Peer-reviewed Articles

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A new approach, based on dielectrophoresis (DEP), was developed in this work to enhance traditional adsorption for the removal of ammonia nitrogen (NH3-N) from wastewater. The factors that affected the removal efficiency were systematically investigated, which...

["Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5001
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Background Although water and sanitation are considered human rights, worldwide approximately three of 10 people (2.1 billion) do not have access to safe drinking water. In 2016, 5.6 million students were enrolled in the 34% of Brazilian schools located in rural...

["Epidemiology","Public Health","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4993
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Frame Lake, located within the city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, has been identified as requiring significant remediation due to its steadily declining water quality and inability to support fish by the 1970s. Former gold mining operations and...

["Ecosystem Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4850
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Amendment with biochar and/or compost has been proposed as a strategy to remediate soil contaminated with low levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The strong sorption potential of biochar can help sequestering contaminants while the compost may promote their...

["Soil Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4996
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Background The extensive usage of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) in industrial and consumer products raises the risk of releasing their residues into the aquatic environment. The presence of ZnO NPs in the aquatic environment could potentially cause cytotoxic...

["Biochemistry","Ecotoxicology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4682
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The detailed environmental survey of the coastal zone of the Kaliningrad Region northern coast was carried out. The pollutants distribution in the silty clay fraction and calculation of ecological indexes allowed the evaluation of distribution of potentially harmful...

["Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4770
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Chile is the leading producer of copper worldwide and its richest mineral deposits are found in the Antofagasta Region of northern Chile. Mining activities have significantly increased income and employment in the region; however, there has been little assessment...

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4699
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Background China currently faces severe environmental pollution caused by burning agricultural straw; thus, resource utilization of these straws has become an urgent policy and practical objective for the Chinese government. Methods This study develops a bio-economic...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4624
1 citation
226 downloads
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Microbial ecological studies have been remarkably promoted by the high-throughput sequencing approach with explosive information of taxonomy and relative abundance. However, relative abundance does not reflect the quantity of the microbial community and the inter-sample...

["Soil Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4514
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A gambling or “game” phenomenon can be observed in the complex relationship between sources and receptors of ecological compensation among multiple stakeholders. This paper investigates the problem of gambling to determine payment amounts, and details a method...

["Ecosystem Science","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts","Food, Water and Energy Nexus"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4475
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388 views

Background Metal contamination in soils affects both above- and belowground communities, including soil microorganisms. Ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi are an important component in belowground community and tolerant strains have great potential in enhancing plant-based...

["Microbiology","Mycology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4478
1 citation
184 downloads
862 views

Heterogeneous photocatalysis using titanium dioxide as catalyst is an attractive advanced oxidation process due to its high chemical stability, good performance and low cost. When immobilized in a supporting material, additional benefits are achieved in the treatment....

["Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4464
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649 views

A greenhouse experiment was carried out to investigate the effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) on the growth, P and Cd concentrations and bioenergy quality-related factors of five cultivars of switchgrass, including three lowland cultivars (Alamo (Ala),...

["Plant Science","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4425
247 downloads
909 views

Two experimental feeding trials were conducted during four weeks to evaluate the use of Ulva lactuca in shrimp culture: (1) for wastewater bioremediation, and (2) using different inclusion levels of U. lactuca meal in shrimp feed. In feeding trial 1, shrimp reared...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4459
240 downloads
577 views

This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of mercury stress on growth, photosynthesis and mercury accumulation in different cultivars of a non-food energy crop, Jerusalem artichoke, and to screen appropriate cultivars for their efficacy in the phytoremediation...

["Environmental Sciences","Plant Science","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4325

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