Decomposition characteristics of pollutants by time dependent variation of livestock carcass leachate

매몰지 침출수의 경시변화에 따른 오염물질 분해특성

  • 김용준 (국립환경과학원 환경자원연구부 자원순환연구과) ;
  • 강영렬 (국립환경과학원 환경자원연구부 자원순환연구과) ;
  • 황동건 (국립환경과학원 환경자원연구부 자원순환연구과) ;
  • 전태완 (국립환경과학원 환경자원연구부 자원순환연구과) ;
  • 신선경 (국립환경과학원 환경자원연구부 자원순환연구과)
  • Received : 2017.09.15
  • Accepted : 2017.11.04
  • Published : 2017.12.25


The purpose of this study is to investigation of the decomposition characteristics in a pilot-scale burial site of livestock in three kinds of typical soils in Korea: sandy loam soil, clay loam soil, and sandy soil. In this study, we confirmed that most of the animals in the condition were decomposed within three years as mentioned in the "Livestock burial regional environmental research guidelines." We also determined that the decomposition rate of dead cows was higher than that of dead pigs, and that the biodegradation rate depends on the soil types in the following order: sandy soil > clay loam soil > sandy loam soil. The various external environment factors, such as temperature, moisture, pH, earthiness, nutrient, and the burial depth, should be managed properly for appropriate decomposition of dead animals.


pilot-scale;carcass;animal type;soil texture;degradation


Supported by : 국립환경과학원


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