Jeehyeong Khim

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A bioactive foam reactor (BFR), a novel bioreactor operated using surfactant foams and suspended microorganisms for the treatment of gaseous toluene, was investigated to characterize its performance with respect to the mass transfer and biodegradation rates. The BFR system consisted of two reactors in series; a foam column for toluene mass transfer using(More)
The effect of water content on the volatilization of nonaqueous phase liquid (NAPL) in unsaturated soils was characterized by one-dimensional venting experiments conducted to evaluate the lumped mass transfer coefficient. An empirical correlation based upon the modified Sherwood number, Peclet number, and normalized mean grain size was used to estimate(More)
Batch and continuous-flow pilot tests using ultrasound (US), ultraviolet (UV) and a combination of US and UV were conducted to determine the oxidation rates of arsenite [As(III)]. Compared to the single processes of US or UV, the combined US/UV system was more effective for As(III) oxidation with a synergy index of more than 1.5. A high rate constant of(More)
In the present study, amorphous titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanotubes were synthesized by one-step anodization technique and subsequently annealed in different environments to investigate the effect of annealing atmospheres on the formation of different crystalline phases. X-ray Diffraction (XRD) patterns clearly showed the presence of anatase TiO2 phase with(More)
Ultrasound (US) combined with ultraviolet (UV) irradiation and a titanium dioxide (TiO(2)) catalyst was used to effectively remove diethyl phthalate (DEP) from aqueous solutions. Single (sonolysis, photolysis, photocatalysis) and combined (sonophotolysis, sonophotocatalysis) processes were performed to confirm the synergistic effects and DEP degradation(More)
An analytical method has been developed for the determination of endocrine-disrupting phenols (eight alkylphenols and bisphenol A) in fish samples. The extraction of nine phenols from fish samples was carried out by ultrasonification. After the extraction, high levels of lipids were removed by freezing-lipid filtration instead of the traditional methods of(More)
This study investigated the degradation of diethyl phthalate (DEP) by sonolytic, photolytic and sonophotolytic processes. Two types of UV lamps, UVC (254 nm) and VUV (185 nm+254 nm), were combined with ultrasound (283 kHz). The pseudo-first order degradation rate constants were in the order of 10(-1)-10(-3) min(-1) depending on the processes. The sonolytic(More)
We investigated the dewaterability and physiochemical properties of digested sludge after treatment with ultrasonic energy for the purpose of reducing sludge. The study involved laboratory experimentation under varying test conditions of treatment time, volume of sludge and ultrasonic energy, which combined can be denoted as specific supplied energy (E(v)).(More)
During ultrasound-induced cavitation in liquids, acoustic emissions at fundamental and harmonic frequencies can be detected. The effect of acoustic emissions at harmonic frequencies on the sonochemical and sonophysical activities has not been explored, especially in large-scale sonoreactors. In this study, the acoustic emissions in the range, 0-250 kHz in a(More)
Various analyses of physico-chemical characteristics and batch tests were conducted with the sludge obtained from a full-scale electrolysis facility for treating coal mine drainage in order to find the applicability of sludge as a material for removing Zn(II) in an aqueous phase. The physico-chemical analysis results indicated that coal mine drainage sludge(More)