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  1. Content type: Research article

    Graphite and graphene oxides have been studied amply in the last decade, due to their diverse properties and possible applications. Recently, their functionality as photocatalytic materials in water splitting ...

    Authors: Karina Bustos-Ramírez, Carlos Eduardo Barrera-Díaz, Miguel De Icaza-Herrera, Ana Laura Martínez-Hernández, Reyna Natividad-Rangel and Carlos Velasco-Santos

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:33

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    Nowadays, aquatic organisms are used as bio-indicators to assess ecological water quality in western regions, but have hardly been used in an Iranian context. We, therefore, evaluated the suitability of severa...

    Authors: Jaber Aazami, Abbas Esmaili-Sari, Asghar Abdoli, Hormoz Sohrabi and Paul J Van den Brink

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:29

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Noise pollution has increased to alarming extent in most of the urban areas in Pakistan. It is assumed even more perilous than air and water pollution due to its direct acute and chronic physio-psychological e...

    Authors: Shamas Tabraiz, Saeed Ahmad, Iffat Shehzadi and Muhammad Bilal Asif

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:30

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  4. Content type: Research article

    In recent years, enzymatic-assisted removal of hazardous dyes has been considered as an alternative and eco-friendly method compared to those of physicochemical techniques. The present study was designed in or...

    Authors: Shahla Rezaei, Hamed Tahmasbi, Mehdi Mogharabi, Alieh Ameri, Hamid Forootanfar, Mohammad Reza Khoshayand and Mohammad Ali Faramarzi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:31

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In the last few decades the quality of natural water has often deteriorated as a variety of novel pollutants have contaminated rivers and lakes. Trace amounts of some man-made chemicals can be hazardous to pla...

    Authors: Marta Gmurek, Magdalena Olak-Kucharczyk and Stanisław Ledakowicz

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:28

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Purified terephthalic acid (PTA) wastewater from a petrochemical complex was utilized as a fuel in the anode of a microbial fuel cell (MFC). Effects of two important parameters including different dilutions of...

    Authors: Seyed Kamran Foad Marashi and Hamid-Reza Kariminia

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:27

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Naphthalene is a poly aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) present in many sediment-water systems. The aim of this study was to evaluate the applicability of an anoxic/aerobic system for the biological treatment of wate...

    Authors: Behrooz Karimi, Maryam Habibi and Mehry Esvand

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:26

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The amount of wastewater characteristics loading is one of the main parameters in the design of wastewater collection and treatment systems. The generation per capita per day (GPCD) of wastewater characteristi...

    Authors: Alireza Mesdaghinia, Simin Nasseri, Amir Hossein Mahvi, Hamid Reza Tashauoei and Mahdi Hadi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:25

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The effectiveness of bioremediation systems for PAH-contaminated soil may be constrained by physicochemical properties of contaminants and environmental factors. Information on what is the most effective facto...

    Authors: Masoumeh Ravanipour, Roshanak Rezaei Kalantary, Anoushiravan Mohseni-Bandpi, Ali Esrafili, Mahdi Farzadkia and Samireh Hashemi-Najafabadi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:22

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is preferred to other methods for detecting Escherichia coli (E. coli) in water in terms of speed, accuracy and efficiency. False positive result is considered as the major disadva...

    Authors: Neda Molaee, Hamid Abtahi, Mohammad Javad Ghannadzadeh, Masoude Karimi and Ehsanollah Ghaznavi-Rad

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:24

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In order to meet the International Maritime Organization (IMO) objectives, the main purpose of this study was using the cheap and practical wastewater treatment system for low-strength bilge water of Caspian S...

    Authors: Seyyed Mohammad Emadian, Mostafa Rahimnejad, Morteza Hosseini and Behnam Khoshandam

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:23

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The biosorption of heavy metals Hg(II) and Cu(II) from aquatic solution by biomass of dried Sargassum fusiforme was studied in the paper. The Sargassum fusiforme was able to absorb appreciable amount of mercury a...

    Authors: Shengmou Huang and Gan Lin

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:21

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Noise is defined as a sound or series of sounds that are considered to be invasive, irritating, objectionable and disruptive to the quality of daily life. Noise is one of the environmental pollutants, and in c...

    Authors: Selçuk Erkaya, Abdurrahman Geymen and Bülent Bostancı

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:20

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Soil and effluent of lead and zinc industries contain high concentration of cadmium. The present study was conducted to isolate tolerant fungal strains from cadmium -polluted sites in Zanjan province, Iran.

    Authors: Mehran Mohammadian Fazli, Negin Soleimani, Mohammadreza Mehrasbi, Sima Darabian, Jamshid Mohammadi and Ali Ramazani

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:19

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Treatment process models are efficient tools to assure proper operation and better control of wastewater treatment systems. The current research was an effort to evaluate performance of a submerged membrane bi...

    Authors: Seyed Ahmad Mirbagheri, Majid Bagheri, Siamak Boudaghpour, Majid Ehteshami and Zahra Bagheri

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:17

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Recently, researchers have tried to design synthetic materials by replicating natural materials as an adsorbent for removing various types of environmental pollutants, which have reached to the risky levels in...

    Authors: Samaneh Saber-Samandari and Jalil Heydaripour

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:16

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The current study is on the the use of macro-algae as feedstock for biogas production. Three types of macro-algae, Cladophora glomerata (CG), Chara fragilis (CF), and Spirogyra neglecta (SN), were chosen for this...

    Authors: Pranas Baltrėnas and Antonas Misevičius

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:18

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Improper waste disposal is responsible for the contamination of both surface and ground water resources. Heavy metals leached from improperly disposed solid waste constitute grave environmental and health haza...

    Authors: Kanayochukwu C Ajah, Joel Ademiluyi and Chidozie C Nnaji

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:15

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  19. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The editors of Journal of Environmental Health Science & Engineering would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 12 (2014).

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

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:13

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Heavy metals and hydrocarbons are of the most common marine pollutants around the world. The present study aimed to assess the concentration of petroleum hydrocarbons and heavy metals in tissues of the snail cycl...

    Authors: Hesham M Sharaf and Abdalla M Shehata

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:14

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Garden biomass (GB) is defined as low density and heterogeneous waste fraction of garden rubbish like grass clippings, pruning, flowers, branches, weeds; roots. GB is generally different from other types of bi...

    Authors: Vivek P Bhange, SPM Prince William, Abhinav Sharma, Jagdish Gabhane, Atul N Vaidya and Satish R Wate

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:12

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  22. Content type: Research article

    In context of increasing traffic noise in urban India, the objective of the research study is to assess noise due to heterogeneous traffic conditions and the impact of honking on it.

    Authors: Ritesh Vijay, Asheesh Sharma, Tapan Chakrabarti and Rajesh Gupta

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:10

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  23. Content type: Research article

    A practical method for the elimination of PCBs from PCB-contaminated soil has been developed by the combination of Soxhlet extraction using a newly-developed modified Soxhlet extractor possessing an outlet val...

    Authors: Akiko Ido, Miki Niikawa, Shinji Ishihara, Yoshinari Sawama, Tsuyoshi Nakanishi, Yasunari Monguchi, Hironao Sajiki and Hisamitsu Nagase

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:9

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  24. Content type: Research article

    In this study, the heterogeneous Fenton-like degradation of Reactive Red 141 (RR141) in water was investigated over iron containing ZSM-5 zeolite (Si/Al = 42) prepared by ion-exchange (FeZSM-5 (42)). The catal...

    Authors: Ceyda Yaman and Gönül Gündüz

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:7

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Magnetically modified activated carbon, which synthesized by nanomagnetic iron oxide, was used for fast and effective removal of Crystal Violet from aqueous solutions. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM) im...

    Authors: Soheila Hamidzadeh, Marzieh Torabbeigi and Seyed Jamaleddin Shahtaheri

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:8

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Hospitals are faced with increasingly resistant strains of micro-organisms. When it comes to disinfection, individual parts of electronic equipment of angiology diagnostics such as patient couches of computer ...

    Authors: Robert Pintaric, Joze Matela and Stefan Pintaric

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:6

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  27. Content type: Research article

    In recent years, decreasing annual rainfalls in some countries and population growth have led to a shortage of freshwater resources. Thus, recycled wastewaters has been suggested for agricultural activities. C...

    Authors: Kareem Hatam-Nahavandi, Amir Hossein Mahvi, Mehdi Mohebali, Hossein Keshavarz, Iraj Mobedi and Mostafa Rezaeian

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:4

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Heavy metals like Cu, Cd, Pb, Ni, Co and Cr can naturally be found almost all over this planet in various amounts. Urban activities such as heavy metal industry, traffic and waste can rapidly increase the meta...

    Authors: Stefan-Adrian Strungaru, Mircea Nicoara, Oana Jitar and Gabriel Plavan

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:5

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  29. Content type: Research article

    This paper deals with the study of bacteriological quality of effluents that have undergone consecutively different macrofiltration system (pressure sand filter or disc filter used as a secondary treatment) an...

    Authors: Brahmi Mounaouer and Hassen Abdennaceur

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:3

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Bioavailability of metals occurring in soil is the basic source of its accumulation in vegetables and herbs. The impact of soil pollution (due to urban and mining areas) on the food chain presents a challenge ...

    Authors: Biljana Balabanova, Trajče Stafilov and Katerina Bačeva

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:2

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Originally, application of nano zero valent iron (nZVI) particles for the removal of lead (Pb2+) in porous media was studied. At first, stabilized nZVI (S-nZVI) was prepared and characterized, then used in batch ...

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Fadaei Tehrani, Abolfazl Shamsai and Manoochehr Vossughi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:1

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  32. Content type: Research article

    High flood occurrences with large environmental damages have a growing trend in Iran. Dynamic movements of water during a flood cause different environmental damages in geographical areas with different charac...

    Authors: Siamak Boudaghpour, Majid Bagheri and Zahra Bagheri

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:153

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2015 13:32

  33. Content type: Short report

    The last few decades have recorded a high frequency of the meteorological drought phenomenon. Southern and south-eastern Romania make no exception, with such phenomena often occurring from July to November 201...

    Authors: Ovidiu Murărescu, George Murătoreanu and Mădălina Frînculeasa

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:152

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Bioremediation has shown its applicability for removal of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from soil and sediments. In the present study, the effect of biostimulation on phenanthrene removal from contam...

    Authors: Roshanak Rezaei Kalantary, Anoushiravan Mohseni-Bandpi, Ali Esrafili, Simin Nasseri, Fatemeh Rashid Ashmagh, Sahand Jorfi and Mahsa Ja’fari

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:143

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  35. Content type: Research article

    This work focused on the degradation of toxic organic compounds such as methyl violet dye (MV) in water, using a combined photocatalysis/low pressure reverse osmosis (LPRO) system. The performance of the hybri...

    Authors: Mohammad Fadhil Abid, Amir Aziz Abdulrahman and Noor Hussein Hamza

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:145

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Isolated Enterococcus faecalis YZ 66 strain shows ability to decolorize various industrial dyes among which, it showed complete decolorization and degradation of toxic, sulfonated recalcitrant diazo dye Direct Re...

    Authors: Madhuri M Sahasrabudhe, Rijuta G Saratale, Ganesh D Saratale and Girish R Pathade

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:151

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Use of earthworm to eliminate the phenanthrene from the soil (bioaccumulation) is developed as an economical method. Bioaugmentation of microorganism was used for promotion of bioaccumulation by earthworm. The...

    Authors: Hosseinali Asgharnia, Ahmad Jonidi Jafari, Roshanak Rezaei Kalantary, Simin Nasseri, Amirhossein Mahvi, Kamyar Yaghmaeian, Ali Esrafili and Yousef Dadban Shahamat

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:150

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Chromosome instability is the most common form of genomic instability. Genomic instability can lead to tumorogenesis. High level of chromosomal aberrations in peripheral blood lymphocytes can be used as a biom...

    Authors: Sara Taghizadeh, Hossein Najmabadi, Koorosh Kamali and Farkhondeh Behjati

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:144

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  39. Content type: Research article

    In this Research, oyster shell supported zero valent iron nanoparticles were prepared and applied for the removal of natural organic matters (NOMs) from aqueous solutions under different experimental conditions.

    Authors: Vali Alipour, Simin Nasseri, Ramin Nabizadeh Nodehi, Amir Hossein Mahvi and Alimorad Rashidi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:146

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Water shortage problems have led to find either new water resources or improve wastewater treatment technologies in order to reuse. Due to less performance of previous units in microbial removal, disinfection ...

    Authors: Hassan Aslani, Ramin Nabizadeh, Mahmood Alimohammadi, Alireza Mesdaghinia, Kazem Nadafi, Reza Nemati and Maryam Ghani

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:149

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Due to pedogeochemical background and anthropogenic sources, heavy metal contamination of soil is a widespread problem in some parts of Zanjan province located in North West Iran. In this study an affected are...

    Authors: Abdolhossein Parizanganeh, Abbasali Zamani, Vahid Bijnavand and Behzad Taghilou

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:147

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The adsorption equilibria of toluene from aqueous solutions on natural and modified diatomite were examined at different operation parameters such as pH, contact time, initial toluene concentration was evaluat...

    Authors: Reza Khalighi Sheshdeh, Saeed Abbasizadeh, Mohammad Reza Khosravi Nikou, Khashayar Badii and Mohammad Sadegh Sharafi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:148

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Petroleum based products are the major source of energy for industries and daily life. Leaks and accidental spills occur regularly during the exploration, production, refining, transport, and storage of petrol...

    Authors: Nandhini Palanisamy, Jayaprakash Ramya, Srilakshman Kumar, NS Vasanthi, Preethy Chandran and Sudheer Khan

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:142

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The removal of xylene vapors was studied in a biofilter packed with a new hybrid (scoria/compost) packing material at various inlet loads (IL) and empty bed residence times (EBRT) of 90, 60, and 40s. The best ...

    Authors: Mohammad Mehdi Amin, Amir Rahimi, Bijan Bina, Mohsen Heidari and Fazel Mohammadi Moghadam

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:140

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Nano-sized flower-like Ag/ZnO was synthesized by a simple method using zinc acetate and silver acetate under hydrothermal condition. Powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) w...

    Authors: Mohammad Taghi Ghaneian, Pouran Morovati, Mohammad Hassan Ehrampoush and Masoumeh Tabatabaee

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:138

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  46. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to provide a scientific method based on Geographical Information System (GIS) regarding all sustainable development measures to locate a proper landfill for disposal of hazardous wast...

    Authors: Mehdi Rezaeimahmoudi, Abdolreza Esmaeli, Alireza Gharegozlu, Hassan Shabanian and Ladan Rokni

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:141

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  47. Content type: Research article

    One of the key parameters in Fluidized Bed reactors is the control of biofilm thickness and configuration. The effect of upflow velocity on performance and biofilm characteristics of an Anaerobic Fluidized Bed...

    Authors: Jalil Jaafari, Alireza Mesdaghinia, Ramin Nabizadeh, Mohammad Hoseini, Hossein kamani and Amir Hossein Mahvi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:139

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Osteoporosis is a multi factorial disease with dimension of genetic and nutritional considerations. The aim of this study was to present data from the association of plasma zinc, copper and toxic elements of l...

    Authors: Naficeh Sadeghi, Mohammad Reza Oveisi, Behrooz Jannat, Mannan Hajimahmoodi, Masoomeh Behzad, Abdolazim Behfar, Fatemeh Sadeghi and Sahereh Saadatmand

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:125

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