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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....

Effect of artificial aeration on the performance of vertical-flow constructed wetland treating heavily polluted river water
Huiyu Dong | Zhimin Qiang | Tinggang Li | Hui Jin | Weidong Chen
April 2012
Three lab-scale vertical-flow constructed wetlands (VFCWs), including the non-aerated (NA), intermittently aerated (IA) and continuously aerated (CA) ones, were operated at different hydraulic loading...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment in cold climate — A review
Mo Wang | Dong Qing Zhang | Jian Wen Dong | Soon Keat Tan
Available online 10 February 2017
Constructed wetlands (CWs) have been successfully used for treating various wastewaters for decades and have been identified as a sustainable wastewater management option worldwide. However, the application...

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...

Pesticide exposures and respiratory health in general populations
Ming Ye | Jeremy Beach | Jonathan W. Martin | Ambikaipakan Senthilselvan
January 2017
Human exposures to pesticides can occur in the workplace, in the household and through the ambient environment. While several articles have reviewed the impact of pesticide exposures on human respiratory...

Elevated 5-hydroxymethycytosine and cell apoptosis induced by tetrachloro-1,4-benzoquinone in mouse embryonic stem cells
Albert Zuehlke | Hongquan Zhang
January 2017 Albert Zuehlke | Hongquan Zhang

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Phosphorus recovery from municipal and fertilizer wastewater: China's potential and perspective
Kuangxin Zhou | Matthias Barjenbruch | Christian Kabbe | Goulven Inial | Christian Remy
February 2017
Phosphorus (P) is a limited resource, which can neither be synthesized nor substituted in its essential functions as nutrient. Currently explored and economically feasible global reserves may be depleted...

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...

Haze insights and mitigation in China: An overview
Xuliang Zhuang | Yuesi Wang | Hong He | Jianguo Liu | Xinming Wang | Tingyu Zhu | Maofa Ge | Ju Zhou | Guiqian Tang | Jinzhu Ma
1 January 2014
The present article provides an overview of the chemical and physical features of haze in China, focusing on the relationship between haze and atmospheric fine particles, and the formation mechanism...

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...

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...

Characterization of bacterial community dynamics in a full-scale drinking water treatment plant
Cuiping Li | Fangqiong Ling | Minglu Zhang | Wen-Tso Liu | Yuxian Li | Wenjun Liu
January 2017
Understanding the spatial and temporal dynamics of microbial communities in drinking water systems is vital to securing the microbial safety of drinking water. The objective of this study was to comprehensively...

On-line batch production of ferrate with an chemical method and its potential application for greywater recycling with Al(III) salt
Yarui Song | Bin Men | Dongsheng Wang | Jianwei Ma
February 2017
Ferrate(VI) salt is an oxidant and coagulant for water and wastewater treatment. It is considered as a possible alternative method in greywater treatment. However, challenges have existed in putting...

Tetrachloro-1,4-benzoquinone induces apoptosis of mouse embryonic stem cells
Cuiping Li | Fengbang Wang | Hailin Wang
January 2017
Pentachlorophenol (PCP) is a widespread, persistent environmental contaminant, and it is enzymatically activated to form a reactive metabolite, tetrachloro-1,4-benzoquinone (TCBQ). To our knowledge,...

Role of complex organic arsenicals in food in aggregate exposure to arsenic
David J. Thomas | Karen Bradham
November 2016
For much of the world's population, food is the major source of exposure to arsenic. Exposure to this non-essential metalloid at relatively low levels may be linked to a wide range of adverse health...

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