International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis

Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2014

  • Batch Removal of Hazardous Safranin-O in Wastewater Using Pineapple Peels as an Agricultural Waste Based Adsorbent

    Mohammed, M. A., Ibrahim, A., Shitu, A.

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2014
    Pages: 128-133
    Received: Mar. 27, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 10, 2014
    Published: May 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Towards attaining a sustainable engineered chemical processes, pineapple peels waste (Ananas comoscus), a low cost agricultural waste material was investigated to serve as an adsorbent for removal of safranin-O in wastewater treatment. The process was carried out in a batch with different initial concentrations of the adsorbate. The amount of adsor... Show More
  • Transport of Cadmium and Zinc from Sepetiba Bay to Cabuçu-Piraquê River Estuary (Brazil)

    José Lucas Alves-Neto, Arthur Vinícius Lopes Barbosa, Munique Alves Medeiros, Evelton Alves Casartelli, Alcides Wagner Serpa Guarino, Fábio Merçon

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2014
    Pages: 134-144
    Received: May 05, 2014
    Accepted: May 28, 2014
    Published: Jun. 10, 2014
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    Abstract: Cabuçu-Piraquê River, a tributary of Sepetiba Bay (Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil), has a history of pollution for decades, but without a systematic study of origin and fate of trace elements such as cadmium and zinc, in its environmental compartments. The bioaccumulation of these elements can cause serious damage to the biota of mangroves in its est... Show More
  • Analyze on the Legal Subjects of Environmental Protection with Public Trust Doctrine

    Linsha Li, Lingchun Meng

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2014
    Pages: 145-150
    Received: Apr. 17, 2014
    Accepted: May 23, 2014
    Published: Jun. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: The public trust doctrine is just like a precious stone, which originates from the English law and even the Roman law earlier. And it realizes the limitation on the administrative behavior and the ecological protection in the American environmental protection practice. It is used in more and more occasions, and turns to the jewel shining on the cro... Show More
  • Different Heavy Metal Concentrations in Plants and Soil Irrigated with Industrial / Sewage Waste Water

    Khadija Siddique, Shafaqat Ali, Mujahid Farid, Samia Sajid, Afifa Aslam, Rehan Ahmad, Lubna Taj, Muhammad Mudassir Nazir

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2014
    Pages: 151-157
    Received: Jun. 08, 2014
    Accepted: Jun. 28, 2014
    Published: Jul. 10, 2014
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    Abstract: Application of waste water for irrigation purposes has increased over the past years. This waste water contains high amount of trace elements and heavy metals. Objectives of this study were to evaluate the concentration of iron (Fe), lead (Pb) and manganese (Mn) in soil irrigated with waste water at different depths and also in the leaves and flowe... Show More
  • Water Quality Assessment of UPM Lake and the Impact of Geographic Information System

    Adeleke AbdulRahman O., NikDaud N.N., Ahsan Amimul, Biswajeet Pradhan

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2014
    Pages: 158-162
    Received: Jun. 10, 2014
    Accepted: Jun. 30, 2014
    Published: Jul. 10, 2014
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    Abstract: A study of the water quality changes of engineering lake was conducted for 3 months in March, August and September. A total of 8 water quality parameters were measured and their average monthly observations were recorded with consideration of both point source and non-point source (NPS) pollutants. The parameters measured were Biochemical Oxygen De... Show More
  • Monitoring and Assessment of Leaf Litter Dynamics in a Mixed Mangal Forest of the Cross River Estuary, Nigeria

    Edu. Esther. Aja. B, Nsirim. L. Edwin. Wosu, Martins, O. Ononyume

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2014
    Pages: 163-174
    Received: Jan. 25, 2014
    Accepted: Jul. 10, 2014
    Published: Jul. 10, 2014
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    Abstract: The leaf litter decomposition of Nypa fruticans, Rhizophora racemosa and Avicennia africana were studied across a tidal gradient in a mixed mangrove forest of the Cross River estuary Nigeria. Leaf litter decomposition was measured along the tidal gradients (low, mid, high) using litter bags. A single exponential model was used to study the decompos... Show More
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Sundarbans in Bangladesh

    Md. Redwanur Rahman

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2014
    Pages: 175-184
    Received: Jun. 03, 2014
    Accepted: Jun. 27, 2014
    Published: Jul. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: The problem of piracy in Sundarbans has been shown as one of the main problems hindering development work therein. In relation to development work of the forest most of the total respondents assigned at various important management positions of the Forest Department (57.14 % of the officials) mentioned that improving the development work should inc... Show More