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Evaluating and predicting social behavior of arsenic affected communities: Towards developing arsenic resilient society

This study uses six machine learning (ML) algorithms to evaluate and predict individuals' social resilience towards arsenicosis-affected people in an arsenic-risk society of rural India. Over 50% of...

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The utility of X-Ray fluorescence spectrometry as a tool for monitoring compliance with limits on concentrations of halogenated flame retardants in waste polymers: A critical review

This study reviews current knowledge about the presence of brominated and chlorinated organophosphate flame retardants (BFRs and Cl-OPFRs) in plastic consumer articles, with particular reference to...

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Occurrence of antibiotics in typical pig farming and its wastewater treatment in Thailand

This study investigated antibiotics in pig feed and drinking water and their excretion together with manure and wastewater at a typical pig farm in Thailand. Among the 21 antibiotics analyzed, tetracyclines,...

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N-acetyl cysteine alters the genotoxic and estrogenic properties of Alternaria toxins in naturally occurring mixtures

It is unclear if complex mycotoxin mixtures produced by Alternaria spp. act estrogenic and/or genotoxic under physiological conditions, particularly considering the co-occurrence with antioxidants in...

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Design of solvent mixtures for removal of phenol from wastewater using a non-linear programming model with a multi-start method

The optimization-based design of solvent mixtures used for phenolic wastewater treatment was investigated in this work. A nonlinear programming (NLP) model was formulated based on the concepts of computer-aid...

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Nanomaterial-based biosorbents: Adsorbent for efficient removal of selected organic pollutants from industrial wastewater

The contamination of the environment by organic pollutants is a major risk factor, particularly for developing countries. Selected organic pollutants (SOPs) like the phenolic compounds, polyaromatic...

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A comparative study of acidic, basic, and reactive dyes adsorption from aqueous solution onto kaolin adsorbent: Effect of operating parameters, isotherms, kinetics, and thermodynamics

Various studies were reported for the evaluation of the adsorption performance of kaolin clay using single dye types. This paper aimed to evaluate the comparative adsorption capacity of prepared adsorbents...

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Batch equilibrium studies on the adsorptive capacity of powdered and pelleted maize tassel to remove PFOA and PFOS from aqueous medium

This study was aimed at evaluating the potential of raw maize tassel powder and pellets to remove PFOA and PFOS from water. Batch experiments were first conducted using ultrapure water to investigate...

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Developmental abnormalities and growth patterns in juvenile Oreochromis mossambicus chronically exposed to efavirenz

Efavirenz is an antiretroviral drug (ARV) used for the treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV/AIDS) infections. The effects efavirenz may have on mammals is known, however, little is known about...

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Extraction of phenol from water by primary amine primene JMT

In this work, liquid-liquid extraction of phenol from aqueous solutions using primary amine Primene JMT (Primene® JM-T) was investigated. The extraction capability of Primene® JM-T with different diluents,...

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European cooperation to tackle the legacies of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) and lindane

Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) waste isomers from lindane production are the largest single POPs legacy, with an estimated 4.8 to 7.4 million tonnes of disposed waste. The largest part of this waste –...

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Application of Ethiopian bentonite for water treatment containing zinc

The raw bentonite has low specific surface area and cation exchange potential. Thus, it needs change of its surface properties to increase its adsorption potential. To achieve this aim, the study was...

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Multidrug resistance problems targeting piglets and environmental health by Escherichia coli in intensive swine farms

Multidrug resistance (MDR) problems become critical concerns in animal production through food chains and the environment. Thus, the cross-sectional study of E. coli in swine feces, drinking water,...

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Multi-media compartments for assessing ecological and health risks from concurrent exposure to multiple contaminants on Bhola Island, Bangladesh

In this study, a set of coupled multi-media compartments (i.e., sediment, soil, water and vegetable) was used to assess ecological and health risks from the ingestion of 11 PTEs (Pb, Cd, Cr, As, Hg,...

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Effect of co-presence of NSAIDs with cadmium: i) evaluation of NSAID-bearing water for washing Cd from soil, ii) Cd removal from NSAID-bearing water using magnetic graphene oxide

Cadmium “Cd” is a toxic pollutant that may present in soil and water. This work evaluates: i) the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs “NSAIDs”-bearing water for washing soil containing Cd(II),...

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Emerging contaminants in biosolids: Presence, fate and analytical techniques

Emerging contaminants (ECs) represent a small fraction of the large chemical pollution puzzle where a wide variety of potentially hazardous chemicals reach the environment, and new compounds are continuously...

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Biomarker for monitoring heavy metal pollution in aquatic environment: An overview toward molecular perspectives

Water pollution is a significant problem in almost all parts of the world. The complexity of anthropogenic activities along the watershed seems to lead the river to function as a giant disposal container....

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Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) concentrations in soil, sediment and water samples around electronic wastes dumpsites in Lagos, Nigeria

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were listed in the Stockholm Convention as POPs because of their bio-accumulative, long-range and toxicity characteristics. Therefore, these should be managed...

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Fate, transport, and risk assessment of widely prescribed pharmaceuticals in terrestrial and aquatic systems: A review

Rapid development of pharmaceuticals outpaces the efforts to regulate and monitor their trace concentrations in the environment. This emerging issue can only be solved through field studies, solid fate...

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Stricter regulation applies to antimicrobial substances when used as biocides compared to cosmetics under current EU legislation

Antimicrobial substances are substances that have the ability to kill or slow down the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, algae and fungi. Exposure of microorganisms to low concentrations of...

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Chlorine as an integrated approach for environmental health and hygiene: A case study on evaluation of the performance of waste stabilization ponds located at 11 governorates in Egypt

The current study summarizes the current status of wastewater stabilization ponds (WSPs) treatment plants that have already been built in 11 governorates throughout Egypt. Moreover, this study aims...

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Monitoring dioxins and PCBs in eggs as sensitive indicators for environmental pollution and global contaminated sites and recommendations for reducing and controlling releases and exposure

This review compiles information on PCDD/F- and PCB-contaminated eggs from 20 years of global egg monitoring around emission sources in four continents conducted by the International Pollutants Elimination...

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CD4 cell activation with the CD8 marker and metallothionein expression in the gills of cadmium-exposed mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis Baird and Girard 1853) juveniles

This experiment aimed to determine how Cd exposure impacts CD4 cell activation, macrophage cells, pinocytosis activity, metallothionine expression, and Cd levels in juvenile Gambusia affinis gills....

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Cd(II) removal from amino acids-bearing wastewater: Critical evaluation and comparison of using magnetic carbon nanotubes vs. magnetite

In the present work, two magnetic adsorbents (magnetic carbon nanotunes “MCNT” and magnetite “Mag”) were tested for cadmium “Cd(II)” removal from water in the presence of various amino acids “AA” (aspartic...

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