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Investigating the effect of solids retention time on pesticides removal in an activated sludge process
Kocaman, Kumru; Yetiş, Ülkü; Dilek, Filiz Bengü (2022-10-01)
© 2022 Elsevier B.V.The levels of pesticides reaching the biological wastewater treatment plants have been increasing. Operational conditions leading to the most efficient removal of pesticides in these plants should be ev...
Assessing the influence of sewage sludge and derived-biochar in immobilization and transformation of heavy metals in polluted soil: Impact on intracellular free radical formation in maize
Rashid, Muhammad Saqib; Liu, Guijian; Yousaf, Balal; Hamid, Yasir; Rehman, Abdul; Munir, Mehr Ahmed Mujtaba; Arif, Muhammad; Ahmed, Rafay; Song, Yu (2022-09-15)
© 2022 Elsevier LtdAs one of the most common ways to get rid of municipal waste, landfill leachate, waste with complicated compositions and high levels of contaminants, has become a significant threat to the world's enviro...
Fungi-derived agriculturally important nanoparticles and their application in crop stress management – Prospects and environmental risks
Sonawane, Hiralal; Shelke, Deepak; Chambhare, Mahadev; Dixit, Nishi; Math, Siddharam; Sen, Suparna; Borah, Siddhartha Narayan; Islam, Nazim Forid; Joshi, Sanket J.; Yousaf, Balal; Rinklebe, Jörg; Sarma, Hemen (2022-09-01)
© 2022 Elsevier Inc.Nanotechnology has a wide range of agricultural applications, with emphasize on the development of novel nano-agrochemicals such as, nano-fertilizer and nano-pesticides. It has a significant impact on s...
Insights into the synthesis and application of biochar assisted graphene-based materials in antibiotic remediation
Ashraf, Aniqa; Liu, Guijian; Arif, Muhammad; Mian, Md Manik; Rashid, Audil; Yousaf, Balal; Khawar, Muhammad Irfan; Riaz, Luqman; Safeer, Rabia (2022-08-10)
© 2022 Elsevier LtdAn increase in antibiotic utilization worldwide has led to serious environmental problems due to their direct and indirect release into waterbodies. The addition of pharmaceutically active compounds to w...
Modeling coastal Güzelyurt (Morphou) aquifer in northern Cyprus for mitigation of groundwater depletion through managed aquifer recharge
Demir, Cansu; Fanta, Debebe; Akıntuğ, Bertuğ; Ünlü, Kahraman (2022-08-01)
© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.Groundwater depletion is considered a global problem. Coastal aquifers in arid and semiarid areas of the Mediterranean basin constitute typic...
In-situ oxidative degradation of sulfamethoxazole by calcium peroxide/persulfate dual oxidant system in water and soil
Amina; Abbas, Qumber; Shakoor, Awais; Naushad, Mu; Yousaf, Balal (2022-08-01)
Factors affecting particle number size distributions at a suburban and a rural site at the Anatolian Plateau
Uzunpınar, Elif Sena; İmamoğlu, İpek; Rahmani, Amir; Tuncel, Süleyman Gürdal (2022-07-01)
© 2022 Turkish National Committee for Air Pollution Research and ControlIn this work, number size distributions of particles between 0.2 and 34 μm were measured with a laser spectrometer. Temporal and spatial variability i...
Morphochemical investigation on the enrichment and transformation of hazardous elements in ash from waste incineration plants
Ali, Muhammad Ubaid; Liu, Yuan; Yousaf, Balal; Wong, Ming Hung; Li, Ping; Liu, Guijian; Wang, Ruwei; Wei, Yong; Lu, Muyuan (2022-07-01)
© 2022 Elsevier B.V.The transformation of heavy metals in ash from waste incineration plants is significant for ash management. The migration behavior of trace elements in ash after combustion, semidry deacidification, fab...
High current density via direct electron transfer by hyperthermophilic archaeon, Geoglobus acetivorans, in microbial electrolysis cells operated at 80 °C
Kaş, Aykut; Yılmazel, Yasemin Dilşad (2022-06-01)
Utilization of hyperthermophilic electro-active microorganisms in microbial electrolysis cells (MECs) that are used for hydrogen production from organic wastes offers significant advantages, such as increased reaction rate...
Two-stage anaerobic digestion of ozonated sewage sludge predominantly took over by acetotrophic methanogens with increased biogas and methane production
Akcakaya, Merve; Tuncay, Sera; İçgen, Bülent (2022-06-01)
Ozonation of sewage sludge prior to single-stage anaerobic digestion (SAD) has been reported to increase biogas and/or methane production. However, no studies have evaluated the impact of ozone pre-treatment on two-stage a...
Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Uranium Recovery from Brine
Altay, Melike Benan; Kalıpçıoğlu, Ceyda; Kurt, Zöhre (2022-06-01)
With the increase in world population and the associated increase in raw material, clean water and energy demands, seeking for innovative and sustainable methods to decrease human-made environmental footprint becomes a tas...
Comprehensive analysis and modeling of landfill leachate
Ergene, Didar; Aksoy, Ayşegül; KURTULUŞ, DİLEK FUNDA (2022-05-15)
© 2022 Elsevier LtdLandfill leachate data compiled from 220 different landfills from 46 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa, and America was analysed by multivariate statistical approaches. Data pre-treatment pr...
Modified and pristine biochars for remediation of chromium contamination in soil and aquatic systems.
El-Naggar, Ali; Mosa, Ahmed; Ahmed, Naveed; Niazi, Nabeel Khan; Yousaf, Balal; Sarkar, Binoy; Rinklebe, Jörg; Cai, Yanjiang; Chang, Scott X (2022-05-13)
Effectiveness of microplastics removal in wastewater treatment plants: A critical analysis of wastewater treatment processes
Kurt, Zöhre; Özdemir, Irmak ; James R., Arthur M. (2022-05-01)
Microplastics (MPs) are among the contaminants that have been of considerable concern in the last decade. One of the most significant contributors to MPs pollution in the environment is the effluent from wastewater t...
Phyto-mediated photocatalysis: a critical review of in-depth base to reactive radical generation for erythromycin degradation
Ashraf, Aniqa; Liu, Guijian; Yousaf, Balal; Arif, Muhammad; Ahmed, Rafay; Rashid, Audil; Riaz, Luqman; Rashid, Muhammad Saqib (2022-05-01)
© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.Erythromycin (ERY), designated as a risk-prioritized macrolide antibiotic on the 2015 European Union watch list, is th...
Role of Bacterial Consortium and Synthetic Surfactants in Promoting the Phytoremediation of Crude Oil-Contaminated Soil Using Brachiaria mutica
Anwar-ul-Haq, Muhammad; Ibrahim, Muhammad; Yousaf, Balal; Al-Huqail, Asma A.; Ali, Hayssam M. (2022-04-27)
Crude oil is causing widespread pollution in both aquatic and terrestrial environments. Phytoremediation, which is an emerging technology, involves the efficient use of plant species to remove, detoxify, and/or immobilize ...
Removal of pesticides from secondary treated urban wastewater by reverse osmosis
ATEŞ, NURAY; UZAL, NİĞMET; Yetiş, Ülkü; Dilek, Filiz Bengü (2022-04-01)
The residues of pesticides that reach water resources from agricultural activities in several ways contaminate drinking water resources and threaten aquatic life. This study aimed to investigate the performance of three re...
A Review on Interpretable and Explainable Artificial Intelligence in Hydroclimatic Applications
Basagaoglu, Hakan; Chakraborty, Debaditya; Do Lago, Cesar; Gutierrez, Lilianna; ŞAHİNLİ, MEHMET ARİF; Giacomoni, Marcio; Furl, Chad; Mirchi, Ali; Moriasi, Daniel; Şengör, Sema Sevinç (2022-04-01)
This review focuses on the use of Interpretable Artificial Intelligence (IAI) and eXplainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) models for data imputations and numerical or categorical hydroclimatic predictions from nonlinearl...
Carbon-based conductive materials enhance biomethane recovery from organic wastes: A review of the impacts on anaerobic treatment
Kutlar, Feride Ece; Tunca, Berivan; Yılmazel, Yasemin Dilşad (2022-03-01)
Amongst the most important sustainable waste management strategies, anaerobic biotechnology has had a central role over the past century in the management of high-pollution load sources, such as food, agricultural and muni...
Carbon dioxide activated biochar-clay mineral composite efficiently removes ciprofloxacin from contaminated water - Reveals an incubation study
Arif, Muhammad; Liu, Guijian; Zia ur Rehman, Muhammad; Yousaf, Balal; Ahmed, Rafay; Mian, Md Manik; Ashraf, Aniqa; Mujtaba Munir, Mehr Ahmed; Rashid, Muhammad Saqib; Naeem, Asif (2022-01-15)
Ciprofloxacin, a second-generation synthetic fluoroquinolone derivative widely used in human and veterinary medicines, has the potential to pose a serious risk to aquatic organisms and humans. The current research investig...
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