Environment Protection Engineering (ENVIRON PROT ENG)

Journal description

Subject area: Water purification, wastewater treatment, water reuse, solid waste disposal, neutralization and utilization of industrial gases, emission abatement, systems of water and air pollution control, land recultivation, ecological problems, environmental economy, legislation and forecasting.

Current impact factor: 0.65

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 0.652
2013 Impact Factor 0.439
2012 Impact Factor 0.423
2011 Impact Factor 0.52
2010 Impact Factor 0.427
2009 Impact Factor 0.276

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 0.56
Cited half-life 4.60
Immediacy index 0.13
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.11
Website Environment Protection Engineering website
ISSN 0324-8828

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The method of identifying areas of risk of failure in water pipe network has been presented including presentation and analysis of risk factors for failure in water main pipe network, the proposal of the method for identifying risk areas using a simulation model of the water distribution subsystems (WDS) operation, and an example of application. In the hydraulic model, the failures of main water pipes as well as the operation of the WDS in the case of contamination were simulated. The proposed method consists of preparing the so-called risk maps and the designation of areas in which the limit values for the identified risk, the first type and the second type according to the assumed risk categories (tolerated, controlled and unacceptable) were exceeded.
    Environment Protection Engineering 01/2015; 40(4):77-92. DOI:10.5277/epel40407
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    ABSTRACT: Some economic aspects of taxes and fees for the use of the environment have been discussed. The Polish environmental charge system is taken into account as an example of the tax system. The types of charges levied for use of the environment have been indicated as well as the persons and entities that must pay, rules of payment and the legal background in Poland. The revenues generated from environmental taxes have been shown on the example of European Union countries. Based on statistical data for Poland, the most important sources of revenue derived from fees for use of the environment were identified and analyzed both in terms of the type of payment as well as the geographical distribution of the entities which are charged.
    Environment Protection Engineering 01/2015; 41(2):81-97. DOI:10.5277/epe150207
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    ABSTRACT: The feasibility of various composts to operate as sorbents for heavy metals (Cu and Zn) removal from wastewater has been evaluated. Three commercial composts obtained from municipal solid wastes (MWS), sludge sewage (SS) and poultry manure (PM) were selected as potential sorbents. Kinetic and equilibrium tests were conducted in order to assess the equilibrium conditions to remove metals from aqueous samples. For all composts, the maximum time necessary to reach the equilibrium was 240 min. The Freundlich and Langmuir isotherm models were found to fit the sorption data. The SS compost proved to be the one with highest removal capability for both assessed metals, while MWS compost showed to be the less suitable for this purpose. These results can be explained in terms of the compost surface properties, namely, with the cation exchange capacity.
    Environment Protection Engineering 01/2015; 41(2):57-65. DOI:10.5277/epe150205
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    ABSTRACT: Contamination of soil and groundwater with pesticides is mainly caused by old ecological bur-dens. This study focuses on the treatment of groundwater contaminated with chlorinated pesticides. The contaminants mainly include a-HCH, (3-HCH, y-HCH, HCB, DDE, DDD and DDT. Reverse osmosis technology using R098pHt polyamide membranes was used to remove the pollutants under batch process conditions. The observed rate of removal ranged from 98.4% to 99.7%. Total dissolved content solids decreased from 1.35 g/dm3 to below 0.05 g/dm3.
    Environment Protection Engineering 01/2015; 41(2):159-166. DOI:10.5277/epe150213
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    ABSTRACT: The micellar enhanced ultrafiltration of model aqueous solutions containing inorganic nitrogen and phosphorous compounds was studied. In the experiments, cellulose membranes of 5, 10 and 30 kDa molecular weight cut-off and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) as a cationic surfactant were used. The concentration of CTAB amounted to 2 and 3CMC (critical micelle concentration). The influence of surfactant concentration, membrane cut-off and operating pressure on permeate flux, as well as on nitrate and phosphate separation was evaluated. The results showed that the presence of both nitrates and phosphates caused deterioration of the retention coefficient in comparison to separation efficiency achieved for one-component solutions.
    Environment Protection Engineering 01/2015; 41(2):167-178. DOI:10.5277/epe150214
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    ABSTRACT: Sample results have been presented of verifying three groups of methods of forecasting the time series of short-duration water distributions in city water grids. The analysis covered: ARIMA class models, the time series exponential smoothing methods and artificial neural networks. Since chronological sequences of observations from the immediate past were analyzed, the adopted models did not take any external variables into account. The forecasting errors in the case of multilayer perception neural networks were found to be comparable or smaller than the errors of prediction by the ARIMA class models and by the methods of the exponential smoothing of time series.
    Environment Protection Engineering 01/2015; 41(2):179-186. DOI:10.5277/epe150215
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    ABSTRACT: PACIs overdosage has negative impact on the operation and the effectiveness of coagulation and separation of post-coagulation suspensions. The results of the pilot study revealed that a sharp increase of fine particles was observed at reaching and exceeding the isoelectric point. Based on the full-scale research with PACI_1 (B = 2, 4) it was stated that these particles did not cause deterioration of standard quality parameters (turbidity, absorbance UV254, colour, TOC, CODMn) of water purified in conventional treatment. However, the particles not retained in sedimentation tanks supplied rapid filters and caused their overloading, and hence shortening of filtration cycles.
    Environment Protection Engineering 01/2015; 41(1):5-14. DOI:10.5277/epe150101
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    ABSTRACT: The study aimed to determine the baseline and indicators for the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) and to evaluate the effectiveness of GHG mitigation measures in Thai upstream petrochemical plants. During 2005-2010, the upstream production had an annual demand for energy in the range of 110 000-150 000 TJ, ca. 5-6% of the total Thailand energy consumption. The proportion of energy consumption for producing olefin and aromatic products is 73 and 14%, respectively. The amount of GHG emissions equalled approximately 7-9 Mt CO2 eq. This represents a 3% portion of the total GHG emissions of Thailand, separating into the olefin and aromatic products, around 69 and 18%, respectively. The ratios of GHG emission came from fuel combustion of 59%, steam consumption (28%), electricity consumption (10%) and flare (3%). The carbon intensity of upstream products in the olefins and aromatics' groups had the range of 1.125-1.309 and 0.518-0.6671 C02eq/t, respectively. It was likely that the carbon intensity during the period of 2005-2010 was lowered as the industry sector took measures to improve energy conservation and developed their production processes. The GHG mitigation measures by energy conservation were already implemented including fuel saving (67%), steam saving (23%) and electricity saving (10%).
    Environment Protection Engineering 01/2015; 41(2):31-46. DOI:10.5277/epe150203
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    ABSTRACT: Five wastewater treatment plants from the ͆więtokrzyskie Province have been briefly described, and a general analysis of the composition and quantity of sewage sludge from the data objects has been conducted. The paper also presents various ways of management of sewage sludge. The authors analyzed sediments from the wastewater treatment plant for PE in the range of 15 000-99 999 located in Ostrowiec, Opatów, Starachowice, Skarzysko-Kamienna, and in Sandomierz. The sludge was characterized in terms of its quantity and quality, the content of heavy metals, total nitrogen, total phosphorous, and organic solids.
    Environment Protection Engineering 01/2015; 41(2):107-117. DOI:10.5277/epe150209
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    ABSTRACT: Parameters characterizing the dewatering process of sewage sludge in small wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have been analyzed. Two municipal wastewater treatment plants of comparable capacity and similar technology of sewage treatment were selected to the analysis. Comparison of dewaterability of unprepared and conditioned sludge was made. During preliminary tests, the capillary suction time (CST) of sludge conditioned with cationic polyelectrolyte was determined. Next, for the optimal doses of selected polyelectrolyte, more detailed technological experiments were conducted such as vacuum filtration and susceptibility to the gravitational thickening. Tested sludge had very low susceptibility to thickening. The final volume of unprepared tested samples after 2 hour thickening was 977.0 cm3, while the initial volume of thickened sludge was 1000 cm3.The lowest value of final hydration for conditioned sludge was 64.0%.
    Environment Protection Engineering 01/2015; 41(2):99-105. DOI:10.5277/epe150208