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Well-dispersed TiO nanoparticles anchored on FeO magnetic nanosheets for efficient arsenic removal.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 18;237:63-74. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, The College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen, 361005, P. R. China. Electronic address:

Magnetic iron-titanium binary oxide as an effective adsorbent for arsenic contaminant is a challenge primarily because of their bulk structure and agglomeration effect. Herein, a novel and uniform sandwich-like magnetic FeO@TiO sheets were synthesized by utilizing a facile strategy involving amorphous-to-crystalline transformation and reduction in H, to achieve dispersed anatase TiO nanoparticles with a small size of ∼8 nm anchored on FeO sheets. The resultant FeO@TiO sheets nanocomposite possessing a high specific surface area of ∼89. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.037DOI Listing
February 2019

UV/chlorine oxidation of the phosphonate antiscalant 1-Hydroxyethane-1, 1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) used for reverse osmosis processes: Organic phosphorus removal and scale inhibition properties changes.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 20;237:180-186. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Environmental Simulation and Pollution Control State Key Joint Laboratory, State Environmental Protection Key Laboratory of Microorganism Application and Risk Control (SMARC), School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, PR China; Shenzhen Environmental Science and New Energy Technology Engineering Laboratory, Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, Shenzhen 518055, PR China. Electronic address:

Reverse osmosis (RO) technology plays an increasingly important role in municipal wastewater reclamation. However, the antiscalants used in RO systems showed adverse effects to the ecosystem: impending the removal of hardness from RO concentrates; inducing phosphorus pollution in receiving water; enhancing the trace metal migration in the environment. In this study, UV/chlorine advanced oxidation process was used to oxidize a typical phosphoric antiscalant (1-Hydroxyethane-1, 1-diphosphonic Acid, HEDP). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.055DOI Listing
February 2019

Arsenic volatilization by Aspergillus sp. and Penicillium sp. isolated from rice rhizosphere as a promising eco-safe tool for arsenic mitigation.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 19;237:170-179. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas, Universidade Federal do ABC, Avenida dos Estados 5001, 09210-580, Santo André, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:

Arsenic (As) is a non-threshold human carcinogenic. This element can be volatilized either by nature or anthropogenic sources. In the present study, the analytical performance of an As volatile species trapping system was evaluated to assess the As volatilization promoted by Penicillium sp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.060DOI Listing
February 2019

Human health risk assessment of groundwater arsenic contamination in Jinghui irrigation district, China.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 19;237:163-169. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

School of Land Engineering, Chang'an University, No. 126 Yanta Road, Xi'an, 710054, Shaanxi, China. Electronic address:

The groundwater is an important route of human exposure to kinds of contaminants. This study was carried out to investigate the occurrence and spatial distribution of groundwater arsenic in the Jinghui irrigation district in Shaanxi Province, China. The water contamination was assessed for drinking purposes by comparing it to national guidelines, and the impacts of arsenic on human health were quantified using the health risk assessment model recommended by the USEPA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.067DOI Listing
February 2019

Studies on the chemical compatibility of soil-bentonite cut-off walls for landfills.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 19;237:155-162. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education for Geomechanics and Embankment Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing, 210098, China. Electronic address:

Leachate contains composite contaminants, and the chemical compatibility of soil-bentonite cut-off walls is unclear. To better understand the issue, Fujian standard sand is used to represent a sandy soil stratum. Two clays were used as additive to examine the chemical compatibility of the soil-bentonite model backfills under the condition of composite contaminants. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.051DOI Listing
February 2019

Efficient production of succinic acid in engineered Escherichia coli strains controlled by anaerobically-induced nirB promoter using sweet potato waste hydrolysate.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 19;237:147-154. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Hubei Key Laboratory of Edible Wild Plants Conservation & Utilization, College of Life Sciences, Hubei Normal University, Huangshi 435002, PR China. Electronic address:

Succinic acid has attracted interest worldwide as a precursor of many industrially crucial chemicals. Biosynthesis of succinic acid from biomass is developing as an environmentally friendly strategy now. Conversion of sweet potato waste (SPW) to succinic acid could implement high-value utilization of biomass, cut cost of the fermentation process and reduce the pollution of environment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.041DOI Listing
February 2019

Land use model research in agro-pastoral ecotone in northern China: A case study of Horqin Left Back Banner.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 19;237:139-146. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

College of Land Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, 100193, China.

The agro-pastoral ecotone in northern China is an ecological fragile region, where desertification is a prominent problem and mainly induced by extensive cultivation. The typical topography of the area is dune-interdune. The irrational land use model of dune-interdune should be investigated to benefit crop production and anti-desertification. Read More

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February 2019

Carbon-based materials as adsorbent for antibiotics removal: Mechanisms and influencing factors.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 19;237:128-138. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

College of Science, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, 410128, China.

With the development of the removal of organic pollutants in the soil and water environment, antibiotics have been considered as emerging pollutants and received considerable attention among the scientific community. Thus, there is a need for an effective, economical, fast, operational feasible and environmental-friendly technology to remove antibiotics. Adsorption technology would be one of the most promising option on the basis that it best meets the criteria we set out above. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.068DOI Listing
February 2019

Microalgae grow on source separated human urine in Nordic climate: Outdoor pilot-scale cultivation.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 18;237:119-127. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Tampere University, Finland.

Human urine contributes approximately 80% of nitrogen and 50% of phosphorous in urban wastewaters while having a volume of only 1-1.5 L/d per capita compared to 150-200 L/d per capita of wastewater generated. There is interest to study source separation of urine and search methods to recover the nutrients form the urine. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.074DOI Listing
February 2019

Catalytic ozonation of humic acid in water with modified activated carbon: Enhancement and restoration of the activity of an activated carbon catalyst.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 18;237:114-118. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, PR China.

Catalytic ozonation of organic compounds in water is an important research area for addressing the current pollution crisis. The objective of the present study was to find a modification method for enhancing and restoring the activity of the activated carbon (AC) catalyst applied in the catalytic ozonation of the humic acid (HA) aquatic contaminant. A three-step treatment consisting of an initial thermal treatment, oxidation treatment, and further thermal treatment increased the amount of surface hydroxyl groups (COH) of AC while reducing the amounts of other surface groups, such as basic, carboxyl, lactone, and carbonyl groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.061DOI Listing
February 2019

Life Cycle Assessment of waste disposal from olive oil production: Anaerobic digestion and conventional disposal on soil.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 16;237:94-102. Epub 2019 Feb 16.

Department of Electric, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Catania, Viale A. Doria 6, Catania 95125, Italy.

Extra virgin olive-oil (EVO) production is an important economic activity for several countries, especially in the Mediterranean area such as Spain, Italy, Greece and Tunisia. The two major by-products from olive oil production, solid-liquid Olive Pomace (OP) and the Olive Mill Waste Waters (OMWW), are still mainly disposed on soil, in spite of the existence of legislation which already limits this practice. The present study compares the environmental impacts associated with two different scenarios for the management of waste from olive oil production through a comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.021DOI Listing
February 2019

Bioremediation of wastewater through a quorum sensing triggered MFC: A sustainable measure for waste to energy concept.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 16;237:84-93. Epub 2019 Feb 16.

Department of Environmental Science, School of Life Sciences, Center for New and Renewable Energy Studies (CNRES), Periyar University, Periyar Palkalai Nagar, Salem 636 011, Tamil Nadu, India. Electronic address:

A mission for fast advancement has constrained us to unpredictably tap various natural assets. The reckless utilisation of fossil fuels led unmanageable wastes which have greatly affected our health and environment. Endeavours to address these difficulties have conveyed to the frontal area certain creative natural solutions particularly the utilisation of microbial digestion systems. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.01.075DOI Listing
February 2019

Enhanced bioconversion of dairy and chicken manure by the interaction of exogenous bacteria and black soldier fly larvae.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 16;237:75-83. Epub 2019 Feb 16.

State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, National Engineering Research Center of Microbial Pesticides, College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, PR China. Electronic address:

Generation of insects' biomass from lignocellulose rich organic wastes is of significant challenges in reducing the environmental impact of wastes and in sustaining feed and food security. This research looked at the effects of lignocellulotic exogenous bacteria in the black soldier fly (BSF) organic waste conversion system for biomass production and lignocellulose biodegradation of dairy and chicken manures. Six exogenous bacteria were investigated for cellulolytic activity with carboxymethyl cellulose and found that these tested bacterial strains degrade the cellulose. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.048DOI Listing
February 2019

Comparison between meteorological data and farmer perceptions of climate change and vulnerability in relation to adaptation.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 16;237:54-62. Epub 2019 Feb 16.

School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia. Electronic address:

How farmers perceive climate change has an influence on how they adapt to climate change. Climate change perception and vulnerability were assessed based on the household survey information collected from randomly selected 118 farmers of Kalapara subdistrict in Bangladesh. This paper identified the socio-economic covariates of climate change perception and vulnerability in relation to agricultural adaptation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.028DOI Listing
February 2019

Environmental fate of bensulfuron-methyl and MCPA in aerobic and anaerobic rice-cropping systems.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 16;237:44-53. Epub 2019 Feb 16.

Área de Edafología y Química Agrícola, Facultad de Ciencias - IACYS, Universidad de Extremadura, Avda de Elvas s/n, 06071, Badajoz, Spain.

Bensulfuron-methyl (BM) and 4-chloro-2-methylphenoxyacetic acid (MCPA) are herbicides widely used in rice agroecosystems, and are commonly found in their environments, especially in water resources. The objective of this study was to evaluate the sorption-desorption, leaching, and dissipation of BM and MCPA under aerobic and anaerobic rice cropping conditions. For this purpose, a three-year field experiment was conducted in SW Spain using four management systems: aerobic with sprinkler irrigation and tillage (ST), sprinkler irrigation and no-tillage (SNT), long-term sprinkler irrigation and no-tillage (SNT), and anaerobic with flooding and tillage (FT). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.058DOI Listing
February 2019

Nudging tourists to donate for conservation: Experimental evidence on soliciting voluntary contributions for coastal management.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 16;237:30-43. Epub 2019 Feb 16.

Leibniz ZMT - Centre for Tropical Marine Research, Bremen, Germany; Jacobs University - Department of Business and Economics, Bremen, Germany.

This research examines the donation behavior of tourists who are asked to donate to coastal conservation aimed at addressing a bundled mix of land and sea issues. Historically, the governance and financing of land and sea conservation have been separated; yet coastal tourism directly involves a mix of activities and development challenges which link land and sea together on the coast. Marine parks, and numerous studies examining their funding schemes, have typically focused on mandatory user fees targeting specific types of activities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.003DOI Listing
February 2019

Improvement of bio-crude oil properties via co-pyrolysis of pine sawdust and waste polystyrene foam.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 16;237:24-29. Epub 2019 Feb 16.

Department of Environmental and Energy Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Daejeon, 34113, South Korea.

Conversion technology of solid biomass to liquid fuel, named bio-crude oil, has been researched widely for the production of renewable energy to replace fossil fuel oil. As the result of many admirable researches, fast pyrolysis technology for bio-crude oil production is close to commercialization. However, bio-crude oil has unsatisfactory properties compared to general petroleum oil, for instance, low heating value, high water content, and high viscosity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.039DOI Listing
February 2019

Optimizing biomethane production of mesophilic chicken manure and sheep manure digestion: Mono-digestion and co-digestion kinetic investigation, autofluorescence analysis and microbial community assessment.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 16;237:103-113. Epub 2019 Feb 16.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, 6-6-06 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8579, Japan.

Optimization of mesophilic methane production from Chicken manure (CM) and Sheep manure (SM) at total solid (TS) of 8% and 1.6% were obtained by sequence tests in mono-digestion. However, the positive synergy of co-digestion with an optimum CM/SM of 2. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.050DOI Listing
February 2019

Rice straw- and rapeseed residue-derived biochars affect the geochemical fractions and phytoavailability of Cu and Pb to maize in a contaminated soil under different moisture content.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 15;237:5-14. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Key Laboratory of Arable Land Conservation (Middle and Lower Reaches of Yangtse River), Ministry of Agriculture, College of Resources and Environment, Huazhong Agricultural University, No. 1 Shizishan Street, Hongshan District, Wuhan, Hubei, 430070, PR China. Electronic address:

Management of toxic elements contaminated upland and wetland soils using biochar is of great concern from both agricultural and environmental points of view. The impact of rice straw- and rapeseed residue-derived biochars produced under 300 °C and 550 °C (added to the soil at 2% and 5%; w/w) on the geochemical fractions, phytoavailability, and uptake of Cu and Pb in a contaminated mining soil under different moisture contents (80%, 60%, and 40% of soil field capacity) was investigated in a greenhouse pot experiment using maize. The higher rate of rice straw-derived biochar pyrolyzed at 550 °C caused a significant reduction in the mobile (soluble + exchangeable) fraction of Cu (59. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.047DOI Listing
February 2019

Analysis of the environmental behavior of farmers for non-point source pollution control and management: An integration of the theory of planned behavior and the protection motivation theory.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 15;237:15-23. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

College of Agronomy, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, 712100 Shaanxi, China; Shaanxi Engineering Research Center of Circular Agriculture, Yangling, 712100, Shaanxi, China. Electronic address:

Agricultural non-point source (NPS) pollution in water source protection areas poses serious challenges for governments in developing countries. It is important to consider the environmental behavior of farmers when exploring the causes of NPS pollution as well as when establishing scientific controls and management measures. However, the poor understanding of factors influencing the environmental behavior of farmers and the lack of a suitable environmental socio-psychological model limit the application of the environmental behavior of farmers in NPS pollution management. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.070DOI Listing
February 2019

Ecotourism affects breeding in sergeant major damselfish (Abudefduf saxatilis).

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 15;237:1-4. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Department of Applied Geoinformatics and Spatial Planning, Kamýcká 129, CZ-165 00 Prague 6, Czech Republic. Electronic address:

We studied the effect of tourist activity on the reproductive success of sergeant major damselfish (Abudefduf saxatilis). We snorkeled at two sites - one with a bridge over the reef allowing access to the reef from the seaside (Princess beach) and further south where the number of tourists is low (Taba beach). We identified 36 (65. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.01.099DOI Listing
February 2019

Adsorption mechanisms of hexavalent chromium from aqueous solutions on modified activated carbons.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 15;236:815-822. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Av. Universidad S/N, Ciudad Universitaria, San Nicolás de los Garza, N. L., 66455, Mexico.

Functional groups of the activated carbon play the major role in metals removal from aqueous solutions and, for this reason, different treatments can be used to modify the adsorbent surface improving the adsorption capacity for a particular pollutant. In this research, oxidation with nitric acid, heating under an inert atmosphere, and ammonia treatment were applied to modify the activated carbon surface. The modified adsorbents were used for the removal of hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) from aqueous solutions at different concentrations (10-500 mg L), pH 6, and 25 °C. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.014DOI Listing
February 2019

Environmental sustainability of anaerobic digestion of household food waste.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 15;236:798-814. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Sustainable Industrials Systems, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK.

Consumers are the leading producers of food waste (FW) in developed countries and the majority of household FW is still embedded in general waste where it is incinerated or landfilled. There is increasing awareness in the value of collecting FW as a separate waste stream for production of compost or recovery of energy through anaerobic digestion (AD). This study focuses on AD to evaluate the life cycle environmental sustainability of recovering energy and fertilisers from household FW in the UK. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.001DOI Listing
February 2019

Environmental management partner selection for reverse supply chain collaboration: A sustainable approach.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 15;236:784-797. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Center for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering, Department of Technology and Innovation, University of Southern Denmark, Odense M, Denmark; Department of Mathematics, Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India.

The Indian electronics industry is facing immense pressure to include sustainability practices in order to meet customer expectations, comply with legislation and create an edge over competitors. This growing need for inclusion of sustainability is driving original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to collaborate with third-party reverse logistics providers (3PRLPs) to sustainably manage returns. Collaboration with 3PRLP will put OEMs in a stronger position regarding compliance with government legislation, improving upon their corporate image and customer satisfaction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.11.088DOI Listing
February 2019

Comparison of organic compounds in char and soot from the combustion of biomass in boilers of various emission classes.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 15;236:769-783. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of Power Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, 17. listopadu 15/2172, 708 33 Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic. Electronic address:

The combustion of biomass in boilers of emission classes 2 and 3 produces deposits in the form of char and soot inside the combustion chamber. Char and soot differ in content of elemental carbon (EC) and organic carbon (OC) as well as in the content of organic compounds. Deposits from boilers of emission class 2 contain higher amounts of OC and EC than those from boilers of emission class 3. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.038DOI Listing
February 2019

Paleoecological and historical data as an important tool in ecosystem management.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 15;236:755-768. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Laboratory of Wetland Ecology and Monitoring & Department of Biogeography and Paleoecology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Bogumiła Krygowskiego 10, 61-680, Poznań, Poland.

In recent decades, it has been observed that most forest fires in Europe were caused by people. Extreme droughts, which are more often prolonged, can increase the risk of forest fires, not only in southern Europe but also, in Central Europe. Nonetheless, catastrophic fire events are not well recognized in the Central European Lowlands (CEL), where large forest complexes are located. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.002DOI Listing
February 2019

Kinetics of microbial selenite reduction by novel bacteria isolated from activated sludge.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 14;236:746-754. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Microbiology, Pusan National University, Busan 46241, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

A total of three bacteria isolated from activated sludge of a wastewater treatment plant were found to reduce selenite to elemental selenium nanoparticles as both amorphous nanospheres and monoclinic nanocrystals. The three isolated strains, which are potential candidates for bioremediation of selenite-contaminated water sources, were designated as Citrobacter sp. NVK-2, Providencia sp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.012DOI Listing
February 2019
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Treatments for color removal from wastewater: State of the art.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 14;236:727-745. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Pavia, via Ferrata 1, 27100, Pavia, Italy. Electronic address:

It is evident from many recent papers that release of colored wastewater into the environment is source of pollution and this is a problem that particularly affect textile, dyeing and food industries. The review: (i) presents an analysis of various mechanisms involved in the different processes for color removal; (ii) describes conveniences and disadvantages that may exist in adopting one type of treatment in spite of another; (iii) reports the results of approximately 180 experimental tests. Both examples of treatments already widely applied to the real scale and still in the experimental phase are reported. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.11.094DOI Listing
February 2019
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Co-pretreatment of wheat straw by potassium hydroxide and calcium hydroxide: Methane production, economics, and energy potential analysis.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 14;236:720-726. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

College of Chemical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, 100029, China. Electronic address:

To improve the methane production of wheat straw (WS), the mono-pretreatment (MP) and co-pretreatment (CP) of WS with KOH and Ca(OH) were conducted in this study. The results showed that the MP with KOH presented better effects than the MP with Ca(OH). However, the CP with 2% KOH combined with 1% Ca(OH) displayed similar effects to those of the MP with 3% KOH, obtaining the cumulative methane yield of 239. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.01.046DOI Listing
February 2019

Design of an industrial solid waste processing line to produce refuse-derived fuel.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 14;236:715-719. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Faculdade de Engenharia Mecânica, Avenida João Naves de Ávila, 2121, 38408-100, Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Electronic address:

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) from the city of Boa Esperança, Minas Gerais, Brazil, was used to produce refuse-derived fuel (RDF). The MSW contains residues from human society, including product packaging, bottles, batteries, organic waste, fines, textiles, health textiles, plastics, glass, and metals, among others. The following protocol was performed during the conversion of MSW to RDF: (i) the raw MSW was placed in a silo and sent to a primary crusher using a metal conveyor belt, which reduced the particle size to 80 mm; (ii) the biomass was transferred to a selective waste collection platform by a rubber conveyor belt, and the recyclable waste, metals, and glasses were separated manually; (iii) residual metals were removed by a magnetic separator; (iv) the waste was transferred to a secondary crusher which reduced the particle size to 60 mm; (v) the waste passed through an airborne separator to remove materials with high density, such as glass, stones, and organic materials, using a metallic conveyor belt; (vi) the particle size was reduced to 40 mm by a tertiary crusher; (vii) the aluminium was separated from the non-metallic materials (plastic, paper, rubber, etc. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.017DOI Listing
February 2019

Hydrodynamic modelling of a polluted tropical bay: Assessment of anthropogenic impacts on freshwater runoff and estuarine water renewal.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 14;236:695-714. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Universidad EAFIT, School of Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Carrera 49 #7S-50, A.A.3300, Medellín, Colombia.

A bay's capacity to buffer fluvial fluxes between the land and sea is sensitive to hydrological changes that can affect its water renewal rates. In Cartagena Bay, Colombia, pollution issues have been associated with freshwater fluxes which are projected to increase in future years. This has led to plans to reduce freshwater flows by constructing upstream hydraulic doors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.01.104DOI Listing
February 2019

Evaluation of the influence of temperature and relative humidity on the permeability of four films to the fumigant dimethyl disulfide.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 14;236:687-694. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Disease and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, 100193, China. Electronic address:

Dimethyl disulfide (DMDS) is an alternative fumigant to methyl bromide that was phased out globally due to its stratospheric ozone-depleting properties. Covering the surface of the soil with a plastic tarpaulin or 'barrier film' when using a soil fumigant is typically used to retain fumigants in the soil and to reduce emissions. Emission levels depend on the film's permeability, which varies mainly according to the film's material, the type of fumigant and the environmental conditions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.12.075DOI Listing
February 2019

Abating N in Nordic agriculture - Policy, measures and way forward.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 14;236:674-686. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Tietotie 4, FI-31600, Jokioinen, Finland.

During the past twenty years, the Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway) have introduced a range of measures to reduce losses of nitrogen (N) to air and to aquatic environment by leaching and runoff. However, the agricultural sector is still an important N source to the environment, and projections indicate relatively small emission reductions in the coming years. The four Nordic countries have different priorities and strategies regarding agricultural N flows and mitigation measures, and therefore they are facing different challenges and barriers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.11.143DOI Listing
February 2019
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Effects of biochar on bacterial communities in a newly established landfill cover topsoil.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 14;236:667-673. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

State Environmental Protection Key Laboratory of Integrated Surface Water-Groundwater Pollution Control, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China; Department of Science and Environmental Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong, Tai Po, Hong Kong, China; Consortium on Health, Environment, Education and Research (CHEER), The Education University of Hong Kong, Tai Po, Hong Kong, China; Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Soil and Groundwater Pollution Control, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China. Electronic address:

Recent studies revealed the benefits of applying biochar in landfill final cover soil, such as adsorbing odorous compounds and promoting microbial methane oxidation. Most of these processes are related to the soil bacterial communities. However, the effects of biochar application on the overall bacterial community in newly established landfill cover soil are not yet understood, especially in field condition. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.010DOI Listing
February 2019

Properties of composts from household food waste produced in automatic composters.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 14;236:657-666. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Power Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, 17. listopadu 15/2172, 708 33, Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic. Electronic address:

The minimization of landfill deposition of waste containing biological components represents a big problem, especially in built-up residential areas. The main problem of biologically degradable municipal waste is the quantity and composition of household waste which can have an important influence on decomposition processes already in collecting vessels. An amount of household waste produced in residential areas in the Czech Republic varies from 31 to 337 g/person/day, with an average value of 250 g. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.018DOI Listing
February 2019

Extraction, recovery and characterization of structural extracellular polymeric substances from anammox granular sludge.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 14;236:649-656. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Polytechnic University of Milan, Via Golgi 39, 20133 Milan, Italy. Electronic address:

The composition and colloidal properties of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) from anammox granular sludge were investigated through a complete set of spectroscopic and scattering techniques. To fully characterize EPS, we developed a robust and reproducible extraction/recovery protocol specific for anammox biofilms, based on the change of water affinity under alternated alkaline and acidic conditions, each monitored with Z-potential and dynamic light scattering analysis. This method enabled both extraction as a colloidal suspension and recovery as a solid of large amounts of EPS (0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.01.054DOI Listing
February 2019

An examination of attributes and barriers to adopt biomass and solar technology. A cross-cultural approach.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 14;236:639-648. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department Marketing and Market Research. Faculty of Business and Economics. University of Granada, Spain. Electronic address:

This research is primarily aimed at analyzing the most favorable and unfavorable characteristics considered by consumers contemplating the adoption of biomass and solar energy technologies. The pro-environmental behavior, the level of anthropocentrism and ecocentrism in three different cultures are also analyzed using the New Ecological Paradigm scale. Based on a sample of 489 respondents collected by questionnaire, it finds the predominant view in the three cultures is ecocentrism. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.022DOI Listing
February 2019

Removal of metals from mine drainage waters by in situ mineral sorbent-based pilot filter systems.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 14;236:631-638. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Chemical Process Engineering, P.O. Box 4300, FIN-90014, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland. Electronic address:

Discharge of metal-containing wastewater streams into the environment is an environmental concern because these pollutants do not degrade and tend to bioaccumulate. A number of laboratory-based investigations on the effectiveness of a wide range of filter materials for metal removal from diluted wastewater streams have been reported. However, only a few pilot or full-scale investigations have been conducted. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.01.115DOI Listing
February 2019

Maladaptive nest-site selection by a sagebrush dependent species in a grazing-modified landscape.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 13;236:622-630. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Montana State University, Animal Bioscience Building 205, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA.

Animals are expected to select habitats that maximize their fitness over evolutionary time scales. Yet in human-modified landscapes, habitat selection might not always lead to increased fitness because animals undervalue high-quality resources that appear less attractive than those of lower quality. In the American West, agriculture has modified landscapes, yet little is known about whether agricultural changes alter the reliability of the cues animals use to identify habitat quality; ultimately forming maladaptive breeding strategies where behavioral cues are mismatched with survival outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.01.085DOI Listing
February 2019

Role of policy in managing mined resources for construction in Europe and emerging economies.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 13;236:613-621. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK. Electronic address:

Rapid urbanisation, with associated housing and infrastructure demands, leads to increased mining and use of non-renewable mineral raw materials needed for the construction industry including concrete and cement. In an emerging economy, like Thailand, which is part of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), current environmental management policies are insufficient to reduce raw material requirements or waste from demolition by generating inputs to construction through reuse or recycling. As part of the European Union (EU), Great Britain has successfully implemented integrated policies and achieved high rates of recycled aggregates in construction (29%) and a 70% reuse and recycling target for construction and demolition (C&D) waste. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.11.141DOI Listing
February 2019

Efficacy of vermitechnology integration with Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) and activated sludge for metal stabilization: A compliance study on fractionation and biosorption.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 13;236:603-612. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Discipline of Earth Science, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, 382355, Gujarat, India. Electronic address:

Efficacy of vermi-transformation for metal partitioning and transformation from Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) and Activated Sludge (AS) was investigated. Sludge samples were mixed with cow dung (CD) in two combinations (1:1 (UASB/AS:CD)) & (2:1(UASB/AS: CD)). Fractionation study revealed that Zn, Cd & Pb were associated with reducible fractions, and Cr, Cu with oxidizable fractions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.01.006DOI Listing
February 2019

Hierarchically structured TiO-based composites for Fenton-type oxidation processes.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 13;236:591-602. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

División Catalizadores y Superficies, INTEMA-CONICET, Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Facultad de Ingeniería, UNMdP, Av. Juan B. Justo 4302, B7608FDQ, Mar del Plata, Argentina. Electronic address:

A novel hierarchically structured composite aimed as a stable catalyst for the heterogeneous Fenton-type (HFT) oxidation process was developed by using a cost-effective and versatile technique. Prussian Blue nanoparticles (PBNP) were dispersed onto aligned macroporous TiO (rutile) monoliths prepared via directional freezing of aqueous dispersions of TiO nanoparticles. The catalytic performance was evaluated in the HFT oxidation of an azo dye frequently used as a model contaminant, Orange G (OG). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.026DOI Listing
February 2019

Phenol removal by laccases and other phenol oxidases of Pleurotus sajor-caju PS-2001 in submerged cultivations and aqueous mixtures.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 13;236:581-590. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Instituto de Biotecnologia, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Rua Francisco Getúlio Vargas, 1130, Caxias do Sul, RS, CEP 95070-560, Brazil.

In this work, phenol removal from aqueous solutions by Pleurotus sajor-caju PS-2001 phenol oxidases was assessed under different conditions. In stirred-tank reactor (STR), 77, 82, 92 and 36% of removal were attained when initial concentrations of 1.0, 2. Read More

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February 2019

Development of a scenario-based stormwater management planning support system for reducing combined sewer overflows (CSOs).

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 13;236:571-580. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Water Systems Division, Water Resources Recovery Branch, Cincinnati, OH, USA. Electronic address:

Using combined sewer systems to handle excess stormwater runoff is common in older urban areas. Combined sewer overflow (CSO) events occur when hydraulic capacity is exceeded, and untreated wastewater discharges to surface waters. As urban population density increases, and more demand is placed on infrastructure, CSO events happen more often and cause serious environmental problems and public-health risks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.12.089DOI Listing
February 2019
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Municipal reclaimed water for multi-purpose applications in the power sector: A review.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 13;236:561-570. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD, 21205, USA; Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., 1101 14th Street NW Suite 1200, Washington, DC, 20005-5637, USA.

Wastewater and power utilities in the United States have an enormous opportunity to collaborate on the mutually beneficial uses of reclaimed water. Despite close proximity to wastewater facilities, only a limited number of power plants are currently using municipal reclaimed water for cooling tower and boiler applications. Through a review of the literature, this document aims at creating a more perspicuous understanding of the reuse of reclaimed water for power plant applications, particularly as pertains to those associated with cooling towers and boilers, by highlighting the drivers of current implementation, regulatory issues and treatment goals, and available treatment technologies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.10.102DOI Listing
February 2019
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Assessing the suitability of recovering shrub biowaste involved in wildland fires in the South of Europe through torrefaction mobile units.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 13;236:551-560. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Université de Toulouse, INPT, UPS, Laboratoire de Génie Chimique, 4 Allée Emile Monso, F-31030 Toulouse, France; CNRS, Laboratoire de Génie Chimique, F-31030 Toulouse, France.

Several types of shrubs and oak inducing high wildland fire risk in the South of Europe were evaluated for their potential valorization through torrefaction. Biomasses were firstly characterized in terms of macromolecular and elemental composition. Lab-scale TGA-GC/MS torrefaction experiments allowed the in-depth study of the solid mass transformation and the production profile of 23 volatile species (200 to 300 °C at 3 °C·min and 300 °C for 30 min). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.019DOI Listing
February 2019
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Economic leverage affords post-combustion capture of 43% of carbon emissions: Supersonic separators for methanol hydrate inhibitor recovery from raw natural gas and CO drying.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 13;236:534-550. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Escola de Química, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Av. Horacio Macedo, 2030, Bl. E, 21949-900, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Electronic address:

Offshore oil/gas productions are power intensive and CO emitters from gas-fired power generation. This work investigates supersonic separator as a strategy for affording post-combustion capture backed up by cost reductions. Conventional offshore gas processing usually loses thermodynamic hydrate inhibitor methanol in processing and exported gas. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.008DOI Listing
February 2019

Photocatalytic degradation of local dyeing wastewater by iodine-phosphorus co-doped tungsten trioxide nanocomposites under natural sunlight irradiation.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 13;236:519-533. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Physics, University of the Free State, P.O. Box 339, ZA-9300 Bloemfontein, South Africa.

In the present work, one-step green synthesis of WO based on the interaction of ammonium paratungstate and Spondias mombin leaves extract is reported. Different concentrations of iodine and phosphorus in the range of (2%, 5% and 10%) were firstly incorporated into the prepared WO nanoparticles to obtain Iodine doped and Phosphorus doped WO nanoparticles respectively. Subsequently, iodine and phosphorus co-doped WO nanocomposites was prepared using a wet impregnation method followed by calcination at high temperature. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.027DOI Listing
February 2019

Investigating Co, Cu, and Pb retention and remobilization after drying and rewetting treatments in greenhouse laboratory-scale constructed treatments with and without Typha angustifolia, and connected phytoremediation potential.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 13;236:510-518. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Water Science and Engineering (WSE), IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Westvest 7, P. O. Box 3015, 2601DA, Delft, the Netherlands; Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management, Wageningen University, P.O. Box 47, 6700AA Wageningen, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

There is critical concern over heavy metals because they are biotoxins. The best management option is elimination or at least minimization of effluence into the environment, but in several regions, mining wastewater or acid mine drainage (AMD) effluence into natural wetlands has continued. The ability of wetlands to attenuate heavy metals in mining wastewater and AMD has led to natural wetlands being used as recipients of these effluents in many parts of the world. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.016DOI Listing
February 2019
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Facile thermal activation of non-reactive cryptocrystalline magnesite and its application on the treatment of acid mine drainage.

J Environ Manage 2019 Feb 13;236:499-509. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Built Environment (BE), Hydraulic Infrastructure Engineering (HIE), P.O Box 395, Pretoria 0001, South Africa.

In this study, the authors report a facile thermal activation of non-reactive cryptocrystalline magnesite and explore its application on the treatment of acid mine drainage (AMD). The primary aim was to optimize the calcination-water interface reactive conditions. Parameters evaluated include calcination temperature, calcination time, AMD-calcination temperature interface, and AMD-calcination duration interface. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.030DOI Listing
February 2019