Peer-reviewed Articles

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Antibiotic resistance in our pathogens is medicine’s climate change: caused by human activity, and resulting in more extreme outcomes. Resistance emerges in microbial populations when antibiotics act on phenotypic variance within the population. This can arise...

["Agricultural Science","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5801
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Lead (Pb) is a ubiquitous pollutant which poses serious threats to plants, animals and humans once entered into the food chain via contaminated industrial effluents on their discharge into the surface of water bodies and/or geological materials. This study aimed...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5672
73 downloads
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Background Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been widely used in many commercial products due to their excellent antibacterial ability. The AgNPs are released into the environment, gradually accumulate in the ocean, and may affect animals at high trophic levels,...

["Toxicology","Veterinary Medicine","Immunology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5432
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Organic pollutants contaminate water resources and the environment when discharged into water streams. Also, the presence of these materials in incompletely treated or untreated wastewater leads to serious environmental hazards. The hydroxyl radicals and holes...

["Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5501
61 downloads
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Primarily, lithium (Li) resource development and wider application of Li-ion batteries result in Li pollution and concomitantly poses increasing and inevitable problems to environmental health and safety. However, information is rare about the scope of the remediation...

["Ecology","Plant Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5559
48 downloads
314 views

Because of the environmental sensitivity of the Black Sea, as a semi-enclosed sea, any subsea oil spill can cause destructive impacts on the marine environment and beaches. Employing numerical modeling as a prediction tool is one of the most efficient methods to...

["Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5448
93 downloads
373 views

A residue from the primary treatment of a Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was used to isolate filamentous fungi with lipase production potential. Two of the 27 isolated fungi presented high hydrolysis index and were selected for lipase production by solid-state...

["Biotechnology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5368
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The underlying mechanism and cellular responses of bacteria against toxic cadmium ions is still not fully understood. Herein, Escherichia coli TG1 expressing hexahistidine-green fluorescent protein (His6GFP) and cells expressing polyhistidine-fused to the outer...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5245
107 downloads
341 views

Background China has the largest lead–acid battery (LAB) industry and market around the world, and this situation causes unavoidable emissions of Pb and other pollutants. Methods On the basis of a field survey on a starting–lighting–ignition (SLI) LAB plant in...

["Public Health","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5238
82 downloads
312 views

The use of microalgae in biotechnological processes has received much attention worldwide. This is primarily due to the fact that they are inexpensive to grow, requiring only sunlight and CO2, whilst lending themselves to a range of uses, such as to reduce CO2...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5295
112 downloads
1,579 views

Industrial activities play a key role in the economic well-being of a country but they usually involve processes with a more or less profound environmental impact, including emission of pollutants. Among them, much attention has been given to airborne particulate...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5322
65 downloads
328 views

In the context of future aquaculture intensification, a longitudinal ten-year evaluation of the current traditional rainbow trout production in Ireland was performed. Publically available and independent data obtained from local authorities were gathered and analysed....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5281
96 downloads
416 views

Long-term and seasonal changes in production and respiration were surveyed in the Valle de Bravo reservoir, Mexico, in a period during which high water-level fluctuations occurred (2006–2015). We assessed the community metabolism through oxygen dynamics in this...

["Ecosystem Science","Freshwater Biology","Biogeochemistry","Ecohydrology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5205
88 downloads
344 views

With the increase in anthropogenic activities metal pollution is also increased and needs to be closely monitored. In this study honeybees were used as bioindicators to monitor metal pollution. Metal pollution in honeybees represents pollution present in air, water...

["Biosphere Interactions","Atmospheric Chemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5197
110 downloads
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Calixarene framework functionalized bio-polymeric magnetic composites (MSp-TDI-calix) were synthesized and utilized as magnetic solid-phase extraction (MSPE) sorbent for the extraction of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), namely indoprofen (INP),...

["Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Food, Water and Energy Nexus","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5108

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