Analysis the depth effect of organic pollutants and heavy metals using biostimulant ball in contaminated coastal sediments

해양오염저질의 오염물질 정화를 위한 생물활성촉진제 투여 깊이 연구

  • Song, Young-chae (Department of Environmental Engineering division, Korea Maritime and ocean university) ;
  • Woo, Jung-Hui (Nuclear Power Equipment Research Center, Korea Maritime and Ocean university) ;
  • Subha, Bakthavachallam (Department of Environmental Engineering division, Korea Maritime and ocean university)
  • Published : 2015.07.09

Abstract

Sediments play a major role in determining pollution pattern in aquatic systems and reflecting the pollutant deposition. In the present study analysis the depth effect of organic pollutants and heavy metals using slow release biostimulant ball (BSB) in coastal sediment. BSB size fixed at 3cm, depth varied from 0cm to 10cm depth and 1 and 3 month interval period was carried out for the study. The organic pollutants of chemical oxygen demand, total solids and volatile solids were significantly changed at the surface sediment (0cm)in 1 month and 3 month interval time using BSB. In contrast, sediment depth increase upto 10cm the reduction percentage decrease like to control. Vertical distribution of heavy metals are not consistent from the surface layer toward the bottom layers. Heavy metals fractions were significantly changes, the exchangeable fraction was reduced and other organic and residual fractions were stabilized percentage are increased. This finding concluded BSB is effective for reduce organic pollutants, heavy metals stabilization from the contaminated sediment.

Acknowledgement

Grant : Development of Sustainable Remediation Technology for Marine Contaminated Sediments

Supported by : Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries