Journal of Hazardous Materials (J HAZARD MATER )

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The Journal of Hazardous Materials publishes full length research papers, reviews, project reports, case studies and short communications which improve our understanding of the hazards and risks certain materials pose to people and the environment or deal with ways of controlling the hazards and associated risks. To limit the scope the following areas are excluded: work place health & safety, drugs, and nuclear related topics. The Journal is published in two parts: Part A: Risk Assessment and Management Characterization of the harmful effects of hazardous materials Impact assessment methods and models - acute and chronic effects of hazardous chemical releases Approaches to risk assessment and management, including legislation Incident case histories and lessons for risk management Part B Environmental Technologies Pollution control processes Inherently safer and cleaner technologies Treatment and disposal of solid, liquid and gaseous hazardous wastes Remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater.

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  • Journal of Hazardous Materials 12/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: The reduction of sulfur content in liquid fuel is of a high concern environmentally, and oxydesulfurization approaches have shown high efficiency for removing thiophene-containing compounds from the liquid fuels. The present paper investigates the oxidation of benzothiophene (BT), dibenzothiophene (DBT), and 4-methyl-dibenzothiophene (4-MDBT) by ferrate(VI). The effects of reaction conditions such as the reaction medium pH, solvent type, and adsorbent on the reactivity of ferrate(VI) with the thiophene-containing compounds were investigated. The oxidation of DBT in phosphate–acetonitrile medium was found to be highly sensitive toward the reaction pH, and the highest removal efficiency was observed at the pH 8.0. The complete conversion of BT and DBT to their corresponding sulfones by ferrate(VI) was achieved at room temperature and [ferrate(VI)]/[BT/DBT] ∼ 7.5 while this molar ratio was found to be ∼8.5 for 4-MDBT. The addition of silica gel during the reaction was applied to enhance the oxidation of DBT by ferrate(VI).
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 08/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Four new types of carboxylate-ferroxane nanoparticles, namely; maleate ferroxane (MF), fumarateferroxane (FF), para-amino benzoate ferroxane (PABF) and para-hydroxy benzoate ferroxane (PHBF) were synthesized, characterized and used for lead removal from aqueous solutions. Lepidocrocite nanoparticles were also synthesized and characterized asa precursorforcarboxylate-ferroxanes. FTIR, SEM and DLS analysis characterized the synthesized samplesand final Pb(II) concentration were analysed using Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer. Performance evaluation of the nanoparticlesin adsorption process was achieved using Taguchi experimental design. Variables in adsorption process were initial pH, contact time, adsorbent dose,adsorbent typeand initial concentration of Pb2+ ions.The initial Pb (II) concentration was the most influential factor in the adsorption process among the five factors.Adsorption of lead was performed through two possible mechanisms; ion exchange and complex formation. Maleate ferroxane performed the best lead removal efficiency among the four types of ferroxane nanostructures studied.The adsorption kinetic data described well with a pseudo-second-order model and the equilibrium data fitted well to the Frendlich isotherm.
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 08/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Interactions of macrofungi with U, Th, Pb and Ag were investigated in the former ore mining district of Příbram, Czech Republic. Samples of saprotrophic (34 samples, 24 species) and ectomycorrhizal (38 samples, 26 species) macrofungi were collected from a U-polluted Norway spruce plantation and tailings and analyzed for metal content. In contrast to Ag, which was highly accumulated in fruit-bodies, concentrations of U generally did not exceed 3 mg/kg which indicates a very low uptake rate and efficient exclusion of U from macrofungi. In ectomycorrhizal tips (mostly determined to species level by DNA sequencing), U contents were practically identical with those of the non-mycorrhizal fine spruce roots. These findings suggest a very limited role of macrofungi in uptake and biotransformation of U in polluted forest soils. Furthermore, accumulation of U, Th, Pb and Ag in macrofungal fruit-bodies apparently does not depend on total content and chemical fractionation of these metals in soils (tested by the BCR sequential extraction in this study).
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 08/2014; 280:79–88.
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    ABSTRACT: In order to assess the impact of sunlight on oil fate, Macondo Well Oil from the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) rig was mixed with pure water and irradiated with simulated sunlight. After irradiation, the water-soluble organics (WSO) from the dark and irradiated samples were extracted and characterized by ultrahigh resolution Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR MS). Liquid-liquid extraction yielded two fractions from dark and irradiated water/oil mixtures: acidic WSOs (negative-ion electrospray (ESI)), and base/neutral WSOs (positive-ion ESI) coupled to FT-ICR MS to catalogue molecular-level transformations that occur to Macondo-derived WSOs after solar irradiation. Such direct measure of oil phototransformation has not been previously reported. The most abundant heteroatom class detected in the irradiated WSO acid fractions correspond to molecules that contain five oxygens (O5), while the most abundant acids in the dark samples contain two oxygen atoms per molecule (O2). Higher-order oxygen classes (O5 – O9) were abundant in the irradiated samples, but < 1.5 % relative abundance in the dark sample. The increased abundance of higher-order oxygen classes in the irradiated samples relative to the dark samples indicates that photooxidized components of the Macondo crude oil become water-soluble after irradiation. The base/neutral fraction showed decreased abundance of pyridinic nitrogen (N1) concurrent with an increased abundance of N1Ox classes after irradiation. The predominance of higher-order oxygen classes indicates that multiple photochemical pathways exist that result in oxidation of petroleum compounds.
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 08/2014; Accepted.
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    ABSTRACT: This work assesses the influence of the operating conditions H2O2 dose (20 or 100% of the stoichiometric amount), temperature (20 or 70°C), and the presence of chloride in the oxidation medium in the formation of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) during Fenton treatment of aqueous samples of 2-chlorophenol, 2-CP, one of the strongest precursor of PCDD/Fs. After 4h of oxidation in the experiments carried out with 20% H2O2 chlorinated phenoxyphenols and biphenyls, which are intermediates in PCDD/Fs formation, as well as PCDD/Fs were observed, resulting in concentrations 11 times higher than in the untreated sample. Additionally, when NaCl was also present in the reaction medium, PCDD/Fs were formed at higher extent, with a total concentration 74.4 times higher than in the untreated 2-CP solution. Results depicted a preferential formation of PCDFs over PCDDs, with dominance of lower chlorinated PCDD/Fs (tetra and penta-PCDD/Fs). Besides, the formation of the most toxic PCDD/Fs congeners (2,3,7,8-PCDD/Fs) was not favored under the operating conditions used in this work.
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 07/2014; 279C:579-585.
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    ABSTRACT: This study investigates an application area for Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottle waste which has become an environmental problem in recent decades as being a considerable part of the total plastic waste bulk. Two novel additive materials, namely Thin Liquid Polyol PET (TLPP) and Viscous Polyol PET (VPP), were chemically derived from waste PET bottles and used to modify the base asphalt separately for this aim. The effects of TLPP and VPP on the asphalt and hot mix asphalt (HMA) mixture properties were detected through conventional tests (Penetration, Softening Point, Ductility, Marshall Stability, Nicholson Stripping) and Superpave methods (Rotational Viscosity, Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR), Bending Beam Rheometer (BBR)). Also, chemical structures were described by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) equipped with Energy Dispersive Spectrometer (EDS) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) techniques. Since TLPP and VPP were determined to improve the low temperature performance and fatigue resistance of the asphalt as well as the Marshall Stability and stripping resistance of the HMA mixtures based on the results of the applied tests, the usage of PET waste as an asphalt roadway pavement material offers an alternative and a beneficial way of disposal of this ecologically hazardous material.
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 07/2014; 279C:302-310.
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    ABSTRACT: In this work, the capability of nanometallic Ca/CaO methanol suspension in removing and/or immobilizingstable (133Cs) and radioactive cesium species (134Cs and137Cs) in contaminated fly ash was investi-gated. After a first methanol and second water washing yielded only 45% of133Cs removal. While, aftera first methanol washing, the second solvent with nanometallic Ca/CaO methanol suspension yieldedsimultaneous enhanced removal and immobilization about 99% of133Cs. SEM-EDS analysis revealedthat the mass percent of detectable133Cs on the fly ash surface recorded a 100% decrease. When realradioactive cesium contaminated fly ash (containing an initial 14,040 Bq kg−1 134Cs and137Cs cumu-lated concentration) obtained from burning wastes from Fukushima were reduced to 3583 Bq kg−1aftertreatment with nanometallic Ca/CaO methanol suspension. Elution test conducted on the treated fly ashgave 100 Bq L−1total134Cs and137Cs concentrations in eluted solution. Furthermore, both ash content and eluted solution concentrations of134Cs and137Cs were much lower than the Japanese Ministry of theEnvironment regulatory limit of 8000 Bq kg−1and 150 Bq L−1respectively. The results of this study suggestthat the nanometallic Ca/CaO methanol suspension is a highly potential amendment for the remediationof radioactive cesium-contaminated fly ash.
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 07/2014; 279:52-59.

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