Journal of Cleaner Production

The Research Publications track research that is published across national and international peer-reviewed journals. The most recent articles are available ahead of print and searchable by Journal Title, Subject, USDA Grant Funding Agencies or FDA Grant Funding Agencies. The research publications are tracked across five subject areas: Bacterial Pathogens, Chemical Contaminants, Natural Toxins, Parasites, and Viruses.

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Ruifei Li, Pei Hua, Jin Zhang, Peter Krebs Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are ubiquitous and abundant in various media. Understanding the environmental behavior of PAHs in different compartments is essential for better evaluating and mitigating PAHs in the urban environment. Based on a 20-year monitoring dataset of PAHs in suspended particulate matter (SPM), this study...
Wed, 06/17/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Liguo Zhang, Ying Chen, Caixia Ma, Lei Liu, Jingshi Pan, Biqing Li, Xuewei Wu, Qilin Wang In order to enhance heavy metals removal, two enhanced chemical leaching techniques were examined comparatively using NaClO and NaNO2 with the addition of FeCl3. The phosphorus release, dewaterability and pathogen removal of treated sludge were also examined after chemical leaching. The results...
Mon, 05/25/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): Lina Liu, Han Yu, Yuanling Li, Zhikun Zhang The utilization of waste-derived products is strongly restricted by the presence of abundant heavy metals in solid wastes. Glass-ceramic could be a promising final product due to its competitive performance and outstanding stabilization efficiency of heavy metals. However, the stabilization behavior and mechanism of different heavy metals in...
Mon, 05/25/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): Yuming Hu, Yunpeng Shen, Jianlong Wang Antibiotic fermentation residues has been classified as “Hazardous Waste” in China since 2008, but its effective disposal and resource recovery remains a problem. Due to its high content of bioavailable organic matters, antibiotic fermentation residues can be utilized as a potential candidate for biohydrogen production. However, the complex matrix...
Thu, 05/21/2020 - 03:35
Author(s): Guangji Hu, Anber Rana, Haroon R. Mian, Sana Saleem, Madjid Mohseni, Saad Jasim, Kasun Hewage, Rehan Sadiq A human health risk-based life cycle assessment (LCA) framework was developed for selecting low-impact water treatment systems with a focus on heavy metal(loids) removal. The framework comprises three phases, including pilot-scale water treatment, human health risk assessment (HRA...
Fri, 05/15/2020 - 03:31
Author(s): Nana Liu, Raja Arumugam Senthil, Xuan Zhang, Junqing Pan, Yanzhi Sun, Xiaoguang Liu Herein, we propose a green, cost-effective and short-loop route for recovering high-purity α-lead oxide (α-PbO) from spent lead-acid batteries. This newly proposed route consists of leaching, carbonation and thermal decomposition processes. In the leaching process, the lead sulfate (PbSO4) from spend...
Fri, 05/15/2020 - 03:31
Author(s): Baojie Li, Shenglu Zhou, Teng Wang, Yujie Zhou, Liang Ge, Hong Liao In this study, we collected samples of atmospheric polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the Yangtze River Delta (YRD), one of the most developed regions in China, during four seasons, from June 2017 to May 2018. We identified the spatiotemporal distribution of PAHs in YRD, and analyzed the factors (source...
Wed, 05/13/2020 - 03:33
Author(s): Shuai Gu, Liang Zhang, Bitian Fu, Ji Whan Ahn, Xinpeng Wang Based on the concept of recycling waste with waste, the mixed cathode materials of spent lithium-ion batteries were recycled with waste electrolyte from spent lead–acid batteries. With the assistance of thermodynamic simulations, the optimized recycling path of the mixed cathode materials was proposed and tested. A higher...
Sat, 05/09/2020 - 03:31
Author(s): Jie Zeng, Guilin Han, Kunhua Yang Since the suspended particulate matter (SPM) is a vital heavy metal transporter of the river systems, assessment of heavy metals contamination in SPM is significant as the first step of the high-efficiency surface water environment management and further foundation of water resources sustainability. However, this assessment is rare in developing...
Wed, 05/06/2020 - 03:34
Author(s): Melina Roshanfar, Misagh Khanlarian, Fereshteh Rashchi, Babak Motesharezadeh Zinc leach residue is one of the substantial industrial wastes containing large quantities of heavy metals, releasing toxic elements into the environment. Phyto-extraction was applied to extract zinc, lead, nickel, and cadmium by Amaranthus retroflexus plant. Through three stages of screening, soil amendment,...
Tue, 05/05/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): Jialin Liang, Liang Zhang, Maoyou Ye, Zhijie Guan, Jinjia Huang, Jingyong Liu, Lei Li, Shaosong Huang, Shuiyu Sun This study thoroughly evaluated six types of sludge dewatering processes in terms of sludge dewaterability, environmental risk of heavy metal release and phytotoxicity. The assessed sludge dewatering processes included two conventional coagulants (polyacrylamide (PAM);...
Tue, 05/05/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): Andrzej Bielski, Michał Zielina, Anna Młyńska This paper presents a mathematical model of chromium and lead leaching from internal pipe cement coatings to drinking water soon after renovation. Among other things, the model takes into account the adsorption of heavy metals inside porous cement coatings and diffusive transport, not only in coating capillaries but also in a water phase...
Sat, 05/02/2020 - 03:30
Author(s): Lin Deng, Chunjuan Bi, Jinpu Jia, Yongsheng Zeng, Zhenlou Chen Fossil fuel combustion was often mentioned as the most important source of air pollution, but coal-fired heating was rarely isolated to discuss its impact on air quality. In winter, the northern part of China will carry out a large area of continuous coal-fired heating activities, which contributes to a high degree of heavy...
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 03:30
Author(s): Lixin Ma, Bo Li, Yuping Liu, Xiazhong Sun, Donglei Fu, Shaojing Sun, Samit Thapa, Jialu Geng, Hong Qi, Anping Zhang, Chongguo Tian Inhalation of atmospheric particulates is an significant way for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and substituted PAHs (SPAHs) to enter the human lungs. Some SPAHs are more virulent than parent PAHs. Atmospheric fine particulate matter (PM2.5)...
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 03:30
Author(s): Z.T. Ichlas, R.A. Rustandi, M.Z. Mubarok Lead pollution is one of the most serious threats of our natural environment. Lead emissions come from various human activities such as the use of leaded gasoline for motor vehicles, lead smelter and accumulator recycling as well as the manufacturing and utilisation of lead-bearing solder. In the present study, a selective nitric acid leaching...
Sun, 04/19/2020 - 03:29
Author(s): Wenjie Lv, Kaiqing Zhao, Shihao Ma, Lingkai Kong, Zhihong Dang, Jianqi Chen, Yanhong Zhang, Jun Hu Hypertoxic heavy metal ions (HMIs) pollution in industrial wastewater is a serious threat to public health and environment safety. Facing to the complexity of the industrial wastewater, a novel Hydrocyclone Intensified Filtration and Adsorption (HIFA) technology was developed to deeply...
Mon, 04/13/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Li Chen, Jin-yan Yang, Dan Wang Applying biodegradable chelating agents to assist in phytoremediation is a promising method to increase the remove efficiency of metal pollutants from contaminated soils. The effects of biodegradable chelating agents on improving the phytoremediation capacity in uranium (U) and cadmium (Cd) contaminated soil was investigated using sunflowers, which were...
Fri, 04/10/2020 - 03:24
Author(s): Yulong Li, Sufen Dong, Jianchen Qiao, Shuxuan Liang, Xiaowei Wu, Mei Wang, Huiwei Zhao, Wei Liu Soil aggregates play an important role in the migration and transformation of heavy metals. In this paper, solution adsorption and incubation experiments were carried out to explore the effects of soil texture (sandy loam and clay loam), nanominerals (nanomontmorillonite [nMt] and...
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 03:38
Author(s): Limei Chen, Yanfen Liao, Xiaoqian Ma, Shiguang Lu Incineration of sewage sludge (SS) in waste incinerators is one of the main ways of SS disposal. In order to reuse the incineration bottom slag, chemical speciation and environmental risk of heavy metals of bottom slag during co-combustion of municipal solid waste (MSW) and SS should be evaluated. When co-combusted with SS, the...
Mon, 03/30/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Huaizhan Li, Jianfeng Zha, Hongzhen Zhang, Nanshan Zheng, Guangli Guo Because of the toxicity and harmfulness of heavy metals including cadmium and arsenic, how to reduce and control the pollution of these heavy metals in coal mining areas has always been a challenging issue. Although earlier studies focused on cadmium and arsenic contamination caused by coal combustion and waste rock...
Mon, 03/30/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Fei Li, Yuchen Lu, Jingdong Zhang, Yunling Wang, Xiyao Chen, Jingjing Yan, Chaoyang Liu China is home to the world’s largest cigarette maker, and with more than 320 million smokers, accounts for a fifth of world annual deaths from smoking-related diseases. Basic tobacco characteristics and its lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) contents of the 20 best-selling Chinese cigarette brands were...
Sun, 03/22/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Limiao Cai, Jie Sun, Lihua Cui, Yanzi Jiang, Zhujian Huang Piggery wastewater sludge is rich in organic matter but contains pollutants that are harmful to the environment and ecology, such as heavy metals. In this paper, a novel process for hazard-free treatment and resource utilization of piggery wastewater sludge was proposed. Technique combining Fe(II) coagulation, hydrothermal...
Sun, 03/22/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Junxiao Wei, Kuang Cen Food safety has always attracted considerable attention in Beijing, the capital of China; however, very few studies have investigated the heavy metal (HM) pollution, dietary exposure, and health risk assessment of the high dietary structure of cereals, legumes, and their products (CLPs). Herein, we collected seven types of CLP samples, i.e., rice, wheat flour,...
Sat, 03/14/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Hamdy A. Abdel-Gawwad, Mona S. Mohammed, Sahar E. Zakey Recycling/valorization of solid-wastes in the cleaner production of building materials not only strongly contributes to the environmental protection from pollutants, but it is regarded as an ideal solution in the conservation of naturally-occurring resources that are used in the construction sector. Accordingly, this work aims at...
Thu, 03/12/2020 - 03:23
Author(s): Wenming Yao, Xiaobo Min, Qingzhu Li, Qingwei Wang, Hui Liu, Yanjie Liang, Kaizhong Li, Zongwen Zhao, Shengli Qu, Zhunqin Dong Copper smelters are the main anthropogenic source of arsenic. In this study, the formation pathway of arsenic-lead particulate matter in a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) of a copper smelting facility were investigated. Lead monoxide and arsenic trioxide...
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 03:25
Author(s): Xinyu Cong, Shuang Lu, Yunhe Gao, Yan Yao, Mohamed Elchalakani, Xianming ShiAbstractTo better inform the recycling of sewage sludge ash (SSA) in cement-based construction materials, this laboratory study investigated a variety of modification methods aimed at improving the value of SSA. For pre-treatment, three different methods of physical modification including low-temperature drying...
Mon, 02/24/2020 - 03:42
Author(s): Katri Piekkari, Katja Ohenoja, Visa Isteri, Pekka Tanskanen, Mirja IllikainenAbstractRelease of heavy metals from different industries and industrial waste is a major global threat for as well humans as ecosystems. In this study, immobilization of an industrial filter sludge (FS) with an extremely high content of several heavy metals (24.6 wt% Pb, 21.7 wt% Hg, and 9.00 wt% Se) and...
Mon, 02/24/2020 - 03:42
Author(s): Shicong Mo, Yuhong Wang, Feng Xiong, Chunjin Ai, Dawei Wang, Giin Yu Amy TanAbstractHot-mix asphalt pavement recycling is widely practiced for its economic and environmental benefits. Existing studies are mainly focused on the engineering properties of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) materials, without considering their impacts on the generated asphalt fumes—a widely recognized...
Mon, 02/24/2020 - 03:42
Author(s): Manli Cheng, Zhen Shao, Fei Gao, Changhui Yang, Chao Tong, Jing Yang, Wan ZhangAbstractTechnical innovation promotes manufacturing industry to achieve energy conservation and emission reduction. As an area that accounts for more than 50% of China’s economy, east region of China has taken the lead in developing and focusing on promoting industrial upgrading based on the innovation-...
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 03:24
Author(s): Wenliang Wang, Min Wang, Jiale Huang, Xinping Li, Liping Cai, Sheldon Q. Shi, Yong Cui, Lei Chen, Yonghao NiAbstractAs a type of solid waste, the used cigarette filters (UCF) were utilized to produce ester-rich bio-oil via a cleaner production process, namely, microwave-assisted pyrolysis (MAP). The pyrolysis efficiency was significantly enhanced owing to the high heating rate under...
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 03:45
Author(s): Ge Zhu, Xiong Wu, Jianping Ge, Fei Liu, Weiguang Zhao, Chu WuAbstractTongling is a typical metal ore concentration area in the Yangtze Metallogenic Region. Years of mining activities have resulted in serious regional groundwater problems. Therefore, it is of great significance to systematically study the impact of mining activities on the local groundwater. In this paper, a self-...
Thu, 02/20/2020 - 03:24
Author(s): Hengda Han, Song Hu, Aishu Li, Yani Zhang, Zhe Xiong, Sijie Ma, Limo He, Hanjian Li, Yi Wang, Sheng Su, Jun XiangAbstractThermal treatments of sludge lead to the emission of carcinogenic aromatics, which has already attracted the attention of researchers for years. However, until now the evolution of substituted polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), especially those with high...
Thu, 02/20/2020 - 03:24
Author(s): Xiaonuo Li, Andrew B. Cundy, Weiping Chen, Rui Liu, Sidan LvAbstractThe knowledge of soil environmental quality and its changing trends is important for safe and sustainable land utilization. However, comprehensive information on soil environment carrying capacity, involving environmental, economic and social pressures, is relatively rare. In this study, a modified dynamic capacity...
Thu, 02/20/2020 - 03:24
Author(s): Jelmar den Boer, Wim Lambrechts, Harold KrikkeAbstractThis study focuses on the impact of Additive Manufacturing on the responsiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the spare parts supply chain of armed forces during military and humanitarian missions. These spare parts are slow movers, high tech and highly specific. As a consequence their demand is notoriously variable and...
Wed, 02/19/2020 - 03:27
Author(s): Luis F.O. Silva, Tito J. Crissien, Ismael L. Schneider, Érika P. Blanco, Carlos H. SampaioAbstractSpontaneous coal combustion in the La Guajira coals was studied for the presence of carbon nanophases (e.g., carbon nanotubes), occurrence of rare earth elements (REEs) in them, and the probable mechanisms for concentration of these rare compounds. For this purpose, various techniques such...
Sun, 02/16/2020 - 03:39
Author(s): Junhong Liu, Zhujian Huang, Ziying Chen, Jie Sun, Yuhan Gao, Enya WuAbstractNowadays lead pollution in water becomes more challenging since the emission of automobile exhaust dust and the wastewater of several lead-manufacture industries. In this study, piggery sludge was utilized to prepare biochar and modified with thiourea to achieve highly efficient wastewater Pb(II) removal. The...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:23
Author(s): Glaydson S. dos Reis, Pascal S. Thue, Bogdan G. Cazacliu, Eder C. Lima, Carlos Hoffmann Sampaio, Marco Quattrone, Ekaterina Ovsyannikova, Andrea Kruse, Guillherme L. DottoAbstractConcrete slurry is an abundant, cheap, and commonly found waste all over the world where construction activities take place; concrete slurry, which is rich in calcium and metallic oxides, could be successfully...
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 03:37
Author(s): Hui-Hui Dai, Jing-Feng Gao, Zhi-Qi Wang, Yi-Fan Zhao, Da ZhangAbstractPolyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the common microplastics (MPs) detected in wastewater treatment plants causing harmful effects on organisms. However, the effects of PVC MPs on an aerobic granular sludge (AGS) system is not clear. In present study, the behavior of nitrogen, phosphorus and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs...
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 03:23
Author(s): Shahnawaz Ahmad Bhat, Fahmina Zafar, Aftab Hossain Mondal, Azar Ullah Mirza, Qazi Mohd Rizwanul Haq, Nahid NishatAbstractRemoval of harmful dyes and inhabitation of bacterial growth is one of the outstanding priorities in both environmental and industrial applications. The recognition of the alarming industrial discharge and insufficiency of fresh water has prompted us to develop eco-...
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 03:40
Author(s): Yong Ji, Yingying Wen, Zhong Wang, Shifeng Zhang, Minjie GuoAbstractEco-friendly and cost-effective designs of adsorbents are highly desirable to realize highly efficient removal of heavy metals and organic pollutants from wastewater. Herein, the biomimetic co-deposition from polyphenol-substance tannic acid induced the grafting of renewable cardanol-derived siloxane on a cellulose...
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 03:40
Author(s): Hui Xie, Zhimin Li, Zhimin Wang, Guotao Mao, Hongsen Zhang, Fengqin Wang, Hongge Chen, Sen Yang, Yiu Fai Tsang, Su Shiung Lam, Andong Song, Zhanying ZhangAbstractInstant Catapult Steam Explosion (ICSE) is a rapid and effective technique with ability to reduce the toxic compound and improve the cellulose digestibility of lignocellulosic biomass. It has beneficial feature of very short...
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 03:40
Author(s): Vinu V. Dev, Gayathry Baburaj, Sibin Antony, Vijayan Arun, K. Anoop KrishnanAbstractThe present paper reports the synthesis, surface characterization, and application of a grafted adsorption bed material namely carboxylate functionalized chitosan copolymer (CFCCP–COOH). The functionalized copolymer prepared by expanding the landscape of chitosan through co-grafting glycidyl...
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 03:40
Author(s): Liliana Fausto-Castro, Pasiano Rivas-García, Jesús Alfredo Gómez-Nafte, Ramiro Rico-Martínez, Vicente Rico-Ramírez, Ricardo Gomez-Gonzalez, José Antonio Cuarón-Ibargüengoytia, José Enrique Botello-ÁlvarezAbstractFood waste (FW) handling is a complex problem. Discarding food with nutritional value attempts against food safety and amounts to wasting the natural resources needed in its...
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 03:40
Author(s): Lalit Goswami, Kannan Pakshirajan, G. PugazhenthiAbstractWastewater from biomass gasification chiefly contains monocyclic (MAHs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) that are generated by wet scrubbing process of raw synthetic gas during its cleaning process. These MAHs and PAHs are well-known as toxic, mutagenic, and carcinogenic agents which need to be removed prior to their...
Fri, 02/07/2020 - 03:44
Author(s): Muhammad Zeeshan, Wiqar Ahmad, Fida Hussain, Waqas Ahamd, Muhammad Numan, Masood Shah, Ibrar AhmadAbstractFood crops cultivation on the contaminated soil is a health concerning issue that requires effective solution. This study, reports the application of different particle size biochar for reducing heavy metals effect on the crops yield and the soil quality. Pots were filled soil and...
Fri, 02/07/2020 - 03:44
Author(s): Qingrui Zhang, Shuaiqi Zhang, Zhixue Zhao, Meng Liu, Xiaofeng Yin, Yanping Zhou, Yun Wu, Qiuming PengAbstractIn this work, we developed β-lactoglobulin nanofibrils by alkaline-thermal activation methods for Pb removal. The protein fibrils exhibited effective adsorption and selectivity for lead (II) removal, even with coexisting Ca2+/Mg2+/Na+ ions at higher concentrations. Kinetic...
Fri, 02/07/2020 - 03:43
Author(s): Rui Deng, Danlian Huang, Jia Wan, Wenjing Xue, Xiaofeng Wen, Xigui Liu, Sha Chen, Lei Lei, Qing ZhangAbstractPristine biochar, a low-cost, sustainable and environmentally friendly material, has been regarded as an effective potentially toxic elements scavenger for many years. However, with the development of urbanization and industrialization, more types and quantities of potentially...
Thu, 02/06/2020 - 03:24
Author(s): Fang Li, Jianjun Chen, Xin Hu, Feng He, Eban Bean, Daniel C.W. Tsang, Yong Sik Ok, Bin GaoAbstractPolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are widely accumulated in sediments and thus impose great risks to the ecosystem and public health. There is increasing effort on the development of technologies for remediation of PAH-contaminated sediments. Adsorption is one of the most promising...
Mon, 02/03/2020 - 03:23
Author(s): Xiqing Wang, Atif Muhmood, Renjie Dong, Shubiao WuAbstractThe treatment of alkaline pretreatment liquor is critical for the clean production of biomass refinery industry. There is a compelling need to develop a simple technology for reuse of organic matter in the pretreatment liquor to achieve a more value-added product with high application potential in agriculture and benefit...
Wed, 01/29/2020 - 03:40
Author(s): Lili Kan, Ruoxin Shi, Yujing Zhao, Xinzhi Duan, Min WuAbstractIncineration fly ash (IFA) is a by-product generated along the incineration process of municipal solid waste, which can pose great danger to human health and environment if not properly addressed. With the intention to use IFA in a cleaner and more sustainable manner, the current work focuses on exploring the possibility of...

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