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Kim W.-S.,Korea Environment Corporation KECO | Jeon E.-K.,Chonbuk National University | Jung J.-M.,Chonbuk National University | Jung H.-B.,Ecophile | And 3 more authors.
Environmental Science and Pollution Research | Year: 2014

In this study, we evaluated the feasibility of in situ electrokinetic remediation for arsenic (As)-, copper (Cu)-, and lead (Pb)-contaminated soil, in a pilot-scale field application with two-dimensional electrode configurations. Square and hexagonal configurations with different electrode spacing, 1 m and 2 m, were investigated under a constant 100 V. A square configuration with electrode spacing of 2 m removed 61.5 % of As, 11.4 % of Cu, and 0.9 % of Pb, respectively, and a hexagonal configuration with the same spacing showed a higher removal efficiency in top (59 % of As, 0-0.5 m) and middle (53 % of As, 0.5-1.0 m) layers, but much lower removal efficiency in the bottom layer (1-1.5 m), which was thought to be due to groundwater flow through periodic rise and fall of tides. Fractionation analysis showed that As bound to Fe-Mn oxyhydroxide was the main form of As removed by the electrokinetic process. The two-dimensional configuration wasted less electrical energy by Joule heating, and required fewer electrode installations, compared to the one-dimensional electrode configuration. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Source


Van P.T.H.,Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology | Tin N.T.,Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology | Hien V.T.D.,Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology | Quan T.M.,Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology | And 13 more authors.
Desalination and Water Treatment | Year: 2015

This study evaluated nutrients removal from domestic wastewater by five plants in wetland roof systems (WR). The study plants include Arachis duranensis (1), Evolvulus alsinoides (2), Cosmos Bipinnuatus (3), Cyperus alternifolius Linn (4), and Philodendron hastatum (5). The WRs were acclimatized at hydraulic loading rates (HLR) of 220 m3/ha d and operated at HLR of 300 m3/ha d. The plants (1), (2), (4), and (5) had the ability to grow under the rooftop conditions with domestic wastewater as a nutrient source while the plant (3) was not suitable and dead after 20 d of operation. Generally, A. duranensis (1) and C. alternifolius Linn (4) were the most suitable plants treating domestic wastewater under the conditions of WR. The average phosphorus removal efficiencies of (1) and (4) were approximately 75 and 89%, respectively, while the average nitrogen removal efficiencies were 69 and 92%. The phosphorus accumulation in plants (1) and (4) during operation was 20.4 and 29.4%, respectively, while the nitrogen accumulation was 21.5 and 93%. It is concluded that C. alternifolius Linn (4) has best nutrient removal among the study plants under the conditions of shallow bed WR treating domestic wastewater (24 ± 4 and 2.0 ± 0.4 kg TP/ha d). © 2014 Balaban Desalination Publications. All rights reserved. Source

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