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Lead pollution: Impact on environment and human health and approach for a sustainable solution

Normally the word pollution states the expulsion of many elements, components, and waste products with a lot of harmful constituents into the natural surroundings in large quantities that interrupts...

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The role of some important metal oxide nanoparticles for wastewater and antibacterial applications: A review

Nanotechnology has great potential to improve water purification and decontamination efficiency. Nanomaterials are efficient at removing organic and inorganic pollutants and heavy metals from wastewater...

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A review of environmental occurrence, toxicity, biotransformation and biomonitoring of volatile organic compounds

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) encompass hundreds of high production volume chemicals that have been used in a wide range of household and industrial products. Widespread use of products that contain...

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Air quality and management in petroleum refining industry: A review

Among the fossil fuels, petroleum is more valuable to several businesses due to the production of extensive assortments of finished products, making it a pivot natural resource in the development of...

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Organophosphate pesticide residues in environmental and biological matrices: Occurrence, distribution and potential remedial approaches

The prevalent occurrence of organophosphate pesticides in the environment is widely accompanied by severe adverse impacts on environmental matrices and humans owing to their bioaccumulation in the food...

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Ecotoxicological consequences of manganese mining pollutants and their biological remediation

Over the years, mining and metallurgical activities have rapidly influenced the human population. The manufacturing process of manganese (Mn) compounds and their use in industries increased the negative...

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Assessment of heavy metal contamination in sediment at the newly established tannery industrial Estate in Bangladesh: A case study

This research work was focused to evaluate the concentration of heavy metals (i.e., Cr, Pb, Mn, Cu and Fe) in sediment samples collected from the Dhaleshwari River near the area of a newly established...

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Structure, morphology and electrochemical properties of SrTiO3 perovskite: Photocatalytic and supercapacitor applications

In order to explore an alternative photocatalyst for environmental remediation, we report the sol-gel process for the synthesis of strontium titanate (SrTiO3) nanoparticles (STNPs). The as-synthesized...

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Occurrence of pharmaceuticals in the environmental waters: African and Asian perspectives

Environmental ubiquity of pharmaceuticals has stimulated a lot of societal and global concerns. The occurrence of pharmaceuticals in the environment differs from country to country depending on the...

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A review of properties, production, human exposure, biomonitoring, toxicity, and regulation of bisphenol A diglycidyl ethers and novolac glycidyl ethers

Although numerous studies have investigated environmental occurrence, human exposure, and toxic effects of bisphenol analogues including bisphenol A (BPA), little is known about closely related chemical...

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Green synthesis of gold nanoparticles using Curcuma pseudomontana isolated curcumin: Its characterization, antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti- inflammatory activities

Green synthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) has garnered fervent interest due to their implicit biomedical applications. This study reveals the green synthesis of AuNPs and co-functionalization with...

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The effects of air pollution, meteorological parameters, and climate change on COVID-19 comorbidity and health disparities: A systematic review

Air pollutants, especially particulate matter, and other meteorological factors serve as important carriers of infectious microbes and play a critical role in the spread of disease. However, there remains...

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Occurrence, effects, and ecological risks of chemicals in sanitizers and disinfectants: A review

In response to the novel coronavirus referred to as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – a virus that causes COVID-19 disease has led to wide use of sanitizers and disinfectants....

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Evaluating PFHxS toxicity to invertebrates and microbial processes in soil

Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have raised global concerns regarding soil contamination and the subsequent adverse effects on soil organisms. PFOS, PFOA, and PFHxS are among the commonly...

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A review of activated carbon to counteract the effect of iron toxicity on the environment

The increase in the level of iron concentration in drinking water due to natural and anthropogenic activities has become a major problem imposing a severe risk to human wellness. Mining and associated...

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Fabrication of improved cellulose acetate-based biodegradable films for food packaging applications

Biodegradable polymers based food packaging films can replace the non-biodegradable synthetic polymers in the way of low cost and also which creates a positive outcome on both environmentally and economically....

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Antibiotic-resistant microbial populations in urban receiving waters and wastewaters from Tanzania

Antimicrobial resistance against certain medications in the pathogenic microbial community is globally increasing due to the continual discharge and disposal of pharmaceuticals in the environment. The...

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Application of Aztec Marigold (Tagetes erecta L.) for phytoremediation of heavy metal polluted lateritic soil

Heavy metals are pollutants of great concern due to their toxicity and immutable nature. As a result of human actions such as mining, industrial activity and agricultural practices, heavy metals find...

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A review on environmentally benevolent synthesis of CdS nanoparticle and their applications

The word ‘Nano’ received great attention of world, due to their fabulous and novel applications in numerous fields. Cadmium sulphide nanoparticles (CdS NPs) are unique in their properties due the size...

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Eco-toxicity of hexavalent chromium and its adverse impact on environment and human health in Sukinda Valley of India: A review on pollution and prevention strategies

Sukinda Valley of Jajpur district, Odisha contributes about 98% of India's total chromite reserves with about 334 million tons annual production rate globally, which plays a colossal role to strengthen...

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Chronic effects of TiO2 and ZnO nanoparticles to earthworm Eisenia fetida

The present study focuses on the effects of TiO2 and ZnO nanoparticles to the earthworm, Eisenia fetida. Upon 48 h of exposure of earthworms to TiO2/ ZnO nanoparticles in filter paper (0.1, 1, 10, 100,...

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Efficient removal of hexavalent chromium ions from simulated wastewater by functionalized anion exchange resin: Process optimization, isotherm and kinetic studies

In the present study, hazardous heavy metal ion hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) was removed from aqueous solution by using Indion GS-300 (IGS-300), strong base anion exchange resin. The process parameters...

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Kinetic and equilibrium studies of Congo red dye adsorption on cabbage waste powder

In this work, the potential of utilizing of dried Cabbage Waste Powder (CWP) as an agro-waste biosorbent for the removal of noxious Congo Red (CR) dye was successfully investigated. FTIR spectroscopic...

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Diversity of hexavalent chromium-reducing bacteria and physicochemical properties of the Kanpur tannery wastewater

The tannery effluent sample was collected from a tannery located in Jajmau area of Kanpur, India and subjected to physicochemical analysis. The tannery effluent was brownish in color with a foul odor....

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Crude oil biodegradation potential of lipase produced by Bacillus subtilis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from hydrocarbon contaminated soil

Microbial biodegradation of oil pollutants and their derivatives has become the most environmental-friendly method in the developing world. The aim of this study was to evaluate crude oil biodegradation...

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