International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis

Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2015

  • β-N-Acetylhexosaminidase (NAHA) as a Marker of Fungal Cell Biomass – Storage Stability and Relation to β-Glucan

    Ragnar Rylander

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2015
    Pages: 205-209
    Received: 18 May 2015
    Accepted: 1 June 2015
    Published: 14 June 2015
    Abstract: Background. Laboratory and field studies have demonstrated that the enzyme β-N-acetylhexosaminidase (NAHA) is a marker of fungal biomass. The purposes of this study was to determine, 1) the stability of the NAHA enzyme on stored filters, 2) the effect of air movement during the sampling of particles and resulting NAHA enzyme activity, and 3) the re... Show More
  • Assessment of Spatio-Temporal Variation of Groundwater Quality in Udi-Ezeagu Watershed, Enugu Area Southeastern Nigeria

    Tonia Nkiru Nwobodo, Martin Atu Ngozika Anikwe, Kevin Ejike Chukwu

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2015
    Pages: 210-217
    Received: 13 June 2015
    Accepted: 19 June 2015
    Published: 2 July 2015
    Abstract: This study was carried out to assess the spatio-temporal variation of groundwater quality in Udi-Ezeagu Watershed, Enugu Area, Southeastern Nigeria. The specific objectives were to determine the physical, chemical and microbiological characteristics of groundwater samples in space and time and to ascertain the quality of groundwater using the param... Show More
  • Toxicological Effects of Organophosphates Pesticides

    Mohamed A. Ghorab, Mohamed S. Khalil

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2015
    Pages: 218-220
    Received: 9 July 2015
    Accepted: 27 July 2015
    Published: 5 August 2015
    Abstract: For many years organophosphate pesticides considered the main option for a lot of people in many countries to manage different pests. It's more than 70 years now and OPs still use with certain purposes in gardens, fields and greenhouses as crop protection agents, or even at houses as public health agents. Thus, year after year and with the repeatin... Show More
  • Hydrogeochemical Characteristics and Quality Assessment of Groundwater in University of Science and Technology Port Harcourt

    Tubonimi Joseph Kio Ideriah, Udonna Joseph Ikoro

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2015
    Pages: 221-232
    Received: 20 July 2015
    Accepted: 28 July 2015
    Published: 10 August 2015
    Abstract: The quality and suitability of boreholes water quality in the Rivers State University of Science and Technology were assessed for potability and irrigation purposes by analyzing the water for physico-chemical parameters, microbial contents and irrigation indices using standard methods. The results obtained were compared with permissible limits for ... Show More
  • Osmotic stress Response of Saccharomyces cerevisiae under HG and Elevated Temperature Environment

    Ambreen Gul, Asma Siddique, Quratulain Syed, Muhammad Nadeem, Shahjahan Baig

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2015
    Pages: 233-237
    Received: 20 February 2015
    Accepted: 14 July 2015
    Published: 19 August 2015
    Abstract: The High Gravity (HG) ethanol fermentation at high temperature is very attractive and promising technology for fuel ethanol production. This study was designed to improve the osmotic as well as thermal behavior of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain isolated from distillery waste. Therefore, initial pH and substrate concentrations were optimized fo... Show More