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Progress in carbon dioxide separation and capture: A review
Hongqun Yang | Zhenghe Xu | Maohong Fan | Rajender Gupta | Rachid B Slimane | Alan E Bland | Ian Wright
This article reviews the progress made in CO2 separation and capture research and engineering. Various technologies, such as absorption, adsorption, and membrane separation, are thoroughly discussed....

A review on the generation, determination and mitigation of Urban Heat Island
Ahmed Memon RIZWAN | Leung Y.C. DENNIS | Chunho LIU
Urban Heat Island (UHI) is considered as one of the major problems in the 21st century posed to human beings as a result of urbanization and industrialization of human civilization. The large amount...

Biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) by fungal enzymes: A review
Tayssir Kadri | Tarek Rouissi | Satinder Kaur Brar | Maximiliano Cledon | Saurabhjyoti Sarma | Mausam Verma
January 2017
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a large group of chemicals. They represent an important concern due to their widespread distribution in the environment, their resistance to biodegradation,...

A review on current status of municipal solid waste management in India
Neha Gupta | Krishna Kumar Yadav | Vinit Kumar
1 November 2015
Municipal solid waste management is a major environmental issue in India. Due to rapid increase in urbanization, industrialization and population, the generation rate of municipal solid waste in Indian...

Air quality management in China: Issues, challenges, and options
Shuxiao Wang | Jiming Hao
January 2012
This article analyzed the control progress and current status of air quality, identified the major air pollution issues and challenges in future, proposed the long-term air pollution control targets,...

Review of the progress in preparing nano TiO2: An important environmental engineering material
Yan Wang | Yiming He | Qinghua Lai | Maohong Fan
1 November 2014
TiO2 nanomaterial is promising with its high potential and outstanding performance in photocatalytic environmental applications, such as CO2 conversion, water treatment, and air quality control. For...

Water quality assessment in Qu River based on fuzzy water pollution index method
Ranran Li | Zhihong Zou | Yan An
December 2016
A fuzzy improved water pollution index was proposed based on fuzzy inference system and water pollution index. This method can not only give a comprehensive water quality rank, but also describe the...

Biochar: A review of its impact on pesticide behavior in soil environments and its potential applications
Mahdi Safaei Khorram | Qian Zhang | Dunli Lin | Yuan Zheng | Hua Fang | Yunlong Yu
June 2016
Biochar is produced from the pyrolysis of carbon-rich plant- and animal-residues under low oxygen and high temperature conditions and has been increasingly used for its positive role in soil compartmentalization...

A novel bioremediation strategy for petroleum hydrocarbon pollutants using salt tolerant Corynebacterium variabile HRJ4 and biochar
Hairong Zhang | Jingchun Tang | Lin Wang | Juncheng Liu | Ranjit Gajanan Gurav | Kejing Sun
September 2016
The present work aimed to develop a novel strategy to bioremediate the petroleum hydrocarbon contaminants in the environment. Salt tolerant bacterium was isolated from Dagang oilfield, China and identified...

Molecular approaches for the detection and monitoring of microbial communities in bioaerosols: A review
Keunje Yoo | Tae Kwon Lee | Eun Joo Choi | Jihoon Yang | Sudheer Kumar Shukla | Sang-il Hwang | Joonhong Park
January 2017
Bioaerosols significantly affect atmospheric processes while they undergo long-range vertical and horizontal transport and influence atmospheric chemistry and physics and climate change. Accumulating...

Recent improvements in oily wastewater treatment: Progress, challenges, and future opportunities
Sanaa Jamaly | Adewale Giwa | Shadi Wajih Hasan
1 November 2015
Oily wastewater poses significant threats to the soil, water, air and human beings because of the hazardous nature of its oil contents. The objective of this review paper is to highlight the current...

Interfacial mechanisms of heterogeneous Fenton reactions catalyzed by iron-based materials: A review
Jie He | Xiaofang Yang | Bin Men | Dongsheng Wang
January 2016
The heterogeneous Fenton reaction can generate highly reactive hydroxyl radicals (OH) from reactions between recyclable solid catalysts and H2O2 at acidic or even circumneutral pH. Hence, it can effectively...

Spatial and temporal variation of haze in China from 1961 to 2012
Rui Han | Shuxiao Wang | Wenhai Shen | Jiandong Wang | Kang Wu | Zhihua Ren | Mingnong Feng
August 2016
The purpose of this study is to analyze the climatic characteristics and long-term spatial and temporal variations of haze occurrence in China. The impact factors of haze trends are also discussed....

Bisphenol A exposure alters release of immune and developmental modulators and expression of estrogen receptors in human fetal lung fibroblasts
Laziyan Mahemuti | Qixuan Chen | Melanie C. Coughlan | Min Zhang | Maria Florian | Ryan J. Mailloux | Xu-Liang Cao | Kylie A. Scoggan | William G. Willmore | Xiaolei Jin
October 2016
Bisphenol A (BPA) has been shown to exert biological effects through estrogen receptor (ER)-dependent and ER-independent mechanisms. Recent studies suggest that prenatal exposure to BPA may increase...

Advances in photocatalytic disinfection of bacteria: Development of photocatalysts and mechanisms
Wanjun Wang | Guocheng Huang | Jimmy C. Yu | Po Keung Wong
1 August 2015
Photocatalysis has attracted worldwide attention due to its potential in solar energy conversion. As a “green” advanced oxidation technology, it has been extensively used for water disinfection and...

Study of the effects of bisphenol A using human fetal lung fibroblasts
Jeffrey Tao | Lily Xiao Jing Sun | X. Chris Le
October 2016 Jeffrey Tao | Lily Xiao Jing Sun | X. Chris Le

Removal of heavy metals and arsenic from a co-contaminated soil by sieving combined with washing process
Xiaoyong Liao | You Li | Xiulan Yan
March 2016
Batch experiments were conducted with a heavy metals and arsenic co-contaminated soil from an abandoned mine to evaluate the feasibility of a remediation technology that combines sieving with soil washing....

Vehicular emissions in China in 2006 and 2010
Guiqian Tang | Na Chao | Yuesi Wang | Jiashan Chen
October 2016
Vehicular emissions in China in 2006 and 2010 were calculated at a high spatial resolution based on the data released by the National Bureau of Statistics, by taking the emission standards into consideration....

Particle number concentration, size distribution and chemical composition during haze and photochemical smog episodes in Shanghai
Xuemei Wang | Jianmin Chen | Tiantao Cheng | Renyi Zhang | Xinming Wang
1 September 2014
The aerosol number concentration and size distribution as well as size-resolved particle chemical composition were measured during haze and photochemical smog episodes in Shanghai in 2009. The number...

Performance and recent improvement in microbial fuel cells for simultaneous carbon and nitrogen removal: A review
Haishu Sun | Shengjun Xu | Guoqiang Zhuang | Xuliang Zhuang
January 2016
Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) have become a promising technology for wastewater treatment accompanying electricity generation. Carbon and nitrogen removal can be achieved by utilizing the electron transfer...

Cellular arsenic transport pathways in mammals
Barbara A. Roggenbeck | Mayukh Banerjee | Elaine M. Leslie
November 2016
Natural contamination of drinking water with arsenic results in the exposure of millions of people world-wide to unacceptable levels of this metalloid. This is a serious global health problem because...

Application potential of carbon nanotubes in water treatment: A review
Xitong Liu | Mengshu Wang | Shujuan Zhang | Bingcai Pan
1 July 2013
Water treatment is the key to coping with the conflict between people's increasing demand for water and the world-wide water shortage. Owing to their unique and tunable structural, physical, and chemical...

Wastewater reclamation and reuse in China: Opportunities and challenges
Sidan Lyu | Weiping Chen | Weiling Zhang | Yupeng Fan | Wentao Jiao
January 2016
The growing water stress both in terms of water scarcity and quality deterioration promotes the development of reclaimed water as a new water resource use. This paper reviewed wastewater reuse practices...

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon concentrations, compositions, sources, and associated carcinogenic risks to humans in farmland soils and riverine sediments from Guiyu, China
Pengjun Xu | Bu Tao | Zhiqiang Ye | Hu Zhao | Yue Ren | Ting Zhang | Yeru Huang | Jiping Chen
October 2016
The concentrations of 16 priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were measured in 23 farmland soil samples and 10 riverine sediment samples from Guiyu, China, and the carcinogenic risks associated...

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