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Journal of Soil and Groundwater Environment
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Volume 17, Issue 6 - Dec 2012
Volume 17, Issue 5 - Oct 2012
Volume 17, Issue 4 - Aug 2012
Volume 17, Issue 3 - Jun 2012
Volume 17, Issue 2 - Apr 2012
Volume 17, Issue 1 - Feb 2012
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Assessment for the Comparability between Korean Ministry of Environment Standard and ISO Standard for the Determination of Heavy Metals in Soil
Shin, Gun-Hwan ; Lee, Goon-Teak ; Lee, Won-Seok ; Kim, Ji-In ; Kim, Bo-Kyong ; Park, Hyun-Jeong ;
Journal of Soil and Groundwater Environment, volume 17, issue 3, 2012, Pages 1~9
DOI : 10.7857/JSGE.2012.17.3.001
According to the agreement on WTO/TBT, we are under the situation to adopt international standard (ISO standard) as a national standard if it exists. However, in case of environmental area, it is a domestic legal obligation to use Korean environmental standard method(KESM) for analyzing various contaminants. Therefore it is necessary to assess the comparability between KEM and ISO standard prior to apply ISO standard to soil conservation law in Korea. The main purpose of this study is to assess the comparability of both methods for analyzing heavy metals in soil. We looked over various aspects like pre-treatment, calibration curve range, detection wavelength, soil organic matter content and so on. Apparently, the procedure of both methods is almost same. However in details, both methods are different in stationary time before aqua-regia extraction using reflux system, calibration curve range for Cu, Pb, Ni and measuring wavelength for Pb. According to the results of comparison test, the results were significantly different when the different calibration range was used. In case that all the extracts independent of methods were reanalyzed with the same calibration range of each method, both methods showed statistically same results. Other conditions like different stationary time, measuring wavelength of AAS and soil organic matter content did not have any influence on the analytical result. Therefore, we suggest to extend the calibration curve range to 0~8 mg/L which is used in KS I ISO standard(Korean standard related with environment which is translation version of ISO standard without any technical change). In case of
, the results showed no significant differences between two methods even though the pretreatment, instrumentation and other analysis conditions were different. In addition to UV/Visble spectrometry of KESM for soil contamination, we suggest to adopt ion chromatography of ISO 15192(US EPA method 7199) for analyzing
with the consideration of laboratory work efficiency.
Evaluation of pumping capacity of radial collector wells using Milojevic`s equation in the National River Watershed, Korea
Oh, Se-Hyoung ; Jeong, Jae-Hoon ; Park, Sang-Gyu ;
Journal of Soil and Groundwater Environment, volume 17, issue 3, 2012, Pages 10~20
DOI : 10.7857/JSGE.2012.17.3.010
The pumping capacity of riverbank filtration using radial collector wells at the Geum, Yeongsan, Seomjin, and Nakdong rivers was evaluated using Milojevic`s equation. Assessment of the radial collector wells` pumping capacity in riverbank filtration was carried out using a case study in which one set of collector wells is installed in the watershed of each river. Nakdong River was evaluated to have the highest pumping capacity for riverbank filtration. The areas capable of producing over 10,000
per day were found mostly in the Nakdong River.
Analysis on the Risk-Based Screening Levels Determined by Various Risk Assessment Tools (II): Derivation of Particulate Emission Factor at Former Janghang Smelter Site
Jung, Jae-Woong ; Yang, Kyung ; Lee, Gwang-Hun ; Ryu, Hye-Rim ; Nam, Kyoung-Phile ;
Journal of Soil and Groundwater Environment, volume 17, issue 3, 2012, Pages 21~31
DOI : 10.7857/JSGE.2012.17.3.021
This paper presents the short-term and long-term measures to determine the fugitive dust concentration in a contaminated site, which is a crucial step for the determination of particulate emission factor (PEF) for risk assessment. As a long-term measure, USEPA method employing Q/C value (inverse of the ratio of the geometric mean air concentration to the emission flux at center of a 0.5-acre square source) seems to be suitable as it reflects regional-specific meteorological conditions. However, it requires nation-wide database collection and interpretation. Use of ASTM method is an alternative as a short-term measure. The method is readily field-applicable as PEF calculation equation is simple and input parameters can be easily derived at the site of interest as well without the nation-wide efforts. Using ASTM method, PEF at the Former Janghang Smelter Site was determined. According to various mode of aggregate size distribution and fractions of vegetative cover, which are the most important factors in PEF calculation, PEF values at the Former Janghang Smelter Site varied greatly. When the mode of aggregate size distribution was set at 0.25 mm, PEF values at the Former Janghang Smelter Site was 5~20 times higher than the default PEF value (i.e., 35
) shown in the current Korean Soil Contamination Risk Assessment Guidance. On contrast, when the mode was set at 2 mm, PEF values at the Former Janghang Smelter Site was 160~640 times lower than the default PEF value in the Korean Guidance.
A Field Study on the Evaluation of Slurping and Bioaugmentation Effect in Petroleum Contaminated Area
Park, Eung-Ryeol ; Lee, Kwang-Ryeol ; Seo, Chang-Il ; Cho, Chang-Hwan ;
Journal of Soil and Groundwater Environment, volume 17, issue 3, 2012, Pages 32~38
DOI : 10.7857/JSGE.2012.17.3.032
This study was conducted to evaluate the slurping process affecting the variation of free product and VOCs concentration and the bioaugmentation effect on bioremediation process. Free products and soil gas were extracted from 30 extraction wells installed in a petroleum contaminated area. The extraction system was operated for 10 hours per day with 1 hour on-and-off mode. The thickness of free product in extraction well was decreased from 11.7 cm to 4.5 cm and the VOCs concentration was increased from 10.37 ppm to 30.78 ppm during the operation period. After the slurping process for 2 months, contaminated soil was treated with bioremediation process in 2 cells,
m, biologically enhanced with adjusting oxygen, moisture and nutrients concentration. Total 1,400 L of microbial inoculant, Naturesys. (Dong Myung Ent. Co.) was added to the pile B, which has an outstanding ability for degrading petroleum hydrocarbons. The results showed that bioremediaton effect in soil with the microorganisms solution is 33% higher than that in soil with only residual bacteria.
Analyzing the Effect of a Weir Construction on the Groundwater Flow System
Jeong, Soo-Jeong ; Koo, Min-Ho ;
Journal of Soil and Groundwater Environment, volume 17, issue 3, 2012, Pages 39~48
DOI : 10.7857/JSGE.2012.17.3.039
Visual MODFLOW, a three dimensional groundwater flow model, was used to analyze effects of a weir construction in an alluvial stream on the nearby groundwater flow system. A hypothetical conceptual model was developed to investigate how the groundwater level and the water budget could change after a weir construction depending on the location of tributary streams. A site example, dealing with the Juksan weir installed in the Yeongsan River, was also demonstrated to predict the effects of the weir construction. Model results show that impacts of a weir construction on the groundwater flow system greatly vary depending on how far a tributary is located and whether it is located downstream or upstream from the weir. Therefore, consideration of the location of tributaries in planning the location of a weir could effectively minimize the impacts of a weir construction on the groundwater flow system. It is also demonstrated that model results are highly dependent upon how the model is dealing with small tributaries and agricultural drainage channels, which can be easily found nearby the main streams, acting as major water bodies for groundwater discharge. The model for the Juksan area shows that the weir construction will change the direction of groundwater flow in some areas, leading to changes of groundwater quality and interaction of the Yeongsan River to the aquifer from a gaining to a losing stream. The model also predicted the areas where rise of groundwater level caused by the Juksan weir could adversely affect plant growth, and thereby suggested installing new drainage channels as a countermeasure to drawdown the groundwater level.
TPH Removal of the Biodegradation Process Using 4 Indigenous Microorganisms for the Diesel Contaminated Soil in a Military Camp
Park, Min-Ho ; Lee, Min-Hee ;
Journal of Soil and Groundwater Environment, volume 17, issue 3, 2012, Pages 49~58
DOI : 10.7857/JSGE.2012.17.3.049
Batch experiments using indigenous and commercialized adventive microorganisms were performed to investigate the feasibility of the biodegradation process for the diesel contaminated soil, which was taken in US Military Camp `Hialeah`, Korea. TPH concentration of the soil was determined as 3,819 mg/kg. Four indigenous microorganisms having high TPH degradation activity were isolated from the soil and by 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, they were identified as Arthrobacter sp., Burkholderia sp., Cupriavidus sp. and Bacillus sp.. Two kinds of commercialized solutions cultured with adventive microorganisms were also used for the experiments. Various biodegradation conditions such as the amount of microorganism, water content and the temperature were applied to decide the optimal bioavailability condition in the experiments. In the case of soils without additional microorganisms (on the natural attenuation condition), 35% of initial TPH was removed from the soil by inhabitant microorganisms in soil for 30 days. When the commercialized microorganism cultured solutions were added into the soil, their average TPH removal efficiencies were 64%, and 54%, respectively, which were higher than that without additional microorganisms. When indigenous microorganisms isolated from the contaminated soil were added into the soil, TPH removal efficiency increased up to 95% (for Bacillus sp.). According to the calculation of the average biodegradation rates for Bacillus sp., the remediation goal (87% of the removal efficiency: 500 mg/kg) for the soil would reach within 24 days. Results suggested that TPH removal efficiency of biodegradation by injecting indigenous microorganisms is better than those by injecting commercialized adventive microorganisms and only by using the natural attenuation.
Trend and Barrier in the Patents of Artificial Recharge for Securing Goundwater
Kim, Yong-Cheol ; Seo, Jeong-A ; Ko, Kyung-Seok ;
Journal of Soil and Groundwater Environment, volume 17, issue 3, 2012, Pages 59~75
DOI : 10.7857/JSGE.2012.17.3.059
It is getting difficult to manage water resources in South Korea because more than half of annual precipitation is concentrated in the summer season and its intensity is getting severe due to global warming and climate change. Artificial recharge schemes can be a useful method to manage water resources in Korea adapting to climate change. Patent analysis enables us to prevent overlapping investment and to find out unoccupied technology. In this study, international patent trends and barriers of artificial recharge technology are analysed for patents of Korea, Japan, the United States and Europe. The four artificial recharge methods such as well recharge, surface infiltration, bank filtration and underground structures are classified as main class and the nine sub-technologies such as water intake, water treatment, injection wells, monitoring of groundwater flow, groundwater pumping, surface infiltration/soil aquifer treatment, radial collection well, iron/manganese treatment, and underground subsurface dam are classified as intermediate class. Water intake techniques are subdivided into five classifications. Total 1,281 of patents, searched by WIPS DB tool and selected after removing noisy patents, are analyzed quantitatively to evaluate application trends by year, applicant, country for each classified technologies and analyzed qualitatively to find out occupied and unoccupied technologies. It is expected that upcoming research and development project could be performed efficiently in that an avoidance plan for the similar patents and differentiation plan for the advancing patents are set up based on the quantitative and qualitative analysis results from this research.
Field Applicability of Low Temperature Thermal Desorption Equipment through Environmental Impact Analysis of Remediated Soil and Exhaust Gas
Oh, Cham-Teut ; Yi, Yong-Min ; Kim, Young-Soung ; Jeon, Woo-Jin ; Park, Gwang-Jin ; Kim, Chi-Kyung ; Sung, Ki-June ; Chang, Yoon-Young ; Kim, Guk-Jin ;
Journal of Soil and Groundwater Environment, volume 17, issue 3, 2012, Pages 76~85
DOI : 10.7857/JSGE.2012.17.3.076
Geochemical and ecological properties of remediated soil and gas exhausted from a low-temperature thermal desorption (LTTD) process were analyzed to assess the environmental impact of LTTD treatment. Soil characteristics were examined with regard to the chemical (EC, CEC, and organic matter) and the ecological (dehydrogenase activity, germination rate of Brassica juncea, and growth of Eisenia andrei) properties. The exhaust gases were analyzed based on the Air Quality Act in Korea as well as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and mixed odor. Level of organic Organic matter of the soil treated by LTTD process was slightly decreased compared to that of the original soil because the heating temperature (
) and retention time (less than 15 minutes) were neither high nor long enough for the oxidation of organic matter. The LTTD process results in reducing TPH of the contaminated soil from
mg/kg while preserving soil properties. Analysis results of the exhaust gases from the LTTD process satisfied discharge standard of Air Quality Law in Korea. Concentration of VOCs including acetaldehyde, propionaldehyde, butyraldehyde and valeraldehyde in circulation gas volatilized from contaminated soil were effectively reduced in the regenerative thermal oxidizer and all satisfied the legal standards. Showing ecologically improved properties of contaminated soil after LTTD process and environmentally tolerable impact of the exhaust gas, LTTD treatment of TPH-contaminated soil is an environmentally acceptable technology.