CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water

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November 2012

Volume 40, Issue 11

Pages 1217–1307

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      Clean Soil Air Water. 11/2012

      Article first published online: 14 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201290022

  2. Research Articles

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    1. Effect of Sample Digestion, Air Filter Contamination, and Post-adsorption on the Analysis of Trace Elements in Air Particulate Matter (pages 1217–1221)

      Xiao Jin Yang, Pingyu Wan and Roy Foley

      Article first published online: 9 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100134

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      Three factors were observed to adversely influence accuracy of the analysis of trace elements by ICP-MS: sample digestion, air filter impurities, and post-digestion adsorption onto air filter material. The finding of post-digestion adsorption onto air filter material after acid digestion may influence the current practice of trace element analysis in air, aerosols, and relevant environmental assessments.

    2. Groundwater Defluoridation with Raw Bauxite, Gypsum, Magnesite, and Their Composites (pages 1222–1228)

      Bernard Thole, Felix Mtalo and Wellington Masamba

      Article first published online: 9 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100111

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      The aim of this study is to identify optimum filter and configuration viable for groundwater defluoridation. Bed depth service time design model and empty bed residence time optimization model were employed to characterize breakthrough. Experimental data showed that the model values were significantly different from experimental values.

    3. Physico-Chemical and Bacterial Characteristics of Water Quality in Three Villages West of Lake Nasser, Egypt (pages 1229–1235)

      Mohamed Nageeb Rashed and Magdy Younis

      Article first published online: 8 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100030

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      The obtained results of the classical indicators of bacterial pollution suggested the need for the new treatments and distribution systems for water belonged to the target investigated locations regarding human and animal health.

    4. Bi-Solute Sorption of Estrogens at Low Concentration: Two- and Three-Parametric Analysis (pages 1236–1243)

      A. Kiran Kumar, P. Suresh Babu and S. Venkata Mohan

      Article first published online: 9 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100532

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      Single- and bi-solute competitive sorption experiments showed the feasibility of adsorption of both natural and synthetic estrogens using activated carbon as adsorbent. The Freundlich and IAST coupled with Freundlich models described the single- and bi-solute sorption behaviors of estrogens at low concentration on activated carbon better than at high concentration, respectively.

    5. Photodegradation, Photocatalytic, and Aerobic Biodegradation of Sulfisomidine and Identification of Transformation Products by LC–UV-MS/MS (pages 1244–1249)

      Faten Sleman, Waleed M. M. Mahmoud, Rolf Schubert and Klaus Kümmerer

      Article first published online: 9 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100485

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      Degradation and removal efficiencies of sulfisomidine (SUI) by photodegradation and aerobic biodegradability were studied. The results demonstrate that SUI is not readily biodegradable in CBT; several SUI photoproducts were identified. When reaching the aquatic environment, SUI and its photo products can constitute a risk to the environment.

    6. Performance Evaluation of a Full-Scale Extended Aeration System in Al-Bireh City, Palestine (pages 1250–1256)

      Rashed Al-Sa'ed and Nayef Tomaleh

      Article first published online: 9 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201000095

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      The aim of this study was to evaluate the treatment efficiency and overall function of Al-Bireh wastewater treatment plant (AWWTP), a full-scale extended aeration system. The study concludes that regardless of the design capacity and process type, adequate administrative, and operational management dictate the sustainability of AWWTP and reuse schemes.

    7. Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate-hydroxyapatite) a Novel Composite for the Removal of Lead(II) from Aqueous Solutions (pages 1257–1264)

      Recep Akkaya

      Article first published online: 10 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201200053

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      A novel composite, poly (2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate-hydroxyapatite) [P(HEMA-Hap)], was prepared and characterized, and its adsorptive behavior was investigated. It is a compatible adsorbent for the recovery of Pb2+ ions from wastewater and environmental pollution prevention and is thus relevant to the study of natural systems and environmental systems.

    8. Detoxification of Arsenite through Adsorption and Oxidative Transformation on Pyrolusite (pages 1265–1272)

      Chengshuai Liu, Xiangqing Wang, Xiujuan Li, Weidong Cao and Jinyan Yang

      Article first published online: 9 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201200027

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      Detoxification of As(III) by pyrolusite was achieved: As(III) was oxidatively transformed into arsenate, both in solution and on the pyrolusite surface. However, addition of LMW carboxylic acids can effectively block the active functional groups on the pyrolusite surface and consequently inhibit As(III) adsorption and oxidation.

    9. A Study: Removal of Cu(II), Cd(II), and Pb(II) Ions from Real Industrial Water and Contaminated Water Using Activated Sludge Biomass (pages 1273–1283)

      Erdal Kusvuran, Deniz Yildirim, Ali Samil and Osman Gulnaz

      Article first published online: 7 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100443

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      The results of the FTIR analysis indicated that AS biomass has –OH, –NH2, –COOH, and –PO4 groups which can react with Cu2+, Cd2+, and Pb2+ ions. The dried AS could be a promising and cheap alternative for the treatment of pure and industrial wastewater.

    10. Degradation of an Azo Dye with Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysts by Sonophotolysis (pages 1284–1289)

      Zeynep Eren

      Article first published online: 7 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100384

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      The results revealed that heterogeneous US/UV/ZnO/H2O2 and homogeneous US/UV/Fe2+ oxidation processes can be applied to dye bath effluents as a pre-treatment method before discharging them for conventional biological treatment.

    11. Photocatalytic Decolorization Kinetics and Mineralization of Reactive Black 5 Aqueous Solution by UV/TiO2 Nanoparticles (pages 1290–1296)

      Sandeep Kumar Sharma, Haripada Bhunia and Pramod Kumar Bajpai

      Article first published online: 26 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100557

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      Mineralization of RB5 was investigated by TOC measurements. The observed slow mineralization rates have implications on postphotocatalytic treatment requirements. Photocatalytic treatment of colored effluent under low UV intensity and low A/V ratio may result in completely decolorized effluent but still high COD.

  3. Review

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    1. Influences of Environmental and Operational Factors on Dark Fermentative Hydrogen Production: A Review (pages 1297–1305)

      Parviz Mohammadi, Shaliza Ibrahim, Mohamad Suffian Mohamad Annuar, Shahin Ghafari, Sabaratnam Vikineswary and Ali Akbar Zinatizadeh

      Article first published online: 26 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100007

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      This review about the biohydrogen production process highlights the variations in examined operating ranges for the factors as well as their reported optimum values. Divergent values observed for the environmental/operational factors merit further exploration in this field.

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  5. BiotecVisions

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    1. BiotecVisions 2012, November (pages A1-A8)

      Article first published online: 14 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201290023

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