International Journal of Environmental Chemistry


Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018

  • Removal of Heavy Metals from Their Solution Using Polystyrene Adsorbent (Foil Take-Away Disposable Plates)

    Iwuozor Kingsley Ogemdi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018
    Pages: 29-38
    Received: 1 October 2018
    Accepted: 15 October 2018
    Published: 5 November 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijec.20180202.11
    Abstract: The presence of heavy metal ions, viz. Cr(vi), Mn(ii) and Cu(ii), in aquatic systems pose heavy risks to human health. Therefore, removal of such metal ions from water bodies may be considered an interesting and important research activity. This is a research work on the removal of heavy metals from their solution with the use of polystyrene. Polys... Show More
  • Phytochemical Screening of the Ethanolic Leaves and Root Extract of Scoparia Dulcis

    Muhammad Sani Nahannu, Samirah Idris Umar, Abdullahi Danbaba Abdullahi, Jamila Muhammad Hassan

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018
    Pages: 39-42
    Received: 2 October 2018
    Accepted: 19 October 2018
    Published: 21 November 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijec.20180202.12
    Abstract: Plants are rich in several secondary metabolites and are a major source of chemical diversity, they are a potential source of new drugs for man whose use to control diseases is a centuries-old practice. Scoparia dulcis is an important medicinal plant, belonging to the family Scrophulariaceae. It is locally known as Rumafada in northern Nigeria. The... Show More
  • Application of Locally Produced Activated Carbons for Petroleum Produced Water Treatment

    John Bentil, William Kwame Buah

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018
    Pages: 49-55
    Received: 6 October 2018
    Accepted: 8 November 2018
    Published: 26 December 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijec.20180202.14
    Abstract: The treatment of petroleum produced water before discharge has been made a legal requirement to protect water resources and avoid acute and chronic toxicities. Activated carbon (AC) has been widely used worldwide as an effective medium for the adsorption of biological and chemical contaminants in advance waste water, but its use is limited by its h... Show More
  • Fabrication of Novel Double Z-Scheme Photocatalyst WO3-Ag3PO4-Bi2WO6 with Excellent Visible Photocatalytic Activity

    Hongjuan Hao, Dingze Lu, Jintao Zhang

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018
    Pages: 56-66
    Received: 2 December 2018
    Accepted: 17 December 2018
    Published: 22 January 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijec.20180202.15
    Abstract: A novel ternary Z-scheme photocatalytic system containing Ag3PO4, WO3 and Bi2WO6 was prepared by a one-pot hydrothermal method. The WO3-Ag3PO4-Bi2WO6 photocatalyst was characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), UV-vis diffuse reflection spectroscopy (DRS). Using Rhoda... Show More