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Environmental and Energy Chemistry

Edited by Alison Willows

Scope: This section publishes articles in all areas of environmental and energy chemistry including environmental monitoring, modelling and analysis, chemoecology, energy and fuels, industrial and specialty chemicals, and chemical engineering.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    The existence of heavy metals and coliform bacteria contaminants in aquatic system of Akaki river basin, a sub city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has become a public concern as human population increases and land d...

    Authors: Feleke Terefe Fanta, Amare Aregahegn Dubale, Dawit Firemichael Bebizuh and Minaleshewa Atlabachew

    Citation: BMC Chemistry 2019 13:44

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is added in sunscreens due to its ability to absorb ultraviolet (UV) light. However, upon irradiation of UV light, reactive oxygen species particularly hydroxyl radical which can damage hu...

    Authors: Mohamad Nasir Mohamad Ibrahim, Anwar Iqbal, Chai Chuan Shen, Showkat Ahmad Bhawani and Farook Adam

    Citation: BMC Chemistry 2019 13:17

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Dyes are ranked as an important class of pollutants which affect the aesthetic property of the environment when present even in very low concentrations. This study was carried out to explore the potential use ...

    Authors: Joshua N. Edokpayi, Stanley S. Ndlovu and John O. Odiyo

    Citation: BMC Chemistry 2019 13:10

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    The present investigation aimed to study and compare the efficiency of non-viable fungal isolates to remove divalent lead (Pb(II)) from aqueous streams. The selected fungal isolates showed identity with Aspergill...

    Authors: Kiran Aftab, Kalsoom Akhtar, Razia Noreen, Faiza Nazir and Umme Kalsoom

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2017 11:133

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Tobacco smoke is a toxic gas-phase cocktail consisting of a broad range of organics, and free radical intermediates. The formation of smoke from a burning cigarette depends on a series of mechanisms, including...

    Authors: Audriy Jebet, Joshua Kibet, Lucy Ombaka and Thomas Kinyanjui

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2017 11:79

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  6. Content type: Meeting Report

    To showcase the Networks’ success during phase two (2012–2016), and to set out the strategy for phase three (2017–2019), the Directed Assembly Network held a meeting at the Royal Society in London, United King...

    Authors: J. A. R. Rose, P. R. Raithby and C. Makatsoris

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2017 11:77

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  7. Content type: Review

    Silicon and silicon-based materials are essential to our daily life. They are widely used in healthcare and manufacturing. However, silicon and silicon-based materials are susceptible to bio-fouling, which is ...

    Authors: Xiaoning Zhang, DaShan Brodus, Valerie Hollimon and Hongmei Hu

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2017 11:18

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Amine degradation is the main significant problems in amine-based post-combustion CO2 capture, causes foaming, increase in viscosity, corrosion, fouling as well as environmental issues. Therefore it is very impor...

    Authors: Idris Mohamed Saeed, Vannajan Sanghiran Lee, Shaukat Ali Mazari, B. Si Ali, Wan Jeffrey Basirun, Anam Asghar, Lubna Ghalib and Badrul Mohamed Jan

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2017 11:10

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The attempt to understand the kinetic behavior of nicotine in tobacco will provide a basis for unraveling its energetics in tobacco burning and the formation of free radicals considered harmful to the cigarett...

    Authors: Joshua Kibet, Caren Kurgat, Samuel Limo, Nicholas Rono and Josephate Bosire

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:60

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Kinetics, thermodynamics and equilibrium of the removal of chromium(VI) ions from aqueous solutions by using chemically activated leaves of Ficus nitida were investigated. Adsorption runs were performed as a func...

    Authors: Ismat H. Ali and H. A. Alrafai

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:36

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  11. Content type: Review

    Oxygenates formed as by-products of Fischer-Tropsch syntheses can be transformed into other Fischer-Tropsch derived oxygenates instead of treating them as unwanted chemicals. One-step direct synthesis of ethyl...

    Authors: Roman Klimkiewicz

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:77

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  12. Content type: Review

    1,3-Butadiene is an important constituent of many products that we rely upon. It is currently prepared from non-sustainably derived sources. However, in the early part of the 20th Century the use of ethanol as a ...

    Authors: Matthew D Jones

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:53

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  13. Content type: Research article

    A response surface analysis was performed to study the effect of the composition and feeding thermal conditions of ternary mixtures on the number of theoretical stages and the energy consumption of Petlyuk col...

    Authors: Javier G Zapiain-Salinas, Juan Barajas-Fernández and Raúl González-García

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:41

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Transesterification catalyzed by solid base catalyst is a brilliant technology for the noble process featuring the fast reaction under mild reacting condition in biodiesel production. Heterogeneous base cataly...

    Authors: Hwei Voon Lee, Joon Ching Juan, Nurul Fitriyah Binti Abdullah, Rabiah Nizah MF and Yun Hin Taufiq-Yap

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:30

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Air nicotine monitoring is a well-known procedure for estimation of exposure to second hand smoke. Few research studies were realized in Romania to evaluate environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure of humans...

    Authors: Alina Bratan, Manuela Maria Mincea, Ioana-Rodica Lupşa, Marilen-Gabriel Pirtea and Vasile Ostafe

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:29

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  16. Content type: Erratum

    This is a correction to the following paper: Determining the degradation efficiency and mechanisms of ethyl violet using HPLC-PDA-ESI-MS and GC-MS, Wen-Hsin Chung, Chung-Shin Lu, Wan-Yu Lin, Jian-Xun Wang, Chi...

    Authors: Chung-Shin Lu, Wan-Yu Lin, Jian-Xun Wang, Chia-Wei Wu and Chiing-Chang Chen

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:24

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    The original article was published in Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:63

  17. Content type: Research article

    Methanol has become an alternative fuel for gasoline, which is facing a rapidly rising world demand with a limited oil supply. Methanol-gasoline has been used in China, but phase stability and vapor lock still...

    Authors: Jie Zhang, Changchun Yang, Ying Tang, Rui Zhou, Xiaoli Wang and Lianghong Xu

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:25

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  18. Content type: Review

    A review is presented of how one defines emerging contaminants and what can be included in that group of contaminants which is preferably termed “contaminants of emerging concern”. An historical perspective is...

    Authors: Sébastien Sauvé and Mélanie Desrosiers

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:15

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The chemical composition of aerosols and particle size distributions are the most significant factors affecting air quality. In particular, the exposure to finer particles can cause short and long-term effects...

    Authors: Pierina Ielpo, Vincenzo Paolillo, Gianluigi de Gennaro and Paolo Rosario Dambruoso

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:14

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  20. Content type: Review

    The increased use of veterinary antibiotics in modern agriculture for therapeutic uses and growth promotion has raised concern regarding the environmental impacts of antibiotic residues in soil and water. The ...

    Authors: Stacia R Wegst-Uhrich, Divina AG Navarro, Lisa Zimmerman and Diana S Aga

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:5

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of environmental persistent organic pollutants, which can be metabolized into a series of metabolites, including hydroxylated metabolites (OH-PCBs) in biota. Ninete...

    Authors: Guangshu Zhai, Xianai Wu, Hans-Joachim Lehmler and Jerald L Schnoor

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:183

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The paper presents the evaluation of soil contamination with total, water-available, mobile, semi-mobile and non-mobile Hg fractions in the surroundings of a former chlor-alkali plant in connection with severa...

    Authors: Tiberiu Frentiu, Bogdan Petru Pintican, Sanziana Butaciu, Alin Ironim Mihaltan, Michaela Ponta and Maria Frentiu

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:178

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Belt or wire shaped TiO2(B) particles were synthesized for lithium ion battery application by a hydrothermal and heat treatment process. In order to facilitate TiO2(B)/C composites fabrication, the synthesized Ti...

    Authors: Bo-Ra Kim, Kang-Seop Yun, Hee-June Jung, Seung-Taek Myung, Sang-Chul Jung, Wooseung Kang and Sun-Jae Kim

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:174

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Anthropogenic activities introduce materials increasing levels of many dangerous substances for the environmental quality and being hazardous to human health. Major attention has been given to those elements a...

    Authors: Pasquale Avino, Geraldo Capannesi, Maurizio Manigrasso, Alberto Rosada and Mario Vincenzo Russo

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:173

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Rhodamine B (RhB) is widely used as a colorant in textiles and food stuffs, and is also a well-known water tracer fluorescent. It is harmful to human beings and animals, and causes irritation of the skin, eyes...

    Authors: Heon Lee, Sung Hoon Park, Young-Kwon Park, Byung Hoon Kim, Sun-Jae Kim and Sang-Chul Jung

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:156

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  26. Content type: Review

    Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have numerous industrial applications and may be released to the environment. In the aquatic environment, pristine or functionalized CNT have different dispersion behavior, potentially l...

    Authors: Petra Jackson, Nicklas Raun Jacobsen, Anders Baun, Renie Birkedal, Dana Kühnel, Keld Alstrup Jensen, Ulla Vogel and Håkan Wallin

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:154

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The development of whole smoke exposure systems have been driven by the fact that traditional smoke exposure techniques are based on the particulate phase of tobacco smoke and not the complete smoke aerosol. T...

    Authors: David Thorne, Joanne Kilford, Rebecca Payne, Jason Adamson, Ken Scott, Annette Dalrymple, Clive Meredith and Deborah Dillon

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:146

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Given the serious threats posed to terrestrial ecosystems by industrial contamination, environmental monitoring is a standard procedure used for assessing the current status of an environment or trends in envi...

    Authors: Dragos V Nica, Despina Maria Bordean, Ioan Pet, Elena Pet, Simion Alda and Iosif Gergen

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:145

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Sucralose has gained popularity as a low calorie artificial sweetener worldwide. Due to its high stability and persistence, sucralose has shown widespread occurrence in environmental waters, at concentrations ...

    Authors: Sudha Rani Batchu, Natalia Quinete, Venkata R Panditi and Piero R Gardinali

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:141

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  30. Content type: Short Report

    Hydrochloric acid is used in oil-well acidizing commonly for improving the crude oil production of the low-permeable reservoirs, while it is a great challenge for the metal instruments involved in the acidific...

    Authors: Jie Zhang, Yingpan Song, Huijun Su, Li Zhang, Gang Chen and Jingrui Zhao

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:109

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Enzyme based remediation of wastewater is emerging as a novel, efficient and environmentally-friendlier approach. However, studies showing detailed mechanisms of enzyme mediated degradation of organic pollutan...

    Authors: Umme Kalsoom, Syed Salman Ashraf, Mohammed A Meetani, Muhammad A Rauf and Haq Nawaz Bhatti

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:93

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  32. Content type: Research article

    A microclimate monitoring study was conducted in 2008 aimed at assessing the conservation risks affecting the valuable wall paintings decorating Ariadne’s House (Pompeii, Italy). It was found that thermohygrom...

    Authors: Paloma Merello, Fernando-Juan García-Diego and Manuel Zarzo

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:87

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  33. Content type: Research article

    This study investigated the oxidation of selected progestagenic steroid hormones by potassium permanganate at pH 6.0 and 8.0 in ultrapure water and wastewater effluents, using bench-scale assays. Second order ...

    Authors: Paul B Fayad, Arash Zamyadi, Romain Broseus, Michèle Prévost and Sébastien Sauvé

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:84

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  34. Content type: Preliminary communication

    Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgoaceae), originating from China, now distributes all over the world. Wide application of Ginkgo biloba extracts is determined by the main active substances, flavonoids and terpenoids, which in...

    Authors: Gang Chen, Min Zhang, Jingrui Zhao, Rui Zhou, Zuchao Meng and Jie Zhang

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:83

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Knowledge about silver nanoparticles in soils is limited even if soils are a critical pathway for their environmental fate. In this paper, speciation results have been acquired using a silver ion selective ele...

    Authors: Rachel Benoit, Kevin J Wilkinson and Sébastien Sauvé

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:75

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Sediment bacterial communities are key players in biogeochemical cycling of elements in the aquatic environment. Copper mining, smelting, and processing operations located in Bor area (Serbia) are major enviro...

    Authors: Marioara Nicoleta Filimon, Dragos V Nica, Vasile Ostafe, Despina-Maria Bordean, Aurica Breica Borozan, Daliborca Cristina Vlad and Roxana Popescu

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:59

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The discharge of complex mixtures of nutrients, organic micropollutants, and antibiotic resistance genes from treated municipal wastewater into freshwater systems are global concerns for human health and aquat...

    Authors: Julie C Anderson, Jules C Carlson, Jennifer E Low, Jonathan K Challis, Charles S Wong, Charles W Knapp and Mark L Hanson

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:54

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Manufactured silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are one of the most commonly used nanomaterials in consumer goods and consequently their concentrations in wastewater and hence wastewater treatment plants are predict...

    Authors: Casey L Doolette, Mike J McLaughlin, Jason K Kirby, Damien J Batstone, Hugh H Harris, Huoqing Ge and Geert Cornelis

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:46

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The fate of 14 antidepressants along with their respective N-desmethyl metabolites and the anticonvulsive drug carbamazepine was examined in a primary sewage treatment plant (STP) and following advanced treatment...

    Authors: André Lajeunesse, Mireille Blais, Benoît Barbeau, Sébastien Sauvé and Christian Gagnon

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:15

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study was to examine the potential environmental risk of tailings resulted after precious and base metal ores processing, stored in seven impoundments located in the Aries river basin, Ro...

    Authors: Erika Levei, Tiberiu Frentiu, Michaela Ponta, Claudiu Tanaselia and Gheorghe Borodi

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:5

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Microalgae have attracted major interest as a sustainable source for biodiesel production on commercial scale. This paper describes the screening of six microalgal species, Scenedesmus quadricauda, Scenedesmus ac...

    Authors: Syed Ghulam Musharraf, Muhammad Arif Ahmed, Noureen Zehra, Nurul Kabir, M Iqbal Choudhary and Atta-ur Rahman

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:149

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