Kyoung-Woong Kim

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The characteristics of arsenic-contaminated groundwater and the potential risks from the groundwater were investigated. Arsenic contamination in groundwater was found in four villages (Vinh Tru, Bo De, Hoa Hau, Nhan Dao) in Ha Nam province in northern Vietnam. Since the groundwater had been used as one of the main drinking water sources in these regions,(More)
To assess organochlorine pesticide (OCP) contaminations and its possible adverse health impacts, different food samples were collected from three areas of Cambodia, one of the poorest countries in the world. The ∑OCP concentrations in Kampong Cham, Kratie and Kandal provinces ranged from 1.28 to 188 (median 3.11), 1.06 to 25.1 (5.59) and 2.20 to 103 (20.6)(More)
The environmental impacts of Boroo gold mine project in Mongolia was evaluated by chemical characterization of trace element concentrations in water, soils and tailing dam sediment samples. The results showed that concentrations of B, Cd, Ni and Se in the water samples were within the accepted levels of the Mongolia water quality standard (MNS4586: 1998).(More)
In the present study, we investigated the potential arsenic exposure of Cambodian residents from their daily food consumption. Environmental and ecological samples such as paddy soils, paddy rice (unhusked), staple rice (uncooked and cooked), fish and vegetables were collected from Kandal, Kratie and Kampong Cham provinces in the Mekong River basin of(More)
The cancer risk and the non-cancer hazard index for inhabitants exposed to As, Cd, Cu and Zn in the soils and stream waters of the abandoned Songcheon Au-Ag mine area were evaluated. Mean concentrations of As, Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn in agricultural soils were 230, 2.5, 120, 160, and 164 mg kg(-1), respectively. Mean concentrations of As, Cd and Zn of the water(More)
To evaluate the stabilization of available As in contaminated tailings from two abandoned metal mines of South Korea (the Myoungbong and Daduck Mines, 6670 and 56,600 mg/kg total As, respectively), characteristics of the tailings were investigated, and the tailings were treated through precipitation of amorphous iron compounds. Steep decreasing trends of(More)
Single-stranded DNA aptamers were generated from a random library to remove arsenic from Vietnamese groundwater. On the basis of significant arsenic contamination levels, three areas in Ha Nam province (Vinh Tru, Bo De, and Hoa Hau) and five areas near the Mekong River Delta (MR1-5) were selected as study areas. The aptamers were in vitro selected using an(More)
This study performed pilot-scale washing of soil contaminated with both oxyanion and cations as a recalcitrant remediation case due to their different chemical behavior. The soil contaminated with As, Zn and Ni, partially recalcitrant due to their strong binding properties, was obtained near a closed iron/serpentine mining area. This study monitored the(More)
Steel manufacturing byproducts were tested as a means of treating mine tailing leachate with a high As concentration. Byproduct materials can be placed in situ as permeable reactive barriers to control the subsurface release of leachate from tailing containment systems. The tested materials had various compositions of elemental Fe, Fe oxides, Ca-Fe oxides(More)
A study of groundwater and sediment during 2007-2008 in the Mekong River delta in Vietnam (MDVN) revealed that 26%, 74%, and 50% of groundwater samples were above the US EPA drinking water guidelines for As (10 microg/L), Mn (0.05 mg/L), and Fe (0.3 mg/L). The range of As, Fe, and Mn concentrations in the MDVN were <0.1-1351 microg/L, <0.01-38 mg/L, and(More)