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  1. Content type: Research article

    Indigenous microflora community changes during six months of co-composting of activated sewage sludge and date palm waste was investigated using two different culture approaches. In order to evaluate the co-co...

    Authors: Loubna El Fels, Fatima-Zahra El Ouaqoudi, Farid Barje, Mohamed Hafidi and Yedir Ouhdouch

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:132

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    Heavy metals are ubiquitous elsewhere in nature and their measurement in environment is necessary to develop health management strategies. In this study, we aimed to find out concentrations and spatial pattern...

    Authors: Afshin Maleki, Hassan Amini, Shahrokh Nazmara, Shiva Zandi and Amir Hossein Mahvi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:136

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  3. Content type: Research article

    One of the most important challenges about the Membrane Bio Reactors is membrane fouling. Fouling has been at the centre of a globe debate for more recent years. It leads to high operational and maintenance co...

    Authors: Maryam-Sadat Amiraftabi, Navid Mostoufi, Mostafa Hosseinzadeh and Mohammad-Reza Mehrnia

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:128

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  4. Content type: Research article

    A molecular-imprinted polymer nanoparticles (MIP-NP) for the selective preconcentration of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) is described. It was obtained by precipitation polymerization from methacrylic ...

    Authors: Fariborz Omidi, Mohammad Behbahani, Hamid Sadeghi Abandansari, Alireza Sedighi and Seyed Jamaleddin Shahtaheri

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:137

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Simultaneous nitrogen, phosphorous and COD removal in a pilot-scale enhanced Sequencing Batch Reactor (eSBR) was investigated.

    Authors: Tahereh Jafarzadeh Ghehi, Soheil Mortezaeifar, Mitra Gholami, Roshanak Rezaei Kalantary and Amir Hossein Mahvi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:134

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Heavy metals are considered as one of the major contaminants that can enter into the bottled waters. Antimony (Sb) is a contaminant, which may leach from the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles into the w...

    Authors: Ebrahim Molaee Aghaee, Mahmood Alimohammadi, Ramin Nabizadeh, Gholamreza Jahed khaniki, Simin Naseri, Amir Hossein Mahvi, Kamyar Yaghmaeian, Hassan Aslani, Shahrokh Nazmara, Babak Mahmoudi and Maryam Ghani

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:133

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  7. Content type: Research article

    About 20 to 50 percent of accidents are due to some forms of carelessness and mindedness. Studies suggested that vibration is one of the most important physical factors in human performance when traveling on a...

    Authors: Zahra Zamanian, Asghar Nikravesh, Mohammad Reza Monazzam, Jafar Hassanzadeh and Mohammad Fararouei

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:135

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In this study, the viability of soil flushing on the removal of cresols (meta-, ortho-, and para-cresols) from contaminated soil has been investigated. High production and distribution of cresols in the enviro...

    Authors: Saeid Gitipour, Khadijeh Narenjkar, Emad Sanati Farvash and Hossein Asghari

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:129

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  9. Content type: Research article

    One of the natural phenomena which have had considerable impacts on various regions of the world, including Iran, is "dust storm". In recent years, this phenomenon has taken on new dimensions in Iran and has c...

    Authors: Ali D Boloorani, Seyed O Nabavi, Hosain A Bahrami, Fardin Mirzapour, Musa Kavosi, Esmail Abasi and Rasoul Azizi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:124

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In this study the concept of biofilm accumulation in the sand column was promoted to assess the changes in hydraulic conductivity and concentration of organic contaminants of the synthetic leachate. Four diffe...

    Authors: Subramaniam Kanmani, Rajan Gandhimathi and Kasinathan Muthukkumaran

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:126

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study is to examine the potential use of anaerobic baffled reactor (ABR) followed by Bio-rack wetland planted with Phragmites sp. and Typha sp. for treating domestic wastewater generated by sm...

    Authors: Shervin Jamshidi, Abbas Akbarzadeh, Kwang-Sung Woo and Alireza Valipour

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:131

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The distribution of radionuclides occurring naturally in the earth depends on bedrock characteristics. Therefore, the spatial distribution of radionuclides is not uniform. Consequently, radionuclide informatio...

    Authors: Turgay Dindaroğlu

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:130

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The present study investigated the performance of a self-made nanofiltration (NF) membrane for the removal of antibiotics from wastewater under changing operating conditions such as pH, initial feed concentrat...

    Authors: Ahmad Moarefian, Hossein Alizadeh Golestani and Hooman Bahmanpour

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:127

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  14. Content type: Research article

    It has been known for years that ethanol is a bio-fuel to replace fossil fuels. The ethanol industry requires the utilization of micro-organisms capable production with stresses. The purpose of present study was ...

    Authors: Azadeh Tofighi, Mahnaz Mazaheri Assadi, Mohammad Hosein Arash Asadirad and Shohreh Zare Karizi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:107

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  15. Content type: Research article

    A green, environmental friendly and sensitive method for determination of volatile organohalogen compounds was described in this paper. The method is based on a homemade sol-gel single-walled carbon nanotube/s...

    Authors: Seyed Ghavameddin Attari, Abdolrahman Bahrami, Farshid Ghorbani Shahna and Mahmoud Heidari

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:123

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  16. Content type: Research article

    No study was found in the literature on the combination of TiO2/GAC catalyst and non-thermal plasma for chlorinated volatile organic compounds abatement in air. This paper presents this hybrid process for the dec...

    Authors: Kamaleddin Abedi, Farshid Ghorbani-Shahna, Babak Jaleh, Abdolrahman Bahrami and Rasoul Yarahmadi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:119

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Measurements by satellite remote sensing were combined with ground-based meteorological measurements to estimate ground-level PM10. Aerosol optical depth (AOD) by both MODIS and MISR were utilized to develop seve...

    Authors: Saeed Sotoudeheian and Mohammad Arhami

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:122

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The Anaerobic Digestion (AD) processes involve numerous complex biological and chemical reactions occurring simultaneously. Appropriate and efficient models are to be developed for simulation of anaerobic dige...

    Authors: Jegathambal Palanichamy and Sundarambal Palani

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:121

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  19. Content type: Research article

    A novel implementation of a hybrid membrane bioreactor (HMBR) has been studied in this paper. It is utilized as combination of rotating biological contractor (RBC) and an external membrane, as a new biological...

    Authors: Mahdieh Safa, Iran Alemzadeh and Manouchehr Vossoughi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:117

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The magnetic NiFe2O4 nanoparticles have been synthesized and used as adsorbents for removal of an azo dye, Eriochrome black-T (EBT) from aqueous solution. The NiFe2O4 nanoparticles were characterized by scanning ...

    Authors: Farid Moeinpour, Asma Alimoradi and Maryam Kazemi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:112

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  21. Content type: Short report

    Considering the importance of healthcare waste management, following the ratification of the Waste Management law in 2005 and the subsequent approval of its executive bylaw in 2006 and finally the healthcare w...

    Authors: Fariba Malekahmadi, Masud Yunesian, Kamyar yaghmaeian and Kazem nadafi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:116

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Radon exposure is the second cause of lung cancer after exposure to tobacco smoke and the first cause in nonsmokers. The purpose of this study was to assess perceived risk of exposure to indoor residential rad...

    Authors: Narjes Hazar, Mojgan Karbakhsh, Masud Yunesian, Saharnaz Nedjat and Kazem Naddafi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:118

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Recently, adsorption process has been introduced as a favorable and effective technique for the removal of metal ions from aqueous solutions. In the present study, bimetallic nanoparticles consisting of zero v...

    Authors: Babak Kakavandi, Roshanak Rezaei Kalantary, Mahdi Farzadkia, Amir Hossein Mahvi, Ali Esrafili, Ali Azari, Ahmad Reza Yari and Allah Bakhsh Javid

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:115

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) biodegradation in contaminated sediment is an attractive remediation technique and its success depends on the optimal condition for the PAH-degrading isolates. The aims ...

    Authors: Mohsen Shahriari Moghadam, Gholamhossein Ebrahimipour, Behrooz Abtahi, Alireza Ghassempour and Mehri Seyed Hashtroudi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:114

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  25. Content type: Research article

    In recent years, increasing dust storms from western neighboring countries of Iran influenced western and central parts of the country. In this case, level of concentration of atmospheric particulate matter gr...

    Authors: Seyyed Jamal Aldin Ebrahimi, Leila Ebrahimzadeh, Akbar Eslami and Farzam Bidarpoor

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:110

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Measurements of nitrogen and sulfur dioxide using passive sampler over 12 months in Samsun, Turkey, are compared with SO2 and NO2 concentrations obtained from a co-located chemiluminescence analyzer. The concentr...

    Authors: Andaç Akdemir

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:111

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Lead is one of the hazardous materials which is associated with pollution and toxicity problems. This paper describes a novel approach for removal of lead from wastewater. Although naked magnetic nanoparticles...

    Authors: Nejat Sadati Behbahani, Kobra Rostamizadeh, Mohammad Reza Yaftian, Abbasali Zamani and Hamideh Ahmadi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:103

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The effects of noise are particularly harmful for the newborns, and therefore this study assesses and characterizes noise levels in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in a medium-size hospital in the city o...

    Authors: Juan Carlos Fortes-Garrido, Andres Mauricio Velez-Pereira, Manuel Gázquez, Montserrat Hidalgo-Hidalgo and Juan Pedro Bolívar

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:104

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The objective of the study was to evaluate the performance of three different aquatic macrophytes for treatment of municipal wastewater collected from Taxila (Pakistan). A physical model of treatment plant was...

    Authors: Mumtaz Shah, Hashim Nisar Hashmi, Arshad Ali and Abdul Razzaq Ghumman

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:106

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) were modified with 3-Mercaptopropytrimethoxysiline (MPTMS) and grafted with allyl glycidyl ether for coupling with beta naphtol as a method to form a novel nano-adsorbent to remov...

    Authors: Azadeh Torabian, Homayoun Ahmad Panahi, Gholam Reza Nabi Bid Hendi and Naser Mehrdadi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:105

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Environment pollution by heavy metals is a global disaster and there are several cleaning methods including bioremediation. Trichoderma species inhibit the growth of pathogenic fungi and play a useful role in agr...

    Authors: Fariba Mohsenzadeh and Farzad Shahrokhi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:102

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  32. Content type: Research article

    In this study Fe (III)-doped TiO2 nanoparticles were synthesized by sol–gel method at two atomic ratio of Fe/Ti, 0.006 and 0.034 percent. Then the photoactivity of them was investigated on degradation of phenol u...

    Authors: Saeedeh Hemmati Borji, Simin Nasseri, Amir Hossein Mahvi, Ramin Nabizadeh and Amir Hossein Javadi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:101

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Removal of mercury from aqueous environment has been highly regarded in recent years and different methods have been tested for this purpose. One of the most effective ways for mercury ions (Hg+2) removal is the ...

    Authors: Mehdi Esmaeili Bidhendi, Gholam Reza Nabi Bidhendi, Nasser Mehrdadi and Hamid Rashedi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:100

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Given the importance of groundwater resources in water supply, this work aimed to study quality of drinking groundwater in rural areas in Tabriz county, northwest of Iran. Thirty two groundwater samples from d...

    Authors: Mohammad Mosaferi, Mojtaba Pourakbar, Mohammad Shakerkhatibi, Esmaeil Fatehifar and Mehdi Belvasi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:99

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Optimization based on appropriate parameters can be applied to improve a process. Mazut degradation as a critical issue in environment requires optimization to be efficiently done. To provide biodegradation co...

    Authors: Alireza Chackoshian Khorasani, Mansour Mashreghi and Soheila Yaghmaei

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:98

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Estrogenic steroids such as estrone (E1), 17β–estradiol (E2), estriol (E3), and 17α–ethinylestradiol (EE2) are among the most potent endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs). Compared with North America, Europe a...

    Authors: Azita Mohagheghian, Ramin Nabizadeh, Alireza Mesdghinia, Noushin Rastkari, Amir Hossein Mahvi, Mahmood Alimohammadi, Masoud Yunesian, Reza Ahmadkhaniha and Shahrokh Nazmara

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:97

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Arsenic contamination of drinking water is a global problem that will likely become more apparent in future years as scientists and engineers measure the true extent of the problem. Arsenic poisoning is preven...

    Authors: Berrin Zeliha Can, Recep Boncukcuoglu, Alper Erdem Yilmaz and Baybars Ali Fil

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:95

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The magnetic adsorbent nanoparticle was modified using cationic surface active agent. Zinc ferrite nanoparticle and cetyl trimethylammonium bromide were used as an adsorbent and a surface active agent, respect...

    Authors: Niyaz Mohammad Mahmoodi, Jafar Abdi and Dariush Bastani

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:96

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Pentachlorophenol (PCP) is one of the most fungicides and pesticides used in wood protection. Poisoning from PCP may be happened in dermal absorption, and respiration or ingestion. With regard to health and en...

    Authors: Ghorban Asgari, AbdolMotaleb Seidmohammadi and Afsane Chavoshani

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:94

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Elimination of hazardous phenolic compounds using laccases has gained attention during recent decades. The present study was designed to evaluate the ability of the purified laccase from Paraconiothyrium variabil...

    Authors: Zahra Asadgol, Hamid Forootanfar, Shahla Rezaei, Amir Hossein Mahvi and Mohammad Ali Faramarzi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:93

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  41. Content type: Research article

    In adsorption study, to describe sorption process and evaluation of best-fitting isotherm model is a key analysis to investigate the theoretical hypothesis. Hence, numerous statistically analysis have been ext...

    Authors: Busetty Subramanyam and Ashutosh Das

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:92

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  42. Content type: Research article

    One of the main factors affecting membrane fouling in MBRs is operational conditions. In this study the influence of aeration rate, filtration mode, and SRT on hollow fiber membrane fouling was investigated us...

    Authors: Mehdi Pourabdollah, Ayoob Torkian, Seyed Jamalodin Hashemian and Bita Bakhshi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:91

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  43. Content type: Research article

    A continuous fixed bed study was carried out by using PAN-oxime-nano Fe2O3 as a sorbent for the removal of nitrate from aqueous solution. The effect of factors, such as flow rate (2, 5 and 7 mL/min) and bed depth...

    Authors: Mahsa Jahangiri-rad, Arsalan Jamshidi, Mohammad Rafiee and Ramin Nabizadeh

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:90

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:120

  44. Content type: Research article

    Zero valent iron and copper oxide nanoparticles (30-60 nm) were coated on a bed of natural zeolite (Clinoptilolite) with 1-2 mm grains and arranged as a dual filter in a stainless steel cylindrical reactor (I....

    Authors: Roohollah Rostami and Ahmad Jonidi Jafari

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:89

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  45. Content type: Research article

    As a well-known, physical carcinogen, ambient X-ray pollution assessment would be of great importance in today’s modern world. Accordingly, the present study was done to measure the exposure level of ambient X...

    Authors: Gholamhossein Pourtaghi, Firouz Valipour, Sepideh Nourian and Amirabbas Mofidi

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:88

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  46. Content type: Research article

    In recent years, pollution of soil and groundwater caused by fuel leakage from old underground storage tanks, oil extraction process, refineries, fuel distribution terminals, improper disposal and also spills ...

    Authors: Mansooreh Dehghani, Esmaeel Shahsavani, Mahdi Farzadkia and Mohammad Reza Samaei

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:87

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Toxocariasis is one of the most important zoonotic diseases caused by Toxocara larva stage in humans. One of the major transmission routes of infection, especially in children is pica. The aim of this topic was s...

    Authors: Sharif Maraghi, Komeil Mazhab Jafari, Seyed Mahmoud Sadjjadi, Seyed Mahmoud Latifi and Mohammad Zibaei

    Citation: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 2014 12:86

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