CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water

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June 2012

Volume 40, Issue 6

Pages 565–666

  1. Research Articles

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    3. Short Communication
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    5. Short Communication
    6. Research Articles
    7. BiotecVisions
    1. A New Thermophoretic Precipitator for Off-Line Particle Analysis (pages 565–570)

      Lucija Boskovic and Igor E. Agranovski

      Version of Record online: 9 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100173

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      A new efficient thermophoretic precipitator has been designed and tested for collection of NaCl and Mo nanoparticles at three sample flow rates. The TEM images of the particles collected at 100 K show partial separation of polydisperse aerosols into monodisperse fractions.

    2. Modeling the Effects of Meteorological Factors on SO2 and PM10 Concentrations with Statistical Approaches (pages 571–577)

      Bilge Özbay

      Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100356

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      Some of the most promising statistical techniques where used to forecast daily SO2 and PM10 levels. MLR analyses, providing simple and faster application facilities, may also be useful for modeling the impacts of meteorological factors on SO2 and PM10 levels besides the time-consuming ANN models.

    3. Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Improving Air Quality Perception (pages 578–585)

      Simone Herberger and Heiko Ulmer

      Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201000286

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      Energy-efficient ventilation strategies relating to good indoor air quality (IAQ) are a major task for building performance. The study accentuates the need for demand-controlled ventilation and proves the functionality of the sensor module for IAQ control at adequate comfort levels.

    4. Control of Hydrogen Sulfide by a Wire-Tube Dielectric Barrier Discharge AC Plasma Reactor (pages 586–591)

      Wen-Jun Liang, Lin Ma, Jian Li, Jing-Xin Li and Feng Zheng

      Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100239

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      The decomposition of H2S with wire-tube dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) AC plasma was experimentally investigated. The results demonstrated that DBD AC plasma was an effective technology for odor elimination.

    5. Projection Pursuit Evaluation Model: Optimizing Scheme of Crop Planning for Agricultural Sustainable Development and Soil Resources Utilization (pages 592–598)

      Yubao Wang, Pute Wu, Xining Zhao and Jiming Jin

      Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100507

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      Evaluation results of four optimizing schemes (economic-benefit, food-security, ecological-benefit, and water-saving programs) in 2006, 2020, and 2030 reveal that water-saving programs are consistently preferred for arid and water-short regions.

    6. Degradation and Leaching of Napropamide in BRIS Soil Amended with Chicken Dung and Palm Oil Mill Effluent (pages 599–606)

      Fardin Sadegh-Zadeh, Abd Wahid Samsuri, Othman Radziah, Omar Dzolkhifli and Bahi Jalili Seh-Bardan

      Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100060

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      The result showed that both chicken dung (CD) and palm oil mill effluent (POME) retarded napropamide degradation in Beach Ridges Interspersed with Swales soil. The addition of dissolved organic carbon by CD and POME to the BRIS soils increased the napropamide half-life in the soils.

    7. Column Bioleaching of Arsenic and Heavy Metals from Gold Mine Tailings by Aspergillus fumigatus (pages 607–614)

      Bahi Jalili Seh-Bardan, Radziah Othman, Samsuri Ab Wahid, Aminudin Husin and Fardin Sadegh-Zadeh

      Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201000604

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      Aspergillus fumigatus is able to bioleach heavy metals from gold mine tailings. Column studies revealed that the distribution method (DM) was more effective than the surface applied method (SAM) with 62% removal of Zn. One exception is Pb which could be removed with 64% by SAM. However, DM could be an effective method for the detoxification of gold mine tailings.

  2. Short Communication

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    7. BiotecVisions
    1. Magnetic Susceptibility and Heavy Metals Distribution from Risk-cultivated Soil around the Iron–Steel Plant, China (pages 615–618)

      Pingguo Yang, Miao Yang and Hongbo Shao

      Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100269

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      The paper monitors available heavy metals (Cu, Fe, Zn, and Mn) present in cultivated soils around iron–steel plant by soil magnetic susceptibility. Results showed that low field magnetic susceptibility was significantly correlated with available Cu, Zn, and Mn. No clear association exists between magnetic susceptibility and available Fe, soil organic matter, pH.

  3. Research Article

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    6. Research Articles
    7. BiotecVisions
    1. Kinetic Determination of Trace Amounts of Nitrite Using an Optical Chemical Sensor (pages 619–623)

      Abbas Afkhami, Tayyebeh Madrakian and Seyyed Bahman Aleseyyed

      Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100273

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      The proposed one-shot sensor is suitable, simple, and inexpensive for determination of nitrite in water. The sensor responds to the nitrite ion by a decrease in the absorbance of immobilized indicator on the triacetylcellulose polymeric membrane.

  4. Short Communication

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    7. BiotecVisions
    1. Groundwater Storage through Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) (pages 624–629)

      Abraham Jebamalar, Govindasamy Ravikumar and Gangadharan Meiyappan

      Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100517

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      The influence of rain water harvesting (RWH) on groundwater storage and quality is analyzed for Chennai City, India, for pre- (1999–2000) and post-RWH (2009–2010) periods. Groundwater hydrographs show an encouraging change of trends and it seems that groundwater storage improved in the studied area.

  5. Research Articles

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    3. Short Communication
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    7. BiotecVisions
    1. Ionic Liquid Modified Resin for the Adsorptive Removal of Dibutyl Phthalate: Equilibrium, Kinetic, and Thermodynamic Studies (pages 630–639)

      Umair A. Qureshi, Amber R. Solangi, Saima Q. Memon, Syed I. H. Taqvi and Najma Memon

      Version of Record online: 13 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100287

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      The adsorptive properties of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) on a room temperature ionic liquid modified XAD-4 resin were evaluated. It could be shown that can be efficiently removed. Furthermore, interfering species have very little suppressing effect on adsorption phenomenon.

    2. Sensitive Ion-Flotation Separation of Ag(I) Traces Using 2-(2-Methoxyphenyl)benzimidazole before Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometric Determination in Water (pages 640–647)

      Hossein Tavallali, Shahram Lalehparvar, Abdo-Reza Nekoei, Maryam Ghane Jahromi and Khodabakhsh Niknam

      Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100387

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      The proposed methodology exhibited satisfactory metrological characteristics such as reproducibility, appropriate calibration range, and good enrichment factor and detection limit. Good analyte extractions were achieved by MPBI due to the formation of the stable hydrophobic Ag(I)–MPBI complexes throughout the experiment.

    3. SGBR Performance on the Basis of Color and COD Removal from Textile Wastewater (pages 648–651)

      Eyup Debik, Asli Coban, Gul Kaykioglu and Bergin Beril Kayacan

      Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100327

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      Color removal efficiencies from textile effluents using a static granular bed reactor were promising. The results show that Stover–Kincannon fitted best with the experimental data taking into consideration the correlation coefficients.

    4. Response Surface Optimization of Acid Red 119 Dye Adsorption by Mixtures of Dried Sewage Sludge and Sewage Sludge Ash (pages 652–660)

      Shabnam Sadri Moghaddam, Mohammad Reza Alavi Moghaddam and Mokhtar Arami

      Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201000608

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      Based on the results, waste material such as the mixture of dried sewage sludge and sewage sludge ash in an appropriate ratio can be considered as a low cost, more environmental friendly, and abundant adsorbent for the removal of dyes from aqueous solutions.

    5. Estimation of Organic Pesticide Residues in Wines of Moldova (pages 661–666)

      Gheorghe Duca, Rodica Sturza and Ludmila Siretanu

      Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100081

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      This paper presents the study of organic pesticide residues in Moldovan wine. The study showed that if growers comply with rules of phytosanitary treatments and the waiting period is respected, the content of pesticide residues can be reduced to safe limits.

  6. BiotecVisions

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    3. Short Communication
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    7. BiotecVisions
    1. BiotecVisions 2012, June (pages A1-A8)

      Version of Record online: 8 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/clen.201290006

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