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Seo: Environmental Engineering Research in December 2013
This issue includes 10 papers selected from various fields of environmental engineering including wastewater treatment, air pollution and soil pollution. Alami [1] reviewed the use of rare-earth manganites as catalysts for environmentally essential reactions and suggested that cerium manganite is the most practicable catalyst for technological purposes. Park and Choi [2] wrote about a risk assessment of environmental media such as soil, groundwater, and crops for people in the area of the abandoned Nokdong metal mine. Kim et al. [3] developed a dust collection system equipped with activated carbon coated electrode that appears to be a promising substitute for existing dust-control devices. Choi and Lee [4] evaluated that Chlorella vulgaris can be successfully used to remove ammonia-nitrogen from waste-water. Lee et al. [5] suggested the soil ecological protective concentration of cadmium in Korea using Korean ecological risk assessment methodology. Shirzad-Siboni et al. [6] experimentally showed that the activated red mud obtained from a bauxite mill can be used to treat phenol efficiently with low cost. Lee et al. [7] suggested refined exposure assessment for active ingredients of humidifier disinfectants. Shin and Nishimu [8] evaluated utilization of food sources of Nuttallia olivacea at Gamo Lagoon, Japan before and after the 2011 tsunami. Kim et al. [9] demonstrated that their new synthetic iron-loaded zeolites can be applied as a heterogeneous nutrient-removal materials with no sludge production. Eaktasang et al. [10] reported that a dual-chamber microbial fuel cell inoculated with Desulfovibrio desulfuricans and supplemented with lactate enhanced the current production in the microbial fuel cell as a result of effective attachment of cells, as well as electron transfer among the cell network to the electrode.
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1. Alami D. Environmental applications of rare-earth manganites as catalysts: a comparative study. Environ. Eng. Res. 2013;18:211–219.

2. Park JH, Choi KK. Risk assessment for farmers in the vicinity of abandoned Nokdong mine in South Korea. Environ. Eng. Res. 2013;18:221–227.

3. Kim KS, Park JO, Lee JH, Jun TH, Kim I. Simultaneous removal of gas and dust by activated carbon coated electrode. Environ. Eng. Res. 2013;18:229–234.

4. Choi HJ, Lee SM. Performance of Chlorella vulgaris for the removal of ammonia-nitrogen from wastewater. Environ. Eng. Res. 2013;18:235–239.

5. Lee WM, Nam SH, An YJ. Deriving ecological protective concentration of cadmium for Korean soil environment. Environ. Eng. Res. 2013;18:241–246.

6. Shirzad-Siboni M, Jafari SJ, Farrokhi M, Yang JK. Removal of phenol from aqueous solutions by activated red mud: equilibrium and kinetics studies. Environ. Eng. Res. 2013;18:247–252.

7. Lee JH, Kang HJ, Seol HS, et al. Refined exposure assessment for three active ingredients of humidifier disinfectants. Environ. Eng. Res. 2013;18:253–257.

8. Shin WS, Nishimu O. Utilization of food sources before and after the tsunami in Nuttallia olivacea at Gamo Lagoon, Japan. Environ. Eng. Res. 2013;18:259–265.

9. Kim KS, Park JO, Nam SC. Synthesis of iron-loaded zeolites for removal of ammonium and phosphate from aqueous solutions. Environ. Eng. Res. 2013;18:267–276.

10. Eaktasang N, Kang CS, Ryu SJ, Suma Y, Kim HS. Enhanced current production by electroactive biofilm of sulfate-reducing bacteria in the microbial fuel cell. Environ. Eng. Res. 2013;18:277–281.

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