Journal of Environmental Impact Assessment 2021 KCI Impact Factor : 0.74

Korean | English

pISSN : 1225-7184
Aims & Scope
Published bimonthly, the journal contains a variety of peer-reviewed research articles and professional practice ideas on impact assessment which is simply defined the process of identifying the future consequences of a current or proposed action. The journal is aimed at readers in universities, government and public agencies, consultancies, NGOs and community groups.
Jin-Oh Kim

(Kyung Hee University)

Citation Index
  • KCI IF(2yr) : 0.74
  • KCI IF(5yr) : 0.65
  • Centrality Index(3yr) : 0.781
  • Immediacy Index : 0.1212

Current Issue : 2022, Vol.31, No.5

  • A Study on Improvement of Air Quality Dispersion Model Application Method in Environmental Impact Assessment (I) – Focusing on AERMOD Meteorological Preprocessor –

    Suhyang Kim | Sun-Hwan Park | Jongseok Tak and 3 other persons | 2022, 31(5) | pp.271~285 | number of Cited : 0
    Abstract PDF
    The AERMET, the AERMOD meteorological preprocessing program, mainly used for environmental impact assessment and Integrated Environmental Permit System (IEPS) in Korea, has not considered the land covers characterasitics, and used only the past meteorological data format CD-144. In this study, two results of AERMET application considering CD-144 format and ISHD format, being used internationally, were compared. Also, the atmospheric dispersion characteristics were analyzed with consideration of land cover. In the case of considered the CD-144 format, the actual wind speed was not taken into account in the weak wind (0.6~0.9m/s) and other wind speed due to the unit conversion problem. The predicted concentration considering land cover data was up to 387% larger depending on the topographic and emission conditions than without consideration of land cover. In conclusion, when using meteorological preprocessing program in AERMOD modelling, AERMET, with ISHD format, land cover characterasitics in the area should be considered.
  • A Study on the Distribution and Reduction Method of Indoor Radon Concentration in Daejeon Metropolitan City

    Yong-Chul Jang | Jaehwan Yang | Hongkyoung Kim and 4 other persons | 2022, 31(5) | pp.286~295 | number of Cited : 0
    Abstract PDF
    In this study, the concentration distribution of indoor radon in Daejeon Metropolitan City was investigated and the reduction efficiency was evaluated by applying the radon reduction methods. Based on the results of the National Institute of Environmental Research, indoor radon measurements were conducted on 24 selected houses, and the average value of District A was 261 Bq/m3, far exceeding the standard, and even in the same house, indoor radon concentration was affected by measurement point and time. In the case of eight houses that applied the soil venting method to reduce radon, the indoorradon level was significantly lowerthan the standard value, and the average reduction efficiency was also around 55%, indicating a good reduction effect. In addition, the average reduction efficiency was around 90% in the two houses that carried out the shielding method, showing the very excellent effect of the indoorradon reduction. Even if the same reduction method is applied when reducing radon, the reduction efficiency may vary depending on various factors such as the structure of the building, the frequency of ventilation, and the season, so it is necessary to accurately evaluate the effectiveness of the reduction method in the future. Based on this, it is necessary to establish indoor radon management measures in Daejeon Metropolitan City to reduce human harm caused by radon exposure.
  • Transfer of Arsenic and Heavy Metals Existed as Acid Extractable and Reducible Forms from Flooded Soils to Rice Plant

    IlHa Koh | Ji Won Hyun | Jungeun Kim | 2022, 31(5) | pp.296~309 | number of Cited : 0
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    This study investigated the mobility of inorganic elements (As, Cd, Pb, and Zn) that existed as acid extractable and reducible forms in flooded soils with a pot experiment involving rice cultivation. In general, it is known that soil inorganic elements that existed as an acid extractable form which includes exchangeable, carbonates, non-specifically sorbed, and specifically sorbed have mobility. However, the result of the experiment revealed that each inorganic elements of rice roots grown from flooded soils had different characteristics. The concentrations of Arsenic existed as both forms and the concentrations of cadmium and lead existed as a reducible form in the soils showed a high causal relationship with the concentrations of those elements in the roots of rice plants. The concentrations of zinc, an essential plant element, didn’t show a causal relationship. Therefore it is necessary to consider the soil’s environmental characteristics such as drained/flooded condition, oxidation/reduction condition, etc. for the mobility assessment of inorganic elements. The concentrations of the reducible form of arsenic, cadmium, and lead in flooded environment such as a paddy field should be also considered because the mobility of these elements combined with Fe/Mn increases in the reduction condition.