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Effects of channel morphology on nitrate retention in a headwater agricultural stream in Lake Chaohu Basin, China.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

School of Resources and Environmental Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, 230009, China.

Five field tracer experiments and relevant detailed investigations of physical characterizations were conducted to investigate the effects of channel geomorphic settings on nitrate uptake efficiency on a 310-m long geomorphically distinct stream reach in a headwater agricultural stream in Hefei District, Lake Chaohu Basin. The model-fitted parameters from the one-dimensional transport with inflow and storage model were used to estimate the transient storage metric ([Formula: see text]) and determine the total nitrate uptake coefficient (k) for the study reach. And then, a nutrient spiraling approach was applied to reach-scale nitrate uptake estimates (S, V, and U). Read More

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February 2019

Depression, anxiety-like behavior, and memory impairment in mice exposed to chitosan-coated zein nanoparticles.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Post-graduation Program in Cerrado Natural Resource Conservation and Biological Research Laboratory, Instituto Federal Goiano-Urutaí Campus, Urutai, GO, Brazil.

The advent of biotechnology provided the synthesis of nanoproducts with diverse applications in the field of medicine, agriculture, food, among others. However, the toxicity of many nanoparticles (NP) currently used, which can penetrate natural systems and impact organisms, is not known. Thus, in this study, we evaluated whether the short exposure (5 days) to low concentrations of chitosan-coated zein nanoparticles (ZNP-CS) (0. Read More

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February 2019

A novel nano zero-valent iron biomaterial for chromium (Cr to Cr) reduction.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 247 667, India.

This research work aims to develop a biomaterial entrapped with iron nanoparticles by green synthesis method in which biomass act as both reducing and capping agent. Iron nanoparticles embedded in Citrus limetta peels were characterised using ICP-MS for determination of metal loading, XRD, XPS for crystallinity and oxidation states, TEM followed by FESEM-EDS for particle size and morphology. Sizes of nanoparticles were found to be in the range of 4-70 nm. Read More

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February 2019

Detection of outliers in pollutant emissions from the Soto de Ribera coal-fired power plant using functional data analysis: a case study in northern Spain.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Oviedo, 33007, Oviedo, Spain.

For more than a century, air pollution has been one of the most important environmental problems in cities. Pollution is a threat to human health and is responsible for many deaths every year all over the world. This paper deals with the topic of functional outlier detection. Read More

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February 2019

Organo-modification of montmorillonite for enhancing the adsorption efficiency of cobalt radionuclides from aqueous solutions.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Nuclear Chemistry Department, Hot Laboratories Center, Atomic Energy Authority, P.O. Box 13759, Cairo, Egypt.

Montmorillonite clay was organically modified with thoron (TH) and was employed as an adsorbent for removal of cobalt(II) radionuclides from aqueous solutions. Batch adsorption experiments, under several operational parameters such as pH, contact time, initial adsorbate concentration, adsorbent dosage, ionic strength, and temperature, were conducted to determine the optimum conditions for efficient removal of cobalt(II) radionuclides. The obtained data showed that almost complete removals were achieved for cobalt(II) at pH values ≥ 3. Read More

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February 2019

Ammonia exposure induced abnormal expression of cytokines and heat shock proteins via glucose metabolism disorders in chicken neutrophils.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

College of Veterinary Medicine, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, 150030, China.

Ammonia (NH) is a highly irritant, alkaline gas. Atmospheric emission of NH was recognized as an environmental challenge. As a global issue, the NH emission survey with spatially detailed information demonstrated that the sources of atmospheric NH include agriculture (livestock wastes, fertilizers) and some industrial activities. Read More

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February 2019

Temporal change of the accumulation of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in lichens in Switzerland between 1995 and 2014.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Air Pollution Control and Chemicals Division, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), Bern, Switzerland.

The aim of this study was to assess the temporal change of atmospheric deposition patterns of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Switzerland between 1995 and 2014 by a passive biomonitoring with lichens. Lichen tissues sampled at 16 representative sites in the same season of 1995 and 2014 were analyzed for a total of 94 individual and 27 sum parameters of POPs and PAHs by means of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The comparative analyses showed a decrease of 40 to 80% (medians) for most of the POPs and PAHs concentration in lichens at all site categories. Read More

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February 2019
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The adsorption behavior of multiple contaminants like heavy metal ions and p-nitrophenol on organic-modified montmorillonite.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

College of Energy and Environment, Shenyang Aerospace University, 37 Daoyi South Street, Shenyang, 110136, People's Republic of China.

Stearyl trimethyl ammonium chloride (STAC) and ethylenediamine (En) were successfully implanted into montmorillonite (MMt) interlayer to fabricate the novel adsorbent STAC-En-MMt for the simultaneous adsorption of Cu, Zn, and p-nitrophenol (PNP). X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, elemental analyzer, zeta potential analyzer, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, and UV-visible spectrophotometer were used to investigate the microstructure characteristics of STAC-En-MMt and their adsorption capacity of target contaminants. Four factors such as pH, the molar ratio between En and STAC (R), the adsorption time (A), and the adsorption temperature (A) were selected to investigate the adsorption capacities of Cu, Zn, and PNP onto STAC-En-MMt in ternary solution. Read More

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February 2019

Field-aged biochar reduces the greenhouse gas balance in a degraded vegetable field treated by reductive soil disinfestation.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Low Carbon Agriculture and GHGs Mitigation, College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, 210095, China.

Reductive soil disinfestation (RSD) is proposed as a pre-plant, non-chemical soil disinfestation technique to control several soilborne phytosanitary issues. However, limited information is available on the evaluation of greenhouse gas (GHG) balance and soil quality during the soil remediation process as affected by RSD method. A 44-day field experiment including four different treatments was conducted to investigate the effects of conventional RSD and field-aged biochar-amended RSD on GHG balance and soil quality in a degraded vegetable field. Read More

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February 2019
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Assessment of Euro 5 diesel vehicle NOx emissions by laboratory and track testing.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Istituto Motori - National Research Council of Italy, Viale Marconi, 4, 80125, Naples, Italy.

The Volkswagen scandal has promoted experimental campaigns worldwide aimed to assess the real exhaust emissions of in-use vehicles. Attention has been paid to diesel vehicle NOx emissions that are much higher than legislative type-approval limits. This paper analysed exhaust emissions of a fleet of ten Euro 5 diesel vehicles. Read More

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February 2019

Overexpression of OsLea14-A improves the tolerance of rice and increases Hg accumulation under diverse stresses.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

College of Food and Biological Engineering, Chongqing Three Gorges University, Chongqing, 404120, China.

The group 5 LEA (late embryogenesis abundant) proteins are an atypical LEA protein group, which is associated with resistance to multiple stresses. In this study, OsLea14-A gene was isolated from Oryza sativa L., which encodes a 5C LEA protein with 151 amino acids. Read More

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February 2019

Long-term responses of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) to the contamination of light soils with diesel oil.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Chemistry, Research Group of Environmental Toxicology, Faculty of Environmental Management and Agriculture, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, ul. Prawocheńskiego 17, 10-720, Olsztyn, Poland.

Research into trees plays a very important role in evaluations of soil contamination with diesel oil. Trees are ideal for reclaiming contaminated soils because their large biomass renders them more resistant to higher concentrations of pollutants. In the literature, there is a general scarcity of long-term studies performed on trees, in particular European beeches. Read More

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February 2019

Effects of antibiotics on nitrogen uptake of four wetland plant species grown under hydroponic culture.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, No. 800 Dongchuan Rd., Shanghai, 200240, China.

To investigate the effects of antibiotics on nitrogen removal and uptake by wetland plants, four typical macrophyte species, Cyperus alternifolius L., Typha angustifolia L., Lythrum salicaria L. Read More

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February 2019

The economic and environmental benefits analysis for food waste anaerobic treatment: a case study in Beijing.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

School of Economics and Management, North China Electric Power University, Hui Long Guan, Chang Ping District, Beijing, 102206, China.

The disposal of food waste has attracted worldwide attention. Each year, the amount of wasted food accounts for an estimated one third of annual food production globally. This large amount of food waste has caused serious land, water, and air pollution. Read More

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February 2019

The hematologic effects of BTEX exposure among elderly residents in Nanjing: a cross-sectional study.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Jiangsu, Road 172, 210009, Nanjing, People's Republic of China.

Few studies have examined the effects of environmental concentrations of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX) on the hematologic system of residents near a petrochemical complex. This study evaluated the potential effects of blood BTEX concentrations on the hematologic parameters of residents in a community near a petrochemical complex (contaminated group) and another community free of known petrochemical pollution (control group). Volunteer residents were randomly recruited. Read More

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February 2019

Effect of irrigation amount and fertilization on agriculture non-point source pollution in the paddy field.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

College of Water Conservancy & Environmental Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, 450001, Henan, People's Republic of China.

It is the key point to reveal the effect of irrigation water and fertilization conditions on the agriculture non-point pollution in the paddy field. In this study, the estimation model of agricultural non-point source pollution loads at field scale was established on the basis of agricultural drainage irrigation model and combined with pollutant concentration predication model. Based on the estimation model of agricultural non-point source pollution in the field and experimental data, the load of agricultural non-point source pollution in different irrigate amount and fertilization schedule in paddy field was calculated. Read More

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February 2019

Characterization and chemical fixation of stainless steel pickling residue using sodium sulfide hydrate.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, 39217, USA.

The stainless steel pickling residue (SSPR) produced from the stainless steel industries in China contains large amounts of heavy metals such as chromium (Cr) and nickel (Ni). The study found that the hexavalent chromium Cr (VI) was the primary contributor to the leaching of Cr in the toxicity character leaching test. A chemical fixation with sodium sulfide was used to treat the SSPR, and the response surface methodology (RSM) was employed to optimize the process. Read More

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February 2019

Effect of earthworms and plants on the efficiency of vertical flow systems treating university wastewater.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali, University of Bologna, Via Umberto Terracini 28, 40131, Bologna, Italy.

One of the possible ways to improve the operation efficiency of constructed wetlands and to prevent their clogging is the application of earthworms. They have already been successfully applied for vermicomposting and for sludge dewatering and treatment. A few studies have already examined the effect of earthworms on the treatment of wastewater by vertical flow constructed wetlands (VFCWs), but none of them have provided a yearlong research result from an open-air system or compared the effect that different seasons in a temperate climate area can have on these invertebrates. Read More

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February 2019

Investigating the determinant factors of environmental quality (based on ecological carbon footprint index).

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

The main objective of this study is to evaluate 22 explanatory variables on ecological footprints and rank each of them by using the two approaches of Bayesian model averaging and weighted averaging least square in developing countries. The data is in a 20-year period of 1996-2016. According to the negative weighted averaging coefficient of square of gross domestic production (GDP), the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis can be confirmed with a high degree of certainty. Read More

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February 2019

Changes in mineral forms of nitrogen and sulfur and enzymatic activities during composting of lignocellulosic waste and chicken feathers.

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Justyna Bohacz

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Faculty of Agrobioengineering, Department of Environmental Microbiology, Laboratory of Mycology, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, 7 Leszczyńskiego Street, 20-069, Lublin, Poland.

The aim of this study was to show the dynamics of changes in the activity of enzymes responsible for C, N, and S metabolism, i.e., cellulase, protease, urease, and arylsulfatase in two lignocellulosic composts as well as changes in the concentration of mineral forms important in plant nutrition (N-NH, N-NO, S-SO). Read More

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February 2019

Preparation of a novel nano-FeO/triethanolamine/GO composites to enhance Pb/Cu ions removal.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

School of Chemical Engineering & Pharmacy, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan, 430073, China.

In this paper, a magnetic nano-FeO/triethanolamine/GO composite (TEA-GO-FE) was prepared by using graphene oxide (GO), triethanolamine (TEA), and ferric chloride. The result indicates that triethanolamine acted as an important role for the growing of FeO and adsorption ability of composite material. The synthesis mechanism of TEA-GO-FE was investigated through the medium of SEM-EDS, XRD, FT-IR, and TEM. Read More

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February 2019

Efficient removal of dyes from dyeing wastewater by powder activated charcoal/titanate nanotube nanocomposites: adsorption and photoregeneration.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Research Centre for Environmental Quality Management, Kyoto University, 1-2 Yumihama, Otsu, Shiga, Japan.

Effective removal of dyes has been widely investigated by the adsorption of powder activated carbon and photodegradation by titanate nanotubes (TNTs). In this study, a facile one-step alkaline-hydrothermal method was applied to synthesize powder activated charcoal-supported TNTs (TNTs@PAC). Adsorption of three representative dyes, i. Read More

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February 2019

Decomplexation of Cr(III)-EDTA and simultaneous abatement of total Cr by photo-oxidation: efficiency and in situ reduction of intermediate Cr(VI).

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Jan 7. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

School of Life and Environmental Science, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, 325035, China.

Most prevailing processes are incapable of removing Cr(III)-organic complexes efficiently and facing the problem of in-process formation of highly toxic Cr(VI) based on oxidation. The efficient decomplexation of Cr(III) complexes and simultaneous abatement of Cr with low Cr(VI) accumulation would be desirable in treatment of Cr(III)-complexed wastewater. Here, we found efficient degradation of Cr(III)-EDTA and simultaneous removal of Cr by forming CrO precipitate from simulated solution as well as an electroplating effluent under UV irradiation. Read More

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January 2019

Toxicological effects benzotriazole to the marine scallop Chlamys nobilis: a 2-month exposure study.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Marine Biology Institute, Shantou University, Shantou, Guangdong, 515063, People's Republic of China.

Benzotriazole and its associated derivatives (BTs) are widely used as ultraviolet stabilizers and corrosion inhibitors. They have been extensively found in marine environments and are bioaccumulative through the food chain. However, the toxicities of BTs to marine organisms are seldom identified and no assessment has been conducted for filter-feeding bivalves. Read More

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February 2019

Investigation on the use of plastic pyrolysis oil as alternate fuel in a direct injection diesel engine with titanium oxide nanoadditive.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, 517102, India.

The challenges in handling of waste plastics, shortage and price rise of petro fuels may be dealt by producing fuel from waste plastics. A trial has been attempted here to assess the change in properties of PPO (plastic pyrolysis oil) by blending with TiO nanoparticles and also to assess the power output and emission behaviour of a mono cylinder CI engine operating on PPO added with the above mentioned additive. Initially, the PPO was produced from the discarded waste plastics through the pyrolysis process by thermal cracking. Read More

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February 2019
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River health assessment of the Yellow River source region, Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China, based on tolerance values of macroinvertebrates.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China.

For decades, the river health of the Yellow River source region (YRSR) on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau has been a focal issue owing to its unique geographic location and ecological functions. This study investigated the ecological status of the headwater streams, the main stem, and the tributaries of the Yellow River in the YRSR using the tolerance values of macroinvertebrates and those related to biotic indices. The macroinvertebrate assemblages of the headwater streams were characterized by lower biodiversity than the tributaries downstream, based on comparisons of taxonomical composition, functional feeding group composition, and the pollution-tolerant capacity of taxa. Read More

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February 2019

Effect of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid and biochar on Cu accumulation and subcellular partitioning in Amaranthus retroflexus L.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Shanxi University, Taiyuan, 030000, China.

Phytoremediation combined with amendments and stabilization technologies are two crucial methods to deal with soil contaminated with heavy metals. Copper (Cu) contamination in soil near Cu mines poses a serious threat to ecosystems and human health. This study investigated the effect of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) and biochar (BC) on the accumulation and subcellular distribution of Cu in Amaranthus retroflexus L. Read More

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February 2019
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Analyzing ecosystem services of freshwater lakes and their driving forces: the case of Erhai Lake, China.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 200240, China.

Freshwater lakes provide critical ecological services to the local ecosystem. However, many of them are facing serious challenges, such as ecosystem degradation and water contamination, due to irrational water utilization and a lack of effective management. Under such a circumstance, it is crucial to examine the ecosystem services of freshwater lakes and uncover the driving forces so that appropriate protection policies can be raised. Read More

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February 2019

Impact of biochar-supported zerovalent iron nanocomposite on the anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Landscape of Architecture, Center for Ecophronetic Practice Research, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, 200092, China.

Anaerobic digestion (AD) is an attractive technology for sludge treatment as it stabilizes sludge and produce renewable energy. However, problems such as low organic matter content and high heavy metals level are often encountered which severely limits the effectiveness of AD. In this study, the biochar-supported nanoscale zerovalent iron (nZVI-BC) was synthesized and used as additives during AD of sewage sludge to investigate the enhancement effects for methane production and its impacts on microbial structure at mesophilic temperature. Read More

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February 2019

Constructing magnetic Pt-loaded BiFeO nanocomposite for boosted visible light photocatalytic and antibacterial activities.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, 14300, Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Visible light-responsive Pt-loaded coral-like BiFeO (Pt-BFO) nanocomposite at different Pt loadings was synthesized via a two-step hydrothermal synthesis method. The as-synthesized photocatalyst was characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (UV-vis DRS), photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, and magnetic hysteresis loop (M-H loop) analyses. The FESEM images revealed that Pt nanoparticles were evenly distributed on the coral-like BFO. Read More

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February 2019
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The apoptotic effects of bisphenol A exposure on the rat ovary: an experimental study.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Istanbul Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a key endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) in the manufacturing industry. It is found in the structure of compounds such as polycarbonate and epoxy in combination with other chemicals. Our objective was to investigate the effect of BPA on rat ovaries. Read More

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February 2019

Occurrence, sorption, and transformation of free and conjugated natural steroid estrogens in the environment.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Key Laboratory of Hydraulic and Waterway Engineering of the Ministry of Education, School of River and Ocean Engineering, Chongqing Jiaotong University, No.66 Xuefu Rd., Nan'an Dist, Chongqing, 400074, China.

Natural steroid estrogens (NSEs), including free estrogens (FEs) and conjugated estrogens (CEs), are of emerging concern globally among public and scientific community due to their recognized adverse effects on human and wildlife endocrine systems in recent years. In this review, the properties, occurrence, sorption process, and transformation pathways of NSEs are clarified in the environment. The work comprehensively summarizes the occurrence of both free and conjugated estrogens in different natural and built environments (e. Read More

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February 2019

Removal of fecal indicator bacteria and antibiotic resistant genes in constructed wetlands.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 70112, USA.

Wastewater discharge evidently increased bacterial diversity in the receiving waterbodies. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a constructed wetland in reducing fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) and antibiotic resistant genes (ARGs). We determined the prevalence and attenuation of fecal indicator bacteria including Escherichia coli and enterococci, along with ARGs, and human-associated Bacteroidales (HF183) markers by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) method. Read More

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February 2019
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Inhalation cancer risk estimation of source-specific personal exposure for particulate matter-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons based on positive matrix factorization.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

State Key Laboratory of Environmental Criteria and Risk Assessment, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Beijing, China.

In previous studies, inhalation cancer risk was estimated using conventional risk assessment method, which was normally based on compound-specific analysis, and cannot provide substantial data for source-specific particulate matter concentrations and pollution control. In the present study, we applied an integrated risk analysis method, which was a synthetic combination of source apportionment receptor model and risk assessment method, to estimate cancer risks associated to individual PAHs coming from specific sources. Personal exposure particulate matter samples referring to an elderly panel were collected in a community of Tianjin, Northern China, in 2009, and 12 PAH compounds were measured using GC-MS. Read More

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February 2019

Phytoremediatory efficiency of Chrysopogon zizanioides in the treatment of landfill leachate: a case study.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Biotechnology, University of Verona, St. Le Grazie 15, 37134, Verona, Italy.

A common approach for waste management is their disposal in landfills, which is usually associated with the production of dangerous gases and of liquid leachate. Due to its toxicity, polluted liquid negatively impacts on the environment with the possible contamination of large volumes of soil, groundwater, and surface water. Leachate remediation is therefore subject of intensive research, and phytoremediation has been achieving increasing interest in recent decades. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-04505-7DOI Listing
February 2019

Estimating the spatial distribution of environmental suitability for female lung cancer mortality in China based on a novel statistical method.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Key Laboratory for Environmental Pollution Prediction and Control, College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, 730000, Gansu, China.

Lung cancer as one of the major causes of cancer mortality has been demonstrated to be closely related to the ambient atmospheric environment, but little has been done in the synthetic evaluation of the linkage between cancer mortality and combined impact of ambient air pollution and meteorological conditions. The present study determined the environmental suitability for female lung cancer mortality associated with air contaminants and meteorological variables. A novel fuzzy matter-element method was applied to identify the spatial distribution and regions for the environmental suitability for the female lung cancer mortality across China in 2013. Read More

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February 2019
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Spatial variation of heavy metals and uptake potential by Typha domingensis in a tropical reservoir in the midlands region, Zimbabwe.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology, Midlands State University, 1 Senga Road, Senga, Gweru, Zimbabwe.

Pollution of aquatic ecosystems with heavy metals is now of global concern due to their dangers to human health and persistence in the environment. An investigation on the spatial distribution of heavy metals in water and sediments and the bioaccumulation potential of heavy metals by plant parts (i.e. Read More

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February 2019

Characterizations and mechanisms for synthesis of chitosan-coated Na-X zeolite from fly ash and As(V) adsorption study.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, 650500, People's Republic of China.

Solid waste fly ash with low aluminum of Yunnan Province in China was used as pristine material to prepared chitosan-coated Na-X zeolite, and the obtained composite material was employed as As(V) adsorbent. Then, the prepared materials were characterized by XRD, FT-IR, and XPS. And the results suggested that the low aluminum fly ash was successfully convert into Na-X zeolite, and the mineralization between Si-OH of the obtained Na-X zeolite and C-OH of chitosan was the dominated mechanism for coated chitosan over the surface of Na-X zeolite. Read More

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February 2019
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Electro-transformation of mefenamic acid drug: a case study of kinetics, transformation products, and toxicity.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 43600, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.

Poor removal of many pharmaceuticals and personal care products in sewage treatment plants leads to their discharge into the receiving waters, where they may cause negative effects for aquatic environment and organisms. In this study, electrochemical removal process has been used as alternative method for removal of mefenamic acid (MEF). For our knowledge, removal of MEF using electrochemical process has not been reported yet. Read More

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February 2019

Ionomic profile and arsenic speciation in Semisulcospira cancellata, a freshwater shellfish from a mine-impacted river in China.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Hunan Engineering Technology Research Center of Featured Aquatic Resources Utilization, College of Animal Science and Technology, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, 410128, China.

Freshwater aquatic environment close to cities and industrial areas is more sensitive than marine environment. The freshwater shellfish Semisulcospira cancellate was introduced as a bioindicator to monitor the heavy metal contamination in the river through ionomic profiles and arsenic speciation. The shellfish samples were collected near four cities along the Xiang River in China. Read More

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February 2019

The impact of particulate matter on allergy risk among adults: integrated exposure assessment.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Vytautas Magnus University, Vileikos Street 8, 44404, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Exposure assessment is an important part in environmental epidemiology for determining the associations of environmental factors with health effects. One of the greatest challenges for personal exposure assessment is associated with peoples' mobility during the day and spatial and temporal dynamics of air pollution. In this study, the impact of PM (particulate matter less than 10 μm) on allergy risk among adults was assessed using objective methods of exposure assessment. Read More

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February 2019

The humic acid influenced the behavior and reactivity of Ni/Fe nanoparticles in the removal of deca-brominated diphenyl ether from aqueous solution.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Science and Environmental Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 00852, China.

The removal of contaminants by iron-based nanomaterials was inevitably affected by the natural organic matter (NOM), which is one of the most abundant material on earth and exists in natural waters. This study was performed to investigate the main influence of humic acid (HA, representing NOM) on the behavior and reactivity of Ni/Fe nanoparticles in the removal of deca-brominated diphenyl ether (BDE209). Generally, the inhibitory effect of HA on the removal of BDE209 by Ni/Fe showed greater significance with an increase of HA concentration. Read More

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February 2019

Promotional effect of Mn modification on DeNO performance of Fe/nickel foam catalyst at low temperature.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

School of Energy and Environment, Anhui University of Technology, Maanshan, 243002, Anhui, People's Republic of China.

Manganese (Mn)-modified ferric oxide/nickel foam (Fe/Ni) catalysts were prepared using Ni as a carrier, Fe and Mn as active components to study NH-SCR of NO at low temperature. The effects of different Fe loads and Mn-modified Fe/Ni catalysts on the DeNO activity were investigated. Results show that when the amount of Fe is 10%, Fe/Ni catalyst has the highest NO conversion. Read More

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February 2019

Systematic study on the reduction efficiency of ascorbic acid and thiourea on selenate and selenite at high and trace concentrations.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Key Laboratory of Pollution Ecology and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, 110016, China.

Selenate (Se(VI)) and selenite (Se(IV)) are common soluble wastewater pollutants in natural and anthropogenic systems. We evaluated the reduction efficiency and removal of low (0.02 and 2 mg/L) and high (20 and 200 mg/L) Se(IV) and Se(VI) concentrations to elemental (Se) via the use of ascorbic acid (AA), thiourea (TH), and a 50-50% mixture. Read More

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February 2019

Hydrolysis and photolysis of bentazone in aqueous abiotic solutions and identification of its degradation products using quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Institute of Pesticide and Environmental Toxicology, Guangxi Key Laboratory Cultivation Base of Agro-Environment and Agro-Product Safety, Guangxi University, Nanning, 530005, China.

Hydrolysis and photolysis of bentazone in abiotic aqueous solutions were examined under laboratory conditions. Hydrolysis was studied in different buffer solutions (pH 4.0 ± 0. Read More

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February 2019

Removal of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-contaminated sediments by persulfate oxidation and determination of degradation product cytotoxicity based on HepG2 and ZF4 cell lines.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Department of Marine Environmental Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.

This study evaluated the use of magnetite (FeO), carbon black (CB), and FeO-CB composites activated by persulfate (PS) at circumneutral pH to oxidize polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in marine sediments. In addition, the in vitro cytotoxic activity and apoptotic response of the obtained degradation products were investigated. Chemical analyses showed that the total PAH concentration was 26,263 ng/g for sediment samples from an industrial port area. Read More

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February 2019
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Degradation of naproxen in chlorination and UV/chlorine processes: kinetics and degradation products.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Beijing Key Laboratory for Source Control Technology of Water Pollution, Engineering Research Center for Water Pollution Source Control and Eco-remediation, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, 100083, China.

Naproxen (NAP) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug which has been widely used and frequently detected in water environments. This study investigated the NAP degradation in the chlorination and UV/chlorine disinfection processes, which usually acted as the last barriers for water treatment. The results showed that both chlorination and UV/chlorine disinfection could remove NAP effectively. Read More

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February 2019

Effect of 3-D distribution of ZVI nanoparticles confined in polymeric anion exchanger on EDTA-chelated Cu(II) removal.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, School of the Environment, Nanjing University, Nanjing, 210023, People's Republic of China.

Millispherical nanocomposites are promising for water decontamination combining the high reactivity of the confined nanoparticles and the excellent hydrodynamic properties of the supporting host. However, the effect of three-dimensional (3-D) distribution of the nanoparticles inside the host on the performance of the nanocomposite was highly dependent on the specific decontamination process. In this study, four D201-ZVI nanocomposites from peripheral to uniform 3-D distributions of nZVI were prepared to evaluate the effect of 3-D distribution of the confined nanoparticles inside the host beads on the removal of EDTA-chelated Cu(II). Read More

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February 2019

The crisis of water shortage and pollution in Pakistan: risk to public health, biodiversity, and ecosystem.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Institute of Hydrobiology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, People's Republic of China.

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February 2019
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A comparative study of trace elements in Cymodocea nodosa from three semi-enclosed coastal areas in Tunisia.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, Laboratory of Diversity, Management and Conservation of Biological Systems, LR18ES06, University of Tunis El Manar, 2092, Tunis, Tunisia.

The present study quantifies the levels of five trace elements (TEs) Zn, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Cd in the leaves and rhizomes of Cymodocea nodosa as well as the surficial sediments from three semi-enclosed coastal areas in Tunisia, in the south Mediterranean Sea. Samples were taken from the Bizerte and Ghar El Melh lagoons and from marina Cap Monastir. The TE ranking was found to be Zn > Cu > Pb > Ni > Cd in sediments and Zn > Cu = Ni = Pb = Cd in C. Read More

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February 2019