International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis

Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2015

  • Effect of Anthropogenic Activities on Coral Distribution at Onshore and Offshore Reefs Along the Egyptian Coast, Red Sea

    Montaser A. M. Al-Hammady, Fattma M. A. Fouda, Hussein N. M. Hussein, Awad A. M. Elsyed

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, October 2015
    Pages: 1-9
    Received: Jul. 16, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 28, 2015
    Published: Sep. 02, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijema.s.2015030501.11
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue New Horizons in Environmental Science
    Abstract: Using SCUBA diving, Line Intercept Transect (LIT) and under water digital camera coral distribution at onshore and offshore reefs was surveyed in respect to the effect of anthropogenic activities. Four sites were selected during this study. The onshore sites comprised Ras Gharib Petroleum Company (site 1), impacted by oil pollution, and Old Al-Qusy... Show More
  • Characterization of Two Natural Clays and Their Application as Adsorbents for Treatment Process of Dye Effluents

    Fatma Larbi, Ahmed Hamou, Abdelaziz Bendraoua, Nadia Ramdani

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, October 2015
    Pages: 10-16
    Received: Jul. 16, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 28, 2015
    Published: Sep. 02, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijema.s.2015030501.12
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue New Horizons in Environmental Science
    Abstract: The aim of the present work is to explore and compare the adsorption capacity of two different clays for removal of textile dye from aqueous solutions. For this purpose, the adsorption of Green Remazole 6B; a reactive dye used in textile industry, was studied in batch mode. The clays used were provided from two different deposits in west of Algeria... Show More
  • Atomic Force Microscopy and Tensile Strength Analyses of Recycled PAN and PET Blends

    T. A. Adegbola, E. R. Sadiku, S. S. Ray

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, October 2015
    Pages: 17-21
    Received: Jul. 16, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 28, 2015
    Published: Sep. 02, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijema.s.2015030501.13
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue New Horizons in Environmental Science
    Abstract: This investigation focuses on blend of recycled polyacrylonitrile fiber with neat polyethylene terephthalate in order to develop a new product and to improve on the properties of PAN/PET blend for possible new application. The micro-structural characterization using AFM shows possibility of blends development. The AFM images revealed an interpenetr... Show More
  • Hepatic Alteration of the Egyptian Toad Amietophrynus Regularis, as Biomarker to Environmental Deterioration

    Rashad El– Sayed Mohammed Said, Samy Abde-Latif Ahmed Saber, Ali Gamal Gadel Rab, Khaled Youssef Abouel Fadl

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, October 2015
    Pages: 22-29
    Received: Aug. 11, 2015
    Accepted: Sep. 06, 2015
    Published: Nov. 30, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijema.s.2015030501.14
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue New Horizons in Environmental Science
    Abstract: Based on available toxicological studies dealt with aquatic fauna in Egypt, none of these studies considered terrestrial stage of amphibian exposure and uptake of metal from surroundings habitat. Little is known about how contaminants affect amphibians at the population level. Three sites were selected scarily in order to comprise different types a... Show More
  • Impact of a Short – Term Malathion Exposure of Nile Tilapia, (Oreochromis niloticus): The Protective Role of Selenium

    Heba S. Hamed

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, October 2015
    Pages: 30-37
    Received: Sep. 09, 2015
    Accepted: Sep. 20, 2015
    Published: Nov. 30, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijema.s.2015030501.15
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue New Horizons in Environmental Science
    Abstract: Malathion is an organophosphate pesticide widely used to control a variety of insects in agriculture. It can reach the aquatic ecosystems affecting non target organisms like fish. The purpose of this study was to determine LC50 of malathion and to investigate the possible protective effects of selenium on malathion-induced toxicity in Nile tilapia.... Show More
  • Marine Biofouling Potential on Reverse Osmosis Desalination Membrane and Other Substrata Corresponding to in situ Microbial and Physicochemical Characterization of Seawater

    Khaled Mahmoud Abdelsalam, Dalia El Sayed Abd El-Khalek, Hassan A. H. Ibrahim, Sahar Hassan Ibrahem, Ahmed Morsi Attia

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, October 2015
    Pages: 38-50
    Received: Sep. 18, 2015
    Accepted: Sep. 20, 2015
    Published: Nov. 30, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijema.s.2015030501.16
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue New Horizons in Environmental Science
    Abstract: In situ investigation was designed for following up the biofouling community formed on the different substrata representative of the desalination unit components including Teflon, Glass, Stainless steel and Reverse Osmosis desalination membrane (RO desalination membrane), submerged in the seawater of the Eastern Harbor, Alexandria, Egypt. The area ... Show More
  • The Effect of Seasonal Metals Pollution in Two Hotspots (El-Mex, Abu-Qir) Bays on ATPases in Gills of Siganus rivulatus

    Hegazi M. M., Mostafa A. H., Assem E. H., Mourad H. M., Hasanein S. S.

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, October 2015
    Pages: 51-58
    Received: Sep. 21, 2015
    Accepted: Sep. 21, 2015
    Published: Dec. 17, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijema.s.2015030501.17
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue New Horizons in Environmental Science
    Abstract: The present study aimed to study the effect of pollution on rabbitfish Marbled spinefoot (Siganus rivulatus) seasonally caught from the two polluted area El-Mex Bay and Abu-Qir Bay and non-polluted area as controls. The rocky coast between Kayet Bey Fork and El-Boughaz opening in the Eastern Harbor toward the open sea was taken as control area. The... Show More