Earth and Environmental Sciences

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  1. Research

    Impact of nickel mining in New Caledonia assessed by compositional data analysis of lichens

    The aim of this study is to explore the use of lichens as biomonitors of the impact of nickel mining and ore treatment on the atmosphere in the New Caledonian archipelago (South Pacific Ocean); both activities...

    Camille Pasquet, Pauline Le Monier, Fabrice Monna, Christophe Durlet, Benjamin Brigaud, Rémi Losno, Carmela Chateau, Christine Laporte-Magoni and Peggy Gunkel-Grillon

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:2022

    Published on: 28 November 2016

  2. Research

    Effect of climate change on stormwater runoff characteristics and treatment efficiencies of stormwater retention ponds: a case study from Denmark using TSS and Cu as indicator pollutants

    This study investigated the potential effect of climate changes on stormwater pollution runoff characteristics and the treatment efficiency of a stormwater retention pond in a 95 ha catchment in Denmark. An in...

    Anitha Kumari Sharma, Luca Vezzaro, Heidi Birch, Karsten Arnbjerg-Nielsen and Peter Steen Mikkelsen

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1984

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  3. Research

    Isolation and characterisation of crude oil sludge degrading bacteria

    The use of microorganisms in remediating environmental contaminants such as crude oil sludge has become a promising technique owing to its economy and the fact it is environmentally friendly. Polycyclic aroma...

    Linda U. Obi, Harrison I. Atagana and Rasheed A. Adeleke

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1946

    Published on: 9 November 2016

  4. Research

    Trace elements in native and improved paddy rice from different climatic regions of Sri Lanka: implications for public health

    Samples of 226 new improved and 21 indigenous rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties were collected from the rice fields in three climatic zones of Sri Lanka and concentrations of 18 trace elements (Li, B, Al, Cr, Mn, ...

    Saranga Diyabalanage, Thamara Navarathna, Hemalika T. K. Abeysundara, Sanath Rajapakse and Rohana Chandrajith

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1864

    Published on: 24 October 2016

  5. Research

    Kinetic study of a β-mannanase from the Bacillus licheniformis HDYM-04 and its decolorization ability of twenty-two structurally different dyes

    The microbial β-mannanases have been increasingly exploited for bioconversion of biomass materials and various potential industrial applications, such as bleaching of softwood pulps, scouring and desizing, food a...

    Jingping Ge, Renpeng Du, Dan Zhao, Gang Song, Man Jin and Wenxiang Ping

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1824

    Published on: 21 October 2016

  6. Technical note

    Fixed-bed column recirculation system for investigation of sorption and biodegradation of organic pollutants in saturated sediment: a detailed design and development

    Sorption and biodegradation are the primary processes of organic pollution remediation in aquatic and soil/sediment environments. While researchers have substantially reported their findings regarding these pr...

    Bao Son Trinh, Brian Reid and Kevin Hiscock

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1842

    Published on: 21 October 2016

  7. Research

    Evaluation of groundwater and surface water quality and human risk assessment for trace metals in human settlements around the Bosomtwe Crater Lake in Ghana

    Geogenic and anthropogenic activities introduce certain metals into the environment which tend to deteriorate the quality of both surface and groundwater in the Bosomtwe Crater Lake and its surroundings. In th...

    Noah Kyame Asare-Donkor, Thomas Asare Boadu and Anthony Apeke Adimado

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1812

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  8. Research

    Environmental surveillance of commonly-grown vegetables for investigating potential lead and chromium contamination intensification in Bangladesh

    With regard to previously reported Lead (Pb) and Chromium (Cr) contamination in egg, a semi-quantitative assessment of the general environment of Bangladesh is carried out through nation-wide sampling of commo...

    A. M. M. Maruf Hossain, M. Shahidul Islam, M. Mustafa Mamun, H. M. Al-Jonaed, M. Imran, M. Hasibur Rahman, M. Azizul Islam Kazi and Syed Fazle Elahi

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1803

    Published on: 18 October 2016

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