International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy

Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015

  • Assessment of Public Health Affected by Municipal Piped Water Supply in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Tanvir Hossain, Md. Tajuddin Sikder, Md. Jakariya

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: Nov. 29, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 19, 2015
    Published: Feb. 05, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijepp.s.2015030201.11
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Environmental Researches
    Abstract: This study was performed to assess the local public health impacts caused from the consumption of the municipal water supply in the study area. A field survey was conducted in Bangladesh National Hospital to get a statistical overview of the water borne health hazards’ incidence rates among the dwellers of Sutrapur Thana. The study found that about... Show More
  • Photodegradation of Textile Effluent Using Solar Radiation

    Sharmin Yousuf Rikta, Mahbub Alam, Kaniz Fatima Binte Hossain, Shafi Mohammad Tareq

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 14-18
    Received: Jan. 30, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 30, 2015
    Published: Feb. 11, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijepp.s.2015030201.13
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    Abstract: Recent study was carried out to examine the efficacy of solar radiation in improving the quality of textile effluent in term of physicochemical properties and to degrade the dissolved organic matter (DOM) in textile effluent. The experiment was performed in natural light with dark control and both the changes in physicochemical parameters and the D... Show More
  • Removal of Turbidity from the River Water using Tamarindusindica and Litchi chinensis Seeds as Natural Coagulant

    M. Mostafizur Rahman, Protima Sarker, Badhan Saha, Nusrat Jakarin, Mashura Shammi, M. Khabir Uddin, Md. Tajuddin Sikder

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 19-26
    Received: Dec. 16, 2014
    Accepted: Feb. 05, 2015
    Published: Feb. 14, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijepp.s.2015030201.14
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Environmental Researches
    Abstract: The present study was conducted to assess the efficacy of powder extracted from mature-dried Tamarindus indica and Litchi chinensis seeds for the turbidity reduction of polluted river water. Efficiency of Tamarindus indica and Litchi chinensis in removal of turbidity was compared with a synthetic coagulant Polyaluminiumchloride(PAC). The jar test e... Show More
  • Feasibility Study of Vermicomposting of Textile Sludge Mixed with Cow Dung and Seed Germination Bioassay for Toxicity Evaluation of the Produced Compost

    Nusrat Jakarin Easha, Md. Shiblur Rahaman, Taslima Zaman, Md. Khabir Uddin

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 27-34
    Received: Dec. 30, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 23, 2015
    Published: Feb. 27, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijepp.s.2015030201.15
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Environmental Researches
    Abstract: Transformation of textile sludges into vermicomposts can convert these wastes into good quality manure. The present study investigate the feasibility of vermicomposting process to transform the textile sludge amended with cow dung in different ratio into value added products by using an epigeic earthworm Eisenia foetida. Seed germination bioassay a... Show More
  • Climate Change and Food Security at Salinity Prone Area in Southwest Coastal Region of Bangladesh

    Nur Alam Mistri, Masudur Rahaman, Taslima Khatun

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 35-39
    Received: Jan. 05, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 28, 2015
    Published: Feb. 28, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijepp.s.2015030201.16
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    Abstract: The availability, accessibility, utility and stability of food production and consumption interrupted due to the climatic transformation and intensity of salinity in the southwest salinity prone area of Bangladesh. 96.7% of the respondents can perceive climate change explicitly, among the 120 respondents of whom the mean age of the respondents was ... Show More
  • Environmental Migration from Coastal Area to Urban Centers: A Case Study of Mohammadpur Slums, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Jussi Dayna Biswas, K. Maudood Elahi, Bani Mahmud

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 40-44
    Received: Jan. 19, 2015
    Accepted: Mar. 08, 2015
    Published: Mar. 14, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijepp.s.2015030201.17
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Environmental Researches
    Abstract: Migration due to climate change induced disasters has become one of the major challenges for Bangladesh. But the data related to environmental migrants are insufficient specially the aftermath of migration to a new area. This study was designed to assess the people’s perceptions on coastal environmental hazards and the status of migrants after migr... Show More