International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis

Special Issue

Environmental Science and Treatment Technology

  • Submission Deadline: 20 December 2014
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: ABDELKADER ANOUZLA
About This Special Issue
Environmental pollution is considered to be our world's most dangerous and constant threat. Our world is exposed to hazardous pollutants and chemicals from different sources every day. Industries, vehicles and basic human activities (like cooking) are spreading toxins around our world on a daily basis; these toxins affect our environmental resources such as air, water and, soil. Slowly, our ecosystem is being brought down by the impending danger of pollutants. These problems require immediate scientific attention to find an appropriate and cost effective solution.

Environmental science and Treatment Technology (ESTT) serves the international community in all areas of Environmental Science and related subjects with emphasis on chemical compounds. It reports from a broad interdisciplinary outlook. Apart from the strictly scientific contributions as research articles (short and full papers) and reviews, ESTT publishes: news & views from research and technology, Water treatment (physico/chemical methods); Air/gas treatment, NOx control, CO2 capture; Constructed wetlands and reed beds for water treatment; Agricultural wastes (liquid and solid); Solid waste treatment and bioconversion; Sustainable development or processes

Covers all areas of Environmental Science and related subjects, with emphasis on chemical compounds

Environmental science and treatment technology (ESTT) focus on all aspects of Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology.

The Journal publishes high-impact contributions on:

1. Characterization of the harmful effects of chemicals and materials
2. Transport and Fate of HM in Environment
3. Risk Assessment and Management
4. Physico-chemical and Separation Processes
    Ion Exchange
    Coagulation/Flocculation/ Precipitation
    Membrane Processes
5. Biological Processes
6. Advanced Oxidation Processes
    Plasma Processes
The aim of Environmental science and Treatment Technology (ESTT) is to bring together the international community working in the field of environmental sciences, engineering, and technology, and to foster an environment conducive to present advances in this field. Environmental science and Treatment Technology (ESTT) will also provide a golden opportunity to develop new collaborations and gather world experts on the different topics including pollution detection, environmental remediation, and pollution prevention.

Related subjects: Environmental Chemistry - Environmental Health & Public Health -Environmental Sciences - Environmental Toxicology - Pollution and Remediation
Lead Guest Editor

    Engineering Laboratory of Water and Environment, Rabat, Morocco

Guest Editors
  • Lubna AL-Zubaidi

    University of Mustansiria University, Department of Environmental Engineering, Baghdad, Iraq

Published Articles
  • Biosorption Isotherm for of Cu(II) and Zn(II) onto Calcined Limpet Shells as a New Biosorbent Ions from Aqueous Solutions: Comparison of Linear and Non-Linear Methods

    Rachid Slimani , Imane El Ouahabi , Imane Hachoumi , Yassine Riadi , Abdelkader Anouzla , Mohammadine El Haddad , Saïd El Antri , Saïd Lazar

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 48-57
    Received: 21 December 2014
    Accepted: 7 January 2015
    Published: 23 January 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijema.s.2014020601.17
    Abstract: The ability of calcined limpet shells (CLS), to remove Cu(II) and Zn(II) from effluent solution by biosorption has been studied. All the studies were conducted by a batch method to determine equilibrium and kinetic studies. The effects of contact time, CLS dose, pH and temperature were studied for the biosorption of Cu(II) and Zn(II) on CLS. Biosor... Show More
  • Copper Removal Efficiency in a Surface Water and Compartmentalization in the Floating Fern Salvinia minima

    María Victoria Casares , Laura I. de Cabo , Rafael S. Seoane , Alicia Fabrizio de Iorio

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 42-47
    Received: 31 October 2014
    Accepted: 20 November 2014
    Published: 27 December 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijema.s.2014020601.16
    Abstract: In order to determine copper removal efficiency and compartmentalization in the free floating fern S. minima, a bioassay was performed in which plants were exposed to increasing copper concentrations in the range of 1 to 30 mg Cu L-1 for six days in Pilcomayo River surface water. S. minima accumulated the metal in a dose-dependent manner. Metal con... Show More
  • A Novel Membrane Bioreactor System for Nitrification Inhibition by Cadmium

    Omar Chaalal , Dalial Hank , Ahmed M. Soliman , Ahemd Embaby , Farid Benyahya

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 35-41
    Received: 8 September 2014
    Accepted: 19 September 2014
    Published: 15 October 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijema.s.2014020601.15
    Abstract: The inhibitory effect of heavy metals in nitrification has not been extensively investigated although it is expected that some form of inhibition would show up in the presence of these. Since Cadmium is a common heavy metal present in industrial effluents, its effect on nitrification has yet to be evaluated in qualitative and quantitative terms. In... Show More
  • Coagulation and Chlorination of NOM and Algae in Water Treatment: A Review

    Djamel Ghernaout , Saad Moulay , Noureddine Ait Messaoudene , Mohamed Aichouni , Mohamed Wahib Naceur , Ahmed Boucherit

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 23-34
    Received: 30 August 2014
    Accepted: 6 October 2014
    Published: 15 October 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijema.s.2014020601.14
    Abstract: Due to health concerns of natural organic matter (NOM) and algae presence in surface water and difficulties encountered in their removal in the water treatment, this paper reviews coagulation and chlorination processes which are largely used in water treatment technology. In the conventional water treatment, coagulation and slow filtration treatmen... Show More
  • Soils Bioremediation of Hydrocarbons and Green Waste Elimination through Composting Process

    Hicham Rhbal , Salah Souabi , Mohamed Safi , Mohamed Terta , Mohmed Arad , Abdelkader Anouzla , Mohamed Hafid

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 13-22
    Received: 10 September 2014
    Accepted: 15 September 2014
    Published: 23 September 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijema.s.2014020601.13
    Abstract: The aim of this work was to study the mineralization of hydrocarbons during composting. For this purpose, soil/green waste mixtures were prepared at three different ratios (S/GW= 60/40, 70/30, 80/20) composted for 90 days. An unamended polluted soil (100% soil) was used as the control. The results indicate that the composting process greatly increa... Show More
  • High Arsenic Enrichment in Water and Soils from Sambayourou Watershed – Burkina Faso (West Africa)

    Kagambega Nicolas , Sawadogo Sayouba , Gordio Ardjima

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 6-12
    Received: 29 August 2014
    Accepted: 18 September 2014
    Published: 23 September 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijema.s.2014020601.12
    Abstract: Sambayourou is one of the main tributary of Mouhoun River in southwest Burkina Faso. Its watershed is part of area affected by mining operations from Poura gold mine in 80s. Investigations on surface water, ground-water and soil from Sambayourou watershed reveal that enormous volume of mine wastes from Poura old gold mine is causing acid mine drain... Show More
  • Optimisation of Coagulation Process with SIWW is Coagulant for Colour and COD Removal of Acid Dye Effluent Using Central Composite Design Experiment

    Abdelkader Anouzla , Younes Abrouki , Salah Souabi , Mohammed Safi , Hayat Loukili , Hicham Rhbal , Rachid Slimani

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: 29 August 2014
    Accepted: 23 September 2014
    Published: 23 September 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijema.s.2014020601.11
    Abstract: Central composite rotatable design experiment is used to study the effect of coagulation process for acid dye effluents and to optimise the variables such as dye concentration, coagulant dosage and initial pH, which influence the efficiency of colour and COD removal of dye effluents. The steel industrial wastewater (SIWW) FeCl3 rich is used for thi... Show More