Krzysztof LUBKOWSKI; Fertilizers with a delayed nutrient release; Advanced Materials and Technologies Environmental Sciences; 2017:1(1):38-47

The paper presents the most important issues relating to the research and application of materials with controlled-release properties that can increase the effectiveness of nutrient uptake, alleviate the negative influence of fertilizers on the environment and reduce labor and energy consumption associated with the use of conventional fertilizers. The article discusses predominantly commercially available controlled-release […]

Nieves Barros, Sergio Feijóo, Ramón Balsa, José Antonio Rodríguez-Añón, Jorge Proupín, María Villanueva, Lee Hansen, Ander Arias, Nahia Gartzia, Verónica Piñeiro; Calorimetry reveals the response of soil microbial metabolism to increasing temperature in soils with different thermal, chemical and biological properties; Advanced Materials and Technologies Environmental Sciences; 2017:1(1):27-37

Understanding the connection between soil biodegradation and temperature is a matter of concern nowadays. Increasing temperature increases the rate at which soil is degraded by microbial action enhancing carbon losses with a negative impact on the atmosphere and water quality. The number of methods allowing these measurements is small, and additional options that contribute to […]

Phyllis TETE, Anastasia M. MAKAROVA, Mikhail SLESAREV; Bio-negative synergy of social and environmental situations for oil- and gas-field facilities in the Gulf of Guinea; Advanced Materials and Technologies Environmental Sciences; 2017:1(1):21-26

The cause of the emergence of bio-negative interaction of social and environmental situation in the oil- and gas-field facilities in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) region has been studied. It has been established that the cause of the negative synergy of socio-ecological situations is due to the imbalance of equipment and building technology, along with […]

Ma Jing, Jia Ying, Qin Zhang-Cheng, Song Jing-Tao; Preparation of MnOx/GAC composite materials for degradation of unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine wastewater combined with VUV; Advanced Materials and Technologies Environmental Sciences; 2017:1(1):12-20

Manganese oxides supported on granular activated carbon (MnOx/GAC) for degradation of UDMH wastewater was prepared via facile in-situ reduction of permanganate by activated carbon. The growth and properties of MnOx/GAC were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Raman spectra and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Test results showed that MnOx deposited on GAC surface was poorly […]

Ali A. MAHMOOD and Maria ELEKTOROWICZ; Assessment of the compressive strength of weathered mine tailings matrices as a sustainable approach to road construction in cold regions; Advanced Materials and Technologies Environmental Sciences; 2017:1(1):1-11

New mine tailings matrices were formulated from two different mine tailings from Eastern Canada. The tailings were mixed with Portland cement, fly ash, slag and a new binder called Calsifrit. The study consisted of two phases where in the first phase 5 cm3 cubic tailings matrices were formulated to assess the change in curing period […]