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  1. Reviewer acknowledgement

    Acknowledgement of manuscript reviewers 2015

    The editors of Journal of Environmental Health Science & Engineering would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 13 (2015).

    Simin Nasseri, Amir Hossein Mahvi, Mitra Gholami, Nematallah Jaafarzadeh, Mohammad Reza Monazzam, Ramin Nabizadeh Nodehi, Kazem Naddafi, Noushin Rastkari, Roshanak Rezaei, Kamyar Yaghmaeian and Masud Yunesian

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2016 14:6

    Published on: 22 February 2016

  2. Short report

    Mercury pollution for marine environment at Farwa Island, Libya

    Farwa is an Island in Libya receives petrochemical wastes generated from General Company of Chemical Industries (GCCI) since more than 40 years.

    Adel A.S. Banana, R. M. S. Radin Mohamed and A. A. S. Al-Gheethi

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2016 14:5

    Published on: 20 February 2016

  3. Research article

    Assessment of tetracycline contamination in surface and groundwater resources proximal to animal farming houses in Tehran, Iran

    Antibiotics have been increasingly used for veterinary and medical purposes. The overuse of these compounds for these purposes can pollute the environment, water resources in particular. Tetracycline, among ot...

    Allahbakhsh Javid, Alireza Mesdaghinia, Simin Nasseri, Amir Hossein Mahvi, Mahmood Alimohammadi and Hamed Gharibi

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2016 14:4

    Published on: 1 February 2016

  4. Research article

    Sonocatalytic degradation of humic acid by N-doped TiO2 nano-particle in aqueous solution

    Un-doped and N-doped TiO2 nano-particles with different nitrogen contents were successfully synthesized by a simple sol–gel method, and were characterized by X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron mi...

    Hossein Kamani, Simin Nasseri, Mehdi Khoobi, Ramin Nabizadeh Nodehi and Amir Hossein Mahvi

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2016 14:3

    Published on: 27 January 2016

  5. Research article

    Response surface modeling of lead (׀׀) removal by graphene oxide-Fe3O4 nanocomposite using central composite design

    Magnetic graphene oxide (Fe3O4@SiO2-GO) nanocomposite was fabricated through a facile process and its application as an excellent adsorbent for lead (II) removal was also demonstrated by applying response surface...

    Mohammad Khazaei, Simin Nasseri, Mohammad Reza Ganjali, Mehdi Khoobi, Ramin Nabizadeh, Amir Hossein Mahvi, Shahrokh Nazmara and Elham Gholibegloo

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2016 14:2

    Published on: 22 January 2016

  6. Research article

    Sawdust waste as a low-cost support-substrate for laccases production and adsorbent for azo dyes decolorization

    Laccases are multicopper oxidases with high potential for environmental and industrial applications. Low-cost laccase production could be achieved by solid state fermentation on agro-industrial by-products.

    Dalel Daâssi, Hela Zouari-Mechichi, Fakher Frikha, Susana Rodríguez-Couto, Moncef Nasri and Tahar Mechichi

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2016 14:1

    Published on: 20 January 2016

  7. Research article

    Enzymatic catalysis treatment method of meat industry wastewater using lacasse

    The process of meat industry produces in a large amount of wastewater that contains high levels of colour and chemical oxygen demand (COD). So they must be pretreated before their discharge into the ecological...

    K. Thirugnanasambandham and V. Sivakumar

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:86

    Published on: 22 December 2015

  8. Research article

    Cadmium removal from aqueous solution by green synthesis iron oxide nanoparticles with tangerine peel extract

    The adsorption process by metal oxide nanoparticles has been investigated an effective agent for removing organic and inorganic contaminants from water and wastewater. In this study, iron oxide nanoparticles w...

    Mohammad Hassan Ehrampoush, Mohammad Miria, Mohammad Hossien Salmani and Amir Hossein Mahvi

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:84

    Published on: 16 December 2015

  9. Research article

    Applicability of models to estimate traffic noise for urban roads

    Traffic noise is a highly relevant environmental impact in cities. Models to estimate traffic noise, in turn, can be useful tools to guide mitigation measures. In this paper, the applicability of models to est...

    Ricardo A. Melo, Roberto L. Pimentel, Diego M. Lacerda and Wekisley M. Silva

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:83

    Published on: 2 December 2015

  10. Research article

    Characterization of saline dust emission resulted from Urmia Lake drying

    Compared with common dust storms, saline dust storms transport high concentrations of fine-grain saline and alkaline material. The saline dust storm differs from common dust storm, especially considering the s...

    Akbar Gholampour, Ramin Nabizadeh, Mohammad Sadegh Hassanvand, Hasan Taghipour, Shahrokh Nazmara and Amir Hossein Mahvi

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:82

    Published on: 28 November 2015

  11. Research article

    Accumulation of intermediate denitrifying compounds inhibiting biological denitrification on cathode in Microbial Fuel Cell

    Bio-cathode denitrifying microbial fuel cell (MFC) is a promising bio-electrochemical system (BES) where both the reactions of anodic oxidation and cathodic reduction are catalyzed by microorganisms. In this n...

    Abdullah Al-Mamun and Mahad Said Baawain

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:81

    Published on: 24 November 2015

  12. Research article

    Dietary exposure to tetracycline residues through milk consumption in Iran

    The abundant use of tetracycline antibiotics in veterinary medicine may result in the presence of their residues in milk at unsafe concentrations that can adversely affect public health. The aim of the current...

    Fathollah Aalipour, Maryam Mirlohi, Mohammad Jalali and Leila Azadbakht

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:80

    Published on: 23 November 2015

  13. Research article

    Effects of ethanol on the electrochemical removal of Bacillus subtilis spores from water

    This study aimed to characterize the effects of ethanol on the monopolar electrochemical process to remove Bacillus subtilis spores from drinking water. In particular, spores’ destruction was tested by applying 2...

    Masuma Moghaddam Arjmand, Abbas Rezaee, Simin Nasseri and Said Eshraghi

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:78

    Published on: 18 November 2015

  14. Research article

    Sonoelectrochemical mineralization of perfluorooctanoic acid using Ti/PbO 2 anode assessed by response surface methodology

    Perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCAs) are emerging pollutant and classified as fully fluorinated hydrocarbons containing a carboxylic group. PFCAs show intensively resistance against chemical and biological degrad...

    Gholamreza Bonyadinejad, Mohsen Khosravi, Afshin Ebrahimi, Roya Nateghi, Seyed Mahmood Taghavi-Shahri and Hamed Mohammadi

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:77

    Published on: 14 November 2015

  15. Research article

    Optimization of sonochemical degradation of tetracycline in aqueous solution using sono-activated persulfate process

    In this study, a central composite design (CCD) was used for modeling and optimizing the operation parameters such as pH, initial tetracycline and persulfate concentration and reaction time on the tetracycline...

    Gholam Hossein Safari, Simin Nasseri, Amir Hossein Mahvi, Kamyar Yaghmaeian, Ramin Nabizadeh and Mahmood Alimohammadi

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:76

    Published on: 4 November 2015

  16. Research article

    Evaluating soil metallic pollution and consequent human health hazards in the vicinity of an industrialized zone, case study of Mubarakeh steel complex, Iran

    Being established in 1988 in the vicinity of Isfahan city, Mubarakeh Steel complex has imposed adverse environmental and health effects within the area. The study area is covered by lots of farms through which...

    Zohreh Ghaemi, Abdolreza Karbassi, Faramarz Moattar, Amirhesam Hassani and Nematollah Khorasani

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:75

    Published on: 30 October 2015

  17. Review article

    Heavy metals removal from aqueous environments by electrocoagulation process– a systematic review

    Heavy metals pollution has become a more serious environmental problem in the last several decades as a result releasing toxic materials into the environment. Various techniques such as physical, chemical, bio...

    Edris Bazrafshan, Leili Mohammadi, Alireza Ansari-Moghaddam and Amir Hossein Mahvi

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:74

    Published on: 26 October 2015

  18. Research article

    The study of CaO and MgO heterogenic nano-catalyst coupling on transesterification reaction efficacy in the production of biodiesel from recycled cooking oil

    Fossil fuels’ pollution and their non-renewability have motivated the search for alternative fuels. Some common example of seed oils are sunflower oil, date seed oil, soy bean oil. For instance, soy methyl and...

    Kambiz Tahvildari, Yasaman Naghavi Anaraki, Reza Fazaeli, Sogol Mirpanji and Elham Delrish

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:73

    Published on: 23 October 2015

  19. Research article

    Biodegradation kinetics and interactions of styrene and ethylbenzene as single and dual substrates for a mixed bacterial culture

    This study examined biodegradation kinetics of styrene and ethylbenzene as representatives of alkenylbenzenes and mono-alkylbenzenes, respectively. The compounds were studied independently and as binary mixtur...

    Hossein Hazrati, Jalal Shayegan and Seyed Mojtaba Seyedi

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:72

    Published on: 19 October 2015

  20. Research article

    Impact of wind turbine sound on general health, sleep disturbance and annoyance of workers: a pilot- study in Manjil wind farm, Iran

    The wind turbine’s sound seems to have a proportional effect on health of people living near to wind farms. This study aimed to investigate the effect of noise emitted from wind turbines on general health, sle...

    Milad Abbasi, Mohammad Reza Monazzam, Arash Akbarzadeh, Seyyed Abolfazl Zakerian and Mohammad Hossein Ebrahimi

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:71

    Published on: 12 October 2015

  21. Research article

    Potential ecological risk of heavy metals in sediments from the Mediterranean coast, Egypt

    Mediterranean Sea, Egypt is an economically important marine environment. During the last decades there has been extensive increase in the levels of urbanization and industrialization along its coastal area. T...

    Naglaa Farag Soliman, Samir Mahmoud Nasr and Mohamed Abdelaziz Okbah

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:70

    Published on: 10 October 2015

  22. Research article

    A model based on equations of kinetics to study nitrogen dioxide behavior within a plasma discharge reactor

    In this work, a zero-dimensional kinetics model is used to study the temporal behavior of different species such as charged particles, radicals and excited states inside a Dielectric Barrier Discharge plasma r...

    Mehdi Abedi-Varaki, Alireza Ganjovi, Fahimeh Shojaei and Zahra Hassani

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:69

    Published on: 8 October 2015

  23. Research article

    Prediction and assessment of drought effects on surface water quality using artificial neural networks: case study of Zayandehrud River, Iran

    Although drought impacts on water quantity are widely recognized, the impacts on water quality are less known. The Zayandehrud River basin in the west-central part of Iran plateau witnessed an increased contam...

    Hamid R. Safavi and Kian Malek Ahmadi

    Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:68

    Published on: 8 October 2015

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