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    An application of Water Quality Index (WQI) and multivariate statistics to evaluate the water quality around Maddhapara Granite Mining Industrial Area, Dinajpur, Bangladesh

    Pure water is an absolutely necessary component of the earth not only for life but also for sustainable socio-economic development of today’s civilization. The aim of this study was to analysis the quality of ...

    M. Farhad Howladar, Md. Abdullah Al Numanbakth and Mohammed Omar Faruque

    Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:13

    Published on: 17 April 2017

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    Comparative effectiveness of different composting methods on the stabilization, maturation and sanitization of municipal organic solid wastes and dried faecal sludge mixtures

    Composting is one of the integrated waste management strategies used for the recycling of organic wastes into a useful product. Composting methods vary in duration of decomposition and potency of stability, ma...

    Tesfu Mengistu, Heluf Gebrekidan, Kibebew Kibret, Kebede Woldetsadik, Beneberu Shimelis and Hiranmai Yadav

    Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:5

    Published on: 14 January 2017

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    Short-term dewatering of treated oil sand fine tailings

    The appropriate management of oil sand tailings requires a reduced environmental footprint of the waste containment facilities. This study models the short-term dewatering behavior of a 10 m deep deposit.

    John Owolagba and Shahid Azam

    Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:3

    Published on: 10 January 2017

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    Effect of biochar derived from faecal matter on yield and nutrient content of lettuce (Lactuca sativa) in two contrasting soils

    Faecal matter biochar offers an interesting value proposition where the pyrolysis process guaranties a 100% pathogen elimination, as well as significant reduction in transport and storage weight and volume. Th...

    Desta Woldetsadik, Pay Drechsel, Bernd Marschner, Fisseha Itanna and Heluf Gebrekidan

    Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:2

    Published on: 10 January 2017

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    Physiographic characteristics of agricultural lands and farmers’ soil fertility management practices in Wolaita zone, Southern Ethiopia

    Understanding the landscape features of agricultural lands and soil management practices is pertinent to verify the potential and limitations of the soil resources; and devise relevant land management strategi...

    Fanuel Laekemariam, Kibebew Kibret, Tekalign Mamo, Erik Karltun and Heluf Gebrekidan

    Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:24

    Published on: 10 November 2016

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    The effect of phosphorus and nitrogen fertilizers on grain yield, nutrient uptake and use efficiency of two maize (Zea mays L.) varieties under rain fed condition on Haplic Lixisol in the forest-savannah transition zone of Ghana

    Low soil fertility is recognized as the major constraint to food production and food security in Ghana. An important practice that restores some level of fertility is long fallow, however this is no longer pra...

    Benedicta Y. Fosu-Mensah and Michael Mensah

    Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:22

    Published on: 3 October 2016

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    Prevention of stack corrosion under wet flue gas desulfurization conditions in a coal-fired power plant: performance analysis and comparative study

    This study investigated the prevention of stack corrosion under wet flue gas desulfurization conditions in a coal-fired power plant. The performance analysis and comparative studies of six materials for the pr...

    Shan Zhao, Yi Zhao, Yinghui Han, Chunjiang An, Jia Wei and Yao Yao

    Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:21

    Published on: 31 August 2016

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    Heuristic assessment of bridge scour sensitivity using differential evolution: case study for linking floodplain encroachment and bridge scour

    Stakeholders are often required to make judgments and decisions about the tradeoffs between multiple competing objectives inherent in any engineering design. Design optimization can provide decision support fo...

    Lucas J. Howard, Ian A. Anderson, Kristen L. Underwood, Mandar M. Dewoolkar, Larry M. Deschaine and Donna M. Rizzo

    Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:20

    Published on: 30 August 2016

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    Monitoring and modeling the dispersion of produced water on the Scotian Shelf

    Produced water from offshore oil and gas platforms is often disposed of directly into the sea, and there has been concern that this discharge might have deleterious effects on the marine environment. To help u...

    Haibo Niu, Kenneth Lee, Brian Robinson, Susan Cobanli and Pu Li

    Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:19

    Published on: 7 July 2016

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    Contamination from mercury and other heavy metals in a mining district in Ghana: discerning recent trends from sediment core analysis

    Many years of gold mining in Ghana has generated huge environmental legacy issues, particularly contamination from heavy metals and metalloids. The present study evaluated the contamination from arsenic (As), ...

    Jonathan N. Hogarh, Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, Daniel Nukpezah, Osei Akoto and Sam Adu-Kumi

    Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:15

    Published on: 12 April 2016

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