Table of Content

Open Access Case Report

Examination of Sustainable Water Management at Norway’s Major Hub Airport: The Case of Oslo Airport Gardermoen

Received: 22 October 2021;  Published: 15 December 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2104034


The present study used a detailed qualitative longitudinal research approach to examine the trends of water consumption, wastewater volumes, and drainage water volumes in Oslo Airport Gardermoen, which is Norway’s major hub airport, between the years 2005 and 2020. An overall upward trend was observ [...]

232 3083

Open Access Review

Sources, Mobility, Reactivity, and Remediation of Heavy Metal(loid) Pollution: A Review

Received: 08 October 2021;  Published: 15 December 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2104033


Heavy metal(loid)s are a group of elements present commonly in the environment, including Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd, Hg, Pb, and As elements, among others. While these elements could have their origins in natural sources, anthropogenic activities, such as mining, agriculture, industry, etc., ar [...]

322 4380

Open Access Original Research

Degree-hours and Degree-days in Coastal Mediterranean Cities, Patras and Kalamata, Greece

Received: 04 September 2021;  Published: 06 December 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2104032


The hourly ambient air temperature information was analyzed for two Greek coastal Mediterranean cities: Patras (for the entire 2018 year) with ten urban and one rural stations, and Kalamata (for the entire 2019 and 2020 years) with eight urban and two rural stations. The heating and cool [...]

211 3028

Open Access Original Research

Carbon–CO2 Gasification to CO by Microwave Heating

Received: 30 October 2021;  Published: 01 December 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2104031


The use of renewable energy has currently been increasing due to air pollution and climate change problems. These energies are valuable as a clean or low-carbon energy, but the renewable energies like solar or wind energy are problematic in terms of energy intensity and discontinuity. Thus, energy c [...]

234 3127

Open Access Research Article

Climate Change, CO2-Concentration, and the Impact on Long-Term Pollen Observation with Implications for Human Health

Received: 12 October 2021;  Published: 24 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2104030


Climate change has a major impact on nature and influences ecological systems. The increase in the CO2-concentration in the atmosphere is a major driver of global warming. This study showed that global warming has a major impact on the release of pollen, and hence, [...]

252 3021

Open Access Research Article

Architecture as Habitat: Enhancing Urban Ecosystem Services Using Building Envelopes

Received: 13 August 2021;  Published: 09 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2104029


The practice of reconciliation ecology in urban environments relies heavily on urban green space as the primary source of vegetated habitat in cities. However, most cities lack the quantity, connectivity, and accessibility of green space needed to provide essential ecosystem services for [...]

254 4291

Open Access Original Research

Coral Reef Mapping Using Remote Sensing Techniques and a Supervised Classification Algorithm

Received: 28 August 2021;  Published: 04 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2104028


The vitality of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is threatened by many human-made impacts. Monitoring this ecosystem makes it possible to study the general condition and the health of the GBR. However, due to the large extent of the GBR and limited accessibility in the ocean environment, map [...]

466 5192

Open Access Original Research

Assessment of Trametes versicolor, Isochrysis galbana, and Purple Phototrophic Bacteria for the Removal of Pharmaceutical Compounds in Hospital Wastewater

Received: 31 July 2021;  Published: 28 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2104027


Hospitals are one of the key contributors of pharmaceutical contaminants of emerging concern to the sewer systems. Hospitals wastewaters contain concentrations of pharmaceutical compounds between 3 and 150, which are higher than urban wastewater streams. However, dedicated treatments of [...]

239 3433

Open Access Research Article

Contributing Factors to Forest Loss in Conterminous U.S. for the 1990s and 2000s

Received: 24 March 2021;  Published: 26 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2104026


While numerous studies have considered forest loss factors at local scales, there is a gap of comparative quantitative regional modeling at the U.S. national level. Here, we investigated statistical relationships between gross forest cover loss (GFCL) and numerous socioeconomic, biophysi [...]

250 3346

Open Access Original Research

The Art of (Up)Recycling: How Plastic Debris Has Become a Matter of Art?

Received: 11 June 2021;  Published: 18 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2104025


Since 1907, when Bakelite was invented, there has been a dramatic rise in the daily usage of plastic-like materials. Today, its negative impacts are a part of scientific studies and public debates. Art and artists play a significant role in these discussions. They mediate between the spe [...]

320 3533