Wastewater Engineering Lab

Wastewater Engineering Lab
Professor Major Laboratory Tel. Site
Moonil Kim Water and Wastewater Engineering Wastewater Engineering Lab
Engineering Building Ⅱ, Room 519
+82)31-400-4096 Wastewater Engineering Lab
Wastewater engineering laboratory in Hanyang University is conducting overall environmental research related to water and energy. The studies mainly focus on sewage/wastewater treatment using aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms, removal of nutrients and odors, organic waste treatment, water and sewage engineering, and management of non-point pollution sources.

In addition, we are actively working on resolving local environmental issues by closely cooperating with the “Ansan Green Environment Center”, which is an environmental organization in the Ansan area designated by the Ministry of Environment, located within the Hanyang University.

■  Research fields and facilities

1. Environmental Engineering Lab
The Environmental Engineering Lab is a space for the purpose of helping theoretical and experimental understanding of environmental subjects through physical/chemical analysis of environmental pollutants. This lab can measure and analyze various environmental pollutants based on process test methods and instrument analysis methods. Furthermore, this lab is equipped with basic environmental testing equipment such as spectrophotometer, microscope, pH/DO meter, water purification system, dry oven, and shaking incubator.

2. Water Engineering Lab
The water engineering laboratory is a space for the purpose of helping understanding the principle of biological removal of pollutants and treatment mechanisms through the operation and analysis of biological water treatment processes on a lab-scale. Various biological reactors are operated for the treatment of organic substances and other nutrients such as nitrogen/phosphorus using an aerobic/anaerobic treatment process system, and basic experimental equipment for water quality analysis has been established.

3. Environmental Analysis Lab
The Environmental Analysis Lab is co-operated by Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Ansan Green Environment Center, which has various specialized analyzers for the precise operation of environmental pollutant analysis.The devices include Gas Chromatography, Ion Chromatography, Total Organic Carbon Analyzer, Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, Clean Bench, and Phase Microscope.
Research field Research contents Research result
Biological Sewage/wastewater treatment
Development of simultaneous partial nitrification/deammonification process using aerobic granular sludge and Anammox

- Development of a high-concentration ammonia nitrogen wastewater treatment system that can achieve simultaneous partial nitrification/deammonification by culturing Anammox bacteria in an aerobic granulation process.

                    Biological Sewage/wastewater treatment
Organic Waste treatment
Biogasification of food waste and livestock manure and optimization of Anaerobic digestion processes
- Derivation of optimal operating conditions for high-temperature anaerobic digestion process for high-efficiency energy conversion of food waste and livestock manure
- Treatment process development of anaerobic digester effluent using shortcut nitrogen removal process
Organic Waste treatment
Water and sewage engineering Removal of trace harmful substances (Nitrosodimethylamine) in water and sewage

- After water treatment and wastewater treatment, starting with checking whether NDMA is generated and revealing the path and mechanism of its generation, physical treatment and advanced oxidation treatment were applied to identify the possibility of removing NDMA and its removal mechanism.

                    Water and sewage engineering
Non-point source management Investigation of the current status of water pollution in rivers and proposals for management of non-point sources

- Propose non-point source management plan through investigation of river water quality and development of tracking method for non-point source of river using fecal microorganism
Non-point source management