Pulmonary toxicity of actual alveolar deposition concentrations of ultrafine particulate matters in human normal bronchial epithelial cell
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 5. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14265-y. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAir pollution is a major worldwide concern, and exposure to particulate matter (PM) can increase the risks of pulmonary diseases. Normal human bronchial epithelial cells were applied to clarify the role of ultrafine PM (UFPM) in the pathogenesis of pulmonary toxic effects with realistic alveolar deposition doses. The UFPM used in this research originated from vehicular emissions and coal combustion. UFPM exposure of up to 72 h was found to induce significant time- and concentration-dependent decreases in cell viability. E...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chia-Hua Lin Shih-Chun Candice Lung Yi-Chun Chen Lung-Chun Wang Source Type: research

Causes of respiratory failure in COVID-19 patients
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 5. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14200-1. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33954917 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-021-14200-1 (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Amr El-Sayed Mohamed M Abdel-Daim Mohamed Kamel Source Type: research

Potential and safe utilization of Fly ash as fertilizer for Pisum sativum L. Grown in phytoremediated and non-phytoremediated amendments
In this study, Pisum sativum L. was grown from germination stage to maturation stage in phytoremediated and non-phytoremediated or raw fly ash-amended soil. All the morphological (height, biomass, number of leaf, and leaf size) and physiological parameters like, protein content, chlorophyll content, nitrate reductase activity, and peroxidase activity were monitored to understand the effects of fly ash or its usefulness for using it as a fertilizer for facilitating micronutrients. Major finding of this study is that 40% (w/w) of non-phytoremediated fly ash amendment could be used for field application. Percentage increase o...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tanushree Bhattacharya Shikha Kumari Pandey Vimal Chandra Pandey Abhishek Kumar Source Type: research

Short-time irrigation on young olive tree (Olea europaea L. cv. Chemlali) with untreated industrial poultry wastewater: investigation of growth parameters and leaves chemical composition
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 6. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14261-2. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the short-term irrigation effect with industrial poultry wastewater on young olive trees (Olea europaea L. cv. Chemlali). Industrial poultry wastewater can be considered as a bio-fertilizer due to its richness in nutritive elements (SO42-, HCO3-, total nitrogen, and K+). The physicochemical analysis of wastewater showed a high concentration of TSS, COD, BOD, COT, NO3-, and conductivity. Measurements indicated that poultry wastewater enhanced plant growth, leaves dry matter, and as...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Amira Oueslati Giuseppe Montevecchi Andrea Antonelli Hedi Ben Mansour Source Type: research

Contamination, source attribution, and potential health risks of heavy metals in street dust of a metropolitan area in Southern Vietnam
This study investigates distribution, pollution indices, and potential risk assessment for human health and ecology of eight heavy metals in twenty-five street dust samples collected from metropolitan area-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Results showed that Zn was of the highest concentration (466.4 ± 236.5 mg/kg), followed by Mn (393.9 ± 93.2 mg/kg), Cu (153.7 ± 64.7 mg/kg), Cr (102.4 ± 50.5 mg/kg), Pb (49.6 ± 21.4 mg/kg), Ni (36.2 ± 15.4 mg/kg), Co (7.9 ± 1.9 mg/kg), and Cd (0.5 ± 0.5 mg/kg). The principal component analysis revealed that three sources of heavy metals me...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Nguyen Duy Dat Van-Truc Nguyen Thi-Dieu-Hien Vo Xuan-Thanh Bui Manh-Ha Bui Ly Sy Phu Nguyen Xuan-Cuong Nguyen Anh Thi-Kim Tran Thi-Tinh-Au Nguyen Yun-Ru Ju Thi-Minh-Trang Huynh Duy-Hieu Nguyen Hiep-Nghia Bui Chitsan Lin Source Type: research

Exploring the role of finance, natural resources, and governance on the environment and economic growth in South Asian countries
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 6. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14208-7. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTWe studied the influence of finance, natural resources, and governance on environmental degradation and economic growth for seven countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) using the latest panel data over 1996-2018. Panel cointegration tests and the long-run algorithms capable of addressing endogeneity and cross-sectional dependence have been applied to analyze the variables' linkages. To explore the short-run causalities, we further utilized a panel heterogeneous causality test. Empirical ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yang Yang Anwar Khan Source Type: research

Globalization, financial development, and environmental sustainability: evidence from heterogenous income groups of Asia
This study examines the effects of energy use, financial development, and globalization on carbon dioxide emissions for Asian countries comprising the panel data over the period 1990-2017. To account for cross-sectional dependence, Pesaran cross-sectional dependence test is used. The second-generation tests are used to determine the stationarity level of the variables. Furthermore, the Westerlund panel cointegration test confirms cointegration among the variables. For long-run association, fully modified ordinary least squares approach is used. The study also used Dumitrescu and Hurlin's (Econ Model 29:1450-1460, 2012) pan...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ayaz Zafar Muhammad Tariq Majeed Misbah Nosheen Javed Iqbal Source Type: research

Investigation of electrical properties of eco-friendly vegetable oil blended with bioactive compound
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 6. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14081-4. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOxidative stability of prototypical groundnut oil (GO) and mustard oil (MO) blended with a significant characteristic addition of antioxidants, α-tocopherol (α-T) and TBHQ (tert-butyl hydroquinone), at different concentrations was analysed. α-T (natural) and TBHQ (synthetic) antioxidants at a different concentrations from 0 to 20 mg/L were blended with GO and MO to prepare 18 samples. Compositional analysis of groundnut oil and mustard oil was carried out using gas chromatography and mass spectra (GCMS)....
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: RubalyaValantina Sathianathan Aniruthaan Kannapiran Natarajan Shanmugam Source Type: research

Large eddy simulation of dispersion of hazardous materials released from a fire accident around a cubical building
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 6. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-13604-3. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe turbulent smoke dispersion from a pool fire around a cubical building is studied using large eddy simulation at a high Reynolds number, corresponding to existing experimental measurements both in laboratory and field test scales. Emphasis of this work is on the smoke dispersion due to two different fuel pool fire accident scenarios, initiated behind the building. For the setup of fire in the first case, crude oil was used with a heat release rate of 7.8 MW, and in the second, diesel oil with a heat release rate of 13....
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Konstantinos Vasilopoulos Ioannis Lekakis Ioannis E Sarris Panagiotis Tsoutsanis Source Type: research

Targeted risk assessment of mercury exposure of recreational fishers: Are nephrops fishers in Norway at risk?
This study examined recreational fishing for nephrops (Nephrops norvegicus) at several different locations in Western Norway to identify important risk factors. The combination of a field survey to examine actual catches, interviews of recreational fishers about their seafood eating habits, and the analysis of total mercury (Hg, as a proxy for methylmercury (MeHg)) in recreationally captured nephrops allowed to conduct a targeted risk assessment. Recreational fishers consumed on average seven nephrops per meal, and 73% of the fishers ate nephrops once a month or more. The average Hg concentrations in nephrops were below th...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Martin Wiech Christine Dj ønne Jeppe Kolding Marian Kjellevold Keno Ferter Source Type: research

Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 in hospital indoor air of COVID-19 patients' ward with impinger method
This study was performed to evaluate potential hospital indoor air viral quality in order to detect SARS-COV-2. For this purpose, an impinger method was used to monitor the SARS-COV-2 virus in the air. Thus, 33 samples were collected from 8 different hospital locations. The sampling time was between 50 and 60 min with a sampling flow rate of 28 L/min. Air samples were taken from 2 to 5 m away from the patients' beds. Temperature, relative humidity, and CO2 concentration were 28, 37, and 438 ppm, respectively. The results indicated that air samples which were 2 to 5 m away from the patients' beds were negative for the prese...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mehdi Vosoughi Chiman Karami Abdollah Dargahi Farhad Jeddi Kamyar Mazloum Jalali Aidin Hadisi Somayeh Biparva Haghighi Hadi Peeri Dogahe Zahra Noorimotlagh Seyyed Abbas Mirzaee Source Type: research

Efficiently immobilizing uranium (VI) by oxidized carbon foam
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 6. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14238-1. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOxidized carbon foam (oxidized CF) was prepared by using a facile chemical oxidation treatment at relatively low temperature of 450 °C and applied to capture uranyl cation [U(VI)] from aqueous solutions. The effects of pH, contact time, initial U(VI) concentration, and temperature on the U(VI) absorption performance of oxidized CF were investigated by batch experiments. The oxidized CF was illustrated to exhibit fast sorption kinetics (92% removal within 15 min and 98% removal in 2 h) and high sorption capacity (305.7...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hongliang Bao Chunyu Xie Ling Han Zenghui Yue Yuan Qian Linjuan Zhang Zi-Jian Li Huangjie Lu Jian Lin Jian-Qiang Wang Source Type: research

Urinary benzophenones and synthetic progestin in Chinese adults and children: concentration, source and exposure
In this study, 208 urine samples were collected from Shanghai residents for the determination of seven benzophenones (BPs) and six synthetic progestins. The highest median concentration (6.21ng g-1 Cr) was observed in young adults (21-50 years), followed by a concentration of 3.86 ng g-1 Cr in elderly adults (over 50 years old), and the lowest median concentration (1.32 ng g-1 Cr) was found in children (8-11 years old). The detection rates of BP-3 and EE2 in adults were 97% and 82%, and in children were 31% and 24%, respectively. Synthetic progestin levels in Shanghai, China, were relatively low compared to other countries...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Siqi Wang Zhuhao Huo Wenyan Shi Hongyong Wang Gang Xu Source Type: research

On the investigation of COVID-19 lockdown influence on air pollution concentration: regional investigation over eighteen provinces in Iraq
This study focused on the analysis of the impact of the six partial, total, and post-lockdown periods (1st partial lockdown from March 1 to16, 2020, 1st total lockdown from March 17 to April 21, 2nd partial lockdown from April 22 to May 23, 2nd total lockdown from May 24 to June 13, 3rd partial lockdown from June 14 to August 19, and end partial lockdown from August 20 to 31) on the average of daily NO2, O3, PM2.5, and PM10 concentrations, as well as air quality index (AQI) in 18 Iraqi provinces during these periods (from March 1st to August 31st, 2020). The analysis showed a decline in the average of daily PM2.5, PM10, an...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Bassim Mohammed Hashim Saadi K Al-Naseri Ali Al Maliki Zulfaqar Sa'adi Anurag Malik Zaher Mundher Yaseen Source Type: research

Cadmium uptake reduction in paddy rice with a combination of water management, soil application of calcium magnesium phosphate and foliar spraying of Si/Se
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 6. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-13512-6. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTA field experiment with 24 different treatments was carried out to study the effects of a combination of water management (WM), soil application of calcium magnesium phosphate (CMP), and foliar spraying of Si/Se on Cd uptake by paddy rice (Teyou 524). The water management modes included W1 (conventional water management) and W2 (flooding during the whole growth period). The application of CMP included P1 (1800 kg·hm-2) and P2 (3000 kg·hm-2). The leaf spraying regulations included LS (2.0 mmol·L-1 Na2S...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yanming Cai Xiaomeng Wang Luke Beesley Zulin Zhang Suli Zhi Yongzhen Ding Source Type: research

Utility of a source-related matrix in basin management studies: a practice on a sub-Basin in Turkey
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 6. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14142-8. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAccording to the water framework directive (WFD), the chemical status should be determined for each water body in a basin through monitoring and evaluation studies, and the gap between the status of water bodies and good water status should be revealed in river basin management plans. In this context, the methodology starting with the evaluation of the monitoring results of the priority substances (PSs) until the end of determining the measures to achieve good condition in surface waters was given in this study. The key a...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Asude Hanedar Aysegul Tanik Emine Girgin El çin Güneş Nusret Karakaya Erdem Gorgun G ökçen Gökdereli Burhan Fuat Çankaya Taner Kimence Yakup Karaaslan Bilal Dikmen Source Type: research

Fabrication of magnetic Fe < sub > 3 < /sub > O < sub > 4 < /sub > @SiO < sub > 2 < /sub > @Bi < sub > 2 < /sub > O < sub > 2 < /sub > CO < sub > 3 < /sub > /rGO composite for enhancing its photocatalytic performance for organic dyes and recyclability
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 6. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14248-z. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTA novel magnetic Fe3O4@SiO2@Bi2O2CO3/rGO composite comprising of uniform core-shell-structured Fe3O4@SiO2@Bi2O2CO3 microspheres mounted on reduced graphene oxide (rGO) sheets was successfully fabricated by using a facile hydrothermal method. The adsorption-desorption isotherm of Fe3O4@SiO2@Bi2O2CO3/rGO belonged to type IV with an H4-type hysteresis loop. The specific surface areas and magnetization saturation value (Ms) of Fe3O4@SiO2@Bi2O2CO3/rGO (x = 0.15 g) were 102.12 m2/g and 25.4 emu/g, respectively. Fe3O4@SiO2@Bi2O2...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Gang Su Lihua Liu Lixing Zhang Xing Liu Jianrong Xue Anping Tang Source Type: research

Identification and quantification of plasticizers, bisphenol, and environmental toxic mineral elements residues in medicines from Tunisian markets
In this study, 18 plasticizer (phthalates, adipates, sebacates, and others) residues in sixteen medicines available in Tunisian pharmaceutical markets are evaluated by MSPD combined with GC-MS. In parallel, in this research, UPLC-MS/MS technique was performed to detect bisphenol A, and cadmium, lead, chromium, cobalt, nickel, mercury, selenium, and arsenic levels were determined by ICP-MS. The maximum daily ingested mass of mineral elements was calculated and compared with permissible daily exposure limits published by USP NF 2013. Our results demonstrated that the 50% of drugs contained similar concentrations of di-ethyl ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Asma Beltifa Sana Alibi Vincenzo Lo Turco Hedi Ben Mansour Giuseppa Di Bella Source Type: research

Selecting low-carbon technologies and measures for high agricultural carbon productivity in Taihu Lake Basin, China
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 4. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14272-z. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIn this paper, Delphi method was used to evaluate the low-carbon technologies and measures for high agricultural carbon productivity in Taihu Lake Basin. We established the selecting process and standards and obtained the final list of low-carbon technologies and management measures of high agricultural carbon productivity in Taihu Lake Basin: (1) the initial list of low-carbon technologies and measures of planting industry included 19 items, of which 10 items were included in the final list. The 10 technologies and measu...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chuanhe Xiong Guiling Wang Weizhong Su Qun Gao Source Type: research

Multifunctional graphene-based nanocomposites for simultaneous enhanced photocatalytic degradation and photothermal antibacterial activity by visible light
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 4. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14199-5. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTA new strategy for the wastewater treatment was proposed by combining polyvinylpyrrolidone-functionalized silver nanoparticles with reduced graphene oxide (AgNPs-PVP@rGO) as a visible light-triggered photoactive nanocomposite. The nanocomposite with enhanced photocatalytic degradation and photothermal antibacterial activity can simultaneously decrease the content of organic pollutants and bacteria in the wastewater under visible light irradiation. The efficiency of photocatalytic degradation can be significantly improved ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ya-Kun Lv Lin Mei Liu-Xue Zhang De-Hong Yang Zi-Yu Yin Source Type: research

Environmental friendly extraction of walnut bark-based juglone natural colorant for dyeing studies of wool fabric
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 4. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14277-8. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEnvironmental friendly products particularly natural dyes are going to be much popular around the globe due to their non-toxic and bio-degradable nature. The current study was planned to enhance the dyeability of walnut bark having juglone as a reddish-brown natural dye under ultrasonic radiation as an environment-friendly and green tool After conducting series of experiments, it has been found that wool (RW) and extract (RE) after ultrasonic treatment for 45 min, when dyed for 45 min at 55°C using an acidic bath of 3...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Waseem-Ul- Arifeen Fazal-Ur- Rehman Shahid Adeel Muhammad Zuber Mirza Nadeem Ahmad Tanvir Ahmad Source Type: research

Conversion of rice husk into fermentable sugar and silica using acid-catalyzed ionic liquid pretreatment
In this study, the application of an acid-catalyzed ionic liquid (IL) pretreatment was studied for processing rice husks with a rugged structure. The pretreatment conditions were 130°C for 30 min with 1.2 wt% HCl. The results of enzymatic hydrolysis demonstrated that cellulose conversion of HCl-BMIMCl-treated at 48 h was increased by 660.05%, 538.81%, and 376.55% compared with the untreated, HCl-treated, and BMIMCl-treated rice husks, respectively. Composition analysis demonstrated that most of the hemicellulose was removed in the acid-IL combined treatment. Moreover, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction (XR...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: YuJie Wang Jing-Yong Liu Jian Sun Sumarlin Shangdiar Kassian T T Amesho Yung-Chang Lin Yen-Ping Peng Ken-Lin Chang Source Type: research

Effect of Fe-Mn-La-modified biochar composites on arsenic volatilization in flooded paddy soil
In this study, we investigated As volatilization in flooded paddy soil with the addition of biochar (BC) and Fe-Mn-La-modified BC composites (FMLBCs). The addition of BC and FMLBCs caused decreases in total As volatilization in the soil over 7 weeks. Maximum volatilization was achieved in the third week followed by stabilization. Volatilization decreased by 21.9%, 18.8%, 20.8%, and 31.1% with the addition of BC, FMLBC1, FMLBC2, and FMLBC3 (BC/Fe/Mn/La weight ratios different), respectively, in lightly contaminated soil, and by 15.2%, 20.5%, 17.6%, and 25.4%, respectively, in highly contaminated soil. The FMLBCs decreased t...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lina Lin Minling Gao Xuewei Liu Weiwen Qiu Zhengguo Song Source Type: research

Performance enhancement of solar photovoltaic system for roof top garden
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 4. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14191-z. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe photovoltaic (PV) for irrigation system is an emerging technology to harness the solar energy. The performance of the PV modules depends on the incident solar radiation, geographical location, and the surface temperature of the modules. The performance of the PV system needs to be monitored by manually or embedded controllers. The commercially available technologies for monitoring the system are costlier and need to be optimized. The Arduino controller is used to monitor the performance of the photovoltaic (PV) system...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Arani Rajendra Prasad Ramalingam Shankar Chandrashekhar K Patil Alagar Karthick Amit Kumar Robbi Rahim Source Type: research

Soil contamination and plant accumulation characteristics of toxic metals and metalloid in farmland soil-food crop system in Qilihe, China
This study shows the current contamination situation and the predominant influencing factors associated with the accumulation of TMMs in 24 crops, which provides the emphasis and direction of relative policies in land use and crop plantation.PMID:33948838 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-021-14175-z (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kaixiang Duan Songlin Zhang Baowei Zhao Xinbo Peng Peng Yang Yanlong Ma Source Type: research

Floating particles with high copper concentration in the sea-surface microlayer
This study sought to clarify whether suspended particles containing high Cu concentrations are present in the sea-surface microlayer (S-SML). For this reason, suspended particles (10-2000 μm) in the S-SML were collected periodically from a ship mooring pond during 2018-2020, and the acid-soluble Cu concentration in the suspended particles was measured as particulate Cu (P-Cu). The highest concentration of P-Cu in the S-SML of the pond was 75 μg L-1 with a 90th percentile value of 2.5 μg L-1. This is below P-Cu values reported for the S-SML in North American ports, but 140 times higher than this found in bulk seawa...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hideo Okamura Kenta Kano Chee Kong Yap Christina Emmanouil Source Type: research

Presence of diclofenac, estradiol, and ethinylestradiol in Manzanares River (Spain) and their toxicity to zebrafish embryo development
The objective of the present study was the analytical monitoring of DCF, E2, and EE2 in surface water and sediment of the Manzanares River in a stretch that crosses the city of Madrid, Spain, and to assess whether such environmental levels could affect the development of aquatic vertebrates through a zebrafish embryo-larval assay. Samples taken during two campaigns in the spring of 2015 were analyzed for DCF, E2, and EE2 by LC-MS or GC-MS. The levels of E2 and EE2 measured in surface water and sediments of the Manzanares were within the ranges reported in other Spanish and European studies; however, DCF levels were higher ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jes ús Pablo García-Cambero Cristina Corpa Miguel Angel Lucena Paloma M éndez Pilar Sierra David Gal án-Madruga Sonia Aguayo Source Type: research

Identifying the fouling behavior of forward osmosis membranes exposed to different inorganic components with high ionic strength
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 4. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14170-4. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTFunctionalized multiwalled carbon nanotube (f-MWCNT) mixed matrix forward osmosis (FO) membranes were fabricated by phase inversion, and the mechanism of sodium alginate (SA) membrane fouling in the presence of various inorganic components with high ionic strength was thoroughly investigated. The membrane incorporated with 0.5% f-MWCNTs (M-0.5) exhibited enhanced performance, which was attributed to the hydrophilicity of the modified nanoparticles and their good compatibility with the cellulose acetate (CA) substrate. Mor...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Huihui Zhang Xudong Wang Lei Wang Yongtao Lv Ziwei Zhang Hanwen Wang Source Type: research

Decentralized management of sewage using septic tanks and anaerobic filters and its potential to comply with required standards in a developing country: a case study in Brazil
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 4. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14172-2. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTTo investigate the feasibility of implementing decentralized sewage treatment systems aiming to meet environmental standards, the performance of three decentralized wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) comprising septic tanks and anaerobic filters (ST+AF) was evaluated. The ability of the WWTPs to comply with the provisions of the legislation and the technical literature was investigated by monitoring physical and chemical parameters at the entrance and exit of the WWTPs, from May 2017 to August 2018. Considering that fact...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tayane Cristiele Rodrigues Mesquita Andr é Pereira Rosa Thales Fel ício de Oliveira Santos Alisson Carraro Borges Maria L úcia Calijuri Francianny Maria de Paula Souza Source Type: research

Blood lead level monitoring related to environmental exposure in the general Iranian population: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This study investigated the blood lead level in the general Iranian population with environmental exposure to lead. In the presented systematic review and meta-analysis, the authors searched Iranian dataset, including Magiran, SID, Iranmedex, and Nopa, and the main dataset, comprising PubMed, Scopus, Embase, and Web of Science, all available articles until 12 January 2019, and extracting 55 studies (with 63 data for analysis) to a meta-analysis. A comprehensive meta-analysis software, pooled standard deviation, mean, sample size, and the utterly random effects model was analyzed in this study. The results showed that the o...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Nahid Khoshnamvand Nahid Azizi Mohammad Sadegh Hassanvand Mansour Shamsipour Kazem Naddafi Vahide Oskoei Source Type: research

Various strategies applied for the removal of emerging micropollutant sulfamethazine: a systematic review
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 4. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14259-w. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPharmaceutical active drug(s) especially sulfamethazine (SMZ) is considered as one of the major emerging microcontaminants due its long-term existence in the environmental system and that can influence on the developmental of antibacterial resistance genes. Because of this region it has a great concern in the aquatic system. Moreover, the vast utilization of SMZ, excretion of undigested portion by animals and also through dumping or mishandling, SMZ is frequently detected in various samples (including water) of different ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Sikandar I Mulla Zabin K Bagewadi Basheerabegum Faniband Muhammad Bilal Jong-Chan Chae Paul Olusegun Bankole Ganesh Dattatraya Saratale Ram Naresh Bhargava Dummi Mahadevan Gurumurthy Source Type: research

The effects of energy poverty on economic growth: a panel data analysis for BRICS countries
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 5. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14185-x. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEnergy consumption is an indispensable element for the purpose of achieving economic growth. Clean energy sources must be put into use to achieve a sustainable environment. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship among growth, energy consumption, employment, education, and inflation with PVAR, FMOLS, and DOLS analysis in BRICS countries. The study that covers the 2001-2018 observation period included growth as the dependent variable in the equation. The only common result of the three coefficient estimate...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Nihat Do ğanalp Baki Ozsolak Alper Aslan Source Type: research

Contribution of diet and other factors for urinary concentrations of total arsenic and arsenic species: data for US children, adolescents, and adults
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 5. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14230-9. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTA comprehensive analysis of the associations between the consumptions of 17 food products with urinary concentrations of arsenobetaine, total arsenic, arsenous acid, dimethylarsinic acid (UDMA), monomethylarsonic acid (UMMA), and total inorganic arsenic for US children aged 3-5 years (N = 439), children aged 6-11 years (N = 2139), adolescents aged 12-19 years (N = 2434), and adults aged>= 20 years (N = 10902) was conducted. Data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for 2005-2016 were used for this stud...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ram B Jain Source Type: research

An environmental risk assessment for a DDX-contaminated agricultural area in Turkey: soil vs. plant or human vs. animal
This study is the first research attempt to assess the environmental risks of an agricultural area contaminated with the p,p'-DDT and its metabolites (DDX) on human and terrestrial species through exposure to soil and agricultural products, simultaneously. The study was carried out for a DDX-contaminated agricultural area in Turkey. Soil samples obtained in two different harvest applications were analyzed in terms of DDX levels. Similarly, stem, leaf, and fruit samples of an agricultural product grown on the same soils were analyzed. Using the results of these analyses, DDX intake values were calculated for 5 different hum...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mahmut Kemal Korucu P ınar Sevim Elibol Mehmet Isleyen Source Type: research

Bioaccumulation and human health risk assessment of heavy metals in food crops irrigated with freshwater and treated wastewater: a case study in Southern Cairo, Egypt
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 5. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14249-y. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTFood safety has often attracted attention worldwide. Few studies have investigated the heavy metal (HM) pollution and health risk assessment of crops and vegetables. The current work was conducted to evaluate the human risk assessment of HM (Cu, Cd, Cr, Pb, and Zn) in radish, lettuce, tomato, onion, turnip, squash, okra, sunflower, Jews mallow, and garden rocket cultivated in treated wastewater (TWW)-irrigated sites as compared with those cultivated in freshwater (FW)-irrigated sites. Irrigation water, soil, and different...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hanan Elsayed Mohamed Osman Enas Mohamed Wagdi Abdel-Hamed Widad Saleem Mubarak Al-Juhani Yaser Ayesh Omer Al-Maroai Mohamed Helmy El-Metwally El-Morsy Source Type: research

Diatomite-enhanced coagulation for algal removal in polluted raw water: performance optimization and pilot-scale study
In this study, diatomite-enhanced coagulation technology was developed to improve the removal of algae and other pollutants. The dosage and ratio of diatomite and aluminum salts were optimized to 40mg/L and 1:1 which achieved algal removal efficiency of 98.8±0.65%. The effect of environmental factors was studied and it shows that cell density, pH, and temperature had a significant impact on algal removal. The mechanism of diatomite-enhanced coagulation was speculated to be adsorption bridging and sweep flocculation. Pilot-scale equipment was set up to verify the performance of diatomite-enhanced coagulation in engin...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chao Jiang Wei Ding Weitang Zhu Liang Zhu Xiangyang Xu Source Type: research

Preventive effect of Bacillus mojavensis levan against carbon tetrachloride and cisplatin toxicity: in vivo study
This study is the first to investigate the hepato- and nephron-preventive effect of levan from Bacillus mojavensis (BM-levan) against toxicity induced by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) and cisplatin. Thirty-six male albino rats weighing between 230 and 250 g were used for this experiment. The groups received multiples doses of BM-levan and were compared to the untreated group. The in vitro and in vivo biological potentials of BM-levan were evaluated by measuring its antioxidant capacity as well as its hepato- and nephron-protective activities in rat models. The investigations highlighted a significant in vitro antioxidant act...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Anissa Haddar Anouar Feriani Mariem Hamed Assaad Sila Semia Ellouz-Chaabouni Source Type: research

Laboratory and field study on changes in water quality and increase in dissolved iron during riverbank filtration
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 5. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14101-3. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTChanges in the water quality by the riverbank filtration (RBF) process were investigated in the field-scale demonstration sites. The overall water quality was improved by RBF, but Fe2+ concentration significantly increased in the riverbank-filtered water more than in the river water. This result would be caused by the interaction between the iron minerals and the river water in the aquifer and the influx of the hinterland groundwater into RBF wells. Dissolution properties of iron from the aquifer soils cored at the sites ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jun-Young Ahn Inseong Hwang Namsik Park Sung-Hyuk Park Source Type: research

Identifying fluoride endemic areas and exposure pathways for assessment of non-carcinogenic human health risk associated with groundwater fluoride for Gujarat state, India
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 5. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14156-2. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAnalytical data of fluoride concentration in groundwater collected from various geological formations in Gujarat, India, have been studied to assess their spatial distribution characteristics and related potential chronic health risks. Decadal analysis of groundwater was attempted for precise quantification and a realistic ground representation of fluoride concentration in the entire state. This exercise involved collection of 6407 samples over a period of 10 years (2009-2018), from 641 representative locations, distribut...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mohanavelu Senthilkumar Biswarup Mohapatra Devadasan Gnanasundar Sourabh Gupta Source Type: research

Heavy metal(loid) and Pb isotope compositions of black shale weathering profiles on the northern Yangtze Platform: insights into geochemical behavior, contamination assessment, and source apportionment
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 5. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14234-5. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTHeavy metal(loid) (Cd, Co, Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn, Pb, V, Tl, and As) and Pb isotope compositions of two black shale weathering profiles were determined to investigate the geochemical behaviors of these toxic elements during black shale weathering and the heavy metal(loid) contamination and source apportionment of Pb in black shale-associated soils. Black shale has higher heavy metal(loid) concentrations than the upper continental crust and the worldwide average shale. In contrast, the surface soils have much higher heavy metal(l...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wei Wei Xiaoning Li Sixiang Ling Xiyong Wu Xin Liao Source Type: research

Effluent treatment using activated carbon adsorbents: a bibliometric analysis of recent literature
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 5. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14267-w. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAgricultural practices and industrial and human discharges play an important role in the generation of highly contaminated effluents, which becomes a threat to the environment. The persistence of many of these compounds to conventional treatments in recent years has meant that numerous efforts have been devoted to the proposal of new selective materials that allow the removal of these contaminants by adsorption. In addition, bibliometric studies have grown as powerful tools to indicate trends in innovation. In this way, t...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Danilo Henrique da Silva Santos Juliana Cristina Pereira Lima Paulino Gleybhson Felipe Dos Santos Alves Leonardo Mendon ça Tenório de Magalhães Oliveira Patr ícia de Carvalho Nagliate Jos é Leandro da Silva Duarte Lucas Meili Josealdo Tonholo Carmem Source Type: research

Correction to: Characterization of microbial response to petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in a lacustrine ecosystem
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 5. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14244-3. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33950425 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-021-14244-3 (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Emilio D'Ugo Milena Bruno Arghya Mukherjee Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay Roberto Giuseppetti Rita De Pace Fabio Magurano Source Type: research

Selecting low-carbon technologies and measures for high agricultural carbon productivity in Taihu Lake Basin, China
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 4. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14272-z. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIn this paper, Delphi method was used to evaluate the low-carbon technologies and measures for high agricultural carbon productivity in Taihu Lake Basin. We established the selecting process and standards and obtained the final list of low-carbon technologies and management measures of high agricultural carbon productivity in Taihu Lake Basin: (1) the initial list of low-carbon technologies and measures of planting industry included 19 items, of which 10 items were included in the final list. The 10 technologies and measu...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chuanhe Xiong Guiling Wang Weizhong Su Qun Gao Source Type: research

Multifunctional graphene-based nanocomposites for simultaneous enhanced photocatalytic degradation and photothermal antibacterial activity by visible light
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 4. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14199-5. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTA new strategy for the wastewater treatment was proposed by combining polyvinylpyrrolidone-functionalized silver nanoparticles with reduced graphene oxide (AgNPs-PVP@rGO) as a visible light-triggered photoactive nanocomposite. The nanocomposite with enhanced photocatalytic degradation and photothermal antibacterial activity can simultaneously decrease the content of organic pollutants and bacteria in the wastewater under visible light irradiation. The efficiency of photocatalytic degradation can be significantly improved ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ya-Kun Lv Lin Mei Liu-Xue Zhang De-Hong Yang Zi-Yu Yin Source Type: research

Environmental friendly extraction of walnut bark-based juglone natural colorant for dyeing studies of wool fabric
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 4. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14277-8. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEnvironmental friendly products particularly natural dyes are going to be much popular around the globe due to their non-toxic and bio-degradable nature. The current study was planned to enhance the dyeability of walnut bark having juglone as a reddish-brown natural dye under ultrasonic radiation as an environment-friendly and green tool After conducting series of experiments, it has been found that wool (RW) and extract (RE) after ultrasonic treatment for 45 min, when dyed for 45 min at 55°C using an acidic bath of 3...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Waseem-Ul- Arifeen Fazal-Ur- Rehman Shahid Adeel Muhammad Zuber Mirza Nadeem Ahmad Tanvir Ahmad Source Type: research

Conversion of rice husk into fermentable sugar and silica using acid-catalyzed ionic liquid pretreatment
In this study, the application of an acid-catalyzed ionic liquid (IL) pretreatment was studied for processing rice husks with a rugged structure. The pretreatment conditions were 130°C for 30 min with 1.2 wt% HCl. The results of enzymatic hydrolysis demonstrated that cellulose conversion of HCl-BMIMCl-treated at 48 h was increased by 660.05%, 538.81%, and 376.55% compared with the untreated, HCl-treated, and BMIMCl-treated rice husks, respectively. Composition analysis demonstrated that most of the hemicellulose was removed in the acid-IL combined treatment. Moreover, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction (XR...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: YuJie Wang Jing-Yong Liu Jian Sun Sumarlin Shangdiar Kassian T T Amesho Yung-Chang Lin Yen-Ping Peng Ken-Lin Chang Source Type: research

Effect of Fe-Mn-La-modified biochar composites on arsenic volatilization in flooded paddy soil
In this study, we investigated As volatilization in flooded paddy soil with the addition of biochar (BC) and Fe-Mn-La-modified BC composites (FMLBCs). The addition of BC and FMLBCs caused decreases in total As volatilization in the soil over 7 weeks. Maximum volatilization was achieved in the third week followed by stabilization. Volatilization decreased by 21.9%, 18.8%, 20.8%, and 31.1% with the addition of BC, FMLBC1, FMLBC2, and FMLBC3 (BC/Fe/Mn/La weight ratios different), respectively, in lightly contaminated soil, and by 15.2%, 20.5%, 17.6%, and 25.4%, respectively, in highly contaminated soil. The FMLBCs decreased t...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lina Lin Minling Gao Xuewei Liu Weiwen Qiu Zhengguo Song Source Type: research

Performance enhancement of solar photovoltaic system for roof top garden
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 May 4. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14191-z. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe photovoltaic (PV) for irrigation system is an emerging technology to harness the solar energy. The performance of the PV modules depends on the incident solar radiation, geographical location, and the surface temperature of the modules. The performance of the PV system needs to be monitored by manually or embedded controllers. The commercially available technologies for monitoring the system are costlier and need to be optimized. The Arduino controller is used to monitor the performance of the photovoltaic (PV) system...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Arani Rajendra Prasad Ramalingam Shankar Chandrashekhar K Patil Alagar Karthick Amit Kumar Robbi Rahim Source Type: research

Soil contamination and plant accumulation characteristics of toxic metals and metalloid in farmland soil-food crop system in Qilihe, China
This study shows the current contamination situation and the predominant influencing factors associated with the accumulation of TMMs in 24 crops, which provides the emphasis and direction of relative policies in land use and crop plantation.PMID:33948838 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-021-14175-z (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kaixiang Duan Songlin Zhang Baowei Zhao Xinbo Peng Peng Yang Yanlong Ma Source Type: research

Floating particles with high copper concentration in the sea-surface microlayer
This study sought to clarify whether suspended particles containing high Cu concentrations are present in the sea-surface microlayer (S-SML). For this reason, suspended particles (10-2000 μm) in the S-SML were collected periodically from a ship mooring pond during 2018-2020, and the acid-soluble Cu concentration in the suspended particles was measured as particulate Cu (P-Cu). The highest concentration of P-Cu in the S-SML of the pond was 75 μg L-1 with a 90th percentile value of 2.5 μg L-1. This is below P-Cu values reported for the S-SML in North American ports, but 140 times higher than this found in bulk seawa...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - May 5, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hideo Okamura Kenta Kano Chee Kong Yap Christina Emmanouil Source Type: research