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  1. Rare earth elements (REE) are essential for the production of technological devices. However, their high demand and low availability, together with an increase in electronic waste generation, compel the develo...

    Authors: Astrid D. Toache-Pérez, Ana M. Bolarín-Miró, Félix Sánchez-De Jesús and Gretchen T. Lapidus
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2020 30:20
  2. The study investigates the performance of Cu2+ as dissolved cathodic electron-shuttle mediator (dcESM) for simultaneous Cr6+ reduction and electricity generation in a microbial fuel cell (MFC) at pH 2 and 4 condi...

    Authors: Praveena Gangadharan and Indumathi M. Nambi
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2020 30:19
  3. The feasibility of using wood-derived biochar (BC) to remove Pb, Mn, and Cu from landfill leachate was investigated and modeled in this study. BC was produced under the pyrolytic temperature of 740 °C. The eff...

    Authors: Ali Daryabeigi Zand and Maryam Rabiee Abyaneh
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2020 30:18
  4. Unplanned and unmonitored developmental activities have resulted in a rapid emergence of pollutants like pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in the environment. These PPCPs are considered as pot...

    Authors: Sandipan Bhattacharya, Priya Banerjee, Papita Das, Avijit Bhowal, Subrata Kumar Majumder and Pallab Ghosh
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2020 30:17

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  5. The use of non-noble metal catalyst as electrode for energy harvesting device have drawn great deal of attention owing to its distinct features. In this work, cobalt oxide has been directly fabricated on carbo...

    Authors: Vinothkumar Veeramani, Kanimozhi Rajangam and Jaya Nagendran
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2020 30:16
  6. Despite their massive application in tea plantation, synthetic pyrethroids had never been detected in tropical soils of tea plantation thus their risk has never been assessed. This research reported the detect...

    Authors: Miranti Ariyani, Mariska Margaret Pitoi, Tiny Agustini Koesmawati, Hilman Maulana, Een Sri Endah and Retno Yusiasih
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2020 30:15
  7. The biofertilizer quality of anaerobically codigested agroindustrial residues from brewer’s spent grain and palm oil mill effluent was evaluated after supplementation with different livestock manure in order t...

    Authors: Uduak U. Ndubuisi-Nnaji, Utibe A. Ofon, Nicanor I. Ekponne and Nnanake-Abasi O. Offiong
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2020 30:14
  8. The idea of green mining was proposed as a practical approach to make the mining industry more sustainable than before. Green mining is a contemporary mining model centered on the sustainability of resources, ...

    Authors: Jinhui Chen, Izhar Mithal Jiskani, Chen Jinliang and Hui Yan
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2020 30:13
  9. Different types of agro-industrial wastes including lignocellulosic wastes, carbohydrate and protein-rich wastes, syrup wastes and glycerol wastes were explored as biodiesel feedstocks. This strategy not only ...

    Authors: Saithip Sae-ngae, Benjamas Cheirsilp, Yasmi Louhasakul, Thunwadee Tachapattaworakul Suksaroj and Punyanich Intharapat
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2020 30:11
  10. Effective microbes (EM) are the coexisting naturally occurring useful microbes applied as inoculant to enhance the beneficial microflora of the soil ecosystem to facilitate agricultural production. The partici...

    Authors: Kalyani Naik, Snehasish Mishra, Haragobinda Srichandan, Puneet Kumar Singh and Abhishek Choudhary
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2020 30:10
  11. The current work explores the treatment of dye wastewater using the combination of photocatalysis and ceramic nanofiltration process. Commercial ceramic membrane and titanium dioxide (TiO2) photocatalyst were use...

    Authors: Naresh Yadav Donkadokula, Anand Kishore Kola and Devendra Saroj
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2020 30:9
  12. Anthropogenic activities impact the major ion composition of fresh water sources. The inorganic species are likely to be influenced by mineral dissolution, mineral precipitation, redox and ion-exchange reactio...

    Authors: Sudhakar Rao, Nitish V. Mogili, Priscilla A and Lydia A
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2020 30:8
  13. The optimization of degradation processes and the management of leachate and biogas produced in landfills are key aspects for the establishment of more sustainable municipal solid waste (MSW) disposal in devel...

    Authors: John J. Sandoval-Cobo, Miguel R. Casallas-Ojeda, Lina Carabalí-Orejuela, Anyi Muñoz-Chávez, Diana M. Caicedo-Concha, Luis F. Marmolejo-Rebellón and Patricia Torres-Lozada
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2020 30:7
  14. In wastewater treatment, biological nitrogen removal is an important topic, and the optimal condition for it is a mesophilic environment. This study developed a thermophilic microbial fuel cells (thermo-MFCs) ...

    Authors: Kuo-Ti Chen, Min-Der Bai, Hui-Yun Yang, Yu-Ching Chen, Wen-Jang Lu and Chihpin Huang
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2020 30:5
  15. In the present study, an effort has been made to sequester automobile exhaust gases from a petroleum based engine using microalgae Scenedesmus quadricauda. The automobile selected for the present study was a two ...

    Authors: Pooja Kandimalla, Priyanka Vatte and Chandra Sekhar Rao Bandaru
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2020 30:4
  16. Textile wastewater containing toxic dyes needs efficient treatment before being released into the environment. Certain dyes are known or presumed to have carcinogenic potential for humans. In this work, hybrid...

    Authors: Hanane Afanga, Hicham Zazou, Fatima Ezzahra Titchou, Youness Rakhila, Rachid Ait Akbour, Abdellah Elmchaouri, Jaafar Ghanbaja and Mohamed Hamdani
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2020 30:2
  17. Photocatalyst of hydroxyapatite–nano TiO2 (HAp-nTiO2) was prepared from phosphatation of calcined cockle (Anadara granosa) shells followed by dispersion of nano TiO2 powder into HAp precipitate and calcination at...

    Authors: Is Fatimah, Della Fahrani, Tia Harmawantika, Imam Sahroni, Azlan Kamari, Cecep Sa’bana Rahmatillah and Rico Nurillahi
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:40
  18. The purpose of this study was to develop an organic wood preservative from the liquid extract of Neem tree (Azadirachta indica). This product has the potential in controlling the fast deterioration of coco wood b...

    Authors: Froilan P. Ney, Dannielle Claudette L. Malco, Delia B. Senoro and Merian Catajay-Mani
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:39
  19. Metro Manila, Philippines and other urban areas have reached internationally known unacceptable levels of pollution where about 80% can be attributed to vehicular emissions. The Weather Research and Forecastin...

    Authors: Jacob Alberto Garcia, Edgar Vallar, Maria Cecilia Galvez and Gerry Bagtasa
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:38
  20. Mining and related activities cause severe degradation of ambient air quality. A study of particulate matter (PM) across transportation, mining and control (C) sites for dust attenuation capacity (DAC) in sele...

    Authors: Shailendra K. Singh, Ranjeet K. Singh, Raj S. Singh, Debjit Pal, Krishnakant K. Singh and Pradeep K. Singh
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:37
  21. Recently, there are increased efforts by municipals and researchers to investigate the potential of utilizing municipal solid wastes (MSW) for resources recovery. In many parts of developing countries, MSW is ...

    Authors: Edwin N. Richard, Askwar Hilonga, Revocatus L. Machunda and Karoli N. Njau
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:36
  22. Waste recycling with increasing the lifecycle of resource is a novel approach for enhancing circular economy. Within this context, this study aims to give a second life cycle to phosphogypsum (PG) waste, which...

    Authors: Safae Oumnih, Nadia Bekkouch, El Khadir Gharibi, Nathalie Fagel, Kamal Elhamouti and Meriam El Ouahabi
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:35
  23. The paper describes the implementation of a photo-voltaic thermal (PVT) system for a student hostel located in Singapore to cater for hot water requirements of the hostel and a part of electricity requirement....

    Authors: Sivanand Somasundaram and Andrew A. O. Tay
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:34
  24. Various processes that have been successfully developed for wastewater treatment (treatment of industrial wastes/effluents) have been surveyed with special reference to biological treatment including design of...

    Authors: C. M. Narayanan and Vikas Narayan
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:33
  25. Digital soil mapping for soil texture is mostly an understanding of how soil texture fractions vary in space as influenced by environmental variables mainly derived from the digital elevation model (DEM). In t...

    Authors: Jeremy P. Mondejar and Alejandro F. Tongco
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:31
  26. The present investigation summarizes the synthesis and characterization of zinc and boron co-doped TiO2 nano catalyst by sol gel method at relatively low temperature and explored the optimum reaction parameters f...

    Authors: Ravi Kumar Mulpuri, Siva Rao Tirukkovalluri, Manga Raju Imandi, Shaik Abdul Alim and Venkata Divya Lakshmi Kapuganti
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:29
  27. In aquaculture systems, insufficient nutrients impede shrimp growth while excessive amounts of nutrient inputs lead to environmental degradation and unnecessary high investment. A study of in-out nutrient budg...

    Authors: Pasicha Chaikaew, Natcha Rugkarn, Varot Pongpipatwattana and Vorapot Kanokkantapong
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:28
  28. In this study, the adsorbent of Crystal Violet (CV) and Methylene Blue (MB) dyes was synthesized from the hybridization of Spirulina sp. algae biomass with silica as a matrix (ASS). Hybridization of Spirulina sp....

    Authors: Buhani, Suharso, Ismi Aditiya, Radho Al Kausar, Sumadi and Rinawati
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:27
  29. The mass concentrations of fine (PM2.5) and coarse (PM2.5–10) particulate matter were determined directly from breathing zones of e-waste dismantling workers during the primitive open burning processes using a Pe...

    Authors: Sarasanant Bungadaeng, Tassanee Prueksasit and Wattasit Siriwong
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:26
  30. In the present investigation, we used semidried banana leaves to produce biogas through anaerobic digestion where the methane content in biogas reached up to 87% via a scrubber fabricated with packed bed iron ...

    Authors: Shakti Prakash Jena and Saroj Kumar Acharya
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:24
  31. The presence of nickel in our water sources presents a danger to human health and aquatic organisms alike. Therefore, there is a need to detect and monitor nickel concentration in these sources. Current detect...

    Authors: Francis Eric P. Almaquer, John Salvador Y. Ricacho and Ryan Lee G. Ronquillo
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:23
  32. This paper presents the first attempt to explore the potential of phosphorene as an adsorbent for arsenic [AS(III) and As(V)] removal under competition adsorption with citric acid (CA). In this study, the phos...

    Authors: Yu-Jung Lin, Wen-Zhi Cao, Tong Ou Yang, Chun-Hua Feng and Chang-Tang Chang
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:22
  33. Ferrochrome (FeCr) slag was used as a precursor for the synthesis of a geopolymer. The effect of KOH concentration, liquid solid ratio (L/S), content of potassium metalisicate (KS) or potassium aluminate (KA),...

    Authors: Thabo Falayi
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:21
  34. Egypt faces a rapidly increasing deterioration of its surface water owing to the discharges of contaminated effluents. The present study focuses on assessing the levels of toxic heavy metals and organochlorine...

    Authors: Muhammad A. El-Alfy, Amany F. Hasballah, Hazem T. Abd El-Hamid and Ahmed M. El-Zeiny
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:19
  35. In the present work, the waste material Donax deltoides shells (DDS) was utilized as a heterogeneous base catalyst for biodiesel production from Calophyllum inophyllum oil (CIO)-waste cooking oil (WCO) mixture. N...

    Authors: Subramaniapillai Niju, Govindaraj Vishnupriya and Muthusamy Balajii
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:18
  36. Dimethylsulphoniopropionate (DMSP) is a tertiary sulphonium compound which has received a considerable attention over recent years for acting as a principal intermediate in the production of dimethylsulphide, ...

    Authors: Dayala Vembilly Thariath, Dibu Divakaran and Sujatha Chenicherry
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:17
  37. Monitoring water bodies by extraction using water indexes from remotely sensed images has proven to be effective in delineating surface water against its surrounding. This study tested and assessed the Normali...

    Authors: Jeremy P. Mondejar and Alejandro F. Tongco
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:16
  38. In order to increase the sustainability of the wells and arrest the declining groundwater level trends in Amaravathi aquifer system, southern India, remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) appro...

    Authors: Mohanavelu Senthilkumar, Devadasan Gnanasundar and Rethinam Arumugam
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:15
  39. The present study aims in developing an alternative energy solution for compression ignition engine with mixed bio oils from Jatropha and Pongamia (Karanja) vegetable. The high viscosity of the oil was reduced...

    Authors: Sathiesh Kumar Nagaraj, Paranthaman Ponnusamy, Gopal Pudhupalayam Muthukutti and Ragupathi Ponnusamy
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:13
  40. In this paper, a low cost, real-time water quality monitoring system which can be applied in remote rivers, lakes, coastal areas and other water bodies is presented. The main hardware of the system consists of...

    Authors: Alexander T. Demetillo, Michelle V. Japitana and Evelyn B. Taboada
    Citation: Sustainable Environment Research 2019 29:12

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