Seung Joo Lim

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An anaerobic/aerobic filter (AF/BAF) system was developed treating dairy wastewater. The influent was blended with recirculated effluent to allow for pre-denitrification in the AF followed by nitrification in the BAF. The recirculation ratio ranged 100-300%. The average chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal efficiency was 79.8-86.8% in the AF and the average(More)
The occurrence of some veterinary medicines in the livestock wastewater plants (WWTPs) was investigated. This investigation represented the occurrence of veterinary medicines to treat in the livestock WWTPs or be discharged into the water system in Korea since the sampling sites were widely distributed across the nation and samples were collected from the(More)
Swine wastewater was treated using an integrated ion exchange and bioelectrochemical system. This system contains three chambers separated by a cation exchange membrane (CEM) and an anion exchange membrane (AEM). Each chamber acted as a bioanode chamber, an aerated biocathode chamber, and a denitrification chamber. To accelerate the ammonium transportation(More)
The potential fates in indirect potable reuse systems of 2179 pharmaceutical compounds that currently have been used or may be introduced within the next five years were estimated using a modified quantitative structure activity relationship model. Over 90% of the pharmaceutical compounds analyzed were estimated in this study as non-persistent in indirect(More)
Although it is widely known that the presence of Ca ions inhibits the nucleation and growth of struvite, which consists of NH4(+), PO4(3-), and Mg(2+), there is a lack of knowledge on actual Ca contents in struvite co-precipitates at various N and P concentrations and the corresponding effects on the sizes of the precipitates. Therefore, to address this(More)
Recently, the occurrence of antibiotics in sewage treatment plant effluent, as well as drinking water, has raised concern about their potential impacts on the environment and public health. Antibiotics are found in surface and ground waters, which indicate their ineffective removal by conventional wastewater treatment processes. Therefore, advanced(More)
Predictions from the quantitative structure activity relationship (QSAR) model EPI Suite were modified to estimate the persistence of organic contaminants in indirect potable reuse systems. The modified prediction included the effects of sorption, biodegradation, and oxidation that may occur during sub-surface transport. A retardation factor was used to(More)
A static granular bed reactor (SGBR) was used to treat swine wastewater at 24 and 16°C. At 24°C, the organic loading rate (OLR) was 0.7-5.4 kg COD/m(3)day and the average chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal efficiency was 88.5%, respectively. Meanwhile, at 16°C, the OLR was 1.6-4.0 kg COD/m(3)day and the average COD removal efficiency was 68.0%,(More)
An ion exchange biological reactor (IEBR) treated organic matter and nitrogen in swine wastewater at 23 °C. The enhanced IEBR enhanced the ammonium flux by electrochemical attraction. The abiotic ammonium fluxes at the applied voltage of 0, 1, and 3 V were 1.33, 1.79, and 2.73 mg/m(2)/s, respectively. In the meantime, the ammonium fluxes caused by(More)
A unique sequence of anaerobic filter/suspended anaerobic/aerobic (AO) reactor/aerobic filter system was developed to alleviate the drawbacks of conventional suspended growth and fixed growth systems. An anaerobic filter (AF) was used to efficiently produce volatile fatty acids (VFAs) prior to the aerobic suspended growth. A second anaerobic reactor was(More)