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Effects of Activated Carbon on Growth and Physical Responses of Indoor Plant Dracaena braunii to Alleviate Salt-induced Stress in Water Culture

수경재배 시 염소흡착을 위한 활성탄 처리가 실내식물인 개운죽(Dracaena braunii)의 생육 및 생리에 미치는 영향

  • Ju, Jin Hee (Department of Green Technology Convergence, College of Science & Technology, Konkuk University) ;
  • Son, Hye Mi (Department of Green Technology Convergence, Graduate School of Konkuk University) ;
  • Kim, Won Tae (Department of Environment and Landscape Architecture, Yonam College) ;
  • Yoon, Yong Han (Department of Green Technology Convergence, College of Science & Technology, Konkuk University)
  • 주진희 (건국대학교 녹색기술융합학과) ;
  • 손혜미 (건국대학교 녹색기술융합학과 대학원) ;
  • 김원태 (연암대학교 환경조경전공) ;
  • 윤용한 (건국대학교 녹색기술융합학과)
  • Received : 2018.08.28
  • Accepted : 2019.03.25
  • Published : 2019.03.31

Abstract

This study aimed to analyze the growth and physical responsees of Dracaena braunii in response salt accumulation in ornamental water culture and to examine the effect of activated carbon on this growth response. The experiment was conducted in a plant growth chamber and the indoor environmental conditions of the chamber were set at $23{\pm}1^{\circ}C$ temperature, $70{\pm}3%$ humidity, and 1,000 lux brightness. The observation of the growth response of plants in the presence of activated carbon showed that the pH with activated carbon maintained sub-acidic to neutral (6.27~7.32) conditions and showed decreased electric conductivity in the media. As the treatment with added activated carbon showed good growth and physical responses, this indicated that absorption effect of activated carbon had a positive influence on the growth of plants. However, as the absorption effect of activated carbon may decrease over time and the use of high concentrations of activated carbon might cause nutrition shortage, various concentration of activated carbon and their absorption effects need to be investigated in the future.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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