Simultaneous Removal of Organic Pollutants, N, P, and Antibiotics from Liquid Fertilizer using a Microbubble and Catalyst Coupling System

마이크로버블/촉매 융합 시스템을 이용한 액비 내 유기오염물질, N, P 및 항생제 동시 제거

  • Lee, Dong Gwan (Department of Agricultural Engineering, National Institute of Agricultural Sciences) ;
  • Sim, Young Ho (Department of Agricultural Engineering, National Institute of Agricultural Sciences) ;
  • Paek, Yee (Department of Agricultural Engineering, National Institute of Agricultural Sciences) ;
  • Kwon, Jin Kyung (Department of Agricultural Engineering, National Institute of Agricultural Sciences) ;
  • Jang, Jae Kyung (Department of Agricultural Engineering, National Institute of Agricultural Sciences)
  • 이동관 (국립농업과학원 농업공학부 에너지환경공학과) ;
  • 심영호 (국립농업과학원 농업공학부 에너지환경공학과) ;
  • 백이 (국립농업과학원 농업공학부 에너지환경공학과) ;
  • 권진경 (국립농업과학원 농업공학부 에너지환경공학과) ;
  • 장재경 (국립농업과학원 농업공학부 에너지환경공학과)
  • Received : 2019.10.17
  • Accepted : 2019.10.28
  • Published : 2019.11.30


This study investigated the use of a hydroxyl-radicals-generated microbubble/catalyst (MB/Cat) system for removing organic pollutants, nitrogen, and phosphorous from liquid fertilizer produced by livestock wastewater treatment. Use of the MB/Cat system aims to improve the quality of liquid fertilizer by removing pollutants originally found in the wastewater. In addition, a reduction effect has been reported for antibiotics classified as representative non-biodegradable matter. Samples of liquid fertilizer produced by an aerobic biological reactor for swine wastewater treatment were first analyzed for initial concentrations of pollutants and antibiotics. When the MB/Cat system was applied to the liquid fertilizer, TCOD, TOC, $BOD_5$, and $NH_3-N$, and $PO_4-P$ removal efficiencies were found to be approximately 52%, 51%, 30%, 21%, and 66%, respectively. Additionally, Amoxicillin hydrate was removed by 10%, and Chlortetracycline HCl and Florfenicol were not present at detectable levels These findings confirm that the MB/Cat system can be used with livestock wastewater treatment to improve liquid fertilizer quality and to process wastewater that is safe for agricultural re-use.


Grant : 가축 액상 분뇨 마이크로버블과 촉매 적용 가축분뇨 부하 저감 기술 개발

Supported by : 국립농업과학원


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