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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647270/polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-ambient-air-surface-soil-and-wheat-grain-near-a-large-steel-smelting-manufacturer-in-northern-china
#1
Weijian Liu, Yilong Wang, Yuanchen Chen, Shu Tao, Wenxin Liu
The total concentrations and component profiles of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in ambient air, surface soil and wheat grain collected from wheat fields near a large steel-smelting manufacturer in Northern China were determined. Based on the specific isomeric ratios of paired species in ambient air, principle component analysis and multivariate linear regression, the main emission source of local PAHs was identified as a mixture of industrial and domestic coal combustion, biomass burning and traffic exhaust...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647269/quantum-chemical-investigation-on-photodegradation-mechanisms-of-sulfamethoxypyridazine-with-dissolved-inorganic-matter-and-hydroxyl-radical
#2
Shaheen Shah, Ce Hao
Sulfamethoxypyridazine (SMP) is one of the commonly used sulfonamide antibiotics (SAs). SAs are mainly studied to undergo triplet-sensitized photodegradation in water under natural sunlight with other coexisting aquatic environmental organic pollutants. In this work, SMP was selected as a representative of SAs. We studied the mechanisms of triplet-sensitized photodegradation of SMP and the influence of selected dissolved inorganic matter, i.e., anions (Br(-), Cl(-), and NO3(-)) and cations ions (Ca(2+), Mg(2+), and Zn(2+)) on SMP photodegradation mechanism by quantum chemical methods...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647268/adsorption-of-ca-2-on-single-layer-graphene-oxide
#3
Amalia Terracciano, Jianfeng Zhang, Christos Christodoulatos, Fengchang Wu, Xiaoguang Meng
Graphene oxide (GO) holds great promise for a broad array of applications in many fields, but also poses serious potential risks to human health and the environment. In this study, the adsorptive properties of GO toward Ca(2+) and Na(+) were investigated using batch adsorption experiments, zeta potential measurements, and spectroscopic analysis. When pH increased from 4 to 9, Ca(2+) adsorption by GO and the zeta potential of GO increased significantly. Raman spectra suggest that Ca(2+) was strongly adsorbed on the GO via -COOCa(+) formation...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647267/relationship-between-nutrients-and-plankton-biomass-in-the-turbidity-maximum-zone-of-the-pearl-river-estuary
#4
Zhen Shi, Jie Xu, Xiaoping Huang, Xia Zhang, Zhijian Jiang, Feng Ye, Ximei Liang
Nutrients, dissolved and particulate organic carbon and plankton (bacterio-, phyto- and zoo-) were compared in the turbidity maximum zone (TMZ) and adjacent areas (non-TMZ) in the Pearl River estuary. Our results showed that high levels of suspended substances had marked effect on dynamics of nutrients and plankton in the TMZ. Based on the cluster analysis of total suspended solids (TSS) concentrations, all stations were divided into two groups, TMZ with average TSS of 171mg/L and non-TMZ of 45mg/L. Suspended substances adsorbed PO4(3-) and dissolved organic carbon, resulting in higher particulate phosphorus and organic carbon (POC) and lower PO4(3-) and DOC in the TMZ, compared to the non-TMZ...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647266/synthesis-of-a-novel-illite-carbon-nanocomposite-adsorbent-for-removal-of-cr-vi-from-wastewater
#5
Gaofeng Wang, Shan Wang, Wen Sun, Zhiming Sun, Shuilin Zheng
A novel illite@carbon (I@C) nanocomposite adsorbent has been synthesized via a facile hydrothermal carbonization process (HTC) using glucose as carbonaceous source and illite as the carrier. The morphology, microstructure and surface properties of the prepared nanocomposite adsorbent were analyzed by FESEM, TGA, XRD, FT-IR and Zeta potential measurements. Batch experiments were carried out on the adsorption of Cr(VI) to determine the adsorption properties of the composite. The adsorption of Cr(VI) onto the I@C nanocomposite was well described by the pseudo-second-order kinetic model and Langmuir isotherm...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647265/evaluation-of-co-metabolic-removal-of-trichloroethylene-in-a-biotrickling-filter-under-acidic-conditions
#6
Dhawal Chheda, George A Sorial
This study investigated the removal of hydrophobic trichloroethylene (TCE) in the presence of methanol (co-metabolite) in a biotrickling filter, which was seeded with fungi at pH4. Starvation was chosen as the biomass control strategy. Two systems, Biofilter I (methanol:TCE 70:30) and Biofilter II (methanol:TCE 80:20) were run in parallel, each with varying composition ratios. The TCE loading rates for both biofilters ranged from 3.22 to 12.88g/m(3)/hr. Depending on the ratio, methanol concentrations varied from 4...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647264/mgo-based-adsorbents-for-co2-adsorption-influence-of-structural-and-textural-properties-on-the-co2-adsorption-performance
#7
Gutiérrez-Bonilla Elvira, Granados-Correa Francisco, Sánchez-Mendieta Víctor, Morales-Luckie Raúl Alberto
A series of MgO-based adsorbents were prepared through solution-combustion synthesis and ball-milling process. The prepared MgO-based powders were characterized using X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, N2 physisorption measurements, and employed as potential adsorbents for CO2 adsorption. The influence of structural and textural properties of these adsorbents over the CO2 adsorption behaviour was also investigated. The results showed that MgO-based products prepared by solution-combustion and ball-milling processes, were highly porous, fluffy, nanocrystalline structures in nature, which are unique physico-chemical properties that significantly contribute to enhance their CO2 adsorption...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647263/a-zero-valent-iron-and-organic-matter-mixture-enhances-herbicide-and-herbicide-degradation-product-removal-in-subsurface-waters
#8
Kaisa Kerminen, Ville Salovaara, Merja Hannele Kontro
The pesticide atrazine, its degradation products, and 2,6-dichlorobenzamide (BAM) are persistent in groundwater environment. We studied whether their dissipation can be enhanced with a mixture of a complex carbon source and zero-valent iron (ZVI) called EHC®. The application rates were 1.0% and 2.0% (by weight) in subsurface sediments slurries (atrazine 30mg/L), and 2.0% in 1.5m pilot-scale sediment columns with groundwater flowing through (atrazine 0.08, desethylatrazine DEA 0.03, BAM 0.02μg/L). In the slurries under aerobic conditions, atrazine of 0...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647262/development-of-a-hybrid-photo-bioreactor-and-nanoparticle-adsorbent-system-for-the-removal-of-co2-and-selected-organic-and-metal-co-pollutants
#9
Andrea A Rocha, Christian Wilde, Zhenzhong Hu, Oleg Nepotchatykh, Yevgen Nazarenko, Parisa A Ariya
Fossil fuel combustion and many industrial processes generate gaseous emissions that contain a number of toxic organic pollutants and carbon dioxide (CO2) which contribute to climate change and atmospheric pollution. There is a need for green and sustainable solutions to remove air pollutants, as opposed to conventional techniques which can be expensive, consume additional energy and generate further waste. We developed a novel integrated bioreactor combined with recyclable iron oxide nano/micro-particle adsorption interfaces, to remove CO2, and undesired organic air pollutants using natural particles, while generating oxygen...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647261/removal-of-ammonium-ion-from-water-by-na-rich-birnessite-performance-and-mechanisms
#10
Ya Cheng, Tinglin Huang, Xinxin Shi, Gang Wen, Yuankui Sun
Na-rich birnessite (NRB) was synthesized by a simple synthesis method and used as a high-efficiency adsorbent for the removal of ammonium ion (NH4(+)) from aqueous solution. In order to demonstrate the adsorption performance of the synthesized material, the effects of contact time, pH, initial ammonium ion concentration, and temperature were investigated. Adsorption kinetics showed that the adsorption behavior followed the pseudo second-order kinetic model. The equilibrium adsorption data were fitted to Langmuir and Freundlich adsorption models and the model parameters were evaluated...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647260/numerical-simulation-of-flow-hydrodynamics-of-struvite-pellets-in-a-liquid-solid-fluidized-bed
#11
Xin Ye, Dongyuan Chu, Yaoyin Lou, Zhi-Long Ye, Ming Kuang Wang, Shaohua Chen
Phosphorus recovery in the form of struvite has been aroused in recent decades for its dual advantages in eutrophication control and resource protection. The usage of the struvite products is normally determined by the size which is largely depended on the hydrodynamics. In this study, flow behavior of struvite pellets was simulated by means of Eulerian-Eulerian two-fluid model combining with kinetic theory of granular flow in a liquid-solid fluidized bed reactor (FBR). A parametric study including the mesh size, time step, discretization strategy, turbulent model and drag model was first developed, followed by the evaluations of crucial operational conditions, particle characteristics and reactor shapes...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647259/effect-of-current-emission-abatement-strategies-on-air-quality-improvement-in-china-a-case-study-of-baotou-a-typical-industrial-city-in-inner-mongolia
#12
Xionghui Qiu, Lei Duan, Siyi Cai, Qian Yu, Shuxiao Wang, Fahe Chai, Jian Gao, Yanping Li, Zhaoming Xu
The national Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan required significant decreases in PM2.5 levels over China. To explore more effective emission abatement strategies in industrial cities, a case study was conducted in Baotou to evaluate the current national control measures. The total emissions of SO2, NOX, PM2.5 and NMVOC (non-methane volatile organic compounds) in Baotou were 211.2Gg, 156.1Gg, 28.8Gg, and 48.5Gg, respectively in 2013, and they would experience a reduction of 30.4%, 26.6%, 15.1%, and 8...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647258/influence-of-haze-pollution-on-water-soluble-chemical-species-in-pm2-5-and-size-resolved-particles-at-an-urban-site-during-fall
#13
Geun-Hye Yu, Yan Zhang, Sung-Yong Cho, Seungshik Park
To investigate the influence of haze on the chemical composition and formation processes of ambient aerosol particles, PM2.5 and size-segregated aerosol particles were collected daily during fall at an urban site of Gwangju, Korea. During the study period, the total concentration of secondary ionic species (SIS) contributed an average of 43.9% to the PM2.5, whereas the contribution of SIS to the PM2.5 during the haze period was 62.3%. The NO3(-) and SO4(2-) concentrations in PM2.5 during the haze period were highly elevated, being 13...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647257/performance-of-ch4modwetland-for-the-case-study-of-different-regions-of-natural-chinese-wetland
#14
Tingting Li, Qing Zhang, Zhigang Cheng, Guocheng Wang, Lijun Yu, Wen Zhang
Reliable national estimates of CH4 emissions from natural wetlands depend on model validation based on site observations. We therefore evaluated the performance of the CH4MODwetland model in simulating CH4 emissions from 11 representative wetland sites in five regions of China. Model performance analysis showed that this method effectively simulates differences in the CH4 fluxes between different sites and regions. The model efficiency for estimating the daily CH4 fluxes in the northeastern China (NE), Inner Mongolia and northwestern China (NW), the North China plain and the Middle-Lower Yangtze Plain (E) and the Qinghai Tibetan Plateau (SW) was 0...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647256/bioavailability-of-wastewater-derived-dissolved-organic-nitrogen-to-green-microalgae-selenastrum-capricornutum-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii-and-chlorella-vulgaris-with-without-presence-of-bacteria
#15
Jingyi Sun, Halis Simsek
Effluent dissolved organic nitrogen (DON) is problematic in nutrient sensitive surface waters and needs to be reduced to meet demanding total dissolved nitrogen discharge limits. Bioavailable DON (ABDON) is a portion of DON utilized by algae or algae+bacteria, while biodegradable DON (BDON) is a portion of DON decomposable by bacteria. ABDON and BDON in a two-stage trickling filter (TF) wastewater treatment plant was evaluated using three different microalgal species, Selenastrum capricornutum, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Chlorella vulgaris and mixed cultured bacteria...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647255/influence-of-coagulation-mechanisms-and-floc-formation-on-filterability
#16
Ruyuan Jiao, Rolando Fabris, Christopher W K Chow, Mary Drikas, John van Leeuwen, Dongsheng Wang, Zhizhen Xu
Minimizing particles in water is a key goal for improving drinking water quality and safety. The media filtration process, as the last step of the solid-liquid separation process, is largely influenced by the characteristics of flocs, which are formed and controlled within the coagulation process. In a laboratory-based study, the impacts of the physical characteristics of flocs formed using aluminum sulfate on the filtration treatment of two comparative water samples were investigated using a photometric dispersion analyzer and a filterability apparatus...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647254/quantifying-public-health-benefits-of-environmental-strategy-of-pm2-5-air-quality-management-in-beijing-tianjin-hebei-region-china
#17
Li Chen, Mengshuang Shi, Suhuan Li, Shuang Gao, Hui Zhang, Yanling Sun, Jian Mao, Zhipeng Bai, Zhongliang Wang, Jiang Zhou
In 2013, China issued "Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan (Action Plan)" to improve air quality. To assess the benefits of this program in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) region, where the density of population and emissions vary greatly, we simulated the air quality benefit based on BenMAP to satisfy the Action Plan. In this study, we estimate PM2.5 concentration using Voronoi spatial interpolation method on a grid with a spatial resolution of 1×1km(2). Combined with the exposure-response function between PM2...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647253/nano-sized-fe2o3-fe3o4-facilitate-anaerobic-transformation-of-hexavalent-chromium-in-soil-water-systems
#18
Yaxian Zhang, Hua Li, Libo Gong, Guowen Dong, Liang Shen, Yuanpeng Wang, Qingbiao Li
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of nano-sized or submicro Fe2O3/Fe3O4 on the bioreduction of hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) and to evaluate the effects of nano-sized Fe2O3/Fe3O4 on the microbial communities from the anaerobic flooding soil. The results indicated that the net decreases upon Cr(VI) concentration from biotic soil samples amended with nano-sized Fe2O3 (317.1±2.1mg/L) and Fe3O4 (324.0±22.2mg/L) within 21days, which were approximately 2-fold of Cr(VI) concentration released from blank control assays (117...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647252/source-apportionment-of-perfluoroalkyl-substances-in-surface-sediments-from-lakes-in-jiangsu-province-china-comparison-of-three-receptor-models
#19
Yanjie Qi, Zhuoshi He, Shouliang Huo, Jingtian Zhang, Beidou Xi, Shibin Hu
Receptor models have been proved as useful tools to identify source categories and quantitatively calculate the contributions of extracted sources. In this study, sixty surface sediment samples were collected from fourteen lakes in Jiangsu Province, China. The total concentrations of C4-C14-perfluoroalkyl carboxylic acids and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (∑12PFASs) in sediments ranged from 0.264 to 4.44ng/gdw (dry weight), with an average of 1.76ng/gdw. Three commonly-applied receptor models, namely principal component analysis-multiple linear regression (PCA-MLR), positive matrix factorization (PMF) and Unmix models, were employed to apportion PFAS sources in sediments...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647251/pet-modified-red-mud-as-catalysts-for-oxidative-desulfurization-reactions
#20
Nayara T do Prado, Ana P Heitmann, Herman S Mansur, Alexandra A Mansur, Luiz C A Oliveira, Cinthia S de Castro
This work describes the synthesis of catalysts based on red mud/polyethylene terephthalate (PET) composites and their subsequent heat treatment under N2 atmosphere. The materials were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), temperature programmed reduction (TPR), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric (TG) analysis and N2 adsorption/desorption. The catalysts were evaluated in the oxidative desulfurization reaction of dibenzothiophene (DBT) in a biphasic system...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
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