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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...
Effectiveness of microplastics removal in wastewater treatment plants: A critical analysis of wastewater treatment processes
Kurt, Zöhre; Clayton, Panamá; James, Arthur (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...
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...
Novel investigation of pyrolysis mechanisms and kinetics for functional groups in biomass matrix
Liu, Ruijia; Liu, Guijian; Yousaf, Balal; Niu, Zhiyuan; Abbas, Qumber (2022-01-01)
Biomass, as a renewable and sustainable energy resource, can be converted into environmentally friendly and practically valuable biofuels and chemical materials via pyrolysis. However, the process optimization and pyrolysi...
Efficacy of rice husk biochar and compost amendments on the translocation, bioavailability, and heavy metals speciation in contaminated soil: Role of free radical production in maize (Zea mays L.)
Saqib Rashid, Muhammad; Liu, Guijian; Yousaf, Balal; Song, Yu; Ahmed, Rafay; Rehman, Abdul; Arif, Muhammad; Irshad, Samina; Cheema, Ayesha Imtiyaz (2022-01-01)
The present study investigated the effectiveness of rice husk biochar (RHB) and chicken manure compost (CMC) amendments (T1: Control, T2: 2% RHB, T3: 2% CMC, T4: 1% RHB + 1% CMC) on the potential mobility of heavy metals (...
Microbial diversity in a military impacted lagoon (Vieques, Puerto Rico) and description of “Candidatus Biekeibacterium resiliens” gen. nov., sp. nov. comprising a new bacterial family
Santiago, Lizbeth-Dávila; Deleon-Rodriguez, Natasha; Lasanta-Pagán, Katia; Hatt, Janet K.; Kurt, Zöhre; Massol-Deyá, Arturo; Konstantinidis, Konstantinos T. (2022-01-01)
The Anones Lagoon, located in the Island Municipality of Vieques, Puerto Rico (PR), received extensive bombing by the US Navy during military exercises for decades until 2003 when military activities ceased. Here, we emplo...
Optimization of process parameters in oxygen enriched combustion of biocoal and soma lignite blends by response surface methodology
Keivani, Babak; OLGUN, HAYATİ; Atımtay, Aysel (2022-01-01)
Co-combustion of coal and biomass in power plants has the potential to reduce emissions compared to burning coal alone. However, the use of biomass with coal in power plants has its own limitations. For this reason, biomas...
Exceedance probability assessment of bathing water quality standards in lake Van based on a geostatistical analysis
Sanli, Mert; Yılmazel, Yasemin Dilşad (2021-12-01)
Monitoring bathing water quality (BWQ) is highly important in Turkey both for public health issues and tourism income. Lake Van is one of the largest lakes of Turkey and serves as one of the most important tourist attracti...
Spatial distribution and source identification of persistent organic pollutants in the sediments of the Yesilirmak River and coastal area in the Black Sea
Dinc, Burak; ÇELEBİ, AHMET; Avaz, Gulsen; Canl, Oltan; Guzel, Baris; EREN, BEYTULLAH; Yetiş, Ülkü (2021-11-01)
Surface sediments from the Yes,ilirmak River and the near coastal area in the Black Sea were collected using sediment traps to assess the spatial distributions of persistent organic pollutants and find their potential sour...
The association of like-charged ions in tunable protic pyrazolium salts
Özdemir, Melek; Şahin, Onur (2021-10-15)
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-Cl (2a), p-Br (2b),...
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)
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 result of various biogeo...
Challenges to detect SARS-CoV-2 on environmental media, the need and strategies to implement the detection methodologies in wastewaters
Sanchez-Galan, Javier E.; Ureña, Grimaldo; Escovar, Luis F.; Fabrega-Duque, Jose R.; Coles, Alexander; Kurt, Zöhre (2021-10-01)
Understanding risks, putting in place preventative methods to seamlessly continue daily activities are essential tools to fight a pandemic. All social, commercial and leisure activities have an impact on the environmental ...
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)
Modern wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) effectively remove microplastics (MPs) from wastewater and unsurprisingly concentrate them in sludge. Hence through its beneficial use and disposal, sludge causes secondary releas...
Vulnerability of municipal solid waste: An emerging threat to aquatic ecosystems.
Bhat, Rouf Ahmad; Singh, Dig Vijay; Qadri, Humaira; Dar, Gowhar Hamid; Dervash, Moonisa Aslam; Bhat, Shakeel Ahmad; Unal, Bengu Turkyilmaz; Ozturk, Munir; Hakeem, Khalid Rehman; Yousaf, Balal (2021-09-11)
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)
The 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 higher ex...
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