A Study on the Characteristics of Pollutant Removal in Secondary Effluent from Wastewater Treatment Plant Using Silver Nanoparticles on Activated Carbon

은나노 활성탄에 의한 하수 2차 처리수 중의 오염물질 제거 특성에 관한 연구

  • Seon, Yong-Ho (Department of Environmental Engineering, Sangji University)
  • 선용호 (상지대학교 환경공학과)
  • Received : 2014.08.12
  • Accepted : 2014.10.13
  • Published : 2014.10.30


This study targets the pollutant removal of secondary effluent from final clarifiers in wastewater treatment plant using silver nanoparticles on activated carbon. The removal efficiency and treatment characteristics of pollutant are anlayzed by perfoming experiments using granular activated carbon with silver nanoparticles and ordinary granular activated carbon. The specific surface area of granular activated carbon with silver nanoparticles is smaller than that of ordinary granular activated carbon. However, the removal efficiency of $COD_{Mn}$, T-N and T-P in experiments using activated carbon with silver nanoparticles are higher than that in experiment using ordinary granular activated carbon. That means the case of activated carbon with silver nanoparticles is much better at treatment activity. In addition, activated carbon with silver nanoparticles has antimicrobial activity because there is no microbe on the surface of it after experiments.


Supported by : 상지대학교


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