Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 90


Justin A. Daniels

Series: Advances in Environmental Research
BISAC: SCI026000

This book includes nine chapters that detail recent advancements in environmental research. Chapter One studies the deposition of chemical elements in the territory of Kosovo using the technique of mosses as biomonitors. Chapter Two investigates how exposure time affects the moss uptake of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), compares different techniques for the determination of PAHs in moss samples, and provides an overview of advantages of moss over other biomonitors. Chapter Three provides an overview of rare earth element distribution in moss and soil samples collected from 67 sites in North Macedonia. Chapter Four explains the occurrence and remediation of acid mine drainage. Chapter Five includes a literature review concerning public-private partnerships in connection with environmental sustainability. Chapter Six quantifies pollutant emissions during commutes in Querétaro, Mexico. Chapter Seven investigates spatiotemporal drought monitoring using soil water in arid rangelands. Chapter Eight discusses the main factors controlling acid mine drainage generation and the various technologies applied for removal of toxic metals from acidic drainages. Finally, Chapter Nine proposes that hydroponics and environmental control using plant factories are effective methods for enhancing the functionality and utilization of prickly pear.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Investigation of Environmental Pollution in Kosovo through Mosses as a Bioindicator
Flamur Sopaj1, Musaj Paçarizi*, Trajče Stafilov2, Krste Tašev3 and Robert Šajn4
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Prishtina, Kosovo
2Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Institute of Chemistry, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, North Macedonia
3State Phytosanitary Laboratory, Skopje, North Macedonia
4Geological Survey of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Chapter 2. Moss Biomonitoring of Organic Pollutants: Up-to-Date Achievements, Needs and Potentials
Gordana Jovanović1,2, Mira Aničić Urošević1, Snježana Herceg Romanić3, Gordana Mendaš3, Milan Janković4 and Aleksandar Popović4
Institute of Physics Belgrade, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
2Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia
3Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia
4Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Chapter 3. Mosses as Bioindicators of Air Pollution with Rare Earth Elements in the Abundant As-Sb-Tl Mining Area
Katerina Bačeva Andonovska1, Robert Šajn2, Claudiu Tănăselia3 and Trajče Stafilov4
Research Center for Environment and Materials, Macedonian Academy  of Sciences and Arts, Skopje, North Macedonia
2Geological Survey of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
3INCDO-INOE 2000 Research Institute for Analytical Instrumentation (ICIA), Cluj-Napoca, Romania
4Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Chapter 4. The Effects of Microbiological Life on Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage
Belma Nural Yaman1,2, PhD, Pınar Aytar Çelik2,3, PhD, and Ahmet Çabuk2,4, PhD
1Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey
2Biotechnology and Biosafety Department, Graduate and Natural Applied Science, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey
3Environmental Protection and Control Program, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey
4Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Letters, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey

Chapter 5. Sustainable Development and Public-Private Partnership: What Are the Main Managerial Features of This Tool for Environmental Sustainability?
Fabio De Matteis, Stella Lippolis and Giovanni Notaristefano
Ionian Department of Law, Economics and Environment, University of Bari, Bari, Italy

Chapter 6. The Rapid Urban Sprawl and Its Impact on the Growth of Car Use: Policies to Mitigate Polluting Emission Saul Antonio Obregon Biosca, PhD, Miguel A. Perez-Lara, PhD, and Jose Luis Reyes Araiza, PhD
Graduate Studies, School of Engineering, University of Querétaro, México

Chapter 7. New Investigation and Challenges for Spatiotemporal Drought Monitoring Using Soil Water in Arid Rangelands
A. Zbiri and A. Hachmi, PhD
Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Rabat, Morocco

Chapter 8. Environmental Impacts and Technologies for Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage: Current Situation and Perspectives
Juliana A. Galhardi1 and Estefanía Baigorria1,2
Department of Environmental Engineering, Univ. Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Sorocaba, SP, Brazil
2Grupo de Materiales Compuestos Termoplásticos (CoMP), Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Materiales, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata (INTEMA), CONICET, CONICET – Univ. Nacional de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, CP, Argentina

Chapter 9. Hydroponics and Environmental Control as Powerful Tools for Enhancing the Functionality and Utilization of Prickly Pears
Takanori Horibe
College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Chubu University, Kasugai, Aichi, Japan


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