Research Article
Published On: January 27, 2018

Apportionment of Hazardous Elements in Agricultural Soils Around the Industrial Vicinity of Bangladesh

Proshad R1, Islam Md. S1,2*, Haque MA1, Hoque Md. F1, Ahmed S1
Tangail district is an industrial growing site of Bangladesh and highly sensitive to environmental pollution which is the result of natural and anthropogenic factors that expressively decrease environmental quality. In present study, three different sampling locations were selected around industrial vicinity and level of hazardous elements (Cr, Ni, Cu, As, Cd and Pb) were assessed...

Review Article
Published On: January 27, 2018

Employment of a Weather Forecasting Model for Yield Photovoltaic Plants Optimization

Castorina G*, Caccamo MT and Magazù S
The Solar energy is a renewable and clean alternative energy to the classical fossil fuels, as well as one of the energies in support of the so-called “green economy” of the modern society. It can be used through different technologies and for various purposes, even though it suffers from variation and intermittence of production, caused by the day-to-night cycles and weather conditions....

Review Article
Published On: January 27, 2018

A Novel Approach of Cleaner Production Concepts to Evaluate Promising Technologies for Sludge Reduction in Wastewater Treatment Plants

Khac-Uan Do*, Bach-Duong Bui
Excess sludge has been becoming one of the great environmental pressures on the future of sludge treatment and disposal. An ideal way to solve sludge-associated problems is to minimize sludge production rather than the post-treatment of the sludge produced. Cleaner Production (CP) has been successful in application for waste reduction of industries....

Research Article
Published On: February 8, 2018

Urban Ecosystem Health Assessment based on Landscape Pattern and VOR Model

Yu W and Xiao R*
The rapid development of urban brings a series of urban ecological problems. It is the key issue to quantify the urban ecosystem by monitoring and simulating the dynamic change of ecosystem health objectively and accurately in urban, and it is the effective means to solve the urban ecological problems. Remote sensing images of 2005, 2009 and 2013 in Panji District,...

Research Article
Published On: February 26, 2018

Evaluation of Shallow Groundwater in Cretaceous and Tertiary Aquifers of Northern Kebbi State, Nigeria

Wali SU*, Umar KJ, Gada MA and Usman AA
The chemical composition of groundwater affects its suitability for drinking, agricultural and industrial uses. About 80% of diseases in the world and one-third of deaths in developing countries are associated with drinking of water of mediocre quality....

Research Article
Published On: March 20, 2018

Groundwater Hydrochemical Characterization in Urban Areas of Southwestern Sokoto Basin Nigeria

Wali SU*, Umar KJ, Dankani IM, Abubakar SD, Gada MA, Umar A and Usman AA
Over exploitation of groundwater aquifers and improper sewage disposal in addition to accidental discharge pose risks to groundwater in urban environments. Groundwater under Basement Complex areas of southwestern Sokoto Basin (SWSB)...

Short Communication
Published On: March 29, 2018

Monitoring of Landslides in Southern Italy by Means of Differential SAR Interferometry

Confuorto P and Di Martire D*
The Italian territory is strongly affected by ground instability phenomena, due either to the geology and the geomorphology of its territory, and to the poor physical-mechanical properties of the involved materials....

Short Communication
Published On: March 30, 2018

Implications of Sustainability by the Production of Low Carbon Renewable Natural Gas from Geologic Formations

Zaixing Huang*
Sustainability is a broad and yet important topic for the well-being of human race and the delicate ecosystems of our planet. Sustainability is a concept that requires interdisciplinary inputs and practiced through every layer...

Rapid Communication
Published On: March 30, 2018

Accelerated Nitrogen Burial in a Shallow and Eutrophic Lake (the Chaohu Lake) in Southeastern China

Qibiao Yu, Fang Wang, Weijin Yan1*, Shucong Lv, Yanqiang Li and Qingqian Li
Lakes are important nutrient sink with substantially nitrogen stocking in sediment. Two sediment cores were collected and analyzed to study the temporal changes of nitrogen sedimentation in a shallow, dam-controlled Chaohu Lakesedimentation rates varied significantly...

Research Article
Published On: April 13, 2018

Occurrence and Risk Assessment of 22 Inorganic Contaminants in Urban Sewage Sludge and Lake’s Sediment in the Republic of Benin

Ifon BE, Yessoufou A, Suanon F*, Togbe FCA, Frank Yovo, Dimon B, Mama D*, Abass OK and Wotto DV
The occurrence and risk assessment of 22 inorganic elements have been evaluated in urban sewage sludge and Lake’s surface sediments in the Republic of Benin. Broad range concentration of elements was detected [1.43E-02 mg kg-1 (Tl) to 2.68E+04 mg kg-1 (Fe)] in sediment...

Research Article
Published On: April 13, 2018

Impacts of Human activities on the MacroBenthic Assemblage of a Stream in the Niger Delta, Nigeria

Moslen M* and Ameki CF
The aim of this study was to assess the impact of human activities on the benthic macro-invertebrates assemblage of the Isiokpo stream in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Samples were collected in duplicates from three different sites along the stream (upstream, midstream and downstream)....

Research Article
Published On: April 16, 2018

Low Prevalence of Helminths in Faecal Samples of Cattle and Goats from Trans-Amadi Abattoir (Slaughterhouse), Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Amuzie CC*, Moslen M and Clement A
The prevalence of eggs of helminth parasites was evaluated in faecal samples of 60 goats and 70 cattles slaughtered at the Trans-Amadi slaughterhouse, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Floatation and direct microscopy techniques were employed in examining the samples...

Mini Review
Published On: April 30, 2018

Estuarine Mudflat and Mangrove Sedimentary Environments along Central West Coast of India

Nayak GN* and Noronha e D’Mello CA
Estuaries are complex and dynamic aquatic environments, wherein fresh water mixes with rhythmically intruding seawater. Mudflats and mangroves are the important sedimentary subenvironments within estuaries which facilitate deposition of fine sediments...

Research Article
Published On: April 30, 2018

Surface Runoff and Dissolved Phosphorus Losses in Response to Cropping System Changes in Acoastal Bay Watershed of Eastern China

Yanqiang Li, Weijn Yan1, Fang Wang*, Shucong Lv, Qingqian Li and Qibiao Yu
Agricultural fields have become major sources of phosphorus to aquatic environments. But less studies reported the phosphorus losses by surface runoff in response to the changes of cropping systems at different spatial scales....