Effect of Artificial Granular Zeolite(AGZ) on Purification of Heavy Metals in Wastewater and Alleviation or Rice Seeding Growth Damage

입상 인공제올라이트를 이용한 중금속 폐수 정화와 벼 유묘 생육장해 경감

  • Lee, Deog-Bae (National Honam Agricultural Experiment Station, RDA) ;
  • Lee, Kyeong-Bo (National Honam Agricultural Experiment Station, RDA) ;
  • Lee, Sang-Bok (National Honam Agricultural Experiment Station, RDA) ;
  • Kim, Jae-Duk (National Honam Agricultural Experiment Station, RDA) ;
  • Henmi, Teruo (Faculty of Agriculture, Ehime Univ.)
  • Published : 1999.12.30


This study was carried out to investigate some mineralogical characteristics of Artificial Granular Zeolite (AGZ) and effect of AGZ on purification and alleviation of rice seedling damages of mine wastewater containing heavy metals. AGZ had mainly representative Na-P1 peaks and some $C_3S$ peaks of Portland cement in X-ray diffractogram. Differential thermal analysis represented that AGZ had weak endothermic peak around $130^{\circ}C$ and new deep endothermic peak around $750^{\circ}C$ as compared to powdery artificial zeolite. The ranking of heavy metals removals by AGZ, was lead> copper> cadmium> zinc in the synthetic wastewater. Root growth of rice seedling was greatly inhibited in the mine wastewater, and died after all. As AGZ treated into the mine wastewater with the ratio 1 : 50 (W : V) for one day or 1 : 100 for 4 days, the concentrations of heavy metals in the mine wastewater were decreased to below the critical concentration for agricultural use. And rice seedlings were grew with little damages in the purified water by AGZ.