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Circular Economy

Assessment of Microplastics and Potentially Toxic Elements in Surface Sediments of the River Kelvin, Central Scotland, United Kingdom
- Contamination of the environment by microplastics (MPs), polymer particles of <5?mm in diameter, is an emerging concern globally due to their ubiquitous nature, interactions with...
Abundance, Source Apportionment, and Surface Characteristics of Microplastics in Agricultural Soil in a Flood-Prone Area of Central Bangladesh
- Evaluation of microplastic (MP) contamination in terrestrial ecosystems, especially in agricultural soil is vital due to the soil’s central role in basic food production for humans. In this...
Ecological Risk Assessment and Source Analysis of Heavy Metals in Farmland Soil in Yangchun City Based on APCS-MLR and Geostatistics
15/02/2024 - Yangchun City, a typical polymetallic ore distribution area in Guangdong Province (China), was selected as the research region to study the content, distribution, source, and possible impacts of...
Metal Contamination of Different Water Categories and Surface Soil Near Thermal Power Plants at Varied Geographic Sites of India and Their Health Risk Assessment
- The present study aimed to examine elemental contamination near the residential areas of four coal thermal power plants in India. Water and surface soil samples were collected from various geographic...
Sulfur Signature of a Mediterranean Wetland: The Case of Soils of the Inundated Floodplain Area at the Tablas de Daimiel National Park
- In the Mediterranean region, numerous wetlands co-exist with competitive agricultural systems. Although wetlands’ hydrology (in water volume, source, and residence time terms) plays a major factor...
The use of copper as plant protection product contributes to environmental contamination and resulting impacts on terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem functions
07/02/2024 - Copper-based plant protection products (PPPs) are widely used in both conventional and organic farming, and to a lesser extent for non-agricultural maintenance of gardens, greenspaces, and...
Zeolite and Winery Waste as Innovative By-Product for Vineyard Soil Management
02/02/2024 - In semiarid environments, vine cultivation is a land use with a high impact with regard to soil erosion, loss of organic matter and biodiversity, contamination, and compaction. In addition, the wine...
The downside of copper pesticides: An earthworm's perspective
19/01/2024 - The widespread use of copper-based pesticides, while effective in controlling plant diseases, has been identified as a major source of copper contamination in soils. This raises concerns about...
Spatiotemporal Assessment of Soil and Vegetation Pollution with Toxic Metals from Road Traffic along the First Romanian Highway
20/01/2024 - The present study is dedicated to the assessment of soil and vegetation pollution with toxic metals on a section of the oldest highway in Romania, which has been in operation for more 50 years. In...
Efficient Removal of Cr(VI) from Wastewater by Magnetic Biochar Derived from Peanut Hull
- The contamination of chromium (Cr(VI)) in groundwater threatens public health because of the industrial development being historically less supervised. To remove Cr(VI) from groundwater and other...
Influence of soil properties and aging on exogenous antimony toxicity to Caenorhabditis elegans in agricultural soil
17/01/2024 - Exploring the influence of soil on antimony (Sb) aging could help predict Sb toxicity on nematodes that play an important role in agricultural soil nitrogen cycling. This study aimed to...
Magnetic Sulfide–Modified MFe2O4/Montmorillonite (M=Fe, Zn) for Efficient Sorption of Cd(II)
- Modified montmorillonite has been widely used for the adsorption of heavy metal Cd(II), but there are few studies on the preparation of adsorbents that are easy to recover and can be efficiently...
Sustainable Recovery of an Agricultural Area Impacted by an Oil Spill Using Enhanced Phytoremediation
09/01/2024 - In this paper, a viability study is conducted for a bioremediation intervention in a cultivated area contaminated by a pipeline oil spill. In this context, green technologies such as bioremediation...
Multivariate and Water Quality Index Approaches for Spatial Water Quality Assessment in Lake Ziway, Ethiopian Rift
- Information on water quality in aquatic environments is essential for managing and protecting surface water resources, such as lakes, reservoirs, and rivers. This study investigates the spatial...
Remediation of As(V) and Cd(II) Contamination by a ZVI-Biochar: Experimental and DFT Calculation
- A zero-valent iron-loaded corn straw char (ZVI-CSC) was synthesized in this study for the remediation of As(V) and Cd(II) contamination. The impact of ZVI-CSC on the adsorption performance of As(V)...
Human health risk assessment of metals in soil samples of a Brazilian city with a historic contamination complex
08/01/2024 - Rio Grande is a city located on a narrow industrialized and urbanized Brazilian peninsula, characterized by wetlands. Due to population growth, numerous urban backfilled regions were built to...
Harnessing Activated Hydrochars: A Novel Approach for Pharmaceutical Contaminant Removal
- Water contamination is a pervasive global crisis, affecting over 2 billion people worldwide, with pharmaceutical contaminants emerging as a significant concern due to their persistence and mobility...
Modeling the Transport Behavior of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles in Soil Under Various Environmental Conditions
- Transport behavior of zinc oxide nanoparticles (nZnO) has been investigated widely; however, not many studies have identified the transport mechanisms through mathematical modeling by simulating both...
Unleashing the Feasibility of Nanotechnology in Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal–Contaminated Soil: A Critical Review Towards Sustainable Approach
- The escalating threat posed by metal contamination to both biota and the environment has become a significant global concern. These pollutants have the potential to enter the food chain and pose...