Journal of
Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology

  • Abbreviation: J. Environ. Chem. Ecotoxicol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-226X
  • DOI: 10.5897/JECE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 189

Table of Content: April 2013; 5(4)

April 2013

Influence of pH on persistence and dissipation of clofentezine, a tetrazine acaricide in water

  Clofentezine is an environment friendly and integrated pest management (IPM) compatible pesticide. It is an acaricide that is used in plant protection products for the control of spider mites on a wide range of crops. It acts primarily as an ovicide, but has some activity against early motile stages of mites. In the present research, dissipation behavior of Clofentezine in acidic, neutral and alkaline water...

Author(s): Samsul Alam and Ramen Kumar Kole

April 2013

Kinetic investigations of oxidation of chlorophenols by permanganate

  The kinetics of oxidation of various chlorophenols such as 2-chlorophenol (2-CP), 3-chlorophenol (3-CP), 4-chlorophenol (4-CP), 2,4-dichlorophenol (2,4-DCP), 2,6-dichlorophenol (2,6-DCP) and 2,4,6-trichlorophenol (2,4,6-TCP) by potassium permanganate (0.8-3.2 mM) were studied in un-buffered solution with ionic strength ~0.02 M. Experimental results was indicated that the reaction of CPs with permanganate was...

Author(s): S. M. Ghausul Hossain and Robert G. McLaughlan

April 2013

Computational study of environmental fate of ionic liquids using conductor-like screening model for real solvents (COSMO-RS) method

  Conductor-like screening model for real solvents (COSMO-RS) method was used in screening 2106 potential ionic liquids as safer solvents to volatile n-dodecane used in plutonium and uranium extraction (PUREX). The octanol-water partition coefficient KOW, Bioconcentration factors (BCF) and Bioaccumulation of the ionic liquids were determined. From the results obtained, 111 of them have lower toxicity than the...

Author(s): Zakari, A. Y., Waziri, S. M., Aderemi, B. O. and Mustapha, S. I.

April 2013

Improvement of carbon dioxide absorption technology using conductor-like screening model for real solvents (COSMO-RS) method

  Solvents with better properties than the ones presently in use for carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption processes would make absorption technology more attractive for large scale reduction of CO2 emissions. In this work, more than 2000 solvents comprising of four groups were considered for screening. The groups are: amine solvents (primary, secondary, tertiary, sterically hindered, multiple amines and...

Author(s): Mustapha S. I., Okonkwo P. C. and Waziri S. M.

April 2013

Non-cancer human health risk assessment from exposure to Cadmium, Copper, Lead and Mercury in surface water and ground water in Konongo-Odumasi Municipality, Ghana

  A wide range of water quality parameters were measured from different water sources in the Konongo Odumasi Municipality. Physicochemical parameters were within the World Health Organization’s recommended limits for drinking water except turbidity. Values  ranged from 66.4 to 360 mg/L; 111.1 to 603 µS/cm; 7.02 to 8.04; 4.4 to 40.2 mg/L; 1.25 to 7.07 mg/L and 4.5 to 370 NTU for total dissolve...

Author(s): Lawrence Ofosu-Asiedu, Samuel Jerry Cobbina and Samuel Obiri