International Journal of Environment and Waste Management Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Inderscience

Journal description

IJEWM is a refereed reference and authoritative source of information in the field of environmental and waste management Together with its sister publications IJEP, IJETM and IJGEnvI, it provides a comprehensive coverage of environmental issues. It covers both engineering/technical and management solutions.

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Website International Journal of Environment and Waste Management website
Other titles Int. j. environment and waste management, IJEWM
ISSN 1478-9868
OCLC 316125169
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details


  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author cannot archive a post-print version
  • Restrictions
    • 6 months embargo
  • Conditions
    • Cannot archive until publication
    • Author's pre-print and Author's post-print on author's personal website, institutional repository or subject repository
    • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
    • Must link to journal webpage and /or DOI
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used, unless covered by funding agency rules
    • Authors covered by funding agency rules, may post the Publisher's Version/PDF in subject repositories after a 6 months embargo
    • Reviewed 10/02/2014
    • Author's post-print equates to Inderscience's Proof
  • Classification

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The risk of fires at municipal solid waste (MSW) storage sites is of great concern because such fires not only result in material losses worth millions of Euros annually but also have deleterious effects on both human health and the environment. Keeping in view that management decisions addressing risk of fires cannot be divorced from human psychology regarding safety, a questionnaire survey was designed for which 187 respondents gave a response rate of 33%. Survey results showed that three types of biases; optimism, attribution and availability bias, prevail among managers of waste management companies. Furthermore biased respondents had experienced higher frequency of fire incidents and preferred low cost risk averting technologies. It is concluded that there is a need to acknowledge the existence of biases and to improve the decision making skills of managers with the help of risk awareness programs and implementation of government steering tools to reduce risk of spontaneous fires.
    International Journal of Environment and Waste Management 09/2014; 14(2):16. DOI:10.1504/IJEWM.2014.064085
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, Al-Qateef wastewater treatment plant was selected as a case representing the upgrade of carrousel technology with tertiary treatment. This technology is applied in many cities in the Eastern province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The use of chemical treatment alternative for phosphorous removal was evaluated versus the newly implemented tertiary treatment unit. The study showed that chemical phosphorous removal has an additional advantage of reducing the final effluent total phosphorus concentration to less than 1 mg/L at an alum dose of 50 mg/L without any significant alteration of the expected final effluent quality that could be achieved by the newly installed sand filters. Furthermore, the study showed that the use of chemical treatment for phosphorous removal could reduce the chlorine dose required for the treated effluent disinfection.
    International Journal of Environment and Waste Management 07/2014; 14(1):1-13. DOI:10.1504/IJEWM.2014.062979
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    ABSTRACT: The removal of Ni (II) from aqueous solutions using citric acid activated Hydrilla Verticillata biomass has been studied under batch conditions. The biosorbent characteristics were studied. Batch experiments were performed to study the biosorption of Ni (II) with respect to the effect of operating parameters like initial pH, adsorbent dosage, initial metal concentration, contact time and temperature. The adsorption of Ni (II) increased with increase in contact timer and reached equilibrium at 180 min. The maximum removal efficiency was attained at pH 5.0. The uptake capacity was found to decrease with increase in temperature confirming the exothermic nature of sorption process. The equilibrium data was fitted to three isotherms namely Langmuir, Freundlich and Temkin isotherms. Langmuir model provided the best correlation (R2 > 0.98) for the biosorption of Ni (II) by the selected sorbent and the monolayer biosorption capacity was found to be 11.9 mg g–1.
    International Journal of Environment and Waste Management 01/2014; 14(1):14-26.
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    ABSTRACT: Packed columns were prepared using Posidonia oceanica fibres as adsorbent for the removal of a direct dye, Congo red (CR), from aqueous solution. The effects of flow rate, concentration of CR, pH solution and bed depth on breakthrough curves were investigated. The experimental results showed that the breakthrough time decreased with the increase of flow rate, influent concentration and the decrease of bed depth. The amount of sorbed dye decreased by increasing the flow rate and increased by increasing the dye concentration and bed height. The removal of CR by raw Posidonia fibres reached 80% with a dye concentration of 10 mg.l−1 at the flow rate of 0.47 ml.min−1 and at pH 6.5. Thomas, Yoon-Nelson, Adams-Bohart and bed depth/service time analysis (BDST) models were successfully used to analyse experimental data, to predict the breakthrough curves and to determine the characteristic parameters of the column useful for the process design.
    International Journal of Environment and Waste Management 01/2014; 13(1):1 - 22. DOI:10.1504/IJEWM.2014.058795
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    ABSTRACT: Vermicomposting is an established process to convert organic wastes into vermicastings suitable for plant growth. This research investigated the vermicomposting of anaerobic digestate with four different ratios of sawdust as a bulking material, for 75 days. The optimum proportion of anaerobic digestate to sawdust was identified as 70:30 based on worm growth and reproduction. Vermicomposting process increased the conversion of ammonium into nitrate when compared with control (p = 0.05). Vermicastings produced at the end of this experiment had significantly high N, NO3-N, P and K than the control (p = 0.05). There was significant reduction in pathogen levels by the worms (99%), and also a germination test undertaken showed an 83% increase in radish seed germination after vermicomposting when compared to raw digestate. The results indicated that vermicomposting with Eisenia fetida is a sustainable technology to convert the anaerobic digestate into nutrient-rich, safe to handle vermicastings, which otherwise is a secondary pollutant.
    International Journal of Environment and Waste Management 01/2014; 14(2):149-164. DOI:10.1504/IJEWM.2014.064084