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Environmental Engineering III

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    Environmental engineering has a leading role in the elimination of ecological threats, and can deal with a wide range of technical and technological problems due to its interdisciplinary character. It uses the knowledge of the basic sciences – biology, chemistry, biochemistry and physics – to neutralize pollution in all the elements of the environment, i.e. the hydrosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere. Mainly, environmental engineering deals with the design and maintenance of systems of water supply, sewage disposal, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning in buildings. In brief, it deals with securing technically, the conditions which create a safe environment for mankind to live in.

    The three main goals of Environmental Engineering III are to assess the state of scientific research in various areas of environmental engineering; to evaluate organizational, technical, and technological progress in contributing to ecological security; and to determine the place of environmental engineering in sustainable development, taking into account current political and economic conditions. The contributions are divided into eight sections:

    • General problems
    • Air pollution control
    • Indoor air pollution control
    • Neutralization of sewage sludge and wastewater
    • Neutralization of solid wastes and sludges
    • Remediation of polluted sites
    • Water quality and supply
    • Energy saving and recovery

    Environmental Engineering III contains 88 selected and peer reviewed papers from 327 contributions presented during the 3rd Congress of Environmental Engineering, and is a valuable sources of information for academics and engineers in environmental engineering.

    General Problems

    Environmental engineering as a tool for managing the human environment, L. Pawłowski and A. Pawłowski

    Air Pollution Control

    Evaluation of gas emissions from graphitising of carbon products, M. Bogacki, R. Oleniacz and M. Mazur

    The influence of traffic-related air pollution on the ventilation efficiency of persons living in the proximity of main roads, A.J. Badyda and A. Kraszewski

    Constructions and investigation of a wet air deduster, A. Heim, M. Tomalczyk and Z. Bartczak

    Pressure swing absorption of carbon dioxide in physical solvents, H. Kierzkowska-Pawlak and A. Chacuk

    Mass size distribution of total suspended particulates in Zabrze (Poland), K. Klejnowski, A. Krasa and W. Roguła-Kozłowska

    Microwave – assisted desorption of volatile organic compounds from activated carbon to a water phase, A. Kozioł and M. Araszkiewicz

    Application of activated carbons for the removal of volatile organic compounds in the automotive sector, A. Marecka

    Emission of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) during the production of carbon and graphite electrodes, M. Mazur, R. Oleniacz, M. Bogacki and P. Szczygłowski

    Mutagenic properties of PM10 and PM2.5 air pollution in Wroclaw (Poland), K. Piekarska

    Concentration and elemental composition of atmospheric fine aerosol particles in Silesia Province, Poland, W. Roguła-Kozłowska, K. Klejnowski, A. Krasa and S. Szopa

    Modification of the gas flow in electrostatic precipitators and their influence on the ESP efficiency, B. Sładkowska-Rybka and M. Sarna

    A method to quantify light pollution and results from Poland 1994–2008, T. Ściężor, M. Kubala, T.Z. Dworak and W. Kaszowski

    Modeling of PM10 and PM2.5 particulate matter air pollution in Poland, W. Trapp, M. Paciorek, M.K. Paciorek, K. Juda-Rezler, A. Warchałowski and M. Reizer

    Lead and zinc in the street dust of Zielona Gora, Poland, B. Walczak

    NOx emission control technologies in sludge pyrolysis and combustion, X. Yang, X. Wang, Y. Cai and L. Wang

    Indoor Air Pollution Control

    Application of the thermal manikin for ventilation and air-conditioning system assessment, M. Chludzińska, B. Mizieliński and A. Bogdan

    Bioaerosolos and carbonyl pollutants in small, naturally ventilated office spaces in Lublin Poland – a case study, M.R. Dudzińska and U. Gąska-Jędruch

    Gender differences in odor perception of n-butanol neutralized by ozone, M.R. Dudzińska, B. Połednik and M. Skwarczyński

    Impact of systems generating local air movement on thermal environment and occupants, J. Kaczmarczyk and T. Nawrat

    Assessment of perceived air quality for selected flat in the residential building, A. Raczkowski and A. Wywiórka

    Neutralization of Sewage Sludge and Wastewater

    Wastewater treatment with zeolites at Dygowo wastewater treatment plant, A.M. Anielak, K. Piaskowski, M. Wojnicz, M. Grzegorczuk and L. Lewandowska

    Structure and granulometric composition of suspensions in sewage sludge and activated sludge, E. Burszta-Adamiak, M. Kęszycka and J. Łomotowski

    The structure of influent time series in wastewater treatment plants, M. Chuchro

    Polychlorinated dibenzothiophenes (PCDTs) in leachates from landfills, J. Czerwiński, M. Pawłowska and B. Rut

    Industrial installation for integrated bioremediation of wastewater contaminated with ionic mercury, P. Głuszcz, S. Ledakowicz and I. Wagner-Doebler

    A laboratory study on toxicity removal from landfill leachate in combined treatment with municipal wastewater, J. Kalka, A. Ośliślok, J. Surmacz-Górska, K. Krajewska, D. Marciocha and A. Raszka

    Applying the treedendrical scheme failure method to evaluate the reliability of sewage collection draining reliability evaluation subsystems, J. Królikowska and A. Królikowski

    The potential of metal – complex dyes removal from wastewater the sorption method onto organic – matter rich substances, J. Kyzioł-Komosińska, C. Rosik-Dulewska and M. Pająk

    Listeria monocytogenes and chemical pollutants migration with landfill leachates, A. Kulig, A. Grabińska-Łoniewska, E. Pajor and M. Szyłak-Szydłowski

    Process kinetics and equilibrium in Cu2+ sorption in hydrogel chitosan granules, Z. Modrzejewska, A. Skwarczyńska and R. Zarzycki

    Characterization of surface active properties of Bacillus strains growing in brewery effluent, G.A. Płaza, K. Gawior, K. Jangid and K.A. Wilk

    Nitrogen and phosphorus removal paths in a sequencing batch reactor – dependence on a dissolved oxygen profile in aerobic phases, J. Podedworna and M. Żubrowska-Sudoł

    The possibilities of using waste compost to remove aromatic hydrocarbons from solution, C. Rosik-Dulewska and T. Ciesielczuk

    Membrane bioreactor co-treatment of municipal landfill leachates and synthetic sewage, A. Świerczyńska, E. Puszczało and J. Bohdziewicz

    Quality of surface run-off from municipal landfill area, I.A. Tałałaj

    Experimental feasibility study on application of a mechanical cavitation inducer for disintegration of wastewater sludges, M. Żubrowska-Sudoł, J. Podedworna, Z. Heidrich, P. Krawczyk and J. Szczygieł

    Neutralization of Solid Wastes and Sludges

    Disintegration of fermented sludge – possibilities and potential gas, M. Cimochowicz-Rybicka, S.M. Rybicki and B. Fryzlewicz-Kozak

    Mathematical modeling of wet oxidation of excess sludge in counter – current bubble columns, A. Chacuk and M. Imbierowicz

    The effect of disintegration of sewage sludge by hydrodynamic cavitation on organic and inorganic matter relase, K. Grübel, A. Machnicka and J. Suschka

    Speciation of heavy metals in municipal sewage sludge from different capacity sewage treatment plants, J. Gawdzik and J. Latosińska

    Copper and zinc bioleaching from galvanic sludge in mixed microbial cultures, E. Karwowska

    Excess sludge treatment using electro-hydraulic cavitation, T.A. Marcinkowski and P.J. Aulich

    Bone sludge as a raw material in the production of hydroxyapatite for biological applications, A. Sobczak, E. Błyszczak, Z. Kowalski and Z. Wzorek

    Reuse of coal mining wastes: environmental benefits and hazards, S. Stefaniak and I. Twardowska

    Feedstock recycling of plastic wastes and scrap rubber via thermal cracking, M. Stelmachowski and K. Słowiński

    Application of modern research methods to determine the properties of raw minerals and waste materials, D.K. Szponder and K. Trybalski

    The influence of aeration rate on production of leachate and biogas in aerobic landfills, R. Ślęzak, L. Krzystek and S. Ledakowicz

    Occurrence and bindings strength of metals in composted bio-waste and sewage sludge, I. Twardowska, K. Janta-Koszuta, E. Miszczak and S. Stefaniak

    Remediation of Polluted Sites

    Methanotrophs and their role in mitigating methane emissions from landfill sites, E. Staszewska and M. Pawłowska

    The application of spent ion-exchange resins as carriers in soil restoration, M. Chomczyńska and E. Wróblewska

    The increase of total nitrogen content in soilless formations as a criterion of the efficiency of reclamation measures, T. Gołda

    Classification of reclaimed soils in post industrial areas, S. Gruszczyński

    Improvements in industrial waste landfilling at the solid waste landfill site in Krakow-Pleszow, Poland, implemented in order to obtain an integrated permit, K. Grzesik

    Application of a 2-D flow model to the analysis of forest stability in the Vistula valley, T. Kałuża

    The content of heavy metals in soils and Populus nigra leaves from the protective zone of the Głogów copper smelter, J. Kostecki

    Treatment of alkaline waste from aluminium waste storage site and method for reclamation of that site, Z. Kowalski, K. Gorazda and A. Sobczak

    Research on the mechanical durability and chemical stability of solidified hazardous waste, T.A. Marcinkowski and K.P. Banaszkiewicz

    Efficiency of microbiological oxidation of methane in biofilter, M. Pawłowska

    Leaching of soluble components from fertilizers based on sewage sludge and ashes, C. Rosik-Dulewska, U. Karwaczyńska and T. Ciesielczuk

    Microbiological enhancement of CLEANSOIL method of soil remediation, A. Tabernacka, A. Muszyński, E. Zborowska, M. Łebkowska, E. Lapshina, Y. Korzhov and D. Khoroshev

    Emissions of trace compounds from selected municipal landfills in Poland, J. Czerwiński and M. Pawłowska

    Water Quality and Supply

    A combined 2D-3D seismic survey or fracturing geothermal systems in central Poland, A.P. Barbacki

    Effect of the van Genutchen model tortuosity parameter on hydraulic conductivity calculations, M. Iwanek, I. Krukowski, M. Widomski and W. Olszta

    Bioindicative studies of pecton in selected facilities of the Hajdów Wastewater Treatment Plant – a case study, G. Łagód, K. Jaromin, A. Kopertowska, O. Pliżga, A. Lefanowicz and P. Woś

    Influence of valve closure characteristic on pressure increase during water hammer run, A. Kodura

    Water need of Energy Crops – one of the environmental problems of Poland, P.J. Kowalik and R. Scalenghe

    Modified Ghmire and Barkdoll method of quantitive sensors location in a water distribution system, D. Kowalski, M. Kwietniewski, B. Kowalska and A. Musz

    Inhibition of the growth of Microcrystis aureginosa by phenolic allelochemicals from aquatic macrophytes or decomposed barley straw, B. Macioszek, D. Szczukocki and J. Dziegieć

    Biofilm sampling for bioindication of municipal wastewater treatment, A. Montusiewicz, M. Chomczyńska, J. Malicki and G. Łagód

    Mathematical model of sedimentation and flotation in a septic tank, M. Pawlak and R. Błażejewski

    Changeable character of both surface and retained water and its impact on the water treatment process, A. Rak

    Changes in the environments of water reservoirs in Warsaw resulting from transformations in their surrounding areas, T. Stańczyk and J. Jeznach

    Removal of microcystin-LR from water by ozonation, D. Szczukocki, B. Macioszek and J. Dziegieć

    Method of identification of operational states of water supply system, B. Tchórzewska-Cieślak and J. Rak

    Water consumer safety in water distribution system, B. Tchórzewska-Cieślak

    Formation of biofilm in tap water supply networks, T.M. Traczewska, M. Sitarska and A. Trusz-Zdybek

    Calculating usable resources at surface water intakes using low-flow stochastic properties, B. Więzik

    Trihalomethanes formation potential in water chlorinated with disinfectant produced in electrolyzers, A. Włodyka-Bergier and T. Bergier

    Advanced oxidation techniques in elimination of endocrine disrupting compounds present in water, E. Zacharska, H. Zatorska, B. Rut and J. Ozonek

    Estimated changes of pluvio-thermal coefficient in Poland in the light of climatic changes, A. Ziernicka-Wojtaszek, P. Zawora, T. Sarna and T. Zawora

    Reliability analysis of water-pipe networks in Cracow, Poland, I. Zimoch

    Energy Saving and Recovery

    Comparison of heat losses in channel and preinsulated district heating networks, T. Cholewa and A. Siuta-Olcha

    Assessment of the combustion of biomass and pulverized coal by combining principal component analysis and image processing techniques, A. Kotyra, W. Wójcik and T. Golec

    Energy demand for space heating of residential buildings in Poland, A. Siuta-Olcha and T. Cholewa

    Co-combustion of syngas obtained from air – biomass gasification with coal in small scale boilers, R.K. Wilk and P. Plis

    Narrow-band spectral models for diagnostic of gases produced during the biomass production, W. Wójcik, S. Cięszyk and T. Golec

    Author Index


    Lucjan Pawlowski, Marzenna R. Dudzinska, Artur Pawlowski