Journal of Hazardous Materials (J HAZARD MATER)

Publisher: Elsevier

Journal description

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.

Current impact factor: 4.33

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 4.331
2012 Impact Factor 3.925
2011 Impact Factor 4.173
2010 Impact Factor 3.723
2009 Impact Factor 4.144
2008 Impact Factor 2.975
2007 Impact Factor 2.337
2006 Impact Factor 1.855
2005 Impact Factor 1.544
2004 Impact Factor 1.433
2003 Impact Factor 1.099
2002 Impact Factor 0.823
2001 Impact Factor 0.497
2000 Impact Factor 0.424
1999 Impact Factor 0.849
1998 Impact Factor 0.672
1997 Impact Factor 0.608
1996 Impact Factor 0.545
1995 Impact Factor 0.597
1994 Impact Factor 0.497
1993 Impact Factor 0.671
1992 Impact Factor 0.511

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 4.68
Cited half-life 3.90
Immediacy index 0.48
Eigenfactor 0.14
Article influence 1.02
Website Journal of Hazardous Materials website
Other titles Journal of hazardous materials
ISSN 0304-3894
OCLC 2246095
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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    • Publisher last contacted on 18/10/2013
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Thallium (Tl) is a highly volatile and toxic heavy metal regarded to cause pollution even at very low concentrations of several parts per million. Despite the extremely high risk of Tl in the environment, limited information on removal/recovery exists. The study focussed on the use of green algae to determine the sorption potential and recovery of Tl. From the study, removal efficiency was achieved at 100% for lower concentrations of ≥150mg/L of Tl. At higher concentrations in a range of 250-500mg/L, the performance of algae was still higher with sorption capacity (qmax) between 830 and 1000mg/g. Generally, Chlorella vulgaris was the best adsorbent with a high qmax and lower affinity of 1000mg/g and 1.11L/g, respectively. When compared to other studies on Tl adsorption, the tested algae showed a better qmax than most adsorbents. The kinetic studies showed better correlation co-efficient of ≤0.99 for Pseudo-second order model than the first order model. Recovery was achieved highest for C. vulgaris using nitric acid at 93.3%. The strongest functional groups responsible for Tl binding on the algal cell wall were carboxyl and phenols. Green algae from freshwater bodies showed significant potential for Tl removal/recovery from industrial wastewater. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 12/2015; 299:67-77. DOI:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.06.011
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    ABSTRACT: Bioleaching of spent batteries was often conducted at pulp density of 1.0% or lower. In this work, metallic ions catalytic bioleaching was used for release Zn and Mn from spent ZMBs at 10% of pulp density. The results showed only Cu(2+) improved mobilization of Zn and Mn from the spent batteries among tested four metallic ions. When Cu(2+) content increased from 0 to 0.8g/L, the maximum release efficiency elevated from 47.7% to 62.5% for Zn and from 30.9% to 62.4% for Mn, respectively. The Cu(2+) catalysis boosted bioleaching of resistant hetaerolite through forming a possible intermediate CuMn2O4 which was subject to be attacked by Fe(3+) based on a cycle of Fe(3+)/Fe(2+). However, poor growth of cells, formation of KFe3(SO4)2(OH)6 and its possible blockage between cells and energy matters destroyed the cycle of Fe(3+)/Fe(2+), stopping bioleaching of hetaerolite. The chemical reaction controlled model fitted best for describing Cu(2+) catalytic bioleaching of spent ZMBs. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier B.V.
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 11/2015; 298. DOI:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.05.038
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    ABSTRACT: The effect of colloids on the occurrence, phase distribution and photolysis of twenty-seven emerging organic contaminants (EOCs) was studied in domestic and livestock wastewaters (DW and LW), respectively. Filtered water (<1 μm) was separated into permeate (<1 kDa) and retentate (1 kDa-1 μm) by cross flow ultrafiltration. Results indicated that total concentration of EOCs ranged from 1220 ng L−1 in permeate of DW to 5065 ng L−1 in retentate of LW. The average EOC fraction associated with colloids was 13.5% and 14.4% in DW and LW. Most of the EOCs exhibited pseudo-first-order degradation kinetics in all water samples. Control experiments using glass and quartz reactors showed that UV light was more effective on the photolysis of most EOCs. The EOCs photolysis in the three fractions of DW and LW could be accelerated or inhibited compared to ultrapure water with the enhancement factor ranging from -0.94 to 7.33. The impact of colloids on the photolysis of EOCs depended on the compound and the source of water. The photolysis of most EOCs in permeate and filtrate was generally accelerated, while inhibited in the retentates, which could be attributed to the relatively high dissolved organic carbon contents in retentates.
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 11/2015; 299:241-248. DOI:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.06.022
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    ABSTRACT: An electrospinning with calcination process was employed for the synthesis of La1-xCexCoOδ (x=0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, and 1.0) oxides. These catalysts were investigated in terms of total benzene oxidation, and characterized by means of XRD, BET, H2-TPR, SEM, XPS, and TEM techniques. The results show that the amount of Ce doping obviously affects the physicochemical and catalytic properties of La1-xCexCoOδ, and when x=1.0, CeCoOδ exhibits the best activity and highly thermal durability for catalytic oxidation of benzene. Additionally, it is demonstrated that the increased activity over perovskite phase dominated oxides is ascribed to a larger surface area while the activity enhancement over metal oxides mainly results from a higher valance of Co and better redox property. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 10/2015; 296. DOI:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.04.031
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    ABSTRACT: The waste management of used flocculants is a thorny issue in the field of wastewater treatment. To natural cellulose based flocculants, utilization of hazardous cellulose solvent and simplification of synthetic procedure are the two urgent problems needing to be further improved. In this work, a series of natural dicarboxyl cellulose flocculants (DCCs) were one-step synthesized via Schiff-base route. The cellulose solvent (NaOH/Urea solution) was utilized during the synthesis process. The full-biodegradable flocculants avoid causing secondary pollution to environment. The chemical structure and solution property of the DCC products were characterized by FT-IR, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, TGA, FESEM, charge density and ζ-potential. Kaolin suspension and effluent from paper mill were selected to evaluate the flocculation activity of the DCCs. Their flocculation performance was compared with that of commercial cationic polyacrylamide and poly aluminium chloride flocculants. The positive results showed that the NaOH/Urea solvent effectively promoted the dialdehyde cellulose (DAC) conversion to DCC in the one-step synthesis reaction. The DCCs with the carboxylate content more than 1mmol/g exhibited steady flocculation performance to kaolin suspension in the broad pH range from 4 to 10. Its flocculation capacity to the effluent from paper mill also showed excellent. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 10/2015; 296. DOI:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.04.029
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    ABSTRACT: Quantitative structure-property relationships (QSPRs), based only on a single-parameter, are proposed for the prediction of physico-chemical properties, namely, aqueous solubility (logSW), octanol-water partition coefficient (logKOW) and octanol-air partition coefficient (logKOA) of polychloronaphthalenes (PCNs) including all the 75 chloronaphthalene congeners. The QSPR models are developed using molecular descriptors computed through quantum mechanical methods including ab-initio as well as advanced semi-empirical methods. The predictivity of the developed models is tested through state-of-the-art external validation procedures employing an external prediction set of compounds. To analyse the role of instantaneous interactions between electrons (the electron-correlation), the models are also compared with those developed using only the electron-correlation contribution of the quantum chemical descriptor. The electron-correlation contribution towards the chemical hardness and the LUMO energy are observed to be the best predictors for octanol-water partition coefficient, whereas for the octanol-air partition coefficient, the total electronic energy and electron-correlation energy are found to be reliable descriptors, in fact, even better than the polarisability. For aqueous solubility of PCNs, the absolute electronegativity is observed to be the best predictor. This work suggests that the electron-correlation contribution of a quantum-chemical descriptor can be used as a reliable indicator for physico-chemical properties, particularly the partition coefficients.
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 10/2015; 296:68. DOI:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.04.028
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    ABSTRACT: The cytotoxicity of model welding nanoparticles was modulated through in situ passivation with soluble biocompatible materials. A passivation process consisting of a spark discharge particle generator coupled to a collison atomizer as a co-flow or counter-flow configuration was used to incorporate the model nanoparticles with chitosan. The tested model welding nanoparticles are inhaled and that A549 cells are a human lung epithelial cell line. Measurements of in vitro cytotoxicity in A549 cells revealed that the passivated nanoparticles had a lower cytotoxicity (>65% in average cell viability, counter-flow) than the untreated model nanoparticles. Moreover, the co-flow incorporation between the nanoparticles and chitosan induced passivation of the nanoparticles, and the average cell viability increased by >80% compared to the model welding nanoparticles. As a more convenient way (additional chitosan generation and incorporation devices may not be required), other passivation strategies through a modification of the welding rod with chitosan adhesive and graphite paste did also enhance average cell viability (>58%). The approach outlined in this work is potentially generalizable as a new platform, using only biocompatible materials in situ, to treat nanoparticles before they are inhaled. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 07/2015; 292. DOI:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.03.022