A plan is presented for utilization of the municipal solid waste management (MSW) system in the city of Vinh, a provincial capital of Nghe An province, Vietnam. Special emphasis will be given to the city of Vinh, a highly populated urban center. The urban ...
ekhupdater - 08/22/2014 - 18:01
Leachability of arsenic and heavy metals from blasted copper slag and contamination of marine sediment and soil in Ninh Hoa district, south central of Vietnam
In recent years, shipping activities developed in Ninh Hoa district (south-central Vietnam), have raised an urgent environmental concern related to the use of copper slag as abrasive material for removing rust from the surface of the ships. This study was ...
ekhupdater - 08/10/2014 - 14:32
Environmental regulatory failure and metal contamination at the Giap Lai pyrite mine, Northern Vietnam
The causes for the failure in enforcement of environmental regulations at the Giap Lai pyrite mine in northern Vietnam are considered and the environmental impacts that are associated with this mine are evaluated. It is shown that sulphide-rich tailings a ...
ekhupdater - 08/22/2014 - 18:02
Necessity of normalization to aluminum to assess the contamination by heavy metals and arsenic in sediments near Haiphong Harbor, Vietnam
While assessing many different aspects of contamination by heavy metals and arsenic in sediments, the natural variability in element contents which depends on the grain-size and mineralogical composition of sediments, needs to be taken into account. In pr ...
ekhupdater - 08/22/2014 - 18:03
Recent levels of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in sediments of the sewer system in Hanoi, Vietnam
The occurrence, temporal trend, sources and toxicity of PCBs and organochlorine pesticides were investigated in sediment samples from the sewer system of Hanoi City, including the rivers Nhue, To Lich, Lu, Set, Kim Nguu and the Yen So Lake. In general, th ...
ekhupdater - 08/22/2014 - 18:03
Giant spoil dumps originate in the course of open-cast mining. The initial properties of Triassic spoil as well as pedogenesis are characterized by weathering processes. Due to the poor conditions in dump spoil a natural succession of plants or a re-veget ...
ekhupdater - 08/25/2014 - 16:10
Altered landscapes, altered livelihoods: The shifting experience of informal waste collecting during Hanoi’s urban transition
A growing body of literature is concerned with urbanization processes in contemporary Vietnam and how the country’s globalizing cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are increasingly becoming spaces of consumption. However, much less is known about how the ...
ekhupdater - 08/22/2014 - 18:07
Environmental flows are of crucial importance for questions of sustainability. But analysing only the material side of environmental flows brings us half way understanding questions of sustainability. This article reports on the development of a more inte ...
ekhupdater - 08/26/2014 - 12:56
Optimising water and phosphorus management in the urban environmental sanitation system of Hanoi, Vietnam
Many areas in the world face clean water scarcity problems and phosphorus reserves are likely to be depleted in the near future. Still, a large amount of clean water is used to transport excreta through sewer systems. Most of the wastewater generated worl ...
ekhupdater - 08/22/2014 - 18:09
Optimizing Municipal Solid Waste collection using Chaotic Particle Swarm Optimization in GIS based environments: A case study at Danang city, Vietnam
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is an increasing concern at any municipality in the world, and is one of the primary factors that contribute greatly to the rising of climate change and global warming. MSW collection and disposal especially in the context of d ...
ekhupdater - 08/22/2014 - 18:10