Environmental engineering and management journal Impact Factor & Information

Journal description

Current impact factor: 1.26

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 1.258
2012 Impact Factor 1.117
2011 Impact Factor 1.004
2010 Impact Factor 1.435
2009 Impact Factor 0.885

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 0.97
Cited half-life 2.60
Immediacy index 0.18
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.09
ISSN 1582-9596

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    ABSTRACT: This study was conducted on samples taken from the “Fagul Cetății – Iazul nr. 4” tailings pond in the Eastern Carpathians, Romania and is focused on exploring the way in which heavy metals from sulphide rich material are spatially distributed in relation to the geochemical conditions. For comparison, concentrated ore samples from the same area, genetically linked to the Tulgheș lithogroup were also analysed. The mineralogical and chemical composition of the samples was determined along with the main physico-chemical parameters such as pH and Eh values. The results show that the mineralogical composition of the tailings is dominated mainly by quartz, chamosite and muscovite-illite, while in case of the processed ore, the main minerals are, as expected, pyrite and quartz. Some traces of jarosite, ankerite, muscovite, gypsum, albite as well as microcline were identified and linked to the geochemical conditions at the surface of the tailings, which revealed an heterogenic environment that can be divided into an acid, oxidizing area in the E and N, characterised by high contents of As, Fe, Pb, Sn and Co and a neutral area in the south-western slope of the tailings that revealed higher contents of Mn.
    Environmental engineering and management journal 08/2016;
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    ABSTRACT: Today, a new generation of software applications can be developed, as IT services developed by software providers can be integrated by solution developers in complex control and monitoring Smart Building Management solutions. This paper introduces the concept of Virtual Smart Building Service Enterprise (SBSE) as a novel perspective to develop an innovated services ecosystem for smart buildings. The Virtual SBSE allows different stakeholder categories to interact in order to develop, publish, compose, discover, integrate and use specific functionalities exposed as services for smart building management. An extended implementation case study is developed around an open software platform for modelling, virtualising, and managing complex services, including energy consumption. It integrates in the operational loop a Smart Building Controller exposed as a service that home users can download, install and use in their homes for the control and monitoring of energy consumption, or for ambient comfort. Different schedules and policies for individual devices or groups of devices can be defined based on daily working or living user schedules, so that the users may evaluate and adjust energy cost based on their own preferences, achieving their energy efficiency goals. The Virtual SBSE concept and the energy efficiency case study presented in the paper demonstrate how the easy open integration of diverse information systems enabling the creation of new smart building management services and involving users in value co creation can be attained.
    Environmental engineering and management journal 05/2015; 15(5):1183-1194.
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    ABSTRACT: The Danube River forms one of the largest and most complex deltas at the Black Sea, being a Biosphere Reserve, UNESCO World Heritage and Ramsar site. This study assesses the spatial variability of arsenic contamination of the water in the Danube Delta. Water samples were collected during all seasons in 2013 from the south-east of the Danube Delta and analyzed through HG-AAS method for arsenic. Data were handled using two different approaches. First, a complex hydrological model was compiled, using the USEPA WASP modeling software. Secondly, the field measurements were interpolated using GIS software’s kriging method to generate prediction maps for the arsenic concentrations. The prediction maps validated the results of the hydrological model, showing that the spatial and seasonal variability of the arsenic concentrations differs depending on the source of the pollution wave, originating upstream in some cases, or being influenced by the marine system. Arsenic constantly recorded noticeable variations but at lower concentrations, within the range [0.5-5.88] µg/l. Since arsenic is not destroyed in the environment, WASP model can be extended to the entire Delta and beyond, to study the fate and transport of pollutants on a larger scale. In other case, field observations and sampling would need much more human and financial efforts According to our knowledge this is the first study which assesses the spatial distribution (hydrological modeling/GIS) of arsenic concentrations in the Danube Delta.
    Environmental engineering and management journal 04/2015; (In Press).
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    ABSTRACT: This study was planned to identify factors which affect workers health and their safe working in unregistered and partially registered small iron units preparing 90- 95 % iron furniture under sheds. Focused group discussions (FGD) were conducted among workers of iron furniture manufacturing units (IFMU) employing a cross sectional, descriptive, analytic and time limited study. Personal interviews methodology was adopted to assess workers for their exposure to occupational risks, protective equipments and health issues. A set of fifty (50) workers of each of the iron unit were taken as study samples by completely randomized sampling method and every sample was studied with the help of self-designed questionnaire. All the values of physical parameters were noted using direct reading instruments. A large proportion of workers were studied with high exposures to dust, fumes, noise, and heat. A high level of self-reported occupational health problems, particularly from welders and metal workers were also observed. Similarly, workers reported their need of permanent workplaces, information on work related hazards, water and sanitation and legislation for small scale industries (SSI). Results revealed that workers have exposure of high levels to multiple health hazards due to limited or no availability of protective equipments. It may also be concluded that workers of these iron units having lack of trainings related to their health and safety. Outcome of this study is highly concerned for the regulations, legislation and policy matters of country especially in country like Pakistan where workers of small and medium enterprises are facing problems.
    Environmental engineering and management journal 04/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: Anaerobic processes have been successfully applied in the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewaters. Judicious use of nutrients in anaerobic treatment has not been systematically investigated. The optimal nutrient dosage for anaerobic wastewater treatment systems is largely unknown. In this paper, COD:N:P ratio used by various researchers in anaerobic wastewater treatment systems for treating different types of wastewaters are compiled and critically analyzed. In order to have uniformity, concentrations of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus have been converted into equivalent terms as COD:N:P and ranges for this ratio for all the constituents of nitrogen and phosphorus with respect to carbon (COD) are given. Phenol COD represents a substrate which is difficult to degrade. Phenol can be found in various effluents resulted from industrial activities, such as: pharmaceuticals, pesticide, dye manufacturing, synthetic chemicals, coal gasification, coke production, fertilizer, and pulp and paper. The author has attempted for treatment of phenolic wastewater a representative of the industrial wastes which lacks nutrients and requires addition of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus. The optimum COD: N: P ratio of 300:1:0.1 for phenolic wastewater has been reported. It is hoped that the information presented in this study would facilitate in maintaining the COD: N: P ratio in anaerobic processes.
    Environmental engineering and management journal 04/2015; 14(4):769-780.
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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents a medical diagnosis method, based on the interaction of the infra-red laser beam and the human body, in a hospital environment, for inflammatory diseases, avoiding infected wastes. The main advantage of the laser bio-photometry is a rapid localization of the inflammation source, deep under the skin up to 5 cm, in emergency cases, when there is not enough time for classical medical procedures. Other advantages consist in the pollution absence for environment and patient, post-surgical monitoring possibility with minimum costs for sterilization, and consequently, it is non-dangerous to transmit infection from person to person being a non-invasive diagnostic technique. The studies concern the interaction particularities of the in vivo close infrared spectrum with the human tissues, extracting the average reflection coefficient in the intact tissues and in the pathologically modified tissues: edemas, hematomas, abscesses, others. The determined average reflection coefficient from the intact tissues is an index of the health-state having medium values between 55.7÷68mW, which are stable in time. The determined average reflection coefficient in infrared spectrum, from the pathological modified tissues varies between 42÷58mW and it alters in time accordingly, with the evolution process. A clinical study of patients monitored by laser bio-photometry is presented. This non-invasive technique offers an objective parameter for injuries evolutions with roughly zero infected wastes during the investigated period. In this paper, the non-polluting properties of laser bio-photometry are highlighted, as a novel aspect of this medical method.
    Environmental engineering and management journal 04/2015; 14(4):763-768.
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    ABSTRACT: Currently, conventional energy sources i.e. fossil fuels represent the main segment as regards electricity generation. Thus, their contribution to global CO2 emissions is considerable. This study considers carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a promising solution for the environmental problems we are now facing. Based on previous research, post-combustion capture (PCC) has been recognized as being the more appropriate technology for CO2 capturing from the existing power plants. The main purpose of our study was to investigate the correlation between the efficiency of carbon dioxide capturing and its influence on the reduction of electricity production efficiency and levelized cost of electricity at the new unit VI of the thermal power plant of TE Šoštanj, Slovenia. A zero-dimensional model was used for appropriately considering the flows of mass and energy within the PCC system as a function of carbon dioxide capture efficiency and a rather simple cost model was applied for predicting the additional levelized electricity cost due to PCC system implementation. By changing the efficiency of the capture system, as well as the evaluated prices of carbon emission coupons, our results show the possible economic eligibilities of the PCC system in the future.
    Environmental engineering and management journal 04/2015; 14(4):925-934.
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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents a medical diagnosis method, based on the interaction of the infra-red laser beam and the human body, in a hospital environment, for inflammatory diseases, avoiding infected wastes. The main advantage of the laser bio-photometry is a rapid localization of the inflammation source, deep under the skin up to 5 cm, in emergency cases, when there is not enough time for classical medical procedures. Other advantages consist in the pollution absence for environment and patient, post-surgical monitoring possibility with minimum costs for sterilization, and consequently, it is non-dangerous to transmit infection from person to person being a non-invasive diagnostic technique. The studies concern the interaction particularities of the in vivo close infrared spectrum with the human tissues, extracting the average reflection coefficient in the intact tissues and in the pathologically modified tissues: edemas, hematomas, abscesses, others. The determined average reflection coefficient from the intact tissues is an index of the health-state having medium values between 55.7÷68mW, which are stable in time. The determined average reflection coefficient in infrared spectrum, from the pathological modified tissues varies between 42÷58mW and it alters in time accordingly, with the evolution process. A clinical study of patients monitored by laser bio-photometry is presented. This non-invasive technique offers an objective parameter for injuries evolutions with roughly zero infected wastes during the investigated period. In this paper, the non-polluting properties of laser bio-photometry are highlighted, as a novel aspect of this medical method.
    Environmental engineering and management journal 04/2015; 14(4):763-768.