Application of hybrid material, modified sericite and pine needle extract, for blue-green algae removal in the lake
Application of hybrid material, modified sericite and pine needle extract, for blue-green algae removal in the lake / Hee-Jeong Choi
p. 364-373 ; 26 cm
수록자료: Environmental engineering research. Korean Society of Environmental Engineers. Vol.23 no.4(2018 Dec.), p. 364-373 23:4<364 ISSN 1226-1025 저자: Hee-Jeong Choi, Department of Health and Environment, Catholic Kwandong University
The present study assessed the efficient removal of nutrients and Chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) by using methyl esterified sericite (MES) and pine needle extracts (PNE), a low cost and abundant green hybrid material from nature. For this purpose, the optimal conditions were investigated, such as the pH, temperature, MES and PNE ratio, and MES-PNE dose. In addition, a Microcystis aeruginosa control using MES-PNE was also analyzed with various inhibition models. The removal of the nutrient and Chl-a onto MES-PNE was optimized for over 95% removal as follows: 2-2.5 for the MES-PNE ratio, 7-8 pH and a 22-25°C temperature. In this respect, approximately 1.52-2.20 g/L of MES-PNE was required to remove each 1 g of dry weight/L of Chl-a. Total phosphorus (TP) has a greater influence on the increase in Chl-a than total nitrogen (TN) according to the correlation between TN, TP and Chl-a. Moreover, the Luong model was the best model for fitting the biodegradation kinetics data from Chl-a on MES-PNE from lake water. The novel hybrid material MES-PNE was very effective at removing TN, TP and Chl-a from the lake and can be applied in the field.