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Effects of water re-allocation in the Ebro river basin: A multiregional input-output and geographical analysis.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 19. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Department of Economic Analysis - University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain; IA2- AgriFood Institute of Aragon, Calle Miguel Servet, 177, 50013, Zaragoza, Spain.

The quality and availability of water are affected by numerous variables, through which the evaluation of water uses from different perspectives, and policy proposals to save water have now become essential. This paper aims to study water use and the water footprint from a river basin perspective, taking into account regions, sectors, and municipalities, while considering the physical frontier along with the administrative sectors. To this end, we have constructed a multi-regional input-output table for the Ebro river basin, disaggregating the primary sector into 18 different crops and 6 livestock groups. Read More

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The value of manure - Manure as co-product in life cycle assessment.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 19;241:293-304. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, USA.

Livestock production is important for food security, nutrition, and landscape maintenance, but it is associated with several environmental impacts. To assess the risk and benefits arising from livestock production, transparent and robust indicators are required, such as those offered by life cycle assessment. A central question in such approaches is how environmental burden is allocated to livestock products and to manure that is re-used for agricultural production. Read More

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Successional trajectories of soil bacterial communities in mine tailings: The role of plant functional traits.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 19;241:284-292. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación (CSIC-UVEG-GV), Carretera Moncada ‒ Náquera, km 4.5, Moncada, Valencia, 46113, Spain.

Plant species identity is assumed to be a major driver of belowground microbial diversity and composition. However, diagnosing which plant functional traits are responsible for shaping microbial communities remains elusive. Primary succession on barren metalliferous mining substrates was selected as the framework to study above-belowground interactions, and plant functional traits that lead the successional trajectories of soil bacterial communities were identified. Read More

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The use of rapid, small-scale column tests to determine the efficiency of bauxite residue as a low-cost adsorbent in the removal of dissolved reactive phosphorus from agricultural waters.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 19;241:273-283. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Civil Engineering, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. Electronic address:

Bauxite residue, the by-product produced in the alumina industry, is a potential low-cost adsorbent in the removal of phosphorus (P) from aqueous solution, due to its high composition of residual iron oxides such as hematite. Several studies have investigated the performance of bauxite residue in removing P; however, the majority have involved the use of laboratory "batch" tests, which may not accurately estimate its actual performance in filter systems. This study investigated the use of rapid, small-scale column tests to predict the dissolved reactive phosphorus (DRP) removal capacity of bauxite residue when treating two agricultural waters of low (forest run-off) and high (dairy soiled water) phosphorus content. Read More

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April 2019
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Identifying mechanisms of environmental decision-making: How ideology and geographic proximity influence public support for managing agricultural runoff to curb harmful algal blooms.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 19;241:264-272. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, The Sustainability Institute at Ohio State, The Ohio State University, 230C Agricultural Engineering, 590 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH, 43201, USA.

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A novel telecoupling framework to assess social relations across spatial scales for ecosystem services research.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 18;241:251-263. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD), University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France; Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Lima, Peru.

Access to ecosystem services and influence on their management are structured by social relations among actors, which often occur across spatial scales. Such cross-scale social relations can be analysed through a telecoupling framework as decisions taken at local scales are often shaped by actors at larger scales. Analyzing these cross-scale relations is critical to create effective and equitable strategies to manage ecosystem services. Read More

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Heavy metal bioremediation of coal-fired flue gas using microalgae under different CO concentrations.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 18;241:243-250. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Algae Biotechnology Laboratory, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia.

Sustainability assessments have revealed that integration of CO from coal-fired flue gas with microalgae cultivation systems could reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The technical goal of this integration is to utilize exhaust from coal power plants to enhance microalgae cultivation processes by capturing and recycling of carbon dioxide from a more toxic to a less toxic form. However, heavy metals are also introduced along with CO2 to the cultivation system which could contaminate biomass and have deleterious effects on products derived from such systems. Read More

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Sensitivity of Eucalyptus globulus to red and blue light with different combinations and their influence on its efficacy for contaminated soil phytoremediation.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 17;241:235-242. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

The University of Melbourne, Grattan Street, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia.

The influence of combined red and blue light on the capacity of Eucalyptus globulus to phytoremediate a metal-polluted soil was evaluated in this study. Five combinations of blue and red light (0%, 10%, 25%, 50% and 100% blue) at the same intensity were used to treat E. globulus, and its biomass generation, metal uptake and water absorption in phytoremediation under different light treatments were assessed. Read More

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Salicylic acid alleviates glyphosate-induced oxidative stress in Hordeum vulgare L.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 17;241:226-234. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

GreenUPorto - Centro de Investigação Em Produção Agroalimentar Sustentável, BiologyDepartment, FacultyofSciences, University of Porto, Rua Campo Alegre S/n, 4169-007, Porto, Portugal; Plant Stress Lab, Biology Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Rua Campo Alegre S/n, 4169-007, Porto, Portugal.

Glyphosate (GLY) is considered the most used herbicide in the world and has been associated with several environmental contamination risks. Despite being partially degraded by soil microorganisms, its residues can negatively affect the growth of valuable non-target plants. Thus, there is a need to find new strategies that minimize its impacts and enhance crop tolerance to GLY, allowing a more advantageous and safer, use of this herbicide. Read More

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April 2019
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Influence of the best practices of environmental management on green product development.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 17;241:219-225. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan. Electronic address:

Corporate environmental management attention is shifting from clean technologies and pollution prevention to green product development (GPD). As a result, firms consider GPD critical for their increased productivity, cost reduction, better use of input resources, mitigation of waste disposal and become environmentally friendly. This research measures the effects of the best practices of environmental management - pollution prevention technologies, innovation and early timing - on GPD; and to analyze whether the moderating role of organizational capital strengthens/weakens that relationship. Read More

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April 2019
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A novel process of the isolation of nitrifying bacteria and their development in two different natural lab-scale packed-bed bioreactors for trichloroethylene bioremediation.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 17;241:211-218. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Departamento de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas, Universidad de Sonora, Blvd. Luis Donaldo Colosio S/N. CP., 83000, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Electronic address:

Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a carcinogenic compound that is commonly present in groundwater and has been detected in drinking water sources for Mexican towns in the Mexico-US border area. Nitrifying bacteria, such as Nitrosomonas europaea, have been shown to be capable of degrading halogenated compounds, including TCE, but it is difficult to obtain high cell concentrations of these bacteria. The aim of the present study was to generate biomass of a nitrifying bacterial consortium from the sludge of an urban wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and evaluate its capacity to biodegrade TCE in two different natural lab-scaled packed bed bioreactors. Read More

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An overview of blackwater data collection from space life support systems and its comparison to a terrestrial wastewater dataset.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 17;241:198-210. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Chemistry, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Norwida 4/6, 50-373, Wroclaw, Poland.

Extraterrestrial colonization is a certain eventuality that would be nearly impossible without the efficient and robust resources of recovering life support systems. Knowledge of inputs is necessary for the development of such systems, especially for the first stages of design such as mass balancing and the selection of unitary processes. One of the most important inputs is blackwater, as this stream is the most polluted and rich in resources and needs to be treated and reused. Read More

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Phenotypic variations alter the ecological impact of invasive alien species: Lessons from Parthenium hysterophorus.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 16;241:187-197. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 160 014, India; Central University of Punjab, Mansa Road, Bathinda, 151 001, India.

Invasive plant species constantly adjust their behavior with ecological shifts by virtue of phenotypic plasticity and/or local adaptations. Changes in the phenotype of an invasive species may also trigger variations in its community level impacts, which is an acceptable, yet unexplored aspect of invasion biology. Our study attempts to fill important knowledge gaps on the basic behavior and ecological interactions of invasive species. Read More

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Inorganic soil amendments alter seedling performance of native plant species in post-mining arid zone rehabilitation.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 15;241:179-186. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

The University of Western Australia, School of Biological Sciences, Crawley, 6009, WA, Australia; (b)Kings Park Science, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Kings Park, 6005, WA, Australia; The University of New South Wales, Centre for Ecosystem Science, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Randwick, 2052, NSW, Australia.

Rehabilitation of degraded drylands is challenged by environmental and anthropogenic constraints, such as limited availability of locally-sourced topsoil and poor quality alternative soil substrates. Current rehabilitation practices, at times, utilise inorganic soil amendments to improve the physicochemical and biological characteristics of reconstructed soil profiles. These approaches may be appropriate for dryland rehabilitation, but there is limited research available regarding the benefits of using these amendments. Read More

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Green microalgae for combined sewage and tannery effluent treatment: Performance and lipid accumulation potential.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 15;241:167-178. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Department of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, 632014, India. Electronic address:

Microalgae have considerable interest owing to its phycoremediation potential and raw material for sustainable biofuel production. In this study, the performance of green algae Chlorella vulgaris (NRMCF0128) and Pseudochlorella pringsheimii (VIT_SDSS) was evaluated for the remediation of combined sewage and tannery effluent under different dilutions. Significant reduction in pollutant concentration was observed in the effluent: >65% for NH-N, 100% for PO-P, >63% for COD & >80% for total chromium, at higher dilutions (up to 30%) of tannery effluent (T) for both species. Read More

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Overview of bioremediation with technology assessment and emphasis on fungal bioremediation of oil contaminated soils.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 15;241:156-166. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

PROFNIT - Professional Post-Graduate Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer for Innovation, Federal University of Bahia, Campus de Ondina, R. Barão de Jeremoabo, 147, Ondina, Salvador, BA, 40170-115, Brazil; José de Anchieta College, Av. João Durval Carneiro, n. 3039, São João, Feira de Santana, BA, 44051-605, Brazil. Electronic address:

Environmental contamination is a problem that requires sustainable solutions. Bioremediation technologies have been developed in the last decades and are increasingly used to mitigate environmental accidents and systematic contaminations. A review of bioremediation technologies, based on published article and patent documents, is presented for different types of contaminated matrices, bioremediation agents and contaminants. Read More

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Thermo-ecological analysis of industrial kilns.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 15;241:149-155. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Usak University, 64200, Usak, Turkey. Electronic address:

In this study, thermo-ecological analysis has been applied by using ecologic objective function "ECO" and ecological coefficient of performance "ECOP" to the kilns used in the firing process of the ceramic plant. Five different environmental (dead state) temperatures (between 10 °C and 30 °C) are taken into account. The irreversibility, which are the most important criteria affecting ecological performance, occurs during the heat transfer in the burners and cooling in the kiln. Read More

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Determining of risk areas due to exposure to heavy metals in the Toluca Valley using epiphytic mosses as a biomonitor.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 15;241:138-148. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Dirección de Investigación Científica, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, A. P. 18-1027, Col. Escandón, Delegación Miguel Hidalgo, C. P. 11801, México, D. F., Mexico.

The work aim is to identify the risk areas by exposure to Cr, Cu, Pb and Zn in the Metropolitan Zone of Toluca Valley (MZTV) using the mosses Fabriona cilaris and Leskea angustata as a biomonitors, geostatistical interpolation and multi-criteria evaluation by analytical hierarchy process. The results from the estimation of the enrichment factors (EF) showed that Pb is the heavy metal with the highest values, followed by the Zn, Cu and Cr. The EF obtained for all heavy metals show that there is a moderate to high anthropogenic enrichment. Read More

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April 2019
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Environmental impacts of dietary quality improvement in China.

J Environ Manage 2019 Jun 15;240:518-526. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China.

Dietary-related risks rank top among all the health risks in many countries. The 2nd United Nations Sustainable Development Goal aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. Yet whether improving nutritional quality also benefits the environment is still under-explored, particularly for developing countries. Read More

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June 2019
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Photocatalytic degradation of trace carbamazepine in river water under solar irradiation.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 13;241:131-137. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Key Laboratory of Environmental Engineering of Shaanxi Province, School of Environmental and Municipal Engineering, Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi'an 710055, China.

An interesting ZnInS/TiO composite catalyst was prepared by a hydrothermal method and thoroughly characterized. The photocatalytic degradation of trace carbamazepine (CBZ) in two river waters was primarily investigated through a batch experiment under solar irradiation, and the effects of dissolved organic matter (DOM), inorganic salt (IS), suspended solids (SS) and ultraviolet (UV) on CBZ degradation were researched. The influential degree was DOM ≈ IS » SS and CBZ with an initial concentration of 100 μg/L in the Bahe River water was completely degraded under a catalyst dosage of 75 mg/L and solar irradiation of 240 min. Read More

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Validated predictive modelling of sulfonamide and beta-lactam resistance genes in landfill leachates.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 13;241:123-130. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Key Laboratory for Urban Ecological Processes and Eco-Restoration, School of Ecological and Environmental Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai, 200241, China; Shanghai Institute of Pollution Control and Ecological Security, Shanghai, 200092, China. Electronic address:

The spread of antimicrobial resistance via landfill leachates jeopardizes millions of people's health, which can be exacerbated due to the unclear quantitative relationships between leachate characteristics and occurrences of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs). Here, in parallel with sampling raw leachates from a real landfill, we constructed a lab-scale landfill and collected its leachates for 260 days. All leachate samples were analyzed for the abundance of integrons, sulfonamide resistance (sulR; sul1 and sul2) and beta-lactams resistance (blaR; bla, bla, and bla) genes. Read More

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Untapped potential of zeolites in optimization of food waste composting.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 12;241:99-112. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Center of Excellence in Environmental Studies (CEES), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Department of Environmental Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Vehari, 61100, Pakistan.

This study aims to examine the effect of zeolites in optimizing the process of food waste composting. A novel method of sequential hydrothermal was introduced to modify the natural zeolite and apply to in-vessel compost bioreactors. Raw and modified natural zeolites were applied at 10 and 15% (w/w) of the total waste and compared with un-amended control trial. Read More

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April 2019
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Optimization of complete RB-5 azo dye decolorization using novel cold-adapted and mesophilic bacterial consortia.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 12;241:91-98. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran; Industrial Biotechnology Research Group, Institute of Biotechnology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, 9177948974, Iran.

Azo dyes are an important group of recalcitrant xenobiotics, which are difficult to degrade and deteriorate in cold environments. In this study, two microbial consortia consisting of cold-adapted and mesophilic bacteria were developed for effective decolorization of Reactive Black-5 azo dye. These bacteria were isolated from textile wastewater and soil of a cold region. Read More

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Induction of cathodic voltage reversal and hydrogen peroxide synthesis in a serially stacked microbial fuel cell.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 12;241:84-90. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave. West, ON, N2L 3G1, Canada. Electronic address:

We developed an innovative strategy to address the inhibition of anode-respiring bacteria due to voltage reversal in serially stacked microbial fuel cells by inducing cathodic voltage reversal and HO production. When platinum-coated carbon (Pt/C) cathodes were employed (stacked MFC) and the MFC was operated with acetate medium, the last unit (MFC 4) caused a voltage reversal of -0.8 V with a substantial anode overpotential of 1. Read More

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Combined and individual applications of ozonation and microwave treatment for waste activated sludge solubilization and nutrient release.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 12;241:76-83. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Department of Environmental Engineering, Marmara University, 34722, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey.

This study focused on the separate and combined applications of ozonation and microwave treatment to enhance the phosphorus and ammonia release from waste activated sludge. Twenty-six batch experiments were run with or without acidic (pH 2) and alkaline (pH 10) pretreatments and different ozone dosages. Also, microwave post-treatments were applied to enhance phosphorus release efficiency. Read More

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Characterization of mercury-reducing potential bacteria isolated from Keputih non-active sanitary landfill leachate, Surabaya, Indonesia under different saline conditions.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 12;241:113-122. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Study Program of Environmental Engineering, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universitas Airlangga, Kampus C UNAIR, Jalan Mulyorejo, Surabaya, 60115, Indonesia. Electronic address:

The objectives of this research were to identify the capability of bacteria isolated from a non-active sanitary landfill to remove mercury under different saline conditions and to understand the removal kinetics. The mercury concentrations used in the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) test were 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20 mg/L. The capability of one selected bacterium from the MIC test to remove mercury under different saline conditions (0, 10, 20, and 30‰) was also tested. Read More

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An overview of chlorophenols as contaminants and their removal from wastewater by adsorption: A review.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 10;241:59-75. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

College of Materials Engineering, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian province, China. Electronic address:

In this review article, a significant number of published articles (over three decades) were consulted in order to provide comprehensive literature information about chlorophenols, their sources into the environment, classification, and toxicity, various wastewater treatment methods for their removal as well as the characteristics of their adsorption by various adsorbents. Organizing the scattered available information on a wide range of potentially effective adsorbents in the removal of chlorophenols is the principal objective of this article. Various adsorbents such as natural materials, waste materials from industries, agricultural by-products and biomass-based activated carbon in the removal of various chlorophenols have been compiled and discussed here. Read More

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Synthesis of high-performance hierarchically porous carbons from rice husk for sorption of phenol in the gas phase.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 10;241:53-58. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Environment Monitoring and Pollution Control (AEMPC), School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), Nanjing 210044, China.

Phenol as a semi-volatile organic compound (SVOC) extensively presents in industrial wastewater. Moreover, it is a main compound of tar existing in the vapor phase from biomass pyrolysis or gasification. So far, most of works on the phenol adsorption by activated carbons have been conducted in the liquid phase. Read More

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Willingness to pay for protection from storm surge damages under climate change in Halifax Regional Municipality.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 10;241:44-52. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick. 3 Bailey Dr, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A3, Canada.

Climate change poses risks to coastal cities due to sea-level rise and changes in storm surge. Using the contingent valuation method and payment card format, this paper seeks to estimate residents of Halifax Regional Municipality's willingness to pay (WTP) for protection from flooding impacts from storm surge. The contribution of this study is the application of this method in a previously unstudied region, to understand individuals' perception of risk and WTP to avoid damage, in order to inform policy aimed at protecting against damage due to sea-level rise and storm surge. Read More

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Technical and economic investigation of chemical scrubber and bio-filtration in removal of HS and NH from wastewater treatment plant.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 10;241:32-43. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

A detailed techno-economic comparison of a chemical scrubber (CS) and a bio-filter (BF) was conducted over a 45-day time period at a municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), Yazd city. The assessment of emissions quantity indicated that odor emissions from the Yazd WWPT mainly consist of hydrogen sulfide (HS) and ammonia (NH). It was also found that odor gaseous loading changes corresponding to water consumption pattern in society (R = 0. Read More

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April 2019
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Electrochemical degradation of oxytetracycline by Ti-Sn-Sb/γ-AlO three-dimensional electrodes.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 10;241:22-31. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

College of Urban Construction, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing, 211800, China.

In this work, Ti-Sn-Sb/γ-AlO particle electrodes were prepared and employed for the degradation of oxytetracycline (OTC) by three-dimensional electrocatalytic technology. Factors associated with the preparation of Ti-Sn-Sb/γ-AlO particle electrodes were investigated. The effects of initial concentration, conductivity, pH value, aeration intensity, current density, plate spacing, and particle electrode dosage on OTC removal were studied. Read More

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April 2019
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Testing of new stormwater pollution build-up algorithms informed by a genetic programming approach.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 9;241:12-21. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Monash Infrastructure Research Institute, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University Clayton 3800 VIC, Australia.

Pollution build-up and wash-off processes are often included in urban stormwater quality models. However, these models are often unreliable and have poor performance at large scales and in complicated catchments. This study tried to improve stormwater quality models by adopting the genetic programming (GP) approach to generate new build-up algorithms for three different pollutants (total suspend solids - TSS, total phosphorus - TP and total nitrogen - TN). Read More

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Developing stakeholder-driven scenarios on land sharing and land sparing - Insights from five European case studies.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Institute for Sustainable Economic Development, BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Feistmantelstraße 4, 1180, Vienna, Austria.

Empirical research on land sharing and land sparing has been criticized because preferences of local stakeholders, socio-economic aspects, a bundle of ecosystem services and the local context were only rarely integrated. Using storylines and scenarios is a common approach to include land use drivers and local contexts or to cope with the uncertainties of future developments. The objective of the presented research is to develop comparable participatory regional land use scenarios for the year 2030 reflecting land sharing, land sparing and more intermediate developments across five different European landscapes (Austria, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Spain). Read More

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Effect of Paenibacillus cellulase pretreatment for fiber surface.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 9;241:1-11. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Department of Cultural Heritage Conservation, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Refining is the major process of paper formation. This study focuses on the impact of a specific enzyme (Paenibacillus cellulase) for fibers on the surfaces, the roughness and height of the fibers are also investigated. Effects of enzyme dosages and the mechanical refining action (PFI revolution) on fiber physical properties were also analyzed. Read More

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April 2019
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Assessing national vulnerability to phosphorus scarcity to build food system resilience: The case of India.

J Environ Manage 2019 Jun 10;240:511-517. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Coca-Cola Department of Regional Water Studies; TERI School of Advanced Studies, 10 Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110 070, India. Electronic address:

The scarcity of phosphorus worldwide led researchers to develop indicators of national vulnerability to phosphorus scarcity, however this has not been applied at a national level so far. A systematic approach is described here to identify country-specific indicators of such vulnerability, in this case for India, based on literature and stakeholder engagement. The indicators are then aggregated to compute a phosphorus vulnerability index (PVI) to help policymakers formulate strategies towards building national resilience towards scarcity of phosphorus. Read More

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Environmental impact assessment of development projects improved by merging species distribution and habitat connectivity modelling.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et Ecologie, UMR CNRS-IRD, Avignon Université, Aix-Marseille Université, IUT d'Avignon, 337 chemin des Meinajariés, Site Agroparc BP 61207, 84911 Avignon, cedex 09, France; Département Aménagement et Environnement Ecole Polytechnique de l'Université de Tours, UMR CNRS 7324 CITERES 33-35 Allée Ferdinand de Lesseps, 37200 Tours, France.

Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is performed to limit potential impacts of development projects on species and ecosystem functions. However, the methods related to EIA actually pay little attention to the landscape-scale effects of development projects on biodiversity. In this study we proposed a methodological framework to more properly address the landscape-scale impacts of a new stadium project in Lyon (France) on two representative mammal species exemplary for the endemic fauna, the red squirrel and the Eurasian badger. Read More

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Rare-earth elements in the circular economy: The case of yttrium.

J Environ Manage 2019 Jun 8;240:504-510. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

DIES Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Udine, Via Tomadini, 30/A, 33100, Udine, Italy. Electronic address:

This paper discusses the economic rationale of recycling exhaustible raw materials and assesses how a circular economy perspective can improve the sustainable use of critical raw materials (CRMs). We use the case study of yttrium, a rare-earth element (REE) on the EU list of CRMs, given its widespread use in the electronics industry and the geopolitical concentration of its supply. Even if recycling REEs from waste electric and electronic equipment is a valid alternative to extraction from mines, as proposed by the circular economy paradigm, less than 1% of REEs used today are recycled. Read More

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Multifunctional graphene oxide loaded nanofibrous membrane for removal of dyes and coliform from water.

J Environ Manage 2019 Jun 8;240:494-503. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology Calicut, Calicut, 673601, Kerala, India. Electronic address:

In this study, we fabricated a trifunctional polyurethane (PU)/graphene oxide (GO) electrospun membrane for adsorption of organic dyes such as methylene blue (MB) and rhodamine B (RB). Moreover, the prepared membrane showed antifouling property and inhibition against bacteria. The GO modified PU nanofiber shows a maximum adsorption capacity of 109. Read More

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Manure storage operations mitigate nutrient losses and their products can sustain soil fertility and enhance wheat productivity.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 6. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

Center of Excellence in Environmental Studies, King Abdulaziz University, P.O Box 80216, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia; Department of Environmental Sciences, COMSATS University, Islamabad, Sub-campus Vehari 61100, Pakistan. Electronic address:

Livestock manure is a valuable source of nutrients for plants. However, poor handling practices during storage resulted in nutrient losses from the manure and decrement in its nitrogen (N) fertilizer value. We explored the influence of divergent storage methods on manure chemical composition, carbon (C) and N losses to the environment as well as fertilizer value of storage products after their application to the wheat. Read More

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April 2019
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Effects of NH-N and NO-N on carbon fixation in an anaerobic ammonium oxidation reactor.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 6. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

Guangxi Key Laboratory of Environmental Pollution Control Theory and Technology, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin, 541004, China. Electronic address:

Inorganic carbon (IC) is used as a carbon source of the anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) microorganisms during the anammox process. Meanwhile, anammox microorganisms possess a certain carbon fixation capacity. In this study, the effects of NH-N and NO-N on carbon fixation in an anammox reactor were investigated. Read More

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Decontamination and disinfection of wastewater by photocatalysis under UV/visible light using nano-catalysts based on Ca-doped ZnO.

J Environ Manage 2019 Jun 6;240:485-493. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Química, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Av. Colombo, 5790, 87020-900, Zona Sete, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil. Electronic address:

Nano-catalysts based on ZnO-Ca x% (with x = 0, 0.1, 0.3, 0. Read More

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Recycled corrugated wire hose cover as biological carriers for greywater treatment in a sequential batch biofilm reactor.

J Environ Manage 2019 Jun 6;240:475-484. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

IQS School of Engineering, Universitat Ramon Llull, Via Augusta 390, 08017 Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:

Greywater treatment and reuse can be considered a promising option, in particular in water scarcity affected areas. In this work a waste material, namely recycled corrugated wire hose cover, was applied as an alternative and cheap carrier in a sequencing batch biofilm reactor (SBBR) for greywater treatment. The bioreactor performance was studied in terms of organic matter, nitrogen and micropollutant removal. Read More

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A physically based model for mesoscale SuDS - an alternative to large-scale urban drainage simulations.

J Environ Manage 2019 Jun 5;240:527-536. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Department of Water Resources Engineering, Lund University, P.O. Box 118, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden. Electronic address:

This study presents a deterministic, lumped model to simulate mesoscale sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) based on a conceptualization of the stormwater control measures (SCMs) making up the system and their influence on the runoff process. The conceptualization mainly relies on parameters that are easily quantifiable based on the physical characteristics of the SCMs. Introducing a nonlinear reservoir model at the downstream end of the SuDS results in a fast model that can realistically describe the runoff process at low computational cost. Read More

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June 2019
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Temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter decomposition after forest fire in Canadian permafrost region.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 5. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, PO Box 27 (Latokartanonkaari 7), Fi-00014, Finland.

Climate warming in arctic/subarctic ecosystems will result in increased frequency of forest fires, elevated soil temperatures and thawing of permafrost, which have implications for soil organic matter (SOM) decomposition rates, the CO emissions and globally significant soil C stocks in this region. It is still unclear how decomposability and temperature sensitivity of SOM varies in different depths and different stages of succession following forest fire in permafrost regions and studies on long term effects of forest fires in these areas are lacking. To study this question, we took soil samples from 5, 10 and 30 cm depths from forest stands in Northwest Canada, underlain by permafrost, that were burnt by wildfire 3, 25 and over 100 years ago. Read More

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Upgrading volatile fatty acids production through anaerobic co-fermentation of mushroom residue and sewage sludge: Performance evaluation and kinetic analysis.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 5. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

National Graduate School of Chemistry, Rennes, France. Electronic address:

Due to complex inherent structure of lignocellulosic biomass, inefficient hydrolysis and acidification limits fermentative volatile fatty acids (VFA) production of mushroom residues. Meanwhile, the mushroom residues present insufficient nutrient with a high C/N ratio. To solve this issue, anaerobic co-fermentation of cellulose-rich Oyster champost and sewage sludge was tested to enhance the VFA production, and the effect of proportion of mixed substrate was investigated in this study. Read More

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April 2019
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Predicting wastewater treatment plant quality parameters using a novel hybrid linear-nonlinear methodology.

J Environ Manage 2019 Jun 5;240:463-474. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, NIG 2W1, Canada.

Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), total dissolved solids (TDS) and total suspended solids (TSS) are the most commonly regulated wastewater effluent parameters. The measurement and prediction of these parameters are essential for assessing the performance and upgrade of wastewater treatment facilities. In this study, a new methodology, combining a linear stochastic model (ARIMA) and nonlinear outlier robust extreme learning machine technique (ORELM) with various preprocesses, is presented to model the quality parameters of effluent wastewater (ARIMA-ORELM). Read More

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Estimating city-level energy consumption of residential buildings: A life-cycle dynamic simulation model.

J Environ Manage 2019 Jun 5;240:451-462. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

School of Management Science and Engineering, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China; Center for Global Economy and Sustainable Development (CGESD), Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China. Electronic address:

The residential building sector consumes a large amount of energy and is recognized as a high potential area where urban energy consumption and carbon emission can be reduced. To reduce the residential energy consumption, relevant policies and measures have been formulated in different places. However, due to the lack of adequate information in the process of policy formulation, the effectiveness of most energy-saving policies for residential buildings seems to be unsatisfactory. Read More

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June 2019
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Comprehensive analysis of different adhesives in aerobiological sampling using optical microscopy and high-throughput DNA sequencing.

J Environ Manage 2019 Jun 5;240:441-450. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales (Botánica), Avda. Carlos III s/n, E-45071 Toledo, Spain. Electronic address:

The standardization and unification of the procedures to analyze and quantify the airborne pollen concentrations are very important topics. In this work, the effectiveness of the two most used adhesives in aerobiological sampling, silicone prepared with cyclohexane solvent (Silicone) and petroleum jelly (Vaseline), was compared under outdoor conditions. This comparison was carried out using the traditional method based on the identification and quantification by optical microscopy (OM) of the airborne pollen and the novel methodology by high-throughput sequencing analysis (HTS). Read More

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June 2019
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Groundwater sustainability assessment framework: A demonstration of environmental sustainability index for Hanoi, Vietnam.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Viet Nam. Electronic address:

There is mounting concern about how to support decision-makers in driving sustainable water resources management; science needs to support the decision-making process to promote evidence-based decisions. To this end, sustainability assessment is considered a useful technique, which provides enough information to assist management. This study proposed a groundwater sustainability assessment framework, which is developed from a regular sustainability assessment approach and analytical hierarchy process (AHP). Read More

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Environmental and enviroeconomic assessment of an LPG fueled SI engine at partial load.

J Environ Manage 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Department of Automotive Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey. Electronic address:

Recent studies discussing applications of internal combustion engines running with different fuel types attract more attention of researchers nowadays. However environmental and enviroeconomic aspects of these fuels are as significant as employability and performance effect of them. So it is required to evaluate use of different fuels in internal combustion engines environmentally and enviroeconomically. Read More

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