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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

    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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  2. Content type: Research article

    Ariadne’s house, located at the city center of ancient Pompeii, is of great archaeological value due to the fresco paintings decorating several rooms. In order to assess the risks for long-term conservation af...

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

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:145

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  3. Content type: Review

    In vivo estimations of Pb particle bioavailability are costly and variable, because of the nature of animal assays. The most feasible alternative for increasing the number of investigations carried out on Pb part...

    Authors: Elise Deshommes, Robert Tardif, Marc Edwards, Sébastien Sauvé and Michèle Prévost

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:138

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The serious impact effects of persistent organic pollutants such as organochlorine pesticides, especially dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane family (DDTs) and hexachlorocyclohexane isomers (HCHs) have been causin...

    Authors: Naghmeh Saadati, Md Pauzi Abdullah, Zuriati Zakaria, Majid Rezayi and Nader Hosseinizare

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:130

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The metals bioavailability in soils is commonly assessed by chemical extractions; however a generally accepted method is not yet established. In this study, the effectiveness of Diffusive Gradients in Thin-fil...

    Authors: Marin Senila, Erika Andrea Levei and Lacrimioara Ramona Senila

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:119

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  6. Content type: Research article

    In serious consideration of the worldwide environmental issues associated with the extensive use of the textile dyes and effluents generated thereof, the scientists across the world are in search for potential...

    Authors: Muhammad Asgher, Shagufta Kamal and Hafiz Muhammad Nasir Iqbal

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:110

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  7. Content type: Research article

    This paper discusses results obtained in the second monitoring campaign of the Carcer Tullianum, a particular hypogeum environment located in the historical centre of Rome (Italy). In the first paper we stress...

    Authors: Giovanni Visco, Susanne Heidi Plattner, Patrizia Fortini and Maria Pia Sammartino

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:104

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The interactions of p-cresol photocatalytic degradation components were studied by response surface methodology. The study was designed by central composite design using the irradiation time, pH, the amount of ph...

    Authors: Yadollah Abdollahi, Azmi Zakaria, Khamirul Amin Matori, Kamyar Shameli, Hossein Jahangirian, Majid Rezayi and Tahereh Abdollahi

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:100

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  9. Content type: Research article

    This study evaluated the adsorption capacity of the natural materials chitin and oyster shell powder (OSP) in the removal of saxitoxin (STX) from water. Simplified reactors of adsorption were prepared containi...

    Authors: Silvia P Melegari and William G Matias

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:86

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  10. Content type: Research article

    This study assessed lead, cadmium, and nickel level in food crops, fruits and soil samples from Ohaji and Umuagwo and Owerri in South Eastern Nigeria and estimated the potential health risks of metals. Samples...

    Authors: Orish Ebere Orisakwe, John Kanayochukwu Nduka, Cecilia Nwadiuto Amadi, Daniel Onyekachi Dike and Onyinyechi Bede

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:77

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The discharge of wastewater that contains high concentrations of reactive dyes is a well-known problem associated with dyestuff activities. In recent years, semiconductor photocatalysis has become more and mor...

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

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:63

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:24

  12. Content type: Research article

    Italian technical normative in the field of cultural heritage is often considered insufficient or not suitable in practise, therefore efforts are necessary to design new and/or improve already existing ones.

    Authors: Susanne Heidi Plattner, Rita Reale, Giovanni Visco, Maria Grazia Papa and Maria Pia Sammartino

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:62

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), cadmium (Cd), and lead (Pb) can pose serious threats to environmental health because they tend to bioaccumulate in terrestrial ecosystems. We investigated under field conditions the tra...

    Authors: Dragos V Nica, Marian Bura, Iosif Gergen, Monica Harmanescu and Despina-Maria Bordean

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:55

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  14. Content type: Research article

    A sampling campaign of indoor air was conducted to assess the typical concentration of indoor air pollutants in 8 National Libraries and Archives across the U.K. and Ireland. At each site, two locations were c...

    Authors: Lorraine T Gibson, Abdunaser Ewlad-Ahmed, Barry Knight, Velson Horie, Gemma Mitchell and Claire J Robertson

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:42

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Formic acid, acetic acid and formaldehyde are important compounds in the indoor environment because of the potential for these acids to degrade calcareous materials (shells, eggs, tiles and geological specimen...

    Authors: Peter Brimblecombe and Carlota M Grossi

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:21

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  16. Content type: Review

    Due to the vast importance of peptides in biological processes, there is an escalating need for synthetic peptides to be used in a wide variety of applications. However, the consumption of organic solvent is e...

    Authors: Keiko Hojo, Asaki Hara, Hiroyuki Kitai, Mare Onishi, Hideki Ichikawa, Yoshinobu Fukumori and Koichi Kawasaki

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2011 5:49

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The AgBr loaded TiO2 catalyst was prepared by a feasible approach with AgBr and tetraisopropyl orthotitanate and characterized by BET surface area measurement, diffuse reflectance spectra (DRS), scanning electron...

    Authors: Rengasamy Velmurugan, Bojja Sreedhar and Meenakshisundaram Swaminathan

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2011 5:46

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Biomass and municipal solid waste offer sustainable sources of energy; for example to meet heat and electricity demand in the form of combined cooling, heat and power. Combustion of biomass has a lesser impact...

    Authors: René Laryea-Goldsmith, John Oakey and Nigel J Simms

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2011 5:4

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Monitoring and analysis of trace contaminants such as pharmaceuticals and pesticides require the preservation of the samples before they can be quantified using the appropriate analytical methods. Our objectiv...

    Authors: Khadija Aboulfadl, Cyril De Potter, Michèle Prévost and Sébastien Sauvé

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2010 4:10

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Quantum mechanical calculations were performed on a variety of uranium species representing U(VI), U(V), U(IV), U-carbonates, U-phosphates, U-oxalates, U-catecholates, U-phosphodiesters, U-phosphorylated N-ace...

    Authors: James D Kubicki, Gary P Halada, Prashant Jha and Brian L Phillips

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2009 3:10

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Solid deposits from commercially available high-pressure diesel injectors (HPDI) were analyzed to study the solid deposition from diesel fuel during engine operation. The structural and chemical properties of ...

    Authors: Ramya Venkataraman and Semih Eser

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2008 2:25

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  22. Content type: Research article

    This work reports the determination of the levels of phthalate esters (dimethyl phthalate (DMP), diethyl phthalate (DEP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), diethyl hexyl phthalate (DEHP)) and metals (lead, cadmium, man...

    Authors: Adeleke Adeniyi, Matthew Dayomi, Pitso Siebe and Olumuyiwa Okedeyi

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2008 2:9

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  23. Content type: Commentary

    White biotechnology is a fast emerging area that concerns itself with the use of biotechnological approaches in the production of bulk and fine chemicals, biofuels, and agricultural products. It is a truly mul...

    Authors: Munishwar N Gupta and Smita Raghava

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2007 1:17

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