CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water

Cover image for Vol. 39 Issue 3

March 2011

Volume 39, Issue 3

Pages 201–312

  1. Short Communication

    1. Top of page
    2. Short Communication
    3. Research Articles
    4. Short Communication
    5. Research Articles
    6. Erratum
    1. Inactivation Efficiency of Bioaerosols Using Carbon Nanotube Plasma (pages 201–205)

      Shinhao Yang, Yi-Chin Huang, Chin-Hsiang Luo, Yi-Chang Lin, Jhih-Wei Huang, Cheng-Ping Jimmy Chuang, Chiou-Jong Chen, Wei Fang and Chi-Yu Chuang

      Version of Record online: 4 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201000142

      Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

      The results show that using a carbon-nanotube as a discharge electrode in the corona discharge plasma system can decrease the threshold voltage of plasma generation. In addition, the carbon nanotube corona discharge plasma technology had a significantly higher bioaerosol inactivation efficiency compared to stainless steel electrodes.

  2. Research Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Short Communication
    3. Research Articles
    4. Short Communication
    5. Research Articles
    6. Erratum
    1. Soil Microbial Abundances and Enzyme Activities in Different Rhizospheres in an Integrated Vertical Flow Constructed Wetland (pages 206–211)

      Ying Ge, Chongbang Zhang, Yueping Jiang, Chunlei Yue, Qinsu Jiang, Hang Min, Haitian Fan, Qiang Zeng and Jie Chang

      Version of Record online: 10 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201000230

      Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

      The results showed that Miscanthus floridulus, Acorus calamus, and Reineckia carnea were candidates to be used in constructed wetlands to effectively remove nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater in regard to plant root biomass and rhizosphere microbial parameters.

    2. Bioavailability and Interaction of Si and P in a Coastal Saline Soil Amended with Pig Slurry (pages 212–218)

      Zhaoliang Song, Shengdao Shan and Zheyue Song

      Version of Record online: 4 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201000053

      Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

      PS amendment effects on bioavailability of Si and P and their interaction in coastal saline soil profiles were studied. The results show that PS amendment can cause accumulation of bioavailable Si in surface soil (0–20cm) and improve soil bioavailable P content and P lability.

  3. Short Communication

    1. Top of page
    2. Short Communication
    3. Research Articles
    4. Short Communication
    5. Research Articles
    6. Erratum
    1. Impacts of Coal Mining on the Aboveground Vegetation and Soil Quality: A Case Study of Qinxin Coal Mine in Shanxi Province, China (pages 219–225)

      Guo Donggan, Bai Zhongke, Shangguan Tieliang, Shao Hongbo and Qiu Wen

      Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201000236

      Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

      Growth patterns of surface plant communities, succession characteristics of vegetation community, and soil quality indicators in goafs have been studied. The results could provide a theoretical basis for a sustainable development of coal exploitation and ecological reconstruction.

  4. Research Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Short Communication
    3. Research Articles
    4. Short Communication
    5. Research Articles
    6. Erratum
    1. Chromium Removal through Biosorption and Bioaccumulation by Bacteria from Tannery Effluents Contaminated Soil (pages 226–237)

      Mohammad Zubair Alam and Shamim Ahmad

      Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201000259

      Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

      Chromium biosorption and bioaccumulation were determined for resistant and sensitive bacterial isolates. The results indicate that the chromium resistant isolates could be used for the removal of chromium from spent industrial effluents before discharging into the environment.

    2. Langmuir–Blodgett Film of Asymmetric Calix[4]arene Derivative Modified Electrode for Voltammetric Determination of Silver (pages 238–243)

      Lina Zou, Xianli Wu, Yamin Li, Baocheng Yang, Shusheng Zhang and Baoxian Ye

      Version of Record online: 4 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201000396

      Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

      A new electrochemical voltammetric sensor, based on a DCA LB film modified electrode, was fabricated and used for Ag+ determination. The result indicated that such materials with corresponding size of cavity may have an interaction effect with metal ions and could be used for the determination of metal ions.

    3. On-line Solid Phase Extraction of Copper in Water Samples with Flow Injection Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (pages 244–249)

      Tülin Çetin, Ahmet Ülgen and Şerife Tokalıoğlu

      Version of Record online: 1 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201000264

      Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

      A new on-line column separation/preconcentration method for FAAS determination of copper(II) ions in water using Amberlite XAD-1180 loaded with CAS is presented. Several analytical parameters such as pH, type and concentration of elution solution, sample loading and elution flow rate, preconcentration time and also the effect of potential interferents in water were studied.

    4. Optimization and Characterization of Tl(I) Adsorption onto Modified Ulmus carpinifolia Tree Leaves (pages 250–258)

      Javad Zolgharnein, Neda Asanjarani and S. Norollah Mousavi

      Version of Record online: 17 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201000231

      Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

      The possibility of Ulmus carpinifolia tree leaves usage to remove Tl(I) from aqueous solution was investigated and NaCl was chosen as a modifier. Here, the response surface methodology and central composite design have been employed for the optimization of the removal efficiency of Tl(I). The results showed optimal conditions for Tl(I) sorption at C=8.8mg/L, pH 7.9, and m=11.4g/L.

    5. Photocatalytic Activity of Combustion Synthesized Nanocrystalline CeAlO3 (pages 259–264)

      Parag A. Deshpande, S. T. Aruna and Giridhar Madras

      Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201000256

      Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

      The photocatalytic activity of CeAlO3 and the complete degradation of dyes were described here. The photocatalytic degradation of four anionic and four cationic dyes over CeAlO3 was carried out and the kinetics of the reaction were determined. The activity of the perovskite oxide was comparable with that of the commercial Degussa P-25 TiO2 catalyst.

    6. Solar Photocatalytic Decolorization and Detoxification of Industrial Batik Dye Wastewater Using P(3HB)-TiO2 Nanocomposite Films (pages 265–273)

      Nanthini Sridewi, Liu-Tzea Tan and Kumar Sudesh

      Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201000344

      Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

      Solar photocatalytic decolorization and detoxification of batik dye wastewater using titanium dioxide immobilized on poly-3-hydroxybutyrate film were studied. The findings of this research provide a simple yet effective method that is eco-friendly for the color removal and detoxification of batik dye wastewater, and could prove economically useful for small and medium scale industries in developing countries.

    7. Adsorption Kinetic Modeling of Safranin onto Rice Husk Biomatrix Using Pseudo-first- and Pseudo-second-order Kinetic Models: Comparison of Linear and Non-linear Methods (pages 274–282)

      Shamik Chowdhury and Papita Saha

      Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201000170

      Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

      A comparison was made between the linear and non-linear method of the pseudo-first- and pseudo-second-order kinetic models for the safranin adsorption onto a rice husk biomatrix. The results show that the non-linear method may be a better way to obtain desired kinetic parameters.

    8. Equilibrium Uptake and Bioaccumulation of Basic Violet 14 Using Submerged Macrophyte Hydrilla verticillata (pages 283–288)

      Gopalakrishnan Saranya, Panneerselvam Saravanan, Mahendradas Dharmendira Kumar and Sahadevan Renganathan

      Version of Record online: 4 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201000186

      Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

      The results indicate that H. verticillata could be used for industrial waste water management and chlorophyll as a biosensor to monitor high levels of dye toxicity.

    9. Cotton Fiber/ZrO2, A New Material for Adsorption of Cr(VI) Ions in Water (pages 289–295)

      Alfredo Alberto Muxel, Sonia Maria Nobre Gimenez, Flaveli Aparecida de Souza Almeida, Rení Ventura da Silva Alfaya and Antonio Alberto da Silva Alfaya

      Version of Record online: 10 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201000165

      Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

      The preparation and evaluation of an anion exchanger based on natural cotton fiber covered with ZrO2 to adsorb Cr(VI) ions from aqueous solutions is described. The adsorption capacity of Cr (VI) was evaluated by using the Langmuir and Temkin models.

    10. Coprecipitation with Cu(II)-4-(2-Pyridylazo)-resorcinol for Separation and Preconcentration of Fe(III) and Ni(II) in Water and Food Samples (pages 296–300)

      Şerife Tokalıoğlu and Osman Daşdelen

      Version of Record online: 1 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201000394

      Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

      A simple, rapid, and reliable coprecipitation method for the determination of Fe(III) and Ni(II) by flame atomic absorption spectrometry using Cu(II)-4-(2-pyridylazo)-resorcinol (Cu(II)-PAR) precipitate was developed. The method was successfully applied to sea water, lake water, and various food samples.

  5. Erratum

    1. Top of page
    2. Short Communication
    3. Research Articles
    4. Short Communication
    5. Research Articles
    6. Erratum
    1. You have free access to this content
      Erratum: Trace Elements in Sediments and Mussels – Spatial Distribution, Chemical Partitioning, and Risk Assessment (pages 301–312)

      Mohammed A. Khairy, Marit Kolb, Christiane Schmidt, Dieter W. Zachmann, Alaa R. Mostafa, Anwar A. EL-Fiky and Müfit Bahadir

      Version of Record online: 11 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201190001

      Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

      Unfortunately, in the article Trace Elements in Sediments and Mussels – Spatial Distribution, Chemical Partitioning, and Risk Assessment

      by Mohammed A. Khairy, Marit Kolb, Christiane Schmidt, Dieter W. Zachmann, Alaa R. Mostafa, Anwar A. EL-Fiky, and Müfit Bahadir CLEAN: Soil, Water, Air, DOI 10.1002/clen.201000145

      the tables were missing.

      This article corrects:

SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION