
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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ORGANOPHOSPHORUS PESTICIDE RESIDUES IN SOIL AND VEGETABLE, THROUGH DIFFERENT GROWING SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 6
Abstract The intensive vegetable system means that more toxic organic and inorganic compounds are entering the environment. The aim of this study was to obtain the necessary answers on the content of organophosphorus pesticides (OPPs) regarding to quantify these residues on soils cultivated with vegetables in conventional, organic and conversion systems, and also determine which pesticide residues are going in edible vegetable parts. A number of 23 OPPs were analyzed from soil (50 samples) ...
Autori: Vasile Stoleru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RECOVERY OF SEWAGE SLUDGE ON AGRICULTURAL LAND IN LOMBARDY: CURRENT ISSUES AND REGULATORY SCENARIOS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract Issues concerning the treatment and the recovery/disposal of sludge derived from the municipal WWTPs (Wastewater Treatment Plants) are gaining importance both in Italy and abroad. In Lombardy Region this aspect is particularly relevant due to both the amount of sludge produced and its remarkable reuse in agricultural soils. This paper discusses different strategies for land application of sludge in order to provide technical and regulatory guidance at regional level. The work is bas...
Autori: Maria Cristina Collivignarelli
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INVESTIGATION OF STRESS - STRAIN BEHAVIOUR OF RECYCLED AGGREGATE CONCRETE UNDER CYCLIC LOADS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract The recent awareness about recycling also involves the resources used in civil engineering. The use of Recycled Aggregate Concrete (RAC) has several advantages in terms of conservation of natural resources and of reduction of pollution. Although the interest on the use of structural concrete with recycled aggregates is increasing, extensive studies on the mechanical behaviour of such materials that can allow their use in alternative to standard concrete are still lacking. As a conse...
Autori: Marco Breccolotti
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AROMATIC HYDROCARBON LEVELS AND PM2.5 CHARACTERIZATION IN ROME URBAN AREA: PRELIMINARY RESULTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract The preliminary results of aromatic hydrocarbon (AR) levels and PM2.5 physico-chemical characterization in Rome urban air throughout the 2014 are reported. A gas chromatograph was used for continuous measurements of AR concentrations with 30 minute time intervals. PM2.5 was collected by PM swam Dual Channel. Metal content was determined by ICP-MS. Single particle characterization was performed by Scanning Electron Microscopy equipped with a thin window system for X-ray microanalysis...
Autori: Carla Fanizza
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INTERSECTORIAL REUSE OF WASTE AND SCRAPS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BUILDING PRODUCTS: STRATEGIES AND VALORIZATION OF WASTE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract The European Commission has introduced a whole range of policies and initiatives to promote the product eco-innovation and the environmental impacts reductions. One of the key topic for the reduction of the environmental impacts is the waste recycling and reuse (turning waste into useful resources). A teamwork of Politecnico di Milano has developed a research work, still ongoing and continuously updated, called “The usefulness of the useless. Cross-sectorial evaluation of wast...
Autori: Marco Migliore
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ADSORPTION OF SIMAZINE AND BOSCALID ONTO ACID-ACTIVATED NATURAL CLINOPTILOLITE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract It has been recently shown that acid activation enhances the ability of zeolitic tuffs to bind weak organic bases. More specifically, tuff containing acid-resistant zeolites (i.e. clinoptilolite) exhibits higher sorption capacity than chabazite/phillipsite-rich tuff. Based on the above considerations, we investigated in depth the adsorption behaviour of two pesticides onto acid-activated clinoptilolitic tuff under different experimental conditions. The pesticides simazine and boscal...
Autori: Stefano Salvestrini
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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MYCELIAL GROWTH AND ENZYMATIC ACTIVITIES OF WHITE-ROT FUNGI ON ANAEROBIC DIGESTATES FROM INDUSTRIAL BIOGAS PLANTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract Solid digestate (SD) represents an environmental problem due to the continuous increase of biogas production. In the present study four white-rot fungal strains were screened for their ability to grow on two different SD samples, obtained from industrial biogas plants, using wheat straw (WS) as a control medium. Results show that i) the feedstock used in the biogas plant influences the time required for the colonization of the corresponding SD and ii) different fungal strains have d...
Autori: Guglielmo Santi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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FUNGAL LACCASES PRODUCTION USING TOMATO-BASED MEDIUM: A FACTORIAL DESIGN APPROACH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract This study was aimed to stimulate laccase production by Trametes pubescens MUT 2400 by using a tomato-based medium. Two sequential 2x2 factorial designs were used to determine the effect of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) source concentration on laccase activity and biomass concentration; copper was used as the sole inducer (0.75 mM). Analysis of the first factorial design showed that N had a strong positive effect on the maximum laccase activity, which occurred at day 12 of cultivation...
Autori: Federica Spina
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ASSESSMENT OF INDOOR POLLUTION IN A SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT THROUGH BOTH PASSIVE AND CONTINUOUS SAMPLINGS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 7
Abstract The aim of this study is to assess indoor air quality in an educational institute located in a suburban area of the Po plain (Italy). Samplings are carried out in preschool and elementary school classrooms, and also in the garden of the institute, to have information on outdoor levels. The monitoring is performed to determine the most important indoor pollutants (i.e. volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbonyls and NO2), by using diffusive passive samplers. Sampling in the classroo...
Autori: Ivano Vassura
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DEVELOPING UNCONVENTIONAL OIL AND GAS RESOURCES IN CHINA: A CONCEPTUAL ANALYSIS FRAMEWORK
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract Chinese political winds encourage unconventional resource exploitation. However, replication of “shale gas miracle” outside North America seems impossible because of things like problematical accumulation in geological conditions. There are many obstacles and difficulties China faced in this context. The accuracy of resource assessment and technology progress are key aspect to lower investment risk. Based on these, this paper provides integrate ways to make resource esti...
Autori: Shubin Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EVALUATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT LEVEL OF LOW-CARBON LOGISTICS IN BEIJING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract Low-carbon logistics is an important part of the fight against global climate change. It is particularly important that rapidly expanding cities establish scientific and comprehensive evaluation indexes for low-carbon logistics in order to accurately and quickly determine their logistics development situation. This paper develops an evaluation index system, especially including low carbon technological progress, and applies the entropy weight method to calculate the weights of indic...
Autori: Yanchun Chen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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PATH OPTIMIZATION OF CHINESE ALUMINUM CORPORATION FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY STRATEGY BASED ON A RESOURCE VALUE FLOW MODEL: A CASE STUDY OF CHINALCO
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract The objective of this paper is to propose an optimal path for a circular economy strategy of Aluminum Corporation of China (CHINALCO) by constructing a circular economy evaluation model. Based on CHINALCO’s resource circulation and the regularity of material balance, and by depicting the value information in the process of resource input, consumption, output and waste, we build a comprehensive evaluation model for the enterprise circular economy - a resource value flow equatio...
Autori: Fei Xiong
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DEVELOPMENT OF A SIMPLE, INEXPENSIVE AND ENVIRONMENTAL-FRIENDLY ARSENIC (III) DETECTION KIT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract Drinking of arsenic contaminated waters has been reported adversely affect our health even at a concentration level as low as 10 g/L, therefore the availability of a reliable and cheap, and an environmentally arsenic detection kit is really indispensable. Although simple field test kits have been developed, most of them use toxic mercuric salt as a color-generating reagent for arsenic detection. Hence this study was conducted to develop a simple, cost effective, and environm...
Autori: Keat Khim Ong
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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WETLAND OF INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE: THE BRAILA SMALL ISLAND EXPOSED TO NOISE POLLUTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 8
Abstract Braila Small Island is situated on the Danube, in Braila County, Romania being considered a protected area, in the category V IUCN - Natural Parks. Because of aggressive tourism, inappropriate behaviour of the tourists as well as of the residents, as well as of the fact that the navigation channels are open and the transit is made by engine boats, the whole ecosystem is endangered by noise pollution. The purpose of this paper is to determine the level of the noise pollution emerging...
Autori: Mihaela Picu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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LAYERED MACHINE LEARNING FOR SHORT-TERM WATER DEMAND FORECASTING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract Water Distribution Networks (WDN) are large-scale systems whose management is a complex task, with increasing environmental and socio-economic implications worldwide, and with a renewed considerable attention by all stakeholders: local authorities, regulators, environmental groups and the scientific community. WDM managers need to reliably estimate the water demand in the short-term (typically 1 day ahead), in order to operate their reservoirs and treatment plants appropriately to ...
Autori: Antonio Candelieri
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
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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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IMPLICATIONS OF WIND POWER GENERATION: PERCEPTIONS OF PEOPLE EXPOSED TO TURBINE NOISE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 9
Abstract The current study aims at analyzing the perceptions of people exposed to wind turbine noise. Noise measurements were carried out in a wind farm in the north of Portugal and the data were analyzed and crossed with the answers to a survey applied in four nearby villages. It was concluded that the direct visibility of the wind turbines from the respondents’ houses seems to affect the reported annoyance due to noise exposure. Besides, there is a significant relationship between th...
Autori: Pedro M. Arezes
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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GENOMICS AND PROTEOMICS TECHNIQUES IN NANOPARTICLES STUDIES – NEW APPROACH IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 10
Abstract Environmental research has been significantly enriched by genomic and proteomic methodologies. Particularly in the atmospheric pollution studies, where a variety of environmental hazards act simultaneously and frequently in close interrelationship, only such integrative methods can provide a comprehensive analysis. Nanoparticles are a heterogeneous class of particles, but their health effects have also common aspects. The scope of the article is to present the contribution of genomi...
Autori: Marina Otelea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DETERMINATION OF COPPER, NICKEL AND CHROMIUM CONTENTS IN CULTIVATED TEA IN NORTH OF IRAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 10
Abstract The aim of this study is to investigate the copper (Cu), nickel (Ni) and chromium (Cr) levels in cultivated black tea in north of Iran. The infusions of Cu, Cr and Ni in tea after 5, 15 and 60 min brewing time were measured. Results showed that the highest (2.32±2.63 mg/kg) and the lowest (2.16±1.84 mg/kg) mean levels of Cu were observed after 15 and 60 min, respectively. The mean levels of Ni and Cr at 60 min were the highest (13.72±8.09 mg/kg and 1.30±1...
Autori: Azita Mohagheghian
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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INTEGRATION LEVEL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES INTO THE COMPANY STRATEGIES. CASE STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract As a result of the stakeholders’ growing pressure and global environmental challenges, many corporations across the world have to integrate environmental issues into their strategic decision-making system and operations function. The objective of this paper is to identify to what extent the activities regarding the environmental issues are successfully integrated into general and functional strategies of a multinational company from production field. We have analyzed these as...
Autori: Maria Mortan
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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SURVEY ON HOUSEHOLD WASTE COMPOSITION GENERATED IN CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA DURING THE SUMMER SEASON
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract Waste management in Romania, in particular in Cluj-Napoca city, needs major improvements. By analyzing the results and implementation of waste composition studies which have been performed in different countries, it can be easily noticed that they can play a very important role in the planning stage of waste management, but also in the monitoring and evaluation of the process. Moreover, waste composition studies are an integrated part of waste management planning in developed countr...
Autori: Ioana Nicoleta Pop
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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26891

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26893

ELECTROCHEMICAL AND SEM CHARACTERIZATION OF YsZ COATED CoCrMo ALLOY PROCESSED BY PLASMA SPRAYED TECHNIQUE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 11
Abstract The CoCrMo alloys have been widely used in artificial knee or hip joints. It is well known that these materials have a good corrosion resistance and acceptable biocompatibility properties. Zirconia as a ceramic biomaterial facilitates the osteoconductivity and tissue osteogenetic capacity in new bone formation around implant. Linear polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) were employed to characterize the electrochemical behavior of plasma sprayed yttrium oxid...
Autori: Manuela Romaş
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26896

THE EXPOSURE TO ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD AND ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC SIGNAL MODIFICATION TO MEDICAL PERSONNEL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract This paper presents the results of electrocardiography (ECG) signal acquisition, the heart rate variability (HRV) extraction method and the statistical processing of the extracted features on human exposed below the maximum level of exposure of the electromagnetic field. The ECG recordings were acquired in common situation of electromagnetic fields exposure occurring in hospitals: the power line supply (50 Hz), the fluorescent lights tubs (5 KHz - 150 KHz) and the electrosurgical un...
Autori: Narcis Iulian Adochiei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26908

CAPABILITY OF AQUATIC PLANTS FOR HEAVY METALS UPTAKE IN SIMULATED SEDIMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract Heavy metals are considered important pollutants found in sewage sludge. That is why sewage sludge can have a limited use as fertilizer in agriculture. Some aquatic plants can remove nutrients and heavy metals from media as sewage sludge or contaminated sediments. In this paper, we investigated the effects of different concentration levels of two heavy metals (Ni and Cd), respectively, 10, 35, 85 and 20, 50, 150 mg/kg in sedimentary media on plant uptake of Ni and Cd, considering th...
Autori: Shahram Goudarzi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26912

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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ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPANY FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE: THE CASE OF ROMANIAN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract The relation between the level of implementation of environmental practices and corporate financial performance (CFP) becomes important, especially when environmental policies, with corresponding standards and regulations, are adopted by the company on a voluntary basis and when companies’ economic activities affect stakeholders. In our research, we relate environmental practices with CFP by designing a way of measuring a particular environmental rating for which we didn't...
Autori: Dalina Dumitrescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RETHINKING WASTE MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE RESOURCE-EFFICIENT CONCEPT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 14Nr. 12
Abstract The paper aims at supporting and catalysing discussions (and possible options) on how the widely common waste management concept could be efficiently transformed to a level where phasing out residual waste becomes technically feasible. As such, this paper presents thoughts on the (possible) future meaning of term “waste”, but it also addresses the important relationship between the terms “waste” and “level of country development”. Although this re...
Autori: Andjelka Mihajlov
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH OF LAND COVER AT LOCAL LEVEL: STUDINEŢ CATCHMENT (EASTERN ROMANIA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Abstract This paper is an environmental approach of land cover in rural areas, based on a case study of Eastern Romania: Studineţ catchment (9669 hectares). The information necessary to shape the profile of the research area is obtained through diachronic and comparative analysis of different land cover categories. For this purpose, three distinct aspects were analyzed: weight and fragmentation of arable land; evolution and current weight of forests; expansion of xerotermophilous shrubs...
Autori: Iulian Cătălin Stângă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF CLAY SOIL CONTENT ON FECAL BACTERIA REMOVAL IN AN INTERMITTENT MEDIA INFILTRATION SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Water scarcity, the degradation of freshwater resources, and wastewater pollution are reaching crisis levels, especially in arid regions of the world. The reuse of wastewater was investigated by using intermittent media infiltration (IMI) to evaluate fecal coliform (FC) removal efficiency. Twelve IMI columns were packed with soil and natural filtering materials (sand, zeolite, vermicompost and charcoal) at percentages of 25, 50 and 75. The municipal wastewater was treated for the FC analysis ...
Autori: Sasirot Khamkure
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EQUILIBRUM AND KINETIC STUDIES ON THE ADSORPTION OF PENICILLIN G BY CHESTNUT SHELL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
Because of their toxic effects on the food chain and sources of water, antibiotics are potential pollutants that represent an important environmental problem. The objective of this research was to study the adsorption of penicillin G (PEN G) onto chestnut shell using a batch adsorption system. Maximum adsorption was achieved at pH 3.0. The equilibrium uptake capacity (mg/g) increased with increasing levels of initial penicillin G concentration. The uptake capacity of penicillin G onto chestnu...
Autori: Amir Sheikh Mohammadi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF THE COMBINED UV/ELECTROCOAGULATION PROCESS FOR DYE REMOVAL FROM TEXTILE WASTEWATER USING RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 1
In this study, response surface methodology (RSM) method was applied based on a five-level and four-variable central composite design. The optimization of the C.I. Direct Red 81 (DR81) removal by the combination of electrocoagulation (EC) and UV processes was also performed. The effect of initial pH, reaction time, current density and initial dye concentration on the dye removal was investigated to obtain the optimal experimental conditions. The optimal conditions with the dye removal of 95% ...
Autori: Elmira Pajootan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INCIDENCE OF SELECTED ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING ESTROGENS IN WATER BODIES OF HYDERABAD AND ITS RELATION TO WATER QUALITY PARAMETERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 2
Environmental persistence of endocrine disrupting estrogen chemicals (EDC) subsequent to endocrine function even at nanogram concentration in environmental matrices has garnered significant global attention due to their possible disruptive effects in an intact organism, or its progeny. An attempt was made in present study to investigate the occurrence of two estrogens viz. natural (estriol, E3) and synthetic (17α-ethynylestradiol, EE2) in the surface waster bodies of Hyderabad, India. A...
Autori: A. Kiran Kumar
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26953

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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INFLUENCE OF SOUND FREQUENCY ON HUMAN BODY STABILITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 2
Kistler Force Plate (FP) (model 9286AA) with the corresponding software Bioware (2812A1-3, Version: 3.2.6.104), along with other equipment: an audio system Hercules 5.1 70, a sound generator Agilent 33220 A and a sound meter Spark 706 were used for the research described in the present paper. The audio system was used to generate sounds at different frequencies; the sound generator verified the audio system and the sound meter were used to achieve a sound pressure level. The software contains...
Autori: Ionel Şerban
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: A REVIEW
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 2
We analysed the body of knowledge on the topic of environmental management in the construction sector with the intention to identify the state of the art and opportunities for further research. The articles' database is from international journals in English and in Portuguese languages. We identified key features of interest related to environmental management in the construction sector by performing a systematic analysis. Relevant articles along with their level of citations and the reco...
Autori: Lucila M.S. Campos
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26973

WASTE MANAGEMENT IN ROMANIA: CURRENT DATA AND APPLICATION OF A DECISION SUPPORT TOOL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
The present paper discusses the current situation in the municipal solid management existing in the North-East region of Romania. Furthermore, a Decision Support Tool is implemented in order to compare viable alternative waste management scenarios. The most recent data on the available current infrastructure and the amount of the generated waste have been used so as to determine the baseline status, while the results from the onsite waste analysis were also used as input data. To verify sever...
Autori: Vassilis Inglezakis
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26976

IMPACTS OF OUTDOOR NOISE ON TEACHING AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
This paper presents a study concerning the noise level in an enclosure, perceived through the envelope of the building, as a result of the activities carried outside the enclosure. The building chosen for measurements was a teaching laboratory designed for applicative activities and equipped with installations and devices used in laboratory work. To establish the sound pressure level transmitted from outside the building to inside, three types of noise sources were established: a diffuser, a...
Autori: Claudia Tomozei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26978

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

DRIVING FORCES AFFECTING THE ADOPTION OF ECO-INNOVATION: A SURVEY ON VACUUM SEWER SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
The article studies the adoption of eco-innovation using the diffusion dynamic as a paradigm for investigating the environmental reform in providing public goods. The study focused on the wastewater collection systems and analyzed how the structure of the market, socio-cultural conditions, geographic proximity and the Gross Domestic Product level measured the acceptance or rejection of eco-innovation. The authors investigated the data in order to test three hypotheses, respectively, the influ...
Autori: Iulia C. Terryn
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ECO-INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR MITIGATING GASEOUS EMISSIONS FROM WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEMS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
The study aims to identify important challenges that the practitioners and researchers in wastewater collection systems are facing in order to reduce the emissions of hydrogen sulphide and greenhouse gas emissions. Based on literature review, it identifies the main technologies used for avoiding and removing odorous compounds from wastewater gas streams. The paper also highlights issues pertaining to the emission and biofiltration of hydrogen sulphide, methane and nitrous oxide from sewage co...
Autori: Iulia Carmen Ciobotici Terryn
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT SANITIZATION TREATMENTS ON SOIL CHARACTERISTICS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
In the present study, the effects of two methods for thermal sanitization of soil, by oven and by autoclave, and two non-ionizing radiation sterilization methods, UVC and microwave on pH, conductivity, dry weight, total number of germs and respiration of samples from neutral commercial soil were evaluated, using international standard methods. Also, the infrared and UV-VIS spectroscopy were applied for the determination of chemical properties and structural characterization of humic acid and ...
Autori: Dumitra Raducanu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT PRETREATMENTS ON BIOMASS COMPOSITION EVALUATED BY SPECTRAL AND CHEMOMETRIC TECHNIQUES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 3
Biomass is a very important source for the production of biofuels. During the hydrolysis step of the process for obtaining biofuels the rate of decomposition of biomass is strictly related to its organic matter content and the operating mode of the facilities. This paper highlights the effect of different pretreatments on the composition of biomass at the molecular level using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and Principal Component Analysis (PCA). For this experiment, a mixture...
Autori: Andreea Cocarcea Rusei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=26986

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

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

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27001

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27010

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

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27018

COMPARISON OF PAIN LEVEL DURING AND AFTER INTRAUTERINE DEVICE INSERTION: LEVONORGESTREL-RELEASING INTRAUTERINE SYSTEM VERSUS THE COPPER T INTRAUTERINE DEVICE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
Pain levels may interfere with a patient`s decision when it comes to choosing an appropriate intrauterine system. To our knowledge, there is no study which compares the pain levels during and in the first weeks after the insertion of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS), opposed to copper T380A intrauterine device (C T380A IUD), considering the structural differences between the two devices. In the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of University Emergency Hospital...
Autori: Monica Cirstoiu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27022

MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES USED IN ENVINRONMENTAL ENGINEERING FOR Pb AND Zn REMOVAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
Maghemite nanoparticles (γ-Fe2O3) were synthesized in order to be used as magnetic adsorbent for two heavy metals, Pb(II) and Zn(II), from aqueous solutions. γ-Fe2O3 was prepared from magnetite nanoparticles and was tested for single and binary aqueous solutions. Efficiency removal (%) for single solutions appears only after 10 minutes and was higher than 80%. In case of binary solutions, same results regarding efficiency removal were registered after 60 minutes, being almost 90% ...
Autori: Ecaterina Matei
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27029

MAPS OF HEAVY METALS IN CLUJ COUNTY SOILS DEVELOPED USING THE REGRESSION-KRIGING METHOD
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
Knowledge of the basic levels of heavy metal concentrations in soil and their spatial disposition, on a certain area, is particularly important for economic activities, but especially for preventing and stopping pollution. The spatial distribution maps, obtained by measurements performed (of a certain density), cover the entire studied area and are very useful. According to the literature several methods are known for building such maps, most of them based on a simple mathematical interpolati...
Autori: George-Călin Rogozan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27031

DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTIPARAMETRIC QUALITY INDEX FOR WATER QUALITY MONITORING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
The multi-parametric quality index (ICPM) is a dimensionless number used to evaluate the overall water quality and it is a useful tool for policy makers and for the public. This study aims to introduce the ICPM algorithm. The ICPM was developed to assess the water quality of the Lower Danube River using information obtained from the analysis of 41 water quality indicators from a monitoring program during 2011-2014. ICPM used the data for the previous 28 months as reference to evaluate the lat...
Autori: Violeta-Monica Radu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27037

IMPACT OF MERCURY POLLUTION ON SOIL, SURFACE WATER AND SEDIMENT ECOSYSTEMS IN THE AREA OF AN OLD MERCURY MINE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
The aim of this study was to determine the impact of mercury pollution on soil, surface water, and sediment ecosystems in the area of old mercury mines. The study was performed in the touristic area of Sântimbru Băi and Sâncrăieni villages from the Harghita County, Romania. More than twenty years ago, a mine for the extraction of mercury operated in Sântimbru Băi. The area was decontaminated, but no monitoring studies have been made for over 15 years. During t...
Autori: Luisa Roxana Popescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27038

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27041

ENVIRONMENTAL AXES: MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. REGIONAL AND LOCAL ASPECTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 5
An environmental axis consists of elements, and the way they behave reflects the conditions in which they work. Romania, for example, is a country located at the crossroads of the most important environmental axes of the continent, namely the West-East axis: Western Europe - the ex-Soviet space; the North-West - South-East axis: Central Europe - Asia Minor and the Middle East; the axis of the seas: the Caspian Sea - the Black Sea - the Mediterranean; the axis of rivers and canals: Rhine - Mai...
Autori: Călin-Cornel Pop
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27044

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

WORKS WITH A MINIMUM ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT IN RIVERBEDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 6
Various interventions need to be done in riverbeds for achieving certain goals (recreational, economic, flood prevention). However, they should have a low impact on river environments. This paper analyses the effects of a rise in the upstream water levels as an indicator of the impacts magnitude. We found that such an intervention can generate low impacts if it does no result in arise of the water levels. The study was carried out considering two rivers in the North East of Romania: Siret and...
Autori: Costel Boariu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27049

UPDATING THE BASIC TOPOGRAPHIC PLANS FROM CADASTRAL TERRITORIES WITH PIPE DRAINAGE SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 6
Based on the new cadastral measurements that are going to be performed at the level of both territorial-administrative units and cadastral sectors, respectively, on real estates and/or parcels, the technical data of the unitary cadastral system and land register will be obtained. When referring to the cadastral territories where surface and subsurface drainage works have been performed, it is absolutely necessary to correlate the technical data resulted from the cadastral measurements with th...
Autori: Valeriu Moca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27054

INTEGRATING SUSTAINABILITY THINKING AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN ENGINEERING MASTER CURRICULUM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 6
In the context of sustainable development and the impact of human activity on the environment, the Faculty of Geodesy – Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest has developed an accredited new curricula at the Master’s degree level. As basis of the curriculum design and content subjects were considered fundamental notions needed by surveyor specialists to work successfully in interdisciplinary teams to and identify and solve environmental problems. The presentation of t...
Autori: Dumitru Onose
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DISTRIBUTION OF HEAVY METALS IN SOILS IN A POSTGLACIAL RIVER VALLEY - A GEOCHEMICAL LANDSCAPE APPROACH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 6
The paper deals with the amounts of total and plant available forms of heavy metals (Pb, Cr and Cu) and relation between soil properties in three catenas in postglacial area of the Łyna River valley, NE Poland. The results were presented on the background of four geochemical landscapes distinguished within the study area: eluvial or trans-eluvial, eluvial accumulative, trans-superaqual and super-aqual. The average total content of heavy metals amounted to: Pb – 14.05 mg kg-1 d.m., ...
Autori: Paweł Sowiński
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27065

CHANGING ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE ENVIRONMENT BY USING CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) CAMPAIGNS IN THE OIL INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 6
Corporate Social Responsibility activities bring organizations closer to the community they operate in, up to the level of making them a citizen of that community. Currently, companies invest in CSR all around the world, the phenomena being of great importance in any businesses activity. Most of the Romanian studies on the subject are performed at management level, targeting the perspective it has on the concept, the investment value they put into social activities and the general developing ...
Autori: Ionel Bostan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27066

STUDY OF AN ANNUAL WASTE RECYCLING INDEX IN SPAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
The management of urban solid waste is a growing priority both in large cities and in rural settings, and in developed and developing countries. Many factors can influence the type and amount of waste generated, including population density, level of industrialisation, quality of life of households, type of area (urban/rural) and local climate. In this paper, we introduce an index of solid waste recycling over a ten-year period and examine the influence of several such factors on this index. ...
Autori: María-José Del-Moral-Ávila
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27071

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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PROGRESSES IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING CONCERNING THE RETENTION OF TOXIC WASTE FROM NEW PHARMACEUTICAL FORMS WITH ANTI-FUNGAL ACTION AND THE PROTECTION OF WASTEWATER QUALITY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 7
Researching and industrializing a new pharmaceutical form results in an impressive amount of waste due to the methods used. Despite numerous reports about the addition of pharmaceutical ingredients to the environment, the effect they have on the environment at the nanogram (ng) level remains largely unknown; thus, it has been proposed to retain toxic compounds using Dowex resins in biomucoadhesive tablets containing miconazole nitrate, an antifungal medication. This study demonstrates the re...
Autori: Magdalena Bîrsan
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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27094

INFLUENCE OF PRINTING MICROCLIMATE PARAMETERS ON ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL EMISSION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
The concentrations of isopropyl alcohol were monitored during the working time (8 hours) in three different printing plants (two sheet-fed offset and one digital) in Novi Sad, Serbia, using portable gas chromatograph. The concentration levels were below the recommended limits by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Unequal presence of isopropyl alcohol in printing plants involved a multiple linear regression analysis of microclimate parameters using program ORIGIN 5...
Autori: Jelena Kiurski
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27096

COMPARATIVE LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT STUDY OF THREE WINTER WHEAT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
Three different winter wheat production systems for three European countries (United Kingdom, France and Italy), all with different climatic conditions, soil management and input levels (e.g. tillage, fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides) were analysed from an environmental perspective. The intended applications were the analysis and comparison from a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) perspective and the identification of the key parameters which have the greatest influence on final results. The ...
Autori: Daniele Cambria
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27102

SEDIMENTOLOGY AND SEDIMENTARY ENVIRONMENT OF MEIGHAN PLAYA EVIDENCE FOR CLIMATE CHANGES IN IRAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 8
The main aim of this study is determination of sedimentology and sedimentary environment of Meighan Playa in the Markazi province in Iran. The purpose was to obtain information of sedimentary data and 94 samples of the sediments were collected from a wide range of Meighan playa in order to evaluate the conditions of deposition of the sediments in Meighan playa. With the goal of conducting a detailed and comprehensive study of the sediments in the playa, an attempt was made to collect samples ...
Autori: Mostafa Yousefi Rad
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27103

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

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

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

ACCUMULATION OF ANTIBIOTICS AND TET RESISTANCE GENES FROM SWINE WASTEWATER IN WETLAND SOILS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
The accumulated characteristics of typical veterinary antibiotics (tetracyclines, sulfonamides, quinolones and macrolides) and tetracycline resistance (tet) genes in the different wetland soils (Krasnozem and Chernozem), and the effects from Phragmites australis were evaluated in this study. Results indicated that the concentrations of targeted antibiotics and tet genes in soils with swine treatment would increase as time progressed. The tet genes and targeted antibiotics (except sulphonamide...
Autori: Lin Liu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27145

MONITORING BEHAVIORAL RESPONSES OF ZEBRAFISH (Danio rerio) AS A BIOMARKER FOR IDENTIFYING CADMIUM AND DELTAMETHRIN IN WATER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
This study investigated the different behavioral responses of zebrafish (Danio rerio) under sudden stress from two types of chemicals (heavy metals and insecticides) and explored the correlations of behavioral responses and several well-known biomarkers. Adult zebrafish were exposed to cadmium (Cd) and deltamethrin for 5 hours. An increase in avoidance speed and turning frequency was first detected behavioral response. The duration of hyperactivity was almost 50 min in the deltamethrin expos...
Autori: Yi Huang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27149

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

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

IMPACT OF COD:N RATIO ON N2O EMISSIONS DURING LIVESTOCK WASTEWATER TREATMENT VIA THE NITRITE PATHWAY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 10
This study examines the impact of the chemical oxygen demand to nitrogen ratio (COD:N) on nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions during N removal via a nitrite (NO2−) pathway for synthetic livestock wastewater treatment. Based on typical cycle operations, 1.07 ± 0.07% of the incoming N load was emitted as N2O at a COD:N ratio of 3:1. This was higher than the 0.83 ± 0.08% emitted at a COD:N ratio of 6:1. The low COD:N ratio in the synthetic livestock wastewater may thus cause increa...
Autori: Qiang Kong
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27157

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

TECHNICAL POTENTIAL FOR USING BIOMASS AS A FUEL IN COGENERATION PLANTS IN SERBIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
The need for ensuring safety of energy supply, as well as the tendency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has led to greater use of energy efficient technologies and renewable energy sources. Cogeneration (combined production of heat and electricity) is one of high-efficiency technologies, because the losses of primary energy are less than losses from the separate generation of heat and power. Consequently, in 27 EU member-states 70% of the district heating is based on cogeneration plants. Us...
Autori: Vladimir Vukašinović
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27177

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

EFFECTS OF HYDRODYNAMIC STRESS AND FEED RATE ON THE PERFORMANCE OF A MICROBIAL FUEL CELL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
There has been a growing amount of work on microbial fuel cells (MFCs) in the last years, both on the microbiological issues and on the engineering ones, which managed to increase power outputs by an order of magnitude. However, they are technically still far from attaining acceptable levels of power output. Therefore, it is necessary to go deeper in understanding the mechanisms involved in electricity production with MFCs and use this new knowledge to achieve significant increases in power outp...
Autori: Vânia Oliveira
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27187

SUITABILITY OF A CRETACEOUS NATURAL Na-BENTONITE AS CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL FOR LANDFILL LINERS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 11
A natural Cretaceous sodium (Na) bentonite from North Patagonia, Argentine, is considered a potential construction material for landfill liners. It is studied alone and in mixtures with sand. Physical and chemical properties of the Na-bentonite were determined to verify the suitability of this material for the construction of low permeability mineral liners. Hydraulic conductivity measurements were conducted on pure bentonite and on mixtures of poorly graded sand with 3, 6, 9 and 12% of Na-bento...
Autori: Telma Belén Musso
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27190

ATHERMAL MICROWAVE RADIATION AFFECTS THE GENETIC OF VEGETAL EMBRYOS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
In this paper low power microwave radiation impact on Zea mays root meristeme tissues was investigated. Seeds with uniform genophond were exposed for 3 hours at 10 W incident power level in controlled condition to continuous wave at three different frequencies (0.6 GHz, 1 GHz and 2.5 GHz) and let to germinate after electromagnetic exposure. Dosimetric assessment made experimentally and computationally allowed the proper energetic characterization of the interaction between vegetal tissue and rad...
Autori: Mihaela Răcuciu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27196

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

IMPLEMENTING AGRITOURISM MARKETING STRATEGY AS TOOLS FOR THE EFFICIENCY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL TOURISM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
Any modern enterprise, with focus on marketing and management success have to be based on market principles, pursuing the main objectives, of increasing production and services in terms of sustainable development. In this context, rural tourism and agritourism, with a high rate in rural areas, is a major factor, with direct consequences on local development and meeting the consumption needs of tourists. There are several advantages of the agritourism which had been described previously such as: ...
Autori: Elena Leonte
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27206

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

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

ASSESSMENT OF RADIOFREQUENCY EXPOSURE LEVELS GENERATED BY WIMAX BASE STATIONS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
The radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields represent one of the most common and fast growing environmental influences, raising concerns about possible effects on human health. The fact that there is a continuous change and an emergence of RF communication technologies on the market also leads to a change of daily RF exposure levels for the general public. In such a context, the main objective of our study is to assess the RF exposure originating from the emerging Worldwide Interoperability f...
Autori: Eduard Lunca
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27215

RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY (RSM) BASED OPTIMIZATION OF BIODIESEL-DIESEL BLENDS AND INVESTIGATION OF THEIR EFFECTS ON DIESEL ENGINE OPERATING CONDITIONS AND EMISSION CHARACTERISTICS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 15Nr. 12
In this study, Response Surface Methodology (RSM) was applied to investigate both the effects of biodiesel percentage in fuel mixture and engine operating parameters (engine load and engine speed) on emission characteristics (unburned hydrocarbons (HC), CO and NOx) of a diesel engine. The optimization of biodiesel percentage in fuel mixture and engine operating parameters also was performed using the desirability approach of the response surface methodology for lower emission characteristics. Th...
Autori: Alireza Shirneshan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27217

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

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

DEGRADATION OF CONCENTRATED TOLUENE VAPORS IN A UV/O3PROCESS COMBINED WITH BIOTRICKLING FILTRATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
This study compared performance of the O3/UV process and biotrickling filtration as standalone and combined system on elimination of toluene from a waste gas stream. The performance of the bench scale O3/UV reactor was investigated with inlet toluene concentration of 650 ppmv and reaction time of 7.5 s. The results demonstrated that the combined O3/UV process degraded 34.1% of toluene under the selected conditions. The biotrickling filter had a maximum elimination capacity of 125.6 g/m3.h, corre...
Autori: Gholamreza Moussavi
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27228

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

A STUDY ON THE DETERMINATION OF CUMULATIVE ABSOLUTE VELOCITY (CAV) THRESHOLD LEVELS FOR VRANCEA EARTHQUAKES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
Natural disasters from earthquakes can cause considerable damages, with potentially severe effects to urban environment. Last strong Vrancea earthquake on March 4, 1977 (Mw=7.4, depth=95km); tens of thousands of buildings damaged, many people injured and dead. Strong earthquakes in the Vrancea zone occur between 60-200 km depth within an almost vertical column. Bucharest Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) system detects earthquakes with a seismic network in the epicentral Vrancea region and issue a ...
Autori: Hakan Alcik
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27235

MICROWAVE ENHANCED BIODEGRADABILITY OF MEAT PROCESSING WASTEWATER SLUDGE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
Studies about microwave (MW) sludge conditioning method have dealt mainly with municipal secondary sludge processing. We considered necessary to examine the applicability of the microwave process for other type of sludge, such as primary sludge originating from the food industry. The aim of our work is to identify the main influential operating parameters of MW pre-treatments applied for primary meat processing wastewater sludge (MPWS) as a conditioning process, followed by their optimization fo...
Autori: Sándor Beszédes
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27236

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

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

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

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY POWER DISPATCH AT SUGAR PLANT WITH OPTIMUM BAGASSE UTILIZATION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 1
Availability of alternate fuels for cogeneration helps to limit the amount of bagasse as fuel at sugar plants and make them available for other uses such as paper manufacture or ethanol production. Due to the increased awareness on the adverse effects of carbon dioxide emission on the environment, power plant operators are compelled to reduce emissions of pollutants during cogeneration. Selection of low pollutant fuels, tapping of renewable energy and use of efficient operating policies can help...
Autori: Faisal Pazheri
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27244

SPECIES DIVERSITY OF PLANKTONIC ROTIFERS IN LOTIC ECOSYSTEMS: A CASE OF STUDY OF DANUBE, SFÂNTU GHEORGHE BRANCH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
Rotifers are known as cosmopolitan organisms, found in high density in most waters, often representing the dominant group in terms of species diversity and abundance in the zooplankton community. Since the functionality of an ecosystem is closely related to the diversity of communities, analysis of rotifers assemblage may be a useful tool in understanding the mechanisms of the spatial and temporal changes on this level. Data were collected from 2008 until 2010, in distinct areas of Danube, Sf...
Autori: Larisa Florescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27247

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

FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ADOPTION OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: A REVIEW
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
Developing countries have seriously low adoption rates of sustainable agricultural practices (SAPs) and there is a need to understand why. This paper reviews 31 past studies focusing on the factors influencing the adoption of SAPs. Using a vote count methodology, SAPs adoption is revealed as a complex set of behaviors which depend on a range of socio-economic, agro-ecological, institutional, informational, psychological factors and perceived attributes. Identified within these six dimensions, ma...
Autori: Yeong Sheng Tey
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27253

EXPLORING THE OPTIONS FOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM STANDARDS AND INTEGRATION LEVELS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
The objectives of this paper are to investigate whether the integration levels achieved by Catalan companies are related to their choice of the options for Management System Standards (MSSs) and to research the relationships of the perceived adequacy of using new MSSs and Business Excellence Models (BEMs) with Integrated Management Systems (IMSs). To test these relationships, data was obtained from 76 organizations which responded to a survey on IMSs, the options for MSSs and the possibilities r...
Autori: Alexandra Simon
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27258

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

LAND PLANNING AS A SUPPORT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BASED ON TOURISM: A CASE STUDY OF SLOVAK RURAL REGION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 2
Current research details methodological framework for the land planning of the recreational activities based on ecologic approach. Human impacts on landscapes caused by touristic activities should be in accordance with sustainability level, i.e. without changing natural landscape elements, their function and processes, as well as environmental quality. Region of Štiavnické Bane in Slovakia represents a case study area that is completely under nature and landscape conservation. The ...
Autori: Michal Klaučo
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27264

SIMULATION AND CONTROL OF FLOODS IN A WATER NETWORK. CASE STUDY OF JIJIA RIVER CATCHMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 3
Floods have long been the cause of severe human and economic loss. Structural measures are applied to minimize the consequences of these natural disasters. A potential mitigating approach is the design and implementation of a control strategy for the water network aimed to regulate the water flowing within the river catchment system. There are several tools that have the ability to model and forecast the flood events in water networks. However, some tools are limited in the ability of providing ...
Autori: Phạm Thai Hňa
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27278

WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT IN THREE MOUNTAINOUS WATERSHEDS FROM EASTERN ROMANIA (SUCEAVA, OZANA AND TAZLAU RIVERS)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 3
Water quality is a very important aspect in the perspective of durable, urban and rural development. At European level, several directives were implemented, with the purpose of regulating the degree of pollution for water sources. Both surface and underground water resources in Romania are being affected by pollutants, such as nitrites, phosphorus, generated through irrational usage of chemical fertilizers, but also through the discharge of urban waste water directly into river courses. The spat...
Autori: Andrei Enea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27280

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

GROUNDWATER RESPONSE TO CHANGES IN PRECIPITATIONS IN NORTH-EASTERN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 3
Changes in the climatic and hydrological variables in North-Eastern Romania indicate that the region has mostly a common evolution in terms of precipitation and hydrostatic level of groundwater. This can influence human communities in the region, given that sources of public water supply are predominantly from underground. In the analysed region with more than 8.000 sqm, 50% of the population lives in the rural area, where the main water supply source is provided by the underground water, mainly...
Autori: Ionuț Minea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27284

IMPACTS OF PRODUCTION AND STORING OF ORGANIC MANURE OVER THE QUALITY OF GROUNDWATER IN THE BASIN OF GERU RIVER FROM GALATY COUNTY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 3
Water is the source of life and a high water quality leads to a harmonious development of the surrounding environment (biotic and abiotic) and of humans. When water is loaded with various chemicals due to erosion, corrosion and human activities, the pollution phenomenon appears, causing harmfull effects over plant and animal organisms. The presence in water of substances derived from agriculture or mismanagement of manure organic obtained from various species of domestic animals affects the envi...
Autori: Alina Simionică Bădilă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27285

DEVELOPMENT OF A KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING PARTICULATE MATTER AIR POLLUTION EFFECTS ON HUMAN HEALTH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 3
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 human 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 parameters such as meteorological conditions and synergic effects of other air pollutants. The...
Autori: Mihaela Oprea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27286

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

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

COORDINATED FLOOD MANAGEMENT OF CASCADE RESERVOIRS - CASE STUDY: JIJIA RIVER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 3
The purpose of the reservoir operation during flood period is to obtain the outflow hydrograph as flat as possible. Although simple in case of a unique reservoir, the problem becomes very complex for large systems with cascade reservoirs. Based on the well-known hydraulic software Mike Flood by DHI, a simulation-optimization model containing wave propagation equations, constraints related to the state or decision variables as well as an objective function were developed for obtaining optimal coo...
Autori: Aurelian Florentin Draghia
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27295

EXPERIMENTAL SETUP FOR THE STUDY OF NEW AERATION DEVICES IN HYDRAULIC TURBINES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
The level of dissolved oxygen (DO) in the water downstream hydro power plants is an essential parameter which allows preservation and development of the aquatic habitat. The objective of this paper is to identify a new technical solution that contributes to the increase of DO level in the water passing through the turbine. The current technical solutions improve the DO level but affect the hydraulic efficiency of the turbine. There is no general technical solution for aeration of water used by h...
Autori: Florentina Bunea
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27296

GROUNDWATER QUALITY IN THE PROXIMITY OF A POLLUTED LAKE: A JOINT EXPERIMENTAL-MODELING STUDY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
Ground water is an important source of clean water supply throughout the world. A growing literature on the management of groundwater which takes into account the interaction of groundwater with surface water resupply sources (e.g., streams or lakes) is driven by concerns of intensified global fresh-water use coupled with increasing industrial and agricultural pollution levels. Our joint laboratory and numerical experiments simulate water withdrawals via two pumping wells from an unconfined aqui...
Autori: Anca Marina Marinov
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27302

EFFECT OF SEWAGE SLUDGE APPLICATION ON WHEAT CROP PRODUCTIVITY AND HEAVY METAL ACCUMULATION IN SOIL AND WHEAT GRAIN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
The present work illustrates the results of a long-term field experiment with sewage sludge used on agricultural land in order to assess the influence of sewage sludge on wheat crop productivity. The experimental research was conducted for three years as following: the evaluation of the agricultural use of sewage sludge in the year of application and its residual effect in grain and in soil for the next two years. The sewage sludge considered in the framework of the study was from Sfantu Gheorgh...
Autori: Diana Mariana Cocarta
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27303

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

GIS MODULE FOR THE ESTIMATION OF THE HILLSLOPE TORRENTIAL PEAK FLOW
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 5
In rural regions, characterized by a large number of small basins, some of them torrential and others without permanent flow, high intensity convective rainfall generate overland flow, not always on the same path. Overland hillslope flow, followed by a dangerous peak discharge, can happen almost anywhere at any time. The purpose of this paper is to present a GIS module for computation of possible peak flow in any point of a hillslope. The workflow is based on the rational method, but it is appli...
Autori: Ionel Haidu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27309

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

MITIGATION OF HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT EMISSIONS: VACUUM vs. CONVENTIONAL SEWER SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
The efforts to quantify gas emissions from wastewater handling have omitted the conveyance along sewers, lift stations, and manholes. This article compared the conventional system with the vacuum system based on sewer gas emissions. The goal of the study was to determine the emissions of methane, hydrogen sulphide, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide at the level of the wet-wells of the conventional system and the exhaust of the vacuum system before and after the bio-filtration process by way of...
Autori: Iulia Carmen Ciobotici Terryn
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27326

ELECTROCHEMICAL DETECTION OF FLUOXETINE IN WATER USING A SILVER MODIFIED ZEOLITE-CARBON NANOFIBER ELECTRODE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
Pharmaceuticals contaminants in waters exhibit a significant threat on the human health and the ecosystem quality. This research demonstrates the utility of a silver-doped zeolite-modified carbon nanofiber-epoxy (AgZ-CNF) prepared by two-roll mill method in development of the fast methodology for the detection of fluoxetine (FXT) in the aqueous solution. The results showed the role of zeolite that improved the sensitivity and the limit of detection of FXT resulted to the possibility to propose a...
Autori: Magdalena Ardelean
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27328

ECOLOGICAL STUDY ON NITROGEN BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLE AFTER CONVERSION FROM GRASSLAND TO CROPLAND IN SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE (ROMANIA)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
Conversion of natural ecological systems has been one of the greatest human impact on terrestrial ecosystems. The expansion of anthroposphere altered virtually all biogeochemical cycles of elements. Nitrogen holds a key place in sustaining life and presents unique traits such as broad chemical speciation and mobility within the environmental compartments. With historically adapted ecosystems to low bioavailable nitrogen, understanding the complexity of the nitrogen disruption is a continuous cha...
Autori: Andreea Csolti
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27329

HEAVY METALS AND GAMMA RADIOACTIVITY BIOACCUMULATIONIN Artemisia absinthium L. GROWN ON A WASTE DUMP
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
In the current context of industrialization, chemical and radioactive pollution is a concern for environmental protection and interference with human health. Care for environmental protection also includes vegetation that grows spontaneously in potentially contaminated places, thus avoiding illness among the population if consumed. The study area is located at 4.5km SSE from downtown Bacău City, Romania and is the result of the manufacture of H3PO4 through the wet method. In this study, t...
Autori: Mioara Săndulache Rachieru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27331

QUANTIFICATION OF EFFECTS PRODUCED BY THE EXTRACTION OF MINERAL AGGREGATES TOWARDS WATER BODIES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
This paper presents the research performed in view of emphasizing the effects of mineral aggregates extraction on the geomorphological and hydraulic features of Moldova body of water. The effect on the geomorphological features was assessed by overlapping the cross profiles (22 profiles) and long profiles (2 profiles) from the entire area studied. These profiles were obtained by topographical measurements on the starting date (July 2013) and on the research end date, respectively (March 2015). T...
Autori: Paula Cojocaru
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27335

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

USE OF MACROINVERTEBRATES FOR ASSESSMENT OF RESTORATION WORKS INFLUENCE ON THE HABITAT IN FLOODPLAIN LAKES
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
The paper presents a study concerning the influence of the hydraulic and hydrological connectivity among the oxbow lakes and the restoration of riparian-zones have on aging. Interconnectivity oxbow lakes emerge after complex regulating works for the protection of the shores and bottom of the lakes. Research has analyzed the influence of the hydraulic connectivity of three lakes located in northern Poland on the structure of associated bottom invertebrates – elements that monitor the cond...
Autori: Anca Balan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27342

INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. EEA PROGRAMME IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
Environmental education is an important field of study at the university level and also in the framework of adult education. Awareness about the environmental issues at global level is becoming increasingly important for the new society, representing one of the most significant factors for ensuring sustainability. In this respect, a number of European programs are addressed to the people willing to develop projects on this topic, aiming to stimulate the mobility of the involved staff, in order t...
Autori: Madlena Nen
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27345

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
http://www.ecozone.ro/reviste.php?RID=27347

TURNING WHEAT STRAW IN A SUSTAINABLE RAW MATERIAL FOR PAPER INDUSTRY
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 4
Deforestation is a vital problem at global level, being one of the main causes of climate change. Volume of wood used in construction, furniture and pulp and paper industries increases year by year. Stopping the decrease of forests surface is of imperative importance from the point of view of sustainability. Pulp and paper industry faces with severe lack of pulpwood and for this reason other raw materials are taken into consideration. Chemical pulp can be partially replaced with recovered paper ...
Autori: Adrian Cătălin Puiţel
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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ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING BY OIL AND GAS MULTINATIONALS FROM RUSSIA AND ROMANIA: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
The objective of the paper consists in determining the level of awareness towards sustainability and ecological issues for Russian and Romanian oil and gas multinational companies (MNCs). Thus, we employed a qualitative approach on the issue, both by investigating the information disclosed in sustainability and/or CSR reports from a sample of Russian and Romanian corporations and by keeping trace of the adequacy of their reporting practice with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards. Ou...
Autori: Codruţa Badaluta Minda
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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INFORMATICAL (IT) PLATFORM FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF EXPLOSIVES AND PYROTEHNICAL PRODUCTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
This paper presents the research results on the development and implementation of a traceable and efficient system which is characterized by a high accuracy level, transposed within a specialized IT application in order to properly implement certain sampling schemes required for assessing the conformity of civil use explosives and pyrotechnic articles, in compliance with the European Directives 93/15/EEC (new 2014/28/EU) and 2007/23/EC (new 2013/29/UE). The scientific research results emphasized...
Autori: Daniela Rus
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE MANAGEMENT OF MINE VENTILATION NETWORKS AFTER AN EXPLOSION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 6
During the development of an underground explosion phenomenon, due to the energy of dynamic wave, important mechanical effects are registered both in the affected mine workings and in ventilation constructions (stoppings and seals, ventilation doors, regulators and air crossings). An explosion directly affects the ventilation network by modifying specific operational parameters of the main fans. This creates a different natural post event repartition of the air flows, at the branch level. In or...
Autori: Marius Cornel Șuvar
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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DEVELOPMENT OF A DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM BASED ON STOCHASTIC NONLINEAR OPTIMIZATION FOR PETROLEUM-CONTAMINATED SITE MANAGEMENT
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
In this study, a decision support system based on a stochastic optimization model under modeling uncertainty and parameter certainty (SOMUM-DSS) is developed for petroleum-contaminated sites management. The SOMUM-DSS incorporates scenario analysis, numerical simulation, multivariate analysis, nonlinear optimization within a decision support system. It provides an effective tool for decision makers to select the optimal remediation strategy. The developed SOMUM-DSS is then applied to a petroleum-...
Autori: Qi Yang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTI-INDEX ECOSYSTEM HEALTH ASSESSMENT MODEL USING BACK-PROPAGATION NEURAL NETWORK APPROACH: A CASE STUDY OF THE YANGTZE ESTUARY, CHINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
The objective of this study is to develop a back-propagation neural network (BPNN) to assess the health status of estuarine ecosystems. The BPNN objectively reflected ecosystem health due to the weight and bias values obtained by the network training, owing to its adaptive learning, self-organization and fault tolerance. Correlation analysis is used to avoid double counting of the input variables. Particularly, 11 ecosystem health indices were used as assessment parameters to establish a set of ...
Autori: Chao Wang
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECTS OF USING CONCRETE WASH WATER ON A FEW CHARACTERISTICS OF NEW CONCRETE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
Construction industries generate a large amount of concrete wash water every day, and it causes soil, surface water and ground water pollution. Therefore, re-using concrete wash water to produce fresh concrete is one of the solutions to prevent environmental pollution and to sustain water use. In this study, we tested setting time of cement, slump, compressive and tensile strength of 24 triplicate cubic samples of concrete with and without micro silica plus additive admixture using concrete wash...
Autori: Gholamreza Asadollahfardi
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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FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT, FINANCIAL STRUCTURE AND CARBON EMISSION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
Using the panel data of 30 provinces, cities and autonomous regions in China from 1997 to 2013, and taking different finance development and financial structure indexes into consideration, the paper systematically investigate the impact of finance development and finance structure on carbon emission. The results of empirical research show: (1) The financial development efficiency at a provincial level, and in Eastern regions, has a significant effect on carbon emission, illustrating an invert...
Autori: Yu Kong
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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CONCENTRATIONS OF CHROMIUM, CADMIUM AND NICKEL IN TWO CONSUMED FISH SPECIES OF PERSIAN GULF, IRAN
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 7
In this study heavy metal (Cr, Cd and Ni) levels in muscle tissues of pelagic and benthic fish species in Persian Gulf from western and eastern sides of Bandar Abbas were determined. In western side, the mean concentrations of Cr, Cd and Ni in Aldrichetta forsteri species were 0.57, 0.33, and 0.12 mg/kg dry weight, while in Pomadasys kaadan species were 0.08, 2.18, and 1.39 mg/kg dry weight, respectively. In eastern side, the concentrations in Aldrichetta forsteri species were 0.26, 0.10, and...
Autori: Ali Koolivand
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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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 DEVELOPME...
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ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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SMART GROUND PROJECT: A NEW APPROACH TO DATA ACCESSIBILITY AND COLLECTION FOR RAW MATERIALS AND SECONDARY RAW MATERIALS IN EUROPE
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
Steady Raw Materials (RM) supply is essential for the EU economy and increasingly under pressure to sustain the businesses and industries demand. The supply of RM is not only a matter of availability of primary but also of secondary raw materials (SRM). In fact a great amount of waste can be regained as practical and valuable SRM by enhancing the recovery processes from industrial, mining and municipal landfill sites, especially if we consider that Europe is highly dependent on the imports of...
Autori: Giovanna Antonella Dino
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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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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WASTE MANAGEMENT COMPANIES TOWARDS CIRCULAR ECONOMY: WHAT IMPACTS ON PRODUCTION COSTS?
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 8
Waste production and management is a strategic issue for all countries, because it relates to environmental, social, and economic conditions. The European Commission pushes EU member states to implement the “hierarchical principle”, which aims to prevent negative environmental impacts caused by waste. Within this context, the article deals with Italian municipal companies operating in the field of waste management. The objective is to verify if and how separate waste collection ra...
Autori: Francesca Bartolacci
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EVALUATION OF COMBINED FENTON OXIDATION AND CHEMICAL PRECIPITATION PROCESS PERFORMANCE IN CYANIDE REMOVAL FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
This study was conducted to evaluate the cyanide removal efficiency by coupled process of Fenton and coagulation/precipitation from aqueous solution. The study was performed at laboratory scale in a batch system. Variations of pH, Fenton and precipitation reagents (molar ratios of Fe2+/H2O2 and ferric chloride), contact time and initial concentration of cyanide were investigated, and the optimum conditions obtained from each of the Fenton and precipitation processes were followed in the coupl...
Autori: Ahmad Jonidi Jafari
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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THE EFFECT OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC PARAMETERS ON WASTE GENERATION AT COUNTY LEVEL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
The paper evaluates the effect of selected socio-economic parameters on the generation of municipal waste in Podlasie Province of north-eastern Poland. The study was made over the eight year period (2001-2008) and seventeen separate counties were analyzed. Principal component analysis (PCA) as a multivariate statistical method was used for filtering the data so that only the significant independent variables could be determined. The first component explained over the 54% of waste production v...
Autori: Izabela Anna Talalaj
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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AMOUNT AND STRUCTURE OF TREE DAMAGE WHEN USING CUT-TO-LENGTH SYSTEM
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
The research was conducted in a spruce stand with disseminated beech and larch trees from the Carpathian Mountains, where thinning operations had taken place. The CTL (Cut-To-Length) system was applied by using harvester and forwarder. The research was aimed at determining the amount of damage to trees, identifying the damage types, their frequency, extent, form and distribution at the level of trees and at the level of the entire stand. Thus, 7.5 % of remaining trees were damaged with the am...
Autori: Vasile Răzvan Câmpu
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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PREDICTING ACID ROCK DRAINAGE FROM A NICKEL MINE WASTE PILE AND METAL LEVELS IN SURROUNDING SOILS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
Acid-base accounting was applied to evaluate the acid generating potential of waste rock dumps of different ages at a nickel mine in Zimbabwe. Metal concentrations in soils surrounding the dumps were also assessed. The net neutralising potential (NNP) of waste rock samples was derived from the maximum potential acidity (MPA) and the neutralising potential (NP). MPA and NP were determined based on total sulphur and acid consumption respectively. Waste rock dumps (WRDs) had more (p<0.05) su...
Autori: Artwell Kanda
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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USING PCA COMBINED SVM IN THE CLASSIFICATION OF EUTROPHICATION IN DEZ RESERVOIR (IRAN)
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 9
Eutrophication is water pollution initiated by high amounts of plant nutrients. With the excess influx of nutrients from human activities, the eutrophication process begins and causes a breeding ground for algae. The amount of nutrients present in any given cycle will be higher than the levels present in previous cycles. Therefore, it is very important to manage water quality in lakes and dams to prevent and to slow or to reverse the eutrophication process. This can be ensured by using effect...
Autori: Saeed Bashiri
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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OPTIMIZATION OF OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS FOR NITRITE ACCUMULATION IN A SUBMERGED BIOFILTER
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 10
The partial nitrification bioreactor (PNBR) was operated at a constant temperature and an influent synthetic wastewater pH of 35°C and 8.5, respectively. The effects of dissolved oxygen concentrations (DO), hydraulic retention times (HRT), and the nitrogen loading rates (NLR) on the ammonium removal efficiencies and the NO2-N/NOx-N ratio were investigated. The activity of nitrite oxidizing bacteria was stimulated at high DO concentrations. The highest NO2-N/NOx-N ratio of 0.76 was obtained a...
Autori: Sukru Aslan
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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URBAN FORESTS AND THE NEEDS OF VISITORS: A CASE STUDY OF KOŠUTNJAK PARK FOREST, SERBIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 10
Urban forests contribute to social, aesthetic and economic benefits within cities. In urban forest management, these aspects are often not incorporated, especially in the countries of South East Europe (e.g. Serbia), where the management of urban forests is still dominated by classical forestry aims (i.e. timber production). This paper analyzes the Košutnjak urban forest in Belgrade, with a special emphasis on the needs of its visitors and the importance of its use. We aim to raise awaren...
Autori: Jelena Tomićević-Dubljević
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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RESTORING WETLANDS AND NATURAL FLOODPLAIN ALONG THE LOWER BAŞEU RIVER IN ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 10
In Romania many rivers have been canalized by non-submersible damming, flow diversions and channeling towards new routes, transversal arrangements, etc. The modifications of natural flow regimes brought severe impacts on all ecological functions of wetlands and on the natural functioning of river-floodplain systems. Due to damming only few of the floodplains function nowadays in a natural manner. Rivers and wetlands rehabilitations are bringing the well-known environment benefits, reason for wh...
Autori: Lăcrămioara Vlad
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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MEASUREMENTS ON ELECTROMAGNETIC SCATTERED FIELDS OF SOME RF AND MICROWAVE EQUIPMENTS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 10
In many laboratories, offices and home rooms exists devices and equipment working in the radio frequency (RF) and microwave (MW) bands. People working with these equipments may be exposed to electromagnetic fields of high density that can produce adverse effects on human health. It is suitable to perform measurements on the scattered fields, especially in the near-field regions (Fresnel’ radiating and reactive regions), where the incident power density can reach dangerous levels for occ...
Autori: Sorin-Bogdan Balmus
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF URBAN AND RURAL ATMOSPHERIC AEROSOLS IN AND NEAR BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 10
The temporal variation of the pollutant (PM10) levels over urban and rural sites in and near Bucharest was investigated from March 2014 until September 2015. The comparison between the PM10 mass concentration values at urban site and those from referential urban station of Environmental Protection Agency of Bucharest allowed us to detect certain pollution events. Considering this purpose the optical parameters characterizing the loading of the atmosphere (Aerosol Optical Depth-AOD) and the type ...
Autori: Gabriela Manolache
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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ASSESSMENT OF OSCULATING VALUE METHOD BASED ON ENTROPY WEIGHT TO TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONSERVATION AND EMISSION REDUCTION
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 10
To assess energy conservation and emission reduction effect on traffic and transportation at macro level more scientifically, the evaluation system based on the improved osculating value method for transportation is established. Information entropy weight is introduced to the traditional osculating value method and the numerical matrix normalization process in the osculating value method is simplified. The pollutant emission and the energy consumption is defined as negative index, and the capaci...
Autori: Yang Yang
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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SEASONAL VARIATION OF THE AEROSOL CHEMICAL COMPOSITION IN A ROMANIAN PERI-URBAN AREA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
Chemical composition variations of aerosols during summer and winter seasons have been investigated using an Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (AMS) at Magurele, a city near Bucharest, Romania. Proportions of chemical species, concentration time series, mass range distribution and aerodynamic size distribution of aerosols have been analyzed. AMS measurements proved that the organics, nitrate, sulphate and ammonium, with small amounts of chloride were the main species at ground level during the investig...
Autori: Jeni Vasilescu
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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STUDY ON THE USE OF GEOTEXTILES FOR ENSURING DRAINAGE CONDITIONS WITHIN INDUSTRIAL FLY ASH PONDS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
Fly ash ponds are dangerous for the environment because the fly ash can cause multiple harmful effects. This is cause for major concern for researchers and industry people alike. The rise of the water table level inside the ash structure may cause a loss of stability over time, with adverse effects on the environment. Therefore it is necessary to adopt efficient solutions to ensure the stability of ash ponds and rapid measures that can be applied. The use of geosynthetic materials has proven to ...
Autori: Lidia Niculiţă
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF BIOMASS AND ENDO-Β-1,4-GLUCANASE BY WHITE ROT FUNGI NATIVE FROM ARGENTINA
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
A large number of microorganisms are capable of producing cellulases; however, fungi are considered among the most active enzymes producers. Different strains of white rot fungi (WRF) were reported to have a great potential for biotechnological applications and cellulase enzymes is much involved in this effect, especially for bioethanol production. Misiones is included in a forest region characterized by a vast biodiversity, and within this environment, a large number of microorganisms can be...
Autori: Ernesto M. Giorgio
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EMPIRICAL STUDY ON THE INTERDEPENDENCE BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTAL WELLBEING, FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 11
This study investigates the dynamic relationship between economic growth, energy consumption, financial development, and CO2 emissions at macro level in the case of 49 countries from Europe and Central Asia over a two-year period. The research focuses exclusively on country-level characteristics and uses a heteroscedasticity-consistent standard error estimator (HC3) to analyze the aforementioned relationship. The proposed econometric models test whether: i) the level of development of financial ...
Autori: Marilena Mironiuc
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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A COMPARISON STUDY OF WATER FILTERING MATERIALS MADE FROM EXTRACTED PALM FRUIT FIBRE AND PALM KERNEL SHELL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
The use of activated carbon as filter media for water has gained research attractions over the years. A comparison study of granular activated carbon (GAC) of extracted palm fruit fibres (EPF), palm kernel shell (PKS) with existing filter material (EFM) commercially produced activated carbon for water filtration has been conducted. Palm kernel shells and extracted palm fruit fibres from palm oil mill wastes were processed to form activated carbon by chemical activation process. Scanning Elect...
Autori: Jamaliah Idris
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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OPTIMIZATION OF IMPORTANT PROCESS PARAMETERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF Cr(VI) BY A MODIFIED WASTE MATERIAL
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
This paper highlights the utility of rice husk ash for the adsorption of Cr(VI) ions from aqueous solutions. Rice husk ash (RHA) is produced when rice husk is burnt for various purposes. Application of Treated Rice Husk Ash (TRHA) as an adsorbent for the removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solutions has been investigated. For this purpose, RHA was thermally treated. RHA and treated RHA (TRHA) were characterized by XRD, SEM and FTIR to investigate the effect of treatment on the nature and surface char...
Autori: Varsha Srivastava
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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INFLUENCE OF PROCESS VARIABLES ON ADSORPTION OF CONGO RED ONTO MANGO LEAF CHAR USING FACTORIAL DESIGN ANALYSIS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
Influence of process variables like pH, adsorbent dosage (D), initial dye concentration (C0), particle size (S) and temperature (T) on adsorption of a direct dye on carbon derived from mango leaf were studied using a 25 factorial design. The main effects and interaction effects were determined using statistical methods. Maximum uptake obtained was 55.7 mg/g (pH = 2, T = 40 °C, D = 0.5 g/dm³, C0= 100 mg/dm³ and S = 53 μm). It was found that the effects of process variables namely...
Autori: Varadarajan Gunasekar
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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VARIATION OF EUTRIC CAMBISOLS’ CHEMICAL PROPERTIES BASED ON ALTITUDINAL AND GEOMORPHOLOGIC ZONING
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 16Nr. 12
This study of the variation process of the chemical properties of eutric Cambisols on altitudinal levels, forest station subclasses and geomorphologic units, was based on soil analyses from 847 soil horizons gathered from 379 profiles. These profiles were distributed on Romania’s entire forest area. The average values of the eutric Cambisol’s chemical properties fit were within the known limits for this type of soil, but there were slight variations based on altitude, forest station ...
Autori: Gheorghe Spârchez
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
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EFFECT OF INFLUENT C/N AND C/P RATIOS ON NUTRIENTS REMOVAL INVESTIGATED VIA CHEMICAL AND MICROBIAL ANALYSES IN A NOVEL BNR-IC PROCESS
Environmental Engineering and Management JournalVol. 17Nr. 1
This work describes the variations in nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) removal performances and bacterial population dynamics in response to different influent C/N and C/P ratios in a novel BNR-IC process combining biological nutrients removal (BNR) with induced crystallization (IC). A good nutrients removal performance was achieved at 7.8 of C/N ratio and 23.3 of C/P ratio, where P and TN removal efficiencies were 94.0±2.4% and 90.5±4.3%, respectively. Moreover, significant changes...
Autori: Haiming Zou
ISSN: 18