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The Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis as a near-global indicator of terrestrial pollution

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are omnipresent in the environment. Due to their physical and chemical properties, POPs bioaccumulate in higher trophic-level species. Birds inhabit many niches...

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Groundwater contamination and its potential health risk in Oba community, Anambra State, southeastern Nigeria: an index analysis approach

The health risk associated with groundwater contamination of Oba community were studied. Water samples were collected from twelve boreholes, consumed by the inhabitants of the study area. Each sample...

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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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Water quality, heavy metal contamination and health risk assessment of surface water bodies of Mohammedia prefecture, Morocco

Research work on surface water bodies in Morocco has been in majority restricted to physicochemical and biological concentration. Hence, this study was conducted to address the existing research gap...

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Impact of changes in governance for anticoagulant rodenticide use on non-target exposure in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes)

Wildlife is at risk of exposure to rodenticides used in pest management. An industry-led stewardship scheme introduced new rules on use and sale of products across the UK in 2016, with the aim of reducing...

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A method for the determination of 60 liquid crystal monomers in biotic and abiotic samples

Liquid crystal monomers (LCMs) are synthetic organic chemicals widely used in the manufacture of liquid crystal displays (LCDs) of digital electronic devices. As human interactions with digital electronics...

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Biochar and Iron oxide nanoparticle-impregnated alginate beads as adsorbents for enhanced ex situ bioremediation of petroleum-contaminated freshwater

Nutrient washout remains a key drawback of nutrient supplementation during bioremediation interventions in aquatic systems. This study assessed the adsorption and controlled release properties of biochar‑iron...

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Ants are no bees – Gaps in the assessment of relevant exposure routes to pesticides and plant incorporated protectants

Ants (Formicidae) are ubiquitous in terrestrial ecosystems, including agricultural areas and forests. They are important for soil movement, decomposition, nutrient cycling, pollination, predation, scavenging...

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Enhanced chromium (VI) removal: A remediation study employing nano zero-valent iron supported by sawdust

The rapid expansion of industry leads to the emission of heavy metals into the environment, posing a significant global concern presently. The management of heavy metals holds particular significance...

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Phytoremediation of pharmaceuticals and personal care products using the constructed wetland

Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) are ubiquitously found pseudo-persistent group of emerging contaminants that causes ecotoxicity even at nano-concentrations. Due to their persistence...

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The immobilization and adsorption mechanisms of agro-waste based biochar: A review on the effectiveness of pyrolytic temperatures on heavy metal removal

The multifunctional properties of biochar make it a promising adsorbent of heavy metals for environmental bioremediation. Pyrolytic temperature is a key factor that impacts the properties, performance,...

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Influence of biochar on the remediation of cadmium-contaminated soil in an Eisenia fetida–Solanum nigrum system

Biochar, plants, and earthworms have good remediation effects on cadmium (Cd)-contaminated soils. However, few studies have combined all three technologies to explore the treatment of Cd-contaminated...

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Potential strategies for bioremediation of microplastic contaminated soil

The escalating production and ubiquitous presence of plastics and their degradation products, such as microplastics and nanoplastics, pose a significant environmental threat. Microplastics enter the...

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Ecotoxicity of microplastic wastes and their sustainable management: A review

Environmental Pollution due to the unprecedented inundation of microplastics (MPs) released from various sources is a major concern for most of the environmental & material scientists in today's world....

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Agar-gelatin-derived hydrogel-based controlled delivery devices for linuron herbicide to prevent environmental hazards

Innovation in agriculture chemicals and delivery systems is essential for the production of food for sustainable development. Herein, natural polymers and agar-gelatin-derived controlled delivery devices...

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Microbe-pesticide interactions: Soil enzyme analysis and bacterial degradation of chlorpyrifos

With the objective of understanding microbe—pesticide interactions in soil, the effect of pesticides alone and in combination on the activities of amylase, cellulase, and invertase was assessed in black,...

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Catalytic degradation of diverse azo dyes using Eucommia ulmoides bark-mediated gold nanocatalyst

In the absence of any hazardous substances, colloidal gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) were synthesized through the reduction and stabilization of corresponding metal cations by a simple Eucommia ulmoides...

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Mechanisms of cadmium absorption in Suaeda heteroptera roots

Heavy metal contaminated soil is a common environmental pollution problem, which has a negative impact. The potential for the phytoremediation has been widely recognized. This study investigated the...

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Bioremediation of heavy metals-contaminated sites by microbial extracellular polymeric substances – A critical view

Heavy metal contamination in the atmosphere poses substantial threats to ecosystems. Traditional methods for the removal of HM-contaminated sites, such as physical and chemical treatments, often have...

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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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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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Development of a high rate biological system (Anammox + phosporous) for the treatment of low strength wastewaters

Since their detection and abundance are disrupted by a number of unidentified conditions, anaerobic ammonium oxidising bacteria (anammox) play a vital role in wastewater. Low Strength Wastewaters (LSW)...

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Ecotoxicological and health risk assessment of toxic metals and metalloids burdened soil due to anthropogenic influence

Landfill area is one of developing countries' most common anthropogenically contaminated sites. The pressure of urbanization has led to increased waste generation in major cities, commonly deposited...

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Elevated blood mercury and haematological response in free ranging chicken (Gallus Gallus domesticus) from gold mining areas in Zamfara State Nigeria

Gold mining and other anthropometric activities in mining areas result in pollution. Mercury toxicosis is thus a common occurrence in chickens from gold mining areas (GMAs). The study was designed to...

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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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