Effects of Intermittent Operation of Plasma and Electrolysis Processes on Lettuce Growth and Nutrient Solution Components

플라즈마 공정과 전기분해 공정의 간헐 운전이 상추성장과 양액 성분에 미치는 영향

  • 김동석 (대구가톨릭대학교 환경과학과) ;
  • 박영식 (대구대학교 기초교육대학)
  • Received : 2016.08.16
  • Accepted : 2016.10.06
  • Published : 2017.01.31


This study was conducted to investigate the effects of intermittent plasma and electrolysis treatments on lettuce (Lactuca sativa var. oak-leaf.), nutrient solution components ($NO_3{^-}-N$, $NH_4{^+}-N$, $PO{_4}^{3-}-P$, $K^+$, $Ca^{2+}$ and $Mg^{2+}$) and environmental parameters (electrical conductivity, total dissolved solids and pH). The recirculating hydroponic cultivation system consisted of planting port, LED lamp, water reservoir and circulating pump. Nutrient solution was circulated in the following order: reservoir ${\rightarrow}$ filtration-plasma or filtration-electrolysis ${\rightarrow}$ planting port ${\rightarrow}$ reservoir. The results showed that nutrient solution components and environmental parameters were changed by plasma or electrolysis treatment. Lettuce growth was not affected by the intermittent plasma or electrolysis treatment with 30 minutes or 90 minutes, respectively. The roots of the lettuce was damaged by excessive plasma and electrolysis treatment. Electrolysis treatment had greater effect on than plasma treatment because of the accumulation of high levels of TRO (Total Residual Oxidants).


Electrolysis;Lettuce growth;Nutrient;Plasma;Total residual oxidants (TRO)


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