Environmental assessment becomes very substantial to inform governments, non-governmental organizations, and the general public about environmental issues and provides knowledge and options for action to achieve sustainable development goals. This issue focuses on how several concepts and management to take actions for environmental assessment and to analyze its benefits.

Articles

Characterization and morphological study of microbes in treated palm oil mill effluents
Afiqah Rosdi, Farrah Aini Dahalan, Loh Zhang Zhan, Peyman Babakhani, Shahriar Shams
Abstract

Palm oil mill effluent (POME) is wastewater generated by palm oil milling. Due to its extremely polluting qualities, it must be treated before being discharged into the water course. This study was aimed to evaluate the bacterial growth of raw and treated POME as well as identifying indigenous microorganisms by determining the morphological characteristics of bacteria that were found in the POM

Assessment of microbiological growth on surgical face mask
Adam Bin Amir, Farrah Aini Dahalan, Lutfiah Anjarwati, Wildan R. Kurniawan
Abstract

Wearing surgical face masks for a long time has a number of physiologic and psychological consequences, as well as the potential to reduce work efficiency. Physical side effects of long-term usage of surgical masks include headaches, trouble breathing, acne, skin breakdown, rashes, and reduced memory. It also obstructs eyesight, communication, and thermal balance. The objective of this research

Analysis of the influence of environmental factors on the delay in the construction of Maluku traffic office service building
Matheos Sohilait, Nelda Maelissa, Imam Nur Rokhim, Sartaj Ahmad Bhat
Abstract

The objective of this study was to analyze the factor of COVID-19 and environmental factors that affect the delay of building construction. The construction of the BPKB Service Building for the Traffic Directorate of the Maluku Regional Police in T.A 2020 was a project that spends a very large budget with a planned time of 150 days. Building construction was delayed up to 4 weeks. This building

Indoor air quality and the resident's health complaints after eruption of Mount Sinabung, Indonesia
Yenni Gustiani Tarigan, Agnes Ferusgel, Baxter Hepburn Kayinga Kachingwe
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to measure the concentration of exposure to indoor particulate matter (PM1, PM2.5, PM10), CO2, RH, and temperature and to evaluate public health complaints due to volcanic ash after the eruption of Mount Sinabung. A correlation analytic was assessed with a cross sectional approach at Payung, Gurukinayan and Perbesi villag

Assessment of microbiological growth on biometric devices
Nur Nadrah Syamimi Mohd Nazri, Nabel Kalel Asmel, José Luiz Francisco Alves
Abstract

Biometric devices are nowadays common in use for a variety of purposes. The current study aims to assess the bacteria growth on fingerprint scanners and morphological identification of the bacteria. The bacteria growth was determined through the colony forming units followed by morphological identification through hanging drop method and gram staining. The results showed the bacteria growth cur

Health risk assessment for adult loei residents exposed to arsenic in water and food around an abandoned gold mine
MD Showket Hasan
Abstract

This study assessed adult Loei residents’ health hazards of arsenic (As) exposure around an abandoned gold mine. Forty-five environmental samples were collected from 1, 5 and 10 km from the gold mine based on a survey of 371 random adults. Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry determined total As in environmental samples following Thai regulatory limits. With that, a deduct