Currently, green technologies have been introduced and adopted for environmental management since the conventional technologies such as physical and chemical have been associated with the negative effects to the environment. This is the first issue of Environmental and Toxicology Management and covers several aspects of environmental sustainability management, which include the exploration of ways to use resources and processes more responsibly and the description of several tools used for overcoming current challenges and ensuring long-lasting future success.

Articles

Spent ground coffee – awaking the sustainability prospects
Ahmad Beng Hong Kueh
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This paper outlines the threat of spent coffee ground (SCG) towards environmental health and some promising remedial efforts carried out by the scientific community working against it. To maintain human and earth wellbeing, massive biowastes left behind by the rising popularity of coffee drinking and its processing must be properly addressed. The recent waste to wealth value engineering efforts

Influential factors to occupy green residential building among green building occupants
Shazmin Shareena Ab. Azis, Nur Amira Aina Zulkifli, Nur Hannani Ab. Rahman
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Green building has been proven having higher occupancy rate than conventional building. The occupancy rate of ENERGY STAR and LEED-certified green office building are 8% to 18% higher than conventional office building. Previous research has proved that occupants prefer to occupy green office building due to various green benefits. However, most of these researches were conducted on green office

A mini review of electrochemical genosensor based biosensor diagnostic system for infectious diseases
Nor Azizah Parmin, Uda Hashim, Subash C.B. Gopinath, Farrah Aini Dahalan, C.H. Voon, M.N.A. Uda, M.N. Afnan Uda, Zulida Rejali, Amilia Afzan, F. Nadhirah Jaapar, F. Syakirah Halim
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The quest for alternative methods is driven by the need to provide expertise in real time in biological fields such as medicine, pathogenic bacteria and viruses identification, food protection, and quality control. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) are examples of traditional methods that have some limitations and lengthy procedures. Biosensors are th

Nanomaterial for inorganic pollutant remediation
Muhammad Noor Hazwan Jusoh, Chi Nam Yap, Tony Hadibarata, Hisyam Jusoh, Mohamed Zuhaili Mohamed Najib
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Heavy metal (loids) in wastewater persists as a contagious and non-biodegradable environmental pollutant. With the ever rising of nanotechnologies in various field, there is a mass flux of heavy metal (loid)s being transmitted in many water sediments includes wastewater and rivers in which difficult to eliminate through conventional treatment processes. The introduction and development of nanom

Functionalized layered double hydroxide with compound to remove cationic and anionic pollutants: A review
Siti Nabihan Ishak, Nik Ahmad Nizam Nik Malek
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Layered double hydroxide (LDH) is one of the promising clay minerals that show great potential in various applications owing to its versatile structural properties. Prominently known for its high anion exchange capacity, this allows LDH to be considered as one of the most effective adsorbents in removing anionic toxic. However, the structural property of LDH hinders it from removing cationic to

Activated carbon and biochar from pineapple waste biomass for the removal of methylene blue
Khoirun Nisa Mahmud, Tan Hui Wen, Zainul Akmar Zakaria
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Dye pollution in water system is of concern due to its carcinogenicity and its effect on aesthetic feature. One pollutant of interest is methylene blue (MB), which is a cationic dye widely used in industries. In this study, pyrolysis process was used to convert pineapple waste biomass (PWB) into useful adsorbents such as biochar (BC) and activated carbon (AC) to remove MB in water. BC was produ