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  1. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://doi.org/10.1186/s42834-020-0046-z

    Authors: Pooja Kandimalla, Priyanka Vatte and Chandra Sekhar Rao Bandaru
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:43
  2. Among various protein-containing biomass wastes, waste animal wool, poultry feather, and human hair are considered one of the most important renewable sources of keratin. Animal wool and human hair are utilize...

    Authors: Tapan Kumar Maity, Nripat Singh, Pradipkumar Vaghela, Arup Ghosh, Sanju Singh, Pramod B. Shinde, Rosy Alphons Sequeira and Kamalesh Prasad
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:42
  3. This study attempts to synthesize biodiesel as a green liquid fuel from Jatropha curcas oil (JCO) utilizing waste eggshell (WES) as an effective and excellent sustainable source of the heterogeneous catalyst unde...

    Authors: Kassian T. T. Amesho, Yuan-Chung Lin, Chin-En Chen, Pei-Cheng Cheng and Vinoth Kumar Ponnusamy
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:41
  4. The disposal of waste oil, paint and coating barrels (WOPCBs) after use is an ongoing social and environmental problem. In this paper, a novel technological scheme using steel converter co-processing is propos...

    Authors: Yi Wang, Junfu Chen, Benquan Fu, Lei Zhang, Heng Liu, Yanjun Huang and Guangsen Song
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:40
  5. The presence of excess nutrients in water resources can be harmful to human health and aquatic ecosystems. To develop an affordable water treatment method, the agricultural waste material coconut husk was conv...

    Authors: Thunchanok Thongsamer, Soydoa Vinitnantharat, Anawat Pinisakul and David Werner
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:39
  6. Visible light-driven Zn and Mg co-doped TiO2 nanomaterials were synthesized by varying dopant concentrations in presence of biogenic surfactant Sapindus emerginatus (biogenic extract) via the Sol-gel method and h...

    Authors: Genji Jaishree, Gorli Divya, Tirukkovalluri Siva Rao, M. L. V. Prasanna Chippada and Imandi Manga Raju
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:38
  7. This study investigated the frequent blockages observed in the discharge pipeline in the chemical mechanical polishing wastewater treatment plant. Preliminary analyses indicated that blockages were predominant...

    Authors: Rosalina Eka Praptiwi, Jyun-Cyuan Syu, Hai-Hsuan Cheng, Tsung-Hsiung Yu, Yu-Charng Wu and Liang-Ming Whang
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:37
  8. The complicated nexus between water resource and energy consumption poses the problems of water scarcity, safety, affordability and carbon emissions. In the industrial and commercial buildings, the cooling tow...

    Authors: Po-Chih Tseng, Zhan-Zhao Lin, Tse-Lun Chen, Yupo Lin and Pen-Chi Chiang
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:36
  9. Public buses typically have less emission per passenger kilometer traveled (PKT) than private cars and motorcycles, and the emission benefit of public buses increases with ridership. However, the drop in publi...

    Authors: Narayan Babu Dhital, Lin-Chi Wang, Hsi-Hsien Yang, Che-Hsuan Lee, Wei-Hung Shih and Cheng-Shiu Wu
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:35
  10. Toluene is one type of common volatile organic compounds that is harmful to human health. Therefore, the degradation of toluene is critical to improving air quality value. Performance improvement of TiO2, a typic...

    Authors: Birgitta Narindri Rara Winayu, Wan-Hua Mao and Hsin Chu
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:34
  11. Improving water quality is a critical issue worldwide. However, the general parameters (i.e., temperature, pH, turbidity, total solids, fecal coliform, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, phosphates, ...

    Authors: Pei-Yuan Hsieh, Huan-Chun Lin, Gen-Shuh Wang, Yuan-Jeng Hsu, Yi-Ju Chen, Tzu-Hui Wang, Ren-De Wang, Chun-Yu Kuo, Di-Wen Wang, Ho-Tang Liao and Chang-Fu Wu
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:33
  12. Wastewater containing cobalt and copper comprised of plating wash water, plant wash water, and equipment cooling and wash water is generated in the electroplating industry. These metals can be detrimental to h...

    Authors: Khyle Glainmer N. Quiton, Yao-Hui Huang and Ming-Chun Lu
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:31
  13. Dichlorvos is an organophosphorus insecticide frequently detected in surface waters all around the world. From an evaluation of the environmental quality concentrations (EQC) for dichlorvos in surface waters a...

    Authors: Nahuel Jano Bustos, Analia Iriel, Alicia Fernández Cirelli and Nina Cedergreen
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:30
  14. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations in 2015, comprise 17 goals developed to balance social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Regional sustainable development can ...

    Authors: I-Chun Chen and Bo-Chieh Yang
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:29
  15. With urbanization, municipal solid waste (MSW) transfer station as an important link in the process of refuse collection and transportation is closer to residents’ living areas. At present, studies on airborne...

    Authors: Fan Lü, Wei Wang, Tianyu Hu, Haowen Duan, Liming Shao, Hua Zhang and Pinjing He
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:28
  16. This work investigated the extraction of spherical cellulose nanocrystal (spherical CNC) from cotton cloth waste (CCW) using sulfuric acid without ultrasound treatment during the hydrolysis process, producing ...

    Authors: Thi Kim Quyen Doan and Kung Yuh Chiang
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:26
  17. Carlson trophic state index (CTSI) has been commonly adopted to assess the eutrophication potential of reservoirs or lakes in water quality management. This study aims to analyze the influential factors of CTS...

    Authors: Jr-Lin Lin, Arthur Karangan, Ying Min Huang and Shyh-Fang Kang
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:25

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  18. As an environmentally friendly energy recovery technology, microwave pyrolysis has huge development potential in sludge resource treatment. This paper comprehensively reviews the progress of microwave pyrolysi...

    Authors: Shaobai Li, Caixia Li and Zhiguo Shao
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:23
  19. A facile approach to synthesize reduced graphene oxide (rGO) was investigated using three different extract concentrations of Tecoma stans leaves as reducing/capping agents. The surface morphology of the rGOs was...

    Authors: Alaa El Din Mahmoud, Mohamed Hosny, Nourhan El-Maghrabi and Manal Fawzy
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:22
  20. In this present study, a novel method to fabricate bimetallic Fe-Co catalyst supported on waste silica was investigated for the photo-Fenton-like (PFL) degradation of Methylene Blue (MB) dye. The uniqueness of...

    Authors: Khyle Glainmer N. Quiton, Ming-Chun Lu and Yao-Hui Huang
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:21
  21. The study was conducted to analyze surface water quality fluctuations in the the southern region of Vietnam using monitoring data at 58 locations. Seventeen water quality indicators were analyzed including pH,...

    Authors: Thanh Giao Nguyen and Thi Hong Nhien Huynh
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:20
  22. In bioelectrochemical wastewater treatment systems, electrochemically active bacteria (EAB) in the anode can simultaneously treat wastewater and produce electricity via extracellular electron transfer. The ano...

    Authors: Chao-Chin Chang, Yu-Chun Chen and Chang-Ping Yu
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:19
  23. The dynamics of the microbial community and functional taxa related to nitrogen (N) removal biogeochemical processes can be important to the development of new cost-effective processes in wastewater treatment....

    Authors: Hugo Ribeiro, I. Made W. Wijaya, Verónica Soares-Santos, Eddy Setiadi Soedjono, Agus Slamet, Catarina Teixeira and Adriano A. Bordalo
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:18
  24. The commonly used benzophenone-3 (BP-3) as ultraviolet filter ingredients is an endocrine-disrupting chemical that has received particular attention owing to its environmental ubiquity, and it poses a threat t...

    Authors: Abiyu Kerebo Berekute, Kuo-Pin Yu and Yi-Hsueh Brad Chuang
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:17
  25. Presently, most of the population has been facing a string of severe air pollution problems that include the intensive emission of nitric oxide (NO), which requires a practical approach to sustain our living c...

    Authors: Minh-Thuan Pham, Nguyen Thi Van, Truc Mai Thi Nguyen, Hong-Huy Tran, Hieu Trung Nguyen, Jheng-Jie Jiang, Sheng-Jie You and Ya-Fen Wang
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:15
  26. This study investigates the effectiveness of bone char (organic) and inorganic nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium (NPK) fertilizers as stimulants in the degradability of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminants on...

    Authors: Obumneme O. Okwonna and Ipeghan J. Otaraku
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:14
  27. In this study, the degradation of Methylene Blue (MB) dye accompanied with the reduction of CO2 was performed in an electrochemical (EC) process by using carbon nanotubes grown on carbon fiber (CNTs/CFM) electrod...

    Authors: Nhat Huy Luan, Yu-Ting Yang and Chiung-Fen Chang
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:13
  28. Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles (NPs) have been widely investigated for applications in photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants in wastewater. Despite the advantages of robust ZnO material, its photoca...

    Authors: Yi-Chen Yang, Rama Shanker Sahu and Yang-hsin Shih
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:12
  29. The success and dominance of plastic products used in modern society have improved the quality of life but come with extensive environmental consequences. As a result, the United Nations, European Union, and s...

    Authors: Ying-Ying Lai and Yuh-Ming Lee
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:11
  30. This study investigated and compared several improvement strategies to increase the yield and quality of exopolymeric substances (EPS) from Bacillus cereus. This includes co-culturing of B. cereus with Trichoderm...

    Authors: Caleb Cheah, Yuen Lin Cheow and Adeline Su Yien Ting
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:9
  31. In this study, the production of indoor humidity-buffering coatings (IHC-s) from recycling waste silica sludges by using a room-temperature sol-gel method which is a simple and energy-efficient route is report...

    Authors: Chi-Hong Kuok, Wahid Dianbudiyanto and Shou-Heng Liu
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:8
  32. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles were functionalized with maleic anhydride (MA). The extension of adsorbed MA on the TiO2 was evaluated by ultrasonic and magnetic stirring. Total Organic Carbon and Thermogra...

    Authors: Pável César Hernández Del Castillo, Saúl Robles Manuel, Facundo Ruiz and Vicente Rodríguez González
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:7
  33. Recycling of waste printed circuit boards (PCBs) has attracted increasing attention because of its high annually produced amount and high content of gold. In this study, gold recovery from waste PCBs was carri...

    Authors: Yu-Fong Huang, Szu-Ling Chou and Shang-Lien Lo
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:6
  34. An adequate water supply is essential for the continued and sustainable growth of the Balinese economy. In addition to mounting water demand, Bali’s water supply has been constrained by high levels of water po...

    Authors: Saroj Kumar Chapagain, Geetha Mohan, Andi Besse Rimba, Carolyn Payus, I. Made Sudarma and Kensuke Fukushi
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:5
  35. Photocatalytic degradation of Methylene Blue (MB) by zinc oxide/zeolite socony mobile-5 (ZnO/ZSM-5) composites was investigated. The ZSM-5 material was synthesized from red mud by a two-step hydrothermal metho...

    Authors: Hellna Tehubijuluw, Riki Subagyo, Yuly Kusumawati and Didik Prasetyoko
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:4
  36. The purpose of this work was to transform a regional biowaste into value-added chemicals and products through a modest thermo-catalytic pyrolysis process. ZSM-11 (Zeolite Socony Mobile-11) zeolites modified by...

    Authors: Carla S. Fermanelli, Adrián Chiappori, Liliana B. Pierella and Clara Saux
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:3
  37. Rhizome extract of Bergenia ciliata was used as a bio-functional reducing material for the green synthesis of copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO NPs). CuO NPs were characterized using ultraviolet–visible spectroscop...

    Authors: Kanika Dulta, Gözde Koşarsoy Ağçeli, Parveen Chauhan, Rohit Jasrotia, P. K. Chauhan and Joshua O. Ighalo
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:2
  38. Clogging and odor is strongly associated with ureolytic biomineralization in waterless and low-flow urinal drainage systems in high usage settings. These blockages continue to hinder widespread waterless and l...

    Authors: Kahui Lim, Harold Leverenz, Cara Wademan and Samantha Barnum
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:1
  39. The present study discusses the synthesis of Nb doped TiO2/reduced graphene oxide (rGO) intercalated nanocomposites via sol-gel route at a lower temperature by using different loading amounts of graphene oxide (G...

    Authors: Neradabilli Prabhakarrao, Tirukkovalluri Siva Rao, Kapuganti Venkata Divya Lakshmi, Gorli Divya, Genji Jaishree, Imandi Manga Raju and Shaik Abdul Alim
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2021 31:37
  40. Global access to sanitary water is of utmost importance to human health. Presently, textile dye water pollution and cigarette pollution are both plaguing the environment. Herein, waste cigarette filters (CFs) ...

    Authors: Samantha Macchi, Zane Alsebai, Fumiya Watanabe, Arooba Ilyas, Shiraz Atif, Tito Viswanathan and Noureen Siraj
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2021 31:36
  41. The annual worldwide production of coffee exceeds 10 million tons, and more than 90% of this production is waste, including the husk. On the other hand, plastic consumption increases every year, and sustainabl...

    Authors: Leyla Y. Jaramillo, Mauricio Vásquez-Rendón, Sergio Upegui, Juan C. Posada and Manuel Romero-Sáez
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2021 31:34
  42. The treatment of tannery wastewaters is a complex task due to the complexity of the waste: a mixture of several pollutants, both anionic and cationic as well as organic macromolecules which are very hard to tr...

    Authors: Giacomo Boldrini, Caterina Sgarlata, Isabella Lancellotti, Luisa Barbieri, Marco Giorgetti, Michela Ciabocco, Silvia Zamponi, Mario Berrettoni and Cristina Leonelli
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2021 31:33
  43. The adsorption process of the industrialized dye Isolan Dark Blue 2SGL-01 (IDB) onto (Mg-Zn)/(Al-Fe)-(CO3)/Cl layered double hydroxides (LDHs) coded LDH21 and LDH22 and its calcined products CLDHs (CLDH21 and CLD...

    Authors: Ibrahim M. M. Kenawy, Medhat A. H. Hafez, Abdalla A. Mousa, Zainab Abd Elbary and Khaled S. Abou-El-Sherbini
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2021 31:32
  44. Environmental risks imposed by anti-cancer drugs and their degradation products are a major concern worldwide. The consumption of anticancer drugs is increasing throughout the years and conventional water trea...

    Authors: Yolande Saab, Zahi Nakad and Rita Rahme
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2021 31:31

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