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Environmental Engineering Research 2012;17(1): 47-56. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4491/eer.2012.17.1.047
Analysis of Nonpoint Source Pollution Runoff from Urban Land Uses in South Korea
Han-Pil Rhee, Chun Gyeong Yoon, Seung-Jae Lee, Jae-Ho Choi, and Yeong-Kwon Son
Department of Environmental Science, Konkuk University, Seoul 143-701, Korea
Corresponding Author: Chun Gyeong Yoon ,Tel: +82-2-450-3747, Fax: +82-2-446-2543, Email: chunyoon@konkuk.ac.kr
Received: July 6, 2011;  Accepted: March 7, 2012.
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ABSTRACT
A long-term nationwide nonpoint-source pollution monitoring program was initiated by the Ministry of Environment Republic of Korea (ME) in 2007. Monitoring devices including rain gauges, flow meters, and automatic samplers were installed in monitoring sites to collect dynamic runoff data in 2008-2009. More than 10 rainfall events with three or more antecedent dry days were monitored per year. More than 10 samples were collected and analyzed per event. So far, five land use types (single family, apartments, education facilities, power plants, and other public facilities) have been monitored 23 to 24 times each. Characterization of the runoff from different land use types will aid unit load estimation in Korea and hopefully in other countries with similar land use. The monitoring results will be reported regularly at national and international levels.
Keywords: Event mean concentration | Nonpoint source pollution | Unit loads | Urban runoff monitoring
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