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The association of like-charged ions in tunable protic pyrazolium salts
Özdemir, Melek; AKTAN, EBRU; Şahin, Onur (2021-10-15)
© 2021 Elsevier B.V.The association of like-charged ions is an elusive concept due to the lack of supporting experimental evidence. In the present work, 3,5-dimethyl-1-(p-substitutedphenyl)pyrazolium hexafluorophosphate (p...
Environmental emission, fate and transformation of microplastics in biotic and abiotic compartments: Global status, recent advances and future perspectives
Ali, Muhammad Ubaid; Lin, Siyi; Yousaf, Balal; Abbas, Qumber; Munir, Mehr Ahmed Mujtaba; Ali, Muhammad Uzair; Rasihd, Audil; Zheng, Chunmiao; Kuang, Xingxing; Wong, Ming Hung (2021-10-15)
© 2021 Elsevier B.V.The intensive use and wide-ranging application of plastic- and plastic-derived products have resulted in alarming levels of plastic pollution in different environmental compartments worldwide. As a resu...
Sewage sludge as a source of microplastics in the environment: A review of occurrence and fate during sludge treatment
Hatinoğlu, M. Dilara; Sanin, Faika Dilek (2021-10-01)
© 2021 Elsevier LtdModern wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) effectively remove microplastics (MPs) from wastewater and unsurprisingly concentrate them in sludge. Hence through its beneficial use and disposal, sludge caus...
Formation of nitrogen functionalities in biochar materials and their role in the mitigation of hazardous emerging organic pollutants from wastewater
Başer, Begüm; Yousaf, Balal; Yetiş, Ülkü; Abbas, Qumber; Kwon, Eilhann E.; Wang, Shengsen; Bolan, Nanthi S.; Rinklebe, Jörg (2021-08-15)
© 2021 Elsevier B.V.Emerging organic pollutants (EOPs) are serious environmental concerns known for their prominent adverse and hazardous ecological effects, and persistence in nature. Their detrimental impacts have inspir...
Health impacts of indoor air pollution from household solid fuel on children and women
Ali, Muhammad Ubaid; Yu, Yangmei; Yousaf, Balal; Munir, Mehr Ahmed Mujtaba; Ullah, Sami; Zheng, Chunmiao; Kuang, Xingxing; Wong, Ming Hung (2021-08-15)
© 2021The inefficient and incomplete combustion of solid fuel (SF) is associated with high levels of indoor air pollutants leading to 3.55 million deaths annually. The risk is higher in women and children, due to their hig...
Synthesis, characteristics and mechanistic insight into the clays and clay minerals-biochar surface interactions for contaminants removal-A review
Arif, Muhammad; Liu, Guijian; Yousaf, Balal; Ahmed, Rafay; Irshad, Samina; Ashraf, Aniqa; Zia-ur-Rehman, Muhammad; Rashid, Muhammad Saqib (2021-08-10)
© 2021 Elsevier LtdBiochar (BC), a low-cost, porous and carbon-rich material, exhibits excellent potential as an adsorbent in the immobilization and removal of environmental contaminants from water and soil. To enhance the...
Interactive assessment of lignite and bamboo-biochar for geochemical speciation, modulation and uptake of Cu and other heavy metals in the copper mine tailing
Munir, Mehr Ahmed Mujtaba; Irshad, Samina; Yousaf, Balal; Ali, Muhammad Ubaid; Dan, Chen; Abbas, Qumber; Liu, Guijian; Yang, Xiaoe (2021-07-20)
© 2021 Elsevier B.V.This study was designed to examine the combined effect of bamboo-biochar (BC) and water-washed lignite (LGT) at copper mine tailings (CuMT) sites on the concentration of Cu and other metals in pore wate...
Identification of the featured-element in fine road dust of cities with coal contamination by geochemical investigation and isotopic monitoring
Liu, Yuan; Liu, Guijian; Yousaf, Balal; Zhou, Chuncai; Shen, Xiaofei (2021-07-01)
The exploitation of coal releases large amounts of contaminants into the environment. However, the featured pollutants of coal utilization as well as the scope and degree of their impact remain to be revealed. To identify ...
Enthralling the impact of engineered nanoparticles on soil microbiome: A concentric approach towards environmental risks and cogitation.
Khanna, Kanika; Kohli, Sukhmeen Kaur; Handa, Neha; Kaur, Harsimran; Ohri, Puja; Bhardwaj, Renu; Yousaf, Balal; Rinklebe, Jörg; Ahmad, Parvaiz (2021-06-30)
Denitrifying anaerobic methane oxidation (DAMO) cultures: Factors affecting their enrichment, performance and integration with anammox bacteria.
Harb, Rayaan; Laçin, Dilan; Subaşı, Irmak; Bayramoğlu, Tuba Hande (2021-06-19)
Nickel in soil and water: Sources, biogeochemistry, and remediation using biochar.
El-Naggar, Ali; Ahmed, Naveed; Mosa, Ahmed; Niazi, Nabeel Khan; Yousaf, Balal; Sharma, Anket; Sarkar, Binoy; Cai, Yanjiang; Chang, Scott X (2021-06-16)
In situ synthesis of micro-plastics embedded sewage-sludge co-pyrolyzed biochar: Implications for the remediation of Cr and Pb availability and enzymatic activities from the contaminated soil
Mujtaba Munir, Mehr Ahmed; Yousaf, Balal; Ali, Muhammad Ubaid; Dan, Chen; Abbas, Qumber; Arif, Muhammad; Yang, Xiaoe (2021-06-15)
© 2021 Elsevier LtdCareful designing of biochar (BC) employing biological and industrial waste materials has gained much attention to improve soil health via reducing the bioavailability of heavy metals (HMs) in the contam...
Amendment for increased methane production rate in municipal solid waste landfill gas collection systems
Larson, Steven L.; Martin, William A.; Şengör, Sema Sevinç; Wade, Roy; Altamimi, Faris (2021-06-01)
Optimization of methane production rate can potentially decrease the operational lifetime of the landfill site and assist with better management of methane harvesting from the landfill cells. Increased moisture content in ...
Recent trends in advanced oxidation process-based degradation of erythromycin: Pollution status, eco-toxicity and degradation mechanism in aquatic ecosystems
Ashraf, Aniqa; Liu, Guijian; Yousaf, Balal; Arif, Muhammad; Ahmed, Rafay; Irshad, Samina; Cheema, Ayesha Imtiyaz; Rashid, Audil; Gulzaman, Humaira (2021-06-01)
Wide spread documentation of antibiotic pollution is becoming a threat to aquatic environment. Erythromycin (ERY), a macrolide belonging antibiotic is at the top of this list with its concentrations ranging between ng/L to...
Morpho-chemical characterization and source apportionment of potentially toxic metal(oid)s from school dust of second largest populous city of Pakistan
Rehman, Abdul; Liu, Guijian; Yousaf, Balal; Ahmed, Rafay; Rashid, Muhammad Saqib; Irshad, Samina; Shakoor, Awais; Farooq, Muhammad Raza (2021-05-01)
© 2020 Elsevier Inc.Interior settled dust is one of the greatest threats of potentially toxic metal(oid)s (PTMs) exposure to the children, especially in the school environment. Therefore, it is more worthy of having in-dep...
Biohydrogen production from cattle manure and its mixtures with renewable feedstock by hyperthermophilic Caldicellulosiruptor bescii
Yılmazel Tokel, Yasemin Dilşad; Duran, Metin (Elsevier BV, 2021-04-10)
© 2021 Elsevier LtdFermentation of cattle manure as the sole carbon source and along with the mixtures of switchgrass and wastewater biosolids by hyperthermophilic cellulolytic bacterium, Caldicellulosiruptor bescii was as...
Maximizing the energy potential of urban sludge treatment: An experimental study and a scenario-based energy analysis focusing on anaerobic digestion with ultrasound pretreatment and sludge combustion
Çelebi, Emrehan Berkay; Aksoy, Ayşegül; Sanin, Faika Dilek (2021-04-01)
With stricter regulations and concerns over sustainability, combustion can be a beneficial handling method as dried sludge can be used as an energy source. Anaerobic digestion of sludge also provides energy in the form of ...
Geochemical fractionation and spectroscopic fingerprinting for evaluation of the environmental transformation of potentially toxic metal(oid)s in surface-subsurface soils
Irshad, Samina; Liu, Guijian; Yousaf, Balal; Ali, Muhammad Ubaid; Ahmed, Rafay; Rehman, Abdul; Rashid, Muhammad Saqib; Mahfooz, Yusra (2021-04-01)
The contamination of soil by toxic metal(oid)s has emerged as a major concern worldwide, particularly in developing countries. A metals behavior in the soil environment is influenced by organic matter, mineral phases, and ...
Immobilization of Pb and Cu by organic and inorganic amendments in contaminated soil
Rizwan, Muhammad Shahid; Imtiaz, Muhammad; Zhu, Jun; Yousaf, Balal; Hussain, Mubshar; Ali, Liaqat; Ditta, Allah; Ihsan, M. Zahid; Huang, Guoyong; Ashraf, Muhammad; Hu, Hongqing (2021-03-01)
Soil contamination with heavy metals has become a global environmental-health concern. A series of greenhouse experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of rice straw, rice straw derived biochar (BC), multi-wall...
Co-digestion Potential of Industrial Sludges with Municipal Sludge
Aksu Bahceci, Hazal; SANİN, SELİM LATİF; Sanin, Faika Dilek (2021-03-01)
Anaerobic digestion found limited use in sludges from industrial wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). So, it is of interest to assess the biodegradability and co-digestion performance of industrial sludges of biological or...
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