Environmental Engineering and Sustainability

Edited by Michael Theophanides and Theophile Theophanides

ISBN: 978-960-6672-97-2, 368 pages

First published in 2010 by ATINER

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors

 

Preface

1

Environmental Carbon Emissions and Greenhouse Gases

Michael Theophanides and Theophile Theophanides

3

Part 1: Environment and Pollution

1.

Analysis of a Refrigeration System Retrofitting Procedure on Environment

Orhan Ekren

9

2.

Groundwater Pollution by Trichloroethylene: Transport Mechanisms and Environmental Fate

Alessandro Erto and Amedeo Lancia

15

3.

Environmental Degradation of China Near-shore Waters and Countermeasures

Zhen-Ren Guo

27

4.

Sulfur and Nitrogen Accumulation in Leaves of Tree Species on Traffic Roadside of Beijing

Yan-Ju Liu

37

5.

Asian Dust Aerosol Budgets over the Asian Region in 2009 Estimated by ADAM2

Soon-Ung Park, Anna Choe and Moon-Soo Park

49

6.

Geostatistical Investigation of Forest Soil Contamination from Mining and Smelting Activities in Goslar District (Middle Germany)

Ragab Rabeiy, Wolfgang Busch, Steffen Knospe and Walter Schmotz

69

7.

Use of Solar Energy for Water Heating in New Popular Housing Projects in Brazil

Paulo Roberto dos Santos, Carlos Alberto Mariotoni, Daul Ruiz Dias Neto and Elisa de Podestá Gomes

87

8.

Modeling Chronic Hazards and Community Resilience around Mount Tungurahua, Ecuador

Graham A. Tobin, Linda M. Whiteford and Carmen Laspina

111

9.

Transformation of a New Pyrimidynyloxybenzoic Herbicide ZJ0273 in Aerobic Soil

Haiyan Wang and Qingfu Ye

129

10.

Influence of Pressure Drop on Particle Residence Time Distribution in a Fast Fluidized Bed

Tao Wang, Xuan Yao, Junnan Chao and Hairui Yang

147

11.

Environment, Health and Risk: Sustainability in Uncertainty

Linda M. Whiteford, Graham A. Tobin and Carmen Laspina

155

Part 2: Management

12.

Cattle Manure Management by Composting in Turkey

Mithat Sinan Binici, Ebru Mehmetli, Ceren Tosun and Ahmet Baban

173

13.

Cleaner Production Implementation Process Focused on an Integral Water Management: The Case of Tanneries in Villapinzon and Choconta

Carolina Tobón and Tania Santos

185

14.

Managing Waste through the Product Life-cycle

Pia Tanskanen

199

Part 3: Waste Water

15.

Treatment of Pharmaceutical Wastewater Containing Macrolide Antibiotic Tylosin in a Sequential Anaerobic-aerobic Reactor System

Shreeshivadasan Chelliapan, Paul Sallis and Ali Yuzir

213

16.

Analyzing the Qualitative Characteristics of Compost and Bio-compost in Zahedan, Iran

Issa Piri, Iman Homayoonnezhad and Paria Amirian

227

17.

Improvement of Activated Sludge Characteristics in the Model Experiment

Liudmila Usachova and Katsiaryna Usachova

233

18.

Simultaneous Wastewater Treatment and Odor Elimination in an Integrated A/O Reactor

Yi-Ning Wu, Li-Jiao Ren, Nan-Qi Ren and Zhao Li

247

19.

Incorporation of LCA and GIS for Effective Environmental Planning Tool: Case Study in Malaysia

Sumiani Yusoff

259

Part 4: Metal Recovery

20.

Heavy Metal Profiling in the Sediments from Matang Mangrove Forest, Perak

Rahimah Abdullah, Wang Chee Woon and Mohd Jamil Maah

269

21

Removal of Silver from Aqueous Solutions using Fly Ash: Full Factorial Design Approach

Semra Çoruh, Sermin Elevli, Gaye Şenel and Osman Nuri Ergun

283

22.

Clastogenic Estimation of Salts of Heavy Metals and Oxides with Application of Test-Systems of Tradescantia (Clone 02)

Margarita Matevosyan

291

23.

Reaction Mechanism and Efficiency of Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Transition Metals in the Catalytic Wet Air Oxidation of Phenol (CWAO)

Francesco Arena, Cristina Italiano, Antonino Raneri and Concetta Saja

297

24.

Silver-induced Changes in the Nutrient and Trace Element Uptake by Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and in the Amount of the Rhizosphere Proteins

Irina Shtangeeva,Salla Venäläinen, Helinä Hartikainen, Marina Surgik and Sergey Timofeev

309

Part 5: Recycling and Disposal

25.

Separation of Textile Dye (Thioflavin T) by Using Supported Liquid Membranes

Mohammad W. Ashraf

323

26.

Hospital Waste Management in Samsun, Turkey

Gaye Şenel, Semra Çoruh, Gamze Turan and Osman Nuri Ergun

331

27.

Combustion of Animal Fat and Diesel Mixtures in a Mechanical Pulverization Burner

Julio Fco. San José Alonso, J.A. López Sastre, C. Romero-Ávila and C.L.M. San José Hernandez

339

28.

The Degradation of Oligonucleotide Based Pharmaceutical Products by Selected Chemical Means

Carol Robinson, Gary Walsh and Thomas F. ODwyer

349