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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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Spatial distribution of total petroleum hydrocarbons in surface sediments of Palk Bay, Tamil Nadu, India

Palk Bay is a marine protected area with a sensitive ecosystem like coral reefs, seagrass meadows, and mangroves with rich biodiversity. Observations indicate that these ecosystems are at risk from...

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Eco synthesized silver nanoparticles as a next generation of nanoproduct in multidisciplinary applications

Today, Microorganisms are increasingly being used to synthesize nanoparticles, due to their eco-friendly and time-saving properties. In the present investigation, Lactobacillus spp was used to successfully...

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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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Assessing the level of contamination of metals in surface soils at thermal power area: Evidence from developing country (India)

The purpose of this study was to determine the concentrations and contamination level of heavy metals and metalloid (i.e., Zn, Fe, Cu, Mn, Pb and As) in sediment samples taken from a thermal power station's...

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Evaluation of the transport and mobility of Co(II) in soils from agricultural, waste dump and an automobile repair shop sites in Bambili-Cameroon

This study investigated the transport and mobility of Co(II) in swampy agricultural soil (SS1), soil from waste dump site (SS2) and soil from automobile repair shop site (SS3) all from Bambili-Cameroon....

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Removal of organic dyes using Fucus vesiculosus seaweed bioadsorbent an ecofriendly approach: Equilibrium, kinetics and thermodynamic studies

Increasing industrialization leads to enhanced level of pollutants in wastewater that ultimately degrade the environment. Fucus vesiculosus, brown algae was utilized as bioadsorbent for elimination...

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Human health risk assessment (HHRA) of fluoride and nitrate using pollution index of groundwater (PIG) in and around hard rock terrain of Cuddapah, A.P. South India

Groundwater is the most common source of drinking and irrigation in the world. As a result of human activities and natural processes, nitrate levels in most groundwater supplies in arid and semi-arid...

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Trace elements in fish species: Schizothorax richardsonii, Salmo trutta and Neolissochilus hexagonolepis in relation to sizes and tissues of Punatsang Chhu

Three fish species (Schizothorax richardsonii, Salmo trutta and Neolissochilus hexagonolepis) were collected from Punatsang Chhu river and sample tissues of muscles and gills were analyzed for Al, As,...

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Oxidative stress response to hydrogen peroxide exposure of Mytilus galloprovincialis and Ruditapes philippinarum: Reduced embryogenesis success and altered biochemical response of sentinel marine bivalve species

The elevated concentration of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) due to natural and anthropogenic causes is a significant bane to marine and coastal organisms, as it has a prolonged half-life and can inject across...

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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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Enhanced hexazinone degradation by a Bacillus species and Staphylococcus species isolated from pineapple and sugarcane cultivated soils in Kenya

In this work, hexazinone-degrading bacterial strains from Kenyan tropical soils with long term application history were isolated and identified. Non-sterile soils from sugarcane and pineapple cultivated...

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Leptodactylus macrosternum (Anura: Leptodactylidae) as a bioindicator of potentially toxic chemical elements in irrigated perimeters in northeastern Brazil

Biomonitoring programs have developed in the last decades, including the toxicity evaluation of endemic organisms in populations from polluted areas. Environmental bioindicators respond to contaminants...

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Adsorptive removal of chromium from aqueous solutions using flax (Linum usitatissimum): Kinetics and equilibrium studies

Chromium (Cr) ions, discharging from different industrial activities, especially from leather tanning industries, are becoming a major threat for the environment and human health. Therefore, elimination...

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Ketoprofen and benzophenone adsorption on manganese ferrite biochar magnetic nanocomposite from aqueous solution

Emerging pollutants (EPs) are unchecked pollutants with inherent negative potentials present in the environment. There are heightened concerns about the availability and fate of these pollutants in...

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Health status monitoring of Mystus cavasius through histological aberrations of liver and kidney due to the deterioration of water Physico-chemical parameters in Surma River

Water pollution is a threat to aquatic organisms, including fish, and is a global concern for aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem integrity. This study evaluates the effect of waterborne pollutants on...

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Adsorption performances of corn cob-derived biochar in saturated and semi-saturated vertical-flow constructed wetlands for nutrient removal under erratic oxygen supply

In this study, corn cob biochar-established Vertical-Flow Constructed Wetland (saturated and semi-saturated systems) with varying oxygen supplying blueprints were initiated to purge methane-fermented...

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The impact of sub-lethal concentrations of glyphosate on growth and haematology of African catfish under aquatic ecological micro-climate

The impact of sub-lethal concentrations of glyphosate (Isopropylamine salt - H2NCH(CH3)2) an active ingredient in Roundup® herbicides on growth and haematology of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus)...

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Multi-application fennel-based composites for the adsorption of Cr(VI) ions from water and control of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus

Ubiquitous toxic metal ions and pathogenic microbes in contaminated water affects the lives of millions of people globally. The synthesis of multifunction composites that can uptake metal ion from contaminated...

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Environmentally relevant concentrations of Cadmium impair morpho-physiological development and metamorphosis in Polypedates maculatus (Anura, Rhacophoridae) tadpoles

Cadmium (Cd) poisoning has been globally reported causing detrimental health issues with severe toxic effects on certain physiological systems. Here the effects of different concentrations of Cadmium...

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Adsorptive removal of methyl orange dye from aqueous solution using populous leaves: Insights from kinetics, thermodynamics and computational studies

The present investigation reports an effective adsorption of methyl orange dye using the leaves of populous tree in five different forms. The physicochemical properties of all adsorbents were characterized...

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Modified oil palm industry solid waste as a potential adsorbent for lead removal

As one of the largest oil palm producers in the world, Malaysia also produces the most abundant residues of palm oil known as empty fruit bunch (EFB). Mismanaging of this residue such as being unused...

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Bioaccumulation of silver and its effects on biochemical parameters and histological alterations in an Indian major carp Labeo rohita

Extensive usage of silver in several applications may contaminate the freshwater compartment and affects the health status of aquatic organisms. In the present investigation, fingerlings of Indian major...

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Evaluation of toxicity of zinc oxide nanorods on green microalgae of freshwater and marine ecosystems

Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanomaterials (NMs) are widely used in the manufacture of several commercial products like foods, packaging, cosmetics, medicines and healthcare formulations and anti-fouling paints....

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Vulnerability analysis of the groundwater quality around Vellalore-Kurichi landfill region in Coimbatore

Groundwater resources are explored and exploited to their maximum for the use in households, industries and other domestic activities. It becomes sensible to recognize its importance in quantity view...

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