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ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT FOCUS is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed international research journal consolidating research activities in all experimental and theoretical aspects of energy and environment with an interdisciplinary approach. The research topics include the preparation and characterization of advanced functional materials and their utilization in various energy and environmental applications, to name a few; fuel cells, batteries, solar cells, light emitting diodes, solar cells, optoelectronic devices, thermoelectric, clean energy, bio-fuels and bio-refineries, supercapacitors, hydrogen energy (storage and generation), geothermal energy, nanogenerators, self-powered devices and systems, catalysis, biomass and bioenergy, static and dynamic energy conversion; energy efficiency and management, nuclear energy, fossil fuels, geothermal, wind energy, electrolysis, and photothermal devices, environmental science and technology (environmental chemistry, physics biology and engineering) including climate change, greenhouse gases and global warming, ecology, environmental toxicology, industrial wastewater and sewage treatment, geosciences, atmospheric, terrestrial and aquatic environments, pollution and environmental control, hazardous substances, radioactive contamination, noise pollution, effects of air, water, and soil contaminations on human health, environmental public health policies, soil environmental management and technologies, environmental policies, rules and regulations, conservation of natural resources, and all aspects of theoretical modeling related with energy and environment.

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Volume 5, Number 4 (December 2016) pp. 241-345

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– REVIEW –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Recent Advances in Membrane Based Waste Water Treatment Technology: A Review
Prashant Gupta, Vaidehi Lapalikar, Rikta Kundu, and Balasubramanian K.
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 241–267 (2016)
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Effect of Au Grown on GaAs Substrate for Applying as Counter Electrode on Conversion
Efficiency of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

O. Gürbüz, A. Kirsoy, F. A. Kiliçarslan, I. Erden, A. Çelik Bozdogan, and Y. Firat
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 268–273 (2016)
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Facile Synthesis of CuBi2O4 Microspheres for Catalytic Oxidation of Alcohols Photocatalyst
and Supercapacitor Applications

S. Vadivel, D. Maruthamani, M. Kumaravel, R. Selvarajan, B. Saravanakumar, Bappi Paul, Siddhartha Sankar Dhar,
and M. Humayun

Energy Environ. Focus 5, 274–286 (2016)
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Optimization and Antifungal Activity Determination of Tea Tree Oil Containing Oxiconazole
Loaded Ufasomes Gel Against Candida Albicans

Nirlep Kaur, Rajeev Garg, Manish Devgan, and Avtar Singh
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 287–294 (2016)
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On the Molecular Modeling Analyses for the Effect of Hydrated Dioxin Upon Organic Acids
Diaa Atta, Fathia Gomaa, Hanan Elhaes, and Medhat Ibrahim
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 295–298 (2016)
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Ultra-Low PtRu Fabrication on Graphene Oxide Supported Pd Nanoparticles with
Enhanced Anodic Performance for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

Ammar Bin Yousaf, Muhammad Imran, Akif Zeb, and Nestor Uwitonze
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 299–304 (2016)
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Development of Multipurpose CuO–GO Nanocomposites for Heavy Metals Adsorption
and Super Capacitor Applications

S. Archana, K. Yogesh Kumar, Sharon Olivera, B. K. Jayanna, H. B. Muralidhara, A. Ananda, and C. C. Vidyasagar
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 305–315 (2016)
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Comparative Kinetic Studies on Non-Isothermal Pyrolysis of Ceratophyllum demersum
Macrophyte Under Inert Conditions

Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, Noor Salam Khan, and Rajat Gupta
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 316–322 (2016)
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Phytomediated Biogenic Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Leaf Extracts of Hugonia
mystax L. and Its Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Bio-Efficacy

Anantharaj Tamilselvan, Srividhya Pattabiraman, Swaminathan Karuthapandian, and Palanichamy Mehalingam
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 323–329 (2016)
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Interaction Between Organic Acids and Aluminium Hydroxide
Fathia Gomaa, Abdel Aziz Mahmoud, Diaa Atta, Medhat Ibrahim, and Hanan Elhaes
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 330–333 (2016)
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Table of Contents to Volume 5, Numbers 1–4, 2016
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 335–337 (2016)
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Author Index to Volume 5, Numbers 1–4, 2016
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 338–342 (2016)
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Subject Index to Volume 5, Numbers 1–4, 2016
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 343–345 (2016)
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Volume 5, Number 3 (September 2016) pp. 157-239

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A Perspective of All-Ceramic Solar Collectors
Jianhua Xu, Xinen Zhang, Yuguo Yang, Bing Liu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Xianshun Lv, Lei Wei, Xuping Wang,
Ling Ma, and Jiyang Wang

Energy Environ. Focus 5, 157–162 (2016)
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Mechanism for the Controllable Production of Heptadecane by Hydrothermal
In-Situ Hydrogenation and Decarboxylation of Oleic Acid with Methanol

Jianghua Wu, Tianfu Wang, Jie Fu, Zhaoyin Hou, and Xiuyang Lu
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 163–168 (2016)
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Preparation and Performance of Porous LiFePO4/C Composites for Lithium Ion Batteries
Lingna Sun, Qingwei Deng, Ge Tang, Xiangzhong Ren, and Peixin Zhang
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 169–173 (2016)
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Annealing Effect on Cu2ZnSnS4 Thin Films Deposited by Chemical Bath Method for
Solar Cell Application

Indu B. Vashistha, Mahesh C. Sharma, and S. K. Sharma
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 174–180 (2016)
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The Synthesis of Metal-Free and Metalloporphyrazines Carrying 2-Ethoxytetrahydro-2H-
Pyranthio Groups for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell, Investigation of Spectroscopic and
Photovoltaic Properties

Fatma Aytan Kili çarslan, Ibrahim Erden, Osman Gürbüz, Ali Erdogmus, and Mustafa Okutan
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 181–186 (2016)
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Application of Response Surface Methodology to Optimize Photocatalytic Degradation Rate of
Methylorange Using Nanoparticles of Nd Doped TiO2

Hossein Ghasemi Mobtaker, Masoud Arabieh, Ali Malekinejad, and Taher Yusefi
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 187–194 (2016)
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Electrochromic Properties of Copper Oxide (I) Thin Films
Bhushan B. Dhale, Sarfraj H. Mujawar, Harish P. Deshmukh, and Pramod S. Patil
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 195–199 (2016)
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Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles, Characterization, Screening of
Phytochemicals, Assessment of Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity Using the
Bark Extracts of Mimusops elengi L.

Srividhya Pattabiraman, Anantharaj Tamilselvan, Swaminathan Karuthapandian, and Palanichamy Mehalingam
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 200–206 (2016)
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Preparation of Li+ Co-Doped YPO4:7Sm3+ Phosphors and Its Annealing Effect
Heikham Farida Devi and Thiyam David Singh
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 207–214 (2016)
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Simulation the Effect of Oxygen-Enriched Air on the Performance Characteristics of a
Gasoline Engine

Pouyan Alaei and Alireza Shirneshan
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 215–221 (2016)
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Visible Light Photocatalytic Activity of Rhombus Like -Fe2O3 for Degradation of
Organic Contaminants

J. Vinoth Kumar, K. Saravanakumar, P. Senthil Kumar, and V. Muthuraj
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 222–228 (2016)
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Characterization of Magnesium Oxide Nanosheets Prepared by Electrical Wire Explosion Process
Qiang Wang, Jigang Wang, Mingming Sun, Ming Guo, Huifeng Li, and Shaowei Chen
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 229–233 (2016)
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Enhanced Relative Humidity Sensing Performance Using TiO2 Loaded SiO2 Nanocomposite
Vandna Chaudhary, Ritu Malik, Vijay K. Tomer, S. P. Nehra, and Surender Duhan
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 234–239 (2016)
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Volume 5, Number 2 (June 2016) pp. 83-155

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A Special Issue on Nanostructures for Clean Energy Storage and Photoelectrochemical

Guest Editors: Bin Dong, Zhi Yang, Shujuan Bao, Zhipeng Sun, and Guangyu Zhao
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 83–84 (2016)
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Bimetallic Catalyst of PtIr Nanoparticles Decorated on Carbon Black with High
Electrocatalytic Activity for Methanol Oxidation

Xue-Qi Hu, Dao-Jun Guo, and Yan-Bin Xu
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 85–89 (2016)
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Investigation of Heteroatom (N,P,S) Doping on the Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalytic
Activity of Graphene

Ya-Nan Yu, Hong Wu, Zhi-Liang Zhao, and Shu-Juan Bao
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 90–97 (2016)
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Effective New Co-Precipitation Method for Preparing Pure or Ti-Doped LiMn2O4 for Use in
Lithium-Ion Batteries

Yan-Bin Xu, Tao Liang, Shan-Min Gao, Yu-Bao Wang, Dao-Jun Guo, Liang Zong, and Yanxiao Ma
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 98–102 (2016)
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H-Bonding Orientation of Two Supramolecular Architectures by the Synergy of Rigid
Bipyridyl Ligand and Auxiliary Linkers

Gui-Lin Wen, Ge-Ge Huang, Shan-Shan Shi, Chao Sun, Ying Yao, Jin-Li Zou, Lv-Ting Wang, and Yu-Ying Sun
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 103–107 (2016)
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Nanostructured WO3/SnO2 and TiO2/SnO2 Heterojunction with Enhanced
Photocatalytic Performance

Ritu Malik, Pawan S. Rana, Vandna Chaudhary, Vijay K. Tomer, S. P. Nehra, and Surender Duhan
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 108–115 (2016)
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Fabrication of Platinum-Iridium Alloys Coated Nanoporous Gold Film and Catalytic Performance
for Methanol Electro-Oxidation

Dao-Jun Guo, Xue-Qi Hu, and Yan-Bin Xu
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 116–120 (2016)
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Electrodeposition of Ni-S Film Based on Nickel Foam with Enhanced Activity for Oxygen
Evolution Reaction

Xiao Shang, Jing Xue, Kai Fu, Yong-Ming Chai, Bin Dong, and Chen-Guang Liu
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 121–124 (2016)
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Effect of Magnesium Bromide on the Electrical and Electrochemical Properties of PVA
and Tetraethylene Glycol Dimethyl Ether Polymer Electrolyte for Solid State Magnesium Batteries

E. Sheha, F. Ahmad, Peng Zhang, Hongqiang Wang, and Zaiping Guo
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 125–130 (2016)
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Comparative Sorption Potential of Gaseous Iodine Onto Nanoporous Silicate SBA-15
Supported Various d-Element Nitrates

Mohammad Reza Kosari, Ramezan Rohani, Hamid Sepehrian, Javad Fasihi, and Mohamad Mahani
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 131–138 (2016)
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Hierarchically Structured CuO/g-C3N4 Heterogeneous Semiconductor Photocatalyst with
Improved Photocatalytic Activity and Stability

P. Senthil Kumar, S. Sobiya, M. Selvakumar, S. Ganesh Babu, and S. Karuthapandian
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 139–149 (2016)
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Influence of Densification Temperature on the Mechanical, Physical and Biological
Properties of Bovine Bones Hydroxyapatite

Ibrahim H. M. Aly, L. Abed Alrahim Mohammed, and Nasser A. M. Barakat
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 150–155 (2016)
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Volume 5, Number 1 (March 2016) pp. 1-82

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ARTICLES –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Development and Evaluation of Photovoltaic System on the Water in a Rotation System
In Sung Jung, Do Young Woo, and M. Shaheer Akhtar
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 1-5 (2016)
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MnO2, a High Electrocatalytic Energy Material for Oxidation of Methanol in Fuel Cell
Subir Paul and Asmita Ghosh
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 6-12 (2016)
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Renewable Production of Nylon-6,6 Monomers from Biomass-Derived
5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF)

Tianfu Wang, Matthew S. Ide, Michael R. Nolan, Robert J. Davis, and Brent H. Shanks
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 13-17 (2016)
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Thermodynamic Study of Dioxin Reduced by TiO2 Nanoparticles from Environment
Akram Salarvand and Leila Mahdavian
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 18-22 (2016)
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Thermal Decomposition and Their Kinetics of Nickel(II) and Zinc(II) Perchlorate Complexes
with 4-Aminopyridine and Water

Chandra Prakash Singh, Ashok Kumar Srivastava, Abhishek Singh, and Bharat Kumar
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 23-28 (2016)
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Structure, Thermal and Electrical Properties of Germanium Oxide/Graphene
Nano-Composite Cathode for Magnesium Battery

E. Sheha and Atef Bassyouni
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 29-34 (2016)
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Lanthanide Ions Doped-SnO2: A Stable and Efficient Photocatalyst for Dye Decontamination
Ritu Malik, Vandna Chaudhary, Pawan S. Rana, Vijay K. Tomer, S. P. Nehra, and Surender Duhan
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 35-42 (2016)
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Simultaneous Thermogravimetry-Calorimetry Study on the Pyrolysis of Tobacco Waste:
Effect of Heating Rate

Yi Yang, Shiping Jin, Xuenong Duan, Xun Chen, Jianfeng Yang, and Dundun Wang
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 43-49 (2016)
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Controlled Synthesis of Plate Like Structured MoO3 and Visible Light Induced Degradation of
Rhodamine B Dye Solution

K. Saravanakumar, P. Senthil Kumar, J. Vinoth Kumar, S. Karuthapandian, Robert Philip, and V. Muthuraj
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 50-57 (2016)
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A Combination of Experimental and Computational Fluid-Structure Interaction Studies to
Evaluate the Energy Consumption of the Heart

Mehrdad Shahmohammadi, Arezoo Khosravi, Mahdi Navidbakhsh, and Alireza Karimi
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 58-64 (2016)
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The Catalytic Performance and Characterization of Nanoporous Gold Loading Platinum
and Antimony (Oxidized) Catalysts Towards Cathode Oxygen Reduction Reaction

Li-Ying Cao, Dao-Jun Guo, and Xun Guo
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 65-69 (2016)
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Modeling Gaseous Emissions from Peat (Biomass) and Diesel Fuels Combustion
Alireza Shirneshan and Hossein Jamalvand
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 70-76 (2016)
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The Lavish Yield Synthesis of Sphere Like Structured Silver Nanoparticles by
Peperomia dindygulensis Miq Leaf Extract: Antimicrobial and Photocatalytic Application

J. Sherin, P. Senthil Kumar, A. Tamilselvan, S. Karuthapandian, and P. Mehalingam
Energy Environ. Focus 5, 77-82 (2016)
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