Journal of Cleaner Production

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Anna A. Bogush, Julia A. Stegemann, Qizhi Zhou, Zhiyong Wang, Bin Zhang, Tongsheng Zhang, Wensheng Zhang, Jiangxiong WeiAbstractCo-processing of industrial wastes as alternative raw materials in cement manufacture is an example of industrial symbiosis for improved material resource efficiency. Since co-processing introduces impurities from wastes, such as air pollution control residue...
Wed, 01/22/2020 - 03:23
Author(s): Tao Yang, Zuhua Zhang, Feng Zhang, Yanan Gao, Qisheng WuAbstractThe treatment of industrial solid wastes requires a proper binder that can efficiently solidify and stabilize the harmful containments. Previous studies have shown that the incorporation of calcined dolomite (CD) in the one-part sodium carbonate-activated blast furnace slag binder promotes the formation of hydrotalcite-...
Sun, 01/19/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Wenqi Hou, Yankun Li, Yong Zheng, Wei GuoAbstractThrough dynamic analysis of the train-track-bridge (TTB) system, vehicle induced vibration responses of a rail transit continuous rigid bridge on Guangzhou Metro Line 14 are obtained. Aiming to expand the frequency bandwidth and harvest vehicle-induced vibration energy efficiently from different vibration peaks, 3 types of multi-...
Sun, 01/19/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Ligang Cui, Jie Deng, Yajun Zhang, Guofeng Tang, Maozeng XuAbstractIn this paper, by assuming a B2C e-business company with several regional distribution centers (DCs), an extension of multi-item joint replenishment-distribution problem (JRD) is raised with stochastic lead-time and demands to investigate their mutual impacts to the JRD system. For the proposed JRD, the objective...
Sun, 01/19/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Daniel Cheriyan, Jae-ho ChoiAbstractThe construction industry is one of the primary sources of fine dust pollution. Aging labor, occupational health impacts, and stagnant productivity are the concerns within the construction industry. Even though control measures are implemented to reduce exposure to fine dust during construction works, occupational health impacts for construction...
Sat, 01/18/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Gloria Misson, Matia Mainardis, Guido Incerti, Daniele Goi, Alessandro PeressottiAbstractSeagrass meadows are important productive ecosystems; during the Summer period in touristic beaches, such as those located in the high Adriatic coast, seagrasses are removed from the shoreline and disposed in landfill. This study investigated anaerobic digestion potential of beach-cast seagrass...
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Shicun Jin, Kuang Li, Qiang Gao, Wei Zhang, Hui Chen, Jianzhang Li, Sheldon Q. ShiAbstractThe development of high-performance and sustainable bio-based adhesives has become a significant strategy for solving concerns regarding environmental pollution, resource utilization, and public health in the material engineering and production industries. In this work, hyperbranched silicone was...
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Onur F. Bulut, Burcu Duru, Özgür Çakmak, Özgür Günhan, Filiz B. Dilek, Ulku YetisAbstractThis article is concerned with the establishment of natural background levels and threshold values for naturally-occurring parameters in groundwaters in the absence of relevant and accurate long-term spatial data. A new approach was developed and exemplified, adopting the groundwaters of the Gediz...
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Yongfeng Wang, Qingke Nie, Baoshan Huang, Huicai Cheng, Liang Wang, Qiang HeAbstractCiprofloxacin, a widely used fluoroquinolone antibiotic frequently detected in aquatic environments, represents a group of emerging pollutants with the potential to spread antibiotics resistance. Bauxite residue, an industrial waste produced in vast quantities, was evaluated for its potential in the...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Arielle Farida Ariste, Ramón Alberto Batista-García, Vinoth Kumar Vaidyanathan, Nikila Raman, Vasanth Kumar Vaithyanathan, Jorge Luis Folch-Mallol, Stephen A. Jackson, Alan D.W. Dobson, Hubert CabanaAbstractThis study assessed the ability of seven fungal strains to remove phenols and produce enzymes from a non-sterilized pH 7.0 biorefinery wastewater (BRW) resulting from the...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Dewald Oosthuizen, Neill Jurgens Goosen, Stefan HessAbstractFishmeal production may lend itself to integration of solar thermal heating due to favourable heating temperature requirements, high heat demand, and production plants being located in high solar irradiance areas for many countries, especially South Africa. Despite these potential compatibilities, and the potential to reduce...
Fri, 01/10/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Liangzhi Qiao, Shasha Li, Yaling Li, Yi Liu, Kaifeng DuAbstractOne of the most important problems in adsorption of heavy metal ions is its slow adsorption kinetics resulting from the narrow pore structure of adsorbents. Herein, a novel superporous spherical cellulose adsorbent was fabricated by a facile yet effective preliminary chemical cross-linking strategy for high efficient...
Thu, 01/09/2020 - 03:39
Author(s): Santheraleka Ramanathan, Subash C.B. Gopinath, M.K. Md Arshad, Prabakaran PoopalanAbstractFly ash is found as a significant solid waste released from power plants to the atmosphere, but its qualitative and quantitative consumptions for the sustainability are ambiguous. The main issues aroused with the disposal of fly ash are the requirement of a large land area for landfills, cause...
Thu, 01/09/2020 - 03:39
Author(s): Pasquale Pazienza, Caterina De LuciaAbstractPlastic production and consumption around the world have seen a rapid increase since the end of World War II, with an expected peak in the next 20 years. Agriculture is among the causes of this due to its intensive farming practices and the use of various plastic materials. This produces both advantages (e.g. yield increase, early harvest,...
Thu, 01/09/2020 - 03:39
Author(s): Fataneh Hashempour-Baltork, Kianoush Khosravi-Darani, Hedayat Hosseini, Parastou Farshi, S. Fatemeh S. ReihaniAbstractIncreased global population has resulted in increased need of foods. Production of animal-based proteins includes limitations, including time, energy and cost as well as environmental consideration. Therefore, replacement of meat by alternative ingredients can be a...
Thu, 01/09/2020 - 03:39
Author(s): Qi Wang, Dongmei Hao, Fangbai Li, Xiaoying Guan, Pengcheng ChenAbstractSocioeconomic development and environmental conservation are in perpetual conflict. Economic activities have affected the environment through a wide range of pathways (or processes). Understanding these pathways is paramount for accomplishing societal, environmental and economic sustainability. However, the...
Sun, 01/05/2020 - 03:23
Author(s): Xiao Liu, Jianan Guan, Guanghong Lai, Qian Xu, Xiabing Bai, Ziming Wang, Suping CuiAbstractA novel type of poly(maleic anhydride)-graft-poly(vinyl alcohol) comb polymer functionalized magnetic nanoparticles was specially designed and prepared as an efficient adsorbent with stimuli-responsive reversible adsorption/desorption behavior for the controllable removal of heavy metal ions. The...
Wed, 01/01/2020 - 03:24
Author(s): Xiaoyun Yang, Ling Zhao, M. Aminul Haque, Bing Chen, Zeng Ren, Xinde Cao, Zhemin ShenAbstractLarge quantities of contaminated river sediment is dredged continuously worldwide, which is generally dumped in landfill areas resulting in land occupation and soil-groundwater pollution. An innovative approach is demonstrated in this study to transform contaminated sediment into eco-friendly...
Tue, 12/31/2019 - 03:41
Author(s): Sk Faisal Kabir, Masoumeh Mousavi, Elham H. FiniAbstractThis study examines the merits of surface activation of rubber using various bio-oils to improve rubber-asphalt interaction. To do so a hybrid method combining microwave irradiation and bio-chemical treatment was used to graft biomolecules onto the exterior surface of the rubber. Five surface activated rubbers were prepared using...
Sat, 12/28/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Ana B. Siles-Castellano, María J. López, Juan A. López-González, Francisca Suárez-Estrella, Macarena M. Jurado, María J. Estrella-González, Joaquín MorenoAbstractA comparative analysis of industrial composting facilities processing Vegetal Residues, Sewage Sludge, Municipal Solid Waste, Agri-food Waste or Olive Mill Waste was performed. The evolution of phytotoxicity during composting...
Sun, 12/22/2019 - 03:22
Author(s): Kai Dean Kang, Harnyi Kang, I.M.S.K. Ilankoon, Chun Yong ChongAbstractWaste electric and electronic equipment or e-waste generation has been identified as a key aspect in solid waste management, though e-waste disposal in landfills is not suggested due to the toxic chemicals and heavy metals in it. The presence of valuable metals, namely precious and base metals, such as gold and...
Sun, 12/22/2019 - 03:22
Author(s): Jing Dai, Peichen Lv, Zongwei Ma, Jun Bi, Ting WenAbstractSome previous studies have investigated the impact of environmental risk on housing price, which focused mainly on a certain type of environmental risk. Studies are lacking on the associations between housing price and total environmental risks considering various types of risks within a city. We conducted an empirical study in...
Sun, 12/22/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Luís Campos Rodrigues, Ignasi Puig-Ventosa, Marga López, F. Xavier Martínez, Albert García Ruiz, Teresa Guerrero BertránAbstractSeparate collection of biodegradable waste provides a better-quality raw material for the production of fertilisers than material obtained from the mechanical separation of municipal solid waste. Source-collected biowaste can be used for the production of...
Fri, 12/20/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Zalilah Murni Yunus, Adel Al-Gheethi, Norzila Othman, Rafidah Hamdan, Nurun Najwa RuslanAbstractThis study aimed to optimise the preparation of honeydew peel activated carbon (adsorbent) (HDP-AC) for removing heavy metal ions (Cr3+ and Zn2+ ions) from mining effluents in tile and electroplating industries. The potential of HDP-AC for industrial application was evaluated on the basis of...
Fri, 12/20/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Muhammad Khalid Anser, Zahid Yousaf, Bushra Usman, Abdelmohsen A. Nassani, Muhammad Moinuddin Qazi Abro, Khalid ZamanAbstractThe United Nation Sustainable Development Goals emphasized to meet the global food security challenges by mechanized farming; access of clean water challenges by renewable freshwater withdrawals; clean energy issues determined by clean fuel and cleaner...
Fri, 12/20/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Yaowu Liu, Wenle Zheng, Qing Wang, Chengjun Cao, Mushi Chang, Irene RocchiAbstractThis study investigates using Sulfur-Free Lignin (SFL) as a stabilizer to reinforce soil for civil engineering construction. To comprehensively evaluate the engineering performance of SFL stabilized soil, 3, 7, 10, 12 and 15% mixtures were tested and the influence of climate factors (assessed subjecting...
Thu, 12/19/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Garlapati Deviram, Thangavel Mathimani, Susaimanickam Anto, Tharifkhan Shan Ahamed, Devanesan Arul Ananth, Arivalagan PugazhendhiAbstractAlgae (especially microalgae and cyanobacteria) are potentially diverse, ubiquitous, and dominant group of photosynthetic organisms in nature. The dominance and diversity of algae are commonly observed in small puddles, streams, river, to oceans and...
Thu, 12/19/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Ana Domingues, Inês Correia Rosa, João Pinto da Costa, Teresa AP. Rocha-Santos, Fernando JM. Gonçalves, Ruth Pereira, Joana Luísa PereiraAbstractBioremediation has been arising as a successful wastewater treatment concerning contamination events. Olive oil mill wastewaters (OOMW) are amongst the most concerning industrial wastewaters in the Mediterranean region mainly due to its...
Mon, 12/16/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Sihang Zhu, Jingjing Zhao, Nan Zhao, Xiao Yang, Chong Chen, Jianying ShangAbstractEnvironment-friendly, function tunable, and low-cost adsorbents/amendments from agricultural residue-derived biochar show enormous potential for mitigating the environment problems. A series of nano-sized goethite modified biochar (GMB) material were synthesized by co-precipitating with crop residue-...
Sun, 12/15/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Songyan Liu, Qiuju Li, Ziyang Wang, Fanxi Yang, Xionggang LuAbstractStainless steel sludge contained large amounts of heavy metals like Cr. These sludge are now mainly disposed by landfills, occupying a large amount of land and polluting the environment. The objective of the paper is to explore the synergistic reduction of Cr and Fe, and the phase transition during the process. Find...
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 03:29
Author(s): Zeyuan Liu, Jizhi Zhou, Jia Zhang, Yanbing Mao, Xin Huang, Guangren QianAbstractThe distribution of the heavy metals (HMs) in fine particulate matter (PM2.5) with the evolution of the urban industrial structure is attracting much attention in developing countries. In this study, a meta-analysis was conducted to re-evaluate the pollution by 7 HMs (Pb, Cd, As, Cu, Mn, Cr and Ni) in the...
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 03:31
Author(s): J. Rosales, S.M. Pérez, M. Cabrera, M.J. Gázquez, J.P. Bolivar, J. de Brito, F. AgrelaAbstractVarious treatments of phosphogypsum samples extracted in Huelva, Spain, curing conditions and incorporation ratios were studied to evaluate the viability of being used as set regulator or as supplementary cementitious material to improve the mechanical behaviour of cement mortars.The physical-...
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 03:31
Author(s): Kezhen Yan, Hao Sun, Fengqian Gao, Dongdong Ge, Lingyun YouAbstractThe objective of the paper is to assess the feasibility of using solid waste incineration (MSWI) bottom ash (BA) as cement-stabilized macadam (CSM) aggregate. CSM was prepared by replacing natural limestone aggregate with MSWI BA in different proportions (0%, 5%, 10%, 20%, and 30%). The physical properties, chemical...
Sun, 10/13/2019 - 03:29
Author(s): Qinqin Chen, David TaylorAbstract:The Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesizes an inverted U-shaped relationship between indicators of environmental quality and economic growth. The possible existence of an EKC has in the past been tested using relatively short time series of data and presumed indicators of environmental quality that can be considered sub-optimal. This paper...
Sun, 10/13/2019 - 03:29
Author(s): Hamdy A. Abdel-Gawwad, Mona S. Mohammed, Mohamed HeikalAbstractThe beneficial use of alkali-activation/sintering process in the fabrication of open-celled cellular materials and lead solidification/stabilization (S/S) is the biggest challenge of the present work. Waste glass (WG), red-clay brick waste (RCBW), and lead-bearing-sludge (LBS) were used as silicate-rich-wastes in the...
Sun, 10/13/2019 - 03:29
Author(s): Carla Pirozzi, Ludovico Pontoni, Massimiliano Fabbricino, Anna Bogush, Luiza C. CamposAbstractThe paper presents an experimental study aimed at investigating the mechanism responsible for Bisphenol A adsorption on natural cork, and the role played on process kinetics by the organic matter released from the cork. Obtained data show that natural cork has a good affinity toward Bisphenol...
Fri, 10/04/2019 - 03:27
Author(s): Cristina García-Florentino, Maite Maguregui, Chiara Ciantelli, Alessandro Sardella, Alessandra Bonazza, Ignasi Queralt, Jose Antonio Carrero, Claudio Natali, Héctor Morillas, Juan Manuel Madariaga, Gorka AranaAbstractConstruction materials affected by black crusts (BCs) can be subjected to restoration, demolition, recycling or even to their management as waste products. Therefore, the...
Sun, 09/29/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Gudina Terefe Tucho, Thuat OkothAbstractThe purpose of this study is to assess the quantity and characteristics of food wastes and human excreta generated from Jimma University with the food-energy-sanitation nexus approach. The focus of this study is on food wastes and human excreta generated by regular undergraduate students living and feeding in the university. The results of the...
Sun, 09/29/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Han Yu, Dexing Dou, Xi Zhang, Linus Zhang, Heng Dong, Hongbing YuAbstractThe removal and degradation of refractory antibiotics in saline water by electrochemical and photo-electrochemical catalysis has emerged as a worldwide research hotspot. Aiming to improve degradation performance, most of the concerned studies focus on new sophisticated materials and modification methods on the...
Sun, 09/29/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Masoud Khanpae, Ezatollah Karami, Hamideh Maleksaeidi, Marzieh KeshavarzAbstractIn the context of climate variability and change, application of treated wastewater for irrigation is an appropriate approach to cope with the water scarcity in arid and semi-arid regions. Farmers will adopt treated wastewater if they perceive it as an economically beneficial, socially acceptable,...
Sun, 09/29/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Oisik Das, Nam Kyeun Kim, Mikael S. Hedenqvist, Debes Bhattacharyya, Eva Johansson, Qiang Xu, Shima HolderAbstractThe aim of the study was to impart fire retardancy in wheat gluten polymer through naturally-occurring additives such as lanosol. The fire properties of lanosol were compared with two other conventional brominated fire retardants (Tetrabromobisphenol A and...
Sat, 09/28/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Shruti Shukla, Jung Hyun Park, Myunghee KimAbstractIn this study, environment-friendly cost-effective, non-toxic, and reusable strategy was developed using Bacillus subtilis (a GRAS-grade bacterium, isolated from the Korean traditional food, Kimchi) immobilized in edible alginate bead composite for the reduction of ochratoxin A (OTA) toxin from red wine. Initially, B. subtilis-...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Chunmei Ran, Yang Liu, Azka Rizwana Siddiqui, Asif Ali Siyal, Xiao Mao, Qinhao Kang, Jie Fu, Wenya Ao, Jianjun DaiAbstractFluidized bed pyrolysis (FBP) is a promising technique for disposal of textile dyeing sludge (DS) owing to its unique characteristics, economic and environmental benefits. However, only a limited number of relevant studies have been found. This work investigated...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Xiangsong Meng, Sultan Ahmed Khoso, Jianhua Kang, Jiangqiu Wu, Jiande Gao, Shangyong Lin, Meirong Wu, Wei Sun, Yuehua HuAbstractIn most of the mining industries, lime is widely used to settle flotation tailings pulp. However, this conventional method has some drawbacks, as it increases pH, organic matter content and chemical oxygen demand (COD) of tailings dam wastewater (TDW) and...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Ingrid Abril Valdivieso Pérez, José Nahed Toral, Ángel T. Piñeiro Vázquez, Francisco Guevara Hernández, Guillermo Jiménez Ferrer, Daniel Grande CanoAbstractOrganic livestock production uses low levels of external inputs and less fossil fuel than does conventional livestock production, and therefore it is more energy efficient, reduces contamination, provides healthy food and ecosystem...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Simeng Li, Runwei Li, Youneng Tang, Gang ChenAbstractUrbanization and population growth have resulted in the accumulation of heavy metals in biosolids, and these metals act as potent environmental contaminants. In this study, a novel microwave-mediated method of extracting heavy metals from dewatered biosolids was developed. With an electromagnetic power of 140 W for a contact time of...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Xunzhang Pan, Hailin Wang, Ziwei Wang, Lu Lin, Qi Zhang, Xinzhu Zheng, Wenying ChenAbstract:Combating global climate change calls for all countries to accelerate emissions reductions, and equity is an important guiding principle. A new indicator – the carbon Palma ratio, extended from the income Palma ratio and defined as the ratio of the total emissions of the top 10% emitters to...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): A. Maldonado-Alameda, J. Giro-Paloma, A. Svobodova-Sedlackova, J. Formosa, J.M. ChimenosAbstractBottom Ash (BA) is the main by-product of municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI). It is stabilised outdoors to obtain weathered bottom ash (WBA) whose main application is in the construction sector as a secondary aggregate for road sub-base. Here, the aim of this work is to advance the...