Environmental Science

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Airborne transmission pathway for coastal water pollution
Monika Mortimer –– The study shows how water pollution could pose a health risk via inhalation in coastal areas.
The effects of the depth of fertilization on losses of nitrogen and phosphorus and soil fertility in the red paddy soil of China
Mukhtar Ahmed –– This article is good to guide how to minimize fertilizer losses.
Ambient ozone pollution at a coal chemical industry city in the border of Loess Plateau and Mu Us Desert: characteristics, sensitivity analysis and control strategies
Xinfeng Wang –– This work conducts systemic investigations on the photochemical pollution and control strategies at a coal chemical industry city in North China with arid climate, where related study is rare but in urgent need.
Plastic additives: challenges in ecotox hazard assessment
Monika Mortimer –– The article presents an excellent synthesis of the state of the art in environmental impacts of plastic additives released from micro- and nanosized plastic particles. It is of interest to a wide audience ranging from regulators and toxicologists to plastics manufacturers.
Potentially toxic metal(loid) distribution and migration in the bottom weathering profile of indigenous zinc smelting slag pile in clastic rock region
Carlos Zuniga-Gonzalez –– Potentially toxic metal (loid) distribution and migration in the bottom weathering profile of indigenous zinc smelting slag pile in clastic rock region is a contribution to be considered in policies to mitigate environmental impact, fundamentally in countries where indigenous people and those living in poverty can be affected by intoxication.
Examining long-term natural vegetation dynamics in the Aral Sea Basin applying the linear spectral mixture model
Jianjun Zhang –– This paper introduces the Linear Spectral Mixture Model to examine long-term natural vegetation dynamics.
The effect of brewery spent grain application on biogas yields and kinetics in co-digestion with sewage sludge
Sanket Joshi –– Biogas, a well-known source of energy, could benefit both waste treatment aspects and affordable energy security. Current paper highlights synergistic effects of using sewage sludge with brewery spent grain on biogas yields and kinetics.
Estimating salt content of vegetated soil at different depths with Sentinel-2 data
Marcia Marques –– The subject has high relevance in terms of soil salination monitoring and modeling, a hot topic for soil fertility and sustainable soil management.
Effects of plastic mulching on the accumulation and distribution of macro and micro plastics in soils of two farming systems in Northwest China
Najat Saliba –– This article evaluates the accumulation and distribution of agricultural plastic debris. A topic of high interest to many disciplines.
Characterizing carbonyl compounds and their sources in Fuzhou ambient air, southeast of China
Valsaraj KT –– OVOCs are very important in the formation of smog in many urban areas.
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