International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy

Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014

  • Pollutant Abatement of Unhairing-Liming Workshop of a Tannery Unit by Non-Thermal Gliding Discharge in Air.

    Abba Paltahe, Samuel Laminsi, Jean-Louis Brisset

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 200-204
    Received: Oct. 17, 2014
    Accepted: Oct. 27, 2014
    Published: Oct. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: The effluents of an unhairing-liming workshop of a craft tannery in North Cameroon are exposed to a gliding arc discharge for various exposure times in a cold plasma reactor. The highly basic effluent is rich in concentrated organic wastes which are degraded by the oxidizing species formed in the discharge. Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and Biological... Show More
  • Pollution Indicators and Pathogenic Microorganisms in Wastewater Treatment: Implication on Receiving Water Bodies

    Tomilola Debby Olaolu, Oghenerobor Benjamin Akpor, Charity Omeche Akor

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 205-212
    Received: Sep. 23, 2014
    Accepted: Oct. 10, 2014
    Published: Nov. 10, 2014
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    Abstract: There is the indication that human deaths as a result of water-borne diseases exceed five million people per year, with over half of the diseases being microbial intestinal infections, especially cholera and diarrhea. A number of pathogenic microorganisms, regarded as water pollution indicators have been observed as the agents of such. These water ... Show More
  • A Comparative Analysis of Citizens’ Eco-Awareness between Toyota City in Japan and Neiva City in Colombia

    Hiroshi Ito, Paola Tafur

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 218-223
    Received: Oct. 25, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 07, 2014
    Published: Nov. 25, 2014
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    Abstract: This paper analyzes citizens’ eco-awareness between Toyota City in Japan and Neiva City in Colombia. Both cities have been making efforts to promote their eco-policies, which are somewhat similar to each other in areas such as transportation and public welfare and livelihood. To put these policies into practice, civic support is essential. Through ... Show More
  • Perception of Farmers on Soil Erosion and Conservation Practices in Dejen District, Ethiopia

    Tegegne Tatek Belay

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 224-229
    Received: Nov. 14, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 24, 2014
    Published: Nov. 27, 2014
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    Abstract: Soil erosion is one of the major causes of land degradation that causes low agricultural productivity in Ethiopia. Though, it is a natural process, its rate has increased significantly mainly by human activity. The study was conducted in Dejen district, in Northwestern Ethiopia to assess perception of farmers on soil erosion and conservation practi... Show More
  • Characterization and Adsorption Mechanism of Pb (II) Removal by Insolubilized Humic Acid in Polluted Water

    Ming-guang Ma, Yun-xia Wei, Guo-hu Zhao, Fang Liu, Yan-Rong Zhu

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 230-235
    Received: Dec. 07, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 19, 2014
    Published: Dec. 27, 2014
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    Abstract: The removal of Pb2+ in the aqueous solutions by adsorption onto insolubilized humic acid (IHA) is investigated. The equilibrium isotherms were determined at pH 3.5 under constant ionic strength and at different temperatures. At the same time, the paper has also analyzed the adsorption experimental data by using three different isotherm models: Lang... Show More