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Environmental R&D

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KEITI supports development of environmental technologies to convert the environmental industry into the new growth engine and an export industry and to solve urgent issues so as to prepare for the future.

'Global Top' Environmental Technology Development

Global Top Environmental Technology Development
  • A total solution based on ET, IT and NT convergence technology so that domestic companies can operate and manage the entire life cycle of a water supply system, from water source to consumers
  • An optimal treatment system for pollution sources, a technology to efficiently secure and utilize water resources, and an advanced energy-independent treatment technology
  • A green car technology that meets the GHG reduction demand and vehicle emission standards
  • The latest recycling technology for unused waste resources to increase circulation of resources, commercialize resource circulation technologies and to promote export/overseas expansion
  • A key technology and system to reduce non-CO2 GHG in order to achieve Korea’s GHG reduction goal (below 30% compared to 2005 by 2020)
  • An environmental measurement system and equipment to be used for domestic and international environmental policies and for demand-based integrated U-green environment management

Advanced Technology Development for Environmental Industry

  • Technologies to improve air quality, such as technologies to treat VOCs, PM 10 and PM 2.5, and to comprehensively treat complex air pollutants and harmful substances
  • Technologies to improve the quality of the living environment, such as sound absorbing materials and noise and vibration reduction technologies; technologies to reduce harmful substances in living environments; and indoor air purifying technologies
  • Ecosystem restoration technologies, such as technologies to build an ecological path and such network; multidimensional green space construction technologies; technologies to prevent emergence of plants that disrupt the ecosystem; and ecosystem restoration technology using indigenous species.
  • Ecoprocess technologies, such as harmful substances and waste reduction technologies; phosphorus recovery and resourcification technologies; technologies that use low-energy membranes; and technologies to make eco-friendly recycled synthetic resins
  • Technologies used in reducing environmental risks, such as a non-chemical disinfection technology, a biotoxic pollutant controlling technology, a harmful virus reduction technology and a technology to reduce naturally-occurring indoor radon

Technology Development for Public Policy

Technologies to solve atmospheric environment issues, such as a comprehensive system to manage a number of harmful air pollutants
Technologies to supply safe and clean water using technologies to monitor and evaluate nonpoint sources of pollution and by advancing water pollution prevention technologies
Efficient technologies to manage sewer in order to solve pending sewer-related issues, such as operation of public sewage treatment facilities, sinkholes and sewage odor
Technologies to solve atmospheric environment issues, such as a comprehensive system to manage a number of harmful air pollutants
Technologies to supply safe and clean water using technologies to monitor and evaluate nonpoint sources of pollution and by advancing water pollution prevention technologies
Efficient technologies to manage sewer in order to solve pending sewer-related issues, such as operation of public sewage treatment facilities, sinkholes and sewage odor
  • Technologies to improve public welfare by supporting government-led environmental policies, such as management and restoration of natural and environmental resources
  • Waste-to-resource technologies, including disposal and management of construction wastes
  • Technologies to support environmental health policies, such as green chemicals management technologies and light pollution reduction technologies

R&D on Disaster Prevention of Environmental Facilities

  • A technology to predict damage and give early warnings to main environmental facilities in case of natural disasters, such as a storm, flood, earthquakes and a large-scale fire, as well as the best technology to ensure safety in case of disasters
  • An emergency repair technology and disaster site-focused emergency response technology in order to minimize secondary damage to environmental facilities in case of disasters
  • A technology to strengthen disaster recovery to be able to diagnose damage to environmental facilities caused by disasters and support early recovery of their functions

Fine Dust Blind Spots Reduction Program

The Reduction Management Program of Fine Dust Blind Spot
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  • A technology customized for non-road, mobile sources of pollution and a technology to reduce fine dust blind spots in our living environment
  • A customized technology to measure and analyze fixed sources of pollution and a technology to diagnose and monitor diesel-powered vehicles in order to continually and efficiently manage fine dust blind spots

Measurement and Risk Assessment of Microplastics

  • Produce reliable data on microplastics, develop a measurement and analytic technologies to identify and take action against general environmental pollution, and develop a behavior evaluation and prediction technology
  • A risk assessment technology to understand the impact that microplastics have on human health


 
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KEITI supports development of various technologies to improve people’s living environment.

Climate Change Technology R&D

  • A comprehensive Korean-style top-down GHG reduction system
  • An optimal management technology for top-down GHG inventory
  • Basis for a model to comprehensively assess the impact of climate change on different sectors and how vulnerable each sector is and develop technologies to utilize this model
  • The tool to support integrated assessment and decision making process in order to select appropriate climate change adaptation policies
  • Technologies to link together and assess climate change adaptation policies and GHG reduction policies

Environmental Health Technology R&D

Development of environmental health technologies for risks available in our daily lives
  • Identify occurrence of resistance to antibiotics in the environment and develop a technology to establish a national monitoring system
  • Upgrade the system used to evaluate people’s exposure to indoor and outdoor environmental risk factors and develop an environmental health monitoring system
  • An environmental health monitoring and operation system to prevent and control environmental allergies (atopic dermatisis, asthma, etc.)
  • An advanced technology to analyze human-derived materials in order to identify the relationship between environmental diseases and exposure to environmental risk factors
  • Structural and functional assessment of lung diseases caused by exposure to environmental risk factors by developing a computed tomography image matching technology
  • Develop an adverse outcome pathway for inhalation toxicity (COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis) and an alternative test method
  • Develop a non-toxic, phthalate-free/eco-friendly plasticizer made up of CHDM/Acryl Oligomer in order to minimize exposure to the vulnerable people, including infants

Chemical Accident Management R&D

A model to interpret the behavior of chemical accidents and predict damage as well as a technology to create an environmental risk map
A simulator using a VR/AR technology to educate/train how to respond to chemical accidents
A suitable treatment technology to dispose wastes polluted with harmful chemicals and take down facilities that process these wastes
A mobile technology to backtrack the source and the tracer of harmful chemical substances leaked into the water environment
An emergency prevention technology for river, lake and marsh pollution that takes into consideration the characteristics of harmful chemicals leaked into the water environment
A technology using electric currents to eradicate pollutants in the water environment after the chemical leakage accident is successfully concluded
A technology to monitor ecosystem pollution and to comprehensively assess ecological impact after a chemical accident
A technology to assess impact on human health after a chemical accident
A technology to support the decision on when the damage restoration of a chemical accident is over

Biocides Management R&D

  • A technology to evaluate safety of biocides based on their exposure pathways and accumulated use
  • A technology based on AOP to evaluate safety of multiple application biocides
  • A method to test effectiveness of a biocide unique to Korea and investigate the current status of the test method
  • A toxicokinetics model for interspecies extrapolation between biocide pathways
  • A neurotoxicity assessment technology to use biocides safely

Environmental Plant Management R&D

Low-energy seawater desalination plant technologies customized for the Middle East region
Technologies to manage urban ecosystem structures and their functions

A seawater desalination plant technology that is mobile in the sea
An unmanned operation pilot plant technology for the membrane distillation system used in seawater desalination and apply the technology in the plants in the Middle East

Water Management R&D

  • Empirical study on a dispersion-type water supply facility based on market-customized modules
  • An equipment for precision inspection and structural condition monitoring of large-scale water supply pipelines
  • A technology using a land observation sensor to monitor, assess and predict regional and local water disasters
  • A detailed visual-spatial flood prediction technology for basins to immediately respond to floods to stop it before it reaches an irreversible point

Demand-Based Water Supply R&D

Development of a demand-based water supply technologyA technology for optimal management of underground water supply using IoT-based Well Network System
Development of a demand-based water supply technologyA core base technology for satellite imaging radar payload used to diagnose water resource informationDevelop technologies to manage urban ecosystem structures and their functions
Development of a demand-based water supply technologyA water and sediment discharge measurement system to take action against water disasters

Smart Urban Water Resource Management R&D

  • A smart, integrated urban water resource management technology based on a cyber physical program

Innovative Water and Sewage Management R&D

Development of a technology to innovate water and sewage system
  • A technique to evaluate energy consumption efficiency of water and sewage equipments and a method to have the technique certified
  • A highly-efficient, long life UV lamps and large-scale disinfecting equipments
  • A highly-efficient, high pressure compact aeration system for urban sewage treatment system
  • A large-scale, highly-efficient, low-energy ozone generation device
  • A high-concentration, low-byproduct sterilization and disinfection device based on an electrolysis method to be used for on-site manufacturing
  • A long-distance, low-energy rehabilitation technology to reinforce water supply pipelines
  • A high rate biogasification system using a self-generating membrane for sewage and waste water sludges
  • An automatic control system for sewage treatment
  • A system to monitor sewage pipelines on a real-time basis and a cloud-based general status evaluation technology
  • An IoT-based system for compound measurement of water quality and flow in the sewer pipe network
  • A technology for high precision/remote monitoring and deterioration prediction of the water pipe network
  • A platform to manage and interpret water supply and sewerage big data and a technology to standardize the data
  • A technology based on IoT/affective computing to keep the water supply system healthy
  • An IoT-based system for compound measurement of water quality and low-electricity measurement of water flow in the water pipe network
  • A technology to measure and analyze endocrine disrupting substances and persistent organic micropulltants using online GC/MS
  • A technology to measure and analyze disinfection byproducts and persistent medical substances using online SPE-LC/MS
  • A technology to measure and analyze unknown micropollutant using target and non-target analysis techniques
  • A technology to measure and analyze composite micropollutants and unknown micropollutants using biological analytical techniques
  • A technology to evaluate behavior of micropollutants and new pollutants during water purification process and to predict removal of these pollutants
  • A technology to evaluate behavior of micropollutants and new pollutants during sewage treatment process and to predict removal of these pollutants
  • An advanced oxidation process-based technology to demonstrate optimal sewage treatment of micropulltants and new pollutants

Water Ecosystem Management R&D

Development of technologies to prevent soil and underground water pollution
  • A smart online technology based on cell image to measure microalgae
  • A system based on molecular biology to simultaneously measure harmful blue-green algae and toxic substances
  • A system based on a multi-species sensor to measure biotoxicity
  • A direct-reading technology to measure new pollutants flowing int the water ecosystem
  • ROV equipped with a sampler/sensor for pollution investigation of the original location of the sediments
  • A technology to predict inflow load factors of traces of new pollutants in the water ecosystem
  • A technology to predict the total long-term leakage of surface water and underground water into the water ecosystem to prepare for abnormal rainfall
  • A technology to track the source of TOC using a fingerprinting technology
  • A technology based on the mobility of fish species to assess longitudinal connectivity of a river ecosystem
  • A model to predict changes in lentic ecosystems
  • A technology to predict the flow of river sediments and impact on water ecosystem caused by irrigation reservoirs
  • A technology that takes into consideration the changes in the basin environment to assess vulnerability of ecological flow and to link water quality, hydrologic and aquatic ecology

Household Chemicals Management R&D

  • A technology to analyze mixtures in household chemicals for reproductive and occurrence toxicity and endocrine disruption in human body
  • A technology to identify neurotoxicity caused by in vivo exposure of mixture in products that used zebrafish
  • A technology for nontarget analysis to identify a harm-causing substance in a household chemical and for impact-induced damage analysis
  • A water ecosystem environmental exposure indicator for harmful substances in household chemicals
  • A technology to evaluate pollutant load and exposure amount of harmful substances in household chemicals
  • A technology to measure the amount of oral and dermal transfer of harmful substances in our living environment depending on how the chemicals are used
  • A technology using an indoor organic plastic film to measure the amount of exposure to harmful substances in our living environment, depending on how the chemicals are used



 
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KEITI utilizes, disseminates and supports the achievements of environmental R&D through environmental technology development programs.

Waste-to-Energy Technology R&D

  • Combustible waste-to-energy technologies
  • Organic waste-to-energy technologies

New Environmental Technology R&D Awareness Program

  • Technology marketing events: KEITI runs exhibitions to display the achievement of environmental R&D, public sympathy forums, joint achievement presentations, environmental technology partnering events as well as road shows for environmental R&D sites
  • Selection of outstanding achievements resulting from environmental R&D
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KEITI contributes to the growth of the environmental industry by evaluating performance of environmental technologies and issuing New Environmental Technology Certification and Green Certification.

New Environmental Technology Certification and Verification

New Environmental Technology Certification and New Technology Verification
  • Evaluate environmental technologies and certify outstanding ones as new technologies
  • Users can trust and use these new technologies, and developers can quickly supply newly-developed technologies to the market.

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Green Certification

Green Certification
  • Seek to increase private investment in green sectors
  • Certify green technologies, check green technology products, certify green businesses, check whether a company is specializing in green products/services

Environmental Technology Performance Verification

  • Offer objective and reliable information about an environmental technology by having a 3rd party inspecting its performance
  • Support overseas expansion by offering technology performance data required by the country importing the environmental technology