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  1. Plastic is a material associated with various Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions along the life cycles of different products. Many economies have adopted or planned for strategies to reduce, reuse, and recycle pla...

    Authors: Jui-Hao Chang Chien and Pi-Cheng Chen
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2023 33:18
  2. The rapid urbanization, industrialization, and population growth have led to a considerable rise in solid waste production, highlighting the need for efficient solid waste management and recycling methods. To ...

    Authors: Chih-Hsuan Liu and Ching Hung
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2023 33:17
  3. According to the Taiwan Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs, the average water demand shortage is 530.6 million m3 yr−1 during the period of 2011 to 2019, and the situation will worsen in the nea...

    Authors: Hai-Hsuan Cheng, Wan-Sheng Yu, Shu-Chuang Tseng, Yi-Ju Wu, Ching-Lin Hsieh, Shi-Shuan Lin, Ching-Ping Chu, Yu-De Huang, Wan-Ru Chen, Tsair-Fuh Lin and Liang-Ming Whang
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2023 33:16
  4. Acetone is a solvent used in many laboratories and factories. Serious problems will occur when it is exposed to the environment. Therefore, a new design hydrophobicity bimetallic metal material (10-Fe1Mn1-USY) wa...

    Authors: Nhat-Thien Nguyen, Thi-Minh-Phuong Nguyen, Alvin-R Caparanga, Yi-Ren Chiu, Cong-Chinh Duong, Thi-Thanh Duong, Chung-Yu Guan, Gui-Bing Hong and Chang-Tang Chang
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2023 33:15
  5. The increase in mineral and ash-rich waste biomass (MWB) generation in emerging economies poses critical environmental problems and bottlenecks the solid waste and wastewater treatment systems. Transforming th...

    Authors: Rahul Ramesh Nair, Patrick A. Kißling, Alexander Marchanka, Jacek Lecinski, Ariel E. Turcios, Madina Shamsuyeva, Nishanthi Rajendiran, Sathish Ganesan, Shanmugham Venkatachalam Srinivasan, Jutta Papenbrock and Dirk Weichgrebe
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2023 33:14
  6. Air pollution is an important issue affecting sustainable development in China, and accurate air quality prediction has become an important means of air pollution control. At present, traditional methods, such...

    Authors: Kun Cai, Xusheng Zhang, Ming Zhang, Qiang Ge, Shenshen Li, Baojun Qiao and Yang Liu
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2023 33:13
  7. Many countries are under escalating pressure to meet legally binding targets in relation to recycling and waste management. This paper explores how innovative tools, including blockchain, economic incentives, ...

    Authors: Darina Vorobeva, Ian J. Scott, Tiago Oliveira and Miguel Neto
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2023 33:12
  8. Chlorophyll-a concentration for quantifying phytoplankton biomass is commonly used as an indicator for evaluating the trophic level of lakes and water quality. This research aimed to develop a high spatiotemporal...

    Authors: Wachidatin Nisaul Chusnah, Hone-Jay Chu, Tatas and Lalu Muhamad Jaelani
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2023 33:11
  9. Hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDs) are endocrine-disrupting and persistent organic compounds commonly used in consumer products such as styrofoam, fire-resistant curtains, construction, aquaculture products, and ...

    Authors: Shih-Lin Lo, Ren-Der Wang, Yi-Ju Chen, Yuan-Cheng Hsu, Yu-Syuan Luo and Gen-Shuh Wang
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2023 33:10
  10. Oil production is currently impossible without drilling wells, so millions of tons of drilling waste contaminated with oil, chlorides, and heavy metals are generated every year in Russia alone. This article pr...

    Authors: Galina Ilinykh, Johann Fellner, Natalia Sliusar and Vladimir Korotaev
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2023 33:9
  11. This study investigated the characteristics of mercury emitted from a large-scale coal-fired power plant in Taiwan via intensive sampling campaigns. The air pollution control devices equipped in this coal-fire...

    Authors: Mao Hung Huang, Wei Huan Chen, Minh Man Trinh and Moo Been Chang
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2023 33:8
  12. Sulfolane is extensively used as an extractive solvent in sour-gas processing plants in the petrochemical industry. After repeated use, deteriorated sulfolane becomes corrosive and may leak into the environmen...

    Authors: Chun-Chin Wang, Chih-Ming Liang, Yi-Hong Liu and Chu-Fang Yang
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2023 33:6
  13. High fluoride concentrations in groundwater have attracted great concern worldwide because many people are afflicted by fluorosis due to water consumption. In this work, the fluoride adsorption from water onto...

    Authors: Damarys Haydee Carrales-Alvarado, Brenda Azharel Jiménez-López, Roberto Leyva-Ramos, Nahum Andrés Medellín-Castillo, Esmeralda Mendoza-Mendoza, Carolina Vázquez-Mendoza and Diana Elizabeth Villela-Martínez
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2023 33:5
  14. Food waste and crude glycerol were anaerobically co-digested for 100 days at 52 ± 1 °C with an organic loading rate of 1.0 g L−1 d−1. This long-term thermophilic anaerobic digestion (AD) system encountered sever...

    Authors: Xiaojue Li and Naoto Shimizu
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2023 33:4
  15. Particulate matter less than 2.5 μm in diameter (PM2.5) pollution has gained more concern, as can be seen from the World Health Organization (WHO) revised air quality guideline (AQG) value. To compare with the 24...

    Authors: Sirapong Sooktawee, Suwimon Kanchanasuta and Natthaya Bunplod
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2023 33:3
  16. This study aimed to investigate, from a techno-economic point of view, cattle slaughterhouse wastewater (CSWW) treatment via the electrocoagulation (EC) technique. A novel lab-scale EC unit with a 3 L volume w...

    Authors: Mohamed Saad Hellal, Hala Salah Doma and Enas Mohamed Abou-Taleb
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2023 33:2
  17. This study divided a basin metropolitan area with high air pollution into three subareas, namely urban, suburban, and rural, on the basis of population density for a systematic analysis of the effects of local...

    Authors: Chen-Jui Liang, Ping-Yi Lin, Ying-Chieh Chen and Jeng-Jong Liang
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2023 33:1
  18. A commercially available beaded activated carbon (KBAC) was selected for combination with a novel electrothermal swing system in examining the Joule heating effects on the physical and chemical properties of a...

    Authors: Hao-Chih Yu, Shu-Wen You, Can Wang, Ji-Guang Deng and Hsing-Cheng Hsi
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:51
  19. Due to the excellent engineering property, aluminum has become an important material for processing industries. As the demand of aluminum increased, a large amount of waste aluminum dross has been generated du...

    Authors: Wen-Chang Lin, Cheng-Hsien Tsai, Da-Nian Zhang, Sheng-Syong Syu and Yi-Ming Kuo
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:50
  20. Azorubin S (ARS) represents one of the most common and frequently-utilized toxic azo dyes produced from industrial activities. While various conventional treatment techniques could not effectively eliminate AR...

    Authors: Ta Cong Khiem, Duong Dinh Tuan, Eilhann Kwon, Bui Xuan Thanh, Yiu Fai Tsang, Venkata Subbaiah Munagapati, Jet-Chau Wen, Chechia Hu and Kun-Yi Andrew Lin
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:48
  21. This study aimed to appraise seasonal variations in surface water quality on the coasts of Southwestern Vietnam using entropy-weighted water quality index (EWQI) and multivariate statistics: cluster analysis (...

    Authors: Thanh Giao Nguyen, Kim Anh Phan and Thi Hong Nhien Huynh
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:46
  22. Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies are being developed to address the increasing CO2 emissions, mitigating the global warming and climate change. In this context, chemical precipitation ...

    Authors: Jui-Yen Lin, Erica A. Garcia, Florencio C. Ballesteros Jr., Sergi Garcia-Segura and Ming-Chun Lu
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2022 32:45
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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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  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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

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