International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis

Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015

  • Method of Removing Fe Particulate Matters from Subway Environments

    Jong-Hun Park, Duckshin Park

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: Dec. 16, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 27, 2014
    Published: Jan. 04, 2015
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    Abstract: In subway environments, particulate matter is generated continuously by abrasion between wheels, rails and brake pads, and through contact between electric carlines and the pantograph. Particulate matter, 61-79% of which is composed of iron (Fe), is dispersed throughout subway stations, including platforms and waiting rooms, by train drafts. This s... Show More
  • Removal of Water Hardness Causing Constituents Using Alkali Modified Sugarcane Bagasse and Coffee Husk at Jigjiga City, Ethiopia: A Comparative Study

    Adhena Ayaliew Werkneh, Angaw Kelemework Abay, Anbisa Muleta Senbeta

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 7-16
    Received: Dec. 27, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 06, 2015
    Published: Jan. 14, 2015
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    Abstract: Alkaline modified sugarcane bagasse and coffee husk were used for the adsorption of water hardness causing constituents (Ca+2 and Mg+2). The water hardness sample was collected using polyethylene bottle from Jigjiga city drinking water supply, Ethiopia. The adsorbents were characterized using FTIR and BET surface area techniques. The concentration ... Show More
  • Prediction of CO2 Concentration in Korea Train Express (KTX) Cabins

    Yong-Il Lee, Duckshin Park, Do-Yeon Hwang, Won-Seog Jeong, Mona Loraine Barabad

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 17-21
    Received: Dec. 21, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 05, 2015
    Published: Jan. 27, 2015
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    Abstract: The forced ventilation in high-speed trains makes air quality control in railway cabins of importance. Ventilation is used for controlling various contaminants, along with the temperature and the humidity, keeping them at comfortable levels for passengers. Express trains travel to their destinations at high speeds, and given Korea’s mountainous ter... Show More
  • Evaluation of Air Pollution Tolerance Indices of Four Ornamental Plants Arranged Along Roadsides in Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire)

    Zamblé Fidèle Tra Bi, Djédoux Maxime Angaman, Yao Sadaiou Sabas Barima, Bini Kouamé Dongui

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 22-27
    Received: Aug. 15, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 18, 2015
    Published: Feb. 02, 2015
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    Abstract: The development of urbanization and industrialization contributes to ambient air pollution of the city of Abidjan. Air pollution can affect plants morphology and physiology. Plants can absorb gaseous and particulates pollutants through leaves, they tend to show some symptoms according to their level of sensitivity after exposure to the air pollutio... Show More